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You Can't Beat Friends!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

I am peaceful and tired after a wonderful weekend at my cabin with 5 of my best friends. I feel so blessed. We had a wonderful weekend of laughter, good conversation, wonderful hiking and amazing lo fat, lo salt, lo calorie tasty food. I could spend a long time talking about everything that transpired this weekend, but I think I will just thank God for making it possible.

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SHMILY928 5/23/2010 8:07PM

    This sounds incredible. I think I'll have to suggest this to my friends. What a way to spend the weekend.

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HINOTO 5/23/2010 7:44PM

    I am so glad you had a wonderful weekend! What way to spend it, surrounded by your best friends!

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Sitting at 200

Friday, May 21, 2010

I've been sitting at 200 for a little while now. I think its interesting that I am having a plateau at a significant point in my weight loss journey. Going below 200 pounds is a momentous occasion that I have been looking forward to for a long time. I have not been below 200 pounds for at least 20 years. I have been anxious about breaking this barrier, Now I am thinking I should relax and "enjoy" this part of the journey and not rush through it. I have been looking at ways to break the 200 point. I have been changing up my exercise and calories and nothing has changed. I am not discouraged, in fact I really do find it interesting. I think maybe this is a point where I need to let my mind catch up with my body. I don't know if I am emotionally ready to go below 200.

This weekend I am spending time with 5 of my best friends at our cabin to celebrate my turning 63. This is the 4th year we have done this and we usually have celebrated with amazing food all weekend. This year I asked my friends to help me plan a healthier weekend. We each prepare one meal and I have asked everyone to prepare a healthful meal. We are also bringing fitness stuff...DVD's, exercise equipment. I think we will have a lot of fun. I think I will take this weekend as a time to enjoy a healthful lifestyle without a weight loss focus. I will enjoy and hopefully grow in my comfort with healthful moderate eating and with my body as it is now.

You will all be there with me in my heart, my dear Spark friends.

  
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RURAL3 5/22/2010 9:44AM

    Nancy you are getting so wise along this journey. Enjoy your weekend. It am guessing your friends will have a blast too changing up your party. It will be so much fun. Can't wait to hear the stories when you get back. Happy Birthday my friend. emoticon emoticon

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KOFFEENUT 5/21/2010 8:08PM

    You are so wise to relax and "enjoy this part of the journey". Sometimes we need a little time to breathe and pat ourselves on the back, recognizing how far we've come before we begin the next leg of the journey. You've earned it!

Have a terrific, memory-building weekend with your friends!

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TATI13 5/21/2010 4:13PM

    Sounds like a magnificent trip. And I think you've planned it out really well. So glad you have supportive friends! And I understand what you mean about plateaus and feeling ready. Sometimes when this happened to me, I would just say...okay. My body seems to be happy enough at this weight for now...and I'd just switch to maintenance. It would give my mind a chance to catch up with my body, it would help me to "practice" what maintenance would look like for me, and it would also just give me a mental break from freaking out about the scale, helping me to realize that the scale is not an end unto itself, but simply one measure of my health and well-being.

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HINOTO 5/21/2010 3:20PM

    Ooh I'm about to hit under 200 myself, and it can't come fast enough for me! LOL

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LKWQUILTER 5/21/2010 10:34AM

    I do know what you mean. It is hard to accept how our body has changed when we get some weight off. I still have a hard time to not immediately go to Big Women section when I look for clothes. Have a great time this weekend and enjoy it all. ((HUGS))

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JESSICAVZ1 5/21/2010 9:28AM

    Way to go, I hope when you reach your goal, you are emotionally ready for it, but It's great that you can realize that right now is when you can sit back and maintain if you want.

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DEVENIRBELLE 5/21/2010 9:09AM

    Sounds like a great weekend and that you have good friends. Good luck on the 200lb barrier. I cannot wait to ge there. I have a long way to go but I understand your anticipation. If you are doing the right things, I believe the body will follow up. Sometimes we just have to let go and let things happen. Good luck and have fun!

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MTNGRL 5/21/2010 8:35AM

    Have a great time, it sounds like so much fun. Getting together with the gals can't be beat.
I met up with my sister in lawL and we had a great day walking and shopping yesterday/ Almost 9000 steps, woohoo. Even ate a sensible lunch.

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Update

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

I haven't blogged in several days. I have been getting ready for my annual Birthday Weekend at the Cabin for 6 of my girlfriends. I have put a health and fitness theme to it this year and am trying out spark people recipes. Everyone is preparing one meal and I am doing the first lunch. So I woke up early this am and am baking Jenna's Crustless Quiche. It smells wonderful. I am going to serve it with Whole Wheat French Bread and a fruit salad for dessert. I can't wait!

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MUSIC66 5/20/2010 12:41AM

    That sound s like fun.have a great week end.

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LOULOUBELLE2 5/19/2010 11:52PM

    I'm so jealous you have a weekend at the cabin with your friends. That's wonderful and your suppose to have a sunny warm weekend to boot. Have fun, May Birthdays are so fun. Mine is tomorrow..........
Lets both have a Sparktastic year and maybe, just maybe, we can meet this summer.
Enjoy that quiche, it sounds yummy.

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RURAL3 5/19/2010 8:06PM

    I am so jealous. I am guessing you are going to have a marvelous time. And a healthy one too. You sure deserve it Nancy. emoticon

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HINOTO 5/19/2010 3:49PM

    Oooh it sounds like you guys are gonna have a blast and a half!

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MTNGRL 5/19/2010 11:09AM

    What fun. I miss all my girlfriends, they live so far away. The lunch sounds yummy, is there room for one more?

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CRAZYGAGRANNY 5/19/2010 10:59AM

    emoticonThat sounds yummy, plus what a great idea for a party emoticon Have fun my friend and enjoy!

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NANFACEMIRE1 5/19/2010 7:12AM

    It is great getting together for a girl weekend and eating healthy. I have some friends from childhood and we get together for slumber parties ever so often. It is a great relaxing time and we get to catch up on what has been going on in each other's lives. I am 64 and we have been doing this for over 40 years. We just had a slumber party at my house on Halloween weekend. Not sure when or who is having the next one, but it will happen and will be great. emoticon

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LKWQUILTER 5/19/2010 7:09AM

    That sure sounds good. Have fun this weekend.

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Grilled Veggies!

Friday, May 14, 2010

I'm not a shopper. I just go buy what I need and come home. The week DH was away for a week I went shopping for some non stick pans. I found some Food Network pans and saw a non stick grilling tray. I'd never seen this before but it looked interesting so I bought it. I used it tonight for the first time and loved it. I sprayed some mushrooms, onions, green peppers and corn on the cob with Pam and sprinkled on some Summer Savory and put the tray in the BBQ for 6 min a side. MMM MMM good. I will definitely do that again. Any suggestions of other vegetables to try?



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RURAL3 5/15/2010 4:35PM

    that sounds great Nancy. Good for you trying something new again.

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BUTEAFULL 5/15/2010 11:11AM

    don't forget the asparagas, broccoli and eggplant, they all BBQ well

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LKWQUILTER 5/15/2010 10:19AM

    My dh has been grilling zucchini, squash, carrots, whole green beans lately and they are really yummy. He marinates them with a little olive oil and part of a packet of italian dressing powdered seasoning.

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JPVALPO24 5/14/2010 11:35PM

    Sounds yummy! I like to cut up zuccini and brush with olive oil, dash with salt and pepper and grill for a few minutes on each side. So good and easy emoticon

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CHEVY63 5/14/2010 9:36PM

    That sounds yummy! I think I'll look for one of those pans too, because I love grilled veggies.

I also like grilled zucchini - especially with a little bit of parmesan cheese.

Enjoy your grilling!

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DEE107 5/14/2010 9:36PM

    sounds good to me

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Just Call Me Healthy

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I had my 6 month lab follow up. My weight continues to go down, my blood pressure is normal, blood sugar is normal, my cholesterol is normal, my liver function studies are normal and my doctor said I no longer fit the criteria for Metabolic Syndrome.

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The only downer was that I lost 3/4 of an inch in height since last year so my BMI number went up!

  
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RURAL3 5/12/2010 11:21PM

    I am calling you healthy and amazing shorty. emoticon

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MAMOOAUG 5/12/2010 6:21PM

    Great news from the Dr. Keep up the good work.

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KOFFEENUT 5/12/2010 5:57PM

    These are TERRIFIC results - congratulations on seeing all your hard work pay off!!!

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HINOTO 5/12/2010 5:39PM

    Woohoo!

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CLCCOOL 5/12/2010 5:16PM

    WooHoo! Way to go! That is such great news.

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EVEINCOLORS 5/12/2010 4:01PM

    I'm calling you healthy... ;-)

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