Monday, March 31, 2008

Weekly Weigh in...

Up .3


I've been blocked.

Imagine the nerve of my work blocking my blog...I mean really...ha ha.

Yep, I have been blocked so now my post will be harder to do. I suppose I could work. Actually, I do. I usually blog on my lunch hour. No worries though, it isn't just my blog that is blocked. It is all blogs.

The nerve!

Thursday, March 27, 2008


The kids I work with are on spring break and that makes things so much more hectic b/c we actually plan activities around them all day long. That means no computer time so I am getting way behind...not only with the blog but my every day job stuff too. Ugg!
I am going back and forth b/n doing great and not so great. I have been super snacky this week and I think it is partially due to stress b/c there is a lot of tension b/n co-workers and partially due to just being tired.
I need to stop it but have yet to force myself to. Hopefully I won't have killed the last couple weeks of progress...but getting my toes done on sat.-before wi. I am a chicken.
Hope you all are doing well.

Monday, March 24, 2008

2 Free minutes

That is about all I what do I choose to do? Blog, of course.

I am snacking a lot today but still have some points left for dinner. I didn't use many flex points last week and this is the start of the new week so I will be good. Not sure why, other than, as usual, I am tired.

I have decided that every 5 lb mark I hit I am getting a pedicure. HOPEFULLY that won't take me any longer than 3 weeks...cause otherwise we may have some junky looking toes. I actually followed thru so now that I am down my 5 I am going on Saturday! Thank goodness too.

Got so much going on and have realized it will never really slow down so now I am embracing it. I just have to figure out how...ha ha!

Weekly Weigh In...

Can I just say...Woot!

Down 1.8! At least I am being consistant. All planned out for the week but have to go. Work is going to be crazy so I am hoping I can hang in!

Hope you all had a great easter!

Friday, March 21, 2008


Happy Friday all!

I worked my butt off this week in order to get a little free time this morning and I am enjoying every minute of it. I have read some of my book and took a shower and that is all. I know I will regret it later when I am rushing around after the kids go down, but for now it is all good.

I am doing well. I have noticed that the longer I am OP the better my control gets. For example, last night I made these really yummy dessert cups (dark chocolate cups w/banana pudding in them). They were 3 pts each and we have a ton left over. I am sitting here thinking I am hungry and open to the fridge to find them. Instead of reaching for the tuperware, I opened the veggie drawer and pulled out a bag of carrots. Talk about a NSV! Woot!

After I am done here I plan on getting some recipes for the week. I like to plan out the week in advance and then shop only for the things I need. No use having stuff in the house that will only tempt me to not be as healthy as I should be.

Oh, I made this veggie filler this week. It is similar to Roni's ( but I put in shredded carrots, brocolli and no tomatoes. Just a little veggie broth to cook it all up. I used it in a hamburger I made for myself this week and put a bunch in the lasagna I made last night. It is yummy, easy to grab and makes the meal that much better for you.

Hope you all have a great weekend. I hope to try and catch up with you some then. :-)

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Why can't there just be?

A few more hours in the day? I really am running out of time to get EVERYTHING done that needs to be is so darned hard!
I am super busy at work again, and next week is going to be worse. I hate not having any down time but that is where I am right now. Even at home, I rarely sit still until it is time to go to bed.

I need a break, or about 3 extra hours a day. Know where I can get those?

Still doing well. Am well on target for points this week but having a hard time drinking my water. That will be the priority for the day.

I will try and catch up with you all later!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Weekly Weigh In...

The results are in and I am...DOWN 1.6 lbs! Yeah!!!!

I was slightly surprised as I ate over even my flex points this week, but again, kept it pretty darned healthy. The only think I think it could be is I walked 3x's for about 30 minutes. Got to love the exercise.

DH and I actually took the kids to the mall to walk on Saturday b/c the wind was so bad.That was nice. Sort of. Ds is 2 1/2 and he thinks he needs to walk too...except his walking includes lots of talking and touching things.
We took the kids to the park yesterday, and walked there and back. It was nice. About a 10 minute walk uphill and 10 back downhill. The kids had a blast!

Well, lots of random rambling here so I will be done for now!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Another day another way.

Well, not really. It just sounded catchy.

I am doing better today. Got some more sleep and feel more alive. I hate being tired. I packed my food and have a plan for the evening as well. I think I need to start planning lower point meals in the evening in case I go well as the fact that I like to eat a lot at night so if I keep it lower points I won't go over as often.

Dh and I have agreed that as often as we can we are going to walk in the evening with the kids.

Back to work. :-(

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Good news and bad news

Wouldn't it be great if I only had good things to post? Sigh...we can't have everything.

Anyway, the good news is I walked about 1/2 a mile @ work w/some kids. Not much I know, but at least I was moving. Then tonight after dinner, dh and I threw the kids in the stroller and walked over to the store. It was pretty short but the days are longer and the weather is great.

The bad news is that I couldn't stop eating. Good news is that it is healthy stuff...lots of fruits and veggies. The bad news is that I am now officially over my flex points for the week. BigSigh.

Oh well. I am trying and that has to count for something.

4:15 AM

That was my wake up call. Not on purpose. I actually had to be up at 5:45 b/c I am covering for someone at work so a few minutes earlier than usual, but it was not supposed to be at 4:15.
Why? You might ask...well, let me tell you. My son, is sick. He had a fever and woke up crying. I brought him into our bed thinking I could go back to sleep for a few more zzz's but then he kicked dh in the face and that was the end of that.
I am doing a bad thing right now. I am at work and can not function well so in an effort to stay awake I am blogging. quick like.
I packed food. I think happy blog chick told me to go to the store and get some good healthy choices and I do believe that she is right. I don't know if I can go tonight but as soon as I get a chance I am doing that. We didn't go to the store this weekend b/c of our anniversary trip so everything is slightly off.
Okay, so focus.
Coffee. Check. (I only allow myself one cup a day and oh how I am regretting that).
Breakfast. Check. (I wish I could have more. Sometimes eating cruncy dry cereal helps wake me up...but I am not hungry and I will not do that to myself this early in the day.)
Water. Sort of check. I have one bottle but need to go fill up.

okay, that is it for now.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Why can't I be more interesting?

I was reading up on some of your blogs out there and realized that I am really boring. I don't motivate and I don't inspire. I just do a lot of complaining and really struggle to come up with something interesting to post.
Oh well, sorry for that. I try but I am pretty much a creatively-impaired type person. My imagination is pretty much spent on trying to find matching clothes for my kids.

Having a hard time getting back into the swing of things. It is weird. I did great this weekend and really stayed where I felt I needed to be, but now I just can't seem to get to the point to make myself eat in my point range. In the last 2 days I have eaten most of my flex for the week. What is wrong with me? Did I mention that I think af will be here soon so maybe that is it.

On a side note, read the series Twilight ( . Loved it. I know it is a young adult type book but I just love the idea of forbidden love and finding ways to make it work. Soul mates...or even beyond that. Looking forward to the new book out in August.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Weekly Weigh In...

Well, the day has me up 1.6 lbs. I am not sure about that b/c I actually really did well (although well into my flex points on Saturday) and I walked around a lot.
It sucks to have gained but at this point I am just moving on and hoping next week will be a loss. I hated being on vacation and watching dh eat all that stuff that I would have chosen in the past but it was nice to know that I wouldn't be gaining 5 lbs at the end of it all...only 1.6 :-(

Getting back into the swing of things here, although we were so tired yesterday I got nothing prepared for the day. Going to have to make a subway run I think!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Wonderful trip...not so sure about wi...

Great trip and I will post details later. It was great tho!

I did WI this morning and according to my scale I was up about 1 lb...I think it is about TOM so we will see. I will do official WI tomorrow b/c I wanted to have a chance to catch up too. I did WI on the hotel scale too (yes, they had a scale in the room) and I liked theirs better. According to that scale I was 6 lbs less than my scale. Thought about taking it home with me. :-)

More later, have to go pick up my kids. Hope you all are doing well.

Thursday, March 6, 2008


Mine & dh's 5th anniversary is this weekend. We are leaving the kids (first time ever for both of us to be gone from them) and going to Disneyland and then to Vegas. I am so excited. A little anxious about the kids, but excited.

Anyway, I am having to do some planning. I have saved my flex points. I am planning on having exercise points too. We are going to walk the strip and check out shows in front of the hotels. I am packing some, but not much to snack on. Mostly things I can eat in the car, b/c once I get somewhere I always buy food anyway.

I also have some food ideas mapped out. I know where I would like to "allow" some freedom. One is a carmel apple at Disneyland. Another is some alcohol in Vegas. I am not a big drinker so I think if I budget for about 3 lite beers a day I should be good.

Okay, anything else? I am taking my scale so I can still weigh in on Monday morning.

You all have any tips for traveling and staying w/in points?

Wednesday, March 5, 2008

"It's because you don't eat anything"

Would you believe that a comment someone made to me yesterday?

Here is the conversation.

Me: I am so hungry. I don't know why.
Them: It's because you don't eat anything.
Me (in shock): I eat all the time.
Them: yeah, but fruits and veggies and stuff that isn't really filling. I have to say I LOVE that someone said I don't eat anything. It is totally a control issue for me. However, I totally eat a lot. I always eat all my points, sometimes more.

Weird, isn't it? If you eat healthy you are accused of "NOT EATING ANYTHING."

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, food for thought as to why our nation is overweight.

Monday, March 3, 2008

Weekly Weigh In...

Guess what????

I am down...2.2 lbs! Woot! I lost the 5 plus a little extra. I got yelled at by wwo again tho...this is what they said

WELL DONE! You've recorded a loss this week. That's great news!However, we notice that you've lost more than an average of 2 pounds per week over three or more weeks. This rate is too rapid — it may be unsafe or unhealthy.While we're proud of your achievements and pleased you're making changes in your life, we need you to concentrate on one more thing: You should slow the pace of your weight loss to no more than 2 pounds per week. Click here to read more about the effects of rapid weight loss.Here are some tips on slowing down your weight loss this week:
Make sure you're not skimping on your meals. If you've been saving your weekly POINTS Allowance, try using some this week.
If you're exercising a lot, try to swap some (or all) of your bonus activity POINTS values for food.


For .2 lbs I got a lecture. Oh well. I am just happy I did it. Woot!

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Where I am...

Where I am in this journey.

Right now I think I am in that, this is still new, I am finding new foods and can stay on and do well stage.

It is better than the "why bother" stage but not as good as the "you can maintain" stage.

I am hoping the thinking holds is my anniversary this weekend (5 yrs) and dh and I are going to Disneyland and then Vegas for 2 days. It is so easy to eat in those places.

My plan is to save ALL my flex points and then use them if I need them over the weekend. I also plan on packing my scale since WI is on Monday and we aren't coming back until then. That way I can start my week fresh and still feel alright.

The good news is, Dland and Vegas have a LOT of food choices that are yummy and healthy. I just need to remember to eat those things first and check in with my body to see if I REALLY want to eat the less desirable (for those of us trying to change our eating habits) things.

WI is tomorrow and I think I have done well this week, although I did dip into all my flex points. I just am hoping to have lost the remainder of the 5 I gained. 1.7 lbs...keep your fingers crossed.