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Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Have 103 points so far and this will take me up to 106. Not bad for a day's work.
Still hot here in Mexico.
Hope all my buddies are having a nice evening....I will be watching the final of Dancing with the Stars.

  
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WHITEANGEL4 5/26/2010 1:14AM

    Is your hot humid or dry. Ours is humid so it is really hotter that way. Enjoy your day

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ERIECANALGAL 5/26/2010 12:35AM

    Just commenting for points. LOL emoticon

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RD03875 5/25/2010 11:57PM

    Love the blog. When I need my 3 points for blogging, I go to that journal thing under the planner tab and just write something.

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MSJUCY1 5/25/2010 9:34PM

    I love your title! Straight forward and to the point. I want those points sometimes too but don't have anything to say; I'm going to copy your idea. emoticon

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TINYC887 5/25/2010 9:02PM

    I don't have a tv, so i went for a walk,lol

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BECWHEELS 5/25/2010 8:16PM

    Biggest Loser here for me.

We had storms come through and cool things down in our area.

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Kinda hot here in Mexico

Monday, May 24, 2010

Makes me a bit tired....but also is good because my appetite is not out of wack. Just a little too hot to want to eat heavy.
Hope the weather is nice out there for all my sparks friends.
Have a good evening.

  
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WHITEANGEL4 5/24/2010 9:24PM

    Very hot here over the weekend. I am like you when it is really hot, I do not want to eat very much and nothing that is hot or heavy. Have a great day emoticon

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HAPPYMOM8 5/24/2010 9:18PM

    Daughter called and said Michigan is having Texas weather too! guess it was hot all over today! emoticon

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BECWHEELS 5/24/2010 9:08PM

    Was very hot and humid here in Wisconsin. Broke the record today at 93. But I will take it. So much better than snow and cold.

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MEADSBAY 5/24/2010 9:01PM

    We had a gorgeous May day in RI today and I took full advantage of it- walking twice for 40 and later 50 minutes.
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TINYC887 5/24/2010 8:57PM

    was hot here today but I love it

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Going to friends for pizza tonight

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pizza is my favorite food and the way that our friends make it is one of my favorites. He makes really thin crust and bakes it on his BBQ grill with lots of sauce, veggies and not too much cheese. I have known for a couple of days that we are going so I have been careful with my eating and calories knowing that today will be a more heavy calorie day. Of course I will have to indulge in a beer or maybe two as well. Too bad we can't get the low calories beer here in Mexico....I would prefer something like Amstel Light, but here we only have the full calorie stuff. Oh well, I did walk the dogs in the heat their 3.5 miles and I will eat light today as well. Shouldn't be too bad weight wise.
Hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday.

  
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MEADSBAY 5/23/2010 2:29PM

    Have fun!
I love thin crust grilled pizza, too.
Beer?...not at all!
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TINYC887 5/23/2010 2:14PM

    enjoy

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Very satisfying low cal snack

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Jicama. I was first introduced to this crunchie treat when I was out playing with the children at the orphanage where we volunteer. The nuns came out with a tray of these white strips sprinkle with hot pepper flakes. I have since then always kept it cut up in my refrigerator to grab whenever I need something crunchie and yummy. Sometimes I dip it into salsa (all kinds that I make here...sweat with fruit or hot with tomato). It is low in calories for the amount you can eat. Also very good mixed in a salad with fruit...adds such a nice crunch. Of course here in Mexico it is sold on every corner and is very cheap....but if you have an opportunity to check it out, I highly recommend it. Yum!

  
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WHITEANGEL4 5/22/2010 11:43PM

    I have not tried jicama and was wondering how to fix this veggie. I think I will try one as I love to have snacks around the house that are healthy emoticon

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BECWHEELS 5/22/2010 8:58PM

    LOVE IT. First tried it when we were in AZ in February. It has been hard to find in Wisconsin. I have not yet checked our local Mexican store, but need to. I bet they sell it there!

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MEADSBAY 5/22/2010 6:23PM

    I'm going to look for that- heard of it but never tried it.
thnx!
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TINYC887 5/22/2010 5:30PM

    sounds interesting

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LUCI2010 5/22/2010 4:06PM

  I also live in Mexico, love jicama; sometimes also use it in oriental stir-fry recipes (for a sort of water-chestnut texture)...

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Boredom and eating

Friday, May 21, 2010

Isn't it funny how when you actually have nothing to do for an hour or two you start thinking about food. Even though I just ate a healthy nice sized salad about a half hour ago and should be full, I am thinking about food and all the things that taste so good. I am so glad that I do not keep any really junk food in the house. Pretzels and a frozen dark chocolate bar about it. My husband is good at understanding that we just don't keep it here or we will eat it. so no cakes, cookies, pies, chips, etc. in this household. But it still doesn't stop you from thinking about it when you are bored. Boredom just gets the mind going and it goes to food. So instead of eating out of boredom, I decided to blog about it. Many things would taste great about now but will be waiting to eat the calories that I have already planned for and logged in for dinner tonight. Got to love Sparks that way. The nutritional tracker sure has helped me many a time to not eat stuff I shouldn't or else I have to log it and add it in to the calorie base for the day. So here is to the ice cream I would love to have but won't because it is not in my house and I don't want to log it onto my nutritional tracker! It might have tasted good but then I would feel guilty!

  
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MEADSBAY 5/22/2010 9:48AM

    Excellent blog, Peanut!
I don't keep much at all in the house, either, but mu DH will munch mindlessly on anything- sometimes a whole little package os graham crackers - over 500 calories!
I always have fruit on hand and sometimes I cut an apple into tiny slivers and eat that- lots of crunching and keeps my mouth busy.
Way to Spark, my friend!
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WHITEANGEL4 5/21/2010 10:10PM

    I know what you mean. That is why we never keep snacks in our house. I will be in the kitchen looking for something to snack on. I usually have some fruit laying around or in the frige. I buy precut apple slices as only about 3 to 4 will satisfy me. I will put a little peanut butter on them and they make a really good snack. I finished up all the apple slices this week and will not be going to the store again until Monday morning. I hope someone is selling fresh fruit at the market tomorrow for a quick fill in. Hubby took the last apple to work with him today and I ate the last banana this morning. emoticon

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SHANKDUB 5/21/2010 6:03PM

  I eat out of boredom often, and is most likely the reason for my current size! Before the last month or so I remember catching myself THINKING about food when I would get bored... totally unprovoked (though TV ads are 90% food and restaurant ads). It was almost difficult NOT to drift to thoughts of "I should eat something" how bizzare, right? Anyway, things have changed for me this last month, I lost 20lbs dieting and exercising. I eat dinner when I get home and I make sure its big in size and fiber content but not in calories and fat or sugar. It will tie me over most if not all evening. If I get hungry, I snack on Shrimp cocktail (very little sauce), or a bowl of bran flakes w/ skim milk though its not every night. Things are bette and since I get tired earlier in the night, I am not up as late snacking! Eating at the same times is important... a routine.

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TINYC887 5/21/2010 5:40PM

    I never eat out of boredom, half the time I forget to eat,lol

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SHARON19553 5/21/2010 4:47PM

    Boredom is an awful thing, we need to keep ourselves busy, reading, or a craft project because if my hands aren't busy doing something productive I want to grab the foods. This might be a great time to find a new hobby. Idle hands wander!
Good luck!
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