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And on it goes...

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Completed another week of the challenge. This week I have exercised lots! Continued to try to get over 14000 steps per day on my fitbit and tried really hard to increase that veggie intake. I must say I was a bit disappointed when my weightloss was less than 1 lb. However, I am trying to stay focused on long term goals.

Started my day with some of my favorite things, farm fresh eggs scrambled with some fresh mushrooms, a little onion and just a little diced ham, a piece of toast and some farm fresh strawberries, on my back porch with my Sunday newspaper, a local radio show in the background, the birds playing in the birdbath outside and visiting the feeder. No heading downstairs to the treadmill this morning - getting outdoors for my walk today. Not quite as intense a cardio workout but much more enjoyable. Enjoyment is a requirement on my journey!!!

Today is going to be my rest day - and I am planning on cooking ahead so I have some quick things to grab for healthy lunches and on those nights I don't have time to cook a full meal. Grilling up some chicken and cutting it up, also cleaning veggies and having them ready to toss on the grill or stove, cleaning and cutting up pineapple, strawberries and washing the cherries so they are ready to eat. Then off to a nearby town to celebrate a friends birthday. Not sure where he want to go eat, he is picking the restaurant since it is his birthday - but I know I am not going to undo all the hard work I have done this week.

I am hoping maybe Mr Scale will catch up this week!

Yesterday, went to help my friend clean her yard from the tornado. It was amazing to see how much work has been done in that area. Sometimes something bad unites people to work towards a common good. Everyone was out in their yards cleaning up, helping each other. Couldn't help but feel good.

May you all have an awesome day with some serenity and enjoyment! Take a minute and make a gratitude list - and be grateful!
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    lots of energy good for you! emoticon
    2533 days ago
    Great job!
    2533 days ago
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    Sounds like you are doing great with the challenge and I'm sure Mr. Scale will get on board. Enjoy your Sunday! So nice of you to help your friend, these storms are devastating.
    2534 days ago
    I've noticed that there are sticking points in weight loss. Sometimes so many changes are happening, it takes a body a while to catch up. But you know that if you are mindful of your true calories in and true calories out, eventually the scale will have to acknowledge a change!

    My body is particularly sensitive to salt. If I take in a lot of sodium, my weight shoots up even if my calories were in check. Drink more water...
    2534 days ago
    Sounds like you are planning a busy but rewarding day. Hope your time with friends this evening are positive memory making. So sad tornado caused so much damage, glad you were spared. Wonderful that you are helping your neighbors recovery. Have a great Sunday.
    2534 days ago
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