Friday, November 20, 2009
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 to..it's just sitting there at the house.
Here's a pic from Halloween:
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
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
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
That's some funny shit, right there! Or maybe you just have to be there. I do know that I am easily entertained.
Monday, August 10, 2009
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
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
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
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.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
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
Thursday, July 16, 2009
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
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Todd & Abby
Janice & Marc (he ALWAYS throws the finger in photos...ALWAYS)
Marc (working his cooking magic) and Sarah
Sarah (talking to Andrew, who was late & why he's absent from the pics)
Monday, July 13, 2009
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
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
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
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.
That is all.
Monday, July 6, 2009
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
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
.....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.
Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
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
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
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
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
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
By the way....I found the Guiltless Gourmet at Publix.
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
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
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 news.....my 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.
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
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. Soooooooo........it's my blog, and I'll weigh if I want to!
I weighed this morning and lost another pound!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
I had a good talking to with my body and it decided to let go of another pound and I'm down one more.......to 204! Yay!!!
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
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.
Any suggestions? Tips?
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
In other news, I'm getting my hair cut & colored today! :) Can't wait...I'm overdue!
Monday, June 15, 2009
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?
Sunday, June 14, 2009
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
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. Anyway....it's useful for a comparison picture for later, I suppose.
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
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.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
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 know....you 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!