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Good but not great!

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Well, my first time at a restaurant since restarting SP.
3DD and SIL's anniversary, and as ususal they wanted to
go to a Chinese Smorgasbord.
This is becoming a tradition for us it seems. comparison to my previous visits where I pigged out on everything...
this time I headed for the broccoli and veggies. Had half my plate covered with these...took the smallest piece of meat from several stir fried dishes and that satisfied me. I did have two helpings.... emoticon
however, I feel really good about the portions and choices I made. No dessert and my beverage was water.

I definitely overdid my calories today. Period. But I have learned ~ and happily put
into practice what I KNOW is right when coming to making wise choices.

A wonderful day. emoticon

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URBANLOTUS 1/18/2013 1:59AM

    This is good news :) emoticon

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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/17/2013 9:08PM

    emoticon just think of all those veggies

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BOOKWERME 1/17/2013 9:04PM

    Proud of you. It is hard to make wise choices when there are so many temptations in one place. GOOD JOB! Even if you did go over your calories, no lasting damage done.

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ONUTHIN125 1/17/2013 8:30PM

    emoticon You went out, had fun and you watched things that you ate! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Spark On! emoticon

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GLORYB2014 1/17/2013 8:24PM

    Lyn, good is great!! You did great!!
We eat at Chinese Buffets fairly often and I've learned which foods are best for me too. Just takes a little practice.
You're OK, girl!
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Am I good...or AM I GOOD!!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I think I over did my exercising at the beginning of the week, I feel so drained and sore today. But I had made a commitment last week to make 5 dozen cookies for the Pioneer School meeting tomorrow. Which I did this morning.

I didn't lick the spoon, I didn't have a cookie. First time in my life !!!
Seriously!!! I didn't even snitch one single little chocolate chip and pop it
into my mouth.
As I sit here and reread this blog, I really am amazed at myself. I have been
such a cheat when it comes to sweets all my life. Right up until Jan. 1, 2013.
Who knew, huh ~

Am I good or AM I GOOD! emoticon

And there are also about 2 dozen in the cookie jar on top of the frig
for my DH. Haven't had a crumb....haven't even taken the lid off and smelled

So I quess old dogs can learn new tricks, eh? emoticon

(I think I better wipe this silly smirk off my face, it's probably not very flattering.)


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    You did better than me! I always lick my fingers, sneak a morsel or 10 hehe. WAY TO GO!

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BOOKWERME 1/17/2013 4:40PM

    I don't recall the occasion, but I do remember the first time I had this experience. You earned that emoticon !!! emoticon

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GLORYB2014 1/17/2013 1:48PM

    YOU ARE GOOD! emoticon emoticon

And YES, we old dogs are VERY good at learning new tricks!
You're really rockin' Lyn!
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URBANLOTUS 1/17/2013 4:59AM

    I think you have every right to be pleased with your self-control. That is emoticon !

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CELEST 1/17/2013 4:02AM

    emoticon Yes you are GOOD emoticon enjoy the emoticon shrinking benefits of being sooooo good.

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HEATHERY5 1/16/2013 10:27PM

    I could never NOT eat a chocolate chip! You are good! emoticon

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GRAMMAP1 1/16/2013 10:02PM

    You are good. I am right proud of you. emoticon up the good work and you will see inchespass and weight drop! emoticon emoticon

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SUNSHINE99999 1/16/2013 9:58PM

  You are very good. emoticon

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    That's awesome! Good job!

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CHOCOHIPPO 1/16/2013 9:42PM

    Wow. That is impressive resolve. You rock!!

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Hey People...SP works!!!

Monday, January 14, 2013

I started seriously back on SP on the first of this month. Week one I lost 3 lb. and another 2 lb. this past week.
I am not hungry, I eat what I like. emoticon
I make sure I journal every morsel that goes into my mouth.
And also every minute of my cardio and weights.

I am trying to drink more water, a hard one for me. emoticon

Being indoors for the last week had been hard as the below
freezing weather plays havoc with my lungs.

Thanks Mom for the treadmill!!! emoticon

Prayer is another important part of this journey.

So Sparkfriends....stay with it...please keep encouraging me, because everyone's comments uplift me and that's where I want to be. Not in the throws of depression which can happen to me at this time of year real easy.

emoticon This little fella's going to have company .....ME!


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ONLYTEMPORARY 1/17/2013 12:21AM

    Way to go!

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HEATHERY5 1/15/2013 11:04AM

    Good job!

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GLORYB2014 1/14/2013 6:49PM

    Good job, Lyn! It is all coming natural to you and I can hear the "happy" in your writing!

You betcha SP works . . . best site on the net with all the info we need!
Keep up the good work, I'm so proud of you!
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    Good work!

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CELEST 1/14/2013 4:01PM

    Such a happy, positive blog....delightful. Keep going, you are doing sooo well.

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TEQPEACH 1/14/2013 3:12PM

    Keep up the mojo. You are doing great.


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LIZA_JD 1/14/2013 2:30PM

    emoticon Keep it up, you're doing emoticon!!! May you continue with this success on your journey to a healthier you!!! emoticon

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GNISULA 1/14/2013 2:21PM

    Great job! Keep it up!

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Warm thoughts on a cold day....

Sunday, January 13, 2013

...a quiet day.
A wonderful meeting this afternoon, warm hugs and conversation with all our friends.
A quick but warm ride home, DH had the car warmed up...and then an easy dinner for us both.
Now, I'm thinking about my garden, wondering where and what I am going to plant.
Still have to do my cardio.....but will before bedtime.

Tomorrow is my weigh-in day. I am dreading it. I have done well, no cheating...and I have been tracking my nutrition every day. But the second week can sometimes be not so good if you did good the first week.

We'll see in the morning.

Stay safe and be well Sparkers!

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GLORYB2014 1/14/2013 8:22AM

    You had a lovely Sunday Lyn!
I looked at your garden pictures of last year and I love the idea of everything in their pots, would be a nicer, neater way to garden. Love seeing all the garlic too.
Looking at these pictures brings a smile to my face, knowing spring/summer is coming!

I got weighed this morning and am down a bit. Even ounces makes a difference and adds up Lyn!
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Saturday, January 12, 2013

It's Sat. morning and for us here on the west coast it is cold. About minus 5C last I looked.
The neighbourhood is dead quiet...people here are not used to this.

When I got up this morning I looked out at my bird feeder and it was empty.
About a half dozen little ones hopping around looking for seeds.
I felt so bad...I immediately put on my boots and jacket and went out and filled it up.
Within 10 minutes there were at least 15 little darlin's hoppin' and eatin' and chirpin'.... emoticon

I ate my breakfast, sat down to watch the news and plan my day. My nose started to run. A few minutes later, a couple sneezes and then I felt a funny
feeling in my chest. (my weakspot)

So I put on my biggest warm sweater, went and got a clove of my homegrown
Red Russian garlic, peeled it and popped it into my mouth.
I have been chewing on it for about 30 min. and I am already starting to notice a difference. Garlic has been and always will be for me a true gift.
It has never failed me yet.....and it tastes soooooo good! emoticon

Have a wonderful day everyone...and take a moment to look up and say thank you to the one who gave it to us.

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GLORYB2014 1/12/2013 9:34PM

    Hmm, I like a bit of garlic in some of my cooking but raw? Never tried it Lyn, so I really can't say anything. But hey, if it works for you and you like it . . . why not?
My son grows different kinds of garlic and puts it in everything, he loves it!

I am thanking Him for letting me wake up today and for giving me such a wonderful day!

Sweet dreams girlfriend!
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BOOKWERME 1/12/2013 8:10PM

    My husband LOVES garlic. I don't believe I could chew a clove...I can barely swallow one as if it were a pill ...not even for medicinal purposes. I KNOW it works...but I am not so fond of it as you...nor is it fond of me, either. I am VERY glad that you are feeling better.

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WATERMELLEN 1/12/2013 5:22PM

    I am absolutely convinced that the birds come and tell me when my feeders are empty: they know I'll "hop right to it". And the chickadees in particular are always most appreciative!

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CELEST 1/12/2013 4:12PM

    I love garlic too. I sometimes hear people excusing their garlic breath...its not a problem for me. Its a pleasant smell.
Here is a cute garlic story. My sisters friend used garlic with absolutely everything, so much so that she permanently smelled of garlic. When my sister moved towns, she left her friend behind. One day while shopping, my sisters then 5 year old suddenly said "I smell auntie Maureen's perfume mommy." Well auntie Maureen lived several hours away, so she asked Devon to find the perfume and it was the garlic in the fruit and veg section.

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INTHEGAP 1/12/2013 3:05PM

    I love garlic, too, and it is SO incredibly good for you. I haven't gotten to the point where I can eat it 'straight' however. I just use a lot in cooking and take capsules when I'm not feeling well. Hope you continue to feel better. emoticon

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