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.