Cocktails

22 11 2008

It’s Friday night…whoot whoot  I love Friday nights when I can go out and have some cocktails with the girls. I have already tracked the points for what I have alotted myself to consume tonight so as long as I don’t get drunk and go overboard I will be doing good.

As of this morning I was finally down to the 10 point mark I had hoped to be yesterday but what the hell. Even after I ate the shit that I ate yesterday I still managed to lose weight. So now i only have 30 more to go before January 2nd.

I was extremely busy today and that made it a little hard to get the chance to break for food today. I wasn’t able to eat every couple of hours which I try to do to keep the metabolim going. I like to break up my breakfast and lunch into intervals throughout the day. It tends to help with the cravings for dinner too.  I feel fuller longer and the is always a good feeling.

I got extremely pissy this morning with my dad and then I felt bad through the day. He had to have some surgery yesterday and things didn’t all go as planned so he had to stay the night. He is doing great though and everything is fine now. So this morning I make plans to get around early so I could go and see him. I get there and he asked what I am doing? I said I am here to see you and he replied with I hope you don’t plan to stay long. (My dad is a very caring and loving man) I couldn’t believe that he had said that to his little girl…So I didn’t stay long ( I knew that he was having a hard time with what was going on and wasn’t feeling well) I told him that I was leaving and he said GOOD. It really broke my heart that he acted that way towards me this morning.

Later in the day he called to apologize to me. I forgave him but at the same time I really just wanted to stay upset with him. I told him that I wasn’t talking to him( I was J/K but that drives him nuts to not talk to him). He called me 4 times to make sure that I wasn’t still mad at him. I love my daddy with all my heart, and I just can’t stay mad at him even though he really hurt me today.

It made for a long day at the shop. I was so busy and so unorganized today because I was just in one of those moods. I am ashamed to admit that I am kinda glad K is going to her dad’s tonight. I don’t drink infront of her and I am ready to have a few and cut totally lose for a change tonight. Things have been totally hectic around here lately and I haven’t been able to make time to do anything for myself lately.

Unfortunately, I do have to get up and go to work on my day off tomorrow. Thank God it isn’t til 9. I hate to have to get up at a certain time on my suppose to be day off with no kid at home to tend to. It doesn’t happen very often but when it does I am ready for it.Well I guess that will have to wait til Sunday at when I will probably be up at 7 cuz that seems to be my sleeping in now. It sux getting older and not being able to sleep til noon…haha

Hope that the weekend goes good for everyone and it will probably be Sunday night before I see you again..Drink on and be crazy…The weekend is here..TGIF

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I didn’t quite make it…

21 11 2008

Ok so it is now Thursday and I am proud to say that I have lost a total of 8.8 pounds in the last week. Although I didn’t quite make it to the goal of 10 that I had set I am very happy with what I reached. With no exercise what more could I expect really? I definately have to start the whole exercise process tomorrow for sure. That will be difficult because it is Friday and we do alot of running around on that day but it is my goal to get it in. I have decided to make Thursdays my cheat day…since it is better for me not to start the weekend out on a cheat(Friday) day. This will give me all day Friday to be back on track. Weekends are the hardest times for me because we run so much and grab and go food.

I am not proud of what I ate today and how I did it but I am hoping that it will trick my body and not show too much on the scales tomorrow.  Hopefully I didn’t ruin the whole week with the foods I ate tonight. I did go to McDonald’s and I ate a cheeseburger and FRIES. I know what a cow right?  However I only managed to get down half of the burger and not even half of the fries. That’s a plus… Anyways things are going great and I hope to continue with this mindset and accomplishments that I have been getting. I know that it will slow down at some time and that will be the hardest time for me. Wish me luck and good luck to everyone else out there with the same goals(weight loss). Much luv

xoxo***S





It was a Success

19 11 2008

I must report that Monday was a success. I watched everything that I ate and come Tuesday morning I had dropped exactly 2 more pounds for a total of 8. That was a huge relief for me and I know that I can do this it’s just when those scales don’t drop as fast as I would like I get discouraged. However I try to remember that I did not put it on over night so it will not come off over nite. Although that would be nice. So here is a run down of how my Monday went. Keep in mind that I do not always eat the healthiest but I do stay in my points.(that’s what matters most) I try not to change my eating habbits completely just the amount that I eat.

Breakfast: Granola Bar and water(ofcourse) but I did stop on the way to work and get a diet dr. pepper

Lunch:grilled shrimp,couscous,and sauce for shrimp(alfreado sauce) & water(again)

Snack: 1 WW oatmeal raisin cookie & more water

Dinner: salad including lettuce, onion,bacon,eggs,& olive with my own vinegar dressing that I make. peel & eat shrimp

Snack: WW muffin ( had to get in the points that night)

I drink alot of water during the day but I do like to have atleast one diet soda in the mornings. Got to have the caffine!!

Tuesday was challenging for me in the fact that I did not get in all my points for the day but it was to late for me to do so by the time that I got home. I try not to eat anything after 6 but sometimes when I work late I do stretch that to 7 but never after that. This morning is the start of day 7 and I was only down .4 but I am hoping that it will be like all the other days and tomorrow will be a 2 pound day.(wishful thinking) Even at where I stand I have lost 8.4 pounds on the start of day 7. I am really excited and totally into this. You now that it only takes 21 days to make or break a habbit, so I only have 14 days to go and this will all get easier and become a routine instead of a hassel. Counting the points is not hard for me to do, much easier than the calorie thing, but keeping track of all of it and writing it all down is a challenge for me. I try to log it all into my journal that I carry with me at all times so that I know exactly what I have had for the day. The last time that I did the WW i got to where I was not tracking it all and I finally quit tracking anything. That’s why I am back in the shape that I am in.

Thank you to all of you reading and leaving comments. It really helps to know your not the only one out there with this struggle. As for my bff C, hang in ther girl it will get better and easier, eventually, it has to right? I love ya girl

Stay strong,***S





15 Best Diet Tips EVER

17 11 2008

Best Diet Tip No. 1: Drink plenty of water or other calorie-free beverages.

People sometimes confuse thirst with hunger. So you can end up eating extra calories when an ice-cold glass of water is really what you need.

“If you don’t like plain water, try adding citrus or a splash of juice, or brew infused teas like mango or peach, which have lots of flavor but no calories,” says Cynthia Sass, RD, a spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association.

Best Diet Tip No. 2: Think about what you can add to your diet, not what you should take away.

Start by focusing on getting the recommended 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetableseach day.

“It sounds like a lot, but it is well worth it, because at the same time you are meeting your fiber goals and feeling more satisfied from the volume of food,” says chef Laura Pansiero, RD.

You’re also less likely to overeat because fruits and vegetables displace fat in the diet. And that’s not to mention the health benefits of fruits and vegetables. More than 200 studies have documented the disease-preventing qualities of phytochemicals found in produce, says Pansiero.

Her suggestion for getting more: Work vegetables into meals instead of just serving them as sides on a plate.

“I love to take seasonal vegetables and make stir-fries, frittatas, risotto, pilafs, soups, or layer on sandwiches,” Pansiero says. “It is so easy to buy a variety of vegetables and incorporate them into dishes.”

Best Diet Tip No. 3: Consider whether you’re really hungry.

Whenever you feel like eating, look for physical signs of hunger, suggests Michelle May, MD, author of Am I Hungry?

“Hunger is your body’s way of telling you that you need fuel, so when a craving doesn’t come from hunger, eating will never satisfy it,” she says.

When you’re done eating, you should feel better — not stuffed, bloated, or tired.

“Your stomach is only the size of your fist, so it takes just a handful of food to fill it comfortably,” says May.

Keeping your portions reasonable will help you get more in touch with your feelings of hunger and fullness.

Best Diet Tip No. 4: Be choosy about nighttime snacks.

Mindless eating occurs most frequently after dinner, when you finally sit down and relax.

“Sitting down with a bag of chips or cookies in front of the television is an example of eating amnesia, where you mindlessly eat without being hungry, but out of habit,” says American Dietetic Association spokesperson Malena Perdomo, RD.

Either close down the kitchen after a certain hour, or allow yourself a low-calorie snack, like a 100-calorie pack of cookies or a half-cup scoop of low-fat ice cream. Once you find that you’re usually satisfied with the low-cal snack, try a cup of zero-calorie tea, suggests Perdomo.

 

For the rest of the tips go HERE!!!