Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Yesterday I was back down, today I'm back up. I still haven't reached 250 even, but I'm not giving up yet... these last few days I've had a visitor, you know the one, our wonderful "Aunt Flo" that makes us hold onto water, crave salty things and chocolate... so I figure if I'm not bouncing back up to where I was a couple weeks ago I must be doing something right. Exactly what that is, I'm not sure, but I'll just keep doing whatever I've been doing and call it good. How's that sound? LOL
We went to a wedding this weekend - my husband officiated again... so there was reception food and a few "adult" beverages. My eldest son drove us home, though - I don't like drinking when I'm away from home if I'm the one responsible for getting everyone home safely... so I let William take the wheel and we made it home safe & sound. :) All in all, we had a wonderful time and I didn't gain a bunch of weight, so I was happy twice over! (At least) The wedding was for the daughter of one of my best friends... this will be the second wedding my husband has performed for one of my best friends' kids. Pretty cool, huh?? :)
So officially, this morning I was 252.0 again. I'm getting rather tired of seeing that particular number on the scale. I'm hoping when Aunt "Flo" goes home I can make some real headway. Tomorrow we head East to Ypsilanti, MI for my husband to perform another wedding ceremony... he's getting pretty popular! :)
It's so awesome to hear everyone's progress!! You all keep up the GREAT work! :)
so far this week I have used the WII Fit yesterday and today! yesterday was 15 minutes. today I did the bowling against my sister and nephew and I am Proud to say I WHOPPED them LOL I bowled a 202!! then of course nephew beat me good in golf LOL but the main part is we played for 2 hours without me even giving out to the point that I had to quit cause I could not get up and down out of my chair! now the 15 minutes that I do on the Fit is a killer! i am doing as much as I can on the balance cause my back, legs and knees are what hurt me the worse. and I want to say I am doing a little better.
have any of you seen the site http://www.livestrong.com/ ? I found it last week though facebook, someone I can't remember posted it there. it is pretty neat. I am keeping track of my calories on the "my Plate" page. not doing much else there yet. I am coming out almost 700 calories short each day.
ok talk more later
Sunday, September 26, 2010
So as we know I have made Sunday as MY official weekly weigh in date. so this is Sunday and I am Happy to say I am down 9.6 pounds! I am now 317.2
NOW let me tell you I am sure this is not all from being good as I ended up with celulitus in my left leg and it was pretty bad. The Dr has but me on Cephalexin 500 mg. and my leg is look and feeling alot better! so I am sure that is where a lot of the fluid and weight is coming off from. But it is a loss and I am taking it LOL
as for my exericing I have not done anything for the last two day been to sick with a cold I am guessing:( but did get in 4 days of at lease 10 mins so better than nothing Right?
oh also while at the Dr the other day my blood work for the second time came back worse that the first:(( My BS count was at 7.5 and should be below 6.0 so Dr put me on Metformin 500 mg. another GOOD reason to do something about this weight NOW!! and my liver count was up again. not sure what this means but am sure if I work on getting healthy again this will fix itself also:)
My Goals for week 2 are: 15 minute work out 4 days on either the WII Fit or a Walk.
do my best to get at lease 48 oz's of water every day!
Stay OUT of My sisters Sweet Tea!! man I have fallen in love with her tea, BUT she makes it with 2 cups of sugar to a gallon. so I know I do not need that!!
ok so enough about me, how was everyone else's week?
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Yesterday, I was at 251.0... today? well, today showed me at 252.0. So I'm back up a pound. But it's just one pound, and I'm sure I can scare it away. So no worries there. At least I'm not worried about it. We'll just have to see what tomorrow brings!
What a weekend.............Whew!
Thursday night.... Fed 40 Football players.
Friday night... watched those 40 play a great game! They lost... but played hard!
Saturday and Sunday were normal BUSY weekend days!
But ......... Its a new week and so far.. so good!
As of today... I have a total loss of 2 pounds! :)
Mel............ Great job hon!
1 can of diet coke or pepsi
1 chocolate cake mix
Mix cake mix and diet soda in bowl.
Pour into 9x13 cake pan sprayed with cooking spray.
Bake at 350* for 25-30 min or until knife inserted in middle comes out clean.
No need for icing … just a little powdered sugar sprinkled on top … or low fat whip topping.
Diet Orange soda & yellow cake mix
Diet DrPepper & chocolate cake mix
Diet Grape soda & yellow cake mix
Calories are what the dry cake mix is.
Average: 150-170 per 12th of a piece!
That’s a nice piece of cake to take care of those sweet cravings!
Have a great day
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
So far, I've only made one change - and that is eating as little sodium as possible. Oh, I also did walk to pick the kids up from school yesterday and today (about 1 mile, round trip), but I need to do a lot more than that!
I'm looking forward to everyone checking in more often, it's a lot easier to keep myself on track if I feel accountable to others!!
Good luck everyone!!!
Good morning all! How is everyone today? I'm doin' GOOD. I am down another pound from yesterday and feelin' good!
I did really well yesterday..... drank my water.... (by the way... wild berry flavored water after brushed teeth.............. not the best........ heheheheeee) I had my Slim Fast breakfast and lunch shakes... morning ... and afternoon snacks... and some pasta for dinner!
Tonight Patrick has a Football game... So I'm going to take my dinner with me and a mini bag of 100cal butter popcorn with me.
I have a cooler ready for waters for me and juice for the boys! :)
Okay.. hate to cut this short... I need to get a CandyBar Invitation made for Patrick. He's inviting his little girl friend to Homecoming Dance. :)
Before I leave you all though.. I'm going to leave you with a recipe!
Foil-Pack Taco Chicken
What You Need
4 small Boneless skinless chicken breast halves (1 lb.)
4 tsp. TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Taco Seasoning Mix
1/2 lb. Red potatoes, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
3/4 cup KRAFT Mexican Style 2% Milk Finely Shredded Four Cheese
1/2 cup TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Thick 'N Chunky Salsa
1/4 cup BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream
HEAT oven to 400°F.
SPRINKLE chicken with seasoning mix. Place 1/2 cup potatoes on center of each of 4 large sheets of heavy-duty foil; top with chicken, cheese and salsa.
BRING up foil sides. Double fold top and both ends to seal each packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Place in 15x10x1-inch pan.
BAKE 30 to 35 min. or until chicken is done (165°F). Cool 5 min. Cut slits in foil to release steam before opening. Top with sour cream.
Total fat 9 g
Saturated fat 4 g
Cholesterol 85 mg
Sodium 630 mg
Carbohydrate 15 g
Dietary fiber 2 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 32 g
Vitamin A 15 %DV
Vitamin C 6 %DV
Calcium 35 %DV
Iron 10 %DV
have a great day
Thursday, September 16, 2010
I'm doing good!! Kids are off to school... Hubby off to a client site... and I just got done having my Slim Fast Breakfast Shake... 3 glasses of water and walking my stairs for 10 min.
As of this morning ... I am down 1/2 pound! WOO HOO! I'll take it!
I'm keeping busy with crocheting a shrug for my daughter for her birthday next month. I made my mom one back in June for her Birthday... my daughter loved it.. so decided I would make her one too! She better like it... heheheheheeee :)
Whats everyone else working on? The year is more than half over....
99 sleeps, 15 hours, 14 minutes & 33 seconds till Christmas...... but whos counting! :)
Well.. I need to get going... I have to call and check to make sure the Football team has someone making dinner for them tonight.... if not... It will be ME!
you all have a GREAT day!
Drink your water! I've had 4 glasses so far! yay!
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
How is everyone today? I'm doin' good. Yesterday was a good 'Diet day' I drank all the water I wanted and needed to. I had my Slim Fast for breakfast and lunch.. had a nice dinner of Grilled Chicken... veggies and rice. Filled half my plate with veggies... other half had one piece of chicken... and a 3/4 cup rice. I had two snacks yesterday of an apple and yogurt!
I'm feelin' real good about my day and am excited about today!
I'm already more than half way with my water intake for the day and I'm gettin' ready to have my mid-morning snack! I think it will be a fruit parfait cup!
Checked the scale this morning and no change ... but that's okay... that means no gain too! :)
Well.. off to get some laundry done and gather my crocheting that I'll take with me while I wait for the boys after school!
I need to get new walking shoes so that I can get back to walking!
have a GREAT day everyone!
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I'm on a mission!!!
I'm gonna lose some weight before our Christmas Vacation!
We're headed on a Cruise and then some time on the beach in Daytona.
I'm done playin' around... I'm back seriously on the Slim Fast Diet! I have my Shakes... I started walking ( 2 mile walks every other day) I've been online finding some very yummy looking recipes for dinner that will be within my Calorie Count.... and I've gotten back on the Water wagon!
Today is DAY #1 I'm giving myself till December 14th to get weight off!!!
I've had my shakes for breakfast and lunch... I've had 4 glasses of water so far today... need to drink 4 more AT LEAST! I didn't have my morning snack... forgot.. but I have an apple ready for my afternoon one. Then I'll have some pistachios for my evening snack. I'm planning grilled chicken with mixed veggies for dinner..... maybe some rice too.
As I try different recipes... I'll share them here with you guys!
off to tend to laundry and get a coffee refill........(no creamer)
Have a GREAT day!
Thursday, July 29, 2010
So, until next time I check in, that's where I'm at...
I hope everyone else is doing well... Joyce, how are things going with you? Tammy, I know what you've been up to - up to your neck in summer activities!! :)
Friday, July 23, 2010
So, until next time...
Monday, July 19, 2010
I weighed myself today and I'm now up to 258.5. Ugh. That's really about all I have to say about that!
Okay - there's my report. I'll do my best to remember to post on Wednesday, hopefully I'll be lower than I was today!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
with love Joycie
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Hopefully, next week will see even more progress being made!! :) That's all for now, folks!
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Sorry I'm a day late but I can't seem to keep track of what day it is anymore! LOL
Have a great weekend!!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Haven't heard from anyone here in a while - so I thought I'd pop in and say hi...
Weight loss? Nah - nothing that stays lost anyway... somehow it's always finding its way back to me...
I hope life is treating each of you well!
Hugs to you all....
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Good Morning ................
its a raining day here. Which any other day would be fine............. but my little David has a field trip today. I sure hope it doesn't spoil that for him.
It didn't help that he woke this morning with a Croup Attack either. We got his breathing under control and he seem to be better when he left for school. Good thing daddy is with him today for his field trip.
So............... how is everyone doing? Hows the water intake? Mine has been bad! But today I'm doing better already! Had a yogurt for breakfast......... plan on having something light for lunch and then a nice sub sandwich for dinner.
Well....... I need to get........ I have a pair of baby booties I need to test for a fellow 'viller!
you all have GREAT day!
Stay positive... focused and dry........ :)
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Things have been a bit on the ..... oh................CRAZY side around here.
Busy with the boys ... school...sports......etc. Family childish issues............. *rolling eyes* I'm pretty sure my 9 yr old acts more mature! I'm emotionally tired and physically tired. I have family that is ill............ :( Breaks my heart.
I miss my daddy somethin' awful these days!!! :(
and to top it all off................... I havent lost a single ounce of weight. grrrrr.
I am just a flipping basket case. sheesh!
I have been crocheting like crazy though lately. Had to put my knitting down for a while. I have injured my thumb on my left hand from all the knitting I had been doing. A very dear man/father of fellow ball player/doctor... is helping me deal with my boo boo!
okay... I know this is pathetically short..........but I need to run. I have things I need to do before getting the boys from school then off to ball practice.
you all have a Great day!
Check back soon!!!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Great news Tammy! What colors are you choosing for your new yarn?? Do you have a project in mind for it???
Good to hear from you, Joyce - just keep hanging in there! Not much else you can do right now, I'm sure.
I've still got you both in my prayers...
Hugs all around!!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Well… I can say I’ve lost an additional 3 lbs now. Giving me a total of 6 lbs! *whew*
How’s everyone else doing? Any movement since you last posted?
Aunt Joycie… you can bet prayers are being said for Aunt Rainy! Bless her heart… what a thing to go through!
Wow… healthy meals delivered huh? Now that’s awesome! Just what you need!
Melani… where ya at hon? Pop in and give us and update!
Hope to see others pop in too…. Sure makes it more fun to have others cheering you along as you try to lose a pound of weight to gain a pound of yarn J
Okay… I’m off… I have a sick midget to tend to. I’m not feelin’ so great either … but I’m hangin’ tough! Darn ‘bugs’ that are going around now with all the weather change.
Hugs… Love… & Blessings
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
1/2 cup chopped green peppers
1/2 cup chopped red peppers
2 cups TACO BELL® HOME ORIGINALS® Thick 'N Chunky Salsa, divided
1 cup KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, divided
2 Tbsp. KRAFT Light Zesty Italian Dressing
8 corn tortillas (6 inch)
2 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
SPREAD 1/4 cup of remaining salsa onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish. Brush dressing lightly over both sides of tortillas. Stack 4 tortillas; wrap in large sheet of waxed paper. Microwave on HIGH 20 to 30 sec. or just until warmed. Immediately spoon 1/3 cup meat mixture down center of each warm tortilla; roll up. Place, seam-side down, over salsa in dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas and meat mixture; top with remaining salsa. Cover with foil.
BAKE 20 min. or until heated through. Uncover; top with remaining cheese. Bake 2 to 3 min. or until cheese is melted. Top with cilantro
Try this madeover version of beef enchiladas that can save you 200 calories and 18 grams of fat per serving by decreasing the beef and using a leaner variety, adding peppers, and using KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese.
Corn tortillas are typically fried in oil to prevent cracking, but in this healthy version the tortillas are spread with dressing and warmed to minimize cracking.
Cholesterol 55 mg Sodium 1310 mg Carbohydrate 38 g
Dietary fiber 5 g Sugars 6 g Protein 23 g
Vitamin A 25 %DV Vitamin C 50 %DV Calcium 50 %DV
Iron 15 %DV
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
I am so sorry for being so absent!! Please forgive me!
The boys have kept me so very busy with Basketball... and Wrestling.
Ken has a cold.... the boys have the sniffles and are trying hard not to really get sick! Patrick refuses to be sick.. he has Perfect attendance in school and has since 1st grade. I've been making sure they drink lots of water and taking EmerganC (Vit C) So far... what could be a bad cold that could knock them down.. has just been an annoyance! Thank you God!!!
There has been some family issues going about and its starting to take its tole on me. Because of the emotional drama... its affecting me physically.
I love you so much! I am so proud of you... and I know you have times that you are scared... but I want you to know... I believe God has many more years He needs you here! You have a gift of love through your crocheting and knitting that spreads Gods love to all who come in contact with you! He needs you to touch lives... He knows that through you many will come to find Him.
Thank you for hangin' in there with this blog. I'm sorry I haven't been around. I love you!
I too am thankful for you and Uncle Lou. You love me no matter what! Even when I'm a poppy head and don't post like I should on my blogs! :)
Keep up the good work on your eating habits! It will pay off! One pound at a time!
And hang on to your faith... One prayer at a time!
I have a vision of you and Jesus. You're sitting in your chair knitting.... Jesus is sitting there on the floor in front of you.... unwinding a knot in the yarn your working with .... so that you can keep knitting. The two of you are talking and laughing ... enjoying each others company while you create a gift for someone.
Miss Mel.......... you sweetheart you!
Good for you on your weight loss................ I know there are bumps in road sometimes... but the key is to not get stuck on them.... keep going and get over the bump ... moving on to the next bump. :)
You're doing great!
I haven't lost another ounce... I think its due to the stress I've been under. Not coming here and getting love and support isn't helping either! Shame on me!
I am so sorry to hear of your friend Jan's loss! Prayers said for her!!! Bless her heart!!!
Okay.... off I go... I need to post a dishcloth pattern on my other blog. I've been slacking a bit there too. :(
you all have a Fabulous Friday... and a Wonderful Weekend!
I'm finishing up my breakfast bar right now... sipping my coffee ... and will get another bottle of water here soon!
hugs.....love & blessings
Thursday, February 25, 2010
So, how is everyone else doing???
I have some sad news to share; one of my friends lost her son on Friday last week. He was only 30 years old. If you wouldn't mind sending some positive thoughts and prayers her way, that would be wonderful! Her name is Jan, and her son's name is/was Spencer. Thanks everyone!
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Thursday, February 11, 2010
Since it is Thursday today, I will post some things I am thankful for, as well...
Let's see - I'm thankful for the weather. It may seem silly, but here in our little neck of the woods, we haven't had it too bad this winter. This past week was our first really notable snowstorm, and we still only got maybe 10 inches all together. I'm happy with that amount, don't like to be greedy, so we really don't need any more! We did have a snow day yesterday - but I wasn't feeling well most of the day so I didn't get to take advantage of having everyone home. :( Oh, well - at least the house still runs fairly smoothly even when "Mom" is down! Hey - that sounds like something else to be thankful for! A self-sufficient family! LOL Then, there is my son proposing to his long-time girlfriend... it's crazy, really - both of them are seventeen, Juniors in high school, William has signed up with the Army National Guard, his girlfriend is also trying to get in, and he proposed the other day! I asked him if he's comfortable with the path his life is on, wanting to make sure he didn't feel pressured into doing something he wasn't ready for - his response? "Feels pretty good to me, Mom!" So I just say que sera sera... they are planning a May 1, 2011 wedding (which is before graduation) and a wedding reception/open house combo for after graduation. Can we say "non traditional"??? LOL They do seem good together, they tend to play to each others' strengths and cover each others' weaknesses, so I think they make a great team. That's just my opinion, though. God might have something else in mind for them - only He knows that for sure! I'm not sure how many things that is, I've lost count... which is something else I'm thankful for! Having enough things that I'm thankful for that I've lost count!!!
I sure hope everyone else is doing well... I'm out of here for now!
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
I sure hope your headache lets up soon, Tammy! Just tell it to go away in Jesus' name - it works for a friend of mine, she was battling migraines for quite some time, and that's what she does now - she says it works every time! I'll be keeping you in my thoughts & prayers!!
Til next time...
Wow....... I do apologize for missing so much lately......... I'm tending to one heck of a headache! :(
Well.......... weight loss report for me today is '0' .... but on a good note........ weight gain is also '0'
Its been a bit rough focusing with this darn headache!
I'm drinking my water and watching my calories.... but my behavior hasnt been consistent!
It doesnt help when the boys have us always on the run!
Wrestling for Patrick... Basketball for Michael and David..... practice ... practice... practice... Games! "whew"
Okay gang.............. how's everyone else doing?
I'm off to get more water and a refill on my coffee.
Then get some crocheting done!!! I have a Valentine gift for hubby I'm wanting to get done!
hugs...love & blessings,
Friday, January 29, 2010
- God's grace - boy, do I ever need that!
- Health! After last weekend, I'm so thankful everyone is healthy!
- Deadlines - whether or not I manage to meet them, having them there staring me in the face gives me something to aim for!
- Coffee - today was the first day in about a week that I've actually had a cup of coffee! YUMMY!!
- Having a week off from babysitting - the girl I babysit for is having her sister-in-law watch her kids next week, so I'm off the hook! Her sister-in-law is preparing to move, and needs the extra cash. Thankfully, I don't!
- My kids! They are all such blessings, especially when they are sleeping peacefully and not interrupting me!
- Interruptions - sometimes, I need to be interrupted to remind me what the important things in life are!
- Helpers making dinner... Arielle (who is 6 years old) made dinner Thursday night. We had chicken pot pie (although not exactly like we usually make it) and she did all the work herself! I was just there to supervise and advise, I did stir a couple things and I put the pie in the oven and took it out, but she did all the rest of the work herself!
- Chocolate cake with chocolate frosting! Yes, we did make a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting! No, I haven't denied myself the pleasure of eating a small piece. Yes, I enjoyed it very much!!
- Friends! They're like family, only better, because we choose them!! :)
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Hugs... Love & Blessings,
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Way to keep up the momentum, Tammy! Half a pound doesn't seem like much, but then again, it didn't seem like much when it was creeping onto our bodies either, did it? Like you said, it's still loss, and we'll take whatever we can get (at least I know I will!!). Thanks for the recipe!! Oh - and I like weighing in on Wednesdays rather than Mondays - great idea!!
Joyce - great tip about getting up and going to get something rather than keep it all nearby. I'll have to try that one. Hopefully, I don't lose half my stuff in the process! Ha! Ha!!
Okay - now, I'm off to prepare dinner. We're having something yummy out of my daughter's cookbook. She has claimed a "Campbells Soup" cookbook as her own, and we're going to have Chicken and broccoli Alfredo. I'll be using low sodium cream of chicken soup instead of regular, to cut down on the salt level, and lots of broccoli. Should be yummy!!
Enjoy your evening, everyone!!
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 small head cabbage, shredded
1 (14 ounce) can beef broth
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons yellow mustard
salt and pepper to taste
10 hamburger buns, split
Brown ground beef in a large skillet over high heat. Drain fat. Stir in garlic, onion, and cabbage; cook until vegetables are wilted and soft. Stir in the beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard. Cook over medium heat, uncovered, until reduced to a sloppy joe consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
Place hamburger buns on top of meat mixture; cover skillet to steam, about 1 minute. To serve, fill steamed buns with beef and cabbage mixture.
Amount Per Serving
Total Fat: 10.8g
Total Carbs: 27.9g
Dietary Fiber: 3.3g
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Thursday, January 21, 2010
#3: My children - they are AWESOME!!!
#9: Our weather! Believe it or not, yes, I'm thankful for our weather! We've not had it too bad this year, and we don't have earthquakes here!!
#5: My parents, without whom I would not be here!
#1: My husband, especially after this morning!
#10: Having people trust me enough to watch their children!
#2: My Lord, is there really anything else to say?
#8: My siblings... one of which is making me an aunt for the first time!!!!!
#4: Things to be thankful for lists - helps to focus my attention on the good stuff!
Have a wonderful day, everyone!
I know you all can do it! Come on in ... grab a cup of coffee and visit for a while.
I am Thankful for:
1) My Heavenly Father! (He teaches me everyday to love.. live and laugh)
2) My earthly Father who is now in Heaven. ( he taught me to be the person I am today! I think he would be proud)
3) Coffee............ :)
4) My family!
5) The roof over my head.. food in my tummy and clothes on my back!
6) Being the one that others come to for advice. (means God trusts me enough to lead them to me.... even when I feel overwhelmed by it all)
7) Coffee.......... (dont give me that look........... you knew it would be here again :) heheehe)
8) Sink full of dirty dishes......... (means last nights dinner was awesome and we enjoyed each others company too much to mess with cleaning up after)
9) My yarn stash!!!
10) My very very dirty van! (the fact that I have a van to drive in the first place... and all that mud reminds me of the beautiful place I live. Beautiful land.. in a beautiful house... in the beautiful country!
Mel: Hey.... no worries about "no loss" No gain is GREAT!! Hang in there with us... grab your water and lets get moving. This is one day at a time... No pressure!
Thank you for the congrats on my first 3lbs! :) I cant wait to go buy my 3lbs of yarn this weekend.
Hey Dragonflymom: Great to see you!!!
Not bad for calorie count even with a day of McDonalds! I think you can do it with 1500 calories. My daily goal is more than 1000 and less than 1500. There are days I just make it over 1000 and some I'm pushing the 1500. But its working!
I dont go to the gym... I think its great that you do!!! I have things I can work out on at home... so thats good enough for now. When the weather gets nice I'll be able to get out and walk.
Thanks for the congrats! I'm pretty happy about it!
Okay.. time for a coffee refill and a new glass of water!
Have a very Thankful Thursday everyone!!!
hugs.. love and Blessings,
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Congrats Tammy on losing 3 pounds.
Congratulations, Tammy!! 3 pounds is AWESOME! The best part is I didn't find those 3 pounds you lost! LOL
Time for me to buckle down and really do something with this. Hopefully, next week will show at least some improvement...
Till next time, all!
Monday, January 18, 2010
Staying warm I hope... and staying focused!
My weekend was busy as always with the three young ones in sports! I cant believe I'm still trying to get caught back up from being away for Christmas!
I hope I'm successful this week with weight loss... My head has been killing me for days now and its starting to upset my stomach! yuck!
But I'm hangin' tough... I'm drinking my water and watching what I eat!
Well.. . I hate to cut this post short... but I need to get back it around here!
You all have a GREAT day!
I'm going to look through my recipes and post one later.
hugs...love .. and blessings
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Today you get to satisfy a craving ......... in moderation though.... be good... but take care of that sweet tooth... or whatever may be driving you crazy that you haven't eaten all week that you would love to have a little of!
How is everyone doing?
I'm doing pretty darn good! Don't know if I have lost weight yet.. .but I'm feeling good! So that's a great start!
The boys have basketball games today... so I may make some sandwiches again to take with us. Its healthier than eating concession food... its cheaper too. It worked great last weekend.
Well.... my friends........... I'm off to get things ready for us to get going to games. I just wanted to pop in and say Good Morning and wish everyone a Wonderful weekend!!
hugs... love and blessings,
Thursday, January 14, 2010
as for things to be thankful for, Let me see:
1) God loves me
2) for my Family
3) I am moving home
4) that I have a Roof over my head(pray for those in haiti!)
6) like you Tammy my Internet this is my lifeline:)
7) My coffee & Tea
8) that my Brother-in-Law finally Found a job and it pays well!
9) that i was able to get all my yarn into Vac& seal bags LOL
10) For all my Crochet Group friends
Sorry I missed posting yesterday. I dropped off the boys and had a day of running errands and visiting my mom.
I'm off again today for a couple things but not for a couple hours yet.
Since I didnt post yesterday... I didnt get the chance to announce Weigh-In Wednesday. Now dont panic............ you dont have to tell us how much you weigh... ..just use Wednesdays to weigh in and post your loss. That will help us encourage each other.
Now I weighed in... but obviously wont have a post of 'Loss' until next Wednesday.
Thursdays will be "Thankful Thursdays" Post 10 things you are thankful for. This is a good way to keep your spirits up. Make us step back and see the good and thankful things we have and not always focus on things that go wrong. So many look at themselves and think their extra weight is who they are and its unattractive. Not true... you are NOT your weight... and you are NOT ugly. Dont let the extra weight you carry control you... you control it!!!
We are all in this to get healthier!! We will feel better... and yes... look better... but it starts on the inside.... inside our heads and hearts!!!
So...................What am I thankful for?
I am thankful for:
1) My God. He loves me for all I am and all I'm not! He loves me thin or thick. He loves me simply because I am His!
2) Coffee............ sorry ... just had too! :)
3) My family! They are my life.
4) My crafting....... gives me a chance to do something for others! I love making handmade gifts!
5) My laptop........... its where I have all my friends.
6) Cold winter days. I get to snuggle with my kids and watch a movie!
7) Stepping on cold wet winter clothes. Means my kids were out having the time of their lives in the snow!
8) Each and every trial in my life... past... (I've gained knowledge) present... (gives me a chance to spend more time with God) future......(God's not done with me yet!!!)
9) Coffee................ come on now... you knew it would be in here again! :)
10) low calorie foods............ hehehehe :)
So... anyone else?
Come on in................... share with us!
Coffee is on... and low cal muffins are on the counter! Help yourself and lets chat!
have a great day everyone!
hugs... love and blessings,
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I have been trying not to eat after dinner. And also not eat much during the day. I weigh myself usually once a week on Sunday. Right now I don't see much change but I have more energy after running/walking and it feels good.
well....I had a good day yesterday.
my calorie count went like this:
Breakfast: 420 - breakfast sandwich
Lunch: 200 - banana & apple
Dinner: 500 - salad & thin slice of pizza
Snack: 100 - couple bits of birthday cake
Coffee: 100 - due to creamer
Water intake: 11 - 8oz glasses
Total calories for day: 1320
Not bad!!! My goal is to get above 1000 and stay under 1500
How are all the rest of you doing?
What method are you using to lose?
Dont forget to get up and move around. Dont overdue..... just move more.
Try setting things you would normally have sitting next to you across the room so that when you need it.. you have to get up to use it... drink it.. or eat it.
That may sound annoying ... but it will be worth it when you start to see the weight come off and you find you have more energy!
Okay........... here we go............ New Day!
grab your water and lets get movin'
hugs... love & blessings,
Monday, January 11, 2010
Yesterday was good for me! I drank as much water as I could through the day while being out. I had a breakfast sandwich for breakfast... a lunch meat sandwich for lunch... and steak & eggs for dinner. I didn't snack at all during the day... which was helpful!
Today is my sweet little Michael's Birthday. So we will be going to Chuck E Cheese for dinner tonight. Now don't worry... they have a great salad bar there ... so I will make myself a nice dinner from the salad bar and be happy!!! Thanks to my mom... we have some awesome coupons to use there ... so pizza and partying is our plans for tonight!
Mel............ its great to see you.......... and thank you for the great tips!!! You're right... If we make a purpose of sitting to eat... enjoy our food... eat slower.. chew better and not inhale our food... sit for a while... we will feel full and walk away feeling much better about ourselves. And yes... a glass of water before you eat... and while you eat... is a great tip. Water with your meals makes the food taste better... you enjoy it more. Water before your meal... helps fill you a bit before so that you don't over eat... and gets your pallet ready for the food.
Water is so very important during this time .... it speeds up your metabolism... and flushes your system of all kinds of things your body does not need. ... not to mention.. it keeps you hydrated!
Okay... I'm off to get my water... another cup of coffee... and get some knitting done for a while.
you all have a GREAT day!
hugs....love... & blessings,
water ... water ... water! :)
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Happy weight loss, everybody!!