LOSINGJESS   16,011
SparkPoints
15,000-19,999 SparkPoints
 
 
LOSINGJESS's Recent Blog Entries

Today

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Wake up early - done

Elliptical 40 min- done

8 glasses water - more like 6

Eat within points - I ended up eating a really
Points heavy lunch but ate a light dinner. I ended up going over by about 3 or 4 points ... Tomorrow will be better

Crunches - not completed

Today was not ideal but I'm going to get better. I made some good decisions for myself and some bad ones too. I'm hoping by mapping out a plan though my decisions will start to be more on the good side and less on the bad.

..............................

Plan for tomorow

8 glasses of water
Stick to points target
40 min elliptical
60 min walking in place while watching TV
Clean up house

~ Jess



  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MALEXANDER4 11/12/2010 9:53PM

    You sound like me. Trying to get it done and sometimes succeeding. I've started giving me gold stars on the calender the days I succeed on my points, water, exercise, etc. I can see at a glance how i'm doing. Good luck jess, and by the way I love your new kitchen.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MESEATURTLE 11/11/2010 9:39PM

    sounds like a good plan!I have never thought about walking in place while watching television...hmmm...like the idea...shall try it..Thanx!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment


Goals for tomorrow

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Wake up early
Workout on elliptical for 40 minutes
Eat within my points with no unplanned snacking or nibbling
Drink at least 8 8oz glasses of water
Do 40 crunches
40 reverse crunches

I'm going to meet these goals and check back here to confirm I have met them. I have really been feeling in a slump the last few weeks as far as weight loss goes. I am so close to my goal and want to break through. I really need to work through this.

~Jess

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CALLIKIA 11/11/2010 9:06AM

    You can do it, girl! Go get it!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MALEXANDER4 11/11/2010 9:03AM

    I'm in the same boat right now. I"m close to my goal but can't seem to reach it. I need to get back to basics and see this to the end. yOu will succeed, you already have. Good luck today.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TREASURINGLIFE 11/11/2010 8:38AM

    YOU CAN DO IT!!!!! Better yet - you WILL do it!! :)

- Michelle

Report Inappropriate Comment
MRSSIBRAT 11/11/2010 7:11AM

    you can do it girl!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
FLYSOHIGH 11/11/2010 5:10AM

    you can do it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
MG3KDZ 11/10/2010 9:34PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment


Weekend

Sunday, November 07, 2010

This will be a pretty short blog tonight. I am so incredibly tired right now and just wanna fall into bed.

Weighed in yesterday and lost 0.4 .... Not great and I really expected more. Im just trying to look at it like, thats point four less I have to lose next week. That's a good way to look at things.

I came home from my 7am weight Watchers meeting and immediately started working on the kitchen. We are on the painting the walls stage. My kitchen was a mess all day and I was so hungry because of all the work I was doing. Long story short I ended up on the phone ordering what ended up being 6 medium pizzas for three adults and two children. I ate waaaaaay too much and I still feel guilty over it. I don't think I have gone that overboard in two years.

So today is a new day and we finished up the kitchen. It looks so good!
My eating has been pretty good and I plan on really making up for yesterday this week and hopefully I will have another loss. Overeating happens. It's how you recover that makes a difference.

I will post kitchen pics when I get everything cleaned up.

Night ~ Jess

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MAMAFEELGOOD 11/8/2010 4:39PM

    GOod luck on your goals and your kitchen completion

Report Inappropriate Comment
MRSSIBRAT 11/8/2010 7:10AM

    def good way to look at the .4 pound lose lady.....that is still a good number..cause its going down!! can't wait to see kitchen pics!

Report Inappropriate Comment
AMYSTRONG 11/7/2010 9:34PM

    I updated our kitchen while my husband was away for five months training in the Army. Everything from the kitchen was in the living room and the coffeepot was in the bathroom.

The house was a wreck for four months and I'm so glad I was able to do this while the hubs was away. I couldn't' imagine running a home with the kitchen a wreck. Way to go on painting your kitchen can't wait to see your pics.

emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
HONORINGGOD 11/7/2010 9:28PM

    GREAT JOB AS ALWAYS

Report Inappropriate Comment
MG3KDZ 11/7/2010 8:41PM

    a loss is a loss...keep up the great work emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
HOPE2011 11/7/2010 8:21PM

    I love what you said, "Overeating happens. It's how you recover that makes a difference." I need to remember that...



Report Inappropriate Comment


Halloween

Monday, November 01, 2010

well I had a pretty good halloween... I ate a few peices of candy out of my kids bags but nothing major and did not partake in any of the bad for me halloween food I made. I made cupcakes and caramel apples and we got stuff for smores but ended up not making them. Stuff is still sitting on top of my refridgerator.

for dinner I made baked macaroni and cheese and pigs in a blanket made from light hot dogs and reduced fat crecent rolls.

the macaroni and cheese came out soooo good. I was messing around and came up with an absolutly awesome recipe.

........................................
......................................
.........................................

BAKED PUMPKIN MACARONI AND CHEESE

INGREDIENTS:

1/2 BOX WHEAT ELBOW MACARONI
2/3 CAN CANNED PUMPKIN
1 1/4 CUP FAT FREE MILK
2 TBLS WHITE FLOUR
1 TSP DRIED THYME
2 TSP DRIED ROSEMARY
1 TSP SUGAR
1/2 CUP PANKO BREAD CRUMBS
1/2 CUP FAT FREE CHEDDAR
COOKING SPRAY


1. HEAT OVEN TO 400* AND SPRAY RECTANGLE BAKING DISH WITH COOKING SPRAY

2. BOIL MACARONI UNTIL JUST DONE. DRAIN AND SET TO THE SIDE.

3. HEAT MILK ON MEDIUM HEAT UNTIL ALMOST BOILING. WISK IN FLOUR, THYME, ROSEMARY AND SUGAR AND STIR UNTIL THICKENED. STIR IN PUMPKIN.

4. MIX PUMPKIN MILK MIXTURE INTO MACARONI AND THEN SPREAD INTO BAKING DISH.

5. COVER MACARONI WITH CHEDDAR AND PANKO BREAD CRUMBS AND SPRAY TOP LIGHTLY WITH COOKING SPRAY(COOKING SPRAY HELPS TO MELT FAT FREE CHEESE AND BROWN BREAD CRUMBS). BAKE FOR 25 - 30 MINUTES ON 400*

ENJOY!

........................................
...................................


There is hardly any cheese in it but wow its really really good. Even my kids ate it and they usually can tell when I have introduced a new vegetable into a dish.

We pretty much celebrated halloween on thursday. There was a trunk or treat thing at the high school and we went up there and played games and got candy then we came home and I pulled out the food and we carved pumpkins and the kids watched a scooby doo movie. Aiden had alot of fun because my youngest sister came up to visit from my parents house and they are very close in age.

Anyway, aiden went as a pirate - second year in a row... and lyra went as a pirate for the second year in a row. I was not about to buy new costumes when I knew we were not going to be able to go out on halloween (aiden had to go to my xhusbands house this weekend and I had to go drive to pick him up yesterday. It took 11 hours round trip for me to go all the way to his dads house to get him so we were driving durring trick or treat time). Which is why we did halloween on thursday. Its ok, they dident know the difference.

Hubby dident dress up (so unfestive) and I looked like I stepped out of a bad 80's teen movie. lol. I took a few pictures so enjoy.


both kids candy combined... will stay in the cabinet and they get 1 peice a day. Im giving them the chocolate first because that is the only thing that looks appealing to me.


cupcakes my sister bought for us to make.... yuck... not appealing at all, I dident even try one. yay me


these were a bit harder to resist because they looked good... but I made them out of red apples because no one eles likes granny smith. Yuck, I cant stand red apples in caramel apples because they are too sweet. I had a granny smith with fat free butterscotch pudding. was alot better for me and was really good.


my little sister delana



Aiden chowin down


lyra dressed up like a pirate.... I dident get any good pics of the kids in there costumes this year. :-(


80s flash back - costume put together on the fly


Hubby Andrew not dressing up but diving into the cupcakes



carving pumpkins


my pumpkin

andrew being goofy




my sister andrea

my sister dawn


ahhh scary



.........................

anyway, it was fun and as far as eating goes I did really well.... alot better than I have done any other halloween.

Halloween use to be my favorite holiday but I have to say Im glad its come and gone, cause my favorite holiday has become christmas and I am really looking forward to it.

:-) yaaay !

~ Jess

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

QUEENAN1 11/3/2010 1:59PM

    Nice pics! Can't believe hubby didn't want to get into the Halloween spirit. BOOOO. LOL. Love your costume! The kids look adorable.

Those apples looked sooooo yummy. MMMMM. The cupcakes too. Might have to just try your recipe out. Sounds delish. Which sisters shirt were you able to fit in Dawn or Andrea? I remember that from one of your pics.

Glad you and the fam had an awesome time.

emoticon
Ang

Report Inappropriate Comment
MALEXANDER4 11/2/2010 10:11PM

    Your pics are awesome. thank you for sharing. Your kids looked great, and you....you look awesome. I'm proud of you for being good this year. I don't know if I could of not eaten the cupcakes.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SPARKYJEANIE1 11/1/2010 6:00PM

    Great pics Jess!!! You all looked adorable and BOO hubby for not getting into the spirit lol!!

OMG WHY did I practically dive into my computer screen to eat those YUMMY looking apples????!!!

The kids are too cute - and great idea just recycling the costumes from last year - I totally know how it is having to do the switch-a-roo residence thing...thankfully, it fell on MY time this year lol!

I have to post some stuff soon - prob tomorrow since todays busy at work!

YOU looked soooo cute!! Molly Ringwald would have loved the black tulle and pink!!

xoxo
Jeanie
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
FLYSOHIGH 11/1/2010 5:00PM

    Wow, you do look like A TEENAGER from bad 80's teenage movies! Great pics!

Congratulations on eating so well!

Report Inappropriate Comment
BOVEY63 11/1/2010 4:53PM

    Looks like you had a wonderful time.
emoticon
I believe I had an outfit similar the one you wore - and actually wore it out dancing in the 80s! OMG!
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
REBECCAMA 11/1/2010 3:41PM

  Never would have thought to put pumpkin with mac and cheese. Good for you for being so creative!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LAROSEBAUGH 11/1/2010 2:45PM

    Holy cow that sounds amazing!! Making it this week! I love me some pumpkin :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
TREASURINGLIFE 11/1/2010 2:41PM

    Wow...I'm not sure I could have resisted those apples!! :)

By the way, I love the 80's! LOL! Back in the spring my girlfriend had an 80's themed bachelorette party and it was so fun dressing up for it. Man, I miss my poofy hair!!

- Michelle

Report Inappropriate Comment
MG3KDZ 11/1/2010 1:25PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KARVY09 11/1/2010 11:25AM

    AHHHHHHHH! Those apples look amazing!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KEIRASMAMA 11/1/2010 11:23AM

    Good for you on managing the halloween goodies. I can't say I fared quite as well but today is a new day lol! It looks like everybody had fun!

Report Inappropriate Comment
PASTAFARIAN 11/1/2010 11:15AM

    Wonderful pics, thanks for sharing!

Report Inappropriate Comment


sick

Monday, October 25, 2010

well I did not lose the 3.6 I was hoping for... I knew it was a big long shot. I ended up however gaining a pound. A little disappointing but Im ok. I have had such good weigh ins for the past 6 weeks that I am due for a little bump in the road.... which is all this is.

I have been sick for the past week... its been over a week actually. It started out as just a teeny soar throat and some nasal drip, nothing big... about 10 days ago. Since then I have managed to get everyone else in my family horribly sick and now that its run its course through my hubby and my sisters and my kids its hit me like a mac truck. I woke up feeling really bad on Saturday morning and now my lungs hurt and Im coughing up green crap. Its not fun.

Saturday kinda sucked. I was up a pound at my weigh in and then I went to a chili cook off at my sons school and out of 6 people did not even place 1st 2nd or 3rd. 1st deserved it because his chili was really good .... the other two people did not. There chili tasted like canned! WTH? ..... Im guessing that my dish was a little too complex for most of the people that tasted it. I suppose most of them are hamburger helper kinda folks.

I should not enter cook offs because this always happens lol.... I guess I am a soar loser. :-P

Anywhoo then I cam home and felt like crap the rest of the day and when It was time for the kids to go down to sleep Lyra just cried and cried and was really bad off. I had to get her up and give her a breathing treatment because its looking like she has athsma. She had problems breathing like 3 colds ago and they gave her a nebulizer.... well she has needed it for the last 3 colds because she just could not breath well. The doctor said its too early to tell but It is not looking too good. So it took 3 hours to get her calmed down and sleeping.

Even though being sick sucks, I would much rather me be sick than any of my kids. Its so horrible watching them go through that and feeling helpless to do anything.

......

This week I am really going to watch my eating. Im doing simply filling this week. (eating only filling foods and using my weekly points for other things) Which seems to be working out so far. I just felt like I really wanted to eat a little more food, and simply filling gives me that option. It sucks only having 22 points a day.... its been making me feel so deprived which makes me nibble... which I think was my problem last week. I nibbled myself up a pound and prob would have gained more if I had not been exercising my a$$ off.

Im going to try to get some exercise in this week but Im not going to beat myself up over it. I still feel really bad and its really hard for me to do anything cardio wise with my lungs hurting to bad.

If I only lose half a pound this week thats ok. I really want to get to my goal and all but I know stressing myself out over it is not going to get me there any faster.

~ Jess

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DAVEW175 10/30/2010 8:02PM

    I hope you're feeling better. It's hard to focus on anything when you're sick.

Report Inappropriate Comment
FEISTYJEN 10/27/2010 9:50AM

    You can do it! Bravo for staying with it even when you are sick... that's when I always want to curl up with ice cream and stuff my face (it makes my throat feel better). emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
QUEENAN1 10/26/2010 5:43PM

    It always sucks being sick. You are most definitely right. Don't beat yourself up about not being able to workout as much. You need to give your body time to heal so it is ok. Although if you are anything like me, you expect nothing but the best of yourself. Sick and all.

That sucks that you didn't get 2nd or 3rd! WTH?!?! Canned chilli won! Ugh. I guess I am a sore looser too. LOL.

Hope you are having a better day today. Feel better soon!

Hugs
Angela

Report Inappropriate Comment
MALEXANDER4 10/26/2010 7:44AM

    Get well soon. I'm down to 20 points daily and I know how hard it is to be creative and busy. You are so close to goal it is just a matter of time before you see the magic number. Feel better and the rest will fall into place.

Report Inappropriate Comment
SPARKYJEANIE1 10/25/2010 6:31PM

    Oh Jeesh...Jess..

Girl - let me tell you firsthand - your symptoms sound freaking IDENTICAL to mine...but mine's still on the way out - bronchitis and an asthma exacerbation. Totally wiped me out girl...I'm so sorry the entire fam has gotten sick and it's the toughest thing in the world with teeny ones that have asthma. I grew up with it - so did dh. So I guess out kids were just destined to get it too. Try a humidifier in the room when Lyra sleeps and elevate her as much as possible. The nebulizers really work good - but holding that little mask on their face while they're crying always makes you feel like a monster...I'm so sorry!

Please rest as much as you can and I hope everyone feels better in time for Trick or Treating!

PS - boo to those judges at the chili cook off!! I'm sure yours totally deserved a place!! And imagine - canned tasting chili??! ewwwww!!

(((HUGS)))

L
ots of love and well wishes my dearest!!
xoxo
Jeanie
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ANDREAGAL531531 10/25/2010 3:18PM

  Feel better ! :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
SILVERWING2623 10/25/2010 12:13PM

    Feel better! Take gentle care of yourself.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GARDENER091 10/25/2010 10:55AM

    You are doing great! Hang in there and pat yourself on the back for the success. You are making progress. Just keep to the plan and you are going to succeed. Sorry about being sick for so long and about the results from the chili cook off. Good thing is you made some great chili an dyou entered and gave others the opportunity to enjoy something wonderful.

Hang in there and hoping you have a better week this week.

Report Inappropriate Comment
DONNAEDA 10/25/2010 9:45AM

    I hope you feel back to normal real soon. I know about feeling sick, I too was sick but with a parasite not the flu. Discriminating people don't like hamburger helper, and I am sure you would have been a winner with us in the chili department. By the way, don't forget you also have 35 exra points for the week, so don't deprive yourself. That pound was probably water retention and very temporary because you weren't moving the way you usually do when you are well. You will do just fine next week. Remember weight, measure and track your food.

Report Inappropriate Comment
WATCHMEGO2 10/25/2010 9:37AM

    You are doing great! I know it is hard, I am down to 21 points per day now and I need to get creative with my food choices to not go over. Sorry to hear that your house is full of sick people, hope everyone is feeling better soon.

Report Inappropriate Comment
FLYSOHIGH 10/25/2010 8:59AM

    Hope you feel better soon!

Report Inappropriate Comment


First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 Last Page