Calorie Calculator - Check It Out

SO helpful - 
I was directed there by someone on the Fast-5 facebook page.
It gives some quick and helpful information about how many calories
are necessary for weight loss, maintenance, etc.
based on personal information you enter.
Check it out!

Doing What I Can...

He knows what a wretched machine you are trying to drive. 
Do what you can. 
One day He will fling it on the scrap-heap & give you a new one. 
 (C.S. Lewis)

Thanksgiving 2012

My first Thanksgiving meal while enjoying the Fast 5 lifestyle!
Nothing was off limits.  Turkey & stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, sweet potatoes,
cranberry cream salad, cheesy hot veggies, rolls, and pies!
Lots of pies.
Two of my siblings and their husbands, 3 nieces & nephews,
 my mother and father at the table...
 Our meal was followed by aThanksgiving Trivia Quiz & Game Time.
 (We're great at table games!)
Counting my weight loss and health as MAJOR blessings this year
and praying the same for anyone who reads this.

Vacation Choices

The Fast-5 Lifestyle was ideal for our week's vacation!  I even lost a pound!  When the mealtimes of others were outside my "eating window",  I enjoyed a glass of water or cup of coffee along with the table company and conversation.   At restaurants, I chose salmon or fish.  On the train, I snacked on a Braeburn apple and some almonds.  Food just was not the focus - which meant more time and attention to spend on people and experiences.

Fast-5 = No food off limits.  How weird is that?
Fast-5 = Eating only during a 5-hour "window".

Have Your Cake & Eat It, Too!

Pumpkin Roll!
If you take two steps forward and one step back, you’re still getting someplace.
Don't give up the moment you slip up. Press on!  

This quote in Motivation to Live Well today came at a very good time for me.  I DID slip up a time or two this past week.  Sugar IS my nemesis!  A discussion about this with Myra earlier this week helped strengthen my resolve to control my intake of sugar.  I am determined to maintain the weight I am currently enjoying if I have to write and remind myself here EVERY week!

That being said, I DID enjoy a piece (or two) of the pumpkin roll I purchased from my favorite Amish baker and served at a small gathering we hosted Saturday night.  I ate it during my Fast-5 "window--so counted myself successful while enjoying a special treat.  Just proof that you CAN have your cake and eat it, too!