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Online shopping, avoiding crowds, and PJ’s for the win!

Online shopping, avoiding crowds, and PJ’s for the win!

Online Shopping Something about snooping out the best deal is so fun for me.  Recently, we saved over 50% on a sofa that we were eyeing.  We also found really good deals on little items that need replacing — pet beds, dog gates, and throw pillows.  I shop clearance, wait for sales, and even use online coupon codes to make sure I save every penny.   This really helps when it comes to holidays — since Black Friday is notorious…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!   We’ll be having an early dinner today — and just having a snacky lunch before hand.  Traditionally, we have snacks and then a bigger feast at early dinner (around 5pm) then we have “seconds” around 7:30 or 8 if needed.  It’s a super awesome tradition of naptime in between helpings!   Our little family tradition is to do “Pajama Day” Thanksgiving — where we can wear chill clothes all day and never leave…

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First Monday after a crazy eating spell!

First Monday after a crazy eating spell!

What the heck happened? I’ve been doing weight watchers Points Plus for the past 7 weeks — and I’ve noticed a startling trend.  Here’s what I saw: Not a single week was “perfect” or on plan!  NOT ONE! Mind you, my weight has still been trending downward — but each week I battled the binge!   I tracked everything I ate in both MyFitnessPal AND in my Bullet Journal (as a food log), and MFP shows that “on plan” is…

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Tuesday’s Treats — Tiramisu!

Tuesday’s Treats — Tiramisu!

This week’s treat is homemade Tiramisu from the Abs Diet Cookbook! Here’s the recipe: All I did was follow the instructions — omitting the raw egg yolk (because I didn’t want to die of Salmonella) and the raw egg whites (instead I used whipped cream! YUM!)   It was AMAZING tasting! Much better after a night or two — the longer it set, the yummier it became!   Other food type treats this week include: Dove Dark Chocolate with Almond…

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Weigh in Wednesday — 11/1

Weigh in Wednesday — 11/1

Happy November everyone! I’m happy to report that even though yesterday was Halloween, not a single piece of candy passed through my lips! WOO! It really helped that we decided to not pass out any candy — which meant that we didn’t buy any.  No candy in the house means no candy in my mouth! Candy is one of my trigger foods — once I eat a single piece (of junky candy) I just want more and more (I’m talking…

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Why do things never go as planned?

Why do things never go as planned?

No brunch Our favorite brunch place was closed for renovations!?!?   How could this be?  We checked their website and social media accounts THAT MORNING as well as the night before and there was NO indication that any closing of any kind would be experienced.   Instead we tried a new place — and it was overpriced and not very good.  Later in the day I experienced some tummy troubles that could only be caused by that meal 🙁  …

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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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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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Tuesday’s treats — 10/3/17

Tuesday’s treats — 10/3/17

How is it already October? Does anyone else feel ambushed by Fall? I just know that as soon as I start writing “10” for the month, I’ll look up and Christmas will be here.  Going to VOW to make the most of my October and this whole Fall season before it’s too late!  As much as I love winter and all the family fun that holidays bring, I just don’t want to rush it. This week’s treats are geared totally…

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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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