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Milkshakes

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

My boss decided to treat us tonight to milkshakes from the local dairy. It was amazing... I drank it slowly and enjoyed it. Lucky for me, he didn't get the large size, so that was nice, at least I didn't have to throw 3/4 of it out this time around.

I went for a walk today and it was awesome. I really enjoyed it. In fact, I enjoyed it so much, once I reached the point where I usually turn around, I kept on going... which was good, but also bad. I hadn't planned on walking that long, and once I got back home I had to run around to make it out the door on time. Needless to say, my hair is still wet in a bun, I have no make-up on, and lunch again is a Weight Watchers Smart Ones dinner. I wanted to make Kung Pao shrimp today with veggies and brown rice, but I ran out of time. At least I have a nice fresh salad to eat.

My boyfriend and I are going out for dinner to Texas Roadhouse tomorrow. I have already planned what I will eat (sirloin, baked sweet potato and green beans) and will eat light all day to allow this into my food budget. I will most likely skip lunch, since I won't get home until 530 am anyway, wake up around 1 and eat breakfast, then dinner will be around 6. If I get hungry, I will have a banana. I know it seems like my boyfriend and I eat out a lot. We usually enjoy one meal out a week. We used to eat out for every meal, but we stopped that when I was sick of it. I love to cook, and I do it a lot, but our tastes are a little different...

I love to eat and make my own versions of down home, rib sticking meals... baked chicken breasts, mashed potatoes (skim milk and that fat free butter spray) with veggies, or a nice pot roast simmered in the crock pot... he would rather eat chicken nuggets.

I have finished the 4th Harry Potter book and I have to say, it was pretty exciting. I am super stoked to start the 5th book. I know it is going to be awesome. Friday I am going to hang out with my friends Katie and Andrew to watch the third and fourth movies. It is going to be an awesome time and I am really looking forward to it

I still have 3 1/2 hours of work left... *sigh*

  
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-POOKIE- 10/6/2010 4:30AM

    Lots of yummy AND sensible choices!

Glad you are still enjoying HP!

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L-A-Z-Y -

Monday, October 04, 2010

I have been really lazy the past few days. The past four to be exact. I haven't walked. I don't know why. I haven't felt like it. It has been perfect walking weather- cool and crisp. I don't mind walking when it is 0 degrees - I prefer the cold. Saturday I didn't do anything until my boyfriend and I went out to dinner. We went to TGI Fridays and I like to get the Dragon Fire Chicken which is a great lower calorie/lower fat option. Well, they had that with the "Pick Three" option where you get to pick an appetizer, an entrée and a desert all for $12.99 - the meal itself if almost $10 sooo... yeah... I got green bean fries, but honestly only ate about 1/4 of the portion (and it is smaller than what you normally get) and I had one of my boyfriend's cheese sticks (I have such a weakness for fried cheese, but I only had one) then my meal which was divine. For desert was cheesecake, and yes, I ate it all. By the time I left the place I was feeling ill... I don't know what I ate like that... that is not like me anymore, but sometimes old habits die hard, so I am sure that I had a day and a half's worth of calories in one meal, when I originally just wanted the lower fat/lower calorie choice... oh well... no use crying over spilled milk, clean it up and move on...

Other than that, I have been eating very well. I am on a total smoothie kick and have come up with some good ones, all for about 220 calories or under. I have noticed they make an awesome comfort food. My current fave

1/2 cup plain nonfat yogurt
1/2 cup of almond milk
1/2 cup of pumpkin
all spice (to taste)
pumpkin pie spice (to taste)
8 ice cubes
blend well
Total = 125 calories

also for snacks I have been obsessed with popcorn. I found my old microwave air popper and have been popping it and bringing it to work as a snack. You can have a lot of popcorn for not a lot of calories. I have always been a fan of air popped popcorn - I don't like butter or salt on it really. So that makes a good treat. They way I have it figured, by measuring out 3 tablespoons and popping it, there is about 140 calories.

I have been tracking everything, and doing really well with eating, but I just can't make myself go for a walk - I don't know why. This weekend, while my boyfriend watched the Steelers, I should have went for a walk, but instead I stayed cuddled on the couch with him and read because I hate Football. I don't know what is wrong with me.

The bottom line is, I need to go tomorrow.

In other news, I don't know what is wrong with my skin. I have Rosacea, but I have it pretty well under control and it only really looks bad when I get out of the shower. After an hour or so, and a pound of foundation later, it looks ok. For some strange reason, I have weird red blotches around my eyes and forehead... it isn't attractive. The good news is I have a dermatologist appointment on Thursday, so if it hasn't gone away by then, he can advise me.

I have these horrible dark circles from lack of sleep and I am looking kind of old today

  
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-POOKIE- 10/5/2010 5:46AM

    try a new route maybe? Or go to a park and walk around there instead. I know I get bored doing the same thing, or another trick I do is have silly small errands to run, or purposefully only buy half of what I need at the store so I have to walk there again the next day.

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VICIOUS421 10/5/2010 4:44AM

    Maybe you are getting tired of walking & need to switch to an other form of exercise for a while or get a friend to walk with you to make it more fun. When I get in a funk like that I usually go to a different form of exercise for a while & that seems to help a lot!!!!!!
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YESWEDID 10/4/2010 11:05PM

    well i hope you get some good sleep - maybe you should go for a walk, it might help you sleep better.

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You have been weighed... You have been measured... and we have found...

Friday, October 01, 2010

It started raining last night when I was at work, and to my knowledge, hasn't really stopped. It was really nice when I went to sleep this morning after work... all snuggled up in my blanket, listening to the rain drum on the roof... so nice

I got on the scales today... I measured today...

-4.5 pounds

-1 inch waist
-1 inch upper arm
-1 inch thigh
-1 inch calf
-2 inches neck
- 1/2 inch hips

I was pretty pleased

Tonight we had an office birthday party for a coworker... I had 2 cuts of pizza (square cuts appx 4x4) and a small piece of cake.

Right now, I am looking forward to some more Potter time :)

  
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ABSOLUTZER0 10/4/2010 6:19PM

    Congrats on the loss! I like the "A Knight's Tale" quote.

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APIRLRAIN888 10/1/2010 12:32PM

    awesome! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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-POOKIE- 10/1/2010 5:23AM

    Wonderful weigh in!!!!

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JOANOFSPARK 10/1/2010 2:54AM

    WOW!! Your losses, both lbs and inches are very impressive..... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VICIOUS421 10/1/2010 2:32AM

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TIBURONA 10/1/2010 1:21AM

    The perfect picture of moderation...Keep it up!

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WILSLM70 10/1/2010 1:14AM

    Great self control at the office party... emoticon

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ANDYLIN90 10/1/2010 1:06AM

    Managing the office party without depriving yourself was a real accomplishment! Congratulations!

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DALEJR_FAN_TINA 10/1/2010 12:54AM

    CONGRATS on all your losses. Keep up the GREAT work. I'm proud of you and your self control at the office birthday party.

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ERINCD 10/1/2010 12:52AM

    Congratulations!

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Weigh and Measure Day

Thursday, September 30, 2010

I will be weighing and measuring myself tomorrow. I am expecting good results because I have worked so hard, but I am not getting my hopes up. It seems like every time I get my hopes up and think I did really awesome, I don't and I get upset. It seems like I try really really hard, and I do everything right, and I get nowhere... it is so lame. I will post results

My foot still hurts. I really should do something about it. I didn't walk for quite a few days, and it felt good, then I went for a walk yesterday and today and it started hurting again. My shoes wore a big blister on the side of my heel, which feels lovely... I am glad I work at night so I can run around the office in my socks.

Right now, I am so tired, and I still have a lot of work time to go...

  
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-POOKIE- 9/30/2010 5:37AM

    Sometimes I think the attitude of expecting the worst, or at least average is the best policy with something like weight loss, as so many factors can affect it.

That way we dont get so dissapointed if things aren't amazing, but feel even happier if they are good!

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ANITAJOYHALL 9/30/2010 12:43AM

  Good luck with your weigh in...if you feel good about it, it will be great.

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Calories don't count and my stupid binge

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

NEWS FLASH ****

Calories don't count!

My co-worker told me today that calories don't count. I can eat as many calories as I want as long as I don't eat sugar or carbs, because protein calories don't count.

How awesome is that?

I pointed out that if you eat 2000 calories a day (rather that be from pasta, steak, chicken or fruit) and your body only burns 1500, then you will gain weight. It doesn't matter if you eat low carb or not, if you are consuming more calories than you are burning, then you lose nothing.

Honestly, I can't blame her. She has been brainwashed by her gym rat, juice head husband (no, really he is. He is into body building and makes no secret that he has and continues to use steroids (his body isn't even that good) thus why I call him a juice head) and maybe if you are at the gym for 2+ hours a day and you are a body builder that might be the case, however, if you are trying to lose weight you need a diet of complex carbs, lean meats, dairy... blah blah blah - I mean the FDA didn't come up with that pyramid thing because they have a fascination with ancient Egypt.

My good friend is coming for lunch tomorrow. I have bought the stuff to make awesome chef salads.

2 oz each of lean (98% fat free) ham and turkey
1 oz swiss cheese
Lettuce, grape tomatoes, cucumber, red onion

and of course I have at least 10 different kinds of salad dressing. I personally will use Ken's Light Country French. That is a "splurge" for me as I tend to use mostly fat free balsamic, but I must admit the french tastes awesome with the chef salad.

I have to admit I feel lazy. I haven't walked these past two days, and it is because of my foot. The pain is in the arch/heel area on the side. It felt a lot better when I got up this morning but it still hurts. Come hell or high water I will walk tomorrow. I will prolly do it after my friend leaves and I have some time before I have to get ready to meet with my other friends for Harry Potter Night!! Yay!

I had a small binge today, and honestly I have to tell you it was a pretty stupid one. My co-worker (we shall call him... F-Stick) and I share a two drawer file cabinet at our shared desk. I have the bottom drawer and he has the top. So anyway, yesterday I came in and F-Stick had helped himself to my entire bag of Quakes Rice Cakes... It was a brand new bag, I hadn't even opened. My apple cereal bars (there were 4 left in the box) were gone. So I took his half of bag of Combos and ate them. Then I put the empty bag right back where I found it. I mean honestly... who does that? I was so on track with my calorie count today, and I effed it up to get back at that idiot... isn't that like cutting off your nose to spite your face?

I have 3 hours left to work, and it is taking forever. I just want to go listen to Harry Potter

  
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COMFORT2U 2/23/2011 11:47PM

  Re your walking - do you have access to a bike? I found it much easier to do when my foot was acting up.

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