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Monday, October 25, 2010

The optometric practice that I work with is the most amazing on the planet. We have several outings a year that are just a ball. Last night was our latest -- taking in "Nautical Nightmares" at Mystic Seaport in Mystic, CT. The link for information on this event is here --

Prior to going to the Seaport, we all had dinner at Pizza Grille -- fabulous pizza, I can tell you. And having been there before, I always stuff myself until I'm so full I could burst. But last night, I had one square piece of barbecue chicken pizza which was about 3" x 3" and one pie shaped wedge of Hawaiian pizza -- and that's it!! I also had 3 bites of Chocolate Lava cake and a coke. Calorie wise, down alot more than it has been in past years. Very proud of my self control. Walking 2 miles on the treadmill, weight training and a few minutes of yoga (all this morning) rounded out my long weekend. I'm hoping that I can keep an eye on the big picture during the next couple of months.

November and December can be such a strain on anybody's regimen. I think we should pat ourselves on the back when we've done well and boost our spirits when we've fallen a bit off the wagon. Good luck everybody!!

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SSHAN0107 10/25/2010 5:03PM

    Good for you! Pizza is one of my weaknesses, too. I bet today you don't miss that extra pizza, but you might have been miserable if you had overindulged.

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It's a top ten day in New England!!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

It doesn't get much better than today -- temps in the high 50's/low 60's, enough breeze to send the fallen leaves flying, sunshine -- it's a definite "glad to be alive" day.

Darling daughter and I took the granddollies to an alpaca farm (ranch?) on a Walktober walk. (sponsored by The Last Green Valley here in North East Connecticut,This is the link if you are interested in reading about it.

I would guess there were about 40 alpacas of different ages there. The walk was called "The Curious Alpacas" and they would walk right up to you as long as you stood still and didn't move quickly.

This was the newest little guy and was just 6 days old and cute as a bug's ear. The other young alpacas were very curious about the "jacket" that he was wearing because they hadn't seen it before. Because it's getting cooler, they bundled him up in it.

The Dollies had a great time -- GrandDolly #1 loved how soft they were. The alpaca that she is posing with is Susie and loves attention. Her startling threshold was alot higher than most of the others. I don't know who the little boy that #1 is standing with but he surely is adorable.

Sweet Baboo had to work this morning so he wasn't able to come with us. Luckily though, the farm is open most days and just making a phone call to make sure that they will be there is all that is needed for another visit. We'll definitely be going back soon!!


I blame my sister!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Back on track after a really rough couple of weeks. Spent some time up north with my sister, brother in law and assorted other family members and fell off the wagon, tripped getting back up again and rolled into the ditch, where I became soaked with water. I was pleasantly surprised when I got on the scale this morning and had lost about a pound in spite of my transgressions at the dinner table and away from the treadmill and weights. It's not really my sister's fault, I just like to bash her a bit.

I'm finding that I'm sticking to my regimen much better this time. I think it's because I've been telling myself that I'm not going to just lose 10 pounds and then go back to the way I've always eaten. I have done that so often in the past. Now, I'm seriously cutting back on what I eat and faithfully putting my food into my tracker and making myself get on that treadmill (thank you from the bottom of my heart JK!!) and it's making all the difference for me.

Yay me!!

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GREEKGAL1 10/23/2010 8:56AM

  Your blog made me smile. You have a way with words. Good luck on your journey.

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VEHAMILTON1 10/22/2010 9:07PM

    emoticon Just a shout out to encourage you to keep uplifted.

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TLCFME 10/22/2010 8:57PM

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FELIXC 10/22/2010 8:37PM

    Woo hoo! emoticon

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GLORRE 10/22/2010 8:34PM

  Good for you!

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It's definitely autumn in New England

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Our furry little forecaster has announced that it is autumn and that winter is not far behind. She does this in a very strange way.

Three years ago this past spring, a little grey bunny hopped across our lawn. My Sweet Baboo, bless his little heart, chased the little bunny all over the yard until he caught her/him. We're still not sure what flavor she is.

Anyway, we figured that since it was something like May when she hopped to our house, that the little bunny was an Easter present for some kid and when she/he wasn't so cute anymore, they just dropped it off and forgot about it. That seriously ticked me off.

She's been a great bunny, and has been named Hoppy by our oldest GrandDolly. She lives in our greenhouse, which was once a pool pump house. The greenhouse is inside our fenced-in in ground pool. She's safe from danger in there and has more than one way in and out of the greenhouse. She loves to race around the pool with our cats.

I really do have a point in all this. Hang tight.

The first autumn that we had her, (we usually refer to Hoppy as a her) she dug a tunnel underneath the greenhouse. Then filled it in. Then dug one under the fence, where she got out a couple of times. Then filled it in. This went on for most of the fall.

The second autumn that we had her, she started burrowing again, digging little warrens here and there, dragging in hay and leaves, and then filling them in. Again most of the fall.

This is our third autumn with her. Once again, she is burrowing and nesting. We're used to her antics by now. She spends her days covered in dirt and eating like a little horse. Not being an expert on bunnies, I'm guessing that she is instinctively doing this to have a safe and warm place to escape the bad weather that she instinctively knows will be here soon.

We're just glad that we can give her a safe and warm place to live, even while she's excavating her little heart out!!

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BIGWOMAN45 10/22/2010 10:14PM

  Awh Marcy what a nice story, thanks for sharing,

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DESERTDREAMERS 10/6/2010 12:00AM

    Glad Hoppy survived your Sweet Baboo - sounds like she's trying to build her warren or something (what I know about rabbits, I got from reading Watership Down). The filling it in part - I'm clueless! emoticon

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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

I think that by not taking advantage of the support and camaraderie that is available on the Team Forums, I essentially shot myself in the foot!! Thanks for the warm welcome you guys, it feels good to know that there are others like me that are fighting the good fight against Evil Creeping Poundage!!

Thanks everybody!!



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