40-Somethings - One good choice I made today was...

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08-08-2013, 09:59 AM
Getting up with the mindset that today will be totally on plan. I need this!

Last night I was looking at old threads that I started. It's interesting, since I'm still saying the same things, 5 years later LOL. I found a thread by this same title, and found it uplifting, so I thought I would start it again. We all make choices every day, many of them good. Lets have a spot to share them.

Join me?

08-08-2013, 11:52 AM
went to the gym and had the workout. i literally had to force myself out of bed, in the car, in the gym and onto a machine. But once i started, boy oh boy...did i have one of the best workouts today. i am so glad i did it...:carrot:

08-08-2013, 12:49 PM
I bought another one of those wonderful cantaloupes from the farm today. This time I came home and immediately offered some to my DS so I wouldn't gobble it all. He said, "later" so I'm on the hook now for not eating the rest of it.

But seriously, later?? I can't imagine being presented with something scrumptious as a kid and not wanting to eat it NOW. Hopefully this portends well for his adult weight... He's a slim kid now; hopefully that continues.

08-08-2013, 04:18 PM
Great thread, newleaf123,

One good choice I made today was to take the calcium pills that I don't like to take!

08-08-2013, 08:55 PM
I don't know why I'm so willing to stray off plan. At Wal-Mart, I actually pointed my cart at the candy aisle. I actually contemplated. Then I came to my senses and turned my cart back around.

08-08-2013, 09:03 PM
One good choice I made today was to look-up the calories for everything I ate and post them on an online calorie-counting site. (It's my first day of calorie counting.)

08-08-2013, 09:08 PM
Chose to do my exercise program, could easily have blown it off.

08-10-2013, 12:04 AM
Didnt eat a bag full of chips that are in the house....

08-10-2013, 11:57 PM
Accepted an invitation to go bike riding tomorrow even though it will be a real challenge for me.

08-11-2013, 12:05 AM
I was doing the classic couch potato and I thought "nah, not doing anything today, I have been working hard lately." I ended up suddenly disagreeing with myself, getting up, and doing the workout! It was like a moment of "hey, I have been working hard lately, so I have to keep up!"

I am getting much better at disagreeing with me. :dizzy:

08-11-2013, 12:09 AM
Took a walk/hike today at a beautiful park and ate healthy all day :)

08-11-2013, 12:26 AM
didn't eat a bag full of chips or a pint full of ice cream even though I know that ish is in the house!

08-12-2013, 10:15 PM
Today we unearthed the recumbent bicycle. Time to ride! :ebike:

08-12-2013, 11:29 PM
I chose Trader Joe's grilled chicken over Kentucky Fried Chicken! :) OH, and I left my desk to go to the gym at 5PM, then went back to my office and finished up some work that had to get done. I feel so cheated when I don't get to work out because something happened at the office that day!

08-13-2013, 02:57 AM
I went for a walk, and went to bed at half past nine last night. I've been so tired! Also, I ordered a protein supplement. I'll see how that helps, or doesn't.
Off to do squats now that Kid3 is leaving for school :D

08-13-2013, 03:20 AM
I love this thread NewLeaf! :) I really enjoyed reading everyone's little victories.

Fruitbat, good job disagreeing with yourself, haha! Made me laugh, I need to practice that more often!

Today I limited myself to a single serving of the Lochmead Farms ice cream my fiance brought home...and now I am surfing 3FC to keep my nose out of the rest of it! :D

08-15-2013, 09:11 PM
Stayed withing my Weight Watchers points!!! Saving up for a girl's night out tomorrow night. Only extra light beer...and only a couple for me!

08-15-2013, 11:45 PM
I limited my portion size and drank water instead of diet soda.

Congratulations to everyone for sticking to their goals AND this thread!

08-16-2013, 12:30 AM
I went for a walk on my lunchbreak even though my walking partner bailed on me. when I got home from work I strapped my 3 yr old daughter in the stroller and we went for another walk around the neighborhood. 35 minutes of cardio today!

08-16-2013, 12:26 PM
I am loving this thread!!

I came back from a very indulgent vacation, foodwise, and am right back at it this morning, foodwise. Sitting here nice and hungry at 11:26am, pondering what healthy choice of homemade healthy food to pull out of the freezer for lunch.

08-17-2013, 03:08 PM
I put a little notebook and pencil in the kitchen to log my food in, to help keep me accountable.

08-17-2013, 03:19 PM
i stopped eating my dinner when i was full

08-17-2013, 04:01 PM
I went to my nutritionist this morning and was completely honest about how crappy I've been eating the past few days (weeks). Have committed o getting 100% back on plan TODAY!

08-17-2013, 05:02 PM
I joined this community and motivated that today is the day I will stick to my promise of losing weight for good.

08-17-2013, 05:17 PM
Stuck to my no bread rule, and took the time to cook cauliflower to put my tuna on at lunch instead of saying oh well you can only eat tuna with bread!!im doing great!:carrot:

08-17-2013, 06:21 PM
Today was my son's birthday party and I didn't have a huge piece of cake!!! Now is that an accomplishment or what?!

08-17-2013, 09:18 PM
I went thru the drive-thru at Sonic for someone else, and got NOTHING for me :) :) I went home and made a healthy salad. This is a big deal. The lady that works the drive-thru and I are pretty much bffs since I used to be by there so much >< This time she remarked she hadn't seen me in "forever."

08-17-2013, 10:52 PM
I walked even though i didn't really want to do so...

08-17-2013, 10:54 PM
Gosh.... just read back to see how everyone else is doing...

Way to go Chiquitas!!!!

08-19-2013, 02:03 AM
In spite of feeling rather low and flat, I went for a walk instead of sitting in front of the TV.

08-19-2013, 10:42 AM
I just wrote out a lower body gym routine, in preparation for going to the gym for the first time since June.

08-19-2013, 10:45 AM
I brought my lunch to work today. I'd gotten into a bad habit of buying lunch. Bringing lunch is better for my budget and controlling caloric intake.

08-20-2013, 03:51 PM
I got back to my upper body weight routine. I hadn't done it in almost 2 weeks due to vacation and then just generally putting it off. And, that old thing of the longer you put something off, the harder it is to pick it up again, was becoming so true...

So when that little voice said, "tomorrow" I nipped it in the bud and said "today".

Mrs Snark
08-21-2013, 02:07 PM
I rejoined the 3FC forums! :)

08-21-2013, 06:32 PM
Very cool, Mrs Snark. Congrats on losing over 50 lbs.

Mrs Snark
08-21-2013, 07:04 PM
Thanks Junem!

08-22-2013, 10:41 PM
1. Got right back at it today, after sabotaging myself yesterday.

2. Went to Asian grocery store and spent $9.45. They only take credit cards for > $10. So I bought a pack of mango candies at the register and DID NOT EAT THEM ON THE WAY HOME. In fact, I just threw it in a drawer and will give it to my kids as a treat on the first day of school.

Mrs Snark
08-23-2013, 03:24 PM
I had planned-for martinis last night and it didn't lead to binging or otherwise going off plan. A nice (rare) treat!

Mrs Snark
08-24-2013, 08:52 PM
I ate vegetables and not white bread when I had the chance (and was feeling a bit tempted). Yay for veggies! :)

08-24-2013, 09:04 PM
2. Went to Asian grocery store and spent $9.45. They only take credit cards for > $10. So I bought a pack of mango candies at the register and DID NOT EAT THEM ON THE WAY HOME. In fact, I just threw it in a drawer and will give it to my kids as a treat on the first day of school.

Totally OT, but just so you know stores CANNOT set a minimum limit on the amount you spend on credit card. It violates their agreement with the credit card company and you can report them and they risk losing their Mastercard/Visa/Discover privilege.

08-24-2013, 09:50 PM
Wow, a very motivating thread! thank you guys :)

i did a 40 min cardio workout with my sister altho i didnt feel like at it at all. felt great afterwards :)

08-24-2013, 11:44 PM
Took my little dog for a 4 mile hike today, got back on 3fc, too!!


08-25-2013, 12:51 AM
Totally OT, but just so you know stores CANNOT set a minimum limit on the amount you spend on credit card. It violates their agreement with the credit card company and you can report them and they risk losing their Mastercard/Visa/Discover privilege.

Interesting; I didn't know that! And, I looked at the candies today; they were past their sell-by date! Double-whammy. I tossed them in the trash.

08-25-2013, 05:54 PM
I went walking at a mall today and got peckish. I also needed to get off my feet for a bit as my ankles were really starting to hurt. I made a beeline for the Mediterranean place in the food court, had some hummus, a pita and a bottle of water. So really, I made three good choices. I went walking. I had a low calorie snack with water. Last, I paid attention to my pain level and rested when I needed to.

Mrs Snark
08-25-2013, 09:15 PM
Passed on wine tonight and also passed on bread again (please people, stop shoving white bread at me!).

big girl 129
08-26-2013, 03:38 PM
i made two good choices, I joined 3FC and i made a healthy meal instead of going for a take out :)

determined to make it work this time

08-27-2013, 10:49 PM
WTG!! I chose to do my exercises today!

08-28-2013, 10:23 AM
I started writing down everything I eat & my weight daily to keep me on track :)

Mrs Snark
08-28-2013, 12:05 PM
I got my run done first thing this morning, since I have a busy afternoon. No way it can slip off the To Do list now!

08-28-2013, 03:43 PM
The good choice I made today was to not go into work. I had planned on taking the afternoon off anyway. I didn't feel well this morning so I sent an e-mail to my boss and then went back to bed for a few hours. I feel so much better now.

08-28-2013, 06:14 PM
I had a salad and a bit of leftover salmon for lunch, instead of the left over taco mix with cheese.

Mrs Snark
08-28-2013, 09:53 PM
I went to a party and did not pick at any food or drink alcohol.

08-29-2013, 04:46 PM
Had breakfast around 11:00am and decided to call it brunch.

08-29-2013, 04:48 PM
Congratulations on reaching your goal, Mrs Snark! My net nanny prohibits me from seeing your photos; I'll have to log in over the cellular network later to see.

08-29-2013, 07:27 PM
After checking out bliss-a-go-go I'm choosing to go do my exercises and possibly revitalize a goal of mine, even though I've come on here and said no more challenges, maybe shouldn't be such a wimp.

Anyway off to the basement and my dumbbells, thanks for the inspiration Mrs. Snark :sunny:

08-29-2013, 08:51 PM
I got out and did my 4-mile walk wake my son was at TKD tonight. I've only got an hour, so it's at a good clip.

Mrs Snark
08-30-2013, 12:20 PM
I made my husband his requested bagel for breakfast, but I had my normal banana!

Thanks for the kind words, NewLeaf & Kelijpa! The excitement of hitting goal has not worn off yet, I feel like I'm at prom (lol!).

08-30-2013, 05:02 PM
Holy Moly, MrsSnark - you look awesome!!! Great job; you must feel great!

08-30-2013, 05:53 PM
I passed up a freshly baked cinnamon twist at our weekly breakfast team meeting. It was hard!

Mrs Snark
08-30-2013, 06:50 PM
I have planned ahead and roasted myself some chickpeas with garlic to have as my snack tonight when my husband is having potato chips. Yay for planning! After the snack I am having a grilled Romaine lettuce salad with fresh strawberries and red onions and balsamic vinegar. Yay for salad!

Thanks for the compliment Heidi! Yes, I feel very, VERY much better with the weight gone!

Mrs Snark
08-31-2013, 02:31 PM
My run is DONE, and I ran an extra 4 minutes and 16 seconds for Queen's Fat Bottomed Girls. :)

08-31-2013, 10:10 PM
That's what I should run to :rofl:

Got in my crunches and planks, win win

Mrs Snark
09-01-2013, 07:39 PM
Great job Kelijpa! Planks are so hard (to me!)!

I went out on our boat without any snacks in tow, so therefore no snacking occurred. Funny how it works that way. Ha.

09-01-2013, 11:22 PM
Day 2 of c25k, decided to do it before we left on little day road trip, good thing, it was too hot and crowded where we went to hike, so was glad to have gotten that in!

Good choice Mrs Snark!


Mrs Snark
09-02-2013, 02:53 PM
Oh to go hiking, if only I didn't live in flat and unforested (where I live) Florida! I'm headed to Maine in October though, and will be hiking in Acadia! Sooooo looking forward to it!

Today I got rid of 2 food items that were making me binge-y feeling -- I don't need any extra challenges in that department. So that's that.

09-02-2013, 03:30 PM
Saturday I went to the KC Irish Festival and did not have any food, Guinness, or whiskey. Instead, I drank water and stayed on plan with a protein bar (even while my friend had bangers and mash).

Mrs Snark
09-02-2013, 03:36 PM
Saturday I went to the KC Irish Festival and did not have any food, Guinness, or whiskey. Instead, I drank water and stayed on plan with a protein bar (even while my friend had bangers and mash).

Wow, so hard to do, great job! :carrot:

09-02-2013, 04:40 PM
I went for a walk on the river trail here in Lansing. It is such a beautiful day. I really enjoyed my walk and went further than I ever have before, a whole mile and a half.

09-02-2013, 10:46 PM
Mrs Snark, I'm jealous...lol...we went to Acadia last year, loved it, try Thurston's Lobster Pound if they're open, we really enjoyed. Can't wait to go back, for the national park and the lobster! We did a day cruise to an island, I think it was called Cranberry, I could be wrong, that was fun, another couple was geocaching, so we looked together and found the thing, we don't do geocaching anymore, but it was fun at the time. Enjoy!

Got in my functional exercises, a 2mile hike and some serious work in the garden, rain knocked some stuff down and I ripped up one cucumber plants, I really don't want anymore...

Back to work tomorrow, 4 day weekend was divine....

Best to all :sunny:

Mrs Snark
09-03-2013, 05:33 PM
Kelijpa -- we go to Maine every year, my father-in-law has his second home there, so we visit often. Acadia just never gets old, it is so spectacular! My FIL has lobstermen friends so my husband is always spoiled with lobster when we go (I don't eat meat, but my FIL has an awesome garden, too, so I get lots of veggies I get to pick myself, which I love!)

In my campaign to get my 5Ks back under 30 minutes (which I haven't done since I injured my back and had to quit running for several years), I set myself a new Personal Best today and ran 3.13 miles in 31:36. It was a good effort!

09-03-2013, 09:01 PM
Oh, how I love hiking in Acadia National Park. When we lived in Boston, and before we had kids, we used to go hiking up there every fall. The last time I was there, my oldest was a baby, so I guess it's been 14 years!

My good choice today was... choosing not to stop for apple cider. The first press is in, and we have been waiting for it. HOWEVER, the orchard also carries my #1 candy choice, and I just didn't feel strong enough to walk in and be 100% firm in my commitment to not buy it. So I drove on by.

09-03-2013, 10:20 PM
Chose to stay on plan all day, finished week 1 of c25k, feeling really optimistic about completing it.

Congrats on the run time Mrs Snark!

Way to be strong Newleaf!

09-04-2013, 06:49 AM
Didn't feel like lifting today, but instead of potatoing I went for a walk.

Mrs Snark
09-04-2013, 12:08 PM
Good job knowing (and respecting!) your limits Newleaf!

kelijpa - I'm sure you will complete the C25K! I know when I did it I repeated some weeks, it just took me a little longer to get there than the plan called for! That may not happen to you, you may breeze right through, but just in case you hit a tough patch I think it is totally normal!

Magicsusan - I love the term "potatoing", lol! Great job!

I chose fresh strawberries and oatmeal instead of too-carby cereal for breakfast.

09-04-2013, 11:33 PM
Mrs Snark- thanks for that, I am a bit worried about keeping up the zeal that I'm feeling starting out, good to have a plan to repeat if needed. Crazy as it may sound I'm excited and scared :D

Decided not to snack this afternoon at work, kind of scolded myself about how're you going to get to your goal eating off plan, it's those little bites, etc that get me.

Best to all :sunny:

09-05-2013, 08:44 AM
kelijpa I've made a no-snack pledge for today. Lets try to be able to post later that we made the good choice of not snacking today.

Mrs Snark
09-05-2013, 04:14 PM
I broke down and bought myself 2 new bras today. They are so lovely, they almost look too nice to wear, lol!

09-05-2013, 04:28 PM
I've been squeezing in exercise throughout my workday today- so far have done some stretches, calf raises, jogged in place, 20 pushups and a few lunges. I keep seeing how having a sedentary desk job shortens your life even if you are active outside of work, and I definitely have a sedentary desk job. Trying to work in some additional activity throughout the day to keep the blood pumpin'.

09-05-2013, 10:27 PM
Heidi - I didn't snack today, did have Chinese food with DH and my parents...

I chose to do my workout and day 1 of week 2 of c25k before we left to visit my parents (my mom had a basal cell skin cancer removed from her nose near her eye, she did well, poor thing has a pretty good black eye)

Good idea Dee, I try to get up as much as I can at work, I think I'm going to get rid of the garbage can in my cube so I always have to getup to throw something away. I dread you should just stand up every 20 minutes or so.

Best to all :sunny:

09-05-2013, 10:50 PM
I made the choice not to snack today; yay! And yay to my no-snack partner kelijpa, too!

As for the sedentary, I try to go walk the mile-loop in my neighborhood after lunch each day, trying to replicate how back in my working days in the city, we had no choice but to walk each day to lunch.

09-06-2013, 09:38 PM
I feel like I ate some gnats today out in the garden...terrible things, they just swarm around, thank goodness they don't bite.

Chose to stay home today, kept eating pretty much on plan, didn't do weights, but spent a lot of time outside working, since I was home there's no candy, chocolate, did make some popcorn that was the big snack tonight.

C25k tomorrow, I'll do my weights then...so much for the great fitness plan, lol

Best to all :sunny:

Mrs Snark
09-06-2013, 11:01 PM
I did not eat a giant plate of pasta (I want it) after my husband made pasta with scampi tonight (I want it) I stuck with my plan (I want it) and tomorrow I will feel super great about it (I want it) though right now (I want it) it is really hard...

09-07-2013, 02:31 AM
I took the bus into town for lunch with a friend- and then walked home! Took about an hour, some flat along the river, but lots of long staircases thrown in.

09-07-2013, 07:47 AM
Great job to both of you Mrs Snark and Magicsusan!

Hope to choose to do my exercises today.
Best to all :sunny:

Mrs Snark
09-08-2013, 01:25 PM
That sounds like a lovely walk Magicsusan! Good choice!

Hope you got your exercises in Kelijpa!

I did 4 miles worth of dog walking this early morning on my "rest day" (when what I wanted to do was stay in bed, drink coffee, listen to jazz, and read magazines.)!

09-08-2013, 09:38 PM
I did, I did, did them right after posting, day off today, did lots of raking, cleaning up an old flower bed, trying to get a kind of wild area with some flowering plants going for the bees. Later I hiked up the power line, nice and steep, so feeling it now....

Looking forward to tomorrow, week 2 day 3, c25k

Thighs Be Gone
09-08-2013, 10:55 PM
Hi Ladies. I'm a born again newbie. This is my first post in some time.

I walked the nature trail tonight. 2.5 miles.

09-08-2013, 11:32 PM
Welcome thighs Be Gone!

I didn't eat a wonderfully aromatic peach. I could smell else aches each time I walked by in the kitchen, but told myself I could have one tomorrow during a meal (today was day 1 of my no snacking pledge)

Mrs Snark
09-09-2013, 05:58 PM
Welcome back Thighs Be Gone! :) I just recently returned as well!

Newleaf -- I hope you get your peach today, it sounds quite lovely.

I did my run even though I've been up since 2:30 am, have an ear ache, and am a seriously cranky puss today. But it is done.

09-09-2013, 10:32 PM
Chose a rest day, TOM stopped by, unexpected, did walk at work and did well with food intake, listened to my body and took it easy.

Will c25k tomorrow.

Hope you feel better tomorrow Mrs. snark.

Serious strength Newleaf!!

Welcome ThighsbeGone!


Mrs Snark
09-10-2013, 05:21 PM
Thanks Kelijpa, I do feel better today. Good job listening to your body!

I have a birthday party out at a Japanese teppanyaki place to attend tonight and I have already perused the menu and made my plan so I won't be tempted to stray.

09-10-2013, 10:46 PM
I feel better too, Mrs Snark!

Got in my c25k so I have completed week 2!


Mrs Snark
09-11-2013, 06:13 PM
Kelijpa - Congrats on Week 2 :carrot:!!! On to week 3, whoo hoo!

Today I felt a bit snackish and weak-willed in the afternoon so I've had my lovely dinner early and closed my kitchen. I also delayed going to the grocery store until tomorrow so I wouldn't have to battle my way past the evilly delish Newman-O's (oh baby!) and the perfectly crusty-on-the-outside-but-soft-on-the-inside and oh-so-fattening baguettes (oooo la la!).

I will shop tomorrow in the morning when I *don't* feel so snacky and it will be so much easier to bring home only healthy stuff.

09-11-2013, 11:08 PM
I had the snackers today as well, I know why, chose to finally have the English muffin I've been craving, opened Pandora's box it felt like! Fought it all day long at work, finally subsided, my good choice today was to do my crunches, planks and push-ups finally around 8:30, not the best time but did them.

Best to all :sunny:

09-12-2013, 12:28 AM
I did my c25k training even though it was 86 degrees out!! Week4 Day1 -done. Longest I've ever run (though not the farthest probably - I was being passed by walkers at one point!)

Mrs Snark
09-12-2013, 08:41 AM
Kelijpa -- I really need to do planks. I say that over and over, and then I never do them. I will do planks today. I will.

Coops - Good job getting it done in that kind of heat, yow, those are brutal temps for running!

09-13-2013, 07:52 AM
Coops-great job, I'm doing week 3 day 1 today, I'm doing it on the treadmill, we had that wicked humidity the last few days, sweated buckets just walking at lunchtime.

Mrs Snark - I just do 3 for 30 seconds each, i use the stopwatch on my phone, for some reason that little timer keeps me going, I alternate with a set of 10 knee push-ups someday I hope to be able to do do big girl push-ups, lol.

Hope ev1 has a good day :sunny:

Mrs Snark
09-13-2013, 11:01 AM
I did my planks yesterday (!!!!)! Just call me Mrs. Planky McPlankster because I got'er done! :carrot:

I also did 25 incline push ups this morning, working towards regular ones.

Today at some point I am supposed to put together a body-weight strength routine to do to accompany my running. So I will do that.

Kelijapa - I have been doing all my running on a treadmill, I have ZERO heat tolerance. I am looking forward to some cool-weather outdoor runs at some point though.

09-13-2013, 12:11 PM
C25k Done, doing push-ups and planks, the c25k was great, these are sucking...hence the stooping to post...lol

Mrs Snark
09-14-2013, 08:36 AM
So this morning, I can't move my arms. I blame you, Kelijpa! ;)

09-14-2013, 12:53 PM
My whole county has been underwater for several days now. I'm lucky, I live at the top of a huge hill and although some of the roads have been blocked, we've been quite safe and comfy. Many of my friends are not so lucky.

I've been so scared about emotional eating, because I'm about to enter a difficult time in my life with my husband being in the middle east for most of the year.

So if I can take any silver lining from this flood, it is that I didn't overeat. I was scared, I felt helpless, I cried and was angry, and there were sleepless nights listening to the evacuation sirens for the people by the river at the base of the hill.

But I stayed on plan through it all. For me, that's major. I can't keep bad stuff from happening, but I can change how I react. I'm stronger than the worst things life can throw at me.

And for anyone reading this facing a looming crisis, if I can do it, you can too.

Mrs Snark
09-14-2013, 12:56 PM
Wow, tefrey, I'm sorry to hear about this crisis in your area, I hope everyone will survive. And I'm sure your stress over your husband leaving is out of this world!

Good job on not eating your stress & emotions, it never helps and only adds to our misery, but somehow it is often what we want to do!

09-14-2013, 08:02 PM
Tefrey-so sorry to hear you're in those terrible circumstances with the flooding, proud of you for handling ins healthy way.

Mrs Snark- sorry about your arms...mine are sore, too if that's any consolation.

I'm about to make a good choice and take my little dog for a chilly walk, weird weather, only in the 50s after sweltering a few days ago, then I'm planning on forcing myself to drink my water, for some reason haven't drunk a drop today, of water that is...

Best to all :sunny:

Mrs Snark
09-15-2013, 12:40 PM
50 degrees sounds soooo good. We are dying for a bit of cool weather here (in Florida).

I put my bodyweight strength routine together, today will be day 1 for the full routine, and I'm going to try for 3 to 4 times per week. 3 times seems reasonable.

It consists of 3 to 4 circuits of the following movements done pretty much back to back

push ups
jumping jacks
reverse lunges
lying hip raises

We'll see how it goes.

09-15-2013, 09:16 PM
I need to get my strength training back in, got the c25k in, week 3 day 2, yippee. DH and I just went for a quick little hike,I was feeling it in the quads!

Hopefully I can get back to my whole routine this week. Thanks for the inspiration Mrs Snark.

So, my good choice today was to hit the treadmill before lunch before time slipped away on me.

Mrs Snark
09-16-2013, 10:53 AM
Good job on the C25k, Kelijpa! I'm also jealous of all the hiking you get in, do you live really close to trails?

I am sore today from the new strength routine I started yesterday, but I got today's run done first thing this a.m..

I love when I get my exercise done early, it makes me feel so accomplished :carrot:!

09-16-2013, 03:44 PM
I drank lime water with lunch instead of soda. Soda has been pulling me back in and I need to get a handle on it again.

Mrs Snark
09-16-2013, 04:16 PM
I drank lime water with lunch instead of soda. Soda has been pulling me back in and I need to get a handle on it again.

Good job, Lass, soda is sooo addictive! Well done!

09-16-2013, 07:49 PM
Great job Lass! Soda is hard to quit.

Mrs Snark- I live in a rural area, pretty much live in the woods, there are lots of old logging roads that you can hike and we made a trail on our property, sometimes we hike by the power lines, it's great to be able to hike around, we don't have a lot of neighbors, that could bother some people, I guess but we like it.

My good choice today was sticking to my vegan plan for the day, need to work on getting my water in.

Best to all :sunny:

Mrs Snark
09-17-2013, 10:11 AM
Kelijpa -- that sounds like a lovely area to live in. I would personally adore the isolation, I'm very hermity. As a child, I always wanted to move to the Alaskan wilderness and hug bears and mooses and just eat turnips and berries and read all day. I just love any sort of woods. SO funny, then, that I live in flat as a pancake Florida, no woods in sight.

Good job staying vegan for the day!

I got my run in first thing this morning after 3 miles of dog walking as a warm up. Trying to get back into a morning run pattern -- I prefer to get all my exercise done early as it sets the right tone for the day!

09-18-2013, 06:20 AM
Mrs Snark- I love living in the woods, I love to visit FL as well, especially around Feb or March when you think the sun has abandoned us for good up here!

One good choice I made yesterday was not to eat a chocolate junior, someone brought in some tasty cake snacks, mini donuts, chocolate junior and those coffee cake cupcakes, danger, danger! I went so far as to put one in my desk drawer, but didn't succumb.


Mrs Snark
09-18-2013, 04:58 PM
Ooo Kelijpa, that takes alot of willpower -- well done you!

I did my body-weight strength routine with lots of focus on proper form and muscle contraction to get the most out of it.

09-18-2013, 09:31 PM
Got in c25k week 3 day 3, week 4 has me a little intimidated, but I think I can do it, I know I can!

The chocolate junior is still living in my desk drawer and wasn't as appealing as a day old thing that's been sitting in my drawer. Not to say it isn't renewing it's strength overnight to attack me tomorrow, lol.

Network was down at work today, killer boredom was setting in, no one limes to do filing and housekeeping tasks all day, all that stuff you put off because you're too busy (aka you don't want to do it) :rofl:

Great job strength training Mrs Snark, I'm falling off with that need to pick it up again, tomorrow for sure.


Mrs Snark
09-19-2013, 09:09 AM
I had to google Chocolate Junior to see exactly what sort of enemy you were grappling with -- never had one of those! I've put a hurtin' on all sorts of snackie cakes in my day, but never had Tastykake products, they weren't around here in the South when I was younger and doing mortal damage to Little Debbies and moon pies. Now of course it is too late (thank goodness!)!

You're going to rock Week 4, I know it!

09-20-2013, 10:20 AM
So, I subconsciously forgot the thing in my desk drawer, so I'm thinking it has lost it's hold on me :sunny: love the little Debbie's did some damage to those oatmeal cookie sandwich things in my day :rofl:

Tomorrow I walk in the race for the cure with my mom, supposed to be a nice day, so I have a plan if I don't get my c25k in today it will be Sunday.

Best to all

09-20-2013, 05:20 PM
I chose not to eat poorly after a depressing clothes shopping excursion. I've identified this as a trigger: trying on jeans, looking terrible, eating poorly.

You would think that, wearing a size 8 skirt, I could find pants that fit. But apparently my thighs are freakishly large.

09-22-2013, 02:00 PM
Newleaf-I'm sure your thighs are NOT! Shopping for clothes really sucks at times, I find I can only fit well in Lee jeans, one of my friends swears by Levi's, my experience has been once I find a brand with the cut that works for me I stick with them. Best of luck to you.

Today I chose to get back to doing my exercises along with the c25k, instead if just doing c25k like I did last week.

Got in week 4 day 1, challenging, but felt great to finish as this is farther than I got with my other running program, only ever made it through week 3.

Best to all :sunny:

Mrs Snark
09-23-2013, 10:31 AM
Good job on ignoring that trigger Newleaf, I'm sorry the shopping was so hard. I'm not a fan of shopping, and like you, if it goes poorly I end up feeling really bad. I hate that.

Kelijpa -- Congrats on breaking new ground in the running program, that's awesome. :carrot:!!

I'm going to have a busy afternoon so I did my run first thing this morning right after walking my dogs. No way I can skip it now!

09-23-2013, 09:33 PM
Great Mrs Snark, I try and make sure to do mine in the a.m. on the weekends so I don't get distracted and miss it.

Got my exercises in, not the weights, but we're getting there... :sunny:

Mrs Snark
09-24-2013, 04:34 PM
I felt hungry, so I drank a glass of water.

A while later I still felt truly hungry so I ate a grapefruit. Such a simple thing, but such a good choice for me. I have a sneaking suspicion that this is how a "normal" person would act/eat.

09-26-2013, 06:30 AM
Great job Mrs Snark, I think you're right. We're a little low on fruit this week, I'm really noticing not having as much to snack on, nothing worse than being hungry and not having good choices available.

My good choice was getting in my c25k, I had my sweat crown on, felt great, I'll be halfway before vacation, will do what I can when I can and plan to hit it hard when I get back.


09-27-2013, 04:03 PM
One good choice I made today was to do my C25K on the road, the freakin treadmill buttons quit responding, I was devastated...so I decided to get my butt outside and give it a try, I made it, my last 5 minutes was uphill, surely not my fastest time :D but I kept going and made it.

It was definitely a confidence builder, so officially halfway through! week 4 done!

best to all :sunny:

09-28-2013, 03:49 AM
I made the choice today to do something about my weight and sealed the deal with a 40 minute dog walk this afternoon. Never mind that the same walk used to take me less than 20 minutes a couple years ago when I was fitter - and thinner - I still did it. It's a start. :)

Mrs Snark
09-28-2013, 08:07 AM
Great job Bindi, and welcome to the site! I walk my dogs every morning (and in the winter I sometimes walk them at night too), such a good excuse to get exercise!

09-28-2013, 08:59 AM
Welcome Bindi, getting started is sometimes the hardest part, keep going, you're headed in the right direction!


09-29-2013, 07:50 AM
Thanks! I followed it up today with another dog walk and an awesome salad for dinner.. I surprised myself as I actually enjoyed it! :)

09-29-2013, 12:07 PM
WTG Bindii, keep going.

I chose to do my c25k on the road again, dang treadmill, got in week 5 day 1, am a bit intimidated by day 2...lol...I expected it to be the same. My plan is to get as far in to week 5 as I can before vacation and then start again at 5 when I get back.

best to all :sunny:

Mrs Snark
09-29-2013, 03:34 PM
Every time you've been intimidated you've rocked it Kelijpa, I know you'll do great!

I just squeezed my run in while my husband and his sister are out sailing. Yay! I feel like a normal human person today, what with the eating of actual food and the exercise. Glad to put that flu BEHIND me! It felt great to sweat for the right reason, instead of because of a fever!

09-29-2013, 05:40 PM
Glad you're feeling better Mrs Snark!!

Mrs Snark
10-01-2013, 04:04 PM
Today, I am letting go of my mistakes and looking forward to the future. Today I choose to believe in myself!

Hope everyone has a lovely October 1!

10-01-2013, 07:46 PM
Excellent plan Mrs Snark!

Today I chose to go to the rail trail and do week 5 day 2 after I got my furlough letter. Could have used it as an excuse to reward myself with some snackage for sure. I got an early start on my vacation and was able to go with DH to his dr. appt. plus it was a gorgeous day, so focusing on the positives!

I know I keep saying it, but I saw day 3 and was like "really, they think I can jog for 20 minutes..." I wasn't expecting that 'til week. 6 or 7! :rofl:

Best to all :sunny:

10-02-2013, 04:06 AM
WTG Bindii, keep going.

I chose to do my c25k on the road again, dang treadmill, got in week 5 day 1, am a bit intimidated by day 2...lol...I expected it to be the same. My plan is to get as far in to week 5 as I can before vacation and then start again at 5 when I get back.

best to all :sunny:

Okay.. I'll bite. What is c25k? It seems to be used here a bit but I have no idea what it means. :) Oh and have an awesome vacation!

Another dog walk today and I have to say that I am downright embarrassed by how unfit I am. I'm huffing and puffing through my walk and it was so bad at once stage that I considered turning around and heading home early - and then I caught sight of my shadow (eeek!) so I completed the walk and told myself that in a few months time that shadow will be a little smaller! That is the same reason I have this disgusting avatar, it's my shame that my weight has come to this and everytime I see it I not only cringe but I am reminded to stick with it. I'm not even walking very far at the moment but I'm still pleased that I am doing something.

10-02-2013, 08:41 AM
Hi Bindii - I have so been where you're at. I remember looking at my shadow, too, and beng motivated to change it. There's a hill by my house I remember having to stop halfway up and I do remember one day walking up and realizing it wasn't as hard, it was great to feel the difference. You will get there! I'm a regainer and fighting hard to keep off what I got off, and then try to push off a couple more. I don't want to lose how much better I feel.

C25k is the couch to 5k program, I have it as an app on my phone, it's an 8 week program that has you jog a little at a time, I like it because it just has a time, not a speed so you can jog at your own pace. I had seen quite a few posts about it on here and after reading Mrs Snark's blog decided I wanted to try being a runner again.

Keep motivating yourself :sunny:

Mrs Snark
10-03-2013, 02:25 PM
Another C25k endorsement from me -- I used couch to 5k when I started running, and it made me into a true believer. I'd always thought I just couldn't run and that runners where like a whole 'nother alien species.

I also never understood WHY anyone would WANT to run, because it always felt so awful when I tried (I just didn't understand the slow and steady approach to building endurance and getting your body used to the motion/stresses).

Now, I am in looooove with running, it is absolutely my all-time-favorite sport (ties with hiking, I love me some hiking, so jealous of where Keli lives!).

The whole experience taught me to be more open to trying new things and not to dismiss anything out of hand.

Not everyone will fall in love with running, but you might fall in love with some other sport you never thought you'd try! :)

Mrs Snark
10-05-2013, 12:57 PM
I walked my dogs and then hopped on the treadmill right away for a 4 mile run and then I had fruit for breakfast. It is like a good decision avalanche up in here! ;)

10-06-2013, 11:31 AM
My focus on exercise has caused my Tibialis Posterior tendon to flare up. I have some scar tissue down there, so I'm especially prone to issues, the least little inflammation results in pain. If it gets too bad, I will need more corticosteroid shots, which means a week back on the couch ... and that's not something I can do right now.

So I nursed it, and did a gentle three mile hike instead of moving forward on my couch to 5K plan. I also bought new running shoes, since my old pair predates my surgeries. Hoping that the new shoes will help.

It's 90% better today so I will run and see how it goes. Better one day on the couch than seven!

10-06-2013, 02:06 PM
One good choice I made today was...

...getting on the scale even bough I didn't want to, knowing that I would be unhappy with the result. This journey is so tiresome, but onwards I plod.

10-07-2013, 02:46 PM
I'm trying to make better choices this month. I've committed to walking outside every day during daylight hours (we're getting our shorter days up here in Alaska now) and my dog is loving this as I take her with me. On some days she gets two walks, one at lunch and one immediately after I get home before it gets dark.

I also bought a Fitbit One in hopes that it will make me more aware of what I'm doing (or not doing) and therefore will cause me to increase my exercise.

Mrs Snark
10-07-2013, 03:06 PM
Today I earned myself a new 5k personal best on the treadmill, I gave it a very nice effort! :carrot:

Great job Dee, I bet your dog is THRILLED! Mine can't get enough walking!

Heidi - hope the plodding has turned into happier skipping? Or maybe moonwalking? ;) Good job facing the scale, I always feel like we deserve a medal when we do that!

Tefrey - Well done on the smart decisions. Rest and recuperation and taking the time to heal is actually as important as the actual exercise! We are all in this for the long haul, we gotta take care of our bodies!

10-08-2013, 04:45 PM
Today I dragged myself to the gym even though I didn't feel like it

10-08-2013, 06:03 PM
Today I bought a Fitbit flex to try and give me some motivation to exercise (as if being overweight and unhealthy isn't motivation enough!). Now all I have to do is work out how to use it properly. :)

C25k is the couch to 5k program, I have it as an app on my phone, it's an 8 week program that has you jog a little at a time, I like it because it just has a time, not a speed so you can jog at your own pace. I had seen quite a few posts about it on here and after reading Mrs Snark's blog decided I wanted to try being a runner again.

Keep motivating yourself :sunny:

Thank you for that! I might see if I can find the app myself eventually! :)

Mrs Snark
10-09-2013, 10:42 AM
I briefly thought of having a bagel for breakfast today. There is only one left in the freezer and it has been six months since I've had one.

So I went and found my smallest shorts and put them on and thought if they were comfortable I'd go ahead and have a bagel... maybe. But they feel a little bit snug so I had Ezekiel toast instead.

10-09-2013, 01:19 PM
I briefly thought of having a bagel for breakfast today. There is only one left in the freezer and it has been six months since I've had one.

So I went and found my smallest shorts and put them on and thought if they were comfortable I'd go ahead and have a bagel... maybe. But they feel a little bit snug so I had Ezekiel toast instead.

Oooh, good one!

One good choice I made today was... to update my avatar photo. Better than my mopey one of yesterday! Today is a new day... (my phone still has the Munch, though. A: it is a good reminder B: it looks incredibly awesome -- the colors, the movement, etc. C: it brings back nice memories of going to the Munch exhibit in DC with my family this summer.)

ETA: didn't realize it was so matchy-match with my tickers... I'm really not a matchy-match kind of gal! I guess these are colors I gravitate towards...

Mrs Snark
10-09-2013, 03:56 PM
I love the new avatar picture, Heidi, and it is complimented beautifully by your tickers!

I enjoyed The Scream as well though, I've always liked that painting.

10-09-2013, 04:10 PM
One good choice I made was instead of eating out of the container of strawberries, I took a serving out and ate that. Also, the strawberries were a good choice I made as well since I would have loved them on top of cheesecake :)

10-10-2013, 08:20 AM
I briefly thought of having a bagel for breakfast today. There is only one left in the freezer and it has been six months since I've had one.

So I went and found my smallest shorts and put them on and thought if they were comfortable I'd go ahead and have a bagel... maybe. But they feel a little bit snug so I had Ezekiel toast instead.

You know.. I can't say that I've ever had a bagel. I've had plenty of other bad choices when it comes to food though, but never a bagel.

I love the idea of the shorts! I think I should probably hang all my 'skinny' clothes on the fridge for incentive! :)

10-10-2013, 09:41 AM
Tefrey. I had soreness in my posterior tib tendon most of last summer. I almost gave up my goal of doing my first sprint triathlon. Then I bought gel inserts for my shoes, and they really really helped. Wishing you pain-free running.

10-10-2013, 03:26 PM
Hi all, have been walking everyday, food choices not bad but not great for sure.

Heidi - I'm dreading the scale when I get home...I like your photo looks like you're looking forward. I love The Scream as well!

Mrs Snark congrats on the new personal best, I'm looking forward to getting back to working towards the 5k!


10-10-2013, 04:57 PM
One good choice I made today, besides eating breakfast, was taking the compliment I was given today instead of brushing it aside or downplaying it, etc. When I get a compliment that relates directly to my looks, I can never leave it alone, my husband mentioned this to me before. He will give me a compliment, say you look pretty, and I will laugh or say something bad about myself.

I am uncomfortable with compliments, my husband has said I've "thrown" to many compliments back in his face and that constantly responding to a compliment with a negative remark is insulting the person giving you the compliment.

10-11-2013, 08:45 AM
1) weighing myself
2) having the self control to put candy corn (!!) in my son's lunch as a treat but not have any myself. Oh, to be slim and 12 years old again!

10-13-2013, 04:02 PM
Candy Corn is almost unheard of in Switzerland, which is probably a good thing.

OGC: I went out walking today, first day home. I thought, if there's an excuse not to exercise today, there will be one tomorrow, and the next day, and the next...

10-14-2013, 08:33 AM
OGC: I went out walking today, first day home. I thought, if there's an excuse not to exercise today, there will be one tomorrow, and the next day, and the next...

I think I am going to print that out and put it on my fridge!

And today I accidentally left my low fat healthy carefully made lunch at home on the kitchen bench when I went to work so I had to go and buy something - and I drove past McDonalds, KFC and that awesome curry place on the corner with the best Naan bread in the world to another store and bought a salad. :)

10-14-2013, 03:35 PM
Holy cow ladies , I just finished week 6 day 1 of. C25K. That was my good choice today!

I heard you guys telling me to ignore the negative self talk and give it a shot.

Thanks :sunny:

10-15-2013, 07:26 AM
This morning I installed the runkeeper app on my phone - basically it tracks how long your walk/run etc is for on a little map and gives encouraging updates as you walking every five minutes on how far you have walked, how long and at what speed you are travelling.

Tonight I got home from work after dark and I hate walking in the dark but the app was enough incentive to take the dogs out for a quick spin, but when I was nearly home the app gave me an update on how long and how far I had walked for and that gave me enough incentive to stride right past my house and walked for another 10 minutes. :)

10-15-2013, 01:11 PM
Awesome Bindi! I love Runkeeper! It is motivating, I like to keep trying to better my pace, it's one of my favorite apps.


10-15-2013, 02:29 PM
Kelijpa, Bindii. Keep running, you wont regret it. Runkeeper sounds intriguing. I may have to check it out.

Kelijpa, I was wondering. Maybe I missed it. Are you planning on running an organized run soon? If not you should think about it, because you will be just in time for all the Turkey trot, Turkey themed runs next month. I find its fun to run in a big group once-in-a-while and you will feel triumphant. And if you are worried about being the last one, you won't be.

10-15-2013, 04:24 PM
I've been thinking about doing a "formal" run, but didn't think of the turkey theme, will have to check it out, now that I'm pretty confident I can do it.

Today I finally downloaded my fitness pal, looks great, it says it interfaces with run keeper, so I'll see how it works after my walk tonight. It also says it interfaces with c25k, I didn't get to sync that up yet though.


Edit: excited the interface worked, it now says I have 780 calories for dinner. Woohoo :rofl:

10-16-2013, 09:15 PM
Today I chose to go to the rail trail and attempt my c25k even though it was cloudy and sprinkly. I did it, made it through week 6 day 2!! I think the week off have me a chance to heal up, of course I'm nervous but excited about the next one, 22 mins.

Best to all :sunny:

10-16-2013, 09:55 PM
Kelijpa you are doing so well with the running -- WTG!!

Bindii I love Runkeeper, too! I use it to shout out distance and time every 10 minutes because I usually want to walk for one or the other of those (ie, 5 miles or 30 minutes or what have you). I like to hear my pace at the end, but hate having it shouted out to me as I go because it makes me a little too focused on that...

My good choice was deciding to eat well today. For me (and I know it's not the case with everone), that's all it is -- a decision to eat well (or not). What a marvelous day of food: strawberries, apricots, banana, arugula, tomato, peas, beets, eggs, chicken, tea, coffee, peanut butter, cheese, whole wheat bread. I think that about covers it. Nice whole foods. And all delicious. Sometimes I don't know what my problem is, why I can't always make this decision. But today I did. Yay :carrot:

10-18-2013, 01:39 AM
I'm still plodding along; I've started the Dukan diet and thought I would try that for a few weeks to see how it goes - at the worst it could be a kick start. I'm also still walking and really loving the runkeeper app! :)

Mrs Snark
10-18-2013, 02:24 PM
Got my run in first thing this morning, right after my double dog walk, setting the tone for a great day and a great weekend and a return to normalcy after a week of vacation and all its fun and challenges.

Heidi -- your list of healthy food sounds so yummy! It makes me wonder, also, why we are ever tempted to stray!

10-18-2013, 04:53 PM
My good choice today was to take my crabby, b!tchy self to the rail trail and complete week 6 day 3! Good for the crabbies and good for the self esteem!

Welcome back Mrs Snark, keep plodding Bindi, NewLeaf, I'm with you we made some awesome healthy chili, it should not be so difficult to stay on track.

Best to all :sunny:

10-18-2013, 06:40 PM
My good choice today was to eat both a healthy breakfast and lunch, and I walked at lunch. So far I'm 100% for walking every day the month of October. I've even gotten to where I'm walking a second time in the evenings. My dog goes with me, and she is totally digging the extra walkies. :)

Mrs Snark
10-18-2013, 07:02 PM
Dee -- Great job, you are really rocking October! But, sssshhhhhh, don't tell my dogs about how some dogs get extra walkies, they'll never leave me alone if they hear about that! ;)

Keli -- Running is really great for the crabbies, isn't it? I'm usually so proud of myself when I'm done that there is no room for being crabby any more! Well done, you are really moving through the C25k!

10-19-2013, 07:41 AM
My good choice today was to eat both a healthy breakfast and lunch, and I walked at lunch. So far I'm 100% for walking every day the month of October. I've even gotten to where I'm walking a second time in the evenings. My dog goes with me, and she is totally digging the extra walkies. :)

Wow that's awesome! I'm trying to reach my goal of walking four times a week and struggling to do that! I've also been taking my dogs with me on the walks and they are not only loving it but behaving better on the lead (which is a bonus for my arms lol).. :)

10-20-2013, 07:13 PM
Got back on track got in a 3 mile hike.

10-21-2013, 03:40 PM
Wow that's awesome! I'm trying to reach my goal of walking four times a week and struggling to do that! I've also been taking my dogs with me on the walks and they are not only loving it but behaving better on the lead (which is a bonus for my arms lol).. :)

What helps me is to place no distance requirement on my walks. Sometimes they may be only 3/4 of a mile. Other times, they will be 5 miles. It depends on my energy level. My only requirement is I have to walk every day. If I just make it to the end of the street, that meets the requirement. :)

And yes, it definitely helps with my pup's behavior. She's also in obedience training, so this helps me as I can work on some of her lessons while we're walking. Two birds with one stone. :)

Mrs Snark
10-21-2013, 04:38 PM
There are pretzels in the house. Gah!

My good decision is to give them the cold shoulder. I moved them out of the kitchen into my husband's personal snack cabinet.

10-21-2013, 06:46 PM
Dee that's a great way to look at it, just do something.

Give them the ice cold shoulder Mrs Snark! It works for me to tell myself that's not mine.

Keep at it Bindi!

My good choice today was to attempt my c25k in spite of TOM, I can't believe it , but I did it Ya-freakin-hoo :rofl:


10-21-2013, 10:09 PM
I decided to rejoin Weight Watchers today.

10-23-2013, 09:10 AM
I wish "intuitive eating" came naturally to me because intuition is telling me, "Grab all the candy corn you can get, it's going to be out of the stores soon!!"

Luckily it is also telling me, "all that food coloring and sugar can't be good for you" and those are the thoughts that are winning out.

Hence my good choice? To not buy candy yesterday, but to go buy new fall jackets instead since I gave away all my old ones last winter because they were too big.


Zuzus Petals
10-23-2013, 09:28 AM
Packed two different kinds of vegetables for my lunch!

Mrs Snark
10-23-2013, 05:36 PM
Well done, Heidi. Candy corn. *drool* I always did love that stuff -- and then some evil, horrible, irresponsible friend of mine introduced me to his family's tradition of mixing candy corn and salted peanuts together. It is like crack (or at least how I imagine crack would be). So addictive.

Can't find vegan candy corn around here, and even if I could, I shouldn't EVER eat it... but man, do I miss that stuff.

Yay for veggies, Zuzus Petals, the more the better!

Kelijpa -- when are you NOT going to be surprised how well you are doing at C25k, lol? You must soon give up the doubt, because you are SO rocking it!

Streudel -- good job, I hope Weight Watchers brings you much success!

10-23-2013, 11:10 PM
Mrs. Snark - I am transitioning from being surprised I can do it to extremely proud of myself for doing it...I'm a late bloomer I guess even with this...late to realizing I'm doing it :rofl: oh well, that's me. One of my horrible indulgences (haven't done this in a long, long time) is movie theater popcorn and goobers, something about the mixture of fat, salt, chocolate and peanuts, I don't know, but your candy corn and peanut mixture reminded me of it...

Streudel - WW has many great aspects, it's been a part of my weight loss efforts forever, congrats on going back, I was just reading some of the tools for living the other night, they do have some great stuff like those that get overshadowed by the points. When I lose this 15 or so lbs. I'm going back, I keep thinking about just going back now, but I have this goal so I'll give myself a little more time.

Heidi - the dreaded candy corn will be gone soon for sure, it's good your healthy thoughts are winning out. tonight i was debating whether to have another piece of jerk chicken or some irish cream, neither the healthiest choice, I ended up having neither so that was good.

My big good choice today was going to the rail trail even though it was sprinkling, worked out great, at the little gym at work there were 4 guys on the treadmills, only one open was in the middle, I just couldn't do it, I thought well, when it's snowing if I have to I'll get in the middle there, lol, anyway I got week 7 day 2 done, I'm making the time, not quite the distance, but not too far off, so very proud of that.

best to all :sunny:

10-24-2013, 02:21 PM
Today is a rest day for my meaning that I will not work out and let my body heal.

10-25-2013, 10:13 AM
Good choice re the candy corn Heidi! I think you deserve a big pat on the back for that one!

And which vegetables did you pack for your lunch Zuzus Petals? I ask because deciding what to take for lunch these days has been somewhat of a struggle for me. Which is a change from the 'old days' when I just ate what and as much of anything that I wanted - which is exactly how I got myself into this mess in the first place lol

And kelijpa I think I have you to thank for this afternoons walk as when I got in from work it looked very much like a storm was brewing so I got changed and hung about the house for 10 minutes or so. Then I remembered your mantra about walking every day (although for my purposes I have changed it to 4 times a week due to work commitments) so I got changed again, grabbed the dogs and ended up walking for about 4 kms.

I was pleased to see that according the runkeeper app that I am getting faster on my walks - although I am far from fit or even walking as fast as most people would be walking - as a couple of weeks ago my average pace on my walks was about 12 mins per 1 kilometre (0.6 mile) but it is now down to about 10 mins per km. It may not be a huge achievement but for me its something :) I am still finding the hills a bit of a struggle but some of them seem a little more 'doable' these days so I guess that's also a good sign! The name of the place where I live ends in the word 'Hills' (as in Beverly Hills for example) and can I just say that it is named so for a reason; there is literally no where to walk around here that does not involve at least one decent hill climb. I know later I will be grateful for that but right now I am seriously considering moving lol

And Boxing Flower I think that a rest day once a week is not only good for the body but also good for the soul. :)

10-25-2013, 10:27 AM
Bindii It is very hilly where I live, too. Similar to you, the area is called ___________ Hills for a reason! You will be amazed by how you will one day be zipping up those hills without a thought. Great job on increasing your pace a bit!

Mad Donnelly
10-25-2013, 01:35 PM
Ugg, I think candy corn is vile. Unfortunately, I don't feel that way about ALL candy. But we don't get any trick or treaters so no reason to have it in the house.

My good choice today is to just keep at it one more day. One day begets more days and, hopefully, a day when I really GET the intuitive eating concept.

10-25-2013, 07:50 PM
Thank you Bindii :)

10-26-2013, 11:38 PM
Bindi, Newleaf, I live on a hill, too, we don't have to worry about flooding, lol, my road is ------ Hill Road :D. Great job getting out for your walk, it's great you'll be able to see your progress on the run keeper, we've been talking lately about how we used to have to stop going up our hill. We have a loop that goes down down our property and up our neighbors', or vice versa, it's a little under a mile and definitely a challenge. I like to look at the elevation on the run keeper after a walk, also motivating!

Tonight when we were leaving the grocery there was some containers with stuff called goblin grub, it was candy corn and salted peanuts mixed together, I mentioned to DH that candy corn and that mixture was a topic on 3fc, resisted the urge to try it...

My food choices weren't the best but I did make a good choice going to the rail trail, it was dang chilly and I was kind of thinking about putting off to tomorrow, but went and did 5 miles so happy to have jogged, walked off some of my calories!

Best to all :sunny:

10-27-2013, 07:58 AM
Bindi, Newleaf, I live on a hill, too, we don't have to worry about flooding, lol, my road is ------ Hill Road :D. Great job getting out for your walk, it's great you'll be able to see your progress on the run keeper, we've been talking lately about how we used to have to stop going up our hill. We have a loop that goes down down our property and up our neighbors', or vice versa, it's a little under a mile and definitely a challenge. I like to look at the elevation on the run keeper after a walk, also motivating!

Funny that you mentioned the elevation as I also like to look at it after a walk - one hill around here has an elevation of 64 metres (209 feet) and that's only about 3/4's of the way up as I take a turn off there - it's a dead end street so there is definitely no motivation for me to get to the end lol.. that would be close to the worst one though (although the others are all similar in height) so I really shouldn't complain. :)

I bought a treadmill this afternoon, I've been looking for a second hand one for a while as I didn't want to spend a fortune only to find out that I don't like it. I got a great buy on a heavy duty one and the guy even delivered it for me which meant that I've now had two walks today - one with the dogs this morning and another on the treadmill tonight. I'll still try and walk outside with the dogs when I can but I've often had to walk at night and even though I have the dogs I don't feel safe as part of the area that I walk in is a rural area without street lights or foot paths etc so the treadmill means that when I get home from work late I have no excuse not to walk! :)

Mrs Snark
10-28-2013, 12:44 PM
Bindi -- that's exciting that you got a treadmill! I love mine, it is so convenient!

Today's good decision: All the leftover snack food from the weekend went bye-bye into the trash (with soap and water on it). The unopened bag of Fritos went into my husband's snack cabinet.

I feel like we ate like "normal" people over the weekend. Small amount of snacks, mostly healthy foods, no overeating. It is easier to face snack foods in a group, harder when I'm alone and I didn't want to put myself to the test.

10-28-2013, 10:19 PM
I think you did great Mrs Snark, my good choice was not buying Halloween candy tonight for the trick or treaters we never get, we have our treats on the weekend and pretty much follow Chris Powell's idea of eating up your treat and not having leftovers, so t actually looked when I was in line and looked and decided bringing chocolate in the house during the week is not a good idea.

Of course my other good choice was bundling up and heading to the rail trail for my c25k, starting to come up with a plan for when I'm done with the program, want to keep jogging at least 3 times a week.


Mrs Snark
10-29-2013, 12:01 PM
Kelijpa - Can you believe you are already at the point that you need to plan for beyond the program! Woo hoo! :carrot:

10-29-2013, 02:40 PM
:rofl: I'm probably the most amazed of anyone...lol but you know that already :D

But really it is amazing how fast time zips by when you're doing something like this 8 weeks, really 9 with the vacation in the middle...wow

Mrs Snark
10-29-2013, 04:27 PM
My good decision for the day: I didn't throw my water bottle through my TV when I missed a sub-30 5k by 6 seconds.

I had *IT* today, the magical *IT*! If I'd known I needed to go faster in mile 1 or 2 or 3, I totally COULD have, but I thought I had the pace right! Then suddenly I'm in the final 10th of a mile going at an 8:50 pace and the clock is running out.


OK, tantrum over. Sigh.

10-29-2013, 08:56 PM
My good choice was to do 60 min on the elliptical AND my 1-mile loop around the hilly neighborhood AND an hour of gardening. Beautiful fall weather today

10-30-2013, 09:55 PM
My good choice for the day was hitting the treadmill when I got home, came home instead of going to the rail trail, was debating with myself all the way home about what I was going to do, wait til tomorrow to run, try running with the little dog, decided to take 40 minutes for myself and got in my run, it was a bit more challenging on the tread, for some reason music wasn't coming through the speaker on my phone, kept telling myself, you got this, and I did!

One to go and I will have completed my goal of completing the program by my birthday!

Great job on the exercise NewLeaf!

Awesome time Mrs Snark, looking forward to the day when I'm po'd for that :D

Best to all :sunny:

10-31-2013, 03:08 PM
Kelijpa - way to go on hitting the treadmill! :)

When I go for my lunchtime walk today, it will be 1 month straight. I've walked at least once per day (sometimes twice) every day this month. It was part of my commitment to try and make some healthier choices. So I'm excited about that. I've also been making healthier eating choices this month.

11-01-2013, 07:56 AM
eagleRiverDee that is awesome re the daily walks! I'm excited for you, too!

My good choice today will be to disregard the Halloween candy in the house. I haven't been tempted yet and choose to keep it that way. I am done with the sugar.

Mrs Snark
11-01-2013, 11:31 AM
Love the new profile pic Heidi! Lovely!

I did not have ANY Swedish fish this year, at all!

11-01-2013, 11:40 PM
Great job everyone! Dee, that's awesome walking every day!

Congrats NewLeaf and Mrs Snark on the candy resistance, I cannot say that, mini Reese's cup, it was a good choice to buy a tiny bag of them...anyway, my REALLY good choice was to go to the rail trail and complete the final workout for c25k!!

I'm a graduate and can now begin my next phase.

Best to all :sunny:

Mrs Snark
11-02-2013, 09:37 PM

:carrot: :congrat: :carrot:

11-02-2013, 09:54 PM
thanks so much!

Mrs Snark
11-03-2013, 11:42 AM
I'm wearing the first sweatshirt of the season -- Fall has finally arrived here! Husband had a warm, toasty bagel for brekkie to celebrate the cook temps (ohhh the temptation), but my good decision was to have papaya with a lemon wedge and a couple of strawberries.

Mrs Snark
11-05-2013, 10:34 AM
I want my husband's cereal.

Not going to eat my husband's cereal.

11-05-2013, 03:26 PM
This was actually yesterday's good choice, anyway, overcame my shyness and went down to the gym here. It worked out fine they have 4 or 5 elliptical sand 4 or 5 treadmills, so I have a place to keep up with my running til the weather gets nice.

Will bring my kindle next time, not much to look at, almost got boring, except I started out at too high of speed and incline to go 30 minutes in a row, but did manage three 10 minutes with 2 minute walk in between.

Mrs Snark I thought of you when my 5k time was 15 seconds over 40 mins (walking and running) :rofl: I didn't have my water bottle to chuck anyway

11-05-2013, 09:51 PM
I was really frustrated today because I'm responsible for some stuff that is NOT MY JOB. Anyway, I had to run to get some copy paper and I did not buy any candy to soothe myself! Go me!

11-05-2013, 10:26 PM
Today was my DH birthday. I cooked all his favorites for dinner, babyback ribs dripping with thick sweet sticky sauce, homemade honey cornbread, baked potatos with sour cream and bacon. I planned the meal, shopped for the meal today, cooked and served the meal.

One good choice I made was NOT to eat the meal, I made myself a lean hamburger, fried onions with a little cheese and served it up on several large red leaf leaves. I have packed all of the meal away, not even once tempted to steal a taste.

Mrs Snark
11-06-2013, 11:04 AM
Kelijpa -- so glad you like the gym, you'll be able to keep up your awesome progress through the winter! And great job keeping the water-bottle chucking urges under wraps (so smart not to have one easily at hand!).

Maincyn -- I almost passed out when I got to the part about homemade cornbread in your meal description. My knees are still weak. You did a fantastic job staying in control and I'm sure your husband LOVED his birthday dinner!

thinpossible -- great job avoiding the candy!

I am feeling sick and whiney today. I walked my 5k on the treadmill since I'm not well enough to run and I am now REFUSING to give into the urge to sick snack (even though I'd kill for cinnamon sugar toast like my mom used to make me when I was sick.).

I am having a ruby red grapefruit and that is that. The end.

11-06-2013, 09:02 PM
I said no time and time again today to my inner snack monster...

11-06-2013, 10:41 PM
I made the conscious decision to get my 2nd walk in instead of going to watch TV.

11-07-2013, 06:35 AM
Way to go all!

Grapefruit sounds good Mrs Snark.
Definitely have those battles Newleaf, keep fighting!
Grew pat decision Carma.

I put the treadmill on lower speed and ran for 30, yay, it was a good decision because I got my confidence boost and feel I could bump it up a little.


11-08-2013, 07:16 AM
I walked for an hour an a half rather than sitting in a waiting room waiting for my car to be serviced - and it felt good too! :)

11-08-2013, 08:16 AM
Awesome Bindii!

I convinced myself to go down to the gym and treadmill, walked with incline. Ended up next to a woman that kept running off and on, so I talked to her after, she was an inspiration, in my same age range, started running a couple years ago after her kids went to college and during the summer ran her 1st 5K at 29 something.

Hope everyone's doing well, have to take the dog to the vet for booster shot.

11-08-2013, 07:47 PM
Well done Kelijpa! It's nice to meet others who are on the same journey - and especially more so if you can see that they have achieved a goal that you are aiming for; it's great for motivation! I have heard that walking with the treadmill on even a 1% incline is a good preventative for shin splints so I always leave mine on a incline (raising it up and down during my workout but never flat) as I suffered from shin splits when I was younger and I never want to go through that again. The other bonus is that it is supposed to burn more calories and after a while you don't even notice the incline anyway. :)

11-09-2013, 09:53 AM
Shin splints are the worse! Our treadmill at home works much better if it's at least on 1%, the electronics are getting fussy. it works great as long as you don't shut it off and then try to restart, then it doesn't respond at all until it's off for a long time again, that's why I'm going to the gym at work. We're going to get a recumbent bike for the house for something different.

Only good choice I can report for yesterday is not getting up and getting more multigrain tortilla chips...yeeks...oh wait I did join a daily plank challenge on the challenge board, I haven't done them in so long it's just like starting over.


11-09-2013, 09:03 PM
I think I jinxed myself as this morning when I was walking I started to feel the pain of the dreaded shin splints again! I could honestly cry! I was about half way around a lake (1.5 miles to go) when it started to hit and for a few horrible moments I was worried that I wouldn't make it back to the car - every step was agony. I didn't have any choice so I pushed on and by the time I got to the car i was almost able to ignore the pain.

I haven't been running - only walking - so am disappointed but hopeful that as I just went and was fitted for a good pair of walking shoes yesterday that I can keep it to a minimum; hopefully the damage has been caused by me stoopidly wearing the wrong kind of shoes while walking. I don't want to stop walking as I've only just started to get into the groove and if I have to stop now I don't know if I'll ever start again.

And well done on the chips Kelijpa, you have done better than me who was unable to resist a piece of key lime pie while at lunch with a girlfriend yesterday. I was doing so well too ordering grilled chicken and salad but then I blew it. :(

11-09-2013, 09:11 PM
Sorry to hear Bindii, shin splints suck, excuse the language, I've gotten them in the past from certain shoes. I've heard you can do some stretches, but check around you may have to rest if different shoes don't help. Will be thinking of you and wishing you well :sunny:

11-10-2013, 12:43 AM
One good choice I made today was finally going for my C25k day 3 this week at 10:20pm at night. Felt good to go out and get it done.

Mrs Snark
11-10-2013, 02:20 AM
Bindii - I am sorry to hear about the shinsplints. If you do have to take a short break to heal you WILL start walking again.


Getting an injury SUCKS (excuse my language also) but it happens. Healing is as important as exercise, and you have already demonstrated great dedication to exercise so I know that won't go away. I know that even if you have to take a bit of time off you can come back from it!

Chubby mum
11-10-2013, 07:35 AM
Bindii, maybe it'll settle quickly with some rest?

It's getting hot here, far too warm to be carrying extra weight. I've had a pretty good weekend overall and probably not bad from a weight loss perspective. I've eaten pretty well (I don't count calories so have no idea really) and gone for two runs.

I've been browsing this forum whilst feeding the baby and one thing that's really struck me is that so many women here seem to still feel like the "fat chick" even when they've slimmed down. I'm sort of the opposite - even though I'm currently overweight I identify with being relatively slim and alwAys view the baby weight as transient. I don't know whether it's good or bad - maybe I'll be more complacent and not try as hard?


11-11-2013, 09:40 PM
Great job Carma!! Way to get back to it!

My good choice today was hopping on the tread mill instead of playing mind numbing computer game endlessly...

Kate, speaking for myself this has been a lifelong journey, well, my adult life, I feel I have it licked, but from past experience, will probably always have that nugget of fear about gaining it back.

I feel I have a healthy lifestyle that I enjoy, not some diet I'm going to go off of someday. If you already have a healthy lifestyle that you enjoy and have some temporary weight gain that you just gave to put in some extra effort to get off, rejoice in that. It's a positive.

Best to all :sunny:

11-13-2013, 10:56 AM
Baking a birthday cake; after the icing was on the cake, I quickly washed the leftover down the sink. Disaster avoided! Ninja dieting skills! :carrot:

We need a ninja smiley.

11-13-2013, 11:33 AM
MagicSusan I do the same thing when I make mac & cheese! Quickly, water goes into the pot I made the cheese sauce in...

Bindii sorry to hear about your shin splints. I've had those; ouch! Love your new avatar :)

My good choice today? To spend a half hour on the elliptical, even though I didn't really want to exercise... Glad I did it!

11-14-2013, 07:18 AM
Thank you everyone for your kind words. I have been given a little hope by Mrs Snark and I won't give up. I've cut right back on my walking outside but am still using the treadmill - just on a lower speed so there is less impact - as I really don't want to stop walking altogether unless I absolutely have to. So I guess that's my good thing for today.

My bad thing for today (well in truth for this week) is my eating has taken a bit of a dive due to a family members illness which has seen me spending a lot of time at the hospital with little time for meal preparations. I've tried to be good eating mainly salads but have given in to the urge to eat some wrong foods a couple of times also. That'll change too! ;)

And thanks Heidi, I had my other avatar to shame myself into doing something about what I had done to myself. This pic is also a recent pic but a little more 'me'. :)

And I think Kate that sometimes attitude is half the battle and they say that once you decide to do something then you should start to think of yourself as if your goal was achieved - so there could be a lot of good in your thinking. P.S. you are so right about it being too hot at the moment to be carrying any extra weight! :)

kelijpa, I love the way you think. Having a healthy lifestyle that you enjoy is much more sustainable than a diet - because lets face it; nobody likes a diet!

Hahaha Magicsusan, I've been known to do the same myself! And just for you I present the Ninja smiley!

11-14-2013, 08:50 PM
bindii I hope your family member is doing better...

My good choice today was not going back for seconds with dinner. That's a habit I've found myself getting back into and I'm making a conscious effort to stop. But I made a new recipe and it was good! I bet the leftovers will be good, too...

Chubby mum
11-14-2013, 09:27 PM
Newleaf, I know what you mean about "seconds"; I tend to nibble a bit on the leftovers while I clean up. Which is actually quite gross, now that I think of it.

Bindi, with the heat I can feel my thighs (and even sometimes my knees) rub together which is pretty yuck.

My good choice is not to buy a bottle of wine - on the weekend DH and I will often share a bottle over two nights but he's working and I don't need it. Alcohol and weight loss aren't really compatible for me.

I hope everyone has a good weekend.

11-14-2013, 10:04 PM
My good choice today was cutting the amounts of cheese, salsa, and sour cream, in half at dinner time. I love taco salad and who doesn't love all the condiments that go on it? To trim some calories I used less.

11-15-2013, 07:30 AM
chubbyMum good job skipping the wine! And maineCyn good job cutting the toppings in half. It's these small daily choices that really add up and are sustainable over time.

My good choice was to stick to my accountability and weigh in.

11-15-2013, 11:18 AM
My good choice today, waking up and making a protein shake for breakfast. I try to eat within 20 mins of waking up, give my body a boost. :)

11-15-2013, 11:33 AM
My good choice has been upping my water intake the last few days, I've been bad only about 32 oz per day got up to 48 the last few days, everything else pretty much the same, a couple lbs. dropped off, trying to get back to 64 oz...can't believe my water intake is so pitiful...focus on the positive, it's improving.

Seeing it in print helps
Best to all :sunny:

11-15-2013, 03:18 PM
I got my Fitbit Force in the mail yesterday, my plan is to wear it daily. I'm hoping the feedback I get from it will help me to see how much I'm really exercising, how well I'm sleeping, and help me on my path of constant improvement.

11-15-2013, 05:20 PM
One good choice I made today was to bite the bullet and wear long pants to my Medical weigh ins...I took a slight hit on weight today...because the pants were heavier...but I can't go all winter weighing in wearing shorts!

Still lost 1.5 lbs this week.:dizzy:

Just found this forum today and look forward to SEARCHING over SNACKING!!


Mrs Snark
11-15-2013, 05:42 PM
Welcome ProfessorHappy! Great job on the loss!!!

Wanted to sleep in today, but instead gave the dogs extra long walks.

11-17-2013, 01:56 AM
Logging on to the site to get some virtual inspiration. It's been a while, I need to check in more often.

Mrs Snark
11-17-2013, 10:24 AM
I ate a banana that was about 3 days past prime, instead of toast.

I feel so earth-lovey green and eco-conscious.

Eat the gone-over banana, SAVE THE WORLD! :cb:

11-17-2013, 12:15 PM
I had a bana and some melon for breakfast, it was yummy.

Tried out the new recumbent bike we got, wow, what a sweat, it was a weird feeling wheni got off, too, kind of like that first time back on the treadmill, looking forward to doing both through the winter.

Way to save te world Mrs Snark! All of our actions add up!

Whew, need to get in the shower, save me from myself...lol

Hi Envelope, I couldn't do it without checking in.

Best to all :sunny:

11-18-2013, 12:11 AM
I went on an hour and a half hike and felt awesome when I was done. I ate really healthy all day and after a few years of being stuck at this weight I feel like I've had an attitude adjustment an am finally ready to move forward with this and kick my last 20 pounds to the curb.

11-18-2013, 07:52 AM
There is just something about this place - and the people in it - that make me smile.

Old banana's, inspiration, recumbent bikes, sweaty armpits and attitude adjustments.. yup this place has it all!

As for me, I've been a bad bad girl this weekend and even worse today (the start of the new week/fresh start!). I don't know what's got into me - well I do, I am peeved about my shin splints; but I need to get over it and move on! I ate badly.. BUT.. I walked on the treadmill for twice as long than normal. It hurt but I got past it, and I didn't walk as fast with the hope that I won't do any more damage. :)

Mrs Snark
11-18-2013, 12:46 PM
I did a mile walking cool down after my 5k run. I put that extra mile in the bank to make me all healthy and stuff, yeehaw! :)

Great job on the walking Bindii, and as you say, today is the start of a fresh new week and we can shape it however we want! I want mine shaped like a manatee in sunglasses, please, I love manatees. :)

Welcome Veloria, that sounds like it was a lovely hike!

Hey Kelijpa , glad to hear the new bike is working out. I've never been on a recumbent bike, I was wondering how it felt. Do you have a TV in front of yours or do your read or just rock out to music?

Hey envelope! I check in often for a little pick-me-up and a kick in the pants. Helps keep me on track!

11-18-2013, 02:32 PM
I read on the kindle, I can see out the basement window a liitle, not at the height when I was on the treadmill, but I can see the occasional bird flying by. On the treadmill at work I read and listen to music, the view is quite boring out the window, they have TVs in there but they're always on ESPN and I can't hear what they're saying...

Bindii, keep at it, you're doing great!

I'll be thinking about manatees with sunglasses this afternoon :D

Mrs Snark
11-18-2013, 02:54 PM
Having a rough day? Enjoy the soothing love of the Calming Manatees (http://calmingmanatee.com/).

Chubby mum
11-18-2013, 11:25 PM
I made muffins for the kids and didn't eat the mixture even though it had really yummy creamy yoghurt in it.

DH is still away so I've made dinner in advance to make sure we all eat well; from school pick up to bed time is noisy and busy in our house so a bit of pre planning helps.

I haven't grouched at the kids while he has been away - this has nothing to do with losing weight but is still good! Not even when they "tried on" their ballet tutus for an upcoming concert with sandy hands and not even when the big two watched the toddler try to hit the baby over the head with a toy sword and then try to feed him some capsicum.

11-19-2013, 09:33 PM
Today I..

1. Ate smaller portions

2. Rejoiced when I realized the only sugar I ate today was the raisins in my raisin bran at breakfast.

Well, sugar... Yes, soy milk and half and half do actually count but I will continue to have these in moderation, and yes they are the plain unsweetened versions :)

11-20-2013, 12:03 AM
Tracked all my food perfectly with My Fitness Pal and just did a 1 hour spin class that had me dripping with sweat and drank lots and lots of water. Yay for me!

But feeling super frustrated that I feel incredibly huge and bloated today. WTH?

Mrs Snark
11-21-2013, 12:59 PM
This morning I took one of my dogs to get her nails trimmed, then took her for a "you were such a good girl at the vet" celebratory walk in a local park so she would associate going to the vet with something she loves. All well and good.

And then I started rationalizing that what she really needed was french fries. How special would she feel after the walk if I got her some french fries?!? SHE would LOVE that! SHE loves french fries! SHE needs french fries!

*rolling my eyes*

I am the QUEEN of rationalizations. I'm embarrassed to say I actually started driving to a fast food joint before coming to my senses and heading straight home. That was my good decision for the day.

Mountain Mamma
11-21-2013, 01:03 PM
This morning I took one of my dogs to get her nails trimmed . . .
And then I started rationalizing that what she really needed was french fries. How special would she feel after the walk if I got her some french fries?!? SHE would LOVE that! SHE loves french fries! SHE needs french fries!

I am the QUEEN of rationalizations. I'm embarrassed to say I actually started driving to a fast food joint before coming to my senses and heading straight home. That was my good decision for the day.

Good for you, and no, we won't tell your dog how close she came to French fries.

11-21-2013, 01:04 PM
Good decision mrs Snark. I wasn't as strong yesterday. I took my boys for flu shots, and they wanted to get donuts afterwards as a treat. I said yes... But sent them in and stayed in the car. I was a bit peeved when they brought the DunkinDonuts smell back into the car with them, but I managed ;)

11-21-2013, 06:19 PM
I made roasted root vegetables to go with dinner (parsnips, carrots, turnips, onions, garlic). I could eat the whole amount that I made, easily. Just keep picking a piece out of the pan while I wait for the rest of dinner to be done.

So... I decided how much I would have with dinner, plated it, and took the rest out of the pan to put away once it cools down.

It's totally healthy wonderful food :carrot: but I could have eaten way too much of it. Crisis averted!

11-21-2013, 09:23 PM
Oh, I love roasted root vegetables myself! I completely understand. :)

So far my good choice was limited- I had a vendor lunch I had to attend at a Chinese restaurant, no less. I allowed myself only one plate of food, and some fruit for desert. It's better than I would normally do, but still too much food.

11-21-2013, 10:02 PM
You guys are inspiring, it's so hard to fight the cravings and/or do the right thing, knowing I'm not the only one fighting with myself helps.

My good choice today was to going back to jogging after I had to walk a bit, I managed to get a total of 30minutes, after two days of hill profiles on the bike my legs were not wanting to do it. I made it 17.5 mins. then got myself to jog 5 mins then 7.5 more and felt great for doing it.

I can totally overdo on good stuff and not so good stuff...today Chinese would have been a challenge for me.

Best to all :sunny:

11-23-2013, 10:58 PM
I think I only made one GOOD choice today, that was drinking all my water today...at least I made one :)

11-24-2013, 08:06 PM
My good choice was staying added-sugar-free. I think that makes 5 days now -- woo hoo!

11-24-2013, 08:16 PM
I really wanted a muffin for breakfast this morning. Instead of going to the bakery down the street and getting one there (which are incredibly delicious but loaded with calories and fat) I went to Trader Joe's and got some blueberry bran muffins. They're great, really filling and are only 220 calories.

11-24-2013, 09:29 PM
Good choice, veloria, and :welcome:

11-24-2013, 11:26 PM
Walking (slowly) on my treadmill as I work on a big project.

11-25-2013, 06:13 AM
I decided to get back on the wagon after a terrible weekend.. well not terrible but I shot a wedding (I am a photographer on the weekends) and ate the 5 course meal provided for me - although I did only eat one profiterole instead of the two for desert I was still a bad bad girl.. :o

And Heidi you're profile pic looks awesome!

and as usual Mrs Snark you have made me laugh.. and laugh and laugh!! :carrot:

11-28-2013, 08:53 PM
After eating 2 Thanksgiving meals I am on the treadmill, instead of the couch. I have only taken 1/3 of my typical steps today! To much time in the car and at the table.

ETA: I was almost finished with my steps when I decided to start up C25K again. :) I am well over my step goal for the day.

11-28-2013, 09:06 PM
I skipped the mashed potatoes, the stuffing, and the candied yams AND I had only a tiny sliver of pumpkin pie with NO whipped cream.