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Great Week! Ready For The Weekend and The 5% Fall Challenge!

Friday, October 11, 2013

Calories consumed: 1283
Fitness Minutes: 15

I am so glad the weekend is finally here!! I cooked at home all week! Tonight my husband and I met up with a bunch of friends at Don Pablo's. I looked up the menu/nutrition values and picked out what I was going to order before we left for the restaurant. I also went in focused on
1. Not eating appetizers.
2. Not drinking alcohol.

I have learned that I definitely eat a lot more and foods that are not good for me if I drink alcohol. So, I decided that alcohol is totally out while I lose weight. Last time I did this I didn't drink alcohol and I lost the weight quickly.

I am proud to report that I didn't eat any of the appetizers in front of me and stuck to my unsweetened iced tea. I was the only one not drinking margaritas or beer. As I watched everyone else dip their chips and soft tortillas in white cheese sauce I thought about how many times I have done this in the past 8 months. I thought about how happy I was to have already lost 2 pounds in the past 6 days and that those chips, dips, and drinks just weren't worth it.

This weekend I am going to focus on getting my fitness minutes back up. I am hoping for some dry weather so I can run outside. I also want to find a good Zumba video for night time. My husband said he would take salsa lessons with me so I am going to try to line that up when we get back from vacation.

I hope you have a fantastic weekend!

  
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KAREN_NY 10/15/2013 10:59AM

    Salsa! Your husband is such a keeper!
Congrats on your focus!!!

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STRIVER57 10/15/2013 6:08AM

    excellent. yes the margaritas and also the chips have been difficult lately. they're ok on occasion ... but not when occasions become too frequent! thanks for your comment on my blog ... and your regular encouragement. i've needed it. thanks.

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CHNGEISADCISION 10/13/2013 8:24PM

    YOU ~ GO ~ GIRL!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CYCLINGSANDY 10/13/2013 2:31PM

    Good for you! I can leave the beer and margaritas alone. I would have a hard time not having the cups and cheese dip or salsa. How fun to have a dancing hubby!

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LIZ324_NYC 10/13/2013 11:42AM

    Good for you! Sounds like you've got it all covered.
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_RAEVEN_ 10/12/2013 10:28AM

    emoticon Great job passing up those snacks and alcohol.

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OVERWORKEDJANET 10/12/2013 6:42AM

    Good for you.

I too drink the unsweetened iced tea. Got to sit on my hands when it comes to anything with cheese!

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SUNSHINE20113 10/12/2013 5:37AM

    Well done! It's always hard when everyone around you is drinking and snacking, but you are definitely on the right path to weight loss!
I'm also a runner and finding the colder weather is making it a bit more challenging to get outside. I hope it clears up for you soon.


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KRISZTA11 10/12/2013 3:45AM

    You did very well for yourself at the restaurant!
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And you are a very happy woman, having a husband who is willing to go to salsa lessons with you, you will have a lot of fun and quality time together.
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INFLATED 10/11/2013 10:35PM

    We had our son's credit card to pay for the pool closing, but the guy didn't have a way to scan it and we wrote a check for it.

I haven't seen that name for a tennis shoe at many places. We had over 4" of rain here since Wednesday night. I haven't been outside except to let the dog out into the yard.

You are doing well on your plan.

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Hanging tough at Day 5...

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Calories Consumed: 1187
Fitness Minutes: 20

Today went very well...

I remembered my lunch (and tomorrow's too)!

We had a retirement party for a teacher which included a potluck lunch. There was food everywhere. I brought fresh cut fruit. I had fruit and salad, skipped the croutons and all the other delicious food. I did eat my soup and cottage cheese with it. I skipped the Costco cake too!

I have noticed I am drinking a lot more water. And I am not liking these shorter days. I have been working a lot of hours and not getting home until dark. I am trying to get up earlier to get more fitness minutes in outside, but, truth be told, I love my sleep! Now that I have most if the new software running, I am going to try to shorten my work days a bit.

Thanks for reading! I hope you had a great day too!

  
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KAREN_NY 10/15/2013 10:57AM

    Hearin' ya... I miss the sunlight too. :/

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CYCLINGSANDY 10/11/2013 1:47PM

    We had a Teacher Training PD day with all kinds of goodies, and I did not stick to the fresh fruit. I totally get the long hours too. I got home before 5 pm, and that was a rarity. I choose my sleep over morning fitness too.

Oh, the blessings of being a school administrator! Yeah for weekends!

emoticon on your great choices!

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OVERWORKEDJANET 10/11/2013 5:47AM

    Good for you. I also am getting really good at skipping the work temptations. Now if I could get better at my late dinner choices...the mind-over-I-give-in problem!

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SHAMROCKY2K 10/10/2013 10:29PM

    Great sticktuitiveness you have! Keep going!

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KIMPY225 10/10/2013 9:33PM

    The darkness is coming in sooner & sooner now! and it is getting chilly now too!
Nice job on making the best choices with the food! Keep up the great work!
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Stay Calm and Spark On..,

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Yesterday I didn't get enough calories in. I had forgotten my packed lunch at home, and had carpooled to work..lesson learned - I will take a whole week's worth of lunches in every Monday!

Anyway, I must have felt hungry while I was sleeping because I actually dreamt that a friend left a clear bag with lemon and chocolate squares on a seat next to me. I could see the squares and couldn't resist temptation so I ate 1 1/2 of them. In my dream I thought about my diet, but thought "what the heck, I will eat them anyway!" I was relieved when I woke up and realized it was a dream!

It's amazing how the mind continues to work out our problems while we are asleep! Every day this week I have been invited out to eat and have declined.

I am gonna stay calm and Spark on!

  
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INFLATED 10/11/2013 10:39PM

    I had to laugh about dreaming about eating.

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MWWENSIN 10/10/2013 7:37PM

    What kind of friend would leave lemon squares next to you when you'rehungry. Great job turning then down in your sleep! Great willpower.

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SPARKLED146 10/10/2013 5:20PM

    Dreams can be funny. Good thing you didn't wake up and find you had eaten your pillow!



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KRISZTA11 10/10/2013 4:06PM

    Sorry about the lunch bag left at home!
Must have felt bad to think about the nice healthy food you prepared, and no replacement available...
Once I left my lunch bag at home but my DD noticed it on my desk and run after me with the bag, just in time!

Funny dream : )

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KIMPY225 10/10/2013 12:02PM

    Sorry you didn't get enough! I also didn't get enough to eat the other day. Somehow I wasn't hungry though! That is a funny dream!

emoticon That plan sounds good to bring in extra just in case!

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KIWIANN 10/10/2013 11:49AM

    I love the last line of your blog- Stay calm and Spark on! Great idea!! emoticon

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BOILHAM 10/10/2013 11:40AM

    Agree with Fitfoodie, I was going to say what she said. You have willpower even in your dreams.
I've been retired for almost 7 years and I still work in my dreams. Sometimes from a job I had 40 years ago.


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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 10/10/2013 10:51AM

    I sleep eat, like sleep walking but I eat. Its a good idea to take lunches in on Mondays. I need to do that too

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IFDEEVARUNS2 10/10/2013 9:53AM

    Too funny. I have dreams like this where I indulge in everything. And like you experience relief when I wake up to find out I didn't REALLY do it.

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KAREN_NY 10/10/2013 8:57AM

    I hope it's ok that this made me laugh. :) Good on ya'!!

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EDENZMOM 10/10/2013 8:01AM

    I'm glad you only dream-ate 1.5 squares. That alone is resistance. You're doing great and your willpower is incredible.

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FITFOODIE806 10/10/2013 7:52AM

    Love that dream. You have willpower in your sleep!!

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NELLJONES 10/10/2013 7:48AM

    Didn't you feel relieved to wake up and know it was a dream?

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The Most Beautiful Sunset Ever...

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Calories Consumed: 1123
Fitness Minutes: 0

I had to bolt early to work this morning, and got back just in time to see the sunset!



It was simply stunning!

I did pack my lunch again before I ran out the door, and I ate well-balanced meals. I am going to pull up a Spark video or two tonight - I haven't had a chance to pick up a Zumba video. I may end up ordering one on Amazon tonight, not sure when I can get to the store.

Anyway, tonight my husband and son wanted to go to a local restaurant for dinner to get buffalo chicken nachos. They went and I stayed home :)
I also got invited to 1/2 price burger night at the restaurant next to my house - literally next door - I can walk there! I declined that offer too. Anyway, it isn't hard to see why I gained some weight back!

I spent some time after dinner going through the Shooting Stars team page. I think I have all my templates set up now, I should be ready to go!

Have a fantastic evening!

  
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FREES1 10/10/2013 9:07AM

    it is a gorgeous sunset - thanks for sharing it.. and best wishes with your plans.. going out could be enjoyable and need not be a bad thing food-wise.. moderation is the key! burger with salad instead of fries.. and some sort of alternative to nachos maybe?
packing lunch is a great way to control the daytime.. congrats on getting that habit underway...
enjoy the Challenge star!

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KAREN_NY 10/9/2013 10:12AM

    Beautiful! On all levels. :)

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EDENZMOM 10/9/2013 9:35AM

    ...buffalo chicken nachos? I'll go instead of you!
just kidding... good for you, it takes big willpower, and I'm glad they have nothing like that (that i know of) in my area.
I hope you have a great and strong rest of your week xo

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IFDEEVARUNS2 10/9/2013 8:42AM

    Breathtaking!

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KELLIEBEAN 10/9/2013 8:16AM

    Wow that takes your breath away. What a wonderful moment.

Good job turning down half price hamburgers!

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OVERWORKEDJANET 10/9/2013 5:31AM

    It was awesome here too. Glad you had your camera. We've has some really breathtaking sunrises and sunsets lately here,

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INFLATED 10/9/2013 4:18AM

    That is gorgeous!

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GRANDMABABA 10/8/2013 10:50PM

    A good day with a breathtaking finale! Awesome!

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SABLENESS 10/8/2013 8:58PM

    Exquisite! And here's a emoticon for you!

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POLYANNA2 10/8/2013 8:53PM

    Gorgeous sunset indeed! Awesome job of looking temptation right in the eye and thumbing your nose at it, and feeling good about it. Way to go!!!

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KIWIANN 10/8/2013 8:25PM

    You are right - that sunset is simply stunning! Great job with your food choices today - especially resisting the restaurants!! Have a great evening!

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LJOYCE55 10/8/2013 7:42PM

  Sounds like you treated yourself very well today and are having a well deserved contented evening. Great.

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Monday and a Free Vacation...

Monday, October 07, 2013

Calories Consumed: 1143
Fitness Minutes: 20

After I walked the Bostons this morning I spent my entire work day
in front of the computer. Last week I changed all of the hardware and software. And I also had to upgrade to Windows 8...ugh!

I did pack my lunch which worked out great. I was going to walk the dogs after dinner but we are getting a lot of rain.

My husband and I received a free 4 day, 3 night voucher to Secrets in Jamaica. They gave us the voucher last October because Hurricane Sandy hit. We booked a trip there for the last week in October. M
Our friends said they would keep an eye in our sick son. His brother will check on him as well. My husband and I really need the break and time for us. And we aren't wasting free days at an all inclusive!

  
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INFLATED 10/9/2013 4:17AM

    You need this time together.

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KAREN_NY 10/8/2013 11:43AM

    Excellent!!! Just what you need! So happy for you!!


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EDENZMOM 10/8/2013 7:37AM

    That sounds magnificent! and it's not like you are putting this off for 6 months. Exciting stuff, and quality alone time is key.

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KRISZTA11 10/8/2013 7:00AM

    Wonderful opportunity to get some rest and enjoy each other's company.
I'm happy for you!

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SABLENESS 10/7/2013 8:20PM

    Awesome! You and hubby richly deserve it. emoticon emoticon

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