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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Little Bit Stonger

As I have briefly mentioned I am going through a really rough patch in my life right now - my husband left me 2 months ago for another woman.  Some dear friends recommended I check out this song and its soooo AMAZING!

Friend Makin' Mondays: What in Your Fridge?



Join us over at Kenz blog for FFM!!!

1. List a few common items that can always be found in your fridge.  1% milk, some sort of diet soda, babybel cheese, apples, spaghetti sauce, butter spray

2. What kind of milk do you drink? 
1% for my daughter and I!

3. Do you prefer fresh or frozen vegetables?
Fresh all the way!!!!  But I will do frozen and even canned.

4. What do you currently have to drink in the fridge?
1% milk, polar seltzer, coke zero, capri sun (for my daughter), apple juice, and Kahlua

5. How often do you clean out your refrigerator?
Not nearly as often as I should.  Every 2-3 weeks, I guess.

6. What’s the healthiest thing in it right now?
Watermelon, apples, red pepper, carrots, romaine lettuce

7. What’s the most unhealthy thing in it right now?
The bottle of Kahlua!! LOL!  ;)

8. What do you wish you had in it that you don’t have now?
Hummus!! LOVE ME SOME HUMMUS!

9. How often do you shop for groceries?
Probably once every two weeks, sometimes 3.

10. What’s the weirdest thing in your fridge right now? 
Um....  nothing weird.  Yep, I'm boring!  ;)

Friday, June 24, 2011

Current Weight: Week Forty-Three

137.6 (-1.0)

YAY! Down a pound!  WOO HOO!!  Makes me happy! That's a total of 40.4lbs GONE!  I also went to my "last" meeting today; I am officially now an on-line member ONLY.  You see, I am a teacher and over the summer do not make nearly enough money to allow me to keep my membership in the standing that it was, so to save money I have gone to the on-line membership.  If I have not reached my goal by the fall when I go back to teaching, I will change my membership back.  I have also decided to change my WI days to Friday.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Spring Fever Challenge: Wrap Up

Yet another challenge has come and gone.  Here is my review!

My Goals:
1. Lose 8lbs!
I lost 3lbs.  I have really been struggling with losing weight lately, but I am NOT giving up! I am going to make my goal yet!  

2. Exercise 3x a week!
Failed miserably at this one.  Oh well.

3. C25k program!
I became a single mom shortly after this challenge began so I had to give this one up.  Maybe some day!

4. Scrapbook more!
I don't think I scrapped a single page.  :(

5. Read more!
I read 2 books during this challenge.  Makes me happy! Reading is good for the soul.

6. Continue cleaning, organizing, and purging in my home!
This is something that is always going to be a work in progress.  I feel like I got a lot accomplished but still have lots more to go!

Positive Picture:
Me and my little girl after her first dance recital!  She made mommy so PROUD!


Friend Makin' Mondays: Yes or No

Join us over at Kenz blog for FFM!!!

  1. Do you use coupons? Yes, learning how to use them "better".
  2. Do you like football? Yes/No... I could take it or leave it.
  3. Are you in a relationship? Yes, if that's what you want to call it.
  4. Is your phone always within arm’s reach? Yes, most of the time.
  5. Do you like thunderstorms? Yes!!!
  6. Can you cook? Yes, the basics.
  7. Are you – or have you – lost weight? Yes, 40lbs!
  8. Do you know how to read a map? Yes.
  9. Do you wear makeup? No, not that often.
  10. Do you read regularly? Yes.
  11. Are you publicly affectionate? Yes, but not over the top.
  12. Do you like picnics? Yes!
  13. Do you have a/c? Yes! 
  14. Have you ever been out of the country? Yes! Once, on my honeymoon.
  15. Do you know how to ride a bicycle? Yes!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

50 Followers!!

Hehe... I know that may not seem like much for those of you out there with hundreds or even thousands of followers, but I feel so privileged to have  50!! WOW! Welcome to all my newbie followers and thank you to everyone for following!!!!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Current Weight: Week Forty-Three

138.6 (-.2)

Not much of a loss, but at least its a loss!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Couldn't have said it better! Thanks Marilyn!

"I'm selfish, impatient and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." 
— Marilyn Monroe

Monday, June 13, 2011

Spring Fever Challenge: Week 11

Life's Journey with a Smile


My Goals:
1. Lose 8lbs!
2. Exercise 3x a week!
3. C25k program!
4. Scrapbook more!
5. Read more!
6. Continue cleaning, organizing, and purging in my home!

Positive Picture:
When I began this journey last August, I was in a size 16 jeans! Now I am in a 10!

 What have you done this past week to help you achieve your goals?
I lost .2lbs this week (G1); its not much, but better then going in the OTHER direction!  I finished reading Living Dead Girl and picked up another book that I had gotten about 1/2 through (G5).  I also did some cleaning/purging of clothes that I haven't worn in FOREVER (G6)!

What did you do this past week to make you feel good about yourself?
I bought myself 2 new pairs of jeans and two new shirts! I also colored my hair!

With one week left, what is your plan?
Just keep plugging along! I know that might now seem like much of a "plan" but its the best I can do right now!

What time of day are you most productive?
Mid-mornings are the best for me! Its when I feel the most awake and motivated!

Fun Question: Are you reading a book right now? If so, share! If not, what was the last good book you read?
I am reading Dead to the World by Charlaine Harris; its book 4 in the Sookie Stackhouse series.   I just finished reading Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott.


Sunday, June 12, 2011

abcdeFOOD!

I saw this over at Mel Gets Fit!
A: is for Apple, what’s your favorite variety?
Galas are SO yummy!
B: is for Bread, regardless of nutrition, calories, or whole grains what is your favorite type to have a nice big piece of?
Regardless of that stuff, Asiago Cheese Bread (click for recipe!)
C: is for Cereal what is your favorite kind currently (just one!)
I am not a big cereal eater, but I do love Cinnamon Life!
D: is for Doughnuts, you might not currently be eating them but what kind do you fancy?
A warm Krispy Kreme is the BESTEST!
E: is for Eggs, how would you like yours prepared?
Love them sunny side up or hard boiled.
F: is for Fat Free, what is your favorite fat free product?
Any kind of flavored fat free coffee creamer!
G: is for Groceries, where do you purchase yours at?
Shaws, Hanaford, Stop N Shop
H: is for Hot Beverages, what is your favorite hot drink?
Coffee
I: is for Ice Cream, pick a favorite flavor and add a fun topping.
Chocolate chip with hot fudge... boring I know, but my fav!
J: is for Jams or Jellies, do you eat them, and if so what kind and flavor?
Not a big fan of either, but my mother in law makes a KILLER apple jelly!
K: is for Kashi, name your favorite Kashi product?
Don't eat Kashi.
L: is for Lunch, what was yours today?
Weight Watchers Smart Ones Beef Pot Roast and water
M: is for microwave, what is your favorite microwave meal/snack?
Popcorn!!!
N: is for nutrients, do you like carbs, fats, or proteins best?
I am VERY much a carb girl!
O: is for oil, what kind do you like to use?
Olive
P: is for protein, how do you get yours?
Low fat dairy, lean meats
Q: is for Quaker, how do you like your oats?
Not a big fan of oats, but has to be instant oatmeal!
R: is for roasting, what is your favorite thing to roast?
Chicken and vegetables
S: is for sandwich, what’s your favorite kind?
Salami and cheese with mustard!!!
T: is for travel, how do you handle eating while traveling?
Usually when I am traveling I am on vacation so I eat like I am on vacation!  ;)
U: is for unique, what is one of your weirdest food combos?
American cheese dipped in mustard! (Yep, I like mustard A LOT!)
V: is for vitamins, what kind do you take?
Multi, viti D, calcium, and fish oil!
W: is for wasabi, yay or nay?
YAY! Mo' hotter, mo' better!
X: is for XRAY. if we xrayed your belly right now, what food would we see?
Chips and dip....  :(  
Y: is for youth, what food reminds you of your childhood?
Mac and cheese with cut up hotdogs
Z: is for zucchini, how do you prepare it?
Any old way!  LOVE IT!
 
YOUR TURN!
Pick a letter and tell me what YOU like! Or let me know if you fill this out on your own blog!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Shirts too????

In my last post 16 to 10 I talked about my pants size getting ALOT smaller.  I also bought 2 shirts at Old Navy with out trying them on. I went to put one on this morning and its TOO BIG! It's a medium and its too big??? REALLY???  Ok, so back to Old Navy we went for SMALL! OMG! I can't believe it!!!  Me, wearing a size SMALL shirt?  Who's trying to punk me?  Cut it OUT!  WOW-ZA!!!!

Friday, June 10, 2011

16 to 10

I did some shopping for myself and my daughter this afternoon at Old Navy.  I have been in desperate need of new jeans for some time now because of the 40lbs I have lost.  I was unsure of what size to buy, but I tried on 10 thinking it would never fit; LOW and BEHOLD the size 10 jeans FIT!  YAHOO! Here is a comparison from the 16s I once wore to my new 10s!


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Monday, June 6, 2011

Current Weight: Week Forty-Two

138.8 b(-2.0lbs)

YAY! Finally after 4 weeks of gains, I am DOWN!  Its about freakin' time!

Spring Fever Challenge: Week 10




Life's Journey with a Smile


My Goals:
1. Lose 8lbs!
2. Exercise 3x a week!
3. C25k program!
4. Scrapbook more!
5. Read more!
6. Continue cleaning, organizing, and purging in my home!

Positive Picture:



Just a reminder for myself that life is too short to not forgive!!!


What have you done this past week to help achieve your goals?
I lost 2lbs this week (G1)!!! I am almost done with Living Dead Girl (G5) and also did more cleaning/purging (G6).


What did you do this past week to make you feel good about yourself?
I tried to stick to program better and it apparently paid off!  


With two full weeks left in the challenge, what goals are you making your priority?
I am really going to focus on goal #1! I only have about 10lbs left to loose so its time to get some ass kicking going!  The exercise is also going to have to go hand in hand!


Summer is just around the corner, which season do you find the easiest to accomplish goals?
I think summer is the hardest for me as I am not on my normal work schedule and when I am off routine its hard to stay on track! This summer I am going to work REALLY hard to kick ass!


Fun Question: What do you miss most about being a kid?
The lack of responsibility! LOL!   

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Dailys: June 1, 2011

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Up 4 Weeks in a Row

Yep, you read that right. I have gained for 4 weeks in a row! Holy cow!  Yep, life has been nutso lately!  I am finding myself in a place in my life that I never thought I would be in - a single mom to my 3 year old daughter.  It has been a rough year and now that it is 1/2 way over, with all that I am going through, I feel like I am losing my grip on the weight loss that I have been doing so well with.  I have worked so hard to lose this weight and it is slowly creeping back on.  I hate the fact that I am letting it happen.  It makes me so angry knowing that I am not following along program to a "t"; I have not been eating crazy, but have not been tracking and when I don't track I tend to eat a bit more then I should.  Those extra little bits of food are adding up and have caused me to gain 4 weeks in a row - all small gains mind you, but gains none the less!

Today is the first day I can say that I have honestly tracked EVERY THING I have eaten.  It feels great to have done that! Now if I can keep doing that I will do just GREAT!  I also need to get back to exercising regularly!  Becoming a single mom, I have had to take on a second job, so exercise has gone by the way side.  In just over a week I will be back down to one job so I will be able to focus more of my effort back to exercising and getting off the last 10lbs!