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TRAVEL

So I found out on Monday of this week that my boss was taking me to Boston on Business Wed-Fri of this week.  So that meant I had 7 meals out over the last couple days...I usually WI on Friday morning but because I wasn't home I couldn't.  I would have when I woke up this morning, but I totally forgot because I had to get up and out early for my daughter's basketball playoff game.  So I'm thinking tomorrow I will step on, to see if my choices were good enough.  I did well with my choices. …

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Added by Erica on March 11, 2017 at 1:48pm — 2 Comments

Another year older

A wise woman once told me, "You will never be as young as you are this very moment".  Oh how true that is!  I celebrated 38 years on Monday therefore last week consisted of one lunch out with my best friend, 3 dinners out, sushi take out and 2 different cakes were gifted to me!  So the -0.4 loss that I logged this week was a very, very happy thing!  I really thought I would just maintain.  The fact that I lost with all those meals that I didn't not cook myself and going over my…

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Added by Erica on March 4, 2017 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Looking back at my WI log

I was just wondering how long ago it has been since my weight has been where it is currently because over the last 2 weeks I have had a couple people mention that I look like I've lost weight!  Well I have but was shocked that anyone noticed.  So I looked at my log and it's actually been just over 2 years since my weight has been this low!  And 3 years since I was where I want to be, in the low 130's.  Back then I was weight lifting pretty intensely and in really great shape.  Then I started…

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Added by Erica on February 14, 2017 at 10:37pm — 2 Comments

Still at it!

Hello! Is anybody out there?  I got to leave work early for the snow today :)   I'm still at it losing weight. I'm using my fitness pal for tracking.  I'm doing meal prep and using my kitchen scale and I'm sticking to it really well.  However, the bathroom scale is moving in super, duper slow motion and it's starting to get frustrating.  I think I might need to drop my calories down a smidge.  I'm only 5'2 and I sit at a desk all day.  I think I'm going to drop down a little and see what…

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Added by Erica on January 31, 2017 at 3:17pm — 5 Comments

Happy New Year!

I can't believe how quickly time flies! Well I'm back to tracking my food with my fitness pal and I have already lost 2 pounds :) Sure it's not much but it's just the motivation that I need to move forward. I'm feeling much better than I have felt in a long time and taking this opportunity to get my habits in order and move toward getting my weight back to a healthy place. I have to run now, work awaits! But I will be back soon! So glad to see some of my log time friends still posting and… Continue

Added by Erica on January 13, 2017 at 6:50am — No Comments

Checking in

I just wanted to stop by to say hello.  I have now been diagnosed with migraines.  I've been headache free for a week now, so feeling tons better.  But I'm still feeling a little weak and shaky.  Idk if something more is going on or if it is just part of it.  I've had good days and bad days with food.  My appetite has ben down with not feeling well but it also means I'm just grabbing for whatever and not wanting to prep and cook and whenever I don't feel well I gravitate toward comfort…

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Added by Erica on September 29, 2016 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Week 10 down another pound

I didn't post last week because I was away for a few days to Cape Cod, with my best friend.  We had a great time even though I haven't been feeling 100%. 

I'm honestly not sure how I lost a pound in the last 2 weeks.  We ate out on the cape for all of our meals and I wasn't totally careful.  I haven't been good about logging what I ate for the last couple weeks...But since I haven't felt well I have not had much of an appetite.

Hoping to feel more like myself soon!  I almost…

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Added by Erica on September 15, 2016 at 2:32pm — 1 Comment

Week 8 down -0.8

It seems like to scale is in slow motion for me.  Although looking at my average since I started, at appears that I'm right were I should be. I'm down 7.5 lbs in 8 weeks so that's just under a pound a week, not bad.  I'll just keep on chugging along. 

So my stomach has been perfect since the day before I saw the GI doc last week and it hasn't returned KNOCK ON WOOD.  It's so confusing with so many different specialists!  They are not all on the same page as far as my care and it is…

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Added by Erica on August 31, 2016 at 10:41am — 2 Comments

Week 7 -stayed the same

My weight this morning is the same as last week (150.8)  but, every other time I've stepped on the scale I was up!  So seeing the same weight today was a happy thing!  I want to break into the 140's, hopefully in the next couple weeks!

My stomach has continued to be a problem.  Which means I don't want fruits and veggies and I just want carbs and soothing foods.  I haven't had much of an appetite but those foods being higher calorie I'm still where I should be calorie-wise (although…

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Added by Erica on August 24, 2016 at 8:51am — 1 Comment

Week 6 down -1.2! I've lost 6.7 in the last 6 weeks!!!! Yippee!!

So last week with my belly upset, I was concerned that I wouldn't lose or might even gain.  I wasn't eating much but then when I did eat it wasn't my usual healthy diet I wanted pretty much straight up carbs. Also I didn't get any walks or hikes in!   So I'm really glad to see a nice loss on the scale this week!     

Lots going on in the weeks before school starts.  Just trying to take in the most of the summer days that I can with my family!

I have some trips coming up in the…

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Added by Erica on August 17, 2016 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Week 5 Lost -0.5

I've not felt great since Monday little appetite and on and off nauseous. Monday and Tuesday I didn't even eat half of the salad that I packed for work.  Today I was feeling much better until after lunch.  I'm not sure what is going on with me but when I do want to eat I want pure carbs, rice, oatmeal...bland carb-y foods.  I'm hoping that I feel better soon so I can get back to my normal eating!

Got some stuff done today regardless.  My daughter had her before school physical.  Then…

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Added by Erica on August 10, 2016 at 5:42pm — 2 Comments

Week 4 lost 0.5!

So at first glance I was thinking that I needed to experiment and lower my calories. I stayed the same last week but had good losses the 2 weeks prior and now another loss.  Looking at the big picture, this is week 4 and I have lost 5 pounds total!  That is not bad at all and I'll take it and be happy!  I'm not suffering at all with the slightest hunger. I'm not feeling deprived!  During those 4 weeks I have been to 3 parties, gone out to eat at 2 restaurants, made my famous pizza and wings…

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Added by Erica on August 3, 2016 at 8:19am — 2 Comments

Week 3... I stayed the same

I'm not upset at all I was on target all week and I even started a little bit of exercise.  I forgot to discuss with my doctor, last week if  I had the ok to start a little bit of exercise.  In my head as long as I'm not pushing myself and putting too much strain on my joints I think he would actually welcome it. 

As much as I wanted to have lost a half pound this week, to make my total loss over the 3 weeks to be 5 lbs, I know that around week 3 I usually have a slight stall and…

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Added by Erica on July 27, 2016 at 9:56am — 1 Comment

Busy week

Today was WI day and I'm down another 1.5 LBS!  That's pretty good considering that we had our older daughter's graduation party this past Sunday!  It was fantastic but exhausting!  I cooked for 2 days then we had the party, it was a blur, then we had to clean up, pack up both cars, drive home then unpack everything, I was exhausted, maybe even a little dehydrated.  I felt ill.  I wasn't sure if I was going to make it to work on Mon. but I felt much better in the morning.  Work is crazy…

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Added by Erica on July 20, 2016 at 9:22pm — 1 Comment

Week 1 (-3 Lbs.)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I guess I'm off to a good start!  YAY!!!  See, for me all it really just takes the switch going off in my head and prepping my food ahead of time!  It's not that hard and it actually makes me fell more organized in many ways.  I was just not in a good place.   

I'm feeling pretty good!  I had a good week, first week back from vacation and I'm caught up at work!  Which means I don't have to stress about that!  Sunday is our older daughters graduation party!  Yup she graduated high…

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Added by Erica on July 13, 2016 at 12:31pm — 3 Comments

I can't believe it has been almost a year since I've posted!

I'm not going to sugar coat it.  I have had a really tough time over the last year or so!  I was diagnosed in February with Rheumatoid Arthritis after being sick with no diagnosis for 2 years.  Some relief to finally have a diagnosis but not one that I would ever want.  I've lived RA through my MIL, she was very much crippled and I was by her bedside when she passed at the age of 50.  I have struggled with the emotional aspects of the disease as well as the physical ones.  The fatigue is…

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Added by Erica on July 6, 2016 at 10:32am — 6 Comments

2 lbs lost this week

So far so good for the week!  My weight was up just coming back from a 2 week vacation and I lost my vacation weight this week.  I got 2 walks in his week, a 3 mile hike and a 1 mile hike and although I wish it were more it is a good start. My goal is to walk daily and on my days off get the longer walks in.  Somehow I need to find a way to find time to walk daily!  Today started a new week for me and is my day off work and I'm happy to report that I hiked 2 miles, conquered my biggest…

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Added by Erica on July 22, 2015 at 9:38pm — 1 Comment

Update time

I cannot believe I haven't posted in 4 months (hangs head in shame)!  I had a rough time after losing our dog Sophie and it certainly didn't help me on this journey.  I've also been continuing to have some health challenges which make exercise difficult.  I'm pretty much limited to walking and hiking currently and I'm happy to report that we have a new puppy that loves to accompany me on my walks. 

We have taken a lot of vacation time over the last couple of months and just returned…

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Added by Erica on July 18, 2015 at 5:40pm — 1 Comment

Greiving

We had to say goodbye to our beloved family dog Sophie, until we meet again sweetheart.

The Last Battle

If it should be that I grow frail and weak

And pain should keep me from my sleep,

Then will you do what must be done,

For this — the last battle —…

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Added by Erica on March 12, 2015 at 11:55am — 2 Comments

Checking in

Hello friends!  An update on my health, I have been seeing an ND and she has me on some supplements to support me in healing but I'm not getting much relief from my symptoms.  The Turmeric is helping a little with the inflammation and she just increased the dose, so hopefully it's effects will also increase.  She just started me on a new diet for interstitial cystitis.  It is basically low acid and foods and beverages that won't irritate the bladder.  I can still continue to eat clean, there…

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Added by Erica on February 19, 2015 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

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