Thursday, November 29, 2012

Official WI

130.4. Heading in the right direction.  Considering that all I did was take one 45 minute walk this week, I'll take it.  I have been doing so very well with eating this week.  Due to my reunion and my lunch date this past weekend, all my weeklies were blown by Sunday.  I have also been making very healthy choices.  I have had carrots every day and (until I ran out) my mom's delicious butternut squash soup!  I bought another squash and veggie broth so she can make some more this weekend ;)  I went to the grocery store yesterday and bought bananas, baby spinach, broccoli, organic romaine lettuce, baby carrots, and special dark Hershey kisses so I can satisfy my sweet tooth without going crazy.  And yesterday I proved to myself I can have just one and walk away!

Thanks you guys for coming back, I am sorry I left.  I'm even more sorry that I allowed myself to gain so much weight, but what's done is done.  Now I just have to undo it, lol.   Anyway, I have to ge ready for work, but wanted to check in quick.  Hope you're having a geat week!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Where Oh Where Have I Been?

So here I am.  I gained 16lbs from my lowest weight two months ago.  On Sunday I was 132.0.  I completely fell off, and no matter how hard I tried to get back on, I just kept losing my grip.  I am currently back on the wagon, already down to 130.2.  I would like to say I'm back in the game for good, but only time will tell for sure.

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, I know I did.  I actually didn't have any turkey!  Nope, I put stuff on my plate that only gets made once or twice a year.  Yup, that means I passed on the mashed potatoes too!  Normally I would have had some of everything, so I guess in some small way Thanksgiving was on OP success.

I had my ten year HS reunion on Black Friday.  It was really disappointed that only about 10% of my class showed up, but I get it.  The day after Thanksgiving is awkward timing.  I understand why it was done that way though, the girls who planned it figured they had a 50/50 shot of people coming home for Thanksgiving. It was okay though, I still had a blast and even went to the after party!  It was so weird though.  I never had a problem in high school, I wasn't picked on or bullied or anything.  I had my group of friends, and if you weren't in my group, we just didn't talk or anything.  I was invisible I guess you could say.  Well anyway, the people that wouldn't even say hi to me back then were coming up to me, hugging me, telling me how cute my kids are etc, etc.  It was nice.  I really hope more people show for the 20.  There is actually talk of us having a 15 during the summer as like a pot luck/bbq kind of thing where we can bring the kids and stuff since a lot of us already have children or are getting ready to have children.  That would be really cool I think.

Another reason for my absence is that my computer is having hardware problems, soI have to use my room mate's.  Hopefully I will have my laptop back soon, but I need to send it in first, right Kelly?  So that's about it, I promise to at least try and post more regardless of whether I'm OP or not.  I do miss you guys!

Monday, November 12, 2012

FMM 11/12

If you’ve taken part in FMM then you know the rules. If you’re new, please take a moment to answer this week’s question on your own blog then add your link in the comments section here at: so we can all see your FMM questions and answers. Please invite your blog readers to add their links here too so everyone has to opportunity to be seen. The idea is to connect with other awesome bloggers so take a moment to post your own FMM post and comment on a couple of other posts. Now it’s time for this week’s topic!

What’s in Your Fridge?
1. List a few common items that can always be found in your fridge.   Cheese, milk, turkey breast, lite mayo, ketchup, lettuce

2. What kind of milk do you drink? Skim

3. Do you prefer fresh or frozen vegetables?  I prefer fresh but usually buy frozen

4. What do you currently have to drink in the fridge? Milk, juice (for the kids)
5. How often do you clean out your refrigerator? Idk, whenever
6. What’s the healthiest thing in it right now? The banana poke cake my mom sent home last night.  What?  There's banana in there! J/k! Probably the lettuce and the turkey breast. 
7. What’s the most unhealthy thing in it right now? The cake
8. What do you wish you had in it that you don’t have now? I just went shopping so I think I'm good
9. How often do you shop for groceries? I shop once a week
10. What’s the weirdest thing in your fridge right now? I don't think I have anything weird in there....
Bonus: If you could choose one thing to put in the fridge and make it calorie-free what would it be?  Stealing Kenlie's answer, cheesecake!!!!

Now it’s your turn! Don’t forget to answer the questions and come back to post a link in the comments section! Happy Monday!

Sunday, November 11, 2012


So the no sweets challenge has been the most epic of fails.  However, I am going to totally place the blame on the triumphant return of TOM.  Yes, finally after 5 long, weird months without it, it is back.  And I'm actually pretty happy about it.  I can't stand when my body is out of whack.  I'm still OP, I've used my weeklies sparingly.  I even took the kids to the movies last night and resisted the temptation of the snacks.  Well, I bought kids boxes for my little ones and I did get a diet for myself so I would have something to help me not grab at their popcorn!  Can you believe 2 kids boxes and a small drink cost me $20??  Okay, so it was like $19 and change, but still, $20!!!  To take my kids to the movies cost me $50 total, that is just robbery.  Remember the good ol' days when tickets were like $5 for adults??  Yes, yes I do, that was back when I could fill my Chrystler with premium for $20.  Sigh. I need to take my paychecks and hop in my Delorean, wouldn't that be nice. 

It's alright, we don't go to the movies that often, and they earned it after spending the entire day at the office with me yesterday.  And they have to again today, poor things.  And the kids are good.  They know that we get one big outing a week.  Usually we go out to dinner (Ihop, kids eat free, so awesome!), but once in a while we go to the movies.  We're starting to go more often now though, I've noticed.  They've been to 7 movies this year, I have taken them to 6 of them!  Well 5, my mom came with us to Brave and she said it was her treat.  And we will be seeing one more before the year is done, the kids want to see Rise of the Guardians which comes out in a few weeks.  Actually, I may skip that one and let their dad take them.  I'm trying to save money for our NYC trip to see the Grinch next month. I'm super excited for that!  While we're there, I'm going to take them to see the tree. 

It kind of makes me sad though.  That will be their first time at Radio City and their first time seeing the tree, and their dad won't be there.  I feel like it should be a family thing.  I know my kids and I are a family, but sometimes it doesn't feel right without P.  Like when I took them to see How to Train Your Dragon back in September, I was sitting there waiting for it to start and I was seriously about to cry.  P should have been there right next to us and he wasn't.  And he's going to miss the Grinch too.  He missed the kids' first day of school, he missed Halloween, he's had to miss so much and I hate it.  I know it's better for everyone that we're not together, but he and I are able to get along, and I feel like we're friends, so I would really like it if he came along to some of this stuff.  Hopefully as time goes on I'll feel a little better about all this, it hasn't even been a year yet, so maybe it just takes some time.

In other news, I think I may be getting sick.  I woke up this morning and my throat is killing me, it really hurts to swollow.  Hopefully this doesn't put me out of commission, I can't have that happen.  So there you have it, my post full of complaints, lol.  Sorry to be such a Debbie Downer today guys, just had to let it out.  Hope you're enjoying your weekend!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Why Wait For Tomorrow?

So normally if I am going to start a challenge or something I wait until the start of my new WW week or te beginning of the month or something.  Why?  What is the point in constantly putting off til tomorrow what can be done today?  My new WW week starts tomorrow but I have decided to start a challenge today.  I had a mini binge last night, nothing huge but I did slip which really sucks because I haven't even been back OP for a full week!  So today is a new day and in the spirit of that I am going to once again to my no sweets challenge that I had done over the summer.  So today through Sunday, NO SWEETS.  Well except for the splenda in my coffee, while I do drink it without milk or cream, I don't think I'm ready to drink it just plain yet, but I am working on it!  Also, do any of you ever hurt after a binge?  I mean like physically.  Every single time I binge, I wake the next morning and my stomach is tender.  Like if I push on it, it feels like I'm bruised, is that weird?  So that's it, we made it through "Athena" just fine, btw when did we start naming winter storms?  Hope you are all well!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Update and Some Other Stuff

I couldn't resist, I weighed this morning.  125.2.  Maintaining is good.  I really can't expect a loss since I have not been moving my butt.  The important thing is that I have recommitted.  And I will be resuming a work out routine this week.  Not sure about the gym with the current gas situation.  I know that sounds like an excuse, but it's really not.  I have to conserve where I can and with wrestling season starting tonight I will already be doing a lot more driving than I would care to do.  I have my workout dvd's though and my Zumba Wii, so while I may not be kickboxing, I have no excuse to not workout.

Switching gears here.  I think it's awesome Colorado legalized marijuana.  I don't smoke, but I have said for years that I believe legalizing it and taxing the hell out of it will help the economy.  Also I cannot recall anyone dying from an overdose of weed.  How many people die every single year from cigarettes and alcohol?  I don't know a lot about how it is going to work out in Colorado, but I think it should be treated like alcohol where you need to be a certain age to purchase and of course be subject to dwi's should you be caught driving.  I really think this is a good thing and hope other states will follow.  Just my two cents, and know there are people out there who will disagree.  The only thing I ask is that if you do disagree and feel the need to say so, please do it respectfully.  No need to get nasty.  In the end neither of us will probably be able to sway the other

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

In The Zone

First I would like to extend my deepest sympathies to those who lost so much during Sandy.  What a terrible terrible storm.  I cannot even imagine what some people are going through.  We were very very lucky.  I was without power for 46 hours.  My neighbor, 3 houses up and across the street from me is still without.  I put the offer out for her and her family to come here and get warm and get a hot meal, but they are staying with her parents.  At least they're safe. 

So needless to say, I didn't exactly restart when I said I was going to restart.  Since the last time I blogged (2 weeks ago!) I have been doing less than stellar.  I would restart and restart and restart only to give in to every temptation that same day.  I would blow through all my weeklies on the very first day!  But I wouldn't let that stop me from ice cream, and cookies, etc etc.  Well I think I am finally back. I restarted Friday, which is the start of my WW week.  I have been using my weeklies, but here it is Tuesday and I still have 12 left!  So Friday morning I weighed in at 128.2,eek!  Saturday I was 129.2, but I didn't let that stop me.  As of yesterday I am 124.8, so that is much better and probably more accurate.  Most of the bloat and all the garbage sittng in my stomach is probably gone by now.  I will go back to official WI's on Thursdays.  I haven't exercised yet, but I am so happy I got the eating down pat.  Just like when I first started I needed to get my eating on point and then I threw in the exercise.  I will be fully back in no time.

And NSV here.  Trick or treat was last night, and when we got home, I did NOT raid the kids' candy!  This is a Halloween first here folks.  And for the record, I never take all their candy, I don't even take 1/4.  I just take a few pieces.  I have a few good justifications for it.  One is that I am the posion checker.  I take the candy that looks most questionable.  You know like Twix and Milky Way......those are always suspicious looking.  My other thing I say is that it's my payment for being so awesome and getting their costumes and driving them to the place we go trick or treating and standing out there in the freezing cold (couldn't feel my hands after 10 minutes last night!).  I think I deserve a little candy for that ;)   Oh come on parents, you know you do it too!

So that's it.  We're getting back to normal around here.  I hope you are all doing well!