Saturday, February 28, 2009

Not the best but not the worst

Today I was watching this burger challenge on the food channel & the burgers looked so good I got a craving for a burger. The husband & I had some errands to run today that took a lot longer then they should have. We ended up going to Chili's for dinner. I did get a mushroom Swiss burger for 26 points & I ate about 10 fries for about 6 points. The burger was so worth it & I did have the points so I went for it. Now usually when we go to Chili's we start off with the chips & quaso and I have a beer or 2. Today We did not get the chips & quaso & I did not get the beer. It is the little things that count.

I am feeling so much better then I have been so I am going to get back on the treadmill tomorrow. I bought new sneakers last Friday & have not tried them out yet. I must say I am excited to get back to the exercise. I slept so late this morning (late for me on a Saturday). I went to bed at about 11 last night & did not get out of bed till 10:30 this morning, I did take the prescription cough medicine last night so that must have been what helped me sleep. I did not end up eating breakfast till 12:30 so it was more of a brunch then breakfast. So I only had Steel cut oats & Chili's to eat today. I did not get in any fruits, vegetables (except the mushrooms on the burger) or any dairy (again unless you count the cheese). I am going to focus on getting in my fruits, vegetables,& dairy the rest of the week.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Rude people

Why do people have to be so rude? I just finished reading a blog from 24 steps to go...My diary to a healthy lifestyle! & I can not believe what happened to her. You must check it out, but the jest of it is she was shopping & collided with a guy & he called her a fat cow. How can people be so mean. That is just unacceptable. I was also watching Tyra yesterday & it was about overweight teen girls. I felt so bad for the girls & could totally relate. I was overweight as a teenager and went through the same things they are going through. Being called names, having limited if any friends. I absolutely hated high school. I don't think there was a day that went by that I was not picked on in some way. As I got older the name calling slowed down then eventually stopped, but the hurt is still there.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Undeserved loss

Sorry I have been MIA for the past week, but I have been so sick. I have an upper viral infection & the doc says I probably won't feel better till next Friday. What is up with that? I can not wait that long to feel better. I am feeling about 10% better each day so hopefully I will be back in the swing of things by the weekend.

So last week at weight in I gained one pound. I was not expecting a gain. I thought I would lose about a pound as I had exercised a lot & did well eating except 2 days but I think I was still within my weekly/exercise points. I was a bit disappointed. Well this week with being sick I have not exercised at all (unless you count moving the remote up & down exercise) & I have been eating all kinds of crap. I was actually thinking of skipping the meeting today & having a week to try to lose some of the weight I was expecting to gain. However I said to my self you did this to your self & you have to own up to it. How will you really know how well you do this week if you don't know where you are today. I went to the meeting & I can not believe it I did not gain any weight, instead I lost .2. I am not considering this a success because it was so not deserved. I don't know how I could have lost. So I am back to staying with in my points & counting everything that passes my lips (do I count cough drops?) I might not get back to exercise for a few days as I am still sick as a dog but hope to be back in by the weekend.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Sick & Unmotivated

I am sick!! :( I have a horrible cough, runny nose & now my throat is starting to hurt. The good thing is I have a follow up appointment with the doc today about my leg so maybe she can get me better. One would think with being sick I would not want to eat, well that is far from the truth. I have been eating & eating & eating. I not fruit & vegetables. I weighed in on Wednesday & did not lose any weight I gained a pound. Now I did not think I did that bad last week. I only messed up one day & I exercised a lot. So on Wednesday I had big plans to stay totally on program this week & have a big lose next week. Well that has been shot to hell. I am hoping to get back on track this weekend so I am not so embarrassed on Wednesday. I don't think I will be exercising today because I could barely get out of bed to come to work. Yes I came to work sick, but l only work 4 hours on Friday & I left early yesterday so I had to come in. Hopefully I can get back in the swing of things on Saturday.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Food triggers

Do you know what foods trigger your cravings? I have never really thought about it much but I think I will start. I am begging to think breads, sweets & my most favorite pizza are trigger foods for me. Saturday night we went out to dinner for Valentines day & I had a roll then we had bruchetta and what happened? Sunday I had cravings for more bread, salty food & sweets. I ended up having a few pieces of chocolate, some chips & pizza on Sunday, ( I only had 2 pieces because I made it & it was just not all that good). I thought my cravings would be over, little did I know it would just get worse. I already told you about my pizza catastrophe on Monday, well yesterday I am just sitting here at work working away & a big craving hit me like a ton of bricks. I had my lunch so I was not hungry but all of a sudden I was like I would like some chocolate. The angel & devil on my shoulder start arguing. I am tired maybe I will skip the gym & go home & pig out. This goes back & forth for about an hour. So finally I say no you can not pig out you have to weight in tomorrow, but you really want the food. But did I really want it or is it something else? I am not sure what else it is, maybe boredom. So what did I end up doing you ask? I talked my self out of the fridge & got myself to the gym. I did 50 minutes on the elliptical, when I got in my car after the work out I said out loud to myself I am so happy I came to the gym. So my new theory of exercising to ward off cravings worked for me again yesterday. Today is weight in day & I am not expecting a big loss but I am hoping for at least a loss.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Is 30 better then nothing?

When I exercise I like to do at least 45 minutes. I know in the past I have said I have to do at least 20 minutes of exercise but I hardly ever do only 20. I don't know why I have this mentality that if I only do a little it is not enough, but I know a little is better then nothing. So last night I got home from work to find out we have been invited to a friends to watch the game & get pizza. Now I love, love , love pizza. So I was in (even though I have to weigh in tomorrow & I had not exercised yet other then a 10 min walk with the dog). I went saying to my self I will only have 3 pieces at the most. Well that went to hell. The slices were really small & I ended up eating 6 pieces, some Tostitos chips & a pudding (fat free) parfait. I felt like crap after eating all that, not because I was full, because believe it or not I did not even fell full, but because I eat so much & I had not exercised. I felt bad but not bad enough to have bad thoughts in my head. Well I screwed up I might as well go home & eat more crap. Then the mind starts in on what do I have at home that I can have? Should I stop at the store? So I left, on my way home I had a reality check. No you will not stop at the store you will go home & get your but on the treadmill. So instead of eating more when I got home I did the treadmill for 30 minutes so yes 30 is defiantly better then nothing in more then one way. I think I might try that, when I have bad thoughts to get up & do some exercise & push the thoughts out of my head.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

I fell great!!!

I feel so good, This morning I was planning on going to a yoga class. I thought the class was at 8:30, I over slept & did not wake up till 8:20. I decided to check the schedule & noticed it did not start till 9, so I got ready & went. I don't usually do yoga because the class is an hour & a half long & I usually only burn about 250 calories. So my thinking is that it is so not worth it. However at the doctors yesterday they said I should stretch my leg so I figured I would give it a try. Well I did only burn the 250 calories but it was great. I liked doing the yoga, I could not do some of the poses but I am sure I will get better. Best of all my leg feels so much better. Now that could be from taking the anti inflammatory but I like to think it is from yoga. So after yoga I decided to do the elliptical for about 1/2 an hour but I set it for 45. I ended up doing the whole 45 plus the 5 minute cool done then I did another 3 minutes to get me to a total calories burnt of 800. I think tonight I will have a glass of wine at dinner seeing I did so well today. Hop you all have a great romantic Valentines day. My husband sent me an Edible arrangement yesterday with a balloon so I have some yummy fruit to nibble on.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Not much going on

Not much going on today. I did finally go to the doctors today about my leg hurting. They did not do much, gave me a prescription for anti inflammatory & I have to go back next week. I hope this works & the pain will go away. They might send me for physical therapy which I do not want to do. I did go to Spinning last night & had another great workout. No exercise today other then taking the dog for a walk this morning & this evening. I am trying to rest my leg a bit but I need to exercise to lose weight. Tomorrow is Valentines day, I hope you all have a great one. We are going out to dinner with a few friends. I have never been to the restaurant but hear it is good. I hope I can find something healthy to eat that I will like.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Yet another potluck

Today at work we are having another potluck. It seems as though we have one every week. I am usually very good, I will bring something in but not eat anything. Today I did not even bring anything in. I was not to tempted however someone ordered buffalo wings & they are smelling so so good. I will not have any but the smell is overwhelming. I have my lunch in 45 minutes & I am going to go outside for a walk. When I come back I will have my healthy lunch that I brought.

I have a plan ( I know another plan) I am going to take Ben (My dog/baby) for a short walk in the mornings & a longer walk in the evenings (weather permitting of course). Ben & I went for a nice walk last night & I even stuck to the plan & got up 15 minutes early today & took him for a short walk. I think he was shocked, he enjoyed the walk but was happy to get back in bed with daddy when he got home. I did not end up going to zumba or the doing the treadmill last night. I went for a long walk then exercised on the Wii with my fitness trainer for 30 minutes. I then did 30 minutes on the Wii fit. I wore my heart rate monitor for all of it & according to it I burnt 400 calories. Not as many as if I did the elliptical or ran on the treadmill but you have to mix it up so you don't get bored. I have also been doing well with the eating. I have stayed within my daily points & have not had any binging thoughts. Lets hope that stays away.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Weigh In day

So today was my first official weigh in at the Weight Watchers at work program. I was hoping to lose at least 2-3 pounds seeing I was far from perfect this weekend. How much did I lose you ask, 5.2 pounds. Yes I am doing the happy dance. I am so happy to have lost 5.2 pounds in my first week back. I know it will slow down from here but I am hoping to lose at least 2 pounds a week. I went to the gym last night & did 40 minutes on the elliptical then about 10 minutes of weights. I really have to come up with a good weight routine. I am really considering a personal trainer, I will have to inquire about it at the gym. Tonight I might go to the Zumba class however I might do the treadmill at home. I have to start training as I am doing a 5K in March & I wanted to be able to run the whole thing or at least almost all of it. The thing is my leg has been hurting & it really hurts after I walk for a while so I have been holding off. We will have to see how I feel when I get home.

Monday, February 9, 2009


Is not what I heard at the casino, we did have a great day however. We did a little gambling then we went & had lunch. We went to Margaretville, now they did not have any healthy options on the menu except maybe fish but I do not like fish. I ordered a Bacon cheeseburger & onion rings. Such a bad choice but it was so good. I still had almost all my Dailey points & about 1/2 of my weekly points left so I did not go over. After lunch we did some window shopping then back to the slots. Last night we when we got home we were pooped so we ended up ordering calzones for dinner, now that put me into the rest of my weekly points plus all my activity points except 1. I do have today & tomorrow to earn some additional activity points so that the scale will not be up on Wednesday. Wouldn’t that suck to go to my first weigh in at work & to have gained instead of losing.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The good & the bad

The good is we had a great time at dinner last night. We got to see some of our friends that we have not seen in a few months. Our friends John & Stephanie brought the new baby with them, her name is Lainey & she is just 2 weeks old. She is so tiny & cute. I did pretty good at dinner, for appetizers I had mostly carrots, peppers, & cucumbers I did have a little dip with them. I also had a croissant thing with cheese. In the past I probably would have had about 3 or 4 of them, last night I only had 1. I did not drink anything except water. (former Britta would have had at least 5 or 6 beers). Dinner was so good, they made a beef tenderloin, it was so moist it just melted in your mouth. I did go over a bit over on the beef I had 4 pieces, it was just so good. I had some roasted red potato's, corn bread & the vegetables I brought. The vegetables were good, it was green beans, onions, garlic, & summer squash roasted then topped with a reduction of balsamic vinegar.
Now for the bad, They had a birthday cake for me & I had some. I did not eat the whole piece but I did eat all the frosting. I also had one of the low fat cupcakes I brought. I Did mange to stay within my extra weekly points so I don't think it will disrupt the scale to much, but I do wish I had better control. Today we are heading out the the casino & I am sure we are going to be eating out at some point so I just have to remember to make wise decisions.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Girls day

Once a month my 2 girlfriends & my self get together for lunch or breakfast, we do this to keep in touch. We have been friends since high school & started doing this about 2 years ago. Anyway today was the day to go out, I did not really want to go out to eat because we are going out tonight to another friends for dinner & we might be eating out tomorrow also. So I had an idea to get our nails done instead, that way we would still have the social aspect but not the eating out. It worked, we had a lovely morning of being pampered with manicures, pedicures, eyebrow waxing & chatting.

Tonight we are going to our friends house for our monthly dinner club, I am making a vegetable & I also made, low fat cupcakes to bring. Usually I would make some high fat item to bring, then once I was there I would probably not follow the program. Tonight I am going to follow the program & still have a good time. I mean it is a lifestyle change right. Tomorrow is my birthday & I think we are going to spend the day at the casino, (send me wining vibes) I am sure at some point we will have to eat but I will still eat healthy. Well I am off to the gym now to do the elliptical.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


Let me just say spinning class tonight kicked my ass. But I loved it & I will definitely make it a part of my exercise week. In about 10-15 minutes of the class I was really struggling, I was out of breath & already starting to sweat but after that 15 minutes I felt a lot better.

I was good with my eating today also. I did go over by 1/2 a point but that is why we get the extra 35 a week & the activity points. I took the before (which are really progress from my highest weight) pictures tonight. Don't look at the hair, after the gym I was freezing so I thought a hot shower was in order, I did not do my hair because I am just going to bed so why bother.

Boy my butt is wide, well actually my whole body. But I am working on it. I think I will post update pictures once a month because a picture is worth a lot.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009


Today I am back on track. Today was a very successful day. I re joined Weight Watchers Through the at work program & I went to the gym. I usually do the treadmill or elliptical at the gym & sometimes weights, however tonight I took a Zumba class. I did take it a couple times before about a year ago, I forgot how much fun it is. I think I will make it my Wednesday night exercise. I am going to try to do the spinning class tomorrow night. I think mixing up my workouts will be good for me.

Now for the bad news, with my unhealthy binge eating last week I managed to gain another 5 pounds. So now I have even more weight to lose before my trip. But you know what I am going to do it. I am going to stick to it. I will stick to my points & exercise at last 5 days a week I am going to aim for 6 but I will do at least 5. I am also going to take some pictures of my progress. I will have to take my starting pictures tomorrow as I have already changed into my PJ's & forgot to take them before.

Monday, February 2, 2009

False start

As you can probably guess from me not blogging that I have not started Weight Watchers yet. I got into work on Thursday to find out they postponed the Weight Watchers at work program to this Wednesday due to the storm. So what did I do you ask? I got it in my mind that I am free for another week. I have eaten so bad all week & right now I am eating a bagel with cream cheese. It is like I know it is coming so I have to eat everything in sight before Wednesday. That is so not a good way of thinking. Not only have I been eating bad but I have not done any exercising since Wednesday. I did paint the bathroom this weekend which could be considered some exercise with going up & down the ladder & the movement of painting, but I don't . I will be back on Wednesday with all good food & an exercise update.