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8 Days Good

Tuesday, January 08, 2013      11 comments

Food: 1297 calories Fitness: 41 min, 3 SP videos Fun: stopped at the library and did a puzzle. Can't do them at home; too much "help" from cats ... Read more

Day 7 Begin as you mean to go on

Monday, January 07, 2013      8 comments

That was my thought when I went to bed last night. I had packed my lunch, checked my bag, laid out exercise clothes, and knew what I was going to wear. Those things make my morning more relaxed. This morning I woke up without my alarm. G... Read more

Day 6 streak!

Sunday, January 06, 2013      6 comments

The new year is going great so far. Two big accomplishments today: 1. Woke up feeling really good and did 2 SP videos. I hope I feel that good tomorrow when I go back to work. 2. Managed potluck with only 461 cal. I ate strawberri... Read more

Day 5 Going Strong!

Saturday, January 05, 2013      9 comments

Woohoo! Going strong! 1209 cal & 22 fitness min which included 2 SP videos. I'm a little worried about going back to work on Monday after two restful weeks. My challenge is to work on a daily routine till I have one that works. It... Read more

youtube 23 & 1/2 hrs

Saturday, January 05, 2013      3 comments

For all of us who struggle with motivation, this video is worth taking the time to watch. www.youtube.com/watch?v=aUal
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Day 4 success

Friday, January 04, 2013      7 comments

Update first on yesterday - I forgot to eat my evening snack, so had to go back and delete 149 cal. Alas! Today: 1220 cal &34 min exercise. I wanted corned beef hash so bought the reduced fat version. One poached egg and 1.5 c steamed ... Read more

Day 3 on a roll and ???

Thursday, January 03, 2013      3 comments

1503 cal & 33 min exercise. How many things can you think of to add to fitness minutes while sitting at traffic lights?... Read more

Jan 2 Day 2 of New Year

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      7 comments

Two goals - meticulous tracking and 15 min exercise. So far so good. Well within cal range today and room for a snack later, and 51 min exercise instead of 15. VG Cheers for self - can do this. Can you tell I've reread Bridget Jones's D... Read more

Christmas Cocoa, 50 cal

Thursday, December 27, 2012      8 comments

I've shared this with friends, but I'm about to fix a cup for myself and thought I'd pass it around. My mother-in-law got this recipe out of GuidePosts a few years ago. I slimmed it down by using almond milk and sweetener. 1 c Silk Pure A... Read more

Merry Christmas to me and Learning the Hard Way

Wednesday, December 26, 2012      9 comments

Merry Christmas to me, after working hard to make it a Merry Christmas for friends and family yesterday. Husband was SO helpful, vacuuming up enough cat hair to make another cat from what our three leave about, doing fetch and carry jobs as in ... Read more

Dec 1 Long day, retreat, and great crockpot dinner!

Saturday, December 01, 2012      5 comments

It's after 9:00, time for bed. I spent much of today presenting an Advent retreat. I drank lots and lots of coffee. This evening I feel the peace that I spoke of.... I'd left my non-cooking husband with directions for one of my two favor... Read more

Ignatius of Loyola, today's motivator

Wednesday, November 28, 2012      6 comments

From David Fleming's contemporary version of The Spiritual Exercises of Ignatius of Loyola: "Our only desire and one choice should be this: I want and I choose what better leads to God's deepening life in me."... Read more

Olive Garden

Monday, November 26, 2012      14 comments

Welll, I am not within the day's calorie range, but made some reasonable choices. Minestrone soup ONE breadstick Beef tips & tortellone - boxed up half for tomorrow's lunch Decaf + half & half in lieu of dessert Andes mint ... Read more

Year-old Cranberry Sauce! For real!

Saturday, November 24, 2012      10 comments

Nothing like creative cookery, and my thrifty Dutch and German ancestors would be proud of me. I had made raw cranberryorange nut relish for Thanksgiving dinner and gave the leftovers to daughters, telling them I could make some more for me an... Read more

In everything give thanks...

Wednesday, November 21, 2012      7 comments

I have a big fat gratitude list: VERY grateful for FT job after over 2 years without job Grateful for my family: Husband who is so supportive, helpful, and a thoroughly nice person Daughters nearby Mom and boyfriend nearby Si... Read more


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