Saturday, March 31, 2007

Okay, well scratch that…

So I said in my earlier post that I was going to walk today. When I got up, it was still dark out side and NOT raining. Of course, when it gets daylight, it starts to rain and rain and rain. Now my 2 hour window that I need for exercise is closing. I hope and pray tomorrow, but I have to work. I hate daylight savings for this very reason! I would rather have the daylight in the morning so I can exercise when the rest of the world is still asleep, or in my case when my toddler is still asleep. He just got up at 1030 (Yes, I am VERY lucky) but it’s still raining. But on the upside of things, I’ve been up for 4 hours and have only stopped to blog and eat breakfast. I’ve actually worked up a sweat doing all this moving and rearranging and vacuuming. Whew!

150 ounces of water yesterday…

So when I blogged my loss yesterday morning I said I was going to try to get in more water…I did! 150 ounces! It actually wasn’t that hard. I have a bottle that I carry around with me everywhere that is 24 ounces, so I filled that up in the morning, made myself drink that while I worked and then got ready to leave, then filled it up again. DS (dear son) and I then left and went running around ALL DAY! We had lunch at McAllister’s Deli. This place is awesome! Their drinks come in 32 ounce cups. I of course had a diet coke, but when we left I asked for water, with a lemon. I had that while we were out the rest of the afternoon, got home guzzled down another one, then filled that up again and drank that. So 32×3=96 add that to the 2-24 ouncers I had and you get 144, then I had another glass before bed. So I probably had over 150 ounces. I am going to try to do that again today!

Tonight presents some challenges. I am going out with some friends for Girl’s Night Out. It should be fun. We are going to a steak house and I really want steak, but I really want a strawberry daiquiri too. Oh the torture! I am going to get in a good walk today…8 miles at least, maybe 9, maybe 10, who knows. So that’s some serious APs there. Oh and we are going to a birthday party later on–complete with cake and ice cream. Good thing I didn’t use too many flex points last night.

Here is yesterday’s menu. We went for Mexican late last night, so I did pretty good. Oh and we didn’t order any cheese dip! NSV!!!!!

Food Points

Apple Pie Oatmeal--4
strawberries and a banana with a little fat free cool whip--2

McAllister’s “The Veggie”–lettuce, tomato, peppers, cucumbers, swiss cheese and fat free tomato basil vinegarette--5
Bites of my son’s cheetos--2
100 cal pk–grasshoppers (LOVE these! They taste just like girl scout thin mint cookies!) and split another one with the toddler--3

Veggie Quesidilla (all veggies, no cheese)--5
Rice and bites of my son’s (he fed it to me this time)--8

Total 29
29 points used, 23 allowed so 6 FP used, 29 remaining.

I think you should get water points if you drink that much water, you know like you get activity points?!?!? Have a great day!

Friday, March 30, 2007

Down 2.2 for the week!!!

Although, I wanted to lose 2.6, I am happy with any loss!! 170.3 was my weight today. I know next week I will be in the 160s. My next goal is 165. I need to get more work outs in this week. And maybe more water. I am getting in the required 64 ounces, but when I lost before, I was drinking anywhere from 100-130 ounces a day. I’ll start on that today. Have a great day everyone. I will post my menu later tonight.

Oh and my flex points re-newed today too. WHEW!

Thursday, March 29, 2007

I want to live to be 80…or even longer!

So this morning I was watching Oprah from yesterday (LOVE Ti-Vo!!) and she had Sydney Poiter (sp??) on there. He had just turned 80 and they were meeting with him about his book The Measure of a Man. Some of the things he said about his life…wow. Anyway, his age got me thinking. 80! I am 28. My grandma is in her 70s and acts like she is still 50. I want to live long enough to see great grandchildren from my son and any future children. The choices that I make now will affect how long I live. So I am happy to be on this journey. I know it won’t be the last time b/c of those future children. But at least I know I am on the right path. I am doing the right thing for me to eventually live that long. Go me!

So last night I did end up having a snack after I blogged so I ended my day right at where I should be. Today has been pretty good. I didn’t get a walk in, but when I haven’t been working today (except for now) I have been up moving around all day. We had some painting done this week in our house and we moved our son into his “big boy” room. That was a chore! I’m still not done, but the main stuff is done.

I will weigh in tomorrow morming first thing. I haven’t been on the scale at all since last Friday so I am curious to see how I did. I really hope it says 160-something. I don’t care if it’s 169.9! Here’s how today went:

Apple Pie Oatmeal--4
yogurt with Fiber One added in--2

Subway veggie wrap–spinach, tomato, pickle, onion, green peppers, banana peppers, oregano, and sweet onion sauce and provolone cheese--4
Bites of my son’s lunch--4

Shrimp cooked in the oven wrapped in foil with Pam and some spices--1
Lipton whole grain noodle side and broccoli--4
100 cal pk (split 2 with the toddler)--


Did you all know Subway now offers apples as a side to their subs, instead of chips? They do still have chips, but I don’t like chips b/c they have no nutritional value and I don’t like to waste my points on them. So every time I went to Subway before, I would just get the sandwich. Now I can get the entire meal deal and be completely happy! I LOVE Subway! I could eat that veggie wrap every day. Well, maybe not every day, but 4 out of 7.

My son’s school (daycare) has this award they are giving out to the kids now. It’s called the clean plate award. Whoever cleans their plate, gets the award. I have issues with this. The reason I got fat was b/c I had to clean my plate when I was younger (I also talk about this in my About Me section). My son will probably never get that award b/c we don’t force him to eat everything on his plate. My sister in law does this to her son and he is a big kid. Always has been. Now why would you force your kid to eat everything??? That’s one of the leading causes of childhood obesity in this country–Clean Plate Syndrome. I am going to speak to the director on Monday when I drop him off. I don’t think they encourage the kids to eat everything on their plate, but they still give this award. I am sure it’s b/c they waste so much food, but still. I would rather see them waste food than have a lot of those kids suffer from childhood obesity.

Okay, I’ve rambled long enough tonight. I’m off to bed…well after I finish my “About Me” section. Have a good one!

Where can I find the Quaker minis?

I mean where can I find them in the store? I’ve found the popcorn ones ONCE! I loved them, but haven’t been able to fine them or any other kinds since. I’m in Indianapolis so I’ve got Wal-Mart, Super Target, Kroger, Marsh, and I think that’s the main grocery stores. I do have a Trader Joes, but not close by.

Anyone know??? Thanks! (In advance).

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

So I lied last night…

I said I was going to bed after I posted and I wouldn’t eat anything else, but I did. A banana. So I still had one point left over for the day. Not too bad…

I did go out for a walk today 51 minutes or so–3.36 miles. I went with a friend and that made it seem to go by so much faster than it normally goes. We are going to walk again on Saturday. I am going to do 8 miles–hopefully in 2 hours, no more and she is going to join me for the first hour or so, maybe an hour and a half. That will be so nice too!! We are both doing a half marathon on May 5 here in Indianapolis. I will be glad when it’s over. I can handle the training sessions during the week, it’s the long Saturdays that kill me. I mean that will be 2 hours out of my day this coming Saturday. And those weekends are oh so precious!! But after this week, I only have 2 more long training days left. WOO HOO!!! Then starts the tapering. YEAH!!!

So here is how today went….

Apple Pie Oatmeal--4

Salisbury Steak leftovers w/ Asparagus--3

Schwan’s chicken breast fixed on the George Foreman w/ green beans and Lipton whole grain rice side--6
100 cal pak--2
Something else to snack on????


So I still have 4 points left for the day. We are getting ready to do some rearranging of furniture so that may make me hungry once we are done. Plus I earned 3 or 4 APs today too. But I have no intention of eating those. I have WI on Friday morning and I really hope to be back in the 160s. I gained too much when my best friend came to visit. Too much pizza!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Kind of an ordinary day...

Apple Pie Oatmeal--4

SBD Monterey Chicken Wrap--4
HUGE Salad–lots of greens, green onions, cherry tomatoes, orange bell pepper and dressing (oil based)--2
Bag of popcorn--4

Schwan’s Chicken with Asian Style Sauce--1
1 1/2 egg rolls--3


So I still have 3 points left for the day. And I am getting ready for bed, so I won’t use them. Helps make up for the 10 FP I am in the whole for the week I guess. I actually didn’t eat the other half of that egg roll b/c I was full. I actually put it down when I was done. Can you believe that? It’s like that switch Roni talked about yesterday. I don’t have that and neither does my husband.

I didn’t get in a walk today so I definitely will tomorrow. My neighbor and I are going to go tomorrow night for sure. I should have went tonight but my shins are still sore from the 6.53 miles I did on Sunday. Tomorrow will hopefully be 3 miles. And I may do Pilates too. I did get in all of my fruits and veggies today and that has been a goal of mine. I have to stick to 0 point veggies and I do fine. I am done working my long days this week so the afternoon munchies shouldn’t be a problem tomrorow. Till tomorrow……

One of those moments...

So, as I was standing in my closet this morning I was trying to decide what to wear. Last summer I had these go-to capris that I wore all the time. I had a few pairs. And since it is quite warm here in Indianapolis this week, I thought I would wear a pair of those capris. I put my favorite pair on and they were too tight! Now, I know I haven’t gained THAT much since last summer (maybe 5#). But still, it was one of those moments. You know what I am talking about. I won’t say it was an AHA moment or a come to Jesus moment, but it made me realize that I have to continue down this weight loss journey. I found another pair of capris and put those on and will wear them all day today. Did I mention that I work at home, full time? So I sit at home in front of a computer all day. So most days I wear sweats or flannel pants–anything that is elastic b/c it’s comfortable. This is a huge mistake! I started this when I got pregnant with my son and never really stopped. I put on “real” clothes when I take him to school (aka daycare) or when I go out, but when I am home, I have on sweats. It’s a hard habit to break! I vow to stay OP today and have a good day. I will go for a walk/run tonight after dinner. I’m off to fix some breakfast. I will post later with my menu.

Monday, March 26, 2007

Why does Sunday = Eat?!?!?

Whew! I’ve been gone from my computer since Thursday. I went home (southern Indiana, I am in Indianapolis) on Friday and came back to my house on Saturday night. I tried so hard to stay OP when I was there. I made conscious eating decisions, wrote it all down and even got in a run/walk on Saturday morning. It kinda helped that I was down 3# on Friday morning when I weighed in. YAY! Then came Sunday, at home. I walked/ran 6.53 miles for a total of 97 minutes. That’s 9 APs. WOW. But I just grazed all day. Then I didn’t feel like cooking supper so when I was on my way home from the store, I stopped and got pizza. The pizza itself was fine (about 3 points a slice) but it was the cheesy bread I ate with it. So needless to say, all of my flex points are gone and I am 10 in the hole as well. Oh well, it is Monday, the routine is back and I have 4 full days before my next WI.

I will say this, I had a “skinny” day both Saturday and Sunday. I know on Saturday that helped. I bought these new capris at American Eagle last week and they made me feel so skinny. Not sure why, but they did. I am soooo tempted to go buy a pair in a smaller size (size 12) just for motivation, but I’m not going to do that. When I get to 159.9 I am getting some new shoes for summer. Friday I was at 172.5. I want those shoes soooo bad I can taste it. I was shopping with some friends on Saturday and came thisclose to buying some new shoes, but I didn’t. I want to know that I earned them. My son will be 3 at the end of April and I would LOVE to be able to order those at or on his birthday. If not then, then definitely by mid May when I go to Denver to see my best friend.

So there you have it….I wrote down my weight for all to see and my goals. I can do this. I will do this.

Oh and did I mention that on Friday night when I was at “home” I went to a meeting to plan my 10 year high school reunion?? Yeah, and we are going to have it at a huge swimming pool. A bathing suit. My HS class. I never wanted to wear a bathing suit in front of those people when I was in high school let alone 10 years later! And in high school I was about 115-125. So there’s some motivation for ya! Honestly, if I got back to a size 10, I would be happy, regardless of the number on the scale. An 8 would be great, but I looked good in a 10 and that made me happy. I am a 14 now. I will post more later with my daily menu.

Today's menu

Roni’s Apple Pie Oatmeal--4

SBD Monterey Chicken Wrap (VERY good)--4
HUGE Salad–only points on it were for the oil based dressing--2
Fruit Ripples--1
slice of leftover pizza from last night--3

Roni’s Salisbury Steak, w/ Lipton whole grain noodle sides and broccoli--7
Schwan’s lite stuffed pretzels--2


About those stuffed pretzels….I fixed them for my son and then he didn’t want them. I only had 7 left so of course I made what was left. THEN, he didn’t want them at all. I ate 3 of them, then threw the rest away. That’s a huge NSV!!! I come from the clean your plate school so to just throw those away was HUGE for me! Then after dinner, we went outside until it got dark. We took a nice long walk (not counting any APs b/c it wasn’t fast). So all in all a good day. I am really striving to get in my fruits and veggies. SO far, I am doing pretty good. I aim for 5 and that’s usually what I get, maybe a l ittle more. I am trying to choose fruit for my snacks (not the case today since I chose pizza, but I still got in all my fruits and veggies).

Roni always says one good day OP leads to another good day OP and that is SO TRUE!!!! Last week I was OP every day and it felt great. So here’s to another great week. Maybe I will hit my goal of 169.9 this week, then time to set another goal. There is a saying in one of the books that I read when my son was a baby that talks about sleep…sleep begets sleep. I think this is true for being OP too. If you are OP, then you want to stay OP more and continue to make good choices b/c you like the results.