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UGH!!!! I hate weigh in at the beg of the month!!!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

I gained 2lbs. Not sure if I am doing something wrong, getting more muscle or if it is just because TOM is coming. I usually see an increase in weight at the beg of the month around TOM. So I am going to just stop weighing my self around TOM. It just leads to disappointment, no motivation, and discouragement.

Now, do I enter it in the tracker if I am sure it has to do with TOM or just hold off until next week?

Today is going to be specatular emoticon, on top of bad weigh in, its rainy and gloomy today!

On a good note I got my part of the big group assignment in MGMT done last night. Along with my part of the interview questions. Now I just need a manager to fill out the completed questionairre. The one I knew never emailed me back so thats a no go. Now I just have to complete my ACC project, give my suggestions for the small group assignment in MGMT, anther homework assignment in ACC and some chapter readings in all three classes. WOW teachers really know what a break is. This is stuff they assigned for over the break, I am not behind. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Have a good day everyone!

  
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TRAVLNWOMAN 2/29/2012 9:36PM

    I don't agree with not charting your weight just because it happens to be your time of the month. I kicked TOM out years ago so maybe that is why I disagree. To me, though, it would be like me not charting my weight because I ate something salty and was retaining water. I don't use that as an excuse. If I gain, it gets charted. Hopefully it is followed by a bigger weight loss the next week.


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MOLLYSARAN 2/29/2012 12:36PM

    I would weigh yourself again after TOM goes away , i hate how that can mess up your numbers on the scale . You doing great don't let TOM get you down !

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__IZZA__ 2/29/2012 9:40AM

    You could weigh yourself tomorrow as well. See what it says then.

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JSALERNO 2/29/2012 9:40AM

    i gained 2 pounds back during January Jumpstart and still have not been able to lose it again.

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AKRONEWITTER1 2/29/2012 8:54AM

    I gain anywhere from 3 to 5 lbs around TOM. I would weigh after than enter it.

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MRS_THUMPER 2/29/2012 8:02AM

    I would say its the TOM I gain 4lbs two day before mine and the day after my TOM it goes away.

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WHISPERINGPINE7 2/29/2012 7:53AM

  emoticon up my friend. We all have months like that. Keep positive!! emoticon

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ARD1962 2/29/2012 7:27AM

    i know what u mean ,i am doing all the things i write down and only lost one or two pd
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Slow Cooker Salsa Chicken

Sunday, February 26, 2012

I met my goal of making 1 recipe from the SP cookbook. The slow cooker salsa chicken was the best! Everyone loved it! Will make it again! And Again! It was very satisfying, tasty and just WONDERFUL!!!

Next week I plan to make the warm and spicy banana waffles and then choose something else for a dinner next week.

Have a wonderful Sunday!!!

  
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SWAZY33 2/28/2012 7:47AM

    sounds yummy...i may try it

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WHISPERINGPINE7 2/28/2012 7:24AM

  That chicken salsa sounds wonderful. DH and I would enjoy something like that. I'm glad to hear that you are totally enjoying your new cookbook. I must get me a copy! HAPPY MEALS TO YOU!

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LVMAMAW 2/26/2012 2:24PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon You did it! I am inspired!
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AKRONEWITTER1 2/26/2012 11:47AM

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GOBUTTS 2/26/2012 11:34AM

    Going to try it ... At the resto I work at ... I make a chicken and salsa soup and the clients love it .... emoticon

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IRENEMC 2/26/2012 10:31AM

    Thanks for the recommendation. I'll make in the next week.

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Personal SP Cookbook challenge

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Since time is such a challenge for me, I have not been able to read my new cookbook.

My challenge to myself is to read a little bit of it at least once per week and to make 1 recipe starting this week and then each week increase it by 1 additional.

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WHISPERINGPINE7 2/24/2012 8:00AM

  emoticon idea. I am waiting for the cookbook to arrive in our small city.

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KAYWEB555 2/23/2012 6:20AM

    Let us know what you think of the ones you try !

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LVMAMAW 2/22/2012 12:46PM

    emoticon Baby steps = Success!! How's the puppy?
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JSALERNO 2/22/2012 11:19AM

    GREAT PLAN

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MITCHELLPAT 2/22/2012 11:05AM

    Good idea! I haven't bought the book yet; in fact only been exposed to SparkPeople for a few days now. One of the things that really stuck out was that so many people have bought the cookbook and making comments (all positive) so now I am just going to HAVE to get one, too. I leave books in the bathroom and read one article (in this case one recipe) each time I go. Otherwise I'd be like you and never get a chance to look through it. At least this works for me. Cheers!

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Its weigh in Wednesday

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

All this time I have been entering my weight as a whole number. Had I have been entering the decimal I would have been seeing that cute little butterfly on my ticker moving down.

2/1 weighed in at 150.8
2/15 weighed in at 150.4
today weighed in at 150.2

I am glad that I figured out that I can enter it like that! So I am getting there. Even know its not a whole number it is still decreasing so I am happy!!! So hopefully next week it will show 149.x then I would be ecstatic!!!

Goal for next week: Lose 1 whole lb
Goal weight for next week: 149.2 lb

Have a wonderful rest of the week!
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MOLLYSARAN 2/22/2012 9:37AM

    Congratulations on your weight loss , keep it up ! emoticon

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JSALERNO 2/22/2012 8:59AM

    I NEED A DIGITAL SCALE!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 2/22/2012 7:03AM

    It all counts!!

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RIDLEYRIDER 2/22/2012 7:00AM

  Down is good! emoticon

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POLK33 2/22/2012 6:57AM

  Every little bit helps! Love seeing the ticker go down.

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Another cup of coffee, please!

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Wow, I am exhausted. Bella's surgery went well. I felt bad for her last night. She would wake up every hour or 2 and start crying. I would take her out, try and feed her, just give her love and then she would finally fall back off to sleep. At about 5am she woke up crying. I just felt like she was hungery and tried feeding her again. She declined from the bowl but when I gave her some in my hand she took it and ate about a cup of food out of my hand. I took her out and then she fell asleep for about 3 hrs. She seemed to be a little better since then. She has ate about another cup and this time it was from her bowl.

I had to have my mother in law come over last night and sit with her while I ran to petsmart. She freaked out with the plastic cone on her head so I wen and got one of the inflatable ones that dont go in front of her face. She does ok with it.

We got our new bed today. I love it. So does Bella. I think it will be good for her too. She is finally lying down resting in it. So hopefully she sleeps better tonight now that the bed in back in the bedroom (we brought the bed in the living room last night so I could get underneath and reorganize whats under it and get rid of some stuff).

Needless to stay won't be doing much. DH had to work but instead of working all night he only has to work until 5:30 so when he gets home we can watch the new 3D movie we bought for ourselves. Kids will be home tomorrow. Need to set some time that I can hook up the new computer. it got here yesterday.

Take care and Happy Saturday

Oh by the way, Weigh Day Wednesday was ok. I was still the same again but I haven't been getting much of my exercises in the week. 3 exams this week killed me plus everything else going on this week.

Think I will relax today and hook up computer tomorrow and start working back on home work and finish cleaning the kitchen.

  
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KAYWEB555 2/23/2012 6:26AM

    Hope Bella baby is doing much better. What did she have surgery for. She just turned 1 and hope all is well !

Hope you took that next cup of coffee. Your plate seems rather full ! Rest, relax and refresh yourself when you can !

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SCOTMAMA 2/19/2012 11:37AM

    Glad to hear Bella is doing OK. You know when a dog has surgery or is put to sleep for any reason -- it throws off their inner thermostat, and most dogs will feel cold during the night, or even during the day -- until they've recovered. I first learned this with my Siberian Husky. They LOVE the cold, but when Keesha had surgery, she liked having a blanket over her until she felt better.

Funny how food from the hand always is more enticing than from the bowl. Works the same for my dog, sick or not.

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MADDIEMOM27 2/18/2012 4:50PM

    Hope Bella feels better!!!!

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LVMAMAW 2/18/2012 2:09PM

    emoticon emoticon hope Bella feels better soon!

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LAC936 2/18/2012 2:02PM

    I'm guessing Bella is your dog? Hope she feels better from whatever surgery she had.
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JSALERNO 2/18/2012 2:01PM

    HOPE BELLA IS FEELING BETTER SOON. I'VE BEEN WORKING ON HOMEWORK AND EXERCISING ALL MORNING. HAVE THAT COFFEE IT'LL MAKE IT ALL EASIER.

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