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Day 19 & 20: Missed a day of blogging
Saturday, September 20, 2014      2 comments

I find myself with so much to say, but I'm lacking the ability to organize my thoughts and get it down on "paper." I chose to eat far too much yesterday, and things that aren't terribly healthy, to boot. So there's some guilt, as well as s... Read more
Day 18: Popcorn and Late Nights
Thursday, September 18, 2014      0 comments

This falls squarely into the category of "first world problems' - clearly not really a problem, but something that I feel like whining about anyway. Being a fan of a west-coast baseball team who might clinch a playoff spot is hard - was up supe... Read more
Day 17: Cheese and White Pasta
Wednesday, September 17, 2014      1 comments

Cheese is my favorite food, I think. Even more than chocolate, if that's possible. Annoyingly (especially after yesterday's post!), I chose to indulge in both yesterday, on Day 16. Fancy cheese that is on sale is one of my favorite indulg... Read more
Day 16: The Pie Safe
Tuesday, September 16, 2014      1 comments

I am in control of everything that goes into my mouth. It doesn't matter where it comes from or how it gets in front of me...just because it's in front of me doesn't mean I have to eat it. I have a choice, and if I eat it, it's because I made ... Read more
Day 15: Two weeks down
Monday, September 15, 2014      0 comments

Feeling great, with 2 weeks under my belt. Two weeks of eating well (with a few minor splurges), and within my calorie range (except for one day). My average calories are right in range, and I do feel smaller. It makes me want to try on my "... Read more
Day 14: Talking myself out of exercise
Sunday, September 14, 2014      1 comments

My usual way of talking myself out of taking myself to the pool is to think about how it takes about 2 hours out of my day. Which it does, and it's a big chunk of time. It becomes really hard on weeknights, which is why I'd love to be able to g... Read more
Day Thirteen Dawns - This is Going to Get Repetitive
Saturday, September 13, 2014      0 comments

As I make these entries every day, I've discovered that the same theme is in my head most days. It's often a variation on the idea of just how LONG this is going to take. And how I just have to keep moving forward, one meal and one snack at a ... Read more
Day Twelve - TGIF
Friday, September 12, 2014      0 comments

Feeling very glad that it's Friday today (as well as payday!) - it felt like a long week. Maybe that's because last week was shortened by the holiday. It also was bittersweet yesterday, saying goodbye to the tree and the car. The first car I ... Read more
Day Eleven and a Second Blog Post - the 180 Calorie Biscuit
Thursday, September 11, 2014      2 comments

On Wednesday in these parts, KFC has a good deal (price-wise, not health-wise). A chicken-fried steak meal (with KFC mashed potatoes, cole slaw, and a biscuit) for just $1.99. Hard to pass up on a night when I don't feel like cooking. I s... Read more
Day Eleven and Big Changes = Wanting Comfort Food
Thursday, September 11, 2014      3 comments

Day Ten was great, food wise. My mood improved over the course of the day, as I ended up knocking a BIG item off of my global to-do list. With one phone call, I donated a car that has been sitting in my driveway for years. I know the neighbor... Read more
Day Ten and the Mood Tracker
Wednesday, September 10, 2014      0 comments

I like watching Spark Points add up, so I do the little things, like tracking the goals that show up on my "Start" page. The water and fruit/vegetable ones are easy - those I always hit (so I will confess that I often mark them first thing in t... Read more
Day Nine Begins: This is what I do
Tuesday, September 09, 2014      3 comments

I'm feeling very "normal" today. This way of eating that I have returned to (it's not new to me; I had shelved it for a while) is becoming more routine. I don't feel like I'm making deliberate "diet" choices. I'm just making food choices base... Read more
Day Eight Underway: Chocolate Pudding
Monday, September 08, 2014      1 comments

Some things have way more calories than you'd expect. Others have less. And I'm still dealing with my food-wasting issue. I had loads of fat-free half-and-half that was going to spoil, and the last time I had that, I made homemade chocolate p... Read more
Day Seven Begins: Pizza-crust free
Sunday, September 07, 2014      0 comments

I'm just not capable, it seems, of throwing away food. In the past I have been able to, but money seems tighter now, and I feel like it's wasteful. I know that it could go " to waste or to my waist" - but it's still a battle. So this morn... Read more
Day Six: Pizza-Free Friday
Saturday, September 06, 2014      1 comments

Today is day 6 of 30. Which I'll probably start abbreviating for myself as 6/30. Which means I only have to do what I've done the past 5 days 5 more times...to complete this 30 day sprint. Easy--peasy. Which it really is, when you think ... Read more

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