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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

I finally bought a few of Dana Carpender's low carb cookbooks. I literally spent about two hours thumbing through the cookbooks last night after I got home from work. It was almost 1 a.m. when I finally rolled over to go to sleep!! I can not be the only person out there who actually reads cookbooks :) Anyways, tonight I am trying out her all meat chili. I already started it, and in true me fashion, already changed it up a little bit. I had some bacon in the fridge that I needed to use up, so I cut that up with scissors, and browned that up before adding the ground meat.

Then, after browning the meat, I let it simmer for about an hour. The house smells so delicious. Nothing like a low carb chili to make us feel all comfy on this "snowy spring day".

I am topping my chili w/ about a tsp of sour cream, a little raw onion and some cheddar cheese. Can not wait to have dinner tonight!!!1

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SUZIPAM1 4/15/2014 5:18PM

    now that looks absolutely amazing

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BHENDRICK2 4/15/2014 5:07PM

    looks yummy emoticon

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I did it!

Friday, April 04, 2014

Tonight was a big step for me. I took a bath. Before you laugh, this has been a big fear for me. Not too long ago, baths were taboo. Matter of fact, it has been SEVERAL years since I have stepped into a bath tub. How I longed to light the scented candles, pour the bath beads into steamy water, relax back with a good book and enjoy the moment. Reality was...the bath would barely be full, maybe a little past my ankle, and I would get in it, and the water would raise all the way up to my breasts. The bath beads would make the tub slick, and being that I was so big, I would struggle and wriggle around to get OUT of the tub. I would take a book in, but being that the water was so little in the tub, it would get cold quickly, and I was so BIG in a small tub (the tub was ALWAYS too small), I was always uncomfortable. The book reading would last maybe one page, and then the process of getting me out of the tub would begin. It was a hassle. I knew that this was not a luxury I was meant to have. I didn't care. Showers were fine. And quicker. And, less embarrassing.

Until tonight. Tonight I took a leap of faith. It is raining and dreary and cold out and I was thinking it would be nice to soak in a hot tub. I literally had to go to the store to buy bath beads. The last box I had got thrown away with the beads being one big chunk in the box, and that was 5 years ago when I moved into this house. Tentatively, I filled the tub to the normal spot, about right at my ankle, and stepped into the tub. The tub didn't seem so small anymore. It seemed just right! And, when I got into the water, it barely raised. I let it keep on streaming in! Lots of warm, comfy water surrounding me, with scented candles all around, and scented bath beads filling my nostrils. And, then the book. I read two whole chapters! And, once I even had to add more hot water to the tub Getting out was a breeze. I just stood up. I didn't wriggle. I didn't slip around and struggle. And now, I am sitting here in warm, comfy pjs, my hands all pruny, feeling pretty darn good! This is such a big deal to me. I am so happy :)

Tonights dinner was....

Sauteed chicken w/fresh parsley and herbed butter, served with twice baked mashed cauliflower :) It was so delicious!

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EXOTEC 4/4/2014 2:06PM

    WTG!!! I'm so elated for you! What joy, to be able to use a bathtub.

My issues are more than just weight... I have a degenerative muscle disease, and so if I ever get down, there's no chance of getting back up. I can't even get up from normal-height seating. My baths consist of a shower seat and the sprayer on a hose. I even have one of those lovely garden-type tubs with the recirculators in it... how I long to be able to use it!

But it's a joy to hear of others enjoying baths again. I'm so happy for you!

And your dinner looks scrumptious. I don't suppose you saved any for us! LOL

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WOUBBIE 4/4/2014 9:15AM

    One of the best Non-Scale Victories I have read here on Spark People! Well done!

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SHAMROCKY2K 4/4/2014 12:40AM

    Congrats! We all tend to forget why it's called a bath tub.

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It's been a while, but I have been doing well!

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Today is my first day back on here, and I have to say that I have a success story to tell you ;) After looking at myself in awful picture after awful picture, I came to the conclusion that something needed to change. I decided to take the low carb journey, and I have been very successful at it. So successful that several people at my work want to do it now!

My menu today was
B~Atkins peanut butter granola bar (saved as an emergency because I really don't like eating this type of stuff)
S~1 oz. turkey, 1 oz. colby cheese, 8 peanuts
L~10 wings, celery and blue cheese
S~cream cheese muffin
D~Chinese cauli-rice, Chan's chinese special

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GREENGEENY2 4/3/2014 11:30AM

    Thank you!

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WOUBBIE 4/3/2014 10:22AM

    Yay for eating healthy!

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ZRIE014 4/3/2014 12:30AM

  you know what you want to accomplish

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Giving up and then...

Saturday, June 29, 2013

I hate my thyroid. I hate my meds. I even stopped taking them. And, then I scheduled an appointment with an endocrinologist, and now I wait to be seen. I looked up the effects of not taking your meds, and it isn't too good. So, I restarted taking them again. I gave up not eating well...because truth is...I couldn't see a result on the scale. My body fights against me nonstop. But then I thought I really don't wanna start over. The people that don't start over have a reason, even when they get depressed or upset, they don't completely quit. So...I didn't completely quit. I ate my pizza for dinner, and still went to my water aerobics. And, you know what? The pizza didn't taste good. Something is happening to me. My house is full of good foods, so it is almost impossible to give up completely. The water aerobics class is so short, I figure why not go and get out of the house. My mind is fighting with me. One day it says to hell with it all...and the next it says you are too strong to give up. You aren't a quitter.

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JUSGETTENBY42 6/29/2013 10:32AM


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Summer Agenda for this week :)

Monday, June 17, 2013

1) Today we bbq'ed before I head into work. Also, went swimming at the rec.
2) Tuesday- water aerobics in the morning. Swimming in the afternoon before work.
3)Wednesday- working a probably just cleaning house
4) Thursday- part 2 at the zoo to finish our trivia,my sons basketball game, and probably drive in movies :)
5) Friday- Thinking about hitting up Mentor Headlands :)

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LINDACONNER 6/18/2013 8:34PM

    Way to have fun while you keep moving! I did a major house overhaul today trying to accomplish something while moving!

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SOFAKINGFATTT 6/18/2013 3:06PM

    Nicole & I really want to go to Mentor Headlands soon, but our schedules aren't matching up. I hope you make it out there!

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BRADMILL2922 6/18/2013 2:39AM

    Sounds like a lot of busy and a lot of fun!

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