Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Sickness does not become me

I caught a cold last week. And so did my poor son. His first. But when I'm sick all I want to do is eat. And so I did. I didn't want to not get better as soon as possible. I didn't overdo it but I didn't eat within my points either. Hurt me a little. I gained a little over a lb. I'm still alittle stuffy but not like I was last week thank god! I'm back on track as of Monday and raring to go!

On a good note, I lost 4.9 lbs for the month of February. Not bad! Now if only I could find time to exercise. My goal this month is to exercise at least twice a week. I should be able to find 30 mins on Saturday's and Sunday's so that is what I am going to try and do.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Ever since that WI last Thursday I've been struggling. I've still been OP but I've been struggling. I basically used most of my flex points yesterday and it was the start of the week. :( My own fault. I know the number on the scale shouldn't mean anything but it does. Especially right now. I have no time to exercise except when I'm at work. I have been faithfully going every morning and walking around the block. I think I'm going to add in the afternoons here and there. Maybe that will help. I know being back at work will help tremendously. I have my meals planned till the end of the month. I know what I have to do and what worked for me in the past. I just don't know if it will work for me now.

I went to Kohl's on Sunday. I have so much fun buying clothes for Connor. :) It's me that I don't have fun buying for. But I needed some things for work. I'm running out of clothes. They are all too small on me. I hate this. So I went to the clearance rack. Ended up buying a skirt (a size 20). I have NEVER had to buy that size before. Oh well. I know I won't be in it that long. At least I can hope right. I can do the necessary things that have to be done in order for me NOT to be in the size anymore. I just have to get off my ass and do it.

Friday, February 17, 2006


Ok i have to vent here. I just don't get it. So last night was the WI for our group challenge but I also weigh myself at home on my own scale on Monday mornings. (Hopefully this doesn't get too confusing!). On 2/5 when I weighed myself at home I was 212.4. When i went for the first WI on 2/9 I was 212.8 on that scale. Ok it showed me .4 lbs higher no big deal right? So I weighed myself on my scale on 2/12. I was 208.2. A 4 lb loss. I get weighed last night on the other scale, 212.2. WHAT THE HELL!?!?! I know I've lost more weight than that. And it's funny. EVERYONE but me thought they were going to gain and I was the one that lost the least amount. No one gained last week. I just don't get it. Makes me want to say screw it. If that's how it's going to be I'll just eat whatever I want to eat and screw it! I almost did this morning to. I was going to get a donut from the snack bar but they didn't have the one I wanted. At least I didn't just get any donut. Since they didn't have the one I wanted I said screw it and came up to the office and had my nilla wafers. Just as good just not a lot. Oh well. I just don't understand. I'm sure it will even out in the end but I still think it's ridiculous.

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Tonight is first group WI

Well, tonight is the first group WI for our little challenge. Should be interesting. I need to call Shawn or Jamie and see what time. I'm excited to go weigh and see what the difference is on that scale vs my own. I've decided to keep WI on Monday's with my scale. That will be on constant even after this whole challenge is over with so I should just keep doing that. I'll just get weighed twice a week and realize that there will be differences because they are two different scales so I won't compare the two.

Monday, February 13, 2006

Woo Hoo!!!!

Good morning!!! I weighed in this morning and (drumroll please!!!!) DOWN 4.2 lbs!!!! Yippee!! I am going to be switching to Thursday's to WI though. The girls in my neighborhood all got together and we are going to WI on Thursday's and challenge ourselves. Basically what we are doing is weighing in and if you have maintained and not lost any weight you have to pay $5. For every ounce you gain it's another $1 so if you gain a lb it's $15. That will really motivate me not to gain weight!! So anyway, I'm just going to go off that scale instead of mine at home. I figure it will be easier.

Our camping trip was fun this past weekend until yesterday. On the way home our friends flipped their trailer on the freeway. Thankfully no one was hurt but the Suburban and Trailer are totaled. It was pretty knarly looking. We were ahead of them and didn't even realize it happened but we were caravaning home and our other friends that were behind them called us up and told us so we got off the freeway and turned around. It was pretty scary. I can only say thankfully no one was injured. It was the mom, dad, their two sons and their two dogs. NO ONE had a scratch on them!!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

3 Days in a row!!

I've been OP!! Yippee!! And I plan to keep it that way and going. I've also walked all this week on my morning break at work. Yippee. We are going camping this weekend, leaving tonight so let's see how I do. I know I can do this. I just have to be strong!

Wednesday, February 08, 2006


YAWN! Good Morning everyone. I'm so tired. Connor woke up at 3:30am. I took him, went into the living room and rocked him back to sleep. By the time he was ready to go back into bed, it was 4:15 no reason for me to go back to bed so I've been up. I have a feeling today is going to be a LONG day!

Yesterday a coworker brought in cheesey garlic bread. I caved in and had some of it. But it went so nicely with my pasta I was having for lunch I couldn't pass it up. Unfortuantely though, I had two helpings. Why, I don't know. It wasn't even that good. Why do I do that to myself? UGH!! But, I didn't blow the rest of the day away like I usually would have in the past. Instead, I said ok what's done is done, how can I fix it? I still had flex points and I ate a little less at dinner than I normally would have and I only had to use 9 flex for yesterday. I figure this is my first week being back into the swing of things, so these things are going to happen. I'm just going to deal with it and move on!!

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

On Program!!!

I was OP yesterday. Woo Hoo!!! Go me. I even got a walk in, in the morning. I have actually set up a reminder in outlook everyday at 9:30am that tells me to go for a walk. Hopefully that will keep me going. We are going camping this weekend. We use to snack so much at camping trips but that's kinda gone by the wayside. I should be able to do good. We have our meals planned and hopefully I can get some exercise in.

One of my coworkers brought in some garlic cheesey bread from Black Angus. I'm hoping I can resist the temptation. I guess it looks really good. I wouldn't know, I haven't looked at it!! Hopefully I can stay away from it. :crosses fingers:

Monday, February 06, 2006

First week = Loss :)

Good Monday morning!! I had a rough weekend. Saturday was ok for the most part. Finally got my nails done again. It's been over a year since I've had them done. My hands look so much better now! And it makes me feel better about myself so you know what? That $70 a month is so worth it! I just have to find time to go every two weeks now.

Sunday was a little harder. I was upset with dh almost the whole day. And it wasn't anything in particular. Not to mention I hardly got to spend any time with Connor because I was either cooking (for dh's family coming over), or he was napping. Then his family came over and basically hogged him all afternoon. Oh well. I hardly get any time with him during the week I want to spend as much time as i can on the weekend with him. I wish there were more hours in the day sometimes.

On a positive note, I weighed myself this morning and I am down 1.2 lbs. Not bad for not being entirely good last week. Just think what I can do this week if I start counting points and walking when I can.

Thursday, February 02, 2006


Well I am disappointed in myself. Dh had a dentist appt tonight so he took Connor over to my MIL's house and she watched him since I couldn't get home in time to pick him up so I was on my own for dinner. SO where did I go? McDonalds. And you know what, it wasn't that good. I think I finally have it out of my system. At least I hope.


Well you gotta have goals in life right? So here are my weight loss goals for 2006.

March 27 - 15 lbs down (Brings me into Onederland!)
April 24 - 20 lbs down (193.6)
August 28 - 40 lbs down (173.6)
October 30 - 50 lbs down!! (163.6)
December 25 - 60 lbs down (153.6)

So if all goes well, I could potentially lose 60 lbs this year. It's doable. A little tough, but doable! And if I don't set some high (attainable) goals for myself, I will just slack off. So there we go!

First day back at work report

I did pretty well yesterday. I stopped on my way home from work to grab dinner from Quizno's since dh knew I would be in no mood to cook since I hadn't seen Connor all day. Worked out perfectly but I know I have to start cooking here sooner or later. I'm tired of eating out all the time and I'm sure we could save money by not eating out. I just have to plan, plan, plan. So I'm going to print out the calendar for every month this year and every month plan on food for that month. Hopefully it works. I'm still not sure how I'm going to get exercise in. I know I can start walking at work and maybe for the first couple of months that will be good enough. Once we can get Connor to go to bed earlier (say 8ish) I can start doing an exercise tape then but right now he doesn't go to bed until 10 or 11. I know it will evolve as he gets older and can sleep longer.

I start the weight loss thing the girls from the neighborhood this Sunday. Should be interesting. There is already dissention among the ranks because the girls that don't have as much to lose are thinking they will never win so are thinking of dropping out. I guess I will find out on Sunday if we are going to continue or how many people are going to continue. We will see!

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Chugging along

Well, I'm chugging along. Today was my first day back at work and so far so good. I'm doing much better not being at home. Although I didn't eat breakfast until 11:00am. But that's because I was busy getting situated at work. I had 390 e-mails when I logged on this morning. I guess that's what happens when you are gone for three months. :)

So far this is what I've eaten today:

Diet Soda
English Muffin w/ butter
String Cheese
Lean Cuisine (Veggie Eggroll)
Diet Soda
String Cheese
Quizno's Salad

That is probably 10 pts so far. I can't remember how many points I am allowed though. I will have look it up in my WW stuff from before. I know Sunday is going to be hard on me. It's Super Bowl Sunday. We are having Surbjit's family over. At least we don't have to bring a bunch of Connor's stuff somewhere, makes it so much easier.