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Being Prepared & Having What We Need...

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Yes, this is a true statement. I attribute my weight loss success probably 60% to Salads. Luckily I love them & have found Walden Farms Dressings which makes my life wonderful!!!

I really don't like diet dressings so imagine my surprise when I tried W.F. O calorie dressing & loved it!! I carry it with me and depend on it. Don't know why they don't advertise more so folks would be aware!!!

Here you see my Walden Farms products as well as my Coconut Oil which I wouldn't be without. Also I make use of popcorn when I must have something. It is a great filler.

Also drinking the water. I never have been much of a water drinker though since I am prone to kidney stones I am urged to drink more & more. Finding what works for me again...has been my answer...

Using a pretty pitcher & nice glass makes it so much more appealing. The fruit helps make it a flush (cleanse) which is GREAT~~

Decking out my coffee bar with O Cal Torani flavorings has also been key for me. I love my coffee especially flavored coffees ala Starbucks! This time of year the Egg Nog & Pumpkin Torani are my favorite (0 cal of course) When I want it really special I add a dollop of lite coolwhip.

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Day 4

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Day 4 and I'm psyched. I have been very good. Even with cooking for DH & his brother who is working/staying with us. Today had lettuce wedge w/cherry tomatoes, onions & dash of feta using my Walden Farms dressing. For dinner had Turkey Meatballs in Marinara Sauce. Had nice hunk of pumpernickel with it & loved it....made the guys Meatball Subs smothered in Mozzarella..I didn't even miss it. Down 2 lbs which makes me happy this time of year...
My Walden Farms Dressings are my secret weapon .... so love them and 0 calories. Makes me very happy

My other "go to" are my 0 cal sweeteners which I love. I find them often at Marshalls or Home Goods. Great in coffee, in drinks, in low fat coolwhip....any way you want to use them & so many flavors. My newest fave is Salted yummy.

I have been spending alot of time at Wegmans as I keep thinking of what I need to succeed. I am determined & would love to lose 10 by Christmas. What do you think? I think YES!!


Happy Birthday To Me...

Tuesday, December 09, 2014

My birthday week and this is the best gift I can give myself.
Having COPD & never having smoked is infuriating but...what you gonna do! I have coughed profusely for the past 6-7 years & am having trouble living normal life anymore..I am so distracting, anyone who doesn't know me things I am sick & spreading germs! That is the worst I wish I could wear a sign. Anyway after trying every medication know, nebulizers, inhalers, name it. I am now trying a new route.
Holistic and as I said Im trying anything & everything. She wants to try Accupuncture & for me to get off of Whites (carbs, dairy, sugar), and she is putting together some Chinese herbs....all in order to reduce phlegm. Of course the good side of this is that I am, as of yesterday, back to Sparkpeople!!! I can do this....even if it is the hoo. Have 13 to lose to get back to where I lost 50 a year 1/2 ago. Its hard when the only time you don't cough is when sitting still
Made my Cleanse Water this is my 2nd day. Can't wait to get a week under my belt (figuratively) and see how I do!!! Wish me luck.

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    Happy birthday and welcome back!

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    emoticon The water looks very good. I have a container that you put fruit in the a tube and let it bleed through the water. I drink it every morning and love it.

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  Happy birthday!

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CRACKERS4554 12/9/2014 12:22PM

    Happy Birthday! Sorry to her about the COPD and all that goes with it. I am glad you are back and will get to aplace where you are feeling better.

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Friday, July 18, 2014

Well, its been awhile. Here I am again....back where I need to be.
I have been sure enjoying myself & in that I have gained 8 lbs.
I am back as of yesterday where I need to be. Where I lost 52 lbs.
My class reunion is coming up & I want to lose 20 before Sept 12:)
This is the 50th!!! phewww thats a big number. Aren't I supposed to be a little old lady?
Anyway it is back to my products that work so well for me.

My Torani order came....Woot Woot!!!! Believe me being able to make my favorite coffee is such a high!!! With Torani No Cal and sometimes Lite Whip....Starbucks at home.

Hope you are taking advantage of all the great products out there to keep you on the journey!!!

Today I'm making my special pizza!!

Just exactly what I can have....whole wheat crust, great low cal Wegmans sauce, onions, mushrooms....I dont even miss the meat!!!!

I am getting back on my 1200 approx. calories per day. I don't have any pictures to share yet as my computer blew out in big storm last week. Luckily we have Carbonite & Im running the back up restore.... right now. It takes several days then I should have everything back.
Ok granddaughter #2 is here so let me get off & go play with her Fairy Land.

Have a great Spark Day!!!!

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Thursday, February 13, 2014

Big snow event all up & down the east coast. My biggest problem trying not to eat & eat. Anyone else main fun in snow is cooking? Yesterday I made fabulous Shrimp Marinara and Great Chocolate Frostee thingy....all on my food plan!

Today so far Ive made Banana Bread & we'll have leftovers tonight! I love using the tools & tricks I have learned on my journey to do wonderful cooking & eating.
My pups are so enjoying the Snow...
Once we came in they enjoyed it more....:)
Wish I could play with them but this COPD doesn't like the cold air....last time I went out & brought in wood....major burning all thru my scarred up esophagus....Stinks!
Got a pile of videos at our local library...that has been great now just praying we don't lose electric. We have 8" as of about where you are??

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RURAL3 2/13/2014 1:51PM

    What is the chocolate thingy? We are done with snow this week. Should start our warm up this weekend....pleeeezzzzz. I am so sick of this below zero weather.

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