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Oxford, Massachusetts,, United States
Hi, My name is Kimberly. I decided to blog about my journey to a healthy me. At present I am 50 yo, I weigh about 225 lb (edit...down to 185) I am 5' 10" tall; Re-married Mom of 2 wonderful "boys" (24& 25). I work as an executive assistant, have a fabulous Husband and life would be perfect if I could just learn to budget, get my bills paid and reduce my size by about 60 (edit: 20 more) lb!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

P3, October is hard for me to maintain.

Sorry I have not posted in a while!
October is a hard month for me. Halloween is my FAVORITE Holiday.
We do alot this month, it is also my Son's Birthday the day BEFORE Halloween.
We always have fun with it.

And PUMPKIN is back in October. I have done well to stay away from the baked goods.
And MOSTLY the sugar. however I did give in and have a Reese's PB cup, and an almond joy!

I have had my pumpkin Lattes. a few probably had a bit of sugar in the syrup they use.

Went to a few Costume parties and had alcohol. (yes more sugar)
so I am up about 4 lbs. I will get that back off, so I am not too worried.

I have an event tonight I baked sugar free, flour free chocolate cupcakes for.
I made these once and they were WAY too bitter. the main ingredient was 80% cacao powder. and with the stevia it was just too bitter.
So I am trying it again, the cupcakes use ground up black beans and cocoa - no flour.
I am going to make the frosting with coco powder instead of cacao.  to cut the bitterness, I will post recipe and photos, IF they come out good. I don't post recipes that I find as failures.

My costume this year, Harley Quinn from the Batman comic series.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

New Project! Afghan for my son

Here is the pattern for the afghan I am hoping to finish by Christmas!! it will keep me busy that is for sure!!!
Not sure what this pattern is called, but I like it. it is very masculine.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Project that keeps me from EATING.

This is the crochet project that keeps me from raiding the kitchen for junk when I'm bored!!
Finished Baby Blanket for my great neice Willow, who will be born in January.

Cheated! Darn Foot ball games!

Ok so I am doing really well, down to 186. but I went and ate some cheese, and smoked turkey.
Not ALOT but MAN this protocol is unforgiving!!!
I am up .6 - But I feel FANTASTIC Anyway!

Took some photos of me in a skirt I couldn't fit in this summer. 
I wore this to work with a nice green blazer. I feel very IRISH today. LOL
My goal is 170 but I may quit at 175. which is 11 lbs from where I am at. then stabalize.
And if I can keep to 175 thru the holidays, I might do one more round and get to final goal.
I still think my tummy is too poochy below my belly button and my legs and upper arms could use some more weight loss, but I think if I start muscle training (sit ups, arm lifts) thru the holidays and see how that works out. Maybe won't need another round. :)

Thursday, October 2, 2014

NON Scale Victory and "Exercise??"

Today, I pulled out these nice boots my husband had bought for me from New York.
He had bought them about a year and a half ago. but my calves were too fat to put them on.
I was so sad about it. they were my size and he was doing something nice, but my calves were just not cooperating.  I tried to wear them a few times but they HURT.

So today, since it's fall, and drizzly out. I thought I would try them on.
They fit perfectly. My FAT little calves have become not so FAT!

The TIGHTS are another story!!!  If you are a woman, you will be able to relate. If you're a man, you will have NO IDEA what we go thru with these things!!

My Doctor said it may help with some nerve pain I have in my left leg and ankle.  
I have NO CLUE how older folks get these things on!  I would think they would need help from a spouse or a Nurse.
I started at the toe, but they were so skinny at the ankle I was crunching myself in half trying to get them up. then over the calves, stretching and lifting my leg. I was really working up a sweat just to get these things up. Once over my knees it wasn't so bad, I had to do some squats to get them up to my waist.  but DAMN those things really do COMPRESS your legs!!!

So inadvertently, I did crunches, leg lifts and squats!!!   I am counting it as exercise!!