Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Big Brother/Quick Joke/Food Journal

I liked Evil Dick and was rooting for he and his daughter, Danielle, but he was kind of ticking me off during Tuesday's episode. I think he's gotten too big for his britches and was borderline cruel to Kail. Not that I like Kail, but I didn't like Evil's attitude either. I was glad to see Danielle try to reel him in. I used to think Nick was pretty easy on the eyes, but he's getting uglier by the minute. He seems so stuck-up and I think he's definitely playing Danielle. He'll probably drop her like a hot potatoe outside of the house. How stupid is Mike? Yeah, I guess it was admirable to stick by Kail and she needed someone to throw her a bone, but he dug his own grave. I think he stuck by Kail more because he didn't like Evil bullying her than out of loyalty to Kail. Guess you gotta like him for that. Can't wait for Thursday!

Someone sent me this joke today:

Why can’t your nose be 12 inches long? Because then it would be a foot!

Breakfast: Kashi bar (2 pts.)
Snack: banana (2 pts.)
Lunch: chicken breast and fruit salad (7 pts.)
snack: nectarine (1 pt.)
Supper: Chicken breast, salad, baked potatoe (8 pts.)
Snack: blueberries and a banana (3 pts.)

Activity: None (stuck in mtgs. all day and now I'm too lazy to move)

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Shopping Trip

Took my son, Matthew, shopping today. I'm a Wal Mart and Target girl, but he's been wanting to go to the mall to check out some popular stores like, American Eagle, Aeropostle (sp?) and Abercrombie. I figured these stores would be expensive so I told him we could look, but probably wouldn't be buying. Turns out that AE and Aeropostle were having good sales, plus, if you tried on a pair of jeans at Aeropostle you got an instant coupon just for trying them on. So, Matthew got a few new things and really thinks he's "stylin" now. He had a B.D. party to go to tonight (for a girl...) so he was excited to have something cool to wear.

Breakfast - fruit and 2 strips of bacon (4 pts.)
Lunch - Lots of samples at Sam's (too many pts.)
Snack - A slab of "Cure 81" ham that I stuffed in my mouth mindlessly while fixing Matthew a quick ham and cheese sandwich (4 pts.)
Supper - Ham and scalloped potatoes, green beans and corn on the cob (10 pts.)
TOTAL - I don't know. All the samples at Sam's Club blew my points.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Nothing New Today

Just an ordinary day (which is good). My daughter left the house at 5:30 this a.m., headed for Colorado. I went to work, the gym at noon, work again, came home, took my son to Blockbuster to rent a WII game, then back home to fix supper (which was actually breakfast, my husband's favorite kind of supper) and now I'm contemplating playing on the computer for a few hours or getting off pretty quick and do some housework so I don't have so much to do this weekend (tough choice, huh?).

Here's today's food journal:

Breakfast - banana and Kudos (4 pts.)
Lunch - Leftover ham, fried potatoes and green beans (6 pts. - I had small portions of ham and potatoes)
Snack - 2 nectarines (2 pts.)
Supper - bacon, eggs, biscuits, gravy, fried potatoes (10 pts. - ate on a saucer)
Snack - Probably 2 fudge sticks and Hostess 100 cal. cupcakes (3 pts.)

Activity - 30 min. on Elliptical, 3 arm machines and 2 leg machines

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Live Free Die Hard/Big Brother/Food Journal

I left work a few minutes early the other day and met my kids at the movie theater to see Live Free Die Hard. It was really good. Tons of action and one you should definitely see on the big screen. Two thumbs up!!

Joe's out and Evil Dick is the new Head of Household - YEAH!! I predict he nominates Jen and Kail for eviction (at least I hope).

My daughter leaves for Colorado tomorrow a.m. She's going on a mission trip with our church. This is her second year to go and she's REALLY excited. We'll miss her. Several 15 passenger vans (full of teenagers) pulling trailers will be traveling in a big caravan. I HATE 15 passenger vans. Please pray that they have a safe trip.

Breakfast: Kashi bar (2 pts.)
Snack: banana (2 pts.)
Lunch: fruit cup at Panera Bread (2.5 pts.)
Dinner: ham, fried potatoes, corn bread, green beans (13 pts.)
Snack: 100 cal. Hostess Cupcakes (1 pt.) and a fudge stick (1 pt.)
TOTAL: 21.5

Activity: None

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Meme / Food

Annie tagged me for a Meme, so here goes .....

1. What brings tears to your eyes, just about everytime? The song, "Believe" by Brooks and Dunn

2. What does your favorite outfit look like, the one that you feel great in? I feel really fat in everything right now, but if I have to choose it would be my jean capris with a babydoll-type tan shirt

3. What color are you looking at a lot these days? Brown

4. Do you let your kids/hubbie drink after you, would you ever share a toothbrush with hubbie? Yeah, they can drink after me, but "NO WAY" on sharing a toothbrush - GROSS!!

5. You're having dinner at your best friend's house, you find a hair in your food... what do you do? Push my food around the plate to make it look like I ate and then when the coast is clear, scrape my plate in the trash and keep my mouth shut.

If anyone wants to copy and paste the questions into your blog, feel free. Please let me know if you do so I can check out your answers too.

I'm on a Spark Team (Go Skinnie Minnies!) and have been putting my food journal on my Spark Page, but I've decided it's a pain to keep up with more than one blog. So...I'm gonna start tracking my food on this blog. It just helps me be accountable on my diet, excuse me, new lifestyle. Here's today's food:

Breakfast: Special K meal bar - 4 pts.
Snack: Banana - 2 pts.
Lunch: Ham/cheese sandwich (lean ham, ff cheese, 1 pt. break) - 4 pts.
Snack: 2 nectarines - 2 pts.
Supper: 1 chicken strip and ten baked tots - 6 pts.
Snack: Sugar Free Tigers Blood snow cone
TOTAL: 18 pts.

I get a total of 26 pts. per day so I'll probably have a couple more snacks before I go to bed.

Went to the Y, rode the elliptical for 30 min., did 3 arm machines and 2 leg machines

My team had their first weigh in today and I lost 2 lbs. this week - yeah!!

Big Brother / My last nerve!

I'm mad that Dick and his daughter were nominated for eviction. This father and daughter have been estranged and I was hoping time in the house would bring them closer. It cracks me up when Jen and Amber start crying. I love watching that blonde, cheerleader girl. Talk about an airhead, but she makes me laugh. Eric's my favorite guy in the house.

Okay, the weirdest thing happened. I leaned against the corner of a bookcase for about 20 minutes while talking to someone at work. Afterwards, I noticed that the top of my hand and wrist were numb. After about an hour of numbness I kinda start to worry that maybe I'm having a stroke or something?!? Folks at work put me through the typical tests - smile, what's your birthday, move your fingers. I passed all, but still feeling didn't return and I couldn't type. I went to the Dr. and he said I pinched a nerve. Crazy, huh?!? It's been a day and a half and I think the feeling's trying to come back. Typing is slow in the meantime. What a dumb thing to happen. It makes me feel old.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

100 Cal. Hostess Cupcakes

I love these things! So much so that I made a decision yesterday not to buy them anymore. I tend to think it's okay to overeat as long as it's a "diet" food. I finished off my box this a.m. (2 packs for breakfast - 2 pts.). husband just got home from Wal Mart and guess what he bought me??? That's right, two more boxes of 100 Cal. Hostess Cupcakes cause he knows I like them so much.

Had a visit from some out-of-state friends tonight. It was good to see them. I'll be honest, when I got the call they were coming, my first thought was, "Crap, I'm gonna have to clean my house!" But, in the end, it was a good thing because it forced me to clean and we enjoyed seeing them.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Martina McBride

I went to the Martina McBride concert last night. It was FANTASTIC!! I tell ya, her voice is a gift from God. What she can do, just can't be taught.

I REALLY enjoyed the concert---once we finally got there. My husband and I work in the same building so the plan was that we would ride to work together, head downtown afterwards, eat, then go to the concert (which started at 7:00). I called my daughter, Megan, around noon to see how she was feeling (she's been sick) and she starts crying, telling me how bad she felt (she's 17 and, typically, is pretty tough). I called the Dr.'s office and got a 3:30 appt. My husband had a mtg. from 3-4 so I take the car, head back to the house to pick up my daughter, go to the Dr. and we wait and wait and wait! Finally, they call us back around 4:45 and he diagnoses her with atypical pneumonia. We head to Walgreens where they took FOREVER to fill the scrips and insurance wouldn't cover everything (aarrgghh!) I take Megan home, dope her up, get her settled in and struggle with the guilt of leaving her. She assures me she would just sleep. I drive back to the office to get the hubby and head to the concert. By this time there's no time to eat so we head downtown to the concert site. All parking is $5-$10. We discover that, between the 2 of us, we have $3 in cash and none of the parking attendants will take a debit card. So.......we find an ATM, park, walk and finally make it to our seats just in time for the opening act. Didn't take long to realize that I left the camera in the car. Darn!! They won't let you back in the bldg. if you leave so the only pictures I have were taken with my cell phone. (I may try to post some later)

All things considered, we had a great time and, like I said, Martina was amazing. If you're a fan and she's in your area you should definitely try to see her. Even my husband, whose a man of few words and said, "Martina who?" when I mentioned going said, "WOW!" at the end of the concert.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Little People Big World

I just watched Little People Big World, the episode where Amy's invited to give a speech at her old University. Amy gave a great speech and seems to have a gift for public speaking. The camera went to her family in the audience a few times and both of her parents were wiping tears. So, of course, then I had to start crying too. It was a good episode.

Monday, July 9, 2007

My Tea's Not Working!

Okay, I know I said I'd be happy with maintaining my weight this week, but I lied. I really wanted to loose despite the fact I cheated. Remember, I'm drinking a special tea so I figured that was my "ace in the hole". Well..... apparently, the stupid tea wasn't the miracle drink I had hoped for because I gained 0.6! Aaarrgghh!! I know I cheated some, but I HOPED the tea would save me. Well, I'm off the tea kick. I'll finish my supply, but that's it! Guess I'll have to rely more heavily on healthy habits and will power. I HATE that! I need a magic pill!

Okay, sorry about the vent session. I think I feel better now and will try to refocus tomorrow.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

The Latest

Is anyone watching Big Brother 8? The twist this year is they surprised houseguests by adding "the last person you want to see" to the house. There's an ex-friend, ex-boyfriend and an estranged father/daughter. I feel kinda sorry for the estranged daughter. Should be interesting to see how things play out.

Went to see the movie, Evening. It was okay. Not as good as I expected. Basically, this lady is on her death-bed, her daughter's are on death-watch and the Mom keeps talking out of her head about people the daughters have never heard of. Lots of flashbacks to Mom's life as a young girl and her true love that got away. Pretty much an all-star cast. It's a "renter".

The rain in my part of Oklahoma has FINALLY stopped. I think it rained for 18 or 19 days straight. You should of heard all the lawn mowers (including ours) in the neighborhood yesterday. Everyone's yard practically needs a brush-hog cause everything's so overgrown. Mosquitos are horrible!! But, on the bright side, all the grass is very green and just beautiful once you get it mowed.

My husband and son mowed and edged while I worked in the flower beds for about five hours yesterday. It's RIDICULOUS how out of shape I am. I tell ya, the back of my legs are killing me this morning! I've got to get to the gym.

My daughter's been sick for a few days (fever, achey, nausea). We missed church this a.m. because I wanted her to sleep in. I hope she feels better when she wakes up (and I hope the rest of us don't get it).

My son's going to a birthday party today where he'll ride go-carts that go up to 45 mph. I wish I could go!!! While he's gone I've got to finish laundry and get him packed for a week because he's going to church camp. As soon as he gets home from the party I'll run him to camp.

I weigh-in at WW tomorrow night. I've been kind of "off and on" about tracking points so I'll be happy if I maintain.

Thursday, July 5, 2007

I've Got To Stop Celebrating!

Celebrated 4th of July with family and friends yesterday. Had a good time, but ate too much. I started out the day pretty well. Thought about skipping lunch, knowing that I'd have a big meal with the family that night. But, I decided I should eat something so I didn't get too hungry and really overeat during supper. I had a 4 pt. grilled chicken wrap for lunch, 15 baked Tostitos scoops (love those things!) and salsa for lunch. For supper my Dad grilled steak, pork chops and chicken on the grill. Mom made corn on the cob, baked potatoes, grilled zuchini and salad. I had steak, baked potato, corn and salad. I used "I Can't Believe It's Not Butter" spray, fat free sour cream, fat free dressing, etc. So.....made it through supper without totally blowing it (portions were a little big, but it was a holiday you know). Then, we made snow cones. Again, I did okay cause I made mine with sugar free flavoring. The day's almost over when my Mom remembers that she bought this beautiful 4th of July cake just for us. Now, my Mom has celiac sprue (gluten allergy) and can't eat cake. My Dad has sugar diabetes and shouldn't eat cake. So, when Mom says she bought this special cake just for us, she really did. Honestly, I really didn't even want the cake because it was white cake. I like white, but it's not cheat worthy. Chocolate is definitely cheat worthy. Anyway, here was this big white cake with only a few of us to enjoy a piece. I ate a small piece just because I didn't want to hurt Mom's feelings. This probably wouldn't be a big deal for most, but for me, if I fall off the wagon and get that taste for real sugar again I start to crave it.'s been hard. I just ate two fudgesicles, two WW chocolate caramel (2 pt.) bars and one pkg. of 100 calorie chocolate Hostess cupcakes. Now I feel sick. Hopefully, I've got it out of my system and will refocus tomorrow.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Tide To Go

Have you ever tried the "Tide To Go" pen? My daughter told me about it, I tried it and I'm HOOKED! It's the greatest thing! (Especially if you tend to drip 4 point McDonald's ice cream cones on yourself)

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Had a loss this week!

I lost 2.2 lbs. - yeah! I’m not sure if I can attribute the loss entirely to the tea because I did better about staying within my point range. My appetite’s a little more curbed and I feel slightly more energetic, just enough boost to get me started exercising again.

I’m going to finish my month’s supply of tea and then I’ll decide if I want to order more. If I consistently loose 2 lbs. or more a week, I’ll probably continue with Wu-Long. If not, I may switch to green tea (it’s cheaper) and keep trying to work the WW plan. I read green teas good for you and I really just wanted to try Wu-Long to give me a push in the right direction.

Sunday, July 1, 2007

You Lookin' at Me?

1. Are you taller than your mom? Yes, she's about 5'7" and I'm 5'9"

2. What color is your car? tan van

3. What is the closest thing to you that is red? A candy dish on my end table.

4. What is your ringtone? Wild Thing (my daughter sent it to me and thinks it's funny cause I'm far from being a "wild thing" these days)

5. Are you sick? No

6. What color is your favorite pillow? Brown

7. What is your favorite video game? None (I'm not a gamer, at all!)

8. Had a nap today? No

9. Gold or Silver? Silver, but I like some gold also. I really like gold and silver combined.

10. Is there an animal that creeps you out? Snakes

11.Who was the last person you rode an elevator with? Some lady at work that I don't know.

12. Did you go iceskating as a kid? Once or twice - Didn't like it. My butt hurt afterwards!

13. Ever had stitches? Yes -The first were 16 in my knee because of a bike wreck when I was pre-teen, then babies and various surgeries since.

14. Favorite non-alcoholic drink? Chocolate frozen yogurt malt

15. How long ago did you kiss someone? About 7 hours ago when I kissed my daughter bye as she left to go to a friend's house.

16. What's something you want to do before you die? Go to London!!

17. Have you ever caught something on fire? A potholder

18. Have you ever seen a ghost? Yes, my Grandma. First time I spent the night at her house (with my Grandpa) after she died and I slept in her bed (they had separate bedrooms), I felt/sensed something, opened my eyes and she was tucking me in. Weird, I know, but I remember it like it was yesterday.

19.Have you ever seen the northern lights? I don't know. Where and what are the northern lights?

20. Do you know how to use chop sticks? No, and I'm not interested in learning. I'm good with forks.

21. Name something good that happened today. Got all the laundry done and my son told me I made the "best lunch in the world".

22. What room are you in? living room

23. Are you worried about something you can't control? Yes, several things actually.

24. Do you take daily medications? Yes

25. Ever been in a fight? Word or dirty look fights, never physical.

26. Are you wearing nail polish? Red on my toes

27. Favorite color? This tends to change. Right now, I'd say - brown. You know, it really looks good with everything - blue, green, pink. I think brown is the new black.

28. Innie or Outie? Innie (I've never met an outie, at least that I know of.) How does an outie happen anyway?

29. Ever used a Ouija board? Yes, when I was a kid. It freaked me out!

30. Sweet or Sour? Sweet

31. Sun or Moon? Both

32. What shoes did you wear today? None

33. Favorite eye color of the opposite sex? Blue or Brown (My husband has hazel so I guess that works)

34. Most important quality in any relationship? The ability to be emotionally available and honest

35. Favorite zombie movie? none

36. Time of day you were born? I don't know.

37. Do you know your blood type? O+

38. What would you spend 5000 dollars on right now if you were handed it? I'd pay off a bill.

39. Name something annoying in public transit? Germs and smells

40. Did you grow up in the city or country? small town

41. Would you ever consider going on a reality tv show if offered a large sum of money? no

42. Have you flown in your dreams? Only on a plane

43. Hugs or kisses? Both

44. You have 10 dollars to spend in the dollar store..what do you get? Two extra large Looney Tune character car fresheners, paper towels, Lifesaver mints, gum, magazine, gift sacks, assorted birthday, sympathy, get well cards.

My Weight

Been drinking Wu-Long Slimming Tea for a week and I THINK I've lost a couple of pounds. I'll weigh in at WW tomorrow night to find out the real results. Stay tuned...

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