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Visit to the Podiatrist and Turkey Divan...

Monday, November 21, 2011

Consumed 1060 cals today

Saw the podiatrist today. He thinks my foot is healing well. I have to go back in 2 weeks for an xray. I asked if I was allowed to start walking more than 1/4 mile and he said "no". emoticon

I have to wait and see how the xray turns out. In 2 weeks I will have a better idea when I can start running again. emoticon

I made a Sparkrecipe for my family tonight -- Turkey Divan. (I made their turkey dinner friday because we are going out to eat Thursday). I added brown long grain rice to it. They said it was very tasty - I ate Nutrisystem Rotini and Meatballs, broccoli, and grapes. The Turkey Divan looked better!

So, now I am going to find a Delaware Marathon Medal picture to add to my vision board. Have a great evening!

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RIVADERCHI 11/21/2011 11:52PM

    Hi R'z.Mom, I had written a blog to you and was adding emoticons and my computer froze up so I'll try again (persistent, if nothing else!).... sorry to hear you did not get the green light yet to run.. but I love your vision board! Thank you for your kind words and understanding... it means a lot to me! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! emoticon emoticon

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INFLATED 11/21/2011 10:20PM

    I was pleased with getting all of the laundry done from our trip and some that needed folded and put away from before the trip, then all of the wood that we got and that I got in the wood we would need, even while it was raining. I have had such a thankful heart since this trip, I feel joyous and stayed busy all day.

Some have said my computer needs to be vacuumed on the inside and that is what is making it hum and causing the noise.

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Got a lot done today...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Consumed 1018 cals

I got a lot done today! Went to the market first thing this morning, then to work with my son so he could update some of the hardware on the computers.
I took him to Subway for lunch, I already had my lunch so I just watched him eat!

In the afternoon I went back to work on my closet. I found more stuff to get rid of, I now have at least 10 garbage bags filled with stuff for Goodwill. AND I filled one for the garbage! I finally finished at 8:30 tonight. My feet hurt from standing most of the day!

I was also able to finish my "homework" for the SparkPeople Live meeting Wednesday. I had to add new goals to my vision board. I added the picture of the dress I want to fit into (picture is on yesterday's blog) and I added a picture of Mickey Mouse and the Disney Wine & Dine 1/2 marathon medal I will be receiving when I cross the finish line next September.

Tomorrow I go back to the Podiatrist to get the stitches out and see how my foot is doing. I am going to ask if I can walk more (as in miles) and when I can start working on running again.

I hope your weekend was terrific!!


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FITFORMYFAMILY 11/21/2011 9:45PM

    Your blog just made me realize that I need to recreate my vision board with more specific visions. Thank you!

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NEWNAC304 11/20/2011 9:11PM

    You had a very productive day! Great job. Good luck at the doctor tomorrow. I hope you're healed enough to start walking more.

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Busy Day Yesterday and Will Power...

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Cals consumed - 1130 (Saturday)

Just getting a chance to hop on the computer and blog yesterday's events. I spent 4 hours in the afternoon going through all my clothes in my closet. I filled 5 black garbage bags up for good will -- I am still not quite finished. I also organized my clothes by size - I tried a lot of clothes on, got rid of the "bigger" ones. I had a good time!

Then, my husband, son and I went to dinner with friends. My son is 23 and hangs around us quite a bit. His girlfriend of three years is in pharmaceutical school - he doesn't see her much during the semester. His best friend is battling cancer - for the third time in his short 23 year old life! My son is moving to a townhouse 30 minutes away in about 1 and a half weeks. Not sure how much we will be seeing him after he moves. He doesn't like to waste money on gas, so I think we will be mainly driving over to see him. He is quite thrifty - unless it is computer stuff or gaming - which is why he was able to save quite a bit to buy a house.

Anyway, back to our night out. It was another "movie night" where we all go out to dinner, then back to a friends house to watch a movie in their media room. We went to a little italian restaurant. I had to study the menu when I got there because they didn't have one on the web. I went with the shrimp, broccoli, spinach and asparagus over linguine. I had them substitute the alfredo sauce for spicy marinara...I ate about 1 cup of the linguine, and all of the shrimp and veggies. It was very good. I sent about 2/3 of the pasta back. I also had balsamic vinaigrette on my tossed salad, and 1 1/2 glasses of wine. I had originally allotted myself 2 glasses (they were small), but when I drank 1/2 of the first one I got the idea to fill it back up and stopped after that one. I also drank 1 tall glass of icewater with it. The water worked out really good - I drank it instead of eating italian bread placed all over the table!! I did really good at our friends house afterwards, too. They still had a lot of halloween candy left, and everybody was digging in - except me and my husband.


So, I think going through the closet helped me stay strong last night. I don't have any clothes to wear if I gain weight, and I am looking forward to fitting into the clothes that are too tight right now.

For our SparkPeople live homework this week, we have to add some of our new goals to our vision board. I am going to take a picture of my favorite dress which is too tight right now and add it to the board.

I hope you are having a fantastic weekend!!


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INFLATED 11/21/2011 10:15PM

    I am sure someone will be thrilled to get the clothes that you packed up.

You do well with eating out at restaurants.

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FITFORMYFAMILY 11/21/2011 8:50PM

    Once again, your dinner choice sounds delicious. Your blogs often make me hungry. Thank you for making me hungry for nutritious foods. emoticon

That dress is SO pretty! Are you going to post a picture when you're able to wear it? I hope so!

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DETERMINED_SOUL 11/20/2011 8:31PM

    I just love going through my closet. The first couple of times I took things to goodwill, but since I've moved home and my mom and aunt started their journey, I just give my clothes to them. I remember putting clothes in size order, it was a great motivator. I have always organized my closet by style, length and such so the size thing was just another factor. You did very well with your night out. I wish I had been thrifty sooner, I am getting closer though.

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Red Wine and Coffee...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Consumed 1270 cals today. Walked Roxy for 20 mins.

Well, first off, I lost another pound! I seem to be losing 1 pound every four days. I am fitting more and more into my old clothes. I am having a blast going through my closet - won't be too long until I am back in a size 6 which is my goal. Some size 8 clothes are still too tight, but I remember the day when I couldn't even put them on! I remember thinking I would never lose enough weight to fit in them, but here I am. So now when I look at my old size 6 clothes, I remind myself that I felt the same way about my size 10 clothes and now they are in the bag to go to Goodwill!!

I splurged tonight and had two glasses of red wine. That is what put me over 1200 cals. I really was missing it - I used to drink a glass - or two- every night with dinner. After cooking a great dinner, red wine was MY treat with dinner - it made it complete. Tonight I made my husband and boys turkey breast (in the crockpot all day - so the whole house smelled like it!), cheddar mashed potatoes, gravy, and peas. (We are going out to a restaurant on Thanksgiving, & I wanted to make them a turkey dinner at home). I ate Nutrisystem chicken alfredo, broccoli, and salad with peas. My plate looked and smelled quite a bit different than theirs! I am also in two wine clubs - so I added the 2 glasses of wine in my tracker and decided I was ok with what the cals would be for the day. It is the first time I wanted something "outside the box" and I didn't want to deprive myself.

I think it may have been due to a conversation at work about coffee today...

I "gave up" coffee almost one year ago - actually I lost my appetite for it when I started running. I wish I didn't - I love the whole thought of shopping for it - Trader Joe's has the best - the art of making it every morning - and the smell...YUM! I actually have a coffee bar in my bathroom - designed it myself- complete with it's own sink and cupboard. I have tried drinking coffee a couple times this year and couldn't get past the first sip. It is a real bummer. But, right now it is cutting some calories - I used to add fat free half & half (not sure how much) and 2 sugar cubes. So, I am thinking after having the conversation today about coffee, my mind went subconsciously to red wine!

After reading 9 months of articles on, I know it is not a good idea to totally deprive myself. That is why I knew it was okay to drink red wine when I wanted to. Can't say it went the best with Nutrisystem, but it was a compromise! And, I stayed within my recommended calorie range for losing weight! is the BIG question...

Why do I feel like I have to justify it??

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INFLATED 11/21/2011 10:09PM

    You are a woman with drive. Perfectionism creeping in is my guess as to why you would think you needed to justify what you did.

Many people drink wine with their supper. I cook with it at times, generally I use red wine and sauté mushrooms in it with butter. I don't think the calorie count changes if it is used that way.

Just don't deprive yourself. If you were like me, that would lead to a binge.

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RIVADERCHI 11/20/2011 11:20PM

    I'll drink to what Sweet.. said! I had a couple of wine spritzers and gin and diet tonics today.... just log it and enjoy it! Cheers! Thanks for your comment on my blog... at the house concert yesterday I thought of you because they have a boston terrier too! So cute! Happy Thanksgiving and congratulations on the pounds coming off consistently! You rock, RoxyzMom!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SWEETSOUNDS11 11/18/2011 10:25PM

    'Cause we are all suckers for negative thinking. There is nothing in that description of behaviors that require justifying. Just focus on the joy and pleasure of your two glasses of wine and all the things you did right to design that into your meal plan for the day.
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Coming up on Week 5 of Foot Surgery Recovery...

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Consumed today - 1183 cals

Today I came home during my work lunch break and took Roxy for a walk around the marina. I am adding more and more distance each day. It was chilly, but still nice to get outside in the fresh air. She loves her walks, so it was a win-win for both of us.

I also got out to the hairdresser. It is so pampering there! The shampoo chairs include a leg rest and they not only wash but massage my head for at least 15 minutes. They have calming music playing and the lights are low. It's great!
My hairdresser said she expected me to walk in with crutches and a cast. She was surprised to see me walking pretty well in Uggs. I feel like I already walk better than before the surgery.

Now I am giving my foot a break for the rest of the night. It isn't as sore as it was earlier in the week - getting better each day.

Hope you had a great day!

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52WEEKSLAURA 11/20/2011 10:58AM

    "Better than pre-surgery"! And there is more recovery to come! emoticon

oooh ooooh ooooh I am 5'2" and would love a leg rest when they wash my hair and what another bonus 15 minutes head massage?!

Take care Roxy and Mom emoticon

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SABLENESS 11/19/2011 9:45PM

    Glad you're making good progress with your recovery. Sounds like Roxy is pleased, too! emoticon

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DETERMINED_SOUL 11/18/2011 9:55AM

    You are making such great improvements! You will be back to your regular routines in very short time.

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FITFORMYFAMILY 11/18/2011 9:51AM

    It's great that you're already walking better than pre-surgery. Hopefully that means good things for your future runs, too!

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