Thursday, April 24, 2008


Yes, thats right.....this week and next week I am dogsitting for my parents while they are in sunny florida!!! LUCKY...

Well it's not too bad..they have two dogs that I have to take care of while they are away. The hard part is my condo is five minutes from my work and their house is about 25-30 minutes from my that means that I have been staying at their house every night, driving to work, working for a little bit, then letting the dogs out, coming back to work and then after work back to their house...geez that made me tired just typing. I have mine and john's stuff in a duffle bag at my parent's house and we are living out of a bag. We have been eating out this week since we don't have any food at my parent's house...but I have managed to stay on points so that is awesome.

I have not weighed in for a while...which I need to do. I have felt really good this week since I have been counting points again. I need to start cooking more...I feel like I don't know enough and I know its all about experimenting as well...but the other thing is cost...and time...but hopefully soon I can cook more.

I can't wait until next week..we are going to the cubs game TWICE in a row..we are going tuesday and wednesday..that is our payment for watching the dogs. I am super excited..they are both night games and I've never been to a night game!!! I am worried though because the temptation of the food there will kill me..blah.

Has anybody tried the mgd lite 64 beer? I am a total beer girl which is hard on WW. This beer is soooo good and only 1 point. Let me know what you think about it if you have had it. It's so light and will be great during BBQ's this summer YAY!

Quote of the day: If kids can watch TV, talk on the phone, and do their homework all at the same time, then they can surely learn to put their names in the upper right hand corner of their papers.

HAVE A GREAT WEEK!!! I am going to try and get on the treadmill at my parent's house tonight since they have one...

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Beautiful Day

Well Hello

I am SOOOO excited that today is SUNNY!!! and 74 degrees outside. I know this morning when I left my house I was kind of pushing it by not wearing a coat or a sweatshirt. I just ran an errand for work and I had my windows down and the sunroof open...WAHOO I am so happy that this weather is finally here...even though I heard it might rain this weekend..but I am going to soak up what I can of this great weather!!!

I had a really busy weekend this weekend...lots of driving. My girlfriend had both of her kid's parties together which was over an hour drive. Then on sunday we drove to wisconsin to see john's mom. I had a very healthy weekend.

This week has been going great I have kept track of my points for me. I only have 10 flex points left until end of hopefully I can stay on track!! Usually I don't use my flex points until the end of the we shall see. Today was probably my best day..eating oatmeal for breakfast and subway for lunch..even had lunch with john cause it was his day off..what a great day so far.

I was so excited to watch Biggest Loser last night..for the season finale. I am so sad that its over now because every week I would watch that show for even more motivation. I am so impressed on how much weight those people lost. Quite amazing!! If they can do...I can!!

Quote of the day: The true aim of everyone who aspires to be a teacher should be, not to impart his opinions, but to kindle minds. ~Frederick William Robertson

Have a great day!!!

Friday, April 11, 2008

Rainy Days

Hello All,

I know that I said I wouldn't be able to blog all weekend...but once again..another week has gone by..sorry!!!

Anyways...things are good on my end. I am really getting sick of the rain. We will have one sunny, beautiful day and then the next day will rain and be cold..gross.

I had a WONDERFUL time last weekend at the cubs game. I know that the night before the plan was to have a relaxing night..but instead we went to dinner and then him and his buddy went two doors down to a bar and it turned into a late night. But we did somehow wake up on time for the cab. The game was so much fun even though the seats in the bleachers were all taken and we had to stand. We still had way too much fun, drank too much, and got too much sun even. It was nice to go to a cubs game the two of us and enjoy the day together. But best of all..the CUBBIES won!!! YAY! then after the game we took the train home and we ran into the train crawl that we originally planned on doing until some people were unable to attend it was nice to see some people we knew.

This week has been nice. I have eaten pretty good even trying to get fruits and veggies in my diet. This is seriously harder then people think. I did have dinner two times this week with john..not eating the best foods, but better then what I would have had a few months ago.

We also watched Biggest Loser together on Tuesday night. I can't wait until the LIVE season finale next week. I can't wait to see what happens. I can't believe that show is going to be over. I love that show...they have some really good tips and motivation while you watch. It's also great to see how people lose weight so fast.

I also watched American Idol this week and it's getting pretty interesting as well. I still have LOTS of shows on my DVR to watch including Jon and Kate plus 8, oprah, dr. phil, I can make you thin, and some chick flicks...when am I ever going to have time :)

What else happened this week? My best friend's brother found out that him and his girlfriend are having a baby girl in that is exciting!! This weekend is going to be pretty busy..tonight we might be celebrating my friend's birthday. Tomorrow John has to work all day and I am going to my friend's kid's birthday party which is kind of far away. Then Sunday we are driving to Wisconsin to visit John's mom. My mom is going to join us because me, my mom, and john's mom are going to a card making class for two hours...should be a lot of fun..and it we will be making some cool cards while visiting.

Have a wonderful weekend! Drink lots of healthy. Think Spring!

Also I did a weigh in and I did not change any, but thats ok..could be worse. I tried to take vitamins this week. I have been getting better but I really struggle with taking those HUGE multi-vitamin. What vitamins do you take? Any advice on swallowing pills?

Quote of the Day: I consider a human soul without an education like marble in a quarry, which shows none of its inherent beauties until the skill of the polisher sketches out the colors, makes the surface shine, and discovers every ornamental cloud, spot, and vein that runs through it. ~Joseph Addison

Friday, April 4, 2008

Ready for the cubbies


This week has flown by..once again....I'm not sure where time goes....its already April..

This week hasn't been too bad for eating, except when my father decided to bring Girl Scout Cookies to work...and the last two days I've been digging into those. I am so excited that the weather is getting nicer outside..this means I can start to take some walks outside which I'm looking forward to.

I had so much to fill you in on, but I am drawing a blank....I am going to the cubs game tomorrow.....and I'm praying for NO rain!! because we are sitting in the bleachers. My best friend's family opened a restaurant up which I think I mentioned so I have eaten there twice already this week..yummy food!

I don't know if I'll be able to get online this weekend...tonight I'm looking forward to a relaxing evening since we have to get up and catch the 8:30 train to chicago tomorrow...then sunday I'm hoping to stay in and also have a low key day getting things done around the house.

Last night I finally watched Biggest Loser from Tuesday night....if any of you watch that show.....its not who I expected to go home

I hope to be weighing in at some point this weekend even though the girl scout cookies might have gotten the best of me this week..we'll see though. I have been trying to track my points on microsoft excel so then I'm aware of how much I am really eating.

Have a FABULOUS weekend everybody and drink lots of water and eat healthy!

Quote of the day: The highest function of the teacher consists not so much in imparting knowledge as in stimulating the pupil in its love and pursuit.

Keep up the great work everybody!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April Fool's

Happy April Fool's Day!

Luckily I haven't had any jokes pulled on me today....yet! The day is not over though.

Well another week has flown by and I apologize because I don't sign on here enough. One of these days I will be blogging everyday!

I watched the show I can make you thin...I had mixed feelings about his tips that he had to lose weight....but if you want some more motivation I'd check it out.

This last week wasn't too bad for me except that I did gain a now I'm at 188. I need to get back on track! I have been drinking lots of water and being more conscious of how much I'm eating. I still can't seem to get enough fruits and veggies in during the day. It's very hard. Yesterday was a really bad day. I had Arby's because I was on the run and if you know me....I don't eat fast food really. Then John and I went to the movies to see Horton Hears a Who (very cute!) and we ate some popcorn. But today was much better..I ate oatmeal and Subway. Tonight we're going to a friend's restaurant that opens today...mexican food so I'm sure I can find something that isn't too bad.

Hope everybody is doing great! I am waiting patiently on warm weather. This weekend we are going to a Cub's game and then on a pub crawl for St. Jude....both are on Saturday....LONG day!

Quote of the day: OK, admit. There are a couple of dumb questions.

What kind of April Fool's jokes do you do to your friends and family?

Have a great week everybody!! Hope to hear from you! I also plan on cooking more at home even though there seems to be no time or groceries get too expensive..but I know it's healthier.