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Dinner out

Monday, March 15, 2010

Last night we went back to the new restaurant and had a lovely dinner. As a norm we don't eat dinner as our main meal and even by splitting an appetizer nd ordering my main meal off the appetizer menu as well, i had way to much to eat.
I should have stayed off the scales this morning - I was up (of course - I knew that before I had the scales confirm it) Anyway, between eating too much and hormonal bloat it should be gone again soon. It's just a little discouraging that every time I seem to be making progress something happens to throw a spanner in the works and I'm back to square one :(

I did start the day with yoga, changed the bed and did a load of laundry, swept the front porch, banged the mat and brushed the from door (ornate cast iron swirls = dust trap).
No time change to get used to, we only have to remember DD is an hour ahead of us now. We went from Mountain to Pacific time :) Hmm - how come our time didn't change but we're in a different timezone? Strange concept....

  
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LITTLE3LAM 3/16/2010 8:00AM

    I believe if you go right back to your usual new healthy choices the weight will just come off. Try not to let this event throw you off. Continue in your good choices!
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JTREMBATH 3/15/2010 1:48PM

    emoticon emoticon with all that work it must be good exercise

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TERRIJ_1 3/15/2010 1:43PM

    Lots of water and with how busy you are sounds like it'll be melted away in no time.
Beautiful wall paper picture.
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MELTEAGUE 3/15/2010 1:27PM

    I know what you mean about that spanner in the works, although here they call it a "wrench"....hahah!
Thankfully we have the week to recover and the official weigh in is only friday , so lets BE OF GOOD CHEER!!!

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have a great week
take care


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Pampering

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Yesterday we went to the school fundraiser. The kids performances were adorable, especially the 5-6 years olds - sooo cute :) The food was great (carne asada and salad) and after lunch they had an amazing mariachi band. I was a fun afternoon out.

DH went out this morning and I had lazy start, did my yoga had a banana for breakfast and then colored my hair. While the color was developing I soaked my feet in a dishpan. After my shower and drying my hair I gave myself a pedicure and now have a brighter color on my toenails. O.P.I.'s "Did anyone say party"
Now I'm siting inthe sun with a cup of coffee and my laptop, catching up with the world.
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KLARKE 3/15/2010 9:50AM

    WOW! Now that is a really good day!

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ABIGAILSING 3/15/2010 2:01AM

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MELTEAGUE 3/14/2010 3:32PM

    WONDERFUL. ....always so nice to be pampered!
I have not come out of my whirlwind yet...will blog on Monday, I have pple coming for dinner tonight too! lol ( trying to use up the last of the birthday cake! )
take care
and I will catch up on MON!


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BUCKINGS5 3/14/2010 2:17PM

  Sounds like a wonderful way to spend the day. Enjoy!

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No e-mails again

Saturday, March 13, 2010

The e-mails came back for about 2 days and now they've stopped again. Thinking it was a yahoo problem I've opened a gmail account and changed the info here with sparkpeople.
That didn't work either... I've logged off and logged in again, changed my e-mail settings o try and jolt the system... still nothing. Oh well, I'll guess they'll fix it at some point but I miss getting the e-mails
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Yesterday was a good day eating-wise and I was down 0.4 this morning. I know we have a weekly weigh-in but I just can't help myself - I HAVE to know...
We stocked up at the veggie market yesterday and got some shrimp as well. No chicken this time, we have to check back early next week. We found strawberries, mango, bananas, pineapple and melon - I'm thinking fruit salad....
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COFFEEJIM 3/13/2010 11:07AM

    Yeah, the blog on the main page has been talking about the difficulties they're been having w/ e-mails; hopefully it is resolved soon.

I also agree with the sentiment that fruit salad sounds incredible!

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ABIGAILSING 3/13/2010 10:12AM

    Lis, I think it took about 24 hours after changing email for my mailings to kick in good. Hope you get it fixed.

I was getting to where I was weighing several times a week. I had to quit. It was keeping me hyper focused on food, continuing to be enslaved to it through the scales. The temptation is there to climb on still, but mine fluctuates enough that it discourages me, so I make myself tell my brain "no" to that temptation. No more slavery to food for me, either from the binge side, or from hyper vigilence.

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MELTEAGUE 3/13/2010 10:00AM

    Fruit salad sounds like a great idea.....I really don't know how to help with the email issue...

Have a good weekend!


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BUCKINGS5 3/13/2010 9:58AM

  Yum a nice fruit salad sounds great!

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Friday weigh-in

Friday, March 12, 2010

This week has been a bit of a struggle; eating out for DH's birthday, hormones and homesickness...
My weight this morning was 143.8 - same as Monday and down 0.6 from last Friday.
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Mel asked why that 140 was so elusive and I've asked myself the same question the last nearly 3 years.. Having been below 140 and having been able (alright struggled) to stay there for over a year I want to be back there but at what cost??
I have a few ideas why 140 and below is elusive:

- at 5'7"-5'8" it may be too low and at my age (47) my body "needs" the few extra pounds

- hormones (perimenopause??) Someone mentioned that to me the other day and I must admit, i hadn't thought of it - who wants to think about that??!!!

- after losing those last 10 pounds it was a struggle to stay below 140 and every trip or holiday it would sneak back over but I did get below it again. Maybe I'm just tired of the struggle and my body feels more comfortable at this weight. Being able to have the occasional treat, not having to be on guard all the time and be a food nazi is nice too...

Do these things sound like excuses? Maybe...
For now I'll keep doing what I'm doing. Eating healthy wholesome foods, have the occasional treat (occasional being the operative word), make the best choices availabe but don't obsess.
Keep up with the yoga, try to get out and walk more and add some ST here and there - exercise is my weak point.

Anyway, the point of all these ramblings is that life is for living, everything in moderation. ENJOY life, it flies by fast enough. Go through it with a SMILE!

(point: I remember DD graduating from Kindergarten not all that long ago - May 1st she graduates from college!!)

  
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MELTEAGUE 3/12/2010 10:34PM

    You are sooo right ...life goes by way too fast!
I am learning to OBSESS less!
We can only do what we can do ...right! I really am searching for a managable weight and schedule too! Lets keep up the good stuff....keep the healthy food and exercise and attitude, and I just can't see us being on the losing end of that! how can we not win???
and lets enjoy the ride too!
Sorry that you are homesick....
not a nice feeling!
hope that you settle in nicely and you are able to enjoy that nice scenery and beach!

take care
M

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ABIGAILSING 3/12/2010 8:54PM

    You're doing great. And with your height, 140 probably is a good weight for you. Keep up the good work, and yes, enjoy your life.

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MILLEE42 3/12/2010 1:23PM

    I don't think you're making excuses, just being realistic. Being healthy and fit and happy is what it's all about, not some number on a scale. Keep doing the right things and your body will be strong and you will feel healthy and well. That is the most important thing.

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Where's my cave???

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Having missed the winter in the Colorado i feel I missed my usual "hibernation".
The last few weeks have been busier than usual, this week is PMS week and the hormones are having a field day this time around.
Last night I was sooo tired and felt chilled to the bone. A hot bath would have been the answer but as we don't have a tub (hate that!) I put one more clothes, crawled into the heater and in the end gave up. I went to bed just after 7pm, read for a while (finally got warm) and had my lights out before 8pm!! I slept great till about 3:30am and then dozed till 6am. I still feel tired and blah and should have done my yoga to chase the blahs away...
I feel like I want to crawl in a cave for a few days.... (at least till my hormones are on even keel again)
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MELTEAGUE 3/11/2010 1:47PM

    You know fatigue is really very much like that! when your body needs REST it SCREAMS IT AT US!! Hormones don't help either , so I hope you are able to get more rest and REMEMBER it is just a few days, soon you will be feeling better!
Drink that water, go for a walk ....KEEP WARM!!!!
your resistence is probably low at the moment , take some VIT D and zinc and vit c if you have some!

Thinking of you ... I was as tired too , and also chilly ....
Sorry you don't have a tub! I had a really nice bath...after sewing the costume for DD ~
I posted a pic in my blog for you to see! lol

I made soup with Quinoa in it today ....used up 2 of my tins and made it in the slow cooker! I still have to put it in the recipe calculator to track the sodium....will try to get that done before kids come home! then will post the link.....

TIme is running out , I have a kids party tomorrow to get ready for lol....

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