Weekend Recap, What the Heck Was I Thinking & A Produce Question

Happy Monday everyone! (I’m not really all that happy that it’s Monday, but I’m trying to be upbeat)Wow the weekend really flew by fast! We spent most of it at the ball field for the season opening tournament. I’m not sure how we ended up but we won 2 and lost 2, so I guess it could have been worse. My little guy (and by little, I mean he’s as tall as me) smashed a couple into the outfield and made a couple of really great catches – I am so proud of him!

Can I just say “What in the HELL was I thinking when I signed up for Tigerlilly‘s challenge?????????????????? I am so far behind – TL and Military Mom did over 40 miles last week. FORTY MILES. Me? Um well, I did *cough* ten. Yeah, ten, but like I told TL, usually I do maybe 4 or 5 miles in a week, so 10 miles is a step up for me. And this week I will step up even more, I’m shooting for 14 miles this week…we’ll see how it goes.

On a related note, whilst meandering the aisles of We Take All Your Money Wal-Mart, we (the fam) ended up near the scales, which oddly are right next to the fish tanks – what’s the logic behind that one? Anyway, the kids got out various scales and soon the hubs was weighing himself (is it wrong that I’m slightly happy that he has gained twenty pounds?) and all the kids were weighing themselves and peer pressure got the best of me and I hopped on a scale too. The hubs now knows what I weigh and that’s a Big Deal for me. The look on his face was disbelief, followed quickly by a look of “oh shit I hope she didn’t see that look on my face“. I just laughed and said, “THAT’S why I am doing Weight Watchers!!” I’m kind of relieved in a way to let him know, because now he will understand why I am eating yogurt for breakfast and busting my ass on the treadmill everyday.

On another related note, SELF has a calculator to help you discover what your Happy Weight is*. This weight is not what your vanity and ego think you should weigh, this takes into account your age, if you have had children, obesity in your family and other factors to determine what weight you could realistically be happy with. Strangely, my happy weight is 134 and that falls right in line with the WW weight range for my height and age, and it’s the weight that I would ultimately like to be. But that means I’ve got 50 pounds to lose if I want to get there. And speaking of losing weight, I can tell already that I won’t have a loss tomorrow. I’ve been doing every thing mostly right, but I can feel that my body is hanging on to every ounce of water I have drunk in the last 7 days. But I know that the loss will happen eventually, so I’m not really worried.

Okay, here comes the Question I’m To Afraid To Ask Anyone Else, So I Will Ask You Guys: when *they* say you should wash your fruits and veggies before you eat them, do they mean rinse them under water, or actually use soap and water to wash them? I have never known the answer to this and I don’t want to appear stupid in real life, but I know you guys will love me no matter what, so I leave the answer to you: How do you wash your fruits and veggies? I would love to NOT get E Coli, so your help is greatly appreciated on this matter.

Wow, I guess I shouldn’t go so long between posts huh? Just had lots to talk about today. =) Everybody have a great week!

*Found this via First Ourselves. Thanks Karly!



Because of The Challenge, I got on the treadmill for another 2 mile walk last night, and about 10 minutes into it, I thought to myself, “This is hard.” Then I had these thoughts:

~No, trying on a size 16 bathing suit in a cramped dressing room with bad lighting is hard;

~Trying to find a pair of jeans that fit over my bubble butt is hard;

~Waiting until the lights are out before getting undressed in front of my husband is hard;

~Hoping my 11 year old son’s friends don’t tease him for having a fat mom is hard;

~Looking at my 7 year old daughter and hoping she doesn’t turn out like me is hard;

~Dreading my high school reunion NEXT YEAR because I’m a good 60 pounds heavier than I was in high school is hard;

~Being fat is hard;

2 miles on the treadmill – PIECE O’ FREAKIN CAKE!!

The Weekly Weigh-In that wasn’t

After last week’s mountain of crap came tumbling down on me (TOM, bad cold, Easter candy), I just could not bear to see the number on the scale this week, so I used my Golden Ticket No Weigh In Pass at my WW meeting. For those of you who asked (Susie) and those of you who don’t know, a NWIP is just like it sounds. You get to go to the meeting without weighing in. You can only use one pass per month, but sometimes it is really helpful, especially when seeing a gain might discourage you and send you head first into a vat of M&Ms. So I am just going to pretend that I am maintaining my loss of 3 pounds last week and move forward from there.
This was a recent conversation betwixt DH and me:

Me: I am so tired lately. I think I need to start going to bed earlier.

DH: You need to drink more Coke.

Me: (silently) Huh?

DH: Yeah, it speeds up your metabolism. All the sugar and everything.

Me: (Tilting head in confused puppy fashion) Um, o…..kay.

DH: You don’t drink enough Coke.

Me: You are so weird.

Yes, darling, I am going to have tons more energy and lose all this weight if I just drink more Coke!!! Why didn’t I know about this years ago?? I could have saved myself loads of money and time and energy had I just known that the secret to a better life lay in a can of Coca Cola!!      

I did two more miles on the treadmill last night, and then I drew on the driveway with sidewalk chalk with my DDs for half and hour. Yeah, I’m living la vida loca!

I cant think of a title for this post.

I love coffee. I mean I really really love coffee. It is comforting and warm and when I don’t have it I miss it. Is it weird that I feel the same way about my husband? Is it weird that I thought of my love for coffee before my husband? Hmmm.

 Although I love coffee, I just can’t wrap my love around Starbucks. I have tried, really I have, but every time I go in there, I walk out feeling like “I can’t believe I just paid $4 for this so-so coffee”. Oh well. I still love coffee. You might be surprised to know that as much as I love coffee, I don’t drink more than one or two cups per day. I know people who drink POTS of coffee every day – that’s just too much love for one day. I like my love a little at a time – wish I could say the same for chocolate! I like loads and loads of chocolate, which is why I’m sheepishly avoiding the scale this afternoon. I can’t bear to see how much weight I have gained over the last week. Damn you chocolate bunnies and your chocolatey goodness!!!

Wow this is turning into one weird random post.
Day one of Tigerlilly’s challenge went well. I did 2 miles on the treadmill in 40 minutes. I’d like to do 3 miles in 45 minutes, and I think I can if I really try. TL would like for us all to do 6 miles per day, but right now, that ain’t happening for me!! But in a month, who knows? It could happen! I’m planning on another 2 miles today – I have WW this afternoon, but dinner is already in the crockpot, so that will free up some time for me to get in a work out when I get home. When I was in college, my roommate and I used to walk 2-3 miles every day. She literally forced me to go with her every day, including WEEKENDS! At the time I thought it was torture, but now it’s a necessity, and I really enjoy the endorphins. Mmmmm…endorphins….mmmmm.

Okay, well since they pay me to work, that is what I should be doing. Have a great day y’all!!

Attack of the Easter Candy Coma

Ugh!Chocolate Eggs are evil.

If I never see another chocolate egg, it will still be too soon. I have already decided I am NOT weighing in tomorrow! TOM + illness+ Easter candy +Easter dinner = ONE BIG BLOATED ME!!!! I don’t even want to think about how much I gained over the last 7 days, so I’m going to use my No Weigh In Pass tomorrow, because they were created for times such as these.

I’m starting Tigerlilly’s challenge today after work and I’ll be walking as much as I can, so I know I’ll be back on track this week. Last week was just too much for me to handle and I’m so glad it’s a new week that will be filled with lots of walking and lots of water and lots of fruits and veggies. You know, I really don’t like the way I feel when I eat as much crap as I can. I don’t like feeling puffy and sluggish and icky.

I feel like I am rambling incoherently today. Must be the Nyquil hangover.

I’ll try to have something interesting to post tomorrow, just not feeling it today.

Weekly Weigh In

So I made it to my meeting last night, only a small portion of the road was covered with water and I just drove around it. There weren’t very many of us there, but enough for a proper class. This week’s weigh in… – 3.0 pounds!! Can you believe it? I was one happy camper! I did it by doing what I should always be doing: I tracked my points and stayed under my allowance, I drank gallons upon gallons of water, and I upped my exercise. I felt like I had lost a little but I wasn’t expecting a 3 pound loss. I was so proud of myself.

And then I went home and ate the kitchen.


Actually I know exactly why I had a nosh-fest after my weigh in and it involved several factors. Factor #1: my dinner was not satisfying. I had a Lean Cuisine Panini and while I love those for lunch with a salad, for some reason it just didn’t do it for me last night and so I supplemented it with 6 Grasshopper cookies, some string cheese, a WW 2points bar, and the leftovers from my 2 yo’s Kid Cuisine pizza.

Again, I ask WTH??

Which leads me to Factor #2: my TOM came this morning. Ah, so that’s it!! Today I have already popped a couple of Midol and as soon as I get this coffee in me, I’ll be fine. Gallons of water and a good stretch on the treadmill tonight should take care of my out of control behavior, so it’s all good.

My main goal is to lose an average of 3 pounds per month. I am a slow loser, so if I can hit my 10% goal in 6 months I’ll be happy. One of the things that has always derailed my weight loss before has been the unrealistic goal of losing 40 pounds in 4 months.

Some people can do it, not me. No way no how. Not gonna happen.

Since I have come to terms with my body’s stubbornness, I’m okay with a slow loss, and as long as it is a consistent loss I can hang in there. I really think not having a scale at home has helped me be less neurotic this time around. I do measure my waist and I have lost 1 ¼ inches, so I’m happy with that, but waiting for the Big Weigh In! each week is like having something to look forward to (or dread). I like what I’m doing right now, so I guess I’ll stick with it for awhile!

It finally stopped raining and the sun is supposed to be out, so I will be a shiny happy people today. Hope everyone else has a good day too! =)