Friday, November 20, 2009

I'm Still Alive!

Well, the reunion is over and I'm still alive. It literally consumed all my time. I have never done anything like that in my life. It was hard and a royal pain in the ass, but I can't say that I didn't enjoy it.

In weight loss news, I'm down to 183! I haven't been exercising. It's been getting dark early and I haven't been able to walk in the evenings. I AM going to start walking on the treadmill though. I have no excuse not's just sitting there at the house.

Here's a pic from Halloween:

Here are a couple of reunion pics:

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Long Time, No Post!

Sorry I've been MIA. This class reunion planning has been busting my balls. It's virtually blown up in our faces and we're having to start from scratch. I won't bore you with the details.

In weight loss news, I'm down to 186!

For comparison....below is what I looked like in May:

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Holy Crap On A Cracker

I weighed this morning and DID.NOT.EXPECT a TWO POUND weight loss! Not only am I in the 180's now, I'm two pounds in!


I'm so happy! The bad part of all this weight loss is that all my clothes are hanging off of me. I don't want to buy many new clothes because I don't know ultimately what size I'm going to be, but I REALLY do need to buy a few things. My pants are getting so big, I'm having to wear a belt with them and even then, they look like crap. I tried on a few tops this morning that fit o.k. a few weeks ago. Not any more. They hung on me like a bag lady.

I've been riding my bike a lot more lately. I feels good to ride. It feels good to exercise. I've never exercised like this in my life. I sincerely hope that I will make this a lifelong effort. I hope that exercise just becomes a part of my life. I already feel like I'm missing something when I don't do it. I'm already worrying about when Winter comes and how I won't be able to get out and be as active, 'cause I hate the freakin' treadmill. I'd much rather get outside and DO something as opposed to being a slave to some piece of equipment.

Anyway..I'm rambling.

Did I mention that I'm at 188?

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Maxi Pad Story....Not What You Think

So....Marc has been riding a lot on his bike lately. And from what I gather, bike riding and the "family jewels" don't really mix. So, we went and bought some riding shorts for him because, well you know, they're really padded in the boy bits area. I had no idea how padded they actually were. There's practically a whole freaking bicycle seat within those itty bitty shorts! I've been kidding around with Marc and asking him how his "maxi pad" feels. He first gives me the stink eye and then says that it really helps. Buwhahahhahaha!

That's some funny shit, right there! Or maybe you just have to be there. I do know that I am easily entertained.

35 Pounds....That's a Nice Milestone

I'm officially down 35 pounds today. I weighed in at 190! Whoot Whoot! Only one more pound and I'll be in the 180's!

That's the way I like it! Uh huh! Uh huh!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday Schmonday

It seems my weight loss has slowed. Looks like it's about a pound a week now. I shouldn't complain, 'cause that ain't too shabby. I wanted to be around 175 by vacation time (September 12th), but I don't see that happening.

It's been hot as hell here the past couple of days. The high is supposed to be 98 degrees today. Not exactly the kind of weather that makes you want to get out and exercise, but I'm doing it anyway. Of course I'll do like I always do and wait until late. Maybe by that time, it'll be a little cooler anyway.

I'm still at 191, although after I walked yesterday morning (about 6 miles), the scale said 190. So, do I count that? Or was that just "sweat loss"? Ehh....I dunno.

It's Monday and I'm cranky! Work blows.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Meet Buddy

We got a new dog on Saturday from the Humane Society. We named him Buddy. We knew the minute we saw him that he was our dog. He's fitting in nicely with our other furbabies so far. There's a little jealousy, but that's to be expected. Buddy and I went for a walk last night and I wore him out! I felt a little guilty for taking him on such long walk (4 miles). I'm going to ask the vet if it's ok for him to be walking that far, because he's only 6 months old. Oh..and because I know you're gonna ask...he's a Catahoula Leopard Mix.

I'm down another pound....191.

My thoughts and prayers are with Jen today. Many, many ((HUGS)) to you now and in the days to come.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Low Fat Homemade Tomato-Basil Pizza

I made this pizza on Sunday and it was A.W.E.S.O.M.E.! For the base, I used one of those sandwich wraps. I heated it slightly first in a frying pan just to get it crispy then I added all the fixins'. Don't let all that yummy cheese fool's fat free! I cooked it about 10 minutes or so on 375. Just think of all the variations you could come up with! I'm excited! Next time I'm either going to try a BBQ chicken style or some sort of Mexican variety.

Marc and I rode our bikes on Saturday. We rode 7 miles. Holy crap...I thought I was gonna die, but I finished! I had to stop a couple of times along the way, but I was determined! That Swamp Rabbit Trail has some crazy inclines. You don't realize it until you start pedaling up 'em!

I'm down another pound....192.

Saturday, July 25, 2009


I've been M.I.A. I've been busy with my class reunion stuff so I haven't had much time for blogging. Honestly, it seems like I say the same shit everyday anyway. I'm still at 193, although some days the scale likes to f*ck with me and say 194.

We had sushi last night. It was awesome. It wasn't until the last year or so that I'd even touch the stuff. I also had a mixed drink and a glass of wine. Not the sort of thing a diet is made of, I know. I have been exercising. I plan to ride my bike tonight. I didn't pay all that $$ for it to sit in the garage. Guilt is a wonderful thing sometimes.

Later Taters.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

I'm Slipping...

Last night I didn't exercise because I had a committee meeting for my 20th year high school reunion. Tonight I'm not going to exercise because we've been invited to Todd & Janice's house to eat crab legs. Wait, that's not true. Janice did say that I should bring my walking shoes and that we'd walk up her neighbor's driveway. It's way long and way hilly. It's better than nothing. I'd much rather get in my usual walk though. I couldn't turn down the invite for crab legs. Crab isn't fattening, is it? I think as long as you don't dip it in the melted buttah, you're ok.

I lost another pound. 193!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Ouch...That Hurts!

My body hurts in more than one place from all the stuff I did this weekend. Marc and I rode our bikes at Furman on Saturday. My butt hurts pretty bad from doing that. That seat isn't kind to my rear end at all! You'd think that with all the padding I have back there, that I wouldn't hurt, but let met tell hurts down to my haunches. OUCH!! Does that get better with time, I wonder? Yesterday, I drug out the Wii and did my Wii Fit. It was the first time I'd played it since February. I did some exercises that I'd never done on there before, including some crunches. I think they called them "scissor curls"? I woke up this morning and I'm SORE! I suppose that's a good kind of sore though. Yesterday evening, Sarah and I walked our usual. So I had a weekend full o' exercise. I lost another I'm at 194 now! Zipadee Do Da! Zipadee Dee Day! I'm on the downhill slope to the 180's!

I made some turkey spaghetti yesterday. I thought it was decent, but Marc only rated it a 5. Of course it isn't going to be as good as ground beef spaghetti, but it was definitely better than a Lean Cuisine!

Friday, July 17, 2009

I Bought A Bike!

Well....I finally did it. I bought a bike! Sarah called yesterday and bailed on walking last night, so I called Marc and got him to meet me at Sunshine Bicycle Shop to help me pick out a bike. I spent more than I wanted, but I didn't want to make the same mistake I made the last time I bought a bike. If you remember, I bought a bike back in May from Walmart. It was a beach cruiser type and I didn't have much success with it. I rode it a handful of times and the gears didn't seem to work well. Marc said it was "user error", but I'm not so sure! My new one is WAY easier to ride. Now, I'm not sure if it's because it's a lighter bike or because I've lost 20+ pounds since I last rode a bike. It's probably a little bit of both. Marc and I went to Furman to ride last night. Note to self: Never go to Furman Lake in the Summer on a Thursday night. I had forgotten that they have concerts there in the Summer. It was NOT a time to be riding around the lake. It was way crowded and nothing but a big cluster f*ck. The ride would have been really nice, had it not been for the big crowd milling around. We finally decided to get off the trail around the lake and get on the Swamp Rabbit Trail which runs parallel to the campus. We rode on that for a few minutes, but then Marc's foot started hurting some, so we headed back to the car. I think we rode about 2 1/2 miles. I'm jazzed! I lurrrrrrrrrrrve my new bike! I'm not so jazzed about the stoooooooopid ass helmet that I have to wear. I'm so getting some skull stickers or something to make it look less dorky.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Getting Bored & Half Asses

I'm getting bored with my weight loss journey. I'm not getting bored with exercise, but I'm getting tired of just walking. I'm pretty sure I'm going this week to buy a bike. I'm getting tired of eating the same old foods and I need to mix things up a bit. I need to find some decent recipes and quick fix meals. I had a turkey dog the other day and it was pretty darn good. I topped it with hot dog relish instead of chili and I was pleasantly surprised at how good it tasted. Last night I had a Morningstar Chicken Patty and it was good too. I don't have a ton of time to cook in the evening before I exercise, so time is a factor when it comes to food.'s a process and a learning experience, I know.

There's something else that's been bugging me lately. It irritates me when I see people who say that they want to lose weight, but then don't really try. They half ass it. I know that I've been there/done that myself. Who am I to judge?? It's all a mind thing. You have to resolve in your mind that you're going to REALLY DO IT and then REALLY DO IT! I'm working on not being irritated at people in my life for half assing it. I don't know what else to do, but to encourage them and to offer tips that have helped me. Until they make that commitment to themselves, I don't suppose there is really anything else I CAN do.

Gosh, that makes me sound so snarky and judgemental. I'm not...I swear!


Edited to add: I started to delete this post, because it really isn't fair for me to be irritated at all. Weight loss is HARD and I shouldn't judge or make assessments about anyone in their weight loss journey. I hope that I haven't stepped on any one's toes or hurt any feelings. If I have, I am truly sorry.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Since October...

...I have lost 30 pounds (I'm down to 195 today). Now granted, during that time I lost, gained, and then lost some of the same pounds back. Yeah, I know, that's kind of confusing. Some of you know EXACTLY what I'm talking about and are nodding your head right now. It has only been since mid-May that I have lost the majority of that weight though. I feel so much better. My self-confidence as soared. I can tell that I have lost some of the junk in my trunk and that I don't feel like my ass has it's own zip code any more. I can wear clothes that I couldn't wear last year. Because I'm exercising, I feel more fit than I have felt in years. I actually LOOK FORWARD to exercising! What theeeeeeeeeeee hell? How is that possible?? I have more energy and I'm mindful of my food choices. I worry though, that I'll revert back to the old ways. I worry that I won't stay focused and that I'll find myself in my recliner with a chili-cheeseburger plate with no thoughts of exercising. Will I let myself go that route again? I have before. 10 years ago, I went from 206 to 126 pounds in about 8 months. I kept the weight off for about 4 or 5 years. Gradually, the weight crept back on until I eventually weighed 225 pounds. I know that I'll always battle my weight. I know that it will never be easy for me. How do change my lifestyle for good and make it stick?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

'Cause Dats How We Roll....

As promised, here are a few pics from Saturday....

Marc & Janice

Sarah & Janice

Me & Sarah

Todd & Abby

Janice & Marc (he ALWAYS throws the finger in photos...ALWAYS)

Marc (working his cooking magic) and Sarah
munching on some Guiltless Gourmet chips & salsa

Sarah (talking to Andrew, who was late & why he's absent from the pics)

Janice & MEEEEE!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Almost Back To Normal

I'm pleased to say that Marc's foot is healing. He's off the crutches and he's able to walk on his foot again. Whew! It's not completely healed, but it's getting there.

In fatass news, I ate some fried mushrooms and a ton o' peanuts on Friday and yesterday was the first time I exercised since last Tuesday. The scale says I'm up 2 pounds. I'm not worried about it. Not even a little bit. I'm back in my groove now and I'm only looking forward.

We had a few friends over on Saturday. I served some of those Guiltless Gourmet chips and salsa and they scarfed them down in no time. I also picked up some low fat Black Bean and Chipotle dip at Publix that was a big hit too. I wasn't going to buy full fat chips & dip because I knew that I'd be WAY tempted. Turned out they loved the low fat stuff anyway! I took a few pics. I'll try and post them tomorrow.

Friday, July 10, 2009


It's been another bitch of a week. Marc hurt his ankle last Friday. His foot was swollen Friday night, but by Saturday the swelling had gone down. It had improved more by Sunday, and he rode his bike about 6 1/2 miles. Bad idea. By Monday it was hurting even worse and swollen again. Long story short, we've been to the doctor twice this week. He's on crutches and has been told to rest his foot and ice it. The doctor says that he has a stress fracture. He goes back to the doctor on Tuesday. He's been ill as a hornet through all this mess. I would be too. I know he's been in a lot of pain and not being mobile is a pain in the ass. ANYWAY...I hope he's on the mend now.

I haven't walked since Tuesday night, but I have lost another pound....I'm down to 196! :)

Hopefully next week, I'll get back into my walking groove and things will get back to normal!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

12 Facts About Me You Didn't Know

1. I think political correctness has gone too far. People get their feelings hurt too easily these days. Suck it up already! Get over yourself!

2. I despise Oprah. I also despise anyone affiliated with Oprah. That includes Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz, and whoever that BFF is of hers....Gayle? It irritates me to no end when people take what Oprah says as the gospel. Oprah thinks her sh*t don't stank. Yeah...I'm pretty sure it does.

3. I say "Yes, Sir" and "Yes, Ma'am". You rarely hear that said much anymore (even in the South). If I had children, I'd teach them to say it. I tried to teach my dogs to say it, but they just looked at me crooked and then licked their butts.

4. Cornbread isn't worth eating unless it's cooked in a cast iron skillet.

5. I played softball from the 4th grade until my freshman year in college. My senior year in high school I won MVP. I missed the award ceremony because of a boy.

6. I don't care who you are, I'm not going to kiss your ass.

7. In 2001, a cyst the size of a large grapefruit consumed my left ovary and I had surgery to remove it.

8. I have a B.A. degree in Elem. Education. I taught K5 for a short time. I soon realized that I hated it. I have never regretted not using my degree.

9. I know how to make (can) bread & butter pickles.

10. No one can read the Sunday paper before me. As I read it, it as to be stacked "just so". If it's not stacked correctly, I can't continue to read the rest of the paper.

11. Once the fire dept. was dispatched to my house. Apparently, when you're cooking frozen pizza, you're supposed to remove the brown cardboard the pizza sits on before you cook it. Who knew?

12. I am not ashamed of being a Southerner or of my Southern accent. Anyone is who ashamed should be beat about the face with a wet carp.

Me - January 2008

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Looks Can Be Deceiving...

This incline doesn't look like much, but it sure kicks my butt. This was formerly an old railroad track and was recently turned into a walking/biking trail. I'm thankful for this trail, because I'm not sure that I'd be so active without it. It's literally seconds from my house. Convenience means a lot to me!

I walked last night by myself. I started at a different part of the trail for a change of scenery. I walked part of the trail and then around Furman Lake. My pedometer said it was only 3 miles though. It started raining on me and it was getting late so I headed home. I wasn't digging walking by myself last night either, because at that time they had not announced that they'd caught the Gaffney serial killer dude yet. (FYI...Gaffney is about an hour away from me). Close enough for me to get the willies about walking alone! Good thing I don't do that often.

I lost another pound............I'm at 197.

I rock.

That is all.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Holiday Weekends Are H.A.R.D.!

I'm pleased to say that the 2 pounds that I "gained" from eating the Mexican food on Thursday is gone. I'm also pleased to say that I didn't gain any from the long holiday weekend. I want to compare this weekend to a mine field. First, being off 3 days in a row, put me out of my routine. Having a hurt foot, put me out of my exercise groove. Marc and I went to a cook out at his Dad's house on the 4th. I did fairly well until someone poked a plate of nanner pudding in my face. It was HOMEMADE BANANA PUDDING, Y'ALL. I couldn't turn it down, because that would just be bad manners, and my Mama taught me better than that! :)

Yesterday morning, we went out to breakfast (which we NEVER do). I actually had willpower and only had a bowl of grits and some toast. Marc wasn't so strong. He had a heart attack on a plate, which pretty much consisted of eggs, hashbrowns, biscuits & gravy. I'm sure it had bacon or sausage too. I couldn't look at it much or else I would have wanted to eat it all and then lick the plate. That's just how I roll.

I came within a gnat's hair of going to Bruster's and getting a double scoop of Butter Pecan Ice Cream last night, but I didn't. Holidays do that kind of crap to me! They suck you in and make you think that it's ok to cheat!

The posse and I walked last night. My foot is better, but it's not 100%. I'm thinking of buying another bike. The last bike I had, I returned to Walmart. It was a beach cruiser and Marc said it was a heavy bike. Also, the gears didn't change right, although Marc said it was just "user error". Whatever...maybe he's right. Anyway, I'm still debating on getting another one. The one I had was definitely a cheapie and it really was heavy, compared to the bike he has. I worry that I'll be huffing it up some of the hills on the trail. I huff up the hills when I walk. Will it be easier or harder on a bike?

Friday, July 3, 2009

Shouldn't Have Done That!

Last night Janice called and asked us to meet them for Mexican. It's been a bitch of a week, so I agreed. I didn't do toooo bad, but I didn't do great. I ordered a quesadilla that had shrimp and grilled veggies, but it also had lots of cheeeeeeeeese. The plate also had rice and a salad with two big globs of guacamole and sour cream. I only ate half my quesadilla, and half my rice. I did dip into the guacamole and sour cream, but didn't eat all of that either. I ate a good amount of chips though. Oh.....and I had a big ass margarita. I weighed this morning and showed a 2 pound gain. That's what you get when you choose to weigh every day. That food was good, but it wasn't worth seeing that gain on the scale.

I'm going sometime this weekend to buy myself some new workout clothes. I've been wearing some regular capris and I really need something a cooler. The heat is bad enough, but the humidity, is a killer. Gotta love the South, y'all!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

In Other News.....

.....I lost another pound. I'm down to 198. I walked an extra mile or so last night, but hurt my foot in the process. I don't know what I did to it, but it almost feels like a non-stop cramp across the top of my foot. I've had this same hurt a few months back. It healed on it's on when I stayed off my foot, so I guess I need to ease up on the walking for a few days.


We'll Miss You, Hailey

Yesterday Hailey died. We adopted her in 1996. At the time, we believe she was at least a couple of years old. She lived a long life and her death wasn't completely unexpected, but it hurt, nonetheless. Since we don't have children, our dogs are our children. We certainly feel a loss. Yesterday morning, Hailey met me at the back door as she usually does. I wish I had known that would be the last time. Marc found her last night under the deck. When I came home from walking last night, I saw him digging a hole. It took a minute for it to sink in what was happening, but then I soon realized. He was crying as he dug that hole and I couldn't do anything but cry along with him. She was faithful and loving. One cool dog.

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.

~Roger Caras

Hailey, a.k.a Hale-Bop


Wednesday, July 1, 2009

I Forgot I Had Curves!

I have curves again! I can see my waist. I know that I'm still a heifer, but I.HAVE.CURVES! I wouldn't look near as large if it wasn't for my rear end. Even when I'm skinny, I have a big ass. Well...bigger than your average bear anyway. It's not freakishly big. It is what it is. Can't do anything about that. Everyone in my family has the same ass.

Sarah and I walked last night. Cindy, my best friend from high school joined us. That was the first time I had talked with her in about 4 years. We caught up with each other and had some laughs. We talked about new stuff and about old times. I can't believe that we have been out of high school 20 years. 20 YEARS. I'm frickin' old.

Did I mention that I'm in ONDERLAND!?!? Being 199 is awesome! I'm loving it!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Ahhhhhhhh......I've reached Onderland! It's as beautiful as I once remembered it. I guess that movie theater popcorn didn't sabatoge things too bad.

I feel goooooooood. I knew that I would.

So good. So good. I got you.

Pardon me why I channel a little James Brown.

Jump back. Kiss myself.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Do You Facebook?

So I'll admit it, I'm a Facebook nut. If you do Facebook and want to add me as a friend, leave me a comment with your full name or email address and I'll send you a friend request. I moderate all my comments, so no freaks will have access to it.



It's Monday and my boss is back from vacation today. I haven't lost any weight in a week. I have a paper cut. My head hurts. I have a cold sore the size of Rhode Island on my bottom lip. Good times. Good times.

I went to see Transformers at the Mall of Georgia's IMAX theater this weekend. It was A.W.E.S.O.M.E. It was a definitely better than the first Transformers movie. I did partake in too much popcorn though. That was the first time I've cheated since I've started this weight loss endeavor. I'm still at 201 though. The posse and I walked last night and I worked like a dog in the yard on Saturday morning so I've been active. That scale better drop tomorrow! I can see Onderland in the distance and I'm not giving up, dammit!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Ain't that Some Bull Sh*t?

I had a whole post typed out and *POOOOF* it was gone. Bull shit.

More bull shit is that I've gained a pound. I've been working my ass off and the scale is going in the wrong direction! Sarah and I walked last night and I have officially met my goal of walking 20 miles this week. GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ME!! I'm not sure why the scale is up. I felt a little bloated last night, maybe that's why. I dunno. I'm not going to worry about it any more. My venting about it stops right here.

I'm going to measure myself this weekend. Those non-scale victories count for something too! I should have already done that, but what can I say, I'm a slacker.

No blog would be complete without mentioning the passing of Michael Jackson. While he had become a complete and total freakshow in recent years, there is no denying that back in the day he was an insanely talented guy. He changed music history. I still love me some Billie Jean, PYT, Beat It, and Thriller. I think it's unfortunate that scandal and poor decisions overshadowed his talent. Even so, I think people will remember him for when he was "normal" and the gift that he gave the world with his music.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Chips and Dip...Oh How I Love Thee

Alright, so I'm a big chips and dip girl from way back. When I was 4 or 5 years old, I used to call my 18 year old uncle on the phone and ask him to bring me chips and dip. He'd oblige and bring me Doritos and bean dip. He holds a special place in my heart to this day! Anyway, I knew that when I took on the endeavor of losing the junk in my trunk, that my chips and dip days as I knew them were
pretty much over.


I found Guiltless Gourmet Blue Corn Tortilla Chips! Granted, they aren't quiiiite up to par of regular chips, but if you add a little salsa to 'em, they're pretty damn close! 18 chips only has 3 grams of fat and 120 calories! I like Herdez salsa. You won't usually find it with the other salsas and taco kits. It's located in the ethnic section. My guess is because it's more authentic than that crap Old El Paso
and Pace makes.

By the way....I found the Guiltless Gourmet at Publix.
Just thought I'd share!

My Most Awesome Tuna Salad Sammich

I used to never eat tuna, but now I love my my most awesome tuna salad sammich. It consists of 1 can 3 oz. Star Kist Chunk Light (in water), celery, pickle, low fat mayo, and salt & pepper to taste.

As you can tell, it's jammed packed with celery and pickle. I like it like that. I don't put a ton of mayo. 1 tablespoon of Duke's Low Fat Mayo has 5 grams of fat. Sometimes I put that much, sometimes less. I think it binds together better when you add the full tablespoon though. Oh yeah...I use low fat bread too. Sometimes I mix it up and use chicken instead. Marc thinks I'm crazy for using so much celery, but he doesn't even like celery, so I don't listen to him. I like what I like!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

That Jack Sh*t..He's a Funny SOB

I entered another challenge. Lose a 1/2 pound in week!
Check out this blog: Jack Sh*t, Gettin' Fit for details.
That Jack Sh*t...he's one funny dude.

Missouri 60

I'm participating in my first ever internet weight loss challenge. It's called the Missouri 60. Basically, you post a photo of yourself anytime between now and June 30th and again in 60 days. A panel of judges will vote for whomever makes the most progress. I don't know that I'll make the most progress, but I know that I'll make progress! Hell-to-the-yeah! I would post a link to the blog, but I'm too lazy. "The Anti-Jared" started it and his blog link is in my list o' links to the right. Go take a look for yourself.

So, here's my official "before" photo.

Ha!! I just realized that I have on a top with horizontal stripes. That's a fat-chick no-no. I'm guaranteed to look better in 60 days just by wearing something different! Why do they sell clothes in plus sizes with horizontel stripes anyway? I think it's a conspiracy by the skinny bitches of the world to make themselves look smaller.

Oh yeah, I'm down ANOTHER pound.............201!!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Walking Facts You Didn't Know & Other Stuff

According to the Washington State Podiatric Medical Association:

  • On average, every minute of walking can extend your life by 1.5 to two minutes.

  • The average person walks about 115,000 miles in a lifetime—more than four times the circumference of the globe.

  • A brisk walk can burn up to 100 calories per mile or 300 calories per hour.

  • Walking is one of the best exercises for your feet because it contributes to circulation, helps maintain weight control and promotes overall health.

In other car was broken into yesterday at work. It was unlocked, so technically, I don't suppose it was really "broken into". From what I can tell, nothing was taken. The scary part is that I can see my car from my desk. That means that they could see me too! Whoever the scum bag that rummaged through my car, did it between 9 and 12 yesterday morning when I was here by myself. I called the police and filed a report anyway, just in case I realize later that I'm missing something. Grrrrrrrrr!

Only 12 miles left of my 20 mile goal! Sarah and I walked again last night and will again for the next 3 nights.


Monday Schmonday

Weekends aren't long enough. But I don't suppose anybody ever says, "I hate weekends! Bring on Monday!" Oh well, no since bitching about it. Everybody has to do Mondays.

I didn't cheat on Friday night and eat a chili-cheese burger. It paid off because when I weighed this morning, it showed that I'd lost another pound......202! I can almost see the 100's again! It's just within reach. I didn't know until I started reading weight loss blogs that the 100's are referred to as "Onderland". It's been a while since I've been to Onderland. I'll say it's been at least one and half to two years since I've been there. I'm ready to get there!

I walked last night to Furman again (4+ miles). If it weren't for the heat, it wouldn't be a bad walk at all. My body isn't hurting like it was when I first started walking. My goal this week is to walk 20 miles. That means I need to walk that route every night through Thursday. I hope that the rain stays away and allows me to do it.

Not that I was ever a great housekeeper, but my house isn't staying as clean since I started all this. I simply don't have time to do it all. Something has to give, and it's housework! Perhaps I need to learn to manage my time better. It's starting to get on my nerves. Don't get me wrong....I am not a clean freak by any means. Sometimes you just can't live in filth/clutter any longer!

Friday, June 19, 2009

It's My Blog...And I'll Weigh If I Want To!

I've read a lot of weight loss blogs recently and it seems that most people weigh themselves on a weekly basis and report their weight loss. I weigh myself every day. I forget where I read it, or I would cite my source, but I swear I read it somewhere recently, but studies show that people who weigh themselves daily are more successful at long-term weight loss than those who weigh themselves weekly. They say that frequent weigh-ins remind you of your goals and help keep you motivated.'s my blog, and I'll weigh if I want to!

I weighed this morning and lost another pound!


I yelled out when I saw that number, because I really didn't think that I was going to lose 2 pounds this week. I thought that ship had sailed because the scale was so stubborn earlier this week. Anyway, after I yelled a celebratory "Whooot Whooot", the dogs decided they wanted to celebrate too. Dookie ran and got her favorite toy and Abby ran around in circles like she always does. Let's face it, there's not many people you can celebrate your weight loss with while standing naked on the scale, so it was kind of nice to have that little party!

Marc is down about 12 pounds or so too. He thinks he's entitled to one cheat night a week, but I don't feel so good about doing that. I feel like I get out of my groove. Tonight is cheat night and he's having a chili-cheeseburger. I don't think I'm going to. I've worked too hard!

I'm pretty sure that saying IS true.............Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels!

Abby & Dookie (in non-celebratory mode)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Use #451 For Windex

Last night I walked with my posse and it was soooooo humid. The humidity was so high you could cut it with a knife. We were dripping in sweat. I forgot to take off my rings and by the time we got back my hand were super swollen and I absolutely could not get them off. I tried Dawn dish detergent, regular soap, shampoo, holding something cold on it.....and nothing...those rings WOULD.NOT.BUDGE. My finger was red and hurting by this time. I decided to Google home remedies and a said to spray Windex on the rings and they would slip right off. I thought...."Yeah, right. Whatever." But I ran to the laundry room anyway and grabbed the Windex (actually it was an off brand), sprayed it on my finger, and those babies came right off. I was amazed!! It made me think of that movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding!

I had a good talking to with my body and it decided to let go of another pound and I'm down one 204! Yay!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

The Scale Is Da Debil

Sarah and I walked last night. It felt good and we had fun. 4 miles seems like nothing when you're arguing over who has the biggest hips. Seriously, I think we thought we were competing in the Fat Chick Olympics.

Her: I'm wider than you are!
Me: No you're NOT! I am!
Her: I'm dense, I hold my fat in well!
Me: Pulease....I'm WAY bigger than you!

For the record, I'm AM bigger than she is and give myself the gold medal for the first annual Fat Chick Olympics!

Ahhh....I gotta laugh at myself sometimes to keep from crying! It is what it is!

So........I weighed this morning and I'm STILL stuck at 205.

The scale is the debil.

I'm eating right. I should probably keep a food journal. If anything, I'm probably not eating enough calories. I KNOW I'm not eating too many. My fat gram intake isn't over what it should be (20 grams/day). I'm exercising on a regular basis too, so I just don't get it. I'm impatient, I know. *sigh*

Any suggestions? Tips?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Just The Weigh It Is

I haven't lost any weight since Friday. That sucks, but I'm not discouraged. I'm keeping it real. This is real's not The Biggest Loser. I didn't get to walk last night because it rained. I tried to get in the floor and do some sit ups, but I'm not sure what I accomplished. Let's just say I did some sit up type motions. Hell, it's better than what I used to do, which was N.O.T.H.I.N.G! I really feel guilty when I don't go walk and I REALLY hope the rain stays away this evening.

In other news, I'm getting my hair cut & colored today! :) Can't wait...I'm overdue!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Another Old Skinny Photo - May 2000

Ha! I remember this dress well. I'm pretty sure it was a size 8. I can't believe I was so tiny!

Ok..I know you're thinking it too.....

WHAT.THEEE.HELL. was I thinking wearing those WHITE hose?? Was that the style or did I need serious fashion help?

August 2001

I found these photos and thought I'd post them. They were taken in August 2001 while on a trip to Mexico. I weighed about 130.


Sunday, June 14, 2009

I Heart My New Kicks!

I figure if I'm going to be doing all this walking, I might as well have some decent shoes! My old Nikes weren't broad enough at the toes and were hurting my feet, so I went to Academy Sports and got these babies yesterday! I lurrrrrrrrve them! I got up at the crack of me this morning and went walking........4 miles again. That walk isn't so fun without my posse with me. Time goes by a lot faster with good conversation.

Vacation is scheduled for September and I figure that I'm going to lose about 25 more pounds by then. That will put me at around 175'ish. I would have really loved to have lost more than that before then, but I'm not going to complain. If I'm 175, I'm gonna feel skinny compared to what I've been! I already feel a difference. I'm pulling clothes out of my closet that I wasn't able to wear last Summer! That ROCKS!!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Crappy, But Current Photo

I took this photo with my cell phone right before work this morning. Yes, that's my empty, dusty curio cabinet. The photo doesn't do my fatness justice. You really need to see a side view of me. This blog isn't called "Junk in My Trunk" for nothing. My ass needs it's own zip code. Seriously.'s useful for a comparison picture for later, I suppose.


Another pound.............gone! Bye! See ya! Hit the road Jack, and don't cha come back no more, no more, no more, no more, hit the road Jack, and don't cha come back no more!! What chu saaaaaaaaaaaaay?????????

Sing it with me! You're singing it aren't you? If not, it'll be stuck in your head, all day long! Buwhahahahhahahahahahaha!

So my walking posse and I walked last night from TR Oriental to Furman again. The pedometer said we walked 4.12 miles. I think that's about right. My pedometer was sitting all wonky my capris, so I 'm not sure it was counting steps correctly. It doesn't really matter, all that is neither here nor there. We walked a hella long way and back!
I can tell that that walk is getting easier. I'm not hurting near as much as the first time we did it. That's progress!

I don't have far to go before I'm below 200!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

I Feel Guilty!!

I didn't exercise last night and I feel soooooooo guilty! I had to do some things around the house though, including checking on some dental insurance claims that had not been paid. Coming home to a dentist bill of $192 that I DO NOT OWE did not make me a happy camper!

ANYWAY.....for supper we had some of that new Kentucky Grilled Chicken. I really can't believe that that only has 4 grams of fat per piece! (FYI: the thigh has 9 grams) We each had a breast (180 calories/4 grams) and a wing 80 calories/4 grams) and a side of baked beans (200 calories/1.5 grams) and green beans (25 calories/0 grams) each. I really felt like I had eaten a TON O' FOOD! Compound eating that with not exercising and I felt like a real heifer last night.

So, I have already made arrangements with my walking posse to git-r-done tonight! Janice and Sarah are going with me tonight around 7:00!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Laughing Cow Cheeeeeeeeese!

Can I just say that Laughing Cow Cheese is the BOMB?!?! I spread one of these wedges (only 2 grams of fat) on a white cheese flavored rice cake and it's the BEST.SNACK.EVER!!!

I know, I think I'm talking out my ass, but I am NOT lying. It is seriously the best low fat snack you can eat! I buy the french onion flavor and it's DELISH!!

I walked again last night. I was a bit lazy and didn't even go until 8:00, so I ended up walking by myself. I still managed to get in two miles (in 38 minutes, I might add!) I'm still at 206. Looks like I'm losing about 2 pounds or so a week which is what is recommended that you lose. If I DO keep it up at this rate, I'll be down to around 180 by vacation time! Whooot Whoot!