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Posted Sep 15 2011 12:00am

So yesterday I was kind of experimenting. I have noticed that I’ve been falling into a food rut—you know, cheerios for breakfast and BBQ chicken salad for lunch, and so on. So I ate a little differently and thought I’d probably gain weight this morning, and wouldn’t you know I actually lost more! So now I’m going to try to continue to switch things up as much as I can and maybe I can trick my body into burning some more weight off!

For breakfast this morning, I wanted something warm because it was cooooolllld! It was in the low 30’s when we woke up this morning. Hubby even requested oatmeal, which definitely isn’t normal for him! I had oatmeal with cinnamon on top, a banana and a glass of milk for 7 points.

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The perfect breakfast on a chilly morning.

And then it was time to get started on homework. I had a paper to write this morning that I hadn’t even started reading my research on. But it was a 1-2 page assignment so I wasn’t going to let it stress me out. I drank coffee with Cinnabon creamer while working for 1 point.

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2 hours later I was done with my research and writing my paper. It’s amazing how time flies when I do research and write—I actually like doing it!

But I still had more homework to do. I ate a peach for 0 points.

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I got most of my homework done, knowing that I’d have some time when I got to school because I get there super early to find a parking spot. It really annoys me that I pay $75 for a parking pass and have to get there super early to actually find an empty spot—and I’m not talking about getting a close spot—I still have to work probably 1/2 a mile to get to class. Which is fine, but I at least need a place to park.

I took about 10 minutes to satisfy my new found Facebook The Sims Social addiction. Winking smile Oh dear, I may have to say goodbye to the game. I’m not much of a gamer but I have ALWAYS loved that game and haven’t played it for YEARS and when I saw it on Facebook I was pretty excited. But I have to limit myself because I could play all day. lol

And then it was time to leave for school. I ate a sandwich on the way: deli chicken, swiss cheese, light miracle whip and lettuce, for 6 points.

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I also had baby carrots for 0 points.

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And a 100 Calorie pack of oatmeal chocolate chip cookies for 3 points.

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Today in class I had to copy a historical document on an individual I have to research so we can transcribe it. We had to take pictures of the document—it was pretty interesting!

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I had a short day of school today, so I had the afternoon free and it was wonderful to have a little me time.

First, I stopped at a new frozen yogurt place—it’s the only local place I know of that serves fro-yo! It was a pretty cool place with self serve fro-yo and then a selection of toppings. I had Cake Batter fro-yo with raspberries, almonds and chocolate sauce on top for 6 points? Not quite sure how to count this because they don’t have the nutritional information available. I asked the guy running the place which ones were higher in calories, etc. and he really didn’t know but told me which ones he knew had more sugar…so I avoided those!

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And then I did a little shopping. Fun! I scored 2 long sleeve tees at Old Navy for $10 total and a bra for $4! Good deals! I really need long sleeved items for fall, but didn’t have much luck finding things I like. I don’t know what to think about flannel and that seems to be all over the place this season.

I grabbed a diet A&W root beer and drank a few sips for 0 points.

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And then I headed home. It was a GORGEOUS fall day today. I wanted to go running and wouldn’t ya know it, my iPod was dead. So I let that charge a little while and worked on some homework.

And then I headed out for my first run in far too long. I ran 2 miles straight and walked .13 in 28:21. My lungs were burning so bad and I coughed the entire time and still am! But I pushed through and I am very happy with my workout. I burned 384 calories! While I was running, I couldn’t help thinking, “wow, I can really do this!” It wasn’t that long ago that I couldn’t run for 15 seconds without feeling like I was going to die. It’s an empowering feeling—it really is.

When hubby got home, we drove to the in-law's to pick up beef for the year. They give us a lot of beef from the cattle they raise—we are very lucky!!

We were pretty hungry by the time we got home and I was glad I had supper in the crock pot! I made Easy Chicken Pasta, garlic toast, and a side salad for a total of 15 points.

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DELISH! I used 5 weekly points today.

I’m THRILLED that tomorrow is Friday. Who’s with me!?

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