5% Goal Met!!!

It’s Thursday!! Which has lately become my favorite day! (Weigh In!!)

I was PERFECT on plan this past week. Absolutely perfect. I even got a bunch of Activity Points that I never used!! I avoided snacking when I wasn’t truly hungry. Tried to make healthy choices. And… it paid off!!!




I lost 1.6 pounds to reach my 5% goal!!! (Since restarting WW of course!) It also marks 30 pounds total loss since I started this journey (pre blog) in November (I started at 237)!!! (Of course, before I got back on WW it was a roller coaster journey, lose ten, gain five, lose ten, gain five… )


So after an absolutely fabulous week, I’m inspired and ready to keep going on Weight Watchers! I’m so going to lose this weight; and it’s finally feeling like a reality.  I can do this. I will do this!

*And now; I’m off to update my goals page!! I can cross one off!!*


Fifteen Food Truths

I just finished reading Secrets of a Former Fat Girl by Lisa Delaney, and one thing she mentions in her book is to make a list of your “Food Truths” or things that always apply to you and food. Then, she suggests working on two of them that are unhealthy.

Making my list was painful. It took three days, a few calls to my mom and nagging my husband to help me come up with a few! But I was pleasantly shocked to find out that I have a few that are somewhat healthy on there!!) I thought I’d share my list with you, as well as the ones I want to work on.

  1. Always drench (appropriate items) in ketchup or dressing
  2. If it’s a sit-down restaurant, an appetizer is a MUST.
  3. Beer and Mexican food ALWAYS go to gether
  4. Soda MUST be diet (I made this switch a few years back)
  5. If there’s bread, after everyone’s had at least one slice, I take seconds.
  6. NEVER, EVER, under penalty of death (by my mother) can I have the last of  ANYTHING! That is always reserved for someone else. (I still follow this, even just hanging out on the couch with Hubby at home!)
  7. Extra sour cream, if sour cream is needed.
  8. Loaded (Baked or Mashed) whenever it’s an option
  9. Extra cheese on my pizza please
  10. Always order mushrooms if they are an option! There is no better thing to add to any meat than mushrooms! (and occasionally onions!)
  11. At a meal, I always eat all of one item before starting another. (Unless it’s bread, that can be eaten pretty constantly!)
  12. I don’t drink Milk. (I haven’t since I was about 2 years old. I’ve tried; I just can’t.)
  13. Everytime I go to my hometown, I must eat at Runza, Amigos, Valentino’s, House of Hunan, Braeda and Goodrich (All junk food restaurants, all local, all yummy!)
  14. I love salsa, but only Pace Pecante sauce (and I NEVER eat the junks; just the juice!)
  15. I must (at all times) have a water bottle near by. Drinking water is one thing I’ve NEVER had a problem with.

So what am I going to work on? Which two? And how?

Always drench (appropriate items) in ketchup or dressing :: Dressing on the side (and I have purchased individual packets of fat free/low fat in my favorite varieties for when it’s not available!) and avoiding foods that need ketchup in the first place!

Extra sour cream, if sour cream is needed. Loaded (Baked or Mashed) whenever it’s an option. Extra cheese on my pizza please! Ok; so it’s really three. But why not all three at once? No more extras for me! If it doesn’t come with it; I don’t need it.


Forgive my lengthy absence… I’d been spending some much MUCH needed quality family time lately. (And my spare computer time went towards my Microbiology mid term *yuck* )

I’ve been staying on plan! (I even had a night out at Applebee’s complete with beer; and still have a few flex points and all my activity points left!!!) I’m so anxious for weigh in this week; I’m just sure I’ve hit 5%!!!

On a roll

I have had 3 VERY good days in a row. Had a few points left over at the end of yesterday (I try to use them most days) and I earned 4 AP’s today!!

I’m starting to really feel empowered. Like I can do this. I’m actually excited for my weigh in this week! (Is it Thursday yet??) As I’m sure I’ll have lost a bit! I’m hoping to have hit my 5% goal (since restarting WW!)

(Sorry for such a short, horribly written entry; the past few days have been all about family; and today is too… I’m just sneaking into the blog-o-sphere between homework sessions!)

I am an emotional eater.

There. I said it. I can’t take it back now.

I’ve denied this for years. I told myself I didn’t hide with Ben and Jerry when I broke up with a boyfriend. I didn’t celebrate the Dean’s List with a celebratory dinner either. Sure, birthday’s and holidays were marked with big meals. But who doesn’t do that?

However, I’ve realized. I eat emotionally in other ways.

For instance. When I think of my hometown? I think of food. Sure, I think of my family and friends… but also in terms of food really. When I go home, I’ll go for pancakes with my childhood best friend. Burgers and Beer with another. My sister and I will hit up the Taco Joints. (Three of them; and in no particular order!) My parents will take me to the Buffett, and of course my favorite Chinese Restaurant. Ice Cream with an ex colleague. Bagels and Pastry’s with the people I worked at the YMCA with. (Yep; I taught fitness classes once… I gave gym tours. And I ate lots of Bagels and Pastry’s while I worked there!)

When I think of going home (to my adult home, not childhood) I also link it with food. That’s my chance to let lose, to break free of truck stop monotony. My favorite Mexican place, a local pizza joint and Captain D’s fried fish. I expect no less when I head home.

When I think of my best friend, I think of Subway (he owns one) and steak. (We always go to Outback when I stop by.)

My husband? Pizza, Nachos and Pasta.

My sister? Tacos.

My grandmother? Burgers.

My mom is mexican food.

My dad, couscous. (A little healthier right?)

It’s really that simple. I don’t think of emotions with food really. More the people.

Now, I need to find some new association with these people. These friends. Next time I go home, I can’t tie my visits on restaurants. Perhaps play dates? Fishing evenings? After (healthy) dinner walks. Maybe a jaunt to an old hangout like the roller rink.

PhotobucketThat’s me! In shorts!

Yep; wearing shorts. In public. For a picture. (Excuse the hair; it was early morning and then add in humidity… YUCK!)

I don’t remember the last time I wore shorts. Seriously. I know it was sometime prior to my honeymoon in 2004. (Because I remember that I had a rough time with how hot it was in San Diego in July wearing jeans to cover my blubber. I wouldn’t want to risk someone thinking I was a whale that had become stranded on the beach!)

So today? I am wearing shorts.

Me! A Fat Girl. In shorts. And; I don’t feel so bad about it. I don’t feel embarrassed. I don’t feel like people are pointing and laughing. I feel normal.

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My problem isn’t that I don’t like to exercise. Heck, I’m in the process of begging Hubby to buy me a treadmill so that I can watch my favorite shows while walking. (And before you say I probably wouldn’t do it… when we lived with my in-laws for six months I did every day. My rule was I could only watch TV while walking on the treadmill. It worked well, because I’m addicted to television.)

My problem IS however, that my lifestyle is not exercise friendly. See, I live in a truck. With two other people. And due to our schedule, the truck is moving about 18 hours a day. (And since I don’t sleep well with the truck moving, I use the time we are stopped to sleep.)

Sure, we park in the back of the truck stop and walk as far as we can to get to our meals. And when I’m lucky enough to have the chance, I strap Baby in her stroller and grab my mp3 player and take a walk. But that just isn’t enough for me, especially since I have dreams of running. (And when I move home, quit my job and go back to school in July I intend to do just that!) But for now; I need something more. So I started researching Deskercise! I know it’s not really much; but it’s something I can do in the drivers seat. (So watch out for a big blue semi with me driving, I may be deskercising!)

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