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Month: September 2017

A camping we will go!

A camping we will go!

Just for Fun this week, we’re going camping!   Hubby, myself, and my doggie are all packing up and heading to Morrow Mountain State Park (here in NC) for a weekend of camping and trails!   It’s supposed to be really gorgeous weather for camping and campfires — high in the mid 70’s, lows in the 50’s.   Meal Plan: Since we are leaving after work, we plan to eat dinner on the road (probably chick fil a) and then…

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Thursday Things — 9/28/17

Thursday Things — 9/28/17

Validation? I was reading blogs this week and was struck by Runs For Cookie’s Mental Health Monday post.  In it, she discusses how validation will get you everywhere in life.  She even had this quote from Steven Covey, “Most People do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”   She provided an example of when someone came up to her and told her they were nervous.  A non-validating response would be something dismissive…

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Weigh in Wednesday — 9/27/17

Weigh in Wednesday — 9/27/17

Truth Time: Today’s weigh in — 194.6 That’s up a pound from last week but only 0.2 pounds this month. I know exactly why my weight is up again — it’s that I’m just eating whatever I want regardless of the portions/macros. Grit I recently went on a rant about grit — stick-to-it-iveness — and feel like it’s totally appropriate here.  When the going gets tough with my weight loss, I just give in.  I justify and rationalize why it’s…

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Tuesday’s Treats!

Tuesday’s Treats!

There’s no shortage of food related treats around my house this week: Zesty Ranch Cream Cheese dip Pumpkin muffins leftover donuts and even a few of those 100 calorie Wholly Guacamole packs floating around.   That means I’m going to need to really focus on my non-food related treats this week, otherwise it’ll be hard to balance my macros!     Knitting Cooler weather always makes me want to dig into a yarn craft.  I can knit and crochet with…

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Monday Matters!

Monday Matters!

If you’re like me, fun weekends also mean crazy eating weekends!  This weekend was tons of fun (date day with hubby, chill day at home!) — but it was also an epic eating weekend.   Donuts! We started our Saturday with a really disappointing trip to an apple orchard.  We wanted to (1) pick apples to turn into apple crisp and apple pie, (2) get apple cider donuts fresh from the on site bakery, and (3) get some apple cider…

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Just for Fun Friday!

Just for Fun Friday!

Nail Shape? Last weekend, as a treat, I got my nails done.  I still love the color and the sparkles! What I’m noticing that I want to tweak is the shape of my nails.  As they grow, the blunt “squarish” shape of the ends really doesn’t flatter my chubby fingers.  In fact, I prefer the more rounded shape of my pointer finger nail (which just naturally happens, I think, due to wear and tear).   Tonight, I’ll be doing a…

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September bucket list update!

September bucket list update!

Bucket List Update: As you can see, I’ve made some progress on my September bucket list!  With one week left, I do have some work to do.  This weekend, the plan is to hit up an apple orchard!   This way we can pick apples and have cider and donuts all in the same day! When we get home, we’re going to have to watch the Michigan vs Purdue football game and scratch another item off the list!   Notice…

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Weigh in Wednesday – 9/20/17

Weigh in Wednesday – 9/20/17

Weekly Recap Like all my weeks, this one was busy! I’ve noticed that when I plan and start to prep, things come together a bit easier.  It also helps when hubby is on my same team.  Otherwise, it’s like playing soccer while he’s playing tennis.  Not even the same court/field. Accountability time! Check in time!   This week I’ll track calories and then the grams of Protein/Fat/Carbs… starting with my target. Target– 1700 — 134/60/178 Mon —  1555 — 117/53/158…

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Tuesday’s treats! 9/19/17

Tuesday’s treats! 9/19/17

Pumpkins, Pumpkins– everywhere! This week’s treats are somewhat pumpkin themed, but not intentionally.  I’m trying to embrace fall even though the temperature outside says it’s still very much summer.  Can’t let 90 degree weather stop me from enjoying all things pumpkin spice! First treat is for my house — a new tablecloth. It’s a small investment (this was a $3 Walmart special!), but it certainly does the job of bringing the “fall feel” into my kitchen.   Pumpkin Muffins! Once…

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How can it be Monday already?

How can it be Monday already?

It’s so hard to wake up after a long night of no sleep Last night I made the mistake of enjoying a cup of coffee at 6:30 PM.  Like a Rookie! Of course, this meant I was fully wired when it was time for bed — and I just rolled around and didn’t sleep until way too late.  I don’t know for sure how late, but it was late. I can feel it in my eyes this morning that I…

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