Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Weigh In Wednesday

It's Wednesday and that means I have a date with the dreaded scale at Jenny Craig.  I'm down 2 pounds from my last weigh in which was 2 weeks ago.  So I'm glad I didn't gain over the past 2 weeks and that I don't have added weight to lose after starting over this week.

I actually exercised on Monday but was too sore yesterday (and too lazy) to do anything.

So I'm staying on plan, drinking water and moving my butt more and I hope to lose 2 pounds this week.

Have a good day y'all!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Meet Me on Monday

From Never Growing Old it's Meet Me on Monday.  5 questions that we answer to get to know each other better.


1.  I really need to clean my _________?  Bedroom.  The rest of my house is fine but my bedroom is the go to place to put everything and it's cluttered.

2.  What food makes you think of Christmas?  My Mom's deviled eggs.  So good.

3.  If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be? 35.  My kids were still young yet I was comfortable in my own skin by then plus I hadn't officially been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia yet.

4.  What was your first paying job?  Babysitting.

5.  Have you read the Twilight series?  No but I've seen all the movies with my daughter.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Starting Over

It's Sunday night and I feel like shit.  I just saw a picture of myself at my niece's wedding 2 weeks ago and my legs look so fat and I've never really thought of myself as having fat legs.  It's a real eye opener.

Some of you may remember my post where I talked about 100 Days of Weight Loss and being committed or interested in losing weight.  At the time I truly believed I was committed but looking back I've been only somewhat interested and lately not even that!

I know it's the holidays and a terrible time to be on a diet but I'm committed to it.  I got a taste of weight loss with the first 20 pounds and now I have 50 or so more to go and I'm going to do it.  My plan:

  • To eat 3 Jenny Craig meals a day
  • To supplement my meals with healthy snacks and salad (with my dinner to help keep me full longer)
  • To take a calcium supplement so I don't have to eat my dairy/calories
  • To exercise a minimum of 3 times per week for as long as I can tolerate it with the eventual goal of incorporating fitness into my daily routine
  • To drink loads of water and cut way down on the diet pop
  • To lose 5 pounds a month
  • To weigh in at Jenny Craig every Wednesday
  • If I end of eating out I will eat sensibly
I believe I can do this.  I want to do this.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

10 Things Thursday-Thanksgiving Edition

Happy Thanksgiving!  For 10 Things Thursday I thought I'd list all that I'm thankful for.

  1. My wonderful husband.  I have the best guy in the world and I'm thankful every day for him.
  2. My two kids.  College boy may be my boomerang child and mini me will be the death of me before she's 16 but I love them with all of my heart and forget what life was like before them.
  3. My parents.  at 80 and 71 they had been in reasonably good health until my Mom got sick recently.  
  4. My mother and father in-law.  I'm not super close with them like I am with my own family but for in-laws they are pretty darn good.
  5. My sister.  She is my best friend and I miss living close to her and seeing her only a few times a year sucks.
  6. My extended family.  Especially my niece Delaney, my sisters in law and my half sister.  I treasure family gatherings when we're all together.
  7. My best friends.  Lisa, Pam, Kristi and Ronda are the best friends a girl could ever have and I'm blessed with over 30 years of friendship with these ladies.
  8. My health.  My fibromyalgia is fairly under control and I feel pretty good since losing my first 20 pounds.  I know I have a long way to go and I'll feel even better after the next 50 come off.
  9. The lifestyle I lead.  I have everything I want as far as material things and I count my blessings that we are as fortunate as we are when so many others are not.
  10. God.  Without Him none of this would be possible.  My faith in Him has seen me through some very difficult times.
I hope that you all take time out of this day with family and friends to reflect on your blessings.  I didn't list you, my readers, but I am thankful for all of you and the cyber friendships.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

True Confession Tuesday

From The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans it's True Confessions Tuesday.  Join in and confess all of your sins from the past week and whatever else is on your mind.

I Confess...that I am in a really foul mood today so if this seems bitchy, well, yeah.

I Confess...that I have completely lost my weight loss motivation.  I was doing my weekly Jenny Craig menu last night and realized that I didn't eat 8 out of 21 of my meals (which means I either skipped them like breakfast or ate something not on the plan).

I Confess...that even though I have zero motivation and Aunt Flo is visiting I am showing no change on the scale this morning.  We'll see if that's accurate at my official weigh in tomorrow morning.

I Confess...that Saturday night I had a Wendy's single and it was so good.  They changed their buns back to their original butter buns and I just had to have one.  Now if they'd just switch back to their original fries, yum.

I Confess...that I haven't read from 100 Days of Weight Loss in weeks.  Like I said, I lost my motivation and the book bored me.  I'm going to thumb through it ans look for an interesting day and see if I can find some of that motivation again.  If I do I'll blog about it.

I Confess...that we are going to Cracker Barrel on Thanksgiving because we have no family out here and we're not going home.  It's not as bad as it sounds and the food is actually pretty good, especially the pie that I will be helping myself to.

I Confess...that I took mini me and a friend to see Breaking Dawn on Friday and had buttered popcorn.  The movie was actually good and who goes to see a movie and resists movie theater popcorn?

I Confess...that I have 100 followers as of yesterday and I'm so excited!  For those of you that are new I promise I will try to lighten up and find my motivation.  For those of you that have stuck with me, thanks and big squishy {{{HUGS}}} to you.

Ok that will do it for this week's confessions.  I hope y'all have a fantastic Tuesday.  What do you confess today?

Monday, November 21, 2011

Meet Me on Monday

From Never Growing Old it's Meet Me on Monday where we answer 5 questions about ourselves to get to know each other better.


1.  I wish I had more time to _________?  There's really nothing I wish I had more time to do but I do wish I could turn back time or slow it down sometimes, especially with my kids.  I love their independence but miss their younger days.

2.  What is your favorite kind of soup?  Clam Chowder.

3.  Where will you eat Thanksgiving dinner? Probably at Cracker Barrel since we aren't going home for Thanksgiving and I don't really want to cook for just the 4 of us.

4.  What is your favorite time of day?  The end of the day when I'm snuggling with my hubby.

5.  Did you start Christmas shopping yet?  Sort of.  I've picked up little things for the aunts (from my kids) but the real shopping begins on Black Friday.

Have a good Monday y'all!

Friday, November 18, 2011

It's BYOC & Some Wedding Pics

It;s Friday so that means it's time for BYOC (Bring Your Own Crazy)-5 questions compliments of Drazil's Blog.  This week it's a Thanksgiving theme.

1. What is your FAVORITE part of Thanksgiving?

Getting together with my family.  We eat like pigs and laugh like maniacs.

2. How many Thanksgiving family events will you attend?

None this year because we just went home for my niece's wedding.  I'm really bumming about eating out at Cracker Barrel.  :(

3. What’s your biggest Thanksgiving tradition?

Usually it's getting together with my family and my Mom says the blessing.  We typically put the Christmas tree up the weekend following Thanksgiving.

4. Do you Black Friday shop the day after Thanksgiving?

Of course!  Although it's usually with my Mom and sister I'll be going with the hubby this year.

5. Repeat question: Summarize your week in real life and in blog world.

Blogland has been sporadic due to my travel home to Ohio.  I am way behind on reading everyone's blogs.

Real life has been stressful.  My Mom is very ill and in and out of the hospital in Ohio so I may be flying back there to help and take care of her.  The wedding was gorgeous and I have uploaded a couple of pictures.  Have a great weekend y'all!

Mini me and College Boy

 Mini me and the bride
College boy and the current girlfriend
Mini me, College Boy and my Niece

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Weigh In Wednesday

Weigh in with Jenny Craig was this morning and I gained 1.4 lbs after my road trip to Ohio.  I was expecting a gain but was a little taken aback at such a big one.

I *MUST* focus this week on staying on plan, eating JC food and drinking tons of water.  Other than a church banquet Sunday night that shouldn't be a problem.

I'll post tomorrow about my trip.  Have a great Wednesday Y'all!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Meet Me on Monday

From Never Growing Old it's Meet Me on Monday...5 questions we answer to get to know each other better.


1.  Does your family/friends know about your blog?  I have 2 friends that know I blog but I don't believe they read it, otherwise it's totally anonymous.  I don't reveal my weight to anyone!

2.  What is your favorite card game?  Does Sorry! count?  I don't really play cards but when my family gets together we play a mean game of Sorry! for prizes.

3.  What do you wear to bed? A t-shirt and work out pants or lounge pants.

4.  What is your favorite kind of French Fry?  Steak fry with lots of ketchup.

5.  What is your usual bed time?  Between 10-11-we're on Central time so pretty much after my TV shows are over and I watch a little of the news.

So happy Monday y'all!  How was your weekend?

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Weigh In Wednesday

Happy Wednesday y'all!  I'm in a good mood because I just stepped on the scale and showed a loss of 2.6 pounds for the week-woo hoo!  I needed a big loss this week to jump start my waning motivation and because I am traveling to Ohio tomorrow and will be off Jenny Craig for the week.  I plan to try and eat sensibly on this trip but expect a gain at next week's weigh in.

Have a good week!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Meet Me on Monday

From Never Growing Old it's Meet Me on Monday, where we answer 5 get to know each other questions.

This week's questions:

1.  Are you excited for the holidays or are you dreading them?  I'm excited about Christmas because we go home to Ohio and see our families.  This year we are staying the entire week between Christmas Eve and New Years Eve.  We're not going home for Thanksgiving though so I am kind of dreading it.  The four of us are just going out to dinner.

2.  Do you hit the snooze button or get right up?  I get right up.  Actually, I'm usually awke a few minutes before the alarm even goes off.

3.  Do you still have your tonsils? I do.

4.  What was the last piece of candy that you ate? A mini Twix on Halloween night.

5.  Do you shop at thrift stores?  Very rarely.  When the kids were younger I would check them out but never had much luck.

Have a good Monday y'all!

Saturday, November 5, 2011

It's BYOC (Bring Your Own Crazy)

Happy weekend y'all!  Mini me has decided that she doesn't like her dress for the wedding we're going to next weekend so we're off for some retail therapy shortly but first it's BYOC straight from Drazil's Blog.

This week is another theme called  “What’s In/On Your….?”

1. What’s on your desk between your monitor and keyboard? (if it’s a laptop – what’s on your desk in general)

I'm on a laptop so I'm on my bed and next to me is a book I'm reading and a box of tissues because my sinuses are going crazy this morning.

2. What’s on your mind right at this moment?

Errands that I need to run today.

3. What’s in or on your nightstand on your side of the bed?

Books, a calculator, a Longabeger basket with nail files, clippers and pens in it, some nail polish, some coupons and my camera.

4. What’s on YOUR Christmas wish list (let’s assume you’d get what was on it)?

A nice camera like a Nikon or something.

5. Repeat question: Summarize your week in real life and in blog land.

Real life has been ok except for my 2 pound weight gain.  Ugh.  Mini me is so in the throws of (pre) teenagerdom and is sulky and moody which drives me nutso.  I bought a new SUV it's a black Mada CX7 and it does everything but fly.  It's loaded and I love love love it.

Blog land has been slow.  I haven't gotten around to commenting as much as I wanted to and I missed some blog posts. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Weigh In Wednesday and November Goals

Well the results are in and I gained 2.1 pounds this week for a total of 15 pounds lost in 15 weeks.  Even this math challenged chick can figure out that is 1 pound per week on average.  I'm telling myself that slow and steady wins the weight loss race.  Right?  RIGHT?

My goal for October was to lose 5 pounds and I only lost 3.4 pounds so I am disappointed.  My goal for November is to lose 5 pounds and I'm seriously going to do it this month.

My other goals:

  • To stay under 1200 calories daily
  • To drink at least 64 ozs of water (with Crystal Light) daily
  • To eat my Jenny Craig meals every day staying on plan with the exception of Thanksgiving and and no more than 6 times of eating out
  • To incorporate activity into my routine by starting out this week with exercising (no specific amount of time just moving) 2 times in the mornings after I drop mini me off at school and before my day starts and working up to 4 times per week by month end
I think those goals are totally achievable and I'm motivated to reach them.  I think the hardest will be eating out only 6 times for the whole month but I'm going to get my family on board with this so I'm not tempted.

November's mantra is motivation.  I was motivated when I started back in July and stayed on plan so I need to get that motivation back and I will.

So there you have it.  What are your November goals?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

True Confession Tuesday

It's time for True Confession Tuesday.  The day we confess our sins from the past week and whatever else is on our mind.

I Confess...That I unofficially weighed in at 218.5 last week but today the scale said 220.5.  WTH? 

I Confess...That I have stayed on the Jenny Craig plan most of the week with the exception of eating out a couple of times so where the gain came from I have no idea but I'm pissed.

I Confess...That I am now dreading my JC weigh in tomorrow.

I Confess...That I had a mini Twix last night from mini me's stash and it was good.  Delisiously good even.

I Confess...That yes I let my daughter wear a football uniform that said "tackle me"
I Confess...That instead of passing out candy last night we went to a neighborhood party sponsored by our church and it sucked.  Am I going to hell for saying that? (JK)

I Confess...That I am going to look at a Mazda CX7 today and will probably buy it.  It's black and I love it.

I Confess...That with a new car payment that I will be broke as a joke but at least I'll look good tooling around in my new car.  :P

So what do you have to confess today?  Did you raid your kid's stash of candy?