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Struggling to get back on track
Friday, February 05, 2010      0 comments

I don't know why, but I'm having such a hard time getting back on track this week. I was afraid to do my cardio because it seemed like the problem with my toe(s) was a circulation issue, but it doesn't look like that is the case. So why am I h... Read more
Bad week - can't wait for it to be over!
Monday, February 01, 2010      1 comments

OK, apparently my toes are not broken, but I have raynaud disease. So I have to keep my feet warm at ALL costs! Well, I thought I was trying my best to keep them warm. Clearly not. The pain is pretty bad though, and now they're turning purpl... Read more
Buttermilk and Broken Toes
Thursday, January 28, 2010      3 comments

OK, I'm back on track with trying new whole foods. I bought some organic buttermilk and did a little baking. Made some awesome soda bread. I never realized how easy soda bread was to make, why do we only have it on St. Patrick's Day? With onl... Read more
Wednesday, January 27, 2010      3 comments

At the beginning of January I read The Spark and was completely excited because I saw how it could help me set goals in other areas of my life. One of those other goals that I have is to become a CPA, something that has not been going well for ... Read more
Saturday, January 23, 2010      1 comments

OK, so I tried a couple of new foods this week, like I committed to but then got lazy about. The first set was accidental. I think my boyfriend was trying to cheer me up by acting a little silly. I had a bad night after cutting myself whi... Read more
Ideas for trying new foods!
Saturday, January 16, 2010      2 comments

A long time ago, I was actually trying new whole foods and posting blogs about them each week. This didn't last too long though. It seems I ran out of ideas quickly, and really liked the ones that I did try, so I kept buying them instead conti... Read more
Searching for my lost motivation
Saturday, January 09, 2010      1 comments

After having read The Spark and realizing that even though I've met my weight loss goals I can still use the book as a resource for other goals, I've had a lot to think about. At the end of the week, and after much journaling, I've pinpointed t... Read more
Taking control!
Monday, January 04, 2010      2 comments

OK, I have been a bit overwhelmed by a lot of stuff that has been going on for a long time now. I will post "my story" some other time, but know that 2009 was a STRESSFUL year for me. One of the reasons I joined sparkpeople and launched a heal... Read more
Winter tragedy
Tuesday, December 08, 2009      1 comments

Alas, my little blue car has been the victim of winter weather. I was going to turn left into a gas station over what looked like a harmless little strip of snow leftover from the snow plows, only to get my car TOTALLY STUCK in the middle of th... Read more
No new food this week. :-(
Sunday, November 22, 2009      0 comments

Well, the couscous that I made was great! It seems like it's a little high in calories, but it's totally worth it! So that is now a staple along with the polenta and quinoa. I don't really have a new food to try this week though. I'... Read more
Tuesday, November 10, 2009      1 comments

Last week I tried pomegranate as my new whole food, and I have to say that as delicious as it was, it was just not worth the effort of spitting out all those little seeds. I thought they'd be great in my salad, and I ended up spitting little bi... Read more
Hit my goal!
Monday, November 09, 2009      3 comments

OK, this is a great week! I hit my goal, and rather unexpectedly!. I lost four pounds in ten days, what a shocker! Proof that if you stick with it, you will triumph! I think back on all those days when I pathetically entered all 4,000 calori... Read more
Monday, November 02, 2009      0 comments

Last weeks whole food was pumpkin seed. I roasted them the normal way, with salt, and they are delicious! I'm munching on them right now. I also tried roasting a pork loin, and that came out really well too. This week I plan on trying ... Read more
Pumpkin seeds
Tuesday, October 27, 2009      1 comments

Well, I was really having a hard time thinking what my new "whole food of the week" would be. I've been terribly busy moving in with my boyfriend and a bunch of other stuff that's been going on. However, I enjoyed last the polenta last week so... Read more
Monday, October 19, 2009      2 comments

OK, after the worst weekend eating fiasco since my trip to Vegas months ago, I'm ready to start the week off with a new food. This week I will be trying polenta. I'm convinced it will be delicious and hopefully very versatile. I see it for br... Read more

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