Monday, December 29, 2008

WI day, New Years Goal ACHIEVED!!

My photo booth thingy cut me off, but here's part one


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and part two
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Friday, December 26, 2008

my first attempt at a video blog

so, I got a MacBook for Christmas, and it has this great photo booth feature that makes it SUPER easy to do quick webcam videos - so I thought I would try a video blog.
Hopefully this works.
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Monday, December 22, 2008

WI & my nice romantic weekend.


Today is WI day, down exactly 1 pound, and I got my reward for being a WW member for 16 weeks - the clapping hands. I think its called the 'stay and succeed' award - which is fitting, since I KNOW I will succeed.


I had a GREAT weekend. On Saturday at lunchtime my husband & I took the kids to my inlaws for a sleepover. We spend Saturday doing some christmas shopping, and then we went for dinner and a movie. We both made good choices at dinner, and I even brought my own popcorn to the movie. I FINALLY got to see Twilight. I love the books so much that I have been anxiously waiting a chance to see the movie version. It was good, not as good as the books, but way better than I thought it would be.


The kids called and woke us up Sunday morning begging us for another night to sleep at Grandmas and Grandpas (they've never gone for 2 nights before) so after much discussion we did agree. They were SO happy.


The rest of the day we relaxed, did a bit more shopping and had a nice dinner at home. We rented a christmas movie - but we were both so bored by it that we ended up turning it off. I did a bit of wrapping, still have tons to do.


My kids come home at dinner time tonight - I can't wait to see them! But, it is nice to be running around and doing errands today like grocery shopping without them - lol


I'm feeling good - feeling like I am on the right track and that I have the motivation I need to get me through this week.


I hope that all my 'blog' friends have a GREAT start to their week as well.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Struggling

I am definitely struggling lately.

I have done NOTHING in the way of exercise this week - I will try to get some in today.

My eating hasn't been HORRIBLE, but it hasn't been great either. I went through the drive thru at Burger King two days ago - got a whopper Jr. and POUTINE!!! Don't really know why I did it, but I must admit, it tasted great! I was hoping it wouldn't.

Since then I have wanted to have McD's and other bad stuff, but have managed to steer myself away from those choices. I guess that's something good.

I don't know what got my motivated in September, but I hope that whatever it was comes back.

I do not want to slide back into old habits.
I want to finally realize that I am worth it.
I want to be happy in my own skin.
I want to be healthy and strong.
I want to be a role model for my kids.
I want to stay on track to help encourage my husband to do the same (he is doing so well)
I WANT to achieve my goals.
I want to become a lifetime member of Weight Watchers.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

My FAVORITE song!!

Jason Mraz - I'm yours.
I just can't seem to get enough of this song!
sorry, had to share ;)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkHTsc9PU2A

Monday, December 15, 2008

WI day from up above.










Today was WI day, and I am surprised to say that I lost 1 pound.




Last Monday we went to my favorite restaurant for fajitas - their fajitas are sooooo good because the shells are so much better than any others I have ever had. Apparently the waitress told me its the 'lard' that makes them so good (EWWWWW). Anyways, I had about 7 of them (YES, you read that correctly SEVEN). Afterwards we went home and had chocolate truffle birthday cake! I ate almost half the cake (again, your eyes are NOT deceiving you).




Not to mention that I had a big plate of chinese food for lunch that day.




SOOOO, that was Monday. The rest of the week was OK, but not great. I HATED counting pts on the new plan. I know I said I would give it a few weeks, but I really think that Core (simply filling) works best for me, so I'm doing that this week.




OK, Then Thursday I had the festive special at Swiss Chalet, including 2 of the truffles. Friday I went to a local deli and had an omelette with fries.








So, my 1 pound loss was really good considering.




I attribute that to my added activity last week. Also, I was telling my husband that it must have also included some divine intervention.




That being said - I KNOW that I can't be that lucky 2 weeks in a row - so its BACK ON TRACK for me today!!! We are planning on going to the Olive Garden in Buffalo on Saturday, so I will definitly be watching extra carefully what I put into my mouth between now and then.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thanks for my blog award Lisa!!



So, I just read Lisas blog and found out she picked me for this award!!!


THANKS!!!!




The rules are:


1. You have to pass it on to 5 fabulous blogs.
2. You have to list 5 of your fabulous addictions.
3. Make sure you include the person that gave you the award and link it back to them.




It's hard for me to pick 5, because they may have already been picked, but here goes (in no particular order):






And my 5 addictions are:


1. WW (especially the CORE/simply filling plan)
2. Pink - I'm with you Lisa, can't get enough
3. Bling - diamonds are a girls best friend
4. Diet Caffeine Free Pepsi
5. Wii Fit - so much fun!

Monday, December 8, 2008

WI day & new program


The good news is that I was down 1.2 at WI this morning.


The bad (?) news is that we got the new program. It seems that the core program is gone. They want everyone to track from now on, and they encourage you to eat 'core' foods as often as possible, but they do want you to account for the point values of everything you eat.


Not sure how I feel about this. In a way I think its good. I think that it will help me to re-commit to the journey. It will help me to stay more focused, especially at this time of the year.


I think that I will miss the freedom of core - but sometimes I know that I took it too far, and wasn't always honest with what I was eating. BUT I've had great success. 26.4 pounds gone in 13 wi's, and all 13 of those wi's were losses.


I am definitely going to try the program out, at least for a few weeks (3), but I am also not opposed to returning to the old core program if I feel that I am not having success with momentum.


I posted a pic of me in my new jersey. I was definitely upset that the Cowboys lost yesterday, but at least they still have a chance to make the playoffs. GO COWBOYS!!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

35 - man, I used to think that was OLD!

And now that its here, 35 doesn't seem so bad. I'm feeling healthier than I have in a while. My knees no longer hurt when I go up the stairs at bedtime, and I just seem more positive.

My kids and hubby woke me up today with breakfast in bed (all core, what a great hubby!)

Last night was our church Christmas event, that I had been planning for the past 6 weeks. The turn out was not very good, but the weather was pretty bad so that may have played a part.
The room was GORGEOUS! I didn't decorate it, so I can't take any credit for that. I planned the program for the adults and kids. We had the kids doing crafts and the adults walked through a program set up in several rooms depicting different moments in the life of Jesus Christ. It was very reverent and I watched as people exited the final room - most people were speechless, they really seemed to be feeling the spirit of the evening. A few even had tears in their eyes. People just kept whispering to me "It was SO good -Thank you SO much for doing that."

I had been so stressed about this event, and even resentful because I was not the person who should have been planning it, but the 'powers that be' really wanted me to do it since they liked the idea that I had for it. Watching the faces of people as the left - and hearing the comments I received later - made it all worth it. I really feel now that I was important for me to do that, to help those around me to remember why we celebrate Christmas. And more importantly FOR ME, MYSELF to remember and get back to the true meaning of this holiday. I find it so easy to get busy, and wrapped up in all of the stuff that goes on this time of year - it was nice to be reminded of the important things.

My hubby and daughter missed the event. She had been sick the night before, and then just as I came home to pick them up for it, she started throwing up again. I felt so bad for her.

She is still sick today, so while my son and hubby have gone off to church, I get to snuggle up with her - SNUGGLING WITH MY DAUGHTER ON MY BIRTHDAY, SOUNDS GOOD TO ME!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

25 lb charm!


SO, at today's meeting I got my 25lb charm, I couldn't believe it!

I definitely wasn't expecting to lose 2.2 lbs this week!!! I was ecstatic!


So, I think that I am well on may way to reaching my goals. I had decided at the beginning of this journey that I would reward myself once I hit 25lbs with a football jersey that I have been wanting - so the order is in for my white and pink Tony Romo jersey - GO COWBOYS!!! When I get it I will post a pick of me in it.


Today's pic is me with my new charm on my keyring, and also me wearing my new old navy SIZE 12 jeans!!!! -yeah, they're tight, but that'll just help to keep me on track ;)


It's a good day!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Recipe as requested

Faux Twice Baked Potato

1-head of Cauliflower (Approx 2lb)
½ c. fat free sour cream
4-oz - fat free cream cheese (I make my own)
¼ c. minced green onions
1/4 c. low sodium chicken broth

Topping
Shredded low-fat cheese (I like mozzarella)

Boil cauliflower approx. 20 to 30 minutes until tender, drain well.

In a large bowl, combine the cauliflower, cream cheese, chicken broth, sour cream, minced green onions. Mash it all together. Season with salt and pepper to taste.I mash it in my Kitchen Aid Mixer.

Put it in a buttered 8 X 8 casserole dish. Cover with the shredded cheese.

Place in a preheated 350° oven and bake until all the cheese has melted. Approximately 20 minutes. Garnish with chives if desired.

I love this dish - really does taste like twice baked potatoes. I guess the shredded cheese keeps it from being truly core, but I still count it as so.
YES, I'm a core 'tweaker'.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

loving the support!!!

My DH is doing so great! He is down 33 lbs and running 5 km at least 5 times a week.

Best of all, he is helping to keep me going!

Yesterday his aunt called to invite us to her house for Christmas dinner. She asked him if I could bring a dessert, and he told her that I would bring some fruit (I love that he made this healthy choice on his own) and then he asked if I could also bring a side dish, since we are both trying to eat low fat foods, and he knows that I make a nice CORE cauliflower dish that tastes like twice baked potatoes. When he told me all this later, I was so proud him for suggesting these things. He has totally changed his frame of mind. It used to be that I couldn't bring a dessert somewhere unless it was covered in chocolate so that he would eat it - now he wants FRUIT!!! I love it.

We really do NEED support in this journey. I used to think I could do it all on my own, but failed every time. This time around, I'm having more success than ever before and he is on board - I KNOW that the 2 are completely connected.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Momentum

SO, today was wi # 11 and I have now lost for 11 straight weeks!

I am so happy with how the program is working for me. I know that I could (and should) be doing A LOT more in terms of exercising, but I do feel that for me taking baby steps in that regard is working. I used my Wii fit several times last week, and we even took the kids swimming both Saturday & Sunday. We are definitely changing our overall lifestyle as a family.

The other night I felt very tired, and while my DH went out for his run with the dog I decided that I would lay down and close my eyes for a bit. Well, I got all comfy and stayed there for about 2 mins while I thought about how proud I was of my DH for all his efforts lately (he has lost 33 lbs since I've started) and I got this overwhelming feeling that I wanted to exercise too. So, I got up off my butt and did 40 mins of a combo of aerobic and balance exercises on Wii. I felt so good afterwards.

I am excited to hear about this new program that WW has in store for us in December. I've heard that it is supposedly called MOMENTUM, and I feel good about that. I know that I have a good momentum going, and hopefully this new program will help me to get closer to and finally reach my goal. I've heard through the message boards that it is a combination of both flex and core programs. I'm very curious to see how it all works since I am a die-hard core advocate.

I hope that everyone out in cyber weight loss land is having a good start to their week! :)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My Big Boy!!


Today my DS turns 5!!! See 'crazy' picture of cake face boy with his Chuck E Cheese loot! Don't ask me what he is doing with his face 'cause I have no clue!!!


I can't believe how grown up he is becoming. He amazes me everyday with something that he says.


5 years ago this morning I woke up to the horror of severely bleeding - and it was 2 months before my due date.


After a very scary day - my son was born at 5:06 pm and although we were originally told that he would have to stay in the hospital until his due date mid-January, through much prayer and one amazing little boy I was able to bring him home on my 30th birthday (December 7th).


Those two and a half weeks that he was stuck in the hospital seems so long ago - he has come so far since then. He surpassed all the timelines that the Dr's gave us for a preemie - and was even released early from the neo-natal follow up program based on his development.


I feel so grateful to have a both a daughter and a son - they are so different!!


On a side note - I skipped both the pizza and the cake at his Chuck E Cheese party yesterday!!! Hopefully I will be able to be good at Montana's tonight for his birthday dinner!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Setting Goals

SO, before I start, I just want to give a SHOUT OUT to everyone who reads this blog, and especially to those who comment on it - it really helps to keep me going. YAY CYBER FRIENDS!!

So, when I reached my 10%, my leader told me that it was very important for me to set another goal. I thought about this for more than a week now, and I have decided that I will set of goal of being a total of 30 lbs lost by New Years. That means another 8 lbs in the next 6 weeks.

I think that this is reasonable based on the results that I've had lately. I put a lot of thought into this. I didn't want to set a goal that I couldn't reach, and I know that there is going to be a time when I plateau. On the other hand, I know that I have been doing all that I can do exercise wise, so I wanted to make sure that I gave myself a goal that would not be too easy either.

On a separate note: Yesterday I didn't eat so well, I ended up have 4 chicken McNuggets (with BBQ sauce) and a whole pile of pepperoni sticks. It was TOTALLY due to bad planning on my part, and letting myself get way too hungry (not good on the core plan). BOY, did I pay for that last night and this morning!!! I have spent WAY too much time in the bathroom (sorry tmi) and I still feel queasy (it's 1:30 p.m.). I hope this passes soon, my DS's birthday party is at 4 p.m.
I had plans tonight of not caring about the plan, and having a panzerotto (Mmmmmmmmm) from this place here in Whitby that makes these HUGE ones full of greasy cheesy goodness! But after how I have been feeling from yesterdays bad choices I am reminded why I am making good choices in the first place. NO PANZEROTTO for me!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

WI #10

So, another Monday, another WI.
I was happy to hear that I was 1.2 down, I was SOOOOO hungry last week. I know with the core program I can eat more when I am hungry - but I just kept choosing non-core REALLY fattening thing.
I think my saving grace was that Wii fit that I got. I love using it so I have been exercising regularly.
This coming week will be tough. Its my DS's 5th birthday, which means a party at Chuck E Cheese on Tuesday (I love their pizza, I know gross right?) with cake, and then my in-laws are taking us out for dinner on Wednesday (his actual birthday) and I'm sure that there will be more cake.
Its gonna be tough, but I am going to try my best to plan for it all.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

my (early) birthday present!!!

So, I was telling my DH how my birthday is still more than 3 weeks away, and how that is 3 weeks less 'fit' I could be (since I have asked for Wii Fit).
Anyways, he agreed, and went to his car and pulled out my Wii Fit!!!
We all played it last night until the kids went to bed, then I did an aerobic workout on it. I'm sure that for people who frequent a gym it wouldn't feel like much of a workout - but for me it was great.
I also tried some of the yoga - man, thats hard.
So, I am SUPER happy with my early present!!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Out of control day!

SO, after all these weeks of doing well, I had a bad eating day yesterday.
The day got out of control time wise, I had so much to do. One of the things I needed to do was some baking. Usually this wouldn't be a problem for me, I usually don't eat while I am baking - but for some reason it was different. I couldn't stop eating the cookies and chocolate covered apples.
Then, to top it off - I missed dinner due to a meeting I had at my church, so I came home and made sausage rolls! A whole bunch of them.
I ate like garbage all day - but THAT WAS YESTERDAY!
Just one horrible eating day out of the last 9 WEEKS!!!
9 WEEKS!!!!!!!!!!!!
Today is a new day in this journey of mine - this journey that already has me 20 lbs down!
I feel good, I know that yesterday was bad but I am not letting it destroy the progress that I have made thus far. That was the old me. The old me let one bad day turn into a bad week, and then I would give up - GIVE UP ON MYSELF - CRAZY!!!!

NOT THIS TIME!!! I am doing this for ME! I am worth it! My family is worth it! I WILL reach my goals.

On a side note - I love that Amy C. voted Brady off last night on the Biggest Loser!!!! Way to go girl!

Monday, November 10, 2008

YIPPEE!!!!


So today is WI day, and I was really hoping for the 0.4 I needed to get my 10%.

Drumroll please...........................................................

2.2!!!

So, not only did I get my 10% keyring, I also got a new 10 lb sticker since I am now over 20 lbs.

What a great way to start the week!!!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

GREAT DAY!!!!







Today was my DD very first ever cheerleading competition.




... and they came in 2nd!



She is SO happy!



So is mommy!!!
And a MAJOR added bonus is that even though we were at the arena all day - I didn't eat any of the garbage food there. And when we went out to eat afterwards, I chose a nice grilled chicken citrus salad.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Loving this weather


I don't know how many of the people who read this live in or near the GTA, but we have been having FANTASTIC weather this week!! It feels like spring, I LOVE it.


I've been on track this week with my eating - but have only earned 3 aps thus far. I really do have a major problem with getting off my butt. There always seems to be something else that needs to be done.


This afternoon I am DEFINITLY taking a long walk with my kids though - I think that they will like it as much as I will.


My DD is competing on Saturday in her very first Cheerleading competition!!!! She is super excited, she wakes me up each morning telling me how many more sleeps until comp. Crazy thing is - I may be even more excited than her. I was a cheerleader for 4 years in high school, and I LOVED it. Seeing her do it brings back many happy memories. And the fact that she started cheering at 5 means that she will be better than I ever was by the time that she is 8 - lol. She really loves it. She gets to to gymnastics, dance and stunting all in one - plus she gets to scream her head off!!! She is SO suited to it. My DD is a LOUD, crazy bundle of energy who LOVES to perform - DEFINITLY Mommys girl!


Not to mention -she is the spitting image of me. I'll put a pic here that was taken of each of us around the age of 5 - CRAZY how similar we are. The similarities are complete - physical and emotional. She has my personality - super sensitive Drama-queen!!! Sometimes I wish she wasn't as sensitive as I am, but I can't fault her for it.


My boy is the spitting image of his Dad. Everyone always comments how our kids are not a mix of us, DD is all me and DS is all DH!!! Kind of cute.
Going to go drink a bunch of water now - lol

Monday, November 3, 2008

Great WI and oh so close.....

SO, today was WI day.
(drum roll please)
.........................................................down 2.2!
While it is GREAT to say goodbye to another 2.2 lbs forever - if it had of been 0.4 more I would have got my 10% keychain. I really wanted that keychain this week, but I knew that 2.6 lbs would be hard, especially since I haven't gotten of my butt to exercise yet.
I don't know what my problem is with exercise -just lazy I guess.
I VOW to earn at least 6 APs this week.
And hey, I'll get that keychain next week ;)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween


Just a quick post to say that I had a GREAT halloween after sewing all week.
The kids came home with over 12 lbs of candy!!! (yes, i weighed it) I could have killed the hubby for letting them get so much.
But, I've been very good with it thus far - So I'm feeling good.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Best dream EVER!

So, I literally woke up today with a huge smile on my face - and for those of you who are starting to let your minds wonder into the gutter, it WASN't that kind of dream! lol
I dreamt that my DH and I were out trying on new clothes when all of a sudden I noticed that my tummy was FLAT!!!! Not fit, or fabulous - but definitly FLAT!!! I started getting super excited - and I left my change room in my undies and bra, and ran to my DH's change room to show him. Managers were banging on the door because they thought we were up to no good in there.
Kind of strange - but SO cool!! I don't think that I have ever dreamt about being at goal before. I hope this is a sign that I am in the right frame of mind to go the distance this time. I feel like I am, and even DH seems on track for himself, so I really do think, NO I really do KNOW that I am going to achieve my goal!!! And I feel strongly that I will do this by the start of next summer.
Still smiling, and its 1 p.m. now - BEST DREAM EVER!

Monday, October 27, 2008

AWESOME WI

So, went for my wi on my regular day this week (Monday - today) and it was nice to see the regular leader and members again. I expected a gain since I got my period yesterday and I was feeling super bloated, yucky and gross.
Well, I got on the scale, and my new best friend (the lady who weighed me) told me I was down 2! I almost fell over - literally! I calmed down, leaned in as close to her as I could get and asked "did you say 0.2?" and she clarified "2.0!"
WOW - What a great 'weigh' to start the week!!!! I feel so motivated and encouraged to continue this journey that I am on!!!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Check out caloriecount.about.com

Cool site, a friend told me about.
Totally free to use. You enter your current weight, goal weight and date that you want to achieve it by - then it tells you how may daily calories and daly activity that you need to reach this goal.
Also lets you enter your cals and activity daily to keep you on track - has thousands of foods already prorammed in - so its super easy.
Kind of neat!

Tonight, I celebrate my love !

So, today marks our 11th wedding anniversary! This coming Tuesday marks 13 years since the proposal and early November is 16 years from our first date.
DH truly is my soul mate, best friend and best companion I could ever hope for.
All throughout my childhood I dreamt of being a cheerleader and dating a big dumb jock (think Moose and Midge from the Archie comics) and in high school I was a cheerleader for 4 years, and in my last year of high school I met him!
He makes me laugh everyday - even when I really don't want to laugh (like when he pisses me off).
He is SO great to our kids - they adore their dad!
We are dropping the kids off at a halloween party tonight and heading out for dinner and a movie.
I love that I am still so IN LOVE after all these years together!!!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

WI went well today

So I was pleasantly surprised to hear that I had a 2 lb loss this week. Core really seems to be working well for me!!! My wi buddy (who has a lot less than me to lose) lost 2.6 - she is totally rocking the program and she is doing flex.
I'm happy with my results, happy to be feeling great - and extra happy that my hubby is on board this time around and doing fantastic at his own weight loss efforts. We both rock!!!

Monday, October 20, 2008

a bit nervous

So, I go for my WI tomorrow morning. Changed it from Monday to Tuesday again this week due to an appt. I really wanted to get exercising this week - but life got in the way. I have to get better about putting my health first.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

5 great weeks on core!

And the downward trend continues! Down 1.2!! WI'd today due to the holiday yesterday. I am so happy. I love that I managed to make it through a long holiday weekend without gorging myself. I truly feel different this time around. More motivated, and focused.
We learned about several things in our meeting today, one of them was 'winning outcomes'. A winning outcome for me would be to get fit and healthy. I realized that I am not going to get there if I don't start MOVING! I REALLY need to incorporate some exercise into my life. I earned 3 APs on our hike yesterday, so this week is off to a good start - just need to stick with it.
I want to thank all those who have been reading and commenting on this blog - I love the support :)

Monday, October 13, 2008

What a great weekend!
The event I hosted at our church was fantastic - the turn out was WAY better than I expected and everyone seemed to be having a lot of fun. I stayed OP so that's a bonus.
Thanksgiving dinner went well at my house on Sunday. The inlaws came over and I was able to make almost everything core. Points only for gravy and stuffing, but I used store bought of both so that I was able to properly account for them.
Today was a GORGEOUS day here in Ontario. We took the kids with their bikes and our dog down to the lake for a nice walk on the trail. We did about 5km and then met up with some of our friends from out of town at a local playground. OP today as well, so I am actually not dreading my WI tomorrow.
In all my attempts at WW, (and there have been MANY) I have never had a post holiday wi with a loss. I think tomorrow will be different. :)

Friday, October 10, 2008

Today was CRAZY busy, but I managed to still make good eating choices.
DH took us out for dinner tonight - he helped his boss out of a jam, so the boss gave him $100 and said "take your family out tonight."
We went to East Side Marios. I usually get the chicken Parmigan, but I decided to be good so instead I had the 1/4 chicken (white meat) with whole wheat pasta.
I am hosting a Fall Country Fair at our church tomorrow. The menu is chili and apple pie. I am bringing a pot of chili, that way I know that I can eat it. I can skp the pie because I will be too busy anyways helping the kids with the games. I hope that everything comes together and that all the people who are responsible for different tasks will come through for me. I am also hoping that we get good turnout. WISH ME LUCK - lol.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Having a GREAT day!!!!

Today, as I was doing the grocery shopping this morning, I was feeling low. Had a bad dream last night and the feeling was staying with me.
As I arrived home with the groceries, I noticed that DH's car was still here. I was so happy that I would get to hug him before he left for work. When I came in I snuggled him for a few minutes and then he told me that he was going to wok from home today. I WAS SO HAPPY!!!
We took the kids for lunch, so they liked that. When I was busy working on my vinyl business in the afternoon - he went out for a few minutes. He came back home with a beautiful bouquet of flowers for me. SO nice.
Then after we picked up my DD at school, we went to the mall. I needed a new pair of pants. I was trying on sizes that were lower than I thought - and they FIT!!!! I got a great pair of jeans at Old Navy.
Feeling great - and TOTALLY core so far today, not one point extra.

SO SCARY!

Ok, I know that I am NOT supposed to do this - but I stepped on the scale today (mid week) and I am UP about 3 pounds!!!!!! ARGHHHHHHHHH!!!
Hopefully that was the kick in the butt that I needed! I really want to continue this journey in a 'downward spiral', at least as far as the scale is concerned. I need to make sure that I get the water I need, and lots of veggies!!! Healthy proteins, and not to use up all my weekly pts with garbage!
Here I go, BACK TO IT!!!!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

SOOOOO hungry!

I don't know why, I am not pmsing or anything, but I am SOOOOO hungry. I have already used so many of my weekly pts, and this weekend is Thanksgiving. The only thing I have going for me, is that I am hosting dinner, so I should be able to make most of it core, but still this is crazy.
I wish I knew why I was so hungry, its not like I am exercising and could blame it on that - I have been SO lazy.
Help!!!
WI on Tuesday next week, due to Thanksgiving, and I am really hoping that its not too bad. At this rate - it could be scarier than halloween.

Monday, October 6, 2008

WI #4

down 1.8 for a grand total of 11.2!!! I am so happy. I got my 10 lb sticker today.
CORE rocks!!! I am not at all worried about Thansgiving this coming weekend, because I have chosen to have it at my house, so I can control what I cook, and how I prepare it!!!
What a nice way to start the week!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

My Guy


He is so great. He supports me so much in this journey of mine. He loves me unconditionally and thinks I'm hot even now!! WOW!
We have been together so long that I barely remember life before him. He is EXACTLY the kind of Dad that I would want him to be, and he helps me to be a better Mom.
He is supporting me more this time around then ever before, because he is making healthier choices in his eating as well.
He is a TOTAL goof, and I love that. I always tell my children that they need to find a spouse that they can have fun with - LAUGHTER is SO important, it gets us through the hurdles in life.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE him!
~just thought I would share~

Monday, September 29, 2008

WI #3

I am down another 2 lbs - which is great. Its amazing though how we set ourselves up for failure. I was really hoping for 2.6 to get to 10 lbs total, so I was a bit disappointed when she said 2. CRAZY, I'm sure that there will be weeks that I will be ecstatic for 2.
On another good note, we won a Wii at the school fun fair on Friday, so we have been having a blast playing that - my arm hurts from the tennis though - lol!

Friday, September 26, 2008

I feel GREAT!

I know that it is still so early in this journey of mine, but I feel fantastic. I feel as if I am in it for the long haul. I feel as if CORE is something that I can do for life. There is nothing that I can't have (eat), and I am totally making healthier choices. Less processed food - which is great for the whole family.
My husband is so proud of me. He knows that this is something I really want, and he totally supports me. He is even trying to make changes of his own eating habits. He ACTUALLY ate 2 green beans the other night - THIS IS TRULY AMAZING!
We have a HOT date tonight. Both kids are going to a PJ party at my DD's cheer gym, so we get 3 lovely hours to ourselves. I think that we will go out for a nice, long, quiet dinner. I'm so excited.

Monday, September 22, 2008

2nd WI & WI Buddy - GOOD. Dog Groomer - BAD!



Went for my 2nd WI since rejoining today - down another 2.4!!!

My friend Patty decided to come with me, so it's great to have a WI buddy now.

On a MUCH less happy note, our beautiful pooch was brutalized at the groomers this weekend. He had long gorgeous fur, and he loves to roll around in the yard so he was full of matts. We knew that he needed to be shaved down, but we were hoping that he would at least be even - instead he looks like he was groomed by the blind. Not to mention that his appointment was for 1:30 and she didn't even start him until after 4:00. At 6:00 p.m. my DH had to go and help her finish the job because she had NO CLUE!!! Saturday was NOT a good day. The above pics are what he looks like now (PUKE) versus what he normally looks like.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008



Its driving me nuts that I can put a picture here, in my post, but I can't seem to put new ones on the side, or title as others have done.

I keep getting these error messages - ARGH!

I have, however, developed the interesting talent of being able to type while banging my head against the screen.

The Plan

"When you fail to plan, you plan to fail."
~unknown

I love the WW plan. It really does work and I know it does because it has for me on several occasions. I worked the plan last week, my first week back, and I am now down 5 lbs! I was very happy to hear that number at WI.

I know from past experience that my downfall is that as I go along I begin to 'fail to plan'. Take yesterday for example, the day got away from me, and so I found myself getting VERY hungry at a few different points of the day. This is not good on CORE. You are never supposed to get super hungry, well I did. I feel that I still made 'ok' choices, but had I planned my day out more I would have been able to make GREAT choices.

The upside of yesterday is that I made a large pan of 'CORE' cabbage rolls. Ok, they are probably not completely core because the recipe called for brown sugar, but I did substitute the meat for extra-lean ground beef, and the rice for whole wheat couscous. I guess based on the amount of sugar that went into that huge pan I should probably charge myself a point per serving. I can deal with that since they are SOOOOOOOOOO yummy.

Meg & Drew had their first Ukrainian dance practice of the season last night. They really enjoy it, but it makes Monday nights hard since they have to be in Oshawa for 6pm. We usually eat dinner around 6:30, so it means that we have to be done dinner by 5:30 which throws the night off for us all. Oh well, we'll handle it. It means however that they come home from dance and want a snack before bed (since they have worked up an appetite) and I am not really keen on letting them eat before bed.

Off to PLAN my day!
GO COWBOYS!