Thursday, March 31, 2011

Wk# 2 Weigh-In: Sickness Sucks!

I've been sick since Saturday.

I felt it coming on Friday afternoon and it was all downhill from there.  I haven't even been able to sit at my computer much.  UGH!

Amazingly....I lost weight!

Starting Weight: 208.6
Wk#1 Weight:    205.2
Wk#2 Weight:    205
Loss:                   .2 pounds!

It's not much....but I'll take it!

The bad news....TOM is coming in a few days. I must keep him from destroying what progress I've made!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Day Nine: Operation: Piss Off My Neighbor

My downstairs neighbor.....keeps parking in my parking spot.

I like the spot right outside of my kitchen window because I can keep an eye things.  I drive a very expensive vehicle and I worry about people messing with it.  Sometimes...I don't leave the house because I don't want him to take my spot.

I found a sign at the mall but my husband wouldn't let me buy it.

Sometimes my husband just doesn't have a sense of humor!

We came home from having mexican food last night and Don was in my spot.  I lost it!!  I ran upstairs and I queued up a Jillian Michael's workout!  My husband and my son joined me and we shreded for 20 minutes!  We jumped around so much that our entertainment center was rocking back and forth!

I've had The Shred for over a year but I didn't do it after moving to our apartment out of respect for our downstairs neighbors. 

But all I have to say now is.....F@#K That! 

Operation: Piss off Don is in full effect!

Note: I don't recommend doing The Shred right after eating Mexican food. 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Wk #1 Weigh-In: The War With Sugar

Starting Weight:   208.6
Wk #1 Weight:    205.2
Loss:                    3.4 pounds

WOW.  I'm kind of shocked.  I knew I had a problem with sugar but I didn't realize it was this bad.  Of course this whole week could be water weight.  This next week will be the true test.

I did fall off from the sugar wagon yesterday.  My kids have been sick and I'm getting sick so I bought two comfort foods that I have no business partaking in.

Soda and M&M's.  

I need to find a new way to deal with stress and a different comfort food.  Like Broccoli. 

Monday, March 21, 2011

34 Day Challenge: Day Five

Confession: I had carbs.

Over the weekend...I had Subway twice!  According to my rules...Subway is allowed.  I had intended to not partake of carbs as much as possible.  It's just so hard impossible for me to not, when faced with eating away from my house.

Interesting development.....I'm thinking that my swelling lip is not sugar related but is a GLUTEN problem.  After eating a sub on Saturday, my lips was very swollen and red yesterday and is also today after eating another sub yesterday.

By the way, you can see what I'm eating here

The interesting thing is that when I had my allergy testing a year ago.  Gluten didn't come up.

I'm going to be gluten free today and see what tomorrow brings.

My kids are both sick again!  DANG IT!  I'll be doing a bunch of this (see video) and lifting weights at home today.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

34 Day Challenge: Day Three

After two days of being basically sugar and glutten free.....I feel good.  I've been sleeping better and woke up this morning at 5am wide awake and clear headed.

Looking forward to what day three brings.

I'm also curious if this issue I have with my lip swelling up and turning red is related to sugar.  I noticed lately that it seems especially enflamed when I've been on a little bit of a binge. I'm looking at you Cadbury Mini Eggs and Thin Mints.

I drank 108 ounces of water yesterday.  Two things that help so much....having that water in the fridge with the spicket attached and throwing a straw in my water bottle.  I did spend a lot of time in the bathroom but it's for a good cause!

I've decided that I really want to wear this swimming suit from Victoria Secret this summer.

Friday, March 18, 2011

34 Day Challenge: Day Two

I decided to put my fancy drink dispenser in the fridge. It holds 16 cups of water. 128 ounces.  I also put all my healthy food on the top shelf where I can see it.  It's working out great so far!

I woke up starving today. My stomach was growling and I felt sick to my stomach. I made eggs with mushrooms for breakfast and then my stomach hurt. Weird right?

I'm resisting the urge to snack. This is a bad habit that needs to be brought under control.

Okay...weigh in.

Starting weight....208.6. Damn Chunky Cheese Pizza!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

34 Day Challenge: Day One we are.  Day one.  

You'd have thought I'd be all gung ho and that I would have drove my happy ass to the gym this morning.

You'd have thought WRONG!  

I thought starting this on a Thursday would be different.  

Here's my problem.  I drank too much wine at Chuck E Cheese last night.  

True Story!

3 Buck Chuck E Wine

It was my daughter's birthday and to get through the 2 hours of dirty, gross table tops and rides and games.  I medicated myself.

I'm sure the wine came out of a box because I have a MAJOR headache today.

The good news is.....that I only ate a small piece of amazing cake and I'm on track with my eating today.

Side Note: the thing about eating really good that a small amount is totally satisfying.

Goals for the 34 Day Challenge

No Sugar
No Processed Food
No Booze
No Soda
Lose 10 pounds

First Weigh In and measurements will occur tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Weigh In and a New Plan

Saturday's weigh in....208.2.  I think this is the least amount I've gained during TOM in a while and I'm crediting all of the water.

My daughter's birthday is tomorrow.  We're going to Chunky Cheese and then having cake.

I was thinking seriously about doing the hCG diet again....but my husband has asked me not to.  Instead...I'm going issue a challenge to myself.

For 34 days (until my son's birthday in April) I'll be working really hard!  This is my commitment to myself:

Exercise (at least) 4 days a week
Eat low and slow carb
No Alcohol
No Fast Food
No Processed Food (if God didn't make it...I won't eat it)
No Soda

 I can do anything for 34 days!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Water Works!

I tried a new trick for drinking my water yesterday that seemed to help!

Every single time I went to the kitchen....I drank a glass of water.  If the kids needed a snack...I drank.  If I wandered in there thinking I was hungry (when I wasn't) I drank.

I drank 8 glasses of water.

I was down .2 pounds this morning.  WOOT!  Take that TOM!

Monday, March 7, 2011

A Challenging Week

I weighed in Saturday at 207.   Up one pound since last week.....

TOM is arriving today.  I'm going to work really hard to NOT GAIN this week.  I went to the grocery store yesterday and I DID NOT buy pop tarts or candy.  There isn't any soda in my house.

I'm going to drink water and eat low carb.

I'll see you on Saturday with an update!

Friday, March 4, 2011

How My Husband Lost 6 Pounds

He lost ANOTHER pound.

*connie shakes her head*

We went over everything he ate and drank this week.  We did eat more salad and there IS the Quinoa that we tried but I think we figured it out.

He stopped drinking ZERO soda.

He lost 6 pounds and his beer belly has shrunk up a little bit because he stopped filling his body with chemicals.

Also...his horrible stomach pain has almost disappeared.

Damn Diet Soda!

UPdate: Many of you have asked me how much soda my husband was drinking.  Amazingly, it was one or two cans a day.  He has switched to one can of regular soda a week and all of his stomach pains are gone.  And now he's down 7 pounds.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

When Husband's Lose Weight

My husband announced as he was walking out the door for work this morning that he's lost 5 pounds.  I'd love to know exactly how this has happened because he's been prowling through the cupboards most nights after I've served him a nicely balanced, adequately portioned meal.

He's not been to the gym in two weeks.

Last night, he ate a half a stick of butter on several pieces of toast.

How on earth is HE losing weight?


Two nights ago...I served Quinoa instead of rice.  I'd eaten it several months ago and liked and kept hearing about it.  It's gluten free and I wanted to experiment serving it to my husband.  He has type 2 diabetes and his blood sugar levels have been all over the place.

2 hours after eating the Quinoa...his blood sugars were 30 points lower than most evenings.  And he liked it.  We'll be eating more...especially if it's responsible for his weight loss.

Bad' wouldn't touch it.


I've been drinking tons of water today to flush out all my bad eating on Wednesday.  I ate a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and I don't like PB&J.  I don't know what I was thinking.

I also haven't been to the gym.  Sickness has struck my house for the 4th week in a row.  I'm about to quarantine myself at a 4 star hotel with a spa and room service.