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Cookie Baking???

Saturday, December 02, 2017

My traditional Holiday Gift is homemade Christmas Cookies. They go to neighbors, business folk, friends, etc. I enjoy baking, and those who receive them are always appreciative. This year I feel a little hypocritical, since eating several of these isn't exactly "healthy eating". It's not stopping me, though.
I walked for almost two hours today(3.8 miles). The moon was beautiful coming up and made the perfect end to a peaceful walk. My Christmas Tree is shining at me from across the room, and I am feeling pretty great.
It's been a good year. I've lost 14 pounds this year, with the help of all of you encouraging me. That's about 9% of my Jan. 1 weight. I am well on my way in this journey to get healthy and stay healthy. I'm glad I found Spark People and have met all of you.
Hey, I'm eating Kale and Lentil Soup tonight, that I made myself with Beef Bone Broth. A year ago I'd never eaten Kale and would not have considered it. You know something? It makes a great soup! I've walked 3 5K's this year, and plan to do a 10K next year. I have people tell me they could never do things that seem part of my routine now.
I'm not perfect at this stuff. I'm not 100% consistent. I go on emotional eating jags. I skip exercising some days when I know I should just get up and do it. In spite of that I've lost 9% of my weight this year and I feel so much better than I did a year ago!
With God's help and yours, I'll lose 10% next year, and next December I'll be able to say the same thing!
May we all have a healthy and productive 2018!
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  • JOYCEHARRIS3
    Good for you! You've had quite a good year!!! I especially love that other's wish they could get as busy as you at getting healthy.

    I used to bake dozens and dozens of cookies to bless others for Christmas. I needed to rethink that, as well. Now I make granola and add dried fruit -- and many comment that it's nice to get something 'healthy'. My granola isn't the healthiest in the world, but it IS way better than the cookies I was blessing others with.

    I love that you have a goal set for doing a 10K. Here's to a healthy, blessed December and a new year--
    849 days ago
  • LPORTER2015
    I just love your blog and your positive attitude! Good luck on your journey!
    849 days ago
  • WALLAHALLA
    What a wonderful tradition.
    849 days ago
  • no profile photo CD17989942
    Very nice blog, I'm so with you....I might be going slow - but at least over all - it's the right direction...tonight I attended my grand-daughters 13th birthday 🎂 party...yes, I ate things that weren't the greatest for me...but I will try to be very selective the next several days...like you, Spark folks have been one of the main reasons I have had some success & hope to continue moving forward......take care, Kim
    849 days ago
  • BJK1961
    Congratulations on your weight-loss and new life-style! As for the cookies, there's nothing wrong with them in moderation. Enjoy your baking!
    849 days ago
  • CHYNAB67
    Good baking
    849 days ago
  • RAZZOOZLE
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  • DRLMAZ
    It's a blessing to be able to give and be a blessing to others. Keep up the good work
    849 days ago
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