AUGUSTAGLOOP's SparkPeople Blog AUGUSTAGLOOP's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Cheering I just wanted to let everyone know that things are going really well for me right now. I think this new job is going to be great (though I'm only 3 weeks in during a slack time of year, so it's kind of hard to tell), my husband and I are getting along super well, and he's happy, which is SO unusual but makes me giddy with delight (he has YEARS of anxiety and depression issues). My family are all well and I get to visit South Carolina to see them in a few weeks, my best friend is in love with ... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 06:27:49 EST Wondering This is an extra short blog entry because I'm at work. I have done really well with eating only when I'm hungry, etc. over the last few weeks. I have been off of my birth control pills for about 10 days due to a combination of the pharmacy making an error and getting new insurance. I just started them again last night (so one pill). <BR> <BR> I AM STARVING today. Seriously, I am so hungry. I just ate my lunch and my stomach is growling as though I hadn't eaten at all. I ate part of my drive-... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 13:27:42 EST Reflecting Well, the first week of my new job is under my belt and they haven't fired me yet! It's been a gorgeous week. The town I in which I now work is high atop a hill overlooking a city, and it's a pretty affluent suburb. The houses are gorgeous - like something out of a fairytale. Lots of Tudors and steep roofs and funny gable windows - brick streets, old stone walls and gigantic trees. The leaves were everywhere this week, and they smelled so good! We had unseasonably warm (high 70's!) weather an... Sat, 7 Nov 2015 07:02:47 EST Preparing I probably won't be blogging as much as I have these last two weeks now - my 'unemployment' is over. I start my new job tomorrow. The commute is about 75-90 minutes each way, depending on traffic, and it's a high responsibility salaried position, so I'm not going to have a lot of free time. I'll definitely check back in soon to tell you how my first days are going though. <BR> <BR> I've spent the afternoon preparing. I picked out my outfit, prepped some food for the week for lunches and dinn... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 19:35:46 EST Aching I woke up yesterday with a ton of pain in my lower back - as in, can barely bend over or sit down. This is not a usual occurrence for me, and I think it is a fluke, from sleeping in on a bad mattress, being penned in by dogs so I couldn't move position for a couple of hours? Who knows. It could have been the yoga a couple of days ago as well, but if so, wow am I out of shape. <BR> <BR> Pain is still there this morning, and I decided I'm bored with it, so popped some ibuprofen and we'll just ... Sat, 31 Oct 2015 08:06:25 EST Laughing Today I went out with my BFF after she was done with school (she's a 5th grade teacher). It was great to see her (it's been 4 whole days lol). She went through a very messy divorce this year, but just moved into a beautiful new house with her sons, and has started a happy relationship with a longtime friend of ours. Her ex-husband is still toxic, but his power is greatly diminished and I'm so, so happy for her. <BR> <BR> We ate at Panera - stuck to the whole grains thing as much as possible,... Thu, 29 Oct 2015 19:42:23 EST Stretching I started the day with some yoga - the first time in a loooong time. I did Beyond Basic Yoga for Dummies with Sarah Ivanhoe - a very good DVD. My dog Frank did NOT approve - laid next to me whimpering the whole time and licking any part of me (hand, foot, face) that got close enough for him to lick. It was not relaxing, but kind of funny. He thought we should be on the couch with the electric blanket. When I was done I kind of agreed with him, because wow - that DVD used to be a lot easier! L... Wed, 28 Oct 2015 18:03:23 EST Sleeping . . . so much for boundless energy - I just snoozed on the couch all morning. It was lovely! I don't get to do that very often. I'm usually up by 5-5:30am every morning (without an alarm, that's just when I wake). I was this morning too, but for some weird reason was not hungry at all, so got a nap in. I just had breakfast at 10:30am! I am a lady of leisure this week. . . . <BR> <BR> Every day this week I've registered a loss on the scale. A pound each Sunday and Monday, and half a pound thi... Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:48:00 EST Jogging Last night I actually felt restless with energy. This is not something that I ever, EVER feel. I am perfectly happy snuggling on the couch with my dog and a warm blanket. <BR> <BR> I went for a walk, and I set a little time limit for myself - to make it from my house to the library and back in 30 minutes. The library is about a mile from my house. I have short legs and am out of shape, so a 15-minute mile is hustling for me! Last night I felt like I could do it though. <BR> <BR> I made it, ... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 06:40:48 EST Losing After 9 days of meticulous tracking, the scale finally budged. .8 lb, but still. I was starting to think that the scale was broken and was not able to go below the weight I was at. ;) <BR> <BR> I can tell myself all day long that it's about getting healthy and eating mindfully, yadda yadda yadda, but in the end for whatever reason there is nothing more motivating than to have that number on the scale drop, even a bit. <BR> <BR> I am more than happy with 1 lb a week, or even 1 lb a month, i... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 06:25:07 EST Shopping Yesterday I had a bad day. I'm not sure why. It was an absolutely stunning, calendar-worthy day in SE Ohio. My husband was in a good mood. Eating wasn't really a problem. <BR> <BR> We went shopping for new clothes for me in a town about 45 min away - the town where we'll probably end up buying a house in a couple of months to be closer to my new job. Some shopping days are wonderful - you find tons of clearance rack stuff, everything fits, you feel awesome. This was not one of those days. <B... Sat, 24 Oct 2015 07:45:38 EST Trying The first day of refined sugar/flour free eating is under my belt with no problems, though I was STARVING after dinner, and that's unusual for me. <BR> <BR> I think I need to add more vegetables. My husband and I eat them in soups and things, but I don't really usually prepare extra side dishes - we are one-pot meal kind of people. I also don't buy a lot of fruit because it often goes bad before we can eat it, though I eat a lot of apples and bananas. Maybe I need to stop at the market ever... Fri, 23 Oct 2015 07:44:41 EST Abstaining... with Purpose So I'm not a person that agrees with eliminating foods from your diet, unless they are absolutely evil for your individual body. <BR> <BR> On January 5 of this year, I gave up Coca-Cola. I'm a hard-core addict. It's pretty pathetic, but if I have even a drink of my husband's Coke, it will start me on a slippery slope. I never drank more than a couple of cans a day, but I would want it more than anything, and I knew it wasn't doing me any favors. My mother has osteoporosis, so I'm very mindfu... Thu, 22 Oct 2015 08:43:03 EST Maintaining So over the last couple of years, I've taken a different approach to my weight. When we moved 'back home' in February of 2014, I was about 210-213 lbs. WAY too much for my little 5'2" frame (I have to keep reminding myself I'm a 'little' person - I've been thinking of myself as big for far too long! I'm not. I'm little, carrying a lot of extra weight). <BR> <BR> So many fewer restaurant choices here, and our finances took a dive. Really helped me curb eating out. That and walking every day w... Wed, 21 Oct 2015 09:45:05 EST Reintroducing Myself I posted this on a team forum, and thought I should post it here too. <BR> <BR> Hi! I've been on and off SP since 2009 - I was always a healthy weight until college and working at a pizza shop, then entering a comfortable happy relationship with the same guy since I was 18. I've been up and down ever since, but I think my mind is entering the 'right' place. <BR> <BR> I'm old enough (late 30's) not to worry about my looks or obsess about the scales anymore, but genuinely want to feel better ... Tue, 20 Oct 2015 07:53:55 EST Brazilian Nutritional Guidelines 1. Make natural or minimally processed foods the basis of your diet <BR> 2. Use oils, fats, salt, and sugar in small amounts when seasoning and cooking natural or minimally processed foods and to create culinary preparations <BR> 3. Limit consumption of processed foods <BR> 4. Avoid consumption of ultra-processed products <BR> 5. Eat regularly and carefully in appropriate environments and, whenever possible, in company <BR> 6. Shop in places that offer a variety of natural o... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:59:34 EST The Truth about Baby Carrots - and Real Food extremists Just a rant. tl;dr - people on the internet need to relax! <BR> ~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> So I visit this blog called "100 Days of Real Food." It's great for meal (esp. lunch!) ideas and information about the food we eat. It has a very active following - often a blog post will get more than 100 comments. <BR> <BR> I like learning about what's good to eat, hidden chemicals, etc. I worry, though, because that can lead to an obsessive path - where does it all end? There's the food I eat, the soap I u... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 17:26:29 EST Both Dresses Fit So not only does the ordered-a-size-too-small dress for my sister's wedding fit (the dress shop lady complimented me on my tiny waist - I haven't heard that in about 15 years - I guess my hourglass is slowly revealing itself again), but I was able to wear a dress I bought last fall to work yesterday for the first time. It doesn't fit as well as I would like it to, but putting it on in the morning and thinking, "Hey! You know, not too bad!" was pretty awesome. <BR> <BR> I am enjoying the way ... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 08:38:20 EST Doin' all right, gettin' good grades... So I'm hanging in there with my current plan, which is as much real food as I can (no fast food, processed food, white/brown sugar, or white flour) and a little (very little) exercise. I've lost three pounds this week, but as I've lost these SAME THREE POUNDS at least four times now, I don't know that they're lost so much as lurking in the shadows. We'll see... <BR> <BR> I made pita bread, tortillas, and saltine crackers this week, from scratch. I had no idea how easy it was to make things l... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 07:57:40 EST The Rules...but who sets them? So I am looking at this website called "100 days of real food." It's the story of a family who decided to cut out all processed foods for 100 days, and then decided to share their story and helpful information with others who might be interested in doing it too. Here's what they did: <BR> <BR><BR>od-defined-a-k-a-the-rules/ <BR> <BR> The thing that really got to me about it was the comments. There are TONS of them, and they're all from people looking... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 08:22:14 EST Hanging in there I'm experiencing a lot of upheaval in my life right now. My job duties changed at work, taking most of the things I love most about my job and giving them to others, while giving me a major, never-ending task in which everyone relies on me and I have little training, no experience, and less than half the time I'm supposed to have allocated to get the work done. No pressure though! <BR> <BR> On top of that the coal company finally bought my childhood home, and my mother has decided to move 12... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 20:40:24 EST Wow... I feel like I don't even know who I am sometimes. Maybe the aliens have me? <BR> <BR> My office is spotless. I'm caught up with my work and tackling a project I've been putting off for two months. I've packed my lunch nearly every day for 2 weeks. <BR> <BR> At home, the kitchen is gleaming, the house is neat, there are no dirty clothes, and my husband is tackling icky jobs for me. Last night he told me he WANTS me to give him something to do! Today he's scrubbing out the fridge. We still h... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 13:29:28 EST FLYing So this week in addition to restarting Sparkpeople I became a FLYbaby over at It is doing wonders for me. I have a clean house, happy husband and house-guests, I have done double my recommended calorie-burning this week, stayed within range all week, and best of all, I feel really relaxed and un-put-upon. I hope I can keep this up - it's not hard, just a matter of paying attention. <BR> <BR> Love you all - have a great week! Sat, 6 Oct 2012 19:06:43 EST I'm back with a vengeance! Well, at least a volleyball... Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I've gained back 10 of the 23 lbs I lost, but I'm going to get back in balance as of today. I have so much trouble keeping the balls juggling if I'm not focusing on each of them individually - for example, if I'm looking at the healthy-self, job, and family balls, then the clean-house one usually drops. If I throw that one back in, the pack-your-lunch one will start to get shaky. How do people keep them all up at once? <BR> <BR> Anyway, I have a reason to focus on th... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 08:17:41 EST Week 15 - such a mess I lost two lbs, which is great, but I'm becoming exhausted (mentally) by the constant events and temptations thrown in my path. Most days this week I only ate 1 1/2 - 2 meals, rather than 3 and snacks, because I knew I would be somewhere, eating something I shouldn't. This isn't the zen life of balance I had hoped for, but it is my reality right now. Between parties and visiting home, and family staying with us, and traveling, and work events (did I mention part of my job involves going to al... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 06:33:55 EST Week 14 - Slight derailment, but no damage done yet Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I missed blogging (and tracking) last week. I'm up 1 lb from two weeks ago, but considering I had houseguests, the 4th of July, visits to Mom, Grandma, a birthday party and a bridal shower in that time, I'm thrilled it wasn't worse. I weighed in last week at 193 (which I forgot to enter), and this morning at 192. <BR> <BR> I'm going to make a concerted effort to track again this week and until I go away for a work thing at the end of next week. I don't know that I'll... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 06:33:06 EST Week 12 - Awesomeness Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I've lost another pound, so down 22 all together - almost to my second goal (if you remember I wanted to lose 12 lbs, then 11, then 10, etc...) <BR> <BR> I had great news at work yesterday. I'm not allowed to tell anyone yet, which is driving me crazy! Let's just say that I am VERY glad now that I didn't get the job I recently applied for, and that I feel very appreciated. :) <BR> <BR> And, I was invited to a party! I love parties. It's nice to have friends now that ... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 06:22:37 EST Week 11 - 1/4 of the way to my goal! This is so exciting. I feel awesome! I have lost a total of 21 lbs as of this morning! My BMI has gone from 38.5 to 35.2. <BR> <BR> The best part (to my mind) is that so far I have not relied on exercise to lose the weight. I feel VERY strongly that what has messed me up in the past has been making unrealistic life changes. Exercising constantly is one of them. I will admit that I need to add more movement into my every day life, but realistically an exercise regimen (running, joining the g... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 06:57:23 EST Week 10 - Great Success! So I'm down 2 lbs this week, despite having had company and eating both at a Hibachi AND Thai take-out in the same week. I'm probably retaining about 20 lbs of water after all that sodium, but man was it worth it! <BR> <BR> I had an interview this morning, and wore my new Modcloth dress, which fit beautifully. I had been feeling really nervous about the interview, but listened to some awesome music on the way in to work, so I was pumped. By the time I got to the interview I felt relaxed and ... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 19:08:44 EST End of First 9 Weeks - Report Card I just posted my weekly update blog, when I realized that it has been 9 weeks since I've started getting things back on track. When I was a kid, that was a term of school, and at the end of the 9-weeks grading period, you get a report card. So I thought that I would make myself one. <BR> <BR> Food tracking: A (only 2 days missed) <BR> <BR> Eating within macronutrient ranges: B+ (need to work on getting more protein, and less fat) <BR> <BR> Calcium (getting enough): A- <BR> <BR> Exercise: ... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 07:30:18 EST Week 9 - minor setback, or body nonsense? (This is more me talking to myself than anything - sorry if it's dull!) <BR> <BR> I hopped on the scale this morning for weigh in, and I am two lbs heavier than last week. This is a bit disappointing to me, but I'm not going to beat myself up about it, because I don't feel that it's my fault. We visited relatives early last week, and while there were two days where I didn't track, and I know I ate more than usual, I also KNOW that I didn't eat anywhere near the 7,000 calories that I would ha... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 07:17:34 EST Week 8 - Rolling Along (with a few less rolls!) At the end of Week 8 I am down a total of 17 lbs! I'm very happy with this. Most importantly, I feel confident that the changes I'm making to my diet are something that I'll be able to do in the long term. I'm realizing that this is the way I need to eat; that even though I'm (very) overweight, in actuality I'm a petite person, with medium bone structure, who (as a rule) isn't very active in every day life. I am not a 6'4" farm laborer, and shouldn't eat like one! <BR> <BR> I never feel hung... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 06:31:30 EST Week Seven Changes - 15 lbs lost! This has been a tough month - we've had a steady stream of houseguests! I've made myself track everyday, even when it is difficult (or when I don't want to face all that I've eaten). Overall, I think I'm doing pretty well with this. <BR> <BR> I was talking with my husband about it yesterday, and he thinks it is because I'm working healthy eating into my everyday life, rather than the other way (which I have always done in the past) - wrangling myself into a healthy lifestyle that I'm not goi... Mon, 28 May 2012 07:00:51 EST Week Six Changes - First Goal Met! So when I first started this I was playing around with numbers and thought that it would be funny if I lost 12 lbs the first month, 11 the second, etc., down to losing 1 lb the month before my sister's wedding. This would allow me to lose slowly at the end, so I would sort of ease my way in to maintenance. I wasn't super serious about it or anything. I set my tracker to 12 lbs to lose, though, because it was so much more fun watching my sunflower leap across rather than inch down towards the ... Mon, 21 May 2012 07:39:23 EST Week Five Changes - Things are looking up! *Lost 2 lbs this week, even though we've had company since 5/5. <BR> <BR> *I have a brand-new car! My first ever. I'm sure I'll be sick when I get my first-ever car PAYMENT, but it is SO much fun to drive something that no one else has ever owned. I don't have to worry about it breaking down on me. And it's so shiny! :) <BR> <BR> *Even though I've gone over 5 of the 7 days, it hasn't been with reckless abandon. I'm still tracking everything, and doing my best to make healthy choices. I'm ev... Mon, 14 May 2012 07:05:57 EST Week 4 Changes Not much this week. I didn't lose, didn't gain. <BR> <BR> Found out yesterday we are probably going to have to buy a new car. I currently have no car at all right now - getting rides to and from work with my fabulous sister in law. <BR> <BR> Did some stress eating, after a weekend of eating with company. I'm surprised I didn't gain a bunch! <BR> <BR> I tracked everything though, which is a plus. I'm just not as gung ho about doing this right now, because of the car thing. It's all I'm thi... Tue, 8 May 2012 19:19:45 EST Week 3 Changes I am down 9 lbs (woohoo!) at the end of week three. So far my loss can be completely contributed to diet (ie, tracking) - I have done no real exercise to speak of. I have been making more of an effort to take the stairs, etc, but have not incorporated exercise into my plan yet. Soon. <BR> <BR> I had a real issue with drinking enough water this week, and didn't go shopping because I was busy, so didn't eat as many fruits and veg as I could have. I have to get out of the mindset to take one bi... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 07:19:04 EST Week 2 Changes I'm down seven pounds this morning, at the beginning of week 3. I'm not sure how much of that is real weight loss. I had a weird day yesterday - I didn't feel like eating AT ALL. I had the day off, too, and had plans to make crab cakes and all kinds of fun food to prep for my lunches for the week ahead. I mostly just laid around. I ate only about 400 calories for the day, which is really low and really unusual for me. I don't know if that affected my weigh-in this morning or not. I hope I did... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 06:46:53 EST So Exercise This is week two of my life reboot. I have done really well so far with tracking my food, staying in ranges (not 100%, but really close) for carbs, protein, and fat, and the whole eating slowly thing. I feel like my stress levels have been much lower than normal this past week and a half. <BR> <BR> So a couple of times this week I have added a walk in. Not far. A little over a mile each time. Not fast. Once with my husband, once with my crazy dog. It has been SO NICE to do it though! It fee... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 19:08:34 EST Right on track... I've started (SLOWLY) to add exercise to my routine. I have a goal to walk 5 miles/week, which is basically nothing, but at this stage I'd rather watch what I eat and not exercise so much. The last time I was working out so much, it was really hard for me to lose the weight (which sounds ridiculous but it's true!), and I would get confused when the tracker would change my target calories around. I don't want to take on too much too soon. If I can get the food part down solid then I will think... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 17:21:52 EST Changes I've noticed so far 1 week is hardly much time to notice changes in my body, etc. but I'm trying to pay attention to everything about this process. When I coast through, it's easier to ignore or miss progress. <BR> <BR> I have stayed within the 1200-1550 calorie range this week. Most days, I was able to drink 8 glasses of water, eat 7 fruits & veg, and hit 100 mg of calcium. About half the time, I went over in sodium. <BR> <BR> *I have had like, 3 good hair days in the past week. Coincidence? Maybe. <BR> <BR>... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 07:11:06 EST Week 1 Results It's funny to type 'week 1' since I've been a member of this site for nearly 3 1/2 years, but it's really true. I feel almost like I'm starting from scratch (again). The difference is that I know what to do and how to do it, so half the battle is won. It's sheer willpower from here on out. <BR> <BR> This time I am committed to making changes that will make my life and my husband's life better. I have lost four pounds this week (woohoo!) with diet alone. My plans for this week will include wa... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 06:52:48 EST My Fears Might as well get them all out here, the petty ones along with the real ones: <BR> <BR> *I'm afraid of the fact that my left thigh and my feet and hands go numb sometimes - this is recent. I think it's because for the last 8-9 months I have been COMPLETELY sedentary. <BR> <BR> *I'm afraid the blue veins on my legs, which I have always found so gross, will never go away. I have the palest skin ever, too, so they're very visible - and not in a cool way like Dumbledore's map of the London Unde... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 06:58:58 EST Mathematical Fun So the first few days of this stuff always starts off to be exciting, because you're dedicated, hopeful, optimistic, etc. This morning I was lying in bed thinking about what it will be like to 'wow' everyone at my sister's wedding next year, and later that year at my own 10-year vow renewal (when my wedding dress WILL be too big, but I'm wearing it anyway, naturally). <BR> <BR> I started playing around with numbers. I want to get down to around 130 lbs - I'm not fussed about the exact weight... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 06:40:54 EST Hunger Satiety Scale I found this in a team forum discussion and swiped it to use. :) I feel like a super-thief b/c it wasn't even my team! I'm going to use it to add to my nutrition notes every day to see how I feel before/after each meal. Maybe it will help. <BR> <BR> 10~"Thanksgiving" type, way overstuffed full. Can be miserably uncomfortable. <BR> . <BR> . <BR> . <BR> 9~Moving into real discomfort from eating. <BR> . <BR> . <BR> . <BR> 8~Not uncomfortable but definitely have a full belly. <BR> . <BR> . <BR> ... Thu, 3 Nov 2011 12:19:18 EST Starting to see a change... my re-flabbied winter body. I say re-flabbied because I WASN'T flabby, last fall, even though I was still way overweight. Does that make sense? I didn't have love handles, saddle bags, etc. My stomach wasn't flat, by any means, but it didn't pooch out. My clothes fit beautifully. <BR> <BR> After a winter of total sloth, I've started working out a lot again. I feel so good. I've been working out 4-5 days a week, for at least 1 hr each time, for 2-3 weeks now. The changes I've noticed: <... Thu, 11 Mar 2010 08:48:54 EST Going the Distance This has been a great week for me, exercise-wise. I've done: <BR> <BR> Spinning class X2 <BR> Toning/Strength Training class X3 <BR> Cardio Cross Training class X1 <BR> 4.0 miles (in 55:50min) X1 <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I'll be at my mom's so I plan to attend Zumba/Sculpt - that's 45 min of Zumba and 30 min of toning and it KILLS. This crazy water aerobics instructor keeps talking to me in the locker room at the Y here and she kind of got me to promise I'll try her class Monday, since I have the... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 12:12:30 EST My Goal For the Cleveland Marathon 10K So last year I had signed up for a work relay for the Akron Marathon. My part was a hilly 2.8 miles, and I put tons and tons of pressure on myself to be able to run the whole thing (since I was doing it with people from work, and I must have felt the need to prove myself). About a month before the race, I had dropped 30 lbs, been working out like a fiend, and feeling great and very confident. I was doing great with C25K (mostly on the treadmill) and KNEW I would do it. <BR> <BR> Then, summe... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 10:11:06 EST Sunday Morning Spark - Redux. This morning I've spent a lot of time on SP, and I am glad of it. When I'm not doing well with taking care of myself, I tend to stay away, which is of course counter-productive. I don't have a lot of time during the week to spend, but I used to spend every Sunday like this. Some people read the New York Times, I read Spark People. Or at least I used to. So I've done the following this morning: <BR> <BR> 1. read all the blog posts that show up all my team pages (4/team) <BR> <BR> 2. read all... Sun, 28 Feb 2010 10:07:06 EST My week's report card. *Continue to pack my lunch at least 3Xweek <BR> *Start drinking the 8 glasses of water/day <BR> *Start working out 4Xweek (3Xwk running, 1Xspinning, plus situps/pushups or toning class) <BR> *Start eating right again (more protein, less carbs - MUCH less sugar) and maybe even tracking it. <BR> <BR> These are the goals I set for myself last week. I just wanted to see how I did. <BR> <BR> 1. I did pack my lunch 3X this week. I went to eat out twice - completely unnecessarily (ie, it wasn'... Sat, 27 Feb 2010 13:15:35 EST