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16 Days of Accountability- Day 1

Friday, February 01, 2013

I have a birthday on February 16th. I would love to feel great, and look great, on my big day. I fear that after the awful month of January that I may struggle to stay on track with my fitness and eating habits. So if you don't mind, I would like to blog daily to keep a level of accountability with myself and with my Sparkfriends.

Last night I had the social event at my new church, and I had a blast! I got to meet a lot of really nice people and had lovely conversations and such. It appears I will officially be converting to Episcopalian!
I did eat some spaghetti. I have a wheat allergy which requires that I take a dose of diuretic with consumption of a large amount of wheat and apparently I am out of that medication. No big deal- I'm just drinking lemon water and caffeinated beverages today to help rid myself of that bloat. I eat spaghetti maybe once every five years, so it's typically not an issue! I live primarily gluten free, and have for some time. So I didn't realize I was out of the diuretic.
I also had a lot of treats for desert and drank some red wine. But it was all worth it. A great time was had by all!

Today I am staying on track with my meals. I'm keeping my food tracker hidden for the time-being... just because I'm not always consistent with tracking. When I get back to tracking consistently I'll make it public again.
I start my new job on Monday! I haven't worked full time in awhile so it will be quite the transition!

I'm not going to post my weight today cause I know a lot of it is bloat. I'll weigh in publicly when I eliminate the bloat.

Here's me cuddling with my new rescue pup. She got her shots today.
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    I t am glad the church even was a sucess for you!
    1906 days ago
    You will no doubt look good on your birthday. How you feel will be up in the air until that date. But I pray your feel as good as you look.
    1906 days ago
    I am just getting over a gluten exposure. The inflammation does cause a scale fluctuation!
    That dog is mighty fortunate to be with your family. Still so glad you have her.

    Happy early Birthday!!
    1907 days ago
  • JENNY160
    ADORABLE pic!
    1907 days ago
    I think this daily blog is a great idea! I think it will help you reach your birthday goal.

    Such a sweet photo. What a lucky little dog to now have a kind family to live with. :)
    1908 days ago
    Blog any time you want. I may not always comment, but I always read them.

    You'll do great on your new job, and great with staying on track. I have confidence in you!
    1908 days ago
    Love the snuggling! You are going to have a wonderful month and a great birthday!
    1908 days ago
  • CAMAEL100
    Sounds like Feb could be a turn around for you. Great that your new church were so welcoming. Sounds like you will feel at home there.

    I love the picture of the rescue pup. I am sure he is delighted to be home at last.

    No problem keeping us posted on your progress.
    1908 days ago
  • RUDITUDI2000
    That's great you had such a good time last night! I'll be praying for you during the many transitions you have. Seems you are in a season of change. Sounds like good things are in your future.....Cheers to a making this a great February & meeting our goals! Jen emoticon emoticon
    1908 days ago
    Very cute pic! Congrats on the new job & I'm glad u had fun at your new church! I have a question. I've been told I have an allergy to gluten. What type of diuretic would I take for this & does lemon flavored water help? I also have a hernia & IBS but I get horrible stomach cramps, bloating & gas. Can u help? Please feel free to email me back, leave on this post or whatever is more convenient. Thanks!

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    1908 days ago
    Cute pup! DOn't blame you for wanting to blog everyday, and we'd love to read it everyday :)
    1908 days ago
  • PHOENIX1949
    emoticon emoticon Be kind to yourself through all the transitions, especially with the new employment. emoticon
    1908 days ago
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