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Rambling Saturday morning report

Saturday, October 26, 2013

I'm a cheerful morning person, but one thing I don't deal well with first thing in the morning is change. Since I haven't logged in for a while, this is the first time I've seen the new start page; I will reserve judgement until I've had my coffee.

I got in an extra 500+ steps yesterday beyond the recommended 10,000. That's because I had to drop off my car to get the winter tires on and I didn't see any way of getting a ride to work. Work is roughly 3 miles from the auto shop, so I figured, what the heck, that's not a hardship, it's good exercise. Clearly it was good exercise, I slept better last night than I have in a long time.

My eating had gotten pretty out of control over the last several weeks, and I knew that plunging right back in to a very different diet again would be a mistake. So this past week I've just recommitted to having a good Eat to Live breakfast. The rest of the day I just try not to be too unreasonable. It's working beautifully, and I even seem to be dropping weight (more on that later). I figure I'll allow myself a full month of this just to set the habit, and then I'll move on to lunch.

This morning I'm having a huge salad with fruit, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. I added a bit of lemon juice to keep it fresh. I added cinnamon, but that isn't quite working as well as I hoped it would. It needs something a bit less bitter. Oh yes, and dried currents, just about 1tbs.

I'd better get cleaned up and dressed. I have social obligations today; I'm meeting 2 different groups in restaurants. I'll have coffee with the first group, and lunch with the group meeting in the ETL-friendly organic place for lunch.
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    Welcome back after your little break from sparking. Winter tires... Are you perhaps in Canada like me? It's good to give yourself time to get back into the swing of things--I've overexerted myself with the Fall 5% Challenge and lost 9.5 pounds this week! My face is red and my eyes are hollowed out with black circles underneath and I was out like a light for 4 hours yesterday afternoon. All do to the challenge of 120 minutes of exercise a day. I'm glad to hear you're eating healthily and making time for a good social life. Good luck with NaNoWriMo--it's all new to me and I haven't been keeping up with emails. Should be a fun challenge!! All the best, Emmy :))
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    That was great exercise. I find that I am sleeping better since I am walking almost everyday now. You will find you can eat most anything. It is the portion size that matters. You can have a little bit of anything that is fattening. Go for the portion size thing and eat good food. Strict diets never worked for me. I also crashed and burned in a short time. I use the plate method if in doubt. Take a 9" plate. Fill 1/4 with protein, 1/4 with starch or carb, The other half fill with colorful veggies and fruit. Have at least 2 glasses of low fat to skim milk a day (or if you are lactose intolerant use almond vanilla milk or soy milk. Don't forget your healthy fats.
    Type in portion control in your SparkPeople search. It teaches you how to eat with portion control. There are demonstrations on how to judge portions when you don't have a measuring cup or spoon on hand. Good luck!
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