Tuesday, March 29, 2011
This past week I tracked pretty faithfully. I believe for me this is very key to my success. Sometimes I think I've had way too many points but then I track everything and find out I haven't done near as bad as I thought. What I have been doing is dividing my 49 extra points up into an extra 7 per day. This gives me 36 points plus. I almost always use ALL of these points and then some. I really try to stay below 40. I don't keep track very well of my activity points. I know I have activity points most days so I figure that 3 or 4 extra points are not hurting me. To date this is working for me.
I had lunch with my best friend and her daughter. We ate at Chen's Chinese restaurant. I only had a 2 point bar for breakfast and knew I could find something there to eat. I choose the Pepper Steak with an egg roll and fried rice. I didn't eat all the fried rice or pepper steak but I did eat the whole egg roll. I think it ended up being around 20 points. It was very good and I have left overs if I decide I want to use my points on the rest of that fried rice - tomorrow, of course.
I decided to give myself a challenge this week of no carbonated drinks. No diet or anything. I really wanted my Diet Cherry Coke from Sonic this afternoon but I came home and had Lemon Water. This will be hard at first.
Monday, March 28, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Today I was encouraged by a girl named Pam (how ironic) that said she had made a goal to lose 40 pounds by her birthday and she did it. This got me thinking that I need a goal. My birthday is in November - plenty of time - now I just need to figure out what that goal will be. I have 8 months until my birthday. I would like to lose an average of 4 pounds per month, so that would be 32 pounds by my birthday (nov. 24, which happens to be thanksgiving) my weight as of last Tuesday, March 22, 2011, was 188.8. So my goal will be 156.8 by Thanksgiving!!! Oh my gosh, how amazing would that be! I can not hardly imagine. So my short term goal is my 5%, which will be 186 (almost there) and then 10% (176)
Another girl that I have started reading is Danica. It has been tremendously helpful to see some of her post of what she has to eat each day. I need variety and I can find some there.
Most of these women are just like me and they struggle with a lot of the same issues. They have been sucessful and I want to join them.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
This is the first "real" spring break for Kaycee. Since this is her first "real" school year. Alan had 3 free nights at a hotel and 3 or 4 days of a free rental car. So we decided to take the kids to Phoenix for Baseball Spring Training. We left Monday around 10am. Didn't make it very far before we had to make a bathroom stop. Stopped at Dancing Eagle Casino Travel Center in Casa Blanca NM - which is less than 70 miles from home!! We got a soda and a snack - on a trip gotta have snacks! My friend's 18 year old son is housesitting and taking care of all the animals at home.
We rented a white 2011 Chevy Impala.
It's pretty roomy - bigger than our HHR. Which is not very comfortable to travel in.
Kaycee slept most of the way to Flagstaff. I tried to read. As long as we were on a straight roadway I am able to read a little, otherwise, I get really sick! I read some of Benjamin Franklins autobiography to Alan! whoo hooo - exciting. Actually, it's pretty interesting.
Made it to Flagstaff without another stop! Time for lunch and bathroom break. We decided to eat at Wendys. Some of us wanted to eat at bun huggers but Ty just couldn't get past the name. So we had Wendys, I am trying to stick to my Weight Watchers diet while we are gone. So I had a Chili and Salad. So far so good! Don't know how long I can keep to it. It will be very hard.
We are staying at the Staybridge suites in Glendale, Az. We have a wheelchair accessable room. Which is not ideal but it's nice and clean. The couch makes into a bed but it is not a queen like it advertised. So the kids have been trying to make the most of the sleeping arrangements.
SPRING TRAINING AT CAMELBACK RANCH.
We must have stood in line for close to 2 hours. Kaycee got a few autographs and then was able to get Tommy Lasorda's autograph.
WE WERE LOOKING FOR SOMETHING CHEAP TO DO SO WE WALKED OVER TO THE CABELAS STORE. THEY HAD A WILDLIFE WALK THRU AND SOME AQUARIUM TANKS WITH TROUT AND OTHER "LAKE" FISH. KAYCEE RAN AROUND HIDING IN TENTS AND BEHIND SOME SLEEPING BAGS THAT WERE HANGING UP. ACTING LIKE A FOUR YEAR OLD - BUT HAVING FUN!
TY BOUGHT A NEW BAT WHILE WE WERE HERE. THEY WANTED TO TRY IT OUT. WE WENT ON A WILD GOOSE CHASE AT FIRST AND THE BATTING CAGE WAS NO LONGER THERE. SO WE TRIED AGAIN AND FOUND ONE AT SOME WAREHOUSES, CALLED HEAVY HITTERS BATTING CAGE. THEY WERE JUST GETTING THEIR STORE GOING AND WERE BARELY OPEN. ALAN AND TY HIT FOR ABOUT 15 MINUTES AND KAYCEE GOT TO HIT A FEW SOFTBALLS. THE SOFTBALL CAGE DIDN'T SEEM TO BE SET QUITE RIGHT, SO THEY DIDN'T CHARGE US FOR HERS.
We certainly didn't stick to the Weight Watchers diet while we were gone. I tried but I just couldn't do it! When we went to In N Out Burger, I just lost it!! Oh well, back on track as soon as I get home. We also had a meal at the Salt River Casino. It was an all you can eat Buffet. I was very pleasantly surprised at how good it was. Mostly they had America Indian type food, Fry Bread, Tacos, Fajitas and great desserts. I may have just been really hungry!! Anyway we had In N Out Burger twice and then Chili dogs at the hotel - cause they were free. Pretty good too. Cracker Barrel is always good but I think I had my fill of Chicken tenderloin and greenbeans. Alan had Hamburger steak and hashbrown casserole. Ty had fried Pork Chops and Kaycee had chicken and dumplings with apples and fried okra. On the way home we stopped at KFC in Gallup and it was very lacking!!
Got home around 5:00 pm on Thursday. Ty had to be at church to play for WAKE. Kaycee ended up going over to Chloes to spend the night and go to a softball tournament on Friday... guess things are back to normal!!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Thursday, March 3, 2011
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I belong to a Bible study fellowship group. There are 8 of us at this time. January is Laura's birthday month. Lisa made one of Laura's favorite cakes. Orange Marmalade Cake from the Father Tim's books. It was quite yummy. Since then Lisa made a Valentine Dinner for the Whole church and Laura decided there is another cake/ice cream that she likes as well if not better. Leslie had the "party" at her house and made us her wonderful Sausage/spinach soup and someone brought home made bread. Laura brought us all a gift. She says she is starting a Favorite things (like Oprah) and so she brought us all a pair of her favorite socks!
I had forgotten about this blog and was suprised at what I had written before. I didn't remember the things I had written about. duh!
Weight watchers...I started going again about 3 weeks ago. As of this past Tuesday March 1, I have lost 7 pounds. This is a good start for me. I lost 20 something last time. I was down to 176!! The lowest I had been in YEARS. I wish I had stuck with it but I got to a point that I just didn't want to do it any longer. I wanted more food to eat. I don't know anyone else that has had this problem. I was very rebelious and acted like a kid having a temper tantrum. I wanted my way and wanted what I wanted to eat. I didn't want the restrictions. It concerns me that this may happen again after several months. I need motivation. I am reading a book called "9 things you simply MUST DO" by Dr. Henry Cloud. He talks about playing the movie - this means never to see any individual action as a singular thing in and of itself.
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