I'm a little worried
So this last week... I have cheated a LOT!! I don't think I stuck to my diet even once during the last seven days.

My weigh in is tomorrow morning... and I'm dreading the scale. It looks like I might have gained back three pounds... in ONE week!!

This just goes to prove that if I am not strict, I gain weigh insanely fast! Why is that? Why can't I just be naturally skinny?? That would be nice.

Tomorrow is July 1st. I want that to be my first day of "real strictness" for the next month. My brother's wedding is August 7th, and I would like to lose 10 pounds by then. That would put me at 167. That would be so amazing!!


I will update tomorrow on how my weigh in went.... : /
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I screwed up..
I blog about my good days.. so I'm gonna blog about my bad days. And yesterday sure was a bad day... actually the day was really good, but my eating was really bad... I feel so crummy now.

We had "Employee Lunch Appreciation Lunch" at work. Yesterdays meal was from Peking (Chinese Food). It was so good and I was so hungry, that I seriously devoured my food within minutes.. and after that I had a nice slice of carrot cake. I'm sure that was right around a thousand points right there... ; (

After that I just felt horrible, not only did my stomach hurt, but my mood was pretty crummy too.. I hate when I don't control my eating.


So the day just when down hill from there... I figured "ah, I already ruined my diet.. why try".. so I pretty much ate everything in sight... Yuck! I can't believe myself.

Well, today is a new day. A new start. I want to try really hard today, not only to do good for today, but to somehow try and make up for  a lousy day yesterday... 



My goal is to lose at least one pound this week.. at yesterdays rate, I'll probably gain like 5 or something. I sure hope that doesn't happen!

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A question...
Question for all of you out there:

I have lost around 17 pounds already. I plan on losing about 30 more. What do I do about clothes? 

I started off wearing a size 12 bottoms. Now they are just way too huge. I went out and bought several new pants size 10. They fit ok, but are becoming a little loose. 

Now don’t get me wrong, I am NOT complaining… I just don’t know what to do. I used to hang dry my pants, not only so that they would still be long enough, but also so that they would not be too tight. This morning, I put on a pair of pants, and they were absolutely huge!   I actually stuck them in the dryer on high heat for as long as I could to shrink them… but it did not work. 

So here’s my dilemma: my current clothes (Size 12/10) are all pretty much too big now BUT I do not want to spend hundreds of dollars buying smaller clothes at the moment because I believe/hope that within the next month or so, it also will be too big for me to wear. Obviously I can’t go out and buy way too small clothes (size 8/6) because I don’t know how they will fit once I get to that size. So what am I to do?

I’m sure lots of people have gone through this. I’m trying to lose weight so that I would look better, not worse. And I feel like all these baggy clothes are just making me look horrible.

How did you manage? I’m up for reading all of the options/ suggestions you have for me… this is becoming quite ridiculous feeling/ looking….  

Help!!
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Another Weigh In, Another Pound
I weighed in again today. 

I was happy that I lost another pound. Just down one this week though... one is better than none ; )

I figure, if I keep losing a pound a week, by the end of this year, I am hoping to be down at LEAST another 27 pounds. That would put me at 151... that would be so exciting!

Anyway.. that is my most current update for now. I am now down to 178.0 pounds... yeah! 
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Activity Points
I have an update…

Remember how I used up ALL of my weight watchers points because I indulged in my delicious cake?? Well, I had to work my butt off to earn some “activity” points so that I would no longer be in the negative zone.

I am proud to say that on Monday…  I did just that. I completely worked my butt off pretty much all day. I only had to go into work for a few hours that day, so when I got home, I popped in my walking DVD and did a little over 3 miles that way. 

I would take a rest, play checkers with my six year old son (he beat me at both of games by the way) and then randomly just set the timer for 10 minutes and I would either walk or run in place. After dinner we went outside, played with Teddy (our tiny Pomeranian-Chihuahua) and raced around the yard with the boys. Then my “never seem to get tired” boys asked if I would play Freeze Tag with them. Now trust me, I was awfully tired by now… but I thought “a few minutes of freeze tag will make my sons happy and will give me a few extra “steps”… OH MY GOODNESS!!! It’s been ages since I played this game, and now I know why. It takes SO much energy. We were having so much fun that the time just flew by. It was so cute to see that even my three year old knew how to play.

We played for about 30 minutes or so and it didn’t just make my body feel good but my soul also. To be able to spend SO much quality time with these precious boys; to see their happy faces as mommy chased them, it was absolutely worth it! After that we all just relaxed and watched a movie together before going to bed. I love being able to “kill two birds with one stone”. I got PLENTY of steps AND I spent tons of valuable time with my boys that makes our relationship that much stronger! 

On Tuesday morning, as I imputed my info into my weight watchers “tracker”, I was pleasantly surprised. I thought it would take me several days to earn enough “activity” points for me to no longer be in the “negative zone”…. I am happy to report I am no longer negative; in fact, I have .5 point to splurge on ; ) I earned 4 activity points on Monday. So if I keep trying just as hard all the way until Wednesday evening, I shall be in a very good place, point wise.
Thanks for all your support and your advice. I like knowing that people actually read this. It makes me want to try so much harder. 
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3 Layer Cake Recipe
This cake has become one of our absolute favorites! I got it from my sister in law who got it from her cousin... and so on... I wish I had taken pictures while I was making it, but I didn't. So next time I make it, I plan on taking step by step pictures for those of you who are interested. 
I've had sever people ask me for this recipe. So I decided to post it on here so everyone can have it.

Ingredients for each layer:
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1 cup sour cream
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking soda (pour a little vinegar onto the baking soda in spoon until it fizzes and melts away)

Only one of these items per each layer:
1 cup walnuts
1 cup raisins
1 cup poppy seeds

Directions:
Beat the eggs with sugar, then add sour cream, flour, and baking soda with vinegar; mix well. 
Into the first layer, mix in poppy seeds. Into the second, mix in walnuts, and into the third mix in the raisins. 
Bake at 350 for around 30 minutes (or until toothpick comes out clean).
Smother with frosting between layers and all around the cake and make sure to enjoy!


Frosting: 
2 sticks butter 
1 can condensed sweetened milk


You can make any kind of frosting that you would like. There are tons of different varieties that would work.
I like this one because it is super easy, fast, and absolutely delicious!


Now be aware, this is NOT good for your diet! After I completed the cake, I calculated the weight watchers points in the "recipe builder"; the total points for this cake is 256!! CRAZY!! 


When you cut up the cake, count the number of servings that there are, and divide 256 by that number. That will give you the point value for each slice.





 
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Freaking OUT!!
I only have a few minutes this morning before I gotta run off to work.. but I gotta share!
As all of you know, yesterday was Fathers Day... Anyway.. I'm gonna make a long story short. My dad requested that I bake him a cake. That came out of no where...so I ran out, bought all the ingredients, and I baked him a caked.
The cake consisted of one poppy seed layer and one walnut layer. All smothered with butter & condensed sweetened milk frosting. The cake was just absolutely delicious!
I have been doing really good with my points.. until yesterday. The cake turned out to be 256 points total. Oh my! I cut up the cake into 35 TINY pieces, to make each piece have less points value... yeah, it turned out to have 7 points for a TINY piece... and by tiny, I mean absolutely tiny! Maybe like one bite's worth.. I had three pieces...
 Anyway...  I calculated all my points this morning, and I am 3.5 points NEGATIVE!! That means I used up all of my daily points, all of my weekly "extra" points, AND all the activity points that I earned so far. WOW!! 
I get new points Thursday. So I decided I have until then to earn enough activity points to at least not be in the negative zone...
So for the next 3 days, I have to be "active" and work my butt off! AND I can't eat anything more than my allowed daily points... this might be a little hard seeing how I am to go out to lunch with a friend tomorrow...
I'll let you know how it goes ; )
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My Weight Loss Update
It’s been a while since I have written on here. Life has thrown a few “stressful” situations my way (no big deal, I just stress out WAY too easily).  I’ve been working late hours, and the weather has been nice enough to be outdoors...  so it’s been a little tougher to actually find the time to sit down and write on this blog of mine. To my devoted readers, I’m sorry. I will try to find time somehow to get on here and write.

Ever since I started Weight Watchers on May 1st (I can’t believe it’s been that long already!) I have not been “faithful” to it. I haven’t been giving it my “all” or even close to that. I’ll try hard all day, but then as soon as there was yummy food around... all my point counting went out the window.  I’ve still managed to lose a pound here... a pound there... but DEFINITLY not like I was supposed to. Based on my calculations (2 pounds a week) by now (since May 1st), I should have roughly lost 14 pounds!! Now that would be something!! But I have NOT lost that much, and oddly, I am at peace with that.

I kept telling myself “starting today, NO MORE cheating”... but that only lasted until the next tasty meal. But this week, a extremely good friend of my announced that she joined Weight Watchers too. I was totally excited!! As soon as she told me that, I thought “wow, this is it. I feel “accountable” to her now and I really can NOT cheat anymore!” And ever since that moment, I am VERY proud to say, I have NOT cheated!! Granted, it’s only been like 3 days, but I have managed to stay within my point range, and I am really happy!! Just knowing that she’ll ask me how I did each day, makes me try so much harder just so I can say “I did it!”  So here’s a suggestion, if you’re going to do Weight Watchers (or ANY diet for that matter) try to find someone else to do it with you. It has made a HUGE difference to me!

I have not updated my weight on here for a few weeks now because it kept fluctuating with my lack of “sticking to the diet”. But this morning, I have to share... I had mixed emotions. As I was getting on the scale, I was REALLY hoping to see 178 or lower. I don’t know why I expected that. I’ve only REALLY been trying for about 3 days, but I had my hopes up high. As I got on the scale, it showed 179.0. For a few minutes, I was quite disappointed. But then I realized that I only have to lose 10 more pounds to reach my pre-pregnancy  weight. Plus, if I stick to it, next week I should definitely weight in at 178 or less.

I went to update my weight on Weight Watchers and to my great surprise; they gave me a “you reached a goal” star!! My first goal with Weight Watchers was to lose 5 pounds and that star means that I DID IT!! I know it doesn’t sound like a lot, but every single pound makes a HUGE difference to me! So as of today, I have lost a total of 6.4 pounds with Weight Watchers!! Not only that, but I had to get rid of tons of my clothes! All my size 12 bottoms are way too big for me to wear! I have transitioned into size 10’s. It really seems like my goal of fitting into size 8’s is more achievable now... I’m totally excited!

Now don’t get me wrong, I didn’t drop a whole size with just 6 pounds lost. I have been attempting to lose weight (well, most of my life) but officially since this January. And since then, I have lost a total of 15 pounds. Wow… I didn’t realize it was that much... hhmm... nice!

So I will definitely keep trying now that I have seen & felt the results! It feels REALLY good to be able to say “oh, nope, can’t wear that, it’s TOO BIG!”…

I’ll do my best, not only with my dieting, but also with keeping up with this blog (for all of you who are interested in my progress)... thank you so much for all your support!!
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