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Monday, October 20, 2008

It's a New Day

The fun is over. Time to get serious (and healthy).

Breakfast: 3/4 cup Honey Bunches of Oats With Chocolate: 3 points
1/2 cup soymilk: 1 point
banana: 2 points

Lunch: ham/cheese sandwich on whole grain: 6 points
pretzels: 2 points
snack cakes: 1 point

Afternoon snack: Halloween candy: 4 points

Dinner: pork chops: 4 points
mac-n-cheese: 5 points
apple: 1 point

TOTAL: 29 points. Not good, but at least I was paying attention.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Back From NYC

Cole and I just returned (well, a week ago) from five days in New York City. Why, oh why, do I love cupcakes and pizza so much? The good news is, even though I had more pizza and cupcakes than a girl should have in an entire year, I lost half a pound because we walked so much while we were there.

I've lost track of my total weight loss the last two or three weeks. It's up, it's down, I'm not paying much attention. What I am trying to do is pay more attention to simply living healthy. And I hope these little things I do to challenge myself will start adding up.

Today's challenge: Walk the dogs. Again. The weather has been beautiful and fall may actually arrive soon. I don't think we ever got higher than 71 degrees today, so after lunch today, I snuck away from my computer and took all the dogs out again for another walk. They loved it and napped all afternoon, and I felt better about at least one of those NYC cupcakes.

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Friday, October 10, 2008

Nature Challenge

Well, we're back from New York City, and after lots of yummy pizza and cupcakes, I'm ready to get myself back on track. So here's a little challenge for today: Take a nature walk.

If you have a camera, grab it and stroll your neighborhood or your favorite park and take pictures of the fun things you see. Leaves changing, fuzzy caterpillars, sun flares reflecting from the slide.

If you don't have a camera, how about a pencil and some tissue paper. Make fun rubs of fallen leaves or rocks or even the bark on the trees.

It may sound silly, but walking just to take in the nature around us may distract our minds from the fact that we're getting in a little bit of physical activity.

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