Naperville Moms’ Network Launch Event


If you’re a Mom in the Naperville area, come check out the
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Thanks to Samantha Everett for posting these wonderful pictures of our Launch held at Dolce Amore!!

Cross posting from my BuddySlim blog

Monday, May 14, 2007 – 10:19 am
Monday Morning – 5/14

I waited this morning to eat until I felt a hunger signal. Breakfast was small and simple, but I believe it was in line with TW.

Lunch is just going to be another ham & swiss on wheat, with lettuce and mayo – and I’m going to split it with J5. We’ll have a few chips and I’ll have a diet soda. Simple and easy.

I already went out and watered the patches that J4 seeded this weekend. Did that while J5 was eating breakfast. My arms ache from lugging that hose up and down the yard, but it’s good for me. 🙂

Dinner may well be a pizza if I can’t get our car to start. J4 said it wouldn’t start this morning and took the other car. Thank God we have two! But if it won’t start, I’m going to have to order groceries on line rather than hit the store today. Maybe I can scrounge up a decent looking dinner with what we have in the house…we’ll see…

Monday, May 14, 2007 – 11:36 pm
I made it through one night!!

I work part time from home. I have recently changed my working hours so I only work when my son is asleep – nap time and after bed. (Trying to work while entertaining a toddler is just plain insane…)

Anyway, since I switched to this new schedule, I have binged every single night while I worked. After we put J5 to bed, I would start working and then take random trips to the kitchen every time I would get frustrated or overwhelmed or stressed by the work (which was pretty much constantly…).

Tonight was the first night I worked and did not eat a thing!!! I have been very itchy, twitchy and panicky, but I DID NOT EAT!! God is so good!!

‘I can do all things through Him who gives me strength.’

BuddySlim ~ MySpace for weight loss

Ok, I’m a sucker for new sites to track and blog and stuff. I do have a MySpace page. I’m not a friend-a-holic there. I only add people that I have some sort of pre-established relationship with.

A couple of days ago I found BuddySlim.com. I was looking for a better ticker to put on this site as the TickerCentral site doesn’t seem to be very stable lately. Not only did I find a ticker, but a site much like MySpace that has mail, a blog, but it also comes with weight tickers, food logs, exercise logs, BMI calculators and all the fun.

I realize that the Thin Within mindset is very different that the forumlaic “calories in – calories used = weight loss” that you will find offered here. HOWEVER – what I DO like about the site is the opportunity to have a place to blog repeatedly about my eating without boring any readers to tears. I also like having a weight loss ticker and a food log. I am not paying any real attention to the “math” that the log does for me. What I am finding useful is just seeing what I’m eating. Entering it into this log is really opening my eyes at the quality of food that I have been eating. And it’s not pretty. My quantity and quality have been horrendous.

So, for a season I plan to journal about each meal on my BuddySlim blog with blunt honesty (Thank you Heidi & Pam for the nudge in that direction!) about my plans for the next meal, for the emotions that are bound to show up along the way. Some active “observation and correction” will be happening there!

If you set up a page for yourself – please “friend me”!

My BuddySlim page