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Tired start to day but success in the end...

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Well I didn't have to go to work until 11:30 this morning because I had time to cut. I was excited I would get to sleep in. Unfortunately around 5:30 a.m. an ambulance came screaming past my condo to the set of condos below me. I came downstairs and looked out my door window and saw it stopped in the general area where a lady lives that used to go to my church. I immediately started praying for her or whoever it may be. Found out she is ok, it was her neighbor who had fallen but apparently not life threatening. Thank goodness.

I tried to stay in bed until time to get up, but did not go back to sleep. So despite my "getting to sleep in," I was very tired most of the day at work today.

It is my 3rd day of "Sparking" again, and despite craving in the afternoon something sweet and then when I got off wanting to stop at Buddy's BBQ for a $5.00 Tuesday night BBQ plate with 2 sides, hushpuppies and a drink. Fantastic news though..I did not eat anything sweet and instead of going to dinner out where I would have had way too many calories, came home and made a 3 egg omelet with spinach, green onions and cojack cheese, 2 strips of applewood smoked bacon a piece of toast and a light beer.

Stayed within my calories range, and only went over fat grams by 1. YAY me!

Watching tv, unwinding, got to dry some wet laundry and going to get in bed early tonight.

Hope everyone has a great tomorrow!!!

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LINDA! 3/18/2014 11:32PM

    I am happy that you stayed away from sweets. I have pledged to watch my sweets intake also. I have such a struggle.

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Well I blew it and don't even know by how much...

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Here it is my 2nd day of being back on the "Spark wagon" and I tracked all my food and fell within my ranges on calories and fat grams only went over by 9. Carbs in line. Fantastic.

Well here's where the trouble begins...I just went to the fridge, and pulled out a container of Duncan Hines Buttercream Chocolate Icing and started with a spoon eating spoons of icing. Don't even know how much ate. I was so proud of my success earlier and now I have blown it and don't even know by how much. I was craving chocolate....well needless to say, I'm not craving it now, but I sure feel like a big cheating failure. Oh I know tomorrow is another day, but all day long I tried so hard and in 10 minutes time BLEW IT! :(


Really trying again!!!

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Well I tracked all my food today and was in line with everything except went over about 50 something in calories....when I look at my food log, (yes I planned the wine) but the big tablespoon of Breyers Ice Cream put me over the top. OK OK it's better than sitting down with a big bowl and I figure that tablespoon would satisfy me. It did, but now I wish I had planned for it. That's ok. I can tell by my log I am serious again. I plan on stopping at the store tomorrow after church to get some lunches to take to work and some bananas to add to my diet as my potassium is rather low. I hardly ever eat fruit and bananas are good for blood pressure (which I take a pill for) and also good for fighting depression. Not my favorite thing, but I am getting serious again. I planned on exercising today but that's ok too...for tomorrow is another day and I plan on starting my day with 15 minutes on my elliptical. Happy evening everyone....let's do this Spark thing together!!

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LINDA! 9/29/2013 12:19AM


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DEEGANA 9/28/2013 10:00PM

    Great job getting back into it!

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My new Keurig Coffee Maker and the wonderful world of Iced Coffee!!!

Sunday, May 06, 2012

A couple of days ago, Jack and I were in Wal-mart and decided to go ahead and splurge and get a Keurig that we have wanted for so long. Moved our old Mr. Coffee coffeemaker out and set up our new Keurig! We made coffee and love it.

So yesterday at Wal-mart again, I decide I'm going to splurge and get a package of the K-cups in Green Mountain Iced Coffee flavor. OMG!!! Just made a glass today with a couple Tbsps of fat free half & half & a Tbsp of brown sugar. Totally decadent! Only 75 calories, 21 carbs and 0 fat!!! Much better than if I went to the local Starbucks and cheaper too.

But I have a question if anyone can answer this...a 16 servings package of the Green Mountain Nantucket Iced Coffee Blend is $10 dollars and some change. That is quite expensive when you consider you can get a pound of coffee for less than that. But it is supposedly the right blend and strength specifically for Iced. Does anyone know if there is a bulk size of Iced Coffee Blend in some brand you can buy and measure out yourself? We bought the reusable K-cup to use with other coffees, but I am addicted now to this Iced stuff.

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PJANTO 8/6/2012 9:39PM

  Try e- bay. I've been getting great deals. Most recently 190 k-cups for $70.00 including shipping. Some of them are expired, but the beauty of the packaging system really keeps them fresh. I've never been able to taste the difference. Try experimenting with a good dark roast coffee in your My-k cup. I hear you should use a finer grind. I use a gizmo called K-caps that replaces the foil cover and allows you to reuse a rinsed out and dried k-cup. It makes a great cup of coffee with no grounds or sediment. I think I will try making iced coffee now!

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LUCYGODDESS 5/8/2012 8:08PM

    Thanks guys! Happy Drinking!

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DEBADEAU 5/8/2012 7:18PM

    I agree with Celia, there is something with the filter system within the mystical K-cup that makes it extra special. I just figure I'm saving a lot of money but not going to Starbucks and I just deal with the expense. Target has them on sale a lot, watch the ads!

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CELIAMINER 5/6/2012 8:18PM

    Love my Keurig! Glad you are liking yours. I justify the expense by comparing it to what I would pay if I went to the local Caribou or Starbucks. At $10+ for 16, your cost is about $.63/cup. I looked at the Green Mountain website and at the Keurig site (member price), and your price seems to be better than either. Green Mountain had 22-cup boxes for $16.49 ($.75/cup). Keurig matched that price but also offered a member price of $14.84/box or $.68/cup. Hope you find a cheaper source, but it just may not be as good.

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Getting back on track today after Yesterday (WHEW!!!)

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Well this morning, I have had a cheese omelet made with Egg Beaters, Turkey Sausage & Coffee with Fat Free Half & Half. I feel like I'm doing better after yesterday being a whirlwind bender!

I got up yesterday morning and had a Protein Shake and Coffee. Worked at the little branch of bank near my house that has the Huddle House restaurant and Baskin Robbins Ice Cream and a convenient store of goodies all under one roof. Well it hit me about 10 a.m. I was sitting there with my internal struggle going on within my brain and stomach. I announced "Who will go in with me on a pizza for lunch?" Knowing we were getting pizza, I still wandered over to the market and came back with a big bag of Ruffles Potato Chips and Mayfield's French Onion Dip. I did drink water with my so called "SNACK." small.....miniscule victory! So after taking my lunch hour to come home and check on my dog and do a couple things in the house, I went back to work and asked, "Has our pizza been ordered?" 1 hour later, I sat in the back with the co-worker who split the order with me. We got the Pizza Hut $10 deal of a medium one topping pizza, bread sticks with marinara and cinna sticks with frosting. After 3 pieces of pizza, 3 breadsticks, and a couple of cinna sticks, I was content. Or so I thought.

Around 4 pm, I announce, "I'm craving cheesecake." Off I wander to Huddle House to buy a piece of cheesecake. They are out. Should have scurried back to the bank, but 10 minutes later find myself with syrup scented breath, after having substituted a waffle instead.

I was feeling sick, had a headache and very tired. YA THINK? All those carbs and calories after having done so so well. After 5 pm and coming home, I let the dog out to potty and feed her and go upstairs to sit in the recliner. Feeling like garbage!!!!! Wake up around 10:30 and decide to get ready for bed. So all that food and it basically destroys my evening, the way I feel, and how good I have been.

Today is a day of eating healthier again, doing some yard work, laundry and getting back on track.

Bless me Spark world for I have such an excessive way! emoticon

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LINDA! 3/29/2012 7:39PM

    Nice to see you again. Hey, it sounds like you crave carbs like I always do! But at least you know that you have to get back on track. Keep Sparking. emoticon

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    I know how depressing setbacks can be! But they're just a part of life. We all slip every once in a while. It happens. We just have to learn to accept it and figure out a way to deal with setbacks in a more positive way. What can you learn from your mistakes? Our missteps can always teach us a lesson if we let them. I'm happy you're back on track today :) Just eat healthy, try to get in some exercise and don't dwell on what happened. It was just one day and you have your whole future ahead of you! When you think about it that way, it no longer seems like such a big deal.

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