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 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).