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hollybelle - Wednesday Oct 12, 2011
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 164.4

Hi guys - running around - crazy!

B:  Coffee, 1/2 apple  135

L:  Butternut Squash Soup, pimento cheese and Naked Pita chips

S:  Jimmy Johns brought up SAMPLE sandwiches - I ate a tiny ham and cheese 100

Goiing to eat dinner with friend for belated birthday at home-style restaurant tonight - I will get vegetables!


Progress as of today: 13.6 lbs lost so far, only 14.4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/12/2011:
Enjoy your night out!

sweetpea1977 on 10/12/2011:
Oh my Jimmy Johns! That sounds soo good right now (yea, I want comfort food after the crappy day I've had!). Good job controlling yourself around such delicious food. :)

Enjoy your veggie dinner out!

V on 10/12/2011:
Hey girl :) have fun going out with friends tonight!

nomoreforme on 10/13/2011:
You have inspired me to make butternut squash soup next week! Mmmmm

hollybelle - Monday Oct 10, 2011
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 164.4

No post for me yesterday, but commented on some of your diaries.....not much to say for myself.  Went to Sunday School in a new class yesterday.  It was nice. I'll go back, but the group is very much older than me (10 years or more) and although that's not a negative, particularly, I wasn't expecting it.  The teacher is a retired seminary professor and the lessons are elevated, which is great.  Stretches me.

Mark and I went to the nature reserve down the road and hiked about 4 miles yesterday.  My knees are hurting today.  We did lots of up and downhill.  The uphill was fine, but the downhill killed the knees by the end of the walk...  It was a nice day, though, pretty warm for this time of year.  We are expecting rain and cooler weather every day this week.  Saturday we are supposed to go to Louisville to see our friends there.  Bernheim Forest is another nature reserve and we are going to hike and have lunch - maybe do a little shopping.

Coffee and 1 toast for breakfast



Progress as of today: 13.6 lbs lost so far, only 14.4 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 10/10/2011:
Have a great day! I have much more trouble with downhill than uphill as well. Nice trail very close to our house. Should walk it more often!

liza36 on 10/10/2011:
Sounds like a nice weekend. Have a wonderful day.

Umpqua on 10/10/2011:
It sounds like you had a nice Sunday, I hope your knees feel better!

V on 10/10/2011:
Great job on the hiking...Sorry your knees are giving you some trouble.You must take some pics for me while you are at the trail..I am sure all of the colors of fall are beautiful :) Oh as far as here in St.Pete, all of the bad weather has moved North and we are out of harm's way.. RYC about the visit, LOL I know it's like hearing the same record over and over however, once I sock away enough to last through the winter you will be seeing your pal V, I promise..

~WI~ on 10/10/2011:
I LOVE to go on nature hikes, LOVE IT! I just don't like bee's LOL. I love Bible lessons that teach me even more! Have a great day and hope those knees feel better!

grannyannie on 10/10/2011:
It's true, fat thighs don't risk health but if they are too big there's risk of thigh rash! LOL. It's a fat stomach that is the big risk. Yes, occasional splurge is actually good for dieting. Keeps us from quitting!

moogy on 10/10/2011:
Nice to have been taught at a higher level of doctrine. I am like you, fine going uphill, a little dodgy going down!!

thinkpositive on 10/11/2011:
The hiking sounds lovely.

sweetpea1977 on 10/11/2011:
I hope your knees get to feeling better! Hope you're staying dry with all this rain we're having!

V on 10/11/2011:
Aww shucks! Thank you :)

hollybelle - Saturday Oct 08, 2011
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 164.4

Been running around crazy last two days - my professional association group did a paint and cleanup day at a shelter-type daycare that we sponsor today.  I was "in charge" of the event and unforturnately we only had 6 people show up to paint three very big daycare rooms. We got two done plus some much needed cleaning for them.  We may go back another time and get the third room done.  We needed about 4 more people to do what we really wanted to do.  I had to coordinate buying the paint and all supplies as well as bringing them along with ladder, etc to the event.  Big job well done to the extent we got it done.  The people who showed up are the most wonderful people.  Really take charge work as a team and get it done types!  I love them!

Then I went to visit mom and dad.  It was so hot upstairs where dad was watching tv in his den.  I sat down and went to sleep!

Eating pretty bad today!!!   But it's just one day - I had toast and coffee, an arby's rb sandwich and a milkshake and a handful of potato chips!  Not sure what to have for dinner.

Going to church in the morning - will post more tomorrow.




Progress as of today: 13.6 lbs lost so far, only 14.4 lbs to go!

Runforfun on 10/08/2011:
I can't keep up with the cycling team! :/

V on 10/08/2011:
Have a good day my friend :)

thinkpositive on 10/09/2011:
Sometimes a small energetic team is better than a larger one. Good for you, a nice project.

greengirl on 10/09/2011:
You must have used up all your energy on the paint and clean-up day!! Take care of yourself Holly :-)

V on 10/09/2011:
I am still waiting to see how the finances hold up but MAN I really would love to come to Rach's event and have a nice visit with the two of you..I am headed to Chicago for Christmas :)

hollybelle - Wednesday Oct 05, 2011
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 164.4

Yesterday I had a high calorie lunch but it was good-at Professional Assoc Meeting.  Small Chicken Cordon Blu with green beans.  I didn't eat the potatoes or a roll, but I had the dessert which was a regular size of Berry Cheesecake.  It was most delicious.  I had soup and toast for dinner last night to try to balance it all out.  Did laundry instead of riding my bike, but I needed to get that done.  I am almost done.  Husband comes home from Denver tonight.  Picking him up at 5:00 at airport and going straight to church ladies group.

Hope to get some bike riding in tonight or Elliptical Trainer........I made chicken soup with star pasta last night.  It is pretty good.  I am having that and a dab of pimento cheese and a banana for lunch.


Progress as of today: 13.6 lbs lost so far, only 14.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 10/05/2011:
Good tactic with your meals yesterday, the lunch sounds awesome! Enjoy your day :)

sweetpea1977 on 10/05/2011:
I will have to ask around to see if anyone has kids the same age as mine. Most of the kids I see in my hood are school age. Thanks for the idea!

I think you handled yesterday's food situation very well.

Yay for hubby coming home tonight! Enjoy your exercise this evening!

grannyannie on 10/05/2011:
That was a good idea to make up for lunch with a light dinner. Enjoy your hub's homecoming!

legcramps on 10/05/2011:
Sounds great! Enjoy your evening!

Maria7 on 10/05/2011:
Hoping you are having a nice time at your church ladies group.

V on 10/05/2011:
Well hello there my friend! I hope your evening is lovely :) Love you thank you for being you and having an equally kind daughter :) I can't wait to meet the two of you in person :)

thinkpositive on 10/05/2011:
Sometimes a nice meal with a dessert is worth it & you made up for it for dinner.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 10/06/2011:
hmmmm, that berry cheesecake must have been sooooo tasty!

Belly on 10/06/2011:
Hi! thanks for commenting on my post. My mind has been spinning past few days about the little rebellion I've been having with myself. I could not figure out what on earth I was doing, and the rebellion thing dawned on me. I noticed acknowledging the bad teenage behavior takes away a lot of it's power. Sure, I can rebel and overeat all I want, but it's me who's gonna pay the price. I've played this game too long to think it's going to end any other way. I noticed you're at half-way point; me too. Congrats on that success! Have a great weekend with your hubby!

Umpqua on 10/07/2011:
I hope all is well and have an nice weekend!

greengirl on 10/08/2011:
I'm sure you have done no harm and the dessert sounded wonderful. Sometimes having a little of what you fancy does you good :0)

hollybelle - Tuesday Oct 04, 2011
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 164.4

Last night I spent time with my two girlfriends.  The ones that I used to get together with almost weekly.  We have been busier lately and not able to get together as often.  I was very glad to see them.

I ate OK yesterday nothing too wonderful, but OK.  I didn't exercise - needed to rest after the big bike ride Sunday.  I plan to do something tonight, howver, may have to help Dad take a tiller back to it's owner.  He is working in the yard again.  I just hope he doesn't fall or otherwise hurt himself.  But he is so much happier doing something - I guess it's better this way. 

I have professional association meeting again today.  I am Education Chair once again as the one that took that role has resigned AGAIN.  I am also Community Outreach Chair and have a big cleanup day planned at a local childcare facility on Saturday.  With that and busy season at work I am having a hard time posting all the time.  But I'm on as much as I can - please forgive me for not commenting very much - I am still checking in 4-5 times a week with your posts, though I am adding commenets only if I have something pertinent to add!  Or maybe just to say HI.  I'll rebound when I have more time!!!  You guys are my lifeline most days!!!  

Have a great day everyone!


Progress as of today: 13.6 lbs lost so far, only 14.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 10/04/2011:
You are so busy, I'm glad you got to spent some time with girlfriends!

I organized my recipe bookmarks last night since they were getting out of hand haha. Here's the risotto one:


And one with polenta - both are from Cooking Light:


KayBee on 10/04/2011:
Hmm, why do they resign? What's the frustration? I know I wouldn't occupy such cargo IF my decisions would be vetoed because of money issues ("No money for this, no money for that"). That's my weakness...

V on 10/04/2011:
Busy busy girl you are!! Wow..I love Law and Order myself, Criminal Intent was my fave, that was til Goren left :( I loved him, he really got into character, ya know :) I like SVU as well but I wish Olivia and Stabler would make out and get it overwith...LOL hahaha...Talk to you later

getmebackto150 on 10/04/2011:
I too, don't have as much time with my girlfriends as I used to... Its always great when we can make time! have a great day!!

legcramps on 10/04/2011:
It's nice to take some time to catch up with friends, isn't it? I always think when my girls and I get together... "why don't we do this more often?"... and then life gets in the way!!!

Have a wonderful week!

grannyannie on 10/04/2011:
You do have an extremely busy life! Hope you can get some 'me' time in soon. Have a great day!

glycrina on 10/04/2011:
For women, having "girlfriend" time actually relieves more stress and is a healthy part of a balanced lifestyle. *sigh* I wish I had more girlfriends.

Maria7 on 10/04/2011:
Sounds like you are very busy...glad your Dad is feeling like getting outside again. Take care. :-)

hollybelle - Monday Oct 03, 2011
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 164.4

Good weekend.

I walked 5 miles Saturday with friend and dogs. I biked 16 windy miles yesterday on the closed trail here in town.  Good workouts.

I ate very well except that I made peanut butter cookies (yum) and ate too many of them, but they were my meals when I ate them and they are gone now.

Planning a good week this week.

Progress as of today: 13.6 lbs lost so far, only 14.4 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 10/03/2011:
That sounds like a wonderful weekend. I hope it's a great week for you!

grannyannie on 10/03/2011:
Well done on the exercise! Mmm...I haven't had pb cookies in a very long time! Have a great week!

greengirl on 10/03/2011:
Congratulation on all the exercise Holly. Keep up the good work :-)

glycrina on 10/03/2011:
Yay!! I walked 5 miles this weekend with the dog and it was GLORIOUS!

legcramps on 10/03/2011:
Nice weekend! How's the bike working out for you?

sweetpea1977 on 10/03/2011:
Great job on the exercise!

moogy on 10/03/2011:
Great exersise Holly, just as well with delicious cookies on the menu! Bit like me and the chocolate, ate it all, but it was my two meals for that day:) LOL

V on 10/03/2011:
I really miss you Holly..I am so happy that you are getting your bike rides in...How is the knee??

hollybelle - Friday Sep 30, 2011
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 164.4

Yesterday was a good day.  I don't guess I posted at all - yikes didn't realize.  Food was good but I didn't do any exercise.  Dad's chemo went without incident.  I went over Wednesday night to see him.  Watched TV with him for awhile and  came home. 

B:  Banana and coffee

L:  Subway 6 inch

S:  4 squares of milk choc, yogurt

D:  ??

Making some lentil soup with chicken sausage.

Probably will have cornbread

Progress as of today: 13.6 lbs lost so far, only 14.4 lbs to go!

moogy on 09/30/2011:
I am so glad that your Dad's treatment went as planned. That soup sounds really nice, my mind is ticking over as I type. Might have to create a recipe for myself. I hope you have a relaxing weekend holly:)

Maria7 on 09/30/2011:
Dinner sounds delicious. Sounds like you had a good visit with your Dad. Hope you have a good evening.

sweetpea1977 on 09/30/2011:
yummy, dinner sounds wonderful!

Im glad your dad had a good chemo session.

Hope you have a lovely weekend Holly!

thinkpositive on 10/03/2011:
Glad to hear that you dad is doing well.Take care.

hollybelle - Wednesday Sep 28, 2011
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 164.4

B:  Egg, Toast and Jam, Coffee

L:  Chick Tortilla soup, 8 wheat thins and 2 T pimento cheese, apple, diet coke

Ladies group tonight until 7:00 and it's raining so don't know if can ride or walk tonight.  I am tired because I have been up since 3:45...It just hit me.  

More later......

OK - didn't make it to church group tonight.  Too tired - took hour and a half nap!

S:  Cereal with almonds

D:  Extra large smoothie

No exercise........going to bed soon.

Tomorrow is another day!  I had an appointment out of town about an hour and a half away.  Dad has chemo tomorrow.  

Progress as of today: 13.6 lbs lost so far, only 14.4 lbs to go!

moogy on 09/28/2011:
Sounds like you really needed to catch up on your rest. I hope that things go well with your Dad tomorrow. I shall send the best vibes I can before I go to sleep.:)

sweetpea1977 on 09/28/2011:
Yes, get some rest Holly!

Good luck to your Dad tomorrow. Sending lots of hugs your way! :)

thinkpositive on 09/28/2011:
Hope your Dad does well. You must have needed the rest. Take care.

Umpqua on 09/29/2011:
I'm glad you got a nap in. I hope all goes well with your Dad today! xoxo

moogy on 09/29/2011:
Just checking in to let you know that I am thinking about you and your Dad:)

hollybelle - Tuesday Sep 27, 2011
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 164.4

B:  Toast and peach jam, coffee  200

L:   Soup 300

S:  3 T pimento cheese, wheat thins

D:  broccoli salad, soup

13 miles bike ride.......YAY!

More later!

Progress as of today: 13.6 lbs lost so far, only 14.4 lbs to go!

moogy on 09/27/2011:
YAY indeed, you go girl! I will catch up with you later, because I will be awake. It is only 8.45am on Wednesday here!!

V on 09/27/2011:
Yayyy for your bike ride <3 I am happy you got your workout Holly :)

thinkpositive on 09/27/2011:
Nice bike ride! your question yesterday got many good ideas for menus that we can all use- so thank you.

Umpqua on 09/28/2011:
13-mile ride, awesome! I hope today is a good one for you!

grannyannie on 09/28/2011:
Fantastic on the bike ride!

hollybelle - Monday Sep 26, 2011
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 164.4

B:  Toast and honey, coffee  250

L:  Vegetable soup and cornbread 400

S:  apple or granola or both

D:  Who knows?

I am not feeling insipired about cooking tonight - Need inspiration!  

THANK YOU good friends for the recipe ideas!

S: Frosty from Wendy's  158

D:  chicken breast 

S:  Toast with jam

I made the Chicken Tortilla soup tonight for tomorrow. 

Also made pimento cheese and broccoli salad.

Need something better for later in the week, though.

Progress as of today: 13.6 lbs lost so far, only 14.4 lbs to go!

~WI~ on 09/26/2011:
The MUTSU's flew off the shelves here! I'm having soup for dinner tonight but tomorrow I'm throwing a cornish hen in the crock pot! Have a great day!

KayBee on 09/26/2011:
What about a quiche? :) http://www.food.com/recipe/fast-tasty-vegetarian-quiche-369594

liza36 on 09/26/2011:
A crockpot meal is super easy. One suggestion - throw chicken in and top with salsa. After a few hours when chicken is done, shred chicken and put back in the crockpot to soak up the liquid. You can use it to top a salad, make tacos, or serve with rice. It's pretty versitile and easy.

Have a great day!

Umpqua on 09/26/2011:
You could always mix it up and do breakfast for dinner - wholegrain pancakes or waffles topped with apples and cinnamon? Have a good one!

V on 09/26/2011:
I am making another lean pork roast in the crock pot with cubed sweet potatoes :P I took the recipe I found in muscle and fitness for the casserole and tweaked it...It is like 1 layer lasagne(polenta subbing the noodles, far less calories, far less carbs) The polenta is the base, and then a layer of ff ricotta OR cottage cheese/lf parm mix, then italian turkey sausage tomato mix atop that with a light sprinkle of lf parm/romano to top it off...Bake and voila! a few meals for the week :)

legcramps on 09/26/2011:
I made homemade ice cream for my supper on Saturday ;) and it was totally healthy!

Re: my family reunion. You're right, Holly. We invited people to the reunion who are not part of the "bloodline" so to speak. Why? Gosh, I don't know. Lack of knowledge about planning a reunion? Mistake on our part? A chance to have a party instead of a reunion? It's all really confusing right now.

grannyannie on 09/26/2011:
Afraid I can't inspire you as my hub does 99% of the cooking (I made soup tonight). I'm a very lazy cook normally.

moogy on 09/26/2011:
I scroll through web sites or my cookbooks for inspiration. I have my own collection of recipes that I have made or that I would like to make that I have collected over the years. I often have a breakfast for dinner, I did last night. The rest of your day looked good, I hope you ended up with a good meal.:)

moogy on 09/26/2011:
These are three of my favourite hunting ground sites!http://www.taste.com.au/ this one has a low fat collection and contains all the recipes published in five or six magazines here, different country different ideas!!!! http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/ http://www.lifestylefood.com.au/?gclid=CNHWweb136MCFQEcHAod8h0ZWQ

V on 09/26/2011:
You must let me know when yo make this!! I bet it will be deelish :P

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