Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Lots to fill you in on

Hello everybody,

So I know that I was writing once every few days, then everyday, now it seems like once a week. So I have this new plan where I'm going to make it a goal to write at least once a week..and this way I could keep up to date and also have a goal..because everyday is just not something that I can do right now.

Speaking of goals..another goal I have is that I'm going to work out three times a week. I haven't worked out in forever. I have been more active like taking the stairs when I'm at our house instead of the elevator.

I finally did a weigh-in and was shocked that I only gained .1 so that's awesome! I know it had been like two weeks since I was able to do a weigh-in so I'm happy with the results I saw.

I also joined curves as of last night. I used to be a member summer of college but then got busy with classes and union board so I was unable to afford it. Now I'm back and scheduled my first workout for monday.

I am not able to go this week because of a babysitting job that I'm doing starting tonight until friday morning...and without child care at Curves it's a little hard to get a workout in. If for some reason I can get there before Monday then I'm totally doing it. I paid for a whole year so if that's not motivation I don't know what is. I'm very excited...does anybody do curves? how are your results so far?

Last week I had peapod delivered and I have been very proud of myself with eating the food and picking healthy choices. I know its only Tuesday of this week but I have made lunches since Peapod was delivered for John and I. I ran out of fruit though so tonight I'm going to scoot to the store and get some.

Things are good...Hope everybody else is having a great week!!! Now I just need to work on drinking some more water!!!

Quote of the day: What is most needed for learning is a humble mind. ~Confuscious, The book of History IV

Monday, July 21, 2008

New Week :)


Hope everybody had a fabulous weekend..mine was good..but also very busy. Today I am extremely tired and I'm counting down the minutes until work is over! :) John's official b-day was on friday. We went and saw a band that his friend is in and his sister met us last minute.

on the way out..I was starving so we stopped at Burger King...I know not the best but I was starving....so I saw on the menu they had Macaroni and Cheese..yes my weakness...so of course I caved and had the macaroni and cheese side with four piece chicken nuggets no sauce. I was good by not having the pop and fries that I would have months ago normally...the mac and cheese was ok...not the same as making it but it's portioned out in a small side...and i'd probably have it again!! :)

I had a baby shower on saturday..they served brunch..i ate way too much but it was my breakfast and lunch so really it was what I normally had between the two meals the way I figured.

We made dinner last night. We tried the Choice Ramen that roni used in one of her recipes..we didn't have the veggies and the shrimp but we were curious to try it out....it's much better then eating the regular ramen...and it didn't taste all that different..so I would definately try it out if you haven't! John even didn't mind the taste compared to ramen noodles..so that's always good...

I did not weigh in since my last post but will be when I remember and I'll report back..I'm a little scared since I was down last post....I did stay on points but it wasn't the best food either that I ate all last week...we will see.

Tomorrow i'm having peapod delivered..I bought salad, lunch meat, strawberries, blueberries, bananas, raspberries, frozen meals, yogurt..and a bunch of other stuff to make sure I am bringing my own lunches and staying on track. I really love using peapod since it's all great food and I don't even need to leave the house to shop!!!

Hope everybody has a great Monday and rest of the week..I am going to try and check in more this week..but having no internet at home is killing me...but I'll try.

Quote of the day: Learning is an ornament in prosperity, a refuge in adversity, and a provision in old age. ~Aristotle

Monday, July 14, 2008

im back...again

Well where do I start....

I guess I should start with my favorite news and that is I jumped on the scale this morning and I am down 1.7 so that's awesome for another loss...especially with all that I have had going on...from the 4th of july to john's surprise party.

I have been making sure to track points even on weekends and really trying hard to count EVERYTHING....which is harder then you think sometimes.

I am SOOO happy that john's party was such a success. He was truly surprised and happy with the celebration. The food was great and alot of our friends were able to make it out..even the ones I invited from southern illinois (where john went to high school) He was just shocked in everything that I did for him. Food was great..had it catered and I tried really hard to eat the good stuff like the salad!! I did have a little pasta but not too much and stuck to the veggies and salad. I also did not have any drinks during the day (which was hard when EVERYBODY else was) and had a few later in the evening.

Now I'm going to be able to focus more on tracking points and eating healthy even more since a lot of the parties are out of the way. Summer is flying by us..i can't believe it's mid-july. I am working on drinking lots of water again..since that is something I did not have a lot of this weekend. We have a full fridge of leftovers so I'm going to stick to those and portion them out so I don't eat all of them at once!!!

Hope everybody else is having a wonderful day..sorry it took me a while to blog again but I have been reading your comments..I have to catch up on reading some blogs which I will get to now.

Have a great day!!!!!!!!

quote of the day: No. 2 pencils aside, the most important tool in learning is a sense of wonder.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Almost Two weeks TOO long

Hey folks,

yes I have not post in almost two weeks!! Where have I been? Well mainly around not turning on the TV or computer after work. I've been running around cleaning my house. I'm throwing a SURPRISE party for my man on the 12th...he's turning 25. It's going to be at our house so I'm just getting everything ready even have most of the stuff bought for the party :) just want to stay ahead here so it's not all last minute. He grew up in southern illinois and I even was able to have three of his friends agree to drive up for the weekend and surprise him..he thinks he is working that saturday so then i know he'll be home cause he doesn't like to go out the night before he works a saturday...but really he has off (cause I was able to get him out of work)....he hasn't seen these friends since we started dating two years ago for a wedding we went to, and before that..he saw them in '02.

Ok enough about that...I've been doing great tracking my points and watching what i'm eating. It's still hard to fight the summer BBQ temptations. I have been really good and not been drinking which was a huge downfall for me last summer! We have been at home cooking every night this week which is awesome. We even tried the Kraft whole grain mac and cheese..different but not bad. I gained a pound through the two weeks but I weighed myself this morning and I'm down 1.6 pounds so I'm happy about that and it's TOM which is never fun because all I want to do is EAT!!!!

As far as water goes...i've been super thirsty and drinking lots of water...easy to do since it's hot out and I want to make sure i'm hydrated. I have been drinking Figi water lately..i love it..don't know why but its so good!! i'm hooked! To change it up I've been bringing these juice boxes..can't remember who makes them but they are called just 10 or something like that...I bought them through peapod..they are very light and refreshing..i love them..something different then water that only has 10 calories. By the way speaking of peapod...i love using them to shop..they are soooo great at picking fresh fruits and veggies and totally save me time!

I am worried about this weekend as it is 4th of july weekend. I am not too worried except that we are going to a BBQ friday and a festival on saturday..so that's two days in a row that I have to be strong with my decisions....but I can do it.

Well back to my list of things to do for the party...i'm crazy...i am having his friends show up friday night, our parents/siblings over on saturday at 3:00 and our friends over at 7:30 so this will be an all day event!! And it's all a surprise. I have the catering ordered, decorations, most of the drinks for the day bought and stored at mom and dad's house. Still have to get his presents, some late night snacks for our friends, and the cold food that day before...ahh never ends!! I also have other gifts for other parties to pick up at some point and have to keep the house cleaned...I started early so he didn't wonder why the house is SPOTLESS....hahaha

Have a happy and safe 4th of July!!! Drink lots of water, stay cool!

Quote of the day: Your patience is rewarded when you hear the music of a child sounding out her first reading words.