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Slippery outside, productive inside

Sunday, December 09, 2007      2 comments

This wasn't a good day to be outside much--this morning the ice on the sidewalks made walking to church a bit treacherous. But I thoroughly enjoyed the service; I was on the worship team. Singing in harmony makes me so happy. I'm proud of m... Read more

Rewarding myself

Saturday, December 08, 2007      2 comments

From a link in one of today's SP e-mails: Give yourself a big reward for the first 12 weeks of hard work Itís been nearly three months since you started with the SparkDiet, and you are still going strong. Now is a great time to give yo... Read more

Today's challenges

Friday, December 07, 2007      2 comments

Fortunately I didn't get a headache from the dilation of my eyes. But they're still dilated today--I wonder whether that's why (unconsciously) several men at work have been a little extra-friendly! I've read that our pupils dilate when we are at... Read more

Strange day

Thursday, December 06, 2007      1 comments

I stayed home today & was going to work as well as go to an appointment with an ophthalmologist who specializes in eye muscle issues. However, it turned out that he needed to dilate my eyes as part of the exam, & I had to wait more than half an ... Read more

Just one little bit of good news:

Wednesday, December 05, 2007      3 comments

One more pound lost! Yay!... Read more

Eating-out strategies

Tuesday, December 04, 2007      3 comments

As requested, here are some of the strategies that helped me eat out six times last Fri-Sat-Sun without gaining any weight. (I weighed myself this morning & again I'm the same.) 1. If one meal is a bit hefty, keep the other one small. Examp... Read more

Weigh-in

Monday, December 03, 2007      3 comments

Since I was extremely busy & away from home the whole weekend, I waited to weigh myself till this morning. Good news: I didn't gain! Considering that I ate two restaurant meals each day on Fri., Sat. & Sun. (& Sat. lunch included two slices of ... Read more

Back again

Sunday, December 02, 2007      3 comments

I let myself enjoy good food over the weekend without tracking or thinking about calories. I'm sure I was over 1550 calories every day, & I may weigh a bit more tomorrow when I get on the scale, but I won't worry about it. I'll just get right ba... Read more

Quick bloglet

Wednesday, November 28, 2007      1 comments

We have a guest arriving from Colombia tomorrow early evening, & we're going to be in a whirl of activity over the next few days. I'll be interpreting for a Chicago Public Radio interview Friday morning & for a workshop Friday afternoon. Fortuna... Read more

Low on fat & protein--again

Tuesday, November 27, 2007      2 comments

I would have been so uncomfortable on the Atkins diet. I'm not much of a carnivore at all. Tonight I had my chocolate soy ice cream with berries on top after dinner & still have some calories to spare--but as often happens, today's carbs are nea... Read more

Woohooooo!

Monday, November 26, 2007      2 comments

I'm SOOOoooOO happy: this morning I was down a pound! I hadn't seen 150 on my scales for a couple of years (& then it was only a brief glimpse). And after Thanksgiving week--yay me! Keeping portions small & savoring each bite helped me make... Read more

An even keel

Sunday, November 25, 2007      1 comments

I was so happy when I got on the scale this morning: I didn't gain over Thanksgiving week!! That's a pretty big deal for me. Of course it leaves me with 6 pounds to lose before January 1 to meet my goal, & the time is getting short. Still, it's ... Read more

A walk to clear my head

Saturday, November 24, 2007      1 comments

This morning I didn't jog, but I went for a long brisk walk--48 minutes, 4 mph--mostly along the lakefront. It brought my weekly total close to what I'm supposed to be expending in cardio exercise, & just as important, it helped me sort out thou... Read more

A little down

Saturday, November 24, 2007      1 comments

Today was a kinda hard day. I had it off work. As is my pattern, I'd had somewhat inflated ideas of how productive I would be on this long weekend, mainly (1) starting a new freelance editing project & (2) doing housecleaning in preparation for ... Read more

How I did at Thanksgiving dinner

Friday, November 23, 2007      1 comments

I ate breakfast today after I got the bread dough mixed & rising. Then I didn't eat again till dinner with our friends in the early evening. There I took small helpings & didn't go back for seconds--except that I did have a second slice of my wh... Read more


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