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Party Eating

Friday, August 21, 2009

I feel pretty proud! I went to an after work cocktail party at a friend's. She is a gourmet cook and really puts on a spread - both food and alcoholic beverages. I decided I would plan my strategy, so I called her and asked what she was having. I then plotted 4 oz chicken and 4 oz shrimp for her grilled kabobs. I put down 4 oz of red wine and during the party I made myself 2 wine spritzers each containing only 2 oz wine and some sparkling water. I had half a turkey on wheat sandwich and a green salad before leaving. I had 12 glasses of water also during the day. I was a the party for 3 hours and stuck with my plan. I was aware that I was not eating constantly but I had a great time at the party and didn't feel deprived. My goal is to eat like that consistently w/o making a big deal of it and to realize I don't have to treat myself with food to have a good time.

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FUNNYGRANNY71 8/22/2009 6:18PM

    I think you handled that wonderfully. You made a plan and stuck to it and still had a great time. It just shows everyone what they can do and still stay forused on their goal. Congratulations.
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WATERMELLEN 8/21/2009 5:50PM

    Fail to plan and you plan to fail -- but you planned to succeed! And you succeeded!!! That whole idea that celebration = eating is one I have to haul myself up on over and over again . . . Did you actually enter your pre-planned foods in your nutrition counter before the party started?

Congrats to you.

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RURAL3 8/21/2009 11:13AM

    So I wrote this once and it didn't show up so I will try my thoughts again.

Oh I see now it went on your walking the dog blog. Oops well it belongs here. emoticon

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Walking the Dog

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I've been doing some heavy duty plateau bustin' exercises lately so I think I'll take it easy this morning. As soon as it gets light I think I'll take my golden, Bucky for a walk thru the park. Near the house we have a greenway with beautiful trees and natural grasses that runs about 1 mile next to a stream. When I take a morning walk there I always feel calm and happy. My 2 year old dog just runs along with his tail wagging happy and excited about every new sight, sound and smell. I can't help smiling when I look at him. Everyone I meet seems happy and friendly and if they have a dog with them I can be sure of a pleasant conversation as our 2 four legged friends get to know one another. It really is worth waking up a little early for a morning walk before work. Thank God for nature.

Nancy


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RURAL3 8/21/2009 11:07AM

    How smart you are to think ahead. I think that is one of the key things we must do to be successful. You planned your strategy and stuck to it. AND you had a great time and didn't feel like you would be left out if you didn't eat and drink. I think you are amazing. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RURAL3 8/20/2009 9:17AM

    A dog is a good motivation for a walk. Should I get one? emoticon
ok....nope changed my mind. My daughter and her dog lived with us for a year and I cleaned up more than my share of doodoo. Hey, none of it was my share! Actually I love dogs but am not in a place where I want the responsibility of one full time.

It sounds like your morning will be a blessing to you and others. And congrats on all that plateau bustin exercise. I am sure it will pay off. emoticon

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GRANDMAZ23 8/20/2009 8:37AM

  Wish I could join you! You're blessed to have such an opportunity. Enjoy a little extra for me! :-)

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NO_SNOW_BODY 8/20/2009 8:26AM

    Sounds like a great start to the day, enjoying nature and man's best friend.

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Gone are the Days

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Yesterday was a good day. I did my Jillian Michaels' 30 day shred level 1 before I went to work. Went to lunch with a friend I hadn't seen for a while. I pulled up the restaurant menu on the internet before I went and picked my meal ahead of time. Why don't I do that more often? I had a healthful supper with my DH who tried a SP recipe for pork with apple juice. It was ok. We went downstairs and did some cleaning in the basement guest room so we can move some of the old furniture out of it before our new furniture arrives. We took down the drapes and made an appointment to get the carpet cleaned too. Then I came upstairs and did a walking video from exercise TV. Gone are the days of sitting in front of the TV exhausted when I get home from work.

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RURAL3 8/19/2009 1:42PM

    You are one busy woman. I bet you feel better too.

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NO_SNOW_BODY 8/19/2009 8:57AM

    That sounds like a great day. emoticon

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MECORKERY 8/19/2009 8:42AM

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Quiet and Good Life

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I lost another pound yesterday. That feels good. I feel good. Life is quiet right now. My DH and I went to a tile store yesterday to look at tile to redo our 3 bathrooms that have been carpeted since we built the house 11 years ago. I am looking forward to getting that done. My DD starts her new job Aug 31st. She is taking next week off for some R&R and to get her girls started on a new school year. I can't believe its that time of year already. Life is quiet and good.

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FUNNYGRANNY71 8/18/2009 3:18PM

    I love to read your blogs and especially your plateau buster. So far I haven't done that yet but when I do, I am coming to you. Congratulations.
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RURAL3 8/18/2009 10:15AM

    my granddaughter started school today. It is amazing how quick the time goes by. Enjoy your quiet time. emoticon on another pound melting away

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Plateau Busted

Monday, August 17, 2009

I was down 2 pounds this am! The plateau busting worked AND I found I enjoyed the extra exercising. Wow, what a concept. Exercise can be fun. I am also not as hungry as I used to be when I was eating all the time. I don't know if that's because I am eating more healthful calories (not raising my Blood Sugar as much) or because I am breaking the habit of eating all the time. Either way, I am happy. I thank all my Spark Buddies for their support and suggestions with my plateau busting. Now, just 4 pounds to go till my annual physical on Sep 9.

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WATERMELLEN 8/17/2009 6:36PM

    Yay! wonderful to see that scale BUDGE!

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RURAL3 8/17/2009 9:18AM

    Excellent work. I can hear your enthusiasm. emoticon

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GRANDMAZ23 8/17/2009 8:02AM

  C-O-N-G-R-A-T-U-L-A-T-I-O-N-S!!!!!!
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Great job! You should be so proud of yourself! At the rate you'e going, you'll definitely impress the doctors when you go in for your physical in September!
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