Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Rock On:)

I finally weighed in today - after a one week hiatus due to being away from my scale - and the news was awesome! I lost 5 lbs in two weeks! That puts me down 11 lbs and I've hit my first goal and so I get a movie date reward with my husband. I am so excited!!!!

I am still trying to figure out how I know Jason Celaya from "Grease: You're the One that I Want". I've emailed my BYU friends, but so far none of them know him or what I am talking about. So, if any of you (if there are any) blog readers out there know this guys, let me know.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

After A Very Indulgent Weekend

Well, after a very indulgent weekend (stuffed spinach and cheese chicken, wedding cake, macadamia nut chicken, creme brulee, chimichanga, chips and salsa - phew!) I only lost 1.5lbs this week. However, I am still thrilled that I ate terribly, but still lost weight. Wahoo! I am only 4 lbs from being able to go to a movie with my husband. The real test is yet to come, because now I am in Utah for 11 days visiting my parents. I have no excuse to exercise because my dad has a treadmill, Bowflex, stairmachine, and free weights in the basement and so I am going to get in 4 workouts this week if it kills me. Last week I only got in 3;( so I didn't reach my goal of 4, but this week will be different. Oh, I ate so poorly because we had a wedding reception which our friend catered and I had to try the food, that night we went to dinner as a family because Junior and I were leaving for Utah, and Sunday our cousins had us over for dinner and games and it was so tasty!!! I have stayed on track since coming to Utah yesterday, so I have high hopes. I even got in a 2 mile run/walk, weights, and abs today. No more indulgent weekends for awhile - that's for sure!

Wednesday, January 10, 2007


I lost 4.5 lbs this week! I am just so excited and I have nothing else to report, but I just wanted to share the AWESOME news!

Monday, January 08, 2007


That's what The Boy is:) I swear that every week that I plan to get up before mi esposo leaves for work and go to the gym, The Boy sabotages my efforts. This morning when my 15 minute warning alarm went off, so did The Boy - at 5:15am!!! I put him in bed with us, but he never really went to sleep. When mi esposo got up at 6ish for his shower he took The Boy with him and I stayed asleep - lazy, I know.

I'm just blaming The Boy, but I really didn't want to get up:) However, if I want to make my goal of 15 activity points, then I need to exercise the rest of the days this week. I am really hoping that when I weigh in on Wednesday that I am down 5 lbs. Puh-lease!!!!

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Fight the Good Fight

I was so strong all week with my points. I would have a very light lunch so that I would have a good helping of points for the end of the day. That way if anything comes up with the esposo or I feel like having a bit more at dinner, then I can and not feel bad. Then, mi esposo is home all day today and so I kind of threw my rules out the window. Big mistake! Can you believe I had chips with nacho cheese for lunch? I am feeling it now and realizing it just isn't worth it. I have felt really good all week because I've been eating really well and I did exercise 3 times. I know, I know, it's not 5 times, but I'm on my way to 5. I wanted to go on a walk again today, but at 2pm we realized we had a baptism to go to and so it threw the schedule I had planned totally off. Anywho, I went over by 8 points!!!! After the baptism we were invited over to the home for some yummy filipino food. I only had a little sampling of a few things, but they aren't great for you. I estimated a little on the high side for some of the dishes, but I'd rather use up the flex points than think I still had more. Tomorrow I am staying strong - even if the esposo his home - and staying in my points allowance, no flex points. I want to lose 5 lbs by my weigh in on Wednesday and so that is going to take some serious concentration. The good thing is that we got invited to dinner tomorrow, but it fell through, so that will make it easier to stay on the straight and narrow path of weight loss.

Also, my personal goal for the week is to exercise 4 times during the week. It's easy to do 2 because I go to aerobics/cardio at church. I did three this week, so I want to up it 4. The esposo has promised to get me up on Monday to go to the gym before he leaves for work, so that will take me down to only having to get one more workout in on my own.

On a totally different topic, I read The Goose Girl - which I started 6 monhts ago - over the holidays and it was so great! I have checked out her other three books to read and I just started Princess Academy. I'm anxious to see how it turns out. I was bummed because I got a call from the library over break that I book I had been waiting 3 months was in. I waited too long to go in and they had already sent it back to the lending library for another patron. Now I'm 27th on the list again. Yuck!

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Well, I've broken two of my guidelines: 1) I will not eat after The Boy goes to bed (2) I will exercise 5 days a week. ::sigh:: I should feel pretty good, because I have been sticking to my daily points without dipping into the flex points. ::pat on the back:: I didn't exercise Monday because mi esposo was home and I treated it as part of the weekend. I did go to aerobics on Tuesday and it kicked my butt - literally. We did all these squats and my gluteus maximus is feeling it. Yesterday I wanted to go for a walk, but I just kept putting it off and then once I started prepping dinner for us and my SIL that just had a baby, I ran out of time. Last night I ate after The Boy had gone to bed because I still had a few points left and I had made homemade bread and I wanted to taste it. It was yummy, but then I felt bad because I had broken one of my rules.

I am going to aerobics today and if I exercise on Friday and Saturday then I will get 4 days in. I am not going to beat myself up over it, because if I do, then I will give up. That's been my problem over the past year. I get really excited and start something, but then when I don't do it perfectly I say, "What's the point?" and go back to life as usual. Not this time!!! I am really liking the points thing because I like to obsess over things (blogs, lists, calendars) so it is perfect because I can obsess over it and it keeps me on track.

The Boy is hollering for his breakfast, so I better go. Oh! One thing. I said I wouln't eat sweets, except for the weekends. However, at the time I made that rule I wasn't doing the points. I was thinking of doing more of the Body for Life program. It's actually going to help me, because I won't waste my daily points on sweet stuff. It does mean that I will still have to be careful on the weekends because I will still only have so many points for the day and I don't want to blow them all on a donut or candy bar. Hopefully it will help to kill my killer sweet tooth!

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

One Day Down

I made it through my first day on the WW points system. I got a little hungry around 2:00, but I powered through because I didn't want to use my points on a snack if we were going to have a fun dinner. It proved to be a wise choice because we went out to Pei Wei's as a family night dinner before the esposo starts busy season. It was so nice and I used all my points, plus 4 - good thing for the flex points!!!! I went conservative when I calculated how many points I got, because nursing moms are supposed to receive 10 more points than a regular woman, but because I am in the process of weaning, I didn't want to get used to having the points. I went to aerobics today and so I'm feeling good. I'm goin to weigh in tomorrow. I wanted it to be in the middle of week, rather than a Monday or Friday, so we'll see how that works out for me. Stay strong. We can do it!!!!