Friday, October 26, 2007

Friday weigh in

OK, this morning's weight is 197.0 and I STARTED MY PERIOD! HOORAY! :-D That's because at this TOM, I'm BELOW 200, so I'm totally psyched, even though I feel rotten and have a blistering headache. But I'm going to drink some water and do my treadmill anyway.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Wednesday Weigh In

It's been a weird week. I've been bouncing around between 197-197.8. I haven't felt great, so I haven't eaten much at all, but continued with my treadmill and weight lifting according to schedule. Yesterday I was up to 199.6. What the......? Today, though I'm at 196.8 - totally weird. But I'll take it. Just a .2 loss. I'm assuming it's bloating. My ankles were swollen last night when we went to our ballroom dance lesson.

Next Tuesday, we're going to the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park for a couple nights to do some ghost hunting over Halloween. ;-) For those of you not familiar with this particular place, it's where Stephen King was inspired to write The Shining. The TV mini-series was filmed there because he was ticked off they didn't film the movie there. Lots of cool ghost stories about the place. Anyway, I'll weigh myself before we leave and count that.

My baby sister is doing a weight challenge at her children's school with other parents and teachers and the one who loses most by body weight percentage wins around $200. She's in the lead so far with SEVENTEEN pounds gone in 5 or 6 weeks. Her big advantage was giving up SODAS! (Diet sodas!) Way to go, Sarah! We're about 2 pounds apart right now, so she's thrown down the gauntlet!

My goals for this week:
1. get in bed by 10:30pm. I've been staying up way too late
2. walk on the treadmill AS SOON as I get up. I've been sitting around first, so by the time I have my breakfast shake, it's after noon.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Friday weigh in

Today's weight - 197.2 Starting to feel a tad yucky. Head filling up, feels like someone is sitting on my chest, so coughing has started, and skin feels like pins and needles pricking it all over. Bleah.

Thursday, October 18, 2007


I can't remember which website I got this from, but the "spirit, body and soul" was linked to Christian Women Online.

This month, begin by creating a list anywhere from 5 – 10 items long, listing changes or habits that you would like to make in your life everyday. These changes should be ones that you feel would be a benefit to your spirit, body and soul.
Habits may include tasks such as:

* Set aside a time for Bible reading daily
* Eat smaller portions at mealtime
* Stop snacking in front of the television
* Drink 8 glasses (8 oz. each) of water each day
* Increase intake of vegetables
* Find small ways to move more
* Have a daily exercise routine
* Take time to kneel in prayer each morning
* Cut down on soft drinks
* Smile more often
* Etc...

I'm doing OK with the health stuff, but definitely need to get better with the spiritual habits!

Today's weight - 197.6 Creeping up a bit, but since it's less than a pound, I'm not going to panic. ;-)
No snow today - it's sunny and 48 degrees. You get to the point where you never trust the weather guys around here. They never know what's going to happen!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Wednesday Weigh In

OK, will stick with yesterday's weight of 197.0, which is a 4.2 loss since last week's weigh in and 4lb loss for the challenge. :-)

I was going to go outside to drink my protein shake, but it started raining and turned into snow briefly. It's 50 degrees, so definitely brief, but snow showers are forecast for tomorrow morning, too. Yay! I love snow. :-)

I've got housework to get done plus my weight lift workout, so I'll check in with everyone else later.

Oh, and I did take measurements, too. I haven't changed at all since Sept 20th.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Tuesday weigh in

Today's weight - 197.0. LOVING THIS! :-D Would love to be far enough below 200 to stay there when that time of the month comes around! :-)

Have lost 4.2 lbs since last week's weigh in. Let's see if tomorrow I can get it to an even FIVE!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Monday weigh in

Today's weight - 198.0 WOOT!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Saturday weigh in

This morning's weight - 198.6. Woot! Trying to do the treadmill every morning and weight training 3 times a week.

Friday, October 12, 2007

Friday weigh in

Yesterday, weight was 200.4. This morning - 199.2! Hooray! Glad to be back in ONDERLAND! :-) My goal is to get down to the point where even in the evenings and that time of the month I will STAY in Onderland!

My smoothie recipe
1 c low-fat milk
2 Tbsp flax seed powder
1 scoop protein/whey powder
Several frozen strawberries (favorite brand is Dole, they are nice and big so I use 8-9. With generic brand and smaller strawberries, I use 12-14)
1 tsp Fibersure

Thursday, October 11, 2007

0-200 IN 6 SEC

Ed was in trouble. He forgot his wedding anniversary. His
wife was really mad. She told him "Tomorrow morning, I
expect to find a gift in the driveway that goes from 0 to
200 in 6 seconds, AND IT BETTER BE THERE."

The next morning, Ed got up early and left for work. When
his wife woke up, she looked out the window, and sure
enough, there was a medium-sized gift-wrapped box in the
middle of the driveway.

Confused, the wife put on her robe, ran out to the driveway,
and brought the box back into the house. She opened it and
found a brand-new bathroom scale.

Funeral services for Ed have been scheduled for Friday.

Received from Tony Pickar.

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Wednesday weigh in

Oh, bad, bad, bad! I miscalculated yesterday. It is more than 2 lbs up. 201.2 is today's weight (down .2 from yesterday.) :-P Back to good habits, though. I have continued to be active and lifting weights regularly so maybe the increase is muscle weight.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Quite the weekend!

Oh, it was a fun weekend with lots of good food. I didn't do too much extra snacking, but the meals were considerable and tasty. :-) But there was also LOTS of activity! We hiked at least 5 miles on Sunday. Monday we did a little bit of hiking, too. But the weight is up a bit this morning. (Less than a 2 pound gain, so not too terrible!) But time to get back on track with weight lifting, walking, and very healthy, Abs Diet eating.

If you would like to view the stunning photographs of the weekend, go to my family blog.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Wednesday weigh in - Look Great in 2008

Today's weight - 199.0, a loss of .6 which I'm totally thrilled with since I had my period this past week! WOOT! So a total of 2lbs lost for the challenge so far. I'm hoping to really kick it into gear now, but this weekend will be a bit of a battle. Friends have invited us to stay with them at Estes Park and her parents are coming for Iowa and she said they "Love to cook for others." That makes me a little afraid! LOL But we'll be hiking in the COLD weather, so maybe it will even things out.

Down with a migraine yesterday and one is threatening this morning, too. Ugh. Need to up my water intake and maybe take my migraine med before it's full blown!