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If it works, do more of it, but only until it no longer works.

Sunday, May 24, 2009      1 comments

So, I'm starting a new challenge: the 8-week battle! There are lots of things to do and track during this battle. Things I can track on twitter: Quickfire Challenge, glasses of water drank, minutes of exercise, steps (need to wear my pedome... Read more

Being defeated is often temporary, giving up makes it permanent

Saturday, May 23, 2009      0 comments

So, Philly definitely hit me hard, whoops! Weight: 159.6 -- 157.2 Should still come down though from bloat etc. in the next couple of days smallest part of my waist just above belly button: 33.5 -- 32.5, barely any increase, whew! ... Read more

Assume the opposition is better than you but also know you can beat anyone

Friday, May 22, 2009      0 comments

I'm back! I had a great time on my trip. I connected with people, saw some great Philly landmarks like the Liberty Bell, the Franklin Institute, and the Mutter Museum, and ate some good food. On that last note. I may not have stuck as ... Read more

Transformation update 5-16-09

Saturday, May 16, 2009      3 comments

Sat = weigh-in day! Weight: 159.6 -- 153.2 No change from last week, but it happens. smallest part of my waist just above belly button: 33.5 -- 32.0 - woohoo! Lost another inch! hips at hip bone bump: 36.5 -- 36.5 widest part of ... Read more

Love what you do because one day the results will fade but the memories of the journey will live on

Thursday, May 14, 2009      0 comments

I am a miracle worker -- tonight I had Green Bean Casserole -- gluten-free!! Here's how: step 1: make the crispy onions Slice onions into thin strips (it mostly comes apart this way) Batter with egg yolk and cornstarch (I used 1... Read more

Real regrets come only from knowing you could have given more.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009      2 comments

Today I perfectly replicated the texture of a cream soup from a can! It was awesome. I still need to play with the spices and such to get a similar taste, but to be able to make the same meals without the cans is still progress. Here was my reci... Read more

No time for a quote tonight.

Monday, May 11, 2009      0 comments

Happy Monday evening! I am just finishing up my second day of lower carb post-cheat day, and tomorrow I am back on "normal" diet through Saturday, which means lots of fruit! I really love fruit, but I have to be careful and pair it with protein ... Read more

Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there

Sunday, May 10, 2009      2 comments

Happy Mother's Day! Yesterday was my second cheat day on Cheat Your Way Thin. I enjoyed myself plenty, I had buckwheat pancakes for breakfast with fruit syrupy topping. I had Reese's peanut butter cups, cheese doodles, ice cream, gluten-fre... Read more

Don't be afraid to go out on a limb. It's where all the fruit is.

Thursday, May 07, 2009      1 comments

Today was a fabulous day of fruit. I had grapefruit with breakfast, blackberries for snack, apples after lunch, and a strawberry smoothie after walking. Yummy smoothie, made with strawberries, Greek yogurt, ice, and protein powder. I also took 2... Read more

The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves

Wednesday, May 06, 2009      0 comments

Today is Day 3 of the transformatio contest. I think I'm going to like this new diet, because it changes so often. I am just finishing up 2 days of low carbing, but it's cool, because tomorrow I get to eat my fruit all day again! Then, afte... Read more

To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift

Tuesday, May 05, 2009      1 comments

It is one of my late days at work, and I need a serious mental break, so you get an early blog today! This is my official call for my buddies, friends, and others who read this blog to help hold me accountable for the next 12 weeks of my tr... Read more

Think highly of yourself because the world takes you at your own estimate.

Monday, May 04, 2009      0 comments

If I haven't expounded upon Greek (strained) yogurt lately, now is the time! Strained yogurt tastes so much better than regular yogurt. It isn't bitter at all, I don't even add sweetener to it, fruit is enough. Today, I had Greek yogurt, peanut ... Read more

You need a plan to build a house. To build a life, it is even more important to have a plan or goal.

Sunday, May 03, 2009      1 comments

This is my official goal-setting post. Three goals each for various time periods, and I'm going for one diet/exercise goal, one personal goal, and one work goal. I like to remember sometimes that I have a life that isn't completely about diet an... Read more

To swear off mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is swear off having ideas

Saturday, May 02, 2009      1 comments

Ok, my bum self hasn't blogged in a while. It's amazing, my husband goes away for a week and I seem to have less time on my hands than before. Explain this to me? Well, here's my life in a nutshell: work, eat, exercise, new diet plan, lots of pi... Read more

Happiness is a journey, not a destination

Monday, April 27, 2009      0 comments

I had a fabulous dinner tonight. I decided to carmelize some onions, which got a little crispy in the oil, and served them over steak (top round, tiny piece) marinated with balsamic vinegar and cabarnet and spiced with salt, pepper, and Mrs. Das... Read more


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