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Monday, March 11, 2013

Frozen Fruit

I am proud to say that I am still on the downward with the scale. 2 weekend now that I haven't gained at all. Pretty proud of myself.

That being said, I thought I would talk about a couple ways that I get my sweet tooth taken care of. I'm going to start by saying that I HATE spending money on fruit. You buy it, pay a million dollars for it and then before you get a chance to eat it, the stuff has taken the death turn and ends up in the trash. So, what I have resorted to is buying frozen fruit. I LOVE frozen fruit....especially berries. They seem to have the sugar content squeezed together, so they taste sweeter. PLUS, you can buy a ton of bags, and guess what, they don't go bad for about a year!

Another good way to fight that sweet tooth.....yogurt. And you don't have to buy the expensive fruit in yogurt either. I get vanilla or plain. The I add fruit, OR even better, spices. I add cinnamon and truvia for snicker doodle taste, ad cocoa and a little truvia for chocolate....add a little vanilla to that mixture and you get brownies. Just try any thing that sounds good, see what you come up with! Another thing, if you do buy the fruit in yogurt, put it in the freezer over night....frozen yogurt! Yes please. Or freeze the vanilla and put some cocoa on it when you eat it. Yummo. I think I better go get my strawberries out of the freezer now.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

The '70's

Today marks the entry to the 170's. Scale says 179. Great, it only took 3 days to get there. BUT I never faltered.....ok, maybe I had ONE slip-up. I had a sucker yesterday! OMG! I KNOW! I can't believe it either! Ha, it said I love you on it, and it was the only one sitting there. I ate it out of pure sadness for the little guy. And to tell you the truth, IT TASTED AMAZING!!!! Well, it tasted good...ok I felt awful after word. No, not my tummy but my mind! I know it's just a sucker and I shouldn't get worked up over it, but have you ever taken a look at the amount of sugar there is in ONE sucker? Take a look sometime. You might be surprised.

I was talking to a friend last night, discussing my goal of 140. She says it isn't a good goal. I said, but that's just what it is...a goal! I would be fine if I only made it to 147, but if I don't set a HIGH goal then what's there to try for. Ok well that and I HATE odd numbers. I couldn't set a goal for 145, let alone set it for 147. I'm just weird like that! In the end, we decided that since there is a goal, and I am slowly getting there, it didn't matter what that goal was. The main thing was that I wanted to get healthy. And since I am inching ever closer to (gulp) 34, and then up from there, I need to get this body in to shape now, before that metabolism sticks up it's middle finger at me and waves the Beverly Hillbillies Goodbye.

So today consists of stairs, another afternoon walk with my little man, and LOTs of fruits and veggies, just to keep that plumbing working. :-)

Saturday, March 2, 2013

I forgot about that!

So this morning, down a little bit more. Yay me! Would have been more but the darn beer called to me last night after the death of a pet. Any way.

I was looking through the 17 Day Diet book again last night. Making the grocery list for today. I stumbled upon some recipes that I had found online for the diet. One was popcorn...yes popcorn. CAULIFLOWER popcorn. I forgot about that! I loved that when I was on this the first time.....so why didn't I continue eating it instead of regular popcorn. hmmm good question. Then the Chicken Wraps caught my eye. WTH! I forgot about that too! That was my favorite lunch! Why did I go back to the tortilla wraps then if all I needed was lettuce. Hmm, another good question. Then came the Eggpant Parm....yummo. I forgot about that! Used it to replace that yummy garlic bread. Why did I go back to the garlic bread? Another good question. After awhile it dawned on me....my biggest problem with my weight. I am carb sensative. That means that I crave carbs ALL the time. Bagels, chips, bread of any kind, noodles, mashed potatos. Yes, these are fine in moderation.... I took moderation to a WHOLE new level though. I ate the whole foot wide bagel, the whole leftover pot of egg noodles, rice, forget about it, I ate the bag.....Bread, I would just grab a piece throw some butter on it, then another and another and quite possibly the whole loaf would be gone in no time. And that my friends is why I reverted so easily. To eat better, it takes a little more work then just throwing something in the oven. But here's the trick that I am going with from now on. I buy all the veggies that I know I need. When I get home, immediately I cut it up and put them into baggies so that I can grab them in the morning for work. I have found the recipes to take the place of the demon foods, and have made a concious decsion to use them. It is hard. The whole lifestyle change is hard. But only because the ease of processed foods had taken over. If I had always been a veggie, homemade food person, this change porbably wouldn't be so hard on me. Are you carb sensative? Do you crave sugary stuff all the time? Do you crave breads and eat them more than you should? If you answered yet, try the small step of elimintaing them for a couple days. See what happens. You will most likely NOT be disappointed....angry a little yes, but disappointed, no.

Friday, March 1, 2013


So this post will be TMI but I really don't care. As you all know, I was at 185.6 yesterday. I pushed a little harder on the exercise yesterday....get some extracurricular exercise in too (haha). And made it to 183 this morning!  But at 3:00 am I woke up with the worst stomach ache. I swear it was worse or at least as bad as being in labor! I thought, OMG am I one of those people who didn't know she was pregnant and now I'm delivering this baby? I waddled to the bathroom, doubled over in pain, the whole time trying to figure out how I was gonna take 6 weeks off with no sick leave to cover it. I was thinking that I need to find baby clothes, baby stuff. How do I explain to my hubby that the pill didn't work. Doing the breathing exercises we were taught when I was pregnant 8 years ago. And then it happened.......no it wasn't a baby. It was a severely bound up woman! Thank goodness! Relief filled my mind. And this morning the scale says that 183 is where I am at! Sorry for the grossness, but it just goes to show, when you don't have enough fiber in your body, the plumbing just doesn't work the way it should.