That's what today is going to be. I'll make sure of it. I'm going to exercise to a DVD (I used to hate them, now I'm hooked.) and then go out to the pool to enjoy the beautiful weather.
Yesterday, I just loved teaching the little ones. It made me want to teach preschool again. But, this coming year I have 9th graders and I'm sure I will love it. After church, the DH decided to clean out the kitchen, even getting under the sink and scrubbing. Me? Well, I put away all of the new… Continue
Added by Brandy on June 30, 2008 at 10:23am —
Well, I had a fantastic birthday! I went to P.F. Chang's for dinner and to a chocolate bar for dessert. Even though I ate all that food, I still lost some more weight!!! I was soooo full after dinner, but I got a drink and a dessert at the chocolate bar anyway. I mean, it was
my birthday! I didn't feel guilty about it either. Because I knew I would just get right back on track. I did feel really sick afterwards though. I know my body is used to eating healthier now and bad choices just… Continue
Added by Brandy on June 29, 2008 at 2:33pm —
That's what I've been thinking about all day since my birthday is tomorrow. I'm turning 26. Granted, that still leaves me four years of my 20s, but how different would things have been if I had been happier with myself?
I may not get to post tomorrow, so this is going to take place of that post. I sure hope I can post another loss after the weekend (but I doubt it).
I worked out to a DVD today. I'm so sore from the past two days that I couldn't quite finish the reps today.… Continue
Added by Brandy on June 27, 2008 at 7:27pm —
I just knew
I was going to see a loss on the scale this morning and I was so excited that I woke up early to weigh myself: I was down 2 lbs! I just have a pound to go before I hit my goal weight tomorrow. Which may not be possible, but I'd be okay with that. I've worked so hard since I've started back up that I'm just proud of what I have
accomplished. If my friends have a scale, I'll have to post whether or not I see a loss again tomorrow.
My DH and I are leaving… Continue
Added by Brandy on June 27, 2008 at 10:19am —
That's what I feel like I've been doing this week. Pushing through my bad mood, pushing through my TOM, pushing through my workouts... At least the water weight is starting to go down. I'm back to where I was before, so I'm hoping that I can get rid of the extra water by tomorrow and then I can weigh myself 'officially.'
Yesterday, I did some weights and I am super sore. I'm going to do some cardio today though, and will just have to push through. I wish this rain would end; it feels… Continue
Added by Brandy on June 26, 2008 at 10:16am —
The original recipe called for 4 c. cut-up strawberries for the crust. If you do that, you save 3 pts. I used a prepared graham cracker crust though. I also covered it with Cool-Whip. Because I'm crazy. Also, because I was making mine to feed more than 4 people, I doubled the recipe. If you want to make the small batch, half everything.
1 Keebler Ready Crust Graham 2 Extra Servings Pie Crust
2 Boxes (1.1 oz) Sugar Free Cook and… Continue
Added by Brandy on June 25, 2008 at 2:39pm —
I have to keep telling myself that. I'm not just talking about my food choices either. I'm not sure what it is, but I've just been really down the past few days. It might be because my hormones are all over the place right now. Or it could be because of the tiffs I've been having with my husband. Regardless, I need to remember that I have the choice about how I react to situations. While I may be angry, I get to choose what I do with that anger. It's not making me feel any better right now, but… Continue
Added by Brandy on June 25, 2008 at 10:48am —
It's true. I went to publish this before the storm got too bad and BOOM! My electricity went out (thank goodness my computer is on a back-up system) and my internet went out.
I'm in a funk today. Partly because of this storm. I don't do well when the weather outside is yucky. Heavy rain and 50 mph winds. Yuck. It's also because it's that TOM, and I only have four more days to try and lose this last three pounds (EEK! My birthday is in four days!). I really have no idea if my efforts… Continue
Added by Brandy on June 24, 2008 at 11:30am —
I really need to push through the funk I'm in. I'm crampy, cranky and tired. (I couldn't come up with a third c-word). While I'd rather crawl into bed until noon and pretend like I don't have work to do, I'm going to keep moving.
I'm going swimming in about an hour. Then I'm going to cut some stuff from the paper I wrote last week, since they gave us an extension AND got more specific on the expectations (Why wait until the paper's due to tell us exactly what you want???). I'm hoping… Continue
Added by Brandy on June 23, 2008 at 10:17am —
Has anyone tried it? I just bought it at the store. It's only 110 calories and no fat. I bought the one with coconut flavoring added. It is so flavorful--it's like eating a pina colada. The sauce is a little thicker than applesauce and it's almost chewy. I will definitely be buying it again, as I'm sure this pack of four won't last… Continue
Added by Brandy on June 22, 2008 at 7:21pm —
I'm going to start out my post today explaining the reasoning behind the cryptic title from yesterday. I had planned yesterday to post about how I feel a little out of the loop doing WW without really
doing WW. I mean, I follow the points, I've made my goals, I 'weigh in', but I don't attend meetings and I don't do the online thing. I am doing this on my own. Mainly because my husband and I are on a tight budget and we really can't afford it. So I'm wondering if this is affecting my… Continue
Added by Brandy on June 22, 2008 at 2:31pm —
I did pretty good yesterday. Nearly finished my paper, so I can begin to breathe easy again. Since the weather was so unpredictable yesterday (is it going to rain or is it not going to rain?), I decided to work out with a DVD. I was going to do a Self DVD, but I decided on Crunch Fat-Burning Pilates. I love that workout, even if it has you do a lot of squats. I made some of SwizzlePop's FiberOne Haystack cookies yesterday, and they were wonderful! I need to hide them from myself after I make… Continue
Added by Brandy on June 21, 2008 at 11:21am —
I woke up this morning to cloudy weather and puffy eyes. Ugh. I'm guessing it's a bit of allergies because of the storm last night. The clouds mean I can't go swimming today. I could start the day complaining, but instead, I've decided today is going to be a wonderful day!
I still haven't eaten breakfast yet and it's almost 11am, so I may just go have a glass of milk. Then I'm going to put in an exercise DVD. Has anyone tried the Self DVDs? I think they're pretty good. After that,… Continue
Added by Brandy on June 20, 2008 at 12:08pm —
I had two epiphanies yesterday as I tried to cross everything off of my to-do list. I was pretty busy yesterday, so I knew that if I didn't go to the pool before doing anything else, I would let myself just 'forget' to go to the pool.
So, I was at the pool doing laps (I had the pool to myself again!) and I thought, you know I probably wouldn't be doing laps if other people were here. And then I thought, that's stupid! Why should I be ashamed of myself? I'm trying to do something good… Continue
Added by Brandy on June 19, 2008 at 11:30am —
This blog plus the site is really helping me to stay OP! Reading everyone's posts is just what I need when I feel like giving in. Plus I love reading about how well everyone is doing!
Going to the pool first yesterday really helped. No one was at the pool that early, so I had it all to myself, which was good since my halter came undone as I was swimming laps. I didn't work on my paper yesterday, though, so I need to buckle down and start on it today. I was really proud of myself for… Continue
Added by Brandy on June 18, 2008 at 11:30am —
Okay, so my grand plans for Monday didn't exactly go right. First off, I spent four hours looking for research articles yesterday, which meant I didn't have time to go to the pool. Then, instead of eating the healthy dinner I had planned, my husband and I went to a birthday party. I proceeded to eat chips and dip AND a piece of cake. Even though I consumed quite a few points, I was still hungry! I didn't eat any more though, thankfully.
Today, I am going to the pool before
Added by Brandy on June 17, 2008 at 11:36am —
So for us, the weekend really started on Thursday, as my husband's sister and niece were in town. This meant that instead of cooking nutritious food at home we either ate out or ate what the husband's family cooked (which usually includes lots of butter and salt). I can say I did use up a lot of my weekly points because of this, but that's what they are for, right?
On top of that, Father's Day meant traveling to see the husband's dad (my family lives too far away for quick visits),… Continue
Added by Brandy on June 16, 2008 at 1:09pm —
About five months ago, a mentor of mine decided to go back on Weight Watchers again and asked me if I wanted to do it with her. I got pretty excited about the program and lost 10 pounds in two months. I know that's not a huge change, but it was for me. It worked. It was the first thing to work for me since I'd put on all this extra weight.
But I fell off the motivation wagon. I still ate more healthfully than I had in the past, but I stopped counting points. And I stopped losing.… Continue
Added by Brandy on June 13, 2008 at 3:24pm —