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I WILL survive!
Sunday, October 31, 2010      5 comments

Wow, this weekend has been a tough one as far as the food goes! Thursday: hubby's birthday, went out for mexican. I ate chips & salsa (did not salt the chips) and then just picked at my dinner and put the rest in a to-go box Friday: ordered ... Read more
Ingredient Spotlight: Cottage Cheese!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010      13 comments

Today I would like to highlight the amazing high protein power food known as cottage cheese. I buy an off-brand, low fat cottage cheese. It is 90 calories for 1/2 cup... Read more
Losing weight/inches better WITHOUT exercise!
Wednesday, October 27, 2010      3 comments

After a long talk with my husband (such an amazing supporter of any goal I have), I have decided that for now, intense "exercise" is not for me. In fact, I have been healthier and lost more weight/inches without it. Let me explain. I am alm... Read more
Half-way there!
Monday, October 25, 2010      2 comments

Today is exactly 2 months until Christmas Day and I am almost exactly half-way to my goal (I am 0.1 lbs lighter than my half-way goal, hahaha)! Looking back over the first half of this journey to the accomplishments: 1. I am more conscious of ... Read more
In the south, we eat.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010      4 comments

It's been an emotional roller coaster week. My aunt died yesterday after a 7 week battle with leukemia. In the south, when a loved one dies, we all gather together around the table and eat a meal. So, last night we gathered around fried chicken,... Read more
Beautiful weather!
Friday, October 08, 2010      1 comments

It has been so beautiful here lately, it's made me want to spend all my time outside. Unfortunately, I live in an apartment with no porch or backyard, so it's hard to just "chill" outside. Today we are going camping with a group from church. I a... Read more
Almooooost half-way!
Sunday, October 03, 2010      1 comments

It's been a few weeks since I last posted. This is due to the fact that I have been absolutely exhausted from working night shift and have basically just worked and slept. However, there is good news. 1) I am back to day shift as of tomorrow and... Read more
1/4 of the way!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010      3 comments

Today I got on the scale and exactly one month after starting the challenge (8/14) of losing 10 lbs by Christmas, I have lost 2.6 lbs and am 1/4 of the way there! ... Read more
And so the running begins...
Monday, September 13, 2010      2 comments

Today I started my goal of becoming a consistent runner. A few weeks ago I bought Under Armour heat resistant clothing, running shoes, and a HRM. My goal is to start with running twice a week for 30 minutes (5 minute warm up, 20 minute run, 5 mi... Read more
Hanging in there!
Thursday, September 02, 2010      2 comments

Today is our last day at the beach. We are heading back home tomorrow, but we are only going part of the way tomorrow and then the rest on Saturday. I am still staying within my caloric range. My husband says that for the first time in his life ... Read more
Sparking On The Beach
Wednesday, September 01, 2010      2 comments

We are vacationing on the East Coast right now and it is beautiful!! I am proud of myself for staying within my caloric range every day thus far (Sun, Mon & Tues). We went to a grocery store when we got here and picked up fresh food to use for m... Read more
New hair for a new me!
Thursday, August 26, 2010      2 comments

This morning I cheated and weighed myself even though it's not Saturday (however, I weighed at the same time I usually weigh). I lost another pound! Hopefully it's not just water loss. I need to lose 0.5-1.0 lb per week to meet my goal and look ... Read more
1/2 lb gone!
Saturday, August 21, 2010      2 comments

The good news is that I am down 1/2 a lb from last Saturday. Woohoo! I wasn't able to exercise at the gym this week because of my work schedule, so I just ate well and stayed within my caloric range. I also cut out most sugar this week until yes... Read more
Tuesday, August 17, 2010      4 comments

Yesterday I spent some time meal planning and then went grocery shopping. I was so proud of myself when I got to the check out and realized that almost everything I bought came from the outer limits of the grocery store (fresh produce, meats, an... Read more
Beginning again... but different this time!
Sunday, August 15, 2010      1 comments

Well, after losing 3 lbs in 3 weeks last time I was faithfully on SP early this summer, I've decided to begin again. I am currently discouraged because according to the scale I gained that weight back, but my measurements have stayed the same. 4... Read more

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