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Rain, Rain Stay Away!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Water is life. I get that. But of all the days that I want it to only flow from rivers, streams, and my water Saturday. My first 5k. After I cross that finish can pour buckets. Just give me dry pavement for an hour. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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REAL_FOOD 3/25/2009 11:15AM

    Doing my "no rain dance" for you as we speak :)

Good luck in the 5K. You're going to love the feeling of accomplishment!

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ONEANDDONE 3/25/2009 8:12AM

    My fingers are crossed for you... we are expecting rain on and off... so hopefully if it DOES rain - you start and finish your run during the off. good luck! emoticon emoticon

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Steel Cut Oats

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

When I last lost a significant amount of weight in early 2004 after a second trimester miscarriage...the one thing that I looked forward to in my daily regimine was steel cut oats. More specifically, McCann's Irish Oats. I have always loved oatmeal. Everyone has their own classification of what good oatmeal is. There is oatmeal that you grab because it's convenient (in the pouch for microwave use). I've had that too. But if you can spare 20-30 minutes once or twice a week...while your fave show is on, or you are decompressing from your day...then consider steel cut oats. They have an amazing, nutty texture. I have added berries to mine (I micro them with a little splenda and then add the precooked oats), or a creamy sugar free yogurt. One recipe feeds 4 people. You might like yours with a splash of nutmeg and milk. Make it your own. I could eat it all day! And they are nearly gluten free. I believe Bob's Red Mill is gluten free. Heart healthy, delicious, stick to your ribs goodness! emoticon


Channeling Stuart Smally

Monday, March 23, 2009

I'm good enough...I'm smart enough...and doggone it, people like me! Today is one of those days where I am coaching myself through:

- general Monday blahs
- wondering why I keep losing and gaining the same .8 lbs?
- eating breakfast too early and now having to stretch myself out on schedule so that I stay in range
- sleepiness...had an extra cuppa joe (okay 1.5 cups not that bad)
- wanting to be whereever I can exercise and not work

Sigh. I will make it through. We all have those days. I know I have accomplished a lot in 12 weeks. My 5k is this Saturday. I pray for no rain so I can do it and feel accomplished.

I think I can. I think I can. I think I can!

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-DEBY- 3/23/2009 2:48PM

    I know you can.....

I think the blahs come just so we can appreciate the Yahoooooos....

hopefully your Yahooooooooo comes soon...

Sharing Monday Smiles ~~~0:)

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TSBYAMBER 3/23/2009 2:08PM

    I so hate those days!! You can do it girl!!

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RKANE17 3/23/2009 1:37PM

    I KNOW you can do it! Looks like you worked hard to get ready for the 5K run so enjoy your success! I hope the weather cooperates for you and have fun! emoticon

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On the Heels of the 160s

Sunday, March 22, 2009

First of all, let me say that I am glad that I take these changes in my lifestyle each day at a time. Each day, I renew my commitment to reading labels, measuring true portions for myself and having it rub off on my DH (who did not get me the Starbucks oatmeal with the on tap brew this morning b/c it was high calorie). Each day, I make choices each step of the way that make a difference. My kids see Mommy exercising and they want to exercise. I shop (most of the time) for them in a way that ensures they get better options too.

Given all of's hard to believe, living one day at a time, that I am .8 lbs away from 160-ville. I just can't believe it snuck up on me like that! For me, it's almost the same feeling as reaching a short term goal to stay motivated. I am not sure if that makes sense writing it out??? But it is great to be so close to the know that I will be counting down in that zone.


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CHARQ09 3/23/2009 11:54AM

    Doesn't it feel great when you see your healthy changes having a positive affect on others around you? I'm trying to get out of the 160's but I think I have some sort of mental block. Every time I get close, I gain a couple pounds back. I feel really good right now and I will continue to make the right choices (most of the time, anyway) and I will get there eventually!

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JESJES 3/22/2009 11:17AM

    You are doing great, Julie! Keep this up and those 160's will woosh by, too.

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Banner Weekend!

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Twilight is out. I found out that U2 is coming this way for their concert series. I earned my 'lost 10 lbs on SP' because I am now officially 20 lbs down ya'll! emoticon emoticon emoticon

I'm racking up challenge points for my Cranbabes. The weather is super, so I'll get a jog in to continue 5k conditioning. emoticon emoticon

Hooray for the weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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REAL_FOOD 3/22/2009 8:36AM

    Holy Moly! You are on fi-yah!!!

Good for you, Julie. Don't you love it when everything goes your way?

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!


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