Wednesday, October 28, 2009

It's been awhile...

Ok, so yes, I am still alive, not pregnant, I was just sick. It's sad in a way, a relief in another as I would like to lose more weight before getting pregnant. I had a really bad week food wise since we had nothing healthy in the house and had a lot of takeout, but I was lucky I guess since I stayed the same at my weigh in yesterday.

So this week, so that I don't get stuck with a gain because of next week, I am being extra diligent about my food intake, hopefully it will make for some fantastic results!

I'm eager to go back to my belly dancing class tomorrow as I didn't get to go last weekend. I did get to do some crafting though and made some awesome Christmas cards. I so need to take pictures to show you all... which reminds me I need pics for my mini goal pants too!... People, you need to remind me these things, because not only am I a procrastinator, I am also very forgetful of things that need to be done!

Ok, so I'm off to read everyone elses blogs since I haven't read in about a week and that makes for a lot of catching up. More news later!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I have to pee.... again...

So today at WI, I stayed the same. Not that I have a problem with that. I went and over ate on Pizza Hut yesterday, so I know it's a part of why I didn't lose. I'm not going to beat myself up about eating so much before a WI though as I've heard many people do. I mean, what's the point of pigging out right after WI, to then have to be super careful the rest of the week. That's too diet-y and not enough real change for me. My view is, if I eat well, and even sometimes not so well, it will show in the end, and one weeks results are not the end.

I also wasn't that bothered because I've been feeling crappy lately. Since Saturday night I've been having really bad cramps, have a headache that won't go away and I'm queasy all the time. It really sucks. My DH keeps saying that I'm pregnant, I keep saying I'm not. I don't think that this cramping is a symptom of pregnancy, neither do I want to get my hopes up for nothing. Though another thing is in my DH's corner, although quite small a thing, my gums bled like mad when I went to the dentist last week, which is really unusual for me, and her first question was 'are you pregnant?, that can explain so much bleeding'... So this is my mantra for the next little while... I am not pregnant, I am not pregnant, I am not pregnant..... I just don't want to be disappointed when my period comes. Wanting to get pregnant is such an emotional roller coaster, especially when not trying very hard to get pregnant because my body is not liking my weight and not really cooperating. Though I won't go into further details and gross you all out with womanly issues.

OK, so enough of a rant and bitching for me. I will now get up, go pee (again, yes, I know, another symptom), and then go finish the dishes while listening to music to get my mind off of feeling sorry for myself for feeling crappy.

See you with a cheery post next time!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Healthy Scrapbook

I was reading other peoples blogs this evening as after a long day full of activities, I'm tired. Not only that, but I've been fighting off a headache all day and right now I am queazy and having really bad cramps (hopefully, it wasn't anything I ate). So anyway, I was reading this one blog ( where Heather was discussing an old scrapbook of hers. So since I love to craft, I decided I would make my own scrapbook, just a mini one though with my weightloss, or at least the reasons why I decided to lose weight. I think it will be a good reminder when things aren't going so well, and something to leave for my kids so that they know how much good health is important to me and why.

So I'm off to do more blog reading!


Friday, October 16, 2009

Measurements for mini goal

Ok, so this morning I measured myself as I said I would to guage how much work is ahead of me to fit in my size 15 pants from WalMart. I tried the pants on again to see where they would land on my hips and measured loosely there. My waist is 42 inches. Then I measured the pant lying flat and they are 37 inches at their smallest spot. So I have 5 inches to lose before I fit in them comfortably, less if I cram in them.

Maybe I'll post pictures of the pants and how they don't fit later. First I have to figure out how to do that and have a moment when my husband isn't round so that he won't be question my sanity!

We're off to a crazy weekend as we have a rental car. Tons of fun activities planned, and some much needed shopping for reno related and stocking up stuff. (Yuck, I hate shopping!)

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Mini goal pants

The other day, I was all happy because I fit in some size 14 (big 14) jeans, and I finally got to wear one of my old belts. So yesterday I went shopping at walmart and tred on a pair of size 15 pants. They were too small and I'm missing about 1 inch to be albe to button them up. Not comfortably, but just to be able to tie  the buton Theywere really cute back pants with suspenders and other than being too small, they seemed perfect since they don't have hips (as I don't have any and pants my size usually give me wings), so guess what!? I bought them anyways...

That is my new goal. To fit in that pair of size 15 black pants. Wonder how long that'll take since weight and inches are two different things. I think I'll measure their actual inches and keep you posted on the pant mini-goal!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Thanksgiving... thank god it's over!

Well, thanksgiving is officially over. Not that I won't be giving thanks everyday, just that now I don't have to worry about big meals!

Last night's dinner was great! We had a couple of friends over and we made turkey, stuffing, carrots and potatoes. In order to not fill up on potatoes, I made homemade apple sauce and also served cranberry jelly (that came from a can), and gravy from the turkey broth. Those extra little sides added tons of flavors for a small amount of points, and they made the meal so much more fulfilling and I didn't end up overeating. I even had a piece of keylime pie... sooo good!

And the best part... I still lost another 2lbs this week! I'm glad the scale is consistently moving now. I'm always afraid of hitting another plateau like I did right at the beginning of me starting WWs again.

On the WW forum, someone started a Biggest Loser contest. There are no prizes, but it's healthy competition for those of us who are competitive! You can find details here: The detail to sign up is Saturday at 9pm.

Time to put DS to bed, and for me to go to bed early too. You all have a good night!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Nail biting - ouch!

So I've had this bad habit since I was a kid. I finally got over it while I was in university but it comes back now and again. And the other night, I was trying to avoid eating and ended up chewing all my fingernails off save two. They're chewed just a little too short so now it hurts for me to type. I guess that this is a good reminder of why I shouldn't be doing it in the first place!

So now, for a few days, I'll be in pain for a stupidity! Then on goes the work of growing them to a decent length so that they don't bother me.

I hate bad habits!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Little bit, by little bit...

So much for writing every day! I'm not so good at commitments it seems. Speaking of which I still haven't worked out since my dance class on Thursday. Bad me!

Thanksgiving weekend is coming up, and even though we haven't planned anything special, I think that I should be planning meals since the grocery store will be closed.... I wonder what to make. Anybody have suggestions for something yummy? I'm tired of always eating the same old thing. I guess that this will be a good reason to actually open a cookbook!

I'm really tired today as I stayed up too long catching up on tv shows while darning socks, and mending pants, etc. I'll probably fall asleep at the same time as my son tonight (even though we put him down at 8:30, he often doesn't sleep until 10). I always feel so refreshed the next day, but then can never keep up going to bed early. I am such a night owl, which isn't good since I have a day job and a son that actually needs his mommy to be awake during the day. Sometimes I miss the student life! Though that's pretty far away and I wouldn't actually want to go back at this point.

Oh yes, and I had my WI today. I lost another half pound. It's not much, but at least the scale is moving. Although it's a bit disappointed after last weeks loss, it just goes to show that if you eat more points than you have, and don't exercise, you just won't loose weight. So here goes another week and the challenge of staying on plan!

Speaking of DS, he's calling. See you again later!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Yummy discovery

Here I am again, master procrastinator! I've been meaning to post all week and haven't. I hope you've all been doing well in getting fit and loosing inches!

I actually discovered something absolutely wonderful this week. Baby spinach, with cranberries, walnuts, rasberry vinaigrette and chicken. I am in love. Baby lettuce is so much better than just plain old lettuce. I just bought a big container of it. If I have too much, maybe I'll try one of those 'green monsters' I keep hearing about.

I also keep hearing about the show Biggest Loser, but had never watched it before. So I downloaded the first 3 shows of the season this week and watched them all. It's pretty crazy the amount of weight they can make these people loose. I sure do hope that it does change their lives for the best.

For exercise on my part, I went belly dancing again on Thursday and thankfully I'm not as sore as last week. The only exception is that one of the muscles in my thigh is really sore. I haven't done anything else exercise wise but I might try DDR again tonight and see how it goes.

Write for you all tomorrow!