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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

I made Chicken Oregano with Sweet Peppers for dinner.

I got the recipe from here on SparkPeople, and it was really good!
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Of course, mine doesn't actually look quite that good... by the time I was done with it...
(I used red, semi-sweet wine instead of dry white, and I added fresh mushroom slices) It sort of looked like jumbalaiah... but still pretty yummy looking.
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I normally do not like veggies a great deal, but I decided that I need to try some new things and try new recipes if I really want to lose weight in a healthier way... so this was one of my attempts to do so. First Spark Recipe Tried! Woot!

And today I was much better about keeping to my eating schedule, I only had one snack, and it was a Fuji apple(yum!). So I stayed on the low end of my calorie range today (YAY!).

I've also started tracking my calcium and my iron, so I can work on bringing those up, too. Day 2 of doing that, about halfway with the calcium and little less with the iron... Needless to say, I will be fiddling around trying to figure out what foods to eat in order to bring those up without busting my calorie ranges... But since I cook in cast iron pans, I do get a little bit of extra iron there...

emoticon Today was my jogging day. And I did GREAT! I walked 3 miles first, then started my jogging lap. And I wanted to do Monday's experiment over again, just to see how far I could get. The first jog section, I lasted SIX AND A HALF MINUTES! Woohoo!
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Then I walked up the curve of a short but hard hill, past the first 2 mailboxes (in about 45 seconds) and then started to jog again... I only had to stop 3 times in the whole 1.5 mile lap. I think I jogged 1.3 miles today! AWESOME! I'm super impressed with myself! I finished the whole lap in 21 minutes... It was a slow jog, I know, but I did most of it jogging and I can inprove on my time after my body builds up its' strength and endurance.

I've already finished my required water, so everything else will be extra!
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And even after all my snacking yesterday, I stayed at the same weight this morning!
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Hopefully tomorrow the scale will be friendly!
I feel really good about today!

And today's weather was beautiful, sunny, and 68 F! That's right, nearly 70 degrees in the middle of December... I love it! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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  • GODS_TEMPLE
    I'm with EWL978 on the scale. I never weigh more than once a week. Everyone's weight fluctuates too much, even during the same day. And young women can fluctuate even more at certain times of the month because of fluid retention.

    I also try to weigh at the same time of day - first thing in the morning before starting to drink all that water.

    Keep up the good work. You're doing great. emoticon

    I just checked the temperature here in New Orleans. It's midnight and still 76 degrees. Supposed to go down to 39 tomorrow night!
    2829 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/20/2012 1:42:17 AM
  • RG_DFW
    Looks fabulous!
    2829 days ago
  • CHERRYCHEER
    Go you!
    2829 days ago
  • EWL978
    I'm impressed!! One thing I might suggest, if that's okay....don't let the scale run the show!! Why check it daily? Just asking for problems that way. Once a week should really do for you.

    Keep on keeping on and best of luck with this new way of life!!
    2829 days ago
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