A Big Week!

This is a really special week for my family.  This week my baby sister turns 18 and graduates from high school and my brother graduates from management school.  I am really looking forward to being back home and supporting my siblings on their special days. . . . Continue Reading »

Extreme Weight Loss

Trainer: Chris Powell

Tonight, ABC aired the show Extreme Makeover Weight Loss Edition.  I wasn't sure what to expect but based on the previews, here is what I expected to see... 1.  One contestant per episode 2.  Each contestant has a couple hundred pounds to lose 3.  Each contestant will be under the supervision of trainer, Chris Powell 4.  Each episode will show the contestant over 1 year (365 days . . . Continue Reading »

Mission 1: Deep Creek Lake

Well, it's official.... "The Dean has authorized an early release for staff to get a start on Memorial Day weekend, for those who are able. Employees who are working may leave at 2:00 pm without charge to annual leave".  YAY!! At 2 PM I will get in my car, pick up my BF and head off to Deep Creek Lake for the weekend.   We are staying in a beautiful house right on the lake with 5 of our friends . . . Continue Reading »

The Instructorless Class

Tonight is my first weigh-in after starting the Simply Filling plan!  I am really excited and hope to see a loss on the scale.  This week has gone well for me, though I can see some of the changes I'll need to make over time. Prepare for "that time of the month" and the cravings I will have.  Last week, all I wanted was salt and this week all I want is sugar.  Neither are bad to have, but I kno . . . Continue Reading »

Feeling Great!

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I fought the urge to snooze this morning and hopped out of bed at 5:30AM.  I headed strait for the kitchen and had a bowl of honey bunches of oats instead of my planned bowl of oatmeal.  By 6AM I was out the door and off to ride the metro to the gym. Throughout my metro ride I thought of all the ways I could get out of spin today. . . . Continue Reading »

Opposite Day!

Now that the Bachelorette is on, I can officially say that it is summer!  I love the Bachelorette, even more than I love the Bachelor.  I just love seeing the crazy dates they go on and the lengths these guys will go to to win this woman's heart.  Though it may be a little more lust than love, it is one of my "must watch" for the summer months. . . . Continue Reading »

Archived Food Log

Well I switched over to the Simply Filling Technique so I will no longer be tracking my daily points, woop woop!  I will still long my workouts and my non power foods. Thursday, May 19, 2011 B- 2 eggs (4 p+), grapes (0 p+) = 4 p+ L- burger, 1/4 cup pulled pork, potato salad, and corn salad (work BBQ) D- tomato, basil, and mozzarella sandwich from Cosi with FF dressing Workout- 20 . . . Continue Reading »

Weekly Plan: May 16 – May 22

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I really want to use this week to restructure a few things.  My weight loss has halted these past few weeks and I am hoping to make some changes to my food intake, workout routine, and my weight watcher meeting date in hopes of seeing some growth and weight loss. . . . Continue Reading »

Buffalo Chicken Pasta

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Today for lunner, I made Buffalo Chicken Pasta from How Sweet Eats.  It was a really easy recipe to follow and my BF loved it!  The BF and I first went on a trip to Costco to get some goodies for the week.  I got strawberries, raspberries, grapes, lettuce, olive oil, and some grilled chicken. Once we settled in, I got to cooking.  I followed the recipe but changed a few things.  I used a . . . Continue Reading »

Planning a Vacation

Planning a vacation is a lot of fun, but for whatever reason, it made me so anxious today.  With so many options and the goal to save money for the future, finding a place to celebrate my BF's and my anniversary became a challenge. Some of our ideas included: 1. Charleston, SC and Savannah, GA 2.  Seattle, WA 3. San Diego, CA 4. The Florida Keys 5. Tampa, FL Vacations are such . . . Continue Reading »

Daydreaming…

Oh what it would be like to live in a Pottery Barn home with a Williams- Sonoma kitchen.  If I could go on a shopping spree, here are some of the things I would buy. . . . Continue Reading »

May 8 – May 14

Grocery List -Fruit (grapes, bananas) -Veggies (mushrooms) -Special K blueberry cereal and soy milk -ground turkey -I have a lot of food at home that I need to eat . . . Continue Reading »

What a bad week!

Well, I gained 2.2lbs this week!  What a bad week... and weird week at that.  The WW leader asked me if I expected the weight gain and I said "no" but now that I look back, I'm not surprised to have gained weight. . . . Continue Reading »

Doctors Appointments

It's amazing how many doctors we have when we really think about it.... -Primary Care (annual physical, last minute appointments when sick) -Allergist -Eye Doctor (annual eye exam, contacts, glasses) -OBGYN (annual exam) -Dentist -Orthodontist -ENT (ear, nose, and throat doctor) -Various Specialists . . . Continue Reading »

Finding Motivation

When my alarm went off this morning at 5:30AM I thought to myself "why oh why is my alarm going off"?  For a brief second I thought "I'm just going to go back to bed, I don't need to work out".  Instead, I fought the urge to sleep and hopped out of bed.  I headed straight to the bathroom, washed my face, put in my contacts, and made myself a small bowl of cereal.  15 minutes later I was headed out . . . Continue Reading »