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Sunday, February 24, 2013

All is well! It's Day 2 of the 5% challenge, and I really needed this. After a lackadaisical December and a January of recovering from some unhealthy decisions, I needed a new focus. This is it!

Yesterday, I got my fitness minutes in with yoga. (On a side note, I am teaching summer school this year for the first time in 8 years. My classes? Four hours of tae kwon do for the first two weeks, and four hours of yoga for the second two-week session. Holy cow, am I going to be sweating!) Today, I went sledding on this huge hill near our neighborhood with my hubby, kids, and Malamute. Trucking up and down that hill was work! My booty is sore already.

As for nutrition, today I was within calorie limits. The only bummer is that I hit my limit at 6:00. Sure, I'm stil full from my amazing steak dinner with roasted broccoli and sweet potatoes. I'm just hoping that I'll still be full at 9:00.

Yesterday, however, I happily admit that I was over my calorie limit. The reason? Date night! DH and I went out to dinner for the first time since...last fall? I don't even remember. At any rate, it was a reason to indulge: lemon-seared scallops, herbed orzo with roasted butternut squash...I even willingly ate the orzo and fresh baked bread after seven days with no wheat products, a decision that I made with logic and no guilt. It was a wonderfully delicious meal and a lovely evening out.

I'm off to a good start. Thank you, Starfish, for bringing it!!
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  • MOM23JS
    Great job and enjoy those nights out!! Moderation is the key!

    1725 days ago
    Yeah!sometimes it is necessary to indulge . . . hope you had a nice time.*-
    1725 days ago
    We all need the boost this challenge will help you stay focused, I know
    it's helping me. Make sure you get enough emoticon
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    1726 days ago
    That's a great start to the challenge, Rebecca! Like you, I needed this challenge and I think the timing is perfect.
    Well done on enjoying your dinner out! That's what it's all about, I think. Being able to enjoy food once in a while, without guilt, because our balanced and healthy lifestyle allows us to.
    Keep on inspiring!
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    1727 days ago
    Sounds like a good week! I did REALLY well with my 3 meals a day and almost NO snacks. When I did have to have a snack I was very satisfied with a tiny snack. And I lost 2.7 pounds even though my tracker only says 1.3 since I didn't change it up when I gained. :) Great job this week! :)
    1727 days ago
    Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog, Rebecca..I can say that every one of the soups came out great and I am set for a month. I am not a big fan of squash but the Baja Butternut is awesome..Nice and spicy.

    We haven't had enough snow to sled here. Not that it's one of my favorite things to do but I will take the kids out if we had a decent snow to do it in. I am not fond of cold weather either.

    A week without wheat. That is fantastic. I think that was harder to give up than soda was. I was gluten free for a month some time ago and it was hard. I don't eat nearly as much as used to but when I go overboard I feel it and not only on the scale.

    Glad your off to a good start....Keep focused.
    1727 days ago
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