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Voila! And On Track! And 3 lbs Gone!

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Last night, we had a yummy homemade salad for supper. DH actually put it together. And it was pretty! And delicious. Then, today, I saw 3 lbs of loss on the scale! What?!!! Okay, I'll take it. I had been feeling bloated and I'm sure it was a lot of water weight loss....but losing water weight is good, too.

I made it through today tracked and in range. Yay! Being wary of danger zones is really working! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon After supper tonight, I needed to do the dishes but, being aware of the danger zone (after supper eating), I decided to do a quick cleanup on the kitchen (rinsing the dishes) and get out the kitchen for the night. It's more important to me to have a successful, on-track day, than to push myself with the dishes. The dishes will be there later when I am not fighting a danger zone.

The challenge on a new spark team I joined had the challenge of spending 15 minutes of "me" time today. I was surprised at how hard it was to come up with what I would do for my me time. I decided to have my time when I got home from work and before DH got home. As I was walking around after I got home, I spied my magazines. That was the ticket. I sat down and spent 15 minutes (which turned into 30 minutes) of me time looking at my magazine. It was so enjoyable and relaxing!

For supper tonight, I fixed a Voila meal and salad. Birds Eye has these in the freezer section. Each bag has 2.5 to 3 servings in it. I like making them for DH and I and I add in cherry tomatoes, halved, and slice up chunks of zucchini and add to the mixture. It really beefs up the meal and doesn't add many calories. They only take 10-12 minutes in one skillet. They are really easy and fast...taste great...have a lot of variety...and you can enhance the nutrition with extra veggies. Tonight I fixed the 3-Cheese and Chicken one. It was so good!

I continued to get compliments on the Bears on the Beach cupcakes today! And the luau/picnic committee got a lot of positive feedback from everyone for yesterday's festivities.

It was a busy day at work today...being the 1st...it's always a very busy day in my department. But we handled it well...and tomorrow's TGIF!

Hope you all had a great day! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
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EBURGITE 8/4/2013 12:27PM

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ROSEWCI 8/3/2013 5:49AM

    emoticon on those 3 lbs!!!
Ahhh, & I'm glad you enJOYed some ME time!!!
You're doing a fab job, girl! Keep pushing forward!!!

emoticon GO YOU!!! emoticon

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BONNIEMARGAY 8/3/2013 4:20AM

    Way to watch those triggers!

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DUXGRL1 8/2/2013 9:38PM

    You inspired me. I made a list of my danger zones and will try to come up with solutions for all of them this weekend.

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ILIKETOZUMBA 8/2/2013 9:01PM

    Yaaaaaayyy that all sounds so great!!! Congrats on staying on track and doing so well!! :)

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KONRAD695 8/2/2013 3:09PM

    And a big emoticon for you. Glad to see some happy times in your blog. Keep pushing, you will get everything you want. and yes emoticon

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MONA791 8/2/2013 12:38PM

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KKKAREN 8/2/2013 9:31AM

    you're doing great, keep it up!

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BEFIT014 8/2/2013 6:41AM

    emoticon on the 3 lb loss!! And, yes, finding "me time" is so difficult but so important! And you turned it into 30 minutes emoticon ! What magazines do you read?

Have a GREAT day!

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LOPEYP 8/2/2013 5:02AM

    Alright!! emoticon

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LAURIETAIT 8/2/2013 4:55AM

    You are definitely back on track! emoticon Spark on!

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NASCAR_CHICK 8/1/2013 11:48PM

    Keep up the great work!!!

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PROUD-GRANDMA 8/1/2013 11:40PM

    Congrats!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 8/1/2013 10:50PM

    I love salads and ate mine today for lunch and enjoyed it for a change.

I am trying to enforce my no eating after 8 P.M. rule and so far so good. I am also cutting back on artificial sweeteners.

I was trying to think of a 15 minute me time and the magazines would be good for me too or a cookbook.

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MOTHEPRO 8/1/2013 10:03PM

    Sounds like a great day!

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LAWANDMUSIC 8/1/2013 9:49PM

    Thanks for sharing!!

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 8/1/2013 9:25PM

    Congrats on the weight loss!!

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