Thursday, December 31, 2009

The New Years Diet

Two girlfriends were talking at a New Year's Eve party. The talk got around to what their resolutions would be.

"I'm going to start a diet to get rid of all of these extra pounds
I put on over the holidays," Kim said.

"Good!" Katrina exclaimed. "I'm ready to start a diet too. We can be dieting buddies and help each other out. When I feel the urge to drive out and get a burger and fries, I'll call you first."

"Great!" Kim replied. "I'll ride with you."

Monday, December 28, 2009

Tick, tock.......

7 more days of gluttony......

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Weight management myths debunked, Yahoo article...

By Michelle May, MD
See why you can eat after 7 p.m., plus get the real story about six other commonly held beliefs
Diets are filled with dogma about when, what and how much to eat. Certainly "the rules" are usually based on observations that make sense, but unless you understand why you do certain things, you'll break the rules as soon as the temptation is greater than your motivation. Let's examine some of these myths, where they come from and how to make long-term changes that will work for you.

Myth #1: Don't Eat After 7 p.m.

Your metabolism doesn't shut off at 7:01 p.m., so why is this rule so common? It is based on the observation that a lot of people who struggle with their weight overeat in the evening. Most people have already eaten dinner, so they aren't snacking because they're hungry. They snack because of boredom, television, loneliness and other triggers.

Rather than creating a rule to address those habits, ask yourself, "Am I hungry?" whenever you feel like eating in the evening. If you truly are, eat, keeping in mind that your day is winding down so you won't need a huge meal. If you aren't, consider why you feel like eating and come up with a better way to address that need. Ken, a man in one of my workshops, realized he was just bored, so he started doing stained-glass projects in the evenings to entertain himself. Whatever works!

Myth #2: Eat Small Meals Every 3 Hours

This rule is based on the fact that many thin people tend to eat frequent small meals. However, most of the thin people I know don't check their watch to tell them it's time to eat--they eat when their body tells them to. They eat when they're hungry and stop when they're satisfied. Since that tends to be a small meal, they get hungry again in a few hours.

Instead of watching the clock, begin to tune into the physical signs of hunger to tell you when to eat. And remember, your stomach is only about the size of your fist, so it only holds a handful of food comfortably. By learning to listen to your body's signals, you are likely to follow a frequent small-meal pattern naturally.

Myth #3: Don't Let Yourself Get Hungry

This one is based on the belief that overweight people are incapable of controlling themselves when they are hungry. In my experience with hundreds of workshop participants, once they learn to tell the difference between physical hunger and "head hunger," the opposite is true.

Think about it. When you're hungry, food tastes better and is more satisfying. My grandmother used to say, "Hunger is the best seasoning." Besides, if you aren't hungry when you start eating, what's going to tell you to stop? Of course, you also need to learn to recognize hunger and make time to eat before you are too hungry, since it's harder to make great choices when you are starving!

Myth #4: Exercise More When You Cheat

I hate this one because it has caused millions of people to equate physical activity with punishment for eating. As a result, many people either hate to exercise or use exercise to earn the right to eat.

While it's true that your weight is determined by your overall calories in versus your calories out, exercise is only part of the equation and it has so many other important benefits. Instead of using exercise to pay penance, focus on how great you feel, how much more energy you have, how much better you sleep and how much healthier you are becoming. In the long run, you are more likely to do something because it feels good than because you are forced to.

Myth #5: Follow Your Diet Six Days a Week, Then You Can Have a Cheat Day

This is absurd! What if you were a harsh, overly strict parent six days a week, then completely ignored your kids every Saturday? How would this approach work for your marriage or managing your employees?

It just doesn't make sense to try to be perfect (whatever that is) Sunday through Friday while obsessing about everything you're going to eat on your day off. Then on Saturday you overeat just because you're allowed to, so you end up feeling miserable all day. Huh? Personally, I would rather enjoy eating the foods I love every day mindfully and in moderation. I call this being "in charge" instead of going back and forth between being in control and out of control.

Myth #6: Eat X Number of Calories (or X Number of Points) Every Day

Does it make sense that you would need exactly the same amount of fuel every day? Aren't there just days when you're hungrier than others, maybe because of your activity levels or hormonal cycles?

Rather than setting yourself up to "cheat" on those hungry days and forcing yourself to eat more food than you want on your less hungry days, allow yourself the flexibility to adjust your intake based on your actual needs rather than an arbitrary number. Important: For this to work long-term, you also need to learn to tell the difference between physical hunger and "head hunger."

Myth #7: Carbs Are Bad (or Fat Is Bad)

This "good food-bad food" thinking makes certain foods special. As a result, you may feel deprived and think about them even more than you did before. Worse yet, healthy foods become a four-letter word.

The truth is, all foods fit into a healthy diet. Since different foods have different nutritional qualities and calorie content, you can use the principles of balance, variety and moderation to guide you without trying to restrict yourself from eating an entire food group.

Truth: You Are In Charge

I assume the rule makers are well intentioned and don't realize that they've created a tightrope that most people will fall off of sooner or later. If your head hadn't already told you that all these rules are crazy, wasn't your heart saying there had to be a better way?

It's time to give yourself a wider path that you can stay on forever. Allow yourself the flexibility to make any decision as long as you consider the advantages and disadvantages of your choices and always keep self-care in mind.

About the Author

Michelle May, MD, is a recovered yo-yo dieter and the founder of the Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating Program, which received the Excellence in Patient Education Innovation Award. She is also the award-winning author of Am I Hungry? What to Do When Diets Don't Work. Her newest book, Eat What You Love, Love What You Eat: How to Break the Eat-Repent-Repeat Cycle was just released in early October 2009. To learn more about mindful eating, or to order her books, visit

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A week at the gym

(sent in an e-mail from a friend...)

This is dedicated to everyone who ever attempted to get into a regular workout routine

Dear Diary,
For my birthday this year, I purchased a week of personal training at the local health club.
Although I am still in great shape since being a high school football cheerleader 43 years ago, I decided it would be a good idea to go ahead and give it a try.
I called the club and made my reservations with a personal trainer named Christo, who identified himself as a 26-year-old aerobics instructor and model for athletic clothing and swim wear.
Friends seemed pleased with my enthusiasm to get started! The club encouraged me to keep a diary to chart my progress.
Started my day at 6:00 a.m. Tough to get out of bed, but found it was well worth it when I arrived at the health club to find Christo waiting for me. He is something of a Greek god-- with blond hair, dancing eyes, and a dazzling white smile. Woo Hoo!!
Christo gave me a tour and showed me the machines.. I enjoyed watching the skillful way in which he conducted his aerobics class after my workout today. Very inspiring!
Christo was encouraging as I did my sit-ups, although my gut was already aching from holding it in the whole time he was around. This is going to be a FANTASTIC week!!
I drank a whole pot of coffee, but I finally made it out the door. Christo made me lie on my back and push a heavy iron bar into the air then he put weights on it! My legs were a little wobbly on the treadmill, but I made the full mile. His rewarding smile made it all worthwhile. I feel GREAT! It's a whole new life for me.
The only way I can brush my teeth is by laying the toothbrush on the counter and moving my mouth back and forth over it. I believe I have a hernia in both pectorals. Driving was OK as long as I didn't try to steer or stop. I parked on top of a GEO in the club parking lot.
Christo was impatient with me, insisting that my screams bothered other club members. His voice is a little too perky for that early in the morning and when he scolds, he gets this nasally whine that is VERY annoying.
My chest hurt when I got on the treadmill, so Christo put me on the stair monster. Why the hell would anyone invent a machine to simulate an activity rendered obsolete by elevators? Christo told me it would help me get in shape and enjoy life. He said some other shit too.
Asshole was waiting for me with his vampire-like teeth exposed as his thin, cruel lips were pulled back in a full snarl. I couldn't help being a half an hour late-- it took me that long to tie my shoes.
He took me to work out with dumbbells. When he was not looking, I ran and hid in the restroom. He sent some skinny bitch to find me.
Then, as punishment, he put me on the rowing machine-- which I sank.
I hate that bastard Christo more than any human being has ever hated any other human being in the history of the world. Stupid, skinny, anemic, anorexic, little aerobic instructor. If there was a part of my body I could move without unbearable pain, I would beat him with it.
Christo wanted me to work on my triceps. I don't have any triceps! And if you don't want dents in the floor, don't hand me the damn barbells or anything that weighs more than a sandwich.
The treadmill flung me off and I landed on a health and nutrition teacher. Why couldn't it have been someone softer, like the drama coach or the choir director?
Satan left a message on my answering machine in his grating, shrilly voice wondering why I did not show up today. Just hearing his voice made me want to smash the machine with my planner; however, I lacked the strength to even use the TV remote and ended up catching eleven straight hours of the Weather Channel..
I'm having the Church van pick me up for services today so I can go and thank GOD that this week is over. I will also pray that next year my husband will choose a gift for me that is fun-- like a root canal or a hysterectomy. I still say if God had wanted me to bend over, he would have sprinkled the floor with diamonds!!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Anniversary Gift

Larry was in trouble. He forgot his wedding anniversary. His wife was
really angry. She told him "Tomorrow morning, I expect to find a gift in
the driveway that goes from 0 to 200 in less then 6 seconds...


The next morning Larry got up early and left for work. When his wife
woke up, she looked out the window and sure enough there was a gift-box
for her wrapped in the middle of the driveway. Confused, the wife put on
her robe, ran out to the driveway and brought the box back in the house.

She opened it and found a brand new bathroom scale.

Larry has been missing since Friday

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Praying for Coffee Cake

An overweight business associate of mine decided it was time to shed some excess pounds. She took her new diet seriously, even changing her driving route to avoid her favorite bakery. One morning, however, she arrived at work carrying a gigantic coffee cake. We all scolded her, but her smile remained cherubic.

"This is a very special coffee cake," she explained. "I accidentally drove by the bakery this morning, and there in the window was a host of goodies. I felt this was no accident, so I prayed, 'Lord, if you want me to have one of those delicious coffee cakes, let me have a parking place directly in front of the bakery. And sure enough," she continued, "the eighth time around the block, there it was!"

Thursday, October 15, 2009

“When in doubt, bake.”
— Susan Colón

Friday, October 2, 2009

Quote of the day

“If you want to feel your best, you have to eat the best.”
— Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D.

Friday, September 18, 2009


Ask not what you can do for your country. Ask what's for lunch.

Orson Welles

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Quote of the day

“Food is how I show my love.”
— Paula Deen

Friday, August 14, 2009

Quote of the day

“The kitchen is where the action is, where the big conversation is happening. It's the place to be.”
— Chef Jewels Elmore

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Quote of the day

Fish, to taste right, must swim three times - in water, in butter and in wine. -----Polish proverb

Friday, July 31, 2009

Top 10 Rules for Eating Right

By David L. Katz, MD

1. Use smaller plates.
Whether you're already trim or trying to lose weight, one of the best things you can do for your waistline and your health is to downsize your dishware. Cornell University nutrition researcher Brian Wansink, PhD, has found that switching from a 12-inch to a ten-inch plate leads people to eat 22 percent fewer calories. If you downsized only your dinner plate, you'd be eliminating more than 5,000 calories a month from your diet. It really is that simple.

2. Make half of every meal fruits or vegetables.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends five to nine servings of produce a day, but if you follow my rule, you won't have to count. At breakfast, fill your bowl halfway with cereal, then top it off with berries or sliced banana. At lunch, eat a smaller—or half—sandwich, and add two pieces of fruit. At dinner, make sure your plate is at least 50 percent salad, broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, or whatever veggie you choose. This ensures that you get enough nutrients and automatically reduces the amount of fat and calories you consume (provided you don't go crazy with fatty dressings and toppings).

3. Don't eat on the run.
The first problem with grabbing and gulping is that it usually means fast food. And even a smallish fast food lunch (small burger, medium fries, diet soda) delivers around 800 calories—more than the average woman would want to get at dinner. When we eat on the go, our brains tend to register the food as a snack—regardless of how many calories we consume—leading us to overeat at our next meal.

4. The shorter the ingredient list, the better.
Most of the healthiest foods have only one ingredient: Think broccoli, spinach, blueberries, etc. Longer lists generally mean more sugar, more salt, more artificial flavors. More unhealthy stuff.

5. Nutritious food doesn't have to be expensive.
Some colleagues and I recently completed a study in Independence, Missouri, comparing prices between a diverse list of healthy grocery items and a list of less nutritious ones. (This was part of a program we've developed—see—to help kids make healthier choices about what to eat.) With rare exception, we found that the smart choices cost no more. In fact, there was a potential small savings associated with the healthy selections. And that's without considering such economical options as occasionally substituting beans or lentils for meat, or making a sandwich at home rather than spending money at a restaurant.

6. Take an extra ten minutes a day to prepare healthy meals.
By devoting a few minutes to planning for more nutritious eating, you invest in your own health and that of your family. And when I say few, I mean it: Studies from UCLA suggest that a wholesome, home-cooked dinner takes only about ten minutes longer to prepare, on average, than serving processed or ready-made food. If you make enough for leftovers, you'll save time in the long run. And don't forget: Obesity, diabetes, and heart disease all lead to doctor and hospital visits—which take a lot of time.

7. Retrain your palate.
As any 5-year-old or picky eater can attest, familiarity is a powerful driver of dietary preference. But taste buds are malleable and can be taught to appreciate new and subtler flavors. When you swap processed, high-fat, sodium-packed, and oversweetened food for healthier fare, it can take one to two weeks before your taste buds acclimate. Don't expect to love new flavors right away (and certainly don't expect your kids to). Just keep serving the new dishes, and soon neither you nor your palate will recall what all the fuss was about.

8. Stop eating before you feel full.
Slow the pace of your meals. Pay attention to what you're eating. And call it quits when you're about 80 percent full. After a pause, you'll likely find that "mostly full" is full enough. Studies indicate that simply by eating at a leisurely pace, you could drop up to 20 pounds a year.

9. Sit down to dinner with the entire family.
Whether it's just you and your spouse or a family of 12, demand that everyone treat the dinner hour as holy. Kids who eat with their parents are less likely to consume junk, less likely to overeat, and less likely to be overweight. Parents who eat with their children report greater satisfaction with family life.

And families who eat together are far less likely to be plagued by eating disorders, drug use, smoking, and alcohol abuse, according to several studies conducted by the University of Minnesota and the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University. That's a remarkable benefit to something as simple as sitting down together for a family meal.

10. You really are what you eat.
You want radiant skin? Consider that your skin depends on the flow of blood for nutrients and oxygen—which, in turn, requires healthy blood vessels and a steady supply of red blood cells generated by your bone marrow.

The best way to keep your body humming is to eat a well-rounded, nutritious diet. Want to-die-for, salon-style hair? Then you need healthy hair follicles to build hair in the first place—and that, in turn, depends on having a healthy heart to pump nutrients to those follicles, and healthy lungs to give them oxygen.

As for better mental acuity—well, you get the idea: Your brain depends on the vitality of your heart, lungs, liver, kidneys (you name the organ) to be in tip-top shape. The best way to bring out your best attributes is to foster your overall health through smart eating—a diet that favors produce, grains, legumes, and lean sources of protein, such as fish and soy.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

quote of the day

Lead me not into temptation; I can find the way myself.

~Rita Mae Brown

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Oh Mama Mia.....

and I'm not talking about the musical! I have been eating tons of salads trying to be more healthy. Oh yeah. Healthy all right, it is cleaning my insides out completely. I have diarea(or however you spell the damn word), like you wouldn't believe. I know. TMI. Somebody send some Pepto Bismal!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Quote of the day


Thursday, July 2, 2009

Dieting sucks.

There is just something in my brain that needs to be unlocked or broken free. I cannot stay on this damn diet for any longer than a week.

Off to look for the key.......

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Fact of the day

12 ounces of most US beer has less calories than the same serving of 2% milk or apple juice.

Just saying.....(thanks Snark!)

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Today's Quote

Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork. ~English Proverb

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Quote for the day!

Eat only what you truly enjoy, and truly enjoy what you eat.
—Martha Beck

Monday, May 4, 2009

Monday's Quote.....

The past does not define you, the present does.
—Jillian Michaels

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Quote for the day

If you have a tough time slowing your pace at the dinner, try stopping before you feel full… I can't guarantee the practice will work; however, you have nothing to lose but weight.
—Dr. David L. Katz, MD

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Weigh In....

Yesterday Chris and I weighed in. We are having trouble with our scale, no, it isn't cause we disagree with it, LOL! It changes numbers everytime you step on it, I mean like a 5 lb. difference! So in conclusion.....I was.....

which makes a loss of 1.8.
I'll take that.

Friday, April 17, 2009


Breakfast- coffee-0
1 c. Jumbo rice Krispies-1
1/2 c. milk-1

snacks- 4 french twists-2
5 pieces Laffy Taffy-3 (had a sweet tooth)

lunch- Salad w/ leftover ham and 1 slice bacon- 4
2 wasa crackers-1
Edy's grape popsicle-2

Dinner- B potato w/ spray butter-2
Healthy choice dinner (potstickers)-7
WW ice cream-2

Total- 25 pts.

Thursday, April 16, 2009


Breakfast- coffee-0
Arnold roll-1
1 tbsp straw preserves-1
2 pts

snacks- mini delights-2
4 french twists-2
6 pts

lunch- Turkey Pita-3
Baked chips-3

Dinner- BBQ chix-6
green beans-0

snack- WW ice cream-3

Total points- 23

*Walked 30 minutes on the bike trail*

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Back on the rollercoaster!

4/14/09 167.8 lbs.

Breakfast- Arnold roll-1
8oz. veg. juice-1
1 tbsp. strawberry preserves-1

lunch- baked ruffles-3
Turkey Pitaw/ 1 sliice of bacon, mustard and pickle-4

snacks- LC cheese-1
2 wasa crackers-1
WW yogurt-1

dinner- LC spaghetti-5
brussel sprouts-0
WW ice cream-3
8 pts

snack- 1 cup HN Cheerios-2
1/2 c. milk-1

25pts. Total

Friday, March 20, 2009

A New Favorite!

I love this stuff!!!!!! I don't know if it is the texture or what but it is my new favorite snack!

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I'm a loser

and not in the good sense. I cannot seem to keep myself on track. There is always something that makes me eat or not work out or just says, "Screw it!" So once again for the billionth time I am trying to realize what I need to do to get this weight thing under control. Why do I have to have this addiction? It sucks.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Well, not counting points isn't going well either. Shit, I've got to come up with something that is going to work for me.......

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

One month down

Well, I got thru one month. I'm down 3 lbs. Which is both sad and hopeful. You know the saying, you didn't put the weight on in a month, don't expect it to come off in a month! Yeah, ok......

So, the writing everything down doesn't seem to work well for me so this month I'm going to try another approach. I am still going to weigh and measure everything but not write it down. In my head when I slip up in the writing of all the points, I tend to trash the whole day. I think I'm going to concentrate more on exercise this month and see what happens......

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Day 19

Well, since it was a long weekend here and Sat and Sunday were kind of a bust, I'm not going to post what I ate. Yesterday, MLK day, I did very well but with the boys home from school = no computer time. LOL! So we will start fresh today!

Breakfast- coffee 0 pts.
Arnold roll 1 pt.
1 pt.

snacks- curves bar 1 pt.
100 cal. hostess pack 2 pts.
2 reduced fat vienna fingers 3 pts.
6 pts.

Lunch- 4 potstickers 4 pts.
brussel sprouts 0 pts.
2 reduced fat vienna fingers 3 pts. (these things are like crack!)
7 pts.

Dinner- 1/4 c. baked beans 1.5 pts.
roll 3pts.
shredded pork cooked in the crockpot w/ bbq suace 6 pts.
10.5 pts.

h20- no
exercise- no, unless you call watching the Inauguration exercise? LOL!

total pts.
24.5 (let's just round that up) 25

Friday, January 16, 2009

Weigh In 2



total lbs. lost

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Day 14

Breakfast- coffee 0 pts.
WW rye 1 pt.
1 pt.

Snacks- 2 WW GCT 2 pts.

Lunch- Salad 0 pts.
Lean cuisine 4 pts.
smart food popcorn 4 pts. (love this stuff!)
8 pts.

Dinner- 2 egg omelet w/ 1 oz. swiss cheese 7 pts.
Arnold Roll -1 pt.
1 c. juice 2 pts.
10 pts.

H20- no
exercise- 40 min. treadmill

Total points
21 pts.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Day 13

Breakfast- coffee 0 pts.
WW Rye bread 1 pt.
1 pt.

Snacks- 1 c. cantelope 1 pt.
smart food popcorn 3 pts.
2 "light" string cheese 2 pts.
6 pts.

Lunch- Salad w/ ff dressing and 1 oz. swiss cheese 3 pts.
choc. chip cookie 2 pts.
5 pts.

Dinner- Chix 8 pts.
1 c. carrots 1 pt.
gr beans 0 pts.
WW latte Ice cream 1 pt.
10 pts.

H2o- yes
exercise- 38 min. treadmill

total points
22 points

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Day 12

Breakfast- 1/ c. juice 1 pt.
WW rye bread 1 pt.
2 pts.

snacks- 2 Wasa Crackers 1pt.
Laughing Cow cheese 1 pt.
South Beach Wafers 2pts. (not worth it, yuck!)
handful of smartfood 1 pt. (thanks to my friend Rod, I put down my BLT!)
5 pts.

lunch- leftover chix 6 pts.
choc. chip cookie 2 pts.
8 pts.

Dinner- 4 oz. Pork chops w/ sauce 8 pts.
Broccoli 0 prs.
WW latte Ice cream 1 pt.
9 pts.

h20- Yes
exercise- 38 min. treadmill & 20 crunches

total points
24 pts.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Weekend Weakness

I think I can finally admit that the Weekend is very hard for me. I have no structure, there are consession stands I have to deal with and not being home most of the day is hard. I tried to write down what I was going to eat so I would stick to that list but something in me snaps and I really have to work on that. But, like I said, admitting it for me is the first baby step. So back on the wagon today and try and think of a plan of attack for next weekend.

Day 11

Breakfast- coffee 0 pts.
1/2 c. milk 1 pt.
1 c. cheerios 2 pts.
3 pts.

snacks- smoothie 3 pts.
ww rye bread 1 pt.
4 pts.

Lunch- Salad w/ 3 oz. chix, 1 oz. cheese 7 pts.
mini delights 2pts.
9 pts.

Dinner WW Peach glazed chix 6 pts.
1/2 c. sweet potato 2 pts.
brussel sprouts 0 pts.
WW latte Bar 1 pt.
9 pts.

H20- yes
Exercise- 38 min. treadmill, 20 crunches

Total Points

Friday, January 9, 2009

Weigh In 1


-3.1 lbs.!!! I'll take that!!!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I'm liking the Brussel Sprouts

These are 0 pts. Seconds to heat. And not that bad. I have never cooked fresh ones so this works for me and I feel healthier to boot! LOL!

Day 7

Breakfast- coffee 0 pts.
Select Arnold Roll 1 pt.
1/2 c. milk 1 pt.
2 pts.

snacks- Banana 2 pts.
celery 0pts.
mini delights 2pts.
chocolate 2 pts.
6 pts.

lunch- tomatoes 0 pts.
Brussel sprouts 0 pts.
Hot pocket (chicken Brushetta, it was just ok) 5 pts.
WW Latte Ice cream 1 pt.
6 pts.

Dinner- 1/2 c. couscous 2 pts.
gr. beans 0 pts.
Herbed Apricot Chix 7 pts.
WW ice cream 2 pts.
11 pts.

H20- Yes
Exercise- 38 min. on treadmill

Total points
25 pts.

1st weekly weigh in tomorrow come early for a front row seat!! LOL!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Day 6

Breakfast- coffee 0pts.
select Arnold roll 1pt.
1 pt.

snacks- pretzels 2pts.
2 pts.

Lunch- 2 Wasa crackers 1 pt.
Salad w/ grape tomatoes,cheese and
Kraft Lt. dressing 4 pts.
WW Graham cracker treat 1 pt.
6 pts.

Dinner- Shrimp Creole
homemade bread

I know, but I have a good excuse. Ned is home for 5 days for a job interview so I had Mom, Dad and Ned over for dinner. We all had alot to talk about so I let my guard down.

H20- Yes
exercise- no

Total points

I will do better tomorrow!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

New Favorite bread

These are delish! And 1 pt per roll! I have been toasting them in the morning!

Day 5

Breakfast- 1/2 c. OJ 1 pt.
Select Arnold Roll 1 pt.
2 pts.

Snacks- WW string cheese 1 pt.
granola bar 2 pts.
celery 0 pts.
3 pts.

Lunch- Lean Cuisine 6 pts.
broccoli 0 pts.
tomatoes 0 pts.
6 pts.

Dinner- brussel sprouts 0 pts.
baked potato w/ spray butter 3 pts.
balsamic chix 8 pts.
65 cal. MGD 1 pt.
12 pts.

H20- yes
exercise- Biggest Loser DVD

Total points

Banked 2 (running toatl 7)

Monday, January 5, 2009

Day 4

Breakfast- coffee 0pts.
Arnold roll 1 pt.
1/2 c. OJ 1 pt.
2 pts.

Snacks- 2 WW string cheese 2pts.
Mini delights 2 pts.

Lunch- broccoli 0pts.
Mom's lasagna 9 pts. (so good and worth the points!)
9 pts.

Dinner- Campbells Select light soup 2 pts.
2 Wasa crackers 1 pt.
2 ww graham cracker treats 2 pts
5 pts.

H20- yes
exercise- 35 min. on treadmill

Total points

(bank 5)

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Day 3

Caitlin's Baby shower is today so we will see what happens!

Well, I did ok. I had some cherry tomatoes, a little taco salad (which was very good) and a small piece of cake. I did drink all my water today and did 30 minutes on the treadmill. So no points were counted but I feel ok with the day as a whole.
Tomorrow is another day.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Day 2

Well, I made it thru day 1!!! And I actually get to bank 3 pts! (We all know where they are going, don't we? LOL!)

Breakfast- coffee 0pts.
WW rye 1 pt.
1 pt.

Snacks- curves bar 1pt.
banana 2pts.
2 heinekin Lt 4 pts. (well it is Saturday LOL!)
7 pts.

Lunch- Taco Salad 7pts.

Dinner- 3 oz. hamburg 6 pts.
3 oz. sweet potato ff 2 pts.
broccoli 0 pts.
8 pts.

H20- yes
exercise- 30 min. on the treadmill

Total points 23!!

Friday, January 2, 2009

My before......pathetic

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This is the Beginning!

Ok. I weighed in..... 167.6

coffee 1pt.
WW Rye bread 1pt.
2 pts.

brussel sprouts 0 pts
5 pot stickers 5 pts

2 WW string cheese 2 pts.
4 swedish fish 3pts. (I couldn't resist them)I made a mistake and ate some of Zak's swedish fish, I didn't realize they were 3 pts. But in past years I would not have written them down. I was honest with myself and wrote it down this time and I think that is a good start.
2 WW GCcoolwhip free ic sammies 2 pts.

green beans 0pts.
1 c. carrots 1pt
Ginger glazed Chix 7 pts.

8 glasses of water
30 minutes on the treadmill

Total points
22 pts!!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy 2009!!!!!

Today is the last day of my free eating, pigging out gluttonny days!!! I will enjoy, but I really think my mind is in this this time. I will post my picture tomorrow and I think I am going to follow WW again so I will post my daily points and the food I eat. This will make me accountable for everything. See you in the morning for weigh in!!