Thursday, November 13, 2008

Challenge YOU!

Sarah, I challenge YOU to see which of us can do best about exercising and eating right until I get to Virginia. We've got 9 days, who can do the best?

Everyday we need to log what we did for exercise, and how many eating mistakes we had. By that I mean, like senseless eating, snacking on something we shouldn't've snacked on (fruits and veggies don't really count so much here), or eating something at too late of an hour. No food diaries, but just any mistakes we made according to our gut feeling of what was a good choice and what was a bad choice.

Are you ready? I'm ready!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

It's been a long time...

...and I need to lose weight again. I still fit into my size 12's, but the size 10's that I bought are a wee bit too tight and the 12's fit good again. GAH! >.<

My eating is TERRIBLE, it's SO HARD to keep from eating while here at college. I need to not count calories necessarily, but just eat SLOW and eat LESS and STOP myself after 9:00!!!

So, my goal is to eat slower and eat less and be active and exercise everyday.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Controlled, again.

My eating has been very good. I've been doing pretty dang well, not really snacking (although since this isn't my house, I have had snacking urges but I have no food source), and eating slowly and not a whole lot at meal times.

I've even resisted overeating my beef jerky and pretzel sticks that are stowed in my car.

Really, if you have a snacking or "I just really want to eat something" issue, get fat free wal-mart brand pretzel sticks. Eat one at a time, munch 'em with your front teeth because its fun, and make sure you stop yourself after a bit. A serving size is 39 sticks (takes a LONG time to get there if you eat them one by one and slowly), and that's 100 calories. Awesome deal, huh?!

Sarah, you NEED to post. Although I don't think you have internet so that could explain...

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


Yesterday was a true SUCCESS (except for the fact I didn't exercise) I ate so WELL! Mostly because I was busy all day, staying out of the house and avoiding food. But I didn't really even think about food all day which was good. I need to keep that in mind when I return to my apartment... Keep yourself busy = no mind for food. :)

This morning I forced myself out of bed at 7:15am (I went to bed at 11pm), although I think my prayer to Heavenly Father to "help me please be motivated to get up and exercise in the morning" what mostly what did it :-P. So I got out of bed, dressed myself in my new pants-and-jacket-exercise-outift from walmart and went to Porter Park. My plan had been to walk a lap, then jog one, walk one, jog one, walk one, jog one, walk one, then walk another one, but... I jogged a whole lap (I think it's about 1/3 mile or more around the park's track) just about died but finished, then my EARS started to THROB! It was an aching throb inside, like an ear ache. I walked for the next 20 mins, it hurt SO bad. Maybe it had something to do with the air pressure?

I think I remember something about allowing your body to adjust to different air pressures before you hard-core exercise? Am I right or making that up? Dunno... it just hurt. >.< Then I came back to the house, stretched and did my abs, then ate a bowl of cereal and four pb-filled pretzels. I am going to be a success!!!

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

It's Gonna Happen!

So I wrote my food planner for today and I'm gonna STICK TO IT! I only have 945 calories of meals combined (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) so that leaves 500 available to snack with. I'm not going to allow myself to snack past what I allocated, but since I've been having so much extra junk/crap I have to have extra available calories.

I woke up this morning to exercise however... and I didn't. >.< I'm gonna go after Career Exploration, however, when I'm more awake and determined. :)

And even though it's only 8:34am, I was up at 7:45am and I already ate breakfast but I've stuck to my meal plan! I'm gonna eat lunch around 12:15 so I'm not eating from 12:45 to 4:15 so my stomach'll be nice and empty for exercising after class.

Discouraging but encouraging.

Well some days the daily weighing just backfires on me. This morning I weighed 164.4 and yesterday morning I was 163.2. I can't figure out where I went wrong. Bah. So anyway since I was feeling so blue I decided to go measure my waist. On Tuesday, June 24 I measured my waist and it was 35.5, well today I measured my waist and it was 32"!!! So I've lost 3.5 inches on my waist in less than a month! WOOT!

I tell you what though, I am REALLY READY to see the 150's.

Monday, July 14, 2008

NO, toDAY is THE day!

Grrrr.... I didn't do so hott yesterday, and ate lots of sweets. After all, Taleea made two pies, someone offered me a brownie, someone gave me a piece of this delectably savory delicioso chocolate chip cookie casserole, AND my other roommate made these oreo frozen cookie things. Luckily though, Katey one of my roommates will stop me from eating food, ESPECIALLY if I voice my desire to. So that's nice, I commend her for her efforts, I just need to quit eating so much!

Oh, and this morning I had basically two big bowls of cereal and an apple. I'm just gonna say it was about 500 calories and leave it there. That means I've got 1000 left today, which I'll probably need about 300 available for FHE tonight because we're going to Anthony's house and his mom is gonna have "goodies" for us. Oh brother! But I shall not allow myself to splurge anymore today! I WILL NOT!


Sunday, July 13, 2008

Today's the day! the Sun is shining! The slate is clean!

Okay, so yesterday I didn't do so well... probably consumed 2000 calories, which is okay for weight MAINTAINING but I settled for it and I can't settle! I have to stick with 1500 so I can LOSE weight!

Day before I did horribly horrible horrible and Thursday. But today I'm gonna do better! I can do this! I can lose weight! I can be skinny! 'sides, I want guys to WANT to take me on dates daggonnit!!! And I can't WAIT WAIT WAIT to get home!!!

Woo hoo!

163.6 This morning on the scale. I'm getting so close to the 150's I can taste it! Ha!

I was really careful about my eating yesterday. I made BLT wraps for lunch that were SUPERB but I only ate half and that was plenty. I gave David the other half and he really liked them, good for you David! I have sworn off processed sugars and I think that will help with my weight loss. One of my teeth BROKE! I am going to be much more careful about what I put into my mouth and my kids as well. We consume way too much sugar! Not just us, our entire nation... but thats another story.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Boosh! Taleea would say! Yesterday I did terrible. Ate half of my friend's cookie dough blizzard thing, ate brownie batter, ate a sliver of a pie, sat and ate TONS of salsa and chips and then proceeded to eat almost my whole thing of cottage cheese with tortilla chips... and more. WAY terrible!

And I went to Broulim's last night and got orange juice and chicken noodle soup because I felt a runny nose/sore throat coming on last night. Well, I don't have one today but I overate my food at breakfast (600 calories) and I was SO tempted to not record it, but I did! Then I drank some orange juice and ate some beef jerky, but I recorded those as well. So now, I've already consumed 1000 calories today and only have 500 calories left to eat today! But I'm sticking to that! I'm eating 200 calories for lunch and leaving the leftover 300 for a 200 calorie dinner and 100 calories to beat cravings later.

I was SO incredibly tempted to not record my food, but I did anyways! (I lost it last night because I ate so much) And now I have to pay for it by hardly getting anything to eat for the rest of the day. I am going to exercise at some point, but I allowed myself to sleep in today and didn't exercise this morning because of my obnoxious allergies. (I slept in till 7:30am.... >.<) Now I'm sitting here in my math classroom after class, taking advantage of the college's wi-fi that doesn't reach my off-campus apartment because no wireless or ethernet connection is working there right now! Luckily, this was my only class today so I'm heading home now to eat my skimpy lunch, finish my Book of Mormon homework, write my career exploration paper, then watch and fall asleep to Bedknobs and Broomsticks for fun.

Okay, so I'm treating this as my normal blog, maybe I'll transfer this crud to my normal one later if our internet begins to work at home, but anyways this is my last Friday night in Rexburg and I have no idea what I"m gonna do. I guess me'n Katey'll think of something, Taleea's got a hott date and Vanessa's got her fiance and Megan's got her Pablo and Cami's got Justin coming home tonight MAYBE. I don't want a date or a guy really, I've been anti-social this week because I'M SO ANXIOUS TO GO HOME!!!! (wow I totally didn't mean that to be caps lock but I accidentally hit the button and it fit my mood! haha!) I just want to do something fun, not really with a guy, I want to stay single for a LOOOOOOOONG time!

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


Well I made it to TN and back without gaining anything, but of course I haven't lost anything either. I'm still stuck at 166 and I think I lost some of my non-snacking resolve while in TN. Yesterday I beat myself up over my snacking, determined not to do it again today but then I did anyway. It was bad... not as bad as I used to be, but I'm certain I ate more than 1500 calories! (Go Mrrh!)

So here I am, being accountable. I figured I need to get my thoughts down so I can be accountable to something other than my own head. So, tomorrow I will NOT snack unless it is fruit or veggies. If I have a dessert, I will only have one for the ENTIRE day. And I won't pop food in my mouth while cooking.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Exercise: 40 minutes, jogging, power walking, bleachersx3, abs, pushups and tricep dips

Food Journal:

Breakfast - 350 calories
Oatmeal w/raisins, butter and salt

Lunch- 350 calories
PB&J Sandwich

Dinner- 400 calories
Green Beans

Snacks- 365 calories
2 small bananas
2 pickles
1 peppermint lifesaver
Piece of cheese
Fruit roll-up

TOTAL CALORIE COUNT: 1,465 calories
Limit: 1500


Monday, July 7, 2008

Renewal of Commitment

I'm renewing my commitment to eat 1500 or less calories a day. And I'm gonna do it daggonnit! I'll go to sleep earlier (11:00) and get up earlier (6am tomorrow) and EXERCISE EVERYDAY NOT JUST SOCCER DAYS!!!

7-7-08 Log

Exercise: 2 hour soccer class

Food Journal: note: specified amounts are not included to save space, but all calories are calculated according to the portions/amounts I ate

Breakfast - 300 calories
Cookie Dough

Lunch- 450 calories
PB&J Sandwich

Dinner- 300 calories
Roast beef w/cheese on tortilla

Snacks- 480 calories
1/3 snickers bar
1 brownie
Bag of dried fruit (apricots, cherries and cranberries)

Total Calorie Count: 1530 calories
Over: 30 calories

Monday, June 30, 2008

Success again!

First off, don't beat yourself up Mary! We all have those days where we just royally screw up. The most important thing is to KEEP GOING! Some days it is so much harder than others, but isn't this journey we're on worth it? We're not going to be fat anymore. WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE FAT ANYMORE! Hahaha you're doing great Mrrh!

Ok back to my latest success. I'm down another pound. Maybe its just a pound to you, but to me I'm only 1 lb away from my goal of being 165 before we leave to visit Jason's family. I'm 166 and I have 2 days to lose 1 more pound! I can do it! I'm so happy!

Oh and I think I've figured out the secret to weight loss. Watching what you eat! Not a huge secret, I know. But I've found that it makes a TREMENDOUS difference in the weight staying on or coming off. I did AWESOME on my eating yesterday and I aim to do the same today so I can make it to 165! The scale was 166.0 so I know I can get somewhere in the 165.somethings by Wed! Hooray!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Justifying and Settling

So I finally bought a scale and it read 151.8... TWO times! I was ecstatic! Here I was thinking I had gained five pounds at least and I'd lost about 3-4 pounds! But... this was not good. Yesterday I overate everything..

I made biscuits and sausage gravy for three of our friends who did a miniature triathalon together, two guys from our ward who played soccer with us yesterday EARLY morning, and those of us who were here in our apartment (two had gone to Idaho Falls overnight). It was terrible! I only ate one biscuit with gravy, some oranges, but I had two helpings of grits with syrup and butter and salt. I felt very full and I did some snacking later. I did okay though when it was time for me and Taleea to go to Taco Time, I hadn't eaten anything since like 2:30 or something and it was 6:00. Instead of a simple taco, I got a chicken and rice burrito thing that probably had 500-600 calories, and then I drank water. Well, I felt full but ate some strawberries with chocolate anyways... then sherbert with sprite... then quite a few nachos with salsa... then a couple pretzels... then a cupcake... three doritos... I don't know what else. I wasn't full or anything, but the crap I was putting into my body was just terrible for me I know! Oh, and I had about a serving size worth of cookie dough ice cream at like 12:00am. >.<

I'm gonna do better daggonnit! I wore makeup for the first time yesterday (check my regular blog to see why sometime tonight or tomorrow) and it made me feel so good that I need to lose weight and make the REST of my body look great!

Oh btw, I jogged a mile on Saturday. I DID power walk one of the straights on laps #2,3,4 but I'm gonna keep it up! I met a guy Dan who said he'd be my running buddy, and Cami and I already go together so I'M GONNA DO IT! My goal is to be able to jog 2-3 miles but RUN run an actual mile before I leave here!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Hushing the negative voices in my head...

Today I put on a bathing suit and immediately felt disgusted. What good is losing 20 pounds, I say to myself, when I still look so bad in a bathing suit. I might as well haven't lost any weight at all.

UGH the self sabotaging voices are raging today! I haven't exercised yet and they're trying to tempt me into just not exercising today at all. They are making me look in the fridge and cupboards at what there is to gorge on. I won't give in, I CAN'T give up, but today it is so hard!

On to other dieting-type news-- last night for dinner I made some salmon fillets with a mustard-chipotle sauce. I cooked some lentils with a little onion, carrots and cumin. I served the lentils and salmon over a bed of baby spinach with a basalmic vinagrette dressing. It was VERY VERY good! Mom has a ton of blueberries so I made a blueberry cobbler for dessert. It was from the Healthy Cooking magazine so in essence it would have been somewhat dietary.. but add the scoop of vanilla ice cream and real whipped cream and it probably had 500-600 calories. So my dessert last night doesn't help the fat feeling today. It sure was good though!

Thursday, June 26, 2008


Thanks for the reassurance Mary. It sounds like you're doing pretty darn good, considering your circumstances!!

Well my HOORAY is that I have OFFICIALLY lost 20 pounds! This morning I was 167!!! YAAAAAAAAY! I am so happy!

I haven't been keeping a food log but I have been consciously aware of what I have been eating and trying to make smart and healthy choices. I haven't been exercising as much as I'd like, I at least exercise every other day. I keep meaning to do exercise videos but those are harder to fit into the day so I end up running on the treadmill every other day but miss out on the videos more often than not. Blah! I am just so happy that I have made it 20 pounds. I'm halfway to my ultimate goal weight (which is ANYWHERE in the 140's but 147 will feel like I"m finally there!)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

It's Okay Sarah!

YAY FOR the 160's SARAH!!! I'm so PROUD of you!!! If only I could know how much I weighed, but my goal is to purchase a scale one of these days...

So I'm not doing very well. I've been doing okay the last couple of days (like literally, JUST the last two days) I keep an eye on how many calories I eat at each meal, but last night I botched it. I always get bad towards the end of the day. I had way too much brownie (I kept picking chunks of the brownies out of the pan because they were crumbly) and then probably 3/4 cup of cookie dough icecream. AAAAAHHHH!!! But, I am trying to compensate by making extra trips between my apartment and classes, exercising in the morning and then playing soccer or walking to the park later in the day, etc.

But by NO means am I justifying my bad eating habits! I just try to remind myself when I jack up majorly that if I wasn't trying to lose weight I'd be eating around 1700-2000 calories a day, so when I jack up I'm just not LOSING weight not necessarily gaining. I just say that so I don't get depressed, and then I go on and try to do better than I did.

Trying to stay positive...

Yesterday I did so well on my eating.... until dinner. Mom and Dad had the missionaries over for dinner and I made a carb-heavy, VERY unhealthy dinner. Chicken and dumplings, this squash-corn cornbread type of stuff, salad (ok thats healthy) and then the kicker-- I made crepes for dessert, filled with vanilla ice cream and topped with strawberry syrup (made with real strawberries) and whipped cream. And I ate a WHOLE ONE! I was literally STUFFED after dinner and felt very guilty about it. It's been quite awhile since I've actually felt stuffed.

This morning the scale said 169.2... so I guess I have made minute progress but I was really hoping today would be the day I'd see 168.

I've decided that I need to start taking my measurements. Maybe I'll do that once a week. That may help when I'm so discouraged by the scale.

ETA: I did take my measurements that day and my waist was 35.5 and my hips were somewhere around 50.

Monday, June 23, 2008


Still 169.4 I was hoping that it would change a little in 48 hours since I've been working hard. I'm going to start food journaling again.

Saturday, June 21, 2008


I broke through the 170 barrier, 169.4 baby! I am SO happy! I have a renewed energy for working on weight loss, I get to go through the 160's now!!

I didn't get to exercise yesterday, the whole day just kind of slipped away from me. I think the key for me is to get it done before noon. I think I'm going to try and workout with the kids all around me this morning, which sucks but what else can I do? At least tomorrow and the next day Jason will be here so I will have an easier time being 'kidless'.

Eating yesterday-- I did great! I kept thinking about that scale and it kept my hands out of the proverbial 'cookie jar'.

Its funny how my old habits just come back to me without my even thinking about them. Yesterday the kids and I went to Walmart for some school supplies and dog food and in the checkout line I was 'checking out' the candy. I *almost* picked up a York peppermint pattie (which in my fat past I would DEFINITELY have picked one up, probably 2 or 3 and ate at least one on the drive home) but I didn't! I was so proud of myself.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Gah! >.< College stinks!

Okay, so nothing but my food diary now, and I mean EVERYTHING I eat, no mistakes or anything!


banana -110
cereal w/milk - 275
american cheese - 60
fruit roll up - 72
pickle - 2.5
5 strawberries - 50
iceburg salad w/ranch - 70
Bruschetta - 375
1/2 pb&j sandwich - 200
cabbage w/butter and salt - 100
2 apples - 180
apple crisp - 200

Total for 6-17-08: 1694.5 calories
Desired: 1500


banana - 110
oatmeal w/raisins and butter - 380
part of egg burrito - 75
7 strawberries
10 cherries - 150
4 pickle slices - 10
cheese sandwich - 300
cookie dough - 140
apple - 90
pb sandwich - 190
banana and cookie - 180
licked sweetened condensed milk pot - 75 calories worth I'm guessing...
cookie dough - 275 calories worth I'm guessing...

Total for 6-18-08: 1975 calories
Desired: 1500!!!

As you can see, I have much to work on. I wrote a food intake schedule for me today including foods AND times, leaving me about 660 calories available for me to eat tonight at our international thing.


Today's goal is to NOT foul up my eating.

My weight this morning-- 170.2!!!! I want to see the 160's!! I guess I just keep messing up on my eating so the scale isn't moving quite as fast as it should. Yesterday I ate several cookies worth of chocolate chip cookie dough, a popsicle when it wasn't snack time, a muffin while I was making dinner and various other dietary infractions. Today I will prevail! And maybe, JUST maybe, tomorrow I will see the 160's!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Just hovering...

Ugh! I can't seem to get out of the 170's! I am down to 170.5ish, although this a.m. it said 171 but then I took off my clothes and weighed again after I worked out and it was 170.4 (I think. It was 170.something)

And then, theres the eating. I do SO BAD! Not 'so bad' like I used to but I still can't seem to get the snacking under control. I have been having a lot of bowel problems (sorry I know, TMI!) like not enough is coming out and I have been really thinking about doing a cleanse for awhile. I am thinking about doing the master cleanse, a lady on the diaper divas board has been doing that and it sounds pretty interesting. I think it would make me feel a lot better. I very frequently have an achy, heavy feeling in my belly and I'm 95% certain that it is my bowels. And other factors that would REALLY be TMI also lead me to the same conclusion. ;)

But I have been doing pretty well at exercising. I ran on the treadmill today. Ok I walked AND ran but I like to refer to it as running. I did the interval running. I didn't do crunches but I'll probably do them in a bit while watching tv. I'm trying to get into a routine of doing a workout video one day and then the treadmill the next day. So tomorrow I'll be doing THE FIRM.. I love those videos. I need more of them! Haha

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Exercise... in many ways!

So, being at college, I've had to deal with my roomies telling me to "Just eat it! Exercise more if you need to!" >:O stop that! Luckily, I had a talk with Taleea and Katey, and I asked them to NOT let me eat more/don't let me eat their food or encourage me to eat more. Plus, me and Katey just came up with an exercise schedule last night, then wrote an entire fitness contract that we signed. It included: sticking to our meal plan, sticking to our exercise plan, reading our scriptures daily, doing a good deed each day, not thinking/talking about guys all the time (because we need them in our lives, but not ALL the time!), etc. It was fun!

So anyways, I've got soccer class on Mondays and Wednesdays, then we go to the gym on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Mondays we play soccer after FHE, oh and Fridays we also go to the gym. Strength training is Tues/Thurs/Sat and Thursdays are our pool exercise days. Today I got a double dose of exercise though! I'm gonna start going to the Swing Dance thing every Wednesday night, the Latin/Ballroom thing every Thursday night and there's dance workshops from 10-12pm on Saturday. I'm so excited! I'm skipping Latin tomorrow because I think I overdid my exercise today. Garret fell on me in soccer and knocked us both to the ground and then my knee hurt, so I put on my brace, wore it all day until this evening and I was okay at the dance tonight, but my knees feel stressed so... I'll skip the dance tomorrow, but I'm still doing the pool because that's not hard on your joints. :)

There's so much to do here it's so cool! I was NOT gonna eat anything after I got home today, but Katey left me a piece of "Better than Sex" cake that she made for our FHE "Daddy" Nathan tonight, but it was only like 2 inches by 3-4 inches. So that's alright! Other than that, I stuck to my eating plan but probably ate a little more calories than I should.

BTW, I ate a cheese, mushroom and onion quesadilla for dinner... WOW! It was WONDERFUL! I sauteed the mushrooms and onions beforehand.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Small successes...

Well right now I'm at Devins house, the guy Jason is staying with in WV. I've been very careful about what I've been eating and haven't allowed myself to go into what I call "vacation mode" where I just eat whatever I want with no qualms about the consequences. I have been exercising.. well, kind of. I've done DDR the last two nights and some 'ab work' and stretching. And a few pushups. Today I wanted to do my biggest loser workout but I can't figure out how to work the dvd player which is actually an xbox 360, so I'm going to have to do it tonight when Jason and Devin are here. Fun, fun!

I weighed myself the morning that we left and I was 172. Thats down 15 lbs from the start of this blog! WOOT! Devin has a scale but it seems grossly inaccurate (stupid dial scale. This is the digital age Devin! Haha) this morning it looked like 170 but I can't really be certain. I weighed myself at the mall for a quarter and it said I was about 173.5 and that was fully clothed in the middle of the day. But it was also a dial scale! Soooo anyway. I'm trudging along! I feel SO determined this time. I'm not letting myself self-sabotage anymore. I'm in this forever!!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Barely hanging on...

At least thats how I feel right now! I have been having SUCH a hard time with my eating the last few days. I get soooo snacky and feeling almost like I don't care. But I'm NOT giving up. I weighed myself this morning and I was 174.8, which is actually good because I had gone up almost a pound a few days ago. So I haven't really done any backsliding. I'm going to Mom's in a few minutes and I'm going to run on the treadmill. I need it, I didn't exercise at all yesterday and I keep beating myself up over it but all I can do is pick up where I am.

So now my goal is to GET OUT OF THE 170's! I can do it!! Its only 5 lbs away! 169, here I come!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

YAY Sarah!

Sarah that is AWESOME!!! I'm so proud of you! How totally awesome!!! *cheers* The only thing that kept me from screaming hoorah out loud was the presence of my new roommate and her friend Justin. hee hee... ^^

I've been doing well... except until tonight. I ate two pieces of Domino's pizza, but I never got full today. Not like that's an excuse! I'm sure I consumed about 700 calories eating those pieces... maybe more, so I need to forget and do better! Have not exercised since like Tuesday, but me'n Taleea walked around campus for about 30 minutes at least so that was active-ness. Plus, I found the gym WOW! I love it! And the awesome thing is, you have to sign in with your i-card and get a byu gym outfit to exercise there, then you drop off your outfit when you're done to sign out and they wash it! xD I just think that's cool... haha.

So, next Wednesday me AND Taleea start Soccer together, yaaaaaaaay! Even though she's in ridiculously awesome shape compared to me (since she runs I guess 3 times a week or something), I'm determined to do good and keep it up. And today when we went grocery shopping, I got all healthy natural foods so yay! You keep it up as well Sarah!

Success at last!

First of all, I just read your posts Mary and even though you let things go one day you got back on the proverbial 'wagon' so don't beat yourself up too hard, the important thing is to realize your mistakes and keep on trudging along! You are doing so awesome!!!

Ok so back to my story...

After Mary left I found myself snacking more (because Mary wasn't there to see me... so I guess it goes both ways Mary, I don't like to do things that YOU may catch ME doing either!) And the scale got stuck at 177--at least it seemed to me. It actually was at 176 yesterday, but thats not the point. I was frustrated because of course as everyone knows the whole point of exercising and obsessing over your food and weight is to see the scale going down. So yesterday I really watched what I ate. I had a measured serving of cereal for breakfast, a spinach salad with strawberries and walnuts for lunch (oh YUM YUM YUM!) a banana for a snack and one helping of gumbo for dinner.

Sooo this morning I hop on the scale and.. have you ever stepped on the scale and the number was so unexpected you take a few seconds to comprehend what you are seeing? Well that was me this morning. The scale read 174.8! I had been prepping myself for 176 and HOPING for 175 so I was totally shocked to see 174 (even if there was that pesky .8 at the end, making it much closer to 175) So now I am officially at Mary's starting weight! Which is awesome! That was my first 'goal'! Now off to get lighter than Mary! Hahahah

Friday, May 30, 2008

Yesterday was somewhat Success

I resisted a hamburger... candy... butterfingers... etc. But it wasn't as hard as I thought! Here's what I ate:

1 cup Special K with Strawberries and 1/2 cup 1% milk
6 in roastbeef sub with light ranch and light mustard
Fresh pineapple... a LOT of it
1 cup taco soup at Tina's house with about 7 tortilla chips (serving size was 9)
iceberg lettuce salad with less than 2 tbsp ranch
1/2 cup or less macaroni salad
2 pieces of cantaloupe (i'm beginning to like it! yay!)
8 baby carrots or so
Half an orange
more cherries
LOTS of water! Lots and LOTS of it!

I think that's it... Wow, now looking at it I guess I didn't eat as much as I thought I did! (unless I ate something that I forgot about... but I don't think so) Did I do better? I felt ridiculously full (ridiculously considering what I ate) after eating the 6' sub for lunch and drinking two cups of water which was odd... maybe my stomach is shrinking! Then, everything from the taco soup to the baby carrots I had as dinner and that all made me feel pretty full, even if there was a bout a 30 min window in between the taco soup and the next item. Did my ab work and went walking with 5 of Tina's boys and Zack to some little shop where I resisted ice cream while all the boys got shakes and icecream/cookie sandwiches. The walking was not hard and it probably was only 20 minutes, so it wasn't much of a workout but it was being active so I'll take it.

Vacation CRASHES Diet!

(okay, so I wrote this yesterday on wordpad without internet for Tuesday's eating day)

So, I knew I’d eat bad food on the plane, or what I meant was eating unhealthy food. I kinda figured I wouldn’t eat so well ya know, especially yesterday and maybe till Friday, but MAN! I don’t like it! I started off by getting a healthy Arby’s salad Tuesday night, then going back to our hotel and swimming and holding onto the side of the pool and doing kicks for exercise for 30 minutes, did my ab work and was all set to keep at it through my trip. Well… Wednesday morning I did well BEFORE we got on the plane, because I got a whole wheat bagel from a bagel shop in front of our door for the flight. I ate half of it with a VERY thin spread of cream cheese and a banana (with an apple, a smooshed ALL FRUIT roll up, and a packet of sliced roasted almonds and water for snacks for the trip). I felt good at that point…
Then, little nice first class offers me something to drink, and I refuse. Yay! So I drink the bottle of water they had sitting on my seat. Then once we took off (and about an hour and a half after my breakfast) they go around taking orders for breakfast. It’s either cereal or an egg quesadilla with sausage. Egg quesadilla. WHAT AM I THINKING?!?!?!?!! My seat buddy got one too, a very nice older lady named Dixie who talked to me all about her little grandchildren, I liked her a lot. So then they bring out this scrumptious looking meal with actually decent sized portions! (for America, that is) They had four little circles of sausage (looks like they cut cross ways a sausage link), two triangles of the quesadilla per plate with cheese, eggs and black beans; a container of salsa for it; a bowl with two slices of watermelon, two slices of honeydew, and a small nip of pineapple; last but not least, a scrumptious looking small bun with probably a 9-12 grain mixture in it and dried cranberries, all complete with a thing of butter and strawberry jam to put on it.
…I ate it… I ate it ALL!!!! Except the condiments they provided and one sausage circle. DEVASTATION! I ruined my diet! And I ate a packet of nuts they offered me later, but I did resist the other goodies like sun chips and cookies! Then, we arrive and Alma –kindly, though too kindly considering my already butchered eating plan – took us to a Chinese BUFFET. I kept my plate under the best control I could the first time, loading it up with vegetables, only TWO pot stickers (though they were significantly larger and more full than the frozen ones we cook at home), only HALF an eggroll (they had them all cut in half, that was SO nice!), and something else, but no rice! I inhaled my plate and felt full… though not terribly so. The problem then was that I was watching Alma and Dad nibble their food and kept thinking about eating. So I got one more small dose of the vegetables and got some watermelon slices and orange slices instead of anything else. Once I was done with that, I wasn’t really tempted by the food anymore, except for the thought of the ice cream that was in the freezer… so I gave in and went to go get some.

HAHAHAHA!!! IT was WONDERFUL! These Chinese people really know how to cut portions and cater to weight-loss’ers! They had little cups that were maybe a size and a half larger than the cups you put arby’s sauce in (‘cept they were portion) and they had probably about a regular eating-sized spoonful of ice cream in each of them… and a little less. Luckily, their freezer was really cold so it was hard to dish out, so I ate my mint chocolate chip smudge in DINKY bites, and it was excellent! I actually really enjoyed it like that! So then, when the smudge was almost just a faint marr in my saucer, I ate half of my fortune cookie and WHAT A DUO! It tasted SO good after the taste of that ice cream, that I took the last of the smudge and put it in the fortune cookie and ate it… DELECTABLE!
Okay, I’ll wrap the rest quickly. I ate ¾ of my leftover bagel with creamcheese later and my smooshed fruit roll up and an orange and some grapes somewhere around 4:00 their time (which, we had eaten Chinese at 11:30 their time…) then we went to some burger place at around 7:30. I wanted to eat healthy, and I KNOW I had regained my self control but I LET myself get something other than a salad. I got a what I thought was a grilled lemon chicken sandwich with lemon dressing stuff, lettuce and tomato. But, it came out as a piece of breaded chicken (no, TWO BIG pieces of chicken) with one slice of tomato, lettuce, TONS of mayonnaise (which, I had been hoping to avoid), and all the onions I’d ordered on it. I was kinda upset/mad/frustrated, but I didn’t complain I just ate it. And how terrible. I allowed myself to eat some of Dad’s fries and some of Robin’s onion rings because I figured that I was already botching my plan and I’d just do better Thursday… but I felt so gross afterwards. The chicken sandwich oozed grease (not a lot of it, but the mayonnaise was getting runny because it was heated up by the contents of the sandwich) on my hand, and when I was done eating it it was just a gross dirty feeling. Your mouth feels so refreshed after eating a salad or a hummus wrap, but after eating something like that its just nasty. And I did have to note that Robin did not finish off the onion rings and she left part of her sandwich… *makes mental note to follow the eating habits of skinny people and NOT eat all her food*
I did not exercise yesterday, obviously… but I just ate my breakfast this morning of a small bowl of special k with strawberries cereal (little amount of cereal and 1% milk), some fresh cherries and water. I am doing better today daggonnit!!!

(sorry its so long... lol)

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

At Mom's

So due to my stress level being at an ALL TIME HIGH I am back at my moms house. And here is where I mess up my diet the most. Er, I'm not really on a "diet" but I tend to overeat/overindulge while I am here. But not this time! Mary is here which helps a lot but she's leaving for Idaho next week (waah!) but I will be ok without her.. I think. Haha ;)

So yesterday Mary and I did a workout video that she does. Prevention 3-2-1 something-or-other, it was pretty intense and I kept wondering WHEN IS THIS GOING TO END?!?! It has a lot of little segments. It was fun though. Today I did 30 minutes on the treadmill while the kids watched TV! It was awesome. I need a treadmill. What a great way to workout AND watch the kids AND keep them occupied. Thats my biggest problem at home, when I'm working out they are literally right under my feet. The kids AND the dog. She likes to lay down right behind me while I'm working out so when I step backwards I trip over her! Pooh.

Anyway eating-- I'm working on that. Mary is doing really well keeping track of calories and I haven't been tracking what I've been eating so of course I've been eating more. I'm going to be trying to get a grip on that this week because I want to see that scale go DOWN!

Anyway all in all I'm trying pretty hard to make some progress. I think I've lost a few pounds-- nothing substantial yet but I'll keep plugging along!

Monday, May 19, 2008

Unstructured SUCKS! and... "Could it be the moon?"

I can't believe how much I depend on STRUCTURE in my day! So yesterday, Sunday, was terrible. I ate ALL day long, was full ALL day long, and really had no self-control. Talking to Sarah, seems she was along the same lines... "Could it be the full moon?" we wonder. While I'm not superstitious it was kinda funny/ironic that the moon was full yesterday.

Anyways back to STRUCTURE! I went to bed L.A.T.E. last night, 12:30am!!! That is WAY too late for me, especially when I've been bedding down at 10:30-11:00ish and waking at 6:30am. I ended up getting up at 7:30 but not fully rousing till 7:45ish. Then I spent the next couple of hours browsing the internet, wasting time, etc. FINALLY went to Justin, worked with him and rode one of Ann's horses... GAH! The day hasn't gone as good as hoped, I need STRUCTURE. That means bedtime tonight at 11:00 at latest!


Mini whole wheat bagel with 1/2 tbsp butter
An entire grapefruit

Popcorn w/salt and seasoning (1/2 cup of UNPOPPED popcorn, that was popped... erm... aLOT of popcorn)
Whole grain tortilla with 1/4 cup tuna salad, lots of lettuce and sprouts, and about 1.5 tbsp relish


Spaghetti w/sausage sauce & light parmesan cheese
Broccoli w/parmesan cheese and butter
Corn w/butter
Salad w/2 tbsp ranch dressing


I was VERY full after dinner (and still am!) should've shrunk my portions, but I didn't realize - or it just didn't occur to me that Mom and/or Dad had slathered the corn and broccoli in their respective bowls with butter! GAH! I just found the reason probably behind my very full stomach! (oh, and 2 cups FULL of water probably helped to fill up too, and my spaghetti portion was smaller than I USED to have but probably still a tad too large) I will do better tomorrow!


40 minutes on treadmill, Ab exercises
including: 5 minute warmup, 30 minute 4mph pace (with 4 2-minute intervals of 4.5mph jogging), 5 minute cooldown

Thursday, May 15, 2008


Everyday this week (tomorrow and Saturday included of course!) I've worked out, done all my schoolwork, and ate healthy (with a few mishaps, but nothing major enough to freak out about). It's all in the mindset! I know it's silly, but ever since I thought of it like "Hey, you wouldn't even THINK about giving into pressure to drink or smoke, so WHY can't you keep yourself from eating excess amounts of food?" since that I basically haven't. So, there's been a couple mistakes, but when I make one I just ignore it and focus on the positive and tell myself: "Do better next time! " And then when I get discouraged because I personally don't see a WHOLE lot of difference, I just tell myself "Keep trying and after a year of exercising and eating healthy you'll at least be in great shape even if you're still 158 pounds!"

I'm so glad we started this blog, you're doing a great job Sarah and I can't wait to see you and exercise with you Saturday morning! (You, Sabina and I can go for a walk and leave Jason to take care of the boys in the morning) Just think of how good we're gonna look, and how good we FEEL! It's so nice to exercise because you feel so AWESOME afterwards! Keep up the good work, let's keep on truckin'!
Here's me enjoying a 'heavenly' piece of apple with that delectable bit of stuff inside that you gave me the recipe for Sarah! (I need to work on my heavenly face, it sorta looks like I'm staring cautiously at the ceiling... o.O)

The thing I'm most looking forward to...

Since I'm a mother I'm up and down all the time-- sitting on the floor, jumping up to get stuff, etc...

Well the thing I am MOST looking forward to about being 40 some pounds lighter is being able to hop up easier! My gosh I feel like an old lady it takes me so long to get up off the floor!

Anyway I have been doing ok lately. Last night I was at Tracy's house and I ate a second hot dog and more potato chips than I should have had. And today... well I had a few mishaps today but nothing major. The biggest thing was I made pot pies (real healthy, I know) for the boys for dinner and I made myself one of those Healthy Choice tv dinner things (350 calories, 9 grams of fat and it includes a dessert! Not a great dessert, but its sweet) Well as I was cooling off the kids pot pies I took a few bites. And then Jeremy didn't eat his and I took a few more bites. Then I later looked at his plate (which he didn't even touch!) and noticed that there was quite a bit gone from his pot pie. Ok realistically it MAY have been 1/3rd but probably more like 1/4. I still had guilt though. Those pot pies have 21 grams of fat in them and something like 400 or 500 calories!

Tonight I hooked the bike trailer up to my bike and I put Jeremy in the baby seat on my bike and the other boys in the bike trailer and did 4 laps around the block. The block is probably about 1/2 mile so thats 2 miles. Not bad for adding about 100 extra pounds (or more!) to my bike!!!!!!!! I was pooped!

Oh and halfway through our ride the boys said "There's a frog in here!" I thought they were joking, or saw a stick that looked like a frog or something. Nope, I pulled over and there was a FROG in the bike trailer behind the seat. Well, it was probably a toad but we haven't gotten to the frog vs toad section of our homeschooling yet! So anyway I chased it out. We tried to get Nathan to pick it up but he was afraid he would squish it and I didn't want to pick it up. I don't know what happened to me, I used to go looking for them to pick up and now I don't want to touch them. Weird.

So anyway. I'm going to do some crunches, push ups and maybe a few squats while I watch my tv shows tonight to round out the leg work I did in my bike!

Oh and I FEEL thinner. I put on some workout pants tonight that I wore earlier in the week and I swear my tummy isn't bulging out of them like it was before. I am really excited for the scale to get here tomorrow night! OH-- and my husband too hahaha. I just hope I'm not disappointed.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008


Well, I was tickled to death by my eating and exercising success for the past two days, but I can barely TYPE about it with this danged backspace! (Also is the reason why I'm suddenly bummed, see my normal blog for reason)

I didn't keep a food journal today but I CAN recount everything I ate, and I kept half a food journal yesterday. Didn't want to exercise today, but did 40 minutes on the treadmill anyways at 4.0 and 4.5 (the latter I ran) the whole time. Yesterday I did my 3-2-1 Prevention Workout.

Okay, am sick of an 'Enter' key that works half the time I push it and same with the backspace. >_>...

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

And here I am.

ETA: The last time that I weighed myself before this post I was 182.

I can't weigh myself because I put the scale in Jason's car! I miss my scale!! But I feel lighter. I've only been trying hard since Saturday but I feel a difference. I feel fitter.

I've been going to bed around 9:30 so I haven't been dog tired in the mornings. Its also keeping me from that evil late-night-snacking. Last night I was REALLY wanting a snack so i went to bed. I bought two new exercise videos yesterday. One of them is the Biggest Loser Cardio Workout and the other is a salsa dance video. I apparently suck at dancing. They lost me in the first 5 minutes, so I did the biggest loser one instead. I loved it! The coolest part is that you customize your workout, there is a pick screen before the video starts and you pick what you want to do. I guess all their videos are like that. There are more of them on Amazon I really want to get them. I want to be the biggest loser! Hahah

I've been doing very good eating. I'm not going to post my food log even though I have been keeping one, its just too much to type and nobody reads it anyway! Haha. I took the boys to Ukrops yesterday because they have a great selection of health food, its almost like a health food store but not as good. Its the closest thing to a health food store on this side of town. So anyway, we got a few different nuts- raw sunflower seeds, roasted pumpkin seeds (with no salt), and we had a great time getting stuff out of the bulk bins. They had whole wheat breadsticks! Woohoo! Hunter got a bag of those sugared mangoes (fortunately it was low sugar but not nutrisweet, just less sugar I guess) and he shared them with his brothers.. there weren't any left by the time we got home and he keeps telling me that they're his favorite food.

Oops getting away from the diet thing and more into what should go in my regular blog! Anyway been doing pretty good so far. I'm really into this-- I think I'm finally in it for the long haul.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Tired...oh so tired...

My temptation meter was in the RED tonight, and my self control was sorely tried. I DID prevail, but I was still slightly full after dinner and my midday snack went a little over the edge. Anyways, I'm just gonna do better tomorrow!

But I'm tired, SOOOO tired. Not necessarily physically, just sorta mentally, overwhelmingly, etcetera. I've got Jennifer to cart around 4 days this week, a horse's eye to medicate 3 times everyday this week, 2-3 hours of schoolwork to do everyday this week, 2-4 hours of work to do 4 days this week, allergy shots on Monday, Institute on Wednesday, a talk to write for Sunday, a Ren Faire to head to Friday afternoon and then come home from RIGHT afterwards on Saturday night, not to mention feeding the goats twice a day, reading my scriptures and ensign everyday, somehow going to bed at 10:30 every night and waking up each day at 6:30, BREATHING..........

and to add to it, I've still got to watch what I eat each day, make sure I don't go TOO long between meals (I either eat too many meals or go too long between them, sometimes there'll be a 7 hour gap between breakfast and lunch), exercise everyday, and then the fact that it takes me 5 minutes to get together and take all my meds in the mornings, the showers I have to take on an every-other-day basis, and the 30 minutes of "bed prep" I do every night. phew! Oh, and Sabina's skirt I have to help her make, but Mom'll help I'm sure and I'm excited for THAT part!

Anyways, dunno if I'll have the chance to blog on here this week or the next. I've got lots of schoolwork to do it's not even funny, plus packing and shopping for school. Fun but exasperating! And then add my horse and it's one giant mess, THANK HEAVEN this Thursday is my LAST day of work - yippeeee!!!!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

...back on the wagon

I keep falling off. I am terrible at this. But Mary looks so good she has motivated me! Plus I she can't leave me back here, fat and alone! I want to join the skinny crowd!

I'm going to start tracking my food again and I'm going to start exercising NO MATTER WHAT. I'm thinking I'll put the boys in the bike trailer and Jeremy in a hiking backpack and get out there and WALK. I have to do it.


Monday, April 21, 2008


I'm going to start posting only my food/exercise diary for the day each day.

3 miles of powerwalk/running intervals (about 37 mins)


1/2 c. homemade granola
1/2 c. vanilla yogurt
8 oz. orange juice

apple juice box
1/2 c. applesauce
1/2 whole wheat pita w/2 tbsp. hummus & handful salad mix (spinach, lettuce, shredded carrot, a slice of cucumber)

a roll with 2 tsp. butter
rice cake w/1.5 tbsp. natural almond butter

green beans
salad w/1 tbsp. ranch
serving ham fettucine
1/3ish c. ice cream w/a little bit of cranberry crisp

Current Exercise Goal: Walk track and run one end of it 10 times 3x a week
Eventual Exercise Goal: Run a mile

Current Food Goal: Eat at least 5 fruits/vegetables a day
Eventual Food Goal: Eat at least 7-9 fruits/vegetables a day

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Well done despite

I've been doing pretty dang good this week, despite the fact that I'm house sitting and am not at home in the mornings and evenings! Today, I -almost- failed my food thing, after eating two (maybe three) helpings of Pirate's Booty (like cheddar corn puffs but organic). Gah! >.< In fact, I was so sick and tired of my stomach being empty, I almost ate something other than the healthy wrap I made myself around 3:30.

That's my only problem with this diet, is that my stomach is empty and growling aLOT and it's hard to stop it. Especially when no healthy food is around. Wednesday night I called all the Single Adults about us meeting at the High School track at 6:00 before Institute at 7:00; Brandy, Jon and I were the only ones who came, but we walked/jogged/whatever for 40 minutes! Afterwards, I got a chicken caesar salad from Wendy's, used half a pack of low-fat Ranch (90 calories per pack) and other than 4 or 5 bites that Brandy had, ate the whole thing. And would you believe that did NOT fill me up? 20-30 minutes afterwards my stomach was still hungry! Unfortunately, I went to David's afterwards and him and Sabina don't really have alot of food there because they're gone alot, so I simply ate half a peanut butter sandwich. (White bread w/2 tbsp. crunchy peanut butter, the best I could do) And I didn't eat that out of obsession/desire, I ate it just to keep my stomach from growling because I know that's bad!

Anyways, I found a Belly, Butt and Thighs workout here at the house I'm house sitting and I just did it. The lunges ALWAYS kill me! I think I will go back to doing some sort of strength training Tuesdays/Thursdays and walking/jogging Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays, with something fun like hiking on Saturdays. My plan is to go to the High School track 3 times a week and work up to jogging a mile, then speeding up to where I'm running it. Jon's working on running a 10k, but he injured himself so he's going back into it slow.

Sorry for the long post Sarah, let's see what you have. Quickly, I'll write down my exercising this week:

Monday- 25 min walk around pasture, in woods, etc, with a 10 minute jogging/walking segment (up and down hills, here where I'm house sitting)
Tuesday- 30 min walk w/Princess the dog down Jamestown/Blue Bend
Wednesday- 40 min walk/power walk on Track w/Jon and Brandy
Thursday- 30 min Prevention's Belly, Butt and Thighs workout

Saturday, April 12, 2008

aaaaand here *I* am!

Great job Sarah! I have been keeping a mental food journal today, and an "actual" food journal the past three days. I decided not to log it on here, because it's alot to put and I want to focus on my wide range of exercising I've done this week.

Monday- 20-25 mins Clogging/Gen. Dancing/etc
Tuesday- 30 mins DDR
Wednesday- 20 min walk around town w/friends at church
Thursday- 30 mins DDR
Friday- 30 min walk w/Brandy and Lady the dog
Saturday- 25 min walk w/Lady the dog

EVERY day except today I've done my crunches and different ab work. I'm so proud of myself! I'm so proud of Sarah too! We're doing so well! This week I've been going to bed on time, waking up on time, getting 8 hours, exercising and eating right and I just have felt SO good! My only failures of going to bed were the past two nights and tonight -- but I still did my exercising!!! I also ate a little much at Kristen's today where I felt full... not necessarily uncomfortably so, but fuller than I've felt all week which isn't necessarily good.

And, each night when it's after 8:00 and I want something to eat SO bad and feel like I wouldn't be able to resist, I eat a 50 calorie organic rice cake with low salt (which kinda equals NO salt, because it had really no flavor or taste whatsoEVER) and it works for me! It satisfies the craving and I'm good. Plus, I haven't had any salt/sweet attacks and today instead of eating a piece of pizza for a snack (or just to calm my stomach, because it was empty/growling but not time for dinner yet) I ate half a hunk of fresh mozzerella cheese and a piece of toast with natural peanut butter (like the fresh kind made directly from unsalted peanuts from the health food store). I feel gooooood!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Sarah Here-- Day 18 and 19

Well here I am again, wondering where my little sister is!!

Things are going good so far. I did NOT want to get up and exercise this morning but I did it anyway-- I can do this for 21 days!

Day 19

Exercise: Walk Away the Pounds 1 mile, 50 crunches
I ate:
2 banana muffins
4 strawberries
chicken penne asparagus thing- about a serving?
1 brownie
100 calorie pretzel pack
1 (98% fat free!) hot dog and bun (white bun :( )
2 servings sweet potatoes
1 serving applesauce (no sugar)
1 serving baked doritos (Yes, once again, I counted out a serving)
2 c popcorn (no butter just salt)

Day 18:

Exercise: 25 minutes of Dance Dance Revolution + 50 crunches
I ate:
1 slice whole grain toast with butter
1 banana
1/2 c yogurt
3 sticks celery with peanut butter and raisins
swig of grape juice
asparagus and penne pasta (finally finished up the leftovers!!)
3 slices of cantaloupe (equaling about 1/4 of an entire cantaloupe)
1 brownie
1/2 grilled chicken breast
2 c salad with ranch dressing and tomatoes, cucumber and cheddar cheese
1 serving oven baked potato fries
1/2ish (or less) c ice cream. I really didn't like it all that much so I dumped it out.

Today I started to go snacking in the kitchen. I opened up the snack cabinet and was about to stuff some goldfish crackers in my pie hole, but I stopped myself. I went to go do something else and forgot about snacking. GO ME! I tend to feel really hungry/snacky around 4 p.m. so I've started concentrating on making dinner instead of stuffing crap into my mouth before dinner so I'm not even hungry by the time dinner rolls around.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Sarah Here-- Day 21 and 20

Counting backwards of course, the days get less and less every morning! HOORAY!
Day 21:
Exercise: 25-30 minutes of Dance Dance Revolution. It was fun! Then I did about 40 crunches.
I ate:
1/4 cantaloupe
1/2 blueberry bagel with cream cheese
1 nutrigrain bar
1 and 1/2 halves of a bagel with cheddar cheese
handful of grapes
8 baby carrots
1 1/2 white cheddar rice cakes
2 servings penne and asparagus
water x2
1/2 c banana cream pudding with bananas
2 graham cracker squares

Day 20:
Exercise: 30 minute cardio workout video (MTV something-or-other) and crunches
I ate:
1 glass grape juice
1 scrambled egg
1 slice toast w/ butter (whole wheat)
100 calorie pack of chocolate covered pretzels
1 waldorf chicken salad
1 stick celery with cream cheese
1 serving rice cakes (little chip sized ones, I counted out a serving)
1 clementine
1 stuffed portabella mushroom
1 serving steamed radishes
1 serving salad with honey dijon dressing
a few bites of macaroni and cheese (I made it for the kids and didn't put any on my plate)
1 serving of brownie (yes, I measured. read the box and measured it out. 160 calories for one serving) plus a few crumbs.. shh!

And I'm feeling good so far!!

I am also staying off the computer... er, trying to. Tuesdays and Thursdays are my computer days.. but really NIGHTS I am not using the computer until after the kids are in bed.

Monday, April 7, 2008


(This is Mary posting)

Me and Sarah did not continue the "Bruington's Biggest Loser" thing, but we've now begun a 21-day Plan. We figure, while thinking about eating healthy and exercising for the rest of our lives seems intimidating (and might be the cause of many failed diet/exercise plans), that we can certainly do at least 21 days. So, today was the start of our 21-day plan of eating right and exercising. But I'm going to allow myself until Midnight to post, seeing as how I'm usually still at work at noon.

I shall begin. Today I exercised for 20 minutes doing clogging and general dancing. I also did 5-7 minutes of ab work. Unfortunately, I sort of forgot about my eating right thing and ate two scoops of ice cream with two oreos crushed on it. >.< Oops. I'll do better tomorrow!

Monday, March 10, 2008

Who's the biggest loser in our family?

Is it Sarah or Mary?

Today we start our biggest loser challenge. By May 25, who will have lost the most weight?

As of right now, Mary is weighing in at 174 and Sarah is weighing in at 187.

Tonight we exercised to DDR for 30 minutes and did an ab workout.

The Rules:
  1. Log in and post exercise for the day by 12:00 p.m. EST
  2. Post any diet failures-- binging, snacking, etc..
  3. Weigh in and post weight every Monday.