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Nice Walk, Shopping and Wrapping...

Friday, December 23, 2011

Consumed 1298 cals today.

Took a nice long walk with my husband and Roxy this morning. I then spent the rest of the day shopping and wrapping. I ended up at the mall. It took me 1 hour to get out of the parking lot when I was done! There is only a couple ways out and it was packed. I did good with my eating today. I had a small lunch before I went shopping, stopped at a chinese place around 1:30 when I became hungry and had steamed chicken, broccoli and carrots (no rice), and I ate a yoplait yogurt I had packed in my cooler at 5 while I was sitting in a line of cars trying to get out of the mall! It held me over good until I got home and made dinner.

I am just sitting down now after my long day - it's 9:40 at night. I only have a couple more things to wrap, I can't do any more tonight. My parents used to put our presents under the tree unwrapped Christmas Eve after we went to sleep. My husband wanted everything wrapped for the kids as they grew up. I have no idea why I agreed to it - I am the one who ends up wrapping! AND I am not sure why I am still doing it - my "kids" are 23 and almost 21!! I do like wrapping Roxy's - she LOVES unwrapping her presents - it's a nice workout for her!

Tomorrow I have to run out to the butcher and pick up Christmas dinner. We bring my mother-n-law over for dinner on Christmas. I am serving filet mignon (grilling), steamed shrimp, steamed broccoli, mixed fruit and beek brisket (a gift from my bff in Texas). My mother-n-law is bringing mashed potatoes. I am going to pick up a dessert from a local bakery. We are going to go visit my great Aunt and cousins before dinner - this menu should be easy to put together when we get back.

I hope you had a great day and are ready to enjoy the weekend.

  
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INFLATED 12/24/2011 10:02PM

    We went grocery shopping! My son's girlfriend came over with her younger brother, they are going to Alabama and she wanted to say goodbye before they left.

Hubby got two loads of wood today. My son told us the grocery stores closed at 5 PM. We left about 3:45 PM to go and the first one we went to had a jammed parking lot so my husband decided to go to another store. I took the grocery list and coupons and tore the list in half. He took half and I took half and we each got a grocery cart. We were done before 5 PM, but the store stayed open until 6 PM.

We have to do shopping for meat on Monday, be the Lord Willing. The clerk asked if I had any messy items so she could bag them by themselves. I told her I used to work at Big Lots and knew not to put chemicals in with food items. She asked if they paid well. I was making $8.50 there after 9 years of working for them. She was making $8.20 after being at this grocery store for 9 years. She told me she is 70 years old and her husband has cancer. She went to apply for assistance and told them that her rent was $900 a month. She said,"Do you know what they told me? Find a cheaper place to live!" I prayed for that woman tonight. I told my husband I wondered how she managed on her pay check.

It has been a busy day.



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I Can Run Again - Yayyy!!

Thursday, December 22, 2011

1202 cals consumed today

Big News: Went to the foot doctor today (9 1/2 weeks after foot surgery) and he said I can run, walk, everything and anything I want to -- Yayyy! He also said I can get pedicures again! Great visit!

I do have to go to my chiropractor to try to straighten my toe out. I also might have to get the pin shortened if it doesn't dissolve in 3 weeks. But, I got the green light to run so I am happy.

I now have 6 days off in a row, so I can get back in the groove. Yayyy!

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I hope you had a great day too!

  
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DETERMINED_SOUL 12/23/2011 11:21AM

    That is exciting news! I know you have been doing so well so you would be ready for this day. Remember to take it slow.

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SABLENESS 12/23/2011 9:03AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonDitto to everyone's cautions. I'm sure you'll be sensible about starting up again. Woohoo! Enjoy your week off and THX for comments on pics!

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INFLATED 12/23/2011 4:29AM

    YAY! If you experience any foot pain while running, stop. I would think it would be the pin tearing things inside your foot.

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FITFORMYFAMILY 12/22/2011 6:44PM

    Oh, wow! That was a much better visit than what you were aniticipating, huh? I'm so happy for you! Do take it easy, though. I know how ambitious and excited you are, but I don't want you to hurt yourself!

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EMMANYC 12/22/2011 6:28PM

    That's great! But (now I'm going to sound like a mother) make sure you build up your running gradually again. Maybe alternate running with low impact activities, and do every other day for another week or so. Good luck!

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Good, Calm Day...

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

1087 cals consumed today, lost .6 pounds -- just glad it didn't go up this week!

I worked today til 3:40 then ran some errands then met 8 friends and hubby at a local spot for dinner. I had 1/2 of a REALLY good garlic wrap with grilled chicken breast, apple slices, mandarin orange slices and lettuce. I got a side of broccoli instead of fries. It was really good. My cals were a little low because I was so bz I didn't eat breakfast (I took it to work with me then forgot until lunch time).

My Christmas shopping is almost done, still trying to figure out what to get my younger son. Hope it comes to me soon!

Hope your day went well!

  


Holiday Prep, 9 1/2 Weeks Into Recovery and Getting Bored...

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

1198 cals consumed today.

My sinuses are doing better today. I took my last dose of antibiotic. Hopefully I will continue to see improvement. I got a lot done today. I worked til 3 - took Roxy to work with me today. She is all better. I then came home and put the decorations on the Christmas tree (all snowmen) and I wrapped all of the gifts. I am waiting on a few items I ordered online, then I am done. I want to enjoy this weekend and relax as much as possible on my days off.

My husband asked if I wanted to go meet him at Chili's with a couple men he works with for dinner. I chose to stay home and eat healthy and in my calorie range. Last weekend wore me out! Too much thinking and tallying of calories everywhere I went!

My foot has been hurting. The disposable pin didn't disintegrate yet and it is bothering the bottom of my foot (sorry if that is grossing you out). I go back to the doctor Thursday, not sure what he is going to do. It may be a painful appointment. I also have to get my big toe straightened out. I really want to be able to at least start using a bike or elliptical by New Year's Day. I am getting the itch to get back out there - I am getting rather bored. It's been 9 1/2 weeks since my surgery. My foot is still swollen pretty good. I can only fit in my Uggs. We will see what happens Thursday.

I hope you are having a productive day and sticking with your plan!

  
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INFLATED 12/22/2011 2:00AM

    How did your appointment go?

My daughter put on Facebook that her boyfriend is having gall bladder problems.

I am so grateful for calm days. I don't have to look for trouble, it always manages to find me.

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FITFORMYFAMILY 12/21/2011 11:19AM

    I'm glad to hear that Roxy's all better. Hopefully your appointment will go well and not be too painful. Hang in there, friend!

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SABLENESS 12/20/2011 9:51PM

    Glad you two are better. I hope things clear up with your foot; that's got to be getting really old by now. THANK YOU so much for all your supportive comments. You are one of my best cheerleaders! I always enjoy your upbeat blogs and positive attitude. I got caught up in a fascinating book by Ellen Sirleaf-Johnson, Nobel prize winner, who was the first woman president of an African nation, Liberia. So the wrapping will get wrapped up tomorrow. I'm looking forward to a "normal" food day tomorrow without thinking and tallying.

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DETERMINED_SOUL 12/20/2011 9:42PM

    Best of luck with your appointment.

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Thank God It Is Monday...

Monday, December 19, 2011

1187 cals consumed today.

I never thought I would be so happy that it is Monday!

I went to holiday events centered around food four days in a row! I didn't eat as much as I would have had I not been on SparkPeople but I did consume an average of 1500 cals Friday, Saturday and Sunday! I am proud to report that I also tracked all the food that I ate.

So, I am really going to make sure I stay within my desired calorie range of 1200 throughout this week by making all my meals at home.

The next event is Thursday night - it's an open house, so I am going to eat dinner before I go and stay away from the munchies when I get there! Losing weight has been too much work to backtrack now.

I hope you are doing well during this holiday season!

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INFLATED 12/20/2011 4:28AM

    You do a lot during your days and I would think you burn a lot of calories. I agree though, it is a lot easier not to overeat than it is to get rid of the pounds.

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SABLENESS 12/19/2011 4:59PM

    "Losing weight has been too much work to backtrack now." You've got that right! Hope you and Roxy are both on the mend. I'd doing very well in spite of all the food occasions. Last night was my first holiday indulgence - glass of wine and rich goodies. No sweets; I'd just been wanting something rich all weekend. Hopefully that satisfied whatever my body was wanting. We can do this holiday thing! emoticon

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