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Wednesday, August 08, 2018      6 comments

Busy day with appointments today: chiro, hair, kids dentist.... After they are done we head to the county fair. I'm feeling ready and will be eating a pork chop on a stick. I brought lunch to keep on track and have less temptations. I'm not su... Read more
Saturday, August 04, 2018      3 comments

Last night I had dinner with friends. We went to an all-u-can-eat sushi place. They had other things and I was able to keep on track pretty well. I had avocado salad, some sashimi, some roasted steak, roasted duck and the insides of some of the ... Read more
Tuesday, July 31, 2018      6 comments

I have a phone interview scheduled for tomorrow and an in person interview with a vet I've worked with set up for two weeks from tomorrow. Totally nerve wracking but super exciting at the same time. Today I did quite well. I did let myself... Read more
Tuesday, July 31, 2018      6 comments

Oy, what a week. So, the whole week worth of drama and stress boiled down to this: I am ready to be done being a full time stay at home mom. The decision comes with a lot of stress, anxiety, guilt, and joy. I want to use my brain again. I want t... Read more
Sunday, July 22, 2018      8 comments

We had a great visit with family in Chicago. We left last Sunday morning and got back home yesterday (saturday) at 7pm. We drove, which is about 6 hours for us. Huge NSV for me was that we did quite a bit of walking around to the various p... Read more
Wednesday, July 11, 2018      4 comments

Blogging two days in a row! Crazy!! Speaking of crazy, thats how I feel our summer has been. Today was hot and humid. We were over 90 degrees with a heat index of 100+. I know, much of the country deals with this much more often than we do... Read more
Wednesday, July 11, 2018      6 comments

Last week I had 8000 or more steps every day. I also did some form of cardio every day: walking, biking, more walking, etc. We are busy busy busy getting ready for our trip to Chicago. We will need to get the laundry done and then can star... Read more
Friday, July 06, 2018      4 comments

Our guests left this morning. We had a great visit. I do think I had a bit too much protein this week. But generally I tried to focus on enjoying our time together, and not focus so much on food. They were my husband's cousin and her family. The... Read more
Thursday, July 05, 2018      4 comments

Happy 4th of July. Fireworks here have slowed down, but are still going strong at 11:45pm. They've been going ALL day. They were going strong when we got home from the Children's Museum at 3. We had some family come stay with us on Monday. ... Read more
Saturday, June 30, 2018      3 comments

So I got a blood ketone meter. I have been discouraged to see how *not* in ketosis I am. I mean, it explains the 6 month stall, but DANG! Today I am at 15 g of carbs and 60 g of protein. My fat was lower as well, but Im feeling ok. I will see wh... Read more
Friday, June 29, 2018      3 comments

5% challenge prechallenge activities - Triggers and Redlight Foods I did look back at my blog about this topic from October. I decided to think about what has changed and what hasn't. Triggers: Stress! Overly tired Butting heads... Read more
Thursday, June 28, 2018      4 comments

Today I was able to get some errands done. We had a friend come over and had dinner with us and we all went for a walk. It was fun. It was a nice "extra" workout for the day. Today was warm and a bit more humid than I like, but nothing co... Read more
Wednesday, June 27, 2018      7 comments

I totally forgot that yesterday was 1 year since I started back in SP. And here I am, 44 pounds less. I was lamenting that it wasn't more, but had to remind myself that 44 pounds is nothing to sneeze at. 44 pounds is more than each of my kids w... Read more
Wednesday, June 27, 2018      5 comments

Well, this blogging 2-3 times a week is a far cry from almost daily, but I assure you I am plugging away. Hubby and I had dinner tonight with some friends. We went to a place that boasts they are "Nordic BBQ." A quick glance at the menu proved p... Read more
Monday, June 25, 2018      3 comments

This Saturday the 5% challenge starts up again. I've been working on the "pre challenge activities" and actually put thoughts/ideas/goals on paper. I am going to post a few of them here in the next few days. On one of the first entries a qu... Read more

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