Monday, June 21, 2010

Ahhh crap!

I hate when I mess up. However, it seems to be a re-occurring theme in my life lately. It really sucks when it comes to my weight loss especially because it's not like I had been on the wagon so long. It all started Friday morning when I woke up late and didn't have the energy to go to the gym. Instead I just stayed home and did my knee exercises. Then one of my best friends called me and asked if I wanted to meet her in Katy for lunch. So instead of working out I drove to Katy. We went to her cousins house and ordered pizza. Okay not the healthiest thing but I figured 2 pieces and a coke wouldn't be the worst thing ever. So after that I headed to school for a meeting. It was a stressful meeting. After that I met my cousin for Happy Hour, where I drank lots of light beer. Okay this day was going down hill fast. Then we decided to order pizza and I ate a cupcake.
One bad day, these things happen I can redeem myself. Saturday morning I wake up and all that beer was hitting me so I go to Whataburger. Later that day I went to McDonald's and got a kids meal. After that I headed to Clute to hang out with my other best friend. There I ate a crispy taco and drank a Dr. Pepper. Later in the day I consumed a bag of chips and a cherry dr. pepper. For dinner we actually had a really healthy dinner but then we had cake.
Sunday morning we got up and had bacon, eggs and buttery white toast. When I got home I decided I needed to stop eating all this crap so I got sushi and another regular dr. pepper. After all this crap I decided to step on the scale, I was up 5 lbs. since Friday. I was so upset I ordered a pizza, go figure. AHHHHH!
Why do I do this? Now this week I'll be working the whole time to loose the weight I had already lost. It fills like its a never ending vicious cycle that I can't seem to break. I'm back on track this morning and am about to do my knee exercises and then play the Wii. Guess I'll just keep plugging away this week.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

A small victory

Today I went to my first Weight Watchers meeting in more than a month. I had physical therapy during my meeting time thus, the long absence. Today I put on my big girl panties and went to face that scale. I had made peace with the fact that more than likely I had gained since I had not been really following the program and I also had went on a cruise. On the cruise I spent most of my time lounging, eating and drinking. I had started counting my points and working out but that had only been for two days which I realistically realized probably had not made much of a dent in my weight loss efforts. I was very pleasantly surprised when I stepped on the scale and I had lost 1.6 lbs. SCORE!!!!!!!!!!! That puts my grand total at 3.4 lbs since December. Maybe not the most success I have ever had on the program but I'll take it.

Tricky Scale

This morning I set my alarm so that I would get up in time to go to the gym before I had to go to a doctor's appointment this afternoon. So my alarm went off but I didn't get out of bed. The really sad part is the alarm was set for 8:30 am, not a crazy 5:30 am or anything. I guess it really is summer when i can't even get out of bed at 8:30 am. Needless to say I did not go to the gym this morning but I did do my leg exercises so at least there's a little activity in there.
I like to step on the scale a couple of times a week before I go to WW because well honestly, it keeps me on track. When the number is down I get more motivated when the number is up I get more motivated. I know it's not always a good idea to weigh yourself everyday but sometimes during the week does keep me accountable. My WW leader also confessed to us that she does the same thing for the same reason. Since today is weigh in I thought I would hop on the scale just to see. When I stepped on it the number that flashed up was 12 lbs. less than the day before. I'm not good at math but I know that there's no way I could have lost 12 lbs in a day. So I stepped on it again. The same number flashed on to it. Again, I couldn't believe it. So I stepped on it again and again the same number was there. I didn't want to get excited cause I knew this wasn't right but a part of me was thinking how cool it would be if my scale had been messed up all those times before. Finally, I decided I needed to test the scale. I thought I would be a 10lb. bag of sugar on it but I didn't have a 10lb. bag of sugar. I, instead opted for the 1lb. 10oz. jar of spaghetti sauce I had in my pantry. Yeah, it didn't even register on the scale. Once again I stepped on the scale and this time it actually put my correct weight on there. I was definitely a little disappointed but it just reaffirms the fact that if I want the lower number on the scale then I do have to get to the gym and I do have to eat right. On the bright side at least it didn't say I had gained weight. :)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Let's get it started....

The finished product. I tried to put whip cream on top to make it look like it was from the cover of a magazine but the whip cream didn't cooperate. Hopefully by the end of the summer I'll have perfected my food photographing technique.

Before I blended up the delicious concoction.

After my whole post on me and my relationship with pizza and my nonexistent relationship with exercise, I actually did something about it. YAY for me! On Friday, I got up and I went to the gym. I walked a mile on the treadmill and then I rode 3.5 miles on the bike. This may not seem like a lot but I'm still working with a bum knee so I'm not supposed to overdo it until I've built my quad muscles up. I asked the doc about Zumba but he said not for another six weeks. So I think I'll wait 3 and then wear a brace. It's mostly just the pivoting and quickly rotating my knee that is dangerous. Apparently those types of movements make my knee want to relocate to a different part of my leg.
Back to the gym. So the best thing about the workout other than the post workout high and the obvious health benefits, the bikes at the gym are totally built for lazy people. These bikes have arm rests which means I can read my book while riding it, hence the reason I was able to ride for so long. Also the bike has a fan that can blow on you while you ride. I'm wondering if this is supposed to simulate the wind blowing through your hair as you ride across the country. Well whatever it's for it keeps you nice and cool as you ride your bike read your book and sip your water with lemon. Okay, there wasn't any lemon in my water but you get the point.
Finally, I made the BEST shake the other day. I got the recipe from I love this site because it has all kinds of cool recipes and she does all kinds of reviews for food products. It's also all healthy stuff, that's the most important part, I guess. It was a chocolate and banana shake and it was only 3 weight watchers points. It was smooth and creamy and tasted like a real shake. I can't wait to make another one.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Somethings gotta give

This is me on pizza!

This is me on excercise!
Any questions?

Okay, so I'm back from my cruise. Well I've been back since Monday and now it's Thursday. It took me a couple days to recover. Most of the recovery process included me lounging around my apt. eating copious amounts of Chinese food and pizza. Well this morning I stepped on the scale. All I can say is "S%*#! and F*#$!". My whole summer plan has been to come back from my cruise and then workout every morning. Well the only workouts I have been doing since my cruise are the ones at physical therapy which are actually something. Let's be honest though I'm not making myself do those I HAVE to do them. It stands to reason that I don't actually HAVE to do the physical therapy ones but if I ever want my knee to be normal again and not dislocate then I HAVE to. I need to somehow trick my brain into thinking the same thing about regular working out. I mean if I want to live a long time and not be all miserable and riddled with health issues then I really do HAVE to workout. However, it's a little harder to get motivated when there's not anything actually reminding me of this like a swollen knee. That's the other issue. I'm not sure exactly what I can do yet other than walk and ride the bike. Yes, I know I can do those things but I bore very easily. The gym does have Zumba which I've heard alot of great things about however, I'm not sure if I'm supposed to do that yet. Guess I'll have to ask the doc this afternoon when I go. Finally, there is water aerobics. My biggest hurdle here, other than wearing a bathing suit in public is I don't want to excercise with a bunch of old ladies, cause by golly I'm not old yet. I'll probably have to get over this one because in reality this would be the best excercise for my knee.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Yummy in my Tummy

I'm dedicating an entire post to the dessert I just ate/ possibly invented. First I took a chocolate vitatop and defrosted it in the microwave. Then I put a little bit of reduced fat peanut butter on top of it and microwaved it for 30 seconds. Then I topped it off with some fat free cool whip. It was so so so so so so good. It also was not crazy fattening or unhealthy. I think the only thing that could have made it better was adding some sliced strawberries. Oh I love when I find desserts that can satisfy my sweet tooth but not add to my butt.

***disclaimer: That is not the actual picture of the dessert that I ate, I borrowed it from the web. I had inhaled mine before I could even think to take and post a of pic of it.

Summer Log: Day 1

Today I am counting as the official first day of my summer vacation. I realize I didn't have to work yesterday but very few people did so since it's my blog I get to make the rules. :) I woke up at 7:30 this morning even though I didn't go to sleep until 11:30 last night. My plan is to try and keep on a schedule throughout the summer thus ensuring that I don't sleep the day away or as my Dad says "sleep my life away". But, 7:30 is too early, I was thinkin more like 9:00 so I'll have to work on that.
In preparation for my cruise I had to run errands this morning. First, I went to Target where I stocked up on more travel size bottles to smuggle alcohol onto the cruise with. I also got the new Chelsea Handler book. She's totally my hero, I'll have to do a separate post on her.
After I went to the nail salon and got a pedi and my eyebrows waxed. I have missed pedis so so much. I can't even remember the last time I had one. The best part was when I got my eyebrows waxed and the lady actually complemented me on them. The crowning victory was when she didn't ask me if I wanted to have my lip waxed. That may seem like a small victory but every time I get my eyebrows waxed they ask me about my lip. Now if I thought I was growing a mustache i would totally do it but I don't see it and neither does anyone else. I always leave really self conscious about my upper lip. Some might say "Why don't you just let them wax it?". I have three reasons for this 1. It costs more money 2. The hair will grow back thicker and darker and then I really will have a mustache and the most important reason 3. I DON'T HAVE A MUSTACHE!
Finally, I hit the library for some reading materials on the cruise. I read a lot and pretty quickly so one book will not last me the entire cruise. Then I went to the grocery store because I have absolutely no food. I only bought a few items and it still cost me $40. Good thing I just have to feed myself.