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Weigh in Wednesday – 10/18/17

Weigh in Wednesday – 10/18/17

Weigh in time!   I only have a quick sec to update — because this week (like all of October) is crazy cakes…. but here I go:   My 10-day-best was 189.4 but my overall moving aver is 190.5, down from 192.3! As you can see by my individual weight in, I was actually lightest last Thursday — weird!       How was your weigh in this week?  

Weigh in Wednesday 10/11/17

Weigh in Wednesday 10/11/17

My weight this week: I was so pleased when I stepped on the scale this week and weighed in at 190.4.   That means its working!   What are we eating? We are still eating mainly from out Family Foods List — we’re just going to keep on going.   We haven’t been perfect — but it’s super encouraging that hubby is coming up with ideas for heathier versions of whatever he’s craving.   Meals this week: A few of…

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Thursday things — my life in lists.

Thursday things — my life in lists.

I have a confession:  I’m a list maker… As I flipped through my bullet journal, I notice how many lists I make.  Each day, each week, and each month… lists and lists and lists.  Anyone else?   I guess I treat lists like a way to organize my brain dump and to be able to see what I’m dealing with.   My latest example of this is my Family’s Power Food List (it’s a personalized Simply Filling and Abs Diet…

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Weigh in Wednesday – 10/4/17

Weigh in Wednesday – 10/4/17

Happy Wednesday everyone!  It’s Weigh in Time!   I have to admit, when I stepped on the scale today I was a bit disappointed — I weighted 194.8 when last week I weighted 194.4.  To me, this is like a gain of 0.4… but then I remembered I use Happy Scale for this very reason.  I had really low numbers most days last week, but after camping and feeling poopy my weight shot up.   My moving average is 193.5…

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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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Weigh in Wednesday — 9/13/17

Weigh in Wednesday — 9/13/17

What a week! There was a combination of factors that I believe led me to a crazy roller coaster of a week. First, my period was this week — and it hit me like a sack of potatoes.  Second, there was lots of panic about Hurricane Irma coming and I was totally freaking out by mid-week… which caused a bit of stress eating.  Third, the weather really was crappy at the start of the week.  We had some minor street…

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Macros while on Vacay?

Macros while on Vacay?

Vacations tend to go one of two ways with me.  I’m either hypervigilant with my eating — having a plan, taking time to track calories, and making sure to have healthy alternatives on hand wherever I am.  OR I’m wild and free.  In the latter case, I eat what I want to eat, when I want to eat, until I feel like I’ve had enough.  Some would call these types of days “cheat days” — but I call them “refuel”…

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5 Consecutive Day Goal

5 Consecutive Day Goal

  Happy 4th of July All!!! Hope you’re all taking some time out to celebrate today 😀   5 days — Macro Counting My goal this week is to have 5 consecutive days of being right on target with my 40-30-30 macros.  I’ve been hitting and missing sporadically, so I planned this goal to strive for consistency!  I’m keeping in my the 4 things I’ve learned while Counting Macros — and the 10% grace… so that I can live!  Other…

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4 things I’ve learned while Counting Macros

4 things I’ve learned while Counting Macros

As I wrote in my post about Flexible Dieting, I’ve been dabbling with macro targets recently.  It’s a much higher learning curve than I initially anticipated.  Originally I was all like, “Cool, no big deal, just eat ____g protein, ____g fat, and ____ carbs.  Easy!”  Oh boy… is it not.   Here are 4 things I’ve learned so far: (1.)  Think of most foods as a combination of macros — not a single macro Chicken is a protein.  Oatmeal is…

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IIFYM – Flexible Dieting

IIFYM – Flexible Dieting

Ever since training for my marathon, I’ve really felt the need to fuel my body for my goals.  In the past, I’ve focused on the scale and on points (weight watchers).  This left me pretty much obsessed with food — when will I eat next?  How much can I eat?  What recipes/foods/products let me eat the most for the fewest points?  Basically, food was all I thought about.  I started gaming the system — tweaking the serving size until my…

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