Saturday, March 26, 2011
Well, for me week 2 was a little easier. It's still going to take time to learn the points of foods without having to look them up or calculate them each time. I've learned a few, tho. :) I'm also measuring now, which isn't as much a pain in the butt as I thought it would be. :)
My husband was told by his doc that he needs to lose weight, so I've got him on WW too... and now I have mixed feelings about that. I used the calculator to figure his daily points... and he could have 48 (compared to my 35). Then he just ate what I ate for the most part... and on day one for him he ended up eating fewer points than I did... Why does that bother me? Well, this is petty, but, we all know it's a fact that men lose faster than women... so now he's going to be losing even faster cause he's not eating as much as he should be eating... Grrrr! Not fair. Anyhow, I've convinced him that he should eat closer to his points and I think he's doing better now, but still not quite there. I should just accept the fact that he's going to lose better than me... again, just like when we low carbed together, anyway. Oh well... I'm glad he's losing weight... he needs to lose about 40-50 lbs. And I'm getting over the... "hey this is MY new diet and you can't do better on it than me!" attitude. And now that I've vented all that... it really sounds silly. And I feel better. :D
Ok... now for what you've been wondering... so HOW MUCH DID YOU LOSE THIS WEEK???? :) Well, my weigh in days are Saturdays. That's the official weight I enter into the weekly weigh in on WW online... however, yesterday morning I stepped on the scale just to take a peek.... I was down by another 6.5 lbs already. Wow. that's what I entered on Sparkpeople... :) However, when I weighed this morning I was 1.5 lbs up from Friday. So my WW weight loss was 5 lbs... which is very good for a week, yes... but I wish that other 1.5 had stayed off. So... anyhow, my official loss for the week is another 5 lbs.
Week 2 loss - 5 lbs.
Total loss so far - 10 lbs.
Due to that, my weekly points are one less now.
On to week 3! I hope I can keep this momentum!
Saturday, March 19, 2011
Done with my first week on WW.
It is so different from Atkins and low carbing! (which I still love, but just needed something different right now)
It takes a whole new mindset and learning a whole new set of numbers (that's gonna take a while, too... so I bought the WW calculator, which will help a LOT.)
So... I felt like I was eating way too much some days and felt hungry constantly on other days. But I made it through without going over my weekly allotment of points... but I did use every one of them!
AND I LOST 5 LBS!
I was surprised... but happily so, (duh) so I'm going to keep on keeping on and perhaps tweek it here and there. Maybe add in a walk or two this week, try to NOT use all those weekly points and stick to just the daily points... and otherwise, just keep on making good choices for snacks (lots of fresh fruits and veggies!)
Sunday, February 06, 2011
Survey about me. Just fun to know more about each other. Copy and paste it if you like!
1. What time did you get up this morning?
it was a sleep late morning... around 8:10
2. How do you like your steak?
I like it still red, but not mooing, really... not bloody. I like vampires but I'm not one. :)
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?
Voyage of the Dawn Treader with my 10 yo... pretty good.
4. What is your favorite TV show?
I liked Buffy and Angel... lots of humor in those. I like The Office and The IT Crowd... hard to choose a fave. All tv shows I watch are AFTER they air on tv and arrive on Netflix instant view! :)
5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
Not sure... toss up between Fiji, New Zealand, Hawaii.... I really need to visit those places (and more) first.
6. What did you have for breakfast?
coffee w/ cream & sugar free butter rum syrup & a cinnamon roll
7. What is your favorite cuisine?
anything spicy! LOVE Mexican... mainly fajitas!
8. What foods do you dislike?
9. Favorite Place to Eat?
10. Favorite dressing?
11.What kind of vehicle do you drive?
1999 Suburban w/ 200,000+ miles and still going strong! I've been wondering if I can make it to 300,000. :)
12. What are your favorite clothes?
jeans & a t-shirt....and I'm very fond of jammies!.... me too!
13. Where would you visit if you had the chance?
Fiji, Hawaii, New Zealand
14. Cup 1/2 empty or 1/2 full?
15. Where would you want to retire?
same places... but ideally I'd have a house on the beach on my own secluded island and I'd have a house in the mountains ... my own mountain. :)
16. Favorite time of day?
on work days it's evenings and on off days it's all day long!
17. Where were you born?
Columbia, South Carolina
18. What is your favorite sport to watch?
don't watch any really, but I have enjoyed racing, drag racing, gymnastics & figure skating
19. How many siblings?
2, 1 bro & 1 sis
20. Favorite pastime/hobby?
being with my family, movies (mainly horror), reading
21. Bird watcher?
not really, but I do love them. I have 3!
22. Are you a morning person or a night person?
a little bit of both
23. Do you have any pets?
yes! 1 dog: Daisy, 6 cats: Juju, Lola, Minnie, Fonzie, Shuttle, & Neo, 3 birds: Cappie, Chili Pepper, & Amy and 1 bunny: Merlin
24. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share?
'new and exciting' doesn't happen in my life! lol... mine either!
25. What did you want to be when you were little?
an artist and a dancer
26. What is your best childhood memory?
playing with my dolls and friends, making kites with my dad, bike riding, playing around and jumping the creek with my friends
27. Are you a cat or dog person?
cat person. I love their independence.
28. Are you married?
Yes, will be our 25th anniversary this June.
29. Always wear your seat belt?
Yes, well, almost always.
30. Been in a car accident?
one small fender bender a long long time ago... no one was hurt.
31. Any pet peeves
fake people, rude people, making a mess and not cleaning it up... come on now!
32. Favorite Pizza Toppings?
I like all pizza toppings.
33. Favorite Flower?
everything from my children and husband... then it's sunflowers, roses, & tulips
34. Favorite ice cream?
I like all ice cream and sometimes I'm in the mood for different kinds... often it's chocolate (in any variation) sometimes it's fruity... LOVE homemade peach & strawberry... Ben & Jerry's makes an awesome Pumpkin Cheesecake & Key Lime Pie...
35. Favorite fast food restaurant?
36. How many times did you fail your driver's test?
37. From whom did you get your last email?
some online store, I'm sure.
38. Which store would you choose to max out your credit card?
i don't know.
39. Do anything spontaneous lately?
no, not lately. :/
40. Like your job?
yes, but I miss being a stay-home mom... but I do just work part time (3 days per week) as a court clerk.
42. What was your favorite vacation?
we love camping... but as for a real, get away from it all vacation... we have yet to have one of those. :/
43. Last person you went out to dinner with?
my hubby & oldest daughter at Red Lobster... and tonight we're all going out... the whole family: me, hubby, 2 sons, & 2 daughters
44. What are you listening to right now?
hum of the computer
45. What is your favorite color?
I love color. The blues of the oceans, the browns, reds, & oranges of the fall, the greens, oranges & yellows of the summer, the reds, yellows, blues, purples of the spring flowers, the black of night, the silver of the moon... it's hard to choose a favorite.
46. How many tattoos do you have?
47. How many people will fill this out?
48. What time did you finish this quiz?
49. Coffee Drinker?
A morning without coffee is like sleep.
Way too much coffee. But if it weren't for the coffee, I'd have no identifiable personality whatsoever.
I make serious coffee - so strong it wakes up the neighbors.
My blood type is Folgers.
um... yes, I am a coffee drinker.
Monday, November 29, 2010
First of all, I want to thank each of you that posted something on my last blog, "Ugh" You gave me words of wisdom, proper perspective, hugs, encouragement, and even a chuckle. :) I thank each of you for opening my eyes and also making me see that I am not alone, and I can overcome this. Thank you. When I learn any new news about my daughter, I will share it.
This weekend I climbed to the attic and we got down all my indoor Christmas stuff. The tree is up, and several decorations are out and I just realized that I collect nativity scenes. This wasn't something I did on purpose... all I did was wait each year for the sales after Christmas and I buy what I like... apparently I like nativity scenes. :) My daughter counted 18 of them ranging in size from 3/4" figures to 12" figures. Wow. :)
Anyhow, the tree is up and looking lovely, (ours is theme-free and filled with a large variety of ornaments that my children have made/picked out over the years) my decorations are out... I still have a little more to do and plan on posting pics soon.
I'm feeling much better, even tho the weight loss is still not happening, .... yet. I'm optimistic in knowing that it WILL happen for me. The main thing is I'm never giving up. :)
I keep trying to look on the bright side of every situation and stress-inducing circumstance that are currently happening in my life... and I try to remember this:
Sunday, November 21, 2010
I couldn't think of a more fitting title for this blog. It really sums up my feelings. Ugh.
My lack of motivation has really got me down lately. I do well for a day or two, then it all fizzles so fast and I keep having the "start again tomorrow" thinking. Well, every day this year has basically been "tomorrow." I know I shouldn't wait for that motivational click that I have had before, but I seem to be waiting anyhow.
The last few months have been very hard mentally and physically. I have yo-yoed so much lately that I'm just losing the same 10 lbs over and over again.
In September we learned that my daughter will be having surgery for her scoliosis. This came as quite a hard blow because she has endured the wearing of a brace since the end of the 5th grade. (She is now a high school JR) This has made her strong in some ways, but withheld her in other ways... but it was all to prevent surgery, finally to no avail. This has been looming over me since we found out. In Oct she had an MRI, one of the first steps towards this surgery, and we have yet to hear how that went. We are looking at surgery in the summer, possibly, so school will not suffer... She is an honor student.
Then with the drama that went on with my son the last two weeks... that was frightening, but now basically over. He's healing well, as is his friend, whom I recently I found out was released from hospital over a week ago, and is doing very well.
A lot of other stuff is going on that has me feeling like NOTHING is in control any more and I'm overwhelmed, depressed, scared, worried, angry, and embarrassed of my appearance and would like to just crawl under the covers and hide from the world.
I have really got to pull it together, find some determination and some solid stick-to-it-ness.
I have done it before... I have been the person who's had it all together, I want to be that me again.
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