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Chugg-a-Luggin along...

Friday, October 15, 2010

I am pretty sure I am officially starving to death... if you look closely (very closely indeed) I am pretty sure you can see my bones. The good news is, dinner time will be in about 15 mins.

I brought this Marie Calendar's Home Style Creations Traditional Stuffing and Turkey thing. It looks good and is 310 calories - also I have 1/2 cup of mashed sweet potatoes and a big ol' bowl of green beans w/ Mrs Dash - for desert, I have a cup of sliced strawberries. All said and done, meal total of 590 calories.

My legs hurt a lot less today. I did skipp my walk today. I figured one day won't hurt - I did walk around Walmart though, but that isn't really exercise, maybe an exercise in patience...

The weather was pretty crappy today, and it is supposed to be crappy tomorrow too. This damp weather makes my back hurt, or maybe that is just in my head? I do need to make an appointment with my Bone Cracker and get put back into place. The pain in my neck is almost unbearable at times, and I can feel where my vertebrate are and it isn't where they are supposed to be. While I am at it, I would also like to book a massage. I could really use it.

I really don't complain this often, but it just seems like I am falling apart!

on a completley different topic, I need a hair cut

only 5 hours until potter time

  
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ohhh the pain!!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

My legs hurt. They hurt a lot. My foot hurts. It hurts a lot. I don't know what I did... ok that is a lie, I know what I did. I tried to walk up that hill again by my boyfriend's house. I am determined to make it to the top. I stopped for a while and now I remember why... because my legs hurt. Once I am up and moving, they feel ok, but if I have been stationary for a while... forget it. This morning when I got out of bed, I could hardly move. Thank god I didn't have to go to the bathroom really bad or I would have never made it. I am not giving up. I am going to try tomorrow if it isn't raining, and if it is, then I will just do my walking video.

We had a really horrible thunderstorm on Sunday night and I have been without internet for two days. I honestly thought I would die, then I realized that I don't really need it that much. The first day was kinda lame, but after that it was ok. I went and hung out with my friends Katie and Andrew last night and we had an awesome time. Andrew made this squash that was divine - it was soooo delish! I am going to have to start making more squash. I forgot how much I totally adore it. Then we went for a really nice walk, and I even got some jogging in which was great. Not a lot, but some which made me happy. I forgot how awesome it feels and I wish I could do it longer than what I can right now. I guess that is something you have to work up to.

The thunderstorm that took out my internet also took out the TV in the living room. I don't watch TV out there at all. I stay in my bedroom. However, mom and dad do. Mother and I will be going shopping for a new TV on Saturday. I am sure it will be fun.

something I am having a lot of trouble with is deterring when I am actually full. I am so used to stuffing myself until I feel sick, that I am still struggling with this. For dinner tonight I had

6 oz "naked' chicken breast
1 tablespoon of buffalo sauce
1/2 cup of mashed sweet potatoes
1 cup of mixed veggies.

after eating all of that I still feel like I should eat more. I don't know why. When all is said and done for the day I will have consumed appx 1569 calories in total. I had a very good, healthy day in eating. Lots of good food. When I look at my tracker, I can't believe I ate all of that, but when I add up the calories it only comes out to 1569, which shows me that I am making good choices. I am able to eat lots of food because I am making good choices. When a cowoker asked me if I was "going to eat all of that" I said "Yes, I am and my entire meal is less calories and fat than the burger you just had"

I am on Book V now of Harry Potter... The Order of the Phoenix... I can't wait for Potter time tonight...

  
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FIT-WHIT 10/14/2010 10:43AM

    YIkes! Sorry to hear you're sore-- it's tough to move past that when you're trying to achieve new fitness goals. Way to go with your healthy eating-- that ROCKS! As you continue eating more mindfully, your stomach will adjust, and soon the portions you eat will be plenty to feel full! But I know what you mean-- some days after eating well, I feel not hungry anymore, but not "stuffed" so I want to keep eating! We have to work at retraining our bodies to be comfortable with just the "not hungry" feeling versus "stuffed full!!" Keep it up!! emoticon

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ABSOLUTZER0 10/14/2010 9:25AM

    I hope the pain goes away soon and the weather gets better for you. Have a great day!

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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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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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