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Sunday, another nice day.

Sunday, January 08, 2012

Woke up this morning to pretty strong winds but the died down by noon or there a bouts. Went over to Kmart to some of the things I forgot the other day. Picked up a couple of new night shirts, purchased 2 tops that I will have to take back. I didn't see in the label that they were junior sized. lol Took the dog b/4 I went to the store and washed my car when I got back. The boys wanted Wendys and I had no problem with that. I had the Cranberry Pecan Chicken salad. I went ahead and had the reg. size one instead of the half size. W/o the dressing it is under 450 + 1 pkg of the dressing @ 60 cal. (when you check this out online the product is shown with 2 pkgs of dressing). What I can't figure out is why so much sodium in this thing. The dressing has 0, salad makings have almost 0, so that leaves the blue cheese crumbles, pecans and grilled chicken breast. I don't think pecan's have very much sodium. So I say they put a lot of salt on the chicken because I know there is sodium in cheese. Come on Wendy's I know you can make this healthier?? Well. think about anyways because it does taste very good.

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HIKINGSD 1/9/2012 2:57AM

    It's crazy how much salt and sugar are added for "flavor".

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_LINDA 1/9/2012 1:15AM

    Its amazing how much calories are in restaurant salads. High sodium is a given. You did well with that one though!

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JAMER123 1/8/2012 11:49PM

    It does make you wonder why the food establishment has to have so much sodium in all the foods!! it is amazing when you look on line at menus and see the nutritional values. I really prefer to prepare things at home but don't mind going out on occasion. I have been after mom and her friends about eating out everyday and all the unhealthy foods they do eat. They could take turns 5 days a week fixing for each other and make it feel like they are eating out. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Thanks for a good blog!

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Finish all the videos for the January Challenge

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Got up this morning (yeah I know everybody does that too) lol. Anyway did a load of laundry (bed sheets, towels), made the beds with clean sheets. Cleaned the bathroom. Took Phred for a walk. Jeff worked most of the morning for his job not on the house. I made lunch and then watched the dvr while eating. I taped "Merlin" the tv show on Syfy, which I really enjoy watching. Jeff took a nap after that and I headed over to the bowling alley to get some practice in. I am trying to get more consistent in scoring. I will have some pretty good games, then blow it and just make it over 100. Game #1:119, #2:161,#3:109, #4:171, #5:127, #6:153, #7: 127. Still a bit all over the place but getting better. After I got home I did the last day workout video for the January Challenge, so I am all caught up now. Woo Hoo for me!
I made pork loin, mashed potatoes (scratch), apple sauce and corn muffins + I drank a glass of 1% milk. I also ate 2 mini tootsie rolls today for a treat, 6 is suppose to be 160 cals., so only having 2 was a nice chocolate surprise.
Our weather cooled off today and we didn't see the sun until close to 11:30am but turned into a nice 69 degree day.

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_LINDA 1/7/2012 10:20PM

    Wow! That is a lot of games for a practice! I don't remember ever doing more than three, you have good stamina, especially having your better scores towards the end!
I like Merlin too, but my Mom doesn't really so I have to catch him when she is not watching our TV (I don't have it on my TV -I only watch when I am staying with her) I gave up watching TV for other things that kept me busy and I didn't want to become a couch potato again having to watch all my favorite shows all the time.
Enjoy your Sunday!

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Nice warm day again.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Our weather has been just beautiful for the last couple of weeks. Most days in the upper 70s.
I went to Costco this morning, always fun. Did not sample anything, so I gave myself a pat on the back. I always look to see if Costco has trout, I was lucky and they did today. I couldn't even finish the trout I had for dinner, but my husband finished it for me. lol
Took Phred out for 2 walks for my cardio and did 2 of the bootcamp videos. I think I have caught up with them all, since there isn't one for Sunday.
Tomorrow I will do day 6 video and most likely head over to the bowling alley to get in some practice. Won't be any marathon bowling like I have been doing since those were specials for Christmas and New Years Days.
No working on the house today and tomorrow since Jeff had to work. The boys headed over to Home Depot to get the stuff they will need on Sunday.
Have a nice weekend everybody!

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TXGRANDMA 1/7/2012 2:24PM

    Teri, so good to see you blogging again, and hearing about Phred! Good for you not snacking at Costco! We were 70 degrees here yesterday, too. Had a front come through and are in the low 60's and cloudy today, but actually not too bad. emoticon

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JAMER123 1/7/2012 12:49AM

    Sounds like you are getting back to the norm. and able to work on other things than the house. I don't have a Costco's membership because there isn't one (yet) in the TX. Valley. It is a work in progress. We have always had a Sams though and get lots of good meats & fish there. Love to be in a position to get fresher fish than frozen but for us that is the best. Enjoy the weekend & the beautiful weather. We keep hearing about our weather at home and can't believe how warm it still is. no snow and lakes are losing the ice. Weird weather for us!!

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_LINDA 1/7/2012 12:31AM

    Way to work it Teri!! Great discipline not sampling -I sure can't hold back on certain things -cheese and chocolates :P
I love Costco trips.
Enjoy your weekend and great weather!!

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LESSOFMOORE 1/6/2012 10:57PM

    Teri, you are doing a great job of getting back in the groove!

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Busy day.

Friday, January 06, 2012

Ran errands this morning, CVS, Kmart and Ralphs Market. Then came home and did some wrapping and other stuff around the house. I then ate lunch, made my husband a sandwich and watch "Parenthood" that I had on the dvr from the other night. I then did a Leslie Sansone 3 mile walk dvd, showered, dried my hair and took Phred out for his daily walk. I would like to work on getting that back up to 2 times a day. He sometimes refuses to go, I don't know if he is getting older (only 5+) but he is set in his ways. I also did 2 of Sparks workouts for the January challenge. I have been very careful to keep within my calorie range everyday, mostly on the lower side. Feeling good about getting back on track!.

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TWEETYKC00 1/6/2012 6:51AM

    Great job getting back into the groove of things and being on track!

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HIKINGSD 1/6/2012 3:35AM

    Good job

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CORNERKICK 1/6/2012 12:33AM

  Very productive day...Good for you!

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_LINDA 1/6/2012 12:24AM

    Sounds like a fabulous day!! Well done! Strange about Phred, most dogs can't wait to get out!!
Make your Friday Fantastic!!

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Cabinets arrived, still in the boxes for a while.

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

So we have the new flooring and the new cabinets. Hurrah for that. Unfortunately, they won't be going in for a least a couple of weeks. Progress is coming along great. We rented a 22 ft locking storage container from the city for $78 a month and that is now sitting in the driveway. Just looks lovely, in a beautiful blue color. lol
Weather has been very warm the last couple of days. Over 80+ today, broke a lot of records for this date locally.
Went bowling again today because today is free practice days for 2 hours. Have been meeting up often with the same group of people. Merilyn, Rey & Harry. Even ran into Harry last week at St. Jude's lab when we both were having our bloodwork drawn. Showed up today and the front desk guy saw me coming and already put me on another bowling lane, Ray said no put Teri with us. You know you have been at the bowling too often when everybody knows your name. No, sorry that is Cheers. lol
Sticking to the diet plan with no problems so far. Should have stuck to it more the last 6 months. I know I wouldn't have gained so much weight back. Live and learn from my mistakes. Just got to watch it next time I get down below 150, not to let the weight creep back on. Oh well life is a roller coaster and I am on the ride to stay to the end.

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DDOORN 1/6/2012 9:15AM

    I am envious of your having the home re-done just to your liking!

What a wonderful investment of time, money and effort!

Check out my latest blog for links to the science behind why it takes such effort and vigilance to maintain our weight loss!


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NYKIMMIE 1/5/2012 1:00PM

    Sounds like thingsare coming along. emoticon

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_LINDA 1/5/2012 10:35AM

    Lucky you bowling!! I so want to get back into it. Just hate all these surgery and recovery roadblocks..I last bowled in my early 20's, before a major RA flare up knocked me out. It was an activity my Mom loved and for a brief time I was on a team with her.
Delays, delays and yet more delays on your renos, I feel for you, but its a very common occurrence these days..
The best thing you can do is get out and enjoy yourself like you are doing with bowling!
Have fun and stay on track!! I am one to talk, I went from a surgery weight of 113 to 124, too much holiday snacking and rich food :PP. At least the Dr. is allowing me some limited cardio no -1/2 hr per day on a bike and the elliptical. I can feel my lay off!! The strength training is killing me!

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KATHY024 1/5/2012 3:19AM

    Sounds like you are moving forward in a positive way in all areas of your life. !! Congrats!

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TXGRANDMA 1/5/2012 1:25AM

    Oh, Wow! Sounds like the house is coming along, slowly but surely! I hear you on the food choices! I was a naughty girl over the Holidays, too! I would LOVE to get below 150! That would be terrific! Lets shoot for that goal together!
We CAN DO IT! emoticon emoticon

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TWEETYKC00 1/5/2012 12:04AM

    I bet you can't wait for the work to be done, will there be before and after pictures? Have a blast bowling, it can be good exercise after all!

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