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Small victory

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

I went out to lunch because one of my team is leaving today. It was sad and bittersweet but I planned my food and I ordered what I planned. I had one small piece of bread and left the rest there. This is a victory for me because usually I order a mushroom burger and fries at this place. I don't like fries much any more but I do like this place's fries.

Anyway I had a grilled chicken salad tossed with wing sauce and no dressing and I enjoyed every single bite!

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SNOWYOGA 11/20/2014 1:02AM

    Sorry about your team friend, but great job on your eating emoticon

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EDEACONTX 10/15/2014 6:34PM

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Catching up with myself

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

I'm slowing down so I can catch up with myself. It seems I've been experiencing one thing after another this year. This weekend I went shopping and bought healthy foods. I cooked on Sunday and I'm set for the week. Yesterday and today I skipped lunch mostly because by the time I realized what time it was it was really too late to eat. That makes me lowish on the calories but I'm going to get back on track. I'm tracking everything regardless.

So we'll see how we do ... this time around.


Ahh! So much food!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I have to consume a lot of calories to get to my minimum and it reminds me of why my metabolism is so ridiculous. It seems like I'm constantly eating ... well because I am. :) I eat about every two hours when I'm eating right. I haven't actually gotten back to that yet but I'm working at it.

Right now I'm baking some apples and blueberries in the microwave and I'm going to add a little crunch with some Natures Path cereal THEN I still have to eat a bag of popcorn before I leave. Well I don't have to per se but it's in my plan and I'm struggling to get to my minimum calories today. It's really my own fault because I didn't have a snack this morning.

I'm 200 short of my lowest calories right now so I think I'm just going to drink a protein shake on my way home to make it up. Oh well this is not a bad problem to have right?

Okay have to go get my apples and blueberries.


Vacation over

Monday, August 25, 2014

I did okay not going crazy with the food. Now this week I'm stepping it up. I skipped breakfast today which I know is a bad thing but I just didn't feel that great. I have a bit of a headache and it's causing me to feel a bit off.

For lunch I had leftovers from dinner last night. I went to this Mediterranean place for dinner because I wanted a lentil salad. I thought that was the place I had seen one on the menu but it was not. So I ended up ordering falafel and chicken shwarma and eating 1/2 for dinner and the rest for lunch today.

I still want lentil salad so I think I'll make my own this week. I've found some pretty decent recipes. Snacks today are veggies and Greek Yogurt dip and fruit. I bought some bananas to make smoothies with. The lady at the store said she freezes hers and then cuts them up and puts them in the blender to make her smoothies creamier so I think I might try that. I do not like bananas but I can stand them in a smoothie.

Tonight I will finish up my shopping and get the frozen fruit, greens and other stuff I need so I can start making one every morning. Actually I might do it at night as a kind of dessert - haven't decided.

I just wish this headache would take a hike! I'm pretty sure it's allergy related so I took a Zyrtec and an Aleve today.


Life ...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What can I say? Life got in the way. Ever since I found out my company was being sold and I was going to be out of a job at the end of this year I have been working more hours than ever before. The company sold on 8/1 and I spent the last two weeks just getting all the reports etc out of the way and establishing new processes for me and my team to work with the transitional team.

This week I'm on vacation. When I go back next week I'm committed to working 40 hour weeks - in at 8 and out at 5 and taking an hour for lunch every day. No more ordering in or sending someone out for fast food. No more junk from the vending machine because I'm too busy to stop for lunch or I look at the clock and realize it's 8:00 PM and I haven't eaten since breakfast. NO more!

I started eating within my ranges yesterday. Not clean quite yet and not as healthy as I want to be but I'm working in the right direction. I have decided to get the shot in my back to short circuit the nerve pain so I can get on with life. I have to do it now while I still have insurance.

I'm moving to New York next year and I have to get myself healthy and lose some of this weight. I have no stamina whatsoever. I can barely walk right now without back pain but I know that's because I've been sitting at a desk for 60 or 70 hours a week and then sitting and sleeping on the weekends just to catch up on my rest.

I have tons of things to do this week and the first most important thing is to get myself to the grocery store. I have basically nothing in the house but a few bags of brown rice and canned veggies. My freezer has some stuff in it and I need to go through it and figure out what is good and what needs to be tossed. That will be tomorrow when I overhaul my kitchen.

I almost titled this "Here we go again" but I'm so tired of that same lame title every few months. Life ... it just kind of got away from me. I'm going to do my best to get it together and keep it together to get healthy.

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KNEEMAKER 8/19/2014 10:07PM

  Keep on keeping on! emoticon

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COOLRAIN 8/19/2014 9:36PM

    I empathize. Life got in my way about 10 days ago when my beloved Miata of 18 yeas died. I've had to buy a new car--an automatic transmission, which I HATE--but a cute Kia Sportage, which I'm sure I'll come to love. Got to get a name for her. Wishing you the best, and hoping for a less stressful time soon.

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    The hospital I work for just went through a transition last fall, it has been stressful to say the least. I'm sorry you're losing your job, but try to think of it as an opportunity to start fresh. I stayed through the transition but there are a lot of days when I wonder if I should have taken the opportunity to move on ... hopefully it will all work out well for you.

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ROXYCARIN 8/19/2014 9:07PM

  Good luck

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