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Thursday, February 07, 2013

That is not a word that would ever obviously used to describe ME.

I'm large. I use to be 5'10" but have apparently lost an inch or so over the years.

I'm big boned. I know, you're rolling your eyes, but it's true.
Take your thumb and forefinger on your left hand, and wrap it around your right wrist.
Do they touch?
Mine don't even come close. Yes, that might change as I release more lbs, but it is what it is.

I'm sturdy. I use to be the "pack mule" for the family, being the largest and therefore obviously the strongest individual (in their opinion, not necessarily mine).

I could easily be called a 'galoot' - a big goofy person. I use that term affectionately with some of the lumbering-type kennel kids we walk.

I have a loud laugh - in fact, when I really get going and it's a "I can't help it" kind of laugh, it has been called hyena-like LOL get me and my sister together and get us laughing deep down inside and it borderlines on frightening LOL

There are parts of me, though, that are delicate despite outward appearances.

Apparently, even though I'm burning beau-coup calories daily, I release lbs better when I eat below my suggested Spark calorie range. I know, it's a suggestion moreso than set in stone mandates.

That is a delicate balance - I need to eat less, but eat enough to fuel my body to do what I want. I need to reduce processed carbs, but eat enough raw carbs (for lack of a better term) to fuel my muscles and body and brain. And believe me I love me some raw carbs!

Ok, that's all I can think of right now, but there.. there's one delicate thing about me!

Wednesday, Feb. 6:
Morning Coffee
Regular Coffee, 2 cup (8 fl oz) 5
Kirkland Daily Multivitamin, 1 serving 0
Organic Valley Organic Half & Half, 4 tbsp 80
Optimum Gold Standard Natural 100% Whey Vanilla - 1 scoop, 1 serving 130
Total: 215

Blackberries, fresh, 0.5 cup 37
Blueberries, fresh, 22 berries 17
greek god's greek yogurt traditional plain, 1 serving 130
Raspberries, 20 raspberries 19
Total: 203

Morning Snack
Grapes, 20 grape, seedless 39
Total: 39

Roasted vegetables, 1 serving 186
Chicken Breast (cooked), no skin, 5 ounces 172
Total: 358

Afternoon Snack
Blue Diamond Whole Natural Almonds (24 almonds), 1 serving 160
Total: 160

Red Ripe Tomatoes, 0.25 cup, chopped or sliced 9
Flour Tortillas, 1 tortilla (approx 10" dia) 234
Cheese, Kraft Mexican Style Taco Cheese, 0.25 cup 100
Guacamole, 2 tbsp 85
Chipotle Carnitas, 4 oz 190
Romaine Lettuce (salad), 0.5 cup, shredded 4
Sour Cream, 2 tbsp 51
Total: 673

Evening Snack
Cashew Nuts (Raw), 1 oz 155
Total: 155

Daily Total: 1803
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 1,803
BMR* 2,184
Exercise 735
Total Burned 2,919
Differential -1,116


Yep, those calories consumed are creepin' back up again. That's alright, I'm not worried, but I am paying attention. I realized I was munching on cashew pieces last night because I was tired, not because I was really hungry. I allowed myself a few, and then called it good. Improvement!

Ok, those of you who said you have to clean your workspace before you can take pictures of it - you made me giggle! Thanks for that. I cannot imagine it's so bad that you can't take pictures right now, but then again, I'm all about being paperless. I require all forms be submitted electronically because I do not store paper copies of anything. Ever. Everything I do, all work, is electronic, so I'm really clutter-free. I wish the same for you!

Thanks to those who shared their space and their motivational do-dads. I loved it! I'm looking forward to more.
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    I'll never roll my eyes at big-boned as I believe myself to be a big-boned girl as well. I sometimes wish there were more positive images, role-models, acceptance for physically strong girls when I was younger. Oh well, I'm glad they are there now. I can just tough my middle finger to my thumb when wrapped around my wrist and I don't think I have anything excess there at this point.

    I would have a tough time to come up with an application of "delicate" to me and I think you did great. By the way, I love your laugh and smile and I hope we can get together again to share more laughs!

    Good luck finding and sticking to that delicate balance of carbs and calories and exercise to keep losing weight!

    Sorry if this is a bit all over the brain flow is a tad off. LOL!

    3054 days ago
    I wouldn't call myself 'delicate' either, I can be downright clutzy. (Who else misses the fact that there are more steps on the stairs she walks EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. and falls going down? Yep, that would be me this morning.) That's why it is simply hilarious that I'm taking a belly dancing class. There is a delicate balance for each of us in finding what works for us, though; it is not the same for everyone. You're doing awesome, Candy, just keep going! Oh, and seriously, my desk right now is a disaster, papers scattered about and not much to show in the 'motivational quotes' category. Need to fix that one of these days!
    3056 days ago
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