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Getting psyched

Saturday, November 24, 2012      1 comments

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. ... Read more

Wow, do those calories add up!

Friday, November 23, 2012      2 comments

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

Exhausted!

Wednesday, November 21, 2012      2 comments

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

Monday, November 19, 2012      0 comments

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

Friday, November 16, 2012      1 comments

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

Family support

Thursday, November 15, 2012      0 comments

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

Sluggish morning

Wednesday, November 14, 2012      0 comments

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

Tuesday, November 13, 2012      4 comments

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!

Monday, November 12, 2012      0 comments

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

Friday, November 09, 2012      0 comments

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

More Temptations?

Thursday, November 08, 2012      0 comments

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

Wednesday, November 07, 2012      4 comments

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

Tuesday, November 06, 2012      2 comments

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?

Monday, November 05, 2012      1 comments

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

Habit, or compulsion?

Friday, November 02, 2012      0 comments

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


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