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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

I recently read a book by Geneen Roth about compulsive eating and thought some the ideas she presented made a lot of sense. So I am trying a few new things.

1 . Only eat when I am hungry (what a novel idea! lol)

2. Eat the food I enjoy (I am just eating small portions. I have heard that 3 bites is enough to satisfy an urge and the 3 bite idea is working for me)

3. Leave a little food on the plate (This is very difficult for me. I didn't realize I was part of the "clean your plate club" but I guess I am. I am trying to be aware of when I stop eating out of hunger and am just "eating")

4. Eat out in the open...don't hide and eat "guiltily" (I can have a small bowl of ice cream with DH in the evening. I don't need to "sneak" a big bowl when he is not around. I deserve a treat NOW AND THEN. I am "good enough")

I am trying a few more of her ideas, but these are the Big Four.

It is nourishing to me to know that I am not eating compulsively very often. Food is a pleasure and a nourishing thing, not a blinding compulsion like it was. I wish this for all of us that are stuggling with our eating and our lifestyle.

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    These are good points - definitely worth thinking about and trying out!

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JOYINKY 12/13/2011 10:46PM

    I like these. Thanks for sharing!

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MTNGRL 12/13/2011 6:43PM

    You are so right, your deserve it and have always been good enough! Wise points, well said!

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HOPEFULSNAIL204 12/13/2011 4:59PM

  I am interested in seeing how you do with this. Her books have helped a lot of people. Everyone has to find the way that works the best for them. I commend you for trying new things while finding your way. Great job! Blessings emoticon

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CARLANNIE 12/13/2011 1:53PM

    Her books are very eye-opening! Good reminders you've got there.

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AELARLEE1 12/13/2011 12:59PM

    Such wonderful reminders!! I too clean my plate.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/13/2011 12:19PM

    I'm in the group who eats all on their plate, too! I try to counteract this with not putting more on my plate than I believe I need. It usually works, so that's good! emoticon

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DDOORN 12/13/2011 11:27AM

    Great ideas...! Might try some of them myself!


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3RDBABYWEIGHT 12/13/2011 9:37AM

    Those are great! Thanks for sharing!


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I'm Feeling the Season!

Thursday, December 01, 2011

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with our daughter's family in their new house, came back home and decorated our house inside and out. Today we are having a lovely December snowfall and DH wanted to take a picture.

Looking at it, I feel the season!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all!

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SMILEYBEE 12/7/2011 12:58PM

    Lovely! You've really made wonderful progress in your healthy approach to life! Have a blessed Christmas! emoticon

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CARLANNIE 12/4/2011 3:01PM

    The photo is great - snow does wonders to get you in the Christmas spirit! emoticon

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KOFFEENUT 12/1/2011 10:54PM

    Your home is beautiful - and you look AWESOME!!!

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HOPEFULSNAIL204 12/1/2011 8:42PM

  You did an amazing job with your home! It looks beautiful! We are expecting snow in the Chicagoland area on Sunday. Your photo had a great nostalgic effect on me. During the spring, summer, and fall I forget how beautiful the snow is. Thanks for the reminder.
Blessings emoticon

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OURELEE1 12/1/2011 7:18PM

  Glad to hear from you. I'm starting to feel the season also.

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JOYINKY 12/1/2011 1:55PM

    Wow! Beautiful picture! I love it on your wall; making me "feel the season" too! We get snow in Jan/Feb but rarely for Christmas. Enjoy!

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RURAL3 12/1/2011 1:10PM

    I'm feeling the season just looking at it. Beautiful pic. emoticon

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    Oh, my GOODNESS!!! That picture should be FRAMED! You should get one with both you and your husband and use it for your Christmas cards! BEAUTIFUL! emoticon

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DDOORN 12/1/2011 12:06PM

    Looking great! Good to hear from you!

Keep savoring those wonderful holiday moments!


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AELARLEE1 12/1/2011 12:05PM

    Absolutely beautiful and love that you and hubby did this together!! Merry Christmas -- early :)

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Status Quo...It's all good!

Monday, August 29, 2011

I have been staying between 176 and 180 for months now, no matter whether I am eating and exercising at peak or at minimum. I just keep rolling around those 4 pounds and I have finally come to the point where it is ok. This is for life, it is a journey and I appear to be at a resting point or even final destination. It's ok. I feel relaxed, comfortable, happy with my body and my fitness level. I have spurts where I say "I'm going to get down to that 170" and I go all out but I just keep rolling around those 4 pounds.

I feel wonderful -- emotionally and physically. Life is fun and interesting. I can live like this for the rest of my life! It's all good!

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AELARLEE1 9/6/2011 10:59AM

    Peace, isn't it wonderful? You look amazing, so inspired by you!

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LOULOUBELLE2 9/5/2011 10:35PM

    Great Blog, Go for it Nancy and live your life happy and with that positive attitude. You have reached your goal and that's awesome.
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DDOORN 9/5/2011 12:01AM

    Sometimes we just gotta pause, savor our progress and do our best to keep on keeping on!


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CARLANNIE 9/1/2011 9:52AM

    It IS good! Contentment will take you a long ways. Enjoy!

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KOFFEENUT 8/29/2011 10:13PM

    You're right - WAY more important how we feel and whether our body allows us to do the things we want to rather than what number shows on that scale!

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OURELEE1 8/29/2011 10:51AM

  Glad to hear from you. I like your way of thinking.

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JOYINKY 8/29/2011 10:19AM

    I agree! Healthy choices for food and fitness and life is good!
It's about health, physical and mental; you go girl!

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    Great attitude! You're going to bust through those numbers, too, in the long run! emoticon

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VEUVEGIRL 8/29/2011 10:05AM

    I love your positive attitude!

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Having fun Processing!

Saturday, July 30, 2011

As I mentioned in my status today, I got a food processor to make my new hobby of healthy cooking more interesting. I am having a ball! So far I have made soup, cole slaw, banana nut muffins, bread and salsa. And I only received the processor yesterday.

This is the first loaf of bread I've ever made and I made the dough in the processor.

Then my DH said he'd like some salsa! I've never made salsa before either!

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MTNGRL 8/3/2011 7:33PM

    Wow, that bread looks emoticon. I love my food processor and use it almost every day. Have fun with it!

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CARLANNIE 8/1/2011 9:41AM

    Set a place for me at your table - I'm comin' to your house for dinner!

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RURAL3 7/31/2011 6:32PM

    Looks like you and DH are having fun with it. You might have just found a new way to keep you eating healthy. Watch that bread though. It looks good. emoticon

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CALGALFOX 7/31/2011 9:10AM

    It looks like you're having a blast! It sounds like your husband is going to be as happy about the food processor as you are.

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JOYINKY 7/30/2011 11:49PM

    I'm glad you are enjoying it; they are fun!

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DDOORN 7/30/2011 10:59PM

    We LOVE our Cusinart! Enjoy!


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KOFFEENUT 7/30/2011 6:59PM

    WOW! I've baked bread before but NONE of my loaves have looked as elegant and tasty as yours!!!

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    I love it! I have a new one and have barely used it! Shame on me! emoticon

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FANGFACEKITTY 7/30/2011 5:40PM

    emoticon I love my food processor! Have fun with yours.

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Monument Gulch Geocache/Hike (with pics)

Sunday, July 24, 2011

We've been spending a lot of time hiking for geocaches this summer and I've been having a ball. We're new at this and have a lot to learn, but we're having a lot of fun.

This is me at the top of Monument Gulch trail this weekend.

DH giving Buck some of our picnic lunch at cache site.

Bucky taking a rest on the way down!

We had a great 5 1/2 mile hike and I burned 1500 calories according to my heart rate monitor! (There was a lot of uphill climbing!)

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LINDAKAY228 8/5/2011 9:07AM

    I've thought and heard a lot about geocaching and thought about trying it but haven't yet. I really should. Whether hunting for caches or not, I love hiking too. Buck is a beautiful dog!

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SUECHRIS50 7/27/2011 10:45AM

    You Go Girl!!!great pics! emoticonSUSAN

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DDOORN 7/27/2011 9:07AM

    Great pics...! Keep 'er SPARKIN'! :-)


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RURAL3 7/26/2011 9:56PM

    my sister and her dh do a lot of geocaching. They love it. keeps them together and having fun. That was a great hike. I bet you didn't even realize you were exercising when you were running around like that. Keep up the good work Nancy

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WALKSFAR 7/25/2011 12:57PM

    If you are interested there is a walking club in your area called the Northern Front Range Wanderers. This is their Website:


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LOULOUBELLE2 7/25/2011 12:22PM

    emoticonLove the pictures.......Bet it was cooler up there too.
Congrats on the calories lost. we have never been on that trail, is it in R.M. Park or the Backbone?
Our little 8 pound doggy sure couldn't carry a back pack like that...She'd never move!!!!!! Love the idea and what a help for you to.

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    That is FANTASTIC!!! I would LOVE doing that! Is Monument Gulch in CO?

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CARLANNIE 7/25/2011 8:49AM

    I'd love to get into geocaching - it sounds like it gives purpose to your walk/hikes. Dh doesn't want to buy me a gps thingamajigger to use for it, though. Oh, well. Congrats on burning all those calories, and having fun while doing it!

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JOYINKY 7/24/2011 8:17PM

    Wow! That's a lot of calories! What a fun way to hike! It's so great that your DH enjoys it too. Love Bucks backpack! I should have one so Sugar could carry her own water! Thanks for sharing; love the pictures.

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