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YES! I'm no Longer "Obese"

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Thanks be to God, I just recalculated my BMI for the first time in three weeks (when I started Spark People) and, having lost 10 lbs, I've eaked out of the "obese" category! A score of 30.0+ is over the line, 29.9- is under, and I'm at 29.7! Awfully close, but I'll take it!

  
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BUTTAFLYH 4/14/2009 10:33PM

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I've Got the "Have to do my Taxes" Blues

Monday, April 13, 2009

Today is normally my one day off per week, but this week I have to do my taxes--wah, wah, wah. Yeah, I'm a tax procrastinator, but I'll git 'er dun!

Well, at least I can look forward to an amazingly healthy breakfast burrito and some fresh fruit later this morning! Hopefully all this good eating over the last few weeks will help me have the energy and mental focus I need to find those (legal of course) loopholes.

  
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MARIE625 4/13/2009 9:16AM

    I got the tax blues too! I'm really stressing because this year, we've had some weird stuff go on and not only do I need to get the taxes done, I have to find somebody to do them for me! Obviously an extension will be involved, but I'm wondering if I can even find someone to do the extension at this late date. Sheesh! One of these days, I'll learn not to procrastinate. Probably about the same time I learn not to eat the entire Easter basket full of candy....

Good luck to you!

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Taking a Load Off

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Yesterday I rode my bike into the office which is about 8 miles from my home. I needed my laptop, of course, so I packed it in my backpack with a few other misc things and headed off. I had a headwind all the way in which made the ride a little harder, but I was surprised by how much I noticed the weight of that backpack on my shoulders.

When I was just about done with my work and ready to head home, my wife stopped by the office so I asked her if she'd throw my backpack in the car, which of course she did. As soon as I got back on the bike I noticed how much lighter I felt, and that's when it hit me--that backpack weighed only a few pounds more than the weight I've lost over the last three weeks!

Wow. That realization made me want to stay focused and committed to the plan and take off three or four more backpacks!

  
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Any Ideas for Low-Sodium Soups?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

I have slight blood pressure issues and therefore need to watch my sodium intake. I love soups but it seems that all canned soups and soup starters are packed with sodium. So I've been looking for low-sodium soup recipes but am not having much luck.

Any ideas?

  


Any Ideas for Low-Sodium Soups?

Saturday, April 11, 2009

I have slight blood pressure problems and thus need to watch my sodium intake each day. I love soups, but it seems that all canned soups and soup starters are packed with sodium. So I've been looking for ways to make homemade soup from scratch that's tasty and yet low in sodium but again I'm having a hard time finding recipes that fit these criteria.

Any ideas?

  
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46A39P 4/13/2009 7:17AM

    You can check sparks recipes or take a recipe and calibrate it to your needs. I make home made soups so there is control of what goes in. I don't put any salt in my soups and they are tasty. I figure you can add it but can't take it out once it's in their, so maybe you could start with a chicken soup? I put carrots, corn, sometimes potato or pasta (ditalini my favorite), celery, peas and carrots, so its a real meal when I'm through with it. To thicken it, I dilute some corn starch with water then add to the pot.

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