Friday, January 28, 2011


My girlfirend and I were talking the other night and she told me she loves to go to Karoake.  I didn't know that about her and she didn't know that I love it too!  So, yesterday, she sent me an email telling me she was going to be Karaoking at a bar in midtown and gave me the time and place. 

Now hear this!  I am normally in bed by 7:30 pm - 8 at the latest. I get up at 3:30 am on weekdays and damn near that early on days when I don't work.  Its horrid, but I accept it as a fact in my life.  Karoake doesn't start until 9:00 PM.  What are you guys, a bunch of damned singing vampires? Just kidding because, know what?  I think I am going to go! 

I am going to try to get a quick nap this afternoon and then get dolled up and meet my BFF for some yodeling good times and I am a darned good singer too.   It should be a lot of fun if I don't turn into a pumpkin!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sam, I forgot to mention Sam!!

If you look over there --------> in the follower box, Sam has joined us!!  Yo, Sam.  Welcome!

Yay for Today!

Ok, so not only am I challenging myself here, I have joined a Shape Up program sponsored by the company wherein we join up on teams to try and best each other in a number of categories, one of which is weight loss!  Hey, I figured if I was doing this anyway I might at least give a colleague or two the benefit of my weight loss! 

I have also signed up to do a cancer walk up a giant mountain (ok, a little hill, but that doesn't sound so impressive) on March 5th.   It may be small, but what do you want to bet I will be bitching about how sore my ass is for a week afterwards?

So trying to get in shape before they have to haul my butt off the mountain hill on a gurney, which would be thoroughly embarrassing, to say the least.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Weigh In and Wow, What's Going On?!

Well, down .4 this week.  Nothing stupendous, but down!  I will take it! 

I just realized I haven't blogged in quite some time.  Me, Write? Wrong! I have been so incredibly busy (and resultantly tired) that its all I can do to read ya'll's blogs, much less try to string words together into something resembling a sane conversation with myself, cause really, isn't that what this is?  (Not to discount you all!  I love you all and am really, really happy you are here!)

I am once again caring for a "parent", this time my step father.  He's 82 years old and recently started experiencing heart problems.  He underwent emergency angioplasty the Dec 23rd and had one artery rotor-rootered.  The other is expected to be done on Feb. 09.  I hold his medical power of attorney so I have to be involved in all the hoopla.  Oh joy!  And to top things off, he has the pain threshold of a gnat!  So, the whining is often unbearable to me who has a tendency to approach life with an over abundance of "Suck It Up".  My personal physican would tell you I have a little too much of that, to the point of ignoring things that I should pay a little more attention to, but getting sick takes time and I don't have any to spare, Sorry!

I really want to blog about the Hellions too!  The cats, that is!  They are so funny and exasperating!  One minute I am laughing at their antics and the next I am looking up phone numbers for "Coyotes R-US" with the intent of feeding them to said Coyotes.

I have received another award/recognition from my sweet little (quasi) sister Suzi, who apparently inherited all of the runner's genes, because I got none!  I will post a separate note about that, because I think it deserves special notice.

Ok, considering that I am rarely posting at all these days and that I have done three loads of laundry and moved furniture (think giant computer armoire) out of my office and typed this thing up all simultaneously, I think I will take a break. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Weigh in and On a Roll!

I was down another pound yesterday.  That's 2 weeks in a row now and I am hoping its a sign of things to come.  I wasn't the best WW last weeek (read bout the onion ring debacle in my last post) so I was happy to see the scale grant me a little leniency.  I promise to do better this week. I only have about 20 lbs to lose so I hate dragging this out forever.  I would like to get there and stay there and the sooner the better! I know, Patience, Grasshopper!

I tracked like a crazy woman last week, including tracking my beer.  Hear that Suzie!? It wasn't pretty but I managed to stay within my allowances.

I am liking having access to the fruits.  I made a fruit salad last night with some kiwis that were going to go bad if I didn't so something with them, a couple of bananas, a can of pineapple tidbits (drained of course), a can of mandarin oranges (also drained).  Mixed it all up and let it sit for a bit and dang was it good!  Sprinkled a tablespoon of a sweetened sliced almond concotion that is made for salad topping to get a little crunch in there and felt like I was having the most decadant dessert in the world!  For 1 PP.  Ok, Then!!  This I can do!

I also returned a pair of size 16 pants on Friday because THEY WERE TOO BIG!  I have gone from a 20/22W pant size to returning size 16 pants.  I am so thrilled!  Now, as you all know not all size 16's were created equal so I still believe that 16 is about my size, but we are knocking on 14's door and will not be denied. 

Thursday, January 13, 2011

The Mind Boggles!

Today, I took a tuna sandwich to work.  2.6 oz of tuna, 2 slices of bread, a couple of teaspoons of mayo, about 6 PPs.  Not bad!  I thought "I will get a couple of slices of tomato and some lettuce from the cafeteria at lunch time to dress this up.  What about some Pop Chips?"  So I investigated PP for Pop Chips.  3 PPs a serving!  "Too High!, I'm not wasting 3 PPs!" 

So, come lunch time, I toddle over to said cafeteria and go to the counter to get some tomato and lettuce and guess what I wind up ordering in addition?  A side of onion rings!  "Are you kidding me?  Are you gonna eat those?" 

Well, the answer was yes!  So while I found 3 PPs worth of Pop Chips outrageously high, somehow I could justify onion rings (8 PPs by the way).  Yep, I tracked it!  DAMN!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Doing Better

A few years ago, heck a few months ago, I would have buried myself in a box of crackers and a jar of peanut butter with tall glasses of cold milk because I was depressed about the happenings of the last several days. 

I am now better equiped to deal with life's crap and know that food won't fix any of it and ultimately I will feel worse, not better. 

I have had a good on plan week, so far.   I made a big pot of Chicken Tortilla Soup on Sunday and I always make enough for lunches through the week, so eating soup!  Its about 6 points for 2 cups which is rather filling and I like all the fixings, so I wind up with about a 10 Point+ meal. 

I had a one hell of a day today.  I was bitchy and wound up jumping down the throat of a co-worker who is trying to do her best to support us in less than ideal circumstances right now.  I apologized profusely, but, you know, you can't unring the bell.  It never really goes away.  I am glad that we are pretty good friends in addition to being co-workers.  We will be ok in the long run.  I need more patience!!  

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Weigh In and Really Rotten Day!

Yippee, I lost a couple pounds.  

Today, a vibrant young woman, wife of a U.S. Air Force Pilot and Astronaut and mother of 2 children was gunned down on the streets of my town.  Gabrielle Giffords was/is a Senator from Arizona.   As of right now, she has had surgery and is expected to recover from a gunshot to the head.   I am soo sad!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Best Stuff to Stuff Me With!

Well, stuff is probably not the right word, but stuffing my face with darling wonderful Sugar Snap Peas and then Cherries?!  How does it get any better than that?  And 0 Points+ for either one?

I have determined that the scale on my Wii is more accurate than the one in my bathroom so I now have a reason (other than, you know, actually excercising!) to turn on the Wii first thing in the morning.  I know I am not supposed to weigh myself during the week but I can't help myself.  Now, more than ever, while I try to find my sea legs on this new WW venture, I find myself drawn to the scales, praying for some scale love.  So pathetic!

But the little Wii guy told me I was -2 lbs today. Seductive little bastard, I hope he's telling the truth!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Goal Day 1

I did it! I went up and put my money down on a membership at the gym! $35. for the year and $15 a month.  That's doable. 

Down side is Gym will not officially open until the end the month!  So, I will add some walking to my regimen and just do what I can to increase my activity until such time as I have access to a facility where I can go and get sore.  Can you tell how excited I am?

Speaking of sore!  New Years Day, my daughter and family came over for dinner and we Wii bowled.  The cheeks of my behind and my right shoulder are really sore.  My DH said, "You wouldn't be so sore if you didn't get so INTO it!".  I thought that was what you were supposed to do!!  Standing there flicking your wrist just doesn't quite cut it for me.   That's ok, I like playing my way.  Its more realistic.