Monday, October 31, 2005

Happy Halloween

HAPPY HALLOWEEN everyone! I hope you all have a nice holiday. I took my son out Friday evening to trick-or-treat. He had fun although he missed having his big sis tag along. She said she was too old to go anymore (she's 14), but I think if she would have been home (she had a party to go to) that she would have ended up dressing up too. We only go to family's homes so it wouldn't be like she'd be seeing friends or people she knew from school. She did dress up for school today though. They never let us do that when I was in school, but I guess times have changed. She went as a scarecrow.

We don't get trick-or-treaters at our house so that helps me stay out of the candy each year. The only person who stops by is my nephew, who is six. He should be by tonight. He doesn't like chocolate though so I bought him skittles and goldfish crackers. I am anxious to see what he dresses up as this year. Last year he wouldn't wear the costume that my brother and sis-in-law bought him so my brother wore it instead. He was a pizza slice. It was too funny! I have a feeling my nephew won't want to dress up this year either (he is autistic and doesn't like change on some things) so wonder if my brother or sis-in-law will wear the costume again?

Well, I really should get off of here. I want to go out and walk a bit before it starts to rain. Looks like it could let loose any minute now.

Friday, October 28, 2005

Weigh-In Day

Ok, hopped on the scale this morning and I'm back down to 250. Lost the two pounds that I somehow found last week. I'm happy about that. Now let's see if I can actually get below this infamous weight. I went back over my weigh-in's for the past month and I've not done very well at all. Keep hovering around this point and I really want to get below it. I hit the grocery store this morning so I'm all set on the salad fixings and other important NS foods. Now to just stick with it, bump up the exercise and get the scale moving again. Wish me luck!

Thursday, October 27, 2005

A long evening

**I had a whole post written, but when I went to post it to my blog somehow it disappeared so have to rewrite now. I hate it when that happens.**

Last night was the longest night that I've had in ages. I can tell I'm getting older since staying up past 10pm anymore is a problem. Hubby and I had to run by the bank to sign the paperwork for the truck we bought. The appointment was at 5:30, but when we got there the loan officer didn't have any of the paperwork done so what should have only taken 5 minutes ended up taking 45.

After leaving there, we went out for dinner. I am pleased to say that I did well by ordering a grilled chicken sandwich, no mayo, a side salad with fat free dressing and a diet cola. Although the french fries were really calling my name, I managed to steer clear of them.

Finished eating then were off to a city council meeting. We were on the agenda to see if the city would extend our contract with them (business) from two years to five years. They did. Again, though, what should have only taken 30 minutes ended up taking over 90.

Once we left there, we still had to go pick up the truck we bought. It was located over an hour's drive away. By now it was 8:30 and I was getting tired. We drove for what seemed like forever, but finally made it there. Of course, the guy we were buying it from was nowhere to be found so hubby had to call him then we had to wait another 20 minutes for him to get there with the keys and truck title.

Once I knew hubby was in the truck and ready to drive, I took off. He had to stop to fuel up, but I drove straight home. Now, I hate driving at night. I used to do it all of the time when I was younger, but anymore I let hubby do the night driving. It's not that I can't see. I'm just not as comfortable driving then. Plus, at this point, I'm pretty tired. So, I drove all of the way home with my eyes wide open, making sure no deer jumped out in front of me. Thankfully I didn't see any. I pulled into our driveway at 11pm on the nose.

I'm hoping this is the last late night that I have for awhile. I really need my beauty sleep. Ha!

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

I found the culprit!

I finally figured out the culprit in my weight loss woes. It's our business and the stress and change of plans that comes from it! The sneaky thing. Yesterday I was doing so well following the NS plan. I'd stuck to the menu like glue for breakfast, lunch and mid-afternoon snack, drank all of my water and had even decided what I was going to fix for my dinner. That all went out the window though when hubby came home and said we were going to go look at a truck that he'd found for sale. He promised we'd only be gone 2 hours tops and that fit into my time frame of eating so I figured I'd be fine. WRONG! We didn't get home until after 9:30pm. On the way home, hubby stopped at Casey's and picked up a pizza. Smelling that in the car all the way home was my downfall. I ended up dipping into the box well before we reached the driveway. Ate three pieces of the stuff! I was so mad at myself and mad at hubby for picking it up in the first place. Not much I can do about it now, but will definitely be taking more precautions from now on for events like that. Even if I think I'll be home in plenty of time to eat my regular meal, I will be taking some NS friendly food along with me on the trip so those pizza smells or whatever other fast food comes along don't trick me into eating them. So, now that I've found the culprit, let's hope that I can steer clear of it. I'm going to do my darndest anyway to at least be better prepared. OH, and we did end up buying the truck. So at least we won't be going on any more long distance drives for awhile:)

Monday, October 24, 2005

Getting just a tad bit annoyed!

After having a really rough weekend, I'm feeling a bit better today. Stomach is still making strange noises every so often, but I can handle that (I think). I weighed this morning and was so po'ed at the scale that I thought I was going to chuck it through the window! It showed a 2 lb. GAIN!!!! What the heck?!?! I've been sick, haven't ate hardly anything for the last three days and I gained? How could that have happened? I am now back up to 252:( and beginning to wonder what I have to do now to get this weight loss started again. I've hovered around the 250 mark now for over a month. I'll go to 252, 250, 251, 250, but never below. Why? I've tried adding more exercise to my day. Hasn't worked. Drinking more water. Hasn't worked. Swapped lunch and dinner. No luck either. I even started remeasuring my serving sizes, thinking that maybe I was eating more then I should be, but again no luck. Help!!!

I went back to some older files of mine and printed out the Body Boost plan from the NS bulletin boards (supposed to be a jump start for weight loss). I'll do that next, I guess. I don't have all of the NS foods to start right now though so will have to wait until my next order comes. That is supposed to be next week so not too long of a wait. In the meantime, I'll just keep trying, I guess.

Things have also been stressful around here business-wise so I figure that might have something to do with the weight not coming off too. I'm hoping things really calm down soon. Otherwise, I have a feeling I'll be stuck at this weight forever.

Anyway, that's how things are going here. I'll check in with you all later. Take care!

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Feeling a little under the weather

Not felt the greatest for the past few days. I think I might have a stomach bug:( I didn't even weigh in Friday so will try to do that when I'm feeling better. Just wanted to post to let everyone know that I'm still here, just kind of under the weather at the moment.

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Busy as a bee

Wow, was yesterday one busy day! Between getting the billing ready to go out to our customers and trying to get laundry done, I think I was moving 100 mph. You'd think with all that movement that I would have had a loss for the week too, but nope. The scale is still stuck at 250. I am wondering if this is my first official plateau. Seems like I have been hovering around that mark for the past three weeks, but just can't drop below it. I'm hoping for a big whoosh of a loss soon to break it, but I guess until that happens I'll just keep plodding along.

Saturday, October 8, 2005

Changing my weigh in day

Hi all,
I have decided to change my official weigh in day to Friday. Mainly because it is just too hard for me to remember to do it first thing Monday mornings. They are too hectic for me. So, as of yesterday, I'm down another pound to 250 for a total of 35 pounds lost since April. Yay! Guess I'm doing something right. I've been trying to get back on track and I think I'm doing just that with my eating. Now to get back into the exercise. I've not jumped on the trampoline for a few days now, which isn't good, but I know I'll get back to it. Just won't go at it full force like I did the very first day otherwise my calves will be yelling at me again. I don't want that to happen again. It seemed to take forever before they were feeling better.

Yesterday I managed to get out in my yard and get some things done. Put up my scarecrow for autumn decoration and set a couple of pumpkins around it so it looks pretty cute. Trimmed back some of my plants and mulched them for the winter months. I still need to trim some branches from my trees and plant a few bulbs that should be arriving any day now then my yard should be finished for the winter months. Hey, I just realized that all that movement outdoors can be considered exercise! Ha! I think that's what I'll call it too so I don't feel so bad about not getting on the trampoline.

Gotta go. Will talk to you all later. Take care and have a great weekend.

Monday, October 3, 2005

Monday weigh in

Hopped on the scale this morning and was pleased to see that I lost 3 lbs. since rededicating myself to the program. Now I'm back to where I was a few weeks ago. 34 lbs. total lost. Onward and downward!

I would like to lose 6 lbs. by Halloween. That would put me at a total of 40 lbs. lost. I think that is doable if I really kick my butt in gear. I am going to start setting mini goals for myself and see how that works. A friend of mine does that and she has great results because she is working towards something. Plus it breaks up the big picture. That big number that is my goal is just too overwhelming to think about sometimes. Breaking it down into 5 lb. increments shouldn't be as bad. At least that's what I'm hoping.

I noticed yesterday that a few of my clothes are really starting to just hang on me. I even put on some jeans over the weekend and the butt of them was practically dragging the ground from being so loose. I'm excited:) I can't wait to go clothes shopping and get all new stuff, but I want to wait on that for awhile. I know I obviously can't wait until I get to my goal, but I don't want to spend a lot on new clothes just to shrink out of them so will just wait. I do have some smaller sizes in my closet to help out, but a lot of them are way out of style. I might be getting thinner, but no way am I going to be caught in stirrup pants again!

Saturday, October 1, 2005

Back on track....I think.

I finally sat down and had a good talk to myself the other day about why I started Nutrisystem in the first place. I asked myself all of those important questions about why I wanted to lose weight, looked back at how far I've come, and also asked if I wanted to continue on. My answer to the last question was OF COURSE! I want to get to my goal. I want to be healthy. I want to live a long and happy life. I want to be able to do all of the things that I can't do now because of my weight. SO, I forced myself to get back on track, one meal at a time. I made it through breakfast just fine. Made it through lunch perfectly. Ate my afternoon snack. Good. Then came dinner. We went out. I had all of these thoughts of how I was going to fail racing through my mind, but you know what? I didn't! I behaved. I ordered the good, healthy stuff that I was supposed to, NOT the greasy stuff that I wanted. I asked for dressing on the side and only used probably a teaspoon on the whole salad. I had water instead of pop. I did good. Needless to say, I was very proud of myself. I also got in my exercise yesterday by mowing the yard and pulling weeds out of my flowers. My legs and arms are telling me this morning that I did a good thing. They're sore, but not so much that I can't move. Today I have stayed on track even though there are donuts (brought home by hubby) sitting on the counter trying to call my name. I'm not listening though. I will succeed on this journey! I will have bumps in the road along the way, but I will get to my final destination.