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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

What's Next?

We have finished phase one of our SNAP challenge and are on to phase two.  In it, we are challenging ourselves to eat as we typically do and see just how long the SNAP funds last.  Although, I lost nearly 2 lbs during the month, I'd really like to lose about 4 per month as an average.  So, it is time for me to put weight loss back in the forefront of my eating plan.

I have a lot of good data to sort through, since we kept just good records of our eating.  But the thing that jumps out at me immediately, is that I lost weight eating pie!  I ate a variety of carbs, and I think the reason I lost weight was that I was very strict on my portions.  I think that is key for me.  I always want a 'free' food that I can eat all I want.  Eventually, whatever plan I'm on, I find the loopholes and cheat on plan.

I also know that keeping such meticulous records drives me nuts and I will eventually rebel.  I have several ideas, but not enough time right now to explore them.  I have family already here and more arriving today if the weather permits.  The data isn't going anywhere.  I'll have plenty of time to sort through it and come up with a viable game plan.

My goal is to have a Lori Plan ready by January 1.  In the meantime, I want to keep the pounds coming off.  So, I am going back to the meal replacement shakes.  I have some on hand that I put aside during the challenge.  It should be plenty to get me through the remainder of the year and it will be easy to adjust to a party here and there.

I probably won't be around much until next week, so dear readers, please have a Happy Thanksgiving!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

"Such A Petite Little Lady"

Someone said those exact words to me yesterday, about me.  I was stunned.  I said no one had ever used those words to describe me.  I was focusing on the words 'petite' and 'little' not the word 'lady' since I agree with that one.  

She wondered why not.  She said "Look at you.  You have those short little legs and tiny torso."  I know I'm short.  Not disputing that fact at all.  I didn't dispute it and since I'm trying to learn to be more gracious in accepting compliments, I didn't push it when she finished her sentence, with "You're as cute as you can be."

Of course, I thought about it the rest of the day.  I parsed every single word trying to turn them into something negative.  Like she said I was short.  Yes, she did.  She said short and cute not short and fat.  She never actually used the word short.  She used more pleasant words.

Finally, I decided that I was just going to accept what she said at face value.  I am a 'petite little lady' and happy to be so!  

Monday, November 4, 2013

Checking In

Blogging about the SNAP challenge is taking up a big chunk of my blog time.  65MD and I are continuing to lose a little weight.  We're glad for that.  Check out our progress with the challenge.