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Box of Chocolates

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I've been super this whole week, haven't lost an ounce and been having cravings for about 2 weeks for that new Turkey Hill ice cream flavor of the month called Box of Chocolates. So today as a treat, I am going out and getting some. I can thank the ice cream makers for the fact that their containers went from 64 ozs to 48 ozs for the same price, but they did me a favor as we will eat the whole thing anyway and the smaller size is better for me in the long run. When you can't get something out of your mind and you keep trying to fix it with other things that just don't fit the bill, you are better off just having the item and then moving on. So today, I'm moving on and going to savor every bite. I hope it is as good as I imagined and dreamt about every night.

  
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CRAZYSTEPPER 1/22/2012 5:06PM

    I have ice cream on the brain, so I'm going to try to break it by having some yogurt with blueberries on it. I may also add some walnuts for the extra crunch.

I have never had a box of chocolates ice cream and had better never try it.

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KJOYNER12 1/22/2012 4:51PM

    sounds good. Good luck on ur goals this week!!

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DSBRIDE 1/22/2012 4:48PM

    Ahhh, it was not to be. I went to a few stores and although they did have Turkey Hill, they did not have this flavor. ;(

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ROCHELLE62 1/22/2012 3:03PM

    hagen daas and blue bunny have tiny single serve containers. I don't buy often, but when I do I stop with like 2.5 oz containers so that the most binging I can do is licking the carton clean.

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LGAR519 1/22/2012 2:37PM

    Love Turkey Hill ice cream! I don't think I've seen box of chocolates yet. I just went through my favorite flavor. Walmart's peanut butter cup. So good! One of my weaker moments! But loved every minute of it.

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THINAGIN2 1/22/2012 12:32PM

    I've been there and done that! No sense if fighting the inevetible is there? Enjoy every bite!

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SWEETSADDICTION 1/22/2012 12:05PM

    ice cream flavor called box of chocolates how interesting. i would definitely give in to my weakness for that.

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(((((HUGS)))))

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Everyone Needs a hug sometimes but it's extra special when you get a hug and don't need it. So since today is National Hugs day, I'm sending all my friends here an extra special (((((HUG))))) to let you know you are thought of more often than you know. That you are appreciated and loved. Without all of you, many of us would not be here or be in this position of closer to goal. Thank you all, ;)

  
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BLEGNER1 1/21/2012 6:59PM

    An enormous bear type hug back to you
Blessings
Barb

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SPIFFDEB 1/21/2012 2:55PM

    emoticon to you! I needed it today!

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HULLKID 1/21/2012 2:48PM

    Hugs back! Hope your day is awesome! emoticon

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LGAR519 1/21/2012 2:41PM

    Hugs to you too. Love you!

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Coffee

Friday, January 20, 2012

When you just finshed a 24 oz cup of coffee and decide to have another, is it considered a second cup or the beginning of a fourth cup?

Today I woke up so hungry that I couldn't wait to have breakfast. After breakfast, I'm still hungry so I'm having more coffee to try to stem these urges. I know I'll get thru this but I sure don't like when the day starts off like this. While I'm waiting for hubby to get his act together (we're going swimming), this coffee will stop my visits to the kitchen.

I was up early this morning and took out the Wii. I usally do 50 mins on it while hubby sleeps but this morning I just didn't feel like it. I did a body test and then sat down and looked at it. I even went so far as to close it up. Then I thought, what else do you have to do this early. Just watch TV. So watch TV and do the advanced step on the Wii. So I did do 20 mins, it was like pulling teeth but I got it done. It wasn't the 50 mins but it was something. Now we're off and I'm going to pull this day out of the fire and make it shine!

  
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LGAR519 1/20/2012 9:43PM

    I don't drink coffee. I have never seen the attraction. My Mom and Dad both drank it but my Brother and I never did. Go figure!! I'm never hungry until after the first bite of food. I drink 3 glasses of water before walking. Then eat breakfast after I walk. Isn't it funny how all of us are different!

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BREWMASTERBILL 1/20/2012 11:15AM

    A cup is 8 oz. A cup is a unit of measure and a container. So if you're measuring, a cup is 8oz.

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PCOLAGATOR 1/20/2012 11:13AM

    I think a cup of coffee is actually considered 6 oz. I always say I'm on my second or third cup or whatever even though I'm consuming around 16 oz at a time

I tend to drink more coffee to act as an appetite suppressant but eventually I will get really hungry and thristy

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Bright sunny day

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Today is a bright, sunny day with nothing to do but take care of me! I have already been to the gym and now I'm going shopping, my favorite pasttime. Lots of walking too but more in a fun way. Hope everyone else is having such a great day, ;)

  
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LGAR519 1/19/2012 8:25PM

    The only shopping I did was for groceries in Walmart. Sigh! Maybe one day I can shop just for fun again.

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DEVILICI0US 1/19/2012 1:55PM

    I will have to live vicariously through your bright sunny day. It is rainy and icky here in Northern California. Have fun today!! Shopping is the best pastime, well in my opinion lol. =)

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Exercise

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Years ago I decided to join a gym. I was way overweight, had not exercised to speak of and my MD suggested this. I knew nothing about using any of the machines there and I really wanted a personal trainer that I heard so much about so he could teach me the correct way right from the beginning. So I joined a gym and was assigned Rob as a trainer. I came in that morning and here comes this 25 year old stud with a 6 pack and buns of steel. I was sooo intimated that I was shrinking. You all know the old me, lol. Well, he brought me to a machine and told me to get on it. The contraption was beyond me. I didn't know how to get on so he pushed and pulled me till I was in. Then he started in with the yelling. Do this, do that, get moving and so on. After a bit he said I wasn't ready for that machine yet, get off and follow him. So here I am in this machine with a bar under my knees and a bar over my ankles, my butt in a hole, nothing to hold onto or to pull myself up with and stuck. Rob yells from across that I hadn't earned the right to rest yet and get my butt over there. This kind older man came over and said to me "Let me help you dear" and he wedged my legs out and pulled me out of the seat. I promptly went to the desk, canceled my sessions with Rob and decided to go it on my own. I did this for a short time learning the machines by watching the people use them from my time on the treadmill. Then my husband retired and we started splitting up our time between CT and SC so I gave up that gym. SC has a free gym in our complex. Much smaller but still nicely equipped.

So the other day while at the gym, I was on the treadmill and thinking of how I just mosey along and decided to go like someone was coaching me. I cranked the incline up to 10 and wanted to see just how long I could do this. When we first came here, I was lucky to do 30 seconds but now I can do 5 mins. I make a game out of it and do a few mins at a lower incline working my way up and then back down. Before I know it, time has passed, I'm sweating and I move on to using the weight machines.

It's funny how people move into your life, leave an impression and move out again. If I had had a different kind of trainer, who knows what would have happened. It took all the nerve that I had just to go to the gym that first time and ask for help. Now I have no problem asking for help but I also don't need it often either, I'm an old pro and usually giving help. Everybody has a first time and when I watch the Biggest Loser at the beginning of each season, I am reminded of Rob and my experience. I'm in such a better place now, ;)

  
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NATIVE_ONE 1/19/2012 8:46AM

    Sounds like Rob needs people skills...but awesome to you for not giving up and pushing yourself throughout the years. Keep up the fantastic work! Best of luck to you through your journey and in your place!

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MARVEEME 1/19/2012 8:02AM

    Thank goodness you didn't just throw in the towel when you realized Rob was not your style. KUDOS to YOU, and the kudos will continue as long as you maintain your momentum.

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KULMANIS 1/18/2012 11:57AM

    I had a friend over a year ago who was a trainer (or at least, she was certified to be one). Unfortunately, her method was to fling a piece of paper or two at me (not literally mind you) and tell me that was what I should do. Thankfully, I didn't have to pay her a dime for her services because she was lousy at it. The tips and ideas she gave were things I already knew so it was pointless to keep her around.

Good for you for figuring out what works best for you...with or without a trainer. Even better is that you've made a game of it in order to challenge yourself. I do things like that as well. Keeps it exciting. =)

Good luck to you on the rest of your journey!

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