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I'm Back and Ready to Work
Sunday, February 21, 2010      3 comments

I have been away from SP for 39 days. And eating badly for most of them. Which is why I have been away from SP -- feeling bad about myself, not wanting to focus on my failings, perhaps even wanting to keep enjoying the temporary pleasures of eat... Read more
One step forward....
Monday, December 07, 2009      3 comments

One step back. I took a little road trip to Chicago this weekend. We went on an architecture tour, saw a play, and saw an exhibit at the Art Institute. We didn't have any fine dining experiences, just road food and quick sandwiches. And that wa... Read more
Woo-Hoo! 15 down and counting!
Wednesday, December 02, 2009      4 comments

I don't know how, and frankly I don't care, but somehow, I lost 3 pounds this week! I'm stunned. With Thanksgiving and a party the day after, I thought I'd be lucky to hold level. Woot! I'm really happy. Just what I need to give me a little o... Read more
As Thanksgiving Approacheth....
Sunday, November 22, 2009      3 comments

Well, I'm over my disappointment at not winning the big enchilada in the Unchained Recipe contest. My enchiladas are a tad labor-intensive and messy to make, so I thought they might not win. They really are delicious, though! I made them again t... Read more
My Recipe is a Semi-Finalist
Tuesday, November 17, 2009      3 comments

Late last night, while I was contemplating eating a late-night snack, I logged on to SparkPeople and discovered that my Guilt-free Enchiladas recipe was a finalist in the Unchained Recipe contest. I have been walking on air every since! I am s... Read more
A bit of a rough week, diet-wise
Friday, November 13, 2009      2 comments

I've had a bit of a hard time getting back on track. I ate poorly on my road trip last weekend. I was with 3 other people, so didn't have much say in where we ate, but I also am responsible for succumbing to temptation. And, because I was away... Read more
Like Enchiladas? Rate my Unchained Recipe Contest Entry!
Wednesday, November 04, 2009      3 comments

I am so excited to see my No Guilt Enchiladas in the Unchained Recipe Contest! I wish I had taken a prettier photo, but I was eager to eat them! I hope you'll take a look at the recipe and rate it if you like it! Thank you!!! ... Read more
Weekend Binge to Report
Sunday, November 01, 2009      2 comments

I have not done so well this weekend. In fact, I have gone over my calories 4 out of the last 6 days. Being tired from work, coupled with all the Halloween temptation started it all. So, I don't expect I'll see the scale go down this week. ... Read more
I love my corner mirror
Thursday, October 29, 2009      2 comments

My office ladies room has mirrors that form a corner; one in front of you, one to the right, on the wall. If you stand just right and look at yourself in angle of the mirror, it combines the two images, but miraculously slims you. In a second, ... Read more
Two more pounds down!
Wednesday, October 28, 2009      5 comments

I cannot believe it. I simply cannot believe it. I lost another two pounds! This past week I went over my calories at least 2 out of the 7 days. And I haven't been able to walk much due to non-stop rain. But I still lost 2 pounds! I am ecstatic... Read more
Saving $ by not eating out
Tuesday, October 27, 2009      4 comments

One unexpected side effect of eating healthier is that I'm saving money. Yesterday I posted about how impossible it is to get nutritional information from some restaurants, even chains (hello Applebees). But even when the information is availab... Read more
Applebees--No Nutritional Info Available
Sunday, October 25, 2009      4 comments

So, on Friday night, we went to Applebees for take-out (in a moment of weakness, which I've already blogged about.) I had a little cup of cole slaw left over, so I ate it tonight. And then I began searching for nutritional information to enter ... Read more
Fall Walking & a Question About Biscuits
Sunday, October 25, 2009      1 comments

I'm off for a fall day's walk to meet my writing buddy. I had a lazy, lazy day yesterday, and as sometimes happens on lazy days, came up with a new idea for a children's book. I'm going to walk over to the cafe where I meet my writing buddy, and... Read more
3 inches off waist!
Saturday, October 24, 2009      3 comments

I had my one-month measurement today (a day late), and was astonished to see I've lost 3 inches off my waist, and 1 inch from my thigh! I'm not sure how this is possible, since I've lost only 9 pounds, but I'll take it! My program so far ... Read more
One Month Anniversary -- It's Measuring Time
Friday, October 23, 2009      4 comments

I've been on this site, tracking food, exercise (not enough of that), and learning the healthy life for one month today. Yeah! Nine pounds down! Today is also measuring day. Can't wait to find out what the measuring tape has to say. ... Read more

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