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Saturday, September 20, 2014

Guess how I started my morning? With a blueberry muffin from Panera Bread! Yep, I see you all nodding your heads because you know just how good and tempting those blueberry muffins are. I ate it slowly, while driving. When I finished, I didn't feel at all bad about it. I wanted some OJ to wash it down, but instead, I had a bottle of water, along with my daily multi.

Now, I'm sitting at my desk (with a very busy day ahead) and here is what I'm doing, in preparation to kick that busy day's butt:

*Green tea is waiting
*2 eggs are boiling on the stove
*Just finished making 3 bottles of Crystal Lite Raspberry Lemonade water
*Grapes in my lunch bag waiting
*10 peanut butter pretzels, bagged and waiting: 150 cal, 2 g sugar, 5 g protein, in case you're wondering)
*Medium banana in my lunch bag waiting

So, you see, I'm ready for this busy day! I am headed to dance practice with several little girls as they prep for a big event which is coming up soon (my baby's Sweet 16 Debutante Ball!), taking my laptop so that I can write while they practice, and should I have the urge to snack or get a little hungry, I'm good and prepped!

Oh, and did I mention that my walking shoes will remain on my feet the entire day that I'm away from my home, so that if I find one millisecond of time and space, I'm walking!

Remember, it's not how you begin it, it's how you end it! We can all do this!

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ANGEL_AMBER 9/22/2014 9:22AM

    Awesome! You sound very well prepared!

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FITMARY 9/20/2014 6:00PM


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1HAPPYSPIRIT 9/20/2014 11:53AM

    emoticon to your DD!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 9/20/2014 11:48AM

    Your title has me singing an old song from the musical "Seesaw"
"Its not where your start, it's where you finish
It's not how you go, it's how you land"

The last line is "and we're gonna finish on top!"

Go for it!

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GRACIE4ONE 9/20/2014 11:48AM

    Thanks for the birthday wishes, HC! Have a great day!

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HEALTHYCALM 9/20/2014 11:39AM

    You are so right, and you are doing great too! Thanks for commenting on my blog--I can tell you completely get what I'm struggling with. Mind over mind.
Happy birthday to your DD, and happy birth day to you!

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Writing is Hard Work. Sitting On My Butt Is Harder Work

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Since becoming a published author, I have to make a concerted effort to REMEMBER to get off my butt and get my exercise in, but...I do! That's why I'm so proud of me. Today my scale was up a bit, but am I discouraged? Not at all. I'm on track, engaged in a plan and working that plan to full success. Watch and see.

Hello all you Sparkpeople. Let's stay in the game because we can't win it, if we ain't in it!

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KNH771 9/19/2014 1:40PM

    Just gotta keep on keepin' on! Congrats on the publisher!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 9/18/2014 10:02AM

    Where can we find your book??

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LJCANNON 9/18/2014 8:20AM

    emoticon Congratulations on becoming a Published Author, AND on Staying On Track with your program!! You've Got This!!

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WENDYANNE61 9/18/2014 1:20AM

    Love your attitude! All the best with the writing - wow!

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ZRIE014 9/18/2014 1:09AM

  you can do it

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PRAIRIECROCUS 9/18/2014 1:05AM

    emoticon blog !
All the best !

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Day 12 - 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

NO weigh in today and here's the #1 bad thing to do guys....I waited too late in the day to start eating. I didn't take in a lot of calories, but my eating was not on point. I made my Smoothies for my lunch, well....they're still in the fridge, will have tomorrow.

OK, tons of work to do so I will see you guys tomorrow. Had to get in here because I'm on a log in to SPARK streak and I don't want to break it!

Thanks for the support!

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IMAVISION 1/14/2014 1:04AM

    Good advise about not waiting too late in the day to eat.

God bless!

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Day 11 - 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

My eating was on point today! Did not weigh nor did I exercise, but for the most part, stuck to my planned schedule and was very mindful.

This is how I fared today:

1 cup of hot lemon water when I got up

Breakfast: Smoothie (kale, spinach, carrots, tomatoes, peppers, banana, pineapple, cinnamon & cayenne pepper)

Snack: 2 boiled egg whites

Lunch: Smoothie (same as above)

Snack: Grapes

Dessert: 4 pieces of Zeppoli from Olive Garden (I typically would have eaten all 8)

Dinner: Brown rice w/homemade ghoulash

Night Snack: red grapes

See u all tomorrow!

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KTTAYLOR21 1/14/2014 10:29AM

    You are on a roll!! I have been on point as well even though my scale isn't showing it. I'm not going to let that deter me. My scale will catch up eventually.

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Day 10 - 2014

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Scale was 180.4. Yep, appetites back!

Today I had:
Breakfast: Oatmeal w/sunflower seeds
Snack: bowl of Honey Bunches of Oats cereal with 2 % milk
Lunch: bowl of my home-made ghoulash w/brown rice
Snack: Cup of coffee w/pack of Truvia and tablespoon of French Vanilla cream
Dinner: bowl of my home-made ghoulash w/brown rice

8 cups of water

Vitamin D

No formal exercise but grocery shopping for 1 hour and a half (which I stocked up on fruits, veggies, non-fat greek yogurt, eggs, OJ, couple of Lean Cuisine meals, water, etc.), and deep house cleaning!

See you all tomorrow

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