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Eating out good this time
Friday, September 15, 2017      3 comments

Another evening with friends, this time not well known restaurant but local VFW post. Much healthier, home-prepared choices: small piece of steak, green beans, salad, small glass of wine. Was going to skip dessert, but that's hard when there's a... Read more
Restaurant Diet unsuccessful
Thursday, September 14, 2017      5 comments

I knew that two lunches out in a row (Red Lobster and Applebee's) would affect my weigh in this morning, and it did. Happy that I only gained 3/4; friends wanted me to go to lunch after meeting, made excuses, just had to stop the string and get ... Read more
Day 11 - Step counting crisis
Monday, September 11, 2017      1 comments

Had a busy errand morning then decided to get in some steps. I wear a Fitbit Zip, old, but still functional. Was walking meadow path and throwing ball to dog and managed to lose it. Retraced steps a number of times, but no sign. I realized that ... Read more
Day 10 - Permission to relax
Sunday, September 10, 2017      4 comments

And that being written, just finished my 15k. It has become somewhat of an obsession. Not a bad calorie count, but still too much sugar. Downloaded the shopping list for the Spark Fit Food Challenge, grocery shopping tomorrow so there are better... Read more
Day 9 - When moving leads to eating
Saturday, September 09, 2017      2 comments

Dog and I just came in from our last walk. Logged 17,716 steps today so it was a good moving day. Unfortunately, when I'm extra active I feel "entitled" to a bit of extra food, today 2 slices of homemade apple pie. Although I remade the recipe t... Read more
Day 8 - Better choices
Friday, September 08, 2017      3 comments

Just finished my 15k steps, and reviewed food for today. Choices did include a doughnut as well as dinner out with friends, but I decided on menu ahead of time, and did manage to stay within my Spark calorie range. There were even a few fries le... Read more
Day 7 - Found the sugar again
Thursday, September 07, 2017      5 comments

Two positives today: 1/4 pound weight loss at weigh-in this morning; considering it a victory because of the holiday and all of the traveling I did this past 4 days. Made an extra effort this evening and was able to log my 15k steps. Was over ca... Read more
Day 6 - Not best choices but under limit
Wednesday, September 06, 2017      0 comments

First of all, posting any kind of a blog 6 days straight is some kind of record for me. It was a travel day and lunch was a gas station sandwich, but it was pretty tasty and not bad calories since it was shared with dog. (She eats way too much p... Read more
Day 5 - pushing the limit
Tuesday, September 05, 2017      2 comments

The good news today is I exceeded 23k steps. It was a gorgeous early fall day, perfect walking weather. However, when I put my food in tracker just now I was only under top limit by 2, that's cutting it pretty close and depending too much on cal... Read more
Day 4 - Habit forming
Monday, September 04, 2017      1 comments

It's a bit early in the evening to boast about staying in calorie range, but hopefully can do it. OK so far. Step total over 17k, so that made up a bit for yesterday. It hasn't been a perfect food day, but everything is in the tracker and the nu... Read more
Day 3-Hanging in There
Sunday, September 03, 2017      1 comments

First hic-cup today. Was on the road to visit relatives downstate for 4 hours. Even though we went on a long walk after I arrived, will miss my 15k goal, and settle for 10. Foodwise avoided some pitfalls; two more holiday bake sales, coffee and ... Read more
Made it to Day 2
Saturday, September 02, 2017      1 comments

I don't usually. I start the first of the month all pumped up, which lasts until about noon, lol. I think the difference this time is that I actually gave myself permission to eat a bit of chocolate and sweet as long as It fit in my calorie ra... Read more
Day 1 successful
Friday, September 01, 2017      5 comments

When I posted September goals last night, it occurred to me that one more accountability step might be a nightly recap here, noting successes and setbacks ( and of course there will be setbacks, this is not a perfect process). Stayed within... Read more
September goals
Thursday, August 31, 2017      4 comments

Decided it was about time to set some goals and try and lift myself out of this "comfortable" rut of losing and gaining same 2 pounds each month. 2017 is flying by for me, 2/3 gone already, so it's time to try and salvage some progress out of th... Read more
Time passes quickly whether you're having fun or not
Saturday, February 25, 2017      3 comments

Couldn't believe I had not written anything since August of last year. Wish I could report that goal weight had been reached and maintained, but that is not the case. I guess I have held my own in that all the pounds aren't back, but think it's ... Read more

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