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Getting back on track!

Sunday, January 06, 2013

I struggled through BLC 20 but worked hard at participating. But the last 2 weeks I just couldn't seem to push my self. With the loss of my DH this summer I wasn't look ing forward to the holidays. I finally gave my self a break and just took a vacation from Christmas. Great decision.

I didn't eat all that bad through December although I did blow caution to the wind on New Year's eve. I quit tracking around 2400 calories. I was able to maintain my ending BLC weight. What I didn't do was exercise except for a few dry days when I walked a bit.

Yesterday (after staying home with a bad tummy Friday) I started thinking about goals I want to accomplish for 2013. Actually I've been pondering them for over a week now. I went grocery shopping early in the day and stocked up on fruits and veggies for the week. I made a big pot of split pea soup loaded with carrots and onions which I will take for some lunches this week. I splurged on lobster (which I wanted for Christmas but couldn't find the day before), fresh Dungeness crab and a tri tip steak for dinner later this week.

So far today, Breakfast:
14 oz coffee w/1/4 c milk
6 oz OJ
1/25 c. Split pea soup

Snack: 1 Orange

Lunch: (wonderful BTW!)
1 sm avacado chopped
1 med tomato chopped
2 T Mayo
2Oz Crab

Can I just say, OMG! Delish!

Dinner will be about 6oz Crab (it won't keep) with some melted butter and a side of steamed veggies. If I need another snack, it will be an apple.

Yesterday I finally did some upper body strength, not much mind you - about 25 min. But it's a start. Today I probably won't do any intentional exercise but I've been moving most of the day. Changed the bed, did 2 loads of laundry, did some house cleaning and decluttering.

So, my mind is into getting back on track, love this feeling.

Oh, and my #1 goal this year: Get rid of all the stuff DH and I collected over the last 28 years, sell the house and hopefully buy a small condo downtown.

Happy New Year to all of my Spark friends!!!!!

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    How are your goals going? You are always an inspiration. emoticon
    1810 days ago
  • BEFIT018
    I'm glad you did some good things for yourself. You've had such a rough 2012. I hope 2013 is kind to you!
    1868 days ago
    Sorry to hear about you going through your first holiday without your DH. I know it must be so tough.
    It's good to read that you are doing something for wonderful for yourself with getting back on track.
    Best of everything to you.
    1870 days ago
    I'm sorry for your loss! I'm glad that you were able to take a break and then get back into gear and not let anything ruin what you've already accomplished!

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    1870 days ago
    I'm glad you were kind to yourself over the holidays, a brave decision given the rough year you've had.
    WTG on getting back on track and taking good care of yourself.
    I wish I could eat crab meat, I love the flavour but it upsets my tummy, must be alergic to it as the reaction to it is severe, shame!

    Have a wonderful 2013, you are strong anf I know you'll reach your goals!
    1871 days ago
  • CIPHER1971
    Sounds like a good plan emoticon
    1871 days ago
    I made split pea soup too this week. It just feels so comforting! Also working on de-cluttering, and goals...I am actually going to work up a 100 in 1001 days instead of 365 days. I have some big things to accomplish, need more than just a year to get them done.
    1871 days ago
    emoticon Great way to Spark your week!!
    1871 days ago
    Gaye I've eaten dinner (yummy homemade broccoli soup) and I'm nicely full but you've got my mouth watering with your lunch description!
    I love crab but we never buy it. Hmm.. you may have inspired me!

    Good for you for finding your groove again. You've been through so much, and I think you've done incredibly well. You're a strong lady and I don't doubt you will accomplish everything you set out to do this year, and then some! I hope to be right there with you through lots of it.
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    1871 days ago
    Happy new year Gaye!
    1871 days ago
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