Friday, January 7, 2011

Hello Kitty

We were driving home from the Horse Barn a couple of nights ago when we came across 5 cats that someone just dropped off. I cannot believe someone would do that!! Who does that kind of thing? Full grown cats, out in the middle of nowhere?? Coyote food for sure. Anyways, while 4 of them were kind of scared and skittish, one was not.
He came right up to us. He looked to be healthy and well cared for so my husband put him in the truck and… now we have a new family member. He decided his name should be Jasper, but if you ask Keira, his name is Roger. So, welcome Jasper, or Roger… or whatever your name is? I'll just call you cat.
BL Challenge update - I did kind of bad again last night. 4 Homemade pizza rolls, some pretzels, and a Hershey bar… Oh, and half of a Dr. Pepper.

Double Chocolate Protein Shake
Strawberry Greek Yogurt
2 Whole Wheat Toast w/Organic Peanut Butter
Gatorade Prime
Progresso Soup w/5 crackers
8 baby carrots
1 Almond Roca
Stacy's Pita Chips
Quaker Mini Delights - Chocolatey Drizzle
2 Reeces Trees (I need to hide that bag)
And if that wasn't bad enough, we went to On The Border for dinner...
I had water... Yea Me!!! and...
Chips and Salsa
Chile Relleno
Chicken Tostada

20 min walk 2.5mph
Elliptical - 45 min, Level 2
Treadmill - 6 min (running 2)

Thursday, January 6, 2011


Everything in moderation… right? I did not do well last night. I started off well with my soup and crackers, and then ate more crackers… probably 15 total. Then I saw the cookie container. Those yummy butter cookies, I love them… so I polished off the rest of the container! But that's not all. There was a bag of chocolate chips sitting on the counter, it was almost empty so I finished the bag and then dug the bag of butterscotch chips out and ate some of them. Then I snacked on some pretzels with the baby and that saltiness made me want more sweet so I ate more butterscotch chips… I am a mess! I have no sense of self control. I totally kicked butt in the gym yesterday and undid all of that work last night! I have got to get control!!

Today, I have done a little better… so far.
Double Chocolate Protein Shake
Low Fat English Muffin w/ Organic Peanut Butter
Grilled Chicken Salad w/o croutons!! (Jack in the Box)
String Cheese
10 baby Carrots
Homemade Pizza Rolls

50 minute walk 2.5mph

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Biggest Loser Challenge - Day 1

So I weighed in at 193.5 lbs =( That's not a good thing. I need to put a goal in place. Something to work towards. It needs to be

1. Specific
2. Measurable
3. Needs to be MY goal
4. Needs to have a time limit
5. Need to write it down… so here goes

30 pounds
Yep, I am going to lose 30 lbs by March 2, 2011. That was easy enough… right!?!?

Grande Non Fat White Chocolate Mocha with Whip and Caramel Sauce
1 Reese's miniature
1/2 cup oatmeal w/splenda
Smart Ones Roasted Turkey
Progresso Soup, 10 crackers

Elliptical 45 min, level 1
Plank 2 sets 20 seconds
Shoulders - Press, Side Raise, Front Raise
8lbs, 2 sets of 10

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Feeling Fat

We are starting a new Biggest Loser Challenge tomorrow morning at work so I kind of splurged this weekend, well the beginning of this week too. I was off from Thursday through yesterday and I took full advantage of it! I made a chocolate sheet cake (and ate at least 6 pieces of it) and a Tropical Bread Pudding, and probably polished off a third of that! I ate chiliquiles at our favorite tacaria. I ate at least 20 Reces peanut butter trees purchased at an after Christmas sale. That is probably just the tip of it… I started off goods today with my protein shake and an english muffin… then I ate three bags of chips, a bag of cheese crackers, 8 Hershey's kisses, two Hershey's miniatures, a York peppermint patty, a whatchamacalit, chicken and rice soup and two cups of hot chocolate… so yeah, I'm feeling kind of fat today. Kind of like Ben Stiller at the end of Dodge ball, which makes me want pizza. I hope I can get on track tomorrow. I did go to the gym and walked 30 min on the treadmill and did weights. I also walked at each 15 minute break, but for some reason I just don’t think it's balancing out :-S

There is a line in a Jason Aldean song that says, I guess I'll just keep quitin' til it sticks. That applies here! So here I go again… tomorrow, that is!

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Diet... A Family Adventure

So we are on day four... or what would have been day four of eating clean, except for one little problem... I'm at home with a kitchen of baking items that require my attention. I have this urge to bake. It is comforting to me. I can make the goodies and give them away! Then my kitchen will be clean and I will not be tempted.

Here are my stats from 12/29/10

Exercise: I did really well yesterday. I can feel the soreness... thats a good thing, right!?!?
Elliptical - 45 min, 418 calories burned
Shoulder raises - 10 lbs, 13 lifts (that was to failure... a little sad huh!), 10 front lifts
Abs - 10 crunches with 8 lb weight ball between legs. 20 crunches lifting weight ball over head to alternating shins (haha, not sure if that exercise has a name, but it works).

Diet: Those damn cookies...
Breakfast - Mixed Berry Protien Shake
Snack - 1 clementine orange
Lunch - 2 cups Skinny Soup
Splurge - 2cookies, 1 piece of fudge, 1 cranberry almond bark, 1 piece of peanut brittle, 1 chocolate covered graham cracker, and 1 chocolate dipped macaroon.
Dinner - Chicken and Acorn Squash Tacos, Salad

Friday, February 26, 2010

Buy Me A Rose...

Michael sent flowers to my work for my birthday and they were absolutely beautiful. Just looking at them makes me want to plant flowers...

I've never had luck with rose bushes... hmmm... maybe a spring project!?!?

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Resolution Update

Ok, so the diet/budget thing isnt going so well... go figure. But we started a "Biggest Loser" type challenge at work and I've got 45 stubborn little pounds that just wont go away... Plus, Michael's knee doctor told him to "lighten up" LOL! That was funny to me, what a way to put it... So I (actually we) need to kick it in gear. Ugggg, I am so frustrated with myself, I mean seriously!?!? How freaking hard can it be to stick to a stupid little diet???

Eat Less, Exercise More
Eat Less, Exercise More

Ok, P90X... Here I come