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Didn't consume enough cals today, SparkPeople Live Meeting & Thanksgiving Plans...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Consumed 813 cals today.

I had 3 meals and 1 snack today. Low calorie day because I missed eating one snack and went out to a restaurant for dinner. It sounds weird, but since I didn't have my nutrisystem dinner, I had shrimp, salad, and broccoli at the restaurant my calorie count was lower! I have gotten pretty good now at knowing what to pick out when eating at a restaurant to stay in my calorie range and feel "full". Broccoli definitely fills me up. I love it - I eat it every day! I drank 3 huge glasses of icewater with lemon and 1 glass of wine.

I got a lot done at work today. Made a couple calls to get feelers out for a new person to replace one of my managers. Now I have off until Monday so I can put it out of my mind for a few days.

The SparkPeople Live meeting went well tonight. I was about 20 mins late getting on because I dined with friends at the restaurant. I am not sure how long I have been attending the meetings (several months) but I will say they definitely help me to keep focused and stay on track during the week.

Tomorrow I plan on sleeping in and finishing getting things together for Goodwill. I also bought new lavender liners for my dresser drawers - I will be putting them in tomorrow - they smell really good. My husband and I are going to a restaurant tomorrow since it is just the two of us. We always have a big dinner at our house. Everyone that usually comes is travelling somewhere or working so this is probably the first time we haven't had to entertain a large group for Thanksgiving. I am seriously considering ordering lobster tail, baked potato and veggies instead of the Thanksgiving Buffet. I don't think I would eat much off the buffet and wouldn't have to worry about how many calories I am consuming. And I love lobster!!

I hope you have enjoyed your day!

  
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THISISIT-PA 11/24/2011 12:47AM

    Lavender liners sounds luxurious - great idea!

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INFLATED 11/24/2011 12:34AM

    I like seafood too. The only food I can think of that I don't like, is okra.

My husband jokingly said we were going to Shoney's and my son said, "What? Are you serious?" He likes the Thanksgiving meal. Our daughter phoned tonight from Kansas, this is the first we heard from her since she graduated college in October. She and her boyfriend called to wish us a Happy Thanksgiving.

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Long, stressful day...

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

consumed 1150 cals today

It was a long, stressful day at work. I have to fire someone that has worked for me for 7 years. She has gone totally downhill the past year and a half and I can't take it anymore. I am going to place a "blind ad" on-line and see what comes up. I also have "feelers" out at the University near me. I had hoped she would have gotten another job and quit, but it hasn't happened. She isn't a good manager anymore - decided to be "friends' with some of the employees A LOT younger than her (bar, bunch of crap on facebook, constantly texting, etc.) She is having a HUGE midlife crisis -- I could write a book! Other employees are getting upset and it's messing up our "team".

The good news is I didn't go off of my eating plan. When I am stressed I tend not to eat.

Hope you had a better day!!

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INFLATED 11/24/2011 12:17AM

    I have had to train employees and then report to the manager whether I thought they should be kept beyond the probationary period. It isn't the same situation as what you are dealing with, but it is hard to have to tell a manager that the employee they hired is a slacker.

Congratulations on not letting stress interfere with your eating plan.

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FITFORMYFAMILY 11/23/2011 3:08PM

    I'm sorry you had such a difficult day. Hopefully it will get easier from here on out!

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DETERMINED_SOUL 11/23/2011 9:48AM

    Sometimes we have to do what is best for our team, even if it is tough. emoticon

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SAVANNAHZMOMMA1 11/22/2011 10:41PM

    What a hard day for you, what a hard week. I feel for you. I hope it goes as smoothly as possible, and that you feel satisfied and at peace with how you handled it once you've carried out your action.

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SABLENESS 11/22/2011 8:40PM

    emoticon,not letting stress sabatage you, especially in a difficult situation like that. emoticon

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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!
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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.

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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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