Sunday, July 29, 2007

Gym Bunny Barbie checking in!

Okay, first things have to read Steph's blog to know where all of this is coming from. She is one of the most amazing people EVER! She has lost 245# without any surgery--all with diet and exercise and did you know she HATES to exercise?!?!? Don't we all?? So here I go with my Barbie oath:

The Barbie must promise to uphold the Barbie ways which include whining when you feel like it, being bitchy on cue and knowing that NO MATTER WHAT or WHO (yeah even if she is a rich, plastic surgery induced, exercise obsessed, bubble head) comes across your path - that you are Barbie.....beautiful and worthy!!! Size 6 or 60, Porsche or Pinto, flat belly and good boobs or pannus and dried prunes - we are AWESOME!! BARBIE POWER!!!

I DO! I fully accept this oath and will uphold to the best of my Barbie abilities.

Collette sent me a picture of my Barbie. Totally not what I was thinking but I LOVE it! Too bad I can't change her outfit to be RED as that is my favorite color!

Okay now where do I start??

I got my DS back on Friday. I was so thrilled to see him and he came running into my arms at Ruby Tuesday's. SOOO glad he is home.

On the WW front..yeah...not exactly there. Getting back on track 100% tomorrow. The weekend wasn't horrible but it involved some alcohol and some ice cream. Oh well. I have decided to go back to the meetings tomorrow night. I HATE going on a Monday, but maybe it will help the weekend. I am even going to stay for the new comer orientation too. Maybe that will get my a$$ in gear. I am still going to go by my scales for my weekly WIs here since that's what I've been doing so far. Can you believe I FORGOT to WI on Friday?!?!? Completely spaced it and forgot. I got on later that morning when I realized I had forgot and it wasn't pretty. Will see what tomorrow says. I know this weekend hasn't been great and I desperately need some water. I've only gotten about 64 ounces in today. DH is debating giving up cokes/sodas for good. I may be there with him. But I don't know. I TRY to limit myself to one a day...maybe 2, but on a bad day I can drink 4 plus the normal 100+ ounces of water I usually get. We'll see. Last time I did that (when I was pregnant with DS) I got MAJOR migraines. AND, no I am not pregnant. TOM showed today and my surgery is Friday.

Here I am Gym Bunny Barbie and I haven't been to the gym in eons. :( I do love the elliptical but I was trying to do Couch to 5K and then last week I did nothing. This week looks bad too b/c I have to work 2-12 hour days this week again. I am going with DS class at daycare on Tuesday on a field trip to the zoo. So lots of walking there and trying to herd 3 year old should count for some kind of APs, no??

So here's my plan of action for the week:

#1--Back to meetings on Monday for sure.
#2-- all dinner meals are planned for the week with their sides so I am going to plan my lunch around that and my afternoon snacks since that is my hardest time
#3--WATER and lots of it--at least 120 ounces a day, hopefully more
#4--back to lots of fruits and veggies--I have no excuse as my garden is overflowing with veggies. Minimum 5 per day.

Okay, those are my goals for the week. I didn't add in the exercise b/c I know this week is going to be insane. I may try for 2 days, but we'll see. I WANT to, but don't know if I will be physically able. DH is working like a mad man trying to meet some deadlines so I am left to do it ALL with dinner--make it and clean it up, and with DS--DH usually gives him a shower and puts him to bed, but that's a precious hour of work he can't afford to lose this week.

I have a recipe I want to post so I hope to do that tomorrow. Pizza Pasta Casserole--it was delish!

I better hit the sack b/c 6 a.m. will come all to early for me. I hate working. Actually, no I hate getting up early to work. But to get in 12 hours that's what has to be done. UGH.


Thursday, July 26, 2007

I'm injured!

Yep, now I am injured. Fell tonight outside. We have a small castle rock rock wall in front of our house. It's not huge and it's PERFECT to sit on and talk to someone if they are walking by or whatever. Anyway...I was trying to go UP the wall--it's not tall by any means and somehow I tripped. I came thisclose to breaking my ankle I think but instead I banged up my wrist pretty good on the castle rocks. It's all scraped and bloody and red--gross. My knee is also bummed. Scraped and bruised-I already feel a knot. UGH. I told my mom that was my injury/harm for the week all that is left is my baby sister Micah. My mom said "Don't say that!" b/c she is away at church camp for the week and will be driving home late tomorrow night. So I'll be sure to say a prayer for her tomorrow! I don't want to put my mom through any more than she's already been through.

My brother is a complete and total idiot--or a DA as DH calls him. DA stands for dumb a$$. That's what we say now instead of the real thing b/c of DS. brother was gone today--that's right--out of bed running around like nothing was wrong with him. UGH!!! My mom is just a wreck. He's not out of the woods yet...just yesterday morning he had to have help walking and today he thinks he's fine. WTF?!?!?!? IDIOT!!! He is so dumb and has 0, I mean Z-E-R-O common sense! Come on!! Right now he is at his girlfriend's house (well her mom's) while the GF is at work. She took him to Wal-Mart earlier and then they went to Burger King. I don't know about him...not sure what to do with him. I just want to strangle him for putting my mom through so much hell this week. My dad called him this evening and ripped him a new one and told him to get his butt home first thing in the morning. He said he would so we'll see. IF this is what having a grown boy is like, I don't want another one! I want my sweet, cuddly DS to stay 3 (well maybe 4 b/c 3 SUCKS) forever. UGH.

Today was not the best day OP. I HAVE to get my act together. UGH. I'm just so unmotivated right now. DH wants to get back OP so if he does that would help, but not much. My trouble time is the afternoon...I should take a nap every afternoon to curb that problem, but I have to work :( We went out for dinner again tonight--our last night without DS and DH requested we eat at home tomorrow night b/c he is sick of going out. I am too, but I have enjoyed not cooking. But I am ready to start cooking again. :) We are having company this weekend and I plan to make a few healthy low point foods and they'll never know...hehehehe!!! :)

I get DS back tomorrow and I am SOOOO EXCITED!!! I miss him like crazy and can't stand how quiet this house has been. It's been driving me nuts! I'm ready for his craziness to be here again. :)

I'm off to bed. Have a great night everyone, a great OP Friday, and a wonderful weekend!!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

HE'S HOME!!!!!!!

My brother was released tonight and is resting comfortably AT HOME!! YAHOO!!!!! My mom was so excited and so thrilled. I am too. That is behind us and he can finish his recovery at home. And whoever said he can start talking about another bike--BITE YOUR TONGUE!! HAHA!! LOL!!! If he EVER gets another one, I will kill him myself so the bike doesn't have to.

Today was a great day. Got in some retail therapy and it felt good! I found these pants at Banana Republic that I LOVED...but they were $88. I couldn't justify them b/c I don't go into work every day and I wouldn't wear them just out and about b/c they were too nice. Oh well. Headed to the Gap and got a great pair of their long and lean jeans and a new t-shirt. Need to go to JCPenney's or Kohl's to see what they've got. I still want some new capris. Found DS some stuff for fall at Gap Kids for dirt cheap. I love their clothes for kids b/c they hold up SOOOO well. Can't beat t-shirts for $3 and jeans for $15. His fall wardrobe may be done....probably not though! If I can't shop for me, I shop for him. If we ever have a girl, I will be in BIG trouble. I have told DH this a thousand times. :)

Met DH downtown for dinner tonight. We went to the Weber Grill restaurant. It was soooo good!! I had BBQ Chicken and grilled meatloaf with a dallop of cole slaw and beans (which DH ate the most of) and cornbread. It was AWESOME!! Then...we got dessert. Chocolate Bundt Cake with white chocolate ice cream and hot fudge poured on top. I went a little over today. :) Oh well. I was too happy to even care. I did get in lots of water and lots of walking today. I may be on my own tomorrow night so I may actually get a work out in--GASP! Haven't done that since Sunday. 12 hour days kill me! OR I may go shopping tomorrow night. We'll see. I don't care either way. I am enjoying DS being gone, but I am desperately ready for him to be home! I miss him soo much and it's WAAAAY too quiet around here!

I have to actually go into work tomorrow for a meeting, then it's lunch with a friend at Ruby Tuesday's (salad bar ONLY) then to TJs. Should be a fun day! Until then....Ciao!

P.S. I'm in such a better mood--can you tell?!?!?! :)

Ya'll are the BEST!!!

I can't thank you all enough for the wonderful comments and all the prayers for my brother. He is doing GREAT!!! He got up and walked yesterday, he ate, he got moved out of the ICU to the Neuro ICU, but he should get to come home at the end of the week. Thank you SO MUCH for the prayers, but keep them coming...he isn't 100% yet.

Yesterday was the BEST day OP. I only had 19 points. ME?? WTF?? I stayed out of the kitchen last night, and ate a nice healthy dinner. I didn't do so great with the water...only 84 ounces, but I stayed under my points. YAHOO!!!

B--Kashi Go Lean Waffles (3), banana (2)--5
L--Creamy Lasagna (5--recipe posted below), salad (1)--6
S--"Fried" Zucchini (2)--this is my new favorite snack!
D--Creamy Lasagna (5) (yes, again...we have a ton of leftovers, but they should be gone today! & a salad (1)--6
For a grand total of 19--84 ounces of water, and 7 fruits and veggie servings.

The "fried" zucchini I am making--I am using Roni's recipe for Parmesan Crusted Tilapia, but using the zucchini instead. I put it in the oven on the broil setting for about 8 minutes per side (I like it crunchy). So good and so filling--and a veggie! See--this is what you can do when you have a ton of zucchini from your garden.

This is our first year with a garden and we LOVE it. Although we have a ton of stuff--tomatoes, yellow squash, zucchini, and spaghetti squash. But it's soo nice to be able to go out there and cut up a tomato to put on my salad. I LOVE it! Next year we are going to make it bigger! :)

I have a doctor's appointment later today--that fun, lovely yearly appointment all us women go through, then I am off to the mall to visit Banana Republic and Gap and J.Crew. I'm soo into shopping right now, it's funny, but I want some new jean capris or some new jeans, or something I don't care! DS is gone, my long days are over, my brother is out of the woods--life is GREAT! I better get something accomplished. Oh and the cleaning girl will be here in less than 2 hours. I will get to come home to a clean house! WOO HOO!!!

I'm behind on my blog reading, I'll try to get caught up tonight. A lot of my "regulars" didn't post yesterday (MMalloy, dizzydazey) so I hope they are okay! NCChris-- you haven't posted in a while either! See people...I keep up with you! Have a great, fantastic OP day everyone!

Creamy Lasagna

I got this recipe from my WW leader and it is AWESOME!!!! Oh my, it’s great. So creamy and so cheesy and so low in points!!! It takes a while to make (took me 2 hours with the baking time!) but it’s sooo worth it in the end. I served it with a side salad and some “fried” zucchini. It’s awesome!

Creamy Lasagna

1 1/2 lbs ground beef (93/7)

2 cans (15 oz each) tomato sauce

1/4 cup chopped onion

1 packet splenda

2 tsp salt

2 tps Worcesterhire Sauce

1/2 tsp garlic salt

2 pkgs (8oz each) low fat cream cheese

1 cup (8 oz) low fat sour cream

1/4 cup skim milk

9 lasagna whole wheat noodles, COOKED & DRAINED!!!

1 cup lowfat shredded cheddar cheese

Brown beef, drain. Add tomato sauce, onion, salt, sugar, Worcestershire sauce and garlice salt. Mix with blender, softened cream cheese, sour cream and milk. In a greased 13×9 dish layer meat, noodles and cream cheese mixture in that order. Repeat. Top with remaining meat sauce. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese and bake for 5 minutes. Let stand for 15 minutes before cutting. (This part is important or it will fall apart)

Makes 12 servings for 5 pts each. This may sound like a lot of points, but it’s not. Take a piece for lunch with a salad the next day. It is not only healthier, but is better and more satisfying that a frozen dinner for lunch.


Monday, July 23, 2007

I am so tired

I'm trying not to be a downer, b/c I DO have a lot to be thankful for, but I am utterly exhausted. Maybe it's working a 12 hour day--I have another one tomorrow. It's probably a combination of everything that's gone on in the last 30 hours. I'm just drained.

I found out more about my brother's accident tonight. He popped the wheelie and was fine with that, but when he came down, he hit some loose gravel and his front tire went one way while the other went another. He was thrown from it, as high as the telephone pole, came down and hit his chin on the guidewire on the pole while his bike went the other way and and hit a tree stump. Do you even realize how lucky he was?!?!? I think his guardian angels had to have cushioned his fall b/c the boy is skin and bones and didn't break any major bones--only his collar bone! How awesome is that?!?! I don't mean to get all religious on you, but I am a believer and I know someone up above was watching out for him yesterday. I mean, how could they not of as lucky as he has come out of this?? I got to talk to him tonight and told him I was going to kill him when I saw him and he said "bring it". That's my bub!

I HATE that I can't be there. HATE it. My mom wants me to come down, but I think it's more of a I-need-to-see-all-of-my-kids-to-make-sure-they-are-all-okay-since-1-is-lucky-to-be- alive thing. I can't make a decision and I go back and forth. It's hard. But so far I am dealing. I wish DH was more sympathetic. He just keeps saying how stupid my brother is, but that's not what I need to hear right now. MEN!!!

Today was a pretty good day OP. I went over (darn rolls, see below) but I don't feel bad. We ate dinner REALLY early so I had a snack a little bit ago. I probably shouldn't have, but it sounded good and I got in a milk! :)

B--Kashi Go Lean Waffles (3), pineapple (1)--4
L--Creamy Lasagna (5), salad (1), "fried" zucchini (1)--7
D--Logan's Roadhouse--Santa Fe Tilapia (5), grilled veggies (NO BUTTER) (0), house salad (2) and 2 rolls (10)--17
S--Mrs. Freshley's cupcake (3), with a small glass of milk (1)--4


Yes, I went over, but I got in all my Fruits and Veggies, actually 7 to be exact and 128 ounces of water. No exercise today. Will start week 2 of Couch to 5K tomorrow.

I'm off to bed. I know I will sleep b/c I am soo exhausted. If you are a praying person, please keep my brother in your prayers--his name is Matthew. He hasn't been able to keep anything down yet so he still hasn't eaten anything. Until tomorrow! :)

Update on my brother...

Found out today he has a skull fracture at the base of his skull. This is why he keeps bleeding out his nose and ears. He will be in the ICU today and then he will move to the Neuro ICU for a day or 2. He will be in the hospital until at least the end of the week. See Sunday's blog for the full details. I feel so bad for my mom. I just wish I could be there.

WAHH!!!!! Kicking and screaming and stomping hands on the floor. I HATE THIS!!! I wish I could be there. I know I couldn't do anything more than I am now, but damn it! *I* want to be there to comfort her. *I* wish I could cook her a meal or SOMETHING. I just feel so useless. I could be there, but I wouldn't be doing anything more than I am here. At least here I can keep my eating in check. If I was there, I would be the victim of hospital meals--which are frickin expensive!!!

Did I mention my brother has no health insurance?!?! He is 22 and has a job, but doesn't take the health insurance they offer. I'll say it again...IDIOT! I won't think about that now, but he's going to be over his head in hospital bills.

Oh yeah..and my sister--the one that is getting married September 8th--lost her job on Friday. Ugh...I feel so bad for her. Who is going to hire her knowing that in 6 weeks she will need a week and a half off??? So she is going to draw unemployment for a bit and see what she can find. She didn't like her job anyway, but she was going to keep it! Oh well.

On a positive note, I have been strictly OP today. Dh and I are going out to eat tonight and I will make good choices and stay OP. I will probably have to take my purse with me so I can smuggle in my stuff--spray butter, brown sugar splenda, etc... :)

Oh I do have one NSV...I can now see some ab muscles on the sides of my stomach. They still have a layer of fat/flab over them (a fairly big layer) but I can see the definition of the sides of my muscles. Maybe when I finally get to my ultimate goal (in the 130s) after we have children, I will have muscles and then all I will need is a tummy tuck to be able to actually SEE those muscles!

Okay, I am back to work. I will post the recipe that we had for dinner last night later. And my yummy snack I had after lunch. :) Toodles...

Sunday, July 22, 2007

A bad weekend...

...not just food, but life in general. Let me start with the beginning of the weekend. Friday wasn't the greatest with the eating. But I got up Saturday and vowed it would be a good day. It was for the most part. I got in my 2nd workout of the couch to 5K and it felt good. I did good and I was proud. Saturday night we met Cee Cee to give DS to her for the week. We met her at Ruby Tuesday's and by the time we got there I was STARVED!!! That was my fault. So when I looked at the menu, I saw the Turkey Burger and I thought GREAT--a healthy choice burger. So I got the mini turkey burgers with the salad bar. They were good, the salad bar was good too. Did I mention the burgers came with fries? And I ate them. ALL of them. I was so hungry I didn't care. This morning I look up the points for the turkey burger--the minis aren't listed but the turkey burger is 19.5 points! WOWZA!!! So I gave myself 10 points for the mini burgers. Ouch!!!

Today (Sunday) started off GREAT. I did the last workout in week 1 of Ct5K. It was hard. Note to self: Don't do 2 workouts 2 days in a row. OUCH!!! I ate a healthy breakfast, a good lunch and then went shopping for a little bit this afternoon. All sounds good, right?

Here's where my world crashes down...Well as I am leaving Wal-Mart I get a phone call. My big deal, I talk to her all the time. No...she had bad brother (Matthew, age 22) had been in a motorcycle accident. At that time, we knew NOTHING. We didn't know if he had his helmet on (he almost always does, but I figure this would be the one time he didn't), we didn't know if he had been life flighted, we didn't know anything! Waiting is the WORST!!! I swear I had to have earned some activity points tonight b/c of all the pacing I have been doing. So I get home and I am on the phone constantly. I break down in front of DH (who is NOT the most empathetic person in the world) and then just stay on the phone. My whole family is in Evansville or headed there while I am 3 hours from E'ville. UGH!!!! So little by little I find out things...he DID have his helmet on (HALLELUJAH, PRAISE GOD!!!), he hit a telephone pole, was thrown from the bike--all of this while trying to pop a wheelie. IDIOT!! He is going to be okay, thank the good lord, but he has a broken collar bone, bruised lungs and a severe concussion. He will spend tonight in the ICU and they will observe him throughout tomorrow at least, maybe longer. They thought he had a broken hip, but all the scans came up clear. The doctor told him and my family that if he didn't have that helmet on, we would have been planning a funeral. I am so relieved he is going to be okay, but he is going to be sore for a long while. I told my mom to tell him the next time she went back (only 3 people at a time and NO cell phones allowed) to tell him I love him and that I'm glad he's okay, but to enjoy the next few weeks b/c when I see him on August 10, I'm going to kill him! :) Maybe this will teach him a lesson. The bike, we think, is totaled. I am thrilled for that and am really hoping he won't get another one!!!

So how did I handle all of this stress and crying? Ice cream. A blizzard to be exact. I left here and went and got one. I made dinner--it took me 2 hours to do, but I did and it was sooo good. Creamy Lasagna (will post the recipe later, I'm tired) salad, and "fried" zucchini. It was all delicious. But I had to have the ice cream. See--this is why it's so hard to stay OP in the summer--ice cream! You want it, everyone has it and it's sooo good on a nice summer evening. But oh well. Tomorrow I move on and I will do better. I am just so relieved my brother is going to be okay.

Until tomorrow....Have a great Sunday night and a great OP Monday. I'm off to get some much needed sleep. :0)

Friday, July 20, 2007

Gotta get my act together!

All my hard work on Core is now gone. (Hangs head in shame). I had a 1.5 gain today. So that's 2.9# in 2 weeks. UGH!!! I was so close to my mini goal of 159.9. I am going to get back there. I will. I HOPE to be there by my sister's bridal shower on August 11. If I am not, that's fine, but I want to see it soon!! I would really like to be 155 by her wedding on September 8.

DS is going to be gone this week. We are going to meet my dad and step mom (CeeCee from here on out or CC) tomorrow evening and then we will be kid free for a week. I will miss him like crazy, but I have plans for the week! DH is working a ton of hours so I will basically be alone. I'm kinda excited. I will work out at least 4 days this WW week. I will see a loss on that scale next week and hopefullly a nice loss. It would be GREAT to lose what I've gained, but any loss will be appreciated!

On a lighter note...I wore a size Medium shirt yesterday. I bought it in 2005 for 4th of July (you know those Old Navy flag shirts?) and wore it yesterday. It felt good. I wasn't frumpy and felt pretty darn good! Today I am wearing a pair of capris I haven't worn in a loooong time. They are size 12 but they are a small 12. I didn't have to stuff myself into them either. :O)

I think DS and I are going to go to the zoo today. It will be his choice--to either stay home or go to the zoo. He is a home body so I won't be surprised if he wants to stay home. I don't care either way. We will take a picnic with us to the zoo so today my eating should be right on. I have a plan. I have a plan for the weekend. I am going to succeed this weekend!!!

Have a great weekend and a great OP day!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

How much of a difference?

How much of a difference does 12# make??

Apparently, a LOT. I truly didn't think it would. But man was I wrong. I mean, my undies are too big! ALL of my work out shirts are too big. If I had thought it would, I would have started back on the WW path a lot sooner than I did. I am glad I did, but I am kicking myself for wasting the first 2 months of the year on something else and making excuses.

But that's in the past and here I am today, 12# lighter and I feel so much better. I am trying my hardest to make exercise a priority. That is my biggest downfall. I can eat right and I can drink water, but for the life of me I have to fight myself tooth and nail to force myself to exercise. Even though I feel GREAT afterwards, it sucks getting there. But thanks to all of my wonderful bloggin' buddies, I am doing it. I will do that 5K on September 15 and I will run the majority of it. :) Thank you ALL! Now, when is everyone else's 5K??

Today was not that great. I had a hankering for chocolate this afternoon and ate 2 (yes TWO!!) of DS Go-Tarts Pop Tarts. But I paid for it this evening. My tum tum did not like me at dinnertime. When will I learn?? I am deathly afraid to get on that scale Friday morning. But I will. I will put on my big girl panties (VS at that!) and move on. I haven't been 100% perfect this week, but it's a heck of a lot better than last week.

You know how a lot of us are/have been struggling to stay OP? For me, I have been "off" this past week (well actually it was 5 days) and I feel better. I feel like I am not tired of this anymore. I feel like I can be in control again. I feel like I can do this again. My motivation or first time umph is back. Maybe not 100%, but it's a heck of a lot better than it was this time last week. I care now. I didn't care last week. I tried so hard to care and it was HARD. Tomorrow will be a very good OP day. Tomorrow, I will stay within my points, choose fruit over the other stuff, and drink water, and I will work out tomorrow night with workout 2 of the C25K program.

Even though I don't want to post it, here is my menu for today:

B--English muffin (1), turkey bacon (2), banana (2)--5
L--Pigs in a blanket (6), corn on the cob (1)--7
S--OUCH!!! 2 Pop Tart Go Tarts(6), 2 small pieces of chocolate (3)--9
D--Beef Taco Skillet (6), refried beans (2)--8
96 ounces of water (so far, still drinking, should be 128 or more by the end of the night); only 2 servings of fruits/veggies. That's bad. Will do better tomorrow!!
Points wise it wasn't as bad as I had thought. I can breathe a sigh of relief for that.

I better get back to work. Have a good night and a great OP Thursday!!

*So Excited* and NSVs!

Last night, I booked our character meals for our trip to Disney in October. I am so excited!!! We are going to have breakfast with Mickey Mouse one day and the next night we are eating dinner with Winnie the Pooh and friends. We did this meal when we went last year and DS LOVED it! He still loves Pooh (well Eeyore is his favorite) and he will love it!! I am just so stinkin excited for our trip!!!

NSV #1--this is kinda funny, but it is an NSV. I have tons of underwear from Victoria's Secret and right before Christmas they got really tight. Like cut into my legs leaving painful red marks on my bottom tight. So I bought some new, cheaper ones to wear until I could get back into the VS ones. Well, I wore them the other day and NO RED MARKS!!! YAY!!! I am so happy!!

NSV #2--I did my first work out on the C25K program last night. It went great, but here is the NSV. All my T-shirts that I work out in are TOO BIG. Like swimming on me too big. I had to take the shirt off once I got to the car b/c it was just so big! I was thrilled!! But now I don't know what I am going to wear when I work out b/c all my shirts are pretty much the same size.

I learned something about myself yesterday. Fries are my downfall. And don't eat a carby meal before doing a C25K workout. :) I made Schwan's Quick Fries for dinner last night and I just could not stop eating them. They are baked, so they are better for you, but they are still fries. Here is how yesterday turned out:

B--English muffin (1), w/ Laughing Cow cheese (1), and turkey bacon (2)--4
L--LC Philly Cheese Steak Panina (7), can of green beans (0)--7
D--Pigs in a blanket (6), corn on cob (1), Schwan's Quick Fries (6)--13
Total of 25 points
Activity--30 minutes (+2), 106 ounces of water, and 6 Fruits/Veggie servings.

I'm trying to do damage control so I can either maintain on Friday or see a loss. That would be AWESOME!!! :)

Have a great OP day everyone!!

Monday, July 16, 2007

Class Reunion, rambling, and other stuff

I am home. Finally. After a long weekend and a day off today, I am back to my blog! I've had withdrawal, seriously. I ate Mexican Friday night and thought about dazey. :) Where to start? I will start with the reunion.

It came and went and was fine. With one little glitch. We never got the building so we had it in the parking lot/covered picnic table area of where we were SUPPOSED to be. The lady left around 3 on Saturday afternoon (reunion started at 6) and FORGOT TO LEAVE THE KEY OUT!!!! We were supposed to stop by her house and get it, we did, but she never left it. So after trying frantically for almost 2 hours to get ahold of her, we gave up and suffered in the heat. Actually, it wasn't that bad (THANK HEAVENS!!!) but it's just the thought. We had her cell phone number and called her but she never answered. WTF is the point of a cell phone anyway!??!?!?!?!? Thankfully, she didn't charge us for the building (we hadn't paid yet and were ready with the check). No $hit, sherlock, really?!? You were going to charge us for a building that we never had access to?!?!? So we had it outside (there was a port-a-potty outside so we were covered in that area) and it was fun. We had 22 people show up, give or take a few. I got a few compliments from some of the guys. One of them even said "Hey sweetie, you look good!!" How awesome is that??!?!?! I still hang out with 2 of my BFFs from high school and they were of course there (we were the ones that planned it) and said they could tell I had lost some, so I was pretty happy. They have seen me at my heaviest and my thinnest so I wasn't expecting them to notice. Doing the happy dance here. :) Here are a few pictures.

This one is me in the middle with my 2 BFFs from high school. We still talk often and hang out as much as we can. Can you see our shiny faces? It was just a tad warm out, but in reality, it could have been a LOT worse! I am the only one who brought my camera so I took all the pictures and I am only in a handful of them. Here is one with me and DH and a classmate.
This is me with 2 classmates. I have known the guy forever, well both of them, but I rode the bus with him when we were in grade school. Fun times. :)

I had so much fun, even though it was a small party. I had a little too much to drink, but it was fun. I had 3 bottles of Smirnoff Green Apple, and almost half a small bottle of Grey Goose Vodka with a bottle of cranberry juice. :) I was almost to the point that beer was starting to taste good b/c I was out of my stuff! And if you aren't a beer drinker and beer starts to taste good, you know when to stop! I had a swig of my BFFs beer (the blonde one in the picture with the curly hair) and almost popped open one of my own! It was a good time. AND...I didn't even feel it Sunday morning.

DH came down sick Saturday night on the way home with the stomach flu. He was in bed all day Sunday at my mom's until we went home, then he went to bed here. I don't think he ever threw up, but he had the other end if you know what I mean and a fever. I am hoping and praying I don't get it. Although if I did...maybe that would put me into the 150s?!?!? I sure hope I don't get it that way. DS didn't run a fever after Friday. He has been sleeping though. He's always been a sleeper. Saturday night my mom put him to bed at 1015 and we had to WAKE HIM UP at 130 Sunday afternoon!!! Then I put him to bed at 915 Sunday night and had to get him out of bed at 1045 this morning. He was awake then, just not up yet. Maybe he is growing??

SO...on the WW front, I did HORRIBLE all weekend. I made the best choices I could with what was given to me on most occasions, but not always. I am not going to weigh in again until Friday. I have only had about 64 ounces of water today and that's low for me. So today I am back on and just need to write everything down. DH told me on Friday that the gym where we work out is having a 5k on September 15 (that's the week AFTER my sister's wedding), so....I am going to do it. I am going to do the Couch to 5K program and run that 5K. It's 8 weeks from this Saturday so that should give me plenty of time to train. I know the program is 9 weeks, but I am hoping to make up some time. I hope to try to start it tomorrow night. I am psyched. This is just what I needed.

In other news, today was the big ENT appointment I have been waiting for. I didn't get any news that I didn't expect. He wants to put a tube in my left ear. So I am having that done on August 3rd. It's not a big deal surgery wise. I should be fine that night. Go home afterwards and sleep off the anesthetic and I should be fine. But he also told me I need to think about getting a hearing aid for my right ear. This is nothing new to me. I've had horrible hearing in that ear my whole life. My eustachian tube (that's the tube that runs from your ears to your throat) doesn't function and it never has. I can't tell you how many sets of tubes I have had in my ears. I still have one in my right ear that was placed in May of 1999 and I haven't had any problems with that ear since then. So I am hoping this ear will be the same way. Although he did tell me I would battle this my entire life. Yay. And eventually I will need a hearing aid for my left ear. At least now they make them smaller and I have longer hair so I can cover it too. I will wait until after the surgery to pursue the hearing aid. Have to find out about insurance and all that jazz too. I told him I had to have this surgery ASAP b/c we are wanting to start TTC (trying to conceive) and I can't have the surgery if I am pregnant and I don't want to wait until AFTER another baby is born. I don't want to go through 9 months (and another winter) with my ear needing a tube!

I think that's it for now... I have a lot to say but this is long enough already! I am really far behind in my blog reading so I will read but I may not comment to all of your blogs. :) I'll post my menu tomorrow.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

What a day...

...that led me to drink. Seriously. After dinner tonight, I poured me a glass of Grey Goose (vodka) with cranberry juice and ice. I needed it. Why is it when our kids are sick we eat out of control?? Seriously, that was me today. Once lunch came, I was out of control. Mindlessly eating. He wouldn't shut up (I'm not complaining here, but a LITTLE peace and quite would have been nice!) and then he couldn't make up his mind. He wanted to watch a movie (Cars), then he didn't want to watch it 10 minutes later, then he wanted the Wiggles movie, couldn't find it so he settled for a Sesame Street movie, 10 minutes later he wanted to watch cartoons. ARGH!!!

Then lunch came...he wanted pizza. I made him some (Schwan's that I bought just for him and yes we do have the home delivery), he didn't want it, so I ate half of it. He wanted milk, no he wants Sprite, no he wants water. ARGH!!!!! I was pulling my hair out. Then we laid down to take a nap. 3 hours of peace, 1.5 of which I slept too. Then I woke him up at 7 (yes, that's P.M.) he wanted to eat, but he didn't eat. So I poured me a drink. And it was good. I relaxed a little outside. Gave him a bath and put him back in bed at 9. I SHOULD be there now, but I am not.

Seriously (like they say in Grey's Anatomy), I probably ate 100 points. I baked 2 cakes. One of which I couldn't stay out of the batter. Oh well. Dinner was good though. I don't even have in 96 ounces of water yet, but I will b/c I am dying of thirst now. I am going to track tomorrow and be OP tomorrow. We are leaving for my mom's for the weekend and the reunion tomorrow afternoon (yes, with sick kid in tow, should make for a fun 2.5 hours in the mini van!) and will be home at some point on Sunday. I am taking my camera and plan to have DH take some pictures of me all dolled up for the reunion. I have a new outfit and *I* think it looks pretty damn good! As long as it will button come Saturday! ;) LOL!! The one good thing about going to my mom's? I usually eat a lot of Subway and I can make healthy choices there and I almost always do.

I am out of here. Going to TRY to get some sleep and pray DS fever breaks. He's so clingy TO ME when he's sick. Could give a rats ass less about daddy right now. YAY for me! ;)

I have a sick DS

Poor kid. He's running a high fever (101), but otherwise he's acting okay. Roseola is going around the daycare, so this fever could last a while. Sigh... So needless to say I didn't make it to the gym last night. I am going to TRY to go tonight, but I got broken sleep last night so I am pretty tired. Nothing like a wide awake 3 year old at 2:00 in the morning. He wanted me to snuggle with him and I tried, but he was too hot for me. Then he wanted me again at 3:45 after I crawled back in my bed at 2:15 and didn't even feel like I had went back to sleep. :(

Dinner last night was something quick b/c I didn't get to the store before the daycare called me to come pick him up and DH didn't get home early either. I am battling sinus drainage and a cough so needless to say I have been drinking a ton of water--probably no more than normal, but it feels like it!

I read someone else's blog yesterday (can't remember who--sorry!!) that was commenting on those of us who are struggling right now. Yes, it's summer and fresh fruits and veggies are all around us. Yes, it's nice out so we can get outside an exercise. But for me? This is getting old. Yesterday I opened up the pantry and looked inside and said I really don't want to do this anymore. I am tired of this journey. I don't want to do this anymore! (Throws self on the floor and wails arms and legs!!) :) I don't want to, but you know what? I will. I will continue b/c I know if I don't my health and my future will be at risk. Some days, being OP is soooo easy! Others, it takes all I have to not inhale everything in sight. Yesterday, my downfall was graham crackers. DS pick at the store last week. They are Honey Maid Bees so they are little and you can grab a handful and not even think twice. So, yes I am struggling right now, but I will over come. I really am going to try. This week, it's a fight every day, but with dinner being planned and breakfast not hard, my only hard time is lunch and the afternoons. Today, I plan to take a nap with DS. So today is taken care of! Sorry this part got so long, but I had to get it off my chest.

Here is how yesterday shaped up. It was a carb fest and my body did NOT appreciate me last night. Maybe a lesson learned??? We'll see...

B--oatmeal (3), Healthy Choice Sausage (2), watermelon (1)=6
L--Lean Cuisine Southwest Panini (6), carrots (0), Schwan's Quick Fries (3)=9
D--Schwan's Chicken Fries (3), Quick Fries (3) AGAIN, green beans (0)-6g
S--Dairy Queen small chocolate dipped cone=8--I justified this b/c my throat was soo scratchy and it felt so good. Honestly, I didn't cough for a couple hours after having this. It was great! :)

I didn't add the Bees in there--I'll add 5 for good measure.
148 ounces of water, 3 fruits and veggies, 0 milk. Need to do better with the milk and fruits and veggies today. Will try to see what I can come up with. :)

I am going to take Jynell's advice this week about not having a lot of water the day before WI. Maybe limit myself to 100 ounces. I drink a lot of liquids anyway so this may be hard! But I am going to try...

Have a great OP day everyone!!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

I was right!

I didn't feel the loss last night and I didn't see it this morning. A GAIN of 1.4--163.3. It's not that bad. Although I am happy to report I went 5 weeks in a row without a gain. I had another stretch of 6 weeks straight with a loss, then the 7th week a gain. That's really good for me. Superjayman can attest to that for me! :) Last summer when I was going to meetings, I would lose one week, gain even more the next. So at least today I am still down from where I was 2 weeks ago and didn't gain all 3# back that I lost last week.

It's a new week, so I am happy about that, but it also brings a lot of challenges. I have my class reunion on Saturday. I plan to drink. A lot. Well, maybe not a LOT, but a lot more than I usually do (I don't drink very often at all)! We are going to Holiday World on Sunday. We will be at my mom's for the weekend and that ALWAYS presents challenges. I am going to try, but I can't promise a loss for next week. But here's to a new week!

I'll be back later to post a menu. I am going to do that this week. I didn't do so hot at that this past week, so when I am here and around a computer (no internet access at my mom's!) I will post. Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Not feeling a loss for tomorrow...

Three blogs in one day! That may be a record!!!

I'm just not feeling a loss for my WI tomorrow. If I do, I will be ecstatic, but I am just not feeling it. I WANT to see a loss, but more importantly I want this WW week to be over so I can go back to points. I haven't been perfect today, but I haven't went overboard either. I've been craving cake all day, then went to Collette's page and she had a picture of a cake on there! ARGH!!! I went and made some popcorn and still no cake. I am going to make a cake on Thursday though to take down home for the weekend. I will weight watcher it up like I did for the 4th and no one will even know. I got tons of compliments on my cake for the 4th. :)

I am hungry now, but I am not going to eat. I will finish my water--which will give me 172 ounces for the day--then go to bed. Hopefully the scale will show something for a loss tomorrow. :) I'll take any and all weight loss thoughts you can give me at this point!

Okay, I am an idiot. I tried to do some links earlier and couldn't get it to work. It wasn't bloger, it was me! I was in edit html mode, not compose. Oh well.

I'm outta here. Have a good night! I will post WI results tomorrow morning!

I remembered my deep thoughts...

Yesterday (or was it Sunday?) several of you left comments about me taking my own condiments with me when I went out to eat. This didn't even dawn on me to do until I started doing core and knew we would go out. With core, you can have salad dressing but it has to be fat free. I don't like too many fat free dressings b/c a LOT of them have high fructose corn syrup and a lot of sugar. And the majority of restaurants don't carry fat free anything. Why did this dawn on me when I did core? I should always bring my own salad dressing. I SHOULD. But I don't. Most of the time I don't get salads.

Mtngrlincali of Taking the Reins over at Weight Watchen posted a question the other day about how WW has changed your life. (I tried to link it but blogger wouldn't let me, URGH!!!). The very first time I did WW and got to goal and Lifetime, I didn't really change the way I ate. I just watched my portions. We ate a LOT of Tuna Helper and Chicken Helper. Supper pretty much always came out of a box. I wasn't a cook then. We ate out a LOT. We didn't have kids then, so we ate out 2-3 times a week. Once I got pregnant, I threw WW out the window. We still ate out a lot. Once I had DS, we quit going out as much and it became more important for me to put better things in my body. At Christmas I got a book "You: On a Diet" by Dr. Oz from Oprah. He opened my eyes about what's actually IN food. I really try to not eat stuff with high fructose corn syrup in it. Notice, I said TRY. I really do. I used to LOVE going out to eat, I still do, but I have reached a point where I would rather cook at home. I know what's in it, I can figure out the points, I have total 100% control.

Why am I battling the inner demons?? Why does my brain constantly go to "When you get pregnant, you can eat taco bell" or pizza or long john silver's or dairy queen blizzards or whatever I strive to stay away from now!?!?!? EVERY time I go to the gym, I leave there starved. I don't ever stop (unless it was like last night and I got a banana at the store) but it's hard to pass up all the fat laden goodness that I have to drive by to get home.

When I was pregant with DS, I didn't answer to anyone. I posted on a message board, but not really about my weight (although it was a weight watcher message board). I am really hoping to keep my blog going and to post pictures of the expanding belly and to really help keep me accountable. I just hope it works!!!

Sorry this was so long. I told you I had some deep thinking going on. I tend to think a lot when I am on the elliptical--which I did do with an increased intensity this morning. Whew! I've already had 76 ounces of water today too. I'm off to fix some lunch. If you made it this far, THANK YOU!!!! I will try not to be as long winded next time. ;0)

Last day on core...

...and hopefully I will see a loss on the scale tomorrow. :)

I will be glad to go back to points for a while. I'm a little tired of all the meat I have been eating. But I am going to try to stick to mostly core foods, but I am looking forward to my TJs Multi-Grain Lasagna for dinner Thursday night!!!

Dinner last night was a flop. We grilled chicken breasts but they were freezer burnt and I didn't realize it when I thawed them out so when we bit into them, they were gross!!! I ended up eating 2 of DS mini pizza's that he was eating b/c his chicken was yucky too. So that was 4.5 points. Oh well.

I did make it to the gym last night and upped the intensity of my workout on the elliptical. I did 33 minutes but my resistance was at 10 and my ramp at 12 during the bursts of high intensity on the program. I am going to go this morning and hope and pray it doesn't make me retain fluid for tomorrow's WI. I sooo want to see a loss, but I have not been perfect by any means this week. As long as I don't gain, I will be thrilled.

My reunion is Saturday. As of now, we have 22 people coming. YAY!!!! So that's roughly 11 classmates--out of 90, but that's better than 2!!! So I am excited now. Then on Sunday, we are going to Holiday World with DS. Should be a fun weekend. It's only Tuesday and I am already talking about the weekend. Geesh!!!

Last night after I went to the gym, I had to go to the store. I was famished after my workout. I've got to figure something out about that. It's rough to come home at 930 at night and eat something, but I was starved!! So when I was at the store, I grabbed some bananas and ate one on the way home. I hate counting points for bananas, but I will. No big deal.

You all know my little secret and that DH does NOT know. Can I tell you how hard it is to NOT say anything to him?!?!?!?! I do want this to be a surprise for him b/c that's what he wants, but it's sooo hard!!!! Once I get that BFP (big fat positive) on a test, I sure hope I don't have to wait for him to come home from a business trip or something. He's going on one in August but only for 4 days but there shouldn't be any testing done while he is gone. :) It's a hard secret to keep from someone you tell EVERYTHING to!!!

I know this was sort of a rambling post. I had a lot to say last night but I was tired. I even had my title (deep thoughts by strawgirl) but this morning NADA. Oh well. Oh one more thing...for whatever reason blogger has changed my name when I post comments to my real name, which is no big deal, so if you see Amanda leaving comments--that's me!! :)

I can't figure out how to add my ticker to my side bar so I am going to put it here. :)

Monday, July 9, 2007

D@mn blogger!

I've had a rough time with blogger today. I need to SCREAM!!!!!

#1) I log in and hit the "remember me" button but it NEVER remembers me. So I go to post a comment and I'm not logged in so then it won't post and it won't take my password. URGH!!!!!

#2) the title thing got me earlier, but this time it worked fine!


Okay, vent over.

Does spray butter count if I pour it on my popcorn?? :) I mean pour it on. ;) YUM-O!!!

I'll be back later with a menu...or first thing tomorrow morning.

Any scrap bookers out there? I'm trying to get into it. Bought my first album yesterday to do DS first year. Yes, I am bad. I haven't done his first year. I have all the pictures, just need to organize them better and print them off. I'm excited to get started. :) I have all these ideas floating around in my head and I hope I can put them on paper. I've never been all that crafty but from what I gather you don't have to be to scrapbook! YAY!!! :)

Don't worry--I'm staying here!

I've made the decision. My blog is staying put. I imported everything over on weight watchen but it's just easier here. So here I will stay. All my "followers" know where to find me. So you can look for me over there if you want, I think I am going to link my blog to here from there. Did that make sense?!?! HAHAHA!!! LOL!!!

Have a great happy core day everyone! :0)

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Back to the real world...

So tomorrow, I go back to work. I've been off since Tuesday and it's been GREAT!!! I have loved every minute of it.

I am still alive and kicking. Still on core, but sooooo tired of it. I'm ready to go back to points on Wednesday. I have not been perfect, I will admit. I've been to the gym ONCE this WW week thus far. Although on Saturday, I stained my DS swing set. It took me ALL DAY. Every time I took a break, I came inside and ate something (always core though!). Today, I shopped. :) Tried to avoid the sun at all costs, but that's kinda hard when the mall is an open air mall.

I will report a few NSVs I've had over the last few days. Today, I got into a pair of size 10 capris at New York & Company. :) SIZE TEN!!! I didn't buy them though. They were vanity sized, I know, but man that felt good! Friday night, we went out to Texas Roadhouse (this Friday will be MEXICAN b/c I miss it sooo!). I ordered a baked sweet potato plain, nothing on it with my steak and a house salad--no cheese and no dressing. I think the waiter thought I was nuts. Then in my 2nd purse that I had taken, I pulled out my spray butter, Splenda brown sugar blend, and my FF TJs salad dressing. DH was like "What else is in there?!?!" NSV#3--4th of July. A cook out at the neighbors--NO core food, NO WW friendly food. I ate and enjoyed myself with a few beverages, BUT I DID NOT CLEAN MY PLATE. I left a LOT of food on my plate. A LOT. I did not over indulge in desserts as I usually do. And I almost always clean my plate at these things b/c I don't want people to think I didn't like their cooking. GO ME!!! I was very proud of that.

I have made the decision to keep my blog here. I am still going to post on the boards at Roni's site, but my blog gets lost over there and I know I have a few "followers" here so I'm going to stay here. With google reader, I have loaded my usual blog reads into that and that keeps me updated whenever you all update your blogs. I was a little behind tonight (I still am), but I am going to bed. :) Also on Weight Watchen, I can read blogs all day, but then I don't comment. I would rather read the few (okay 20) that I have in google reader and those people know I am reading b/c I leave comments every time (or at least I try). I don't do that on Roni's site. :) I would never get anything done!! If you have moved over to Roni's site, I will still keep up with you, I promise. :0)

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

OMG!!! OMG!!! OMG!!!

Here is what the scale said this morning:


That means I am down 3# since last week!!!! THREE POUNDS!!!!!! I haven't see that number since May of 2006. YAY!!!!!

I am thrilled to get over this hump. One of my goals was to get to 161. My next goal is 159.9. Wouldn't that be great if I could get there next week?!?! I'm gonna try!!!

Have a great holiday everyone! I am going to splurge a little today but be right back on track tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Wearing him down…and Day 6 on core!

Here is today's blog. Again...still trying to figure myself out. I might stay on my own here. I read too much if I am on Roni's site and I am already lost in the blog list over there (not the most updated one, but the active list). I am going to stay here for now....

Another GREAT day on Core! YAY!!!! Tomorrow is WI so I am hoping for some good results. I got in my 5th work out in my WW week so I am proud about that. Here is how yesterday shaped up:

B–cream of wheat made with milk
L–Leftover Turkey Meatloaf, with green beans and hominy; watermelon
S–Bean dip and Triscuits (5!)
D–half of a porterhouse steak, sweet potato, and grilled veggies

So that’s 6 fruits and veggies; 172 ounces of water and one milk. Not too bad. :) I got to the gym last night and did another 33 minutes on the elliptical. I am going to have to bump up the intensity on that b/c it’s getting too easy.

I guess I am going to do core for another week. My old leader always said you need to give core 2 weeks to really see results. Although I think I have decided to “take off” the 4th. We are going to a cook out and I know I can’t just eat core foods there. We are going to our neighbors and they hate vegetables! Who hates vegetables?!?!!? I think it’s kinda funny. I am going to take my own chicken burgers from TJs and a pasta salad (hopefully core!). And I would also like to enjoy a few drinks so I am going to TRY to make the best decisions, but you know what? I will be right back on Core Thursday morning. :)

Last night, DH and I had our usual fight about me working out and taking away “his” time. I work out in the evenings usually b/c I work 10-11 hour days on Mondays and Tuesdays. He expects me to get up at the butt crack of dawn (literally, he’s up at 430!) when he gets up so I can work, and THEN go in the middle of the day to work out. UGH. So last night I said (kind of snarky) if I had an elliptical in the basement, we wouldn’t be having this argument. So he finally told me to pick out 3–he wants 3 to choose from. So we’ll see. I am not going to jump on this right away. I am going to look up consumer reports and all that to get the best deal for my money. I will probably be getting a bonus with work this fall and that’s what I would like to do with the money. So he is wearing down…

My 10 year class reunion is supposed to be next weekend (the 14th). We have only had 6 classmates respond–out of 90!!! And of those 6–4 of us are the ones planning it!!! So we are probably going to cancel it or at least change the location. I am sad about it b/c I was hoping to see people and we have put a LOT of work into this thing. BUT, we have decided that we won’t do it again. We (the 4 of us) won’t plan another reunion. It’s too much work and to have no one appreciate it enough to show up–not worth our time or energy. I will still get to see my 2 closest friends from high school and I am THRILLED about that. I love these 2 girls and we have known each other for a loooong time!!

Have a great OP day everyone!!

Back at Weight Watchen???

Okay, I am going BACK to a weight watchen blog. For now, until I can get this blog imported over there, here is a link to my new (and hopefully FINAL) blog!

Sorry for all of the confusion and movement but I love the support over there!! :)

UPDATE--I can't make up my mind! I can't get this blog imported over there and others are having trouble as well, so I will stay here for a while until all the kinks are worked out.

Click on the above link to see today's blog...feel free to leave comments here if you want. I will make a decision I promise!!! When I WI tomorrow, I will probably post it in both locations. :)

Monday, July 2, 2007

Our Community is back! is back! Thanks to Collette and Google reader, I jumped right in there.

But, I really want to move back over there?? All my "buds" are here--will they move too?? I loved the support over there, but honestly?? I get more comments here. TONS more than I ever got at the community. I know that sounds lame, but it's true. I love the comments. I try to comment every time I read a blog. Does everyone else do the same thing?? I like the features of blogger/blogspot. It's easier to upload pictures and easier to make things my own. I don't like not being able to have different pages here, but most things are easier. I don't know...I'm torn. I will have to think about it for a while. I'll let you know what I decide. Lord knows I can't keep up with 2 blogs!

I figured out Goole Reader!

And let me tell you, it's awesome! I check my "reader" page every couple hours, read what's been updated and then go about my day. It's great!!! Thanks to swizzlepop for pointing me this way. It's just as good as our old site (sniff, sniff). I loaded in my favorite blogs yesterday and viola! I know when they are updated. It's great!!!!

I am also THRILLED to know I am not the only one who hates getting to the gym. If it was part of my daily trip, it wouldn't be too bad, but it's not. I work at home, so I take DS to school (daycare) 3 miles away and come immediately back home. DH picks him up so most of the time I don't leave the house except to take him in the mornings. It's a hard habit to get into. Oh well...

SO....Dh wants to purchase NFL Sunday ticket on Direct TV. Normally, I would be all for it b/c I LURVE football!!! So does DS. But, I told him, if he got NFL Sunday ticket, then I get a bike. Sunday ticket costs around $250, if not more. Then he said he wanted something else and I said you can have that when I can have an elliptical. So he told me I had to pick one. Either the elliptical or the bike. So we'll see what happens. It appears I may be wearing him down. :) I hope so!!!

(For some of you who may be lost, I posted a while back about wanting one or the other. It was on my weight watchen blog. I THINK it's in my May or June archive here, but not 100% sure.)

Sunday, July 1, 2007

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!!!

So today turned out to be another good core food day. And guess what? I tried something new today. We had steak tonight and I always buy DH a sweet potato when we have steak and I usually have a regular potato. The other day I bought 2 sweet potatoes. Mine was very small as I was VERY hesitant to try it. DH cooked them and oh my gosh, it was AWESOME!!! I sprinkled some ICBINB on it with a tad bit of brown sugar splenda. Oh mouth watered!! It was so good. So I will be having that again!

TOM showed today and my emotions have been all over the place. I don't know why, but man it sucks. One minute I am fine and the next I am pissed off at the world. At least this month I am not crying at the drop of a hat. When I do eventually get pregnant, I will be glad to be rid of this nice monthly friend (notice the sarcastic tone here?) for at least 9 months hopefully longer. :)

I have a very proud moment to share from today. I worked until around 2:45 and then had to put DS down for a nap. We rocked for a while (yes, he is 3 and we still rock and I LOVE it!) then he wanted me to lay down with him. Well, I fell asleep. I didn't sleep very long...20 minutes at the most. Then I got up and went to my bed. All the while fighting my inner voice saying "You said you were going to go to the gym once DS went to sleep. No, I'll walk here later on. No you won't, get to the gym before it closes and get that work out in!" So, I jumped out of my bed at 3:15 and hauled a$$ downstairs, threw on my shoes, grabbed my water and my iPod and out the door I went. You see, the gym closes at 4 on Sundays, so I knew I had to get there by 3:30 at the ABSOLUTE latest so I could get in 30 minutes on the elliptical. And I did it!!! I had to cut it short by 3 minutes so instead of the normal 33 minutes, I got in 30, but I still did it! And I am glad I did. I hate the action of GOING to the gym. Once I am there, I am fine. This is another reason I am jonesing DH for an elliptical in the basement, so we'll see....

Here is how today shaped up:

B--cream of wheat made with milk, watermelon
L--tuna salad on Wasa crackers (2) and triscuits (3); can of pineapple in own juice
S--WW Smoothie--pretty good, but I make one at home that's better
D--T-bone steak, sweet potato, corn on the cob, tabloh (sp??) salad
30 minutes on the elliptical so 3 APs earned. 2 WPA used; 6 fruits and veggie servings and 110 ounces of water

I still have 5 WPA left. YAY!!! I will go to the gym one more time this WW week and that will be tomorrow. Then I will have 5 days in of workouts this week AND core AND lots of fruits/veggies and water. That scale better be nice to me this week!!! :)

I'm off to bed. Have a great Monday (and what's left of Sunday's 10 p.m. here)!!

Was I getting checked out??

I was at the gym Thursday night on the elliptical. There were these 2 guys there that were lifting weights and doing the machines. EVERY time I looked up, one of these guys was looking at me. When I got off the elliptical and walked over to get the paper towels and the sanitizer to clean off the machine, again, he was looking at me. Now, these guys were probably in high school--my guess around 17 or so. If they were older, I guess maybe freshmen in college or getting ready to start their senior year. I am 28--COME ON!!! Dh said "Maybe you could teach them a thing or 2." HA!!! I was flattered, and it made me smile.

Working my way there....MILF status here I come!