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hollybelle - Friday Apr 11, 2008
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 163.0

Thursday's menus:

B: egg, 2 cinn raisin toast, coffee 350

L: corn, kale, fried green tomatos, little gr beef veg soup (like 4 bites) 325

S: Granola Bar 140

D: chicken florentine lasagne, salad, brownie dessert 850

1525 - I may have gone a little over because I don't know the cals in some of the stuff as I at dinner at church. I'll just say

Total calories between 1525 and 1750 Probably a little over, but not going to worry about it today.

Having lunch with the lady from the prospective job. My hang up is that I have made SO much progress in my spiritual life in the las 3 years - mostly the "hard" way, and I don't want to go backwards on that even if it means advancing myself financially. I cannot go into a job that just consumes me. It would just not be worth it. My relationships are just now starting to recover. If I belileved that I would be able to do the job and not be totally obsessive about it, noy make it my "god", so to speak, then there is a chance I'd take it, but I have to feel at least "mostly" sure. We'll see dear dd pals. (((Smiles))) Have a good one out there where you are......

P.S. My pants (that were slightly tight last week) are pretty darn comfortable today! Must be some health progress in there somewhere!

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

contessa on 04/11/2008:
Congrats on the pants! That is always a good feeling. I admire you for realizing the importance of your spiritual life, and not letting your job get in the way of that!

mmuraro on 04/11/2008:
Yay for loser pants! Awesome, i bet you feel good about it! Good luck at lunch! And when you have a chance, tell us more about the progress in your spiritual life you made! I am sure it will be a good lesson for all of us. xoxox

thinnsidenotout on 04/11/2008:
Oh goody for you!!!!!! I have on a different pair of jeans today and caught a glimpse of myself in the reflection in the "big window" in my living room.... Hey, I am feeling AND looking better..... Nothing boosts the desire to continue more than seeing/feeling the hard work pay off....Proud of you!

On the job subject...You know how your past has been and know how it made you feel. Less desirable as a Christian and person as a whole.... I am sure that you learned a hard lesson from that and will not be quick to make this job #1 in the wrong places in your life if you choose to take it...Trust that God WILL guide you 100%....That is much easier said than done I know, but as scripture tells us "Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen" (Heb. 11:1)

$$$$ Is not worth spiritual sacrifice, Christian testimony to others, nor your peace within... I will be praying for your decision that is before you and truly believe that you will have a rapid answer and it will be one that makes you feel 100% "at peace"....

Wonderful day to you!

Beth201P on 04/11/2008:
Way to go on the pants. I wish you the best on what choice you make regarding the job. Have a wonderful evening.

thinnsidenotout on 04/15/2008:
Hey.... When I was out on my walk a bit ago, I got thinking that we haven't heard from you in a few days....Hope all is well and you aren't "ALL STRESSED OUT"

hollybelle - Wednesday Apr 09, 2008
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 163.0

Today so far -

B: Plain donut, banana, coffee 325

UPDATE Below*********

L: Meatloaf, Mashed Potatos, LC Light Cheese 500

S: Betty Lou's golden Smacker 90 Vitamin Water 70 Total 160

D: Flank Steak, corn, rolls with honey 340

S: Milk, 100 cal pack 180

1505 total Calories Not much exercise - went looking for Prom dress for daughter

Attitude is good.

Got job offer - money is a little MORE than the minimum I set in my mind that I told myself I wanted to make the move, benefits are wonderful - 6% match on 401K....good office location, geez this is going to be hard.

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

thinnsidenotout on 04/09/2008:
Hi!... I didn't realize that I had written pretty much a chapter of a book until after I posted it.... Sorry.. I will keep things shorter...Bad habit of mine!

legcramps on 04/09/2008:
Go Holly!

Beth201P on 04/09/2008:
Have a wonderful day. Thank you so much for your comment. ((Hugs))

Maria7 on 04/09/2008:
You did better than I did...I 'found' Hubby's 590 cals honey bun and ate it.

harleygirl79 on 04/10/2008:
I love your comments. LOL Yes, it is going well, but that final 10 days prior is hell on everyone as you know. We are excited. Alot of tickets sold, and ads too. I will email you a pic of me on my bike. Have a great day!

contessa on 04/10/2008:
Great job for posting your food!

crategrl on 04/10/2008:
Congrats on the job offer and your food intake!!

mmuraro on 04/10/2008:
Yay, congrats on the new job. 6% match is awesome. Turner matches 4%. How cute, your daughter in her prom dress! :) xo

mmuraro on 04/10/2008:
btw, check out the comment I left for thininsidenotout about her long comment to you. hee hee hee

thinnsidenotout on 04/10/2008:
Where did Thursday's post go?.... It still says Wednesday, but the 10th (Thur)????

Everything is kosher on the comment you left me about the long comment.... I just have a tendency to sometimes go overboard and say too much and after I read what I had typed,. I thought Geeze, Jerri!!!! But, it was what it was and I hope it helped....

Check in later to see if there is a Thursday entry....

Beth201P on 04/10/2008:
If you really like the job offer. Take it.... Keep up the great work. Have a wonderful day.

maria777 on 04/10/2008:
Menu looks real good!!!

hollybelle - Tuesday Apr 08, 2008
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 163.0

Today (Tuesday) was pretty good.

Menus were:

B: Egg, coffee 135

L: 4 grape tomatos,small piece of pork loin few bites of creamed spinach, roll w/pat butter, 4 bites of mashed potatos,2 bites (NO KIDDING) of chocolate cake (it was either the roll and butter or the cake - I actually chose the roll! 500

S: apple, slice toast with honey 210

D: grilled cheese sandwich 400

S: SF popcicle 35

Total Cals 1280 Exercise : 25 minutes on ET! Whoo-Hoo!

Also - at my professional assoc meeting today I saw one of the key people at the place I interviewed. She asked if I had gotten a call. I said no and she said "Well, you will.". So.....the game is still on. We'll see.

I'm off to try and catch up on other people's diaries.

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

thinnsidenotout on 04/08/2008:
Holly!...THANK YOU!...I am so tickled that some people totally understand what I am saying about how I feel and how it is helping me in my success...both mentally and physically..Which by now, I figured REALLY do go hand in hand, especially when I have dealt with obesity for most of my life.... Your comment was just as much an encouragement to me as some peoples entries are sometimes...

I am happy that I have poeple doing this with me and genuinely are trying to the best of their ablility.... No matter if it is just 5 pounds, 50 pounds or more than 100 pounds...We all have the common goal of losing weight and have the same struggles...

Pleasant Dreams!..... Catch ya tomorrow!.... : - )

mmuraro on 04/08/2008:
Oh thats awesome. Hope you get that call soon and celebrate with a healthy meal! xo.

thinnsidenotout on 04/09/2008:
RE: Why do we re-gain what we have lost?... I am going to be very honest and blunt.For at least the answer for myself. Pure STUPIDITY!!!!!

Let me backtrach a bit for you on me though...14 @ "150"...17 @ "180's"...18 lost down to @ "150"....had 1st boyfriend until 21, who I almost married.... re-gained rapidly @ hit "190"...@ 24 I walked/ate yogurts/veggies/fruits/frozen lean quisine for supper and lost down to @ "155"....met future hubby and stayed there until 3 months marriage and got pregnant, only gained 24 pounds, but then put on more up to "215" by the age of 30, lost weight down to "170" until I was 32, then got pregnant (SUPRISE), to gain only 28 pounds, then slowly kept going up to the "237" I started at....

This time is different in the fact that I genuinely am taking time to take care of myself.... I NEVER did that before. I just kept looking for that next pound to come off and not really be taking care of "me".. Before I would just mainly lose the weight by less eating and no exercise (except for when I was 24) and just do it for "weight sake"...This time I REALLY do have the "rest of my life" in mind, cause my family history DOES have High B.P.,High Cholestrol, Diabetes, Lupus, Arthritis, Etc and I hae just decided that I need to take care of myself the best I can, so I don't increase my chances of a shorter lifespan... I love my family so much and I really do want to see my kids grow old and for them to be able to know that I am enjoying it with them, not sitting on the sidelines, cause I can't get my "fat patoot" up and join in...I have always been pretty active (playing baseball, tag, soccer with the kids) at any weight, but this last couple years, I sure had noticed that I was getting tired easier and I hated that feeling. The kids would say "come-on mom, just a bit longer" but, by me tiring so much easier it cut short our time in just enjoyment of "fresh air & fun" together...Now if they go walking with me (they usually ride their bikes) they are hollering "mom, come-on...do you really have to go 6 miles?" hehe... : - )

Holly, each person has to FINALLY come to the decision to stop beating theirself up over and over and over again, add in the few "do-over" wishes. When they reach that goal to REALLY sit back and see ALL the time it took to get to that goal and ask theirself...Do I REALLY want to have to go through that AGAIN?... NO...We Don't....We Choose!...Mostly because we are confident that we DID it and know that we can just lose a couple/few pounds and think we will be o.k....to just slowly let time/pounds get away from us....UGH!

I think that this time is different for me, because it is "FOR ME"... I have let some things go to the wayside, just to allow that walk time, but those things I have determined ARE NOT as important as my health and I will live longer to finally get them accomplished some day.... If the Lord doesn't come back first...

Plus, I have truly relied upon my faith in God to help me get through this time than I ever have before (that's the getting older part, maybe wiser too)...This is as important to Him that I live a healthier life and not feed my body garbage, cause we are to be in His image the Bible says...He created a "garden" and "fish of the sea & foul of the air" in the beginning as a foundation. I don't think Adam & Eve were cookin up cheeseburgers,fries & pizza do you? I know those things occasionally are going to be fine, but not near as much as "used to be"...I think you can get the jist of what I am saying and know that in the end it is a "choice" we make and have failed "OURSELVES", not anybody else...

I know for me that THIS IS the LAST TIME I am going to do this, cause I AM NOT going to go through this again...As I have said to others...This is one of the only things in my life I can take 100% credit for, cause nobody else is going to, nor able to do it for me... How good of a feeling is that to say 100% credit? Own it!

Have a wonderful Wednesday! : - ) (((((Hugs to you!)))))

hollybelle - Tuesday Apr 08, 2008
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 163.0

Catching up

Sunday was not a great day - not a bad day - didin't count cals or keep menus.

Monday was great. Menus were:

B: Banana, Granola Bar, Coffee 310

L: Apple, fruit parfait 160

D: Sm Homemade Tuna Sandwich, 250

S: Sm Tuna again 250

970 Cals - low, I know 20 minutes on ET in the AM - Believe it or NOT!! also helped a friend paint her son's room 2.5 hours

Have professional assoc meeting today - lunch will probably be big - I'll try to keep it reasonable.

I haven't heard anything from the job - could it be they don't want me after all? I don't know how to feel, really!

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

thinnsidenotout on 04/08/2008:
You sound busy!.... Have a good day!

maria777 on 04/08/2008:
Well, sometimes it's not easy to count cals!!! Looks like you more than made up for it on Mon, tho! And the exercise, 20 min on ET and 2.5 hrs painting...FANTASTIC!!! Hope you have a WONDERFUL DAY TODAY!!! BIG SMILE TO YOU!

Beth201P on 04/08/2008:
Have a wonderful day......Enjoy every min of it. (hug)

mmuraro on 04/08/2008:
Your menu looks great! I need to get better myself, I was better before. hehe. I'll do that!

hollybelle - Saturday Apr 05, 2008
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 163.0

Menus for Friday 4/3/2008

B: Granola Bar Coffee 210

L: Creamed Corn, Kale, Fried Green Tomatos, 2 corn sticks 550

S: 2 big Brownies, ice cream 500

D: 3 slices cinn raisin toast, 1/2 C 1% milk 375

Total 1610 Better but still too high No exercise - RAIN and sleepy!

It was someone's birthday and I had not one but two big brownies with a little vanilla ice cream. What was I thinking? I was think it was good. Didn't eat that much rest of the day, but bad choices after lunch made for a high calorie day. I still do not feel like I am obsessing or out of control. Just making choices that are higher in calorie. Today will be better and rain has stopped. I will WALK.

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

uni4sept2008 on 04/05/2008:
Still looks like you are making smart choices most of the time so good job!!! I hope you have nice weather for your walk!

thinnsidenotout on 04/05/2008:
Have a superb Weekend!

mmuraro on 04/05/2008:
1610 is a good day in my book! And those brownies with ice cream... yummm, it's good to have them sometimes, enjoy it and get it out of your system! :)

maria777 on 04/05/2008:
Your menu looks good to me...at least you only did 1610....so that is progress, cause you didn't overdo it! Good on the walking plan! Have a nice day!

Beth201P on 04/05/2008:
Hey I had a little extra myself. We need to do that once and awhile. Have a wonderful Sunday. ((Hugs))

workingit2 on 04/05/2008:
Hey Holly! Oh my...brownies...*sigh* lol

I looked for HOP's diary and I found it..she said she wasn't coming back until she lost at least ten pounds. I didn't realize I've been MIA for so long! And then I read BTC's and she said she is taking a break as well. Moody is MIA. So, I guess we just keep our fingers crossed for them and hope for the very best for them!

I was reading your entry from a couple days ago and you said you had leftover meatload...I laughed hard LOL! I love it!

thinnsidenotout on 04/07/2008:
Hello Holly..... Hope your day was a good one!

hollybelle - Friday Apr 04, 2008
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 163.0

Menus for Thurs 4/3/08 were:

B: Bob Evan Banana Nut bread 1 slice, Bacon, Coffee 385

S: Granola Bar 140

L: Fazaoli's Kids Lasagne, Breadstick 410

D: Chick Fingers Salad, Croissant 710

Dessert: Tiramisu & Coffee 490

Total: 2135 No Exercise

Well, as you can see I certainly enjoyed my food yesterday. Had the job interview at breakfast - didn't eat much, but it added up. Dinner was with church group, and it actually wouldn't have been that high of a cal day except for the Tiramisu with friend afterwards. She wanted to talk and stay out and I didn't have family to go to, so.....We actually shared the dessert, but I counted it full calories anyway as I might have under-counted something else......

Will do better today. Need to exercise, too. I'm not really out of control - which is a good thing. I am making conscience choices to eat the things I'm eating. Must try a little more to eat healthier.

It's still raining here and that is so discouraging. Floods everywhere. Have to stay in doors. I need to get out and do something that does ot involve eating!

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

maria777 on 04/04/2008:
When I am with other people it is SOOOO easy for me to overeat, too.

We are having 3 big 'eatings' coming up with church family within the next week...so it will surely be a challenge to not go overboard...

At least you are CONSCIOUS of what/how much you are eating, so that really goes a LONG WAY...that is real good...cause it could have been a lot more than 2135...

Yes, I saw on the weather radar where you guys are getting a LOT of rain...Hubby and I love the state of Kentucky...I think Hubby would love to move there, really...we went there on vacation in 04 and stayed at 3 of the state park resorts...it was wonderful...and it is very beautiful country there...do you live in the mountains or flatland?

Hope you have a wonderful day!

thinnsidenotout on 04/04/2008:
Holly ~ YOU know you are in control and that is the MOST IMPORTANT one that needs to know..... Do you sew, crochet, thrifty store shop or anything else that you could do during the raining... I collect depression glassware and do sometimes sell on Ebay those things which I buy @ the thrift store. Those are great time-consumptions to keep the mind off of food...

Have a wonderful Friday! : - )

Beth201P on 04/04/2008:
It sounds like you are staying on track. I know it's hard to do things inside when it is raining. That makes me want to take a nap myself. Have a good weekend. Hope the sun is back out real soon.

hollybelle - Thursday Apr 03, 2008
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 163.0

Menus for yesterday - Wednesday 4/2/2008

B: 1/2 Bagel w RF CC, Coffee 350

S: 1/2 Bagel w RF CC 225

L: Leftover Meatload, Mashed Pot and a few carrots 400

S: Apple 60

S: Munchie Snacks 170

D: 1 1/2 Fried Banana Peppers, brussel sprouts, 1/2 baked potato with butter and s. cream 450

Total Calories 1655 Walked 2.5 Miles

Good day yesterday - quite a bit over on the calories, but didn't "graze". Wouldn't have had the munchies (which would have made total cals 1485) but was very hungry before dinner and had already had an apple. Dinner out was challenging, but managed to eat pretty well at a bar. LOL

Today I have dinner out with church friends and will try to keep it reasonable again and exercise too.

Job discussion with the actually person I'd be working with went very well. Still don't have an idea of the salary, but will probably get a call today. I think if the money is right I will really have to consider it. Also - I asked if it would be possible for me to work an afternoon or two with the person I'd be working with and they said yes. That would give me some comfort. So, praying buddies - keep those prayers coming. I am feelign very well covered by prayer right now. (((SMILES)))) I really want to know about the money, though because that will tell me if it is even a real possibility.

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

maria777 on 04/03/2008:
Your menu for yesterday looks FANTASTIC!!! I tell you, we really have to watch out for grazing, don't we...cause that can really tally up the cals...You 1655 is real good! When Hubby and I eat out, it is VERY DIFFICULT to not have ALL of what I want! When I eat out with anyone or even at church, I seem to have the mentality that calories don't count!

I am praying for you!

I have a new entry up for today.

Big smile to you!

Beth201P on 04/03/2008:
It seems like you are making good choices. I am always praying for you and everyone else on DD. (((Hugs))) Have a wonderful day.

thinnsidenotout on 04/03/2008:
You talk about munchies....South Beach now has out Dark Chocolate Covered Soynuts.... I could of ate every last peice of ALL 6 packs yesterday.... I didn't, but boy those were good... I know what you mean about still being hungry after an apple ot just "1" thing for snack and sometimes is is just fine to eat more, especially if it is to detour from eating too much while "out to eat"... Your doing wonderful...So proud of you!

hollybelle - Tuesday Apr 01, 2008
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 163.0

Yesterday was not a good calorie day, but not every day will be..... Yesterday was not a good exercise day, but not every day will be.... Just as long as MOST ARE!!

Haven't eaten anything yet today. Will post more later. Today I will make good choices NOT dependent upon CIRCUMSTANCES!


Well, I think I should clarify that I was feeling very positive when I made the "circumstances" statement above. I think that came across to some of my buddies here as saying I was having a bad day. Sorry - not what I meant. The circumstances I was speaking of in particular - was the fact that all this food, I didn't choose has been in my FACE all week long. Cake with homemade caramel icing from my Dad.....My favorite bagels and hazelnut cream cheese from my coworkers - food just being there by "circumstance" in other words. AND I have NOT been doing a good job resisting it. I know it is because I have been exercising (which has actually increased my apetite, somewhat) and I haven't been careful to keep healthier snacks around. Sinice I was so "slug-like" this winter I will need a time period to adjust to the exercise/eating pattern again. It is happening, already, though. Also - if I didn't mention it - I ate a 100 cal kudos last week when all coworkers had birthday pie. I have to confess they didn't look that good - but I gave the lady who made them an A for effort as she is learning to bake and she made the crust from scratch and everything.

Anyway - yesterday THANKS to that cake from my Dad - I love his icing! - I overate again. I did exercise-3 miles of walk/running with the dog. I atae 2000 calories. But, I am not discouraged, today is another day and I know I will do better and get on another "roll".

Thank you for all your wonderful comments yesterday and always. I want to lose 6-7 lbs and I know what it takes - just a little of saying no to the less good food choices that I have been surrounded with lately.

A couple of you have asked about my job interviews....I left the first one with the comment from the employer that I would be their choice if I wanted it, but I needed to let them know by Monday if I did want it. The money was a little less than I hoped and the hours were a little more than I hoped so (although I may be sorry in the future) I decided the first one was probably not for me. The second one - the interview (on Friday last week) went very well. I think I will get an offer. It is a big corporation, this week is Spring Break in our county and many decision makers are probably out of town so I think I may hear something next week. I have not discussed money with them yet, so if the money is good it may be a hard decision. I just wish I had clear vision on God's will for me in this. You know, He may be sending me signs, but I'm not sure. I think discerning God's will can be the hardest thing.

Have a wonderful day, everyone. It's sunny and going to be 55 here today.

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

maria777 on 04/01/2008:
You wrote:Today I will make good choices NOT dependent upon CIRCUMSTANCES! Big AMEN to that! We will NOT let circumstances make us overeat! Hope you have a wonderful day!!!

crategrl on 04/01/2008:
I love your statement as I hate beating up on myself and forget that 1 bad day does not have to turn into a bad week.

thinnsidenotout on 04/01/2008:
Circumstances are not what make us eat.....We are what makes us eat...I have a saying that is similar and have to remember it quite often "Noone, can make you mad, unless you allow them to" ...

Holly, I am not sure what is going on and do'nt need to know... You have done great to this point, just keep on going....Remember how good it feels to achieve what you set out to do/not do before you step those 2 feet on the floor, before getting out of bed in the morning.... DO IT!!!! YOU CAN!

Hope you have a wonderful day!

thinnsidenotout on 04/01/2008:
I totally understand.... I was'nt meaning to sound "down on you"...After I re-red my entry, got to thinking that it may sound as though you were "falling away"... I know your not...You are doing what you need to and know how to adjust..... Great Job!.....

Hubby is a wind machine mechanic, but drives several miles between jobs. So he is like a truck driver.... The freezing temps this time of year are such a threat to the soft fruits (peaches/pears/cherries/etc) and they HAVE TO go when those machines break down or an orchardist could lose their whole crop in a matter of an hour or 2...

Good Day To You Again!

mmuraro on 04/01/2008:
Just as long as most are! You're totally right! Plus when you wake up the next day you always have a new chance to make it better! Xo and good luck.

mcwoo40 on 04/01/2008:
Hiya Holly,You know what to do matey,make today a good one.Do you like porridge oats??I have a big bowlful and it's a slow releasing carb so it keeps you fuller longer.Try and get some exercise in.Have you heard from your interview yet?? they like to keep you waiting don't they,bye for now Julie

Beth201P on 04/01/2008:
We all have those days. Hang in there. (((Hugs)))

maria777 on 04/02/2008:
I believe you will soon get your answer from the Lord and I am praying for you! Have a happy day!

Beth201P on 04/02/2008:
Sorry....I am glad you where not having a bad day. Thanks for letting us know. ((Hugs))

thinnsidenotout on 04/02/2008:
ALL IS WELL hollybelle....... Have a wonderful day!

I am late doing and entry today, but going there right now....

hollybelle - Monday Mar 31, 2008
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 163.0

Just got on to recap Sunday and so far today. I am not doing as well as I was so will need to watch it. Not overboard totally - just circumstantial stuff - mostly TOM interfering with the normal flow of things. My body is doing kind of wierd things and appetite is different last two days.

Sunday - 1440 Calories total - walked 5 miles Woo-Hoo - went with two other women and we had fun.


Today so far:

B: Rice Krispie Treat/Donut and coffee 400

L: BLT with MAYO Potato Chips (I hardly ever eat these things!) 600

S: Rice Krispie Treats 300

D: Meatloaf, mashed potatos, corn on the cob 600

Total: 1900 Calories No exercise


YUP - I know - I ate the donut because I seemed to have a real drop in blood sugar (or something) to the point of being dizzy. Then I had promised to take my co-worker to lunch for her 60th birthday! I tried to order better, but the BLT was as good as I could do.

I will either eat light and exercise tonight or just try to keep it fairly reasonable tonight at least and exercise. Some days are just like that. My tummy really doesn't feel that well. Oh, well tomorrow is another day and today isn't a total loss. Even if I eat another 500 calories that would only be 1500 for the day. I can do it!

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

thinnsidenotout on 03/31/2008:
Yes, YOU CAN!!!!!....5 miles is wonderful...I LOVE walking as you all know....

Re: Kids vs. Cleaning.....Our 14 y.o. son is taking "teen survival" (home-ech) and is starting to see that things do'nt just do theirselves and is coming around to the domestic side of things...It is refreshing to see that he is applying the things he is learning basics and not that it is just coming from "mom".... Not saying that it is easy to pry finger's from playstation, etc..but have made those things the "rewards"... Tough love at first, but now becoming routine with time... I took before pictures this morning, so by the time we get done by weeks end, they can (me too) see how much progress we can make as a "team"....I used to be more on top of things, but when the mentality went to "who cares"..I too hit that place and now I am having a way too difficult time dealing with the "mess"....Just like the weight was bogging me down...NO MORE!!!!!!!

Have a blessed day Holly.....

mmuraro on 03/31/2008:
Nice walk! And I hear you, we get used to healthy stuff and when we eat something heavier it doesn't feel so good. But 600 cal is totally fine. Have a great night!

Beth201P on 03/31/2008:
Great job on getting out there and walking. Hey we all have those days. We just have to say woops...I missed up, but I can do better tomorrow. Have a great day. Ohhhh that Rice Krispie Treat sounds so good..... Have a good nite.

maria777 on 03/31/2008:
Hey, that BLT is making me hungry for sure!!! Love your menu! And 5 miles...that sounds like a marathon for real! I never heard of MAYO potato chips before...do they come in the bag with that name or do you dip them in mayo and eat them??? Your calories look FANTASTIC for yesterday, Kentucky Woman! Big smile to you!

hollybelle - Saturday Mar 29, 2008
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 163.0

Updated yesterday's menu and I DID stay away from the donuts, although you will see that I ate 2 bites of pie that was for co-worker's birthday just to satisfy myself about what it tasted like. It was just "OK" - lemon merangue - home made - I am picky about my pies. LOL I made wonderful ones.

Anyway today has been OK so far and I've already walked 2 miles with friend and dogs. Would have gone farther but she was limited on time so I will TRY to actually get on my eliptical trainer this afternoon.

************************Updated Menu below:

B: Cornbread and coffee 345

S: 1 piece leftover cinn toast 170

L: 1/2 RB sandwich on wheat, veg soup, kudos bar 500

D: Pork Chop, little corn, little peaches 350

S: ANOTHER Kudos and milk 180

Total Calories 1545 - a little over, but not bad Exercise: 2 miles walking


I have eaten a little more than usual, so I will have to either exercise a little more or eat a little less in the evening today.

Job interview went well. I think they will offer me the job - now it is just a matter of how much it will pay for how many hours it will take to get the job done. We will see.......

Progress as of today: 9 lbs lost so far, only 13 lbs to go!

Beth201P on 03/29/2008:
Blank why is it blank????? Hope you are having a good weekend.

maria777 on 03/29/2008:
Your menu looks fantastic!

Good on staying away from the donuts!!!

maria777 on 03/29/2008:
I think we were writing each other at the same time just now, hehehe!

As for exercise, I may get on the treadmill a little later...maybe that is, hehehe!!!

maria777 on 03/29/2008:
I see you've already walked 2 miles with a friend and dogs...so looks like y'all have had y'alls exercise! Wow...2 miles...I might do half a mile a little later on the treadmill, hehehe!

mmuraro on 03/29/2008:
Hope the job pays well and that you can take it. Good job on the donuts! xo.

mylifechanges on 03/29/2008:
i think you're doing great holly! good job on those two miles...it's always so much more fun walking when you have someone to walk WITH! :) Good luck on the job, I hope it all works out for you!

mylifechanges on 03/29/2008:
i think you're doing great holly! good job on those two miles...it's always so much more fun walking when you have someone to walk WITH! :) Good luck on the job, I hope it all works out for you!

thinnsidenotout on 03/29/2008:
Goodness girl, you would of had a better breakfast if it would of been buttermilk, instead of coffee with that cornbread.... My dad got me started on that stuff when I was 6 months old...I LOVE IT!!!!! I hear ya on the pies...I am particular too...I will share an easy recipe..hope you do'nt mind..It's one of my favorites

Peanut Butter Pie (1 pk. Cream Cheese blended with & 1-2 TBS. milk til creamy,add 2/3 c. powdered sugar & 2/3 to 1 c. Creamy or Chunky PB, blend with Cream Cheese mixture, fold in 1 tub Cool Whip til mixed well and put into 1 Graham Cracker or Oreo Crust. Can be frozen for firmer pie or refrigerated for 4-6 hours before serving...)... I have made it with the Smart Balance PB, Low Fat Cream Cheese and Sugar Free Cool Whip before and it was pretty tasty...Potluck hit!

You are doing a great job!...Keep it up!

mcwoo40 on 03/30/2008:
Hiya Holly,I could'nt keep away could i Did you read my last comment to you then you will know what i mean.I'm ready to rock n' roll again.Your doing great,keep it up girl.When will you hear about the job offer??Just hope they don't keep you waiting too long,till next time,Julie

mcwoo40 on 03/31/2008:
Hey Holly I'm very proud of my little Alfie,coming to me a sitting whilst putting his lead on it's taken me 7months!!Well if i keep doing my 100mins of exercise a day, like today I'm sure to be on a winning streak.I'm getting hunger pangs now which i have'nt had in a long time.I've bought some savoy cabbage to go with my sweet and sour.day 1 nearly over with,there where a couple of times today when i was going to sneak a chocci biscuit but fell asleep instead(they say you burn calories when sleeping hooray!!)Take care Julie

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