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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

As of today...I have been with Sparkpeople for 1 year. I am still 17lbs from my goal weight which is a bit of a disappointment, I had hoped to reach my goal in a years time. However I am still sparkin and keeping track of food & exercise. I have not thrown in the towel even though I have pretty much been stuck at my current weight since October. I am determined to NOT go backwards but continue to move forward even if it's at a crawl. I figure if I stick with this eventually I'll make my goal weight. I am still having fun here at Sparkpeople!


My very own You Bar

Sunday, April 05, 2009

When I read the blog entry about the You Bars and the discount for spark members I decided to create my own bar. Due to the expense I was a little shocked at how small the bars were. The bars arrived 6 days after I placed my order. WOW is all I can say about the flavor. I named my Bandon Nut Bars as they contain cranberries (Bandon, OR grows cranberries) and pecans. They also contain choc chips, cinnamon, and extra protein. Not sure I will order more because of the price but I'm glad I gave them a try.


New Year...new me!

Friday, January 02, 2009

I put a good sized dent in last year's resolution to better health with a 35lb weight loss and improved blood work. This will be the year that not only will I lose that last 15lbs but that I become more active and get my husband involved by any means necessary. 2009 is going to be our year!


Bottle of Water: 74 cents Making the Right Choices: Priceless

Friday, August 29, 2008

I had some time to kill yesterday before picking my daughter up from a school activity. I decided I wanted to bake a carrot cake for my birthday but needed some ingredients so thought I'd run to the store. Problem was I had worked Wed night and had only gotten a few hours of sleep and I was hungry...not just a little but full on stomach growling hungry. Lethal combo for shopping. I got to the store and went to the produce isle to get my carrots and then on to grab some applesauce but when I looked up I saw the bakery dept dead ahead. I must have been in a trance or was teleported by aliens because the next thing I knew I was in the bakery isle staring at jumbo muffins. They looked so good and so many to choose from. Then I spied on the corner cinnamon rolls and caramel rolls. I love caramel rolls with pecans, and say...aren't pecans good for you any way? There were also scones and danish and donuts. They were mocking me, tempting me. What would I do. I thought to myself..tomorrow is my birthday, why not? Why bake a sugar-free carrot cake when I can buy a German chocolate cake, that's my favorite after all. I shouldn't have to bake myself a cake. Then something weird and wonderful happened. I proceeded to the check out picking up only a bottle of water as my impulse buy and went home and grabbed some baby carrots and a handful of almonds to munch on it the car on the way to pick up my daughter. A year ago I would have bought several of those tasty treats to take home. I think I might just make it this time! But I will be eating barbeque tonight for my birthday.

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JULIEN* 8/30/2008 2:44PM

    Great job and Happy Birthday!

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To Bad It Doesn't Count

Friday, August 22, 2008

I spent a long weekend camping with my family on the Oregon coast last week. It was beautiful and the cool weather was a welcome relief from the heat at home. I decided not to worry about the food I ate as we walked and hiked quite a bit. I had smores, chips, and ate my turkey brats in a bun. I had way too much salt water taffy and candy coated caramel apples. I gained 4lbs on my little excursion. Some would feel bad about that sort of thing...I don't. I had a GREAT time and I enjoyed myself...that's what vacations are for. I work too hard the rest of the time to not cut myself some slack on occasion. Once I was home I got right back to a more healthy eating plan and have lost 3 of the 4lbs I gained. It won't count as a weight loss for the week as I am still one lb heavier than last week but it's good to know that the "damage" done is only temporary. A little indulgence can go quite a way as long as you don't let it make you feel like you've failed yourself. Oh...and even if I was still 4lbs heavier today I wouldn't feel bad about eating some of the wrong things. I still made some healthy choices and I didn't feel left out or deprived.

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ARMATTHAEI 8/22/2008 7:50PM

    You had the right idea enjoy yourself now and then. Remember that the damage, as you called it is temporary. Keep up the great work you are doing to meet your goals and build a healthy life.

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MUM2FIVE 8/22/2008 1:45PM

    I bet the cool weather was nice! I rained and was cooler here the past week than it has been any other August. That was after a record setting over 100 degree days for the year so far...
Great job getting back and getting the wt. back off. Usually it's just your body storing a bit because of the shock.

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