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New Addition to the Family

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Here's our Li La
(lee la).



Playing with Li La, instead of munching, is one of the perks of adopting her.

  
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ID_VANDAL 8/28/2014 1:35PM

    Much better option than munching!! Great call.

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BOB5148 8/26/2014 11:55AM

  nice looking

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IDLETYME 8/26/2014 8:57AM

    She is a beautiful girl. Enjoy your time together. My girl lays on the computer table while I spark. emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 8/26/2014 8:57AM

    what a sweetie! Enjoy her baby months!! emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/26/2014 8:28AM

    Soooo cute! Precious.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/26/2014 8:20AM

    What an absolutely beautiful face on her! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

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MARYBENSON 8/26/2014 8:07AM

    So cute!

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DEW1960 8/26/2014 7:52AM

    Pretty girl!

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LEANJEAN6 8/26/2014 7:46AM

    so sweet--Lynda

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WDIPIM 8/26/2014 7:44AM

  She is adorable. Great choice.

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Lunch on the Verandah

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Over the last few years my sister and I have done a road trips to the shore for her birthday. This year was a bit different as she has some mobility issues. Since I am the instigator, I plot out the day.
First stop was for lunch in Rhode Island on the Verandah overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Since it was a birthday treat we had (the best ever) clam chowder with crispy pancetta. I don't know if the salt air and the sounds of the ocean waves made it taste better. But I want to go back. Here's my sister:

Then we were in luck the Coast Guard's Eagle was in port in New London and went up on deck.


Did a little bit of shopping and comparing of clam cakes (fritters). One batch was decent in Mystic, another we sampled in Madison we threw out. Last stop for food was a divine Connecticut lobster roll at:


Now all of this may seem a bit decadent, and it is as I am not accustomed to cream, fried stuff and melted butter. (And I did pay for my indulgence the next day.) But on the ride home my sister and I discussed what we would have eaten in the past. We would have gotten our own orders of clam cakes instead of sharing like we did. We would have had soda. instead of the water that we did.

We weren't perfect with our choices, but we were much better than we had been in the past and still enjoyed the day, sometimes less is more.

  
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ID_VANDAL 8/25/2014 5:47PM

    Sounds like a great day - and you did really good sharing the food as opposed to past habits. See how far you've come and you probably felt better for it!

Great blog - made me smile for you.

Vandal

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TRAVELGRRL 8/23/2014 11:24PM

    What a perfect day!! Watermelen had a sister-day too. Great pictures, but where's the picture of you?? emoticon

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FORZACHANDMATT 8/23/2014 9:30PM

    Looks fun

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1CRAZYDOG 8/23/2014 9:19PM

    What a grand way to spend your sis' birthday! Awesome.

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/23/2014 9:09PM

    Wow, what a wonderful, charming day!

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Winding down or Amp it up

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

The final weigh in is on September 4th.
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That's just 15 days away.

Last night at WOW (workout of the week) we were half joking about fasting to get better results on the scale. With my meds, fasting is out of the question. I am not near my goal, so should I chuck it all in, NO. I have made progress, I am more fit. Yes folks, it is easier to get off the floor. Do I want to go back to where I was in mid-June, NO!
Yes I still have to work on work on resisting temptations. And other areas need work, too. So I will keep moving forward and begin getting my next steps in place.

  
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ID_VANDAL 8/21/2014 4:47PM

    Every step in the right direction is a success. String enough together and you get to your goal! You're doing the right thing and I think it's okay not to fast to get to the goal unless it's part of the overall HEALTHY plan that you are following.

Slow and steady wins the race!

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 8/21/2014 12:50AM

    Progress is so AWESOME. You will continue that is great. Keep being positive.

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 8/21/2014 12:49AM

    Progress is so AWESOME. You will continue that is great. Keep being positive.

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1CRAZYDOG 8/20/2014 9:11PM

    Good good good attitude! For sure, looking in that rear view mirror, you know you don't ant to go back to where you were and so one foot in front of the other you move forward. Awesome!

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TRAVELGRRL 8/20/2014 12:21PM

    Progress, not perfection!

We will never have this thing "down to perfection." It will always be about doing the best we can every day, and over time that gets us closer to our goal. I too have to remind myself once in awhile of how far I've come instead of ALWAYS thinking "I haven't met my goal."

I think the ToF has been a marvelous jump start for you!

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/20/2014 10:39AM

    You are doing so well. Good job!

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Gotta learn not give in to impluse/temptation

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Great news... this week's weigh in I was down. Now it's a total of 12 pounds. There are only three more weigh-ins left. My original goal was to be down 27 pounds over the 12 weeks. Sure I could probably drop 15, but it probably would not be healthy. Besides working toward a sustainable lifestyle is my goal.

Logging my food although a great idea, really hasn't happened. I do plan my meals and maybe should put more of a focus on that.
Yesterday's trip to Costco, lead me to make, alright I choice to make some choices I should not of made like beef jerky, Way too much sodium. Overall most of my choices were healthy, bananas, peppers, eggs, PB.
so I should be kinder to myself. I am not perfect. So what can I do to prepare for temptation. Yes I have a list.
Yes I have luscious fresh peaches, organic blueberries at home.
Yes I have food rules that I have been mostly following.

But my inner rebel/child rears her head upon occasion and insists on leading me astray.

I did make my own junk food and dehydrated 5 trays of peaches. What a sweet treat and so are the cherries that were done earlier. The good news is that I do not mindless eat these treats, I savor them and am satisfies with just a bit.

So am I upset myself and ready to throw in the towel, of course not. What is needed is a way to deal with this speed bump.

  
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ID_VANDAL 8/19/2014 6:33PM

    Great job - 12 pounds is super!!!

I know about that internal voice that just can hammer you if you don't keep control of it. You're doing great and keep it up.

Vandal

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LJOYCE55 8/17/2014 10:22AM

  As far as junk food goes, dried fruit has to be one of the healthiest. And you enjoy each bite, so good for you.

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WIFE48 8/16/2014 4:01PM

    I agree. I need attainable not perfect. emoticon

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/16/2014 1:23PM

    Being patient with yourself is a key component when you hit a bump in the road. You're doing fab.

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TRAVELGRRL 8/16/2014 12:35PM

    And, 12 pounds is AWESOME. It is really important to occasionally look back and see how far we've come, rather than to always always always look at how far we still have to go!

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TRAVELGRRL 8/16/2014 12:34PM

    I don't know if we'll EVER lose that internal rebel! You could have written this blog in response to my blog this morning...I too made "bad choices" yesterday, but "oh well." We pick up and start again.

I think "sustainable" is THE most important goal. Which makes me think even harder about my decision to continue this Whole30!

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WATERMELLEN 8/16/2014 12:24PM

    Something I have to learn over. And over. And over.

No magic, at all . . . I just then start over. And over. And over!!

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My Dear Spark Friends, you may be right.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Right about what you may ask? Looking forward to that boot camp that I swore never to return to.
The last few day I have had much better fasting blood glucose numbers. Stressing, building muscular strength and endurance, oh my!



There are only three more weeks that I can use the Ton of Fun passes.

  
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WATERMELLEN 8/14/2014 6:27PM

    Wow, how cool is that?????

Any chance of a permanent free pass??

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TRAVELGRRL 8/14/2014 1:13PM

    Wow, I am sooooooooooo impressed! You, the woman who last year (or maybe 2 years ago) was proud to be walking a mile during your son's bowling session? And NOW YOU ARE BOOT CAMPING????? AWESOME doesn't even begin to cover it!

I know you will make the most of the three weeks of passes of you have left. When that is over, I certainly hope you will consider buying a membership as an INVESTMENT IN YOURSELF. We are always talking that talk, but can you walk the walk? emoticon

I really am excited for you! This Tons of Fun has been a major push in the right direction.

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ID_VANDAL 8/14/2014 1:01PM

    Keep it up!! You're doing great.

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    You go girl! emoticon

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FORZACHANDMATT 8/14/2014 8:59AM

    Awesome

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BILL60 8/14/2014 8:35AM

    Way to go. Hang very tough!!

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SLIMMERJESSE 8/14/2014 8:32AM

    Wow, that's terrific!

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CORKYTHEMOM1 8/14/2014 8:31AM

    emoticon Nancy! You Go Girl!! emoticon


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