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 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.


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. Soooooooo........it'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 Ehow.com 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 more.......to 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 life....it'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. Anyway....it'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 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!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Oh Yeah!!!

I lost another pound! I'm down to 206! Since May 12th, I have OFFICIALLY lost 10 pounds! I have lost the equivalent to this:

I don't know about you, but I think 2 bags of sugar weighs a lot!
Last night, I was supposed to walk with Sonya, but she couldn't go because her daughter was sick. Instead, I walked with Janice and Sarah. It's so much more fun when you have someone to walk with. My motivation goes through the roof and the fun-o-meter is definitely increased when you have someone to talk to while you walk.

We walked on the
Swamp Rabbit Trail all the way from downtown TR to Furman Lake! It was over 4 miles! Whew! What a workout! It felt good, but my hips hurt afterward. Not sure I could do that everyday. It's the 2nd time that Janice and I have done that though. I definitely think that it was easier for me this time around.

Whoooot Whooot! 10 pounds.............gone!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Happy Monday!

So.....the weekend went well. I did well on my diet and exercise all weekend long. I didn't lose any weight. I'm still at 207, but that's ok. I know that if I keep it up, that the pounds are going to fall off. I walked both Saturday and Sunday, equating to about 4 miles total. I'm walking tonight with Sonya.

What's that saying? That it takes 21 days to create a habit? I think I've created a habit of exercising! What????? Is that even possible for a fat ass, lazy girl like me?? Well, back in the day, I used to be really active. I just have become this fat lazy heifer in my old age. Not any more. I resolve to be skinny (ier) and healthier!

Since I have pretty much stopped doing my photo blog, I'm going to start adding photos to this blog, as it relates to my weight loss. Maybe I can kill 2 birds with one stone.

Friday, June 5, 2009


Well, I'm not as pissy today as I was yesterday, although a little bit around the edges. I weighed and I'm down another pound (207!) Whoooot Whooooot! Hellzzzzz yeah! I didn't exercise yesterday. Janice and I were going to walk, but it was raining. I was lazy and didn't even use the treadmill or the recumbent bike. The weekend is here though and temptation will be lurking. Tonight I'm going to a birthday party and I'm trying to plan ahead and be on my best behavior. I'm wearing a top today that when I wore it last year was REALLY tight in the sleeves. Today it's loose! It's also looser through the boobage area too!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

I'm Pissy Today

I'm pissy today. I won't go into the reasons why. It's not weight loss related though.

I didn't walk last night. Instead I rode 6 miles on my recumbent bike (which equalled about 35 minutes). We ate some rotisserie chicken, which I found isn't as low fat as you might think. I weighed this morning (208) and I didn't gain, so that was a good thing. If it's not raining tonight, Janice and I are going to walk. I hope it's not raining, because I think a good walk could get some of my frustration out! Grrrrrrrr!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Bye Bye Fat Ass!

So, two weeks ago my husband emailed me and told me that they were doing a "Biggest Loser" type contest at work. The winner wins $1200. Since I'm FOREVER on a diet, I was super excited. I'm playing along (sort of doing the "at home game") and hubby and I even have side bet of $100. So far, we've both lost about 8 pounds. Whoooot Whoooot!!! We've really been taking our diet & exercise seriously. I've been walking or riding my recumbent bike every day. He has been lifting weights and riding his bike. The contest lasts for 3 months. My goal is to lose 30 pounds. I know that's a little ambitious, but that gives me something to work toward. I'll be happy with 20 or 25! I need to lose more than that, but that's a short term goal.

Since October, I've lost about 15 pounds. As of two weeks ago, I weighed in at 216. Today I weighed 208. I'm reeeeeeeeeeeeally pining to get below 200! Only 8 more pounds to go!