Friday, January 30, 2009
Mini corn dogs
Layer mexican dip
Spinach & Artichoke dip
Goldfish crackers ( ok you can stop laughing now mom )
Chocolate chip cookies
Ok so since it's all snack food how can you really go wrong, I mean I did not eat dinner, THIS is my dinner. Well those mini corn dogs are so dang delish that I could have ran with the bowl and kept them all to myself. Yumm-o!
So to just sum it up, i had a little bit of this and a little bit of that and a little more of this and a little more of that and just one more mini cupcake.... ( hey, I'm only human people!)
yeah...I know.....day before weigh in..this ain't gonna be pretty people. stay tuned.
Oh I can't leave this out..I did walk with Tiffany again, we did 2 miles in 35 degree weather. yeah man!
Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average. Which means you've met your New Year's resolution. ~Jay Leno
Ding Ding Ding.........You are correct! You eat out!............again!
*sigh* ........sad but true. I have been so busy getting ready for the PJ party on Thursday that I really just didnt stop to eat. So good ole Chick Fil A was handy and well you know the rest.
weigh in day is fast approaching!! ( put your hands on your cheeks, open your mouth and scream!..yup, that's what I'm doing. )
If you trust Google more than your doctor then maybe it's time to switch doctors. ~ Jadelr and Cristina Cordova
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Yesterday morning after I dropped Shelby off at school i met up with my gal pal Tiffany and we walked at Tanger, we did almost 2 miles ( it would have been if Tiffany just didnt insist on going to the bathroom..LOL ) and we were on a time crunch. But hey, it was a great workout to say the least. I didnt know you cold sweat in 45 degree weather! But you can.
As for the eating part I did pretty good. I did have a small slice if thin crust cheese only pizza and let me tell ya..yuck! I would rather go without to then to do cheese only thin crust. ick.
How is everyone doing out there? Haven't heard from some of you girls. :)
A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses. ~ Hippocrates
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
It is amazing how much crisper the general experience of life becomes when your body is given a chance to develop a little strength. ~Frank Duff
Monday, January 26, 2009
Sunday, January 25, 2009
So day 13 was a great day, I picked up my friend Tiffany and we went and did a little shopping and then we went a did a little more shopping! ( hey we were burnin calories people!)
Later in the evening we were of course hungry and since this day is the day AFTER weigh in day like I said before it is most likely to be my cheat day and so it was. We went out to Mexican and I have to say I enjoyed every last bite! YUM!!........ Tiffany did better than me though ( That-a- girl Tiff! ) she didnt get any rice so I am proud of her for that. :) I of course did and well I tried not to eat all of it. lol
I did do good the rest of the night though, I have to say that I have really cut back on late night snacking, so my only cheat was that particular meal. So there ya have it folks! Night!
Fitness - If it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body~ Cher
Saturday, January 24, 2009
So that's that. Nothing to exciting, I will just be major focused this next week, I want to see a bigger weight loss. So a lot of warming up my butter butt to get the job done!
“To wish to be well is a part of becoming well.”
Friday, January 23, 2009
So we had Mom's Night out last night, had an awesome turnout, 13 moms in all. fun times! I went in thinking a few days ahead what I was going to have. ( pretty sure i wrote that in a past post) but when i got there and you have this amazing menu starring at you and your thinking " Boy am I hungry!" I decided that maybe this could be my BIG cheat night. Are you disappointed in me?...........well don't be because that little voice in my head was louder and stronger than eveh! It was not going to let me cheat for nothing! Soooooo, I had a 8oz steak with sauteed mushrooms, green peppers and onions on top and a side of seasoned veggies and the garlic toast which is ok because i have not had bread in two weeks..ya gotta live a little!!..Oh yeah...Oh yeah ( insert doing that swinging arm thingy in circles here :) I even had unsweet tea!!.... Booya!
So tomarrow is weigh in day, I am not getting my hopes up to high, like I said the second week..always the hardest. So stay tuned!
Have a great day my ladies!
"Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity"
Thursday, January 22, 2009
So as I close on another day, please keep your fingers crossed, say a prayer, and please think pleasant thoughts for me as I weigh in on Friday!! Thanks Ladies!
Health is the thing that makes you feel that now is the best time of the year. ~Franklin P. Adams
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Overall it was another fab-u-lous day! I am however having some soda/pop withdrawals though. I have not had a single drop since last Thursday and I am having a headache or two here and there. Oh well, I will live!
So today went along like any other day, nothing to exciting. I did try something new though. Since I am watching my carb intake I decided to get some already cooked fajita steak meat ( you can buy it at any grocery store) and warmed it up and wrapped it big Romain leaves, added a dollop of sour cream and I have to say it was pretty darn tasty! After about 3 of those your sitting pretty. After that I had a big bowl of fresh strawberries. Talk about cure your sweet tooth, it certainly did the trick.
I also managed to do about 15 minutes worth with my stretch band, jogging in place and jumping jacks combined so it was pretty intense and I did my huffin and puffin again but it does get you to drink some major water which taste delish after a good intense workout. My friend Tiffany and I have decided to meet up a couple of days a week to walk at Tanger ( big shopping center ) so I am super excited about that. All we need to do is resist the urge to go into the stores and shop..however Tiffany if you read this those shopping bags could be like our weights!! ..haha!
Have a great Night everyone!
A man too busy to take care of his health is like a mechanic too busy to take care of his tools. ~Spanish Proverb
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Now I do have one more night out this week......AHH!! But I already have it planned out what I am going to have..steak and a big side of steamed veggies.mmm..mmm....taste-ey! I want to throw in I am not eliminating carbs all together, I just feel its best to do when I go out because its very easily to get carried away. At home I can control it a lot better.
I want to throw out there about a fab-u ( yummy ) soup I found at the store. It's progresso Light, I got 2 different kinds and it only has 60 calories a serving in it so you really cant go wrong. Plus with this cold weather who can resist a nice hot bowl of soup. sluuurp! not me!! :)
The higher your energy level, the more efficient your body. The more efficient your body, the better you feel and the more you will use your talent to produce outstanding results. ~Anthony Robbins
Monday, January 19, 2009
There is a bit of exciting news though, Troy agreed to an elliptical a friend is selling, soooo YAY! I love ellipticals but they are so dang expensive. So this was a pretty good deal. I hope to get it soon so I can start working my big buns off. I did the whole gym thing a few months ago and to my surprise I loved it! I cannot tell you how amazing I felt every time I left that place. But, it wasn't very close to us and I found myself not going more and more just because i didnt feel like hopping in the car for a 20 min ride to workout for an hour and turn around and come home. But if we ever move closer to one you bet your booty I will there.
I did some exercise with my stretch band last night and I have got to say that little thing can give you quite the workout but for right now it's not enough and I have to do more in the exercise department.
The groundwork of all happiness is health. ~Leigh Hunt
Sunday, January 18, 2009
I also think there are levels to diet cheating...let's take my day for instance. I got up did my normal Special K breakfast and got ready for the day and so on, well the idea was brought up that we go out for Chinese ( not my idea just so you know..lol hey, I feel that is important for you to know. ) so I thought ... what the heck, let's do it! So we went to have Chinese ( my fave) for a late lunch. So of course I feel guilty but think, it's ok..it's my cheat day. Well now let's go back to what i was saying before about the levels of cheating. I allowed myself that yummy lunch but that didn't mean i had to go the rest of the day cheating, I mean I cant imagine how many calories I just ate! I had my fun and now it was time to do the rest of my day right. So you see there is a huge difference between cheating ALL day which I use to do before and cheating for just one meal. I am sure down the road I will discover that my cheat day will revolve around a snack or a dinner or maybe even a breakfast, who knows. But the idea is to keep in mind is that just because you blow it on a meal the whole day doesn't have to go to waste.
Look to your health; and if you have it, praise God and value it next to conscience; for health is the second blessing that we mortals are capable of, a blessing money can't buy.~ Izaak Walton
Saturday, January 17, 2009
As for our little competition going on in the HCPKP group I won " Biggest Loser" this past week but I have a certain lady who is right on my heels and her name is Tiffany....yup....I say " Bring it Girlfriend!" :o) ..........lol
So Friday went pretty well, I stayed home all day, no places to go and it's kinda a relax and enjoy the day after a busy week day. I did stay on my diet though, I may have had a few extra goldfish crackers though as those little boogers are so tasty I can't stop! ........Ok now re-reading that it doesn't sounds very yummy when you put the word " boogers" in it....but you get my drift! :)
I also still don't feel great, my stomach is a little upset and maybe it's just cranky cause it's not getting everything it wants, I dunno but I hope to get over it soon cause it's making me feel sorta blah.
On a side note Smart Ones has come out with a yummy New Lo Mein that was super tasty, it has shrimp in it and I just gobbled that right up for dinner.
Well I hope you all are having a great week, I look forward to reading your blogs and staying up to date with you all.
There's lots of people who spend so much time watching their health, they haven't got time to enjoy it. ~ Josh Billings
Friday, January 16, 2009
The day started off with me taking Shelby to school, after I drop her off I have about 3 1/2 hrs to do whatever ( usually shopping ) so of course my stomach was rumbling like a train, so I think, what to do, what to do?....I decided I would just go get me a small sausage biscuit and a Diet Coke ( one of my old faves) a little disappointed in myself but proud that I did not order the hash browns...so I get that and boy was it YUMMY! I figured I could go walk it off at Target, Sam's Club, Books a million and then my fave clothing store Cato. So by the time I had to go pick Shelby up I had to have burned me some calories cause I was truck-in it all over the place. So I picked up Shelby and then we headed to a meet up with our playgroup and Chic Fil A....mmm another yummy fast food place...BUT I know your just dying to ask what I had right?........................................I had the fattest chicken sandwich they had! Now do you really believe that? I didn't think so, come on, have a little faith in me . Ok Ok..So I had the tasty southwest chicken salad, with light Italian. Didn't even use half of the dressing because the salad already has flavor and a large Unsweet tea. Woot Woot!! I am not going to lie, Shelby's left over waffle fries looked dang good and if I didn't have 7 other moms sitting there with me I might have sneaked a few. But I didn't, so it's all good. =) So then after that a few hours later we headed to Troy's mom and dad's for dinner again, we were having a small party for Troy's sister that was up from FL so once again I made sure I just ate in moderation. However when it came to cake time I thought I could totally pass on this, but somewhere in my head it keeps yelling " just a tiny piece, just a tiny piece!" so what did I blurt out? " Just a tiny piece, thanks" I know I know...but hey I was good all day so I deserved it or so I at least thought =).
On the way home from his mom and dad's I was getting the snacky feeling again it was almost 10:30 pm so I grabbed a couple of handfuls of Shelby's goldfish crackers that were in the Jeep, by the time I got home I was completely miserable, I had the worse stomach ache ever and felts the need to throw up or head to the bathroom ( sorry TMI ) I ended up feeling horrible for the next few hours. It wasn't till about 1am that I started feeling normal again. Now I call that weird. Maybe my body was rejecting the cake earlier and was not liking the crackers..lol
So all in all it was a good day, another day down and what feels like a bazillion more to go!
Money is the most envied, but the least enjoyed. Health is the most enjoyed, but the least envied. ~ Charles Caleb Colton
Thursday, January 15, 2009
So anyway, I am looking back on Wednesday ( Jan 14th ), I will always write the next day, so when i post it will be for the day before. ok?..ok. So Back to yesterday, it was a VERY good day for me, I have to say I am pleased with myself thus far. I had breakfast, snacks and dinner....after dinner and into the evening I started to get that familiar " i want something to snack on NOW!" feeling...........So what did I do? I got some low fat plain yogurt and sprinkled some chocolate Special K on it and oh my word it was YUMMY! I know, you think I am crazy, but give it a try. It's crunchy, sweet and tasty and it did the trick. YeeHaw!!
I did about 15 minutes of exercise with a new stretch band I got...i have to tell ya, just in those 15 minutes, I was a huff-in and a puffin and thought the house was going to fall down! Doing a little exercise will let you know just how much work needs to be done.
The light and the end if the tunnel looks so far away, but I have to remember to "keep melting the butter!" ( previous post ) and..............take it a day at a time.
Hope you girls out there are doing GREAT! You all are on my mind. =)
You can set yourself up to be sick, or you can choose to stay well. ~ Wayne Dyer
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
So as hectic as it was yesterday and our out and about running around there was no time to cook dinner so I stopped at Wendy's to grab us some dinner...what did I have you ask?...drum roll please................A taco salad! Oh yeah, oh yeah!! Their chili is one of the best things to have when dieting, it fills you up, you still get the satisfaction of eating out and when put with a salad it's very yummy! I did not have soda I had water..another star on my chart please! =) Soda is a huge HUGE weakness for me, so I just need to stay away as much as I can.
So between my Smart Ones for lunches/dinners and cheese sticks or yogurts for snacks it's working out A-ok.....for now...give me a few days and I am sure you will hear me whine how much I want some chocolate or something.
Now on to exercise........I will start out at 3 times a week..Monday, Wednesday and Friday's. ick..ick! but it has to be done. I heard this lady on QVC of all places talking about health and she said to think of it this way...Say your a stick of butter, if you don't warm it up how will it ever melt?..as crazy as that might sound that has stuck in my head for some reason and cannot get it out! I am not kidding either, it's stuck and it's staying.
So now off to warm up my butter body and melt those pounds away!!
Our health always seems much more valuable after we lose it. ~ Unknown Author
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
So we went over Troy's parents for dinner last night, now you see his mom is a great cook...so you have to be careful. But I did ok..we had spaghetti....I ate some in moderation ( since pasta is one of my biggest no No's because I tend to over eat on pasta..hence part of why I am 65 pounds heavier that I was since I had Shelby ) soooooooo.....It wasn't the perfect first day as far as food goes but it's all good.
Moderation is the key and when you mix that with some awesome exercise.......oh yeah baby, the pounds will shed.
Good friends are good for your health. ~ Irwin Sarason
Monday, January 12, 2009
See, you need the support of friends and family or else it's a cold dark lonely road and that is why I fail every single time. So that is why I am asking you..yes you sitting there reading this to PLEASE help me as I go at this flab busting get me skinny healthy lifestyle!
I am asking you to cheer me on, yell at me, throw at me some motivational speeches, whatever it takes to help me lose this weight.I am tired of having no energy, one day I can go go go, the next I am a couch potato..well couch potato no more!! OK?? Can I count on you to help me through this? That's what I thought and I thank you! :)
So I have to throw this out there because I want to brag on a wonderful group of gals( HCPKP ) who are the best! We are all going to do this weight loss "challenge" together. We are mom's who want to get fit for our families and stay that way. So I am counting on you girls, you give me a boost I will give one right back at ya! ( oh, HCPKP = Henry County Pre K Playgroup )
To my family...I know there are some of you out there that is going through the same thing, this is for you to, I want you on my team as well. I love you guys and we all want to be around for a long long time :)