Monday, March 7, 2011
I WANT MY HAPPILY EVER AFTER!
So, I eat to soothe my sadness. I sleep to avoid thinking about it.
Eating and sleeping do not help my weight-loss journey.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections.
Saint Francis de Sales
Never, never, never quit.
The tragedy in life doesn't lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.
Victory belongs to the most persevering.
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Oh, Margo B-cubed, we've all had data disappear to Normal Human Negligence.
Do not fret, dear lady, we're all your friends. ღ ღ ღ
The great value for me is not the money at all; I have no expectation of collecting anything. I just appreciate so much your creating a place where I could have company in my quest.
Your number-crunching and attention is such a gift to us that a bobble here or there is insignificant, truly. It's just a game. :-)
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
No reason why this should not be a tool in my success. Eating an egg white, veggie omelet as I type.
I need to scratch my way into the TOP 5!
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Monday, January 31, 2011
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Keep at it ladies, we can't give up! We will do this!
LIST OF HEALTHY SNACKS TO TRY IF YOU'RE CRAVING SWEET
1 HOSTESS 100 CALORIE PACK CUPCAKES Lemon(100 calories, 2.5 g fat)
3/4 CUP MANGO tossed with lime juice and red pepper flakes(86 calories, 0.5 g fat)
1 SHEET (4 SMALL) GRAHAM CRACKERS spread with 1 teaspoon each part-skim ricotta and jam(86 calories, 2 g fat)
1/2 CUP STRAWBERRIES dipped in chocolate (microwave 1 tablespoon chocolate chips in 10-second increments until melted)(93 calories, 4 g fat)
1/2 LARGE PINK GRAPEFRUIT sprinkled with 1/2 tablespoon brown sugar and broiled for about 5 minutes(69 calories, 0 g fat)
LIST OF HEALTHY SNACKS TO TRY IF YOU'RE CRAVING SALTY
1/2 CUP EDAMAME sprinkled with a pinch of sea salt(95 calories, 4 g fat)
1 LARGE HARD-BOILED EGG, sliced and sprinkled with salt and cumin, celery seed, or nutmeg(80 calories, 6 g fat)
3 OUNCES DELI TURKEY spread with 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard and rolled in 2 romaine lettuce leaves(90 calories, 1 g fat)
1 CUP CAMPBELL'S SELECT HARVEST LIGHT SOUP Roasted Chicken with Italian Herbs(80 calories, 2.5 g fat)
LIST OF HEALTHY SNACKS TO TRY IF YOU'RE CRAVING CRUNCHY
TORTILLA CHIPS (cut 1 corn tortilla into triangles and drizzle with 1/2 teaspoon olive oil; bake at 325 for 10 minutes) with 2 tablespoons salsa for dipping(80 calories, 3 g fat)
16 POPCHIPS Parmesan Garlic Potato(96 calories, 3 g fat)
BAKED APPLE CHIPS (thinly slice 1 small apple and toss with 1 teaspoon each cinnamon and sugar; bake at 250 for 1 hour or until crispy)(99 calories, 0 g fat)
1 CUP JICAMA STICKS with 2 tablespoons hummus for dipping(96 calories, 3 g fat)
1 RYE CRISPBREAD topped with 1 tablespoon cream cheese and 1 tomato slice(91 calories, 5 g fat)
LIST OF HEALTHY SNACKS TO TRY IF YOU'RE CRAVING CREAMY
SMOOTHIE (blend 3/4 cup nonfat milk, 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder, 1/4 banana, and 3 ice cubes)(72 calories, 1 g fat)
1/4 CUP CANNED PUMPKIN mixed with 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt, 1 teaspoon maple syrup, and 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice(100 calories, 0.5 g fat)
1 JELL-O MOUSSE TEMPTATIONS CUP Dark Chocolate Decadence(60 calories, 3 g fat)
1/2 SMALL WHOLE-WHEAT PITA spread with 2 tablespoons guacamole(77 calories, 4 g fat)
1/2 MEDIUM BAKED POTATO (pierce and microwave for 4 minutes) topped with 1 tablespoon each fat-free sour cream and salsa(81 calories, 0.5 g fat)
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
This was a tough week me (last week), three kids at three schools, husband very busy and trying to get ready for a move , so because i was so busy i did not prioritize my eating plan. OH NO ......
With that I realized that if I had eaten breakfast everyday ( oatmeal, fresh fruit or something) I am sure I would not have eaten so much at lunch :-(
Had a small setback , but pushing forward to making the corrections and getting back on track.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Monday, January 17, 2011
My niece also turned 30 at the end of October. She wanted to go out for her birthday, so I took great care to pic this fabulous outfit, makeup accessories. In my mirror at home I looked fab...but I was also probably holding my stomach in. The day after the outing, she tagged me in this photo and I was mortified!
Friday, January 14, 2011
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
As you may predict, all Tucsonans have had our emotional lives rearranged in the past few days. I worked on Gabby's campaign and have been in awe of her commitment and accomplishments. And it was "my" supermarket, my neighborhood, now forever haunted.....
My despair did not drive me to reach for comfort food, so far, but it will take a while longer for me to concentrate on personal goals. I'm not at the gym yet, following a bout of chest cold and the tragedy. It helps me greatly to read your vivacious postings daily. I'll be vivacious later. Obama and the world arrive today, some in line at midnight for the 6 pm speech and those nasty funeral picketers are here. Send us strength.
Monday, January 10, 2011
My eating, however, was a different story. I joined Weight Watchers on-line on day one. Hated the site. Could not find my way around. Longed for my hand written journal and food tracker. Gave up.
I did, however, watch what I ate and was very conscious of my choices. Until Sunday, that is, when I ate yummy mac & chz and a small piece of carrot cake. Additionally, I did not cut out wine, just tried to reduce my consumption. I increased my water intake.
So, I lost a couple of pounds last week and am pleased with my success, but know that a better plan would result in better results.
How was your week?
Thus far, EVERYONE lost weight last week.
Please, ladies, POST, POST, POST to our blog. Tell your stories. What are you doing? What is working? What are your challenges?
Happy Monday. Make sure to weigh in today and send me your weight privately via e-mail. Please post your successes and challenges here on our blog.
So far, the week #2 weights I've received have all been positive! Way to go ladies!
Additionally, the checks are trickling in. Please make sure to have your check postmarked to me by 1/14. If you need to make other arrangements, please let me know.
We are on our way!
IMPORTANCE OF WALKING
I have to walk first thing in the morning
before my brain figures out what I'm doing.
I spent $400 to join a health club.
Didn't lose a pound.
Apparently you have to go there.
When I want to speak the word "exercise"
I wash my mouth out with chocolate.
Gotta' keep laughing. Puff, puff, gasp.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Thursday, January 6, 2011
Sisters in Much more then weightloss!
Yvonne and Andree
One of my several mottos before losing weight was "If it ain't sweet, it ain't tea". I have been very guilty of drinking my calories (or Points for those of you who are following WW). Although I like water, I like sweet tea more. So 2 wonderful substitutes I've found are:
1) Feeling really sexy by making "Spa Water". Just like they do at the luxury spas, I make water with fruit slices. The more exotic the fruit, the sexier it feels!
2) Crystal Light flavored packets on the go, 5 calories, 0 WW PointsPlus!
I do this at home or on the go and only splurge on sweet tea rather than making it my drink of choice for all meals; breakfast, lunch and dinner!
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
For those of you following the Weight Watcher Plan, check out the following:
Good luck on day 3 !
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Rub on lean boneless pork chops (I had 3).
Saute in large skillet w/ cooking spray, 2 to 3 minutes per side.
WW says they are 3 points per serving. I assume that means you can't eat the entire pork chop.
It tasted yummy!