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3/4 of a well-managed conference weekend

Sunday, May 20, 2012

This weekend was the Nebula Awards weekend in Washington, DC, and hubby and I drove out there, about a 7 hour drive. I did really well with my eating through the weekend, and worked out. But last night we were up really late, this morning I woke early and couldn't go back to sleep, and driving home I was fighting to stay awake at the wheel. So when we stopped for gas, I bought junk food. The sugar and the eating kept me awake, and I'm home.

While I am not happy with that eating, I'm also not beating myself up about it. Tomorrow I can get back on my bike and on my regular eating plan. If I'd fallen asleep at the wheel and crashed, tomorrow might never have gotten here for me. So I'm going to label it "not tragic" and be grateful for another day!

  
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NATPLUMMER 5/21/2012 10:26AM

    Definitely not tragic!!
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CORNERKICK 5/21/2012 2:29AM

  Great attitude!

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BLUE42DOWN 5/20/2012 10:01PM

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For sure it would have been more tragic to have no more tomorrows. In a real lifestyle, sometimes choices have to be made because of their overall effect and not solely about an eating plan.

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Halfway there!

Monday, May 14, 2012

In September, I started this journey with the goal of losing 120 pounds by May 2013. As of today, I've lost 60 pounds. My energy level and stamina are vastly improved, I'm back into clothes I haven't worn for several years, and I'm much happier with me. Woot!

Still a lot of work to do, but I have the time in which to do it. So yay!

  
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TRAVLNWOMAN 5/23/2012 7:17PM

    I feel like we are weight loss sisters. We both started about the same time and have lost the same amount of weight. Keep up the great work!!!!!

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TRACYZABELLE 5/18/2012 3:52AM

    That is emoticon

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WORKINGSTIFF 5/16/2012 9:22AM

    Right on! Keep up the good work!

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EUPHRATES 5/14/2012 5:55PM

    I am SO proud of you!!!!!
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NATPLUMMER 5/14/2012 4:16PM

    Awesome!

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CHALLENGER15 5/14/2012 3:35PM

    Fantastic! Good job!

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LORI1132 5/14/2012 2:17PM

    Congratulations!!!!


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ITISABOUTME 5/14/2012 12:52PM

    Congratulations that is awesome!!!

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BLUESKIES139 5/14/2012 12:05PM

    Thats AMAZING WAY TO GO!!!!!! Keep up the good work!

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DARA52 5/14/2012 10:26AM

    Oh my!! Good job!!!

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MRS_FLOWERS1 5/14/2012 10:10AM

    That is awesome, MissG! Congratulations! emoticon

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SHARONSPARKLE 5/14/2012 10:02AM

    I'm enjoying getting acquainted with you and I'm so proud of you for your 60 lb loss! Half way to your goal and I can tell you'll get there - no doubt!

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THE_NEW_MELISSA 5/14/2012 9:50AM

    Awesome! You are moving right along!

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OPTIMIST1948 5/14/2012 9:13AM

    And now you've lost a child. Pretty soon you'll have lost an adult. I always admire these people! As I admire you!

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MAPLECANDY3 5/14/2012 8:42AM

    WHOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Bike, bike, bike. Must garden

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I put 84 miles on my bike this week. That's not too shabby. But I can't do a long ride tomorrow to start out the next week on the same pace. I need to get my garden cleaned up. I've been a very neglectful garden mommy this year, and nothing is getting planted. It got away from me last summer, when I was in my blob phase, and now I have to pay the price.

  
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OBNURSE3 5/14/2012 9:13PM

    Good job with the riding!!! Took my last long ride on Mother's Day for probably a wk. Had a terrible accident that destroyed my bike and had to order another one so its here in time for my "Big" ride....all in all the accident cost me about $1100 to replace the bike, the ipod and my glasses. Can't wait to get the bill for the CT scan and ER visit!!! Please wear your helmets girls!!! Check out my blog and learn from me! emoticon emoticon

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OPTIMIST1948 5/14/2012 9:15AM

    To every thing, there must be balance. I got mine 90% done Saturday and Sunday. All I need to do is finish the mulch on the bushes in the front. I'm doing an experiment there with shredded leaves. Last year, I used them in the veggie garden and was THRILLED with the results. This year everyone is getting a treatment.

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NATPLUMMER 5/12/2012 7:24PM

    Great job on the biking. Hope the gardening goes well.

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CHALLENGER15 5/12/2012 7:21PM

    We were hoping Mother Nature was going to water ours today,but DH is out watering now since Mother Nature didn't do what she was predicted to do!

Hope your gardening went well...we are watching two green peppers grow and hoping for lots of veggies this summer!

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Nevermind carbs/no carbs; what works for me is surprise

Thursday, May 10, 2012

My weightloss is proceeding in a reasonably steady, orderly fashion, well ahead of the schedule I gave myself (120 pounds off by next May, and I've lost 57 of those). I set a readily achievable schedule because slower loss is more likely to "stick" and because I didn't want to do anything crazy or unhealthy, and falling behind on the schedule can make that a much bigger temptation.

But even so, I get little down if the scale doesn't move for a couple of weeks. And one of the things that I've noticed is that I tend to get into eating "ruts"--pretty much the same distribution of carbs/fat/protein eaten at about the same time of day. My body seems to adapt to that--clever bodies; they want to hold onto all that fat in case of scarcity!

I've also noticed that if I shake up that pattern, my body is apparently caught off-guard and drops a few pounds! I had a big drop when I was sick, barely eating, and not working out, and another when I stepped UP my calorie intake and spread them differently throughout the day. High protein/low carbs was no more successful that high carbs/low protein--both scared away a couple pounds.

So if you are plateauing, give a food shakeup a try! It might help shake you loose!

  
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OPTIMIST1948 5/11/2012 10:22PM

    Hey, it cant hurt right??

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CHALLENGER15 5/10/2012 9:25PM

    Great idea!

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DARA52 5/10/2012 1:08PM

    Excellent advice! Thanks!

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NATPLUMMER 5/10/2012 11:20AM

    Good idea :-)

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BECKY3126 5/10/2012 10:38AM

    I had been stuck the last two months with no loss at all...finally started a new workout routine and increased my calories, and what do you know? This morning the scale showed a 2 1/2 lb loss. In a week. Finally...I think you are completely spot on. It is all about changing things up. Our bodies get so used to what we do everyday and they get "comfortable". Gotta keep it guessing. Congratulations on your loss so far and good luck on your journey!!

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HONBAD 5/10/2012 10:37AM

    Interesting observations! Probably same line of thinking as mixing up your workouts. Got to keep tricking that body!! Stubborn buggers!

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CAKEMAKERMOM 5/10/2012 10:31AM

    Sounds like a plan, if I eat the same things all the time, nothing seems to happen, but I change my eating pattern and I drop a big amount.

Same with exercise, if I do it at the same time in the same intensity all the time, it stops working, so I try to do it at different times with different types of exercise and it helps too.

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Well, I do prefer my milk to be nonfatal

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Oh, Spark People. Sometimes you just crack me up.

Every morning, I drink a large glass of milk. Which I then enter into my nutrition. I type "milk, nonfat" and Spark People brings it right up.

This morning, though, I was a bit distracted and typed "nonfat milk." For which Spark People brought up a couple choices, and a suggestion: "Do you mean nonfatal milk?" it asked.

I'm not quite sure how to respond to that question. No, I certainly did not mean to type "nonfatal milk." On the other hand, yes, I do want to make certain that the milk I drink is, in fact, nonfatal.

Perhaps I should type in "hemlock" and see what Spark People suggests as an alternative!

  
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DOGLADY13 5/9/2012 8:54PM

    Nonfatal milk is the only kind I drink.


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XMAC33 5/8/2012 8:18PM

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DARA52 5/8/2012 5:14PM

    It's like typos on a smartphone! LOL...

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OPTIMIST1948 5/8/2012 3:47PM

    See, I'm lazy, I just type "skim" (if that's my tipple that day, sometimes 1%) and the right answer pops up every time.

But it sounds like you have more fun...

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SHARONSPARKLE 5/8/2012 1:59PM

    Too funny! But I've got some weird suggestions as well.

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CAKEMAKERMOM 5/8/2012 12:17PM

    I love alternate suggestions!

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THE_NEW_MELISSA 5/8/2012 11:58AM

    LOL Love it! I prefer my milk nonfatal as well :)

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