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Monday, November 30, 2009

The big weigh in...

So tomorrow is the big day and i'm not thrilled about my weight loss this month. With turkey and pie and all the great fixins this end of month has been hard, hard, hard! Still, I'm sure some of you rocked it in spite of all of the yummy temptations! I didn't do as well as i'd like on scale weight loss but i am down one more pant size so that's GREAT!!! I’m actually just praying that when I step on that scale tomorrow I will indeed have a loss to report. I’m not positive that it will tip in my favor though. We’ll see!
I went shopping on BLACK FRIDAY and bought some really great new clothes! I really need some new jeans but I’ve decided to wait just a couple of weeks and see if I can push through into yet one size smaller. I’m going to look a little slobish until then but I think it will be worth it in the end. Wish me luck.
Saturday night my husband and I went out to this fabulous dinner and dance reception. I was trying to find something to wear and figured what the heck I’d try on that little black dress of mine. It was a closer fit than I expected by far and yet I still couldn’t get the darn thing zipped up. I’ve got one month to go and I’m sure I pull it off. :0)
Check out my ticker and you’ll see that Christmas is just around the corner. This means, candy and pie and all the yummy holiday treats all over again. I’ve decided to go back to what I was doing and only allow myself one dessert a week. I’m hoping that this will keep me picky about what one yummy thing I allow myself and keep me conscious of not eating unneccisary and unaccounted calories.
I hope tomorrow goes well for you all but if it’s not such a great month I hope you’ll still weigh in and push through the end of the year to finish off strong.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Turkey Day...

I just wanted to take a few minutes and wish you all a very Happy Thanksgiving! I hope that your day is filled with good food, lots of friends and family and even more fun! I hope everyone decided to splurge just a little for pumpkin pie or whatever your favorite is and that we’ll all get back on track tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Oh so STUCK!!!

Well I only have a second so this is going to be short and sweet and to the point... my scale is oh so stuck! No, really it's the scale! I promise… it’s the scale! Ok, so maybe it’s my fat butt drinking coffee and not eating nearly as much as I should. Anyway, I’m actually dropping body fat and inches but my scale hasn’t moved all that much. I know I’m not working as hard as I could be. Seem to be going in waves this month. Working my bum off one week and nothing the next week I think I lost my motivation or determination or maybe I just found a whole bunch of excuses and I’m pulling them out of my pocket and throwing them around. Huh? Well I said I’d keep it short so that’s all for now folks. Sorry I haven’t been commenting much. Too much work and not enough play makes Mindy a boring (and apparently not much skinnier) girl.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

30 Never Looked Sexier!!!

Happy birthday to me!
Happy birthday to me!
Happy birthday to Mindy!!!
Thirty sure looks sexy!

Today is my birthday and YES it’s THE BIG 3-0!!! People keep talking about how 30 was really hard for them but I don’t feel a day over 29. Besides… who knew 30 would look this good? :0)

All I wanted for my birthday was a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting and a thick layer of gooey chocolate cream in the middle! But, since my daughter is still preventing me from eating chocolate I settled for pancakes for breakfast. Went all out with butter and rich maple syrup! YUMMY!!!!

This week has been ok, I’m back down from my small gain over the last week but I think my scale is broken or possibly just stuck on this damn number… I’m thinking someone else needs to come over and stand on it to make sure it’s functioning properly. Better yet maybe not, because if someone does and it really is working, it may shatter my broken scale illusion and open my eyes to the reality that…

Back to my birthday, my parents gave me money to get a new cell phone, my husband took me to breakfast and gave me the gift of time alone to take a long bath so I could relax and unwind (much needed), my friend treated me to breakfast the other day and I’m going out with friends to dinner tomorrow night. Along with that it looks like God gave me snow… I’m not entirely sure if that’s a great birthday present or not. I’m kinda partial to sunshine and long walks with my daughter. However, since God usually knows best I’m just going to thank him for it and move on. I used to really hate the snow until one day I looked up and the flakes were sparkling in the sunlight as they fell. I suddenly realized… Snow isn’t the horrible icky stuff I thought it was… snow is just God scrap booking with glitter!

Can’t wait for the weekend! I hope that all of you enjoyed my birthday as much as I did!

Friday, November 6, 2009

What a week

So I had this big crappy thing happen at work last week so I decided to hell with it… I’m not going in. So I had this whole week off and it was wonderful and awful all at the same time. Wonderful because I got to spend TONS of time with my baby girl, awful because now I don’t ever want to go back to work. Wonderful because I was able to wean myself back off coffee (I was getting out of control with it again), awful because I didn’t eat nearly as much as I should. Wonderful because I got to go walking in the sunshine with my little girl, awful because I didn’t eat enough food to sustain my level of activity and I’ve gained instead of lost! UGH!
The biggest thing I really learned from this week as far as my success at loosing is that I MUST eat a lot of food if I really want to lose (healthy, nutrient dense calories of course) and that eating 6 times a day even if my proportions are not perfect has me losing 3 times as much as when I eat 3 times a day. I’ve got the rest of the weekend to spend with my girl then Monday I’m back to work… back to 10 hour days 6 days a week. I love it and hate it at the same time. I love that I’ve got a good job making good money and that in this economy I’m able to work overtime every weekend. I love that my husband is able to stay home and take care of our little girl… but I wish that I could be the one to stay home with her. But no day care for this little girl and that makes my very happy!

Well, that was sorta like a big poor picked on me blog wasn’t it? Well, I guess that’s how I’m feeling today. My next blog will be a smiley happy message OK.
Later girls! Hope you are all have an awesome weekend!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Holy Cow!!! Is this month over already?

I can’t believe how quickly the month of October has come and gone. Everyone told me that once you have children time really starts to fly. I always thought they were exaggerating but HOLY COW is October really over? Halloween was yesterday as you all know. I spent the day working overtime and spent the evening at my parents’ house. Guess how much Halloween candy I ate… NONE!!! Not even one piece. I did have a little incentive because all my parents had to hand out were chocolate bars and I haven’t eaten chocolate since July 23rd. Seriously! That’s right 101 days, chocolate free. I’m not talking about only a little here or there I’m talking about NOT ONE TASTE of chocolate since July 23rd. I am a machine!! LOL Ok I must confess, I’m not a machine at all, I’m nursing and chocolate makes my baby sick so I don’t eat it. Most days I don’t miss it but some days I really, really do! She’s totally worth it. Here she is in her little Halloween costume. She lasted in this thing for about 32 seconds. Just long enough to snap a few pictures. Isn’t she adorable! I can’t wait for next year when we get to dress her all up. It will be so fun.

Anyway, today is a new day and the start of a new month. I’m weighing in this morning at 314.4 not as low as I’d like but I’m making progress. I hope all of you will keep an eye out for my “Good Bye 300” blog. I know it’s coming soon and I can’t wait till it does! Good luck to all of you. This is another holiday month so I hope we can all resist the mouthwatering temptations of home made pie at least until thanksgiving day.