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Back home but missing the hot tub!

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Had a lovely weekend with the family. I ate pretty well and I swam everyday which helped a lot. There was an indoor/outdoor hot tub that was marvelous! The weather was pretty cool so it was fun to soak in the hot tub but breath the cool lakeside air. That was definitely my happy place. My oldest son kept the house in pretty good order while we were away. The only thing he "forgot about" was washing the dishes. I can't expect too much I guess. I didn't track my food but I tried to keep track of it. That isn't the best way to do it but I am not the most disciplined Sparker at times. I am heading in to the Doc tomorrow to see what the heck is going on with my stomach pain/bloating/heartburn. Praying for a quick plan of action to get back to pain free eating.
Glad to be home and sparking again! emoticon

  
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STILLFLYIN 9/6/2011 8:20PM

    What they said! You have done well.
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RAINBOWFALLS 9/6/2011 6:49PM

    Being aware of what you are eating is better than not caring. Good job and good luck.

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MIRDREAMS 9/6/2011 4:10PM

    Sounds like you gave yourself a break without going overboard. Congratulations! I hope the doc has good news for you.

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Zucchini Cakes

Monday, August 29, 2011

In my effort to eat better yesterday - actually eat less at least emoticon I tried the Zucchini Cakes at Ruby Tuesday's. They were sooooooooooo good. I had the salad bar too. I had just a smidge of dressing but most everything else was naked and I ate only one half of the little buns they came on. I looked online and apparently the zucchini cakes are about 436 cal. but kind of a lot of sodium. I also found a Sparkpeople taste alike recipe that I am going to try. The Sparkpeople recipe is called Zucchini Cakes with red pepper and feta if you want to look it up cause I am rather computer illiterate and in a hurry. emoticon

  
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RAINBOWFALLS 8/31/2011 7:18AM

    They sound good - I will have to take a look

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MIRDREAMS 8/29/2011 10:23AM

    I agree, that sounds just yummy. Between this and the Zucchini "noodles" everyone seems to be raving about I know what I'm picking up at the farmer's market this weekend!

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STILLFLYIN 8/29/2011 10:09AM

    Sounds delicious.


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A quiet morning and some rambling...

Saturday, August 27, 2011

I got up before everyone else today. Too many thoughts rolling around in my head. I walked downstairs to see Argus laying with his feet in the air in his kennel.
It was nice and cool out so I walked out to my front garden to give it a drink. I have been spoiled this summer and haven't had to water for most of it. But the past few weeks have been pretty dry so I pulled out the hose to water. I noticed dew on some of my nasturtium and thought it looked enchanting so I ran inside grabbed my camera and snapped a few close ups of the sparkly fauna. I began to water my droopy garden and I was happy.
I was thinking about the last couple of nights of eating later than normal. I actually have been getting heartburn which is weird because I have never experienced heartburn since I was 8 months preggers and that was only for a short time. My husband said my sphincter must be wearing out. emoticon Nice. Anyway I do feel better eating less more often so I have to add don't eat after 6:00pm to that pool of knowledge.
I had a dream about Indiana Jones last night. It must be because of the awesome Indiana Jones book I bought at a garage sale yesterday. It has the whole story of his life prior to and in between his movie adventures. Very cool.
Well, I hear some stirring going on upstairs so I better go see what's happening. Happy Weekend!
PS I tried to download the flowery pictures I took but it said the files were too large. emoticon

  
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RAINBOWFALLS 8/27/2011 10:17PM

    I would have loved to see those pictures.

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STELLAR-LIGHTS 8/27/2011 8:22PM

    Hope your day was a good one, sounded like a nice start.

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STILLFLYIN 8/27/2011 11:51AM

    Your description of outside this morning was enchanting. I wished I was there. Thank you for sharing it.

We all get older if we are fortunate. Hang in there!
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Lightbulb Moment

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

When I started Sparkpeople actively again this year I knew that obviously there was something I had been missing in my previous attempts at keeping lost weight "lost".
I have successfully lost weight several times but I have never been able to keep it off.
After much thinking I had the realization that I have to actually make permanent changes in my living habits. I am good at being on the bandwagon and getting the weight off but it just seems like I never really changed my thought processes. I could keep thoughts at bay for awhile but eventually I would slip back into the same patterns. Life always happens - unexpected and unwanted events - my body gets older and hormones wax and wane. I need to have a plan to stick to, at least some basic guidelines that I can't waver from unless I want to start the losing thing all over again. It's got to be lifelong. So maybe slow and steady is better - I need to think about it and let it sink in. That's how I learn everything else. I am going to be positive and be thankful for every day. I know I can do it - I have read the hundreds of success stories. I have access to an amazing, free Sparkpeople community with tons of tools and recipes. I just need to utilize it all. So enough talk it's time to act. I think I will get off my bum and get on with life. emoticon

  
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MIRDREAMS 8/24/2011 10:27PM

    And that will let you leave your bum behind :)

I really don't want this to be a roller coaster either, and I've found that being active on this site seems to be the way forward, at least for me. The plus side is it's fun so if I have to log on here everyday for the rest of my life, hey, I'm ok with that!

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RAINBOWFALLS 8/24/2011 1:22PM

    Great way of thinking! I think it woill work out great for you! emoticon

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I'm I ready?

Friday, August 12, 2011

Monday is my normal weigh in day. Well, this week I was leery of my weigh in because I wasn't very confident about what the scale would say. I ate pretty well ( I thought) but did not record my food intake well at all. So I stepped on and saw no progress from last week. A twinge of sadness went through me. But this morning, I looked at myself in the mirror and thought I looked different, thinner if you will. I pulled out the scale and took a deep breath. I double checked myself, am I ready to see what this scale says? I am feeling good today and I don't want a number to change that. How powerful a little set of numbers can be! Yes - I am good and I will still be good no matter what the outcome of this moment is. I was down 1.5 lbs! Whoa. I am truly hoping that if that scale had not moved an oz. I would still be feeling good. This time I will just have to assume - and I don't mind at all. emoticon

  
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RAINBOWFALLS 8/13/2011 7:18AM

    emoticon I wish I didn't allow the scale results to affect me.

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