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Friday, February 01, 2013

..heading for home - or in this case, the weekend!

I was less boggled yesterday, thank goodness LOL It was PuppyDay, which is the new name for Thursdays when Bill brings one of the puppies with him to meet me at work at lunch, and we walk along the waterfront. Yesterday was Maggie's day, and she was a very good girl.

Now, dog owners, if you're walking along and see another dog/owner combo coming toward you, and you hear the other dog owner say distinctly "no, we're not going to meet right now" while drawing their dog away from yours, would you then bee-line toward that dog/owner combo and allow your dog to go nose-to-nose with the other?

I don't think so! But some guy did, and Maggie was as tolerant as she could be before the other little dog bounced at her and Maggie then growled and bounced back. The other dog's owner let out a gasp and hauled his dog back in and walked off. Geez.

There's an initiative to recognize yellow ribbons on dog leashes as a means to symbolize that "my dog needs space, please don't approach" or something to that effect. Perhaps I should add a yellow ribbon to Maggie's leash and hope to educate people on not approaching.

Maggie looks very cute and sweet and harmless, but let me tell you she's one uppity lil b*tch! She doesn't tolerate someone she doesn't know in her face. For that matter, she doesn't tolerate someone she DOES know in her face - she's always grumbling and grousing and muttering at Bubbie, who in typical little brother fashion, bedevils her at every chance!

Anyway, except for that one small run-in, she did great. We managed 1.4 miles which is not that big a deal, but for a little epileptic puppy who usually has a seizure around 1 mile when it's hot, she did fantastic. Bill said she collapsed on the passenger seat of the Jeep (she had helped him drive to meet me, told you she was uppity! LOL) for the ride home and allowed him to do the driving by himself.

Thursday, January 31
Morning Coffee
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 4 tbsp 80
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Optimum Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey Vanilla 1 serving 130
Total: 215

Spaghetti, 1 serving 303
Total: 303

Chicken Fajitas, 1 serving 380
Guacamole, 1 serving 186
Grapes, 20 grape, seedless 39
Total: 605

Beef Goulash, 1 serving 291
Total: 291

Creamy Coleslaw, 1 serving 218
Total: 218

Evening Snack
Orville Redenbacher's Smart Pop 94% Fat Free Butter, 8 cup 120
Butter, unsalted, 3 tbsp 305
Total: 425

Daily Total: 2058
Calorie Range per SparkPeople - 1800 - 2150
This is for a goal of losing 1 lb a week, burning 2550 cals a week to reach 199 by the first week of December, 2013.

Calorie Differential:
Eaten 2,058
BMR* 2,190
Exercise 738
Total Burned 2,928
Differential -870

So, it's not that great of a differential. I was feeling snacky last night because I was tired. Really really tired. I was going to run after work, but had a check-in with the dentist to check on my extraction site. I walked to the office and back - about a mile round trip. That was the extent of my efforts yesterday, aside from the waterfront walk with Bill and Maggie. That's alright, I was tired and needed the break. I got to sleep at a reasonable hour, and I think I slept alright. I feel pretty good today, for the most part.

Actually, I'm feeling sorta cute today, for no particular reason. I snapped a pic to remind myself of this feeling.

And then of course because I'd much rather be a goofball!

It's the weekend, kiddos. If you're not a part of a challenge team, then I challenge you to track ALL your food this weekend, no matter what you eat. If you bite it, write it and see how you do!
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    Great pic Candy, you are very cute! Some dog owners are just crazy!
    3056 days ago
  • GAYLEP67
    There was a lady walking her dog in my old neighbourhood and as someone with a dog approached her, cooing over her dog, she said "unfriendly" and avoided them. It was the first time I had ever heard anyone do that but then I thought "well, I guess that's pretty fair warning".

    I LOVE the pictures of you. You look absolutely GORGEOUS (and goofy in your second shot as desired).

    Hope your weekend was a great one!
    3062 days ago
    Our little one appears as cute as can be but she's a DEMON. We've been working with her and she's better but she just isn't nice on a leash...leash-rage. Off the leash she is fine. I give "she's not nice" warnings when people want to engage. They seem puzzled for a few seconds and shortly thereafter she freaks the heck out and they look at us like we're crazy. I hate it-hate it! I used to have a sweet-sweet dog who love people. She put her ears down and wagged her tail hard every time someone looked at her. The minute they looked away, ears up and tail stopped..look at her and ears down and wagging again.

    Love the yellow ribbon idea.

    Your PuppyDay walks with Bill and the pups sounds like a wonderful break from work! And soon the weather will be a little better and you'll get to enjoy it even more. But so sorry she has seizure. That is a tough thing to handle.

    Hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I'm tracking every bite (including too many bites at Costco today)!

    Thanks for sharing your super-cute picture (no sorta about it) and the goofball pic as well!

    3063 days ago
    Thats such a cute description of ur fun walk...i already like Maggie now..ur pic is awesome....u have brightest the twinkle in ur eyes....

    Yes i do track my food friend....thanks for the encouragement ....way to go....we can do it...
    3064 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8072637
    As for the dog situation, some people just don't seem to have a clue. Or situational awareness. Or good hearing. Or a sense of boundaries. Or...(insert your own assessment here). Yeah, having taken many a walk with my pooches over the years, some people just don't get it. Pogo is dog aggressive and is woofing and pulling and posturing whenever he sees a pooch larger than he, so luckily most people get the clue, but not all! I'm glad your little girl did well! And maybe the guy learned his lesson.

    Love the pics! Looking good, girlfriend! I need to do the same. Got my perm cut out and am now flat ironing my wavy hair into submission, so I should show that. Maybe after my next haircut!

    Getting used to the Fitbit. Now my co-worker who has weight-loss surgery back in Sept. wants one. I was telling another person about it today and she heard me. Enjoying that little device. Are you doing anything with the community on I don't have time to keep up with Spark and Facebook, so I haven't joined the community on Fitbit. The Fitbit Spark team will have to do for me!

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    3064 days ago
    I don't have a dog, but if I did, I would make sure to pause and ask... or call out "Does she play well with other dogs?" But then again, I guess I have un-common common sense!

    Love the pics. You know, its been awhile since I've done a recent picture of me..... and I still need to take my measurements..
    3064 days ago
    Cute picture!! You're right about the dogs -- mine is uber friendly to dogs and humans alike -- but I always pause to ask if it is okay -- otherwise shame on me.
    3064 days ago
    I loved your pictures! Your second one made me LOL.

    I'm jealous about the warm weather for walking. It was 14 this morning and snowing hard on my drive to work. I would love to have my puppies come to work to walk with me! That's a goal for me to set.

    You are doing so well. I'm really proud of you. I hope you have a great weekend!

    3064 days ago
    emoticon pics. Love the smile, love the eyes and L-O-V-E your haircut. I've been trying to grow mine out for the past 4 years - naturally curly and it takes FOREVER - and most days I just want to chop it off. Have an appointment next Saturday and that may be exactly what I do.

    Have a great weekend. I'll be tracking my food all weekend. emoticon
    3064 days ago

    That picture is UBER CUTE... nice to see such a great smile and sparkle in your eyes!

    That picture belongs on your spark page, gal!

    3064 days ago
    I love your smile (part smirk) in your pic-- you do look super cute!

    Dog etiquette is a weird thing-- it's too bad there's not a national standard (as well as some required classes with licensing, now that I think about it) for communicating between dog owners.

    I had a guy scream at me while I was walking my two three legged dogs on the sidewalk (who are very well behaved on a leash) because he had a dog on a leash on the sidewalk, too... which confused me, as I was in total control with my dogs, and felt perfectly fine walking down the public sidewalk-- but he went NUTS-- "b*tch you comin' up on me with your dogs! yadda yadda yadda. I think it's personally the walker's responsibility-- as in: I have a crazy dog that will rip your face off, so I will walk across the street to avoid interacting with you, instead of making people with calm, rational dogs adjust their walk in the off chance that the other persons dog might not be cool with it...

    I'm digressing, sorry. Dog stuffs is weird.
    3064 days ago
    I love the pics--you ARE cute, even if you're a goofball sometimes, LOL! I do not understand some dog owners, though; always ASK if it's okay for your dogs to meet before allowing yours to go nose-to-nose with another dog. Ditto for reaching out to pet a strange dog; our Malamute will happily meet other dogs most days, but she can be stand-offish at times, and we never assume anything. The last thing I want to deal with is trying to separate our 140-lb. dog from another if things do not go well! Happy weekend, you are doing great!

    3064 days ago
    That last pic is AWESOME!

    And WOOHOO for days where we feel super cute for no real reason! Got a little swagger to your step?
    3064 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8532529
    You are darn cute!!! Geez you have to throw out that challenge on Super Bowl Sunday weekend???? LOL, alright that's a great challenge! Have a super weekend yourself!
    3064 days ago
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