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Snow storms and comfort food

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

We had two snow storms last week. And I was on my game! I did my "day before a snow storm" grocery shopping, which our local weatherman referred to as the "Bread and Milk Day" :) By the time the snow blew in, the cinnamon rolls were raising, the cookies were in the oven, clam chowder on the stove and sour dough bread ready to be prepped for soup bowls. I would walk to the window with my nonfat cappuccino in hand and watch the snow fall and accumulate. I love that snowed in, warm and cozy feeling. A fire in the fireplace, the house full of nostalgic smells. It's good to take a break from routine once in a while and celebrate the season. But...by day three...I was over it! Cabin fever in grand proportions! Complete with the sluggishness that comes from sugar from baked goods and heavy creams added to soups. So, I sledded with my granddaughters, which included trudging up the hill while carrying a 2 year old, bundled up and took a walk through a beautifully snowy arboretum. I think it recharges the soul to switch up the routine sometimes. Now...back to work...onward and upward...

  
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BARBARAJ73 3/12/2013 11:07AM

    emoticon Sounds perfect to me! emoticon

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THINAGIN2 3/5/2013 4:21PM

    It sounds like you enjoyed the snow! Celebrate all the seasons!

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SUSANBEAMON 3/5/2013 2:23PM

  prepared for snow storms are better than the surprize kind, but i'd rather have rain.

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CHRISBEM 3/5/2013 12:56PM

    snow can be such a fun way to get exercise

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Small Changes

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

I think slow but steady wins the race. That speedy rabbit who falls asleep versus that pokey turtle who keeps his nose to the grindstone. Then there's that Grapes of Wrath turtle who doesn't give up seeking self-survival. Slowly working his way to his self-determined finish line. That must be the key. Slow, steady work toward a goal. Something is better than nothing.

  
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BARBARAJ73 2/17/2013 12:48PM

    I have finally given up those large, unrealistic expectations. Small steps have been much more successful for me too! emoticon

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KA_JUN 2/13/2013 5:16PM

    Rome wasn't built in a day. Patience, any movement towards your goals is still progress! emoticon

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NSTARSMITH 2/13/2013 1:44PM

    That became my motto here on Spark People, especially after I joined The Slowest Loser Team. No more "diets", no more desperate self-deprivation thinking all it takes is sheer will-power. Dang. All any of that did is set me up for raving cravings and relapse! You got it right! Spark ON!

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ROSE-LITE 2/13/2013 12:05PM

  exactly!! I have to remind myself of that every so often.... cuz of course I want the weight off NOW.... am getting close but still so slow... Keep up the good work!!

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