Friday, November 26, 2010

I Surprised Me Yesterday!

Wow, that wasn't so hard!  A little turkey, a little stuffing, a fruit salad.  No mashed potatoes - I can have those anytime!  I may not lose anything this week, but I doubt very seriously I gained either.  The foods are just higher in calories but I didn't overdo it.  I will get on that scale in the morning knowing I could not have done better unless I didn't celebrate the holiday at all. 

And that wasn't going to happen!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Check me out!

I went to lunch and a movie today with my beautiful daughter.  And I had a wonderful time.  Which is all good, right?  But its better than good!!  We went to Sweet Tomatoes for lunch where I had a cup of chili and a 2" square of cornbread and a salad with my Trader Joe's dressing from home (1 pt).  Nothing but veggies on the salad either, no starchy stuff and no cheese!

Then at the movies, I DIDN'T BUY ANY POPCORN! That's big folks!!  And I didn't get a soft drink either, not even a diet one.  We bought water!! 

The movie was great - Burlesque!  I love Cher and have a new found respect for Ms. Aguilara.  Girl has some smoking pipes and I want her body.  Not like that!  Like I want my head on her body.  It would be really cool don't you think?

Then I came home and made a sensible dinner.  Thanksgiving here I come and I am ready for you!

Being Good!

I have done pretty good this week, even the scale says so.  But I am scared about tomorrow and the next few days.  We will have dinner at my nieces house tomorrow and then I will make a turkey here on Friday so we can have some leftovers. 

This year I bought a 12 lb turkey instead of a 20 lb turkey.  That alone will be very helpful.  And a good deal of that turkey will go home with my daughter and son in law.  Hopefully, I will get one turkey sandwich out of it and maybe a pot of stock.  That will make me happy and I should be able to keep the consumption to a minimum.  I just wish the damned stuff didn't taste so good! 

I wish my life wasn't ruled by my tastebuds!

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Never pick up a frying pan that has just come out of the oven without using a hot pad!  Geez, you'd think I would have learned this stuff a long, long time ago!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Weigh in and What Next?

Down today .6!  That brings me to 169.8.  I don't know about any of you, but breaking numbers like 180, 170, the tens, if you would, is very encouraging to me for some reason.  They represent some kind of  psychological barrier that I am crossing, even tho' they may not mark any special goal. Now I am supposed to cut back to 21 points from 23, but I know that the new system is actually going to up my points so I am not concerned at this point.  I am just playing the game until I get the new plan.  I just hope to maintain between then and now. 

Friday, November 19, 2010


Have you lost ALOT of weight?  To the extent that you have skin issues?  Would you or are you considering surgery to fix any of the problems?

I am curious because I am thinking about having "the girls" rounded up and headed back northward again.  This is not so much a weight issue as it is an age issue, because frankly, "the girls" are hanging on to every spare ounce for all they are worth.  Gravity is no ones friend and when it comes to this particular aspect of the female anatomy, gravity needs to curl up and die!!

Anyway, just curious.  I know at least one person in my WW group that is having surgery (I think today!) to have the skin on her lower arms fixed and a breast lift.  Not sure if I want the surgery or the money to pay for it more!!

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Great Day!

I dressed up for work today.  I do that on occasion but today was a little different.  I wore a skirt and blouse(s).  The under blouse was the first thing I put on over my unmentionables (how come I can't mention them?) and then I decided to pull the skirt over my head instead of stepping into it. 

Now, Ladies, we all know the difference in this approach to getting dressed while the subtlety will escape the guys.  I digress.  In pulling the skirt over my head, my under blouse was automatically "tucked in".  What?  Tucked in and looking sharp!  Well, ok then.  How about a belt?  Coming right up!

That's right, I went to work tucked and belted and strutting my stuff!  I haven't tucked and belted since sweatpants were invented!   I felt really good! 

We had our Thanksgiving potluck today too.   I did pretty good, eating smart instead of just indulging in everything.  I know I was over for the day, but I had (have) weeklies left and I don't mind dipping into them occasionally.  And I repeat, I ate well, not alot of garbage but the things that my body would make some use of even if the Point count seemed high.  Waldorf Salad is tough to pass up, but its better than Pumpkin pie!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Weigh in and Way to Go!

I didn't post my WI last Saturday.  I wasn't proud of it and frankly, I didn't really give a damn.  I almost didn't even go to my meeting, but I did.  Stood on the scale and hung my sad, sad head!  Then I came home (no I didn't go to Zumba either!) and proceeded to chew myself out for screwing up so badly.  And then I got over it and got back to work. 

Sooo, today, I am proud once again to announce a 3 lb weight loss putting me at 170.4!  Where I was a month ago.  Oh well!

As we proceed into next few weeks, I have some serious decisions to make. 

Hi, my name is Laura and I am a Thanksgivingaholic!!  Other than candied yams, there is little about Thanksgiving that I don't love, perhaps too much.  And I don't just love it on Thanksgiving, I love it the day after and usually the day after that.  I am usually tasked with making some of the more traditional (read fat laden) dishes like mashed potatoes and I am Queen of Turkey Gravy!  If I make it, it seems damned unfair that I don't get to eat it!!

Following shortly on the heels of Turkey Day follows our anniversary.  Yeah, 32 years ago we were planning our "I do's" and I am within 5 lbs of what I weighed when I made that commitment.  I have committed to putting my wedding dress on for this anniversary.  So see, I have some serious decisions to make. 

After that comes work holiday parties and friends gathering and I am seriously thinking about hibernating.  Its kind of overwhelming right now.  

I need strength and resolve.  Gotta cup I can borrow til 2011?  Like really early in the year?  I will return it, I promise!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

This Week

...I have done pretty good!  Where I wasn't presented with quality foods (Corporate Dining is deadly!), I concentrated on quantity and the (home) scale is promising good things for Saturday.   I have been eating my apple day (Honeycrisp Apples may cause me to file for bankruptcy!) and enjoying every minute of it.  Also lots of zucchini and crookneck squash, which I can't ever get enough of anyway, I love it so much just steamed and lightly seasoned. 

Tomatoes have become a major snack food for me, believe it or not.  If I am hungry in the evening, I will slice and salt and pepper a tomato, spread a little Light Mayo on it and eat it slowly with a knife and fork.  It satisfies me and is very low in Points.  Also finding better things to "snack" on is helpful.  Pretzels aren't horrible (watch the count!) and jerky is a good protein snack that gives you the comfort of chewing on something. 

I am looking more forward to Saturday than I have in quite sometime.  I really want to get the rest of this weight off and keep it off.  Sometimes I just want it more than other times.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Ok, So the Give Away Was A Bust?!

Well, if ya'll don't want it, I will keep it.  I like my Prepara Spray Bottles and other than the lack of feed back, this doesn't hurt my feelings

Friday, November 5, 2010

A Give Away!!

Well, I have apparently been quite remiss in that I didn't celebrate my 100th post and I didn't celebrate my 200th post, but you know what?!  I am going to celebrate my 242nd post - this one - with a give away.

I have blogged about this item before because it happens to be one of my favorite kitchen toys.  Its my Prepara Oil Spray Bottle.  It not only works niftily, its rather attractive too.  I use it all the time and I know whoever the lucky winner of this one is will also! 

By the way, I stumbled across a reliable source of these as many places, including online stores, are often out of them. I am thrilled.

So here is the deal:

Because I am struggling right now to stay motivated, especially going into the holidays, tell me what is your greatest motivator.

The winner will be chosen at random and announced on Wednesday Nov 10th.

Good Luck all