These posts are from my old old site
Maintained – May 25, 2006
After my 2 point gain last week I was a little worried this week. Apparently my concern was unfounded, I maintained perfectly! Down just .2, that’s perfect! So I feel a little better now.
I have been experimenting in the kitchen today. I love finding new ways to use the whole wheat low carb tortillas I discovered at Trader Joe’s. I think I invented a winner! Pizza Quesadillas! Anything pizza and mexican in one can’t be bad right? Actually this was really good and I added spinach and green peppers so we can get a veggie serving out it too! I added it to the Dinner Ideas section. You will have to try it and let me know what you think.
A Day Late and 2 Pounds Up – May 19, 2006
Well not quite 2 pounds but 1.8. I deserved it. I ate out so much and hit a buffet on Mothers day. Plus, it’s really been two weeks since my last weigh in. Last week I weighed in on a Sunday and this week on a Thursday. My schedule is all thrown off because of finals. I do have to say I really didn’t like to have that much time in between meetings, it felt like forever since I was at Weight Watchers.
As promised I started to add some more stuff I found over the last few weeks. I know there is more I wanted to share but I can’t seem to remember them now. That’s what I get for not posting right away. Check out the food finds and snack ideas. If I remember anymore over the weekend I will update again.
News on the Tummy Tuck front, I go for my pre-op appointment on monday. I will get all the gory details and probably get really nervous about it again. It’s kind of been the last thing on my mind since I’ve been so busy.
Later Weigh In – May 16, 2006
Trying to squeeze in a meeting and a weigh in this week is going to be tough. It’s finals week and my schedule is just all over the place. On top of that I don’t really want to weigh in because I know I’m up a little. I had a tough weekend, I literally ate every meal away from home, and you know how that goes. But I’m back on track already. I actually came up with a new dinner idea and found a few cool products last weekend. I just haven’t had time to post them. I hope to get them up by thursday, which is also the day I think I can make a meeting.
I can’t wait until summer! No work and I can return to my good old wed morning meeting with my favorite meeting leader. I haven’t seen her in 4 months!
Check back thursday for an update.
Weekly Update – April 30, 2006
I made it to the Sunday morning meeting again. This time I was down .2, not too bad for someone who splurged this weekend. I went out to dinner on Friday for my anniversary and split a dessert with Bill. We even started the meal out with an old favorite of mine, mozzarella sticks!
I have a few products to share, I hit Trader Joe’s yesterday to see what they had. If you have one near by you should give it a try. They had a great selection of Whole Wheat low cal breads and bakery goods. I posted some on my food finds page. I also added Morningstar Farms® Spicy Black Bean Veggie Burgers. I was looking for something new and these just jumped out of the frozen food section. They are VERY tasty, I just had one on a light english muffin with some spinach leaves and a slice of a red pepper. It was REALLY good!
Thanks for the words of encouragement on the Tummy Tuck. The emails have been very supportive and I’m still considering posting before and after pictures. It seems like the new number one question I’m getting!
Weighed In Early – April 24, 2006
Well I felt so guilty for missing last weeks meeting I woke up early and went in Sunday (yesterday) morning. As expected I was up a pound. No biggy.
Changing gears… I’ve been struggling with the decision to tell you guys this but I figured what the heck. There something freeing about sharing your experiences on the web. I’ve decided to have a tummy tuck. I honestly can not wait. I know there is nothing I can do about the extra skin on my belly. I always carried fat there and having the baby really didn’t help matters.
My surgery is scheduled in June. I don’t want this sight to turn into a tummy tuck info page so I won’t mention it much, but I will give updates as I move through that process.
Meeting Missed! – April 22, 2006
I can’t believe it! This week I was too busy to make it to a meeting. This is the first meeting I missed since starting in June. I’m a little disappointed in myself but at the same time it couldn’t be helped. My house scale is showing a small gain of 1.5 pounds and holding steady at 139.5 but I’m not going to count that as my official progress weigh in.
I did update my picture the other day. Sorry to say I really haven’t had much time for recipe experiments or product finds. As soon as my semester ends I’ll have more time to update.
ok, I gotta run. Hope all is well with all of you!
No Points, No Problems! – April 7, 2006
I did it! One whole week and didn’t count a point! Well… that is kind of a lie. I counted in my head a little, but by no means was I the ‘point nazi’ I normally am. I didn’t change much in my diet, I made healthy choices and didn’t go nuts. Actually I think I might have eaten less because I was so nervous I was going to slip up.
At weigh in I was down .8. I’m following the normal wave pattern my meeting leader told me about. The last 5 weeks I’ve been down 0.4, up .2, down
2.6, up .6 and now down
0.8. Pretty text book for someone in maintenance, I believe.
I’m not sure how many people are reading this considering the problems I’m been having on the site. Sorry about that guys, once my semester ends I’m going to into redesign mode and I’ll get the site in tip top shape. I haven’t add anything new lately but I have a few things jotted down in the kitchen. I’ll try and get them posted soon.
Just an Update – March 30, 2006
This was one CRAZY week. I just feel like I’ve been on the go constantly. I weighed in yesterday and was up .6 to make my weight an even 140. This was my 40’th week on plan! I haven’t missed one meeting or weigh in, I can’t believe it! Looking back it seems so easy!
They say it takes 21 days to form a new habit and I’ve been eating healthy for 280! The choices I make are now really second nature. I think I’m going to give no counting a try. Let’s see how engrained this way of life is! I will report next week and we’ll see how it goes.
I’m BACK! – March 24, 2006
Sorry about the disruption. I had some problem with my hosting service. I’m still running through the site and fixing small errors here and there, but overall everything should be functioning now.
I weighed in today and I was DOWN 2.6 pounds!! Not really sure why but hey, I’m not complaining. I made it into the 130’s!!! Crazy!! ok, I gotta run. I may have a new picture to post later this weekend and I updated my progress page.
Hope all is well.
Quick Update – March 17, 2006
I’m in a hurry but wanted to update you on a few things…
- This week I was up .2 so my 25 points a day is going to stay. I may have found the perfect point value for myself.
- Updated the progress page.
- Went shopping today and found some great new food finds!
- Dressed in my size 6 pants and FELT GREAT this week!
- Tuesday I’m going to the Weight Watchers recruitment event, I going to talk to them about becoming a leader!
Ok that’s it, gotta run. I’ll post Tuesday or Wed to let you know how the leader things went.
Awesome Shopping Trip! – March 13, 2006
I usually don’t post mid week but this was too good to wait!
First of all, I have some of the best friends EVER! My friend Jen came to take me shopping on Sunday. She has always been the stylish one, making fun of my Birks and big baggy shirts my whole life. Anyway, she came over with a card to congratulate me on my success and brought me some funky little t-shirts and a pair of jeans! It was so nice and thoughtful of her! THANKS JEN!
Anyway, so we hit Old Navy. I felt like I was on What Not to Wear, it was great! I hit the dressing room and soon discovered that some of those size 8 pants were a little too BIG! She went to grab me a size 6, WHAT?!?! A SIZE 6!!! That is not possible, I never really had a goal of making it into a size 6, I just always thought it wasn’t possible. For gosh sake I didn’t really think size 8’s were possible. I was happy making it into a comfy 10. Needless to say, they fit! WOW what a weird feeling! It was almost surreal, I think I might have been in shock.
What am I saying, I’m still in shock. ;) Size 6, no FRIGGIN WAY! lol OK I’m done. But I needed to share that with you guys. Gotta run.
First Lifetimer Weigh-in – March 10, 2006
I had my first weigh in as a lifetimer today! Down .4, I feel pretty good about that. It put me at a total loss of 65 lbs. WOW that’s like a whole 10 year old! I’m up to eating 25 points a day plus most, if not all, of my weekly allowance. I’m going to go one more week like that. If I post a loss next week then I will add another point on and see where I am.
The meeting was good today. We talked about nutritional needs, BMI and overall healthy eating habits. It made me realize that even though I may not be totally happy with my body the changes I made make a HUGE difference in my health. It inspired me to track my BMI and see the real progress I made. I went from a 30.5 to a 20.9. I think that may be more important then the number on the scale and how I perceive myself.
As for the site, I can’t believe the response I’m getting! I do try to anwer all emails and comments you just need to give me a few days. Thanks again for all your support!
New Content and a New Breakfast – March 6, 2006
I have been slowly updating the site all weekend. After receiving ton of emails and requests I was motivated to add some more content. I love the support and inspiration I get from all of you!
First, I added a new sample menu section. I know I’ve said it before, I’m way to busy to post my daily tracker but I figured just a peak may help you. So I took a look through the last couple of weeks and pulled out some sample days. I hope that helps those of you who wanted a peek into my daily menu.
Second, I added a tips section. I tried to sit down and think of all the things that I did this time around that made a difference.
Third, I’ve been getting bored with breakfast! Especially now that I spend more time feeding and getting the baby ready then I do myself. So I was on the search this weekend for something new, quick and points friendly for breakfast. I found it! I popped two KELLOGG’S Eggo Low-Fat Nutri-Grain® Blueberry waffles in the toaster this morning. They literally took 1 minute, were totally yummy and were only 3 points!
Hope that helps, I will post after weigh in this week.
LIFETIME BABY! – March 2, 2006
Oh MY GOD! I did it! weighed in at 142.2, 6.8 pounds under goal. It’s 11:00 pm and I just got home from work so I will not be updating today but I had to get that news out ASAP! I will post more and update my progress tomorrow.
What the HECK? – February 24, 2006
I went to weigh in this morning (yesterday I was too busy) and to my surprise I was DOWN 3 lbs! Why??? I’m not sure, I looked back at my tracker and I consistently ate between 25-29 points a day, My target to lose would be 20. I’m not complaining but I am a little confused. When did it become to easy to lose weight? For the past 10 years I’ve been gaining and losing the same friggin’ 25 pounds and now I melt away 3 without trying?? Hey, my new philosophy is to have faith in the plan, and that I do, but I am a little concerned that I won’t be able to maintain. The good news, I only have one more week to weigh in before I become a lifetimer. No more 12 bucks for me! Unless I go nuts and gain 10 pounds this week. ;) Hey, it could be done, I think I’ve done it before.
How is everyone doing? I haven’t heard from some of my regular visitors. :(
Quick Update – February 19, 2006
I didn’t forget, I swear. Just another busy weekend. I weighed in Thursday morning with a surprising .6 loss! Maintenance is going just like my meeting leader said it would, like a wave, up a little, down a little.
I don’t have much time to post, again, I’m off to do the taxes, oh so much fun! But I did want to share a tip. Last night I hosted a few people at the house and had to have a quick meal on hand, so I went with sloppy joe’s. But I wanted to eat them guilt free, so I made them lean ground turkey! Not one person noticed! I just took the Manwich sloppy joe mix in the can, threw it in the crock pot with a few diced up fresh red bell peppers, a can of diced tomatoes and some garlic and onion. I ate my in a bowl and everyone else had them on a bun. Just thought I’d share in case you needed a quick crock pot meal for entertaining.
Ok, I updated the progress page, I’m off to the taxes!
Shopping Trip – February 11, 2006
I was on a mission to buy a new pair of jeans today so I went to the mall. I decided I really wanted proof that I was a size 8 and I couldn’t really trust Old Navy. I think their sizes are off sometimes. So I went to Express. Now I used to LOVE this store but nothing ever fit me. I would to hunt for any Extra large’s they had on the sales racks. This time I went straight to the Jeans. I asked the women for a size 8 and a 10 in their curvy fit (whatever that means, but hey I’m still kind of curvy so it made sense). I make it into the dressing room and and of course start with the 10, if I went with the 8 first and they were too tight I might get discouraged. Plus I figured if the 10’s fit I would still be happy that I was a 10. A 10 is a very nice size and much smaller then I’ve ever been. Well I was pleasantly surprised when they were TOO BIG! Now I couldn’t get them off fast enough to try on the 8’s! And to my surprise, they fit PERFECT! Like a glove! Not too tight, not too loose. Just perfect! I felt like telling everyone in the store! WOW it really felt good. I just needed to share that with all of you.
I also went to the grocery store today and I and found a new product that I added to the food finds. Plus a few people have been emailing me recently and sharing their stories and providing links. I just wanted to thank everyone who visits the site. I really appreciate it. One of the reason I started this site was to remain accountable and you guys are helping me do that! Thanks so much! The support is wonderful.
3rd Week of Maintenance – February 9, 2006
I squished in my weigh in this morning and I was pleasantly surprised. Even though I was up .4 I think I’ve been maintaining well. I came to realization that I can’t KEEP loosing, it’s impossible! Don’t get me wrong I think I can stand to loose about 5 more pounds, but that is not my goal right now. In the next three weeks I want to see if I can maintain my current progress. I want to know that I can stay “thin”. Thin…. Huh… I don’t think I EVER described myself that way before! Maybe I am making progress. :)
If you haven’t clicked around in awhile I changed the site a bit, added a few things and updated my pictures page.
Holding Steady – February 3, 2006
I know I say this A LOT, but it’s true, I’ve been so busy! I have my classes and work stuff, the baby, the house, my side jobs and all the small little naggy things you have to do now a days! But enough complaining! My weight as held steady this week. I was actually down .4 which is better then being up .4! I added on the 4 points a day but have to admit, I eat less weekly points now. So I will adjust once again and see where I am next week.
I had to move my weigh in day since I started classes, of course one class is scheduled right in the middle of my favorite Weight Watchers meeting. :( So I shifted to a different location and meeting time. It looks like Thursdays will be the day, but I won’t be able to post my progress until friday afternoons. I promise I will post, I just can’t guarantee how fast I will get to it.
I did update the food finds page. I found this great black bean dip last week while grocery shopping. It is Soooo good. Expect to see it in some dinner ideas soon, I’m working on some new ones. I’m also working on two new page sections for the site, one for my shopping list, mostly because I can’t remember week to week what I should get at the store anymore, and two for a point calculator. I noticed on the WW boards people asking about point values, I figured I would play around with a little tool that would help them calculate points.
Ok, WOW I wrote a lot today. I gotta run. Ryan is napping and I wanted to get something accomplished today!
I Cheated – January 25, 2006
My first week on Maintenance and I cheated. Now I know what your thinking but you’re wrong! I didn’t cheat with food I cheated with points. I was suppose to add 4 points a day this past week and then evaluate my weight loss or gain and then readjust my points again. I couldn’t do it! 4 Points sounded like so much, I only added 2. So I went into weigh in today thinking I gained a pound when in actuality I was DOWN a pound! Hey, I’m not complaining but I will add the other 2 points this week. I really want to find that perfect point value that will allow me to maintain my weight.
I do have sad news. Well I guess it’s only sad for me. I can’t go to my regular meeting time anymore. I have a class to teach this semester that directly conflicts. :( It kind of sucks, I’ve been going to the same meeting for the past 7 months and now that I finally made goal and possibly lifetime I can’t celebrate with the girls and meeting leader I’ve been seeing this whole time. I will keep going though, I really do love the meetings, I just have to find another time that works in my schedule.
OK, I think I said enough today, I’ve been on the computer all day for work and I need a break. I will get around to posting that picture, I just really don’t have the time, or energy right now. I did update my progress page though.
GOAL SURPASSED! – January 19, 2006
Well I MADE the time to go today. I figured I haven’t been busting my but for the last 30 weeks to just let this week go by. I, of course, missed my normal meeting and leader but it didn’t really matter that much. I weighed in, was down 1.8 and surpassed my goal of 149 by 1.2 pounds! It feels kind of weird, the women behind me in line said it best, “Where’s the balloons and confetti??” It was like you expected something miraculous to happen when really it was just another weigh in.
I did get my gold star to add to my key chain. So that’s something. I also now enter the maintenance plan. Which basically means I have to maintain this weight for 6 weeks. If at the end of those 6 weeks I am within 2 pounds of my goal weight I become a lifetime member! Then it’s no more 12 buck a week for me! ;)
I’m scared. I know kind of weird but I’ve been trying to loose weight for so long I’m not sure if I know how to maintain the weight loss. It’s almost like there are two modes, loosing or gaining, I have never really been in between. We’ll see how it goes, I’m just going to keep doing what I’ve been doing but add a few more points. Next week we’ll see what happens.
I wanted to post a picture for goal, but I don’t really have time. I will try and get one up this weekend!
Ok, I’m excited but it does feel a little anticlimactic. I gotta run, have a million things to do.
No Time! – January 18, 2006
I didn’t have time to weigh in today! I needed to let you know because EVERYONE has been asking if I made it. I’ve been so busy at work it’s unbelievable. I’m going to try and get in tomorrow. I really want to know if I lost the last .6. I think I did, but you never know how those Weight Watcher scales will go! So keep your fingers crossed and wish me luck. I will update by Friday at the latest.
SOoooooooo Close! – January 11, 2006
Wow! has it been a whole week since I posted? I’m so busy the weeks are just flying by. Well today is my 29th weigh in since I started and I’m .6 lbs from goal! I can’t believe it. I did it! Made it to the 140’s!!! OK, I should make goal next week if I just keep doing what I’m doing! Fingers are crossed.
I do want to pat myself on the back for keeping out up my workouts. That Kinetic game is Fabulous! I don’t even feel like I’m working out but by the end I’m winded and muscles are sore the next morning. I would really recommend it for anyone who has a playstation 2 and hates to workout! The interface could be better but it’s worth it for workouts.
Needless to say I haven’t had time to update much of the site. When I go shopping this weekend I will keep my eyes peeled for new products. Have a good one!
Christmas Gain is Now a Wash! – January 4, 2006
I lost what I gained over the holiday! That felt sooo good! I didn’t lose any ground. I’m hoping to loose the last 1.6 pounds this week to make it to 149!!!! OMG I’m so excited I can’t even begin to explain in words. I would then begin maintenance and hopefully, by March, you will be reading the web site of a new Weight Watchers lifetime member!
I found some new products I wanted to pass on. I posted them in the food finds section. I’m also working on some new recipes I hope to have them up soon.
I hope all your weigh-ins this week go well!
New Years Resolution – January 1, 2006
For the first time in years I don’t have to make loosing weight my Resolution! I’m so excited! But I will be making more of an effort to work out. Bill got me this game for the playstation that helps you workout! It’s great! Like a personal trainer at home and the workout are fun. So I will be trying to do one every other day at least.
I also updated my picture section. Other then that I wanted to Wish everyone a Happy New Years! Good luck on all your weight loss journeys!
Note Added on: I forgot to mentioned I did a HUGE thing yesterday for the New Year! I threw out all my “fat” clothes! It felt great!! I recommend it for anyone who has lost a significant amount on weight.