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Wearing Thin

Thursday, January 07, 2010

This is my first week back with sparkpeople after a year hiatus, and not a moment too soon! I have now worn a hole in the thigh of my latest (and final) pair of "fat pants." This has happened to two pairs of jeans previously, from my thighs rubbing together as I walk. It makes the material wear thin until it finally just dissolves.

Since I'm already losing, I should be able to fit into my other pair that's just slightly smaller (and with thighs that haven't been worn too thin yet) by next week so that I don't have to go out any buy another pair of big jeans just to wear for a short while. Woo-hoo!

I might complain later on down the road, but for now I'm really digging the healthy lifestyle again. I was craving it after eating so much fattening food for so long. I forgot how wonderful it feels to eat right and excercise. I really want to do it right this time, and for good!


A new year, rife with opportunity.

Friday, January 01, 2010

My 2010 Resolutions:

1. Get 8 hours of sleep each night (!)
2. Live a healthy lifestyle: eat low-fat, low-sugar, more plant-life, lean mean, less processed foods, whole grains. Exercise at least 5 days a week, ultimately daily, and work up to aerobic exercise (min 30 minutes).
3. Lose at least 20 pounds, if not 30 and up to 40, by living healthy.
4. Pray daily
5. Continue learning and studying the bible.
6. Keep the house cleaner. Organize a chore list and do them daily/weekly.
7. Try to be kind & understanding with everyone.
8. Reward my accomplishments. :)


Drama in the Dressing Room

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Oh my goodness. I just got back from shopping and I'm stunned at what I saw in the mirror. I have only been on Sparkpeople a little over a week and only recorded what I ate half the time, but I have to say I'm newly dedicated to counting my calories b/c of this experience. I picked up size 10's and 12's, expecting them to fit nicely, and everything was too small. I knew I'd gained weight recently but still wasn't expecting this. I've lost weight in the past and have always gained most of it back afterward. I realize I need to change my mindset on this and just buckle down and realize I'm not eating less for a short period, but for the rest of my life. Otherwise, this cycle will continue forever. And I'm done with it, dang it!!

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BQKIMMY 6/12/2008 1:11AM

    Nothing like a stop in the dressing room to get you motivated! I went shopping for a dress tonight that I need for an event coming up in July. If a dress fit well on one part of my body it was too tight on another. I found a gorgeous dress that looked great except for rolls of fat spilling over the sides up top. Ugh! I am totally motivated to keep working on the diet though and I will hit the dressing room again in a couple of weeks.

Good luck to you on getting back on track.

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WILDGOBLIN 6/11/2008 10:33AM

    YOu have to remember that isn't "losing weight" again. It won't be coming back this time, because you're done with dieting. This is, as you said, a lifestyle. You ARE doing it all ready just by making healthier choices, like by posting here in your blog instead of freaking out and getting upset with yourself.

Good luck, and if you need help just holler!

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KACEKACE101 6/10/2008 5:22PM

    I know the feeling! And it is motivating. I also know about going on a dieting, losing weight, attempting to incorporate healthy eating into your every day life, and regaining weight. For me, it was not because I wasn't eating healthy, it was because although I was eating healthy, I still had an unhealthy relationship with food.

But you can do this, it takes a little work at first, but it CAN be done. You too can be a DONE girl. :-D

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The best salmon EVER!

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Oh wow. My system is still having aftershocks since trying a recipe that my friend, Rossie, posted on her blog last week. Although salmon is my favorite fish, I don't love it. I eat it b/c it's good for you and it's not terrible. But prepared this way? Oh. My. Gorsh. I could have eaten an entire salmon prepared this way (although I didn't, of course! Just 3 ounces b/c I'm being a good girl). Try it. You won't regret it. And if you hate fish, this recipe just may make a convert out of you.

1 unit pure maple syrup or honey (I used the former but Rossie used honey and said it was wonderful)

1 unit soy sauce

2-4 cloves fresh minced garlic

I had (4) four-oz. pieces of salmon and I used 1/2 cup of syrup and soy sauce each (and 2 ginormous cloves of garlic) and that made a little too much so judge how much sauce you will need based on how much you're cooking. The amount I made would have been appropriate for at least two more pieces. It's better to have too much than not enough.

Marinate the salmon in this mixture for at least one hour before baking (I did two). Bake at 350 with the sauce dumped over it & pan covered with foil for 15-20 minutes (check to make sure it flakes easily--that means it's done). Serve with a spoonful of sauce (or three) drizzled over it. (It might be fun to thicken some with cornstarch and serve on the side.) If you're going to grill it, let it marinate at least four hours and put it on the grill with the skin side down. Then dig in and proceed to lapse into a salmon-induced state of euphoria. :)

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PSMOTHER 6/6/2008 11:41AM

    Mmmm. Sounds so good. I've written it down and can't wait to try it! I love salmon! emoticon

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