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Pumpkin Pie Mousse
1/2 cup 1% milk fat cottage cheese
1/2 cup pureed pumpkin
1 1/2 Tbl real maple syrup
@ 1/16 tsp each of ground cloves and nutmeg
@ 1/8 tsp cinnamon.
Puree in blender or food processor. Makes two 1/2 cup servings of mousse, each abo... Read more
The two month challenge
I decided, on April 26, that I would not be eating dessert for two months. This would take me to June 26, which is my birthday. I'll celebrate with something reasonable, then I'll see again how long I think I need to give myself before eating ... Read more
Week one almost done: Staying on track
Today is the end of week 1 of my two week goals. I exceeded my exercise goal, met or exceeded my water goal every day and haven't had any sweets - despite the temptations at both Panera and the Chinese buffet this weekend.
Tonight is my ... Read more
I feel re-motivated to get back on track.
I am doing the "Made to Crave" study at my church with some other women. It has been a very good reminder for me that Christ does give me power over temptation. I have not totally given over my ... Read more
Personal Distance Record
One of my spark teams was joining a virtual race that was supposed to be completed this week. We had the choice of doing 5k or 10k, running or walking, etc. I'd entertained the idea for a while, but I've also been very out of it for a while. ... Read more
Mental Health and Weight Maintenance
We've been dealing with some mental health issues over here, and I'm just keeping my head above water. I FEEL okay, but I'm acting stressed and unmotivated. Not drinking my water, staying up late to "escape" into frivolous pursuits, not motiva... Read more
So far, a good week (all things considered!)
My daughter's tantrums continue. But one thing that has helped this week is that the ladies in my Sunday school class allowed me a chunk of time to let me explain what was going on. In response, they have offered to help in some very practical... Read more
A few challenging weeks
The last few weeks (months?) have been very challenging. I dealt with it fairly well when my husband was home for the summer (he is a school teacher) but now that he has returned to work, and our home school is back in full swing, I have been h... Read more
The Most Idiotic Spark Goal. EVER.
My current Spark Trophy is level 12. Ever since I got it, I've thought "that is the ugliest trophy."
Never, never liked it.
I'm about 775 points from my next trophy.
New Goal: Get new trophy within 2 weeks. 'Cuz I've been l... Read more
Rational Eating vs. Emotional Eating
Anyone who has been reading my blog lately knows that I had a bumpy road at the beginning of the year. Though I met and (fairly) successfully maintained my weight-loss goal, I have not really dealt with my emotional eating issues. I still eat ... Read more
Reminders to Myself for Maintenance
My weight got up a little too high at the beginning of the year. So I started tracking my food again, and made sure to be eating in my weight loss calorie range. As of this week, I am back down into a the range where I feel more comfortable.
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Dude, Do NOT Eat my Cookie!
I have been working on keeping the night time snacking under control. One of the strategies I use sometimes is tracking a whole serving of food even if I don't finish eating it until later. If I add the food to my food tracker, I know that it... Read more
Am I losing or maintaining? Who knows. Sometimes I think I'm one thing, sometimes I think I am another.
My weight is too high. Not by much, but it's too high. I crashed and burned in January and February with my eating. I want to eat a... Read more
Favorite "tide-me-over" snacks
When I'm hungry and I know it will be a while before I eat, I try to eat something with a bit of protein and/or whole grains. It keeps me satisfied for a while. I have a few favorites, but I am looking for a few more to add to the mix.
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Feeling a little better!
I posted in my last blog that I was trying to fend off a resurgence of depression. Things have been going better. To those who have checked in on me and encouraged me, let me say, "Thank you."
The friend I mentioned in my last post (who a... Read more