Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Don't Look at Me! I'm Unworthy

It took a lot to come back here, to the blogland world that helped me so much this past summer and see all my old friends. The first thing I did was check TJ's test kitchen. She's going strong, as are many others. A few went MIA like me.

It's been about five months since my last visit (hold please while I lose my breakfast over that autrocity); but I'm back.

It's clear that someone ran away with 5 months of my life and in an effort to pinpoint where those months went, I looked back at my calendar.

I taught two classes in Fall while taking one class and working. I also started writing regularly,every morning at 5am. I was doing too much and I had no time for me.

Then in December I landed a new job (which I love, by the way) and got an offer to teach five days a week. I'm taking one class this quarter. My husband also started a new job in the past month or so. Our world has been turned upside down and we couldn't be happier. We work long hours and we hit the bed exhausted, in love, stressed and fufilled. It's good things.

But there's still that one demon. The one I started battling this summer. The one I'm facing again now.

I feel more empowered this time around thanks to the new weight watchers program. Have you seen it? Fruit is free! I also get a huge amount of points per day which I'm doing my best to be responsible with.

Stay tuned for weigh in Sunday when I'll be bringing sexy back (slowly).

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Perfect Oatmeal

Hey All,

I have been eating oatmeal for a few months now, but I think I finally have it perfected.

See today's menu:
1/2 cup oats
1 cup rice dream almond milk
1/2 banana
a few walnuts

The mix ins of the banana and walnuts can change of course, but the oat to almond milk ratio is just right. I am so full right now I could burst--and for only 200 calories. Wow.

Next time, I might save half.

In other news, I bought an ipod nano which has become my trusty companion on walks at night.

In fact, the minute I pick it up Prime thinks its time for a walk.

It also really helps me de-stress, to rock out to some tunes and enjoy the fall air.

How do you de-stress?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Weigh In Wednesday

Hi Everyone.
I gained a pound.
I'm not even worried about it. I know exactly how it happened. Want to see?

The Melting Pot. It was a friend's birthday, so it was her choice.

If one person orders something, the entire table orders it too. So you can't "just" order and pay for a salad.

I did pretty well until dessert hit.

But I'm really not beating myself up. In fact, it rejuvenates me to start trying harder.

next week will be better. And it will be years before I find myself in another situation where I don't have control of what to order.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Dog Tired

I have been running on empty lately.

It might be my four jobs but I am guessing it has a little bit more to do with internal bodily systems.

Today I feel like I'm back to a 100% after a few days away. I can think about something other than my bed. My eyelids aren't 100 pounds. It's a good feeling.

Here is what is rocking my world right now:

Soup is so filling. It's the first day of fall, after all, so why not eat a hot lunch?

And vitamins. Husband is home sick with the flu. I work on a college campus. I'm surrounded by germs but I refuse to get sick.

I'll check back tomorrow for Weigh In Wednesday.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Shrinking Wife=Skinny Husband

My husband sauntered into the room.
"Guess how much I weigh?" He asked. He sounded like Gaston. You know: "No one's rich like Gaston, no one's fit like Gaston, no one's got a swell cleft in his chin like Gaston!"

eh hm.

He tells me he is ten pounds lighter.

"What? That's a ten pound loss! How did you do it?" I asked, clearly irked.

"You went on a diet." He replied.

He didn't even crack a smile.

That's how it works in my house--I lose, he loses twice as much. I gain, he stays the same.

Ugh, men.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Weigh In Wednesday

It's a music kind of day. I have it in my soul.

I'm 247, by the way.

That's a two pound drop in a week. I'll take it!

Goals for the week:
Exercise five days.
Stay at or under 1500 calories (but above 1200)
Track everything
Live Mindfully. Emphasis on FULLY.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wednesday Weigh In

I'm here even though I don't want to be.

I got on the scale and it read:

Yup, that would be a gain. A 1.6 gain actually.

It happens. Especially after my fat kid at gym class fiasco and the binge that followed. And I drank a little too much this past weekend as well.

I can do better, I am already correcting the habits that brought this on. Next week will be better.

If all else fails, I can start sharing my meals with this dude:

He is more than willing to help!