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Day 21... Catching Up

Monday, January 28, 2013      3 comments

I missed a few days of blogging, mainly because I wasn't doing the things I know I should be doing. I have been reading You on a Diet, by Dr Oz. A lot of what he says in the book makes sense. We have to get our bodies to work with us inste... Read more

Day 18... Demons!

Friday, January 25, 2013      3 comments

Yesterday was not my best day eating wise. I went over on calories by dinner time. But I didn't stop eating then, even though I was full. Those demons we call hormones were out in full force last night. After dinner, I ate a Skinny Cow Ice... Read more

Day 17... Perkins?!?!

Thursday, January 24, 2013      3 comments

Yesterday was an errand day for us and Steve wanted to go out to eat. So, I braced myself for it and we picked Perkins. We got a gift card from there for Christmas, so it made sense to use it. We got there and I ordered water instead of my... Read more

Day 16... It's all in my head

Wednesday, January 23, 2013      4 comments

When I started here on Spark, I let the system set my weight loss time line for me. I got a TON of calories and it was hard to eat all of them. So, I decided to change my goals to be more aggressive. It really felt like I had too many calories b... Read more

Day 15... DDP Yoga

Tuesday, January 22, 2013      2 comments

Okay... so I was supposed to start working out last week. I did one day of a video, but no more. I did spend at least an hour moving furniture two consecutive days, which burned a LOT of calories. However, since I'm not quitting my job to ... Read more

Day 14... Awesome Thai Soup and a Weigh-In

Monday, January 21, 2013      3 comments

So, on day 14 I was a bit sick. In the middle of the night I was freezing cold with achy joints and skin that felt like someone poured acid on it. I slept until 11am and woke up feeling not terrible, but not great. I got up and wandered to the b... Read more

Day 13... pistachios are not my friend

Sunday, January 20, 2013      3 comments

I love pistachios, times a million. At the grocery store yesterday I thought I could get a bag and be responsible with them. No, no I can't. I ate the whole bag last night. They were already shelled, so I tore through them like a ravenous beast.... Read more

Day 12... Another new Recipe

Saturday, January 19, 2013      0 comments

I love to cook. My mom started teaching me how to make meals when I was 9 or 10. Some people would say it was child abuse, but it wasn't. It was time spent with my mother learning her tricks and tips. My mom is a great cook, truly great. She doe... Read more

Day 11... Moving Furniture

Friday, January 18, 2013      1 comments

We are working on our house in MN, getting it ready to sell. One of the last things we needed to do on the main floor was get new carpet. We ordered it last week an they are coming to install it this morning. They wanted $250 to remove and ... Read more

Day 10... 2 new recipes

Thursday, January 17, 2013      2 comments

Yesterday was a pretty good day. I wasn't ever really hungry and ate fairly decently. I need to go to the grocery store and get some more fruits and vegetables. I haven't been eating as many as I should be the past couple of days. For dinn... Read more

Day 9... Exercise! and a rant about school lunches

Wednesday, January 16, 2013      2 comments

I did a yoga video yesterday and it was hard, but awesome! I bought some videos last year that I never used. In fact, I had never taken them out the mailer they arrived in. So, I cracked them open yesterday and did the 1st video. The videos came... Read more

Day 8... a trip to the VA

Tuesday, January 15, 2013      0 comments

My fiancée is a disabled retired veteran and about once a month, we have to go to the Veterans hospital for a few appointments. Yesterday was our trip for January. It's a long drive up there, about 1.5 to 2 hours. I was very concerned abou... Read more

Day 7 ... Football Munchies (a little late)

Tuesday, January 15, 2013      2 comments

Sunday was day 7 of this journey. I weighed in and found I had lost 3 pounds. Not too bad! Sunday was big football day in our house. I'm a big Atlanta Falcons fan and they were in a playoff game. It made me nervous and antsy watching them.... Read more

Day 6 - Proper prior planning

Sunday, January 13, 2013      0 comments

Proper prior planning prevents piss poor performance. It's a military saying that gets used in my household a good bit. We refer to it as the 7 Ps. What does it have to do with this journey I'm on? Everything! I know what will be for break... Read more

Day 5... Snickers bars and Emotional Cliffs

Saturday, January 12, 2013      2 comments

Yup! You read that right. I ate a Snickers bar, a full sized one. It tasted good and I don't feel bad about it at all. I had been craving one for a few days and had calories left, so I had one. Just one, not two or three. Just one and I was sati... Read more


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