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PUSH Food Blog - Wednesday (Day 4)

Friday, February 11, 2011

I was in my calorie range today.

BREAKFAST:







MORNING SNACK:



LUNCH:



I used the rest of the tuna from yesterday and repeated the meal (a $ and time saver)

AFTERNOON SNACK:


Mango with Greek Yogurt, delicious!



DINNER:


My husband bought these, pure butter and chicken, but I had the calories to eat it. I added some veggies and healthy mashed potatoes.

  
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MOMFAN 2/13/2011 2:28AM

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LIZZIECA55 2/11/2011 9:24PM

    I love your picture blogs. Thanks for sharing.

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ASLANSCUB 2/11/2011 9:03PM

    I had extra calories too -- and had a piece of fudge :) Love it!

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PUSH Food Blog - Tuesday (Day 3)

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Here we go, this day I was right at my low end of my calorie range.

BREAKFAST




Yummy Greek yogurt with honey



LUNCH




Had leftover from the day before

DINNER





I had 1 hot dog right when I got home...my baby daughter's dinner...I was so hungry. So I only ate 1/2 of the meatballs/noodles that my hubby made.

SNACKS






  
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MOMFAN 2/13/2011 2:09AM

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MUSHROOMSTEW 2/11/2011 4:06PM

    YUMMY! I adore greek yoghurt with honey!

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KITHKINCAID 2/11/2011 3:10PM

    You're the best food photographer! I know some of these are stock shots, but I know the ones you take and they're great!

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KSGROTHE 2/10/2011 6:05PM

    emoticon on keeping to the low end of your calorie range on this day! Since you didn't go over by much on Sunday and Monday, you could still have an average that's in your range! This is what I have problems with.

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- Karen

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YATMAMA 2/9/2011 11:21PM

    Awesome!!

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XTMONT 2/9/2011 11:09PM

    Oooh! Meatballs! Looks yummy!

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PPLUNICORN 2/9/2011 10:15PM

    Nice! Lookin good

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POSITIVE-FORCE 2/9/2011 8:09PM

    Looking good!

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OFFDREA 2/9/2011 7:00PM

    I just discovered the wonderfulness that is greek yogurt. I will have to try it with honey!

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INSPIREBYNATURE 2/9/2011 4:19PM

    Oh I miss Greek yogurt with honey!!! mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

Great job getting the blogs done partner!!!

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PUSH Food Blog - Monday (Day 2)

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

I went over my calories again this day by 154. I was doing well, then went out to dinner w/ my sister, and while we shared a meal it brought the calories up.

BREAKFAST





MORNING SNACK



LUNCH


I had 1 cup, not the whole can. Not the best choice, but didn't pack my lunch ahead of time and didn't want to spend $$ at the deli.

AFTERNOON SNACK


Carrots and Hummus


I had 3 minis. But at 42 calories a pop, so not worth it.

DINNER





SNACK



  
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MOMFAN 2/13/2011 2:08AM

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TODAYIAM 2/10/2011 9:52PM

    Y-U-M-M-Y... I love hummus

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KSGROTHE 2/10/2011 6:03PM

    Looks pretty good! emoticon

- Karen

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XTMONT 2/9/2011 11:10PM

    Looks so good!

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PPLUNICORN 2/9/2011 10:14PM

    MMM! Yum! I could go for some ice cream right now

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POSITIVE-FORCE 2/9/2011 8:10PM

    YUMMY!! Your doing great!

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STARPESCADO 2/9/2011 3:12PM

    Love the blog- I love carrots and hummus!
I broke my processor this week and wanted to cry!
Keep up great job!

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INSPIREBYNATURE 2/9/2011 2:54PM

    That soup looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lol

You can do this partner! FOCUS!

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PUSH Food Blog - Sunday (Day 1)

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

This day I was at our family cottage in Michigan and ate on the road on the way home, and then ordered pizza for dinner - it was a stressful day with the kids! Lucy didn't sleep all night the night before, didn't sleep in the car and didn't nap. So my hubby and I were just exhausted.

Overall not too bad considering..but I still went over my calorie range by 168 calories.

Also the beignets were made from a mix that my sister bought during her trip to Louisiana when she visited Cafe Du Monde. The coffee was from there, too - yum!!

BREAKFAST


I had 2 small ones.


I had Grapenuts because I was still hungry but wanted to make a healthy choice.



LUNCH

Wendy's and then a Ho Ho. Not the lunch of champions by any means, and truth be told, it grosses me out. At least I went for the Jr. Cheeseburger vs. the regular, and only had 2 chicken nuggets.







SNACKS

Life at the cottage is unusual...snacks can get a little weird...


(a few smokies)


(1 slice cheese)

DINNER





DESSERT


  
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MOMFAN 2/13/2011 2:08AM

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KITHKINCAID 2/11/2011 3:10PM

    Is that monkey bread??? OH MAN, that stuff is killer!

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TODAYIAM 2/10/2011 9:51PM

    mmmm.. it looks good though.. emoticon

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KSGROTHE 2/10/2011 6:02PM

    emoticon for owning up to not eating great choices this day! It would have been easy to skip recording this - it seems like you've taken one for the team! emoticon

- Karen

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INSPIREBYNATURE 2/9/2011 2:45PM

    not the best, but you've been stressed and it could have been worse!!!! Keep on chugging partner. YOU ROCK!

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Confidence

Friday, February 04, 2011

For the Done Girls challenge this week (go Sunny Gals!) we were to:

Find an old picture of yourself that you feel confident in, and blog about it. Why are you happy in that picture, what makes you proud/confident about what you look like in the image? Think about that time, and try to figure out what you can do to bring that feeling along with you through the rest of your journey.

Here is my picture, it's just a tad bit x-rated, lol.


Me and Cheri, I'm on the right.

In this picture I am 23 yrs. old, 13 years ago. This was the BEST year of my life. I am happy in this picture because I lived with my best friend, we had an amazing apartment in the city complete with a sun room (where we danced all night long and hoped our neighbors were watching.) Neither of us ever went away to college, I went to college at DePaul in Chicago later in life while working full time. So this was our party time. This was our year. Nothing could stop us! We were both single at the time and it was just a fun time of my life.

What makes me confident in this picture is that I was...well...CONFIDENT. I would never think about lifting up my shirt now to take a picture, no way! I wasn't perfect then, but I was at my goal weight for me (180). That weight looked good on me, it looked healthy.

To bring back that happiness in my life I need to do those things that make me happy. Dancing for no reason at all. Sharing joy with my daughters. Doing things for myself, too, giving myself my writing time, my quality time with my husband, and not working so much.. All of those things will help me be a more balanced person.

To bring that confidence from the picture back into my life I need to start acting and BEING confident. I'm getting better at it. I just have to look in the mirror and know that I am fierce and I can handle any situation I'm in. Can you hear me roaring? LOL. Well, maybe meowing.


Me and Cheri after dancing our butts off, and my beloved dog Ashley, RIP.

  
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FITFUNKYMAMA1 2/9/2011 12:33PM

    confidence is something I am currently working on even though I am still a work in progress.There are times when i think the survival of my marriage depends on how confident I am.Maybe that's just some twisted thinking or maybe not.Anyways confidence is something we should all have regardless of how we look physically.We should know Whom we belong to and He adores us!!! emoticon

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FREES1 2/7/2011 3:31PM

    dance as though no one were watching!!!
great!

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2BTHINMAMMA 2/6/2011 10:35PM

    What a great idea...you've got me thinking...although I have never been that confident!! LOL

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YATMAMA 2/6/2011 6:15PM

    What fun!!

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SERENITY44 2/6/2011 3:44AM

    LOVE it! Sounds like an amazing year!

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REENSKI 2/5/2011 9:27PM

    You are roaring! Love it!
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ANNEKATHLEEN 2/5/2011 8:42PM

    Gosh you are so stinking cute! I think you must breath confidence even now to have been able to post those FUN pictures! HA!

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OFFDREA 2/5/2011 1:29PM

    You are fun!!!!!

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TEMPEST272002 2/5/2011 11:46AM

    This is a great blog. I laughed at your x-rated picture! You've made some pretty significant connections with assignment. I think it's important to keep fun in our lives & really like how happy you & Cheri look in the 2nd picture. You ARE fierce! You are emoticon

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ZURDTA- 2/5/2011 7:00AM

    Brilliant. My life was no bed of roses at 23... but as I approach 42, I'm going to have all the fun I should have had!

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PPLUNICORN 2/4/2011 7:42PM

    OMG!!! I LOVE it! I dont have any pics where I am that confident. emoticon You are emoticon

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TODAYIAM 2/4/2011 7:22PM

    awe this is such a great blog.. Keep up all your great work!

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REDSOXMEJOE 2/4/2011 7:09PM

    LOL I love this blog!!! you are doing such a great job and really rocking out your journey!! you are an inspiration to me so i know your daughter(s) will feel the same way!!

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KSGROTHE 2/4/2011 5:53PM

    emoticon pictures! You sure seem confident in these! I'm not sure I have any photos of myself looking so confident. We'll see what I can find tomorrow, I think.

- Karen

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KITHKINCAID 2/4/2011 5:47PM

    LOVE IT!!!

Huzzah for old pictures :) I'm going to post one soon too - I'm wearing a dress tonight that I haven't worn since my semi-formal in HIGHSCHOOL! Can't wait to do a comparison blog :)

I believe in you and your confidence!

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INSPIREBYNATURE 2/4/2011 5:34PM

    oh my heavens how I adore you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
!!!!1 Hahah. These pictures made me giggle!!!!!! you are beautiful and amazing and you should be just as confident!!!

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ROBYNROSE26 2/4/2011 5:21PM

    Very fun! I don't think I have any pictures of the time when I felt the most confident?

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JENJESS48 2/4/2011 5:10PM

    You SHOULD be as confident now as you were in those pictures. You may have been thinner, but you were still a girl. Think about the woman you are now and how rich your life is (despite the stress). The girl I was at 23 can't imagine the woman I am at 32, and I'm sure the same is true of you. So be confident and proud to be who you are! emoticon emoticon

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