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It's OFFICIAL!!!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

I've officially launched my food/nutrition blog! I'm so excited, which is probably why I'm still awake at 2am to get my first "real" post on there. Also, my gall stones are causing me some pain right now, so I wouldn't be able to fall asleep anyway. Rest assured, I'm calling this week or next to get my surgery scheduled. Turns out the end of the semester is an entire week earlier than I thought it was!

Crap, I digress. Must be because I'm REALLY TIRED. Anyhow, please, feel free to visit my new blog at:

potatoestopeaches.wordpress.com/

I'll try to remember to post somewhere here on Spark when I've got a new recipe up.
I also appreciate the support! Thank you!

  
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SHELLSNBELLS 5/27/2012 9:23AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss!

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RSTM99 3/29/2012 4:04PM

    So inspiring to take your interest and knowledge to the next level - well done!

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KSANDIEGO 3/29/2012 12:49PM

    Hi Jillybean - great blog - looks great! Congrats on your new venture. Nice photos.

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CORKY1303 3/28/2012 5:51PM

    Awesome!!! Congrats! I can't wait to check it out! :)

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GABLE227 3/28/2012 3:59PM

    Good luck on your surgery! Congrats on your blog! emoticon

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CHANGINGELAINE 3/28/2012 2:52PM

    I just checked out your blog and recipe... emoticon
Thanks for sharing.

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REINVENT_ME 3/28/2012 1:45PM

    Yay! Congrats! I will check it out!

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KUJAYHAWKGIRL 3/28/2012 1:39PM

    Amazing! I can't wait to check it out!

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 3/28/2012 3:11AM

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 3/28/2012 3:05AM

    Going to check it out right now!
Hope you feel better soon! And good luck with the surgery!
Hope you have a great rest of the week!
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ABB698 3/28/2012 12:08AM

    YAY! That lentil chili was delish at the rally! Was this the same recipe? Mmmm :)
Love the new blog, it looks great!

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NEWSGIRL2177 3/27/2012 8:23PM

    Hooray!! I can't wait to see more recipes!

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RAINYFRIDAY 3/27/2012 12:55PM

    The blog looks fantastic! Hope you're feeling better soon.

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ARUNNINGKAT 3/27/2012 12:12PM

    Congrats on getting your blog up! I will definitely check it out.

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KKINNEA 3/27/2012 11:27AM

    Cool, I'll check it out at home.

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YIBYAB 3/27/2012 9:36AM

    Cool. Looks good...both the chili and the blog, that is. Bookmarked.

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SLIMMERJESSE 3/27/2012 9:11AM

    Hope your pain subsides and that you have a good day. Have fun with your new site and blogs.

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SPRINKLEMELOLA 3/27/2012 8:06AM

    Awesoooooome!

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SCHWINNER! 3/27/2012 7:17AM

    Looks great!!! I just visited and I am going to have to try your lentil chili recipe! I shall Pin it :) Looking forward to reading your blog! I thought the pictures looked great, and I enjoyed your writing too!

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GHOSTFLAMES 3/27/2012 5:17AM

    ONE DAY AND ONE STEP AT A TIME WE WILL DO THIS WE ARE WORTH IT. REMEMBER TO TRACK DAILY YOUR FOOD AND FITNESS TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE.
WE ARE ALL HERE FRO YOU IF YOU NEED ANYTHING AT ALL JUST ASK. TAKE CARE AND GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR SURGERY AND SPARK JOURNEY, CHAR

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St. Patty's Day- MY DAY!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

St. Patty's is one of my favorite holidays. Top 3, easily.

I had a nice day staying mostly indoors. It was very windy and stormy here in the San Diego, so I stayed in where it was warm and calm. I cooked dinner- corned beef brisket (2), potatoes, carrots, onions, and cabbage, a pot of colcannon, and Irish wheaten (or brown) bread. I stuck the briskets and vegetables in the crockpot and let it go to town for about 8 hours. Turned out so delicious! For those that don't know what colcannon is, its basically mashed potatoes with kale and scallions. I add bacon to mine. I cooked the bacon, sauteed the kale in the bacon fat, added cabbage and green onion to the kale and cooked that, then added it to my mashed potatoes. Super delicious! The wheaten bread is my favorite, although mine turned out a little too done on the outsides. When I was in Ireland, they served this brown bread everywhere I went! It was served at breakfast and dinner and I couldn't get enough of it! Most of the time it was in a formed loaf, but I like mine rustic, so I'd just bake it after forming it into a round by hand. My one regret is not getting Kerrygold butter to smear on it. That butter is AWESOME!!! If you've never tried it, I suggest you do. (Yes, I advocate using butter over margarine any day.)


Then, to make the night special with the wind blowing and the rain falling outside, we lit a fire in our fireplace. Its the first time we did it since we moved in! It was so nice and toasty, but I think we need to do some "research" on it for the next time. Our living room still smells like a campfire. emoticon


Well, at least we were cozy. I put on my feetie pajamas that my mom got me for my birthday. Luckily, I have an obsession with all things green and Irish, so my jammies were highly appropriate!

(This pic is actually from back in January)

My nausea seems to be subsiding, but all that rich food last night was a little much and I didn't feel that great at the end of the night. Worth it. I think this coming year I'm going to corn my own brisket. I've always wanted to try it, so I've resolved to do it. If I can find plain brisket cheap, I'll pick one up, corn it now, and jam it in the freezer.

I have some ideas on how to use the leftovers from dinner, but I may be lacking some ingredients (and money) for them. I know I can make corned beef hash no problem, but I wanted to make a Reuben sandwich bake thing, too. I don't have caraway seeds, Swiss cheese, or sauerkraut, so I may have to save that recipe for some other time. I also don't have Thousand Island dressing, but its so ridiculously easy to make from scratch, I'd have no problems there. *sigh*

My maybe-too-raging-fire at the end a nice night...


I hope everyone had a great, safe, and healthy St. Patty's Day!
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May there always be work for your hands to do.
May your purse always hold a coin or two.
May the sun always shine on your windowpane.
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

  
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SUNFLOWERSAVAGE 4/1/2012 4:18AM

    I made that bread too...except I added flax and chia seeds to it, so it wasn't as authentic...but my mum said it was just as good as the bread they serve everywhere in Ireland. I too made mine more rustic.

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CANNIE50 3/21/2012 10:37PM

    I am late to this blog but, as an Irish "girl", this made me happy. On St Patrick's Day, I was driving for several hours and I found a station on satellite radio that was playing all Irish rock and roll (and not just U2) - it was great. I had worked out that morning at the gym (strength training) and my friend, who owns the gym, also played all Irish music while we worked out - it was great. I am planning a trip to Ireland in 2014 to celebrate my 55th birthday - there are lots of places I want to go, but I NEED to go to Ireland. I am glad you had such a wonderful, cozy, DELICIOUS St. Patrick's day - love the jammies. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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RAINYFRIDAY 3/19/2012 4:34PM

    Your meal looks amazing and your jammies look sooo comfy!

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NEWSGIRL2177 3/19/2012 11:43AM

    Those are some festive jammies!
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Hope you feel better!

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ABB698 3/18/2012 10:33PM

    Those potatoes with kale look amazing. I've just discovered kale and am kale chip obsessed! Love your pj's, they are so cute! And judging by your tat's, you really do love all things green and Irish :) Glad you had a great day!
About the fireplace, maybe the shue wasn't open or vented, that could leave a residual smell.
You didn't have any green beer on St. Pattys? emoticon I had my Michelob Ultra Pomegranate Raspberry (YUM! and only 95 calories), and added green food coloring to it to be festive :)

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 3/18/2012 7:37PM

    Wow, what a festive fun day! Love your fireplace! Sounds like it might need cleaned..like all the smoke isn't getting up the chimney! Your food sounded and looked great! Hope you continue to feel better...loved your JAMMIES! Thanks for the Irish blessing, same to you,my friend!
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YIBYAB 3/18/2012 5:11PM

    Got any leftovers? That dinner looks and sounds awesome.

My wife made an Irish-inspired casserole. I'm not a huge fan of cabbage (except on a Rubio's fish taco), and so I was skeptical since the casserole had cabbage; but boy was it good. And yes, perfect for a wet and blustery evening.

That menu of yours, by cozy fire, seems perfect.

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JSALERNO 3/18/2012 4:45PM

    CUTE PJ'S

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 3/18/2012 4:31PM

    That all looks and sounds so delish! Glad you had a nice St. Patty's Day!!

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SMILINGTREE 3/18/2012 4:20PM

    I LOVE your jammies. Those are just awesome. Fleece, shamrocks, and jammies....three of my favorite things. Your meal sounds amazing, too. We had grill-food - steak, fennel, asparagus, squash and mushrooms, which was good but not exactly Irish-themed. We also had a fire, but it was outside, and it was entirely too hot to get anywhere near it, even after the sun went down. On the plus side, building the fire got rid of all the brush from cleaning up around my yard! We even burned our christmas tree which was (embarrassingly enough) still sitting around out in the yard.

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SLIMMERJESSE 3/18/2012 3:33PM

    Food looks delish. Very cute pic of you. Sounds like you'd enjoy a trip to Ireland someday.

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Delish, Healthy Food for a Mental Boost Only

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

I'm not sure what's wrong with me today. I have been nauseated (and experiencing a little bit of pain) since I woke up this morning. I'm not sure if its related to my treasonous gallbladder or not. If it is, I just need my body to hold out for 3 more months, as the beginning of the summer is ideally when I'd like to get it taken care of surgically. That way I can finish this semester at school and have the summer to recover.

In the meantime, the nausea has left me with absolutely zero appetite today. I've forced a few bites down just to make sure I'm not totally starving, but really I have no interest in food.

Yesterday I baked a loaf of French bread from scratch, using my bread machine to do the grunt work of kneading and rising. I baked it in the oven and BOY WAS IT AWESOME! My house smelled amazing. The bread was crusty on the outside and tender on the inside. In my crockpot I had a bean-less minestrone bubbling away for dinner. I'm not sure I've ever mentioned this before, but I'm highly allergic to beans of similar variety (black, pinto, kidney, navy, cannelini, white, etc). I don't seem to have problems with soy, lentils, or garbanzos, nor nuts, so it's not a full-on legume allergy.

Anyway, my roommate said she didn't miss the beans at all in the minestrone and the soup itself was quite tasty. Unfortunately, my nausea sort of began last night, so I pretty much only picked at my dinner. That loaf of French bread turned into the bread for some low-fat ricotta, low-fat mozzarella, and prosciutto panini. Of which I ate about half. :-(

I hope this crappy feeling passes soon. In the meantime, I'm looking longingly at the photos of last night's dinner, wishes I had the will and the stomach to eat it.


Fresh from the oven


Minestrone and panini

  
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ABB698 3/18/2012 1:27AM

    Hope you're feeling better! That sure looks yummy!

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ERINBELLOWS1978 3/17/2012 12:11PM

    Oh Jill!!! Galbladder pain is the worst!! Dibilitating!! Ugh!! Come on summer!!!

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NEWSGIRL2177 3/15/2012 10:14AM

    That looks so good! I hope you feel better today.

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RAINYFRIDAY 3/15/2012 9:48AM

    What an awful night to have no appetite! ;) Looks delish. I hope you get to feeling better very soon.

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SMILINGTREE 3/15/2012 9:35AM

    Oh, how I miss baking bread. There is a local farm that grows old-fashioned wheat, so this summer I may try reintroducing homemade bread to my diet. I used to bake three loaves a week - one to eat and two to freeze, but I always ended up giving the two extras away :) Do you always use the bread machine? I found that I really enjoyed the kneading. Probably my favorite part of the whole process.

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JSALERNO 3/15/2012 5:02AM

    LOOKS GOOD

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CANNIE50 3/14/2012 11:18PM

    Oh, how miserable - I hope the nausea and pain pass quickly and that your "treasonous gall bladder" behaves until summer. Your dinner sounds wonderful - wish these blogs were scratch and sniff (actually, no - that would be too hard because I have given up wheat and sweets for Lent). Take care!

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 3/14/2012 10:34PM

    It looks emoticon, I would have loved to have joined you! I am sorry you are fellin "icky"! I know gallbladders can do that, I hope it waits for you TIL Spring! Just relax and hopefully it will pass...but go see a Dr if not, to be sure it isn't something else...sorry Mama
Mode here!
Take care!
Mary
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No Pomp and Circumstance

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Six days ago (March 6) I weighed myself at my usual time, in my usual manner (before eating or drinking, with only my pj's on, after evacuating any fluids from my body first thing after waking up in the morning). I guess I just do it for consistency, but that's what I did. My scale reflected back a weigh-in number of 181 exactly. That reflected a 4lb weight loss since February 19th. Not bad, really... 2lbs (ish) each week for a little more than 2 weeks. That's about on task and healthy. I let SparkPeople do the announcing of my 4lb loss on my Feed and a handful of you lovely folks "liked" it.

What I didn't do was make a bigger deal out of it. And I probably should have. 4 lbs lost is a nice number, but it doesn't tell you the details of the journey. See, I started my SparkJourney on January 25, 2008. I was 198lbs and in my second quarter at UCSD. I was told about this website from a trainer at the gym at school. I was taking a "class" or seminar kind of thing there and she was directing it. One week involved learning about basic nutrition, one week involved learning about cardio, one week about strength training, etc. It was a great program that got me started in the right direction... for the most part. However, as life in a major university does, things got crazy. I initially dropped down to 187lbs during my time in that seminar. But, I ballooned to 210lbs by the time I was getting ready to graduate.

210lbs. That was a terrifying and depressing number. I had never before passed the 200 mark. At 198, I came close, but hadn't ever passed it. I felt awful about myself. I didn't fit in anything. I was a size 18-20 and wearing all my mom's "fat" clothes. I wore clothes that were too big because I didn't want to see my rolls or jiggle. When I graduated, I realized I needed to get serious about this. My left ovary "exploded", as I like to exaggerate. I wasn't told by doctors, but by others, that there is a correlation sometimes to ovarian cysts and obesity. Spending two days in a hospital without being able to eat or drink anything in case I had to have surgery was all I figured I wanted to handle with that.

I ditched a bad relationship, looked back once a year later, and realized it wasn't worth it, and ditched it for good. That SOB made me feel awful about myself and I'm fairly sure its because he feels so awful about himself in some way. Of course I turned to food when I couldn't cope. I had a few "low" moments when I thought it would be easier to be dead. I got scared when I recognized symptoms of battered spouse syndrome in myself. It occured to me that maybe I wasn't completely the problem. So, I said f*** you very much, I'm out! Life improved and I started back on the journey I was meant to be on.

I dropped 20lbs in the next year, so slowly that I hardly noticed. And therefore, didn't make a big deal about that, either. I stayed the same weight for a while, somewhere in the 195lb range. And began to double my efforts.

My weigh-in six days ago at 181lbs is the lowest I've been in at least 5 years. Another 4 or 5lb loss will put me at the heaviest I ever was my sophomore year in high school. I lost weight back then, too, just by eating better.

In all, from my heaviest weight ever, I've lost 29lbs. From the time I started this journey at 198lbs (my original weight, I guess) I've lost 17lbs. I didn't really sit down to think about it until now. Those are some good numbers. Certainly nothing to scoff at. And for a visual, some photos from my heaviest (210lbs or so) to 185lbs (4lbs heavier than today).

  
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MARIPOSAGALAXIA 3/27/2012 4:44PM

    Wow, slow and steady! You are really living a lifestyle instead of just following a trend. You look great and you look like you feel great, too! Congratulations on choosing life!

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WOLFKITTY 3/14/2012 12:44PM

    You know what, Jill? That's awesome!

From your highest weight, that's nearly a 14% weight loss. Do you know what that means? It means that it's the same as when I lost 50 pounds from my highest recorded weight of 375.

It's a big deal.

Don't let the numbers fool you. I know you can tell more easily with pictures, because you're smaller - so maybe that helps show what's really going on! When I lost 50 pounds, I went down maybe 1 or 2 sizes, but it was hard to tell any difference.

I think sometimes people get caught up in numbers. Don't underestimate your efforts! I hope you feel healthier and stronger always!
HUGS!
Jocelyn

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CANNIE50 3/13/2012 8:54PM

    All your good choices look very good on you!

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CORKY1303 3/13/2012 4:49PM

    Great job hun!!! You look amazing!

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MYNAMEISSMILE 3/13/2012 4:40PM

    30 pounds makes a difference that is plain in the pictures. Congratulations on your weight loss achievement!
It is indeed nothing to scoff at and a great accomplishment!

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KUJAYHAWKGIRL 3/13/2012 4:35PM

    You look amazing! Nice work!

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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 3/13/2012 4:00PM

    Congrats on your awesome weight loss! It sounds like you are in a great, happy, and healthy place!!

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ERINBELLOWS1978 3/13/2012 3:55PM

    Jill you are doing great my dear!!! So pleased to have known you from the beginning!!! Take time to celebrate each milestone!! Everytime you pick up a 5 pound weight think to yourself I have lost 4 of these!! That's a lot!! Treat yourself to a new pair of shoes! :)

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ARUNNINGKAT 3/13/2012 2:37PM

    You are doing great! Keep it going - you've got this! emoticon

P.S. You look great in the February photo!

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NEWSGIRL2177 3/13/2012 12:08PM

    Congrats!!
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KKINNEA 3/13/2012 12:08PM

    Glad to hear about your journey. You should make a big deal about every pound - you earned that loss! Great job and keep up the great work!

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SLIMMERJESSE 3/13/2012 10:12AM

    Congrats on all your progress. You are looking lovely.

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SMILINGTREE 3/13/2012 9:39AM

    You look really beautiful in the 2010 photo. It can be hard to celebrate a 2 or 3 or even 10 pound loss if you are very focused on your final goal - at least that's how I feel. I think things like "Well, yeah, I've lost 10 pounds, but that's NOTHING compared to the 40 still to go." Your post reflects a much more positive and uplifting attitude. Thanks for sharing it!

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RAINYFRIDAY 3/13/2012 9:35AM

    How fabulous are you?! Great job. :D

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SPRINKLEMELOLA 3/13/2012 8:30AM

    You are KICKING ASS!

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MAERETH 3/13/2012 8:00AM

    Those are GREAT numbers! You look absolutely fantastic!

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JSALERNO 3/13/2012 4:55AM

    YOU LOOK GREAT! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!

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NYMERIAV 3/13/2012 2:59AM

    You look FANTASTIC, and I'll tell you something else- In the 2010 photo, that smile is plastered on your face like a mask. You still look beautiful, but you don't look truly happy. In the 2012 photo, you're smile is smaller, but looks more genuine.

Celebrate each and every pound- Each loss, no matter how seemingly small, is such a victory, and you deserve the "pomp and circumstance"!

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CLAIRELINN 3/13/2012 2:57AM

    Nice job! It was also good that you purged yourself of the bad relationship... Proud of you. Keep up the good work!

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EGR2BEME 3/13/2012 2:42AM

    You look wonderful! Best on your continuing journey.

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 3/13/2012 2:37AM

    Yes! You should have brought out the trumpets and shouted from the roof tops! You did good! And I was so happy for you when I saw it on the spark feed! The pictures tell the story beautifully...you look great! So, next time...feel free to shout, shout, let it all out... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MARCHing Right Along... HA!

Thursday, March 01, 2012

See what I did there?

Alrighty, lets start with a February review, shaaaalll weeeee?

Track all food eaten at least 3 days a week/1 weekend day: I didn't do too shabby on this, but the week of my brother's wedding, I hardly Sparked at all, so I didn't track anything. The day I got back home, though, I started right back up. Can't call it a win, but I did what I could considering how busy and hectic that week was.

Drink 64oz of water at least 3 days of the week: I'm pretty sure I met this goal (except possibly when I was at my parent's house for the wedding). I didn't track, so I can't say for sure. I know I did when I got back.

No more soda: Well, I know I had part of a can of Dr. Pepper, to which I added water to so the carbonation and sweetness would be cut way down. So, I had some soda. Boo!

Eat breakfast before class or take one to eat in class: I didn't do that at all this past week, although I normally do. I've just felt so tired all week long that I'd wait until the last possible minute to get up and get ready for school. I will work to rectify that situation this coming week.

Meet or exceed 500 fitness minutes: So, I totally didn't meet this goal. In fact, I did one minute less than last month. 105 minutes short. But, I have to credit my kidney infection for that one. Took me out of the exercise thang for a good week. Also, I didn't track all my activity for the wedding, even though I was up and active for hours and hours a day. One day, for example, we spend 7+ hours grocery shopping (and went to about 6 or 7 stores) just to get all the supplies we needed for the reception dinner. Then, the next day I cooked it all. For another 8 or 9 hours- literally all day. But, seriously, how does one even track that?

Plant something edible: Well, I bought seeds to plant- tomatoes and peppers, I think. Problem was, the store I went to ran out of seed starter supplies. And then I ran out of money. So, I got seeds, I just didn't get to plant them.

Get through the wedding without killing anyone: CHECK! Everyone is still alive and accounted for. All their extremities are still intact. WIN.

Keep up with/catch up on homework for my 4 classes: I did manage to do this, despite the busyness of the month. I have fallen a little behind on reading for my nutrition class, but so far we've only gone through the same stuff I've learned in at least 2 other nutrition classes here. I know about calories, lipids, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, and minerals, and their importance in the body. After next week we should finally be moving on to the "diet therapy" part of the the diet therapy class.

So, its time to come up with some March goals. I need to post them up after printing them out so I can see them.

emoticon emoticonIf I'm going to have something "unhealthy" to eat, I have to have something "healthy" with it. That's my new rule. Ex. I'm going to have a slice of pizza, so I better have a veggie-ful salad with it.

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emoticon emoticonContinue tracking food and water. 3 days a week, 1 weekend day. Lately I've been tracking more than this, so just to keep up the habit.

emoticonActually meet or exceed 500 fitness minutes this month. Write down a workout plan each week so I'm not making it up on the fly. Having a plan should help me just get it done.

emoticonEat healthy, home-cooked dinners 4 nights a week. I love to cook, so I can just do what I love to do and eat healthy at the same time. More would be better, but we'll aim for 4 nights as a baseline.

emoticonEat breakfast. I'm so terrible about this. I need to especially eat breakfast the days I go to class. Plan ahead for packing breakfast meals or make something the night before to eat quickly before heading out the door. I won't worry too much about my non-school days, as I spend those at home usually, anyway, and can move at my own pace throughout my daily activities.

emoticonStay on top of homework, assignments, and attendance in class. I'm not a morning person and I never, ever, EVER have been. I hate having to be in class at 8:00am 3 days a week. I can easily talk myself out of getting out of my warm, comfy bed to get ready for class. But, because this is my passion and my goal, I do it. I just need to make sure that as the semester drags on (and it does drag sloooooowly...) I fight the urge to play hooky.

Okay, that about does it for me. I'm going to print these new goals out onto some fun stationary and tack them up on my corkboard. I already wrote down my fitness plan for the rest of this week on my dry-erase week calendar. I'm going to eat something really quick, do my workout (Just Dance on Wii and one of the 10 minute core workouts by Coach Nicole), and sit down to write out a menu and grocery list for at least the rest of this week and next week, if not the entire month (broken up weekly, of course). Wish me luck! And good luck on all your March goals!


A photo of us SparkLadies on the Mission Trails hike last Saturday!
BEFIT_WITHGUSTO, WOLFKITTY, KINGB2006, me, HAWAIIANMAMMA, KSANDIEGO, ABB698

  
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LODESTONE 3/11/2012 9:38PM

    Recognized you without the caption! Yee ha! Get them seeds planted, girl. You will appreciate them down the road when the fruits mature. There must be something under other exercise you could count when you spend all day shopping and all day cooking. You are on your feet and moving. Have you considered a pedometer, and just count steps? Yeah, that would look like hell on your wedding outfit, but for classes and hanging around the kitchen? How about frozen waffles with a smear of peanut butter? Thee are lots of "grab and go" options if you look for them.

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DSHONEYC 3/3/2012 12:00PM

    Good luck and love your goals. Heard an interesting presentation by the SDSU ROTC colonel (about ethics & leadership) yesterday that has made me think about who I am as a person & a fundraiser. I plan on capturing my thoughts on who I am this weekend...I think it will help me with my own goals! Let me know when your next hike is happening, I'd love to go if I can.
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BEFIT_WITHGUSTO 3/2/2012 1:31PM

    I would love for one of the upcoming Spark Rally's to be a nutrition class taught by you! Would that be something you'd be interested in?

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ABB698 3/2/2012 12:41PM

    You watered down soda? LOL Well, at least you were weaning yourself off! :)
Good job on the school stuff, I love reading about all the cool stuff you are learning!
Have a fab Friday!

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 3/2/2012 12:20AM

    I like your goals! Love the picture, looks like you had fun at the sparkrally! Good luck in March :)
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CANNIE50 3/1/2012 9:31PM

    Great photo, and such a good idea to match nutritious food with less nutritious stuff. I hope you are able to get more rest. I cannot function without a good protein-filled breakfast. I often make a batch of smoothies filled with healthy stuff, and keep it in the fridge so I just blend it for a few seconds and off it goes, with me, no matter how rushed I am. Take care!

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BLUE42DOWN 3/1/2012 3:51PM

    I like the idea of healthy food to match with unhealthy food. It certainly will make the choosing something more thoughtful!

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MEWHENRYSMAMA 3/1/2012 2:41PM

    I sincerely wish you luck for your March goals! There is great power in putting them in writing and putting them up! Loved the picture!
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ARUNNINGKAT 3/1/2012 2:37PM

    Good luck! I know you will not meet, but exceed your goals! Happy March! emoticon

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KKINNEA 3/1/2012 2:22PM

    Nice goals - planting really makes it feel like spring!

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