Christmas Eve Success
Of course I did not use the food tracker yesterday, being Christmas Eve. But again, I feel a sense of success. Why? It felt weird not to use the tracker. And as I was mindlessly putting homemade Christmas cookies into my mouth, I stopped and ... Read more
2500 Calories, Yet Still Success
Even though I had 2500 calories yesterday, my success is that I honestly recorded every single bite.
Previously, I had been only recording breakfasts, or maybe lunches, too, but almost always slacking off on dinners. Still, it was good to ... Read more
Success for one day
My big success yesterday was
#1 Choosing a Japanese restaurant instead of pizza joint for dinner
#2 Skipping the Kirin beer I usually have, sticking to the tea and water
#3 Skipping the tempura I usually have, sticking to the udon soup
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I love to cook, and I was going to give myself a challenge to cook all the items in the current issue of Fine Cooking magazine. I love this magazine!! And this time of year with all the visitors plus my mom's birthday, well, it is fun to cook f... Read more
I have a rather serious physical problem right now. I have either tendonitis or arthritis or a combination of both in my left thumb. My right hand also has problems, but the left is worse. I mean, really worse. You cannot imagine all the thin... Read more
Checking up on myself. Checking what I wrote yesterday about limiting my computer time by setting an alarm.
Okay, I set two alarms. One was a kitchen type timer that went off about half an hour ago. Then I set an alarm on my computer. It ... Read more
I just set up a new morning program for myself.
#1 Set timer for Spark. Allow only 30 minutes.
#2 Set timer for email. Allow only 30 minutes.
#3 Do strength exercises for a minimum of 30 minutes. Set timer to check yourself.
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I can limit my breakfast calories.
I can limit my lunch calories.
But I go hog wild at dinner.
And if I have wine with dinner, then all bets are off.
I am feeling sorry for myself because I have developed some sort of hand arthritis o... Read more
I love the magazine, Fine Cooking. It is expensive, because it has no ads except for cooking related ads. I hate reading Gourmet and finding ads for deodorant and cars! Every recipe has the nutritional information included. I just made somethi... Read more
I moved my measuring cups and measuring spoons to an area in the kitchen very close to where I eat. (I have my regular baking ones in a separate place to use.) My Spark ones are special, just for my Spark measurings and I have 3 of each size. ... Read more
Appreciate Spark Friends
I appreciate everyone's comments on my down day. I still feel down, though, maybe a little break would be good. I will check in every day though, it shows the power of habit!!! I always do the wheel spin, the trivia quiz, and the blog. This mo... Read more
I feel ready to quit Spark, because last night I went to a Christmas party and there is no way I can track the food consumed. I did eat it rather mindfully, and I know I had too much, but really, I don't think it will make a difference to my we... Read more
I didn't get too far with my reporting plan, but will try again on Monday. Have a busy week coming up, not only Christmas stuff, but babysitting all week, and not really looking forward to it. In fact, I am worried about it. I did not retire in... Read more
Report: Day 2
Possibly should move this report to another area, not sure where, so I can actually blog here.
Breakfast: 243 calories
Dinner:... Read more
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Daily Reporting, Sir
1 -be it resolved that I will finish my tracker at the end of the evening, before bed, instead of the next morning
2 - be it resolved that I will enter the calories totals for each meal,
3 - be it resolved that I will ch... Read more