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Brandy's Blog – October 2010 Archive (11)

Getting Back to the Routine

We finally started getting caught up on our sleep. I could still sleep for another 12 hours straight though! We are hoping to get back to normal this week. We need to get back into a routine. Tomorrow, here is the plan:

Breakfast: oatmeal with pumpkin butter and walnuts mixed in

Snack: cheese and crackers

Lunch: leftover beef stew with nutella and vanilla goldfish

Snack: pizza goldfish

Dinner: lemon rosemary chicken and baked sweet potato

I have cheer… Continue

Added by Brandy on October 31, 2010 at 9:48pm — 3 Comments

An Ordeal

Grandpa Lawrence passed away tonight. I've done my crying and now I'm in the fix-things mode. You know, the point where you have to keep busy, helping make food, or helping grandma clean dishes, or setting out extra chairs for visitors. I took off of work tomorrow so that I can be at the house to accept any visitors, help clean and organize food, etc. I feel like I have to be doing something, but I would feel so guilty if I went to work.

Food-wise, I've been eating too much. Not… Continue

Added by Brandy on October 26, 2010 at 11:08pm — 3 Comments

Family Emergency

Since earlier this week the hubby and I have been dealing with a family emergency--his grandpa has terminal cancer and we've basically been living at the hospital since Friday. He doesn't have long now and we're wanting to be there to support his grandma. We're sooo very tired, though. Plus, we're eating what we can when we remember to eat, which is sporadic and not healthy. But I'll be back and hopefully I'll get to comment on others' posts and give you all an update soon.

Added by Brandy on October 24, 2010 at 9:24am — 4 Comments

Sleepy Head

I went to bed at 8:30 last night. I'm still tired, so I'll be heading to bed early tonight too. Maybe I'll get over this cold a little faster that way!

Here's the meal plan so far today:

B: goldfish and nutella (5)

L: tomato soup and crackers w/laughing cow (8)

Snack: I'm thinking about eating a serving of pizza goldfish (3) because dinner won't be done until late. Also had some herbal tea with splenda (0)

D: homemade chicken pot pie (14) for a 1/4 of the pie --we… Continue

Added by Brandy on October 20, 2010 at 6:39pm — 2 Comments

Stuffy Nose

Still not all that hungry today. Not much to say--I'm too tired. Sorry :)

Here's the meal tracker:
B: 1/2 bagel thin w/cream cheese and pumpkin butter (about 1.75 pts)
L: leftovers (11.5) and grapes (2)
D: 2 mexican tacos w/rice and 1/2 beans and chips and salsa (est. at 18 pts--probably higher than what I actually ate since the tacos were corn tortillas with just the grilled meat, but I'd rather estimate it on the high side)
TOTAL: 35 pts Weekly Points Left: 5

Added by Brandy on October 19, 2010 at 8:33pm — No Comments


I started getting a sore throat last night and now my nose is running and my throat is on fire. Yuck. I'm going to call it an early night tonight. After dinner, I have to run a letter to the post office and then I'm in the bathtub for some steam-action and then to bed.

Here's the meal plan for today vs. what I actually ate. I'm not sure if the planning keeps me more full or if the illness is keeping me from being hungry. Maybe it's a combination of both?

Breakfast: cereal bar… Continue

Added by Brandy on October 18, 2010 at 6:54pm — 4 Comments


Ahhh....there is nothing like sleeping in when you need it. I slept until 9am, but stayed in bed until 9:30. That right there is a mental health vacation if you ever need one. Just knowing that you don't have to jump out of bed if you don't want to.

After getting up, I made the hubby and myself some pumpkin spice pancakes with homemade pumpkin butter as a topping. (Thanks to Gina at!) For 5 pts, I had two pancakes and 2 tbsp of pumpkin butter.I have leftovers now that… Continue

Added by Brandy on October 17, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments


I got my WW magazine in the mail today and was inspired. I haven't really gotten out of my comfort zone in the kitchen in a while. I've really been in a funk and angry about the whole weight loss thing while trying to pretend to myself and to everyone else like nothing was wrong. Why am I angry, you might ask? Well, I've been "losing weight" or attempting to lose weight for over three years now. I've seen so many out-lose me that I was getting bitter. Maybe I should say I still am a bit bitter.… Continue

Added by Brandy on October 16, 2010 at 2:37pm — 2 Comments

My Problem

I finally figured out what my real problem has been. I have not been allowing myself to snack. I haven't been buying myself snacks at all. I've only bought food for meals. Which means when I want a snack, I don't have any healthy (or at least low calorie) snacks to reach for when I do need a snack. And trust me, I need to snack. I'm not one of those people who only need to eat meals.

This time, when I went to the grocery store, I stocked up on snacks I will actually eat which are… Continue

Added by Brandy on October 13, 2010 at 7:59pm — 5 Comments


I had good intentions for this week. It went downhill fast. I need to pay better attention to what I'm eating. Really, I need to STOP and actually sit down and pay attention when I eat. I put a lot into my work (and I really do love my job). Sometimes I let it take over my life. I need to stop doing that; it really messes up my health.

For example, I was working on two presentations that I have to give at work on Monday and I was so focused that here was my meal plan: bowl of rice… Continue

Added by Brandy on October 9, 2010 at 9:50pm — 4 Comments

Just Surviving

I feel like I'm just getting through each day. I definitely need to catch up on my sleep. I feel like I go-go-go and don't slow down enough. One bad thing about being a teacher is that we shove 12 months worth of work into 8 months. There just aren't enough hours in the day!

Tonight, I plan on going to bed at 8pm. I'm baking Roni's Onion Loaf for dinner with some mashed potatoes. After dinner, I will sleep. I can catch up on Parenthood this weekend.

Tomorrow, I need to… Continue

Added by Brandy on October 5, 2010 at 6:55pm — 5 Comments




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