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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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UNREADINK 3/8/2013 11:13PM

    How are your goals going? You are always an inspiration. emoticon

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BEFIT014 1/9/2013 8:34PM

    I'm glad you did some good things for yourself. You've had such a rough 2012. I hope 2013 is kind to you!

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MEXGAL1 1/7/2013 7:05PM

    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.
Sallie

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WALKING_WONDER 1/7/2013 11:33AM

    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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NEW-CAZ 1/7/2013 3:10AM

    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!
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CIPHER1971 1/7/2013 1:55AM

    Sounds like a good plan emoticon

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KASHMIR 1/7/2013 12:42AM

    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.

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LJCANNON 1/6/2013 11:02PM

    emoticon Great way to Spark your week!!

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CBAILEYC 1/6/2013 8:50PM

    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!
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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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ZORAHGAIL 1/6/2013 6:42PM

    Happy new year Gaye!

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