Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Weekly Weigh In

OH! Did you hear that sound? In case you missed it, that was me falling off the wagon this week. Because I am committed to this (slip ups and all) I feel I should get this all off my chest...even though it won't take away any pounds with it.

Thursday: Went to Panera with the devil, I mean Dan. Got half a Sierra Turkey sandwich and cheddar and broccoli soup. (Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm)

Friday: Showed tremendous will power in the AM and early PM. In the later PM? Not so much. Here is what happened: Cole and I met some friends at the park to play. The moms suggested going to lunch. Everyone ate the yummy fast food, but I had anticipated the lunch idea, so I brought a South Beach bar and stopped for a tall, skinny cinnamon dolce latte from Starbucks. Cole ate about 3 bites of his food and I REALLY wanted to scarf down his leftovers...but didn't. Yay me! Or so I thought. Later that night I went to a crop with a moms group I am a part of. We were all to bring a snack to share. I made a fat free cake (angel food cake mix made with a can of crushed pineapple instead of what the box says to add, and then frost with f/f whip cream) and ate soooooooooooome at home and took the rest. Before I got there I thought I would be good and maybe just eat a little. WELL, I ate popcorn (which is allowed on the diet, but I'm sure not the movie theatre butter kind!)and a pinwheel cookie (can't remember when the last time I had one of those! maybe 8 years old) and other little snacks that I won't go into detail about. I did drink diet pop though! :)

Saturday: Cole had a birthday party to go to...with pizza and CHOCOLATE cake. I ate pizza and cake. But again, drank diet pop. (like that is going to save me!) THEN later that evening we had a going away party to go to for a lady in Dan's office. All I will say is: more cake, more diet pop and BBQ. I ate like I had never even heard of a diet before. Then more cake.

Obviously I am an ALL OR NOTHING kind of girl. I either have to give up bad stuff for a period of time or I will eat it 'till it's gone. Thank goodness I got rid of all the treats in the house when I started this diet or I guarantee I would have been rooting through the cupboards this weekend.

After all that eating, I knew Sunday - Tuesday I would have to be good. So I kicked it into gear by exercising and eating things from the diet.

Then we met Dan for dinner Monday night. Went to Chili' grilled chicken breast on a whole wheat bun (yay!) with bacon and swiss cheese and honey mustard sauce. (boo) Oh, and the yummy seasoned fries. You know, when I go out to eat, I wanna eat bad b/c I am out to eat. Since I am on the diet, we don't go out to eat anymore or get take out.

I exercised a lot in these past three days! More cardio than ever. Last night during the Biggest Loser I exercised a good part of the show. Hell, I evened ironed to burn more calories!!!!! That, my friends, is dedication!

I weigh: 158

Ok people, I have seen the light...after all that bad eating, I still lost weight because I did cardio. I get it. I need to get moving. I will.

****Jacey is 151.5. That's down a good bit from last week...her little girl has pneumonia and Jacey hasn't been eating much. Please pray for her and her little girl.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Weekly Question

Have you ever been ice skating?

I have... and my first time on the ice I held onto the railing for dear life! I also went ice skating outside in Niagara Falls, NY. It was night and it was snowing...and Dan was holding on for dear life.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Weekly Weigh In

First off let me say this: Sunday the Steelers were in a playoff game to get to the Superbowl. I used that as an excuse to make yummy food for us to eat. It was my cheat day and I was looking forward to it for over a week. I made sure that I was good all the other not eating cake at a birthday party. (I KNOW! But I did it!) On Sunday I ate BBQ nachos (but I bought multi-grain chips and the cheese wasn't that carby or sugary), pizza and pumpkin roll. I won't say how many pieces.

Since I finished Phase 1 of the South Beach Diet, I moved into phase 2 where I could eat fruit and whole grains again. I slowly added some things back into my diet.

Soooooo, after shaving last night (I'm slovish, therefore a hairy beast)I got on the scale this morning and...I weigh 159.4

***Jacey is 155.5***

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

A little funny

To my Southern Friends, a little funny to help get you through inauguration infatuation:

This was told to Cole's teacher by a little boy she had in class this year. He told her this the day after election day..."I went to vote with my dad yesterday. But his guy, Lightning McCain, didn't win."

Also to my Southern Friends: even though it snowed today, inauguration day, hell is NOT freezing over!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Weekly Question

In honor of MLK,Jr's birthday:

Do you have a reoccurring dream?

I don't. Sometimes I am having a really good dream and try to go back to sleep to keep it going, but I've never had the same dream twice.

Sunday, January 18, 2009


Why do people with NASCAR stickers on their car drive so slooooooooooooooooooow?

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Weekly Weigh In

Well, I am glad I watched the Biggest Loser last night. They are in week two like me and didn't lose nearly as much as last week. Some worked out 8 hours a day and lost 1 or 2 pounds.

I know you shouldn't weigh yourself everyday, but with South Beach you lose so fast that when I see the number decreasing everyday, it inspires me. WELL, this week I hardly ate and exercised more and some mornings I had gained weight!!!!! Then one night I ate half a sandwich and 2 bites of cookie and lost weight.

I am trying not to eat a lot. Period. I call it shrinking my stomach Survivor style. They hardly eat on the show and waste away. By not eating a lot now I hope to not over-eat in social situations and not snack.

Well, here is my number for the week: 160.4

Monday, January 12, 2009

Weekly Question

What is your favorite movie?

Mine is: When Harry Met Sally

I remember when it came out. I was in high school working at a movie theatre. One perk was that I got to go see movies for free at all the theatres in town. I really didn't want to go see this movie, but nothing else was out and there wasn't anything else to do. I ended up loving the movie and going back again and again with everyone I knew!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Hooray! Check out the new ice cream at Baskin Robbins. (sugar free, fat free...)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Weekly Weigh In

Well, it is Wednesday...weigh in day.

After I "peed it out" as we say here and brushed my teeth (who knows how much unwanted plaque weighs!) I got on the scale and (drum roll please...) 161.8! YAY!

I did the South Beach Diet with one cheat a day...over the weekend before Dan started we had Arby's and pizza. Then the cheats became baked beans and salad dressing with some sugar in it and a salad with fruit. Not terrible cheats! I didn't have any treats...and Monday night was hard b/c Dan goes to racquetball and I usually sit in bed and watch tv all night and snack, snack snack! But not this week! I did it!

I didn't eat after 7:00 all week!

I exercised some, but I know I need to exercise more.

Some friends are doing this with me:
Angie's weigh in: 142
Jacey's weigh in: 156 (she weighed in on a previous blog entry...she's down a pound! yay!)

Anyone else who wants to join in is welcome to...and if you don't want to put in your weight, just put in how many pounds you lost that week.

I still feel really good. I am not starving or grumpy.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Weekly Question

If you could have any superpower what would it be?

I would pick: being able to stop time.

There are so many times during the day when I think of something I need to do but forget when I have a second later. I'm unloading the dishwasher when the dryer dings and Cole wants his vitamins...*snap*...I can go get the clothes, put the vitamins on the counter and finish unloading...*snap*...ahhh.

If I could stop time, I could blog, read, scrapbook, nap...all while Cole stands there in mid bug.

Why couldn't my dad be TimeStopperMan?

Friday, January 2, 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Day One: the diet has just begun

I feel good! I didn't snack, I didn't eat after 7, I drank water before meals and I did crunches and arm exercises.

As predicted, Dan wanted wings and pizza today. His wing place was closed. We got pizza from Pizza Hut...but the whole grain crust. It was good! We've had Papa John's whole (grain, wheat?) crust before and it was gross! I couldn't even eat it. I just ate the pepperoni and cheese off of pieces! Anyway, I didn't eat as much as usual today.

My goal is to be healthy. I want to fit into my clothes comfortably. I want to feel good about myself. My chart goes to 140 pounds. That would be nice.

I am doing the South Beach diet. It always works for me. I just haven't always kept it going after I lost a bunch of weight after the first two weeks.