Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

Watch out for all the ghosties, ghoulies, and CALORIES!

Saturday, October 28, 2006

Can you believe it?

It has been 11 days since I posted on here. I am so sorry! I have been so busy at work the last two weeks filling in for the executive Pastor's wife at the office. And then in the evening I had to catch up with all my growth group administrator stuff. Just suffice it to say...I have been swamped!

I feel lost...I don't even know what is going on with any of you! I promise to check on all of you this weekend tho! As for me, I have been doing a great job of maintaining. And I guess I should be thankful, and I am! I deserve to gain, as I have not had time or energy to cook the last couple of weeks. I am going to be much more faithful to my goals after Wednesday of next week when things get back to normal for me. I am not having a start over date...because I am not starting over! I will eat healthy whenever I can. That is just when I expect things to calm down for me.

I really would like to ask you all a favor tho! Those of you who are on weight watchers...would you please send me one (or 10) of your favorite weight watcher recipes? I know there are a lot of sites that have some recipes, but I want ones that you have tried and really like. I trust you all more than the sites. I am in a rut, and seems like I am just fixing protein, small amount of good for you carbs, and veggies. I need a little excitement in my menus, or atleast a change. If you can help, I would be forever greatful. Do I have to grovel and beg? Cuz, I will!

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Wow, I missed Monday!

But I did weigh-in! Just didn't get a chance to post. It has been a very busy week and we ate out way too many times. I did some "good for you" costco shopping last night after work, so that should help.

Got some good exercise moving mom though. First packing all her canned foods, 11 big boxes of them, and then unpacking them all the next day. Lot's of strength training. And good stretching and bending. Woo hoo! I was tired and my knees and hip were hurting but nothing like I would have been before. I would have been down for 3 days easy! I am not ready to run back over and help with some more unpacking just yet but, I'm not in bed either.

I am working all this week and next in the church office, and crazy busy at night, so I probably won't be on here much. But know I love you guys and I will check in as time permits. have a great week!

Oh I almost forgot...I lost another pound! Geez! I want to lose 26 more pounds before 2007. That will be my best present to myself. Gotta get busy! No more going out to eat, by choice anyway! See ya soon!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Such a dummy!

Yesterday I had Bible study in the morning and I left the church at 11:45 and had a growth group coaches meeting at 12:30 and it was almost in the next state, so...I wanted to just go through the drive-thru at Wendy's and grab one of the taco supreme salads, which is basically the chili and a green salad. I never eat the chips or the sour cream etc. Well when I ordered it, the name was slightly different than I remembered. Anyway I ordered it and a bottle of water. When I pulled up in the parking lot and opened the bag, it was the same salad but it came with a chipolte dressing and little tortilla strips. This isn't the same salad...Arggghh! Oh well, I had to suck it up. I didn't have time to do anything about it. So I dumped the 10 gram of fat dressing on the bare salad and ate it. I was on the last bite or two when I noticed the little bag they had given me with it. There sits my chili! I could have got bye with 6 points instead of 10. Geez! I felt so stupid! When did they change my salad? Usually I just buy a small chili and bring it home and pour it on my own salad. 99 cents and 6 points and I am good to go.

Guess I need to plan better on these days and bring something portable to eat on the way. Live and learn.

Monday, October 09, 2006

The scale is still busting at the seams!

The scale is busting at the seams but...atleast it is not me! I am down 3 pounds this week! I am very excited and relieved. No matter how good your self talk is...you still wonder:

Am I doing something wrong?
Am I overeating?
Am I eating enough?
Am I starving my body so it is going to hold on to everything?
Am I eating too late?
Am I counting my points correctly?
Am I getting enough exercise?
Am I drinking enough water?
Am I eating enough protein?
Am I eating too much protein?

Questions, questions, questions...I have more questions than answers.

I do know that I am getting more energy. It took awhile to feel that this time. We live in a tri-level home and the stairs really bother my knees and hip, or should I say used to. I used to go up the stairs ok, but coming down I had to put one foot and then the other foot on the same stair before going to the next. It was less jarring on my hip that way. And I waited til my hubby got up and went to the kitchen to ask him to bring me a water or something. Now I just get up and get it. I no longer have to take the stairs two feet per stair. It is really a good feeling. And the blessing is two fold as now I am getting more exercise also from going up and down the stairs all day and evening. (although, I don't count it for AP...not sure how I would do that!)

I want to thank you all for being such a great support team for me. It really does help. You guys are wonderful!

Saturday, October 07, 2006

Lazy Day!

Boy, I don't know what got into me yesterday. I stayed in my jammies all day ( well, until hubby wanted to go get something to eat) read my Bible, played on the computer, took a nap, read some more, watched a little TV, read some more, and after we got back from eating, I watched some more TV and read some more, and played on the puter, and went to bed. Oh, I lied...I did the laundry. There wasn't much, but I did do that. No energy for nothing yesterday. I didn't even want to go out to eat. But the meal I started cooking was missing half the ingredients...and I don't really want to do anything today either, and I have lots to do. Must be the fall weather or something!
Scale says I am down 3 pounds, but it's not weigh in day yet so I am not counting on it. It has a way of finding me again...Arggh!

Thursday, October 05, 2006

I survived!

Well, it was a good idea to make a plan for the potluck. I was able to have a turkey burger, with a whole wheat bun and green salad with lots of veggies and my dressing. I took my own dessert, which everyone drooled over. My friend brought fat free sugar free ice cream so I had a half cup of that also. My only temptation that I indulged in was home made potato salad. I had almost a half of a cup which was 7 points but it was worth it. I stayed under my points for the day and really felt like I had everything I wanted. It was fun to visit with everyone. There were tables upstairs and downstairs and I was trying to mingle with everyone so did lots of trips upstairs and downstairs throughout the evening. I think I was the only one that wasn't stuffed to a point of explosion. It was a good feeling.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Today's inspiration

Hey, if you really want some inspiration and want to hear it like it is...go over to pink bunny foo foo and check out todays post. It really hit home with me!

Monday, October 02, 2006

The Standoff...

After holding a gun to the scales head this morning...it showed that I had stayed the same! I am sure that if I hadn't threatened it's very existance it would have shown a gain. Again I am praising the Lord that I didn't get what I deserved.

I had kind of a rough stressful week. I threw caution to the wind and ate what I wanted when we went out for chinese buffet. Then we ate out a lot this week due to my schedule. And I didn't exercise.

This week, I am hoping will be different. I plan to exercise atleast 30 minutes, 3 times this week. No matter what my schedule looks like, I am going to try to eat at home where I have control over what goes into my meals.

My real challenge this week will be a potluck to kick off our growth group season. We are doing hamburgers and hot dogs, salad, desert etc. But the good news is, I am bringing turkey breast patties for me and one of the salads is a green salad so I plan to bring my fat free dressing. Just need to leave the fresh peach cobbler alone. Ugggh! Maybe I will bring some fruit too!

Anyway, I am disappointed in myself a bit this week but, I know there will always be weeks like this, and each time I will get better at handling them. This is a lifestyle not a diet. I have not blown it!

Hope you all have a great week.