Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Weekly Weigh-In

No loss this week. I am predicting no loss next week, too. It's going be a week.
Oh well. It happens.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Weekly Weigh-In

Despite no workouts and not actually tracking my points, I lost a pound this week!
I haven't been tracking/counting points all week but just watching what I am eating and how much I'm eating all week. It's not where I want to be. I don't want to give myself this much slack yet. Not until I feel I have a good grip on my weight loss/lifestyle - which it is apparent, I do not! So, this week I am saying I will start counting my points again. I have been doing great with my water this week, too! No workouts, though. I had every intention of doing them but never did it. Sounds like life, doesn't it? So, I'm shooting for twice this week.
I have lost a total of 22 pounds now, which equates 10.23% of total weight lost!!! That is awesome! My weight is currently 203. I am getting so excited thinking about the fact that I am almost out of the 200s. I haven't been in the 100s since a couple months after Graycen was born.
If I were reading this out loud, you would hear my huge WOO-HOO right now!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Weekly Weigh-In

I've decided not to put on my posts the number of weeks it has been for the weigh ins. With he numbers getting up there, it makes me feel like I haven't lost much weight. So, it's just going to be "weekly weigh in" now.
I did pretty well this last week. I got 2 workouts in and was on top of my water half of the time. I didn't count points this last week, but instead just watched what I ate and watched the portion sizes. Obviously it all worked since I lost 1 pound last week! YAY! I have had a total weight loss of 9.33% That is awesome!
I am hoping to get some better motivation going again and get back in stride here. I only have 5 pounds to go before I am under 200 and that is so exciting to me! The last time I was under 200 was before I had Graycen and then right after she was born - for like 2 months.
With my birthday coming up on the 20Th of next month, I am up for my license renewal. I am hoping that in the next 25 days I can lose 5 pounds so I can be under 200 on my license. You see, I am not a person that lies about my weight on my license. I don't find it necessary. I am thinking I might cut it close but not actually make it :(

Friday, November 21, 2008

Yes, I know.

I have been MIA the past two weeks. I know, it's bad. I have had nothing to report as there is no change (up or down) in weight loss these last two weeks. I have gotten lucky in that sense as I haven't been following my points, getting my water in or working out. It's been almost an "I don't want to talk about it" couple of weeks. There has been a lot going on and while I know that's not an excuse for my poor habits, it's the only one I've got.
I have already been better this week. Watching my points, getting my water and since Tuesday I have had two workouts. Yay for me being back on track.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 15

I am so thrilled to announce:
I lost 2 pounds last week. In case you can't keep a running total in your head for this, I now weigh 205 pounds, which means I have lost 20 pounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OK, sorry about the abundance of exclamation points. I am just a little excited!
These past two weeks have been stress filled and hectic but I pulled my act together last week and got those two pounds off. I am so close to hitting 10% weight lost. I have another 2.25 pounds to go until I get there!

YAY for me!! I am so proud of myself for losing 20 pounds. I know if I had been more diligent in the beginning weeks (the first 3 or 4) I could have lost more but no shoulda, coulda, wouldas. I have done great and need to celebrate what I have done!

Here's to many more losing (winning!) weeks.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I've got a new favorite treat!

They're called gramwiches. I got the tip from my friend, Kristie, as well as from The Biggest Loser Cookbook. I have only tried one variation of them and hey, it works for me so why change it. You take one whole chocolate graham cracker and break it in half (so it is 2 squares) You then take 2 tablespoons of lite cool whip (or store brand whipped cream) and place them on one of the cracker halves. Put the top on to make it like a sandwich. Pop it in the freezer for about an hour. After the hour, I pull them out I stick them all into a large Ziploc bag and pop them back in the freezer. They are so nummy! It's dangerous when I make these since they are so good and so few points! You should try them! I bet you'd love them, too! As you can see from the picture to the right there are different variations of these. I don't know the points value of all of them but I can imagine as long as you stick with low-fat and fat-free items, you'll be OK. Just don't use my points calculation for these ones, too.

**Points value - 1

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Product Review:: Weight Watchers Electronic Points Calculator

OK. So I have had this for a little while now and am just now getting around to actually posting my review of it. I have been slacking in the review posts lately. Don't worry, I have a couple saved in my posts to finish typing up and then I have to post them.
Alright, here we go! I think it was about a month to a month and a half ago that I got this in the mail! My lovely Ma bought it for me since I never get/buy/pick out things for myself. (She knows how it is since she's the same way!)
This thing is super neat! I love the use of weight watchers online but it's hard for me to constantly get online to type in what I've eaten and figure out the point value. The WW Electronic Points Calculator allows you to do a couple of different things. You can calculate the points values of your food immediately as well as use the daily points tracker-that allows you to save your daily points target and keep track of the points you use throughout the day. It even works as a regular calculator. The thing is small - very small. It's about the size of a compact, which is great! Now I don't have to use my paper points slider anymore! YAY!

I love this product! Thanks Ma!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 14

Let me just start by saying I had a really bad week. As a result, I ate terribly. I didn't drink ANY water most days this week and had no regard to any of the food I was shoveling into my mouth. I can definitely say I had an emotional eating week. That's bad.
Because of my horrible eating habits this last week, I didn't lose any weight. I also didn't gain any weight. I'm relieved that I didn't gain any, but in a way, I almost wish maybe I would have. I think it would have been a punishment for my actions.
I am hoping this will be a better week but it's hard to stay committed to my eating when there is stuff going on that is far more important than what I'm eating. So - here's to another week.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 13

I forgot that yesterday was my weigh-in day. I didn't remember until 8:13pm. That's the same time I remembered The Biggest Loser started at 7:00. I was so upset. So, I waited to weigh myself until this morning. I lost another 2 pounds!!! That makes a total loss of 18 pounds. WOO HOO!!
I was doing so well last week. I was downing AT LEAST 80 ounces of water per day and was ending the days using all of my points. I hadn't even used any of my 35 allowance points for the week and then the weekend hit. I am finding that the weekends are where I get hit hard and want to eat all of the time. During the week I am go, go, go watching 4, sometimes 5 kids at a time. I don't have the time to think about eating out of habit. But the weekends, well, those are another story.

I had weighed myself on Friday of last week and at that point I had already hit my 20lbs lost but since it wasn't Tuesday, it couldn't be official. I ate horribly over the weekend. I used my daily points plus all of my allowance points. I didn't drink more than 15 ounces of water on either day. I just don't know what to do for the weekends. Any suggestions?
Don't get me wrong, I know 2 pounds is a great loss for the week but this was a week that it could have been even better. I am now officially 2 pounds away from losing 20 pounds and I am absolutely thrilled about that! I feel so much better than I did before all of this and it's starting to show in my clothes and that is one part I am psyched to see!!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 12

I am down one pound this week! YAY - a little skip out of the funk. I have been doing excellent with my water intake and bad with the working out. I got one work out in this week. It's OK. I think the water and workout (even if it was just once) helped me to rid this pound! I was pretty strict with my points, so those aren't to blame.
I'm getting better and going to make this an even better week. I am scouring the Internet for tasty recipes so I can stop eating the same things.
I just realized over the weekend that I am 11 pounds down from my pre-pregnancy weight with Parker. As of today, I am 11 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight with Graycen. I'm getting closer....

Here we go into another week one pound lighter!

Monday, October 13, 2008


I don't know what I was thinking and I weighed in this morning. Mondays aren't my weigh in day, Tuesdays are. So, I took down my post and will repost tomorrow morning and modify it if anything should happen. Yay for an extra day!!

Thursday, October 9, 2008


Yesterday I drank 88 ounces of water! I can hardly believe it. I almost doubled the minimum amount I should be drinking daily for WW. I drank my first 32 before 11:00 am. I cracked open my beloved Coke Zero and started sipping it shortly thereafter. I refilled my bottle and left it on the counter, like usual. It was about 5:00pm when I realized I had barely touched my pop and had continued to reach for the water bottle. By 8:30pm my second 32 ounces were gone. Wahoo! I still had my workout to do for the day (which didn't come until 9:00 pm) so I knew there would be more water involved here.. I refilled it with what was left in the Brita pitcher (which was 24 ounces) and went on my merry way to work out. I had it gone by the time my 33 minute workout was done! YAY ME!! I checked my can of pop and it was still about halfway full. That is the least amount of pop I have had in a LONG time! I am so proud of myself! Let's see if we can do it again today. I had my first 32 gone by 10:00 today. Looking good so far.

My water tip!

Since I am on Weight Watchers, I need to drink a minimum of 48 ounces of water per day (I make my minimum 64ounces.) I have come up with a way for me to get all of my water in for the day. I have been having a lot of trouble finishing my water daily, so it was imperative that I set something up. I am also quite the pop addict but have somehow gotten myself down to 1 (sometimes 2) pops per day.
What I do is this:
I have a 32 ounce nalgene bottle that I fill up with water. I make sure I drink one of these before I can have a pop. So, ideally, I would have my first 32oz gone before lunch time so I don't have to go the whole afternoon without my beloved caffeine! It makes it a lot easier to finish the first one knowing once it's gone I can have a can of pop. It also makes it easier to drink the second one knowing that's all I have to drink for the day. When I do this successfully, I usually drink more than my 64oz for the day because I don't want pop at the end of the night, so i go right for the bottle. Of water, that is! ;-)

Tuesday, October 7, 2008


Rachel, a fellow blogger new friend to me, tagged me to participate in this fun little getting to know you game. Even though I already did it, it was on my personal blog. Since that was on my personal blog, I thought I would do it over here too. I'm going to choose different answers this time and also throw in some health related ones also. I'll answer the questions but I'm not going to tag people this time around since I just tagged 7 people. So - anyone who reads this: Tag! You're it!! (unless you've already done it, of course)

  1. I enjoy working out. I love the way it makes me feel during and after. I just have a hard time motivating myself to actually get started!

  2. I used to bite my toenails when I was little. To this day I have no idea why I did it. My mom hated it so much and would almost throw-up every time I did it. I can see why.

  3. I could eat popcorn every single day. Thankfully, I buy the Pop Secret 94% fat-free, 100 calorie snack bags of popcorn. It only costs me 2 points, so I can eat it every day if I want to!

  4. I used to be a jogger. I loved doing it. I have no idea why I stopped.

  5. I like to write. I don't necessarily like my handwriting bur I just like to write stuff out. In school I would always rewrite all of my notes just so I could write more.

  6. I am a compulsive list maker. I make them for everything: groceries, Target, things to do, dinner ideas, household tasks. You name it, it goes on there! Maybe this has something to do with #5???

  7. I've tried losing weight numerous times. I've only been successful at losing weight two times. What have I done both times that it's worked? Weight Watchers, of course. That's enough proof to me that it works!

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 11

Happy to say - the pound I was up last week is gone and I am back down to where I was the week prior, which is 15lbs lost. So, I don't think I even lost anything in this last week or if that was just water weight that I lost.
Is this my plateau? If so, I am not sure how to get out of it. I also wonder, is it possible that it is me slacking, unknowingly? Anyone in WW have any hints as to why I'm kind if sticking now?
I did get in two workouts last week and have made myself a chart to hold myself accountable for workouts this week. I am setting my goal to three workouts this week. I would like to hold it at every day (or at least five days) but I need to be realistic. I can barely get myself motivated to workout one day per week - let's take baby steps here. Anyone out there have any tips on getting and keeping yourself motivated for working out? Any extra special incentive (besides the AWESOME weight loss?)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 10

Bad news again this week. I am up 1 pound. When I weighed myself on Saturday I had been down 2 pounds and then when I weighed in on Tuesday I was up 1. It's my "friend" week, so I am assuming *maybe* that's the problem. This is the first month I have had it since having Parker, so I'm not positive how it is again.. I guess we'll see next Tuesday what happens.
I've restarted my Biggest Loser DVD and am happy (and sore) about it!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

This is neat!

Just this morning I figured out how to determine what your weight loss percentage is. I am so excited - my percentage of weight lost is 6.67% To me, that is awesome!! To be able put that kind of a number on it just gives it a whole new look! With WW your first big goal is 10% so I am more than half way there!

If you want to be able to figure out your percentage of weight lost, do the following:

Divide the weight loss by the starting weight and multiply the answer by 100.
Ex: Starting weight = 200, pounds lost = 5
5/200 = .025
.025*100 = 2.5% weight lost

You can do this from week to week or keep a running total. I think I am going to do both and track them on my side bar.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 9

So, this was a very bad week. I guess, in a way, it was good, but mostly I was just bad. I didn't keep track of my points for 6 days this week. I know, horrible! I also didn't work out one day this week. So, needless to say, I didn't lose anything. I am happy with that. Well, not happy, but OK. I would have expected to gain but since I just stayed the same, it's OK. I am just happy I didn't gain.
I decided I need to start creating weekly goals. My goal for this week is to get myself back on track and counting ALL of my points again and to make sure I work out at least 3 times this week. I keep making excuses as to why I can't work out. You know the same old excuses: I don't have time, it's too late, I'm too tired. I have come to the realization that that's what they all are - excuses. I need to hold myself accountable just like I do with my points and actually work out!
So, I won't say I hope this is a better week - I will say, this WILL BE a better week!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 8

Not too shabby of a week. I lost 1 pound this week, dropping the scales down to 210 and bringing my total weight loss to 15 pounds! To me, celebrating a 15 pound weight loss is so exciting!!! It makes me forget that fact that it was just a 1 pound loss this week!!!! I watched what I ate - kind of. I did have a slip day and felt horrible about it. Unfortunately, I didn't work out one time this week. David was on over-nights last week and again this week so it kind of makes it hard for me to try and have a routine with dinner, bedtime and working out. Oh well - here's to a better week!!!

Monday, September 15, 2008

I'm Super Excited!!!

The newest season of The Biggest Loser starts tomorrow night!!!
It's on NBC at 7pm!!! I guess now it is a good thing Steph cancelled for tomorrow night. We were going to have a play date for the kids (OK and for us) but she has a freelance project she needs to work on. So... now I get to watch it! YAY!! I know Katie & Sherri will be tuning in as well!!!

The winners are...

Kristie and Carren!

Kristie took the time to write out a beautiful post that made me want to break the rules right then and there and just give her the dang trial. She is very well deserving of it! Go here to read the new blog she started for her newest venture in life!

Carren is my mother in law and she took the time to send me an email about it. She is also well deserving of this trial.

I am happy no other people entered so I was able to give these two wonderful people a shot at using Weight Watchers online. I can only hope it works for both of you and you are successful at it! Just remember... baby steps!

Congratulations you two!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 7

The scale has moved more!! I lost another 4 pounds. I weighed in at 211. This last week I watched what I ate (except for yesterday..no excuse there) I only worked out twice and those were the two days I went with Steph to LA Fitness. Sad, I know. It kicked my butt big time and I should have continued my own stuff here at home to ensure I kept on with it. BUT I didn't.
I told David I need help holding myself accountable to working out. If I could afford to join the gym, I would and then I would have someone to hold me accountable - Steph. Oh well, when I can afford it she can hold me to it. Right Steph?
So, YAY to another successful week. I am losing right on/above target for healthy weight loss (1-2lbs/week) I am proud of myself!

**Don't forget to enter the contest to win a 3 month membership to Weight Watchers online!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Do you want to Lose for Good?

The great people over at Weight Watchers are supplying me with two 3-month memberships to Weight Watchers online to give away on my blog in any way I choose.
I have been racking my brain trying to figure out a way to give these away and have finally come up with what I am going to do.
  • I am going to hold this contest open to everyone who has a blog.
  • You need to create a post on your blog talking about these three things: 1) Telling your readers about the Lose for Good campaign 2) Why you want to win the 3 month membership to Weight Watchers online 3) Your favorite healthy recipe or food to eat.
  • Come back here and leave me a comment with a link back to your post.
  • This contest will stay open until 11:59pm Thursday, September 11. I will choose a winner (using random.org) *Note: you will not be included in the random drawing if you do not post all 3 things in your blog* I will email the winners and post the results on Friday morning.

Good luck to you all!!

Lose for Good!

Somehow Weight Watchers found their way to my blog. I was contacted by a woman, who I will call E, about a campaign that WW is involved in. It's called the Lose for Good campaign. She asked if I would be interested in participating in this challenge, blogging about it and trying to get readers involved as well. I couldn't say no!
For every pound lost with Weight Watchers during a six-week period, beginning September 7 and ending October 18, Weight Watchers will donate the cost of one pound of food -- up to one million dollars. The funds will go to two hunger-fighting organizations: Share Our Strength, which works to make sure no child in America grows up hungry, and Action Against Hunger, which provides immediate and long-term solutions for hunger to people around the world. .

Some more information I have received and can relay to you all:
  • According to the World Health Organization, there are 1.6 billion overweight people in the world and at the same time, in 2007 there were 862 million people in the world that were underfed.
  • Lose for Good is a charitable effort that addresses two important epidemics: hunger and obesity, by empowering people to get healthier while also doing good for others in need.
  • The chosen organizations are Share Our Strength, the leading organization working to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry, and Action Against Hunger, an organization that helps feed people in troubled parts of the world.

Lose for Good on Facebook (Group name: The Lose for Good Campaign)

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Product Review:: The Biggest Loser Workout, Vol 1

Like a week and a half ago I mentioned a new workout DVD that I had tried that kicked my butt. I realized this morning I never posted about it.
Well, this wonderful DVD was one I purchased right before we decided to have Graycen. It was one of my final "I'm going to lose this weight before I get pregnant" attempts. To tell you how far I got in this attempt - I never took the shrink wrap off of the DVD. That's some progress, huh?
The timing couldn't be more perfect for me to whip it out. That Saturday night I did the first day of the routine. It was the cardio workout. That was a great workout. I felt it - big time. I was tired and sore and well, I just felt worked out. Perfect. The next night, Sunday, was the weights night. Holy crap, that was probably the hardest workout I had ever done. Seriously. The next day I was so sore, it wasn't even funny. Hell, I was ridiculously sore in my abs and sides until like Thursday of that week. We were in the car and David was making me laugh, I had tears running down my face and was begging him to stop because I hurt so bad.
If you're looking for a new, hard, kick your butt workout DVD to try - I recommend this one!

So jealous

Last night I accompanied Steph to LA Fitness to use her personal trainer for a workout. Man, did I get a workout! Yesterday was her day to work on legs. I happily did everything right along with her. The last workout that he had us do was holding 5lb weights in each of our hands, putting one leg in front of us and the other with our foot up on the weight bench behind us, keeping our body straight, dip down and come back up - all while leaving the foot behind us on the bench. To give you an idea, it looked something like this but with the weight bench behind us and our foot up on it:

After we were done with that, he put us up on the stationary bikes *which I have found I really enjoy!* for 30 minutes. By the end of my workout, I had biked 7 miles. Isn't that crazy?!

Well, when we were done, we had to walk down the stairs to be able to get out the door. That was a challenge. I seriously could only take the steps like 2 or 3 at a time. It was horrible. I had spaghetti legs. This morning when I went to M's house to watch the kids, I had to walk up 2 flights of stairs with each kid - yeah, talk about a major burn!

Last night gave me a taste of how nice it would be to have a personal trainer. Anyone care to be mine? For free!!??

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 6

Another week gone, another two pounds lost. I am thrilled to say I have reached a 10 pound loss!! I am so excited about this!! I know this week could have produced better results if I would have done two things differently:
1) Actually participated in one workout this week. I didn't do any working out this week and I can feel it.
2) Not eaten fair food. I wouldn't be a true Minnesota State Fair lover if I went and didn't eat the roasted corn on the cob or Sweet Martha's Cookies. I only ate those two things and a bite of David's turkey sandwich. That's it. The catch - I ate about 10 cookies. I know, bad, bad me! I also drank a lot of pop and I shouldn't have done that either.
So, I am hoping this next week is an even better one. I went with Steph tonight to try out LA Fitness. She has a membership there and was able to get a 3 day pass for a guest. Tonight we did arms, back and 30 mins on the bike. Tomorrow we are meeting with her personal trainer. Should be interesting. I am super excited about it though!
I must say, I am pretty darn proud of myself for reaching 10 pounds.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 5

So, it's week 5 but really, it's week 3. This is the third weigh in that has actually followed a committed week. There is happy news to report - AGAIN!! I am down another 3 pounds! I had a cheat day this week. I am not proud of myself for it either. I was having a really bad day and to be honest, I just didn't care. I woke up the next day and felt horrible for doing it. I was so down on myself and really had to ask myself why I did that. I know now that I really am was an emotional eater. I was better for the rest of the week and haven't thought about cheating in the least bit the rest of the time.
I tired a new workout DVD, which completely kicked my butt. A review of it to be written up in the next day or so. It was such a hard and good workout. So good it made me excited for the tomorrow to do it again! I have to follow this one for 6 weeks to achieve optimal results. So, we'll see how the next 5.5 weeks go!
Even though I only have a total of 8 pounds lost, I can see a difference in my stomach and my thighs! I also noticed my jeans feel just a little bit looser in the waist (totally where I need it)! I am so excited to see results too. It helps a lot!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Product Review:: Weight Watchers Smart Ones

I must say, I am addicted to the Weight Watchers Smart Ones!! It's nice because you get a full tummy from eating one (well, at least I do) the portions are already calculated for you, the points are right on the box and they're easy to make!
I have found, so far, that my favorite one is the Home Style Beef Pot Roast. I tried the lasagna the other night and that one was really good too. I think the only one, so far, that I haven't liked was the Macaroni & Cheese. Maybe it's because I am such a fan of mac n' cheese that nothing can quite compare to the real stuff.
I am really excited to try the desserts!

*Side note: a lot of these are on sale 5/$10 at Cub this week. I just discovered this in the ad this morning. Target usually has them priced pretty inexpensively. I wish I there were coupons for these. If you ever see coupons, please let me know!

**Points Value - varies depending on the entree you choose

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 4

Happy news to report! I lost 3 pounds since last week's weigh in! YAY! So, in total, I am down 5 pounds. I have been so diligent and strict with myself and I am so proud of myself for being this way with myself!! It also helps that David has told me numerous times just how proud of me he is to see me sticking to it. He keeps asking what he can do to help me. I love having his support. It helps tremendously!
I was making lunch for the kids on Tuesday (of last week) and caught myself eating a piece of cheese. As soon as I was chewing it I realized I had eaten it. I had two options: 1) Spit it out or 2) Eat it and hold myself accountable and mark the points for what I had just eaten. Well, I ate it and just held myself accountable by marking the points for eating it. That act showed me how mindlessly I had been eating. Not anymore! After that I have been great about it. I think before I eat or drink anything. I have finally gotten in that mindset of being very aware and conscious of what I eat.
I wasn't great about working out this week, though. I did one workout on Tuesday evening, I did just one mile on Thursday and I did a full workout again last night. Graycen and Parker were both being crabby when I tried to do my workout on Thursday so I just cut it short after one mile (about 15 minutes) At least I did something, right?
My goal for this week is to get a full workout at least 3 times this week.
Thanks for all of the support!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Product Review:: Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches

NUMMY!!! These Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches are so good. I saw them at Target and wondered just how good they would be since they are a low fat ice cream treat Which, in my experience, usually equals weird taste and off textures. Well, these are neither! I bought the chocolate/vanilla combo - which has 3 vanilla ice cream sandwiches and 3 chocolate ice cream sandwiches. They taste really good. I would buy these even if I wasn't doing WW.

**Points Value: 2

Product Review:: Weight Watchers Yogurt

Yesterday, while at Target, I discovered Weight Watchers Yogurt. Now, I love yogurt with a passion! Being I am kind of a snob when it comes to yogurts, I was kind of skeptical of this one. I decided to buy a couple and bring them home for tasting. This morning I had a raspberry one with breakfast and let me say, they are pretty darn good! It definitely tasted like a 'light' yogurt (the sweetness of it) but it has a lot of flavor and isn't super runny either. The price is the same as you would pay for Yoplait, too. So, if you were wondering about it, go ahead and try it!

**Points value - 1

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 3

OK, I am a day late AGAIN! Oh well. The number didn't change from yesterday to today, so no big deal. Well, I am very happy to announce a shift on the scale. I have lost 2 pounds since last week.
I figured out why I wasn't losing the past 2 weeks. Well, week 1 I wasn't 100% fully committed. Week 2 I was tracking my points but the problem is what I was eating. So, sure, I was eating all of my points in a day but I wasn't eating good foods. I was wasting points on bigger things - too often! Pizza, brownies, cheese (my weakness!) and peanut butter. I saw those items in my tracker A LOT in the weeks that I didn't lose anything.
This last week was different. My tracker is filled with mozzarella cheese in place of cheddar. 1 tablespoon of peanut butter on a toasted English muffin instead of who knows how much peanut butter on a sandwich. Turkey sandwiches on whole grain bread. LOTS and LOTS of fruits and veggies. Graycen and I went to Target the other day and I bought lots of things for me to eat and snack on. I can't even tell you how long I spent looking at the backs or sides of the packages to see what the points value of each item was. It got really tiring but the shift in the scale was worth it and will continue to be worth it.
This no caffeine thing lasted all of like 3 days. I have since switched to Coke Zero instead of the full thing or Diet Coke. I love Coke so much and I think Coke Zero is pretty close in comparison.
Knowing what I know now, I think the following weeks will be pretty successful! I look forward to many more (happy) updates!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 2

I forgot to log in yesterday to post my weigh-in results. I am sad to announce, there is no change in weight. Still 225. No gain, no loss. That's better than gaining, right?
I wasn't 100% committed to watching my food intake and well, I only did my workout once in the last week. I have already done it once this week so I'm off to a better start this week than last and I have been tracking my points as well! Way to go! Let's hope next Tuesday's weigh-in produces better results for me. If it's any consolation, I have decided to try and cut caffeine. I am on day 2 of no caffeine and I actually feel better!!

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Let the outdoor walking begin!

I can now go on walks out in the real world because tonight I was the lucky recipient of a new double stroller from my dear friend, Steph!
Thanks again, Steph!! Just think, when I lose weight, I will get to be partially thankful to you! LOL!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Product Review:: Leslie Sansone's 4 Fast Miles

So, I used my DVD for the first time today. Yes, I know I was supposed to do it yesterday but we went to the Farmer's Market and had I had to stop into Best Buy and also had to make a stop at the grocery store so it really left like no time to do it after David came home (and believe me, I couldn't get it done while he was at work because the kids were crabby ones yesterday)
Well, I didn't do the whole 4 miles today. I figured I should only start out with 1 or 2 at first. I mean, I am just getting back in to working out and don't want to over do it, you know? So, I did miles 1 and 2. Let me tell you, it was a workout. I felt great afterwards though! I was doing it for about 28 minutes and I worked up quite a sweat. It was awesome! Even though I haven't done the last 2 miles of this DVD, I know I am going to like it and I know it's going to produce some results! I am all for it!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Weekly Weigh-In: Week 1

Well, despite my icky eating over the weekend while out of town, I maintained my weight of 225. I suppose I am OK with that. If I had gained, I wouldn't have been surprised. Disappointed, yes, but not surprised. If I would have lost, I would have been very surprised.
I am happy to continue this week as a new week. I have a new DVD that I am going to try and I am excited to see what the end of this week brings for me!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Time for a confession

So this weekend we went up north for our annual family reunion on David's side of the family. Well, I ate horribly. I didn't watch what I ate or how much I ate, unfortunately. I enjoyed the food I ate a little too much. Oh well, today's a new day, right?
I bought Leslie Sansone's 4 Fast Miles today while Graycen and I were out. I am excited to use it tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Step One!

So this is my very first post here. I have another blog, my personal, blog over here.

I had a baby boy, Parker, 4 weeks and 2 days ago (1 month ago - today!) and I am feeling ready to start losing some weight. I have two rounds of baby weight - plus some - to lose! I topped the scales at 242 pounds. That's how much I weighed when I went in to deliver Parker. I am currently sitting at (yes, I am actually going to post my REAL weight on here!) 225 pounds.

  • The goal I am setting for myself is 65 pounds, which will drop the scale down to 160 pounds. This is a very healthy, realistic goal that I know I can meet! If I lose more, that's wonderful, but I'm not setting a goal of losing more...yet! The ideal weight for my height (5'7") is 145. I weighed that much in high school. I am not one of those people that has to be at my high school weight to feel like I have finally done it, thankfully.
  • I was going to use Weight Watchers but with making lots of home cooked meals from scratch, I don't know how to calculate the points. So I will just watch my intake of foods and track in other ways.
  • I will do a weekly weigh in here.
  • I plan on exercising at home. No joining a gym for me. It's too expensive and I can do it right here at home for free! First off I am starting with the Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds series. What you do with these videos is walk..at home! The first dvd is 1 mile, the second is 2 miles and so on up to 5 miles. I am very excited to do this. I would walk out in the real world but I don't have a double stroller. Maybe when I buy one I can start walking outside. (That could be a while though - when you are unpaid maternity leave it leaves your pocket a little low on change!) I will add some more workout dvds into this too. I will probably walk daily and do a workout dvd every other day or so. We'll see how I feel, but for now, it's just the walking.
You know, I had this motivation to lose weight before Parker was even born, it got stronger after he was born and this morning, I got the HUGE push on the back that I needed. I was looking at my friend, Whitney's pictures on Facebook last night. She uploaded some pics of her and her husband, Justin (which both had worked at Best Buy with me a few years back) Justin was a husky guy when I met him in the summer of 2004 (I met him when I was going to David's Best Buy softball games). After I started working there, it seemed he had gained more weight. By the time I left in August 2006 he was up quite a few pounds. The pictures Whitney uploaded showed a slimmer, healthier, happier looking Justin. I commented on the pictures talking about how great Justin looked. She commented back stating he had lost 85 pounds since January. I couldn't help but to be amazed and so happy for him! I sent him a message congratulating him and telling him how good he looked! He said he started off with a goal of 35-40 pounds and thought to himself 'Go big or go home!' (spoken like a TRUE Best Buy employee if I ever knew one - LOL!) and he's glad he did because he feels great! After reading that, I felt different. I can't explain it, but it's almost like it was me feeling like it was my turn, it's my time. I deserve to feel healthy and happy. My children and husband deserve it, too! I feel like it's for real this time. If he can do it, I can do it!
I was so gung-ho about this, I actually got breakfast together for Graycen and then fed and changed Parker. I put my workout clothes and tennis shoes on! I felt great. I started and finished mile one of the series. Sure, it's only 18 minutes, but hey, can you say you walked a mile today? I can!