What I bring on vacation and . . . (long!)
. . . Why not to go to the food store tired.
This may come to late for you, but still, considering it's a holiday weekend here in the US, I thought I'd share the food I travel with:
Boatmeal (baked oatmeal - plain uncooked oatmeal can ... Read more
What's the point?
Warning: ranting ahead, same-old same-old, but it's all good in the end.
I was sooooo good while I was away. No really, I was. Yes, there was a lot of rich food on the food tour, but that was truly my one indulgence of the week & I tracked ... Read more
There WILL be good with the bad
Good: we did the food tour & visited Mt. Rainier on a glorious sunny day
Bad: had to go to bed later than I wanted to on more than one occasion because my nephew was playing online games in our "bedroom" & had to eat dinner way later than I... Read more
Just another good reason to make a plan . . . sometimes you get to use them again!
My SIL had a neighborhood potluck, so I got to use my original plan from the picnic a couple of weeks ago. Thankfully someone brought a platter of veggies th... Read more
Running pays off . . .
. . . Or never, ever give up.
So yesterday was not the best day - one of those days where lots of little things went wrong. Not to mention I haven't slept well in days, which no doubt will wreak havoc with my weight next week.
But the ... Read more
Are you MAD?
Motivated & determined, that is.
No, I didn't think it up; some one shared that at my WW meeting today. I feel this way - I still feel like I'm on the right track, even if my loss was less than I would've liked today - it was a loss, after ... Read more
Saratoga food tour (photo intensive)
Fair warning: if you're feeling weak food-wise, you might want to skip this blog, even tho there aren't a lot of food pictures. You've been warned!
We started out at the Saratoga farmer's market. Actually, we got there early so that I could... Read more
The scale can lie. Measuring tapes can be tricky. What is maybe the most accurate check of your weight loss progress? Clothes!
Those who have read this blog for a while know I love clothes. Even tho I'm not working at present. Even tho befo... Read more
You gotta believe
What you believe, you achieve.
One of my mantras. I'm not saying you will never doubt yourself. You will at times. At least, that's certainly MY truth.
But deep down, when push comes to shove, you have to believe you can do it. All the... Read more
Body confidence - I'll have what she's having!
Hopefully tomorrow I'll have some time to process my pictures from yesterday. We went on a food tour in Saratoga Springs - named for their famous mineral springs.
One of the things I learned was that different springs had different mineral ... Read more
Every mistake is an opportunity to learn
A small screwup last night, which isn't tragic in the scheme of things, but could keep me away from my next reward - I've got to get below 140 for the next reward, which only requires me to lose anything over 1 lb this week. Totally doable - but... Read more
F + P = S
That's Focus + Plan = Success
It's an important equation in a healthy lifestyle, & it served me well at thevpicnic yesterday.
They didn't serve hamburgers, altho there was hot dogs. And BBQ chicken legs, brisket, and fajitas. As my hus... Read more
What do you want? How will you get there?
Hmmm. I'm sitting here & my mind is kind of blank. Gotta get some more movement in before the picnic. Happy I can order my first necklace because the scale finally moved in the right direction.
But I still felt really fat this morning & my ... Read more
My other challenge this month
We're going to visit my inlaws. That means 5 night's of sleeping on an air mattress on the floor of my SIL's office - literally living out of my suitcase because there's nowhere to put my clothes.
And they, of course, want to feed DH his fa... Read more
Healthy choice by healthy choice
When you really practice some mindfulness, it's kind of mind-blowing just how many healthy decisions you make in a day. I almost wrote "have to", but that negates the whole choice thing. Because it IS a choice.
No idea if my healthy choices... Read more