Thanks for the encouraging words about yesterday's blog. I did have a better day, though I admit some of Princess's Band BakeSale cookies were...um...quality controlled?!? by yours truly. Still stayed within a good calorie range, though.
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Wow, do those calories add up!
I thought I was doing a good job on Thanksgiving, keeping my portion sizes pretty small, not going back for seconds, etc. But, wowzer! When I logged the calories for the day, did I go waaaay over, or what? I know that the beer and wine didn't... Read more
My brother was in town this weekend and we had a big family dinner on Sunday. Now I have Thanksgiving dinner for 12 looming over me and I'm feeling the time crunch! I've been sleeping very poorly (partially due to worrying and partially due to... Read more
Gettin' in the greens
I actually enjoy greens quite a bit. This was a pretty big change for me, as I swore off greens after my time living in Georgia. The collard greens they served with the school lunches had been boiled to within an inch of their lives, and no am... Read more
A few of my favorite things
Splenda! I know all the reports that say it's bad for you, but it helps me control the calories
my Polar HRM - tracking workouts, calculating calorie expenditure, it's invaluable
my iPod - makes my running more enjoyable, sets my pace... Read more
I am so grateful for my family for supporting me in my weight loss/maintenance endeavors. The kids were very young when I started walking in the early mornings, and when I added afternoon workout DVDs, they learned just how far they could go be... Read more
I woke up groggy this morning and haven't been able to perk up yet. By this point in the day, why bother? LOL Oddly, I did my morning 3 miles and, though I felt like I was wading through jello, I actually finished up about 2 minutes faster tha... Read more
New favorite post-workout snack
After I run in the morning, I have to hustle to get ready for work, so I don't have time to eat breakfast right away. I get so hungry on the way in to work, it's easy to grab something unhealthy just because it's handy (cookies, anybody?) For ... Read more
Happy Veteran's Day!
Grateful to all the veterans in my life, and all the other service men and women that make our country safe!
Grateful also for a Monday off so I could get in a morning TurboKick class! It was a great workout, followed by a leisurely brea... Read more
Looking forward to the weekend
The Princess has a function at the Pt. Defiance Zoo in Tacoma tomorrow, so Hubby and I will be driving her down and hanging out for 6 hours or so. I think we'll probably take in the new Denzel Washington movie "Flight" - I LURVV Denzel! If the... Read more
After writing about my No-Halloween-Candy success, and my rules for avoiding temptation at work, what comes in the door last night but a bag of tortilla chips?! Aaargh! I'm praying DH took them in to work with him this morning, because I'm jus... Read more
This food is NOT for me
One of my biggest challenges when I started losing weight was all the goodies and treats offered at work. It seemed that every day, somebody would bring in cookies or muffins or candy, something that called out to me to eat it. And I used to l... Read more
Our daily plate
I had an interesting conversation with my daughter and one of her friends this morning. I am always fascinated by what other families have for dinner. My daughter has been eating over at her boyfriends house a couple of nights a week, so I ask... Read more
What's for breakfast?
My breakfast choices have changed so much over my weight-loss journey. Gone are bagels -(and boy do I miss them sometimes!) Gone is regular yogurt and huge bowls of oatmeal. These days, I'm rockin' the Greek yogurt craze. I don't remember wh... Read more
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Habit, or compulsion?
Most weekdays, I run in the morning and then do some other activity in the afternoon. My daughter is taking a sign language class at the local college, so I drive her to and from class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Because of that, I've just been... Read more