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...