Weight journey.........doin' it in baby steps!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I'm finally back....

So lame excuse...but I've had nothing to report and have been super busy!!!! I keep gaining and losing the same .2 pounds and did not reach my christmas goal. So here I sit at 168.4 (or .6 depending on which day it is).

So, I am in INDY as I am writing this, staying at my BFF's http://strawgirl--mylifeinablog.blogspot.com/. We are eating at places that we don't have in Colorado and we miss tons. Tonight is pizza from a couple of pizza places we LUV!!! So, eating-wise not going great, but I plan to have a "controlled gain"---if that makes any sense.

I will be updating again soon....I have been "out there...lurking...reading all your blogs, but not leaving comments. So it will probably be after Christmas before I update again......so

Merry Christmas to you all!!!!


Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Down passed my vacay weight gain.....


It's has taken a long while, but I finally did it!!! 167.8 was what "he" told me this morning. So now I have 26 days to get to my goal of 162. That's 5.8 pounds to go---an average of 1 pound every 4 days. But Thanksgiving is tomorrow and it is my Favorite Meal. We were going to celebrate with just our family of 4....but my neighbor graciously invited us to their house, so no leftovers to deal with.

If I can make it through the "one day" of not so good eating, and not have tempting leftovers in the house, I think I can sail thru this holiday! We'll see.

My big challenge will be to not gain much when we go home over Christmas. We will be eating out tons, and then the evening before when fly back to Colorado, we are having yet one other big sit down meal to celebrate Christmas with my family and the hubby's family. My MIL makes killer cheesy potatoes and my FIL makes these awesome rolls.

Anyway, all I know for now.....



Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Back again----in the 160's!!!!

You would have thought I would have posted this the day it happened, but I have been soooo busy!!!! So, it's a good feeling, but I still have 1 more pound to get off that was "vacay weight gain".

NSV---I put on a pair of 12's (they are OLD NAVY and they are 100% cotton!!!) No spandex, no stretchiness whatsoever. I was sooooo excited that these fit, that I actually wore them to a b-day party on Saturday.

Hubby x-mas challenge-----We've both kinda slowed way down. He actually saw a gain, as well as me. On Friday of last week, I weighed in at 169.4, and this morning back up .4 (169.8). But I am going into my work week tomorrow and I am hopeful to be somewhere in the 168 range by Friday. BTW, I did my best to talk Hubby into eating out Sunday (we have done this regularly --eat out on Sunday's, and one of the rules was that we were giving up these dinners out). I broke him down and he finally caved. BAD, BAD SuperJ!!!!

We ended up at OUTBACK and decided to split a meal. I left there satisfied, but not stuffed. So, not good in the fact that we went, but good in the food decisions.

All I know for now, 34 more days til we leave. that's 1 pound every 4 days to get to my goal of 162.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

R U going to put me in your little bloggy thing?....

"Hell yeah", I respond.

So, last night hubby gets on scale (while I watch). Down 4.5 pounds! I look at him and say "F@#$ You!!!! He laughs. He's a third of the way done to his goal which is to lose 12 pounds before we leave in December. We've only been doing this for 3 days....3 days. Men suck. So I ask him what he is eating.....

Breakfast---nutragrain bar (140 cal)

Lunch ---- 2 mini rolls (160 cal) and Fiber One Bar (140 cal)---total 300 cal

Dinner-----taco salad ---this was last night (taco meat - 130 cal, cheese - 120 cal, chips - 150 cals, lettuce - 50 cal Total--450

Dinner treat - 2 graham cracker squares and cool whip free ---130 cal

Grand total for day---1020 cal.

Oh, yeah....he also burnt 400 cal exercising last night too!!

The dude is 6'5" and weighs 187.0 (oh wait, he lost 4.5 pounds---182.5)!!!!!

I tell him he needs to eat more....even if it's fruits and veggies. We'll see if he takes my advice and actually eats some food....I told him that that wasn't a healthy way to take it off.

Oh, BTW, I just got on the scale 170.0 (I really thought I would have hit the 160's, but soon!!!!)
39 more days and 8 pounds to go....goal - 162.o.



Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Standin' in a daze......

At the pantry, yesterday afternoon. Normally, I can find something to eat easily. Not today. There's just nothin' in there that sounds good (bad). All the bad is gone. My boys only have through today to eat the rest of the Halloween candy or it will be in the trash by tonight. They still have some left, and of course I'm not going to let them eat it all---TALK ABOUT A SUGAR HIGH!!!

So the contest between Hubby and I is going great. Its been night 2 without snacking after dinner---I always eat something after dinner, so this has been a huge challenge for me. Last night around 9pm, my tummy was saying "FEED ME!!". Which I did not cave, because well I'd have to "pay up" to Hubby!!! He will be the first to have to "pay up"!!! I got a glass of water and went to bed.

I really want this week and weekend to fly by, so I can see how well this new plan will work for me. I already feel less pudgy around the middle and can't wait to see how much I take off and he takes off for comparison. It makes me crazy that men can do just menial stuff to their food intake, and the pounds just seem to fall off. Me, I gotta work extremely hard to get .2 off. I am looking forward to seeing the 160's again (remember, the five pound gain I had after getting back from vacation----still trying to get back there again. But I am confident that I will see the 160's (even if it's 169.8) by next Monday.

By the way, only 39 more days until we leave for Indy. I am soooo excited to be going home. Yes, we've lived in Colorado for over a year and Indy is still home!!! My bestest friend is putting my family and I up in her house again. She's so great. We would have been staying with the IL's, but MIL started smoking again.....I have asthma and cannot take the smoke. Hubby had talked with his bro over last weekend, and I guess his mom had made some comment to his brother about us not staying with them over Christmas. Hubby finally talked to her and told her the reason we weren't staying there was b/c she's smoking again. (side note: she has been smoking for like 50 years or more. Several months ago, she got double lung pneumonia, and the doc said if she didn't quite smoking, and she got that sick again, that she would die. She made it a couple of months and then started back up again.) So sad that those little white sticks are more important to her than her life.

Anyway, all I know for now.

Excited to get on with an OP day (ughhh, am I sick????)


Monday, November 5, 2007

I've been tagged!!!!

The Rules:
1-Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog
2-Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird
3-Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs
4- Let them know they are TAGGED by leaving a comment on their blog

Here goes:

1. I hate spders!!! Even pictures of spiders. They give be the goosebumps and I truely am scared of them. Even though I am ten thousand times bigger than them, and know I could squash em easily, I still am terrified of them.

2. I love animals, especially my good buddy Reggie (he's my cat). He sleeps with me every night and is always sitting up waiting for me when I get home late at night. I love him to pieces!!!

3. My biggest pet peev....people who can't drive. You know those folks that get in the left lane and drive way under the speed limit. Get outta my way!!! Or when you get stuck behind someone going slow (two lane road) and you can't pass them!!! Arrrggg!!!

4. I have no really good friend since we've moved out here to Colorado. My life seems to revolve around this thing called a FULL TIME J-O-B!!! Luckily my bestest friend (you all know her as--STRAWGIRL--)from Indy listens to me ramble on every day!!!

5. We just bought a big screen TV yesterday from BestBuy. We have been watching TV on a 27 inch screen FOREVER!!!!

6. I exercise to the series (on DVD) Angel (yes, vampires). I think David Boreanz is HOT---but shush, don't tell my hubby!!!!

7. My favorite TV shows are----Desperate Housewive's, Amazing Race, Lost, Ugly Betty and yes, Survivor (I know, it's a disease!!!)

Here's who I am tagging:








Grocery shopping day...

So, most of the "bad" stuff is out of the pantry. Just a few last boxes of cereal and oreo cookies (the cookies I will bring into work on Wednesday). The boys' candy is almost gone--I have also given them til Wednesday to eat it or it will go into the trash.

So hubby and I discussed my "plan" til Christmas last night and he is on board. He actually weighed in last night and is going to do this with me.

Here are the rules:

1. No candy or sweets in house.(He can't make up his pan of brownies to sabotage me!!)

2. Absolutely no eating after dinner. This one will be hard for both of us and we have a "special" consequence if either of us is caught doing this (several years back when most states made wearing seatbelts a law, we both never did it. Well, we made a "contest" to ensure we both wore our seatbelts. The consequence for not putting on one's seatbelt was a "sexual favor" if you know what I mean. This seemed to work and I only had to "pay up" once or twice. Ha ha!!!) So, there will be a consequence for cheating after dinner!!!

3. We are giving up our Sunday dinners out. Last night we went to Ruby Tuesday's and that's it....until we leave for Christmas vacation----no more eating out on Sunday's.

4. I told him my exercise plan and he said he will help motivate me to do this.

So, there we go......grocery shopping today to stock us up on healthy snack choices and a family plan to help me out....We'll see!!!!


Thursday, November 1, 2007

Candy be gone....

So, today, I brought what candy wasn't passed out at our house into work. Most of it was gone by the time my shift ended (and I did manage to stay out of it). I will slowly start to weed through the "bad" choices I have stocked up in my pantry. Today I threw away "GO-Tarts".

My boys are eating away at their Halloween candy (piece by piece) and my plan is to grab a handful every day and toss it in the trash. They won't notice and this should make them "be done" with their candy in a week---which is what I planned.

I did very well today to stick with the program---water, milk, fruits and vegs---and such. Although no exercise today...I am planning on sometime this weekend to get my Pilate's session in.

So that was my day....now let me tell you all about my drive home.

Okay, I will be the first to admit that I happen to be somewhat of a lead foot. Anyway, a Denver cop in an SUV merged onto the main drag that takes you away from the airport. Now, this dude is going fast and weaving in and out of traffic. I am modestly going 10 miles over the speed limit (65) and can't keep up with the guy. I end up catching up with him a few moments later because they are doing some construction in the left lane and everyone has to get into the right lane. I end up with one car between us.

So construction ends and now we have two lanes back. Cop gets into the left lane, and I follow. He speeds up to 70 mph and I follow along behind him. No problem, right---I'm behind him. Now as I am following him, he comes up to traffic in the left lane, who continually move to the right lane to get out of his way and I follow. Most of the time he is not allowing the minimum safe distance of one car link for every 10 mph....and quite frankly neither am I.

So, at the point where I get into the right lane to set up to merge onto another major highway (I signal and he gets caught behind a taxi going 55mph) That's the speed limit, where I merge (55---I am going 60.) So of course, I pass him. He immediately gets behind me (lights a flashin')

Me at this point says "shit" and pulls over. He gets out and asks me how fast I was going ---that I blew his windows out? I bite my tongue b/c just about ready to come out of my mouth is "you're the one driving like a bat out of hell ---I was just following you." Luckily my brain catches up and this does not come out of my mouth. All along I am thinkin -WTF? I only passed him going 5 mph over the limit. Anyway, he requests my license, registration and insurance card---which takes me FORVER to find. He looks it over, tells me I need to abide by the 1 carlink for every 10mph rule (yeah, so do you buddy!!! practice what ya preach!) and sends me on my way...YOU NEED TO SLOW DOWN MISS. I answer "Yes sir!!!!"

And then I am on my way--thinking "shew---got lucky--NO TICKET". I take it easy for a few miles and when I get 10 miles more down the road, I look down and I am now going 10mph over the speed limit. I tried, I cannot slow down----it's not in my nature.

So that was my excitement for the night.....it was bound to happen. I have lived here for over a year and this is the first time I have been pulled over.

So lesson for the day.....DON'T PASS A COP, DUH!!!!LMAO


Wednesday, October 31, 2007

A note to self.....A mere 46 more days.....

Til my x-mas challenge ends...will I make my goal? Here's what has to happen:

1. I need to get committed (that's focused, not institutionalized--lol)

2. I need to come up with a reasonable exercise regimen and stick with it.

3. I need to get rid of my "red" light foods----Halloween candy included.

4. I need to work the program and not cheat.

5. I need to stock my kitchen with "healthy" foods, not junk food. It's not good for me, and certainly not good for my boys.

6. I need to think of the future---my mom has diabetes. I cannot have her tempted to eat the "bad" food that I continue to buy. She will be staying with us for a bit, until we can find her a place to live out here.

7. I need to enlist my family to help me get these last few pounds off----8 more to go for the Xmas challenge and 15 more to go until my goal.

So here goes:

1. Stop the excuses, and stay focused on the challenge---YOU CAN DO THIS!!!

2. Work out program--Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday --30 min on the treadmill (regardless) One day a week --Pilate's DVD.

3. Stay out of kids candy---it's theirs (not yours). Whatever is left in a week, gets tossed in the trash! No more cookies, sugar cereal (capn crunch, lucky charms, etc--boo hoo!!!) no more candy---replace these with fruits and healthy snack choices.

4. Stay on program---get in all my water, all my fruits/vegs, fats, milks and if I BITE IT, WRITE IT!!!!

5. Again, look in my pantry and get rid of the bad stuff.

6. My future has a lot of changes coming....why not have this weight gone by the time the "new" year rolls around? Maybe my mom will see me and get motivated herself to take a few off and get off her meds.

7. I need to tell my "boys" (hubby included) to get on my ass if they see me slip up or if I haven't exercised yet....I can take it!!!

46 days....it's now or never........


Monday, October 29, 2007

Finallly....she's decided to leave!!!!

This is a personal update on what's been going on in my life the past few months. My mom, after forty-some years of a bad marriage, finally got the guts to leave. I have convinced her to start her new life with us, here in Colorado. She has been wishy-washy for months now, but she has finally taken the necessary steps to get out here.

She filed for divorce 6 weeks ago and just told her boss that her last day of work will be December 21st...I can say I am so tickled that she has made the decision to move out here----so excited---my mom is a great person that has led a crappy life. I just hope she will be able to find some peace and happiness out here with us and her grandkids (and away from a sham of a marriage).

She is planning on staying in Indiana through Christmas and I am flying back (one way) to drive back to Colorado with her. She is apprehensive to leave Indiana b/c my two younger brothers are still there (but I keep telling her that they are grown men and can take care of themselves!!!) And she will only be a 2 hour flight away from them.

Anyway, I haven't updated lately because I have been in constant communication with her trying to keep this ball rolling.

On the food and exercise front ----NOT THAT GREAT.....I have managed to pretty much maintain my weight for the last few weeks.

All I know for now,

Tah Tah


Thursday, October 18, 2007

No witty title today...

Oh, it's early. I worked a late night shift and I am now up early with the kids to get Justin up and going for school. How I wanted to sleep in this morning (two more hours would have been great!!)

Today is another late night shift but I get to go to my massage therapist before work. Yippee---I need it b/c I woke up with the dreaded weekly headache. Hopefully she can GET IT GONE!!!

Speaking of GET IT GONE---I have managed to get on the treadmill--get this--3 times so far this week. MONDAY, TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY. I won't be getting on it this morning cuz I feel like crap, but my intention is to walk the stairs a couple of times at work tonight.

I am looking at the calender and as of today I have 60 DAYS---60 DAYS to GET IT GONE for the x-mas challenge. I am spinning my wheels in the eating dept. AGAIN!!! But with the exercise in the past 3 days, I can tell my belly is a little less pudgy.

So I really need to buckle down for the next 60 days and hit my goal. No scheduled parties or celebrations planned until Thanksgiving. So my mini goal is to be 5 pounds lighter at Thanksgiving than I am now. That will put me at 165.6--back in the 160's and I will only have 3.6 to go for the x-mas challenge.

All I know this early in my day,



Sunday, October 14, 2007

A big hit....

So here's the FIRE TRUCK CAKE....it turned out great (I didn't have much left over)
We had about 25 people---adults and children and Evan had a blast. I don't have much time to chat...but I finally got time to post a picture!!!

Will post tomorrow!!!



Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Checkin' in......

Down .4-----170.6 and only 8.6 pounds to go til x-mas vacay. That's 67 days to go. On average, to meet my x-mas challenge goal, I need to lose .9 pounds a week. That's steady weight loss for 9 weeks....CAN I DO THIS???? I've only held a 3-week record on successive losses in this journey. IT WILL BE TOUGH BUT I AM UP FOR IT!!!

My big challenge for the week is EVAN'S B-DAY PARTY on Saturday. I have successfully made his yellow fire truck cake (and I must say it's my best fire truck yet----he had a good idea using his favorite color (yellow or as he says it "YEDDOW")
It looks pretty good ----pats self on back.....I will post pix of it soon.

So eating wise....haven't been too bad. Exercise dept----SUCKS!!! Haven't been on that treadmill in a couple of weeks now. I know this will help me get to my x-mas challenge goal and I just need to make up my mind that I will do it.





Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Birthday's come and go....

And then there are more. Like my youngest this weekend (October 7th Evan turns 4!!!)
BTW, Thank you all for the Birthday wishes last week!!!!

We are celebrating Evan's birthday next week (the 13th---give me a break between celebration weekends)

We are planning a BBQ with a few of the families in the neighborhood and Evan is insisting on ONE MORE FIRETRUCK CAKE---I have done 3 already for past birthdays.

So, an update on eating....no too bad. I am down 1 pound since THE CHRISTMAS CHALLENGE STARTED. 75 MORE DAYS TIL WE FLY BACK TO INDY!!! I had originally set my goal at 8 pounds....but I am going to try for 10. So with the pound loss from last week...start weight at 172 (now down to 171), I only have... 9 POUNDS TO GO....ONLY 9, YOU CAN DO THIS EVEN THOUGH THIS IS THE HALLOWEEN SEASON!!!!!

When I meet this 9 pound goal, I will be sittin' pretty at 162. I would be estatic, jumpin' round doin' a little dance!!!!! A little Soal train, Dance Fever...Hell put me on Dancin' with the Stars, So you think you can Dance.... (okay maybe not!!!)
Went well off on a tangent there....the visual I put in my brain---SCARY.

So, back to work today and this should be an uneventful week for me....no neighborhood chili cookoffs (last Saturday---no I did not win--sniff sniff, cry cry.)
No b-day celebrations, no halloween candy in the house

All I know...


Wednesday, September 26, 2007


I just happened to be looking at my old posts from Roni's website, and I made a realization. I am spinning my wheels, trying to lose the same few pounds over and over and over again. Enough's enough!!! You are getting into the "season" of celebrations....first one is tomorrow (remember ol' girl---you turn 39 Thursday) "They" say that once you hit the 40's, weight loss is sooo much harder.

Okay, so your birthday comes tomorrow, and then next is Evan's b-day (Oct. 7th). Then, of course, is Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and then New Year's. You always gain weight during the last few months of the year. Wouldn't it be great to actually lose during this time period. DON'T DO WHAT YOU'VE ALWAYS DONE!!! GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER AND INSTEAD OF LOSING THE SAME FEW POUNDS----ACTUALLY MAKE SOME PROGRESS TO YOUR GOAL WEIGHT!



From this moment, you have 80 days to get this done----you will be half way to goal weight (155). All you need to do is commit to 80 days.


UNDER 164.....YOU CAN DO THIS.....UNDER 164!!!!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Workin' my way back to you babe....the 160's that is!!!!

So this week was fairly successful....down 3.0 pounds/170.8(YEAH ME!!!) Only 2 more pounds to go til I get the vacation gain back down.

I made a discovery over this gain....before when I was up in the low 180's (January 2007), I felt the "FAT ME". After finally hitting the 160's again, and after coming back from vacay 5 pounds heavier, I realized the new "FAT ME"--clothes were tight and I was mushy around the middle) is now at a lower weight --say mid-170's. WEIRD!!!

So this week I will get the other 2 pounds off (my previous short term goal was to get the vacay weight off by the end of September). Long term....we will be going back to INDY in December (the week b/4 xmas), I want to be below 164.

Oh, I have also discovered a great breakfast....Peanut butter toast ---one slice of lo-cal bread (.5 pts)
1 Tablespoon RF Peanut Butter (2 pts) and hot cocoa (diet-2pts)

4.5 points for the breakfast and it carries me til lunch no problem!!!!!

TTFN (ta ta for now!!!!)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Bad Girl!!!!! Bad Scale!!!!!

So, after we got back from vacation, I jumped on the scale....remember HE told me that I had a 3.2 pound gain....well that's not the entire story. By Monday of this week that 3.2 had increased to a whopping 6.0 pounds. My clothes are tight and I am just kicking myself for this.

So the official w/in this morning is that I am back up in the 170's by a lot ----173.8. I could just SCREAM!!!! Why did I go OFF Program sooooo bad? Definitely was not worth it. I keep thinking to myself that these 5 pounds will take me forever to get back off. It ALWAYS does!!!

I did get up this morning and spent 30min on the treadmill. 300 cal burn. I am spending the night at the tower (so I can get extra sleep) and I am hopeful that I will feel like getting back on the treadmill when I get off work tomorrow. We'll see.

So now a new WW week starts for me. I just want to see the 160's again and fast b/c my clothes are tight and I definitely feel squishy around the middle. Funny how just a few pounds will do that. So my goal for the rest of the month of September is to focus on these 5 pounds. GET THESE OFF----YOU WILL FEEL SO MUCH BETTER!

Menu so far...
Peanut butter toast----2.5-----2.5
Turkey pastrami sand---5.5-----9.0
green beans------------0.0----21.0


Monday, September 10, 2007

Some pix from the trip....

Justin at a lake where hubby took him back country camping~~~~~

Justin took this of us----Brett and Connie in Telluride (ski town)

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Whew....it's been a while!!!!

Hi girls!!! Whatz up?

Been out of commission for a while. Believe it or not I still am not 100% well. Was diagnosed with a sinus infection the Thursday before we left on vacation and took all of my antibiotic and still am just not right.

So here's what's been happin' for the past few weeks. Of course, I had an awesome time at home in INDY. Met up with lots of friends and of course, family. Strawgirl put me up for the few days I was there...and I came back only gaining 2 pounds (which I thought was okay!)

When I got back to Colorado, my in-laws were here and we did go out to dinner with them (RED ROBIN---just can't say no to those french fries ---bad bad bad!!!) Brett's parents were gracious enough to watch the boys for us Thursday night (August 30th) and we got to see KAMELOT (a band we really LUV) in concert. The concert was awesome and of course, we went out to dinner. We settled on Macaroni Grill and it was yummy! The in-laws left the next day and we packed up for our vacation.

Early Saturday morning we set out for Gunnison, CO for a rafting trip down the Gunnison River. We had a good time----first rafting experience for our boys. We've been several times without them. We were just lucky that one of ours didn't get tossed out of the raft like one little boy in the other raft that went also. SCARY!!!!

After rafting, we continued on to Ouray, CO (destination for the week). BEAUTIFUL I must say. We did drive over to Telliride one day (ski resort town) and Brett and Justin went back country camping one night (two days ---hike in, camp overnight, hike out). Evan, we have decided, is still too young to hike a long distance (w/out complaining the ENTIRE time) Evan and I stayed at the hotel and walked into town twice to go shopping.

So let's just say for about 2 1/2 weeks my eating has been terrible. When we got home, I jumped on the scale and HE said I had gained 3.2 pounds!! I am going to give myself until this Thursday to hopefully work it off and w/in on the 13th. EEEEKKKKSSSSS....I have a lot of work to do in the next 4 days if I want to see the 160's again....


That's all I know for now.....hubby is gone so I am going to catch up (try to catch up) on all your posts!!!!!!


Friday, August 24, 2007

I'm back....

So I did w/in on thursday down .4 168.8. This was more realistic from the 167.4 on Wednesday morning (I know I was dehydrated from being sick and as soon as I started really pumping in the water my weight went up----but here's to dreaming, right?) Soon I will get there and beyond.

I am feeling better now, just a slight cough. I am hoping to be in much better shape by tomorrow morning when I attempt to fly out for INDY. Can you say excited!!!
I am really going to try to do good - Strawgirl will keep me in check --I hope.

I actually got my hairdresser to work me in while I am home. Can't believe that I have lived in Colorado for just over a year now and have not attempted to find someone to cut my hair out here. It's funny how you can't give up a good hairdresser once you find them.

That's all I know for now....you girls have a great weekend and I am sure Strawgirl will rat me out after our weekend together---ha ha


Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Activity points....

It's now Wednesday, feeling better than Monday and Tuesday. Basically, I just laid around and did nothing. So, back to the title of this...can I count blowing my nose as an activity point or two or three ---ha ha. Up until today, it has been non stop.

My eating hasn't been up to par b/c of how bad I have felt (which is weird, usually when I am sick (that's when I am NOT pukey sick) I still have an appetite). Not this time around...I decided to get on the scale this morning and 'he' said 167.4. Now I am not celebrating at all b/c when I do get sick and then start to feel better, I then start to eat again. This weight will only be temporary (for the time being ---hopefully I will see it soon on my own accord) and as soon as I start back to drinking the water and eating real food again, I am sure I will see a gain (small I hope!!!)

Anyway, I called in sick for work today...my coughing is driving me nuts. The sore throat is gone and the "bowling ball" head has finally subsided!!!

All I know for now,

Just resting up so I will be well for my trip home!!!


Monday, August 20, 2007

Feeling pretty crappy...

Yep, it's official....sore throat, runny nose, stuffed up nose THE WORKS. I feel like total shit. The funny thing is I haven't been around Evan all that much but somehow I got "the ick". I was driving home yesterday (after a crappy day at work---women get NO respect in my profession--I have to work with huge bunch of assholes!!!)
and I felt like I had a mild sore throat--but now it's turned into the "real" thing.


Hubby and oldest were supposed to go camping this morning but last night Justin started feeling bad...he's still in bed as I am typing this. Soooo, hubby asked if I would mind if he still went (not camping overnight) but on a day-hike. So, all three of us "sickees" will be veg-ing out here at home all day. Sounds like a fun time---just what I wanted to do on "my weekend".

My plans to exercise "every" day this week will obviously be hampered. NO WAY this body will be getting on the treadmill today!!!

Gonna go rest....


Saturday, August 18, 2007

A look back.....

I was just looking at my w/in (progress) over the last few weeks. I have actually lost 3 weeks in a row. That just does not happen with me. Weird!!!!

Anyway, the happenings of the last few days:

Hubby got a job offer with Western Union (here in Denver). Just some background info...When we were living in Indiana I was fortunate enough to work part-time (20 hrs a week) starting in 2000 when I had Justin. I worked part-time up until the time we moved out here to Colorado. My husband then took on the role of house hubby when we got to Colorado and I went back to work full time. (sucks, by the way!!) He's been working part-time doing some consulting work for the company he worked for in Indiana. He planned to do this for 1 year so he and the boys could "explore" the mountains out here. Well a year has past and he put his resume "out there" and got offered a nice position with Wester Union...he'll start back full time middle of Sept. Can you say DAYCARE!!!! Speaking of daycare---youngest came home with first runny nose---he's only been going for 2 weeks so far....we started him early (before hubby got word he'd be going back to work, so Evan would be used to going!!!) I guess we will just have to get used to being sick a lot!

This weekend has been pretty uneventful....but I am gearing up to fly back home and spend some quality time with my friends "back home" in Indy. I will be gracing my presence at Strawgirl's house (what are BFFs for?) I am hoping this week flies by....I am soooo excited to go home (by myself, BTW--no kids, no hubby)

That's all I know....


Thursday, August 16, 2007

Stayin the night.....

So this is my second attempt to not go home from the tower (Denver International Airport---DIA). With our wacked-out schedule, I get 4-5 hours of sleep on the nights I work late and then have to be back in early the next day (this is because by the time I get down from the top of the tower cab, wait for the train to the terminal building, walk through the parking lot and then drive home---takes about an hour door to door).

Last week I wasn't the most comfortable, but was willing to give it another try. Anything for some more sleep!!!! Anyway, my shift was uneventful tonight ----NO thunderstorms---Yeah (makes my shift much better)

So, I am loving the goals everyone seems to be posting....

Here are mine...

1. Stay within my points.....23
2. Drink 100 oz water
3. Exercise 6 out of 7 days....tall order but I really want to give myself a buffer b/c I am going home (INDY) to see all my peeps. I thought if I do really good this week up until next Saturday (Aug. 25th) maybe I can lose 1 more pound before I go---some wiggle room when Strawgirl and I go out to eat!!!!
4. 5 Fruits/veg.
5. 2 Milks.

Menu for the day:

Fiber one bar----------2
turkey pastrami sand.--5
teddy grahams choc-----3
taco salad-------------8


Exercise-----------30 min on the ELLIPTICAL

All I know for now....gotta get some sleep----that's the whole point of me staying in this Hell hole!!!lol



So I FINALLY did it!!! This is me....


169.2 AT W/IN THIS AM!!!!

One mini goal down and several more to go....next up will be 165.0!!!!!
But for now I will bask in the glory of hitting the 160's.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

I know a loss is a loss is a loss...blah blah blah!!!

I so wish I had not weighed myself on Monday. Stupid scale. Why does that number mean soooo much? So I was down a bit, but I can't seem to get to the 160's AND stay there.

Strawgirl is right (talked to her today on the way into work)...I cannot seem to put it all together. I've now have the exercise thing down (again) and the eating goes bad. So, this ww week I will do my best not to stray, not to cheat. Okay, right there was an excuse. I WILL NOT STRAY, I WILL NOT CHEAT!!!!

Weekly goals:
1. Drink all my water.
2. Get in all my milks/fruits/vegs.
3. Exercise 5 out of 7 days--26 min today on treadmill 271 cal burn.
4. Follow the program --eat within my point range.

That's it folks...$#@# scale!!!

BTW, some were asking about the exercise....I started out only doing 20 minutes on the treadmill. Every workout I have added 1 more minute (now up to 26 minutes). I plan to stop at 30 minutes b/c in realistic terms--right now 30 min is what time I can afford for exercise.


$#@!%*&(&(*^^$^%#*^$ SCALE!!!!!!

Will post a little later.....just thought that my title summed it up!!!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

EEEEK!!! Weigh in tomorrow!!!

So a brief update...I have done really good in the exercise department this week. I have managed to meet my goal of exercising 5 of my 7 days. I am now up to up to 24 min on the treadmill--tomorrow I will add another minute and slowly bump the workout back up to at least 30 min.

I got on the scale on Monday and I saw the 160's for the first time in a long time. However, after doing a little dance to celebrate, I found myself using the "number" as a reason to eat. See how I self-destruct. I can always justify a reason to put food in my mouth--A DISEASE I TELL YA!!!

I wish Monday's number could have been the "official" w/in for me, but it wasn't and I will be jumping on the scale tomorrow morning. I just hope I haven't done that much damage in the past two days to spoil my victory of getting into the 160's.

Here's to hoping for a success.....


Friday, August 3, 2007

Checkin' in....

Boring day at work....Yeah--no thunderbumpers!!!! Just a quick post on what I have eaten today

Banana (2)
Fiber one bar (2)
SW chicken panini (6)
Chips (1)
1 pb cracker (1)
handful of carrots (0)
planned dinner:
Pork chop (4)
rice (4)
broccoli (0)
cocoa (2)

Total 22

I will get on the treadmill later for 23 min!!!!


Thursday, August 2, 2007

W/in day and a slight loss....

Down .6.......which is great considering that I haven't been the best, but trying to make up for it. Got on the treadmill again this morning for 22 min. Three workouts in a row. Let's see if it becomes a habit!!!!

Menu for the day

oatmeal (4)
banana (1)
cocoa (2)
Hot dog (2)
bun (1)
chips (1)
carrots (1)
jello (0)
pork chop (4)
green beans (0)
sm. salad (4)

total (20)

22 min treadmill 211 cal burn
fruits/veg 5
milk 2
water 100

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

TBA--to be accountable...

What I have eaten today:

Breakfast---hot cocoa-----2

Lunch---turkey pastrami---2
--------cheese slice------2
--------2 slices bread----1

Dinner---green beans------0


excercise -21 min treadmill 189 cal burn

On the road again....

Okay so I haven't updated in a while...here goes...

Mom visit went well. The boys were sad to see her go. I didn't do great eating-wise while she was here. I tend to let the eating go to hell while anyone visits...you know a good excuse to go out to dinner, not exercise etc...

But I have gotten on the treadmill the last two mornings...not for a long workout---you know ease my way back into it. But I am TRYING now, which is better than what I was doing just a week and a half ago!!!!

So, I will get in at least 20 min on the treadmill every day this week and I am adding 1 minute more each day til I am back to 40 minutes. My goal for the month of August is to lose 4 pounds (Hubby's parents due to visit on the 27th). It's a small goal, but I seem to be doing this WEIGHT LOSS journey at a snail's pace, so I am making myself be in it for the long haul!!!!

My birthday is coming up on September 27th and I am hopeful that I will be 8 pounds lighter on that day (you know, my birthday present to me!!!!) I am trying to get back home to Indiana soon (maybe sometime around my b-day---I would loooooove to have 8 off by then)

That's about all I know...


Thursday, July 26, 2007


A sugar intervention, that is....I cannot stop craving and eating all these sweets!!!I have been in the process of getting ready for Justin's b-day party (we postponed it because his friends were off school and on vacation). It's "Spiderman" themed and I am just finishing up on the final decorations on the cake. I will post a pix of it later--pats self on back ----it turned out not bad!!!

So, I have gotten into cake batter, icing and the like. I cannot get off the sugar kick. I did w/in this morning and of course saw a GAIN!!! Up 1.2 which, after eating the way I have all week and then some, was a gracious gift. So now I am back to needing 1.8 pounds to get in the 160's. Why o why do you elude me???

So, here is the plan.....the sugar has to go. Today, I will start taking baby steps to get my eating under control. First, I will track everything that goes in my mouth and get the minimum water in.

Okay, here's where I throw a bit of a temper-tantrum ......I just don't want to DO THIS---THIS DIETING THING!!! I AM SOOOOO TIRED OF IT!!! BUT I KNOW I HAFTA---RIGHT? THAT'S WHAT I KEEP TELLING MYSELF.

This weight will not come off if I keep doing what I have always done!!!!! I KNOW THIS---I just need to DO IT and DO IT CONSISTENTLY!!!

-------> Pep talk to myself (ha ha) <---------


Saturday, July 21, 2007


Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for all your support and encouraging words. Things are better, and because my Cyber-friends are AWESOME I will "get it together" NOW!!!!

So, here's what's up....my mom flies in on Monday and my boys are sooooo excited. They haven't seen her since March (when we flew back to Indy). I am planning on getting back either to walking with my mom outside or getting back on that treadmill. I'm sure we will go out to dinner a few times while she is here but I will plan my day around where we are going.

Anyway, my hubby said I am always on the blogsite (you know this gets addictive---and I do have to admit that I spend quite a bit of time on here--as does my hubby with MMA-that's mixed martial arts - if you didn't know) So I will be cutting back a tad (which sucks b/c I love reading everyone's blogs) but I will try to at least post every few days and catch up reading when I am at work on a break!!!


Wednesday, July 18, 2007

The big showdown...

I haven't posted in a few days...you know I thought I might have a peaceful weekend at home just veggin' and all was going well until the whole family ended up at Target. The hubby and I got into it over something extremely trivial and this set the tone for a day and a half. We just don't argue much and life always seems so "hunky-dorie". Not for the last day and a half, though. With us not "talking", you know the silent treatment always works well to solve problems, my eating went to hell. In fact, when we got home from Target, I made myself two huge Margarita's (which were pretty good going down---I'm not that much of a drinker by the way).

So, last night after dinner, while cleaning up the dinner mess, I start balling. Not loud crying, but tears just streaming down my face---Does anyone notice....NO!!!
In fact, I disappear into the bathroom (so I can let it all out), does anyone notice...NO--I'm gone for a good 1/2 hour.

Boy, I really miss my friends!!! Since our move, I haven't found that close friend (you know the one you can tell anything to, cry to and they will listen). Most of the gals I work with don't live close and have there own issues.

I gotta say that is the thing I miss the most about living so far away from my friends I left in Indiana...I have two really close friends there that I consider my sisters and yet they are sooooo far away. (Crying as I write this)

I really need to get away!!!!

Anyway, things did get better this morning with the hubby and I am now trying to back pedal with all my food indiscretions (I really have lost count on how many points I have eaten in the last day and a half). And to top it all off, W/I is tomorrow morning.....the scale will not be kind I'm sure!!!

Thanks for being my sounding board (not crying anymore --- for now)


Sunday, July 15, 2007

Gotta get my act together!!!!!

Boy I just can't get "with the program". My appetite is huge and I'm not sure why.
I can't seem to get the motivation to exercise as well. I am trying hard today to get my water in to combat the "bloated" feeling I have. So, today hasn't been great eating-wise. The hubby made, of all things, brownies. I actually stayed out of them UNTIL this evening...I keep cutting little slivers off. So, all in all, I have probably eaten the equivalent of one whole brownie. Here's what I have eaten today:

B-------cheese stick.....(2)
L-------SW grilled
--------Chicken salad....(7)
--------snackin' on


I need to get my act together now!!!! I really really want to see the 160's soon!!!
I am going into "my weekend" and have NO plans to go and do something "outdorsy". I told the hubby that I want a weekend home, so that when Wednesday rolls around and I have to go back to work, it actually feels like I had some time off. I am planning on getting some stuff done around the house this weekend--fun fun!!!

BTW, the ITC mini-goal has now been added to my list. Thanks Colette!!! ha ha
And (Colette, this is for you) since I don't use the dressing for the SW salad, I will save them and then send them to you. I do think the dressing is AWESOME (I just usually don't add it)....they should put it on the shelves...it would do very well.


Saturday, July 14, 2007

Not a great nite....

So I have managed to make it thru my evening shifts at work (Wed/Thurs were NUTSO)!!!
Eating wise: didn't do so hot when I got home last evening.
Breakfast: peach-------------------------21
cheese stick------------------19
McD's SW grilled salad--------12
(no chips - they forgot to
put these on)
taco salad---------------------4
Peanut butter------------------1
cheese stick..................-1
cheese dip....................-8

So as you can see, kinda got the munchies at the end of the night...why didn't I just go to bed?


Thursday, July 12, 2007


A loss...only .6 but I see this as a gift. Now I am only .8 away from the 160's. I really wanted to get there today but being soooo off program this week didn't help my case. I'm with Strawgirl when she says she's bored of this. This week's topic was on PLATEAUS. How do you stay motivated when your weight fluxuates between the same 3-5 pounds week after week, month after month....it gets very frustrating.

I am going to try my hardest to see those 160's by the end of my WW week. My mom is coming out to visit for a week, the last week of July. I would loved to see 2 more pounds by then.

tonight is CRAZY at work. There are thunderstorms surrounding the Denver area....so I must get back.


Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Back to the grind....

Last week I was fortunate to only have to work 3 days….now I am starting my week (a long week as there are Thunderstorms forecasted every evening this week—you all know this makes my job tough). Anyway, 3 of my 5 shifts include the pleasurable experience working with “DAN the MAN”. This guy is a Type A person to the nth power. Everything has to be done his way, or I’ll never hear the end of it.

Anyway, enough bitchin’ about work….

W/in tomorrow morning and I am going to start back posting everything I eat:

range 20-25/target 22 Pts Banked - Points

Cheese (I measured!!!!) 2pts. 2 / 20
1 egg/ 1egg wht 2pts 2 / 18
2 slices bacon 2pts 2 / 16

watermelon 1 / 15
cheese stick (2pts) 2 / 13
turkey pastrami (2pts) 2 / 11
jello (sf) 0 / 11
SW grilled chicken salad (8pts) 8 / 3
hot cocoa (2pts) 2 / 1

water - 16oz so far

Tuesday, July 10, 2007


So, we got back from our last “HURRAH” before Justin starts school tomorrow. We’ve had a busy, busy day today—met the teach, school supplies shopping, grocery shopping, laundry, and then baseball pix tonight followed by baseball game. Then hurry home to get kids to bed so they can have plenty of sleep before the first day of FIRST GRADE!!!

So, the alpine slides were fun, until mine started to go out of control (lost balance a bit while looking back to see if Justin was catching up with me). I lost about 2 inches of skin trying to “right” the cart you ride down on. Also, burned my knee a little thru my jeans…luckily I had on long pants or I would have skinned up my knee pretty good as well. After that, I slowed down a bit til we finished up.

We went and played mini-golf, went thru a maze, and the boys climbed the rock wall. I forgot my camera but here are some pics I found that will give you an idea of what we did:

Gonna w/in Thursday morn…meet the teach conflicted with Tuesday w/in (ironically, I saw my leader at Walmart grocery shopping after meeting the teach!!!!)


Sunday, July 8, 2007


EEEEKKKK….didn’t go so great! I will be getting up early tomorrow to try to work it off….

We are headed up to the mountains tomorrow to have one last HURRAH before my son goes back to school (year round school here in Castle Rock, CO). We are going to a ski resort that (during the summer months when there isn’t any snow) has alpine slides. We have done this once before in Breckenridge, CO when we first moved here. You buy an all day pass and can go on the slides all day.

The slides are very long (you get on these boards with wheels and a brake) and basically “ride” down the mountain. I will take pics tomorrow and then post later.

I am still hoping to see the 160’s on Tuesday….even though tonight didn’t go great.



So, I decided to jump on the scales this morning…down a little BUT only .6 away from being in the elusive 160’s!!!! Here’s my problem…BBQ tonight. So far today, I have eaten a cheese stick (2pts). I am trying to save most of my points for tonight. Of course, as I am writing this, my deep dish dutch apple pie is baking and it SMELLS SO GOOD!!!

I still am planning on taking Good For Ya ground beef patties and I plan to not eat a bun (why waste pts. on bread). My challenge will be to stay out of the chips and desserts…but of course I will sample my pie. They are planning on playing volleyball, but my back is absolutely killing me. I don’t know if this back flare up is from hiking sooo much last week. So, I don’t plan to participate in volleyball (although I could earn an activity point)

Anyway, here’s hoping I don’t blow it tonight for Tuesday w/in….160’s will I see you this week?????


Saturday, July 7, 2007

Ho hum....

Not much going on...can't seem to get back on track after this past week. That will be my focus today. Tomorrow the whole family will be going to a BBQ (co-worker is throwing it). I was asked to bring of all things APPLE PIE!! I do make a mean homemade dutch apple pie, but of course, not WW friendly. Someone else is bringing icecream---apple pie a la mode---that will be hard to stay out of.

I am going to take lower fat burgers (96/4) and some LF hot dogs for us...and maybe I will try strawgirl's idea of grilled veggies...anyway that will be the plan. Of course, this week I have been eating kinda every thing in sight. So, we'll see.


Thursday, July 5, 2007

No w/i, because I slept in...

Yes big cop out, but we didn't get home from fireworks until 11:45pm last night and I must have just turned my alarm off. The fireworks show was awesome here in Castle Rock. They lasted for 50 min. Usually, the ones I've seen only last for around 30 min.

Anyway, to update my week. My bro and his girlfriend (by the way is skinny, tan, tall and no---let me repeat that NO cellulite on her body whatsoever) JEALOUS!!!!
Okay got off on a tangeant, anyway they flew in on Monday ready to see Colorado. That evening I made pasta and then we worked it off by hiking "the rock" in Castle Rock. Short hike and you get a view of the city and a nice sunset!!!

Tuesday, we decided to get up bright and early (hence, the no w/in on Tuesday am) and drive to Colorado Springs...we hiked in the Garden of the Gods and then went to Wendy's for lunch (I got a chili --no cheese and ate a few fries). After lunch we went to a waterfall (did another short hike) in a city park down in Colorado Springs. We we home after that and got cleaned up and went to Red Robin---love their french fries...so that got me in trouble...but I got the ceasar chicken wrap (dressing on the side) and only ate half of that.

Wednesday, we got up even earlier and set out towards the west/northwest of Boulder to do a 6 mile round trip hike...which was AWESOME!!! We hiked back past a lake to get to a mountain lake at about 10,800 ft. The scenery was beautiful. My calves and hips are killing me today. After spending most of the day in the mountains, I got the bright idea to "spend" the calorie burn from the hike on Maggiano's. It's this Italian restaurant that my hubby, kids and I love. (slaps self silly on face)
My bro and his GF had never eaten there, so we went. We ended up ordering 3 meals to split between all of us and still brought leftovers home. The portions there are HUGE!! We then went home, rested, and then off to fireworks...

So, here I sit on Thursday, after sleeping past my WW meeting, thinking why can't I get this to click....either I eat good --no exercise. Or I exercise (no lack of it this week so far) and I eat bad. I can't seem to get the two concepts to mesh together. BTW, taking today off in the exercise department---TOO SORE!!! Will resume it tomorrow.

Here are a few of pix...

Monday, July 2, 2007

Thank Goodness it's my weekend...

I made it thru my work week and I start a long weekend...Don't have to be back to work until Thursday. Big challenge this weekend is Reno (nickname for my youngest bro) and his girlfriend (first time meeting) are flying in this afternoon. I haven't got my workout in today (I will push myself to do it tonight --even though they will be here)

We've been busy cleaning and getting the house ready for them. Also, have to pick the dog up---he's getting gussied up at Petsmart right now. So, busy busy morning.

I plan to w/in tomorrow morning before we head to Colorado Springs. I really hope I see a loss, even if it is .2!!!! TOM came early for me. I take the pill that allows me to have what I call "Quarterly Reports"--yes, only 4 times a year....love it!!! But it may cause the scale to be "NOT SO NICE" Sorry if that is TMI!

Anyway, I will post w/in results tomorrow after I get back.


Saturday, June 30, 2007

I DID IT!!!!

Can't believe it but I stayed with my plan to exercise 5 times this week. Yes, including today. It was 8:40pm by the time I got done snuggling with the youngest and I really wanted to just go to bed myself. But, I made myself go down and workout...30 min on the treadmill and 280 cal burn.

Today wasn't the greatest eating wise---I just had the munchies tonight. Tomorrow I will do better. We will be getting ready for my younger brother to show up on Monday.

We are planning on a couple of short hikes and then going up to Rocky Mtn National Park on Wednesday to see fireworks.

Not much else---


Friday, June 29, 2007


I had the early shift today (even earlier tomorrow). I got up at 4:30 and managed to get on the treadmill later that evening. This is unheard of. Usually I end up horizontal on the couch. When I decided? to go exercise, I said to my hubby "I'm going downstairs to get on the treadmill, unless you don't want me to and I will stay up here..." You know, give him the responsibility on whether I worked out or not. Here's what he said to me..."you'll just fall asleep on the couch!" Which is very true.

So I did 30 min on the treadmill (270 cal burn). ---pats self on back ---- ha ha

Can I do the same thing tomorrow (getting up an hour earlier, 3@#%#ing :30 in the morning? We'll see...


Thursday, June 28, 2007

Just another day...

Back on track and back on the treadmill this morning (Thursday). I think I have made up for my goof on Wednesday with the miniburgers. I would like to see a loss this week b/c that would be 3 weeks in a row...that never happens for me. Busy day at work today with a thunderstorm that parked itself just north of the airport. I had to stay 2 hours later to deal with it and the delays it was causing.

When lightning is that close to the airport, the "ramp personnel" can't load/unload everyone's luggage. Don't blame them from being a little skittish with all that metal around them. So this tends to back things up a bit!!

Anyway, don't know much more...


Wednesday, June 27, 2007

My apologies...

Sorry to you all for not immediately, after getting home from my evening shift, getting online to catch up on everyone's day. But (drumroll, please) I got on the treadmill ---for the second time today---and burnt 260 cal. Yeah me!! So, today I got in 2, yes 2, 30 min workouts total of 520 cal burn.

I guess I need to tell you all why I needed this second workout...I went to Ruby Tuesday's for lunch and caved. I got the salad bar(good choice) and also go the two mini-burgers/fries that you can get with the salad bar (for only an extra $1.00 - BAD CHOICE!!!)

I know the second workout won't make up for the goof--but maybe it will help. Tomorrow I have a mid-day shift, so I plan to get up and get back on that treadmill.
Tomorrow I will make better choices to make up for the bad one today.

Here's what I ate...

Breakfast - jello ---not nutritious but I knew I was going out to lunch 0 pts
lunch big salad at RT (I got the mini burgers/fries to go) 8 pts
Dinner - 2 miniburgers (believe it or not, I think these are.....) 16pts
a few fries (they were soggy ) 3 pts
Grand total 27 pts

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Blogroll (lists)

For those trying to add your blogroll...like mine on the right...

Here's what I did:

Click on customize in upper right corner of your blog.

Then click on Add a page element

Then click on Link List - Add to blog button

Title it (favorite bloggers for example)

Then where is says "New site URL" you can copy and paste a link (for instance http://superjayman.blogspot.com/)

Then hit "Add link" and a list will start to form

after adding what you want hit "save changes" and it should show up on your blog!!!

Screamin'!!!!! (with joy!)

Went to w/in today and was DOWN 1.8. So excited...this journey of mine is a slow one. I weighed in today at 171.2. So only 1.4 til the 160's. Maybe, just maybe, it will be next week? 23.2 pounds to go for my goal of 148.0.

Verdict on shopping in my closet last night---found some 12 capris I can fit into as well as some 12 jeans and pants. I even got into 1 pair of 10's that will go into the work rotation.

I have hung up some pants that were slightly tight and will use these for motivation for the next few weeks (months--whatever it takes)!

Shrek 3 was okay...maybe a little 'dark' for Evan, although he didn't wake up last night. My other 2 (hubby and oldest) will be coming home this evening from camping and we have a baseball game tonight.

I don't have too many challenges this week, but on Monday of next week, my kid brother flies in with his girlfriend. This will be the first time to me her. Of course, my mom says she is beautiful and skinny!!!

TTFN--glad we have this temp? forum for me to CELEBRATE my loss---they seem like they don't come often enough!!!

Monday, June 25, 2007

Some Pics

This was me at my lowest since having kids....

Makin' my own motivation....

After playing around with this new blogging site, I have figured out some layout stuff by trial and error.

Alright, today I decided to let go of the past....my closet is full of outdated clothes that I was hanging onto so "I could try them on because they once fit". I spent a good hour and a half deciding on what should stay and what should go. So far, I have come up with four bags of mainly pants. Some of these still had the tags on them --lol

While I was doing this, I received a call from the Cerebral Palsy Foundation in Colorado asking for donations. They will be here next week to pick up my 4-5 bags of clothing. It was meant to be. So, tonight, after Evan goes to bed, I am going to see what actually fits. I figure that may be this will be the motivation I need to get the rest of this weight off.

I'll let everyone know how shopping in my closet goes tomorrow.....

TTFN (Ta Ta For Now)

Back up and running...

I was completly lost without this....I went to read how my fellow WW's were doing and poff, it was gone. So I managed to get on the treadmill this morning for 30 min (250 cal burn so not too intense---you know my first attempt at exercising again)

Brett and Justin went camping today (they left early this am). So Evan and I are going to the movies to see Shrek 3. It's 11am (my time) and we aren't going to leave until 2pm and he is soooo excited.

Anyway, I hope most come over to this blog site while Roni works at getting us back up and running.


Saturday, June 23, 2007


Thanks for all of you and your encouraging words….treadmill workout tomorrow and I am going to committ to 5 days starting on Sunday. Will blog more later (probably tomorrow)
I am going to bed early so I can get up early for work tomorrow.

HOT and NOT SO HOT!!!!

The HOT -So it’s hot in Denver. The temp in mid 90’s. Our BBQ party was last night and I had to cover practically head to toe, so I don’t damage my skin anymore from the sun out here. Sunburn update: Believe it or not, my skin is still red (feet and lower legs). I’m telling you that I got FRIED! So, my face, head, back and shoulders are already either peeling or EXTREMELY itchy.

The Not so HOT- Choices at the BBQ. Meatball sandwiches… YUM and yes I had one. It was small but I ate it. Strawgirl, I know what you mean when you can’t stay out of the pasta salad. This salad had spinach (bonus!) but also had parmesan cheese and other bad stuff I am sure. Cake—big sheet cake that was so moist. I only had a small piece but topped it off with 2 small cookies ( I believe sugar cookies!).

So not the best night, and today is my oldest turns 7. I made an 8″ round stacked cake for him on Friday (froze it to keep it fresh) and we are celebrating this afternoon. I absoulutely love Duncan Hines choc. fudge cake with Duncan Hines French Vanilla frosting. I can only find the frosting back in Indiana (at Meijer’s) so when we are visiting, I go and stock up on this stuff.
Oh, BTW, this is only the “family” party. We will be doing another one in a few weeks when Justin’s friends are back in school and back from vacation. We do year round school here. They go 9 weeks on, three weeks off normally. He finished Kindergarten at the end of May and will start back to school (1St grade) in the middle of July.

Planning to get on the treadmill (regardless of if I am tired from getting up soooo early–3:20 am) NO EXCUSES!!!


Friday, June 22, 2007

Why oh why???

Why oh why are these few pounds eluding me….173.0 at w/in today. All I am asking for is 3.2 pounds…then I reach one of my many mini goals TO BE IN THE 160’s, even if it’s by .2 pounds. I would be soooo excited if my body cooperated. I know I need to get back on the exercise bandwagon—I think this would give me the push to get to my mini goal. Then, of course, onto the next one.

Sunburn update:

Feet - still red and now swollen again after an evening on my feet.
Back and shoulders - don’t dare touch me, I will scream…
Top of head - have to gently wash hair and comb out. Of course, air dry.
Boy have I learned a good lesson…..sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen, often, often, often


Thursday, June 21, 2007

I'm pregnant.....

That got your attention!! In fact, my BFF (strawgirl) is probably picking herself up off the floor right now! —–Okay not really but my feet sure think that I am. My feet are sooooo sunburnt. I am retaining so much water that my feet feel like I am 9 months pregnant. You know those cans of vienna sausages—that’s what my toes look like. My ankles and about half way up my calves are tight and huge!!!!!

W/in tomorrow is not gonna be pretty…I am hoping that a good night’s rest with my feet propped up will help ( I have been standing on my feet most of this evening at work and no I didn’t wear my MICKEY MOUSE slippers into work) However, I was most tempted to show up in them….Instead I played the “barefoot and pregnant” role at work and went barefoot when I got to the airport!!!

Oh, btw, to top it off, when I walked in from the garage tonight (with no shoes) I stubbed my baby toe on the steps from garage to laundry room—-not a good night!!
So no exercise today, obviously but I have drank plenty of water and stayed OP.
Wish me luck for tomorrow’s w/in…….


W/in an Day 5 of sweet bustin'

I actually saw a loss at the scale today—-.6! But I have a big BUT (or BUTT) …I weighed in at a different location than normal, so I will take the loss this week but I think I will truely see how I am doing next week. My feet are not so puffy this morning but I also haven’t been on my feet all day like I was last evening at work.

Five days into sweet bustin’ and going pretty good. I have “cheated” a tad, but if you know me and how much I L O V E candy, cookies and the like, I think I am doing very well. The challenge will be this weekend with the cookout on Saturday and celebrating Justin’s b-day (he’ll be turning 7) on Sunday. It will be awesome if I can stay out of the cake batter and frosting as I am making his cake.

range 20-25/target 22 Pts Banked - 3
cheese stick(2) and 2 slices turkey(2), shredded cheese (1)
5 17
jello/whipped cream(1)
1 16
salad (1) tuna(4) lite mayo(2) dill pickles(0)
7 9
chicken breast(4) green beans(0) salad (3)
7 2
Hot cocoa (2)
2 0
water - 16oz so far
that’s all I know….

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

French fried...

Okay, so I didn’t apply enough sunscreen!!!! 7 hours at Water World and I am beat red. I thought my sandals alone were enough coverage for my feet—nope EXTRA CRISPY! Water World was fun. Got in a lot of exercise walking around…not just flat there….nice and hilly. Didn’t do great for lunch (or dinner for that matter) and I believe sleeping for me tonight with my shoulders, legs, top of my head, forehead and most definitely my feet is going to be a challenge.

I wonder, with the dress code at work, whether I can call in to see if they will let me wear my MICKEY MOUSE slippers in the tower cab–lol Can you imagine me dressed in a polo shirt, docker type pants and my slippers going thru airport security and then getting on the train to concourse “C”? Yes, everyday, I have to go thru airport security and get on the train to the last concourse to get to my job. If security “sees” something in my bag that looks suspect, I get “PULLED OVER” (that’s what I call it) by security and then they put their grubby paws on my lunch or dinner that I am taking for my shift. You know the rubber gloved hands that just picked up someone’s nasty shoes not 1 minute before is now touching the very food I will be eating in a few hours —Y—-U—-C—-K—-!!!!! The government trusts me enough to taxi and clear airplanes for takeoff, you’d think I go bypass security at the airport—just a thought…off my soapbox!!!

So, back to swimming…found some swim shorts that I bought a couple of years ago and wore those. I also, found in my drawer a pair of shorts (tags still attached!) and they fit. So excited about this. Now that I have this terrible sunburn—no exercise tomorrow and I will probably be retaining water because of the sunburn….gonna concentrate on sucking down the water tonight and tomorrow.

Getting late…so


Monday, June 18, 2007

Sweet bustin', day 2

Goin’ good so far…bumped up my protein intake and no sweets (this is even with deciding to bake oatmeal choc. chip cookies for my boys and a neighbor kid). That was actually a BIG feat for me not dipping into the batter a few times and foregoing a warm cookie (or two or three….!!!)

Okay, so tomorrow is BATHING SUIT day and I am dreading it. I am going to try and find some swim shorts today. I was joking around with my hubby and said “Darn, I found my bathing suit!” He kinda looked at me funny and I explained to him that my excuse for not going was that I couldn’t find my suit. His reponse to this was “No one there will know you, so who cares”. What I really needed to hear was “honey, you look fine in a bathing suit”. Someone needs to call this boy and set him straight on how to give me “A PICK ME UP”

Today we are going to Chuck E. Cheese for lunch or dinner (not sure yet which). We are celebrating my 3yr old’s success at potty training. I am going to cook up some chicken and dice it up. I plan on getting the salad bar there and forego their pizza. I am also going to bring my own lite cheese and dressing. Sounds like a good plan to me. I just need to stay out of the pizza.
Since we are going swimming Tuesday, I will miss w/in day. I plan to make up the meeting and w/in on Thursday morning.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Back again....on track

It’s taken me a couple of days to get with it again. I have decided to brave the waterpark and have some fun with my boys. I have some challenges coming up…cookout on Saturday and my oldest’s 7th birthday on Sunday. I am going to plan for both of these. I am also going to go cold turkey and get off the SWEETS!!!

This is my biggest problem. Candy, sugar cereal, cookies and the like. I think if I can get them out of my system, I won’t crave them as bad as I do. I am bumping up my protein intake and cutting back on the amount of carbs I am eating.

I also am going to get back to my exercise routine…no more “I’m tired ” excuses. I am definitely in a slump and I need to hold myself accountable –Which will start Tuesday morning at w/in….it won’t be pretty.


Friday, June 15, 2007

Summer...Going, Going, Gone?

Okay, so I am in a sort of panic here. I set up these expectations that I would be “comfortable” in my skin this summer and it’s not happening. My hubby asked me tonight to pick up coupons for a waterpark here in Denver. He wants to go this coming Monday or Tuesday. NO WAY will I put my chunky butt in a bathing suit—way too embarrassed. Really don’t want to scare the rest of the folks that will be there!!!

I see summer slipping away and my lack of motivation is incredible right now. I am soooo OP–that’s OFF PROGRAM–have been for days now. I can’t seem to get it together and journal. I really have no idea how many points I have eaten since we went camping. I really don’t want to waste away another summer.

HELP—-I need a WW pick me up speech!!!

Saturday, June 9, 2007


I woke up early this morning for work and I am soooo hungry. On Wendie, yesterday was my Super High Day - 37 pts. I will continue doing this for the rest of the week but I think the SHD is going to set me up today to do bad—not an excuse, but I am starving. I have already downed one bottle of water and will be working on my next one on the drive to work. My rings are really tight this morning as well. Strawgirl said she was going back to winning points and I think I might try that after w/in next week. Even if I see a loss, I don’t think the Wendie plan is for me. This is kinda funny b/c I was excited about such a high point day. I guess I’d rather pick which (if I even need it) days to have a few more points!!!


Friday, June 8, 2007

The Wendie Plan....

This weekend or my weekend (Monday and Tuesday) the family is going camping in Aspen. We plan to do the campfire thing–hamburgers one night and hot dogs the next. I will not be going to my Tuesday morning w/in b/c we will still be in Aspen, then driving home in the afternoon. I am going to check to see if there is a meeting later on in the week that I can go to. We will be doing quite of few short hikes while we are there. I just hope it warms up a bit in the next couple of days.



I made it through another not quite so windy day at work. Came home with a MASSIVE headache. Probably the worst one I have suffered through yet. Hubby was great and took care of me. Anyway, I snuck a peek on the scale this morning and the home scale says down 2 pounds, however I haven’t had my Superhigh day on the Wendie plan (that is today) According to Wendie, I get 37 pts. today!!! I told my B(est)F that I would have to have a huge piece of chocolate cake with real icing (not whipped topping) to get all my pts. in for the day.
Of course, she told me to eat sensibly–lol