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And counting backwards...Day 39!

Monday, July 09, 2012

Very full day on the run. It's 3:30 now and I'm a bit over on cal so far; will have to adjust later. Proud of myself - got up early to get in a SP video before dashing out the door for 8 AM pollworkers' class. I'll be so happy when the DVD I won gets here! So far:

351 breakfast
425 lunch with mom
285 snack #1, not enough protein for lunch
181 dinner
158 snack #2
1400 total

I did it! What I ate when got a little skewed, but at the end of the day, I am comfortably within range. This is really good. I've convinced myself I can do it again on especially challenging days like this one.

7/10 oops. Forgot to add the glass of lemonade I had with snack #2 @ 131 cal.
Total 1531, 6 cal over. Don't care; it was still a really good day.

PS: I figured the cal on my own lemonade, and it's 30 cal less than the SP listing! So...I WAS within cal range!

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ROXYZMOM 7/10/2012 6:53AM

    Well done :)

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MAYBER 7/9/2012 8:56PM

    Good plan one day at a time
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ANGGEL40 7/9/2012 8:45PM

    no not bad at all..enjoy your women group!

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LHLADY517 7/9/2012 5:51PM

    Not too bad.

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And Counting Backward - Day 40!

Sunday, July 08, 2012

It feels very good to be sticking within my range with some new motivation. I'm going to make the most of the remaining days till my 1 yr Sparkversary. Today's totals:

299 breakfast
383 lunch
264 snack #1
354 dinner
49 snack #2
1349 total

Exercise: stretching, walk, heavy cleaning, SP video

I've had a run of three great days!


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KAI_ZEN 7/9/2012 10:31AM

    You're strengthening and reinforcing great choices and habits.

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MUSOLF6 7/9/2012 8:39AM

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ROXYZMOM 7/9/2012 7:21AM

    Excellent work! Is the SP video the one you won??

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon Keep up the good work!!!!!

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And Counting...(backwards!) Day 41

Saturday, July 07, 2012

Under calories today which is unusual. I had time only to throw some berries, almond milk and choc peanut butter powder in the blender for lunch. A couple of under calorie days won't hurt, but I'm not going to make a habit of it. I feel really good about what I did eat.

330 breakfast
91 lunch
106 snack #1
377 dinner
164 snack #2
1067 total

Exercise: stretching and a short SP video, no time for more

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MUSOLF6 7/8/2012 11:38AM

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BLUE42DOWN 7/7/2012 9:11PM


Eating to what you're hungry for is smarter than stuffing yourself just to meet a number one day. Another day you'll be hungrier and in the end it will even out.

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And counting, Day 42 backwards!

Friday, July 06, 2012

I'm challenging myself to post my calorie totals daily till my 1 year Sparkversary on 8/16. Here's today:

295 breakfast
350 lunch
143 snack #1
285 dinner
204 snack #2
1277 total

Exercise: SP cardio video, yardwork, lots of housecleaning

Taking a page from several Sparkfriends; accountability is a great help!

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SAGEMYST 7/13/2012 8:48PM

    Great idea!! Good luck!! emoticon emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 7/6/2012 9:57PM

    Looks great to me :)

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CARAFAE37 7/6/2012 9:54PM

    This is great! You have a lot more patience then I do for details haha Keep it up!

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Gratitude and Overwhelm

Thursday, June 21, 2012

When I feel overwhelmed is an especially good time to make a gratitude list to restore some perpective and keep me going. This has been a tough week, too much to do, too little sleep, and not so great eating on the run. I have only today to do a multitude of things before leaving on my choir trip tomorrow morning. At the moment, I'd like nothing more than to have a good cry and go back to bed.

Grateful for
1. My new Nook
2. Husband who helps me figure out new things such as new Nook
3. Sparkfriends who support me even when I've been too busy to be much support myself
4. Good quality sleep last night, though not enough quantity
5. Being able to squeeze in a haircut last night; wasn't sure when I'd get to that
6. Free city guide apps for my trip
7. A good breakfast which I just realized I haven't finished, milk and vitamins still to go
8. What I did get done yesterday that isn't on today's list, thanks be
9. My family and new grand-nephew, born Monday
10. My cats, even the kitten who was in disgrace this morning. Even when she's bad, she's adorably cute.

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SAGEMYST 6/22/2012 11:01AM

    Enjoy your trip. Sounds like a lot of fun. Don't cry, it will be ok. Get some rest and things will look better when your are rested.


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CHICKYBEE 6/21/2012 9:15PM

    You are so thoughtful, constantly. Now is the time to concentrate on yourself and your needs. I will be praying for you - safe travel, peace within, and a fabulously successful choir trip. And congratulations on the new grand-nephew - life is good! Enjoy yourself above all else on this trip.
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ROXYZMOM 6/21/2012 7:28PM

    NICE!! Congrats on the new addition to your family!

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KAI_ZEN 6/21/2012 2:43PM

    Pausing to be grateful is a great way to face a tough day. GOOD JOB!

As a fellow book lover, I'll look forward to hearing how you like your Nook. I've yet to take the plunge as there's something deeply satisfying about a reading print book.

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ANGGEL40 6/21/2012 12:04PM

    You are busy..remember to take some time to relax..have a safe trip and enjoy..God Bless!

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MUSOLF6 6/21/2012 11:35AM

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    Excellent idea. You've done a great job here too!
Remember to breathe, deep breaths, and smile often. Compliment yourself for every little thing you get accomplished. Do some quick jogging in place to get needed quick energy. :)
I hope you have a great trip, teammate!

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CHANGING4ME49 6/21/2012 9:09AM

    Love your attitude as well as your gratitude list. Great blog!! Hope you have a good trip. Hang in there my friend! And enjoy your nook!! emoticon

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