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Day One of Calorie Counting

Do you notice anyone spying on me while I write this blog? 😉  Here’s a clearer look:

I can’t tell you how many times I get up from writing a blog post because the squirrels come looking for their daily treats. I love it! (Although trying to blog and trying to cook uninterrupted has become impossible. Sometimes, I’ll look up from washing my hands in the kitchen sink to see a squirrel perched on the deck watching me.
Anyway, I have to say, I’m kind of surprised that the first day of…

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RECIPE: Pumpkin Cranberry Apple Baked Oatmeal

I’ve had this recipe on my blog for a while, but I back-dated it so that it wouldn’t show up on my feed (I didn’t want to bombard you all with dozens of recipes in a single day). But since it’s finally fall, and it’s pumpkin season, I thought I’d re-share it now.

This baked oatmeal combines all the best flavors of fall! Pumpkin, cranberries, apples, pecans, and cinnamon–a delicious combination! I made some tweaks from the original recipe, which can be found at My Kitchen Addiction.

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Getting Prepared for Counting Calories (and hopefully drop these extra pounds I picked up!)

Like I’ve mentioned, if I want to get any of this extra weight off, I’m going to have to go back to the tried and true method of counting calories. I was able to lose weight in 2017 by becoming very in-tune with my body (and not counting anything), but that just doesn’t seem to be working for me anymore. Even though I “hear” what my body is saying, I just can’t seem to do what it’s telling me.
When I get into a groove with calorie counting, I don’t mind it. I kind of like it, actually, because…

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My Weight Loss Goal List from 10 Years Ago (and how it measures up to my current body/weight)

It occurred to me recently that next year will be 10 years since I reached my goal weight. Because it’s a nice round number, I want to hit that date with a bang. I want to look and feel as great as I did 10 years ago!

I have a full year until then, so I’m going to try to come up with a plan to reach those goals. With over a year, I can make some serious goals that will require dedication. I think that would be great for me! (Using the seasons–fall, winter, spring, and summer–as guidelines…

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Quitting Binge Eating: 6 (Fresh) Activity Ideas That Helped Me To Stop Bingeing

As you all know, my weight is up quite a bit from my goal–I’ve been hanging out in the mid-160’s for several months. I’d love to get my weight back down to where I feel comfortable (about 145 is the maximum I’d like to be; when my weight gets higher than that, I start to feel the negative effects).

However, despite the semi-recent weight gain, I’ve stopped binge eating. I don’t know exactly how long it’s been, but I literally can’t remember my last binge. I’ve certainly eaten more than…

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