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Old 04-08-2013, 03:30 PM   #91
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I sense an experiment for dessert tonight! I usually eat 3/4 cup of plain Greek yogurt after dinner as my dessert - I love the stuff. I add in some berries and/or flaxseed. But if I could get ice cream consistency out of this . . . yum!

I went through a phase where I would freeze the little pudding cups and eat those. 60 cals and pretty good, but too small for me.
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I went through a phase where I would freeze the little pudding cups and eat those. 60 cals and pretty good, but too small for me.
Yah, me too. One pudding cup did nothing except alert my taste buds to the possible presence of more chocolate in the house.
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I've tried to freeze greek yogurt and it always comes out crunchy - maybe I need to take it out early to thaw some first. I don't usually remember to do that.
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Yah, me too. One pudding cup did nothing except alert my taste buds to the possible presence of more chocolate in the house.
100% agree

Actually came here for accountability. Need/want to get a "long run" in, as I have this half marathon on May5 or 6, not sure if it is sat or sun

Plan on hearing from me confirming I have done it
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Go Kitty, Go! Did you do it?

I may need some accountability myself. I think I'm going to have to kick it up a notch. I'm giving myself this week (while dh is still here) to get back to 125. If I don't do it (not likely as my weight isn't moving), next week will be serious!

Older dd finally got back to Spokane at 1 am last night. Poor thing (with Owen) was traveling all day. She threw dh and me off as we had to talk to her, help her calm down as flights were delayed, etc. Our next step is up to the state of Texas-- she's submitted her paperwork-- they can:
1. say they won't accept her as a teacher ever (not likely)
2. they accept her paperwork but need her to take the Texas test (and she would have to GO TO TEXAS to take it) (quite possible but we are hoping not necessary)
3. they accept her paperwork and give her a year's provisional license meaning she will have a year in which to take the test-- we are praying for this outcome because it would then make her applications valid so she could begin job searching in earnest.

They say their decisions can take "up to 6-12 weeks" so we are certainly hoping it is sooner rather than later. She would love to be able to contact the schools that were interested in her before they fill the positions.

Dd wants me to go with her to Houston for the next round of job hunting since things went so far awry with her grandparents. She has anxiety and it was just so far ramped up. I don't know how I'll take the time off from work but I'll figure it out somehow (probably unpaid with an unhappy boss and school)....
Younger dd called us last night with some good news. She has never had a "real" job but has babysit for years for a wonderful family that pays her very well. She told them that she would be available to babysit this summer but would also be looking for a job (she had hinted before that she would love to work for the dad as he owns several law practices)-- they contacted her last night and asked her to work in one of their offices for the summer! Hooray! She doesn't know which one, how many hours, or any details, but it will be a real job that she can put on her resume! And hopefully one that she can do each summer while she's in college. So, that's great. But, she also told dh she needs help moving out of her dorm in May which is really going to complicate things. She finishes right about the same time that older dd "graduates"-- I put it in quotes because she walks in May (for her masters) but her program goes until July. So now we have to figure out how to help her move from Arizona back to California while also being in Spokane for graduation/ going to a specialist in Seattle with her.... and did I mention dh will be in China until then? So, our scheduling will be hectic....
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I've been doing alright with the exercise the last two weeks (11 of 15 days), not so great with food this weekend. Yesterday was okay, today will be better.

Looking for your update from your run, kitty.
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I did about 7. But it took me sooooo long. I am not sure I can complete the 13.2 miles w/in the time given!!
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You'll pick up some speed in the actual race from the adrenaline.
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Kitty - I second Shannon. I was amazed how much faster my pace was on my half, especially the first couple of miles. I had to remind myself to slow down so I wouldn't burn out. Congratulations on getting out there! Are you aiming for a specific time?

I ran yesterday and it was definitely starting to get warm! I'm going to miss chilly runs - trading those in for hot and humid and gross.

My food and exercise have been OP. Work swallowed me whole today - nonstop from 7, when I got in, to after 4 when I left. I have a big pile of essays waiting to be graded, which will definitely NOT happen tonight.

Tomorrow evening is a "feast" with my community group from church. There are about 10 of us, potluck style. I'm bringing chilled shrimp and a veggie tray (thank you Publix/Costco) and will oooh and ahhh over what others have brought, while trying to eat very little of it. I will be scoping out the desserts, though.

Speaking of dessert, I didn't try to freeze any Greek yogurt last night. But I did mix in some frozen berries into my regular after dinner Greek yogurt. I didn't blend, just stir them in, but it was still a nice cold treat.

Have a good evening, everyone! If I'm not going to grade, I need to at least do laundry. Grumble, grumble, grumble . . .
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michele just reading your post made my head want to explode - I can't imagine living through it - good luck!

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Michele - it is so hard to get certifications to transfer between states, I didn't think it was supposed to be that complicated. I hope that DD is able to take the test later with a provisional certificate.

Jen - I love frozen fruit in greek yogurt. Lately I've also been putting in unsweetened cocoa powder and a little honey. Yum.
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Michele - best of luck with everything, I hope the graduation ceremony is fun!

Weight back down to 143. Sigh of relief that I am going the right direction again. The warmer weather here is motivating, a reminder that shorts and tank tops are around the corner.
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During Bikram Yoga last night, I had a heart-to-heart talk with myself. I was trying to analyze what I can change/do differently as my weight continues to rise in general and my clothes either don't fit or are tight. One thing I decided is that I'm ADDICTED to the scale. I want to just not weigh at all for awhile but I know that would send me into a panic (mild OCD here), so I've made a deal with myself. I will only weigh myself once per day in the morning (I was weighing myself multiple times every day). Then, I will consider weaning myself down further-- perhaps 3 times a week and maybe eventually 1 time per week but I'm not making promises there! I consider it a small victory that I didn't weigh myself last night. I did weigh this morning (up a pound) and recorded it.

Yesterday was very challenging food wise and I'm getting really tired of all of the challenges. I mentioned the volunteer tea with all of the goodies that I avoided. Then, I got home after yoga and dh wanted to go to a hamburger joint. He could see I was dismayed at the idea and offered a salad place instead but he is leaving for China on Saturday and I know he really wanted a burger so we went there. I looked at the menu and then asked the waitress if there was ANYTHING healthy on the menu (I think I sounded rude!)... she pointed out a couple of not-too-horrible options. I went with a black bean burger on a wheat bun with mushrooms and onions (no sauce or cheese) and a side of broccolini (not on the menu) instead of fries. I considered it a win and expect the jump on the scale is sodium.

Today's goal is to track my food, not do any extra snacking and not weigh myself until tomorrow....
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Michele - I'm right with you on the scale. And the good logging. I'm getting crazy, and it obviously isn't helping. I'm trying to limit my weighing and not obsessively log.
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Michele - I'm right with you on the scale. And the good logging. I'm getting crazy, and it obviously isn't helping. I'm trying to limit my weighing and not obsessively log.
I now weigh once a week. : Daily weighing (our weights usually fluctuate by 2-5 lbs. each day) had become self-defeating for me. I know what to eat for my body to stay at a pretty constant weight and how to compensate for eating too much one day. I'm not ruled by the number on the scale and it's a big relief.

My particular body wants to weigh about 137 in the winter. I've given up fighting that and am much happier. When the warmer weather comes and I'm eating more salads and such I will be at a lower weight. I'm curious to see what my body decides that will be.

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