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!