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  • More stress and more pounds...

    7/11/2019 6:38:02 PM, by BRAVAH

    174 Taking that number with a grain of salt, I knew I ate a ton of food yesterday. Today isn't faring much better, lol. I had leftover spaghetti for lunch, and I ate all of it. I just couldn't stop. It was like a dinner portion, not a lunch portion. I know - what's the difference? Well, f... Read more

  • Birthday veggies

    7/11/2019 8:19:13 AM, by 3VEGGIES

    Veggies! Isn’t this the best way to nourish our bodies and start the next year of our life? Well...I decided yes. So here’s my birthday breakfast fresh out of the wok with a green smoothie. The last couple of weeks I’ve visited with friends I haven’t seen in years. Kayaking and Appalachia... Read more

  • I want, I want, I want...

    7/11/2019 1:05:15 AM, by BRAVAH

    172 I'm going through some extreme anxiety here about this fracking mortgage. Excuse the BSG swearing reference, lol, but I've put on BSG for a little relaxation on my night alone here in the hotel. Yes, that's right. I'm still in a hotel. We were supposed to be in our house last Wednes... Read more

  • The plan basics

    7/8/2019 5:21:11 PM, by 3VEGGIES

    Exercise Healthy Food choices and quantities Quality Sleep in sufficient quantity Stress relief Repeat... Read more

  • Got into my kayak yesterday...

    7/7/2019 3:23:39 PM, by BRAVAH

    170 We put our kayaks in the ocean yesterday. I got in it beforehand to make sure the foot braces were still in the right place (in case someone had changed them, as my sweetie likes to borrow it sometimes). They were. I didn't check anything else. After I made it out past the small waves, ... Read more

  • A surprise (huge) bill came in the mail. Darn!

    7/7/2019 10:42:38 AM, by CTUPTON

    Last month, I broke a tooth. It was a crown and I bit too hard on something. No pain. I went to the dentist, got things fixed, a bridge with 4 teeth and one was pulled. Much worse that I thought. Front teeth. I paid the big bill . Just recently they told me insurance would not pay for the res... Read more

  • Captive or free?

    7/6/2019 3:32:26 PM, by 3VEGGIES

    On July 4, DH and I visited the exotic feline rescue center EFRC...with over 200 exotic cats. Most are tigers, not all are on display. We’re not a big fan of zoos and captivity. We’ve been lucky enough to see lions, bobcats and cougars in the wild. Here they are caged, all were born in captivity,... Read more

  • Happy Saturday!

    7/5/2019 9:44:48 PM, by 3VEGGIES

    Looking for 26+ miles on the bike today for a great calorie burn.This willgive me 100 miles for the week. ... Read more

  • July 4th celebration

    7/5/2019 2:28:03 AM, by CTUPTON

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  • 4th of July Win

    7/4/2019 4:45:49 AM, by 3VEGGIES

    What would warrant a celebration today? 1. Weight loss! I’m going to do everything right to get this started! 192 9 2. Core strength - will work on flutter kicks, planks and other exercises I normally avoid 320 3. Cardio - I have a 500 mile bike ride coming up and really ne... Read more

  • chia seeds as an egg substitute or thickener-- news to me! AND RECIPES!!!

    6/29/2019 9:35:08 AM, by CTUPTON

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    _use_chia_seeds... Read more

  • Happy World Microbiome Day!

    6/28/2019 12:05:29 PM, by CTUPTON

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/l
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  • belted bag for carrying cell phone

    6/27/2019 11:23:15 PM, by CTUPTON

    $4.99 I bought this. I hope it is comfortable. chris www.ebay.com/itm/Sports-Gym-
    Waist-Belt-Bag-Case-Cover-
    Holder-Running-Jogging-Bag
    s-For-Cell-Phone/283457598
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    ... Read more

  • Fingers crossed for one more week of hotel living!

    6/27/2019 7:13:05 PM, by BRAVAH

    172 Seriously, cross your fingers for us!!! We are supposed to close on the house on July 3rd. Our shipment of stuff is being delivered that day, so if we aren't closing, it will all get shoved into the garage. But also, I'm super stressed about the whole thing. There's no way it shouldn't ... Read more

  • How do you keep your cell phone handy!

    6/26/2019 3:00:40 PM, by CTUPTON

    I wish women's pants had pockets. And most do not even have belt loops. I can't find a comfortable way to carry my cell phone around. A friend wears a fanny pack, but I find that cumbersome, too. chris... Read more

  • Fast Metabolism Diet

    6/24/2019 8:32:36 AM, by DEPOTMODE

    I've been conducting an experiment the last 28 days: I've completed one round of the Fast Metabolism Diet. It's an interesting premise--repair your metabolism through food, and lose weight. I am pleased with both my scale victories and my non-scale victories the last 28 days. The swelling in my feet... Read more

  • A rough few months

    6/21/2019 3:34:01 AM, by BRAVAH

    I haven't been on, because I haven't had time. The scant few times I've had downtime, I've read or played sudoku - to completely let my mind wander away from thought and responsibility. I can't recall stress affecting me so strongly in the past. Perhaps it is just because the stresses have been s... Read more

  • Thoughts on cleaning house...

    6/18/2019 10:35:21 PM, by CTUPTON

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  • Stress, no progress, but success nonetheless.

    6/18/2019 3:18:38 PM, by BRAVAH

    172 I actually hit 169 the other day - for one day. I'm still firmly ensconced in the low 170's. I long to be moving forward. But I have to say that not gaining any weight over the past several months is a huge victory! Normally, a plateau wouldn't be looked on so favorably. But the ci... Read more