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Another sparkling week

Monday, October 22, 2012

I've been trying to blog all week, but it's been a whirlwind. Lot's of great stuff going on here. Fall is definitely here, wearing jackets most days. Lot's of soup and chilli! Leaves, mist, crispness and pumpkins everywhere the eye can see. I love it. Tim starts back to work tomorrow. As usual I have mixed emotions. I will miss him, but am excited to get back on track financially. Our car that was stolen a week ago was found the day before yesterday with only a little damage. I felt very blessed when I got the call to come pick it up. We also paid off our other car, six years of payments behind us, finally! Feels really, really good.

Went on a nice 2.5 mile walk with my sister today. We've started a little routine of her spending Saturday nights with us. She's been here all day today also and I'll take her home tomorrow. It's so wonderful to be spending time with her. The older she gets the more we have to talk about, and we have a lot in common.

Haven't had much money to do grocery shopping, so my new recipe adventures have been put on hold for this week. I'm OK with that. I have alot of ideas for winter dishes, breads, soups, and warm salads that I want to try soon. I am doing a butternut pie for Thanksgiving, I can't wait to make it.

My special visitor is here this week, so I've been a bit bloated and somewhat cranky. I've kept up with my exercise pretty well, walk/jogging 4 days, and one really good ST session. I'm not losing any weight, but I'm not gaining either. I do notice that I feel stronger though. I was talking to my mother about this health journey, and she had the best advice............just don't give up. I think I'm finally to the point that I'm not too worried about a deadline of any kind. I'm pretty happy with just getting my alotted fit mins in each week. My eating leaves a lot to be desired. I haven't been tracking everyday, and many days that I do track, I go over my maximum limit, sometimes just a little, sometimes a lot.

I've been drinking a lot of tea lately, substituting it for my coffee cravings. I do still drink one cup of coffe most days, but I'm back to sugar free sweetener and just a little milk or powdered creamer. Not too bad, not great, but I can live with it for today. It sure beats my hot cocoa/coffee I was drinking everyday the last month. That was a quick 150 calories in one cup.

Wow, just noticed Beetlejuice is on! I love it! Holloweenie! I have watched halloweenish movies nearly every night this month. I LOVE Winona Ryder in this one, so great.

OK, gonna get off for tonight. My goals for next week include tracking food everyday, and sticking to calorie range everyday. If I can achieve that this week, I'll be very happy. That and 8-12 cups water EVERYDAY. Some days I seem to "forget" to do this. I love water, so there should be no excuses.

OK lovelies, have a great Monday. I'm thinking of taking some fall pics tomorrow. Photo days always make me so happy. I know I'll need a little pick-me-up with Tim leaving. OK, adios amigos.

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    I am really happy to hear you got your car back!
    1461 days ago
    Cannot wait to see your photos! emoticon emoticon
    1464 days ago
    I'm so glad that you got your car back! emoticon Super cool that you paid off your other car! Double YAY!! You sound like your moving into the groove of eating joyfully but within the "limits".
    Love the happiness of this blog!
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    1464 days ago
    You make me HAPPY!
    1464 days ago
    Sounds like things are working out for the best! CONGRATS!!! You deserve it. Have a great week!
    1464 days ago
    hi lots of good stuff here . good base of ideas . yes money is tight everywhere . hard to buy food without breaking the bank . I have been using what i have in my freezer . It helps get rid of things that otherwise i might have to toss because I forget i had it the back of the freezer . when i was younger my aunt used to make garbage soup . using the left over in the ice box . always was delicious . emoticon
    1464 days ago
    You're making great progress! Good Luck with tracking your food this week. It can be time consuming but so worth it! I'll bet if you can stay under your top of range you will see a loss next week. Exciting, huh?
    Sending you some "found money" vibes.
    1464 days ago
    Great blog! Thanks for sharing!
    1464 days ago
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