Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I'm checking in, too...

Hey hey everyone!  Sissie, let me just say that you should join a bowling league with a score of 202!!  My friend Kelly bowls, and I'm sure they'd LOVE to have you!  :)  Great job!  No matter what you do, getting up and moving around counts!!  :)  I went grocery shopping today, and you can bet your bottom dollar that I'm counting that!  LOL

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!  :)

Mega hugs!!

Just checkin in:)

good evening everyone, just wanted to check in and see how everyone is doing so far this week. Tammy great job on your loss, and Mel I know you are doing good also:)

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

Good Morning .......

Well........... I'm on Week #3 now and am down 5lbs! YAY ME!!!

I am so proud of you Sissie and Mel!!!! You two are doing great.. both with weight and attitude!!! Good for you!

I have been doing real good with my calorie count... could have done better this weekend with water intake. Spent alot of time running errands... so I'm counting some of that as exercises.... hehehehee :)
I made a Great pot of chili this weekend and it was only 100 cal per cup... so 2-3 cups is a NICE full bowl... and easy on the calories!

Not sure what we're having tonight... I may make a nice grilled chicken dinner.

you all have a great day!!!!
Check back in tomorrow!
God Bless,

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Week Two Weigh IN

Good Morning Ladies,
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


Woo Hoo!!  Way to go Tammy!!!

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!

Week #2..............

Good Morning Everyone...........
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!


Diet Cake
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.

Fun alternatives

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
God Bless

Saturday, September 18, 2010

weigh in

I dropped another couple of pounds!!  :)  My weigh in this morning shows me at 252.0!!!

That's all I have to report.

Have a great weekend!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

well hello there!

Checking in - not too much to report up until this week... I've been pretty stagnant as far as weight loss which is a bummer, but there it is.  It's not the fault of anyone else, and taking full responsibility for what I eat and do is the first step in this process I suppose!  I have lost 3.5 pounds (somehow) this week, although I am not exactly sure how it happened... I'm just going to keep on doing what I've been doing and see if it keeps working!  LOL

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!!!

- Melani

Day #4.............

And 1.5 lbs lost! WOO HOO!!!!

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
Make It
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.

Calories 270
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
God Bless

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Day #3.............

How is everyone on this gloomy September morning?
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!

God Bless

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Day #2............

Good Morning all..............
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!
God Bless

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Gettin' Serious..........

Okay kids...............
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!

Okay kids...
off to tend to laundry and get a coffee refill........(no creamer)
Have a GREAT day!

God Bless