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Day 13 of the 30 Day Challenge - Summer Edition

Saturday, July 13, 2013

It wouldn't be called a CHALLENGE if it wasn't challenging and today my challenge will be not to emotional eat! Dh had a restless night last night and all his nocturnal wonderings, snacks and who knows what else kept me awake. So I am tired!

And he is grumpy! Not a good combination!

The book I started reading is okay but I could do without the curse words thanks. I just don't think that in this book they are necessary, it's not a highly emotional drama where such words are appropriate! Anyway I am trying to ignore them and focus on the story itself!

Funny thing is, this book is very similar to the book I read a while back called "Invisible" but Ginny's book was better! That is just my initial opinion having only read 7 chapters of "Good enough to eat".

Here is my review on Ginny's book "Invisible" if you are interested.

As for the challenge, today I am sorting out my fridge and some kitchen stuff to make meal prep easier. Going to slice up veggies and keep them in baggies or containers so that when I am hungry I can just grab! This is particularly helpful when I am trying to write and dont' want to stop to eat! If I have veggies all ready, I can take a quick break and then get back at it!

I must admit, trying to write a novel while the kids are on vacation is not the smartest idea I have had!
But this story is one that just needs to come out, whether it is convenient for me to write it now or not!
I don't know how it will turn out, the characters keep surprising me! LOL

Have a great Day 13...remember that day 15 is weigh and measure day!

I just want to say how proud I am of all of you and your hard work!

I have heard that some of you have lost weight already! WHoo hoo! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DRS510 7/15/2013 5:41AM

    Congrat's on your book. I find it is never convenient to write, but so rewarding!

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K-GETTING-FIT 7/14/2013 3:11PM

    Finally over here to check in. I continued sugar free, went for a 6 mile hike and 1hr in the paddle boat (I did most of the work and kept that baby moving). Great day!

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GOANNA2 7/14/2013 6:56AM

    I hope you have a better night tonight. BTW, I read the
review and it sounds like it might be a good read.
My fridge is empty and that is good as I can make a list
of the healthy items again to start off the new week.
I went Greek dancing today so hopefully moved a few
of the calories I consumed with the haloumi and the baby
octopus...Good luck with your novel.

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SHEILA1505 7/14/2013 3:13AM

    With you there on the disturbed night - had to get up at 3 a.m. to load departing student into a 3.30 a.m. taxi - flight at 6 a.m. to Brazil, via Johannesburg - and therefore couldn't sleep soundly beforehand, and then missed my next alarm for gym but compensated for that last night by walking to Rugby with DBB. I managed to stay awake for that - we won!!

Now that the student has gone, I've cleared out the fridge prior to re-stocking with my healthy options. It seems that most of the Brazilian students who stay with me would rather eat starch than green leafy things - not that I change my eating habits to suit them - but I now have more space for my choices.

The painter is here again today so I'll be fetching and carrying all day, then going for a neighbourhood walk later.

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NONIE_C 7/13/2013 7:10PM

    I hope tonight provides rest and recuperation for you and your dh.
I also hope you can keep on truckin' with the novel. You have inspired me for sure!

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HAPPYNOW26 7/13/2013 5:57PM

    Cleaned out the fridge yesterday too. Feels great!
Hard to get things done when school is out.
Remember summer days so well with the kids.

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LIS193 7/13/2013 10:50AM

    A restless night doesn't make for a good morning :(
I loved "Invisible" - I could relate to all the characters on some level. I agree with you that curse words are distracting and so very unnecessary!!
We had a great day in Durango yesterday, went to our favorite place to eat - all organic, grass fed etc and easy to stick to plan. Walked around downtown for a while - it was fun to be back!

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ARRREAGLES 7/13/2013 10:03AM

    amazing how much you have going on. That is just beautiful.

I looked back at some of your blogs and the extensive info on your profile -- there are some good tips there too. Very deliberate and dedicated. I think that intensity is what defines success-- just going at it. so Wowzers.

Thanks for sharing such a wonderful blog and all your plusses and minuses, I appreciate how powerful a community this is because of inspiring people like you.

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K-GETTING-FIT 7/13/2013 9:50AM

    Sorry you had a restless night Mel. I had to venture out to the couch because the boyfriend was sawing logs. I am off to the park to hike and then meet up with friends at the beach for lunch. Now I am off to get a pedi for pretty toes in the sand:) Later I will post and read your review:) Enjoy the day all!

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