Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Busy, busy, busy

I am still here and have not stopped since school was out.  We have been enjoying basketball games and tomorrow night out high school is in the Championship game.  I have been redoing my scrapbook room and will try to post pics soon.  It is so clutter free!!  I am weighing in next Tuesday.  I think I stayed the same over Christmas so I skipped this week and am ready to start strong!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Week 3

I was a bit bummed when I only lost 1 lb on today's weigh-in.  Then I looked at my dates and because I have not weighed consistently on the same day, I am a bit skewed on weeks.  It has only been 16 days since my first weigh-in.  When I thought about it that way, I felt much better.  I will be more consistent when school starts back up and the new year is here.  Yeah for 1 lb!

Saturday, December 18, 2010


Friday I was feeling like I was retaining a lot of fluid.  I looked online to see how to get rid of this and amazing what I found out.  Drink more water!!  I know, they say drink your water, and I really do like water.  I think sometimes we just have to come to these realizations on our own.  I started my day off with a big water bottle and kept drinking all day.  I have peed all day long!  I do feel better tonight and will do it again tomorrow.  It will be interesting to see what Tuesdays weigh-in reflects with the water consumption.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


Challenges are something we all face daily.  My challenges this week have been Christmas parties.  I teach fifth and sixth grade gifted students and this week they each had their Christmas celebration.  We ordered pizza and watched a movie.  There are also the many gifts of chocolate I have received.  It sits on my desk and is ever so tempting.  I did eat two candy cane Oreos yesterday for 4 points.  They sure were good.  Today I have my meals planned out so that I can go to my staff party this evening at a Mexican restaurant.  I still need to do a little research to know what I can order.  Oh the challenges of the holidays.  I am glad I started at the beginning of the month with some motivation to rock the holidays!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


I finally got to the Tuesday night meeting and had a 2.4 lb loss.  Yeah me!!

Monday, December 13, 2010

It won't clean itself

I have not seen the top of my counter for weeks.  My scrapbook room is on the list of things that need to be done.  Another waiting for Christmas break.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Santa Clause

My third grader came home yesterday with a story she had to tell.  She could not believe that at her group in class there were four kids that did not believe in Santa.  Her and another little boy (who we happened to go to church with) were the only ones that believed in Santa.  Her twin sister in the class next door backed her story up with the fact that several of her classmates do not believe in Santa.

They could not understand this.  I was so proud of my ten and twelve year-old who never said a word while this conversation was going on.  How sweet to not want to burst their little sister's belief in Santa.  I think they still wonder and they have never asked.  I love this time of year.

May they always stay innocent and always a little ornery!

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

First Weigh-In

Okay, so Monday turned into Tuesday which turned into Wednesday.  I have to say I was quite pleased with a loss of 3.8 pounds.  I am on the right track and did not feel deprived at all.  We'll see how next week measures up.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

B-day Card

I made this card for my niece and am just getting around to posting.  Two posts in one day.  This card represents my style of clean and crisp.  I like clean and crisp, it does something for a person.  Have a great Tuesday!

Replacing Something

Have you ever been replaced?  I have been replaced and now I feel like I am trying to replace one lifestyle with another.  My best friend replaced me and it still hurts when I think about it.  I have moved on and I don't think about it as much, but it still pops into my mind every now and then.  I guess that is how food is.  It will always pop into my mind, I am just replacing the bad with the good.  Yesterday I ate a small Reeses I got in a bag for Christmas.  I thought later that the apple I ate tasted sweeter than that Reese's.  I guess when we replace things it takes awhile to see that the new is for the better.  I go to weigh-in tonight.  I know, I know, I said Mondays, but I think Tuesdays will work better with my schedule.  It has only been three days since my last weigh-in so I have to stay positive if the numbers are not what I think they should read. 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

First Meeting

I went to my first meeting today for WW.  I weighed in two pounds lighter than what I had weighed on Tuesday when I started the online version.  I am going with today's weigh-in to make it easier.  My goal is to lose 56 lbs.  There were lots of ladies in the meeting and I have all my books to get started.  I am going to read through everything again tonight and get an idea of some foods to keep on hand.  I am starving as I type, but am waiting for my baked chicken with carrots and potatoes to come out of the oven.  It smells really good.  I am pretty pumped at this point and have decided to weigh-in and go to regular meeting on Monday.  That is the day I will use as my regular post day. 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday is a good day

I am still sticking to the WW points.  I will attend my first meeting and official weigh-in tomorrow morning.  I have done well for the past 3 days, but will use tomorrows weight as my official weight for starting.  I think at first I will just put how much I want to lose.  I am not confident that I can post my weight.  I will also try to post a before (now) pic.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


My girls have a favorite basketball player that they always run to give a hug and want to attend her games to cheer for her.  Tonight is her first game of the season so I made these for them to deliver to her during class.  I think it is good for kids to know they have role models and younger ones watching them.

Here is the paint can by itself.  I didn't realize the background was so dark.