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And Day 5...

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Yes, two posts today since the post earlier was technically for yesterday.

So I had to add my proud moments for today.

And they are...

1. I tried fruit leather today. Verdict? Yum!

2. I got off the couch and actually exercised! I didn't do it for very long, but I'm experimenting with going harder/faster in short bursts. And I worked my shoulders today. My right shoulder is still very weak from being injured in the car accident a year and a half ago. I've put it off long enough, it's time to strengthen this puppy up!

3. I remembered that my Coursera course starts tomorrow, and I'm ready to start class. Been a looooong time since going to "class". Will be interesting to see how this goes.

4. I got in almost 3000 steps. Not a lot for some... but for someone who can't walk for long periods... I consider this progress.

5. Today was the second day in a row I've eaten oatmeal for breakfast. With bits of fruit and honey. Twas tasty!

Having tried fruit leather, I now want to make my own. I found a couple recipes that look good... but I'm wondering if any of you can recommend any recipes you've actually tried. I want to minimize trial and error! Haha.

Ok, time for bed!

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JULIA_211 1/28/2013 4:45AM

    Great accomplishments! emoticon
I've never heard of fruit leather, I am going to look it up right now. emoticon
Keep up the great work! emoticon

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BYEPOUNDS 1/27/2013 11:20PM

    lots of good progress, best to you!

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Loving Challenge Day 4

Sunday, January 27, 2013


I totally forgot to post last night!

That said, here are my 6 awesome moments (as promised) of Day 4

1. I excavated my desk. After my PC crashed, my desk became the gathering place of all kinds of junk, sitting unused for many months. I had my laptop, so I just made myself comfy in my recliner. But when you're working/writing in a recliner all day.... man! My back was starting to bother me. So, I unburied the desk, and am sitting at it right now.

2. I baked with the kids. I know a lot of people love kids, but I hate when kids try to help in the kitchen. I'm a control nut, and I don't like giving that control over to many, especially not kids who are going to destroy my kitchen or sneeze in the food (Step son did that once. And he got his own plate of sneeze cookies). Anyway, so I let them help. They enjoyed it.

3. Wrote over 900 words on my novel! I know that's not a lot for a whole days worth of writing... but it's more than I've been able to crank out in quite some time! (If you wanna join me in this writing challenge, simply search Google + for the hashtag #100words100days, you'll find me. My name is Kim.)

4. I experimented with dinner. Made some chicken, black beans and rice that my Puerto Rican fiance said could have come straight from Puerto Rico. Compliment indeed.

5. I didn't overeat and I didn't go out to eat (even though I really, really, really want to- hence the above experimentation)

and my bonus

6. I had a few "Mental breakthroughs" that helped me figure out some stuff.

How are you doing today?

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 1/27/2013 5:45PM

    emoticon emoticon
Dinner sounded yummy.
emoticon on breaking the writer's block!

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AEROGIRL1594 1/27/2013 2:21PM

    It sounds like you had an awesome day! Congrats on all of those breakthroughs!

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SPATTEN2001 1/27/2013 11:29AM

    I love your blog today .... what is this loving challenge? I think I should engage myself in it because I have been in somewhat of a rut since I had a heart attack on 21 December. Congratulations on your accomplishments!!!

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Loving Challenge (Day 3)

Friday, January 25, 2013

Today was kind of a nothing day. I did very little, so I don't really have much to say tonight. I'm still posting so I can say I didn't forget!

1. Ate the dinner I cooked yesterday, rather than forgetting about it. (Which happens more than it should!)

2. I did not overeat today.

3. I had only one drink that wasn't water, and it was some deeeeeelicious limeade. Totally worth it.

That's all I've got. But tomorrow, I'll make sure I fill up my five! Tell ya what, I'll even go for 6 tomorrow!

On another note, I watched Biggest Loser tonight. It's crazy inspiring, even if unrealistic for most of us. It really made me want to get off the couch, stop watching, and hit the gym. But it was too late. SO! So, I'm going to the gym in the morning.

I promise!

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LRK4CHRIST 1/25/2013 9:56PM

    Glad u had a good day. Keep up the good work. Be blessed!

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Loving Challenge (Day 2)

Thursday, January 24, 2013

On to day two of the challenge!

Here are my 5 things for today:

1. I didn't overeat at dinner.

2. I completely reorganized my pantry. I can find things now!

3. I cooked a very healthy crockpot dinner... too bad I accidentally had it set on low and the meat was no where near done when I needed. So we had to eat out. Good news is tomorrows dinner is already done!

4. I made a lot of progress on my novel plot/outline.

5. I remembered to post this! *blushes* I almost forgot!

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 1/25/2013 12:16PM

    emoticon on accomplishing your 5 Things list. I'm still emoticon about you're crockpot dinner. What did you make? Let us know how you like it.

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DRAGONCHILDE 1/25/2013 8:33AM

    What great goals! You can do this!

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    Great job! Can you come reorganize my pantry please :) LOL!

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Loving Challenge

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

After seeing GONABFIT do a Loving Myself Challenge on her blog, I decided it rocked and I wanted to do it too!

The challenge is simple:

List 5 things you feel proud of/did well/succeeded at or just want to give yourself credit for.

I will do this for the rest of the month and for a full month in February.

So here's today:

1. I made myself a Strawberry/Peach/Oatmeal smoothie for breakfast today. Those fruits had been spending too much lonely time in the darkness of my freezer.

2. I started two challenges today: this one, and another writing related challenge. I have succeeded at both of them.

3. I made some completely homemade blackbeans today. Cracked red pepper, cayenne, garlic, onion, tomato... all I was missing was some cilantro (noted for next time!)

4. I logged into SP today. With my track record lately, this really is an accomplishment.

5. I helped the step kids learn to tell time today. Probably my biggest achievement today.... my maternal instincts involve running far, far away with ear plugs in. So this was pretty big.

What are you proud of today?

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SEWINGMAMACDS 1/24/2013 12:48PM

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NOVAKJ1 1/24/2013 10:08AM

    What a great idea! And good for you!

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MSMAKEOVER 1/23/2013 7:21PM

    emoticon. I love this. I used to do something similar and need to get back to it.

Congrats on your accomplishments. emoticon

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