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Huge challenge

Thursday, December 09, 2010

I vowed to my "coach" that I would make a batch of ginger cookies without eating one. I just wanted to see if I could do it. This particular recipe is so delicious I actually like the dough better than the cookies! Of course, I couldn't eat the dough either!

I'm not even going to try to get through the holidays without any sweets; it's too much an integral part of the holidays for me, with lots of emotional ties with certain foods. However, this was a challenge so that I could say to myself "I CAN make cookies without eating half a dozen before they get to anyone else.

Fresh cookies are probably my biggest challenge. I don't make them any more for that reason, and that's a shame. Now I know I can make them for other people and not gain a couple of lbs. scarfing them up myself. There are so many challenges that no longer bother me; fresh cookies were the next thing to conquer.

Just finished baking the last panful.... gave some warm ginger cookies to my husband, but nary a one has added to MY calories for the day.

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KICKINGIT@56 12/18/2010 10:29PM

    That is so great and I know you must feel so in control. Congratulations on keeping the grown up in charge instead of letting the little "kid" run the show.

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JEANNEROBERTSON 12/15/2010 11:21AM

  WOW!! What an accomplishment!! When they are hot out of the oven are the hardest to resist -- especially if one gets broken because you just cannot serve a broken cookie to someone. You did amazing!!! I do not know if I could do that.

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KELLEY106 12/15/2010 9:40AM

    Way to go. I think cookies are such a comfort food. Homemade cookies that is.
When I went to weight watchers I found out about red light foods
Mine was sugar cookies fresh from our bakery delivered fresh everyday for our customers. If I had just one I was lost. Best way STOP red light.
You were great, we know what an accomplishment this was.

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HAPPYSOUL91 12/12/2010 8:26AM

    Congratulations, raw cookie dough etc. are very hard for me AND when they are warm...you sure did great

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SILLYHP1953 12/10/2010 3:07PM

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Now that is an accomplishment. Forget running a marathon...baking cookies and not eating is amazing! I have to bake cookies for one of those cookie exchange parties tomorrow night, we'll see how I do.
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BECCASINGSLEAD 12/10/2010 12:50AM

    emoticon emoticon I really struggle with that! And I want them HOT!! So hot you can barely put your teeth into them to take a bite! I'm not brave enough to challenge myself like that yet.

Awesome job!!!

Becca

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ABRANNAM61 12/9/2010 6:26PM

  That is an awesome accomplishment!! You should be proud of yourself!!! I think that is the way to get thru the Holidays just one accomplishment at a time before you know it you will be in January and with now an extra pound in sight!!! GO YOU!!!

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DFROMTX 12/9/2010 6:24PM

    Congrats to you!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Quote I found today

Thursday, December 02, 2010

On Coach Nancy's blog: (She is a leader on the sleep challenge team)

Every man dies, but not every man really lives." -William Wallace

Today, I vow to live in the moment and enjoy being alive, feeling my body and its strength, and to take opportunities to do something new.

  
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SILLYHP1953 12/10/2010 3:05PM

    Excellent quote...I need to write it down where I can see it all day.
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GRANDMA624 12/6/2010 6:31AM

  I love that quote. emoticon

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BECCASINGSLEAD 12/2/2010 2:16PM

    That is an awesome quote--one I use to remind me to not worry about what may be or fret about what's done.

Be blessed!

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Take a deep breath.....

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Well (taking a big breath).... I've done it!

Reading Judy Beck's "Diet Solution," which recommends getting a coach. I've chosen my son, who doesn't live here, but is supportive, kind, and motivated for physical fitness. He spent Thanksgiving with us, and he and I discussed how we'd handle it, and I'm sending him my list of "reasons why" today.

I was surprised at how nervous I felt making a commitment that involved being accountable to another person. Our son is a good choice because I don't want to disappoint him, and further, I want to encourage him to get more trim and fit as well, setting a good example for him (he just quit smoking about 6 months ago). He just finished a Dale Carnegie course (his second or third), is in sales, so knows what goals, motivation, and accountability are all about. I think he's my perfect choice.

Here goes....

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MOTTAMAMALOU 12/3/2010 9:10PM

    go girl! what have you got to lose. i think your son is super to be helping you.
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SILLYHP1953 12/1/2010 1:55PM

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Good for you! He sound like just what you need, I'm impressed!
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Feeling the effects of exercise.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

My torn meniscus is still giving me a little trouble. Interestingly enough, though, my session at Curves yesterday made it feel better. Still being really careful on a couple of the machines (yellow dots all over the place in my end "report") but I'm trying not to let my competitive spirit overdo AGAIN and send me back into taking it easy.

I'm so close to 100 sessions at Curves, I'm excited about being able to go.

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JEANNEROBERTSON 11/23/2010 9:07AM

  Hope all works out for you and you make your Curves goal! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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KICKINGIT@56 11/20/2010 5:52PM

    Hope you are able to fully rehabilitate that knee. You are doing great; keep it up (but carefully)

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PKB129 11/19/2010 11:03AM

    CONGRATS on the Curves Days!!

emoticonI just signed up (thru SP) to get a free week at Curves. My first appt. is the Monday after Thanksgiving. Of course I know they'll try to convince me join. Part of me would REALLY like to, cause I know it's a really good exercise program for me, but then I think: When in this world would I GO to Curves and of course would not (and probably still can't afford it) be able to pay for it right now.

Your favorite CURVES niece still REALLY wants to work there this summer! So, I'm thinking maybe my visit for the week can give me some insight of Curves and how she could get a job there!

My Favorite SEE's Nephew didn't bring you any did he? :)

Love ya,


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SILLYHP1953 11/17/2010 11:39AM

    I went to Curves a while years ago, so the reports must be something new since then. I can get a free week, maybe I'll check it out again. But I didn't like their music before, I just remembered that. If I'm going to exercise to music it needs to be songs I like. Let me know how that tapping goes if you try it, sounded interesting as I am learning about energy healing.
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SHULAMIT58 11/16/2010 10:22PM

    You have a torn meniscus??? Don't let this get you down.... I've had this happen twice (once to each knee :-) ) and I've walked numerous half-marathons since-- even when there were days when I thought I'd *never* take another 'happy' step!

I felt I was too old (just 59 now) and much too BUSY to even consider surgery for the meniscus tears. I was trying all sorts of 'self-care' ideas that didn't help at all particularly-- and I was starting to just 'sit around' all day with my knee in a special infared heating pad (expensive!). THEN, I learned about the value of *tapping* lightly on the affected knee-- you can just use your fingertips, using the type of pressure you'd use when 'drumming' your hands on a table. I tapped EVERY chance I could, right on my knee, wherever it felt 'good' to do so. Within a day I began feeling better-- and within a week I was venturing out on my first real 'walk' since the injury, and within 6 months I walked a 10K race in Israel, and the next spring a half-marathon :-). I then found out that 'tapping' is a BIG part of 'energy medicine' and therapies... do a 'google' on 'EFT Tapping' and you'll get many hits. It definitely doesn't do any *harm* and might be worth a try.

Best wishes to you, and *congrats* on your dedication to the Curves program!!!

Shulamit58

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BECCASINGSLEAD 11/16/2010 2:13PM

    Way to go! Keep taking it easy. Listen to your body and don't worry about the report. Your there and moving and that's what counts!!!!!

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JUDYPOPPINS 11/16/2010 12:21PM

    You are smart to take it easy until you are fully healed...you'll get into that green zone then. I went to Curves for over two years and credit it with changing me from a decades of hating exercise to a liker of exercise and finally to a lover of exercise. My Curves closed abruptly and I ended up at a new gym which I love so it was for the best...but I did get up to 500 workouts while at Curves.
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Not a video blog....

Saturday, October 30, 2010

but a link to YouTube, with one of the things I participated in while in Seattle.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-KuzL_3Gak&
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The recording is one from my chorus. I wasn't in the chorus then, but this song is one that put RichTones on the map, so to speak. Our director pushes the envelope in style of music. Competition music has specific chord structure requirements, in order to preserve the idea of what "barbershop" music is about. In entertainment packages, though, we can go outside those requirements. All of us, though, love those barbershop chord progressions.

This year, the International organization picked our music and our chorus to "start" the action. You'll notice Sweet Adelines learn FAST and are accustomed to choreography. In minutes the entire group was moving. This was SO much fun!

  
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KELLEY106 11/1/2010 9:25AM

    Looks like everyone is having a fun time

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SILLYHP1953 10/30/2010 9:24PM

    OK, I'm going to say that you really did have a good time in Seattle!! How many women are in your group, your chorus? Is it quartets like the men's barbershop, or is a chorus a bunch of smaller groups? Or do I have no idea at all what I'm talking about? I think I'll go with the last sentence. Except I know you all can sing!! And dance, I would have thought everybody knew all those moves ahead of time.

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