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slightly buzzed
Wednesday, December 12, 2007      1 comments

I'm still feeling the effects of the Belgian beer my husband & I had with dinner. It's 9% alcohol, so it's a lot stronger (& more calorie laden) than regular beer. Unfortunately, today it means that I went over my calorie range, though my food w... Read more
Quick greetings
Tuesday, December 11, 2007      1 comments

I will get home late enough that I SHOULDN'T go online--I can always report my points tomorrow. Will have lots of extra walking, so I can count cardio. I'm feeling a bit restless & tired, though I got good sleep last night. Am already tired... Read more
Monday, December 10, 2007      1 comments

I was out & about extra-long today. Tomorrow night I'll be having dinner with some friends, & I needed to get something to contribute--bread because it's portable. Plus we always give each other small gifts; it's a group of women who have been m... Read more
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 It’s 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
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
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

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