Friday, December 19, 2008

How to lose 3 lbs overnight

Vomit and do, um, other things for 3 hours straight.

I got so sick the other night. I assume it was some sort of food poisoning. I felt horrible and for the whole day after could hardly eat for fear it would trigger another round of technicolor yawns.

I feel better today. I guess the 3 lb loss was good b/c I ate some cheesecake today. I shouldn't have, but it was good. I also didn't eat other things so that I could have the cheesecake. So, really, I guess there was no reason I couldn't have it. I just need to make sure I don't let that be my ticket to bad eating.

Holidays. I can't wait until they are done. I wish we could have them w/out the food.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Have you ever?

Have you ever tried on the cutest outfit...looked yourself over in the mirror 200 times to make sure you look okay, from every single angle...walk out the door, strut like you are hot. Go shopping, hang with the friends, work, whatever. Then you see someone in a mirror or window and see them sporting an outfit that looks just like yours, but not near as hot as you are, because, well, look at how short their legs are, or how many rolls they have bulging out of their shirts, and...wait...oh sh**, that is YOU!
I do that all the time. And I want it to stop.

What about you?

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I haven't had a chance to look at it yet.

Literally. I have been in my bed for pretty much the last 3 days. I crawl out to attempt to go to work, come home after about 2 hours and sit in my bed until it is time to go get my kids...which it is now.
I went to the dr. and it is allergies and not a cold. I don't know how he knew the difference but hey, I got medication and if it works I will be forever grateful for the diagnosis. I also have pink eye. Yuck.

Oh, so the new WW plan. No idea but read a review on Roni's site and it looks pretty simple. Basic stuff, right?

Well, can I do it? In the immortal words of Bob the builder..."yes, I can!" or "uhh, I think so..."

(Those w/young kids will know what that means).

Monday, December 8, 2008

I have the funk...AGAIN!

Tell me, what it is about me that makes me get sick? I wash my hands (almost obsessively). I clean a lot. I avoid sick people. I take vitamins. Yes, I have 2 toddlers (OMG! They are both toddlers) and I suppose that they are my little germ carriers. But geez! Can't a girl catch a break? Seriously, I was in bed at 7pm last night. Dh got to take charge of the kids and make their lunches and try and clean up. Well, he at least got the first 2 done.
I feel like crap. My head is going to explode. I have a low grade fever. My bones ache. Can a girl get any more whiny?
Oh, I asked so the answer is yes. Sadly. But I am working on stopping that.

I am still working out...even with the crud. It makes me feel yucky but at least I am moving some. In the long run I will feel better about it.

I am working on managing to maintain right now. Just until I get over this funk (not the cold) but this mood, attitude whatever I am in. I just feel like it doesn't matter and that it will never come off. I get jealous at those skinny people who eat a ton, and don't work out and never seem to gain. Don't tell me that it will catch up to them either...I know better. I have seen their parents and 30 years later they still are the same.
I am hungry all the time. I want the chocolate and the carbs.


I hate being this way. What is it that makes me feel the need to always go to food. Besides liking the way it taste.

Okay, enough. So now you all know my goal. I am not giving up, just taking a short break until I can feel good enough to do this again. Please still be my friend. :-(

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Good news, bad news...

Good news...I am up to 16 minutes of consecutive running, well, jogging. But it is not to shabby if I do say so.
Bad news...I am up 8...Yep, 8 lbs. Ugggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg!!!!!! A big cyber scream for you all.

Part of it is because of TOM. I had a mishap with my pills and had to start all over and it is one of the old kind with horrible cramps and all. Oh well. But the rest is my eating habits. I do really well until about 8 pm and then I can't stop eating. What is that all about?

The good news is that I exercised thru it all.

Got to go. More about the bad habits later.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Good news, bad news...

The good news is that I actually did my "interval training" (thanks Christy) again on Thursday. The bad news is that I walked 15, ran 5, walked 15...3, then walked 15. I got a cramp after 3 minutes and could not go on.
The good news is that I got up at 6 am today and walked 15, ran 8, walked 15, ran 8 and walked 18. How do you like that????

Oh, some bad news for today...I ate like a cow last night. Blech, but it was so good. I hate that.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I've decided to do it.

Yep, no matter how much I say I hate it. No matter how much I "can't" do it. No matter how hard it is or how long it takes me. I am breaking down.

I am going to learn how to run.

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh....someone might hear me and hold me to it.

I decided that I really needed to find a way to step up the work out and increase my metabolism. I can't run. Really. Maybe 2 minutes it the longest I have ever lasted. And slow, well it is my middle name.
So today, after making this decision, I walked 15 minutes, ran 5, walked 15, ran 5 and walked 15 more. My face was BRIGHT red and I looked like a moron running about as fast as I walked, but hey, I did it.

Now, don't remind me of this post. Maybe if I pretend I didn't write it, I can act like I never had this thought...ha ha! We shall see. Wish me luck.

Good morning to you...good morning to you...

Today is a new day and how beautiful could it be? I mean really...So Cal may be a giant fire hazzard, and an earthquake waiting to happen, but it is November right? It is probably 65 degrees outside...and it is only 7:20am. Life is good.

I am going to take a walk this afternoon. Have my clothes all packed and ready to go. Have snacks packed (subway lunch today) and plans for dinner. I am in how do I stay that way. Most days start like this. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, definately something to think about. Any clues? Hints? Ideas?

Monday, November 17, 2008

i made it!

I made it thru the week...and did well.

I had a wi today and most definately am up, but considering what I had put in my mouth the 2 weeks prior I think it is okay.

So, had a conversation with a friend the other day about food "addiction." I know, I am sure that everyone has said it before, and that even I have said it before but I hate it. No matter what, you still have to eat. It is like no other addiction either. You wouldn't just tell an alcoholic to not drink as much...or a heroin addict to use less and you will be fine. Much like most people without a food addiction or weight problem do. Just eat will lose. Whatever.

Anyhoo, I hate that it is my addiction. I hate that I can make my self sick eating. Seriously, what is wrong with me? Why can't I be addicted to exercise? Sigh...

Enough whining. Just move on already.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


Sometimes life just gets in the way of my blog.

I am so tired. I can't believe how exhausted I am. Dh was gone for pretty much the last 2 weeks. So, in the last 9 weeks, we have not been home together for longer than a week at a time. The kids are feeling it, I am feeling it and my house is wearing it.

I have not counted points or weighed in for 2 weeks. I did start on program again on Monday. I know I will be up, but I just couldn't bear to see the scale. I was afraid it would start a nasty spiral...

I meant to make a post thanking all the veterans yesterday, but I got so busy making pumpkin bread and jam (I only ate one small bite of the bread) for the holidays it just didn't happen. Anyhoo, the point of this is that I really want to mention how grateful I am for all that veterans and their families do for our country. And what an amazing country it is. Thank you for all the possibilities that you have helped to provide for us. Thank you for your sacrifices (and I know they are many). Thank you for the long hours, the crazy scary trips and for allowing me to feel safe and protected in my home. You are all amazing and generous. I am so truly blessed to work along side and be able to support so many of you. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I'm here, I 'm alive

Just suffering from exhaustion. More later.

Monday, October 27, 2008

weekly weigh in...

Weight Tracking Summary
Your current weight :
199.7 lbs
Weight change since your last recorded weight
+2.2 lbs
Total weight change to date
-37.3 lbs

I am only surprised that I didn't gain more. Sigh. I just gave up this week and then figured what the hell...bad move...
okay, ready for the new week. Just get me thru this weekend. Please.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Let's play a game!

Anyone ready? It's called

"Why do you keep doing this to yourself?"

Okay, so why do I continue to eat the M&M's, even though I know it is only going to make the scale go up?

Why do I keep putting food in my mouth, when it doesn't even taste that great and I am not really hungry?

Why is that Halloween candy in your office?

Why is it, that you can't seem to get back on track, no matter how hard you try?

Why do you stop recording your points after lunch?

Why is it, that I know I am bored/lonely/sad/frustrated/depressed that I continue to eat when i know it will only lead to more of the above emotions which will continue the cycle?

Okay, enough to answer them. Right now, I honestly don't know. I had the control for a while and now it seems to have slipped away. It is frustrating (and no, I am not currently stuffing my face, although I would like to). Ugggggggggggggggggggggggg!!!!!!!

I hate this! So why do I keep doing it to myself?

Monday, October 20, 2008

weekly weigh in...

Weight Tracking Summary
Your current weight :
197.5 lbs
Weight change since your last recorded weight
-1.1 lbs
Total weight change to date
-39.5 lbs

I really don't know how I did it. I expect next week to be a reality check, but I am going to do my best to keep the points low and the exercise points high...

Sigh...Slow and steady.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

I. Can't. Stop. Eating.

I have very little else to say. TOM came for a visit, I haven't been able to stop eating all week and tomorrow is WI. Nervous some?

Yep. I did pack up a great healthy lunch for tomorrow. Have the points ready to go. DH left yesterday for a week so I am single parenting it. To all those who do this on a regular basis...I bow down to you.

Wish me luck tomorrow.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Me so..............h...

HUNGRY! geez...where did you think I was going with that? Okay, so maybe that is just my twisted mind. I know I am not near as funny as I think I am, but hey, as long as the voice in my head says it works then I will go with it!

So anyway, I am hungry. Not sure what the deal is. The only thing I can think of is my body is readjusting to my time zone and so the body is requesting more power? Well, it sounds good anyway.

I LOVED DC. It was really neat, although we had such little time. I took a night tour of all the monuments and then did a tour of Arlington as well. So amazing. That little area has so much freakin history. The class was good too, although I am now even more concerned about how to get my entire job done all in a 40 hr work week. Sigh.

I tried to work out today. Really. I had changed my clothes and walked down to get a government drivers license and was going to be on my way. However, the guy in line before me had a ton of things to add to his and it took about 45 minutes. So no work out. At least I walked down to the office. I got a couple of 10 minute walks in so that has to count for something.

Well, my boring self is falling asleep, and if you made it this far you must have drank some caffeine late in the day! Have a wonderful evening!

Monday, October 13, 2008

weekly weigh in...

Weight Tracking Summary
Your current weight :
198.6 lbs
Weight change since your last recorded weight
-0.7 lbs
Total weight change to date
-38.4 lbs

The good news...I lost.
The bad news...only .7 in 2 weeks
The good news...that is while I was traveling

can't think of anything else. So there you have it. Slow and steady...baaaah!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Watch out Washington!

I am here! I landed last night, took a tour with an old friend and went to her house for dinner. I managed to eat less than my points during my travel day (how does that happen?) and started today well. I did some snacking, but I chalk that up to boredom and have a plan to fix that tomorrow I am just a hop, skip and a jump away from Crystal City mall.

Coolness. We are waiting to meet up with some members of our group so we can walk somewhere nice for dinner.

Hope you all are well. I missed WI, but that can't be helped. Plan on staying on so I see something next week regardless of the travel!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Losing points

You know, I have watched the show the biggest loser and I get so jealous when they are shown having lost 13 lbs a week. Okay, I am not as big as some of them, but I am pretty close to some as well and I have never in my entire life lost 13 lbs in one week. I am sure, that the amount of work that is required is crazy too...
I would love to do it tho. Just to get rid of this fat. I have come to terms with losing just 1 lb a week average. It comes off so slow, but I have somehow managed to not give up. No matter if I have small breaks or gains I am still losing and am lower than I have been in a long time.

Okay, so that is just the thoughts I had going thru my head. Now, on to losing points. It has been about 2 months since I lost the last one. So, that is approx 10 lbs in 2 months. Sad but at least it is gone. Okay, sorry, enough about being a slow loser (not sore). So, I lost a point and quite honestly don't miss it. Dh asked me the other day if it is hard and I said "sometimes." I guess b/c sometimes it is, but since I have been eating so well and exercising, it is not the top priority. Plus, I have come up with some low point lunches and breakfast so that when dinner comes around it is a little hard to eat all that is left. Which is good b/c I am a night time snacker and have had to come up with ways to battle this.

I see this post is completly rambling so I will stop now. It was just what I was thinking of. Sorry to bore you...if you are still awake after reading this!

Monday, September 29, 2008

weekly weigh in...

Weight Tracking Summary
Your current weight :
199.3 lbs
Weight change since your last recorded weight
-1.1 lbs
Total weight change to date
-37.7 lbs

I figured that since you all knew my weight I may as well start adding it. Low loss, but it was all I needed to get to one-derland! I am so happy about that.
A bit of a rough weekend. Ds had a bday party and the food was okay but the cake was awesome. I did my best to send it all off to others and we just had a small amount around here last night. It is now gone (I had guest and served it to them).
have a wonderful day!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Made it back and did ok!

Yep, had a great trip and actually did really well. I worked out, okay, only once, but it was a good one and I only used 6 of my weekly flex points. I actually did worse last night (taking ds out for his bday) than I did the entire trip.
Went shopping tonight for some groceries and got some great produce. Going to hit the farmers market in the am too...
Having a bday party for ds tomorrow night but it will be small. Mostly adults, and mostly family. I tried to get some healthy things in there (a veggie tray) but to feed 30 people (and yes, 30 is small in my family) you have to go cheap. I got hot dogs, which I hate so I will have to make a plan b for me.

Hope you all are well. I will try catching up tomorrow!

Monday, September 22, 2008

weekly weigh in...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-1.5 lbs
Total weight change to date
-36.6 lbs

I feel alot like the little engine that could. I think I can...I think I can...I think I can...Slow and steady. No matter how frustrated I am, it is working, just much slower than I want (and slower than the last time...think age and 2 kids did that to me?).
Anyhoo, I am not 100% happy with the amount...I will tell you my weight now and then why I am frustrated, even though I am not quite to where I wanted to be.
Okay...if I bury this in enough text, maybe no one will really read it. Sigh...200.4 is what I weighed in at this morning. I was really hoping for that 2 lb loss this week to take me into the 100's. One-derland, so to speak.
Also, TOM started last night which I know made me bloat. I can feel it. And I am leaving for Sacramento momentarily and travel and my diet don't normally go well. I am going to do the best I can. I have a whole suitcase of snacks to try and maintain.

Okay, see you all later!

Sunday, September 21, 2008


I just have to let you all know how excited I am!

I won this contest from Roni's sight. How cool is that??? I am the 4th name down...#19! Woot!!!!! I wanted this book and tried to win it another site! All I have to do is email Roni my screen shot from WW tomorrow and I am golden!

Sooooooooooooooo, occasionally, life just works out.

Thanks Roni! I so appreciate it...and you. Still read you everyday!

A toddler crack up....

The other night ds was playing with a mini flash light. I was helping him change from his underware to his pullup for bed and we get the underware off at the same moment he shines the light in my eye and says "mommy...I flashed you..."
OMG! Can you say rolling on the floor laughing? That was me. A good 15 minutes later ds was like "what are you laughing about." Dh and I found it to be a riot!

Anyhoo, doing okay. Rough day yesterday and I think it is b/c my pattern got interupted. No worries, still in weekly points.

Going to Sacramento tomorrow for 4 days. I am worried, but am taking snacks to help buffer some of the binge eating I do when I am away from home.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

You know what I love?

I love being able to pull my pants down w/out unzipping or unbuttoning...and they don't have elastic anywhere in them.

What do you love?

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

I thought that by now, the zits would stop...

so totally not a weight related post but I have to old will I be when the zits stop coming?
Seriously. I thought I was past this stage in my life but right now my face looks a lot like it did when I was 15...okay, maybe 19. 15 was really bad.

Anyhoo...I guess to make this back to topic I did walk for an hour yesterday. On the clock. I ate well. There are several girls at work on ww and one brought me a fabulous and filling lunch. It was basically tuna salad in a bell pepper and some tomato soup. Yummy. When i get the recipe I will post to share.

Have a great day!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Who had a great day???

Me, me, me...says the annoying smart girl in the front of class!

I had a fabulous day. I ate well, TRACKED everything and exercised. Oh, and did I mention I got paid to do it?
I cooked a delish dinner tonight that my kids and dh devored. Did I mention it was fish? They love that tilapia recipe.
I still have 3.5 pts left for the evening so I can eat fruit, snack or whatever.

The kids are in bed...not asleep, but in bed. My lunch is packed, dh & ds also have packed lunches. The kids clothes are laid out. And it is only 8:17pm.

Sometimes, things just come together. Now if only every day could be so organized and orderly.

weekly weigh in...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-0.7 lbs
Total weight change to date
-35.1 lbs

A loss is a loss so I will take it. I did really well at the beginning of the week but the weekend kind of got me. I was at a lot of places that had NOTHING healthy and there was no way to go and get anything. I did a lot of "snacking" to try not to eat the stuff that was too bad, but I did end up eating things that would normally never cross these lips.
I am 1.9 lbs from my mini goal so hopefully I will get it this week. I am really going to try. I am taking work out clothes to work today so I can take a walk...since I get paid to do it. Also, still writing everything down.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Talk about a perk!

I found out today that on our base, we are allowed 3 hours of PT time a week...on the clock. That would be 3 PAID hours to do physical training.


How do you like that? See, the military does have it's does being a civilian. LOVE it!

I am going to get started in a week or two. I am still in training so right now, kind of tied to the office. They are also working on a fitness area as well. I am really very happy about this.

Sometimes, life is good...oh, and I am feeling MUCH better! Thank you so much for the happy, well thoughts.

Oh, and Christy, I would love some ideas of places to go. I will be staying near the airport so any thing would be great. Looks like I am done most days around 4ish and one day around 2:30ish. Hope you are sleeping better.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Got the blahs.

I have got the blahs, bad...

I have a BAD cold. I can't breathe thru my nose which means that it is difficult to eat and drink. Some, might think I would be jumping for joy, but I really like water and it is hard to get it down. I think when I don't drink much water, I start feeling yucky. Really, hydration is your friend.

I also can't sleep b/c I can't breathe thru my nose. I can not sleep with my mouth open. No matter how hard I try. So, I am on day 3 w/very little sleep. While trying to learn a new job.

The good news is that if the scale holds thru the weekend I might hit a number I will be more than happy to share. I am always a little, okay, a lot embarrased of my weight. I know other people are in the same boat, and for whatever reason, I just feel like they are doing awesome but I am ashamed. Sad, isn't it?

I am also doing well in the job. I am learning a lot, meeting a lot of people and just getting things done. It is all very exciting.

Hope everyone is doing okay.

Monday, September 8, 2008

weekly weigh in...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-0.5 lbs
Total weight change to date
-34.4 lbs

I expected more, but after Saturday am grateful with what I got. It was hard. We were traveling and they had NOTHING to offer that was healthy. I did my best eating small portions and drinking tons of water but at some point I was starving and gave in. I tried to minimize the damage yesterday.

Oh well. I am still working at this and still have the drive. It is just frustrating when your control is challenged...and you lose. Sigh.

Okay, this week will be great. Have things packed. Plan on going to the store tonight to get some fresh veggies and fruit. I may make some of my 1 pt muffins tonight too. They are really helpful. I don't travel again for 2 weeks so I have time to catch up, so to speak.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

I can feel the control!

Seriously, I feel it. I am making choices not to touch foods. I made cookies the other day and there are still several sitting in the cookie jar. I have had a bite of one and gave the rest to dh.

I have candy surrounding me at work and still haven't touched the stuff. I went out to eat the other day and made my choices and then worked around them.

I love that feeling. I love knowing that the food around me doesn't control me. I don't think about it all the time and I don't have to reach for it if I am having a hard time. I was waiting a long time to have this feeling back.

Now, how do I keep it? I think part of it is that I am happy but also, I am feeling pretty good about me and my weight loss. It really helps that I don't have to worry about things going into my mouth b/c I don't feel that initial urge.

What part of a diet/healthy life style makes you feel like you are "getting there?" (besides the scale going down.) Just curious?

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Big Day!

I started my new job today. I have to say, I am beat. I didn't really do much but just trying to learn everything is tiring.

So, check this out. I went out to lunch and the place made NOTHING with low fat or fat free anything. I ordered a garden salad that came with chicken salad. I ate the chicken salad and the regular salad and then minimized what I ate for the rest of the day. After adding in my points, including the 8.5 I counted for the chicken salad, I was still able to eat dinner, and have a snack afterwards. I love just being able to eat "normal' and still be on a diet.

Monday, September 1, 2008

weekly weigh in...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-1.2 lbs
Total weight change to date
-33.9 lbs

I have to say, I am a little disappointed. I worked REALLY hard this week and wrote down EVERY little thing I put in my mouth. I worked out. I drank a ton of water.

I kind of think the weeks prior finally caught up with me though. Sigh.

Oh well, keep on trucking, right? I am still down and plan on doing the same thing this week. I am going to be traveling over the weekend but will take tons of snacks so I don't overeat.

13 lbs by halloween. I can do it...

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Okay, round 2...

nap or workout?

I am beat. Really. Did a ton of cleaning yesterday. I was tired b/c I didn't take a nap, although I was pretty happy that I worked out. Woke up at 5:12am today w/the 2yr old. Went to church, did dishes, cooked lunch and painted the countertop.

Kids and dh asleep...

I think I may rest for a while and then tackle my linen closet. It is a MESS!!!

Wait! I have a solution! I will nap, then take the kids on a walk this evening.

Sometimes I am so smart (said with a tad of sarcasm)...

Hope you all are doing well. Also, sending tons of positive thoughts to anyone in the path of the huricane.

Jalapeno Garlic Tilapia

Jalapeno Garlic Tilapia

1-2 Tilapia filets for each person
Sliced purple onion
Chopped or sliced jalapenos (if desired)
Sliced mushrooms (if desired)
Minced ginger
Chopped garlic
Cajun seasoning
Mayonaise or Miracle whip (you can use ff but it really taste better if you use a lite mayo.)

Spray non-stick on bottom of aluminum foil. Put filet in each foil packet and secure sides. Drop onions, mushrooms and Jalapenos in each packet. Add 1-2 Tbs of mayo in each one plus garlic, ginger and seasoning. Seal top and place on medium low setting on grill for 20 minutes. Open and serve over pasta or rice.

NOTE: You can also do this in the oven if desired. Just line a baking dish with the filets, add veggies, seasoning and mayo (be sure to smear each fillet with mayo) then bake 20 min at 425. Last saturday night, poured ready-made alfredo sauce over it before baking in lieu of mayo. DELICIOUS!!!

This is a family favorite. I count it as 3 pts and serve over TJ's frozen brown rice. A total of 5. I don't use the jalapeno's tho but I put it in here as that is what the recipe calls for. Really tho, this is soooooooooooo good and I make it all the time and the 2 yr old and 19 month old eat it up.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Nap or workout?

What should I do?

I am really tired. Ds woke up at 5:30 this am. It was a long week. A nap could do me good. Both the kids and dh are already asleep. I stayed up to paint my countertop really quick like.

I didn't work out yesterday though. I dipped into my flex points last night. Only by 3, but still.

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....what to do.

I know the choice I should make...sigh...Okay, you guilted me into it. I am going to change in just a sec and get out the wii. :-) Thanks.

Oh, have a couple of NSV's to report too. Last night at dinner and today at lunch I was full and instead of shoveling in those last few bites because it was good, I pushed my plate away! Woot! Oh, also, after dinner last night we went to get some fro yo and I had about 3 bites and as we left I threw the rest in the trash, instead of getting a lid to eat later. How do you like that? There are times when I really feel like food controls me. Last night and today were not them.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Extra points...

I know I have posted something similar to this before, but that was when I was nursing and I had a million points a day.
It doesn't happen often, but last night, I had ONE extra point. I had put all my food down until dinner and then I just counted in my head what I thought I had left. I spent some time on the Wii earning 4 exercise points and then got to the computer to put them in.
I still had one point left. And that was without using the exercise points.
Dh & I then had a conversation about the points...

Dh said: "are you going to eat it?"
Me: "no, I am not hungry."
DH: "are you supposed to eat it?"
Me: "well, yes, the recommend it, but I am not hungry so I guess it will be fine."
Dh thinking, then: "are you going to lose more points?"
Me: "yes, that is how you lose weight. As you drop lbs, you drop pts."
Dh: "Oh, when do you lose another point?"
Me: "I think in about 3 lbs"
Dh: "That is AWESOME!"

I know, a boring conversation and you may wonder why I posted it. Really, it was the last comment. Dh, is really trying to help me out, without making me upset b/c I tend to get pretty sensitive about my weight. That last comment was meant as a cheer. A "I am so proud of you and I am glad that you are working so hard for yourself." yep, for myself. He really does love me no matter what, but is so happy that I am trying to make myself healthier, and in the process, teach our kids good habits.

Oh, I also have him on the water bandwagon. His attempt to role model for the kids. He drinks 2 32oz bottles of water a day. I am proud of him too.

I heart him. :-)

Thursday, August 28, 2008

My Wooden Spoons Giveaway!

So, My Wooden Spoon, is having yet another wonderful giveaway. And I want it! It is a cookbook that looks cool and sounds awesome.
I have yet to win one, but they have great stuff. Go take a look.

Do you know how many points Creme Brulee is?

HOLY CRAP???!!!!!
It is 11 pts. 11.

I did not know that as I had dinner at a really great place last night. I LOVE creme brulee and it was worth the points. I only dipped into 7 of my weekly points. Too bad I didn't have time to exercise last night. Sigh.
In any case, I stayed away from the bread. Only nibbled on the goat cheese slathered bread and only ate a couple of bites of my mashed potatoes.
I did well.
I am being really good about getting on and logging EVERY last bite I am putting in my mouth. I am trying to exercise as much as possible.
I am trying to lose 2 lbs this week.
My goal is to be down 13 more by Halloween. That is 8 weeks. Dooable, right?

Oh, I had to register for a class for my new job. Looks like I will be going to Arlington VA in early October. Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited!

Have a good day!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

weekly weigh in...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
+0.6 lbs
Total weight change to date
-32.7 lbs

I forgot to post this yesterday. Well, maybe forgot is a little strong...more like deliberately refused.
I started TOM and it always seems to make me go up. No matter what I do. I also think that I haven't been as "honest" as I should be when tracking my points daily. I have been doing it in my head so yesterday I got back to writing everything down.

Dh and I are working on saving gas and conserving some of our enviroment so we have started walking places that are nearby. On Sunday we walked to Target to get a few things and last night we walked to get our frozen yogurt. Last night we had to walk fast so I earned 4 exercise points in that hour. Totally burned off that yogurt before I even ate it. :-)

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Zucchinni Parmesan

I got this recipe from Simple & Delicious

1/2 to 1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon olive oil
4 medium zucchini, cut in 1/4 inch slices
1 can (14-1/2 oz) Italian diced tomatoes, undrained
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

* In large skillet, saute garlic in oil. Add zucchini; cook and stir for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
* Stir in the tomatoes, seasoned salt and pepper. Simmer, uncovered, for 9-10 minutes or until liquid is absorbed and mixture is heated thru. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese.
* Serve with slotted spoon.
Yield: 6 servings
1/2 cup equals 81 calories, 3 g F 2 g fiber

I made this and it was really good. I didn't have any Parmesan cheese so I figured it was about 1 pt per serving.
I think next time I will try cooking spray instead of the oil to try and cut down on the points. The family really liked it too!

I love the farmers market.

Took the kids and dh over there this am. It was wonderful. I got some yummy fresh picked corn on the cob, some delish green beans, amazing white necatarines and few other great finds. I just love fresh veggies. It makes eating them so much easier.

I also love that my kids like them. I snapped the green beans and washed them and ds kept asking for some. So I gave them to him and he sat there eating them like they were candy. See...that is really my ultimate goal with this weight loss thing. It is to teach my kids good eating habits.

Going to a party tonight to see an old friend. I am excited b/c I havent' seen her in about a year. Taking the kids to show them off too.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Feeling Lazy...

I was sent home from work early yesterday b/c they were overstaffed. So I played the Wii for an hour, ate lunch, played the computer and then cleaned out my garage. Took a shower and about 1/2 an hour later I was hurting. I couldn't move my neck hardly at all. Sooooooo...I went and got a massage. (I know, stupid spending money when you are sent home early and all)...

Anyhoo, it was great, but I am still feeling a little sore so I just didn't feel like exercising tonight. I know I should do the waiting for once I get into a real routine but you know what, I really don't want to hurt myself any more.

We are taking the kids I work with to a ropes course tomorrow. I am super excited b/c I have been working to get this donated for a while. Good times!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

The Wii says I am fat!

Okay, in its words...obese. And yes, I already knew this. It just said I gained 2 lbs and it made me mad. Blech!
I really love it tho. I didn't want to exercise last night, but I got it out and had a good time doing it. I got a good 30 min of cardio in and enjoyed it the whole time.
I think that I can keep this up. It is enjoyable and sometimes dh will play too.

Anyway, doing well this week. Planned out my menus, packing my lunches and drinking tons of water. Only glitch is that I found the 100 calorie snickers. Normally I stay away, but I thought..."wow, 100 calories, 2 pts...easy". Sigh. Should have known better. I ate 2-3 of them at a time. I froze them and they were great, but I should have known better. Just don't BUY them! Oh well. Lesson learned.

hope you all are well.

Monday, August 18, 2008

weekly weigh in...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-0.7 lbs
Total weight change to date
-33.3 lbs

I was a little nervous to step on the scale last I didn't. It was with good cause. I ended up gaining 3 lbs and I just refused to put it in here. I know, I should have, but the fact that I am reporting it, is something.
Anyhoo, I worked hard this week, drank a ton of water and am down, some...
I have had a hard time catching up on sleep and everything else, that is why I haven't posted. Sorry.
Hope you all are well and I will try and catch up later today.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Ahem...Attention Please...

I GOT THE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yep, I got it. I got a call yesterday offering me the job. I go in to meet with them tomorrow to figure out a start date and salary! WOOT!!!!!

Okay, got to get ready for vacation from heck coming up!

For superj...I think my plane lands at 12:30ish. It is southwest. I fly out of Denver at 5:30ish on Saturday! Cool, you could totally be telling my pilot what to do!

Monday, August 4, 2008

weekly weigh in...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-0.8 lbs
Total weight change to date
-32.6 lbs

I suppose I shouldn't complain...

We are leaving for Vegas on Wednesday, I fly to Colorado on Thursday, am in my cousins wedding on Friday, fly back to Vegas on Saturday and drive home on Monday. Crazy weekend...and again, how to keep the eating under control. Ugg.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Loving the Wii...and a couple updates.

So, I love my wii....I love my wii fit. I think it is so much fun and I actually look forward to playing it at night. Isn't it great? I get a workout and I am playing a game! It adds a lot of variety and challenges to make you work harder too.

Okay, update number 1: my cousin's dad (yes, it is Rhaztas) is still breathing on his own, even though they turned life support off on Sunday. His only brain function is breathing and his heart is beating. That is all. It is sad and she is having a really hard time dealing with it. Every email she sends talks about how inhumane this is...and I can't blame her. So sad and I can do nothing to help out.

Update number 2: I got an email to say I am eligible for the job. Found out I am in the top the nation that applied. How do you like that? My rating was 92 out of 100. Woot! Now I am just waiting to see what they have in mind for interviews, etc...

I think that is all. I found these really good Pringles pretzel stix honey flavor. They are great. 90 calories. 2 points. There are quite a few in the box too and delish!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

weekly weigh in...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
+0.4 lbs
Total weight change to date
-31.8 lbs

I am home now. I had to come back to work and I feel horible that I had to leave my cousin. They unplugged the life support on Sunday and as of last night he was still breathing on his own. It is really sad. His body is maintaining itself but there really is nothing left. My cousin is falling apart but at least I was with her when she really needed me. She has come to terms with this, as difficult as it was. Thank you for all your kind thoughts and prayers.
As you can see, I am up, but not much. I am actually okay with it. Tom started yesterday and I have had LITTLE water lately so I guess it is okay. Back to the plan today.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Doing okay.

Still in KS. I am doing okay. Eating is tough b/c we are always out. I had a minor melt down last night that included a snickerdoodle, some whoopers and licorice. Oh well. I think I am still in my points for the week and that just dipped into quite a few of my flex.
I only had one real meal yesterday and did really well with it. For dinner we had chips and salsa. There was nothing else and I was hungry so that is that.
Tom is due tomorrow. I don't think I will get to WI until Tuesday so we shall see.
Thanks for any positive thoughts going my way.
My cousin is shutting down the life support on her dad today. Please send her prayers.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Going away for a few days.

Going to KS tomorrow. My cousin's dad was in a motorcycle accident on Sunday and is in really bad shape. The neurosurgeon told her today that the best case scenario is a nursing home. every bone on his right side except for his arm and leg are broken. He has a c2 fracture, a skull fracture, a brain bleed and so on. He said that if the worst brain function was a 3 and the best was a 15 he is at 3.My cousin is like my sister. She is supposed to be married in 2 weeks in Vegas. She is the medical guardian for her father. This is horrible b/c he was such an abusive man for so many years before he was diagnosed 2 yrs ago w/a mental illness. He was on meds and really working on his relationship with her. She needs me so I am going to be there until Monday. Please pray for her.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

I got it!

No, not the job. STILL waiting to hear if I am qualified. Got to love the government. But, I did get a Wii fit. We were at the store the other day and I was talking about it and the guy at the counter was like "call tomorrow, we are expecting a shipment." So, my dh (who I love and adore) called and took his lunch to go get it for me.
Sooooooooooooooo, if I don't do some painting on my countertop tonight, Wii Fit it is.

Feeling slightly better, but still sucking down cough drops. I would really like to be able to sleep, but it appears the cough really comes out at night. Niquil isnt' even helping.

Eating well. Sticking w/in my points so that is great.

Hope you all are doing well.

Monday, July 21, 2008

weekly weigh in...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-1.1 lbs
Total weight change to date
-32.2 lbs

I guess I did okay, even w/the excessive amt of points in cough drops!

Friday, July 18, 2008

The Wii rocks and cough drops count.

Yep, the Wii ROCKS!!!!! It is so awesome and I LOVE it! Dh and I played all day, even tho I feel like poo. I kicked his butt in the boxing. And the golf. ahem...he won in lawn darts.

Oh, and make sure you look at the back of a pack of cough drops. I was eating them all day and finally checked out the bag and they are 15 calories...EACH!!!! Oh my goodness. I think I have eaten about 5-8 points in them today. I went to the store and bought some sugar free ones. They don't have calories on the bag but they have a diabetic exchange so I can sort of guess.

Anyhoo, hope you all are doing well. Going to bed soon and need to get some I can play wii tomorrow!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Oh man.

I have the crud and I have it bad. That elephant that was sitting on my chest seems to have taken up permanent residence.
I am coughing, but it doesn't seem to help, just annoy me. My throat is on fire and I am TIRED. Good thing my kids are asleep.
The good news is that I have NO appetite. Yep, none...well, okay, some, but all I really want is ice cream and I don't have any of that so I don't really want anything.

I am taking tomorrow of work. So is dh. We decided we needed a recovery day. It has been crazy busy lately and we just need a break. Kids are still going to school and grandmas. I am breaking out the Wii tomorrow too. Soooooooooooooo excited!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Super *bad* mom strikes again...

Sooooooo....I took ds into the dr. yesterday. I figured a month of bad sleep (for me, and him, of course) was enough...ohhhhhh....I am a baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaad mom. And the hot pedi told me so. Well, not in words, but with his eyes.
Yep, ds is now on flovent on a daily basis. His asthma is bad and I have been bad about not getting it treated. Not only that, but he has a sinus infection. The poor kid isn't even 3 and I am slacking on his medical health.
Needless to say, I feel like crap. Literally and figuratively. Yep. I woke up feeling like there was an elephant sitting on my chest. It hurts to breathe. I think it is Gods way of telling me what a bad mom I have been and that is how my son must have felt.

Seriously tho, although I am serious about being a bad mom. I feel like crap. Thank god for HOT coffee. It makes life so much more livable.
I am doing well today. A little sore, as I took the kids I work with to a water park yesterday and they had a lazy river, except that we weren't lazy at all. My arms are sore from paddling the tubes and my legs are sore from running thru the water to keep up with everyone. I highly recommend those parks. They rock.
Oh, I also got a Wii!!!!!!!!!!!! Now I just need to get the Wii fit so that my good friend, Carla (aka Miz Fit) will be happy with me. :-) Exercise is good. I know this. I just need sleep more. Sigh. But maybe if I am playing a game then it won't be imposing on my sleep???

Monday, July 14, 2008

Weekly Weigh In...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-0.7 lbs
Total weight change to date
-31.1 lbs

Not much of a loss this week, but I will take it considering how I ate. I really didn't do "bad," so to speak, but I ate over points most nights. I was just HUNGRY. Also, dh had his bday on Saturday and I took him out to the Aloha Grill which is yummy stuff. A steakhouse. We had a bottle of wine, an appetizer (I only had one piece) and a piece of pie for dessert. It was a small piece and we split it. Yesterday I was really hungry in the am and just tried to eat light in the evening.
New week and all is well. I did get to my pedicure goal tho. I am only 2.9 lbs from my mini goal I set for my cousins wedding which is on 8/8 so I guess I am doing okay. I tried on some dresses the other night and they fit, off the rack. I am not happy with how they stomach is a mess, but otherwise they were almost too big. Got to LOVE that!
Hope you all have a fabulous day!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Another early morning....

do you ever feel like it just won't end? ugg! DD woke up puking this morning around 2ish...she finally went back to sleep around 4ish...thankfully dh took a turn w/her so he stayed on the couch and I went to sleep until 6. Tired again.
Tomorrow will be no better. We have a group of guys deploying out and I need to be to the base by 5:30am so that I can see them off and answer any questions for the families. Sooooooooooooooooooooooo tired! But it is worth it, all of it. Even, or especially the puking kids.

I did okay the other day. Only had a minor sugar melt down. I was STARVING when I came home from work and was planning on taking the kids out w/some friends and then to Pump it up. I sat down and pulled out the cereal box and downed, probably 2 servings. I counted 3 jic tho...then we went to dinner at applebees and I just got the ww onion soup b/c I wasn't hungry but knew I needed something to balance the sugar attack out. It worked. I was fine and did not mess anything up. I think I only went over by 2 pts that day and I more than had that in flex.

Sleep would be awesome.

Still have not heard about the job, but that is to be expected. Just keep saying those prayers for me...

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

4 am this time.

Yep, it is 4 am and I am wide awake. It is not my son's fault this time though. I have no idea why but I have been trying for the last hour to go back to sleep and it just isn't happening. I think I am going to be miserable today. :-(
I am hoping it doesn't mess with my food too much. I have this habit of eating when I am tired just to try and stay awake. Yuck. Hopefully I will pick yummy stuff like oranges and carrots rather than the crap that my body still tends to crave.

Oh well, hope you all have a good day.

6 Random things about me.

This tag comes from Amanda.

I'm supposed to tell you 6 random things about me...

1. I worked at a beach in Malibu every summer for 10 yrs from the time I was 15. We had a neighbor who was the limo driver for the owner of the place and he hooked us up with the job. Probably the most fun I have ever had in a job. I loved that place.

2. I raised 9 sheep for auction through 4-H. I only wanted one of them. My parents made me do the rest. It was alright and definately taught me a lot though.

3. I won a national speech competition, also through 4-H, and the topic was friendship.

4. My husband was a good friend who I tried to set up with my cousin. Good thing that didn't work out... :-)

5. We had a "foster daughter" for about 3 yrs just after we got married. It was my cousins daughter (the same cousin I tried to set dh up with). We really miss her now that she is back with her mom, but are proud of her mom for working so hard to get her back. :-(

6. It took us well over a year and multiple medications to get pregnant with my son...and my daughter we weren't even trying for. The oddness of our bodies.

The rules:
Link to the person who tagged you.
Post the rules on your blog.
Write six random things about yourself.
Tag six people at the end of your post.
Let each person know they've been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
Let the tagger know when your entry is up.

Okay, I know I don't have six readers who have not been tagged already or who would do this but I will post a couple and see what happens. First up, Christy. Then Swizzle. And Tallmama. That is all.
I feel a little like when I first got email and didn't have enough people in my contact list to forward things too...sigh...

Monday, July 7, 2008

Weekly Weigh In...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-2 lbs
Total weight change to date
-30.4 lbs

and the wisdom of wwol...

WAY TO GO! You've just lost another 5 pounds. Keep up the awesome work! Here's a special tip from another dieter that we thought you might enjoy:
"Instead of giving in to cravings, binges and unplanned eating, I ask myself, 'Do I want it?' No I don't. 'Will I eat it?' No I won't."— Yvonne

I was worried after yesterday. I stayed in points (i did use flex) but I think I ate some "heavier" items than usual and they usually affect my wi...I drank so much water last night in an attempt to pee it all out. I can't believe I admitted to that. I don't know. I think it kept me awake more than helped me keep the weight down. The only thing that is good is that all the salt I ate yesterday has to be out of my system.

How did you all survive the holiday?

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th!

I hope you all have a fabulous day!

Mine started off rough. 4:30 am w/an asthma attack from my son. I need to call the dr. to check on this b/c this has been consistant for over a week...B/n 4:30 and 5:30 am...I am ever so slightly worried.

Then, dh got a call and had to go up to San Francisco. They are moving the firefighting equip down here to his base...which means that he will probably be working all weekend. And all week, until the fires are out. I love my husband, and I appreciate his job, but sometimes it is hard. So much for a family weekend. Oh well, the military calls and we answer.

I walked over to the coffee shop w/the kiddos to get some sanity back. Would you believe I let myself run out of coffee? I mean, I only drink one cup a day but geez...I need that cup.

Have some tri-tip marinating for the evening, going to cut some veggies up later, probably when the kids are down for their nap. Then I might try and take one myself. It's been a long week.

Oh, the fishing trip was fun. I love the ocean and don't get remotely sea sick. Good thing I am a mom too, b/c as the kids were puking over board I was able to help them out...while eating my granola bar. lol...

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Just wanted to let you know...

I faxed my 17 page job application over on Monday night. Can you believe it? 17 pages is correct. It's for a government job so what can I say?

Thanks for all the encouragement. I will keep you posted and when I need some prayers for the interview (if I get that far) and to get the job I will definately ask for them!

5 am in madness!

Yes, you read right. This is 5 am in madness. Why madness, you ask? Well, let me tell you that I am up, dressed and ready to roll right now. I am walking out the door just as soon as I am done with this post. We are taking the kids deep sea fishing today (which is fun but the timing...). Anyhoo, I think I am prepared for the day. Have my lunch and some water (not too much, I don't want to pee while on the boat...ick).

So, let me tell you really quickly what a doll my dh is. We went to the outlet mall the other night to find a shirt for ds and as we were leaving he directed me into the coach store. I said, what are we doing here, this place is too expensive. He said no, you need a checkbook holder. I said "too expensive" he says "no" I say "yes" he says " are getting a gift for losing a point." Sigh...what a wonderful dh. he then said "you have been working hard, have lost almost 30 lbs and deserve something nice."

I heart him.

So, later dudes. Have a fabulous day!

Monday, June 30, 2008

Weekly Weigh In...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-1.1 lbs
Total weight change to date
-28.4 lbs

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Tag...I'm it...

My first ever tag...thank Christy (Fusion 51)

Ten Years Ago
Hmm, 1998...I think I was working a job that I loved. Yes, this job that I hate now was that job. I was spending a lot of time at the beach and partying a lot. My, how 10 yrs can change you.

5 Things on Today's To Do List
1. Finish job application (working on it, dh is checking it as I type)
2. Do the dishes (done, do 4 people create so much mess?)
3. Laundry (last load in the washer...again, how do 4 people create so much mess?)
4. watch my soap (from Friday. Yes, I am addicted, have been since I was 9ish. GH for those that want to know my sick obsession-oh, not starting that until the job app. is done).
5. Water the lawn (ugg, I just fogot this had to be done. I hate chores).

I just realized my life is an entire chore.

Snacks I Enjoy
does everything count? Okay, seriously, my favs are frozen grapes (red ones), popcorn, redvines, fiberone bars, watermelon, and my all time cream. Just about any kind will do.

Things I would do if I was a millionaire
Pay bills, pay off my house, buy a bigger house, furnish my house. Help family members. Tithe (is that how you spell it) some to church, some to military, some to breast cancer research, some to alzheimers research. Put money away for dh & I, and each of my kids as well as a former foster daughter., shop, enjoy.
Oh, buy a more fuel efficient car. I understand that I might not have problems filling things up if I were a millionaire, however, I think I will always be a cheapskate so there you have it...

Okay, so I get to tag someone now and since I only have a few people that I know read me regular...yep, Amanda (My a blog ) that is you. (I fully expect this to be done first thing tomorrow morning...ha, ha, ha!)

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Old Mother Hubbards Cubbards.

I haven't been to the store in 2 weeks so my cupbards look a little like old mother hubbards. My fridge was unstocked and there was only 1 apple left, which my son decided that he wanted for breakfast.
I was not prepared for the day and oh my, have I snacked and snacked and snacked. I have a yummy dinner planned out and almost cooked. I *think* I will be good for points today. If nothing else, I can dip into my flex...but I am also supposed to go out. to handle this...
Oh well, I can drink water and depending on where we go manage with little to no snacks. Unless we decide to go see a flick. Then I have to have popcorn. It is a requirement.

Okay, so the point of this random post is to remind you all to keep your cubbards fully stocked with yummy, low point, low fat snacks and your fridge full of wonderful fruits and veggies.

Off to finish dinner.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

You're shrinking!

Ack! Help! I am apparently the incredible shrinking, wait...that is what I want! I had 2 people today tell me that I was shrinking and one said how funny I looked swimming in my shirt. Don't you love those comments?
I was just thinking yesterday that I am now officially "smaller" than I was last year at my low point and then everyone made comments on how much I had lost and how much smaller I was (although, smaller is relative) and that this time no one seemed to be noticing. I was thinking that maybe my "loss" seemed less this time b/c I am not exercising. Well, today I got those lovely words.

***edited to add...yes, Miz Fit...I know I SHOULD be exercising and I will be trying to add the exercise in very soon***

Oh, on to something funny. I went to work this morning and jumped in as usual. Threw my english muffin in the toaster and was on my way. Got super busy and at lunch time my boss says "whose muffin is in the toaster?" I look up and realize, it was mine. I totally forgot to eat and didn't even miss it. I know...I should have ate something but I really just forgot. And for me to forget to eat it is something else b/c I usually am starving. Does that mean my stomach is getting used to smaller amounts so it really didn't miss it when I had my cup of coffee with it?

Hope you all are doing well!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Any ideas for easy lunches?

I need to be able to pack easy lunches for our camp but I don't have a way to keep them cool. I have a very small ice pack I can use. I have been packing 4 pt PB&J's. A yogurt and veggies. Sometimes a fiber one bar too. I am getting a little bored.
I packed a bbq chicken salad today. I put lettuce, coleslaw (no dressing), red onions, tomato and chicken in a dish. I mixed my own dressing using low sugar/fat bbq sauce and ff ranch that I dipped my fork into. I only used 2 oz of chicken so what...3 pts?

Just need some quick easy ideas that can be packed up with little problems and isn't too messy to eat. I am not a big fan of meat veggie ones but they make such a mess by the time you try to eat them.

Anyhoo...thought I would ask for some help. Thanks!

Monday, June 23, 2008

Hi guys!

Busy, busy, busy!!! I think I have said that before. I am doing great with the eating tho...been packing my lunches and sticking to super healthy snacks and dinners. (well, except for my ice cream addiction that seems to come out in full force when the weather is hot).
I have stayed in points and can I tell you how much I love summer?
We grilled both days this weekend. Clean up rocks and the food is fab. Also, good for you. Nothing quite like grilled corn on the cob, onions and zuchinni. Yummy. The best part is that my kids love it all too, well, except for the onions...but then when the toddler says "mommy, your breath is stinky I don't want kisses" I guess I can't blame them.

Happy days all! Hope you are doing well! Sorry I haven't been able to check in with you all, I am a bad blogging buddy these days, but I promise to catch up soon. Later!

Weekly Weigh In...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-1.9 lbs
Total weight change to date
-27.3 lbs

So there you have it. I drank TONS of water this weekend in an effort to stay hydrated and keep my loss up and it seems to have worked. I am actually below the weight I was last summer when I hit my low...before the mindless eating and being unaccountable began! Woot!!!!!

Wanted to thank my girls for slapping my hand. The application is almost done, I just have someone proof reading it now. I hope to fed-ex it by the end of the week...the position closes on the 2nd so I think by Thursday should be good.

Saturday, June 21, 2008


I think I must be the queen of it. Seriously. I really NEED to get a new job. My old job is over as of the end of July and yet, I can't seem to find a way to get the dumb application in for the job I want.
I think, that it has to do with me having a hard time writing about my accomplishments. I can tell people about the great things they do and even write about them, but when it comes to me, it is like a serious road block. Almost like the things I have done are expectations and not accomplishments. Does that make sense?
I tend to think it must be a lot like my weight loss. I don't really like sharing it with anyone (besides you guys) b/c it is something that I am expected to do and be. I should have been thin to begin with and never allowed myself to gain weight. more thing to beat myself up about. I guess I should just be proud that I am healthier and I am teaching my kids to make healthy choices.

Now, off to write that darned application. Smack my hand if you see me not working on it!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Day 2 done!

Day 2 of camp is done. It is going well, but super stressful and still not sure when I am going to catch up on all my paperwork. I am eating well. Snacking some, but I have so little time to eat that it isn't really affecting my points. I cam home tonight with something like 14 pts left.

On a side note, I could really use some positive vibes for that job I am applying for. I just found out that as of July 25 I will no longer have a job. So this entire summer camp that I created will be run by someone else. I am pissed but what you going to do. I just HAVE to get another job and this one would be perfect. I have wanted to get it for a couple of years now and it just came available.

Anyhoo...hope you all are doing well. Going to try and read a few blogs and then work on my application.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Have a ton to do!

I am officially procrastinating. And it probably won't end well. I have a new job to apply for (keep your fingers crossed, it's a good one and I really need it) and have to get off my butt and start getting ready for the summer.
Yep, summer camp begins tomorrow and from here on out, life will be hellish. I will be tired, cranky, hungry and possibly unbearable. My poor husband.
Oh well...he will get over it!

Hope you all are doing well. I am OP and keeping it low. Got to love it!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Holy exercise points batman!

So, we decided to scrape our popcorn ceilings and retexture them. Plus cleaning up, plus cleaning out the garage, for 2 days straight. I looked up cleaning and put in 5 hours worth (and that is cutting it short) and it came up as 15 exercise points. Holy toledo! That is a lot of points. It is no wonder I still managed to have a loss, although, I really didn't do too bad eating.
I am beat tho. Here I am at work and all I want to do is go right back to bed.

We are thinking about remodeling our kitchen and putting in hardwood floors. Ourselves. I think we might be nuts but it will save us a ton of money. Think of all the exercise points I will get then!!!!!

Oh, got to go! The coffee is done and it smells wonderful!

P.s. if there are any dad's who read this, just wanted to say happy late fathers day!

Weekly Weigh In...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-1.4 lbs
Total weight change to date
-25.4 lbs


Friday, June 13, 2008

Penalties for being overweight...

Apparently, Japan feels that they need to measure waist to help fight obesity and other related is the name of the article and some quotes from it. Link to article is at bottom.

Japan, Seeking Trim Waists, Measures Millions

"Those exceeding government limits — 33.5 inches for men and 35.4 inches for
women, which are identical to thresholds established in 2005 for Japan by the
International Diabetes
Federation as an easy guideline for identifying health risks — and having a
weight-related ailment will be given dieting guidance if after three months they
do not lose weight. If necessary, those people will be steered toward further
re-education after six more months.
To reach its goals of shrinking the
overweight population by 10 percent over the next four years and 25 percent over
the next seven years, the government will impose financial penalties on
companies and local governments that fail to meet specific targets. The
country’s Ministry of Health argues that the campaign will keep the spread of
diseases like diabetes and strokes in check."

I saw this on MSN this morning...what do you think? for the full article click here

I don't know. I definately think our government needs to do something about the rapidly growing problems related to being obese but I am just not sure this would be the course of action I would take.
Although to directly quote someone from the article
“I don’t think the campaign will have any positive effect. Now if you did this
in the United States, there would be benefits, since there are many Americans
who weigh more than 100 kilograms,” or about 220 pounds, Mr. Ogushi said. “But
the Japanese are so slender that they can’t afford to lose weight.”
Anyhoo, thought I would share!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Ack! Stress!

I can't believe the amount of stress I am under right now. Seriously, work is making me sick. I have a cold sore from being stressed out. I actually had to leave work for 2 hours today just to keep myself under control b/c people were really pissing me off.

I was glad that I did. I went out to the base. There was a plane landing w/some guys that have been deployed for a while and I hung out with their families while they waited. That is one of the best parts of volunteering. Watching the families as they see their loved ones get off that plane.

Then I went back. It wasn't too bad after that. I was able to let go of the stress and managed to do it with out eating. Sometimes I am so glad I am being healthy. It makes me feel good and...I guess powerful is the word although, not quite right.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

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This is one of those things I consider hmmm, how much or what is the catch. I didn't even look at the link. Did you all get one too? I thought it was kind of funny. Who knew MISS JULY NOT YET was just so darned interesting!

Still here and OP

I just wanted to let you know I was still here and op but super crazy. Our summer camp starts next week and we are no-where near ready. We also have graduation today and prom tonight. (yes, the people who pick the dates are nuts). I go to be a lunatic myself!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Weekly Weigh In...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-0.2 lbs
Total weight change to date
-24 lbs

so I managed to forget to wi yesterday but I am probably glad I did. My loss is minimal but I will take it after all that drinking. Ugg, still hating that!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

This is why I don't go out.

I went out with the girls last night. I think (and I say think loosely) I drank about 20 pts worth of alcohol and mixers. Ugg. Why did I do that? I never drink. I would much rather eat my points, if you know what I mean but well, I was just having fun. I should have known better.

Even tho I begged the girls to bring me home earlier (b/c I did know what my life would be like today) they said no and since I had no means of getting back I stayed there. Got home around 2:30 in the am and my ds woke up at 5:30. Then Tom started. Then my dd woke up. So, here I am, tired, crampy and hung over taking care of an almost 3 yr old and a 16 month old. Dh has drill this weekend so I am on my own.

Oh well. I hope that I didn't blow my entire week in one night. I have done pretty well. Maybe I will take the kids for a walk this afternoon and get some exercise points. I do have to say, that Jimmy Dean D-Lights- A food review that I posted about was about the best in hang-over cures I have been able to manage in a long time.

I hope you all have a wonderful sunday.

Jimmy Dean D-Lights- A food review

I saw them and thought what the heck. They have 260 calories, 7 g of fat and 2 g of fiber. So 5 pts per sandwich. (a little high but when you need the grease of a good hang over cure they definately work...and more on that later). They are really big and actually taste just like the ones you get from McD's. Spreaking of McD's...this is what you get with the real one. Sausage McMuffin w/Egg 450 cal/27 g fat/2 g fiber: 11 ww pts
I actually shared one w/my kids this morning. It is REALLY very filling.

Friday, June 6, 2008

Just say no!

To Carl's Jr.
I took some of our kids out to get fitted for prom today (ugg...let me tell you how difficult that was) and then afterwards we walked over to Carl's house. I sat there looking at the menu as my stomach rumbled and really, wanted to cry. They have VERY little there that even remotely resembles good for you.
I ordered the kids food and then went and sat down. Pulled a granola bar out of my purse and munched on it, very slowly, while the kids ate french fries and chili cheese burgers. I got back to the office around 1:30 and pulled out my leftover kabobs from last night. And was glad that I did. They were soooooooooo much better than those stupid fries and burgers would have been.

Oh, the kabobs. They are HG and delish. You soak the chicken in pineapple juice and then add tons of veggies. You drizzle with terriakki sauce (and I know I spelled that wrong) just before you serve it. OMG! So good. I highly recommend this marinade and dinner. Don't forget to drain the juice before you cook the bird tho!

Happy evening all.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

REALLY???? You think?

I work with emotionally disturbed kids. It is a tough job but one that I love and hate equally. I get paid crap and get cussed at, hit, kicked, spit on, and things thrown at me on any given day. You know, I have been at this job for 10 yrs and really, even with all that the only things that have ever made me HATE the job is the EMOTIONALLY DISTURBED "ADULTS" that I work with. And I use the term "adult" loosely.
Okay, sorry about the b* fest. Just get really frustrated sometimes. Why? You might ask. Well, since I imagined you did I will tell you...

We are planning a summer camp (oh joy) which includes travel, games, and all kinds of delights that normal kids would love. Our kids, are not normal tho. They are beyond not normal. Think Bart Simpson on crack. Lovable but oh so, um, energetic and imiginative. Well, we try to work things out so that they are doing things that they will enjoy while keeping them busy. However, not everyone is as detailed oriented like I am and when I point out flaws in the plans I get told that it will be fine.
HELLO! People! I have been here for 10 yrs. You have been here for 6 months. Explain to me how you know that your plan will be better than mine? How do you know that things will just "work out?" WTF!
So, I went and got frozen yogurt. With grahm crackers. And it was good. And only 4 pts.

Okay, I am done feeling superior and "talking" my 2 readers 4 ears off. :-)

Hope you all are having a wonderful evening. I am off to watch my soap!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The invisible injury and a NSV

Oh, the invisible injury. I have no clue what happened but when I was at work yesterday my leg started hurting me. Like so bad I was limping. It is near the shin area and maybe about 3 inches below the knew slightly to the left. When you touch it, I can't feel anything so I can't really pinpoint a spot that hurts but hey, there you have it. There were a couple times last night that my legs almost buckled from the pain. Mostly it was if I had been sitting for a while and put just the right amount of pressure and stood up. Oi!
Any ideas?

Oh, my nsv. I bought a gallon of that delicious dryers slow churned no sugar added cookie dough ice cream...whew, that was a mouth full. Normally I wouldn't keep ice cream in my house b/c it is one of my major down falls, but I took the plunge anyway. So, I didn't touch it for a couple of days and then had a major ice cream craving. I pulled it out. Looked at the serving size and actually got out a measuring cup...and then I USED it! and only once too...then I have some sugar free fudge and did the same thing. I made myself a delicious 4 pt (yeah, the fudge is hefty) but filling sundae and you know what, I really didn't need any more than that. In the past I would have just shoveled a bowl full and ate that thinking it was a serving. Also, another little trick I used was the toddler/infant bowls are just the right size to make that sundae look HUGE!

What little tricks do you all use to get in the things you like and still feel like you are getting a fair share?

Monday, June 2, 2008

weekly weigh in...

Well, the blog was not working for me this morning so I couldn't just copy and paste my information...therefore, this is what you get.
Down 1.7 lbs! Woot! Somewhere along the lines of 23 lbs total.
Can I just say YES!???? Finally some progress.

Do you think that hair weighs a lot? The reason I ask is that I got my hair cut on Friday. About 10 inches of it. Yes, I donated it so no worries there and yes, I had totally planned on doing it. No, I don't love my hair cut. It is way to short and I think my face is to round to pull off a bob but what you going to do? It touches my shoulders still.
Anyway, sorry about the ramble but I was wondering how much you thought that all weighed? I should have put it on the scale just to check it out. It had to be at least a couple of ounces.

Oh, my daughter spent yesterday attached to me and she is definately not well. I am going to try and get her into the dr.'s today. I think she may have an ear infection and I think the puking was related to mucus in her little tummy. Sorry if this is tmi. Anyhoo, talk you guys later.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Tough Day.

Dh left for work at 4:45 am. DD work up at 5am screaming, but fortunately was able to go back to sleep. Me, not so much. Ds woke up at 6 in a fine mood. Yelling at me, peeing his pants 3 times, pushed me, pushed his sister and then his sister got up and puked all over me. All before 7:30 am. I need coffee.
I cleaned her up an she seemed fine. Ds continued to be quite the angel and I got dinner started in the crockpot for the night. DD puked again, ds peed again and I really need calgon to take me away.
It is times like this I want chocolate. It makes me feel better. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr....I hate being so reliant on food.

Oh well. DD is asleep. My sister came and took ds to the store and now I am trying to clean up. I ate a huge bowl of watermelon to try and curb my chocolate craving. Not quite working but not as bad as it was. I think I will go grab a fiber one bar.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Have you ever noticed...

Have you ever noticed you actually lose more weight when you track your food?

I used to think that if I just kept it all in my head I would be fine. Thing is, I think I would start to lose track of just how many flex points I had used during the week. Kind of conviently. Soooooo, I have been tracking pretty seriously for the last 4 weeks. Sometimes I go in the next day to finish up, but I have been honest and accurate. Maybe even a little overboard as a "just in case" type thing.

Guess what? I have actually lost weight. Not as much as I would like, but when the numbers are down I am definately more aware of what I have been consuming.

Now, if I could just get off my butt to exercise. Anyone got some motivation for me?

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Chuck e' Cheese

Where a kid can be a kid and a mom could eat herself silly with pizza and pop...
Hey, calm down there. I did say could didn't I?
We took the kids to the big Cheese last night. That place is much smaller than I remember, or I suppose, I could be bigger. Sigh.

Anyhoo, I planned my day well. I knew that a slice of the veggie pizza was 5 pts so I ordered us veggie and got an all you can eat salad bar. Shared my lite lemonade with the girl.
I ate 2 slices of the pizza, filled up on the salad and went home with 2 pts left over. (I told you I planned my day well.)

Sooooooooooooooo, it was pricey but there were 4 adults, 4 kids and 2 hours that we didn't have to do much but watch the holy terrors, umm, I mean the angels play.

Next Tuesday back to Pump it Up!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial Day Blowout...or should I say Awesome COOKOUT!

For a lot of us, grilling and holidays bring to mind overeating, excessive alcohol consumption and more eating.

For me, it brings to mind yummy summer time cookouts.

I planned yesterdays menu and it went something like this...
homeade pico de gallo, cellery, cucumbers marinated in lime juice, salt & pepper...
Then I marinated a tri-tip in garlic and ff itallian dressing, zuchinni, grilled onions and corn on the cob. Finished with ripe juicy watermelon!

Can we say yummy???? I love the grill!

Okay, so I made the pico de gallo w/tomatoes, onions (diced super fine), cillantro, lime juice, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
The cucumbers were marinated just as I said above.
You see the meat....
The grilled onions...well, I used a drizzle of olive oil and garlic powder (I love me some garlic).
The zuchinni is my favorite. You slice it long ways in 1/4 inch strips and marinate overnight in terriaki sauce. Then throw on the grill.

Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo...that is the beginning of my yummy summer grill fest. If you all have any GREAT grilling recipes let me know. I really like a lot of flavor (especially the garlic) and could use some variety.
All that food for so little points. I finished the evening nice and full and not a bit upset with myself!
Hope you all had a fabulous day!

Monday, May 26, 2008

Weekly Weigh In...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-1.1 lbs
Total weight change to date
-22.1 lbs

and there you have it...keep trucking...

Hope you all have a wonderful memorial day!

Thursday, May 22, 2008


It is a funny emotion. It can create this complete emptyness or void. It can create anger. It can create can even create joy.
I got a call yesterday from my cousin. She said our other cousin had killed himself. It kind of knocked me down for a second. You know that punched in the gut feeling? I cried a bit and sat down sort of dazed and then that empty feeling starting forming. The one that you have to fill and will EAT anything to fill it.
So, I went home...oh, didn't I tell you I was at work when I got this call? Well, I went home and started to make dinner for my kids. I realized it was going to take longer than I thought so I loaded them in the car and went to McD's. We roll thru the drivethru and as I am ordering their food I am thinking of all the things I want to eat too...then I order a classic grilled chicken sandwich w/out mayo. That is all.
We go home, eat and they go to bed. I pull out a bag of cherries and eat them. Dh went and got me some frozen yogurt and I ate about half of it b/c I was just not feeling it...which for me to not eat ice cream is incredible. The point I am trying to make is that grief, for me, has always made me eat and somehow, last night I maintained a normal amount of food. Maybe I am finally getting it.
I am still sad, but the food isn't going to make me feel better. Often it will make me feel almost sick afterwards so I stopped myself.

I don't want this post to sound like I am selfish, and I am afraid it does. I loved my cousin and am so upset about this...I just don't think I am ready yet to deal completely with his loss. And I am not sure I can do it publicly.
Okay, I am going to stop rambling now. Sorry.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


Do you have any family fun places around you? I took my kids to one last night...pump it up ( It is an indoor jolly jump place. They have family fun nights and you only pay for the kids. We had a blast! My 2 yr old just ran like crazy and you know what? So did the 16 month old (wow, how did she get that big)? Seriously it was great. We climbed slides, did obsticle courses and jumped around. My son was sweating so bad.

I made dh go too and he had fun as well!

I was glad we did it b/c it is to easy for us to just sit at home and get stuck in that rut that we have too much to do there in order to do anything fun at night. True, we got a little hectic there at the end of the day after the kids went to sleep, but every once in a while won't kill us. I really want to raise my kids to be "that way." You know, like to exercise and just creates time for it. I think Roni ( Roni's page) posted something like that once.

Well, just wanted to share the fun we had and encourage you all to try something new and different!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Weekly Weigh In...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-1.6 lbs
Total weight change to date
-21 lbs

So I guess it is good, but I woke up STARVING this morning. i hate that feeling. I sometimes think tha it will mess up my whole day. Bleck! I'm tired, cut me some slack.

Seriously tho, I am ready to repeat the week. Keeping it simple and staying focused.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

10K or 6.21371 miles

I walked a 10K yesterday. Not too shabby. I am actually a walker by nature, but usually I do a bit more to prepare for longer things like that. I took some of the kids I work with to the AIDS walk. It was nice to show them something outside of themselves and they all finished.
So, b/c of the walk I was super hungry yesterday and ate more than I should have...the good news is I still have some flex points left for the day.

I went to a bday party today for an 8 yr old. They had pizza and cake. I ate 2 bites off my daughters pizza w/no cheese and I ate the strawberries out of the cake. I lick of frosting. Then I stopped at subway on the way home and got me a veggie sandwich! Woot!

That is my life. Boring. I actually kind of like it that way sometimes. You know, a break. Anyhoo, WI is tomorrow so we shall see.

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Tofu shirataki noodles

A Review...

They have a recipe for them in the HG cookbook. The flavor was good, I just couldn't get past the texture...which is really too bad, b/c the ENTIRE bag is only 20 calories. Can you believe it? Really, they tasted fine, just a little too chewy and do I put it...I guess slimy? Does that make sense?
Anyway, I know others who swear by these so this is just my personal opinion. I guess I will have to stick to the higher points whole wheat noodles...less chew and more flavor. Unless, any of you guys have better ideas.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Chicken for breakfast?

So, this is the commercial I heard on the radio this morning.
Chicken for breakfast...from McDonald's. Hmmmmm, It is actually a Southern Style Chicken Biscuit that they are serving. That brings up the concept of chicken fried steak and lots of gravy. One of those breakfast I have been fortunate enough not to like but I know people who always order it.
I then had to look up the nutritional info on line, because that is the way my mind works these days.
So here it is...

Total: 420 calories; 20 g of fat; 8 g of saturated fat; 1 g of trans fat; 35 mg of cholesterol; 1200 mg of sodium; 41 g carbohydrates; 2 g dietary fiber; 18 g protien
For those counting points that would be 10 of them. Yikes!!!!

I am amazed at the newer, "better tasting" items that are being created. I actually have no doubt that this will probably be a popular item as my husband is famous for ordering things like that but at the same time, I am slightly appalled. We wonder where we went wrong when most of our nation (including me and a lot of my family) are overweight or obese. Why we are fighting heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. This is truly one of those "yuck" moments for me.
Oh well, thank goodness for sites like Roni's (Roni's page) and her green lites bites (which I don't have the link for, sorry) or swizzles page (Swizzlepops meal ideas) or the Hungry Girl site and cookbook Hungry Girl Cookbook, mothers day and self control (which I reviewed in a previous blog). These are all places I go to get old favorites with a new healthy twist.
Where do you go?

Monday, May 12, 2008

Weekly Weigh In...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-0 lbs
Total weight change to date
-19.4 lbs

GREAT JOB for logging your weight! We notice that you've gained a little this week. You should know that gaining weight every now and then is a natural part of the weight-loss journey. Here are our tips for getting back on track:

Ummm, can you explain how a ZERO loss is considered a gain? WWOL said it was. I think that is incorrect. I am on track. I logged everything this week and came out with some flex points left. I didn't eat as many veggies as I normally do this weekend tho so I think that is a big part of it. Also I didn't drink all my water yesterday and that usually plays a big part in it too. the end of a WEEK Tom finally there! All my excuses for not losing this week.
Why can I have awesome weeks and then weeks that get me nothing!

Grrr....oh well, I am in this to be healthy and losing weight is a bonus, right?

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Happy Mother's Day!

Just wanted to wish you all a great day! You mom's (and future moms) are the best ever! You inspire and encourage and what more can a person ask for!

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Hungry Girl Cookbook, mothers day and self control

How do I cover all that in one post? A tall order, but one I think I can handle.

So first order of business...the Hungry Girl Cookbook ( All I can say is I love it! It is easy to read and the recipes don't look too complicated. They call for a lot of pre-cooked items so an easy to throw together meal. I am particularly happy about th happy hour section of the book...ummm, I mean really, 2 pt margarittas & Mojitos. Life is good.

Next...mother's day. Ahhhhh...what a treat it is. My son's school had a mother's day tea today. So cute. They only had fruit punch and sweetened tea tho. Yuck to both...No water? What is up with that????? They did serve some fruit with all the cookies, cakes and breads so that is what I stuck to. So glad to have some alternatives.

And last, but certainly not least, self control. As seen above with the choices at the tea I am really working hard on my self control. I try to always allow myself some freedom but within a certain area. We are having brunch w/my mom on Sunday and she is making homeade cinamon rolls and belgium waffles. I plan on taking fruit salad and eating an eggwhite omelet. I know my limits and if I so much as touch one of those cinamon rolls it will be all over for me.

So there you have it. Not very interesting but that is where I am. Where are you?

Monday, May 5, 2008

Weekly Weigh In...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-0.4 lbs
Total weight change to date
-19.4 lbs

Oh can't always be great. It is TOM and I think that is what caused the slow down. I did awesome in eating this week and I got a couple of days of exercise in. It is still slightly discouraging but hey...I didn't gain it overnight...although sometimes it feels that way.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Where did the week go?

I can not believe that it is Saturday already. Such a busy week. We have a bunch of people deploying from my base and we had a big party on Wed...that took a lot of time and then Thur. was recovery while working and yesterday was just Friday.
I did well this week. Stayed OP and walked a couple of days while I was at work.
My dd had her 15 month appt. She got 4 shots but is doing pretty well. She is 25 lbs 6 oz and 32 inches long. 90% for both height and weight. Funny thing is that I have this pretty good looking pediatrician and she started grabbing his phone in his pocket right as he walked in...then she started looking for things in his other he is dancing away from her he is cracking up and said "my, aren't you a friendly thing." Got to love my crazy darlings, right?
Hope you all are doing well. Going to try and catch up right now!

Monday, April 28, 2008

Weekly Weigh In...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-3.3 lbs
Total weight change to date
-19 lbs

I did get yelled at AGAIN for losing more than 2 lbs. I am not sweating it tho. The weather is good, the summer fruits are coming in and that is pretty much all I ate this weekend. Plus, it was just too hot so I didn't hit all my points. I am good with it.

Sunday, April 27, 2008

BBB & Porn Juice

Better Blog Buddy.
I am on a mission to be a better blogging buddy. That means I plan on leaving a comment at least once a week for all you wondeful blogging friends out there. Also, if you know of any fabulous blogs that I am missing, please let me know about them. I would really like to see some more of us who are hard at work!

I will try to be more creative...problem is that I think having children zapped that out of me. Seriously. I have 2 amazing children who come up w/some inventive stuff...okay, well the 2 1/2 yr old comes up with the stuff, but if the 15 month old could talk then I know I would be in twilight zone.
Seriously, my son today says to me "mom, do you have any porn juice?"
WTF????? Me..."ummm, what?"
my son: "do you have any porn juice?"
Me: "ummmm, juice?"
my son: "No, porn juice?"
me: "ummmm, juice?" (where the heck is dh?)
my son: "NO MOM...PORN JUICE!"
Me: "ummmm, orange juice?"
My sone: (looking at me slightly aggrivated) "no mom, I said PORN JUICE."

At this point I just said "hey, does your sister have your toy?"

Bad mom but tell me, what is PORN JUICE and do I really want to know...and how many points is it?

Alright, that is all for now! See you later.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Note to self...

Do not buy the Reece's 100 calorie packs of the wafer bars.

I just ate the entire box. I feel sick. I feel gross. Why in the heck did I do it? They tasted REALLY Good...blech.

Okay, no use beating myself up for it...I think my body may take care of it for me. I feel so icky.

What can you NOT buy?

Monday, April 21, 2008

An Award, Alcohol and puke

I have to warn you, this is going to be a long post.

The California Commendation Medal is what I got this weekend. It was a nice thing to recieve and the adjutant general presented it. I also got a coin from a 2 star general and a couple other coins from the base commander and the command master sargeant. Confused some? Sorry, this is all military speak. Coins are kind of a big deal in the military and to get the ones that I got it is pretty tough. The medal is also something that a lot of military members don't have. My dh was really excited that I got all that.

Alcohol. Yep, drank some of that this weekend. And, considering how I felt, it amazes me I still walked away with about 15 of my flex points in tact. I knew I would be drinking so I kept my points low and then we all went to dinner. In fact, I had to take care of the drunk girls who were puking.

Then, when I got home I had to take care of puking 2 1/2 yr. old. Oh, yeah. Fun times. He got sick just as he woke up from his nap...about 20 minutes after I got home and he didn't stop puking until about 3 hours after that. He woke up 2 times last night and puked some more. All I can say is thank god I have a cast iron stomach. He seems to be doing better now so that is good.
Okay, so I did not actually exercise this weekend. At least, not in the formal sense. The hotel we were at was huge and there was a lot of running around between sessions. Also, when we went out on Saturday night we went to the promenade in Santa Monica. Remember those drunk people I told you about? Well, I had to chase them up and down the road for about 2 hours until we got them all back safely to the hotel. So, I did get in my share. If you saw my WWI post, you will see that I am down! Woot! I guess the planning worked.

Thanks for all the happy thoughts.
Whew, if you made it this far, you rock!

Weekly Weigh In...

Weight change since your last recorded weight
-1.8 lbs
Total weight change to date
-15.7 lbs

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Pre Weekend Angst

I am a little nervous about this weekend. I am going to a symposium w/the natl. guard and the adjutant general for the state. (He is top dog of the air/army ntl guard). Anyway, I have been nominated for an award for the volunteer work I do with the families on the base. So exciting.
That is not why I am nervous.
I am nervous about eating. I am doing so well and seem to really be in a grove. The problem is, I am in an enviroment that I can control all the variables. At this conference, in a hotel I won't be in charge. I will eat what they have and when they have it. I know I can counter some of this by taking snacks and eating those, but really, we have all been to conferences and know what their lunches are like. I can handle breakfast and I think I can manage dinner okay but the lunches just might do me in.
Okay, so this is what I need to do. Focus. Relax. Count.
I can do that, right? If I focus on my goal it will help to keep things in perspetive. I need to relax some so that if I do have choices that aren't great, I won't just give up. I need to take a paper and pen and write all my points down and count them so I don't lose track.
Maybe I will take my gym shoes and work out gear and hit the tread mill...better yet, the beach. No, forget that. There will be no maybe. I will do it. I will make dh go with me to.
Alright. I think it might be okay...but could you all send me some happy weight watching, point counting, exercising vibes?
Thanks. :-)