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Monday, December 31, 2007


Well so I was planning on going in to weigh in tonight at weight watchers to see just how close I got to my 60 pound goal.  Darn it they were closed!  I guess we will never know if I made the goal by today or not.  I will weigh in on Thursday though and see how much closer I am.  I guess we can say for now that I was 2.8 pounds away from reaching my goal.  Soon however a new goal will be set!

Happy New Year everyone!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

OMG (text mode) :)

I lost 4 pounds this week!!!!! I am not kidding, not only was it Christmas, but I have been in Florida for the entire week! Praise God! I couldn't have done it with out his help. He blessed me with a great family of in laws! They have all been so supportive and understanding. I never felt pressured to eat something just because they made it. So this makes my grand total 57.2 pounds lost! WHOO HOO I am so excited!!!!!!

Monday, December 24, 2007

In Florida...

So we arrived in Florida on Saturday evening an hour and a half past the time we were supposed to. We sat on the run way in OKC for about an hour and a half because Chicago was shut down because of fog. Then once in the plan in Chicago we sat on the plan for about 30 minutes because a part in the luggage compartment fell off and they were fixing it. Lets just say that it was nice to be off of the plan!

So on traveling day, I will be honest, I did not count my points. But starting on Sunday I did! Today we went on a walk around the neighborhood that my in-laws live. It was very nice, about 52 degrees outside! Yesterday it got up to 78 degrees! It does not feel like any Christmas I have ever known :) So anyway, things are going good thus far. Justin's family is very supportive of my needs for WW, that makes it very easy to track my points and only eat at places where I know the points values. I think that we will be walking around some more today, so that will be some more activity points for me!

Well I hope that you all have a very blessed Christmas! I will write again soon!

Friday, December 21, 2007

I am closer

Well I am pretty sure I won't reach my 60 pound goal by December 31st. But that is ok. Because the important thing is that I will reach it soon. I lost 6/10 of a pound yesterday bringing my total loss to 53.2 pounds!

Like I said yesterday, please pray for me while I am in Florida, that I won't give in to things I don't need and the things I do eat that I won't over eat.

Thursday, December 20, 2007


Sorry I haven't blogged this week! I just realized that it is 10 till 5 and I hadn't even typed anything today about how I feel weigh in will go. I think it might be alright. I weighed this morning and I was down a pound and that usually reflects how I do at my evening weigh in. But keep praying for me as we head out to Florida on Saturday. Justin's family is great and I know they will understand if I can't eat something because of points. His mom already called to see if there was anything specific that she needed to get!

Thursday, December 13, 2007

I'm ok with the results...

So I weighed in tonight.  I lost 2/10 of a pound.  I for sure wanted to lose more, but I am glad I didn't gain.  Really I wasn't surprised at the results because I didn't do all to well from Friday - Monday.  Today I haven't felt good, so I haven't worried too much about not working out, although I did get my work out in the morning done.  Ok, that is all for today, I am going to go and rest so I can get better.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

God made ice machine...

Man we had a lot of ice come our way this weekend. Evidently it has been the worst as far as power outages go. Thankfully Justin and I only lost electricity for a few hours on Sunday and a few on Monday. We are doing fine though. My mom and sister have not been so lucky. They both haven’t had power since, I guess, Sunday night. They (OGE) say it will be 7-10 days before some have power on!

I have to say that despite the awful road conditions and the no electricity thing, this is a beautiful storm. The way the ice forms on the grass and the trees, is just an amazing picture. Of course when you try to take a picture to reflect the beauty it never turns out the way you want it to.

I used the cold as an excuse to eat more. Bad choices were made, but today is a new day, not to mention I am at work. I need to get back to tracking my points and to working out. I sat around this morning, hoping to get a call saying not to worry about coming in to work. I knew that I wouldn’t get the call, but part of me really wanted to go back to sleep, so I just sat there instead of working out. I will walk today at lunch though and work out some tonight.

Friday, December 7, 2007

Christmas time...

Ok, so I love Christmas time. It is the time we celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus. What I do not like about Christmas time is that companies you do business with seem to think it is a time to bring you high fat, high calorie, high point goodies. This is not a good idea! If you are a business person reading this you should really try and be different. Give something that is not eatable or if you must give food, bring a veggie tray or something! Most people don’t want to give in to the fattening goodies, but they do because they are right in front of them. All of this to say that yes, I fall in to the category of someone who gave in. Darn those cookie boxes! Seriously, I ate the best cookie bar ever and while it tasted fabulous, I am so mad at myself for doing that. Especially because Justin and I have a Christmas party to go to tonight and now I will have to make sure I absolutely do not eat anything other than 0 point items! What are the odds that there will be veggies there?

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!!

I would first like to thank my God and Savior for giving me strength to wake up and work out in the mornings, I would like to thank my wonderful husband for always encouraging me.  I would like to thank my WW leader, who helped me out tremendously this week.

For what you all ask, well I have now lost 52.4 pounds!!!!!!!!!!!  (I know!!)  I lost 4.6 pounds this week.  I am going to keep doing what I am doing and I just know that 60 is just around the corner.

Weigh in day...

So I am always a little anxious on weigh in day. But today I am feeling ok. I feel really good about the past week. My WW leader has really helped me and I have actually done what she suggested. To be honest at first I found myself making excuses, but then realized she was right in saying I needed to eat more fruits/veggies and dairy products. I think the thing that got me to do it was she said not to feel overwhelmed, to add them in 1-2 increments. This has helped me to not feel overwhelmed about it. I now have a half gallon of milk at my office so one of my morning snacks is a cup of Chocolate milk (I just can't do the plain milk, with out something sweet). :) I have also started buying the dole fruit cups. They are 1/2 cup servings of fruit. I am eating those more often too. And I have started back to eating my broccoli and cheese. I had kind of stopped eating them for a while. So anyway, I will post as soon as I can after weigh in tonight. Justin and I are planning on eating dinner at Applebee's (they have a WW menu). Hopefully we will be celebrating!!!

Monday, December 3, 2007

again, already?

I just have to mention that currently everyone in the office is now talking about what to do for lunch and I honestly don't want to do anything but eat my Healthy Choice! That has never happened!!!!!!


So the last two days I woke up early and did a little bit of DDR. This morning was extra challenging because I had to wake up at 5:30 (yes that would be in the a.m.). Justin had to take me to work because my care is at the mechanic. Hopefully that will get fixed and if not my friend Misti said I could get a ride from her, since she lives and works in the same area as me. Justin and I did DDR a lot yesterday and Saturday. I think that I will switch it up between DDR and a video so that I don't get burnt out. Well that is all for now. I may write back later today if I haven't fallen asleep on my desk :)

Friday, November 30, 2007

a day of realization...

Well it is the day after weigh in day and I am feeling a little better. I am sure you can tell from the one line entry last night I was pretty emotional. To be honest I went through several emotions last night. I think the first one was anxiety about weighing in. I even left work a few minutes early so I could get to the WW meeting earlier. Then I was in shock. In shock because I really and truly believed that I was going to hit the 50 pound mark this week. Then I was frustrated. I cried a lot in this stage. I was still at WW and I was trying hard to not be noticed, thankfully my WW leader did notice and she pulled me to the side after the meeting (I was trying to dash out so no one would see me crying). We had a good talk and I felt better after that. I still cried when I got to the car. Once I got home I went through a time of feeling ok. Justin and I ate dinner and then did DDR for about 10 minutes. After that I told him everything that had happened. Again more tears. After our talk I felt inspired so I danced a little more while he worked on the computer. Then I honestly started to feel angry. I got angry at the computer first because it erased my blog entry that I had typed up. And once again a lot more tears. Poor Justin, he is so good to me. He just held me and let me cry. At one point he told me I needed to stop typing in my blog for the night because I was mad and typing things out of anger. Good advice. I feel that this entry is much better. Justin was able to calm me down and he rubbed my back and played with my hair for the rest of the evening.

So you may be wondering about the whole goal of 60 pounds by December 31st. Well according to my WW leader it is still attainable; I just need to work really hard. We decided that my body has got used to the amount of exercise I do so I need to do more or work harder during the time that I do work out. One thing that she said was that I can get to my goal, but will I be happy with reaching 55 pounds by December 31st and then getting to the 60 pounds goal in January. I said yes. So while I am going to strive to still reach the 60 pounds, I will be happy with 55 pounds. I am scared though. I have a lot of Christmas parties to go to and then we are going to Florida for Christmas. Thankfully Justin’s family is very nice and understanding and I am sure will do things to help me with the WW while we are there. I have told Justin that if we eat out this month I can only go to places that I know the points of the food. I can’t take any chances. We have decided that for at least on of the Christmas parties we (or at least I will) eat dinner before hand so I don’t give in to things that I can’t figure out the points to.

Ok, so that is about it. It is a long one today, but I feel better after typing this out. Please pray more than ever for me. Not just that I can get to my goal, but that I won’t give up and that I can continue on after my goal is reached. Because I know that this is only one hurdle I will have to jump in this journey. There will be plenty more I am sure!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

I won't lie...

I gained 8/10 of a pound. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Can the goal be obtained?

So today I walked at lunch, which felt good. The last two days I have been using these bike pedals that I got for Christmas. They just sit on the floor; obviously there is not a bike involved. I thought I better give myself a break from that, although I still did it while I was on hold to an insurance company!

A lady who we refer people to at work, walked by my office and said “you’ve lost a lot of weight, haven’t you?” Of course I told her the exact amount of 48.6 pounds! It is always nice when people can tell you have lost, it makes all your hard work worth the effort!

I am hoping that tomorrow at weigh in I will be able to say I have lost 50 pounds. I am trying not to think to hard on it. I am thinking though that if I don’t get to 50 pounds this week that my 60 pounds by December 31st may not happen. Although, that is ok, because I am still so much farther than I was last year at this time! I will still try though. I suppose it can be done if I work really hard! We are going to Florida for Christmas and I told Justin that I will have to weigh in while we are there. I don’t want to fall off track and the meetings really help with keeping on track.

Oh, I have some good news to share! But I can’t share it in my blog. If you know my email you are welcome to email me and I will share it with you!!! (I should probably mention that it is not about me)

Saturday, November 24, 2007

another good week...

Ok, so lot's to update!  I lost 1 pound this week!  Weight Watchers was closed on Thursday since it was Thanksgiving, so I weighed in on Wednesday.  I was pretty excited about the loss, seeing how I celebrated Christmas on Monday and ate out a lot with my family this week.  I had my follow up visit with my doctor.  Everything went down!!!  This was very good news.  I was very pleased as was my doctor.

On to better news.  My friend had her baby and she is so cute.  I can't wait to go down and see her.  Also, my brother and his family have been in town and that was fun and exhausting!  We got in all the time we could with them.  Ok, well I guess that is all.  Have a great week and remember to be thankful!

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Give me a break, give me a break, break me off a piece of that...(now you all want a kit kat bar, don't you?)

Well I weighed in on Thursday and was a little disappointed because I gained 2/10 of a pound.  I know that doesn't sound like a lot, but when you have a goal to reach it is just 2/10 of a pound too much!  I am ok with it though (despite being disappointed, I think I can be both).  I felt like I did real good this week and the most important thing is that I was healthy.  So I am good.

Here is an exert from the Bible study book that the ladies in my FLOCK at church are reading.  It is really inspiring and I would encourage everyone to buy it and read it today! (FYI - it is called 'Balance that works when life doesn't', by Susie Larson)

"The heavens are bursting with blessing, provision, and promise.  God waits for us and longs to bless us.  Every time we look up and call on Him to influence our lives, He will.  Every time we go without something for the purpose of seeking Him more, we will receive far more than we gave up.  When we embrace every sacred moment that comes our way as a chance to love God more, listen to His voice and do what He says, our life becomes a living, breathing example of Christ's continued work on earth.  To be nourished by the Most High God is our greatest privilege.  It's what gives us the strength to do things that are far beyond us."

Thursday, November 15, 2007

feeling good...

I really wanted to bring the book we are reading for our women’s Bible study to work with me today so I could quote some things from it. I guess this will have to wait until tonight because I left it at home! I would however, like to thank Rebecca for encouraging all of us to start reading a little each day, because I am really enjoying it this way rather than rushing through it like I usually do!

I weigh in tonight and I think that no matter what the out come I will be ok because I feel like I have done a lot better this week. Of course I would be thrilled to loose, but seriously I am ok with anything! I will let you know what the out come is as soon as I can!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Psalm 46:10

God has been telling me today over and over that I need to “Be still and know that I am God”. All day long I have been saying this part of Psalm 46:10 in my head. So much is going on today. I think the thing that is most consuming me is that my best friend is having some “troubles” with her pregnancy. She is due to be induced on Tuesday, but they might do it earlier because of all that is going on. I feel as though I should be continually in contact with her, and yet God keeps telling me to “Be still and know that HE is God”. What an amazing thought! He is God! He knows the things we are going through and all that is on our heart. He longs for us to cry out to him and yet I am learning this week that He longs for us to be still and listen to him speak! I feel like things are so chaotic this week, which makes this such a hard lesson to be learning. This week I want to strive to listen and not make things all about me! I want to read my ladies Bible study book a little each day. Most of all I want to be still!

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


By the way I have to give props to Anna Davis who took the new pictures that I have posted on my blog! She did a great job. I told her that when I get to my goal weight (final goal) that I want her to take pictures of me and Justin again! She did a great job!

Monday, November 12, 2007

the good life...

I have the most wonderful husband in the world! Today he brought me flowers to my work and then took me to lunch! How sweet is that! I love him so much! I really needed him today and he did this! I didn’t even tell him that I was having a hard day!

I get blood work done tomorrow. I am not looking forward to it, but hey, I guess it needs to be done. I will keep you updated on what I find out. I go back to the doctor next Tuesday to get the results.


Friday, November 9, 2007

quick update

I lost 3 pounds! I am busy at work though, so I need to go! Will write more later!!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

I need to be reminded...

My blessings list:


Justin – the best husband in the entire world

My family – I can honestly say that I have been blessed with the cutest nieces and the cutest nephew!

Job – I really do have a great job, with a good boss and co-workers

Church family – I think that I have the best Church Family, one of which cannot be replaced with any church in Oklahoma (sorry this is actually supposed to be a subliminal message for one of my friends, but it is true) : )

Clothes to wear

Food to eat

Car to drive

Computer to use

Bible to read

Weight to lose (I don’t know how this is a blessing, but I feel it will be one some day, perhaps as a help to others)

Encouraging friends

Radio to listen to

Cell phone

House to live in – not only just a house, but it is a nice house too!

Clean water to drink

(I may add to this list as the day goes on, but I just needed a reminded of how blessed I am).

Tuesday, November 6, 2007


Not only am I slacking with keeping up my blog, but I am also slacking on the weight loss! I realized today that I have an appointment to get blood work done next week and I have been eating horribly and working out, well let's not even go there!

Please keep praying for me to get back into gear!

Friday, November 2, 2007

good week...

I lost 1 pound this week! Yeah! I am currently at 44.8 pounds lost. Not back up to my highest, but getting there.

I have discovered (and I actually mean my husband discovered it) some amazing pretzels! They are made by Snyder's and they are called butter snaps. Oh my gosh, they melt in your mouth. (I might be exaggerating, but seriously they are good)! I can have 24 for only 2 points! Also, Dole has fruit cups that come with fruit and yogurt. Those are good as well.

I have been sleeping better this week, which is great news! I guess it was on Tuesday I asked for people to pray that I slept good and boy did I! It was amazing. I woke up on time and everything!

Alright, only 15.2 pounds to go to reach my goal. Please keep praying for me to not give in to things like candy and well other bad for you kinds of things. Also, please pray that I will get back on my work out routine. While I did work out more this week than last week, I still should have done more. I didn't walk for three of the days this week, but at least on two of those days we did DDR in the evening. Ok, well I guess that is if for now. Looking forward to being able to say 60 pounds lost!!!!

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Rest, I need rest!

I am so tired. All that I ask today is that you pray that I can sleep tonight. I mean right when I lay down fall asleep feel rested when I wake up kind of sleep!

Monday, October 29, 2007

Monday, Monday (da da, da da da)

I have been very busy at work today. This is good, because it makes the day go by faster!

I gave in and had a Dr. Pepper today, I should have asked God for strength to not have one, but for some reason I didn’t, I just had one and didn’t think twice. Well ok, I guess I did think twice because after a few sips I thought to myself “God is my source, food is a gift” (I have this posted in my office). Then I thought, DUH! Why did I have this Dr. Pepper? I did count the points for it, so that was good. Last week I barley counted any points!

Tonight I am going to do DDR and use weights at the same time! Not dangerously big weights, just small 2 pounders! Justin used to do this but hasn’t in a while. So I will have to use his weights.

I guess that is all for know. Please pray that I get some good sleep tonight as I did not sleep well last night! I was up until about 2 am! When I am tired I tend to make poor choices with my weight watchers.

Friday, October 26, 2007


We had fun tonight at POPs!  Here are a few pictures!!!

Date night!

I have a date tonight with my husband! We are going to Pops in Arcadia, OK. They have over 500 different soda flavors! I am so excited.

Minor set back…

So I gained this week. I was kind of expecting that though. I didn’t do very well this week. Plus I was sore all week from the lunges, so Justin and I didn’t do DDR at all this week. I am sure that played a part in it. I did however still walk this week during my lunch break, so I guess that is one positive thing that came out of this. Well this means I need to loose 16.2 pounds before December 31st in order to reach my goal of 60 pounds by December 31st.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007


Lunges are a lot of work. I don’t know that I have every really been as sore as I am today! My co-worker, Kacy, and I walked yesterday and at one point we decided to do lunges down the long side of the hallway. The sad thing is that we only did it for 1 hallways length. I woke up this morning so sore, I didn’t think I was going to be able to get out of bed! Then today at lunch I walked for 20 minutes, which is what I normally do, but today I was extra sore after walking. I have had to take some Ibuprofen!!! Let’s pray it pays off tomorrow when I weigh in.

So there are now 3 other ladies on my floor at work that have joined Weight Watchers! The two that joined a week ago both lost 4 pounds! This is the other one’s first week we will have to see how that goes! We are thinking that if we can get 15 people in the building that would want to do weight watchers then we could have a meeting in the building! That would rock!!!

I guess I have been tagged!

Jobs I've had:

1) 2 weeks at SNU in the Cafeteria
2) Children’s intern at PCBC
3) Cashier at Sweete Memories Bakery
4) Data entry at Baptist Messenger
5) Sales associate at Beauty Co
6) Sales associate at Stage, Kohle’s (sp?), and LifeWay Chirstian Store
7) Clerical at Family Medical Supply
8) Assistant Office Manager of AccuHealth Sleep Disorders Center

Places I've Lived:

1) Edmond, Oklahoma (born here)
2) Lakewood, CO
3) Richardson, TX
4) Arvada, CO
5) Nebraska (I am at a blank as to the name of the town!)
6) Lakewood, CO (yes again)
7) Rifle, CO
8) Bethany, OK
9) Weatherford, OK
10) Edmond, OK

Places I'd Rather Be (in no particular order):

1) anywhere but work! (I have a great job, but who wouldn’t want to be somewhere else)
2) Ballroom dancing!!!
3) with Justin
4) Hanging with my family/friends

Foods I Love:

1) Dark Chocolate
2) Mexican
3) Pizza
4) Lasagna

TV Shows I Love:

1) Re-Runs of Friends
2) Food Network
4) Bones
5) Chuck
6) Office
7) Journeyman
8) Disney Channel (seriously, I love Hanna Montana!)
9) Ok, I have more, but it would show that I watch way too much TV!

Movies I Love:

1) Romantic Comedies
2) X-Men movies
4) Disney Movies (recently the Meet The Robinsons animation!)
5) Musicals (I love the Newsies, Hairspray)

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Dang it!  I hate it when I am bored.  Today I totally fell of my good job wagon.  I had nothing else to do so I ate.  I haven't done that in a while (well except for the chocolate break down).  Well my wonderful husband got me back on track and we did about 20 minutes of DDR.  So then I felt better.  I was disappointed in myself.  I didn't want to let Justin down and I didn't want to let myself down.  Thankfully I have a wonderful husband who loves me no matter what.  So, now that I had a bad choice day, I am ready to get back on the wagon and move closer to my 60 pound mark!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Holy Cow!!!

First things first...I lost 4.8 pounds this week!!! Yeah! That puts me at having lost 46.6 pounds! That leaves 13.4 pounds to loose before Decemeber 31st!!! I am so pumped!!!

So I mentioned earlier today that I wanted to share some of the inspirations I am reading in this book called "Balance That Works When Life Doesn't", by Susie Larson. So I am going to just quote straight from the book:

The road back to health isn't an unattainable one; it just requires that we face the current that swirls about us, jump in right where we are, and determine to stand on what we know to be true. We can do this.

God is our Source - food is a gift. when we look to food as our source, we fall out of balance.

(This was under a heading called TRY THIS) Tell yourself daily, "I am fearfully and wonderfully made. I am getting stronger and healthier every day!"

We cannot compare ourselves to who we were years ago, nor can we compare ourselves to others. Those kinds of evaluations produce no good results.

And finally a prayer that I have made my own:
Dear Father in Heaven,
I don't want to make my body an idol where it becomes my obsession and focus. I want to make such good choices that I will no longer be distracted by my health. I want my health to serve me so I can better serve You. Amen.

I hope that these words can encourage some of you that read this, well I hope that it encourages all of you! Thank you for your prayers and encouraging words.

I am feeling good...

Today is weigh in day and I feel pretty confident that I have lost at least a little bit (actually I am confident that I have lost more than a little bit, but I don’t want to officially say that, hence the parentheses, I don’t want to curse it!). Justin and I have really worked hard this week, between walking, DDR and keeping track of my points I think it will be a great turn out! You may be wondering why I say "Justin and I have worked hard" and well it is because he truly has to do this with me. He told me last night he is proud of how I am doing with Weight Watchers. I told him that I couldn't have done any of this with out him. He thinks that I under estimate my ability to do this. I will tell you what I think, that even if he was only 1% responsible for the weight loss that has been achieved, then I could not do it with out his 1%! My 99% is not complete until he is there helping me. I love him so much. Ok, enough love talk ; )

I have lots that I want to share from this book that the ladies in my FLOCK are reading. The book is called Balance That Works When Life Doesn’t, By Susie Larson. It talks about the balance of life both in the Physical aspect and the Spiritual aspect. Right now I don’t have time to share all that I am learning, but perhaps tonight I will remember to do that!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Walking, lots of walking! (revised at 12:48)

This weekend Justin and I did lots of walking! We went and visited OSU in Stillwater, so he could show me around where he went to school and everything. That was lots of fun, plus we walked about 2.5 miles! Then on Sunday we went with our FLOCK from church to the Oklahoma Centennial parade. That was fun as well, plus we got in a little under 2 miles. Needless to say, I am ready to get back to DDR. I like the walking, but man I am worn out! Good activity points though.

This week I am really going to kick it into gear. I need to get to my 60 pounds by December 31st. So keep the prayers and encouraging comments coming, because I am going to need them!

I wore my trunk jeans (see entry below titled 'Cool story') to church on Sunday! It was great I felt pretty good about myself. Others made comments, saying that I looked nice. It was a great feeling.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Good news and bad news! This has not happened in the entire time that I have done weight watchers…I did not gain, wait though, I also did not loose. I stayed the same. This is better then gaining, I suppose. This just means that I really do need to step it up! I want to have lost next week! I really want to reach my goal of 60 pounds by December 31st.

Oh, and FYI, I stole a T-Shirt out of Justin's side of the closet today, it's an XL!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Think thin...

So today is weigh in day and I really just want it to be over. I don’t know if I did good or not. I have done good on some days, but to be honest with you bad on most of the days. I feel like I am at a plateau right now. I know that I will need to just step it up with the exercise and make sure I am keeping track of ALL my points. I tend to not track my points in the evening. I also need to make sure and get more fish, veggies and fruit in my diet. I am for sure getting more than when I started, but that won’t cut it. I need to get more servings in.

I went to my primary care doctor yesterday and he was really proud of me with all the weight I have lost. It was good to here him say that because it is something I have struggled with since I have gone to him. Plus, it is always nice when he notices rather than me pointing it out to him. :-)

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Truth! You can't handle the truth! (or perhaps I can't)...

I recently had a friend use the term "sit in a pile of self pity". I realized tonight, while trying to go to sleep, that I often do this. And what for? Perhaps I feel sorry for the fact that I have a wonderful husband who loves and provides for me, or maybe it is because of the nice house we live in, perhaps the fact that I have a job, a loving family (both mine and Justin's), a car, clothes on my back and food on the table (well TV tray in my case)! I could go on and on. So really why do I often find myself sitting in a big pile of pity? Well I decided tonight that I will no longer! I vow that from now on when I begin to look for this pile of pity (because I know it is not something given to me), I will remind myself of the many blessings that God has given me. If I continue down what can only be called the road of unthankfulness, I will then get on my knees and ask for God's intervention. He is the only way out.

I gave in...

I gave in to the call of chocolate! I shouldn't have, but I did. All you ladies out there know that when it is a certain time of the month you tend to eat more of everything than you usually would. Well that is going to be my excuse for today anyways. I will stop now though, because I don't want to feel that since I blew part of my day I can give up the rest of my day too! God is faithful and will provide the way of escape!!!

Isn't he amazing...

My wonderful husband, Justin, is well, so wonderful! At first I was going to title this entry “has nothing to do with weight” but then I decided that really it does. You see my wonderful husband left me a note in the garage yesterday so I would see it when I got home. He attached some cute frog stickers with it! It is that kind of encouragement that helps me continue on with this life long journey of loosing and eventually maintaining my weight. He is constantly filling my “love tank” ; ) (for those of you who haven’t read the “Five Love Languages” you should really invest, even if you aren’t married it is a great lesson to learn).

So today I am wearing not only an XL scrub top, but XL scrub pants! When I started out on this journey I was wearing a 3X top and 3X pants, and I think I was pushing on 4X. I think I am currently in the transition stage between 2X and XL because I fit more comfortably in the 2X, but more happily in the XL! If that even makes sense.

It is amazing how God will turn an opportunity to help a friend into an opportunity to help you. Yesterday my friend and I decided that at 8:15 we would work out. Now she lives in Moore, OK and I live in Edmond, OK so we weren’t going to meet up, but rather keep each other accountable for the work out. My first thought was that it would be easy because it is around that time that Justin and I usually do DDR anyway, so no problemo right? WRONG! Justin was super tired and so he decided to take a nap for a little bit, which left me on my own for working out. If I hadn’t made that arrangement with my friend I wouldn’t have danced at all.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Cool Story

So the past couple of weeks I have been in need of some new jeans. Justin and I looked at a few different places, but either couldn't find any in my size or we both felt like it was too much money to spend for something I would just wear for hopefully a few months! So today I remembered that I have this pair of jeans in my trunk that has probably been in there for oh, about 4 years or so. I have kept it so long because at one point it was my favorite pair of jeans and I wanted to fit in them again. So today I had the notion to pull them out of my trunk and try them on. I honestly was not thinking I would be able to zip and button them up BUT I not only was able to pull them up I was able to zip and button them too!!! How cool it that! I am so excited. God just keeps providing clothes for me, He is so awesome!!!

Friday, October 5, 2007

Weigh in results...

So the results are in and (drum roll please) I lost, 6/10 of a pound!!! So know I am back at my highest of having lost 41.8 pounds!!! I was of course hoping to loose more, but like I have said in a previous entry, as long as I loose anything I will have meet my weekly goal.

So the Bible verse that my wonderful husband posted to me the other day has really come in handy. I printed it out and posted it on my desk. I started to think that sometimes I feel like I have no other choice but to eat out at lunch, even though I have something to eat in the freezer. Then I read that verse again, “No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is Faithful, and He will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation He will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.” (1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV) Ok, so I think my “way of escape” is, hmm, perhaps the lunch that I already have! It is sad that it has taken me this long to figure that out.

Another good think that has happened is I tried on a pair of scrub pants and top that are a size below what I currently wear. I feel it won’t be long before I can comfortably wear them! Actually, I can probably already wear them, just not to the desired comfort level that I would like. In other words, I don’t want to be paranoid about ripping the pants!

Well have a great weekend everyone!!! I am so excited to continue on this journey. Thank you to all who encourage me everyday! I love you all!!!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

My super wonderful Husband...

I don't know if any of you read the comments that others have posted, but my husband left a great one on the "No...More...Temptations" entry. This was the Bible verse he left "No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it." (1Co 10:13, ESV). What an encouragement! And to think that God WILL provide a way of escape. It was nice to be reminded of that. All right all of you Bill Green fans "God is good, all the time" "All the time, God is good"!!!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007


No, I can’t give in! I must be strong and remember what I am working for…my goal of having lost 147 pounds!!!

Yesterday we ordered Charleston’s for lunch because we had a meeting during our lunch. So they gave us the completely wrong order, but even though we drove back up there to get the correct order we still got to keep the wrong order. So we put it in the fridge up at work. Well now that I am starting to get hungry I really want to go and heat one of the hamburgers up. I didn’t, instead I cooked one of my broccoli and cheese snacks. I have to remember that I have to weigh in tomorrow and I don’t want the scales to go up. So at lunch I will be strong and eat my healthy choice meal, and walk after that. Tonight I plan on going to Wal-Mart and then doing yard work. Please pray that I will stick to this plan!!!

Monday, October 1, 2007

Right on the dot...

Praise God!!! I have a friend who has lost a bunch of weight and she gave me a bunch of her old scrubs that were my size! It is amazing how God provides just when you need it. Now I don’t need to worry about getting any more altered or buying new ones! That is of course until I get to yet another smaller size (which actually she had some of those that she gave me as well)!!!

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Friday, September 28, 2007


Well I gained 6/10 of a pound this week. I wasn't too surprised since I ate myself sick on Dove Chocolates on Wednesday. But the silver lining is that it wasn't 3 pounds, so this shouldn't take me two weeks to get past! Plus being sick on Thursday (dang chocolate), I didn't eat much until dinner so my body probably wasn't burning to much since it had nothing to fuel it. (I hope that made sense, because I know what I am trying to say, but can't really put it into words).

I did DDR again this morning! It was great. It gets me going and I feel really good after doing it. Please pray that I will continue to do this during the week if not just to get me up and awake (I hate mornings, hmm, let me rephrase that, I hate waking up, mornings are ok). : )

Also, please pray that I can take a good after picture. I keep trying and since I am my worst critic (that's what my husband says) I tend to think they all still look bad. I really want to post one, especially since so many have asked for it.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Too much of a good thing...

So I did something totally new this morning, I danced before getting ready! It was 4 songs, about 6 minutes long. It was worth 1 activity point! I don’t know what inspired me to do that, but I still had time to get ready and be on time for work. I don’t know if I will do this again, but it was kind of fun. Not as fun as when Justin is there with me though.

I weigh in tonight and I am not sure that it will be a good turn out. But I have learned that my stomach can no longer take a lot of chocolate! I had a lot of chocolate yesterday and 4 pieces this morning (which I did count by the way, well today’s I counted). So I may weigh more, but it is good to know that my stomach has changed its mind on what it can handle! (Yes my stomach does have a mind of its own). I honestly didn’t think that would happen. Not that my desire for having chocolate will go away, ever, but how much I eat will change. So that is good!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Chocolate...enough said!!!

I am in such a great mood today! I really feel like I can get back on track, even if the scales go up tomorrow!!! It is amazing what a piece of Dove Chocolate and a good doctor’s appointment can do for your attitude. Plus, inside the Dove Chocolate it has a little message for you and mine today said ‘Sing along with the elevator music’! That is so me! I am so going to sing in the elevator the next time I am in one that has music, even if it is classical. Have a great day everyone. Thanks for your prayers, keep them coming.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Healthy Choice pizza's aren't very good!

Hungry like a wolf...

I wish my hunger would go away today! It just seems that no matter what I eat today I am hungry five minutes later. So far today I have had 12.5 points! I try to limit my morning points to 10, and even then I try and stay below 10! I have had oatmeal, fiber one bar, pretzels, broccoli and cheddar, pudding. Why am I still hungry? I can honestly say it is not because I need more fiber in my diet. Now, while writing this I can’t think of anything but what sounds good for lunch. The bad thing is that I am going to eat what I brought, either a Healthy Choice steamer or a Healthy Choice pizza. HMM, but what sounds better perhaps the Charleston’s that someone offered? When they came by my office I just told them not to even ask me because I didn’t need to get anything from there. She said, not even a salad? And I was thinking, yeah a salad would be ok, but what I would end up ordering would be a prime rib sandwich with French fries and ranch dressing! My mouth is literally watering.

Last night Justin and I did a 7 song work out on our DDR. 7 songs with like a 2 second break in-between each song. How crazy is that. I was beat by the end. Lately we have just been doing a 4 song work out and then taking a break and doing it again. It is amazing how much that break helps out! I couldn’t do another one after not having a break. I guess we will just have to work our way up to it. Although, Justin could probably go and go for a long time after me!

I just had a thought that maybe the reason I am so hungry today is because I have actually been working pretty hard this morning. Well up until the point that I started typing my blog ; )

Monday, September 24, 2007

not much to say

Well I don't really have much to say today. I had cheese fries for lunch, which was stupid since I remembered to bring my lunches today! Oh well, I will start fresh tomorrow. I did walk for about ten minutes after lunch. It is hard to he motivated when you have a headache, which I do. But if I want to be at 6o pounds by December 31st I need to get with it! So, keep praying for me because lately it seems that I need that more than anything!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Surprise again!!!

I lost 1.2 pounds! This brings my new high to 41.8 pounds lost!!!!!!!!!

My day is getting better...

Ah yes, One hour and thirty minutes until I weigh in! I don’t think I lost this week, which is really annoying, since I have tried hard this week. I didn’t accomplish exercising everyday this week. Which is ok, as one of my friends pointed out I don’t want to get burnt out and then give up all together. (Thanks to Rebecca for that encouragement).

My day has turned out better than I thought it was going to this morning. I have a wonderful husband who let me cry to him via email and pour out my heart even though he was at work. I love him for that (ok, not only for that, but it is on the list of reasons I love him) : )

I will let you all know how weight in turns out, good or bad.

If you are in a good mood, don't read this...

Do you ever just feel like you can’t do it anymore? This is how I feel this morning. I did not want to get out of bed, I do not want to exercise, and I do not want to keep track of points and I REALLY don’t want to have to work right now. I just wish that I could be someone else for one day (with the exception of changing husbands, because I want to keep my Justin all for myself). You know someone who is skinny and doesn’t have to worry about gaining weight; someone who has everything handed to them on a silver platter.

WAKE UP!!!!! I know that this will never happen, but can’t I dream a little bit? I hate it when you are laying your head down at work (usually only do that if I have a headache) and someone will walk by and say “wake up Jessica”, like I don’t know that I am work. There is a reason I lay my head down people! Well that is how I feel today in a metaphorical sense. I want to just dream that I can be that skinny, rich girl and I would prefer it if no one says “that’s not going to happen.”

Well I have lot's to do and so I will put a smile back on and pretend that I am in a good mood. Maybe I can fake it until I make it. I am sorry this entry is such a downer today. I just, well I don’t know. I hope that someone out there is having a good day, because I sure have to fake it here at work.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

ups and downs

So today I have had some ups and downs. The up is that I ordered a salad for lunch, it wasn’t too bad. I even resisted the ranch dressing and ordered honey mustard. The downs have been laffy taffy and dove chocolates. Dang Halloween candy. Seriously! (Oh, that reminds me of Grey’s Anatomy) I didn’t walk, another down. But I had water with lunch and have been drinking my water all day, so that is a good thing (another up)! Over all I guess it has been ok. I made it to work today, which is more than I can say about yesterday!

Laffy Taffy joke of they day: What is a witches favorite subject? Spelling!!!! HA HA HA HA HA!!! Oh boy those jokes are great!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

New Clothes

So this weekend I was able to go to a consignment store here in Edmond and bought 4 new shirts! It was very exciting. I liked being able to buy clothes in a smaller size. Usually when I have gone shoping I have to buy them in bigger sizes, so this was a first !!!

I have also decided to get more serious about working out. I have been taking breaks on the weekend and not doing much, but now I have decided to go ahead and start working out 7 days a week. I think this will help me in the weight loss and possibly (eventually) in the toning area. I have a great husband who helps me with this by encouraging me and asking me if we can DDR (dance dance revolution). I love him for that. Once I master the working out 7 days a week I will master keeping track of my points 7 days a week. I tend to not keep track quite as well on the weekends as I do during the week. Baby steps, that is the best way!

Coming soon...before and after pictures that so many have requested!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

I'm back baby!!!

Whoo hoo, I lost 2.6 pounds!!! I am still not back to where I was, but only .6 pounds away. I can do that in no time. I was thrilled! I am really starting to see that I can do this. With God's help of course and my supportive husband, family and friends. I never would have imagined that I could say I have lost 40.6 pounds. What a treat (sorry I have to brag a little). I mean really, that is like two of my nephews! I lost two little kids (ok, that doesn't sound too good). Let's put this in some other words, I have lost 32 cantaloups.

Ok, I've got to go. We are having some friends over tomorrow and I need to finish making the cookies. (don't worry I will count the points) : )

Dance Dance Revolution

Justin and I discovered a new thing with our Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) last night! It has a work out mode, which we actually new about but we hadn’t tried it since we first got the play station because at that time it seemed too hard. Well we have improved since then and tried it last night! I love it. It tells us how long we danced and tells us how many calories we burned. It even tells you how many miles you jogged in comparison to dancing!!! We are for sure doing that from now on.

I woke up this morning to a clean kitchen. Thanks to my wonderful husband. He is so thoughtful.

I weigh in tonight. I think it might be ok. I weigh on Thursday mornings at my house and then officially weigh at Weight Watchers on Thursday nights. So it looks like I might have lost. Keep the prayers coming though, I need it.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Bueno, no bueno

Taco Bueno is so yummy, you don't even know how hard it is to turn down. But let me just tell you that I not only turned down one person, but I turned down two people who offered to get me lunch. Only one of them was going to Taco Bueno, but still, I really didn't want to eat what I had. Although it turned out pretty good. I walked for 20 minutes and called it good then I did something stupid...I ate two cups of Special K cereal with Chocolate! Why, I wasn't really all that hungry any more, one would have been just fine. Oh well. Whats done is done. I will track it and move on.

Monday, September 10, 2007

My Dreamy Handy Man!

So I know that this has nothing to do with weight loss, but I just wanted to tell you all how wonderful my husband is. We had some electrical problems with a light switch that he fixed for us. He is such a hunky handy man!!! I thought the house was going to catch on fire, but he assured me that it wouldn't (after all he made a good grade in his intro to electrical engineering class). : )

Back on track

So I just got done with lunch and my walk. It was great. It actually felt good to walk again. This weekend I spent a lot of time sleeping, trying to make up for lost sleep earlier in the week, since I didn't DDR but once. That was my own fault though, because Justin asked me if I wanted to dance and I said no. I don't know if I will be back up to my 41.2 lost, but hopefully I will get closer to that. I still just hate that I gained 3 pounds, 1 or 2 I could have been ok with, but 3!!! Oh well, that is past me know and I need to move on, get back on track.

I have discovered a new granola bar type thing. It is called Fiber One bars. The one I tried was an oats and chocolate bar! It was so good. It is only 2 points per bar. It tasted like a candy bar almost! The bad thing is that I can't find them at Wal-Mart. My friend said that she bought them at Sam's, so she said she would pick me up some the next time she is there! So if anyone knows of another place (besides Sam's and Walgreen's) to get these bad boys, let me know.

Have a great week, I will write again soon.

Friday, September 7, 2007

It was bound to happen some time...

I gained, as I expected to, but I was not expecting it to be 3 pounds. I was thinking like 1 to 1 ½ pounds. Well I guess that is what I get for not counting my points over the holiday weekend. My encouraging husband cheered me up and took me to dinner. He is wonderful, in fact, more wonderful than I deserve this morning. I have not had much sleep and I was pretty mean to him (pretty mean to everyone actually). He didn’t seem to think much of it and was easy to forgive me when I asked. I love him so much!!!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


Ok, I just had a cool experience in the hall at work! A lady who works in the office next door to ours saw me in the hall and said “wow you look like you have lost a lot of weight.” I of course told her that yes I had lost 41.2 pounds and she said she could tell!!! This was exciting because she didn’t know that I was doing weight watchers, which means she wasn’t just saying it because I had told her. That was just the encouragement that I needed today.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Only 95.8 to go!!!

Only 95.8 pounds to go before I reach my goal and become a lifetime member at weight watchers (this means I get to go to meetings for free). This sounds like a lot, but I have already knocked out 41.2 pounds! And if I keep going at this rate I should reach my 60 pound mark by December 31st if not before! My leader at weight watchers said there is no reason as to why I can't be at goal by this time next year! Could you imagine...It is hard for me to imagine that. I mean Justin and I have talked about getting new clothes, but once I get to my goal I get to get real new clothes! You see I figure there is no point in buying brand new clothes if I am going to have to get new ones a few months later anyway. So we will try some consignment stores and then if I can't find anything there we will shop at Wal-Mart. That way we aren't spending too much on clothes I won't be wearing for long. Anyways, my point to all of that is it is hard to image a smaller me! I can tell right now that I have lost, but I still don't feel like I look different. (I hope that makes sense). You see, I can tell in some if not most of my clothes, but I don't feel like I look different in my waist. I can tell a difference in my face, but that is all. I can't wait to be able to see the new me, well the new body of me, I will hopefully still be me.

I avoided the vending monster again! I wasn't planning on it, I went down there with money, ready to buy some chocolate donuts, but then once I got there I realized that my dollar was to wrinkly and one of my quarters was a Canadian quarter! So I thought you know I don't need these anyway, so I resisted and came back to my office. I have to say it was kind of hard. But I am glad I resisted!


So I am trying to recover from this weekend. I don't think I did all that bad, but I know I didn't do all that good either. I had lots of fun though and that is what matters, as long as I get back on track today! Well I guess that is all for now. I hope everyone celebrated that fact that they labor! :)

Sunday, September 2, 2007

my fam

So I just thought I would post a few pictures of my family. Mainly because it is 6 am and I am awake.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Why do I feel I can eat more?

I don't know what it is about Friday's but I tend to eat more at lunch then I usually do. I think it must be because it is the day after weigh in day. Well today I ate a cheeseburger from the deli downstairs and some fries. I did leave about 10 or so fries and did not eat them! I am trying to look at the good stuff.

I am putting a picture of my oh so cute nephew on here. This may sound funny, but him and my two nieces are part of my weight loss inspiration. I figure the more weight I loose then the more I can run around and play when I babysit.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Holy cow! I lost!!!!

God is so truly amazing, because the past two weeks I have been convinced that I would not lose weight, and yet here I am 41.2 pounds lighter than I was last summer! I also wouldn't be here if it weren't for my wonderful and supportive husband. My love tank is so full right now ;) So anyways, I did lose 2 more pounds this week! Donut sticks and all! I just need to remember not to get to comfortable and stop tracking or working out. I think sometimes I tend to get a little big headed when I lose and I didn't expect it. I tend to think ' oh well sense I lost this week I can eat whatever I want' but that is not how it works my friend.

So I guess that is it for today. Thanks for all of your positive comments. I love that people are actually reading this!

What do I want?

Nothing sounds good to me right now and yet all I keep thinking about is food. It is like I am determined to find something that sounds good to me! I am not hungry, I mean I just got done eating lunch! Stupid food and stupid not hungry, hungry feeling!

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It is once again Thursday and I go to weigh in tonight. And once again I feel as though I will have gained. I will let you know how it goes. Even if I gain this week, I need to remember that I have lost over 35 pounds still and that is something worth feeling good about!

So yesterday, while I did track my points, I had some things from the vending monster! I had donut sticks and peanut butter M & M’s. I guess the good thing is that I at least wrote the points down, instead of just ignoring the fact that I ate them.

I am still so tired! I did not want to get up this morning. The thing I don’t understand is that I feel like I am getting good sleep, I guess just not enough.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

I'm a pepper, a Dr. Pepper!

Oh my gosh! I gave in today and I drank…wait for it…a Dr. Pepper!!!! A real Dr. Pepper, not diet, not caffeine free (do they make caffeine free?). The first taste was so fabulous I had to start writing about it. Ok, mmm, I just had the second drink and it was just as good! Don’t worry, I won’t make you sit here and read about every sip I take. I just had to inform you that it was wonderful.

Monday, August 27, 2007

can't sleep, yet oh so tired

It is 10:20 pm and I have been so tired the last week, and yet I can't go to sleep! You would think that since I work at a sleep lab and all that I would be able to fix this problem. Oh well. I guess I will just learn to work and be tired at the same time. Although today I messed up several times at work. Thankfully I fixed it before it mattered. It also affects my weight. I tend to not want to work out or eat right. Lord, please close my eyes. I need rest more that you can imagine!

Sunday, August 26, 2007

snooze please

So I have been SO tired this week. This morning I hit snooze for 15 minutes! Then finally got up and went to church. It has pretty much been a boring weekend, which is actually nice. Although our FLOCK (Sunday school) got together and played a little American Idol Karaoke and DDR. That was lots of fun! I really have nothing much to say so I suppose I will end this entry now. This is a picture of Justin, breaking it down, on Saturday night!

Friday, August 24, 2007

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

I lost 4/10 of a pound! Which was a great surprise since I thought I was going to have gained. Thank you Lord for giving me great encouragment through family and friends.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Stupid car

So this morning I was fixing to leave for work and I got in my car and it wouldn't start! So I called Gieco and had them come out and jump it but it wouldn't hold the charge. Dang that Ford Escort! Well we thought it was the alternator so we had it towed to a mechanice that my Step-Dad uses, thankfully he checked it out first because it turns out that it was my break light staying on all the time. So they are replacing the battery and fixing the light. My smart husband has said all day that it might not be the alternator, but everyone we talked to said "well if it won't hold a charge it is the alternator". He is so brilliant!

So I go to weigh in tonight. I am all prepared to have gained since I didn't do so well on Monday. I have done well the last two days though and today even. Justin and I have been at my mom's house all afternoon waiting for my car to be fixed so we went on a little walk. I will let you know how I do.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Insprirational song

So today at lunch I was really debating on if I was going to walk after I was finished eating. So I finally decided to go ahead and walk, even if it were slowly that would be better than nothing. So I started and I turned on my phone/MP3 player and started listing to Barlow Girls. The song called Mirror came on and it just really inspired me. Maybe someday I will figure a way to put it on the blog so others can listen, but for now the lyrics will just have to do...

Mirror, Mirror on the wall; Have I got it?
'Cause Mirror you've always told me who I am
I’m finding It’s not easy to be perfect
So sorry, you won’t define me
Sorry, you don’t own me

Who are you to tell me
that I’m less than what I should be?
Who are you? Who are you?
I don’t need to listen
to the list of things I should do
I won’t try; I won’t try
You don’t define me; You don’t define me

Mirror I am seeing a new reflection
I’m looking into the eyes of He who made me
To Him I have beauty beyond compare
I know He defines me

I am actually getting teary eyed just reading the last three lines! I hope this inspires others as it really did make me walk harder!

Blood Work

So I went to my doctor today to see how my blood work turned out. Overall I guess things were well. My good cholesterol was up (which is a good thing) and my overall cholesterol was in the normal range. My triglycerides were up from last time, which isn't good, but it is still better than when I first started the blood work stuff back in April or May. Unfortunately he didn't have all the pages from the lab so I wasn't able to find out about my insulin. He is supposed to call me and let me know once he receives it.

Yesterday wasn't so good. I ate Sonic for lunch and then had an appetizer party with the ladies from my Sunday School. I ate too much during and after they were there! But I guess I can find a silver lining and say that I did not open the bag of double stuffed oreo's that were brought! I love oreo's! Especially the double stuffed ones. So all and all I guess it wasn't too bad. Today is a new day and I will do my best to not over eat and to track my points and work out, because I am worth it!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Mazzio's (now how do you pronounce that?)

This weekend has been ok. On saturday, hmm what did I do on Saturday, well let's see...I volunteered at the pregnancy center. I remembered to bring lot's of snacks this time, so I was good as far as not getting hungry goes. Of course friday I was dreaming of the chocolate cake and what else did they have there at the center but chocolate cake! And yes I had a piece, it was 3 points and YUMMY! I enjoyed every bite of it! The rest of the day was good. I had a sandwich for lunch and pizza for dinner.

Sunday was great! Justin lead the study in our Sunday School. He did a great job, of course! He is so wonderful. Then the class went to Mazzio's. Probably a buffet was not the way to go for someone on weight watchers, but it helped that one of the ladies, Haley, in our Sunday School class is a lifetime member of
Weight Watchers. We talked about WW just about the whole time, it kind of kept me from getting up more than once. Oh and her and her husband have as son that is very cute!

So tomorrow I am hosting our ladies Bible study, only we aren't doing a Bible study. We are having an appetizer party. I hope to do good and not go to wild on the food. I will let you know how I do. Well I guess that is all for know. Just a lot of boringness this weekend.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Stop typing!

Have you ever been at work and had stuff to do, but still be totally bored? Well that is how I am right now. To make it worse, when I get like this I start to think of food. Like right now I am thinking how great a piece of chocolate cake would be, not just your plain jane chocolate cake, I am talking cake with multiple layers of chocolate! Oh, (sigh) that would be wonderful! But alas, I am trying to avoid eating something (not that I have access to a cake like that right now, but there are chocolate donuts in the vending monster). Ok, so I am going to go back to work and not think about the cake or any food for that matter. Right, this is what I am going to do, that means I have to stop typing now. Ok stop typing, stop typing stop typing! (true Friends fans will recognize that this is a quote from Ross) Ok seriously I am ending this right now!

Did not give in!

Well today at work some of the ladies decided to go to Olive Garden for lunch. They asked if I wanted to go, and I did not give in. Not that Olive Garden is bad in and of itself, but I don't know the points there. So I stayed in the office and ate my leftovers from Texas Roadhouse, which were quite filling, actually! I didn't think it would be, but I am feeling pretty satisfied right now. Plus, I am going to eat at Chili's tonight and I want to make sure I have enough points for that.

On a totally different subject...Did anyone happen to see that picture that was on Yahoo! today about the miners that died in Utah? It was of a 10 year old girl crying. It made me want to cry. It was so terribly sad.

Again, I want to brag on my wonderful husband. I got home last night from my WW meeting and he had a little gift all wrapped up for me! It was so cute, he got me a frog that when you put it in water it grows! For those of you who know me, I like anything frog, except real ones. He hit the nail right on the spot with that one!

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Another good one!

I weighed in and the verdict is....-2 pounds! That makes a grand total of 38.8 pounds lost! That is equvelant to 155.2 sticks of butter! (I got that off the weight watchers website!) I litteraly dropped my mouth open when I looked down at my weight book and saw that I had lost 2 more pounds!

After the meeting tonight Justin and I headed off to Texas Roadhouse. The last time we went there I told him I wanted it to be a non-weight watchers date! This time, however I ordered good. Although, I did eat too much. But we have to look at it as one battle won, since I didn't order the yummy cheesy smoke house burger! I ordered grilled shrimp! (I hate to say though that I did order fries. You can't eat there and not order their yummy fries and dip it in their yummy steak sauce!) Then after running in to some friends of ours from church (a little shout out to Brady and Jay), we headed to walmart. Now then, while I do not count that as activity points I do count it as a good work out! (I learned from past weeks that when I counted that as activity points I ended up not doing much else as far as working out goes). Then once we got home from Walmart we did a little Dance Dance Revolution! I was worn out though and only made it through 4 songs. But a little is better than nothing! (By the way my wonderful husband is awesome at DDR, he got 2 double A's with rings, which as far as we know is the highest score!)

Tonight's the night!

Well tonight I go in for my weekly weigh in! I am not sure how it will turn out. I wasn't as faithful with the exercising this week. Really I only worked out once per day. Mainly because my legs were SO sore (did I spell that right?). They are feeling better now, so I will have to get back on track! I did track my points this week, so at least I didn't stop that. I will let you know how it turns out tonight as soon as I can!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Blood work

I had blood work done this morning. So please pray that everything is lower that needs to be lower! I will find the results out next Tuesday. I will keep you updated on what I find out.

Burnt Muffins, mmm

So a person, who shall remained unnamed, in the office across the hall put a muffin in a plastic container into the microwave for 2 minutes and 50 seconds, let me mention that the directions said 25 seconds! The whole floor now smells like burnt popcorn, only worse, more like burnt hair! I HAD to leave the office for lunch. So I didn't get my daily walk in, but I did ok at lunch and ate a grilled chicken Caesar salad! MMM. And some soft serve ice cream, which I probably could have done without, but hey it was yummy! The smell was even worse when we got back though! Ewe! It kind of makes me want to throw up when I walk into the halls!

Monday, August 13, 2007

And I'm back

I just got done with my walk and I am so very tired. Justin and I worked in the yard last night and I raked leaves and cut the hedges and that really wore me out. I think that I am feeling the effects from yesterday today.

I have decided to make a different goal. I am still aiming towards the 60 pounds by December 31st, but I have decided that each week if I weigh less than I did the week before than I have accomplished my goal. So even if it is 1/10 of a pound less than the week before, than that is worth celebrating!


Wow, I can't believe I went all weekend with out posting! This weekend was ok. Weekends are always hard because I don't have my same schedule as I do during the week. It is hard to keep track of points because I am not right in front of the computer all day. But overall I think I still did ok this weekend.

I am trying to keep my snacks down in the morning, because I tend to eat more in the morning then I do in the afternoon. And now that I can eat one less point, I want to make sure I still have enough for dinner and lunches. If I can start eating more veggies that have no points like fresh broccoli or carrots, I should be fine. It is hard to eat that kind of stuff with out ranch dressing though. Well wish me luck and keep praying for me to be strong!

Friday, August 10, 2007

less points, more filling

So I now can have one less point each day since I have lost more weight. (pretty much every ten pounds my points go down, this won't happen forever, but for a while). This may not seem like a lot, but really it is. It takes a little bit of time to get used to, but that is what flex points are for! (these are 35 extra points that you get in a week, I like to call them the just in case points)

I am so excited because this weekend Justin and I are going to take some clothes to be altered! You have no clue how good that feels to not just keep the fat clothes just in case.

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Drum roll please....

I lost 5.6 pounds this week!!!!!! Whoo Hoo!!!!!! That makes the total 36.8 pounds!!!!! I am so pumped!!!!!!!!! I got a gold 5 star to remind me that I made it another 5 pounds!!! Eek, I am so excited!!!

No more water!

I have finished my water for the day! I usually try and stop drinking water around 4ish on my weigh in days. That way by the time I weigh I can use the restroom first and weigh less then if it were still in my system. (I hope that isn't too gross sounding) My day today was pretty busy this morning, but now it is 3:30 and I have nothing to do at work! I don't know why we have been so slow lately, but hey I ended up going to the Weight Watchers website and if you are a member you can do some online video work outs! It was fun. But you can only exercise so much before you absolutely get worn out!

Have I mentioned today that I have a wonderful husband? Well I do! Last night I made grilled cheese sandwiches for dinner (I know so gourmet) and of course his turned out ok, but I burnt mine! I was kind of upset the rest of the night. He later asked me how many points I had left and I said 9 and he asked if I wanted him to go and get me a hot fudge sundae from McDonald's (which I have been wanting for a while, but haven't had points for when I wanted it)! So of course I took him up on that offer! He is so wonderful! I love him very much, I hope that you women out there can find one as good as him, only I am afraid I have the best one out there, so you will have to settle for second best!

Lunch time...

So the girls at work are going to Wendy's today, I politely declined and I am currently heating up my Healthy Choice meal of Herb chicken with potatoes and veggies. I figured since it is weigh in day and all, I should really be good. I have the points for Wendy's but Justin and I always celebrate my weight loss by going out to Applebee's or someplace that I know the points at.

We did Dance Dance Revolution again last night! My legs sure are filling it! I guess that is a good thing. Well I am off to eat and then walk for 20 minutes. This day should be a good one. I am really excited about weighing in tonight! Hopefully, I won't be disappointed.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Not easy...

So I was on my way to work this morning and I realized that this weight loss thing is not going to be easy. I gave in this morning and weighed on my home scales, it looks good. The thing is though, I have been working really hard this week. Working out two times a day, keeping track of my points, blah, blah, blah! It hasn't been easy! And there won't be a point in my life were I can just not do this, if I stop I will start to gain it back. It is tough. But I must keep going and not give up. Today I have already had half of my first 32 ounces of water. And it is barley even 9am! I weigh in tomorrow so I will be able to give you an answer on whether or not all this has paid off. I am sure it has!