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Calorie cutting tricks

Saturday, September 22, 2012      7 comments

emoticon I buy Cabot's 75% reduced fat cheese. It's delicious, and I don't miss the fat. Read more

Pumpkin Spice Cocoa "Latte"

Saturday, September 22, 2012      4 comments

And for the coffee haters out there like my husband, there's cocoa "latte" for about 50 cal. Almond milk 30-40 cal depending on brand T cocoa powder 15 cal stevia vanilla pumpkin pie spice to taste ... Read more

Post-Interview Jitters and Pumpkin Spice Latte

Friday, September 21, 2012      7 comments

After a job interview this morning, I was sorely tempted to stop somewhere for a treat, an edible high calorie one--but didn't. Instead, I took the time to stroll around the lake at a small but beautifully landscaped retreat center on the bay. ... Read more

The whys and wherefores

Thursday, September 20, 2012      3 comments

Oops! Backtracking to do assignment #3 for fall 5% challenge. Why do I want to lose weight and what do I expect? 1. I've been overweight long enough. But thanks be, I'm not obese anymore. 2. Heart disease runs in my family. I've be... Read more


Monday, September 17, 2012      5 comments

OK, folks, I'm gearing up for the start of the 8 week fall 5% challenge. At current weight, that's 9 lbs in 8 weeks. Plans: 1. 5 min stretch/strength training and 10 cardio at least 5 days a week 2. Use SP meal plans as a guide 3... Read more

Pat on the back today!

Wednesday, September 12, 2012      4 comments

If you've done something toward reaching your goals today, stop right now, smile, and give yourself a pat on the back. When my girls were still at home, we said, "Pat pat"to one another as a short-hand way of saying well done; you deserve a pat... Read more

Creative Cardio

Sunday, September 09, 2012      4 comments

Whew! So much for Sundays being a day of rest. I've been on the go since early this morning. I LOVE singing in the choir of St John's Church. It's definitely worth the drive from one side of Tampa Bay to the other three times a week for two... Read more

Dancing in the Kitchen!

Monday, August 27, 2012      9 comments

I just added 25 fitness minutes to my tracker of what I consider "free" exercise. Free exercise is what I do incidentally while in the processs of doing something else. For the record, I started off really bad this morning, and the day c... Read more

Miss Moppet is feeling better!

Thursday, August 23, 2012      8 comments

My tiny senior cat, Miss Moppet (named after a Beatrix Potter kitten with big round eyes), was fine on Saturday, doing acrobatics on the top shelf of the treehouse, saying bad words to the two youngsters, and otherwise acting normal. But Sunday... Read more

Practice Gratitude

Wednesday, August 22, 2012      6 comments

I've long had a practice of gratitude that I've done in several ways. Sometimes I'll make a point of listing what I've been grateful for in my journal at bedtime. I use it as a desperation measure, too; snapping off 10 things I can be grateful... Read more

Happy Sparkversary to Me!

Monday, August 20, 2012      8 comments

Hi, friends! This is so exciting. Four days ago, August 16th, marked one whole year of SparkPeople. No, I didn't reach the goal I'd first set of losing 50 lbs in a year, but I did make substantial inroads and established lots of good habits. ... Read more

Counting backwards, 5 to go!

Saturday, August 11, 2012      4 comments

Another day of packing food. I got rushed and had to just throw some things in, but I think I ended up with 1569, 19 cal over, but much better than if I hadn't planned at all. :-) Lots of seated work today, so I stretched my shoulders a... Read more

Counting backwards, 6 to go!

Friday, August 10, 2012      2 comments

I had to pack all my food today exccept breakfast. I was working at the county election office. Fortunately there were no sweets or treats except the sugar-free vanilla pudding and Dove chocolate I brought myself. 1311 total! Woohoo! ... Read more

Still counting, one week to go, and LOL to jumpstart some motivation

Thursday, August 09, 2012      2 comments

Day 8 - I lost yesterday due to computer troubles. I was able to track part of the day--good--but got frustrated later and ended nibbling in the evening. A couple of full scans later, the acute problems seem to have gone away, but computer is ... Read more

Counting Backwards, Day 9 - Schakolad OD!

Tuesday, August 07, 2012      5 comments

This has been a great day! I exercised, ate light yesterday and today, planning ahead to indulge at a chocolate and wine tasting tonight with friends at Schakolad. Talk about awesome! I counted 941 cal excluding the evening out. My wine prob... Read more

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