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Monday, November 22, 2010

Squeezed into them...and they're stretchy material...but I'm getting there!

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DCFKAF 11/28/2010 7:45AM

    Thanks! I'm working at it! Thankfully, we have a Salvation Army downtown, with half off on Wednesdays. I am adjusting my wardrobe in there until I get to the size I want to stay at. (Then I'll probably STILL shop there! Can't give up a good buy!)

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UUCEEJAY 11/27/2010 9:33PM

    You look great!! You are ungrowing your clothes and you will soon need a new wardrobe.
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FRANCESCANAZ 11/23/2010 7:54AM

    WOW! You look great! Keep up the hard work. emoticon

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Pumpkin pie sweetened with stevia?

Monday, November 22, 2010

For Thanksgiving, I'm going to attempt to make a pie (my first ever) with stevia instead of sugar. I'll google to see if I should cut the amount of stevia. The recipe I'm using says 1.5 cups of sugar. I'm guessing it will be much less stevia...but I don't know...will see what I can find online.

We're going to New Hampshire for Thanksgiving. Darryl's brother and family. I'm sure we'll have a blast! Looking forward to it! We're leaving early Wednesday and won't be home until sometime Sunday. So I don't know how much I'll be on SP, as it will only be on my tiny iPhone screen...which isn't easy! So if I don't get to say it before we leave, I'll say it now: May you all have a glorious, healthy and happy Thanksgving!

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DCFKAF 11/22/2010 7:59PM

    Thanks, Happy Basket! I'll taste it...never having made it before, I kind of unsure of what it's supposed to taste like uncooked! ;)

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HAPPYBASKET 11/22/2010 6:05PM

    I just want to mention that as you are preparing the filling, don't be afraid of tasting. Add half of what you are going to use & then taste & proceed from there. I don't mean you have to take a whole spoon full but don't be afraid to taste especially when making deserts. You will find that you will & can cut back on any sweetner. Good luck & have fun. emoticon

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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Raining, snowing, freezing rain, high winds. It's miserable out there! And I'm cold when it's sunny and 50! I need some warmer clothes, I think.

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DCFKAF 11/18/2010 9:32PM

    Fabulous. Simply fabulous. Thank you so much! :D

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VEGGIE_POWERED 11/18/2010 7:18PM

    "Do not be cold. Experience cold."

-- A Buddhist Teacher

Sadly I do not recall the precise source, but this teaching has hit home for me. Here in Minnesota, from time to time, we have occasion to step outside in some extremely cold temperatures. After hearing this teaching, I found a new appreciation for taking out the trash in temperatures well below zero wearing only shorts and sandals. I am certain the neighbors think I'm nuts as I stroll out slowly and place the cans where they need to be. But as I do this, I am just mindful of what my body is feeling. What is being cold exactly? When we slow things down and analyze what these experiences are we learn to better understand them and to better handle them. For example:

Do not be angry. Experience anger.
Do not be mournful. Experience loss.
Do not be depressed. Experience suffering.

...and on and on. The more we slow down, the more we can stop reacting and start understanding. So next time the big "Brrrr!" strikes, take a moment before grabbing those extra layers and experience the sensation. It can be very fun as well as very eye opening.

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Water weight

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

I realize I've been craving/eating salty things the last couple of days. I know I have a pimple on my cheek. I can plainly tell my breasts are tender...I know what's coming. I really do. But it doesn't help when I see the scale go up, even just a little bit! I set my mood based on a number. And that's ridiculous! I mean, I'm charting my food and exercise. I know what this is. I rationally KNOW it. But let's not forget the swinging moods that are also on board this train! The train's about to pull into the station and I'm kinda miserable! All because of a number? No. Because of hormones. But it certainly FEELS like it's because of a number!

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DCFKAF 11/16/2010 5:57PM

    Thanks, Marsha...I know the emotions are all part of the hormonal surges going on...but rationalizing it doesn't really help! I'm actually feeling MUCH better now, afte a good work out. (Funny how that works, huh?!)

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MPONTERIO 11/16/2010 5:35PM

    Oh Kim, you look so beautiful. It will go down again. I certainly hear you, after being away I came home to ankles that when I touched left indents for a long time, yet I was SO annoyed when my weight went up a pound.

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DCFKAF 11/16/2010 5:13PM

    Thanks DarkWillow, forr the hug and the advice! ;)

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DARKWILLOW 11/16/2010 3:46PM

    Hug. This too shall pass. Look on the bright side...those pesky hormones will eventually enable you to lose whatever you might put on. Being post meno makes me yearn for the days I got all bloaty and had food cravings. At least then I had an excuse LOL.

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DCFKAF 11/16/2010 9:49AM

    Thanks, MissForte! Hangin' in!

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MISSFORTE 11/16/2010 7:41AM

    Heard that! Hang in there it'll be over soon! emoticon

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Going Public!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Ok, so I made my weight, my food journal and my exercise journal public! AHHHHH! This will hold me accountable and make it easier for my fitness coach to see my progress. It's more than a little scary for me to put it all out there...but I'm doing it! I've got nothing to hide!

I go back to PT tonight. Back in the pool. Not gonna go crazy again, though. I'm finally feeling good again. Don't want to back peddle!

On a quick lunch break...gotta run!

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DCFKAF 11/16/2010 1:03AM

    :D Thanks!

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LAFFLOTS57 11/15/2010 8:53PM

    Way to go & keep going emoticon

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DCFKAF 11/15/2010 5:16PM

    It's quite freeing, even if scary!

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CONTENTANDFIT 11/15/2010 3:01PM

    My dw just did that as a part of keeping participants in a challenge honest. emoticon

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