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Oh, Little Caesar's. Tastes good, smells awful.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

We moved from the burbs to Minneapolis proper a few months ago and found a Little Caesar's Pizza a few blocks from our place. My wife hates it. I really like it. Go fig.

One of the main reasons she doesn't like it is the smell, particularly the garlic dipping sauce. I suppose I noticed it but it was never overpowering enough for me to say, "Yep, that's gross." Last night, I picked one up and brought it home. Ate some downstairs so as not to disturb my wife. She came down later to do laundry and said the whole place reeked of Little Caesar's. I couldn't smell it. Go fig.

I helped her take laundry upstairs and we spent a few minutes talking before I headed back down to wrap up some work. When I opened the downstairs door, the stench was overpowering.

"Yep, that's gross."

Go fig.

P.S. Anyone who wants to live at our place so when I get the urge to get Little Caesar's, you can remind me, "NO!" feel free 'cause I'll probably forget and there will be a next time.

  
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LOSE4LIFE47 1/9/2013 10:04AM

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To Track or Not to Track...

Monday, January 07, 2013

I've been tracking food the last few days except for Saturday. We were at a potluck type of function and the different recipes were in abundance and I'm not sure how I would track what I ate. That said, it didn't occur to me I would try to track it while I was eating this and that appetizer. If I had, I wonder if I would've chosen other foods. I didn't necessarily eat anything awful or overeat (in fact, I kept smaller portions than usual) but I've decided I will track as often as possible but I need to be smart with my time and if there's a meal where it's literally going to take a half hour to figure out everything, I just can't do it.

Food for thought for when I get confronted with a similar meal.

  
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COBRACOMMANDER 1/9/2013 9:56AM

    Those are all practical, sensible options to explore, thank you.

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SUMDUMBGI 1/9/2013 9:19AM

    there were several times I chose not to eat something because I didn't want to log it later. I felt bad and embarrassed about eating it since a lot of my friends and family know that i'm attempting to loose weight. I would always try and log my food at the end of the day but more often not I forgot what I ate, so i started taking pictures with my cellphone of everything that I ate. It helped me remember and it was a visual remember of the good/bad choices I made for the day.

If its something that would take a long time I would just search to see if someone had already entered it and just use there calculations. For example, instead of listing carrots, potatoes, onion, beef,beef stock, all seasonings, i just looked for pot roast and entered what ever i found. I know it not exactly what I ate but its an estimate and that was good enough for me. I don't know if that's any help or not but that is what i did

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How many second chances does someone get?

Friday, January 04, 2013

Lucky for us, God gives us more than one second chance. Otherwise we'd all be in trouble. So here I am again. And again. And again. Thank you for your support.

  
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SUMDUMBGI 1/9/2013 9:21AM

    Good Luck!

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SCRIPTEDFLIGHT 1/7/2013 4:52PM

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TERRY417 1/5/2013 11:12AM

    You get as many second chances as it takes to do it right ;) Just got to remember a million failures are wiped out by one success.

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MNNICE 1/4/2013 1:52PM

    Lord knows, we can all use ALL the second chances we can get!!

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DBALZER 1/4/2013 12:40PM

    I'm with you. Here again, and again, and again... We can do this.

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Day 250 without Fast Food

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I arbitrarily started a 30 Days without Fast Food regime in November, 2010, just to see what would happen. I'm happy to say that, aside from absent-mindedly grabbing a DQ Blizzard last month, I've been "sober" for so long. Can I go a year? We shall see.

  
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SCRIPTEDFLIGHT 7/30/2011 11:24AM

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Good for you!

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CRISTHIANE 7/28/2011 1:05PM

    Wow that's really good! Congratulations for going strong for so long! You can do a year! You've already come so far! Good luck to you! emoticon

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RIAT03125 7/28/2011 1:00PM

    What a great achievement and goal. Congratulations and keep up the great work! You are a motivation.

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Can't Commit

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

That's how I feel sometimes when it comes to doing things like SparkPeople, homework, housework, work work, family, changing lifestyle, and so on. I just keep failing over and over. I'm not trying to be down on myself so much as acknowledge some feelings inside.

I gotta figure this stuff out.

  
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ROLLINGREEVES 7/28/2011 12:51PM

    I have to really work on just not gaining, much less the losing I need to do. I slip up so much I shouldn't even be aloud on SP. But, it offers the tools I need to be healthy and it is for free and I feel like I would be foolish not to use it and attempt to be healthy. I have learned soooo much, but putting it all to work is creating a homemade puzzle from scratch. I barely have an idea what the puzzle looks like when it is finished. So whatever you are doing or however you are trying to be healthy is progress! Just don't give up and quit caring. Being healthy is for the rest of my life so that is how long I have to keep trying. Best of luck to you from a terrible terrible (but happy) Spark Person.

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MNNICE 7/27/2011 2:14PM

    I've found that I have to make to-do lists and streak charts to keep me motivated sometimes. And yes, like Blackrose said, starting small and not trying to do it all at once will help prevent burn-out! And it's NOT failing - it's just detours.

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BLACKROSE_222 7/27/2011 12:26PM

    Start small. Baby steps (with everything!) is the key. For chores, start with one - and get it done. Then start with the other. Only ever work on what you can fix, and work small.

For Sparkpeople, same thing - work on your water, work on getting 10 minutes of exercise, and work on making small healthier choices. Everything else will come in time. Consistency and baby steps. emoticon

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