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Lose It! and treadmill issues

Thursday, January 19, 2012

I got a new app for my Nook - it is called Lose It! They do not have a spark app available, so I figured this was something good. It allows me to track my food and exercise. I actually like it a lot. It has cute little icons beside all of the food. I figured this would allow me to show my doctor my food logs and for her to look at them. I haven't been able to do that.

I have treadmill issues... I know you are not supposed to hold on... however, I almost have to unless I am walking 1 mile an hour... I don't know why I get confused... but I do and then I lose my footing... I shouldn't walk and chew gum at the same time... so take it from there.

I did have a nice workout at the gym today. I worked on the treadmill on incline intervals... It really kicked my butt. There is some discrepancies as to which is better... incline vs speed... but every time I do speed I end up hurting myself. I will just stick with incline for the time being and not hurt myself.

I think that is all

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BILL60 1/20/2012 7:16AM

    Sounds like a plan.

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The best salad...

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I am not bragging, but I made awesome salads. I made a fantastic chicken salad for dinner tonight that was amazing.
3oz chicken breast seasoned w/ cracked black pepper
4 cups of mixed salad greens
- romaine lettuce
- carrot
- onion
1/4c dried cranberries
1/4 reduced fat blue cheese
1 tbs slivered almonds
Superfruit Berry Vinaigrette salad dressing

Not only is it delicious, but it is also pretty. I like to eat pretty food. Actually, when I think about it... I am a very neat eater. I don't like my food just slopped on a plate. I like things to be neat. When I eat a sandwich, it has to be neat. I can't have stuff falling out of it. That is why I like Subway so much. All of the ones around here seem to take pride in their work. They make a nice sandwich. When I get fast food sandwiches I tend to get the small burgers because they are not messy.

At Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners... I put everything into separate bowls and plates. When I go to buffets, I made 5-6 trips because I only put 1-2 items on a plate at a time. I don't like my food to touch and only certain things can be on a plate with other things.

Leroy had to go get his shots. He is not a happy kitty-kitty. He is acting very strange, but I am told that is normal when they get their shots. They told me he will be back to normal in a few days. We also have to give him medicine in his ears for infection. He hates it. He really hates it. Sue said she would stop tomorrow before work and help me put them in. I am supposed to do it twice a day, but I don't see how I can. He won't even let me do it once a day. He is leaving to go out for the next few days, so I will be alone... blah

I think that is all for now

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PCOLAGATOR 1/18/2012 9:47PM

    I love giant colorful delicious salads

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My Pants Shrunk! No Really... they did!

Monday, January 16, 2012

I wore these pants last week and they fit fine... I weight 2 pounds less this week than I did last week... so it would stand to reason that my pants have been shrunk...

In other news, not much is going on. I am working overtime tonight. So, that is good -- whoo hooo for extra money!

I have to take Leroy to the vet tomorrow for his shots and check up. The vet is going to tell me he is a fatso... I don't know why he is fat. I don't over feed my cats. With his issues, it isn't good for him to be over weight, but I don't know what else I can do for him.

I really want to go to the gym after work... I hope I am not too tired. The only thing I worry about is that I will fall asleep on the drive home. You figure, I was up at 9am today - and I am working until 5am. So, by the time I leave the gym it will be 6:30. Usually I am pretty good about staying awake, and usually after a workout I feel pretty good. I always hope that no one else leaving them gym sees me stop at the Mcdonalds drive thru on my way home. I stop a lot on mornings that I get off work to pick my boyfriend up something for breakfast. Which I don't think is a great idea... but he won't really get into this healthy thing with me.

Since I cook pretty healthy, he eats what I cook, but he isn't very picky when it comes to ordering when we are out. I make him a healthy breakfast and he loads his toast up with butter, or his pancakes up with butter and syrup. I don't keep junk food in the house. For snacks I buy string cheese, popcorn, soft pretzels... of course, it doesn't help when he goes on the road and takes a package of cookies, a bag of chips and a few lunchables. He washes it down with some Mt Dew... I have been really trying to get him to be healthier, but he doesn't seem very interested in it. He does support me however, and I am grateful for that. And while he won't join the gym with me, he will play basket ball and tennis with me, and he will go for bike rides and walks with me. So I can't complain on that.

I think that is all for now

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SLIMLILA 1/16/2012 11:38PM

    Sounds like a good start.... and he is supporting you, so if you can avoid the tempting things he has, you're on your way. emoticon

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Bad Boyz

Thursday, January 12, 2012

I had an awesome lunch with my friend today while her husband fixed my car. We went to Bad boyz Bistro for lunch. It was really, really awesome. I had a hamburger and french fries, and I have to be honest, unlike my trip to Five Guys, this burger was really worth the money. It tasted so good. It had an awesome char on it, and tasted just like it came off the grill. It wasn't greasy at all. The fries were very good too. They were seasoned with cracked black pepper, fennel seed, crushed red pepper, and a few other spices I couldn't identify. The portions were nice and I was full. I am not sure how many calories my burger was. I am guessing that most of them were in the roll... but it was worth it. Normally, I don't like french fries all that well, but these were good fries, and defiantly worth the splurge.

Bad Boyz has been featured on the Travel Channel for their Wing Challenge, which I have no intention of doing. If I have to sign a waiver to eat it... I am not going to. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy spicy food, but I don't want it to burn my face off. They also have a burger challenge... which again, I won't be doing. I didn't even finish my 8oz burger, let along a 40 oz one... and 2 pounds of fries?

My Jeep looks good - bumper is all fixed. I got a new one actually. It looks good. Scott even washed it for me, which was super nice of him!

I was thinking today about my clothes. I know that after surgery, I am going to drop weight quickly. Lucky for me, I have some of my older clothes that were smaller I can wear, but I won't be able to wear them for long. So here is what I thought would be a good idea...

for work pants, I can buy those Champion Yoga pants from Target. I actually wear them now, and no one knows that they aren't dress pants. The Key is to pair them with a nice top. For shirts, I figured I can let these go longer than pants, and quite a few of my shirts will fit me for a while, so I should be good there. As I drop weight however, I plan on checking places for sales and only buying a few. Maybe 3-4 for work and 1-2 for casual. I will buy things I can mix and match. As far as jeans go... Buying jeans second hand (and any clothes for that matter) will be easier once I am in to "normal' sizes. Right now, every time I check the thrift shops for fat chick clothes, everything looks like something straight out of my grandmother's closet or out of Mama Cass' closet. And while I loved Mama Cass (still do idolize her actually) big girls should not wear dresses with flowers all over them... at least this big girl shouldn't. So, I will buy a pair of jeans to get me through until my weight loss stops. I don't wear jeans often anyway, so I will be ok there.

Nothing like thinking ahead....

oh, and here is a link to Bad Boyz in case anyone reading this wants to check it out


My adventures at GNC and other places

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

I took my Jeep for service today- oil change and tire rotation. It only cost me $15! You get every 4th oil change for free! Whooo Hooo!

After I got that done I went to GNC to pick up some more protein powder. I like Designer Whey. I was talking to the guy at GNC and he told me to try this other kind... It is called GNC Pro Performance AMP Amplified Wheybolic Extreme 60... I am not sure what that means. I looked at the claims and it is supposed to help you bulk up muscle, which actually wouldn't be bad... I don't think it will make me gain weight since there is nothing really in it to do so. It is about 90 calories and 20g of protein a scoop. There is very little carbs, and virtually no fat. Seems like an ok deal really... but the reason I bought it was because a guy who was at the store said..."it tastes so awesome" I figured why not?

I stopped at Panera Bread and picked up an Fuji Apple Chicken Salad - a bit of a splurge, and it was awesome.

I think that is all for now - I got 4 hours sleep so I am tired

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NEZAB24 1/12/2012 4:54PM

    that is what I used preop also...really good!

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    I just went to GNC for the first time today! Loved it. I picked up a smoothie blender for my morning protein shakes. I also may try some smoothies, once I get fruit and Greek yogurt.

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    I have been thinking about trying protein powder but wasn't sure what kind to get. I think I may try it.

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