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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Well, I am moving in the right direction - I am down 4 pounds since January! What am I doing right? Eating real food mostly, and a moderate amount of exercise.

I heard Chris Crowley speak, and I'm reading "Thinner This Year". I'll all about sensible eating, so this is helping me nearly eliminate the crap I was eating! As Michael Pollan put it "Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants"

I am going to a quilt retreat, I hope all is well with everyone!

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MAW_OH 2/20/2014 9:14PM

    emoticon Keep up the good work!

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CHERIJ16 2/20/2014 1:20PM

    emoticon A quilt retreat sounds like fun. I admire people who can quilt.

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NBARNES 2/20/2014 10:40AM

    A quilt retreat - how fun will that be!!! Good job getting on track - for me it really is all about eating well. My philosophy is eat as close to the dirt as you can...which equates to the least processing and most natural. Do I always do that - heck no! But you are correct and I agree 100%

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MRS.O14 2/20/2014 10:19AM

    Have fun!! Congrats on getting on track!!

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SHERYLP461 2/20/2014 8:21AM

    Michael Pollan is a perfect food guru. Congratulations!! on your weight loss.

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GRAMMIEOFTWO 2/20/2014 6:07AM

  emoticon Enjoy yourself. I have never heard of a quilt retreat, but it sounds like fun.

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Weather and Cats

Sunday, January 26, 2014

In spite of having the challenges with weather, (in Columbus Ohio - we are having snow and extreme cold) I'm moving in the right direction (down or stable). I am focusing on doing what I can from where I am right now.

A few weeks ago we adopted 2 cats. We understood them to be adults, but learned that they are more like teenagers! They are both very loved, in spite of this. I love being a catmom.

I won't mention any details, but work has been challenging.

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CVRONEK 1/31/2014 3:16PM

    My cat is 10 years old, but certainly has the fun of a teenager, 40% of the time!

He has no idea how stong his back legs are! emoticon

The way he plays with toys can amuse me for hours.

Interesting Winter weather, for sure. I have cabin fever. Very unlike me, but I do.
Time to shake loose!

Let's get moving, in February! emoticon

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NBARNES 1/26/2014 3:39PM

    Gotta love a teenager! Even if it's a cat!

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TAICHIDANCER 1/26/2014 12:56PM

    Ah, teenagers. Hide the catnip!

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SHERYLP461 1/26/2014 12:25PM

    Cats are so much fun and they are quite the entertainers at that age. We find ourselves watching the cats instead of reading or watching tv.

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Reflections on Cancun

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Well, Cancun was fun and interesting. The outstanding parts were Chichen Itza and swimming with a trained dolphin. We were actually in Playa del Carmen at a resort. To some extent, being at a resort is like summer camp or Disney. Fun, sort of like the reality but with some of the edges sanded off. I'm not sure I would spend the money again, but it was nice and low key.

The good news is that I did not gain but a couple of pounds, which I have already lost.

On to the new year!

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MAW_OH 1/9/2014 10:02PM

    I'm glad you had a good time and got back safe and sound. Congrats on only gaining a couple of pounds and Happy New Year!

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NBARNES 1/8/2014 2:50PM

    Good for you for reigning it in. We've been to CanCun and despite how commercial it really is we thoroughly enjoyed it. Hmmm...maybe it was the beach right outside our hotel room sliding door? But I'm glad you were able to get somewhere warm, keep up the good work!

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TAICHIDANCER 1/8/2014 6:53AM

    Having been to one of those resorts on the "Mexican Riviera" (courtesy of my wife's cousin) congrats on only gaining a couple of pounds and for already taking them off.

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About to go on Vacation

Friday, December 13, 2013

You won't see me Sunday through Saturday. I'm going to Cancun! In the meantime, I am trying to wrap up all my work and pack. That won't be me in the sun, I'll be in the shade with sunscreen so I won't get burned.

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OLIVIANIGHT 12/18/2013 10:18AM

    Hope you had a nice trip!

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MAW_OH 12/14/2013 10:24PM

    emoticon Enjoy!

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TAICHIDANCER 12/14/2013 1:13AM

    Have fun!

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NBARNES 12/13/2013 9:23PM

    Wowza! Just paint me green with jealously! Have a fabulous time!

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JTREMBATH 12/13/2013 7:57PM

    enjoy your vacation.

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Bad eating choices

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I started out ok, with yogurt, fruit, pb and a mini waffle - then I got to work. The big boss brought in "breakfast" - I had a asiago bagel and veggie cream cheese - and a salad at lunch. But then I had 1/2 a chocolate donut, then a honey donut, then a pecan roll - plus about 6 pieces of candy. So I came home and had 6 almonds, then I ate about 1/2 cup of granola ( I served half, then ate the other half).

No shock, I am feeling sluggish.

I have stopped eating for today. Tomorrow I will do much better.

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TAICHIDANCER 12/11/2013 6:35AM

    Funny, I had a Panera's Asiago Cheese Bagel for breakfast this morning. Then I entered it into the nutrition tracker and said, "Oops! I guess that's the ENTIRE breakfast." (Well, that plus a boiled egg.)

We all have days like this. You're right tomorrow you will do better. You're doing great!

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EBPOOKIE 12/11/2013 1:10AM

    Okay you had a bad day FORGIVE yourself and move on you will get back on the horse tomorrow! emoticon emoticon

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CATSNKT 12/10/2013 9:49PM

    Its just too easy to get off track this time of year.

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