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Day 64: Milestones

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Hi everyone!

I'm finally back to tracking my food so I'll be back on Spark every day. My hope is that October will be everything I wanted September to be, but I won't find out until this weekend. That is when I finally get to work out for the first time in a month! I've now had two cough free days, another first for a month. And well, today there are a lot of one month milestones. This also marks one month of me being mostly caffeine free. In the last month I've had two Cokes at the movies and a Dr. Pepper once on a splurge night. Considering prior to my getting sick this is how much I would have in an average day I would say I'm doing pretty darn good!

As far as snacks go, at the moment I have Triple Berry Oat Granola from Kelkin, Tesco brand corn flakes (both of which I enjoy straight from a bowl, no milk or anything else added), Granny Smith Apples (the best kind), and Go Ahead! Yogurt Break bars that are Red Cherry flavored. This is the first time I've ever had the bars. They're quite tasty, my husband grabbed them because they were on sale and looked like my kind of thing. But at 140 calories per package containing two bars they seem a bit costly in the calorie department to me. They also contain High Fructose Corn Syrup, a big nono in my book. I also recently tried out Weight Watchers Cheese Puffs. So long as you didn't take a breath right before you pop them in your mouth they weren't completely terrible. And at 76 calories a serving they could certainly serve as a snack. Generally though they taste of nothing and it can feel a bit like you're eating air. And yet after eating them I would feel satisfied. Generally though, unless they were on sale I don't think I would pay for them.

My second favorite place in the world just celebrated its 123rd birthday! Sadly Yosemite had to do so with a limited number of visitors because of the Government closures. And now, just a couple of days later the last campers are being forced to leave Yosemite. Now would be an amazing time to get photos of those iconic scenes which are always filled with tourists. On the other hand Bobcats, Bears, and other wildlife have already started moving into the campgrounds and places people normally are. This makes being there more dangerous. For the sake of everyone who booked their reservations nearly a year in advance, and businesses in the Yosemite area I hope the park opens again soon.

I hope everyone has a great Thursday! Only two days until the weekend.
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