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Day 49 (I inserted Steve S's voice when I told myself "Day 49")
Friday, February 21, 2014      6 comments

I don't think I have done anything with purpose for 49 straight days. The last time I lost a large amount of weight was a bad time full of young family issues and extraneous life. Then I learned to compensate BY eating. I can't say those day... Read more
Day 48: Baggy pants.
Thursday, February 20, 2014      8 comments

I like baggy pants. Not the kind you see around town accompanied by views of plain or plaid boxers where the crotch of the pants is at knee level and the guys who wear them have to climb down to get their cell phones out of the pockets at thei... Read more
Polar vortex, smortex. How can I be MT when I'm so cold?
Wednesday, February 19, 2014      6 comments

Wow day 47 and I have still kept my promise to myself. This ice cream sits in the freezer, staring at me every time I open the door. The cheese curls and chips I can avoid. I have had a few Hershey kisses(dark) as therapeutic and covered in ... Read more
Another Sparky, Mentally Tough, on track day. #46. It's an official streak.
Tuesday, February 18, 2014      5 comments

Hmm streaking... That was another time, another body. I cannot begin to think of what would happen if I took off full force totally nude! ... Read more
Finishing day 45 and some serious thoughtful moments of Spark
Monday, February 17, 2014      7 comments

I tend to blog yesterday's happenings but want to catch up to feel even with ONEKIDSMOM and the Mentally Tough class I graduated with! I grabbed the big girl panties and ran with them today, feeling back in control although soooo tired. M... Read more
Day 44 continuing the journey in a "season of pain".
Monday, February 17, 2014      4 comments

Although I'm not in pain, perhaps this is my "season of pain" that Steve Siebold described. I've developed what I think are good habits; do a bang up job when I schedule everything. Once the schedule is off, I have difficulty making good cho... Read more
Had another MT moment yesterday: I did NOT buy the travel trailer; but buffet confessions on day 43
Sunday, February 16, 2014      7 comments

What does a bored couple people do to avoid shoveling...again? Drive 100 miles to an RV show in Atlantic City. It's my second one and this time I knew what not to do. I climbed up and down only a few of the McMansions on wheels and then foc... Read more
Today is day 43 of being mentally tough. I found a leak in the brain boat during a storm.
Saturday, February 15, 2014      10 comments

Gotta plug this one up instead of bailing. Yesterday I removed the top bread and peeled the bottom... like always. Lettuce, turkey a slice of provolone which probably did not amount to as much as I estimated in the tracker. Good me. Ah... Read more
Day 42 and need to be MT today
Friday, February 14, 2014      6 comments

There is a celebration at my job today. Anniversary awards for staff in my department. Food, food and more food. And oh, heaven help me, my group is bringing a cheese platter. I've girded my loins, jammed the sword into my scabbard and picked ... Read more
Days 40 and 41 nearing the halfway mark, some numbers and anticipation.
Thursday, February 13, 2014      5 comments

It's harder to find something to blog about as being compliant seems routine. I've stayed on the lower end, or sometimes below my range of 1260-1360 calories. I haven't set any ultra-low targets as I was well aware I was stepping into territor... Read more
The end of day 39, Mentally Tough and still compliant. 99.99%
Tuesday, February 11, 2014      7 comments

Ok, I can't REALLY call it a slip up. It is an intentional purchase. I bought Hershey's dark chocolate kisses. You all know I don't have a sweet tooth. Heck, I wish lasagna came in foil wrapped bite sized pieces. I digress. I was looking... Read more
Bonus Mentally Tough and Sparky Day 38
Monday, February 10, 2014      7 comments

My new coworkers are noting my perfectly portioned foods. My boss has been telling people how I can sit in her office, her desk has a plethora of goodies, and I do not eat one! I've told a few people about Spark. I feel in control, happier ... Read more
It must be the weather. Day 38 was challenged and barely recovered
Monday, February 10, 2014      6 comments

Sheesh, how weird can it get? I started the day out perfectly balanced, food wise. We decided to go out, just to not be housebound, and neither discussed the previous night's grossness but we both admitted we didn't want to. DH is on a tempora... Read more
Today is day 37, Mentally tough in all aspects of life. Got PO'd at a lot of people last night.
Sunday, February 09, 2014      7 comments

I was looking forward to this dinner/party thing. Music, comedy, food. I stuck to my guns and had 1 glass of wine, about 6 potato chips...because they were there and ate meat, scraped off any sauces, salad and skipped the pasta. I won't even bot... Read more
Recent recipes I made cleaning out my freezer
Saturday, February 08, 2014      5 comments

I save the bones from a rotisserie chicken then use to make a stock with carrots, onions, celery and poultry seasoning. Fairly plain but the store-bought chicken usually have a good-browned skin for base. I had lots of frozen vegetables. Lots.... Read more

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