Sunday, March 25, 2012

Pinterest Idea!

Love this idea! I am starting this today!! We are going to the zoo (AGAIN! Thank god for memberships) and that is a good 2-3 hours of walking right there. 

I think I am going to use this money for hair extensions again but IDK.  My hair is very thin. I can't grow it out because it looks stringly and gross :( I love extensions but they can be kind of expensive and a lot to maintain. 

So my jar will be used for extensions...or a new coach bag. We'll see! 

Weigh in - 156.8

Today is my tracking day! Down almost 10 lbs all together.  I was worried because I was cutting it very close to using all my weekly points and I ate some things that I wasn't quite sure of the points value and just guessed by searching the WW database.  But I am happy, a 3lb loss this week. Worked out 4 times this week (I am counting the hour walking around the zoo as day 4!)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hey how many WW points for that arm?!

450 degree oven
Lightly toast right arm
Serve immediately with a side of #@*%$!

Anyone see where this is going??? Bleh.

Then about 15 mins later my 3 year SCRATCHED her leg and upon seeing the blood started bawling hysterically that she couldn't walk anymore and would have to throw her leg in the TRASH and would never play again! Oh dear.

Drama drama drama. Can't wait to see what happens when little miss hits high school.

Anyways, today was good. Worked out at the Y, did a great class called Body Blitz and currently I cannot walk down or up any stairs without looking drunk.  Must mean it was a great work out. 

Made Salsa Chicken for dinner. Super easy recipe

350 degrees
Sprinkle taco seasoning on chicken
Spoon salsa on chicken and bake til done!

When my friend Allie told me about this recipe I thought it sounded gross but when baking the salsa turns savory and its a great simple dish. 

On the look out for another simple NEW WW recipe to try before the week is out!


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mobile Fit

I can't seem to find anyone on the WW boards who has done this program at the Y. I have signed up and I start Monday (Meet with my personal trainer for the first time)

Mobile Fit is designed to help you reach your fitness goals sooner I'm told. You have your first meeting with your personal trainer and they create a fitness plan for you. Each time you go to the Y you log into Mobile Fit and it prints off a work out for you to complete. It is suppose to mix up your routine so you (and your body) don't get bored.

I've also been told that the work out print outs include pictures of the weight machines you will be using (am I the only one who doesn't know whats what??) which will be helpful. I know weights is very important in weight loss even if you don't want to bulk up but I feel intimidated because I don't know what machines to use or how to use them. This will help.

Each work out you log earns you points. Points can be used for free personal training sessions, classes, tshirts etc.

I'm told it also includes a nutrition plan but I am sticking to WW.

Of course this is only what I've read on the site... not sure what to expect. I am really excited.

Wish me luck!


Today I decided to set a few goals for myself...I don't necessarily want to make "number" goals but goals that will help me achieve my goal weight. (Does that make sense?)

- Create a WW/Weight Loss Binder - Kind of feel like this is cheesy but I feel like it may be motivating. I want to clip recipes/work outs/health "gadgets" and even things I want to treat myself to when I hit certain goal weights. I just think it would be nice to have all my recipes in a folder instead of on my computer, at home, when I'm say at the grocery store or cooking.

-Try at least one new recipe a week - A lot of times I will just have a Smart One for dinner or go to a few WW recipes I can do in my sleep. I don't want to get bored. So I am committed to trying one new recipe a week.

-Get more sleep - (Its past 11pm already!) I've read numerous times how important getting a good nights rest is to weight loss.  I know sometimes when I don't sleep enough I tend to over eat because I'm tired and I just don't care! Can't do that!

-Be active on the WW Message Boards at least 2x a week - This will keep me motivated and remind me I am not doing this alone :)

Monday, March 19, 2012


I once tried to make baked fries myself.  How hard could it be? Cut up potatoes, add salt and bake!  Well they were dry and disgusting. 

I saw a WW article on their site about snacking and they listed this simple reciple for fries

450 degree oven
Cut potato into fries
Spritz with cooking spray
20 mins

These are the best fries on the freaking planet.  Maybe everyone's fries come out this good and I was just too stupid to think of spraying them the first time but I've had a serving (5pt!) each day since I've read the article.  I use cajun seasoning on my fries (Like Five Guys!) and I am in love!  I feel like I'm not on WW when eating these.  They are better than McD and BK in my opinion.  I hope weight loss doesn't slow by eating so many potatoes in a week but as long as I am within points I hope that doesn't cause any problems.  Great thing is that a 10lb bag of potatoes at Dillons cost me $2.48.  I'm pretty sure thats the price of an order of fries at Five Guys. Makes them taste even better.

"NOW" Pictures

I cannot wait to make these BEFORE pictures. Ugh! 

As you can see my legs and hips (compared to my stomach) are "small."  No wonder people think I am pregnant. My weight sticks to my stomach. 

A little tid bit about my job....I work for a 6 doctor practice and four days a week drug reps cater in FREE lunch.  You'd think at a doctor's office we'd occasionally get some grilled chicken or something right?? Oh was fried chicken and mashed potatoes with every freakin pie known to man.  (Apple, Cherry, Banana Cream, Coconut Cream, Pecan, Hawaiian Delight??,Chocolate Silk, Pumpkin, Butterfinger....And thats just to name a FEW) I am very proud that I stuck to my WW lunch but I did dig in to my weekly points for a slice of pumpkin pie.  But this will be even more of a struggle because its just so hard to say no to a free delicious lunch (lasagna, bierocks, fried chicken, pizza!) But I think in the end I will feel even more accomplished that I lost around all this yummy food.  I am thankful that 9 times out of 10 they do bring a salad or a veggie side so that still lets me "participate".  One of the drug reps kind of got on my nerves today. She kept NAGGING me about not eating the chicken.  Of course she was tall, thin, and tan and was probably a size 4.  B*tch.

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Can anyone guess based on the name of this blog WHY I decided to give Weight Watchers another go?? Anyone?? I started a new job about six weeks ago. A new coworker asked when my baby was due :( THEN a few weeks later a patient asked when I was due! Twice in one month. Must be a sign from the universe....
My doctor also told me I was pre-diabetic and RX'd me Metformin. I've done WW in the past and had some success but I'd get lazy and quit tracking and we all know what happens then....(you look pregnant obviously)

Today was the end of week one. Down 5lbs! Great feeling. Worked out four times this week too. I used all my weekly points but not my activity points.

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