Monday, May 31, 2010

WI & Run Results

Well, my weigh in did not go good at all! You take 1 step forward and 3 steps back! I gained 3 lbs! I'm sure there other factors involved and it's not all a gain, but I was really disappointed in myself. Oh well, moving on.

I had a 10k run this morning. It was hotter than it was supposed to be. Probably was about 80 degrees and pure sun! I wanted to die! I finished not as good as last year. This year's time was 1:04:14. Last year's time was 1:02:28. But it was probably at least 10 degrees cooler last year. I'm happy with it. Then I went back about 5 blocks and waited for my cousin Nick to show up. He has only been running since November and this is the longest run he has done! The heat definitely got to him. I saw him and ran the end with him to help him along! Good job Nick for finishing this run! It's about 6.3 miles long. And it was just too hot!!

Happy Memorial Day!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Good vs. Evil + Injury

Well, I haven't been in the blogging mood lately. I've been really busy at work. I'm tired and I'm injured! Injured how, you ask? Oh, you didn't ask? Well, let me tell you anyway. I got injured walking to the copy machine. So on to other things...what? Oh, you want to know how did I injure myself walking to the copy machine? I really have no idea! I just took a step and a sharp pain went right through my knee! I thought the pain would subside, but nope! It's still there. I will say, I think it's slightly getting better. I hurt it on Wednesday.

My dad suggested trying Aspercreme. Someone mentioned it to him. It's a creme and you rub it on the area. That's it. It's supposed to relieve pain due to arthritis, sprains, muscle cramps, etc. It actually does help! I was suprised. But it seemed to only work for about 5 mins! I only tried it twice so far. I'll keep trying it a few days more. I just have a 10k run on Memorial Day that I just CAN'T miss!

In food news, I did GREAT on Monday and Tuesday! I was the perfect weight watcher! Wednesday, well, let's just say this is where the "good vs. evil" came in to play! Evil...some brought TONS of those "bulls eye" candy.

I LOVE those candies! I thought I could get away with only one...only two...only three, etc. Before I knew it, I ate 27,124 pieces! Seriously!

But the good came for lunch. A good weight watcher looks up the nutritional info before lunch and carefully decides what to eat. I decided to go to Panda Express. It's a fast food Chinese place. I carefully printed out their nutritional info and wrote down the points for things I could have and brought that when I went to eat.

I ended up getting the mixed veggies instead of rice, the beef & broccoli and the string bean chicken breast. So big and lots of great veggies! Yum!

Thursday was more of the same. Today is a toss up. It's mostly good, not evil. Tomorrow is once again my weigh in. We shall see. I'm not expecting good things but you never know.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Stories of a Runner - Turtles, Bugs, and Heat - Oh My!

It was a hot one in Chicago yesterday, about 91 degrees! We were warmer than the West Coast, California, Las Vegas, etc! Wow! But I welcomed it.

My day was a good one as far as eating went. It was standard food so I'll share my dinner.

4 oz. BBQ Chicken Tenders
1/2 cup mixed veggies
1/2 cup Brown Rice w/ Salsa

Have you ever mixed Brown Rice and Salsa together? Very good!! Tastes like Spanish rice!

I did go for a run yesterday after work. I wasn't looking forward to it. It was going to be hot and I thought I wasn't going to do good! But I felt the running groove right away! I decided to do the 5.5 miles I had planned. Most of my running on this route is right by busy streets. I don't like it but I know the distance. Most of it is also on a forest preserve trail. This trail runs mostly along these busy streets! I don't like running on busy streets but I suck it up.

While running, when the path winded through some trees and off the busy street, I was running with my mouth open. Note to self, don't run through a forest preserve with your mouth open! A bug went right in my throat! Then I started gagging. I tried running again but started gagging. I thought I could feel it move in my throat. I tried to make myself throw up on the side of the path but couldn't do it. I NEVER throw up! Started running but started gagging again. I seriously thought of turning around and going home. But eventually the bug dislodged from my throat and I was able to continue with the run.

Almost to my half way point, along a busy street, I came across a turtle. This poor thing! It was moving away from the busy street toward the grassy area. There is a pond but it's far down the hill. That turtle was never going to make it! And it's so hot out! Can turtles boil to death in their shells? I ran passed it but then stopped, turned and looked at the turtle. I was facing an ethical dilemma! I decided to run to the half way point, which was only about a minute away and back. Then I would see where the turtle was and assess the situation. Well, I couldn't find the turtle! He must have been faster than I thought. I hope the poor little guy made it to the water safely!

I wish I had my phone with my camera. I would have taken a picture. But I didn't bring it with me.

I did however, take a picture of my sweat-drenched self when I got home.

I took a picture of my front and of my back. My back was drenched in sweat, as was my chest and face. I'm sorry but it's hard to look good after running for an hour in the heat!

But like I said, it was a very good eating day. I'll try to keep this up for the rest of the week!

Monday, May 24, 2010

WI Results + Benefit Calories

My weigh in was Saturday. I gained another 0.2 lbs. I feel like a broken record!

I really haven't been doing what I'm supposed to be doing. I'm wasting great opportunities to get to my goal. Even though a few pounds won't be that big of a difference, it's all mental. I NEED to get there. But also because then I can stop paying for my weight watchers meetings!! I've been on the program for 3 years now and I have the monthly pass ($39.95/month). It's a great option but I'm pretty tired of paying! But I'm not going to give up WW! I mean $39.95/month for 3 years can do the math! It adds up! Don't get me wrong, losing 90 lbs is worth every penny I've spent! But now, I'm just wasting money and it's bothering me. That, and my endless nights of snacking!

I went to a benefit for someone with Cancer yesterday. My dad owns a restaurant (Lindy's & Gerties of Bridgeview in IL - Shameless plug) and a girl that works there, her Aunt has cancer. My dad was working at it giving ice cream (part of his restaurant is serving THE BEST ice cream there is!). So I went to give my support. Everything that I bought to eat is called "Benefit Calories." Calories put there because I was supporting the benefit. Well, I know what you will say, "You could have just donated money and not eaten the food." You are absolutely right! I didn't eat too bad though but did have some ice cream from my dad's stand. Like I said, it's THE BEST ice cream ever!

So the weekend eating was not great at all. I'm starting over again today. That's all I can do. And since I don't have school for the summer, I can work my butt off when I get home from work. Thinking a long run is in order (5-6 miles) tonight in preparation for my 10k on Memorial day. It's going to be hot though, about 90 degrees so I'm going to have to take it kind of easy. I don't want to pass out from heat stroke!

Friday, May 21, 2010

The Right Stuff

First, let me say, I have no idea where the title of this post is coming from. I think I was trying to sucker you guys to come over to my blog thinking something good is happening! Nothing good over here, just us chickens...

**Next order of business, Danica from Danica's Daily is having a giveaway. It's a shopping spree. She is giving away $60 to spend at any of the 200 + CSN Stores. See her blog to find out more info. I'm totally winning this one guys!

I've been a little stressed lately with the ending of my school classes. I had a final last week and one yesterday. Ahhhh, it's over for now! I can feel peace come over me! But I've been stressed about work. There is some drama going on and it's getting under my skin. I think a new job is in order.

My eating yesterday didn't suffer one bit. I had a salad from Potbelly's called the Farmhouse Salad. I did include the bacon this time but not the cheese. Hey, I needed something to brighten up my spirits and a little bacon never killed anyone...or did it? My order (with out the blue cheese) had chicken, egg, tomato, cucumber, bacon, red onions and a non-fat vinaigrette. Yummy! And big!

For dinner, I had leftover skillet steak of some kind. I decided to jazz it up after reading a post from Tami at Nutmeg Notebook about caramelizing onions and mushrooms. I decided to try it but didn't have the splash of soy sauce she used. I used a little Worcestershire instead. I didn't know what I was doing but whatever!

I topped my thin skillet steak with the caramelized onions and mushrooms. It was delicious! I totally recommend trying this out!

My WI is tomorrow. I'm 1.6 from goal. I haven't done too great this week. Not sure what to expect tomorrow but there were a few days this week I did fantastic. I'm hoping that outweighs the negative days. I know I probably won't hit goal but would love to lose at least the 0.6 lbs part!

Lastly - did anyone see Grey's Anatomy Finale last night?? So Good! I was on the edge of my seat the whole time!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Marathon Madness

I've been running since 2003. Mostly 5k's, 8k's and 10k's. There have been 3 half marathons as well. And can I tell you the half marathon's are hard! H-A-R-D! It does get easier the more you do though. I swore up and down (and again, up and down) that I would NEVER do a full marathon. I've got semi-bad knees (for a 31 year old) and kind of bad feet (which I inherited from my father...Thanks Dad!). I'm afraid of injuring myself. And, let's face it, I'm a little bit of a baby. I don't like pain!

This past year though, my thoughts have changed a little bit. I see other's doing marathons. My half marathon times have improved drastically. And I see these people on the Biggest Loser doing them when 5 months before, they could barely get out of a chair!

Did you guys watch the Biggest Loser last night? I was so inspired! Every time I see them run marathons, I get inspired. So much that it makes me want to cry! I would LOVE to feel the accomplishment of completing a full marathon. Side note: Can I say that I just love, love, love Daris!

So, I may have to contemplate running a full marathon next year. If I do sign up for it, I would really have to put a training schedule in place. Right now, I run haphazardly whenever I feel that I have time, maybe 1-2x a week or sometimes 1x every two weeks.

I'll think about it. I'm just a little bit afraid of the suffering I will endure! It's a big challenge. But I guess they always say "No pain, no gain!" Who says that anyway? I want to go beat him down!

Monday, May 17, 2010

To Splenda or Not to Splenda?

That is the question! Actually that is not really the question. And I'm not bashing Splenda or other artificial sweeteners. I think there is a good place for it.

I just notice that I use Splenda far too often. It dawned on me this morning as I was making a cup of hot tea. I drink 1 cup (well, the cup holds more than 1 cup!) of hot tea every morning. And I sweeten it with Splenda...
every...morning. I also have lots of other "diet" stuff that contains artificial sweeteners.

So as I was making my tea, I decided not to use the Splenda in it this morning. And I thought that maybe I should try to drink my morning tea without it from now on. I decided I'm not going to go crazy and cut out everything, I'm just going to take baby steps starting with the morning cup o' tea.

I wanted to do a little research online regarding artificial sweeteners and the pros and cons. Searching for actual
legitimate research online though is very hard to do. It's hard to know who the source is and where their information came from.

I did find one site that gave a nice small breakdown on the pros and cons among other information (including stuff about molecules and such). You can read the article here. Again, I don't know where all the info is directly from. Take the info as you wish. But here were some of the pros and cons of Splenda.

PROS: no calories, no bad aftertaste, no affect on insulin or glucose levels, can be used in cooking and baking, FDA approved, Helpful for those suffering from diabetes and obesity, does not promote tooth decay.

CONS: empty sweetness causes body to crave carbohydrates, studies in rats show that the rats that were given sucralose had shrunken thymus glands, enlarged livers and kidneys, no testing done with humans, sucralose may have laxative effects including diarrhea and gas (ewwww!), etc.

I also know some people get headaches with artificial sweeteners. I'm not one of them.

**So what are your thoughts on artificial sweeteners? Do you use them? If you do, do you use them a lot or just a little?

I'm just starting out small. Not putting it in my tea. If I feel the need, I'll make other changes.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

WI Results

I had my weigh in Saturday and gained 0.2 lbs. I shouldn't be upset with that, but I kind of was. It was my own fault because I was only tracking my points for part of the week. I need to do it the whole week. This week will be better.

My day started with the WW meeting. Afterwards I ate oatmeal with 1 cup FF milk, splenda, & cinnamon. The it was over to my cousin Jessie and Nick's house to see their baby Elise. She is over a month old now. So adorable. Nick and I went for a run. It was a slogging (slow jogging) run. We were out for about 1.5 hours! Probably only went about 5.25 miles total, but we explored a pond and stuff in the middle. But let me tell you, my legs are sore and tired! So it must have been good!

After spending way to much time at their house because the baby is a cutie, I went to my parent's house to let the dog out and borrow a shovel. I needed to turn my soil so I can try and plant a few veggie plants I bought. Which is what I did next! Boy, gardening is tough work! I didn't even have a large spot. And I didn't plant anything yet either!

After one hour of that, I went in to shower and eat. I realized I barely ate anything so far! I knew I was going back to Jessie and Nick's later to eat pizza so I went light. I had yogurt with fiber one cereal and 2 small apples. Then I made a salad to bring over to eat with the pizza.

I had a basic salad with TJ's Champagne Pear Vinaigrette dressing, which is one of my favorites! We ate some pizza and I didn't go overboard! I was pretty proud of myself.

At home, I had a Arnold's Sandwich Thin with Laughing Cow Cheese, baby carrots 2/ Tj's Roasted Red Pepper hummus.

Daily Points: 22
Points Used: 22

Total Activity Earned: 6 (not including gardening)

Weekend is a beautiful one here is Chicago. Hope everyone enjoys theirs!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Stories of a Runner (or Two)

I chatted briefly about running with Smasher Girl who signed up to do an awesome 5K walk for charity. Way to go! She was surprised to learn that I was running even before I joined weight watchers and was way overweight (ok, who am I kidding, technically I was obese). She wanted to know how I did it? I pondered that question and didn't have a good answer. I just did it. Let's backtrack to learn a little about my running history.

Let's go back to my early teen years. My father was overweight (Dad, you don't mind if I use you in this blog post, right?). My father tried countless diets (cabbage soup diet anyone?).

When I was 16, my dad signed us all (Me, Dad, Mom) up for the gym. Thanks Dad! He lost some weight and I think it was at that time that he started running. I would run a little with him but he was much better than me. We started off together and ended together but he passed me up in the middle. He was good! I think he told me his best at a 5k run was 7-8 min miles. I think. This info may be off a little but you get the idea.

I stopped running. I had to run the mile in H.S. and got better every year but starting in college, I started gaining weight. I still went to the gym and worked out but never, ever thought of running.

That was until a friend of mine was going to turn 30. I was about 24 years old. She wanted to run a 5k that was on her birthday. We both started running. She was thinner and therefore, faster. I couldn't really "hang", y'know? But I tried and we ran that run (she always finished first). I thought I was going to die! It was Sept. 20, 2003! I just recently found the picture they took while I was finishing. NOT PRETTY! I'll scan it and post it. I was red in the face and looked like I was going to die!

But I did it! I finished! That sense of accomplishment is what pushed my friend and I to do several more 5k's and 8k's in the next few years together. I only got a little better with the running. I was a runner/walker. I was still overweight (obese) and couldn't run very long at a time. I always tried to run at least 1 mile before walking, but after 30 seconds, I would be exhausted! But I kept at it. I never really improved too much, but there was some improvement. I just tried to be my best time.

So that's how I officially started. I just did it. I said that even if I have to walk half of it (or more), I know I can do it. It won't kill me. I might feel like I want to die, but I won't.

I now have run 3 half marathons over the past 4 years. My first half marathon, I probably weighed around 230. I'm not sure because I wasn't on weight watchers back then (2006). I signed up with a different friend and she ran with me the entire way! I thought (again) that I would die!

But running is completely mental! Sure, you have to make sure your body is physically capable of doing that type of exercise for that long. But if you can, then it's mental. Your mind is telling you "STOP!". In my mind, it's ok to slow down or walk. Go ahead! The important thing is to not give up!

Now that I've lost weight though, I can run for an entire race without walking! I never thought I would ever be able to do that. But you know what? After the first 2 mins, I still feel exhausted. I feel winded! But once I get past that 2 min. hump, it gets better.

My times have now dramatically improved. I'm still not in the front of a run. I'm still at least in the middle of the pack or less. I still haven't run better than a 10 min. mile on average during a run. But that's ok. I continue pushing myself to do it and I know I CAN do it. And you can too!

So what are some tips that you runners out there can share with the non-runners/beginning runners? I know you guys have some good ones! Please share!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Before - Really!?!

My dad was able to get his computer back up and running and low and behold, there are some "before" pictures of me. I've been having problems getting "right before" pictures. I've got some that are from 2003 but I started weight watchers in 2007! I was really looking for 2006 pictures.

I guess I found the next best thing. This isn't an actual "before" picture. I had already started weight watchers and been on it for 4 months! It was Sept. 2007. I started weight watchers in May 2007. How is that even possible that this isn't an actual before picture? I look horrible! It's got to be one of the worst pictures I've ever seen! I try to blame it on the cut of the shirt or t
he camera angle, but no, I can't blame anything. It's just me!

So I c
an't put it off any longer. Here is the sad sad sad before (or beginning) picture. I probably lost around 25 lbs in this picture. Seriously? This has to be before, right? And I thought I looked good! I'm so embarrassed!
The other is a picture from x-mas 2009. Probably not the most flattering picture in my tummy area but it's the best I've got to show you right now. Before long, I'll take a real "after" picture.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Mother's Day

Hope everyone had a Happy Mother's Day. I'm not a mother but I do have one! :)

We were having dinner at my parent's house and my grandparents (mom's parents) were coming over. My Grandparents live up here in Chicago but spend half the year in Florida (during the winter). They just got back (lucky dogs!) so it was good to see them.

We had a beautiful Mother's Day. It was a little cool but it was nice and sunny. I started the day off with 1 hr 45 mins at the gym! Weights/abs class, then step aerobics class. Worked up a good sweat! Then wrote a paper for school. Then it was time to party! Ok, maybe not really party but whatever! The grandparents arrived! Check out the beautiful weather...

Ok, not the most flattering picture of my rear end in my saggy-butt jeans! lol. My grandparents came bearing gifts from FL! They are so sweet.

After some socializing, it was time to dig in. We had Lamb Osso Bucco and green beans. My dad makes the BEST Lamb Osso Bucco! It's by far one of my most favorite dishes.

It's served over yummy angel hair pasta. My mom is such a sweetheart and she bought multi-grain pasta instead of traditional white. Thanks mom! Uh, no pics of the green beans?

I made that low fat key lime pie (made with low fat graham cracker crust, 2 low fat key lime yogurts, FF Cool Whip, sugar free lime gelatin mix, 1/4 cup boiling water). My parents own a restaurant and they brought some of the delicious ice cream home from there too. It's probably the most fattening ice cream on the planet but totally worth it! So good!

Here are some pics of the family. Just don't tell my mom. She hates pictures of herself!

My grandparents, Dad, Mom, me and my monkey. Um...never mind! Just better not to even ask! Oh, and check out the shirt my mom is wearing. You can't really see the picture but it's her standard Mother's Day shirt dated back to probably the late 80's or early 90's! It's got a picture of my brother and I when my grandparents took us for pictures when we were kids. So cute! She wears it EVERY mother's day!

Ended the evening with finishing up my school paper. Then Mom and I took the dog for a walk. I was beat when I got home! Family time and over eating can be exhausting!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Weigh In Results

I did half good this week, half not so good. So I was a little worried for my weigh in today. I just did want to gain weight! Well, I lost 0.6 lbs so I was pretty happy with that!

I have 1.4 lbs to go. That's it! I'm so excited that I feel I will definitely have a good week this week.

Tomorrow is Mother's Day. Happy Mother's Day to all the mom's out there! We aren't going to a restaurant or anything. My dad is cooking one of my favorite meals! Lamb shanks! I'll be good as long as I watch portion control. I'm making dessert. I think I will make a key lime pie. It that no bake one with cool whip and low fat graham cracker crust.

What are you Mother's Day's plans? Are you going to stay on track?

Friday, May 7, 2010

Giving Thanks!

No, it's not Thanksgiving, but the last few days I've realized I need to be a little more thankful for what I have. Among all my little problems (online thief, garage problem, car problem, washing machine problem, not hitting goal problem, binge eating problem), many people have even bigger problems!

My cousin is having some major trouble with her 12 year old son. I feel awful for them. It's serious. Other family members are having health issues. Also, a shooting occurred at an Old Navy store a block from my work (in the City). In fact, people all over are getting shot and killed for no reason. People are committing suicide. It's just awful.

So, what are my problems? They are nothing compared to all of this. I'm healthy. I'm pretty fit. I've got a new home. My immediate family is healthy. My pets are healthy. Really, I've got it pretty good. So what if I have to shell out a few bucks to fix stuff. So what if I have to mow the lawn and I hate it sometimes! So what if my job gets on my nerves sometimes. So what if I'm tired from working and going to school.

Moral of the story: Be thankful for what you do have right now this very minute. Understand not everyone is as lucky as you are.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Bad Day? No Way!

Let me start off by saying that I've had a heck of a week (see post from yesterday), and it's just getting better and better (said with sarcasm)! Not only can I not open my garage door (it's a piece of crap garage that I want to tear down and rebuild soon) but my car is yet again giving me problems!

Before, you move on from this post, it's not going to be all "
woe is me" and "poor baby". So let's talk about my 2000 Chrysler Sebring Convertible that has seen better days. My baby is dying. :( I've put so much money into it last year (transmission among other things). Last July, new radiator, radiator cap, etc. Lots of money (maybe $3,000) spent that one time. Well, since January, my car has been losing anti-freeze again. WTF? I got a whole new radiator less than a year ago. So I've been watching it and making sure it doesn't get worse. In fact, I thought it wasn't bad at all. Mistake!

Yesterday on my 35 mile drive to class after work, my water light comes on. Crap! I look at the temp. gauge and it's all the way up on HOT! Double crap! So I call my dad and he tells me to turn the heat all the way on to help the engine. Done and it helps but man, it was HOT in there! And it was 80 degrees out! My dad said I might sweat off a couple of pounds! lol. Made it to school, buy some anti-freeze and after class, filled the sucker back up.

In a few weeks when my class is over, I'm going to take the car in to the shop.
Again. One day I'll be able to get a new one. I just don't want another car payment.

Got my bank situation with the online thief squared away. Will get my money back in 1-2 weeks.

Again, my garage door won't open (
Dad, need some help please!). Luckily, I really have nothing important in there so I don't need to use it right now.

BUT! My food yesterday? Spot-on! Fantastic! Terrific!! And I felt great about it. Not to mention that it was 80 degrees out!! Wonderful!

Here is the lowdown:

Breakfast (4 pts)
Light N Fit Yogurt & 1/3 cup Fiber One Cereal

Lunch (9 pts)
Cosi - TBM light w/ baby carrots (I like when places offer lighter versions of their food)

Before School and During School Snacks (2 pts)
1 cup Strawberries
2 small gala apples

Dinner (6 pts)
Boca Burger (original) with 2% pepperjack cheese and spinach on light whole wheat bun
Salad (Romaine Lettuce, tomato, cucumber) with Trader Joe's Champagne Pear Vinaigrette
Southhaven Farm Muffin (more below)

That dressing is so good! If you haven't tried it, please do! It has little bits of cheese in it! So good!

Total Pts Used: 21
No exercise points earned :(

I finally decided after hearing about the Southhaven Farm muffins, that I would order it myself. I finally made some of the chocolate zucchini muffins (recipe is on their site). It uses the chocolate mix. It was just ok. My mom really liked them. Me, it's tolerable. I'm going to finish them. And for 2 pts, not too bad. I'll try one of the other mixes I bought next. Have you tried these?

So it could have been a bad day for me. I could have done some stress-eating, but I chose not to. It wouldn't have helped the situation at all. It wouldn't have brought me closer to my goal. And the beautiful day helped tremendously! Hopefully the rest of the week will be just as good!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


I've been MIA for the past couple of days. So sorry. Actually a lot has been going on. First, I had an awesome food weekend last weekend. Yay me!

Second, someone decided it was a good idea to obtain my debit card number online and try to charge $700 worth of stuff on it. Went to the bank yesterday and cancelled my card. Looks like the second charge of $349 didn't end up clearing so that's good news. I'm only down $358.77 now. Just need to fill out a dispute, wait 1-2 weeks and I'll have my money back. Grrrr.....

Thirdly, the computer people at my work called me and said my computer was infected. I'm guessing this must have had something to do with someone obtaining my debit card number? So I spent an hour on the phone with them cleaning up my computer. I'm not the only one in the office with this problem right now.

I did a little stress eating last night. Fast food and candy. Blah! I hate when I do that. But I'm getting on the wagon again today. I really, really want to get my butt to goal. I can't wait! I'm aching for it. But with school, work, thieves online, it's just getting difficult. I can't work out as much and sometimes I stress eat. A few weeks left of school and I'll be done for the semester. I'm just trying to hang in there.

I'll be back with some food posts tomorrow. Soon, I'll start with the pictures!

And I'm going on vacation in July to Los Angeles. If there is anyone from that area or someone that is really familiar with the area, let me know of fun things to do. Right now, I've got a Cubs v. Dodgers game (I'm from Chicago), Six Flags, some touristy stuff. I'm going with my 15 year old nephew. Any cheaper hotels that are worth checking out? Let me know the 4-1-1. :)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Weigh In Results

It's weigh in day! How did I do? I'm not telling you! No, I'm kidding. Drum roll please......

-0.8 lbs

Well, that's good. I didn't do great on the snacking the first half of the week but really pulled it together the last few days. I'm happy with the results.

Now, I'm 2 lbs from goal. Today has been a good day so far in terms of food and exercise. If I can keep my focus and not do any mindless eating or stress eating, I should be good this week. I don't know if it will be a good enough week to lose 2 lbs but you never know.

I hope
everyone's weekend is fantastic. I'll be back to report food and exercise tomorrow.