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Does anyone remember icebox rolls?
Sunday, February 03, 2013      6 comments

At least that's what DH's favourite aunt called them... marshmallows, candied cherries, coconut, graham wafer crumbs and sweetened condensed milk... all mixed together then shaped into rolls and refrigerated until needed, then thinlly sliced. ... Read more
Jacket Potatoes
Tuesday, January 29, 2013      6 comments

One of my favourite lunch foods when I'm in Britian is a jacket potato with a variety of toppings. f we're out for lunch, I sometimes have a baked potato (jacket potato) at Wendy's with chili or broccoli and cheese. At home I use a tuna toppi... Read more
New day, back on track!
Monday, January 28, 2013      6 comments

Happy Monday, everyone. I'm feeling better, and when I weighed myself this morning I was down another pound. That's 5 lbs. since January 2 when I got back on track. I've done 30 minutes of ST, and will do at least 2 miles on the treadmill lat... Read more
Feed a cold...
Sunday, January 27, 2013      5 comments

I have a cold, and all I want to do is eat. Cheese, candy, cookies... they're all calling my name. Tomorrow is weigh-in day, and I should not be over-eating today of all days. I stayed home from church today and napped off and on all day, and... Read more
Tidying Up My SP Account
Friday, January 25, 2013      7 comments

Hi everyone - Since I joined SP just over 2 years ago, I often saved articles, videos, exercises, etc. to My Favourites... but I never went back to re-read them, or use them. I wrote to SP once asking if there was a way to divide favourit... Read more
Non-Scale Victories
Tuesday, January 22, 2013      7 comments

Until now, I hadn't really thought much about non-scale victories, except when I was able to get into a smaller size pants. I'm trying to teach myself to be more aware; and today, when I was running errands and parked at the last one, but walke... Read more
A Family I Know from Church
Sunday, January 20, 2013      4 comments

Today's blog isn't about SP. or food, or exercising. Instead, I want to tell you about a young family who are at church just about every week... or rather, the mother and three children aged 6, 8 and 10 are there. The father comes occasionally... Read more
Can there be a connection here???
Saturday, January 19, 2013      8 comments

Some of you may remember that for years I've had a lot of trouble sleeping. I usually fall asleep without any problem, but wake up any time from 1/2 hour to 2-3 hours later. A doctor told me, years ago, that if I didn't fall back to sleep with... Read more
Tweaking the Carbs, Fat, Protein Balance
Friday, January 18, 2013      5 comments

Since I've started eliminating wheat from my diet, I've been working hard to keep my carbs, fats and proteins within the range SP recommends for me. This has made me much more diligent about measuring foods and carefully planning meals. I don... Read more
Observe... analyze...strategize... take action... repeat
Thursday, January 17, 2013      5 comments

I read this yesterday or the day before in one of the SP articles. I wrote down these 5 words, and have posted them on the fridge. I think it says it all... - observe - what are you doing now? - analyze - is it working; if not, what can y... Read more
Eliminating Wheat - the challenge continues
Wednesday, January 16, 2013      5 comments

Since DH and I are frugal people (we like to travel, and economize on other things so that we can), I can't eliminate wheat "cold turkey". DH doesn't like whole wheat products, but I have a dozen whole wheat english muffins in the freezer. Als... Read more
Eliminating Wheat - Day 1
Tuesday, January 15, 2013      5 comments

Today was definitely a learning experience. DH had an early morning appointment and was running late, so we left without breakfast. Lunch was easy - we were at a Greek restaurant and I had chicken souvlaki with a green salad, and ignored the g... Read more
Trying Something New
Monday, January 14, 2013      10 comments

My middle daughter, who has been a vegetarian since she was about 20 (now 42), went to a spa last year where she was introduced to eating macrobiotically. After only a week, she found that she had more energy, didn't want to snack mid-afternoon... Read more
Week 2, and Plans for Week 3
Saturday, January 12, 2013      8 comments

Week 2 was definitely better than week 1, and I hope the scale will show a loss on Monday morning. My goals, and results for this week were: 1. Stay within SP recommended 1200-1550 calories/day... successful 5/7 days 2. ST 3 x weekl... Read more
SP Guidelines for # of minutes' exercise, # of calories to burn to reach goal
Friday, January 11, 2013      3 comments

Last week I set a goal to lose 20 lbs. between January 2 and April 30, 2013. SP gave me a calorie range of 1200 - 1550 daily, and told me to exercise for 160 minutes/week and burn 742 calories. By the end of my exercises today, I had exercises... Read more

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