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What we eat!!!

Sunday, March 03, 2013



For my 5% challenge team I'm to blog every day on my progress this week. Well like the cartoon says, we are what we eat. If I eat bad then I pay for it not only with weight gain but with tummy problems as well.

A couple of days ago, hubby wanted something sweet...and asked for brownies. So I made brownies from scratch..and you know they taste so much better than package brownies any day. I did eat one each day for 2 days now but counted the calories and kept my calorie count in range. But chocolate and my tummy just do not go well together. So I've suffered today with indigestion..Got to eat some prunes today to help with that...yes prunes seem to help my tummy and keep me regular as well.

Exercise is ok. Getting at least 20 minute or more walk in each day and I did lose 2 lbs last week..so headed in right direction.

  
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MINNA72 3/10/2013 9:47AM

    Brownies ..... oh god, I could never have just one. NEVER. You are my role model!

And the cartoon made me laugh out loud! Thanks!

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READYBETTY 3/3/2013 10:48PM

    The cartoon is great! Congratulations on your progress and knowing you're heading in the right direction. WTG!!

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MICKEYH 3/3/2013 9:58PM

    Good luck on your prunes. How about tea? emoticon

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SMOOCHIESMOMMY2 3/3/2013 6:47PM

    I like the cartoon and proud of your progress emoticon

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GLORIAMAJDI 3/3/2013 6:12PM

    Ah, brownies, they are one of my biggest downfalls. So tasty! I would eat the whole pan if they were in my house. But since I had acid reflux surgery in November, chocolate (and many sweets) do not set well with me at all! You did a great job of tracking them though, and limiting yourself to just one a day for two days!

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TRAVELGRRL 3/3/2013 5:37PM

    Two pounds is great! Keep up the good work. You can't argue with success!

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HHB4181 3/3/2013 5:16PM

    love the cartoon & prunes!

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CAT609 3/3/2013 4:58PM

    I like the cartoon!

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KRISTINSGOALS 3/3/2013 4:56PM

    I love that picture, Barbara. Maybe try making some gluten free brownies and see how those go with your tummy. Great job keeping them within your calorie range though.

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SLIMLEAF 3/3/2013 4:14PM

    Congratulations on the 2lb loss - that's great!

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HOLLYM48 3/3/2013 3:42PM

    I firmly believe in allowing sweets within the calorie range- after all this is for life and I can't give it up entirely! Great job on the 2 lbs that you lost. Keep moving forward!
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PREDFAN 3/3/2013 3:25PM

    Barbara sorry the brownies upset your tummy. It is really good though that you allowed yourself a snack and calculated it into your calorie count for the day. That is what it takes to lose it! It is okay to treat ourselves now and then as long as we count it! Good for you on 2 lb loss! Keep up the good work!

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Exercise

Saturday, March 02, 2013



I am not fortunate to have any exercise classes near me and at my age would be self conscious wearing skimpy clothing in one anyway. With the 30lb loss from last year I could probably fit in exercise clothes better this year though. I will stick to my walking and use the SP videos here at home.

  
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IAM_HIS 3/15/2013 10:04AM

    Love this--got a great laugh I so needed!!

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MINNA72 3/10/2013 9:45AM

    As long as you move, it doesn't matter where it takes place. Loved the cartoon!

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CAKAROO 3/3/2013 9:27AM

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MICKEYH 3/2/2013 10:20PM

    Love that cartoon !! emoticon for sharing!!

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MORETA63 3/2/2013 10:08PM

    That cartoon is so me!! Good thing I don't wear leotards. for me and everyone around me. ;)
Like everyone else says, what ever works for you. Because if it doesn't work, it won't work. emoticon

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QSULLIVAN 3/2/2013 9:56PM

    I love the cartoon! I've solved my gym issues by not going to one. I love working at home! Good for you!

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DOROTHYBERO 3/2/2013 7:50PM

    Love your bolg!

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TRAVELGRRL 3/2/2013 7:34PM

    Good for you! CLASSES are all that work for me since I am not very motivated personally. But you'd be surprised, people don't wear leotards or skimpy clothes anymore! (At least not at our fitness center)

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READYBETTY 3/2/2013 7:00PM

    You've figured out what works for you and that's great!

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GLORIAMAJDI 3/2/2013 6:00PM

    I think that walking and doing DVDs is great! The fitness center is great for some people but doesn't always work for others. I have done both and right now working out at home or walking is the best thing for my lifestyle. Later I might try the gym again but it is definitely an individual preference!

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SMOOCHIESMOMMY2 3/2/2013 5:33PM

    I agree with HMAZIS. Do whatever works for you. Exercise is exercise, regardless of where it's done and congrats on the 30 lb lost!

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HOLLYM48 3/2/2013 5:22PM

    I love working
out at home too. Whatever works for y!ou and keeps ya moving! Keep up the great work. emoticon

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Sleeping late

Friday, March 01, 2013


Since I'm retired now I can go to bed late and get up late if I want or I can go to bed early and get up early. It is my choice now. In my working days, I always had to get up extra early just to get things around the house done before heading to work. But never seemed to get into bed before 10:30 during that time of my life. I was so used to getting by on 7 or less hours of sleep per night which I know was not good for me. It took me some time to adjust to sleeping properly when I retired. Hubby was the same way. I was retired a couple of years before him and when he retired, he was getting up early and going to bed at the same time. Finally I told him...hey you are retired and can sleep in the mornings if you want. So now if we go to bed too late or I read until 11 pm then I make sure I sleep late in the morning. And this winter I've been getting between 8-9hours sleep now. Once the weather turns hot, I will have to get up early to beat the heat of the day. So usually I don't sleep as long in the summer months. Also think it has to do with less light in the winter and more in the summer. I just do not sleep with any lights even appliance lights so I have learned to sleep with a sleep mask now. But as the little owl says you will regret it if you stay up late and have to get up early.

  
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BABYTUXXY 3/2/2013 1:40PM

    You are truly blessed to be able to sleep like that!

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MOSTMOM1 3/2/2013 11:03AM

    That little owl is SO right. I often forget it and am tempted to stay up later than I should, just goofing off. I need to remember this lil owl dude and go to bed!
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MORETA63 3/2/2013 9:42AM

    So very true, Barbara. In fact, I'm going to bed right now!!! Maybe I'll even sleep until 5 this afternoon.

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KRISTINSGOALS 3/2/2013 9:06AM

    YAY for good sleep...and lots of it, Barbara! Too bad more people don't see the value in sleep. I love my sleep!!

Kristin

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MHNGJR 3/2/2013 4:27AM

    Loved this post. Sleep is the one goal that I haven't been able to get a handle on. I know I need more than the 6-61/2 hours I get but that getting in bed early is so hard.
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READYBETTY 3/1/2013 9:55PM

    Getting at least 7 hours of sleep is something I'm going to work on in March.

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MAZACK 3/1/2013 9:28PM

    I'm mostly retired and I still don't sleep enough most night. Sometimes when I get up wide awake at night I can go back to sleep about the time I want to get up. I can't go sleep in total darkness or total silence. Sometimes I can't sleep because I am in pain.


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SMOOCHIESMOMMY2 3/1/2013 8:55PM

    I can't wait until I retire so I can have that luxury...

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GLORIAMAJDI 3/1/2013 5:39PM

    I definitely don't get enough sleep and I am working on that. The owl knows what he is talking about!

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GEMLADYONE 3/1/2013 5:33PM

    Amen sister! I truly hate when I don't get enough sleep. Unfortunately when I'm traveling for work, the days are often long and it ends up being a choice between sleep and exercise...and I really want both, yes I do, yes I do!!

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1st day of the rest of your life

Thursday, February 28, 2013



We can only live in the present time. The past is behind us and the future is not here yet so make the best of the time you are living in. Exercise and eat right and do the best you can in everything you do.

  
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KRISTINSGOALS 3/1/2013 12:15PM

    I was thinking about this very thing this morning when I was getting ready for work. You are so right. I haven't lived today yet and have the opportunity to make it incredible. Thanks, Barbara.

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SONYALATRECE 2/28/2013 10:31PM

    emoticon words of wisdom!

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READYBETTY 2/28/2013 9:30PM

    Great encouragement!

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KELSPRETTYGIRL 2/28/2013 8:33PM

    emoticon Well put!

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GLORIAMAJDI 2/28/2013 7:58PM

    So true!

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TRAVELGRRL 2/28/2013 6:08PM

    Perfect! And so true.

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MICKEYH 2/28/2013 4:57PM

    Great advice !! Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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heavenly day

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

This will be short tonight. I had a full body 1 hour massage this morning.
And since I had an art guild board meeting at 1 I just stayed over at the gallery and took photos to set up a blog for our art guild and gallery. But the massage was heavenly...I think I need to treat myself once a month..so goal is if I lose some weight for the previous month, then I will get a massage the next month. so going to have to really work at it this month.












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DOROTHYBERO 2/28/2013 8:38AM

    Messages are indeed heavenly - that is a wonderful reward to yourself.

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TRAVELGRRL 2/28/2013 8:00AM

    I'd work hard for that too!

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READYBETTY 2/28/2013 7:40AM

    What a great reward and way to love yourself!

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MICKEYH 2/28/2013 1:07AM

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MHNGJR 2/28/2013 12:42AM

    Sounds like awesome incentive to me emoticon emoticon

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