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The office orders Chinese take-out: I make it work!
Here's what I chose:
Chicken, Vegetables & Spicy Garlic Sauce - steamed with the sauce on the side!
I asked and they accommodated!
The lunch special meal came with won ton soup and I chose white rice over fried.
Here's what I did: ... Read more
Full Disclosure: A not-so-good week
I lost a pound this week (weigh-ins are Mondays at work), and I was very happy but since my first month, things have slowed and I know why. It's me. I haven't been nearly as focused or dedicated and that has made a huge difference. I have not h... Read more
Slipping A Little, But Not Sliding...
By the above title, I could easily be referring to our recurring winter weather woes here in Upstate New York, but no. I am instead referring to that crazy, age-old thing known as a "diet."
It's been a roller coaster week with a few cravin... Read more
Carb-Cycling: What I'm Eating
I'm just coming off my first Slingshot week of Carb-Cycling (an all high-carb week), and I'm currently doing the Turbo Cycle with the following schedule:
SUN - Low
MON - Low
TUE - High
WED - Low
THU - Low
FRI - High
SAT - Free
... Read more
Carb-Cycling's Slingshot Week
According to the Carb-Cycling, to reset your metabolism after the first three successful weeks (or thereabouts), you should do what is called the "Slingshot Week" where you eat within your calorie range, etc., but you are to eat on the high-carb... Read more
12 Pounds Down in One Month on Carb-Cycling. Happy.
Although I weigh myself each Monday at work, today marks one month of carb-cycling for me. I was feeling a little bloated going into the weigh-in due to natural causes ;) so imagine my complete delight to be down 3 pounds this morning, for a tot... Read more
Carb-Cycling: Where Have You Been All My Life?
So I started reading Chris Powell's book, "Choose More, Lose More For Life," and am so insanely glad I found this book. For those of you who would like to know a bit more about carb-cycling, there are some great reads online. There are even a fe... Read more
A Woman With Good Intentions...
I am a woman with good intentions.
After being on this site for five years, I am in no greater state of health or wellness than I was in 2009 when I first signed up to be a part of this fantastic community.
My story on "how I got to be... Read more
My Original SparkPage entry/intro (circa 2009)
MY ORIGINAL POST: July 2009:
For me, at this point in my life, it's about HONESTY and Daily Reflection. The TRUTH: Holy SH*# am I overweight. The medical term...obese. It's true. A fact. The cold, hard truth. It would be so easy for me to... Read more
Why start over TODAY???
I don't know "why today" exactly, but it is today. Maybe because I got my cleaning around the house done and there was no one in the house to use as an excuse NOT to start today. I guess the forces just "aligned" right for me today. So today, I ... Read more
Choosing Right Dining Out...Killed IT!!!
My boss decided to take me to a nice restaurant as a late Christmas gift!
I did it and still stayed well within my allotted SP nutritional values for the day! I even came in under my sodium levels, which was a huge BONUS and something I have ... Read more
Hummus and Laughing Cow: Just a few eating plan staples
I have been participating in a new challenge that runs from Jan. 1st through Feb. 12th. I am hoping to be at least 10 pounds slimmer by then. Hey--I know I have a LONG way to go, but it's a step in the right direction, right?
Today's topic:... Read more
More SparkPeople, Less Facebook
You know you're doing something right when you spend more time on SparkPeople than you do on Facebook. I've been up for a full hour and so far have yet to open my Facebook...and let me just say...that feels GOOD. Why? Because I've come to realiz... Read more
Today's Triumph: A co-worker's blueberry muffin denied
A sweet co-worker came in today with a bag full of individually homemade blueberry muffins she and her husband had made. She handed one to me and I politely thanked her and went about my day. I looked at it a few times and my thought process was... Read more
Temptation Thwarted: Licking frosting off my fingers!!!
Yesterday I was picking up an apple danish my granddaughter had eaten...or shall we say, "nibbled?" She cut it in half and offered me half and I said, "no thank you." First kudo to me. It smelled so good staring me in the face but I resisted! A... Read more