Friday, December 20, 2013

weigh in 28

last week: 183.4
this week: 182.8
loss of 0.6

i did not hit my goal of 7 activity points earned, i got 5.  not sure where i missed the mark on that one.

still not posting my graphs and charts from WW.  just not in the mood lately.  i kind of feel like im just  going through the motions and my heart isnt into this whole losing weight dieting/healthy living space right now.  doesnt mean im giving up.  my goal is to get through the holidays with no gain (a loss would be nice)

i know motivation comes and goes.  i love seeing that im down 25.8 lbs.  but i dont FEEL like im down that much . i still feel like i weigh 208 lbs.  heck i still feel like i weigh 220 lbs (my highest weight that i know of, there were years i didnt have a scale). 

it is a little daunting to know that my goal weight is still over 25 lbs away.  (im aiming for 155, of course if i hit 160 and feel like im good ill stop. i want to be fit, not just thin). 

im hoping the motivation returns and i kick butt in the new year.  maybe i should call it beast mode for the month of jan.  i have a few things im kind of not looking forward to, such as the new years resolutioners.  i go to the gym, i dont really wear matching outfits, i wear whatever is comfortable, but the gym bunnies will come in looking all cute and their clothes match and fit them properly.  plus i joined a new gym, so im sure the appeal is even stronger than any normal year.  (i do like my new gym by the way).  sometimes im pulling my pants up while working out cause guess what they dont fit me the same as they did 25 lbs ago.  sometimes i have a bleach mark on my pants, and i wear them to the gym cause who cares what i look like there?

so i hope in 2014 to start a strength training routine.  i have done 30 day shred, maybe ill do it again?  maybe just write it down and do the workout without having to hear jillian explain things (towards the end of the 30ds you will also be telling jillian to shut up, im sure of it). 

there is not much else to report on the jaime front.  Merry Christmas to those who celebrate, if not, insert whatever holiday you want there, happy new years too. 

im off work starting monday after 4pm, until jan 2.  so i have plenty of time to go to the gym and get to working out.  ill try to come up with a real game plan for jan before i post next week. 

Friday, December 13, 2013

weigh in 27

last week: 185.0
this week: 183.4
loss of 1.6

whoa i lost the same amount of weight that i did last week.  WEIRD.  ill take it.  I am back at the weight i was 11/22 too.  I think for every day i take off from my WW counting, i lose a week of time (i took off two days for thanksgiving, the day before and the day of).  Let this be a lesson to me about the upcoming christmas holiday.

I do not feel like posting reports from WW today.  I do want to tell you that i over used my points by 2 (as in negative 2 shows up on my app if i go to yesterday).  you know, sometimes you just have to do what you have to do.  overall, is 2 points over really going to hurt my weight loss?  i mean look at my numbers this week?  i think im doing ok. 

I earned 11 activity points this week, ok so i did not plug my activelink in last night, so maybe 12.  I take thursdays off from the gym, so probably not, but i did walk around the mall with my husband for a bit (xmas shopping for the family). 

remember how i was so excited for my husband to be going to the gym with me?  and how i had him pick days (sunday, monday and wednesdays) yeah he went a total of zero times this week (i go 4-5 times a week).  but he has a (man) cold.  he is sneezing like crazy.  he might be picking up some weird shifts coming up soon, one of his supervisors (bosses? he has several of these, one has to be in the building at all times) was terminated, and he is the back up.  so that means leaving work at 8pm some nights.  he also applied for her position, so im afraid of what this shift might look like.  i think the supervisors rotate so not everyone is working so late.

other news: we had two snow storms since i wrote last week.  1 sunday, and the second one all day tuesday.  i actually was home for round 2 working on company holiday cards.  it is nice not being essential personnel anymore (i used to be, where i had to come in for a few hours even if the roads were horrible).  at this current job its a small company, if i dont do the work today, ill do it tomorrow.  i call myself the office manager, but i think technically accounting assistant is in there too.  we are expecting snow tomorrow too!!!

I may or may not do my 5K tonight, i havent been posting my times cause they are generally the same, maybe ill only post if i get a PR.  or i could get up early tomorrow morning and go.  I feel like since we went to NYC Last weekend that i barely had time to unwind last weekend. 

I cannot believe how close christmas is.  I rarely have christmas spirit (bah humbug) but that is what growing up on welfare does to a person.  where christmas we got a pair of jeans or a video that we wanted (or more embarrassing, a bra at 5th grade xmas, to a tom boy with nothing but brothers this was the most embarrassing gift ever).  i hope one day when i have a kid of my own, that i can find the joy in christmas again (oh and my step son figured out at the ripe age of 8 about the big guy with the beard, which made me sad, i wish his mother would have contacted us before revealing-then again i think she might have been put on the spot, it started out with the tooth fairy and lead to easter bunny and then santa). 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

(quick) weigh in 26

last week: 186.6
this week: 185.0
loss of 1.6

hey guys, sorry i never got around to updating on friday, i was a bit busy with work stuff.  and you know they pay the bills...

so i lost weight but i had a super tough week.  im hoping this week is more smooth.  just had a lot of issues with being overly hungry, i blame it on ovulation. 

i did reach my goal of hitting 7 activity points for the week.  im actually at that number right now for this week (my weeks start on friday). 

the reason for that is that we took a bus trip to NYC to see the rockettes show (ok i should mention that i have inherited my dad's hatred for cities-i dont even like philly, how did i think id ever like new york?).  i have been there before, i saw the broadway show Equus back when the kid from Harry potter was on the show (yes i saw him naked along with a woman).  if you should know one thing about me, its that im a giant harry potter fan,  besides the guy who played uncle vernon on harry potter was also in the play and more of the main character than daniel radcliff.  

so we had a few hours of time to shop NYC.  i dont know if im spoiled, but when i go shopping i park my car (for free) in the lot in front of the store, so after i purchase something i put it in my car and go, not lug it around for hours on end.  plus im from a place called west chester, pa, we have a zillion shopping places so close, if i really want to have fun with the crowds, id go to the king of prussia mall (the biggest worry there is getting the right exit for the road you want)

we had a wonderful lunch, but i was never told that we would be driving during dinner time  (oh my in laws took us, along with my 13 year old step son, and my sister in law and her boyfriend) not to mention some random issue with the bus not being able to park and no one being able to find out where the bus was located for a good long time.  there were 3 people who held up the bus for an additional 45 minutes from the time we got on the bus.  i also lack an internal GPS, i get lost in the mall.  there were such big crowds that it was just crazy.  but the show was good.  i little on the cheesey end but i think that is just the way it is supposed to be.  during the dances i kept wondering how many calories those ladies are burning up. 

so we hit some major traffic leaving the city.  we got back to NJ (that is where my in laws live, over an hour away from us) and stopped at mcdonalds, where i debated on getting an entire meal. i stopped myself and was like just get me a cheeseburger happy meal with apple slices.  so i got that and it filled me up.  i looked up the point values this morning (cause i went right to bed) and it was 8 points for the cheeseburger.  they gave me a super tiny thing of french fries and i gave them to my step son.  i think between all of the items i ate on the trip (not that many but my lunch was high in points) that i sucked up all of my weeklies. 

so i earned 3 activity points walking around NYC yesterday.  i fell asleep on the bus twice (once on the way there and once on the way back) and this morning my lower back was angry at me. 

i should mention that this trip has been planned since end of the summer.  so on friday i went to the gym and did my 5K.  maybe in a few days ill post the results.  this time i actually ran a bit.  i seem to have no stamina though.  but like i said ive never been a runner (and im not sure i want to run).

Friday, November 29, 2013

weigh in 25

last week: 183.4
this week: 186.6
gain of 3.2

ok so i didnt track wednesday (after lunch) or thursday (ww online kind of sort of yelled at me, gave me a red exclamation point) and i was all about eating as much as i could.  so yes i gained weight, but it is not REAL weight. not just yet.  way back when i lost the weight the first time (didnt get to my goal before i gave up) i would take off on holidays, just to enjoy it and not freak out about how many calories/points/carbs i was eating. 

im back on track today.  feeling somewhat fooded out.  (is that possible?)  normally on fridays i blow my weeklies, but today im right at 29 points for the day (oh i got an extra point cause i went above whatever that threshold was). 

so i did my 5k on saturday last week and earned 4 points.  whoa, that is nuts.  i dont recall what else i did on saturday (maybe shopping at sams club?) 


my times (last week):
1 Mile: 16 mins 2 seconds
2 Mile: 17 mins 14 seconds
3 mile: 17 mins 30 seconds
last 0.11: 2 minutes 10 seconds
total time 52 minutes and 54 seconds

this week:
my times:
1 Mile: 15 mins 58 seconds
2 Mile:  16 mins 42 seconds
3 mile: 17 mins 01 seconds
last 0.11: 1 minutes 44 seconds
total time  51 minutes and 05 seconds  shaved off 1 minute and 49 seconds from my first time.

like i stated last week, im not a runner (i have never been a runner/im not sure im cut out to be a runner).  but im pretty happy with my time. 

the 4 points i earned was my most points ever earned.  so i was pretty happy about that.  i eat my activity points (well this week i ate someone elses points too).

we did have good thanksgiving, the food was super yummy and family was super happy.  that is all that matters (even my doggie got a to go plate from my MIL).   i did rewatch the hunger games 2, my friends had invited me, and i was like YEP.  but ive already seen it.  and it was good the second time too.

lets hope next weeks weigh in is much less than it was last week. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

weight watchers weigh in number 24

last week: 184.8
this week: 183.4
loss of: 1.4


See what i got today!??  YES.  i was a little shocked when i saw i lost 1.4 lbs this week.  i was like whoa.  my eating has been better (aka i ran out of nutella and i have no restocked it, might be a good thing). 

I also hit my goal of 7 activity points this week (9 actually).  two days this past week i got 3 points. one was last friday, i was off work and worked out at the gym,  not sure how i got 3 points, but ill take it.  the other day i hit 3 points was monday, i was running around for work purposes getting plans ran off and i had to run over to acme to get girly products, so along with the gym i hit 3 points.  my goal is still 7 points per week.  I have been good about my scheduled workout days (taking off tuesdays and thursdays).  also my husband has been almost sticking to his schedule (to go 3 days a week) one day he missed it cause he was sick and the other day he missed the gym thanks to his ex wife messing up our schedule (not picking up the step son on time).  my goal is to keep up the 7 points per week until december is over.  then i want to adjust.

so my points break down, 28 points per day, all weeklies and all activities eaten
Friday: 58
Saturday: 35
Sunday: 37
Monday: 31
Tuesday: 31
Wednesday: 32
Thursday: 30
total 254
average 36.3 points per day.

last week i was averaging 35. something points per day. 

i also started this new thing at the gym, where im going to do a 5K every saturday.  im not a runner, even in high school with the required 1 mile run (timed) i never got below 16 minutes (and yes i got in trouble, but my dad was even more lazy than me, so he didnt care).  so i kept track of my info. this is just me writing it in my notepad on my ipod.  so im walking the 5K. 

my times:
1 Mile: 16 mins 2 seconds
2 Mile: 17 mins 14 seconds
3 mile: 17 mins 30 seconds
last 0.11: 2 minutes 10 seconds
total time 52 minutes and 54 seconds

the cals burned according to the treadmill was 309, but i think i didnt enter my weigh in until a bit later.  plus i never trust those machines.  i know that i can walk as fast as 4.2 miles per hour which 4.0 is a 15 minute mile.  but i cant keep that up for long periods of time.  so maybe that is what i will work towards?  maybe i should do an entry on Saturday with the results of the 5k. or at least closer to the 5K day (saturday) 

Friday, November 15, 2013

weigh in number 23

last week: 185.2
this week: 184.8
loss of 0.4


 points per day, all point eaten each day (28), all activities and all weeklies eaten.

Friday: 57
Saturday: 44
Sunday: 29
Monday: 30
Tuesday: 29
Wednesday: 29
Thursday: 30
totals: 248 average 35.4 per day

so i have some happy news to report, my gym opened early.  i missed three days of it being open but that was 4 days earlier than i was going to go.  it was an accident that i figured out it was open (as in my bird needed pellets and they only sell those at a pet store, so i went to the one next to the new gym and saw a giant sign that said no open!!!).  so i have gone to the gym sunday, monday and wednesday.  i plan on going today.  so i did not hit my 7 points per week goal, but we are really going to try this week. 

i am doing a bit better with my food this week, still having a lot of  sugar cravings, im blaming hormones for this.  this should all sort itself out in a few days. i also kind of screwed myself with eating most of my dailies over the weekend. i need to keep a few extra for things like a side with dinner. 

i also have this new idea. so normally at 2pm i eat a special k pantry crisp, for 3 points. i discovered that a packet of instant oatmeal is 4 points. so i ate a packet of oatmeal yesterday instead of the pantry crisp and i was full until dinner time.  so for one more point i get something that really fills me up. 

i am off work today, for a nerd reason.  we got a playstation 4.  my husband has been watching all of the info and reading all of the articles.  so i originally took today off to stand in line to get one somewhere.  turns out the gamestop near my house had them for sale yesterday at 6pm, so my husband paid for it and came home.  we then went to pick it up at midnight. everyone was so very nice to each other by the way. so as i should have just said i was coming in i opted to stay home.  so we already went out to lunch together and have just been having a low key day. 

so lets hope next week we see a much lower number.  but i need to remember that paying attention to what i eat and it will pay off on the scale.

Friday, November 8, 2013

weight watchers weigh in 22

last week: 186.2
this week: 185.2
loss of 1.0 lb


my weekly break down, 28 points per day, all activity points and all weeklies eaten

Friday: 56
Saturday: 40
Sunday: 35
Monday: 28
Tuesday: 29
Wednesday: 29
Thursday: 29
total: 246/average 35.1 points per day

so i dont deserve to lose that pound this week.  (hey i am happy and will take it) but i have been horrible at the WW counting lately.  I have been eating random things and not counting them.  I havent really been working out (and yes im using the excuse that my new gym isnt open and i cancelled my Y membership as of Oct 31).  the new gym opens nov 13.  so that is wednesday.  i need to refind my gym locks (i have two with the same exact combination, the question is can i remember it?  i think i know it) the Y had lockers with a combo pad on it, so i stopped bringing my lock because i swore every time i was in the locker room a random naked woman would need to be in the locker next to mine (i might walk around in front of my husband minus clothes but never in public)

i plan to hit the ground running at the new gym.  i want to attempt to get at least 1 point per day in December in activity.  then move that up to 2 points in Jan.  i think overall id like to aim for around 4 points per day (at least an average).  i think that is pretty healthy.  plus id have killer amounts of snacks for 4 points.  id also like to try new classes at the gym, maybe once a week.

i do feel a little more motivated than i did last week, but still i for some reason have been super snacky lately.  and the left over halloween candy is not helping matters.  but i need to remember that while i may be on weight watchers, my husband and step son arent (step son is super skinny too, he actually will turn down candy a lot of the times, i grew up a chubby kid, i never said no to a candy).

oh so im going to post this photo, i posted it to facebook a few days ago.  and i got a ton of compliments about how skinny i look.

so my husband took this photo cause i put a scarf on kira and said we were twins, i got a lot of compliments on how much i have lost.  (23.4 lbs as of today from my start of WW this past june).  and yes enjoy my sweet outfit, i was chilly.  oh my kitchen is gross (carpet on the floor?? in the kitchen?) i inherited my house from my dad in 2005 (with a small mortgage-for this area anyway) then i had to pay inheritance tax on it ($12,000-yes that many zeros).  slowly i have made improvements but sometimes when things are function-able, they dont need to be changed (such as the carpeting in the kitchen).

my friend that does my hair tells me that im losing it strictly in my belly, she is a health nut (did a full ironman in july but when i met her years ago she was this really  big lady-she claimed to have weighed 230 lbs, she is really short, she says she weighs 135 now) said that the reason im losing in my belly is that is where you hold onto weight when you eat junk food.  so she doesnt know exactly what i eat, but i still eat junk food (she is one of those people that would tell you that diets dont work, that you need a lifestyle change, meanwhile she lost a majority of her weight doing a liquid/fasting diet for the longest time, that was before she got healthy).  so i just said thank you.

i sometimes get unsolicited dieting advice, which i always listen to what they say, then i do my own thing (who doesnt?)  i mean weight watchers is working for me, so im not going to change it.  plus we already saw with my last doc appointment that my blood sugars were within the normal range.  so its obviously working inside of my body.

   see this pic?  its not mine. taken from the internets. i saw it somewhere (myfitnesspal?) when someone was complaining about losing weight but not losing inches, they asked where the weight was coming off, a person posted this pic saying something along the lines of it comes out of the internal organs first.  now i dont know if this is the same person. or just a side by side of two people at different sizes, but the overall idea is good.  so lets hope that im losing from my internal organs (i was told a zillion years ago that i had a fatty liver-who wants to be told that?).

Friday, November 1, 2013

weight watchers weigh in 21

last week: 185.4
this week: 186.2
gain of 0.8 lb


points break down. 28 per day. all activity and all weeklies eaten

Friday: 62
Saturday: 40
Sunday: 29
Monday: 34
Tuesday: 28
Wednesday: 30
Thursday: 28
total 251, average 35.9

so ive been having a rough week.  it is ovulation week, not sure if that is part of it.  ive been feeling a bit defeated lately.  and yes you can see i went over by 2 points.  and im sure i went over by that, with what weight watchers called BLTs (bites, licks and taste).  plus as of midnight I am no longer a member of my gym (cancelled due to joining a new gym that isnt even open until Nov 13). 

even with lack of motivation im not doing too shabby.  it is definitely easier to lose weight when you weigh more.  haha.  my lowest adult weight ever was 174, which i got that low after doing WW for a while followed by a nice low carb diet-which i will never do again.   the reason for not low carbing is that when i was doing it i was extremely tired all of the time, i would forget everything (horrible for a person with a really great memory) and my period would never leave when i was low carbing.  yes i got to my all time lowest weight but at what cost?  i stopped low carbing when i got the stomach flu and the idea of eating meat for breakfast made me want to puke. 

so my idea for this week is to just track everything and try to get 30 minutes of working out in.  this might be a bit harder on the weekends when my step son is over (being that i only have one tv that works and has an area in front of it for me to workout, which is in our livingroom).  im hoping this weekend to get outside and rake some leaves, that is a good workout that also gets some chores done.  but it poured rain today and id rather not rake up wet leaves (oh the joys of being a home owner).
 
hopefully weigh in 22 is better than this one.  

Friday, October 25, 2013

weight watchers weigh in number 20

last week: 188.2
this week: 185.4
loss of 2.8 lbs


weekly breakdown
29 points per day, 49 weeklies and all activity eaten
Friday: 48
Saturday: 41
Sunday: 40
Monday: 27 (error)
Tuesday: 33
Wednesday: 34
Thursday: 32
total 255 or 36.4 on average per day

so see that Error thing next to monday?  yeah tuesday morning i was adding my food, i usually use most recent cause i eat the same thing most days (for breakfast anyway) and realized that i counted an entire cup of milk for my breakfast. i only have 2 oz in my coffee (1 point vs 3).  so that was tuesday morning i realized the issue, and i was like no wonder why i was feeling hungry on monday!!

i wish that my activity link would tell me how many active minutes i have in my summary page.  i havent been THAT active.  i know i said id be back on task but i just havent been.  i blame the period monster.
plus this upcoming friday i lose my current gym membership (im leaving the Y for the new LA fitness, they do not open until Nov 13).  i have plenty of workout videos (dvds? i guess they are all DVDs at this point in time) that i could use and i have the kinect.  so i dont really have an excuse to not workout.

anyway i just ate a very light lunch for a friday, my brother has my stomach upset.  he is going through some issue (homeless apparently and asking to stay with me) but my brother is the type of guy that is like "what is in it for me?" so i gave him an easy way to earn some money this entire summer/fall, mow my lawn, $25 each time.  then he stopped doing it back in the beginning of august, cause he hurt his ankle i found out he was subcontracting the work to my cousin that i hate, who is not allowed near me.  so that doesnt make sense, if my cousin was doing it why did he stop?  he borrowed money about two weeks ago and said he would mow my lawn the following monday, he never showed up.  i told him if he borrowed that money from me and didnt do it right away that he was cut off, so he is cut off.

i supplied him with phone numbers of homeless shelters in our area.  i will even pick him up and drop him off. but i cannot help him.  id like to stay married.  (i do feel bad since we have no parents anymore-my brother doesnt speak to my mom-she didnt raise him, he doesnt know her).  but those are family issues.  so much fun.

Friday, October 18, 2013

weight watchers weigh in number 19

last week: 186.2
this week: 188.2
gain of 2 lbs

im not going to put up my charts this week.  pretty much i went away with my husband to see a nine inch nail concert in newark, nj-about 2 hours from where we live, and i said i was going to take a few days off from Weight watchers.  sometimes that counting and counting and counting just wears on you.  since i had been relatively good since i started back in the middle of june, i was ok with this. 

I was off weight watchers once i got home from work on Monday, we went out to eat, i got a lovely turkey burger at a place called the pour house (i live in west chester, pa by the way, the pour house is in exton) that was after dropping my husbands car off for service.  the burger was awesome.  it was huge, probably 6000 points right there.  it came with potato chips (or you can upgrade to fries for a buck, but i figure i only really like beer battered or steak fries, there were shoestring) i ate like 3 chips (they were giant and homemade).  i could have done a lot more damage than i did.  oh i believe we had ice cream that night too, i got a waffle cone blizzard (probably 8000 points, i got a medium and ate it in one shot). 

tuesday was a bit better, normal breakfast (jimmy dean delight).  i had sweet sausage for lunch (7 points for the sausage and roll), which this was after signing up for the new la fitness (wont open until nov 13th).  probably didnt eat much on tuesday, a lot of the time was spent driving, got really lost so close to the hotel, ended up having a police man stop us at a guard station welcoming us to NJ correctional institute, are we staying?  we were like nah, but we need to turn around.  at least he had a sense of humor.  so by the time we found the hotel room we had about 15 mins to unwind, which i laid on the bed. 

then we left, i ended up eating venue food (chicken fingers and soggy fries) my husband had a hot dog.  oh and two sodas (24 bucks, let me tell you, the meal we had at the pour house was 28 bucks and i had a lot more food, but whatever, food was in my belly)

the concert itself was awesome. i love nine inch nails.  :)  our seats were pretty awesome.  the opening band was very confusing (just a bunch of instruments). 


oh the way back from the concert my husband stopped at mcdonalds i got a mcflurry.  oh i havent had one of those in forever.  i should mention that im having a lot of cravings for sweets lately.  its totally pms creeping up on me.  my husband got a meal.  i ate one of his french fries (im not a mcdonalds fan) and i told him they didnt taste like i remembered.  i cant remember what i thought they tasted like though. 

wednesday morning i was up early (i have trouble sleeping on beds that are not mine) and we ended up hitting the free breakfast at the hotel.  i had a large bagel toasted with cream cheese.  it was awesome.  i also had orange juice (not diet or anything) I cant even tell you the last time i had that.  i got a coffee but ended up dumping it cause it tasted off (we stopped at a dunkin donuts on the way home and i got a real coffee). 

we got home right around lunch time, after i got the puppy unexcited (she love it when i first come home, meanwhile the cats are like yeah whatever-where is my food?) i took her on a carride to get chinese food.  dinner was wendy's chilie on the ceaser side salad (no dressing). 

i guess when i type it out like this it sounds like a lot of food.  but i dont think i overdid it too much.  hopefully next week i see 186.0 on the scale.  but if not, ill keep plugging away (actually my weight is down a bit from the wednesday night weigh in for my dietbet 10 game). 

my weigh out for the jillian michaels dietbet is oct 23rd i think.  ok oct 22 actually.  i have 4 days to lose 5.7 lbs.  i think i might lose this one (that weigh in is a night time weigh in-189.6 actually).  :(  but we will see.id hate to lose that 30 bucks that i put up.

i need to remind myself, at this point in time im 10 lbs less than i was on my wedding day.  im 8 lbs away from my high school weight (i was never a skinny kid). i am 7 lbs lighter than the day i met my husband (did you know i met my husband on eharmony? yeah ill deny that like crazy if you know me in person, but it is the real story).  i like seeing the number 1 as the first number in my weight.  :) 

so i am back on plan starting yesterday.  and i plan on going to the gym tonight (possibly?)  we didnt go out to dinner last night for my husbands b day (it was pouring rain and he didnt want to drive in it and didnt want me to drive in it).  so we might go out tonight, but if we do it is longhorn which i can get an awesome meal for 14 points there.  plus my points reset today. so i have a lot of them right now.

oh and since i gained weight i got that point back that i lost last week.  haha.  YES.  

Friday, October 11, 2013

weight watchers weigh in number 18

last week: 187.0
this week: 186.2
loss -0.8 lb


points break down by day, i eat all of my points daily (29), weekly and activity.
Friday: 67
Saturday: 34
Sunday: 30
Monday: 31
Tuesday: 30
Wednesday: 31
Thursday: 32
total 255 or average of 36.4 points per day
so before i can reflect on this i need to point out my lack of activity, i have just been flat out sucking.  my left knee hurts when i walk down stairs (only down).  last time this happened was years ago, i was given tickets to see a play in new york city from my best guy friend (gay guy i should point out, dont go thinking im cheating on my husband).  i hobbled around NYC with a really painful knee issue (using subways in january too-i hate the cold) the play we saw was equus with the guy who plays harry potter and the guy who played uncle vernon from harry potter. and yes i saw harry potter naked.  anyway this was shortly after christmas and my husband had given me a gift card to get a swedish massage.  so i ended up making that appointment  for the following weekend.  the lady asked if i had any trouble points so i told her about my weird knee pain.  she worked her magic and it didnt hurt again until last weekend (i believe that trip was in 2008, also captain janeway was in the play too and i realize these people have real names). 
so my husband is telling me to just go get another swedish massage to get rid of the pain.  today is actually the first day that during the day it isnt feeling that weird numbness that i had been feeling.  maybe it will fix itself?  also i have been looking for some type of gift to myself for completing 10% loss-which i got last week. 
so ive been using the knee pain as an excuse to not go workout.  lame yes.  (i consider myself pretty lazy).  good news, my cold is completely gone, not even a sniffle left over, but bad news, the husband got it.  i just hope he is better before tuesday.  we are going to a concert on tuesday night. 
so i have some bad news, since i lost weight this week my daily points target has gone down.  RIP pointy.  i will miss you.  i forget what the lowest points number you can have a day is but im for having more points.  also how about free foods (fruit veggies?) do you actually log them when you eat them? i try to remember but sometimes forget, but if they are free does it really matter?
so see this? i thought this was pretty neat.  this is my dietbet page.  with my BMI showing.  it is cool to see that dip happening.  my weight on diebet right now is 188, cause im doing at night weigh ins instead of mornings (and last updated on wednesday).  WW is a morning weigh in. and just in case you were wondering, i do enjoy a reese's peanut butter cup every day (1 point), they are the ones that are 5 per serving.
so i dont expect for me to get my activity points in for this week coming up, and i dont even expect a loss this upcoming week. it really will depend on if i choose to count points on tuesday and wednesday (two vacation days for the concert and post concert).  plus tomorrow we are celebrating my grandmother (in law-trust me people in my family dont live long-only into their 50's and yes it is due to drug/booze abuse-which i dont do) b day at red lobster (i dont like seafood), i found a chicken alfredo (maybe parm?) on the menu and looked it up on my app, the entire thing is 32 points.  i hope the plate is giant and i can eat just half of it.
anyway i promise that starting one week from today that i will get back on track with the activelink goals (which why am i paying $5 a month for it if im not using it?). 
so if you guys ever have any questions that you want answered just leave them in a comment and ill answer it in the next post (as long as i see it).  im not a shy person.  the only thing i dont do is post pics of my step son, I would want to get permission from his mom first, and well, then id have to share my blog with her (not that i hide the blog).  but my cats/dogs/birds are cool (since im their pet mommy) and i could always ask my husband if he would mind if i share a pic of him, which i dont think he would mind.

Friday, October 4, 2013

weight watchers weigh in number 17

last week: 188.2
this week: 187.0
loss -1.2 lb

see what i get? 10% loss.  YAY.  but once again im losing too fast.  (this time i remembered to take a screen capture).  i dont think im losing too fast.  i think im good.
so anyway, the charts:
you can see the lack of exercise in the past two weeks.  im OK with this.  i had a pretty nasty cold (enough that i was eating soup. i dont even like soup but my throat was so raw). 
i had my first month weigh in for the beta dietbet 10.  my husband takes my photos, so you get some funny outtakes.
( i feel i look skinny here, it probably has to do with my arms being above my head)
blurry hands.  i have one from the week i was sick with my hand on my throat (cause it hurts) but photobucket is being a bit of a jerk and not letting me upload (im over my photo limit? i didnt even know there was one).   so i do submit real ones for diebet. i hope they enjoy my cats photo bombs though.


this is a pic of me from a few weeks ago.  i was trying to take a selfie but i dont know how, so my face is missing.  haha.  this was at dressbarn, i didnt buy the shirt (i do like it) but i was on lunch break and couldnt find any body to ring me up.  dressbarn!!!  anyway i just want to prove that i wear normal clothes, not just the pink shorts and tank top (those are my weigh in attire for dietbet, for WW i just weigh in before my shower).
anyway my break down for the week.
29 points per day, 49 weeklies and all activity points eaten
Friday: 51
Saturday: 41
Sunday: 35
Monday: 29
Tuesday: 33
Wednesday: 32
Thursday: 33
Total 254 = 36.3 average
and of course non scale victory: im wearing a size 11 pair of jeans (not my normal style) but i wore them a while back and they were so tight and annoying, so i put them in the back of my drawer, ive been wearing them today and yesterday, they are a little on the lose end.  yes i realize i am usually wearing size 10 pants now, but those have a bit of stretch to them (levi's 515 by the way, good for me and my lack of a butt, i should take a pic so you guys could laugh at my non butt). 
so lately im annoyed with my hair. i have naturally curly hair, and it falls out often (no long hair for me-thanks thyroid) im not sure if i just need to go a bit shorter the next time i get it cut?  the pic of me on the scale is from yesterday, so enjoy my hair there.  
i also am shocked with how much i dont age.  i could post really old pics on here, and besides my hair length (and maybe weight) i look exactly the same.  let me prove it.

ok so this was in 2006 (i was 26) when my friend got married. i was laughing cause my heels were stuck in the grass-that is her mother behind me making fun of me).  so i dont normally wear make up but that is me. 
same year as the other photo, but a different wedding. my hair when it was longer (see curly).  also 26 here (and yes im wolverine with glow sticks and probably really toasted by this point in the night-that is what happens at open bars and hotel rooms. we just had to hobble across a parking lot and go up to our room)
2007 (probably hovering around 180 lbs here).
the day i chopped my hair off (ok so i let my friend puff it out) this was 2007
anyway no one believes that im 33.  my guess is the lack of age is due to my extremely pale skin (i like to tell people im almost see thru.  i dont go out in the sun, if i do, im sunscreened up-this past summer it was spf 110+, also holding on to a bit of weight makes my face chubbier.  and let me think what else, i had braces for 18 months back in 2005-2006, they were taken off the week before my friend got married (the bridesmaid photo). braces really made me look so much younger.  i also dont drink or smoke, yes i drink at weddings but that is the only time (if i feel up to it).

Monday, September 30, 2013

weight loss tips (from an expierenced loser)

haha i just thought that was funny to call myself a loser.

Tips for weight loss from Jaime Breeze (anyone else watch a show called auction hunters? they have a guest named jamie breeze-he is an expert on all things british, when i first heard his name i was like WAIT that R moved from Jaimerbees.  my last name is not breeze (or even close to that).  but its fun to have a different name for a minute (and not be an outlaw).
so i wrote some of these on another site that is not open to the public, so ill edit these to be a little more nice and friendly.

these tips work for me. 

1) measure everything- i go through probably a new kitchen scale every 2 years.  i have lots of measuring cups, but i prefer to weigh things.  the newer kitchen scale i got, i dont like.  (the button to toggle between oz/g is under the tray and hard to push without messing up your weights). 
2) always calculate your items BEFORE you eat them.  or else you are like me and crying because you could have had an small caramel sundae from DQ for 8 points (instead of whatever it was-it always comes down to that DQ sundae for me).
3) IF you are doing Weight watchers, eat all of your points.  yes when you first start out you are like OH i can live off of 31 points per day, but over time you lose them (and your hunger returns).  i started with 31 points, now im at 29 points per day.  i also got an activelink and i enjoy using it.  between weeklies/activity and dailies i eat around 36-38 points per day.  (if anyone wants to see what i eat let me know ill type it out for a day or two)
4) setbacks happen, move on. get over it. no one is perfect.
5) stick with it.  yes i have had a week where i gained 3 lbs (for some unknown reason) and ive had weeks where i lost nothing (same for unknown reason) if weight loss was easy everyone would be thin.  look around you.  (trust the process).
6) no double counting. as in i am not going to log my food into myfitnesspal AND weight watchers online.  not happening.  If im following the program correctly im eating enough. 
7) join a dietbet.  OMG losing money is not something that i want to do.  so im rocking this dietbet action. :)
same thing with actually joining the real WW online site, i dont want to spend money and not get my monies worth.
8) no extreme dieting, i didnt have this blog back in the day, when i was low carbing (between the curves diet and south beach) i was extremely tired all of the time (going to bed at 8pm) and i forgot everything two seconds after it was told to me (oh and the most TMI part i got my period and it would not go away and yes back then i was on birth control-i dont like month long periods).
9) track non scale victories.  yes some weeks suck in the weight loss department but you know what, being told by your doc that your numbers are great and to keep it up is a good incentive (it proves that im doing my body a favor) 
im sure there are more. 
by the way i should be hitting my 10% loss (from june's first weigh in)  187.74 is my official 10% loss.  although i need to admit i dont feel any different than i did at 208.6 lb.  im wearing size 10 jeans (down from size 12 that were a bit too tight).  my shirts are fitting better and i believe (crossing my fingers) that my boobs have shrunk (they never did in the past and i am not a happy camper with giant boobs). 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Weight watchers weigh in #16 and endocrinologist appointment (NSV)

last week: 189.0
this week: 188.2
loss -0.8 lb

i have hit 20 lbs loss since i restarted weight watchers in june (188.6 was my 20 lbs loss) which means that my 10% is right around the corner (187.7).  I probably would have made it but i have a nasty cold going on.  im actually surprised i didnt show a gain, i havent been working out (it is hard to just breathe right now) but I have been watching what i eat. 

before i post fun graphs let me tell you about my endo's appointment.  it was on tuesday.  my fasting glucose level was 99, which is on the top number of the acceptable range.  she did tell me to not take the metformin anymore.  that she thinks if i keep losing weight that it will go down even more.  she saw a 16 lb loss from the last time i was there (may 31).  and she was super proud of me and wants me to keep it up.  we did talk about goal weight for a second, she is a doc who isnt concerned with the actual scale number but more of the other numbers.  the lab forgot to run my lipids panel, so no cholesterol levels to report, those have always been slightly high (like 250's range) but the good one is usually really good.  the reason i see her is my thyroid issues, i have hashimotos disease (it is genetic, if you are of russian decent you more than likely have it, especially if you are female, my dad's mom was right off the boat-i never met her therefore i dont call her grandma, she died when my dad was 16).  my levels are great and to continue taking the medicine as i have been.  She wants me to continue with WW (she did say whatever plan i want to follow) and see her in December.  my mini goal is to be in the 180's on the scale (so means i need to be about 2-3 lbs lighter than i am now) and my plan A goal is to be below 180 (as in the 170's).  but sometimes i think if i push myself too hard i fail. my next appointment is dec 30. 

so i guess i failed the last week of my activelink challenge.  oh well. sometimes life happens.  ive been sleeping a lot lately and trying to get over this cold.  my endo also called me in (sent in? its all computerized now) a script for a Z pak, which ive been taking.  at least the horrible sore throat i had is gone.  now im just congested.  but overall i feel better.  not 100% but better.  i just need fluid to drain out of my head. 

here are the sweet graphs for you guys (or actually for me for when i look back and go wow i really did it)

you can see the lack of working out this week.  i totally flatline. 
as for my points use
29 points per day, plus all activity points and all weeklies eaten
Friday: 58
Saturday: 41
Sunday: 31
Monday: 30
Tuesday: 31
Wednesday: 32
Thursday: 33
total 255 average 36.4 per day

anyway send extra healing energies my way.  i just hope my body lets go of this head fluid (in my ears and nose) and that i return to normal.  Once i can breathe again I will be back at the gym, im thinking tomorrow maybe? or sunday at the latest.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

weight watchers weigh in #15

last week: 190.2
this week: 189.0
loss -1.2 lb


and my points break down per day, i get 29 points per day, i eat all weeklies and all activity points
Friday: 63
Saturday: 38
Sunday: 34
Monday: 32
Tuesday: 33
Wednesday: 29*
Thursday: 30
total 259/average of 37 per day.
*for some reason when i was going back through wednesday said i ate 28 points per day, im pretty sure i ate 29, so i dont know what happened there.  i fixed it but it was after i got my reports emailed to me.
i am not sure what a visualization trial is or why its written all over my charts.  but whatever.  i do like my chart for my points per day, there is always a giant spike (which is friday of each week). 
overall im happy with my progress.  this past week was a bit tougher when it comes to hunger issues.  i think part of that is that im feeling just about 100% better from my migraine and another part is hormones, i think they eat the food before it gets to my belly. 
so i have a weigh out for a dietbet and a weigh in for a dietbet the same day.  i might stagger the weigh in until after i eat a cheat meal.  we will see. 
also the beta dietbet im in, i have to submit a weigh in by wednesday every week, lately ive just been doing it at night, meanwhile i normally weigh in in the AM.  i am actually under my first month goal (first month ends oct 3) so im not worried about it.  the only reason i do that in the afternoon is that im really not a morning person, as in i barely wake up with enough time to get ready and put together my food for the day before i head to work (not being a morning person is a REAL thing). 
so anyway, a few non scale victories for this week.  one involves wearing size 10 jeans out in public.  the other involves blood test for my quarterly endo's appointment.  my fasting glucose level was 99, it was 104 last time (not a huge difference but 99 is the top end of the "in range" number) i was hoping to report a drop in my cholesterol but it looks like they forgot to add that test on (its on my paperwork, since my doc prints you up a summary).   the lady who drew my blood (she rocks at it, you barely feel it) was too busy being like "girl, you look great for 33" so i asked her how old i looked and she said no more than 21.  LOL.  so i guess we were chatting it up and she wasnt paying attention.  she did ask me a few questions about hot tubs (i work for a pool building company so it makes sense). the lady was 55 and looked more like 40. so we have the same condition.  i told her that i dont smoke, i dont drink and i dont hang out in the sun.  :)  that is the secret to keeping young looking.
now im supposed to take medicine to help control my blood sugar, but it causes me extreme butt issues (i refer to it as the oh gads). like ill be fine then the next moment ill be running to the bathroom.  maybe that is why they call that the runs?    anyway i dont like that random feeling.  so i dont take the meds (plus i was only trying them to help me get pregnant, which at this point in time i think is a lost cause-ive only been trying since 2009).  IF i get pregnant, which my focus has shifted off of that for now (still not preventing) and i need the meds ill take it.  but im not hurting anyone but myself not taking the meds (plus it is for people who have much higher blood sugars than i do). 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

catch up, WW #13 and #14

i havent been feeling very bloggy lately.  BUT i realize i should probably just keep up with this, since well, one day i might want to be like OMG i lost 40 lbs on WW, how did i do that? 

two weeks ago: 191.0
last week and this week: 190.2 lb
loss: 0.8 lb


so there are my reports.  im really happy with my activelink progress.  oh and the reason for the left over 1 point for last week was because i didnt know i had it.  ARGH.  i dont really understand how every day except thursday my points dont come over until the next day,  but on thursday they are thrown in there like oh yeah you got these. 
so yeah there is my active link info. looks like im almost done my first challenge. 
last week i had a migraine for two days. so i wasnt really feeling it, but i hit my goal every day (slow walking on walk it out). 
here are my break downs for the weeks

Two weeks ago:
29 points per day, plus all weeklies and all activity points
Friday: 57
Saturday: 42
Sunday: 35
Monday: 33
Tuesday: 29
Wednesday: 31
Thursday: 32
total 248
Average per day 35.43
loss of 0.8

This past week:
29 points per day, plus all weeklies and all activity points
Friday:56
Saturday: 40
Sunday: 32
Monday: 33
Tuesday: 33
Wedneday: 34
Thursday: 33
total 261
Average per day 37.29
maintained

so im thinking the reason why i maintained is that i was feeling like crap and taking advil like it was going out of style.  i honestly am happy maintaining since i felt so bad for a few days.  i didnt take any advil yesterday and so far none today and my head feels mostly fine.

so i wanted to jot some ideas down for later use.
Couch to 5k (ive tried this before and was a huge failure, im not even 100% sure that i want to be a runner), if i end up doing that couch to 5k in the spring id like to do a 5K per weekend (either charity or for fun). 
hire a personal trainer, someone to help me tone up (the right way)
continue on weight watchers
cut out soda (diet and regular), this one will be horrible. i love my soda but i know its not good for me

so jillian michaels is hosting a dietbet in less than 2 weeks.  http://www.dietbetter.com/games/23663 that is the link to it, the buy in is $30.  it might be a good way to start a dietbet.  they have been making changes on dietbet, they charge 20% of the pot.  they used to charge a bit less and charge each person 4.95.  but they got rid of that 4.95 fee. 
im currently in the beta dietbet 10 (10% in 6 months) it was a steep buy in price, that one is $25 per month and if you pay up front you get 1 month free (and i love a deal) plus you had to buy weigh in tokens, the weigh in tokens are for drawings, they gave away a fitbit flex (i think that is what it was called) this first weigh in week, i did not win that.  i had some credits from other dietbet winnings so i use those and paid 88 out of pocket.  that game ends march 2.  if i hit my goal i will weigh 175.9 lbs.  nuts.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

job offer

remember that *thing* i would talk about that is stressing me out and i couldnt talk about it on a public forum?  yeah it was a job interview, actually it was 2 phone interviews and two in person interviews.  i applied to work as a payroll tax specialist (funny side note here: we had a payroll company come in to try to get our company to sign up and i actually said "im not payroll specialist" this was a day after the offer came through).  i applied for a full time position.  i said OK to working 7:30 til 4:30 and then OT when needed (quarter endings and end of the year filings).  the only reason i even looked for another job is my lack of benefits at my current job.
so the phone call comes through on Tuesday morning, it is the hiring bossman.  they want me.  but they dont have space and someone else already got the job i applied for.  would i be willing to work Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30 until 9:30pm to get my foot in the door.
not.what.i.asked.for.
oh and the quote of how much they make yearly is off by like .82 an hour in their favor (guess what? i went to college and know how to do math).  oh and since im part time no benefits.
i need to tell them before the end of the working day friday.  i tried to call twice today and it just rings and rings and rings.
oh they dont know how long id be part time for, that they promise to move me to full time.  yeah dude, ive worked for big companies before, promises mean nothing there.  at least in my current position i could go to the owner and be like YOU SAID !!!.
i did ask the hiring bossman if he would be ok with me not taking the position and then just keeping my name on a list and when jobs come up to give me a call.  he said that was alright.  so that is what im going to do.
i barely have energy for one job, let alone too (i told him i was concerned that im going to be jeopardizing job 1 for job 2).
so today i mentioned it to current bossman. (which is why im able to write about it). i did learn he is happy with me. but we got interrupted by other bossman (also known as his brother).
i was going to ask for a kickback.  or a plan on how to get more money. he did tell me that i could work more hours if i wanted to.  which he has told me before.
bossman is supposed to be back shortly. then i will try to talk to him about me wanting to purchase my own benefits (i just want to put some money into my IRA account-which apparently when i was laid off at my last job i rolled my 401k into an IRA).
the money offer is about 4 bucks less an hour than I currently make.  my money situation isnt horrible, but its not what i made at my job in 2009.  im still 7 bucks shy of that amount.  and i had full benefits.
im not sure purchasing Short term disability insurance is really worth it.  i remember my friend did that when her and her husband were trying for a baby (and she had one) but the amount she got back was less than she contributed to the fund, after the fact she was like "i could have just put the money in an account myself" so yeah.
weigh in day tomorrow, as for this morning i was the same as i was last week on weigh in day. so lets hope that me making this decision unstresses my body out and it lets go of some weight.
by the way i got my 2nd weight loss compliment yesterday. i went and got my hair cut and colored and my friend who does it was like whoa, where did this go (as she points to my belly area).  LOL.  i really only see her to get my hair cut (i tried to get that friendship to work, but she is a crazy workout nut that spends her extra time biking, running or swimming). i  did get to hear her awesome ironman experience (she did it in july).

Saturday, August 31, 2013

progress reports

so i still never got the ones i sent to my hotmail.  i know they are experiencing some issues.  which by the way there is no more hotmail as of a few months ago, it redirects you to some other site, but i still use my old hotmail account, it was my first account i signed up for that wasn't aol.  i probably had had it since the early 2000's.
so i sent this to my gmail account, and at work i was not able to look at it.  but at home it works just fine.  I would say they are blocking things at work, but i really dont think they do.  i am the only office person. 
so here are my progress reports, they are from last week (weigh in day friday).

i think im rocking this weight watchers thing.  :) 
i really love the active link.  if you want to see that one please look at my last entry.  oh and the reason why it is so low this week (only 4) is because my gym is closed.  i never thought id be so annoyed having them not being open. 
i have other things to do, like my kinect, which i need to do that workout before the sun goes down, cause my livingroom is a dark cave.  it just doesnt see me.  maybe a few more lights would be better.
so i signed up for that dietbet 10, it is a beta test.  i did win 39.12 in my last diet bet game (so really 14 dollars and 12 cents since i put in 25 to begin with).  dietbet 10 is to lose 10% of your body weigh in 6 months, there are milestones you have to hit.  i think month number 1 it is 3%.  the game starts on tuesday and we have yet to weigh in, im waiting for them to give me the secret word.  if you paid for the entire game up front (25 per month and then you need to purchase weigh in tokens that were 25 bucks) you got 1 month free.  so i went ahead and paid that.  the total with my credits on my account was 88 dollars and some odd cents.
so lets just say that 191 is my weigh that i weigh in at, that means my goal would be to lose 19.1 pounds, which would put me at 171.9 pounds.  and my lowest adult weight was 174ish, which happened the same week my dad died, hey guess what when i get stressed i dont eat and i have butt issues. so that was 2005. 
pretty much anything less than 185 is kind of new territory for me.  but im going to do this one day at a time.  and not freak out about weight loss. 
today i spent well over an hour mowing my lawn.  remember how i pay my brother to do it? yeah he is fired (he doesnt know it and he hasnt offered to come over and do it).  i feel like i got a great workout from it.  i was dripping wet with sweat, but i think it is due to the humidity. 
by the way i cannot believe how fast this summer went by.  my step son goes back i think on wednesday (he is starting 8th grade). 

Friday, August 30, 2013

weight watchers weigh in #11

Last week: 193.0 lb
this week: 191.0 lb
loss: 2.0
(im at 8.43% loss)

my email seems to not want to work.  what i do is send myself an email of my progress reports, then save them to my jump drive (is that what they are called now?) and then i upload them to here.  that is how you guys get my lovely progress reports.  but i have now sent myself the emails twice and nothing.  normally it puts itself into my junk folder, but today nope.

but anyway. im happy with 2 lbs loss.  this week was hard too since the gym is closed for their yearly cleaning (beautification?).  i think they pretty much clean the floors with a steamer and redo the hardwood floors in the studios.
ive still managed to hit 100% on my activelink goal.  oh here is a chart (since i dont need to email it)
the grey line is my goal per day.  so im above it.  looks like i just finished week 7.  im assuming that every 12 weeks ill get a new goal (keep ramping it up).  im not sure ill have to do an assessment again, cause that was kind of just odd (no counting activity points to eat and i like food).
points break down for the week:
29 daily points (yes i cry over that one lost point) and all weeklies and all activity eaten
Friday: 61
Saturday: 41
Sunday: 29
Monday: 31
Tuesday: 31
Wednesday: 30
Thursday: 33
total 256 or 36.57 average.
weight watchers did not tell me to slow down my weight loss, it actually said to keep up what im doing. unlike last week when it was like SLOW IT DOWN.  :)
so i may be doing something crazy.  it is a dietbet that goes for 6 months instead of 4 weeks.  here is the breakdown of that
http://www.dietbetter.com/dietbet10
so it is to lose 10% over 6 months, and i guess there are phases.  it is a bit pricey (25 bucks per month and if you pay up front you get one month free) they also require weigh in tokens, which looks like you get 25 of them for 20 bucks (if you are keeping track it is $145 if you pay up front).  you are only required to weigh in at the start and end of each month and at the final weigh in.  but those others ones are good towards prizes. so id probably just match it up to my weigh in with weight watchers (friday mornings).  currently 10% of my weight would put me at 171.9 lbs.  which lets face it ive never been THAT small.  oh the game starts up on tuesday.  this is the beta test too.  so plenty of kinks to work out. my only concern is what if i get pregnant?  but seriously ive put enough on hold for that, so im just going to jump in and do it.  plus i have credits on my account from winning other games, so those get deducted first, one of my games just closed yesterday, and i won that one too.
i think if i join the dietbet 10 im going to stop doing other games on the side.  so i need to let the current ones i am running finish out, the concentrate on the 10% goal.
oh guess what?  still no email from WW.  i sent one to my gmail account and got an X.  so i guess no progress reports, maybe ill check back after lunch and post them.  i did well though.  :)

Friday, August 23, 2013

weight watchers weigh in #10

Last week: 193.8 lb
this week: 193.0 lb
loss: 0.8




sorry for all of the stats
here are my weekly break downs in points, my goal is 30 per day, plus all 49 weekly points, and all activity points (in this case 6).
Friday: 51
Saturday: 37
Sunday: 35
Monday: 47
Tuesday: 31
Wednesday: 34
Thursday: 30
total 265 and average per day 37.86
so i got three confusing pieces of info from my online weight watchers account.  i weighed in this morning (through my phone) and it told me congrats you lose 0.8 lbs. then it said please note that im losing weight too fast to slow it down (that i should average 4 pounds per month) and my new daily points target is 29. and the final one was that im down 5% of my body weight.
ok so lets break that down. yes i lost 0.8 lbs this week.  YAY.
the im losing weight too fast thing baffles me.  cause look at my monthly loss im at -2.4 lbs.  and from what i understand weekly weigh ins should be between half a pound to 2 lbs per week, which monthly would equal somewhere between 2 lbs to 8 pounds per month (im going with 4 weeks in a month).
then it tells me to slow down but yet takes a point away from me?  wouldnt you add another point?
and im at 5% loss, i think it is still using my original weigh in from 2008.  i mean let me calculate this: im a little under 7.5 % loss.
the funniest thing ever is that i originally started WW just so that at my next endo appointment (some time in september) i would be under that 200 lb mark.  i kind of blew that out of the water by 7 pounds.
sometimes i start to worry about goal weights, especially when i laugh at what WW thinks it should be (it defaulted to 135 for some reason).  ive had this convo with my endo before and she told me to concentrate less on the number and more on the blood test results.  as i cannot really control my thyroid levels (i take my medicine as prescribed), i am in control of my blood sugar levels, and my cholesterol levels.
my lowest adult weight was 174 lbs, i stand at a giant 5'5" (actually a little less than that).
i also think my boobs shrank a bit.  which im happy about (nothing like looking at a pic of you and your friends and being like whoa i am ALL boobs).  my one bra (it was my fav) i wore it yesterday and i just was very uncomfortable in it.  i think it allowed too much boob moving.  i have a new fav, wearing it today.  the other one might have just needed to be replaced.  i do have one of those expensive spanx bras (bra-alluhla or something along those lines) but i only like to wear that one when i need cleavage for miles and my boobs to be sitting up super high.  by the way i told my husband if i dont get pregnant by the time im 35, that im going for a reduction.  id like to be a nice B cup.
i purchased a new scale last night, after my old one decided to tell me i weighed in at 202.0 lbs.  i was like yeah what?  i dont think it would be possible for me to gain that much weight in the course of a day.  i did try to switch out the battery but it seems that the old scale is not going to work anymore.  this might cause a potential issue with dietbets, but whatever.
oh i did win that dietbet from earlier this week. over 47 bucks.  YAY. not bad.
have a nice weekend everyone, im off monday and tuesday. :) Tuesday i have an appointment at 1:30 and a dentist appointment at 6.  maybe one day i can write about the other appointment (nothing bad).

Thursday, August 22, 2013

hormones stink

im full of hormones right now, welcome to the life of a somewhat healthy 33 year old woman.  im breaking out like im 16 again all along my chin.  thanks hormones, you are a jerk.
i am wanting to disown the rest of my family that is left (that i havent already cut ties with).  but that is not a conversation for a public blog.  all i could say is that i wish my family was like every other family out there, where people do things for each other without putting their hand out for money (this has nothing to do with my husband or my step son, it is my extended family).  i still have a few good seeds in my family, the ones that will drop everything they are doing to help you out when you live in PA but are in florida on vacation (that was the time my cousin stepped in to help me) she never asked for a dime. yes she did get some payback when i have babysat her kids (this was when i was unemployeed), i will still watch her babies any time she wants me to, they are lovely children (probably shouldnt be calling them babies anymore).
but not everyone is like her.  everyone else has their hands out looking for some kick back.  last time i checked when i got laid off and got a new job i took a 20K a year paycut.
i know my hormones are in full force, cause stupid things are bothering me. such as my husband made a sock pile next to the couch.  this was covered up by a throw blanket the pups had stolen from the couch.  so when i lifted the blanket up i was so angry that he is piling socks right there.  he was not home when i discovered this. why cant he put these in front of the washer (seriously within throwing distance of his seat).  i also found an empty 20 oz bottle of pepsi under this throw blanket (which im sure fell off when the doggie took the blanket) and a lot of bottle caps.  who the heck does he think i am? his maid?  the best part is that he was off yesterday for an early docs appointment (for his boot that he has been wearing).
i did tell him the night before that he needed to do a load of dishes before i got home from work, so when i walked in the dishwasher was running.  he probably knew i meant business.
but i tell him im just angry in general, that he should just leave me alone (it will pass) and then he starts in on the "oh it is a special time of the month for jaime?" and im like do you really want to have a fight with jaime plus hormones backing me?  that jaime will win that.
i dont want to be mean.  but i cant help it.
wah wah whoa is me right?
hey tomorrow is weigh in day.  hopefully i see a loss.  (im only feeling angry this month, not snacky)

Sunday, August 18, 2013

active link updates

hey guys, im having a great food weekend (and workout).  i thought i should update this active link challenge
can you see how well im doing?  im actually above my goal at the end of the 12 weeks. not sure why there is so much blank space right there.
it keeps asking me to adjust my goals.  but at the same time in enjoying only working out for 30 mins at a shot (once a fat lazy girl-always a fat lazy girl at heart). 
anyway i figure ill share this one too
so if you can actually read that it says that 6 points a day is the highest physical activity.  whoa could you imagine 6 points per day?  im in the first bracket of 0 points per day.  there is a click box that says to compare me with others who have the activelink, im not the least active. 
anyway i wonder how much exercise is needed to hit 6 points per day. 
i am currently in a 17 day streak of hitting my daily goal.  i hit it today too but it wont count that until tomorrow.  lets try to stick this out for August.
tomorrow is the end of my one diet bet.  im pretty sure i hit goal if not below it.
i hope everyone's weekend is going well.  today just flew by for me.  i had my brother and cousin replace a faucet in my kitchen and they were having issues with the bolt, so that took a while to get off (along with a loud drill).  but at least my new faucet doesnt have the sprinkler option (aka broken) that my old one had.  

Friday, August 16, 2013

weight watchers weigh in number #9

Last week: 193.8lb
this week: 193.8 lb
loss: 0

point break down
30 daily points, 49 weekly and all activity points eaten (7 earned this week, highest amount yet)
Friday: 67
Saturday: 33
Sunday: 31
Monday: 35
Tuesday: 30
Wednesday: 37
Thursday: 33
total 266 average 38 per day

so yeah it stinks that i didnt lose anything this week (i am excited that i did not gain anything). but at the same point i think i know why.  ovulation day was yesterday and i was holding on to a bit more weight than usual (not to mention being stressed out about some life stuff).  so im going to keep up what i have been doing and hope the scale reflects this soon enough.
i am happy to report that i earned 7 activity points this week.  my highest yet.  at the end of my 12 week active link challenge im supposed to be at 1 point per day.  so im there, but in reality im not hitting 1 point per day, its more like 2 or 3 here and there.  my job is sitting at my desk all day long, so sometimes that just makes it hard to hit those goals.  I am thinking about adding an after lunch time walk, that might help me out a bit.
as of yesterday i had hit my baseline goal for every day (except for yesterday) but i ended up going over to my friends house to chat around 9pm and i was at 91% for the day.  I am not sure i made it, and i only plug my active link in at home. that might be a close one.
the close of my dietbet is coming up soon (i am currently in 3) which means i cant go crazy and eat too many points today or else i might not make it.  im already at 100% and i think im actually down 1 pound from my goal.  i think weigh out day is tuesday or wednesday.  then i think i have one ending every week for three weeks straight.  i might join another, but we will see.  the other two games im not at goal weight for either of them.  but i have time.
here is a short list of my goals (and games)
TAJ (the anti jared): ends August 19-20, goal weight 194.7
Sandy's: ends August 28-29, goal weight 191.6
Janette's: ends September 5-6, goal weight 189.7
once i complete them ill post before and after pics along with how much i won.  the TAJ one is a huge pot.  but who is to say how many people will win.  and i need to start picking away at the weight loss to hit game number 2 and 3 goals.  i seem to do awesome the week after ovulation, so lets hope that keeps up.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

real life stuff

so surprisingly my life isnt always revolving around weight loss (but it is a big chunk of it).  there are other things going on too.  I cant really write about what is up (not pregnant-not yet anyway) just yet.  hopefully it will be made a known fact in a few weeks.  If you read another site that i am on (and it is working) you already know.  that one i can at least click friends only and not have to worry about someone stumbling upon my weight loss blog.
so im a bit stressed out.  im trying to take it one second at a time, when i think about it my heart starts racing.
so let me think what else is up.  today would have been my dad's 62 b day.  happy b day dad.  im not sure they celebrate those up in heaven.  he died when he was 53.  i dont really get too upset about things he is missing now, i want to remember the good and forget the bad/hard times.
we lost power tuesday for just about 12 hours.  that was fun.  this was at my house.  so i went to work without showering (i did brush my teeth) i have well water so once you lose the prime (suction for those that dont know what prime is) you lose water.  i went to work and soaked up their electricity.  then came home to tree guys and peco guys walking behind my house (they walk on either side of my house cause i have a fence that cuts you off) turns out the lady who lives behind me tree feel into the wire. so a total of 6 houses had an outage.  LOL.  my neighbor Mr M. is a super nice friendly guy, he is friends with everyone.  he was outside when i went out to see what was up (after work) he showed me, my other neighbor A (he is about 10 years older than me, the other guy is my dads age)  was outside smoking and came over to chat.  good thing my neighbors are nice guys.  they think the lady who lives behind us is crazy.  LOL.  i have had an experience with her cat napping (my cat lilly).  also A mentioned her moving the fence line up onto his property. i had noticed this a while back and thought maybe my dad had put the fence in the wrong area. but both neighbors were like yeah she is take our land.  we butt up against her backyard (mr m into her front yard).  so A was saying he had his tree surgeon out to look at the trees near the power lines and they suggested just chopping a few down, apparently when they started crazy neighbor lady came running up DON'T CUT DOWN MY TREES. then yelled at the guy when he went to retrieve a branch that fell into her yard.
so after i spoke to Mr M and A i went inside and the power was back.  YAY.  oh the truck they used to go up the pole (cherry picker?) left divits in the A's yard, so the guy apologized and offered to send someone out to fix it, and A said-doenst matter man, i drive my tracter and work trucks back here.  haha.  im glad i have such cool neighbors.
anyway tomorrow is weigh in day. im expecting it to not be pretty (im on point but between ovulation and being generally stressed out i dont see it falling too much. lets hope for no gain).

Friday, August 9, 2013

weight watchers weigh in #8

Last week: 194.4 lb
this week: 193.8 lb
loss of 0.6

and i got another monthly summary (i thought i only got them monthly but i guess maybe ill get them all of the time).  this one kind of makes me sad though.
ive only lost 3.6 pounds in a month?  pfft.  but looky at my activity points. that is going up. (did you know that with WW you are only supposed to lose 0.5-2.0 lbs a month? so im right on target)
ok.  so check this one out.  i took a screen shot.  those are my weeks for the active link.  see the grey line? that is my goal per day.  see how im over it every week? and how it is slightly adjusting upwards? so i guess im doing well with that.  some days i find myself crying cause i dont WANT to workout.  but that is completely normal for me.
heck the other day i craved a workout cause i felt so umm, what is the word, angry? frustrated, probably frustrated with work.    and i just wanted to go and push myself until i felt a bit better.  lets hope we get more days of WANTING to workout vs pushing myself (fake it until you make it right?)
I have some NSV to report but first my breakdown of points
still have 30 points per day (not looking forward to when that drops), plus i eat all activity points and all weekly points.
Friday: 58
Saturday: 36
Sunday: 42
Monday: 32
Tuesday: 34
Wednesday: 30
Thursday: 32
total 264/ average 37.7
so NSV.  just for those couponers out there (yes i love saving money) i went to staples for work purposes and spent 33 bucks and got a $10 off $30 at kohls (i asked my bossman if i could have it, since it was indeed work's coupon) and he was like sure (he isnt a coupon lover like me).  so last night i opted to go and look around at kohls.  they are having some great back to school deals.  i dont go to school anymore (thankfully, i hated every minute of college, probably cause i worked full time and went to school on top of that).  they have their levi jeans on sale buy one get one half off, at least that was the sign over the ones i tried on.  i like levi 515 (i think i means boot cut and low rise but not too low) i tried on a pair of size 10 (short) jeans, not only did they zipper but they were wearable in public (im also on the tall end of short and the short in levi's fit me perfectly, i also think levi jeans are made for chicks without butts, like me).  i did not purchase them because for a split second back in 2007 i was a size 10.  so i have size 10 pants already, almost new.
i did purchase two long sleeve shirts, i know wrong season but i loved the way they looked.  those are both size large.  i also purchased two work shirts for my husband.  he hates shopping and i hate how ratty he is looking in his work shirts lately.  he actually wore the one that i wasnt sure if he would like today.
anyway this week should be a breeze when it comes to WW besides my friend who is having a BBQ at her house (i told her i would bring a box of turkey burgers and she was like cool).  that is saturday.  nothing really up coming.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

OT work

This is what Kreacher thinks of my OT.
sorry the pic is dark.  he forced himself to lay in between my legs when i was leaning over to look at something on my husbands computer (kickstarter? some dice bag he wanted to purchase-aka nerd stuff).
i should let you know that kreacher and I spend about 45 mins after i get home from work cuddling (before my husband gets home).  i didnt leave work until 5:45 (my normal time is 4).
i also upset mr kreach when i had to get up to go to the gym.
his happiness is connected to how much human contact he gets all day long.  he loves us all equally (ok i should let you know he gets a little trot in his steps when he hears my step sons voice).
OT work shouldnt exist in my current job situation, its more like lack of planning.  whatever, if they want to pay me time and a half for doing my normal job, that is fine with me.
and im proud of myself for hitting the gym.
did i mention my husband got me a kindle fire HD?  i only allowed him to get it for me cause it was on sale ($159) i thought they were more like 300 bucks. i got a cute case for it too.  

Monday, August 5, 2013

is this worth the points?

this time around I am not attending weight watchers meetings, but i have in the past (for this time i felt unwelcomed by the other members of the group, can someone explain this to me?  first i know i look very young (i am 33 but look about early 20's) but i felt judged-so i opted for online.   i mean i love the leader of the class i attended, so its not WW themselves that i have an issue with).
but in the past they had you question things are they worth the points value before you eat something.
let me tell you, that question pops into my head all of the time.
so yesterday we were at my in laws house for my father in laws b day (it is today actually). we were having a BBQ, with cheese burgers, hot dogs, potato skins (made in the oven) and chips.  so im trying to be super aware of what i am eating. they do not know that im doing weight watchers.
so i ate a cheese burger, i looked at the package (and snuck a bar scan of the package when i put my dishes in the sink but that was after i had already eaten it) and got the serving size from there.  my father in law is always watching his sugar intake (he is in his 60s) so usually they will have some type of fruit sitting out, it was watermelon.  im a fruit lover but i think water melon tastes like metal.  so i cant eat it.  last time we were there they had strawberries and cantaloupe, which i ate the strawberries.
so im being careful with what im eating.  ice cream gets pulled out.  i end up with probably 0.5 cup of ice cream.  they kept trying to throw apple pie on my plate but i kept defending it.  im not a huge pie lover (ok so i make it sound like i hate everything, but i do love food).
i start inputting the food into my app while everyone was eating their pie, that was when i snuck away to get a scan of the barcode from the potato skins.  6 F-ing points.
i was so sad.  i showed my husband and made a sad face.  he doesnt get it (he does not diet).  in my mind it plays out that 2 more points and i could have had an ice cream sundae from DQ with caramel sauce (8 points for the small).
anyway i just took this screen shot (two of them cause i ate so much food you cant see it all in one screen).
see how much i ate yesterday? i didnt even remember the corn on the cob part.  i dont know if the 7 points for the burger is right.  oh and see my 3 point dinner?  i ate that at 8pm and i wasnt even hungry.  i just didnt want to wake up this morning super hungry.  29 point lunch by the way.  i only get 30 points per day.
i have to be careful for the rest of this week, i only have 3 weekly points remaining.  that isnt a lot when you have 4 days left until they reset.  i guess i better be earning some more activity points.  2 of those points are from yesterday and one is from friday night (walking around the fair earned me one point)
i did hit the gym last night after we got home.
i should also write about the fair, i went there friday night with my friends.  i ate a sweet sausage and pepper sandwich (oh so good and 12 points, but worth every one of those points).  they have a stand where they fry items.  every year it is something different (well every year they have chicken nuggets and fries).  last year it was fried brownies, which i tried and i wasnt impressed with.  this year it was fried mac and cheese, bananas foster and oreos (separate items).  so my friends order mac and cheese (2 orders), banana foster, and fried mint oreos.  im offered a bite of each but decline cause i seriously just ate my sandwich.  i would have tried the oreos if they werent mint (not a fan of mint in food form, toothpaste or gum fine).  I also got donuts (fried in lard!!) for my husband and didnt eat one.  instead i focused my energy on kicking butt at bingo.  i did sneak a piece of cotton candy though.
im always trying to regroup and unfocus on food.  even though im always thinking about food.
and just for fun.  i got these from sam's club (free weekend)
my jimmy deans delights!! 6 points each and worth every one of them.  i eat one for breakfast every day.  they have different kinds (like on a bagel or with Canadian bacon), ive never pointed those out before. so i cant tell you what they are.