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Ever amazed that you DIDN'T go over in calories??

Monday, October 27, 2014

I went over my calories, yesterday. I thought, for sure, that today was going to be a calorie disaster. But, NOPE. I am pleasantly surprised!

Every so often, DD asks to go to the coffee shop, with me. You know the kind. They sell lattes, smoothies, and all sorts of yummy drinks. We had our coupons. I hardly ever go there. Their smallest drink is 16 oz; but, our coupons required that we get the 20 or 24 oz sizes. We went with 20.

Just got done entering my meals in the food tracker, and I am floored that I actually have a few calories left over, for today. emoticon emoticon emoticon Of course, I still FEEL a bit like this: emoticon

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ELISADENK 10/27/2014 7:14PM


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Restaurants & their calorie pitfalls

Friday, October 24, 2014

There's a certain restaurant chain (that shall remain nameless) whose entrees & salads are as much as a days worth of calories. It was one of my favorite restaurants, until I heard that yucky bit of news.

Family celebration brought us right to that nameless place. I searched their menu online & found a steak & sides that was right within calorie limits. It was called Roma Pepper Steak. There were Roma tomatoes, red skin potatoes, portabella mushroom w/ artichoke heart. Not a big mushroom fan; but, when I chop everything up & mix together? It's all good.

I can't fix a good steak to save my life. I burn them. Just not my thing.

When I eat at a restaurant, I like to eat something that I don't fix at home.

So far, so good with all the walks, salads, and just trying to stay within the limits! Doggy prob hasn't lost any; but, she has a nice waistline.

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ECONLADY 10/24/2014 7:41PM

    God for you for eating salads.

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LE3INMEMPHIS 10/24/2014 7:02PM

    In the 70's, my mom's friend said, "Fat is the stuff they put in food to make it taste better." That was my first thought when I read about the salads.

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The walks are working

Sunday, October 19, 2014

It's a great motivator, to have DH taking an active role in all of this. We're going for walks, regularly. 2-5 miles, each day.

Our biggest meal of the day is lunch. Later there is a dinner salad. Those salads really help us to keep within our calorie limits.

Doggy is walking, too. Not sure that she is losing any, but, we see a waistline. That is all I will ask for.

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ELISADENK 10/23/2014 7:17PM


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ECONLADY 10/19/2014 2:47PM

    Good for you!

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 10/19/2014 10:26AM

    Love walking emoticon

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Even the dog is on a diet

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Our dog is not overweight, yet. But, she's getting pretty close! A month ago, she weighed in at 69-point-something (the most she has ever weighed.) Vet suggested we up her exercise & decrease the food. I've been meticulously measuring her food. I even switched her to a diff flavor (same brand & quality of food, but diff flavor), the one with the least amt of calories. We've been going for lots of walks. It seems all we ever do is walk.

For ourselves, we're still tracking our foods & exercise. DH has taken an active role in our meal planning & mapping out walking routes for us. It's nearly wearing me out! LOL. I have foot issues, so it seems that he is now the fast one & I'm the slow one. (It used to be the other way around.)

One month later & dog went to the vet for a shot. She weighed in @ 69.6!! What is UP with that?? She did not lose a thing! Vet commented that we can see a waistline.

Not giving up. Since starting SP, DH has lost 10# !! I have lost 1 and 1/2.

We are eating lots more salads. I'm trying new ingredients for them.

Doggy still gets to go on lots of walks. She is happy. We ask ourselves if maybe she's sposed to be this size? Maybe. Idk. We shall keep walking. It's good for all of us. emoticon

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ECONLADY 10/15/2014 12:02AM

    Your dogs weight us probably fine.

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KIPSTER52 10/14/2014 8:00PM


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Extra motivation

Sunday, September 21, 2014

I've been "trying" for 2 yrs to get myself "back on track" with tracking my food. DH decided to start paying attention to portion sizes, healthier food options & has started using SP for tracking. This is just the motivation I needed, I guess...cuz, here I am....tracking my foods.

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JAMER123 9/21/2014 11:00PM

    That would be a great motivator. And a good challenge as well!
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ECONLADY 9/21/2014 8:16PM

    I also have trouble tracking and I'm glad you found a way to track.

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LISAWMI 9/21/2014 7:57PM

    Keep it up and you will see results!

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JAMBABY0 9/21/2014 7:44PM

    good for you

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