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Set a goal, accomplished a goal!
I set a goal last weekend of focusing on vegetables this week. I had noticed last week an overabundance of carbs in my diet and not enough fruits and veggies. So I shopped on Sunday, and brought home broccoli, squash, red bell pepper, onion, su... Read more
WW v. Sparkpeople
I've been on Weight Watchers since the first of February and have lost an average of about a half-pound a week. Agonizingly slow! I only had a couple of weeks when I gained, and a few weeks when there was no change. I like the program a lot, bu... Read more
Stage 2 Challenges
Moved into Stage 2 today but today will have its challenges. I'm having both lunch and dinner in restaurants so I'll have to remember all the goals of the stage, particularly portion control! Lunch is in a Cajun restaurant -- I can get a salad f... Read more
So obviously I haven't been around for a while. No excuses. Well, I have excuses but I'm not going to waste any time repeating them. I' m just going to say I'm here now. One day at a time. That's what I can do.... Read more
OK, I'm back
It seems I can't obsess about more than one thing at a time. So now I'm on Christmas break from school and I can get back to SP. School and working fulltime takes so much of my time and energy it's hard to squeeze anything else in! I haven't b... Read more
Feeling ill today
Came home from work early. Tossed and turned all night and finally took some pain med, which I never do. I've slept all afternoon. Don't know what's wrong. It's not my stomach, but perhaps a cold is coming on.... Read more
A lazy rainy day
I'm cooking a variation of Crockpot Salsa Chicken. I put chicken thighs in the crockpot. Then I mixed up a can of cream of chicken soup, a jar of mild salsa, and a drained can of black beans. We'll have it with rice, and I'm sure it will make ... Read more
Next step on my PhD journey
FSU allowed me to submit a very late application and so I will be able to take a class or two this fall,... Read more
One step at a time
I met with my professor/advisor today and he thinks I will be able to take classes in the fall. Fall meaning two weeks from now. I will find out more tomorrow.
I am getting very excited, only a few trepidations. And I can stomp down those... Read more
I think I have decided to go back to school -- again. For the past 2 and a half years I've been getting my master's and I loved school. Even though I worked full time the whole time, I love it. I love the mental stimulation, the challenge, the l... Read more
Trying not to beat myself up -- again!
Frequently, I wake up at 3 or 4 a.m. with negative feelings about something. Just some kind of stuff going through my head and I can't get back to sleep for a while. This morning it had to do with how lazy I am, what a mess my house is, how I h... Read more
Recovery from work
Ergghhh. I had a stressful work week, full of drama, suspense, surprise and let-down. Today I am recovering by cooking and being domestic. Still in my jammies, I've cooked the sausage and the vegetable mixture for a spinach-sausage lasagna that... Read more
A good Sunday
I've had a pretty good day today. Made hummus and mini-frittatas from the SP recipes. Washed the kitchen rugs. Did a 30-minute Walk and Kick video from the walkathome.com website. I might do another one in a while. I exercised yesterday, too..... Read more
Off the wagon/on the wagon
Didn't do well this week as far as exercise. I continue to have this dilemma of time. I leave my house at 7:30 a.m. and don't get home until after 6 usually. If I have to stop at the store or some other errand, it's even later. I do walk or g... Read more
I didn't exercise today but it was a good day anyway. I've been cleaning my office this week, throwing stuff out, organizing files. Decided to come straight home and make leek soup. If I had exercised, it would be 8 p.m. before I got home. That... Read more