SAXONHARP's Dec 2013 CalorieKing Blog

Monday, December 30th 2013

I hope everyone is having a great holiday season so far. This is the first time in a long time that I have really enjoyed the holiday season. We did not do anything fancy, it was just our little family. We just did all the Christmas stuff together. The shopping, cooking, baking, decorating, wrapping, etc. In past years it was me doing everything on my own.

I do think that we need to wait to celebrate Christmas after Christmas. My daughter Elizabeth and I went shopping this past Frid...

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Monday, December 16th 2013

I think I might enjoying the Christmas holiday!?! Crazy. Honestly I have not enjoyed Christmas the past few years. It was always so much work and money. Jason was always working a lot of hours and everything fell on me to plan, organize and implement. This year is different, I am not doing everything alone. Jason is home in the evenings and weekends to help and we are more hopeful about our finances. I just got a nice raise and am getting a Christmas bonus, that helps the holiday mood as ...

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Friday, December 13th 2013

This past week has been pretty good. This past Saturday I ran a 5K called Santas on the Loose. Race morning was 7 degrees and there was still some ice and snow on the ground. The route was very hilly too. The plan to was run the race nice and easy and just be safe. I was happy, I ended up running 32:03 and did not push full 5K race effort.

This weekend is the last 5K race. It will be doing a some route I did one month ago. It is hillier and I did it in 31:21. My goal will be to ge...

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Friday, December 6th 2013

I had a good weigh in yesterday. I lost 2.8 pounds for a grand total of 29 pounds lost since I joined this fitness program in October. My scale said 209!!! I was so happy to see 20something. I have not seen that number since college and I only saw it for a couple of weeks. I never had ever lost weight during Thanksgiving. I am so glad things are clicking for me and that I have joined Finish it Fitness.

Other good news. FIF is having a January Take Down Challenge. Jason signed up f...

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Tuesday, December 3rd 2013

I made it through Thanksgiving without stuffing my face until I can't eat anymore. I did plan to indulge on 3 desserts. The meal itself was pretty healthy: turkey, sweet potatoes and asparagus. I made a deal with myself I could have 1 of each of our thanksgiving desserts. I did pretty good but I just had 1 extra piece of pumpkin pie, otherwise I stayed on my plan. That is a first in Thanksgiving history. That is truly a first for me, no matter what I would eat until sick and then go back f...

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