Friday, June 29, 2007

Today started off fun. I got a sitter for the kids and planned to spend the whole day garage sale hunting with my friend. Well I chose not to take my friend's advice and was moving some furniture with flip flops on instead of shoes. By some freakish turn of events, furniture ended up ripping off my big toe nail!!! OUCH! MEGA OUCH! Emergency room OUCH! It was awful. I called my friend whose husband is a Doctor. He's an angel and saw me at his house. He gave me a local shot for the pain in my toe (I don't know what hurt worse: the toe or the shot). After a minute my toe was better. Well enough to attempt to bandage it and salvage the toe nail bed by putting the nail back on. I was having visions of having a "nubbin" the rest of my life. Just painting the skin to make it match.

Long story short, I'm on crutches and vicodin. I had no idea breaking a nail would be so dramatic.... Unfortunately this means I can't run the Peachtree Road Race next Wednesday. I cried and cried. I've been working towards this for months. It really upset me. :(

Anyway, I do not recommend breaking your big toe nail off. It brings on more baggage than you'd think.


Thursday, June 28, 2007

Well, the day is stirring with possibilities. I'm sipping my coffee that I've had to warm up twice due to children summoning me all over the house. It would be ideal to sit on my couch and read my new book that I got, but somehow that is impossible with the little ones. What to do today.... Usually I go to playgroup at the park, but it's hot. Too hot. Then I was thinking of taking the kids to the YMCA pool, but somehow the idea of me going solo with both my kids at a pool makes me panic. But, the idea of being locked up in my house also makes me panic. LOL Perhaps I should stop overanalyzing what I should do and just do it!

Last night I met up with my best friend (and new business partner) to paint and stage our antique booth. Yes, that's right, I'm officially in the antique business! There's a cool place in East Atlanta Village called East Atlanta Art and Antique Bazaar ( They basically rent out booths on a monthly basis for people to sell their antique/art finds. It's a cool antique place with a folky flare. Monica (bff) and I have been talking about starting our own business for years now. We both love the "art" of finding rejected furniture, fixing it up and living with it. We're both artsy and have an eye for staging and designing rooms. So, this seems right up our ally. We're sort of holding our breath and jumping into this new "business." Anyhoo, we're stepping it up a notch and learning to spot out anitques via garage sales. Our first, official hunt will be this weekend. We'll be hitting roughly 20 garage sales (we've already plotted it out) on Friday and Sat. Phew!

So that's what I'm up to. I think staying busy really helps me stay OP. I'm less likely to graze and can usually find something WW friendly while out and about. I know people always says it's hard to eat out and stay OP, but that's not the case for me. Find me a Subway or Chick-fil-A and I'm golden.

Well, I'm planning on earning some APs today. Whether it through running or taking a workout class, I'll do it. I have a meeting with a doula client tonight, so I need to get the exercise in before then! :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Today was rather uneventful. Dentist appointment at 8:45am. Then met some friends at the park to let our kids play. Ed called and wanted to meet us for lunch so we all went to Chick-Fil-A. I could eat there every day. I love that place. I got a Chick-Fil-A sandwich (the good fried kind) for 9 pts. Totally worth it. Luckily I made it to a Total Body class at the Y that is worth 4 APs. Man, that woman kicks your butt!

So, I've decided that I'm going to stop feeling guilty about indulgences. As long as I have the points, I can have it. I think the guilt feelings lead to binging. Just one of my working theories... Anyhoo, I'm going to use flex like I used my flex when I started this whole weightloss thing. :) So after dinner tonight I had a big bowl of Breyer's Mint Chocolate Chip icecream. I LOVE that icecream. I've been craving it for a while and it's been so hot outside so I treated myself. 12 pts. Again, totally worth it. :)

Here's my tracker (It's been an indulgent day with no fruits and veggies, so don't judge me! LOL)

grande mocha 4 pts
sandwich: 9 pts
brownie: 1 pt (sample bite)
ww cake: 1 pt
chips: 6 pt
Cheese dip: 4 pts
icecream: 12 pts

Total: 37 pts
APs: 4pts
Used: 33 pts

11 Flex Used

Monday, June 25, 2007

Today I woke up at 8:15am. Was out the door with both kids by 8:30. Went to Starbucks, sat and had a discussion with Fischer about rainbows. The kids had vanilla milk and I had my mocha. It was a sweet moment. But it only last for a second and then Amelia wanted to get into things. Off to the park! We got to the park and I put the kids in the double jogger. I ran the loop of the park once with the kids (2 miles) and then we played. Fischer and I played tag and Amelia and I played "Mom makes sure I don't fall to my death off the slide." Good times...

Then to weigh in..... I'm down! .4 lbs! 140 lbs. I'm slowly creeping back down. It might take me a whole year, but by God I'm going to be 135 lbs! LOL I will! Couldn't stay for my meeting- my kids were kinda spastic and I didn't want to subject the other meeting goers to that. So we hopped in the car and I cruised to R.E.I. looking for this stroller: The Mountain Buggy Urban! I wanted to actually see it and try it out. Unfortunately they didn't carry it. :( I'm trying to be more flexible in my running and taking the kids with me would be much easier on my family than me always needing that hour to run. Problem is, when you're really running, you need a sturdy, but easy gliding stroller. You also need it slim enough to get by on city sidewalks. My current one is not. I have to get off and on the sidewalk while cars are zooming past me. And while I like the front swivel wheel, it's not sturdy. This other "super" stroller has two front swivel wheels, making it more sturdy. It also has an easily adapted infant carseat holder. Just in case..... :)

Tonight I'm going to a Braves game with my hubby and two friends. My plan is to eat before I got and maybe have a light beer or something while I'm there. NO EATING! I promise. I'm 100% accountable for NOT EATING there. There are no healthy options and I'm sick of blowing my flex on stupid food I don't even really like. :)

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Sundays get me in trouble. They're the day before my flex points renew. They are usually busy days with church, eating out, family birthday get togethers..etc. Today was no different. Let's just say I had some cake. Maybe 2 slices. And *maybe* three slices if you count the sliver of a slice I insisted on having before we left my in laws. Oh, and then after that we took the kids to Boston Market to eat dinner. I wasn't even hungry, but I still ate food. Granted, we split two plates b/w our family of four, but still.

What is up with that? How does this happen every single week? More than ever I'm fixated on food. I'm fine until lunch and thereafter. It's like I'm an addict looking for a fix. And instead of being the exception, it's become the norm. Not good. I mean, I basically maintaining my weight. I'm not gaining. But I just noticed a huge shift in mind. I went from this "zen" like state of knowing I would stay OP every day until goal and doing it sort of "Where the hell is my food bitch??!!!" LOL Boredom or stress sets in and I fill any holes with food. Why? Why am I genetically programmed to eat. Why can't I be like my naturally skinny friends who simply eat with they're hungry and stop when they're full? WHY?

I've thought about this often. I've even discussed with several counselors over the years. What "hurt" am I trying to bandage with food? And why do I believe food will fill any void? I know it won't. I can logically conclude that food will never, ever make me feel better. But, yet I still eat. *sigh*

Weigh in is tomorrow...

Friday, June 22, 2007

Yesterday was good food wise. My kids nearly put me over the edge, but that's a whole other story. We spent the majority of the day at the park. I packed a lunch for us and we camped out there for 3 hours. Came home, napped and then went out for pizza with some friends. I dipped maybe 4 pts into my flex. I had a slice of pizza and a salad. OH, and a glass of wine! I needed it.

Today we are meeting my dad for lunch. He's going to take Fischer for the night. 3 year olds are funny creatures. He was gone for a week with my mom. Came home for almost a week and I'm already looking to ship him off again. LOL My dad's request of taking him could not have come at a better time. Fischer just seems to be eager to test me at every level. Patience is one of them and it's my weak point. For some reason it was left out of my DNA. Ugh.... Hopefully a little break will refresh my energy in my strive for more patience. In the mean time, Amelia is cutting her two upper front teeth and is NOT happy about it. So I've basically got kids screaming at me all day. It makes staying OP even more challenging. BUT, I'm doing it!

Yesterday was a day of rest for me. No exercise. Today I hope to get something in. I'm so unmotivated with running lately because of the heat. But I know I need to get out there because I have a 10K race (Peachtree Road Race) coming up that I need to be prepared for. So, my plan is to either run 4 miles outside today or do 2 miles on the treadmill and one body sculpt class at the YMCA. We'll see.

Here's my game plan for today:


ww muffin: 3 pts
coffee: 0 pts

Snack: Fruit and yogurt: 2 pts

Lunch: (eating at Applebee's)
WW french onion soup: 4 pts

Mocha: 3pts

Dinner: (grilling out here)
Turkey Meatloaf: 4 pts
SOme green veggie: 0 pts

Total: 18 pts

That leaves me with some flexibility.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007


I had this beautifully long post written out and then one of my childen closed the page and I could not recover it. Then I was too lazy to hash it back out. LOL

Sunday was not my best day. I was an emotional eating crazy lady. At one point I was scooping the bottom of a Ben&Jerry's carton. It was not one of my best moments. There's nothing more embarrassing that being "caught" by your husband while you eat the last bit of his ice cream that he bought for himself. :( But, it was also kind of funny. It's been a week full of hormones and busy kid life. Luckily the scale is staying the same. lol

I have a couple blogs I read religiously and Roni's is one of them. She posted an interesting tidbit from an article she read. It was about the "8 secrets of Skinny People." Here they are:

They choose Satisfied over stuffed.

They realize hunger is not an emergency.

They know food doesn’t cure the blues.

They eat more fruit.

They are creatures of habit.

They have a self-control gene.

They are movers and shakers.

They sleep well

Hmmmmmm.... I guess I've worked some of these into my daily routine. When I'm on top of my game I definitely feel like all of these "secrets" are adapted easily. Then I have those bad days. But really, who doesn't? I do believe you can learn these habits and make them a part of your life. I grew up eating, eating, eating and watching everyone else eat, eat, eat. Every female in my extended family is overweight. It's like clockwork, they are slim, fit and then have kids and blow up. My sister and I definitely have anxiety about becoming that. But, I do think I'm very aware of my emotional eating. I'm not perfect, but I definitely don't stay in that state very long before I realize I'm doing something unhealthy. For me, it's the same as binge drinking. It's just as desctructive.

Last night we had two couples over and 2 children. I made blue cheese burgers, corn, baked potatos, and NY strips. I had a blue cheese burger (lean ground beef" and corn. It was very yummy and only 7 points! My friend Anna made cocktails. Pear martini's with sugar rimmed glasses. DIVINE! I think the drinks were 3 pts a piece. I had two and they were well worth the flexies!

The kids were up until 10pm last night. So we're all dragging this morning. I'm praying they take a nap at the same time today so I can lay down and rest. I'm dragging these days. I don't know if it's the heat or what. Running usually gives me so much energy, but with the heat, I'm not running as much. I'd rather do a cardio class at the Y or something. Fall will be good weather to run. LOL It's June and I'm already looking forward to Fall.

I hope to get in some form or exercise today. We'll see. My goal is to earn 3 APs.

Here's my Tracker "plan":

Weight Control Oatmeal: 3 pts
2 slices high fiber toast: 1 pts
Grande Latte: 3 pts

Baked Potato: 3 pts
2 tbsp ff sour cream: 1 pt
1 corn on the cobb: 1 pt
Spinach salad: 0 pt
TJ's reduced fat cilantro dressing: 1 pt

That leaves me with 9 points left for dinner. I'm trying to "bulk" up my breakfast and lunch meals to reduce the need to snack all afternoon. So far so good. I'm feeling full and it's 11am. Usually I'm starving by now. :)

I'll report back with the final point tally later.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

It's 3:15 pm and I'm out of points and flexies! EEEEK! I have been ravenous all day long. Like, uncontrolable hunger. Today is day one of my "lady friend" and its really taking me over. I stuffed myself so I'm actually full and hope to stay full for a while. My plan is to run 4 miles outside or on the treadmill at the Y. That will give me 4 extra points to play with later when I get hungry. Thank God tomorrow is Monday!

Here's my tracker:

Ww muffin: 3 pts
Tall mocha: 3 pts
Toast with sf jelly: 1 pt

Sandwich with ff cheese, ff mayo, ff turkey: 3 pts
Lite Lays chips: 1 pt

Trader Joe's almond bar: 2 pts

Blue Corn chips: 3 pts
Peach salsa: 0 pts
6 oz goat cheese: 6 pts

Total : 22 pts

Thursday, June 14, 2007

My tomatos are surviving the heat and I can't wait to eat them! I love, love, love home grown tomatos right off the vine. My first "meal" will be tomatos, fresh basil from my herb garden, some lite mozzerella cheese and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar. YUM!

Today I got flowers for no reason. It makes me giddy. Good husband. :)

Now...onto more food related writing. Last night was Ed's sister's birthday. We went to a Thai place and I got Pad Thai. The whole bowl was roughly 18 pts. I used my flex to splurge. Then I had cake. Again, used my flex. THEN....I met up with my knitting girls and had a few pieces of this amazing cheesy beer dip. Sounds odd, but way good. I got home and calcluated evetything and I still have 6 Flex left for the week! I was thrilled. Good thing I don't have anymore"events" this week. But I'm glad I had my flex back up last night.

Here's my tracker:

WW muffin: 3 pts
Coffee:0 pts

Lean Cuisine: 7 pts
2 rolls: 2 pts

Bowl of grapes: 1 pt

Dinner (weird dinner):
Mocha: 3 pts
1 roll: 1 pts

**setting 6 pts aside for drinks tonight at my friends house while she does my hair**

Total used: 22 pts
Flex used: 0 pts
No ap's earned today- day of rest.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Just wanted to share some pics of the kids from our visit to The Botanical Gardens last week. Fischer hit the ground running and was thrilled that I suggested he take his shirt off and jump around in the fountain. Amelia was happy watching and staying close to mama.


Well, the "girls spend the night" was a success. I managed to shove Coke's and icecream down their traps and they think I'm the greatest. We also did nails and hair. I actually had a nice time. Little girls are so fun to talk with and listen to them talk to each other. I giggled a lot.

Anyhoo... yesterday as I pulled into the parking lot of the park, it began POURING. Like, flash floods. So mty 6 miler (which I was really pumpep up for) was a no go. :( Today I went to my "total body" class at the Y. I have a love/hate relationship with it. It's hard as hell, but you feel great afterwards. I also earn 4 pts doing. Unfortunately my little girl was not happy in the child care and I was called out of class halfway through. Oh well, 2 APs earned!

I broke a rule tonight. I dipped into my Flex by 4 pts. And I didn't have to, I was having a "moment" and HAD to eat more "snacks." It was dessert and I had made it specifically to be point friendly. I feel "icky" for over eating, but I have to tell myself that it could have been WAY worse. Good news is that it's all still "OP."

Here's my tracker:

3 Kashi Blueberry Waffles: 3 pts
Sugar Free Syrup: 0pt
ICBINB (I Can't Believe It's not Butter): 0 pt
Apple: 1pt

Turkey/ff Feta sandwich: 3 pts
Pretzel thins: 2 ps

WW Chocolate muffin: 3 pts
Coffee with ff creamer: 0 pts

1/2 glass of wine: 1pt
Flat Out Quesadilla with ff refried beans, spinach leaves, salsa, mozzerella: 4 pts
FF sour cream: 1 pts

Dessert/Snack: (I was jonesing for some serious snacks)
4 Angel Food Cake/Pineapple muffins: 8 pts (I had too much, but they were sorta small and GOOD)
1 WW icecream sand: 2 pts

Total: 28 pts
AP's earned: 2 pts
Used 4 Flexies

Gotta get back to watching "Kathy Griffin's: My Life on the D List." LOVE that show!

Monday, June 11, 2007

I weighed in and it wasn't as bad as I had expected! Only up 1 lb! How the heck did that happen?

I left feeling refreshed and ready to take the bull by the horns. :) It's 4:30pm here now. I've basically sat around all day in my bed (during Amelia's naps) and just chilled. I haven't done that in soooooo long. I ran out for my meeting and a mocha and that was it. Awwww the joy of having only one child. It feels like a vacation.

But, I won't be with only one child for long. My God daughters are coming over for a sleep over tonight. We're doing manicures and pedicures and watching "Mean Girls." I don't know whose more excited: me or them. LOL We're going to take over Fischer's bunk beds and set up girl camp. It's going to be fabulous! Those festivities start at 7pm.

In the mean time..... I'm going running in half an hour. I don't know where or for how long yet. I really should do at least 4 miles. 6 miles if I want to be a show off. After that I may head to the store to get some goodies for our sleepover. What do girls like? Swiss Cake Rolls? Candy? Coke? Their mother would kill me if I sugared them up.

Here's my tracker:

WW chocolate muffin: 3 pts

Subway Turkey sub: 6 pts
Chips: 3 pts

Tall Mocha: 3 pts

3 pt Flat Out quesadilla with ff refried beans, tomatos, spinach, onions.

Snack: (with the girls)
WW icecream sandwich: 2 pts

Total: 20 pts

That leaves me with 2 pts to spare PLUS the 4 AP's I'm planning on earning with the run. So, plenty of room to snack a little.
Good Morning!

Today is Monday. It's weigh in day and Flex Point renewel day! I'm ready to give it my all and start all over with a new goal and new motivation. :) I feel pumped. I'm learning that what makes a person successul at weight loss (and maintaing at that) is not being perfect all the time. But, instead, having the humility to start over and keep trying. Even if it's 20 times in a row. All it takes is one time to "stick."

Here's my plan today:

Weigh in (expecting a gain, but that ok)

Run 3 miles, maybe 6 (3 in the morning, 3 in the evening)

Stay OP!

Put my "big girl" panties on and do the right thing.

I'll post tracker later.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

I stuck to my guns! :)

Here's my tracker:

1 pt WW english muffin: 1 pt
2 tbsp ff cream cheese: 1pt
1 tbsp sugar free jelly
coffee: 0pt

Whole wheat penne pasta: 4 pts
Checca sauce: 3 pts
2 pcs bread: 4 pts

Mocha Lite Frappiccino: 3 pts

Boca Chili: 1 pt!! (12 g of fiber)
1 roll: 1 pt

2 glasses wine: 4 pts

Run 3 miles= 3 APs earned

Totall used: 24 pts
APs applied: 3

NO flexies used!!!

Saturday, June 09, 2007

This has got to stop! Well, here I am on the tail end of a 3 day junk food binge. (Notice how I haven't posted in the last three days) I'm so mad at myself. My mom came in town and it's like my eating habits went hay wire. I wonder if the whole "mother-daughter" relationship had anything to do with it???? The first day she was in town was easy because I wasn't feeling well and didn't feel like eating. Then came... fried shrimp, french fries, bread, cupcakes, bbq pork, baked beans, carb over load! Today alone I had 2 events: 1 picnic and 1 bbq party. I (of course) did well up until dinner. And therein lies the problem. Dinner. That's where my will power fails. Miserably fails. The sun goes down and my cravings peek.

So, I'm going to type out my weight since I've offically crept up, but been in completel denial. I got on this morning and it was 144! That's 5 lbs up from a week and a half ago! Grrrrrr..... I can't explain how mad that makes me. I've worked too hard to get fit to let it all go for freaking fried shrimp!

Alas! All hope is not lost. See, I have this best friend. And this best friend happens to be a therapist. SO I call said best friend and gripe to her about my last week and the frustration I'm feeling. She points out some key things. 1. I'm a super star when it comes to working towards some goal. If I keep my eye on the prize, I get there. On the flip side (2.) I have a hard time when I've reached a goal. I sort of fizzle out and feel unfocused. I'm a person that likes "projects." I like to pick things up, learn to do them well and then move on to the next thing. And so I think I've done this with my weight loss. Ever since I reached 139 I've been unable to really crack that weight. At least not at weigh ins. I looked back at my tracker and I've bounced around that weight since JANUARY!!!! It's June! That's 5 months of messing around and not really staying op seriously. Granted, I've not had major gains at all (well, at least up until the last week), but still.

So after my long phone call with my BFF, I get all this out and feel a little more focused. She knows all the details of the Weight Watchers plan through me, so we figured out a "custom" plan for me. My main challenges are night eating and "events." By "event" I mean any time I'm not in control of the food served. But, since I'm able to "count" on an event coming up, I need to plan. We decided that I will not use my flex points for regular old days. That means no flexies used for last minute brownie binges. Or seconds at dinner. Instead I'll save them for an unexpected event. We have a close knit group of neighbors around and there's always one night a week we end up on the porch with a bottle of wine. That's the best time to utilize my flex points. I need to get back to what makes WW so successful- the flexibilty. If I use it the way it's intended, there is plenty of room for treats. If I abuse the plan, I paint myself in a corner. It's all becoming clear why I've not lost the last 5 months!

Another thing I've decided is that I'd like go back to my original goal of 135 lbs. My leader and I changed it to 139 lbs since I was sticking to that weight. But now that we know why I was sticking to that weight..I think it's time to finish what I started. I WILL do this! I want to do this with the same determination I had a year ago when I started this blog at 184 lbs. If I go by 144 lbs, then that means I have 9 lbs to lose. I can do this. I need to do this.

So, with all this hinds sight, I'm yet again starting over. What else can I do?

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Good day today. Went to the Botanical Gardens with the kids. They had a Bug exibit which basically consisted of big sculptures of grasshoppers and butterflies. Fischer totally thought it was a real bug. lol We spent most of the time playing in the fountains and sliding down slides. Then we had our own little picnic. We're going again tomorrow with a friend. Can't get enough..

I'm going to a Total Body class at the YMCA today. I've been twice and it's tough stuff! Boot camp. Seriously. I earn about 4 pts doing it (probably more). Luckily I meet friends there, so it keeps me going even when I don't feel like it. I'm really liking group fitness. I've been running so long that I forget that it's nice to mix things up and exercise with other people!

Totally forgot to post this, but I had to share. Last Friday night we went bowling with some friends. I saw an old college friend (a guy) that my roomates and I hung out with all the time our sophmore year. I go up to him and give him a hug and say hey. Yeah, he didn't know WHO I was! Totally didn't recognize me. I had to explain to him who I was. "Yeah, I'm Jen.?? Roomates with Dee and Betty??!" FInally he remembered and then kept looking at me funny. I know it was because I lost a bunch of weight. I was probably 160 in college. I'm 139 now. Well, that and my hair is long. I wore a short, pixie cut in college. Anyway, it felt good to have yet another person not recognize me. :) It spurs me on!

Here's my tracker so far:

WW muffin=3 pts
Tall Mocha (nf, no whip)= 3 pts

Turkey Sandwich (made with high fiber bread and ff mayo and cheese)= 4 pts
Grapes= 1 pts
Coke Zero= 0 pts

Something around 3-4 pts

Probably grilled chicken with some broccoli and rice= 7 pts

WW icecream: 2 pts

I plan to earn 4 AP's, so I'm ahead of the curve on my points!

Monday, June 04, 2007

I weighed in today and I'm STILL not at goal! Grrrr..... I didn't gain, but I lost just .2 or something like that. Oh well, just gotta keep doing what I'm doing. :)

My day was full of errands, painting my kitchen and running! I made something fun for dinner. Roni's website inspired me to make Zucchini pizza rounds. Just sliced zucchini, sprayed with olive oil and added garlic powder, salt, pepper, marinara and mozzerella cheese. Very good! A whole plate full for only 4 pts.

Here's my tracker:

Special K Cereal with skim milk: 3 pts
Mocha: 3 pts

1 slice pizza: 7 pts
1/2 salad: 4 pts

Zucchini pizza: 4 pts

WW icecream: 2 pts
Reduced fat cheezits: 6 ps ( I was hungry)

Total: 29 pt
AP's : 4 pts
Flex used: 1 pt

Saturday, June 02, 2007

Today was a very relaxing Saturday. Ed, being the sweet heart that he is, let me sleep in. It's amazing what 30 minutes to an hour of extra sleep will do! I was refreshed. I got dressed and took Fischer to Home Depot to get some more herbs for my herb garden. I'm addicted to planting herbs all over my back porch. :) We met some friends for lunch and then everyone came back home and took a nap. Ahhhhh..... Then I went out for my 6 mile run. Unfortunately I hadn't eaten since lunch and it was 6pm. After 4miles I was feeling very dizzy. So, I ended up walking back and only did 4 miles. :( I've got to learn to time my meals right. That, and eat more protein! LOL (see tracker below)

After my run I stopped at Subway and devoured a sub, then I head to Sports Authority. I'm due for new shoes and found the exact ones I have now on sale! So I bought some. Also picked up some capri running tights and a halter top. I "get" why runners talk about getting fabrics that keep you dry. Otherwise you feel sticky and on long runs, you don't want to feel sticky. :) You need to breath... I eyed the running belts with the mini bottles of water. I think I'm going to need one soon. If I run longer than 3 miles, I need water or some of that "gel" that Power Bar sells. It's like a packet of gel that gives you a booste. Sound gross, but I see it's point.

Here's my tracker:

Tall Mocha: 3 pts
WW muffin: 3 pts

Lunch: (Taco Mac)
Tortilla: 3 pts
Tortilla chips: 4 pts
Cheese dip: 4 pts

Subway Turkey Sub: 6pts
Baked Lays: 2 pts
Diet soda

Total: 25 pts
Activity: 4 miles: 4 AP's

Friday, June 01, 2007

Ok- my camera is finally cooperating with me! Here are some recent pics. Ignore my dirty mirror.
138 lbs:
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Man, I actually have muscle! I used to hate my legs. Now I LOVE them! :)
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So, I got on the scale this morning and I'm back in the 130s!!! 139.7 to be exact! Oh man, I needed that. I was feeling pretty down about the gain. I promised myself I wouldn't get back on the scale until tomorrow morning. :)

Tonight we're going to dinner with some good friends for a birthday. Sushi! The perfect WW-friendly dish. 4 Large pieces of a California roll is only 3 pts. VERY point friendly. :) So, I'm put together my tracker for the day. I find that if I plan my meals, the day goes smoother.

Daily Tracker:

Starbucks nf, no whip Mocha= 3pts
Special K bar= 2 pts

Subway Turkey Sub (no cheese or oil, lite mayo)= 6 pts
Bag of Lays Lite Chips = 1 pt

Bowl of strawberries= 1 pts
WW chocolate muffin= 3 pts

4 pcs of California Roll= 3 pts
Edamame= 1pt
2 glasses of wine= 4 pts

Total: 24 pts

I plan on running or doing a sculpting class at the Y today. Haven't decided yet, but both will equal 4 APs. :) So I'll have 4 pts to spend on where I see fit.
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