Susie, sure, jump right in. Welcome! We're always glad to have new members.
I had the best sleep last night that I've had in weeks--a little over eight hours, only waking twice and then falling right back to sleep. It was heavenly! We had a lovely small Christmas gathering--just nine of us--immediate family and live-in GD's boyfriend.
Mike, thanks for starting us off.
fit4luv, yeah, sleepily is a word. Love your sleepy kitty. LOL I'll do two miles/30 minutes walking today. Wow, 20 miles on your pedometer is a great goal! Mine is only 10, but I'm OK with that. I love your twinkling trees. Enjoy your extended family Christmas.
Tori, hi. Wishing you a well-deserved easy work day.
Our big grocery stores closed early Christmas Eve and were closed all day yesterday. Yeah, we all knew when Christmas was, so should have had all the food purchased for our dinners. Then I was in the middle of cooking and realized I didn't have enough butter for the broccoli, fried apples, and for the table for the yeast rolls. Had to stop and hunt down a convenience store. Found one open told the clerk I was so sorry she had to work Christmas Day, but I was really glad her store was open. Hope you get your paperwork done.
Cassie, aw, sorry 'bout your broken tooth. Does it hurt? Hope you can get in soon. Oh, the dreaded cone collar. My dog was in one once for a flea bite that he was chewing--actually pulling out his fur with his teeth to relieve the itching until I took him to the vet, got meds and the collar. What's your kitty in it for? I had the same experience with everything I cooked yesterday turning out just right and I'd have been OK and would have stuck to my food goals had my family not been so complimentary about it. But it really didn't take all that much arm twisting--deep down I know I used their compliments as an excuse to cave because that's what I really wanted to do in the first place. But I'm back on the wagon with you today. So glad you had a lovely Christmas and can do nothing at all today that you don't want to do. I'm only going to clean off my rolltop desk (catch-all) and exercise--that's it. DH already said he'd just warm up leftovers for his dinner.
mhibdon, best wishes on the free 10k deal. Nice to hear you so excited about it. We all know you can reach your long term goals--you've got the right stuff.
Goals this week:
Calorie limit 1600
Carbs less fiber limit 25g per day
Fiber 25g per day
Dietary cholesterol average 300mg per day
Veggies 5 servings per day
Saturated fat average 12% of total calories per day
Water 48 ounces per day
Vitamin D, fish oil, and green tea
Exercise 5 days
Sugar free chocolate miniatures limit 2 per day
Artificial sweetener 2 packets per day
Each day mention something wonderful that happened or a complaint that led me to count a blessing