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Day 11 – 100 Day Challenge

Today was a perfect food day and I did get some exercise in.

Only 1.5 miles with Leslie Sansone, but it was something. Food was my lemon water in the morning, the green tea with every meal. Greek yogurt for breakfast and a mid-afternoon snack. Snacked on carrots with mint chutney and some raw veggies. Lunch was tuna and a salad with balsamic dressing. Dinner was mustard chicken and cabbage.

I’ve got some recipes that I cook on my facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/ExtendingOurHappilyEverAfter in the “notes” section. The Mustard chicken recipe is super simple and posted there.

Headed on over to the library tonight for more DVD’s and to drop some off. Season 4 of Nurse Jackie was in! My son and I are addicted to that show! We’ll probably have it finished by the end of this weekend! Ivan and I watched a couple of episodes of MI-5 tonight and a couple of Clatterfords (Can you tell we are BBC fans?)

I’m so looking forward to a relaxing weekend! Love my Fridays! Happy about the time change this weekend and that it will be light later! Yay! Spring might be coming and I am excited about that. I can’t wait til I can start taking walks around Lake Scranton again… I am sure that will help with the weight loss!

My videos that I’m posting to Giveit100.com aren’t the best. It’s super dark in our living room ever since our overhead light broke and with the sun setting so early, I think that the videos will improve a bit starting on Monday of next week… then there is the whole “ME” part to them. I’m much better at writing (not that these blogs are GRIPPING! LOL) but maybe when I feel that the lighting is better and there may be more to “see”, then I’ll lighten up, so-to-speak and they will be better to see… in the meantime, I feel that it’s more of a “get it uploaded” sort of thing for the challenge and then I follow it up more with this blog where I feel less confined with the time limit and creativity… I’m just not that free-flowing with thought of what to put on a video… maybe I’ll ease into it. It is only day 11 out of 100… so I’d like to see myself grow in that area and give you all more to see (well, LESS, actually! LOL)

Off to bed for me, a good night’s sleep will do me a world of good tonight! Night, everyone!


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Day 7 – 100 Day Challenge

Today, I actually didn’t jump right back into diet mode like I wanted to. I will tomorrow, though.

I woke up like a zombie! Yesterday was way more exhausting than I thought! I woke up around 10 am, actually… and I did get in my Amla powder, but forgot the lemon water and then I got in my prunes, but then just nothing else for a few hours and when hunger sets in, that really is the worst thing that can happen to me. Carbs hit me after that and heavily. It was ease of being out and shopping and not planning, which has always been my detriment.

We went to Walmart to get a bit of shopping in, then I went out to Sears to pick up a Spring raincoat. Last Friday night, I had hit up JCP to find something for the city. I wanted to see what they had in the way of coats, as the only thing I had was super big. I found Ivan a coat for $40 and my son some sweats, but they really were picked over in the women’s department and I found nothing. So, then I went to Sears and I scored two coats. One was a nice, hooded electric blue one (worn in the pic from yesterday, that I wore in the city) and another black one, no hood. Both for $15 each! Great buy! But, I left there and thought that I really should have gotten a raincoat, too. So, today I went back and picked one up, however they only had two to choose from, one black and one maroon, which I felt were more fall/winter colors and the one that was more spring-like was not on sale for $15, but still on sale, but for $40, marked down from $100… two colors I liked were hot pink or turquoise blue. White wasn’t me, again, black, well, I wear alot of black… so, I went with the turquoise blue one. I’m not that into pink, but if they didn’t have the blue, I’d have gotten it. I wanted bright and bright I got. So, now I’m set. Shouldn’t need another coat for YEARS!

Anyway, then we went to Sams Club and that’s where I got a slice of pepperoni pizza. Also, got more vegetables and stuff for the week. Bought some probiotic pills, too… On days I don’t eat my greek yogurt or have a liquids day.

Headed over to Goodwill after that. I am looking for pants for work and sometimes I find something there. I’ve found so many tops there throughout my weight loss that have saved me so much money and we have been blessed with some great Goodwill stores in our area and I have found some amazing bargains and even clothes with tags on them! Today, I did find a pair of pants and a purple sweater. The pants are still snug in the waist, but the fit everywhere else is perfect, so it’ll be just a bit longer til I can wear them, but I bought them anyway, what a steal at only $3.99 and the top was only .99!

Then it was over to the library to pick up Season 2 of Clatterford. Finally home. Dinner was Turkey Meatballs, but we did do a bit of pasta with it. So, tomorrow, I’m back on track, as today I didn’t have much vegetables and only a bit of fruit and only one green tea and one probiotic.

Also, I didn’t get in any exercise except the walking I did while shopping, which was minimal! LOL

Wasn’t able to upload a video today, but will get in two tomorrow to http://www.giveit100.com/Cinnamarie1

We were due a huge storm tomorrow that turned out to be a miss for us. I do believe it will hit points south of us, but we are being spared. I guess, thank goodness? I really was hoping to have the day off! LOL Now, I’m going in to work, I suppose. Drats!

Oh well, I do tend to stay on plan food-wise at work MUCH better than I do here at home. So, I guess it’s a good thing!