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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Tonight DH and I went out to Applebee's for his birthday dinner. My treat! I got the WW chicken dijon with portabello mushrooms, a glass of white wine and a hot fudge shooter. I really splurged for 828 calories for dinner, but only 1648 for the day.

DH (who does not have a weight problem) had a reuben sandwich, a glass of Sam Adams beer and the triple chocolate meltdown for 1492 calories for one meal.

I'm tellin' you...it aint fair, but that's the way it is. I thoroughly enjoyed my meal and don't feel guilty at all.

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RURAL3 4/22/2010 1:41PM

    glad you got to enjoy the celebration without guilt. emoticon

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NANCYRUBIO 4/21/2010 1:06AM

    They always have it the easyist--But they are built so different than we are. I would rather have the ability to have babies.

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60SIXTY 4/21/2010 12:58AM

    You exhibited great self control. That is THE Lifestyle.
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ENUFF81020 4/21/2010 12:02AM

    It seems that a good time was had by all...I'm glad that you had a nice time and kept in control as well. Keep up the good work! emoticon

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TORNADO40 4/20/2010 9:53PM

    Your husband sound like mine. He is very thin and can eat pretty much what he wants to eat. I have to watch everything I eat. I would not even be able to eat 800 calories at a restaurant!
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Glad you enjoyed it. I wonder how many times we eat things and don't really enjoy them.

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HINOTO 4/20/2010 9:19PM

    Hey it sounds like you did pretty well at dinner. I think an occasional splurge isn't gonna hurt ya though. Glad you had fun! :)

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NO_SNOW_BODY 4/20/2010 9:04PM

    glad you enjoyed your meal.

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Bits and Pieces

Monday, April 19, 2010

After 3 weeks, I lost another pound. emoticon

I didn't let the little plateau bother me. I know I am losing weight and changing my body and my health. It is just slower now. That's ok! Patience is a virtue I am learning.

We had a really quiet weekend at the cabin. It was rainy and cloudy so I only walked one day. I did read 3 books!

I just realized I forgot to add my 9 month Sparkaversary icon so I added it today along with changing my ticker.

The 5k race is Saturday and I am a little nervous, but I am going to use that fear to encourage and motivate me. I am following a 5k training guide so this week I tone my exercise down and just do 30 min walks. I hope my tendonitis doesn't flare up. I found out that what I have is called Ilio Tibial Band Friction Syndrome and I found some stretching exercises that really help. It's good to know what I was dealing with. I asked one of the MD's at work about my symptoms. She is a marathoner and has lots of exprience. She knew just what I was talking about and gave me the name. I looked up the syndrome and found the exercises. I thought I was going to have to go to PT and pay a bunch, but these exercises seem to be doing the trick!

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LOULOUBELLE2 4/20/2010 1:32AM

    Good luck with that 5K this weekend.....Wish I could be there to cheer you on. emoticon emoticon

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ASHLEEWEBART 4/20/2010 12:52AM

    This is good news. I am just now realizing how important the stretching exercises are. I am glad you found a solution.

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GABY1948 4/19/2010 6:17PM

    Good going, Nancy, I love when I can figure out something on my own and avoid the doctor/expensive treatments! Hope it all works out great for you!

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RURAL3 4/19/2010 2:31PM

    That darn IT Band is a pain in the...leg....I had that too and if I don't keep it stretched it flairs. Guess it keeps us accountable to our stretcing. Good luck on your 5K and have fun with it. My 1 year SP Anniversary is tomorrow. Time sure flies. emoticon emoticon

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HARTINGL52 4/19/2010 10:17AM

    I appreciate you sharing your fears. You are strong and you will do what you need to do. Take care emoticon

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CATLADY52 4/19/2010 9:47AM

    It's great to find out what's bothering you and how to alleviate the problem. Good luck with your 5K this weekend.
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Good Start to the Day

Friday, April 16, 2010

I found out that our application for Long Term Care Insurance was accepted! emoticon

Four years ago I was denied because of my weight, BP, Blood Glucose and Cholesterol.

Also, I just got back from a slow 4 mile walk around our local park. I feel good!

  
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ENUFF81020 4/19/2010 12:36AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon news, my friend!!
emoticon job all round!!
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ASPENHUGGER 4/17/2010 11:15AM

    That's awesome!

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KOFFEENUT 4/16/2010 2:14PM

    Wow - that is great news! Congratulations on tangible evidence of how much difference your healthy lifestyle has made in your life!

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RURAL3 4/16/2010 12:28PM

    And all this started or became possible because you decided to get healthy and do something for yourself.
BTW: I keep meaning to if I haven't told you already that you look great. What an amazing difference from your older pictures. You have done well my friend. emoticon

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GABY1948 4/16/2010 11:37AM

    Good for you! It is the little things that sometimes make us happiest!

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Exercise Helps

Thursday, April 15, 2010

I had a horrible day at work and when I got home, DH didn't want to hear about it. All he wanted to talk about was His stuff. He even got mad at me for talking to him about my concerns. So....I went to my Master's swim class and swam my heart out for 60 min and 520 calories. So there...a lot better than eating my frustration. Now to bed.

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LOULOUBELLE2 4/16/2010 10:08AM

    emoticon...That's win-win for you........ emoticon
No food, lots of exercise...Hope today will be better.

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GABY1948 4/16/2010 6:41AM

    I am so sorry you had a hard day yesterday. I do hope today is a much better one...but since it is Friday, that in itself, is an indicator it will be! emoticon

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ASHLEEWEBART 4/16/2010 12:18AM

    That's the way to go! You handled that very well!

I remember those days! Work can be very stressful. Your exercise sounded refreshing!



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HINOTO 4/16/2010 12:07AM

    Good for you! I'm glad you got your frustrations out :)

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RURAL3 4/15/2010 11:39PM

    good for you Nancy. You feel better in both mind and body.

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ENUFF81020 4/15/2010 11:27PM

    Wow, a win-win!! i am proud of you for being able to swim like that! I go to the pool every single day, but most of my work are the exercises from my physical therapist. I have recently added some lap swimming to the mix, but it will take some time. Shame on your DH, but I realize that a lot of men do the same things (grr-rr). I'm sorry that you had a tough day at work and hope the next day is much better.
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HARTINGL52 4/15/2010 11:10PM

    I have done exercise to work out my frustrations and or solved problems. It works every time.

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SUNGLASSES19 4/15/2010 11:00PM

  Good Girl!

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No More Promises!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Last week I bought 2 bags of Dove dark chocolate Promises on special at the grocery store. I did really well for a couple of days, just eating 1 or 2 of the little "more healthy" chocolates, but then I went crazy and ate about 10 of them. So yesterday I took the 2 bags to work and put them on the counter. They are almost gone now and I am glad I got rid of the Promises...No more Promises.

  
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ASHLEEWEBART 4/16/2010 12:24AM

    I liked the way you resolved this!

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60SIXTY 4/15/2010 8:15AM

    Promise?
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LOULOUBELLE2 4/15/2010 12:44AM

    I do the same thing with Dark Chocolate Hershey Kisses. Why, oh, Why, do we do those things to ourselves????? Wish I knew.

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HINOTO 4/14/2010 9:32PM

    Oh goodness, I don't buy those either, I'll eat half the bag in one sitting if I do!

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ENUFF81020 4/14/2010 9:13PM

    I sometimes wonder why I do things like buying something that is definitely not what I want to be eating. I bought licorice a week or two before Easter and thank goodness I was able to hide it with the Easter goodies, because when I opened it, I only planned to eat one and then I thought one more won't hurt. When I caught myself reaching for the fourth piece, I knew that I couldn't handle it. I thought about it for a long time and realized that my biggest mistake was in buying it at all. I am so glad that chocolate hasn't entered my shopping cart at all. You did good, and probably made a lot of other people happy in the process.

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RURAL3 4/14/2010 5:48PM

    I am struggling lately too Nancy. Let's make a pact. Get ourselves on track again.

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GABY1948 4/14/2010 3:59PM

    emoticon I agree with you, there are just SOME things that I can't even have in my house! You did emoticon

PS Look how fast this year is going!!!!!

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WELLSS 4/14/2010 2:46PM

    I agree with you on not keeping these treats at home. I know that if I have them on hand and am feeling a craving, I can't stop at one or two. Good job and taking them to work!!!!1

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CHANGINGELAINE 4/14/2010 2:33PM

    Same for me and ju jubes....can't stop at one or two...therefore I just don't buy them!
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