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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Had the best dinner I've had in awhile, and it was easy, cheap, quick, fresh and healthy. Wish the falafel mix was homemade, but it wasn't, boxed mix, add water fry in a pan coated lightly with olive oil. Eaten on a whole wheat tortilla with tzaziki sauce (cucumer, ff greek yogurt, dill, lemon juice, salt, pepper) sweet peppers, red onion, yellow tomato and avocado. Simple, perfect, wish all my meals were this great. Don't know the calorie count, I've been REALLY bad about that lately. Probably why I'm doing the 2 pound tango! I loose 2, gain 1, then loose 1 and gain 2, back and forth. It's frustrating, but I don't let it affect how I feel too much, decided I'm gonna love this big, beautiful body, no matter what weight the scale reads for that day.

Been walking, actually acheived my calories burned goal for the week. It's been awhile since I've done that, and I must admit it felt pretty good. First time in awhile that I've done over 250 fit mins in a sad, I know, BUT I am happy to have done that. I've only seen over 500 hundred a few months, and only 1,000 once or twice. I know why I'm not losing weight, but I also know that if I don't first recognize the issues, and second recognize the steps in the right direction, I will NEVER reach any goals in this area, and that is just not acceptable to me.

On a personal level, Tim is home, his job officially ended. Next months bills are already taken care of, partially in thanks to a half off rent special due to a recommendation to new rentees.......pretty cool. I am happy he is home, having spent less than half of our married lives actually in the same state, let alone same house, it is always nice to spend a little extra time with him. Of course I'm a little stressed about finances, but it isn't like we haven't been here before, this is such a common routine, I'm actually not too worried at all. He doesn't have trouble finding jobs...........or losing them!! Haa! Gotta laugh, found that lesson out, if I don't laugh, I cry and that's just not fun.

Work is great, as usual. I have the best boss, co-barber and clients in the world. I've worked in about 10 barbershops over the years, and this one is by far the very best, in every way. I truly love my job. The pay could be better, and non-existent benefits stink a bit, but overall job satisfaction and security is so high up there, that I really feel blessed, everyday.

It was like spring outside today, truly gorgeous and the moon!!!! Ahhhh, what a glorious sight. It was HUGE and glowing in all her golden splendor. Truly a magnificent sight tonight. Well, don't have too much to say, just wanted to jot down the tiny little successes I've had this week. Oh, and thanks to the dearest HIPPICHICK, I ordered Fit For Life from Amazon yesterday, and I think it may help to put a few pieces of the "what to eat and when" puzzle together for me. I'm not great on strict diets, did Atkins for a year or so and lost a LOT of wieght, but couln't stick to it. And now I'm finding the freedom to eat whatever I want, as long as I'm in calorie range (I know it's not quite that simple) is just too much for me right now. I need some guidlines that I can stick to. I doubt I'll be able to follow the "diet" guidlines to a T, but I think there is some good stuff in there that I'll be able to use to supplement my currently hit and miss eating style. I'm also thinking that freezer meals is my new plan. I find that batch cooking, without freezing is not that thing for me. I eat if for a few meals, get tired and then the rest goes to wast. I think freezing half or more of my pre-made meals is truly the next step I need to implement in order to start moving towards healthier meals on a regular/daily basis.

OK, hope all is well. Hope new inspirations are bubbling within. Hugs.
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    1866 days ago
    I agree with LEXIE - some recipes look really yummy and some info makes sense. Some info makes NO sense! I actually would NOT advocate this as a diet or lifestyle now that I have tried it for a few days and I didn't even go "all the way." After I got itchy armpits by the 3rd day I decided to keep on reading and see what else the book had to offer before I changed my diet in any way.

    I have incorporated a new thing into my diet, for example eating a piece of fruit 30-60 mins. before a meal and I am definitely sold on eating a salad every day too. More greens, more live food (i.e. not cooked) I think is a great way to eat.

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    1879 days ago
  • LEXIE63
    I have that book. Some of the recipes are quite yummy, and some of the info makes a lot of sense. It is one of a variety of tools I've worked with over the hyears to be healthy.
    Have fun playing with your food. :-)
    1879 days ago
    You've always got such a great attitude! Hope hubby finds something again soon.
    Enjoy the moon when you can.
    1879 days ago
    Great job!
    1880 days ago
    the moon was gorgeous last night and tonight for sure! it's cool to think we look at the same moon :) this is a great blog, you are learning, growing, laughing thru the tough spots, and counting your blessings! i could learn a thing or 2 from you! :)
    1880 days ago
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