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First compliment

Saturday, February 19, 2011      8 comments

Walking by a coworker tonight at work I got my first complement. Someone I don't work with often looked at me and said "Looking good Emily! Whatever your doing is working".... Man that felt good. I am so happy to be finally kicking this weight t... Read more

Logging calories

Thursday, February 17, 2011      4 comments

Why didn't I ever think of logging calories before I eat them? It's Genius! It completely takes away the... "OMG I ate 3000 calories today" moment. It's amazing. Ate the start of my day I now know what I can eat, what is safe to eat, how to subs... Read more


Wednesday, February 16, 2011      3 comments

I am in Love. If you haven't tried it, You are totally missing out! It's an hour of feel good, low threat, good for you exercise that invigorates me and assures me that I am on my way. I feel incredible after a workout. Three things I learned at... Read more

Motivating others and it's motivating power

Wednesday, February 16, 2011      0 comments

I am seven days into my healthy living lifestyle. I have been counting calories, making healthy choices, getting a small amount of exercise, drinking water, making smoothies, taking a multi-vitamin, and I feel pretty darn great. Although this co... Read more

A Rookie Mistake

Monday, February 14, 2011      1 comments

I made a nice stew tonight for dinner.. Lots of carrots, corn, potatoes, onions, and some lean beef that I trimmed of all excess fat. In a moderate portion size not at all that bad for you. Then came the biscuits.... I used a recipe from my prev... Read more

It can be done!

Sunday, February 13, 2011      0 comments

I have been tracking my calories now for 5 days. It is going really well! Hitting my ranges, avaiding pifalls... and then there was today.. I was scared to death about the birthday party tonight. There was gaing to be cake, pizza, brownies (whic... Read more

Eating out

Saturday, February 12, 2011      2 comments

Eating out is not as much fun as it used to be. It 's now filled with anxiety trying to order the healthiest thing on the menu, or at least something that isn't going to wreck my calories for the whole day. I went out to luch with my mother and ... Read more

Hara Hachi Bu Eat Until 80 Percent Full

Friday, February 11, 2011      0 comments

"Definition: a cultural habit, practiced on the island of Okinawa, of eating until you are only 80 percent full. Okinawans live longer and healthier than any other people on earth. One reason for their longevity is that they eat fewer calories t... Read more

Proud of myself

Thursday, February 10, 2011      2 comments

I weighed in yesterday and I was up 1.5 pounds. In the past this would have caused me to act erratically and eat everything in sight and completely lose sight of my goals. Not yesterday... I am so proud of myself. I completed my checklist of dai... Read more

Oh to be a healthy lifestyle blogger

Wednesday, February 09, 2011      1 comments

I have been reading a few great healthy lifestyle blogs and I am hooked... I want to be one of those people! I want to document my journey... I want to be posting great recipes and photos... Why not Emily? Why can't you do it? I think I am going... Read more

Body Bugg

Wednesday, December 08, 2010      2 comments

I am going to be wearing a body bugg to help motivate me. I am really excited. I bought it for myself for christmas. Will wears one, Sometimes, and I wanted to use his but Two people cannot share one. I just registered mine and it sais that in o... Read more

Tortilla Soup Anyone?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010      2 comments

So I made the Tortilla soup recipe in my fancy Vita Mix Blender... And it was not exactly what I expected... Very Thin, Not super hot with a Raw Tomato taste. Maybe I did not cook it long enough? I want to try it with a lot less chicken stock. A... Read more

Feeling Confident

Tuesday, October 05, 2010      1 comments

Hello everyone out there in SP Land. Hope you are doing as well as I am feeling. I think something clicked for me today. I am the ONLY one who can make the change. I am the ONLY one who picks up food and puts it in my mouth. I am the ONLY one wh... Read more

5 things I am greatful for

Friday, September 24, 2010      1 comments

-my Husband who encourages me -my Daughter who inspires me -my home -the ability to pay the mortgage -and of course sparkpeople! ... Read more

Day 6.... That was a bad weekend

Monday, June 14, 2010      4 comments

I had a pretty bad weekend. I am up a pound and a half. It was our anniversary and I exploited it. Did not log my calories before I ate them, Did not make it to SparkPeople. Did not work out... I am feeling pretty cruddy this morning. But... I k... Read more

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