WISH Away The Pounds - Marvelous March Challenge ~~ All are WELCOME!

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  1. 50sjayne

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    Since I'm home doing nothing today until work I decided to tackle the camera a bit. Here's a few pics of Miss Mist
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    Well-- better go get ready for work.
     
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  3. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    Sorry to hear that you have been sick! I think you have a great attitude: life just is what it is and somtimes things don't go to plan. But just as you say stressing about it won't help! So hand in there and I hope you will be succesful to lose a bit before your cruise!

    Ok - now I am wondering whether I just made everyone hungry for their favourite food with my qotd!! :scared1:

    The sweet - salty thing is indeed a dangerous combination as it leads to a vicious circle!!

    Sounds great to me - the important thing is to keep a healthy balance.

    Labels are so important to me as well! I remember when I lost weight in college here in Germany it was absolutely unusual to have nutritional information on food products - and it was before the days of the internet. I had a small booklet with calories for standard foods and used that as a certain guideline.

    Hang in there, I am sure you will see movement on the scale again at some time! And maybe your Saturday weight this week will be below last weeks Saturday weight! :thumbsup2 I will keep my fingers crossed for you!

    See, I love Blue Shropshire cheese which I can't get here in Germany! :goodvibes

    I admire your resolve to stay away from it at all!

    Not stopping eating even when I am full because the food tastes so good is one of my problems, too. I found out that it helps when I try to slow down while eating as I savour the food more and feel more satisfied with it.

    Congratulations on getting rid of most of those vacations pounds! And I hope you will be able to report soon about many healthy kittens! I hope you will post pictures for us to see!
     
  4. dismagiclover

    dismagiclover Mrs. Darling: Mom to Wendy, John & Michael

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    So I haven't been around much, but I'm still on the bandwagon! Seems like most of us are hanging in there even though weight loss is never as fast as we want it to be. They announced a new race for Marathon weekend today. The Dopey. It includes a 5K, a 10K, a half, and a full marathon. I'm crazy enough I'm planning on doing it, but it will be wayyyy easier if I get more of the weight off. Though I'm not sure easy and 4 races should be in the same sentence:rotfl:
     
  5. araes2102

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    Thank you for coaching!! And cant wait to hear about your 30DS results!

    My trigger food is pizza! I love the stuff! Well, really any bread and cheese product... like quesadillas YUM.. oh no I went and made myself hungry :rotfl: But I have found lately that I am able to and indulge in maybe 1 slice of pizza, while eating something low carb for the rest of my meal. NSV!
     
  6. araes2102

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    Oh, and I forgot.... Had a 3 pound loss this morning :banana:
     
  7. pjlla

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    Morning all! Sorry I didn't get back here last night. Got busy at home.

    I'm done with my workout here at the Y and DD and I are hitting the road from here in about 30 minutes to head to Roger Williams University for DD's "recruiting" weekend! I hope that it is a fun, exciting 24 hours for her!

    I have brought along my food journal, my workout clothes, and some fruit. I am on my own for 3 meals between 11am today and noon tomorrow I will make smart, but delicious choices, I promise! Not sure what I am going to do exactly with my time. I actually cannot recall the last time I was alone away from home without any sort of schedule or agenda! I can't recall if I've ever stayed in a hotel, all alone!

    I think I will plan to play tourist a bit around the area, maybe find a good thrift shop, and possibly take myself to a movie! In the morning I'll sleep in a bit, hit the TM or walk outside (weather permitting), enjoy my free cooked -to-order breakfast at the hotel (although I will call it brunch), and maybe find a bit of sightseeing or a beach to stroll on before I pick up DD at noon.

    Gotta dash to gas up the car before DD gets out of the pool! I'll visit again late during my "me" time!............P
     
  8. araes2102

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    Hope it is an amazing weekend for both you and DD! :goodvibes:
     
  9. The Mystery Machine

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    Sounds like a lot of fun!!!! Enjoy your weekend!:yay:
     
  10. myweegirls

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    I'm at Epcot! Woo! Drove all night after dropping DDs off at Grandma's house...our BC villa isn't ready yet, so we're wandering. I have the Flower & Garden passport ready to go for our kiosk lunch in a few minutes, and the weather is glorious. I think I'm starting to relax. :)

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  11. araes2102

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    Have an awesome vacation!! Sounds wonderful!!
     
  12. pjlla

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    Afternoon all! Here I am in southern RI enjoying my alone time ! I killed a few hours at a thrift store and made a modest dent in my budget on some work clothes...some for spring and a few more wintery.....one dress, one skirt, two jackets, a few tops and cardigans, plus a pair of flats for DD...for about $65. One piece was a splurge at $15 but it was NWT and I loved it the moment I put it on. I realized as I was racing thru the store that life will definitely change when the kids are gone. After a few minutes of shopping like I was on a deadline I realized that NO ONE was waiting for me and I didn't have to rush anywhere for anything...it was a weird sensation!

    I've only had one short text message from DD since I dropped her off at 10:45, so hopefully that means she is having fun and not that she lost her phone or something like that!:lmao:

    For lunch, after some trial and error, I finally stopped at a grocery store and picked up a hot chicken leg quarter and an apple (I had a bottle of water in the car already). I ate my tasty, warm, healthy, cheap lunch in the car while enjoying the radio. Still haven't decided what to have for dinner. I'm tempted to get something special like Mexican or Chinese, but that might not be possible if I am trying to stay OP and on budget. I AM going to enjoy a cocktail and a piece of chocolate after dinner as a splurge though :thumbsup2 .

    Hope you all are having a great weekend! BBL to chat.........P
     
  13. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    Hi everyone! It has been a very busy day here - even though I did not expect it to be. Had quite a few errands to run - including starting to pick up a few things for the vacation next month.

    So sorry for being so late with the QOTD but here it is - and it is a simple one!

    QOTD: What is your favourite exercise?

    And I guess I better get started and answer my own question!

    For me it is definitely hiking. I used to hate it as a kid, but love it now. Spending hours in the countryside is just so rewarding. I love climbing a mountain, but I also enjoy getting just from point A to point B through nice landscape. Unfortunately I don't get to do it as often as I would want to, I really ought to make more effort this summer to get some nice hikes organised with friends!
     
  14. Flossbolna

    Flossbolna Sea days are just so relaxing!

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    :faint: Wow!! That's quite a combo! It will be interesting to see how the 10k goes that they added to the line up. I guess they will try to relieve the load for the half marathon, but that will onyl work if people do get nice medals for the 10k as well. I am even tempted by it as I know that I can run a 10k, but when training for longer distances I always flaked out when I got about 15 km (so a little under 10 miles).

    I just finished the last 30DS workout, will report results tomorrow morning!

    Being able to stop oneself after a reasonable amount is a great step towards healthy eating! :thumbsup2

    Have a great day off! How exciting for your daughter, I hope she enjoys her time at the university!

    Can't wait to see Flower & Garden myself!! Have a wonderful vacation!

    Sounds like you are having a wonderful time!! Enjoy your cocktail!!
     
  15. jillbur

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    Thank you for coaching :)

    QOTD~my danger zone is sweets, especially chocolate. I've tried to limit myself to just a small piece of candy during the day, but then I usually want more and eat 20! So, it's best for me to avoid all together. However, I am struggling with this right now. Stress from work is killing my eating. And, DSs went to a church Easter egg hunt today. They came home with a ton of candy. Luckily, I will take some of it to work or else we'd eat it all. I think they were able to get 63 eggs each!



    Have fun! DD must be jumping out of her skin with excitement. Gee, I've only been on the WISH boards for a couple years, but I feel like I've seen (heard) her grow up lol!


    I am so excited for you! Epcot is my fave and I love F&G. Have a great time, relax, and tell Mickey I miss him!



    My favorite is running. It's so peaceful to me. I wish I could find time to run more. I missed this whole week and had to substitute with my elliptical. It's just not the same. Hoping to get back on track this coming week.




    Sounds like it's been a fun, relaxing trip for you so far. It's amazing when I get a few hours to shop by myself how I start off rushing then have to relax a bit. Enjoy your drink and dessert!

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    Hey everyone! Today has been a pretty successful day (not eating though). We went to an egg hunt, ran into the store to grab some meat & a prescription, put all my photos from our January trip into an album, made dinner, cleaned the windows in the living room, organized one cabinet in the bathroom (2 more to go), boiled eggs to color, made & ordered 2 coffee mugs online at Walgreens, and paid all my bills. It feels good to get things done! However, I didn't eat too good today and I did not get exercise yet. I'm planning on watching a documentary tonight that I want to show my high school students this week (I have to preview it~it's called Man on Wire) so I may do some light exercise & stretch real good.

    It sounds like everyone is doing so well. I'm sorry for those having injury issues. I hope everyone heals up fast. Knock on wood...I've never had an injury that sidelined me, but I'm sure it is frustrating and tough. And, I'm anxiously awaiting those kitties :)

    So, I am hosting Easter dinner this year. Typically, we have ham, kielbasa, haluski (with dumplings), a potato, salad, a veggie, and pies. My mom is making the ham, my sister is making the haluski and a cauliflower dish, so I am in charge of kielbasa, a potato, desserts, and drinks. I know I'll be making a peanut butter pie (requested by BIL), but I'll be hitting up Pinterest for other ideas. So, it's not a healthy dinner by any means, but it's a tradition for our family (from my grandma). Do you have plans for Easter dinner? If so, what do you typically have? I love new ideas! I know lots of people have lamb. Only me, BIL, and DH really like lamb, so we don't have it.

    Ok, I have to get DS6 off the Wii. He is playing Wii Sports Resort and is having a blast, but it's time for a shower. We are going to try to make 8 am Palm Sunday service tomorrow. We'll see how this goes lol! I hope DSs get moving in the am!

    Have a great evening :goodvibes

    Jill
     
  16. BernardandMissBianca

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    Holy craziness batman. did y'all see the announcement for the Dopey race in 2014? 4 races, 6 medals.

    I would sooooo love to do this. Don't think I could, but man oh man, this would be soooo cool!
     
  17. araes2102

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    QOTD: I love zumba, surprisingly enough because I am a klutz! But I usually chose the elliptical because I can only make to one class a week.

    Had an awesome day today at the Renaissance Festival! Did lots, walked lots, spent lots! :rotfl: Got DD's hair braided into a "swirl" and it is amazing, wish I could braid like that! Both kids also got henna tattoos, which they love :) Saw the whip cracker and the joust to the death... awesome shows. I also got my first fitted toe ring which I love :) AND we all rode on an elephant, felt bad for the elephant, but they explained that the elephants work no more than 30 weekends per year plus half the money raised goes toward stopping elephant poachers in Africa, both the elephants they had were rescued themselves. So I felt a little better (if that is all true). Anyway, I still made good choices, walked 10000 steps at the festival alone, so I will probably get in 15000 steps today, and shared a turkey leg with the kiddos plus a small bit of pretzel and milkshake (plus a regular breakfast and snack on the way). Because I walked so much today I am actually way under on calories. I will need to ready a good dinner when we make it home! :)

    Hope everyone else is having a great weekend too!!
     
  18. Lindaland

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    Sounds like a blast!! Great pick up for the clothes and great choices for food! When I first tried low carb I hated going out to eat, but you find what works (no matter what type of diet you are on) and it gets way easier, and most places are more than happy to make changes to suit your needs. Also great job being "on your own"! Its not one of my faves either, but it sounds like you are doing great, ENJOY YOURSELF!! Also, congrats on your DD, mine was not what you would call "studious" or even remotely athletic. However she is an exceptional artist and has started her own business (so to speak, lol still waiting for the $$ to roll in :lmao:) so I missed out on all the college weekends.

    Hope your have a great time!!
     
  19. Lindaland

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    Sorry for the double posting (don't know how to quote more than one person and then add my own! lol)

    Had an awesome day today!! Managed to get back on my diet after yesterday's "free day" which I did turn into just a free meal. Stuck to my diet for Bfast before classes and then had just a nice salad for lunch. Then after getting a new living room set, we celebrated at Red Lobster!! Yep, had those yummy cheddar bay biscuits and the Bar Harbor Bake with lots of seafood and pasta. However I did order my rum with diet coke!! lol But got right back on the diet wagon today and had a great day. Found out that my dog Puck made it on the flyball team and will soon be competing in tournaments and doing demos around the area!!! :cheer2:

    50sjayne, I hope your cat is doing good and I cant wait to see pics of the kittens!!!:goodvibes

    araes2012, great job on the weight loss!!!! :thumbsup2

    For the QOTD, I would have to say its hiking. We dont get many nice days up here this time of year so its nice to get out and enjoy the mountains when they are "out", lol. Also, I do my bike and weights/floor work most days so its always nice to mix it up on my week off to take advantage of the beautiful PNW here.

    Hope you all have a great night and a wonderful day tomorrow!!!
     
  20. araes2102

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    :banana: for the new furniture! :cheer2: for puck! And :thumbsup2 on your free meal, sounds delish and you did great getting right back on the wagon :)
     
  21. The Mystery Machine

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    Ahhh, sounds wonderful!!! We are supposed to GET SNOW HERE TODAY, like 12" (yeah right). Last year at this time I was planting flowers in my gardens.:lmao:

    Enjoy your trip!!! :wave2:
     

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