Thursday, November 3, 2011


197! Gotta eat right..... BLAH! well sort of I did have a Jack in the Box burger yesterday keep under 1800 to 1600 or less.....

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


I got on the scale this morning....YIKES! 198.4...Oops! I started watching what I put in my mouth again YESTERDAY. Would like to be back to 191 by December 1st. One problem is getting to the gym since I am back to work. I hate leaving the house after I am home. I'm just going to have to break through that mind set. There is a 6:30 Zumba every day but Friday . i need to hit the weights..... i am walking! Walking the dogs and Grayson daily. Going to try to walk the dogs in morning and night.

So next Wednesday I'll step on the scale and see if I'm improving! wish me luck!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I've fallen off the eat right all the time wagon, but i'm still going to zumba at least twice a week and I walk the dogs every day some where between 3 and 1 mile depending on time allowed and weather... After Halloween is over I'm climbing back on the sensible eating wagon. I just need a break and fighting it makes it worse. Guilt is an unproductive emotion.

HALLOWEEN SEASON has taken over and I've been building props, cleaning and decorating since the end of September. The display is out side is totally different from years past. No grave-yard! Just creepy clowns for the Carnival of the Damned. Very please with the results.

Katie now has her drivers permit! SO WATCH OUT ON THE ROADS!!!

Monday, September 26, 2011

Day 267

I'm just trying to get exercise in .... good at walking the dogs..... one Zumba class last week no weight training....BLAH! Will be better this week!

Off to walk doggies.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Jennifer facebooked me about a cake Emmy's 6th birthday . This is the topper.

WAY off my sensible eating...... Gotta wrap my head around it. Still walking the dogs at least 2 miles a day. been bad again about getting to gym :( But I did vacuum and steam clean the floors burnt a few calories that way. Going to gym tomorrow and Saturday.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Day 261

I went to the doctor yesterday and got a pretty good bill of health. I finally got pills to address my fungus toe. NONE of the cures I read and tried from the web worked at all.
Hopefully in two months I will say bye-bye to my fungus forever!

He was happy with my weight loss, BUT once I told him since july 29th I've been gaining and re losing the same 4 pounds over and over. he adjusted my thyroid meds.... I'm gong to have to wrap my head around eating way more carefully. Tailgate season, then Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas.......BLAH! Gotta find light tailgating stuff.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Day 258

Oops! missed yesterday..... busy making yet another Gator cake. Well, trashed the cabbage soup diet. i couldn't face another day of it. We had pizza for dinner...SHAME ON US! Oh well calorie count was still under 1600.

I'm still sore from Andi's Total body work out Thursday. She is a demon from HELL here to torture me on earth. It kicked my ass! Zumba with Jammy kicked my ass too! Back at the gym. Really glad I did it. My mood went back up. i need the endorphins!

I'm a puff monster today and yesterday period and sore muscles. Will weigh myself Sunday morning. Hopefully it will be DOWN!

Bought all light stuff for tail gating except for the Spumante and vodka.....mimosa's and Bloody Mary's football season!!! WOOT!

First band contest today for Oakland! Just took Katie and Shelby. I hope they do well! GO OAKLAND!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Day 256

Back down to 191.6! I'm hoping to be down to 189 before the cabbage soup diet is over. I'm going to re-start the 17 day diet. It will seem like heaven after cabbage soup diet! Today is banana day. Will be strange. I'm making a smoothie i saw on Dr Oz

2 bananas
1 cup of ice
1cup of skim milk
2 T cocoa powder
2 T PB2 ( powdered peanut butter)
1T Truvia or Splenda (sugar free sweetener)

YUM! BUT not sure about the rest of the day just bananas , skim milk, and cabbage soup. I AM REALLY SICK OF CABBAGE SOUP!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Day 255

Day three! Fruits and vegetables. MUCH EASIER!

Got my blood drawn today. We'll see if my fasting glucose level is OK. Hopefully DOWN!!! I hope my thyroid level is OK. I think it is down though... We will find out next week!

Poor Katie is under the weather. We wound up at the Walk in clinic.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Day 254

Day two of the cabbage soup diet, aka,the dreaded vegetable day..... Thank goodness tomorrow I get both fruit and vegetable. The potato wasn't much of a treat. Oh well! Banana day will be loads of fun... NOT !

Poor Katie-boo has a COLD! Don't know if she going to hang in there to finish the diet. If I make it through banana day. I'll make it to the end.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Day 253

Katie and I are on the Cabbage soup diet for the week.6 large green onions (also called “spring” onions)
2 green peppers
1 or 2 cans of tomatoes (diced or whole)
3 carrots
1 container (10 oz. or so) mushrooms
1 bunch of celery
half a head of cabbage
1 package spice only soup mix (In the US, Liptons is a good choice)
1 or 2 cubes of bouillon (optional)
1 48oz can Low Sodium V8 juice (optional)
Season to taste with pepper, parsley, curry, garlic powder, etc. (Little to NO SALT!)

Slice green onions, put in a pot on medium heat and start to sauté with cooking spray. Do this until the onions are whiter/clearer in color (about 4-6 minutes).

Cut green pepper stem end off, then cut pepper in half to take out the seeds and membrane. Cut the green pepper into bite size pieces and add to pot.

Take the outer leafs layers off the cabbage, cut into bite size pieces, add to pot.

Clean carrots, mushrooms, and celery, cut into bite size pieces and toss them in. Add tomatoes now, too.

If you would like a spicy soup, add a small amount of curry or cayenne pepper now.

For seasonings, you can use a spice soup packet of your choice (no noodles!) or use beef or chicken bouillon cubes. These cubes are optional, and you can add spices you like instead (make sure not to add much salt, if any at all).

Use about 12 cups of water (or 8 cups and the 48 oz of Low Sodium V8 juice), cover and put heat on low. Let soup simmer for a long time – about 2 hours or until vegetables are tender.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Day 251

Donated cupcake for the Cupcake Crew to serve

I was bad.....I just ran out of will power....... Beating myself up over it isn't going to do a thing... will start over Monday :P

Friday, September 9, 2011

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Day 249


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Day 248

Walked the dogs! At least I did that much exercise......

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Day 247

Holiday weekends throw me off!

crazy woman with camera!!!

Grumpy daughter

I'm way off my healthy program..... maybe tomorrow....

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Day 244

These are for Cupcake Crew my charity group.....that is my story and I'm sticking to it!

We also had Slick Pig...... NAUGHTY!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Day 243

At least my dog loves me...

”If you want to look young and thin, hang around old fat people.” -Jim Eason

I've got to find some fat old friends any takers??? LMAO!

So no change from yesterday. I don't know what it is but I've been so HUNGRY lately. Despite all my best intentions I can't keep my calorie intake to 1500 or 1600 it keeps creeping up. I need to stuff myself with vegetables. I really, really wish I liked them better.....GROAN! I need to hit the gym and the pool. I've slacked the last 2 days only walking the dogs. I wish i could find some discipline! Where has all my will power gone???

Thursday, September 1, 2011


Of all time to make HUGE mistake it had to be my Mom's 75th birthday cake. So I have some good excuses... well excuses.... I had to make it at Willa's house. Her kitchen is tiny. My kitchen table is bigger than her kitchen. NO JOKE. I didn't have all my tools. I forgot my level of all things. i made the strawberry cream too soupy. It needed to be firmer. Un-level, sliding filling, and the supports weren't cut right ( tool issue again). ALL EQUALS EPIC FAIL!
Two layer cake..... the second layer was served but not displayed.

The only reason I posted this is I now getting over it. I've NEVER had a cake do this so embarrassing! I will try never again have an EPIC fail again either!!

Day 242

Me all dress to go for lunch with Sunnette and skipping the gym :P

“I’m allergic to food. Every time I eat it breaks out into fat.”-Jennifer Greene Duncan

So much for good intentions.....I'm going to HELL! If i don't go to the gym in the morning I never go at night..... Oh well! I ate sushi and had soy sauce and I am swelled up like a puffer fish.... BLAH!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Day 241

Hot and a bit sweaty after walking the dogs
“I keep trying to lose weight… but it keeps finding me!” -Author Unknown

OK, so yesterday i made the terrible mistake of getting on the scale toward the end of the day and I almost flipped out.
197.6 WHAT!!!! WTF?!!! So I got on it this morning 193.6. Not good, BUT way better than 197 OMG! Ok so I've gained 2.2 pounds in August not exactly a banner month. I can't do anything about that now. BUT I can change my behavior for September. Five pounds in a little over two weeks is my goal. 180's by my doctor's appointment. Do-able IF my thyroid isn't the problem. Crossing my finger that isn't the problem. No more JUNK FOOD! Yesterday I did eat one cookie. WISH ME LUCK!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Day 240

CAUTION: Standing naked in front of a mirror may cause sudden waves of dizziness, nausea, and the overwhelming urge to perform liposuction with a turkey baster....YIKES!

I am still terrified of the scale...... This Friday morning I'll hop on it....PROMISE! I'm just discouraged! I thought I'd be in the 170's by now. I'm just bummed. it is a lot harder to lose weight when your partner isn't on board with it. Last time when Jim was losing too it was MUCH easier. Some how I need to find a way to get him fired up and working out again. Barring that I need my jaw wired shut! I wonder if a doctor would do that for me.....

Monday, August 29, 2011

Day ????

So I forgot picture in the middle of getting ready to go to Ohio for mom's 75th birthday. Oops! That whole trip threw me! not much exercise and eating things I never eat.... I'm having a really hard time eating right, and my exercising isn't what it was. In other words I'm STRUGGLING! Courtney breaking up with her long time boyfriend, Turner. Courtney moving out and off to college. Katie's Flexible Sigmoidoscopy this past week knocked me for a loop.

I'm very worried about Katie's results. We won't know anything till the biopsy results come back. The poor kid has some nasty ulcers in her colon. We won't get the results till Wednesday. please say a few prayers for Katie.

So emotional eating has gotten me....

Getting back on track now! Off to ZUMBA!

Guess it is day 239!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Day 225 I think....

I'm so far behind blogging! actually my blog has become a real snooze fest. Does any one else in the world really care about the next pound I lose or gain EXCEPT ME??? Nope not really. Hell right now I don't even care. I'm at the dangerous time in weight loss about half way there. Pounds aren't coming off as fast. I'm totally tired of watching everything I put in my mouth. I need a weight loss buddy that inspires me. I need to get rid of the feeling everything is fruitless in life :( Guess i really need to keep up with what i am thankful for.... :P

I am Thankful for:

1. Good books.

2. the ice maker.

3. Halloween!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Day 220

GREAT TO BE HOME!!! Lost a 1.6 pounds of vacation :)


1. Being HOME!!!

2. the bomb threat at Oakland was a fake.

3. That the stock market rebounded a little....

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Day 219

Wanda came for a brief visit!
Was gone to Ohio for a bit. Did not follow any diet restrictions or even exercise much so I'll be playing catch-up for a week or two I'm afraid :( I gained weight BLAH! So back on the straight and narrow.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Day 211 & 212

baking a grooms cake ...Gator theme.....BLAH!

I am thankful for:

1. finding Katie her dress

2. getting that logo done

3. cakes are in oven!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Day 210

Went to the CupCake Crew tasting today, so sensible eating out the window....LOL! Went and saw Courtney at work at Arby's. thank goodness the week is coming or I'd be a blimp! Oakland Band camp picnic, movie munchies, and Chuy's...YIKES!


1. fun weekends!

2. anti-flea pills for the dogs!

3. CupCake Crew perfect charity for me to get involves with :)

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Day 209

I am Thankful for:

1. the rain!

2. date night! Movie and dinner!

3. oriental trader! going to make my creepy carnival come to life!

BUSY DAY! Now relaxing!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Day 207 & 208

Oops forgot to write yesterday! 191.4 !!!!!!! YEAH!!!!


1. losing another pound!

2. Courtney's tuition bill is only $1569.00, could be a lot worse!

3. Jim finding Courtney's car, and getting her a smokin' deal!

4. It is Friday!

5. I finished the roses now all I have to do is pack them and ship them.

6. I found a charity group that makes cup cakes! Right up my alley!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Day 206

OK 192.8 WHAT gained 2 oz. BLAH!

Today I'm a bit on the achy whining side. NO GYM! I'm going to swim today. I did a short dog walk. Just got a late start and it is too hot! Especially for Cookie the fur ball. Might do another walk if it cools off a bit this evening. Lapse in the pool is the order for the day!


1. being done with CPR/AED first aid training!

2. for getting in a short dog walk.

3. for finding the perfect dress for the party that didn't break the bank! In my favorite colors to boot! I look good in it!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Day 205

My period started. No wonder I wanted to eat everything in sight this weekend!


1. the fondant roses being 1/2 done, better than not started!

2. My CPR training is only 2 days! It is over today! YEAH!

3. a good nights sleep!

Monday, July 25, 2011

Day 204

Not going near the scale I fell of the wagon in a BIG way this weekend. I enjoyed every minute of it! FAMOUS DAVE'S !!! the movies are right with out a few treats....Enough said...LOL! I'll be good all week..... :)


1. Washing machines, dish washers, car washes... anything that makes me not be the one scrubbing something! imagine how much time and energy, effort that would take! thank you! for my modern life!

2. Quality time with my husband this weekend! We had a good time.

3. Inspiration! I actually started scrapbooking again! I've had fun making pages this past week.

I think it is working! Seeing all the things to be thankful for helps make you pretty happy or cheers you if you are feeling a bit blue. Definitely something to it!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Day 203

The heat is ON! It's been on out side for weeks! You'd think I wouldn't want to eat so much! LOL! Guess i need to spend quality time outside.....


1. left overs so I don't have to cook :)

2. Dove dark chocolates, especially the almond ones.

3. yankee candles Christmas cook scent.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Day 202


1. Unexpected belly laughs. ( Katie gave me one last night)

2. Famous Dave's rib.... OMG! they are yummy!

3. Getting my scrapping mojo back!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Day 201

WOW! the year is more than half over only 164 days left! I'm doing OK on the 17 day diet except for that Zumba zombie I had last night at the Zumba in de club event...Oops! I didn't drink it all. Oh and eating all the vegetables..... not a big fan of vegetables. I did so well when i first started "eating sensibly" aka diet for freaking LIFE. BLAH! OK I suck at the 17 day diet.....BUT I'm trying!


1. the rain we had yesterday!

2. that I have a whirl pool tub that helps me when I'm stiff and sore!

3. That the Dollar store had $1 teddy bears I can make into ZOMBIE bears for my twisted carnival/circus themed Halloween.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Day 200

192.6 YIPPEE! I worked my butt off for this! Zumba, Diva Dance, swimming and walking 2 miles with the dogs. it would be so completely AWESOME if before August I could get to 189 out of the 190's. A goal to shoot for!!!


1. I don't have to worry about being mauled by a Indian Leopard! 16 people mauled YIKES! sounds awful!

2. I found the peasant blouse for my gypsy costume for $7!

3. the scale went DOWN!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Day 199

WOO HOO! I a good mood today!


1. THE POOL!!! It is so freaking HOT!

2. Air Conditioning!

3. My van being fixed!

cheated a bit on the 17 day diet being having banana bread ( wheat flour 1/2 sugar) and I had a whole what hot dog bun BUT i think it was OK ...

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Day 198

BLAH! I need an attitude adjustment! Walked the dogs but skipped total body work out..... I need to change up my work outs I'm bored....


1. Still having my parents alive and kicking.

2. Katie's test results say her thyroid is working properly.

3. the ice maker working again properly. i guess it just wants attention now and again.

Monday, July 18, 2011

to do list for July 18th

walk dogs-
take Katie for blood draw-
take katie for Band party-
grocery store for HEALTHY FOOD!-
wash bath room rugs-
vacuum up stairs
make rose centers

FOR ME !!! paper piece evil clown....:D almost done!!!!

Day 197

I'm having a really hard time staying motivated. I need to go dig up old pictures of me SKINNY. i ate what ever I pleased this weekend. STUPID after fighting so hard to get to 193. I'm still 23 pounds off my lowest weight in the 2000's. I'm 43 off being in my normal weight range and 59 off my goal weight. I do realize going from 238 to 193 is good 45 pound GONE! the weight isn't coming off like it did. i added more exercise BUT I'm cheating more. I don't think Junior mints and long John silvers are in any of the sensible eating guides. Tomorrow the 17 Day diet starts again! Today is sensible. have to eat that pork tenderloin I thawed!

I am Thankful

1. i have a really cool theme for Halloween this year and i'm excited to start making stuff and gathering stuff!

2. I had a lovely weekend.

3. Today is Lou's Zumba class and I love it! motivates me to GO!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

DAY 195 & 196


i am thankful for:

1. Lazy Sundays you can do what ever you want!

2. Chuy's! Great place to eat! So fun!

3. Good movies! love to be entertained! loved the last Harry Potter movie! We've seen fun movies every weekend for the last 3 weekends.

Tomorrow I have to get serious with my SENSIBLE EATING and EXERCISE

I did walk the dogs this weekend but not much else....Oops!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Day 194 TGIF!

Had a girls' night out thing last night NO WAY I'm weighing myself today!


1. Rides from friends so i can DRINK!
2. Cooler weather day!
3. My scrapping area! i actually made a page today!!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Day 193 Thursday!!!

193.0 lost 6 ounces.... well 6 ounce is better than a gain!


1. My furry little friends. My doggies make me walk! Good doggies!

2. Coffee with fat free half & half and cinnamon. Gets me going!

3. Ibuprofen & heating pads. They make a headache almost bearable or make go away....

I got up late.... Well actually woke up to Cookie barfing on my bed..... Wiped it up and pasted back out till 7AM... got to change those sheets....

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

too do list

walk dogs-
vacuum down stairs
vacuum upstairs
wipe down bathrooms-
start making roses for cake
make flight reservations

I seriously want to do ZERO of these things.... i did walk the dogs. it was HOT!

i will in-list some teenage girls to do their own bathroom. the only work out I may get is swimming in the pool, but that is OK an hour just goofing off paddling around in the pool is over 500 calories burned with lapse even more.

if I make 50 rose centers that should be good and 150 leaves. Scared about shipping them! I'm insuring them all those hours are worth something! heck $3 a rose!

better go start laundry.... 8:54AM

Day 192

It is HOT! Too HOT to do anything but swim out doors. Luckily I don't have to do anything but swim out doors.


1. my MAC book

2. Fiber plus bars, taste like candy and is good for you!

3. My MAC friends. They keep me going to the gym! Even when I don't want to work out i want to see them.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

To do list for July 12th

1. walk dogs-
2. work out-
3. Katie to orthodontist -
4. take Katie's friend home-
5. Band practice-
6 booster meeting-
7. clean kitchen....sort of
8. laundry tomorrow

It's really hot outside already. heat index of 117 today predicted and I believe them. just working the dogs was hot at 6:30 AM.
Today is going to be a beast!

Day 191

This is going to be a run-a-round-in-circles type day. Katie has appointments and I'm double booked this booster's meeting or Zumba with Kaylia....


1. My silly kitties!

2. having a nice camera.

3. having monday night TV being interesting again! CLOSER, RIZZOLI AND ISLES, ALPHAS (new), AMERICAN PICKERS.... didn't even miss my hubby last night...LOL!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Day 190

i was so bad yesterday not going near the scales till me period is OVER!


1. my sense of humor! Ever glad I can laugh at myself and others. It makes life more fun!

2. coupons! It makes me feel frugal to get $5 to $10 off my grocery bill... call me cheap! LOL!

3. having good kids. I really don't worry about them doing something wrong. They both have excellent heads on their shoulders. WEll, for the most part ever kid does something stupid once in a while that is what being a kid is all about.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Day 189 Sunday!

My period started. I'm puffy. My back hurts! I feel HEAVY like gravity increased over night.... I feel dazed and confused....foggy... maybe coffee will help. No garbage foods today. I was bad at the movies.... I've noticed lately I have little will power. Sabotaging myself....

I'm having a hard time coming up with what I am thankful for this morning. Silly because there are so many things to be thankful for.....

Ok here goes!


1. Air conditioning! Or we'd be roasting right now!

2. that we have a college fund for Courtney!

3. I can be pretty lazy today.... it's pool, time, go out to eat, scrapping, TV, and reading for me today! I should be VERY thankful!

A miserable heart means a miserable life; a cheerful heart fills the day with a song. Proverbs 15:15

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Very small to do list :)

walk dogs-
chemicals in pool- Just about to be done!

might do some of Jim's laundry and may cook .... Other than that nada!

Day 188 Saturday!


1. my gorgeous Glads! This picture is of the Gladiolas from my front beds. They are gorgeous this year!

2. I got everything on my to do list done yesterday!

3. The new movie HORRIBLE BOSSES is now out and we 're going this weekend! I love comedies!

Friday, July 8, 2011

To do list for July 8th

1.Walk dogs-
2. work out-
3. clean out refrigerator -
4. bills-
5. take laundry to cleaners-
6. a load laundry-
7. kitchen counters-

One down 6 to go .... 8:20AM

work out done and clothes to cleaners 10 :53AM

Went and looked at bikes for Courtney & Katie
Took out a bunch of garbage ( trashy family!)
refrigerator done
laundry done

Day 187 FRIDAY!!!!

Haven't weighed myself yet.... i think I'll do what I am thankful for before hand ...LOL!

I am Thankful for:

1. My thyroid medication. I feel so much more like myself now.

2.Debra telling me about the huge saving they made by just switching insurance. We will be following that advice! The quote I got yesterday for the house was almost $800 less a year.

3. A good nights sleep!

I weigh 193.6 again. Not bad not good, just the same... about a pound a week.....

Thursday, July 7, 2011

to do list for July 7th

OK so 3 weren't completed from yesterday...

1.Oil in jeep-

2.finish clearing kitchen table-

3.write out bill checks

4.mail packages-

5. walk dogs-

6. work out (sort of walked while on phone with mom 120 minutes)

7. clean refrigerator

8. Get insurance quotes for home owners ( I've heard We're paying WAY too much) farm bureau waiting on quote

I'm capping it at 8 today. I had crap for sleep last night. I've been going great guns getting stuff done lately. I deserve a small break. Beside 7 or 8 is about all I get through any way...LOL!


dogs walked
oil changed
mailed packages
work out
cleared kitchen table
insurance quote Six done by 3:19 PM not too bad....

Day 186

193.6 again.... Hey I'll take it! As long as it doesn't go UP and sooner or later goes down again (SOONER rather than later PLEASE)
I'm starting to get compliments around the gym for my weight loss. That is a great motivator, and self esteem builder. 44.4 pounds DOWN! come on 45 down!

I woke up screaming at 2AM awful dream not really sure what it was about even. I have had crap for sleep since, I finally dosed in a chair at 5:30 till 7.... finding it a bit hard to be thankful about anything.....GROWL! I hate not sleeping.


1. Living in a safe neighborhood where I can walk my dogs alone, and still feel very safe.

2. Courtney, that she is excited about college! looks like a bright future!

3. Learning to read. i get so much enjoyment out of reading. I feel bad for people that can't do it.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

To do list for July 6th

1. walk dogs-
2. work out at gym-
3. sweep stairs-
4. finish cleaning girls' bathroom-
5.write out the check bills/ mail them
6. pack books to send to dad& mom and, Virginia's Circle journal-
7. clean off kitchen table
8. sweep and mop kitchen-
9. trim bushes-
10. get jeep's oil changed

One down 9 to go! 7:28
2.worked out Zumba and Diva Dance
3.trimmed front bushes 10:57AM
4.stair swept 11:23AM & dad stuff ready and Virginia's ( need to get to post office probably tomorrow now ;P) 3:12PM
6.swept & mopped kitchen 322PM
7.bathroom DONE! 4:13PM

Courtney took Jeep to work so i couldn't get the oil changed

The kitchen table is MUCH clear than it was... I may yet get it finished....

Dragging my feet on paying MORE bills....BLAH! they seem never ending

Day 185

193.6 WOO HOO! I lost a pound and 2 ounces! FINALLY! Much harder to take the pounds off now. I am building muscle that weighs more. i am losing inches. I measured yesterday. My waist was 35.5 inches almost in the healthy range!

Working on lasting happiness....


1. The gorgeous view out my back windows! Yesterday over the field was a rainbow.

2. The MAC ! Nice to have a good gym to help me get in shape and stay in shape.

3. This beautiful cool morning! I have all the windows open. it will be pleasant to walk the dogs.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

To do list

let's see how much I get through!

1. walk dogs-
2. pay bills-
3. clean master bedroom-
4, 5, 6 clean bath rooms--
7 sweep downstairs-
8 dust
9. work out-
10 make dinner-

ten is enough!

2 DONE 8 to go as of 9:59AM

3 DONE 7 to go as of 11:18

4 Done 6 to go! as of 11:43AM

5 DONE!!! 5 to go as of 12:30PM

7 DONE 3 to go! as of 1:37 PM

8 DONE 2 to go! as of 2:34PM

Some how my count is off I didn't dust down stairs and I didn't clean the girls' bathroom completely. I think they will be doing it. I did the toilet...

Tomorrow more cleaning!

Day 184

So i woke up to Dyson , my dog, puking this morning. I hope that isn't how the whole day is going to go...

I weighed 194.8. This morning can't seem to get below this number! To be fair after I weighed that for one brief and shining day the scale went up again and down and up and down... you get the idea. i was REALLY hoping it would go DOWN. Yesterday I walked the dogs. I went to Body pump, Diva dance and Zumba at the MAC. I swam in the pool for at least an hour if not more. I did eat Buffalo style hot wings and a Frosty but my calories weren't over 1800. I burned way more than I ate. I have burned more all month. I am not sure what I can change other than being super strict on my diet again. Doing the 17 day diet just for a few days made me lose weight again. I just feel a little deprived on that diet since I already went through super strict healthy eating in the beginning. I guess if I am really serious I need to go back to being super healthy bye-bye wings and ice cream.

OK for my positive affirmations!


1. My spot lifter! Without it, I'd be scrubbing up dog puke with my bare hands this morning.

2. My Bunn coffee maker. With out it I'd be a much crabber person! Love my caffeine fix!

3. JoBeth's friendship. She just sent me a wonderful book in the mail. She shares her life with me, and I share mine with her through Email. I am so glad I joined that Secret Pal swap because I met her.

Time to walk the dogs!

Monday, July 4, 2011

Day 183 Happy 4th of July!

On my quest to being a happier, skinnier human!


1. My cat Werewolf, who loves me unconditionally. He is always happy to see me purrs his head off for me. Sweet cat! he always makes me smile.

2. I live in the USA where I have freedom. being a woman in other parts of the world this would not be so...

3. That most of the summer shows on TV are back with episodes or will be back soon! And some really good new ones are out!

Still on my plateau.... keep wavering between 194.8 and 196. At 195 right now. My own fault for eating junk Saturday and Sunday. used Saturday as my cheat day for the movies and Mexican food. I did really good all day yesterday till the evening then I dived into the ice cream.... I should not have it in the house. Oh well going to the MAC for the marathon of classes this morning. that should burn some calories!

Time to walk the doggies!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Day 182 Picture Day Again!!!!

I've read a bunch of stuff lately on happiness and healthy people. People with positive attitudes are healthier, and live longer. Less heart attacks, strokes, cancers, mental illness.... Sounds good to me!

I'm not sure if I am a glass half full or a glass half empty kind of girl. Guess it really depends on my mood and situation I'm in at the time. I'm going to try to be more a glass half full. If you are a natural born pessimist experts say you can train yourself to be more positive. One way is to think of three things you are thankful for every morning. They can be little or big or mixture of the 2. So here goes!

I'm thankful for :
1. The gorgeous weather we have had lately!

2. The pool in my back yard!

3. Zumba, it has helped me feel better, and I have FUN exercising.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Day 181

I'm eating all the wrong things today ....SHAME ON ME!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Day 175-180 July 1,2011

July 1st! Oops! forgot to post all week! Where did June go?

I'm on a Plateau! I'm hoping that I'll make that magical 193 SOON!!! I was hoping for 190 by the end of June but it wasn't meant to be :( Right now I'm a bit on the puffy side PMS at it's best :>P I am losing inches. My muscles, on my arms especially, are getting more definition. I'm back into size DDD 38 bras! I can wear my sports bras again! I still want to see the numbers go down on the scale.

I am SORE today. Andi is a sadist! ( trainer that teaches total body work out) I'm crazy! but I think I'm going to tighten up! Ibuprofen is my FRIEND!

Loving swimming! Love summer! The weight is going to come off!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Day 173 & 174

I lost an inch on my waist! WOO HOO! measured this morning :)

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Day 169- 172

I'm slacking!!!! YIKES! No really been extremely busy! Monday Katie and drove to Memphis to see the New Kids on the Block and the Back Street Boys. I had to start driving back at 2:30 AM so I could be at MTSU Customs for Courtney's Freshman orientation. OMG! that was LONG.... Any way Courtney is now officially signed up for classes al we have to do is sign the CHECK.

After all that I've been a tad on the EXHAUSTED side. I think I've now caught up on sleep. I BLEW sensible eating out of the water the last two days. I'm going to go back on the 17 day diet on Monday. Not going any where near the scale till then. Not beating myself up over it either. Just exercise a bit more this weekend. I did do a bit of walking in Memphis. heck I'd gone to the gym that morning. We walked on Campus quite a bit but I ate BAD things. Yesterday, i did walk the dogs but that is it. Ate at Zaxby's
the Kickin' Chicken sandwich meal ( thank god I only ate about 1/2 the fries) that meal is 1198 calories!!! BAD, BAD, BAD! Later I made a banana split. Breyer's light ice cream BUT I made chocolate fudge sauce, and had a cup not a half a cup of ice cream. You have to have fun sometimes...

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Day 168

So i'm thinking about dusting off my writing skills, meager as they maybe, and writing about losing weight. Not sure how i'm going to approach it. humor most likely. It's a thought.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Day 167

Exhausted!After yesterday's Two hours of Zumba on top of pool volley-ball, swimming Total body work out and dog walking is a bit MUCH. I over did and under ate.... Period started... All leads to Exhaustion. Swollen like a puffer fish!

Today I cooled my jets and just took doggies walkies for exercise. I've eaten more. :)

Making home made hot and sour soup. YUM!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

day 165 &166

194.8 YIPPEE! This is AWESOME! In May I struggled so much now in June pounds are just dropping off. I'm a happy camper!

I think I was just stressed so much in May with the van breaking down, sweeper, and garbage disposal. Getting the house ready for Company coming, and graduation. Even though those are happy occasions it is stressful.

Right now life is rather uneventful. Or events we don't have to do like Rock Island and the Concert....Zumba party tonight! That reminds me I've got to go hang up my Zumba clothes to dry!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Day 164

195.8 Woo Hoo!

i'm not sure what I'm doing right, but i'm going to keep on doing it! i think my thyroid medication has actually kicked in better now I'm making myself wait the hour before i eat. i fudge a bit on the time. Walking the dogs in the morning might be it. Eating MORE might be it, swimming??? i've cut out a lot of bread, pasta and rice.... IDK so I'll just keep them all up till things change.

As for the 17 day diet I managed 3 days. I just didn't like the 2 fruits before 2PM. I eat more fruit than vegetables. i don't see what it wrong with that either. If I reach another plateau I'll do it again for a few days. i guess I've been following the 2nd level on my own.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Day 163


Maybe I was under eating? Over exercising? Any way I'm HAPPY!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Day 161 & 162

Not on the straight and narrow :(

I don't know what is with me this week. Half the week I do everything right and half I blow it to hell... Since bunco Thursday I've been eating everything in sight. Sabotaging myself. I don't get it. I just got my behind back into my Ralph Lauren size 14 jean Capri. From a tight 22 to 14 in 5 months is stunning I hope to be in a 8 in the next 5 months. WHY am I doing this ??? I really, really want to be healthy and to buy what ever clothes I want. NO MORE SELF-SABOTAGE!!!

A new day starts tomorrow. Going to go find some skinny pictures of me and put them all over. QUIT EATING YOUR FEELINGS AND GO SWIM, OR FOR A WALK.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Day 159 &160

We went rock hopping at Rock Island Wednesday. I'm not sure if I'm sore from that still or Andi's Total Body Work out from yesterday.

I fell off the wagon yesterday for the 17 day diet (SHAME ON ME). I have one word to say for myself, BUNCO! The food is usually pretty awesome. I did over eat but not more 2500 calories so I should be OK in Maintaining.... that's the theory any way.

I've already walked the dogs and Zumba is at 9:30AM and I'm sure I'll swim today so i don't feel too bad about my slip.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Day 158

197.4 .... Well, can expect the scale to go down 3 days in a row, BUT i'd like it to do it!

I've found I'm not much of a vegetable eater. Ugg! I like them but i need salt, butter, cheese.... Fruit and the probiotics no problem.

Katie and I did the face mask thing. i guess you have to get ugly to get beautiful?

Katie and I walked on the Greenway, FOUR miles yesterday. It was HOT! HOLY COW! Going at 10:30 wasn't our best move. EARLY or late. You just bake where there isn't shade. But i got to see the waterfall and dip my pinkies in it.

Today we are supposed to go to Rock Island. We shall see.... My stupid engine light came on again in the van. Bad gas? Crap repair job.... OLD VAN!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Day 157

197.4 YIPPEE!!!!

SO I'm not sure if it is the 17 Day Diet or the 1200 to 1300 calories that made the scale go down. I have not eaten an bread. Lots of salmon, skinless chicken and a egg a day. Eating all those vegetables! You have to eat a lot of vegetables to have any calories. So you aren't hungry! Getting two probiotic foods in is more than I'm use to eating. I'm trying Kefir. It was like drinking yogurt. Going to try it in a smoothie next.

Oh and I've been taking the dogs on a half hour walk every morning since Last Tuesday. I've been swimming everyday this month except one. At the gym everyday but Sunday....

I've been making sure I don't eat in that magic hour around my thyroid pill. If it isn't working it won't tell my body to release fat energy.

Right now I'm happy! not stressed. i was a bit stressed in May.

It just maybe be a combination of things. That works for me!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Day 156

198.8 UNDER 200 AGAIN. So far THRILLED with 17 Day diet.... LOL!

The Whole month of May I lost the same pounds over and over. During Courtney"s celebration of graduation I did eat too much. Just goes to show how just a few days kills a diet. 4th of July is going to be tough.... i am NOT over indulging this has been too painful!

My weight woes can be explained another way too, I am gaining muscle. It weighs more than fat. Just by my toning you can tell. My arms are more sculpted though still flabby....

I've gone from a tight size 22 to a 16.... I can get into and zip a 14 ( serious camel toe NOT to be worn in public). Next i'll be trying on my 12s!

So now focusing on fitting into my BRAND NEW Zumba clothes. I figure at 190 the pants will be wearable in public. So 8.8 pounds to go. Come one 17 Day Diet!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Day 154 &155

Trying the 17 Day diet. This Plateau is KILLING ME!!!

The first 17 days are much like Atkins with a little fruit thrown in and probiotic food like Greek yogurt, sauerkraut, etc... I'll give it till Friday at least. If it works I'll finish the 17 days.

Since I've been on a healthy eating plan for five months I don't know if it is really going to do wonders. One of the testimonials was 12 pounds in the first cycle. I'd be thrilled. BUT since I already lost all my water weight ( and then some like 40 pounds), and drink my 8 glasses of water daily, eat my veggies, and lean protein. It isn't much of a change from what I already was doing.

not eating fruit after 2 PM though seems goofy. Dr. Moreno says it because it is harder to work off the Carbs....

We shall see!