Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Sunny Tuesday

Saturday was nice, Sunday rain(WTH?) Monday very warm. Today seems really nice too. I am at work, but dont think I am going too stay long. I have a icky tummy. This has happened a couple of times since my surgery. Nothing major, just using the bathroom a lot and just feeling icky. Hate to waste my sick leave for this. Still trying to build it back up after my surgery. It takes forEVER!.  This weekend went well, except for a couple of cookies I ate for my birthday. Lemonade cookies. OMG they were yummy. But I really watched it the rest of the weekend. 

I am still unable to post comments. Man, what a bummer too. Well, I will post more when I am feeling better.

Friday, May 27, 2011

the fat chick weigh


I soo wish I could post a comment on Kreating Kristens blog. She is so in need of support.  Kristen my blog friend. You can beat this monster. I have faith in you. I hope you see this.

Hope they fix this comment problem soon.

Happy Birthday

I want to say Happy Birthday to Happy Texan (Kelly) and Jack Sh!t who are celebrating a birthday tomorrow just like me :)

Three day weekends are the BEST!

Yippeeee and weather should be fine. TOM is here finally(of course waits for the holiday). But I will be glad to get it over with. When will TOM leave me for good? Soon I hope.  I am still having issues commenting, sometimes I can and sometimes I cant. So many people are entering great post and I want to comment darn it. Oh well, I will have to retro comment when it is fixed. So if you see comments a week old that will be me :)

I am so going to need this 3-days off. I am going to try to get off about 2:00 today. We will see :)

Everyone have a wonderful weekend and be safe. Hugs to all

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I have my goals.

Weight Loss Summer Challenge

Weight loss goal:
 15 lbs-in 12 weeks
Keep Calories between 1200-1500 every day
Drink 64+ oz of non caloric fluids every day.

Exercise goals:
Walk 2 miles 5 days a week.
Work out with weights 4 days a week

Personal goals:
Get a pedicure
Be a more positive person
Encourage other Slimmer Summer challengers .

My primary goal is to have lost 100 lbs in a year. Which would be by 10-13-2011.

The scale is back to being my friend

She is no longer being a biotch to me. I lost 3 lbs at the weigh- in last night. Yippppeee. This morning I stepped on the scale and it showed 238.9. Not a lot of difference from yesterday but it went down. I am so happy. I never dreamed this would happen. It has given me the incentive that I needed. I was really starting to get discouraged. I had increased my walking and my fluids, decreased my calories and nothing was moving. I was doing everything right. Now I think I will start seeing the rewards. I am so relieved.  It should be warm today so I will be drinking a lot of Iced Tea.(Yummmmmy).

Yesterday I had to leave work early as my boy, who has asthma, has been complaining about not being able to take a deep breathe. I also noticed he had a cough. So I took him to see the NP (who happens to be my weightloss NP, small world eh?). She was running late ugh. But, I like her so much that I didnt complain. She stated that my boy had bronchitis and his ears were inflamed. Not surprised, we are having terrible allergies due to the weather and the constant wind blowing pollen every where. We do take clariten D every day. So he was given a steroid inhaler, Z-pak and refill on his rescue inhaler.  He will have a long weekend to rest. My poor (18 year old )baby .

I cant wait til TOM gets here. Once that is over I really can see a big movement in the scale. Does anyone else feel the TOM is just a BIG pain in the butt. LOL

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

What a nice sunny day.

Well, the GREAT news is today when I stepped  on the scale, it showed 239.1....AAAAgh. The bummer is that I should see TOM today or very soon. I am not going to be worried though. I have really increased the exercises and fluid intake. Also, I have been getting more sleep. Things seem to be moving again. Yahooo.

Tonight is weigh in at the clinic. I don't expect to see 239.1. But I sure do expect to see a loss.  I would like to go see some movies this weekend. Hangover II and Pirates. I think both will be fun. Taking both the kids. Also, I noticed that our pool is getting much warmer. Maybe, it will be a swimming weekend.  Oh my gosh.

On to the summer
Weight Loss Summer Challenge

I was thinking of my goals. Of course the bulk will be weight loss issues. But, I was thinking of personal issues also. Like as I mentioned in a different post, Not to judge and I also want to go to church more. Maybe get a pedicure. Another Reiki treatment, things like that....  Oh there are so many things........

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Please say a prayer today

For the people and their families of Joplin. I was looking at the devastation. It is horrible. We have firestorms here in So Cal that takes away everything that is standing in its way. Just like this and these pictures just brings back those traumatic memories. It pains me to think of the pain they are suffering. I shed tears just looking at the picture. What it must be like in person would be indescribable really.God help them thru this with your strength and guidance. Amen

I just dont feel right blogging about me and my  petty issues of the scale, which are so small compared to this.

Monday, May 23, 2011

OMG I forgot to mention

Yesterday I was wearing my new size 16 pants.   How is that possible with my weight not moving Just inches I guess. But I have not given up hope. But size 16  wahooooooooooooooooo :)

Still thinking of my goals

I cant wait to start the new summer slim down with the gang. It will be what we all need. It will build up new friendships and positive support. I am taking this very serious and hope to have tons of fun.  When Debbie has signed everyone up. I am going to grab all their websites and start following them. Really, this is going to be so much fun.  :)

Yesterday, I was watching reruns of True Blood. (I know I'm a dork).  I had just finished working out. While watching TV,  I decided to start flossing my teeth. I had carrots sticks and they kind of got stuck in my teeth. Ewwww. Well, not paying much attention except to True Blood and popped my crown off with the dental floss. Just friggin great. Now, I have still a sore mouth from the dental work I had a little while again. Now, I am missing a tooth. I saved the crown, except my DDS is at a conference and wont be back until 6/13. Aagh. So I am going to see his partner next Friday 6/3/11. He is also at the conference but, my DDS is staying longer for a vacation. Well, maybe now with this sore mouth, I wont eat as much and start to loose weight again eh?

Weight Loss Summer Challenge

Weight Loss Summer Challenge

Saturday, May 21, 2011

OK here is the deal.

Next Saturday(5/28) is my 51st birthday (OMG did I just say that outloud). So my one birthday wish is to be under 240. I have increased my walking to nearly 3 miles a day M-F and gym on weekends. I am going to increase my water intake, I found this wonderful generic crystal light(Walmart )brand that has 10 calories per packet. But it has caffeine in it.(awesome) So I will try to limit my coffee in the AM. It taste so good. Now TOM is coming this week. But, he will not bring me down.

I AM going to break this plateau.n Tomorrow is suppose to rain, but that's ok. I am going to a PET-A-Palooza festival. It should be fun. Rain or shine... well ok if it is pouring maybe not.

Also, I am going to try to find some Kale and make Kale chips this weekend.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Shoot, darn it all and more

Went to weigh in last night and I gained 2 lbs. I am so bummed. I know TOM is near and I feel crampy and bloated but dang it all.. So I go home after class, about 7:00 pm. I have to still make my dinner, make my lunch for today and peel my carrots for snacking today. I get that all done and make myself a taco salad. I use the crackers that I make with their products and I use the chili from HMR(which is good, its turkey) and a whole lotta lettuce(Iceberg). It was so yummy. In fact I am going to make again tonight for dinner.......

I get up this morning and the two pounds are gone. Go figure... I mean I ate a huge salad and didnt start eating until 7:30 last night, plus I had another shake. Hmmmmm.

The walking has been going good. Yesterday, the rain stopped long enough for me to take my walk. It was awesome. Today, feeling motivated, I walked an extra lap, so that made my walk today nearly 3 miles at lunch. Sweet. And I was able to do it in my one hour lunch break.  Take that TOM, you aren't going hold me back!  I am working on my Summer challenge goals. This is going to be just what I needed.(Thanks Debbie and Princess).

As God is my witness...I will get under 240lbs.!

hi ash

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

New challenge

I am joining Debbie's new summer challenge. I so could use the moral support right now. If interested, check out her blog. http://debbidoesdieting.blogspot.com/. I think this is just what I need to ramp up my dieting weight loss.

Weight Loss Summer Challenge

Weight Loss Summer Challenge

Ok, what the heck is going on here

It is raining again in So Calif. Two days in a row. Really rain....? Oh well, I love rain. I hate driving in the rain though. It is hard enough to drive the highways here as is but add rain and holy crapola it is a mess. Our roads get so slick with oil. As you might know our highways are built for very hot weather as in triple digits. Not so much for rain. I mean, it never rains in Southern California right!?!

I was watching hungry girl cooking show on TV. She made Kale chips. I was wondering if anyone has ever made these. It sounded good. I like crunchy/ I might try them. I have never ever used Kale for anything so it will be fun to try.

I feel all bloated yuck. Yesterday and maybe today the rain has been so hard that I couldnt do my lunch walk. I did work out at home but I need the walk. Well, that ole Mother Nature, she is a working hard lately. God Bless her. Take care.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Judge not

This was the topic of yesterdays sermon and for some reason this has really hit me. I fear I am one of those people that judge without knowing. I cant seem to get that statement out of my mind. I need to write it down at my desk and look at it often. I need to be reminded not to judge. 

After church I went straight to the gym. They have a new instructor who was so wonderful. I never felt so welcomed as I did. There was only about 5 people working out so he did have time to introduce himself to everyone. Usually the instructors just walk around or are invisible. It was nice to be greeted by someone who seemed happy to see  you. All in all Sunday was a great day. I even got to take a nap. Sweeeeet.

I didnt make my goal to get below 230. Still about 1 .5 lbs to go. I would think it would have been gone by now, but no such luck. It sure seems to be stuck in this area for a while. I really need to look closely at myself to see what I am doing wrong.  My body feels like TOM is near, but he shouldn't be for another 1-2 weeks. But we women know that feeling. It must be my age, it is so messed up.  Well its gonna be a long Monday. Started work at 7:00am, my admin is off today. I have a meeting at 4:00pm   ugh long day. Two coffee's please!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

I forgot to mention

In my new class, which is new for me since I switched days. There are a few people that have lost all their weight and are moving on to what they call Phase 2, it is actually a maintenance type classes. Yeah for them. Also, there is this one guy, seems very funny, he has lost 90 lbs since December 2010. WOW, and he says actually lost another 13 lbs the week before he started the classes. He was so anxious to start that he went ahead and started the week before it officially started. So that is over 100lbs since December 2010. WOW again.

One character in our class is this older gentleman, he also is very funny. He was so happy that as of yesterday he was approved for the surgery, he still has 130 lbs to lose. You need to be on this program for 6 months before insurance will allow the gastric by-pass. He was so happy, and I dont know why but I felt so sad for him.(Of course I didnt say that to him). Why did I and still do, feel so sad that he is going to have surgery. Especially when he is so happy. He said something that also really bothers me, he said to someone else he was talking to that at least now he doesnt have to worry about the weight coming back. Oh sheesh that is troubling me.

Well its a small loss

I lost 2.5 lbs. I know I should be happy and I am. But I have been in the 240's for sometime now and was really hoping to move down a notch. I have 3lbs to be in the 230's. I am still aiming for this week-end to be there. We will see. I am not as frustrated as I was. I really do understand that plateau's do happen and this is my first one in 60 lbs so I need to keep reminding myself that.   I have upped the exercise at night and I actually like it. But it hurts my muscles, lol. It is only a 3 lb weight that I put on my leg and do leg exercises. Ouchie it really does hurt doing them, but in a good way. Ok, maybe I am a sick puppy but I do enjoy it. :).

I need to build muscles soon as my office and my MD's are moving to a new temporary office (Until our new one is built). I know it seems to make no sense but that is how hospitals roll. The word is we are to move before the end of this month, yet we have not had a meeting on this. So nothing like waiting till the last minute. My MD's aren't to happy either. This order is coming from the upper Administration of the hospital. Without giving too much away. We are a academic medical center so it is run but suits. My big concern is that the docs are going on vacation in mid-June. So, they better hurry. I sure the heck dont want to pack up my bosses office also. Ugh! Well God Bless everyone and have a wonderful day.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Work has been so busy

I had to go to the other hospital to work on a project that needed to be done. I spent all day on it. I didnt get a lunch break which means no walk. Bummer. But, I did work out at night with some weights. I weigh in tonight so I hope to have some news. I only think it will show 2-3 lbs. I show nearly 5 lbs at home, but by tonight, not so much. But, at least it is starting to move on down.

I have been so tired lately, I need to get back on taking my vitamins everyday.  Geez, not much to say... hmmm

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Something really silly and cute

Happy Mothers day

I wish Heaven had a phone so I could hear your voice again. I thought of you today, but that's nothing new. I thought about you yesterday, and the day before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name. All I have are memories and a picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake, from which I'll never part. God has you in his arms, I have you in my heart.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Nice warm Saturday.

Stepped on scale, it is still down, it is a good sign. I am trying  to be in the 230's by next week. I have not broke the 240 mark yet and have been trying for several weeks. Last night was fun, my daughter who has played softball all her life and even in college. Now plays adult softball. She had a game at 9:00 last night. My son and I try to go watch her as often as possible. The fields are awesome and she is fun to watch and just be with her. Both my son and I look forward to Friday nights. They won which is always fun too.

Today before the gym I went to Kohls. I bought some pants, size 18 and also got two pairs of 16. I cant quite fit in the 16's. Still a little tight. But it gives me some incentive to keep going. It is crazy that I am even wearing an 18. I started in October 2010 in size 24 and even then it was tough to always find ones that fit. I am so happy, these are some positive steps. It keeps me going. It is truly amazing to me. Well, again have a very Happy Mothers day everyone. God Bless

Friday, May 6, 2011

Friday and an early Happy Mothers day.

Things are going well, the scale shows a weight loss. Of course we will see on Wednesday night what it shows. Dang I wish weigh in was first thing in the AM and nekked. But, I guess that wont work for the weight loss clinic.  I keep moving along, even if the weight loss slows down what am I going to do quit? Heck no, my next goal is 70lbs down then 80lbs and so on. This should be a nice and peaceful weekend. Especially since I am broke, lol. But Sunday the plan is Church in the AM, then to Dog beach with my kids and my grandkids(the dogs). It will be much cooler than it has been this week. Go figure?! 

Happy Mothers day to all of you and especially my mom, whom I miss so much. I will be thinking of you on Sunday, as I do everyday. Love you mom.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Dang it all

What a bummer time I am having, first I lost only 1 lb. AAAAghhhh. 2) My tooth is still killing me, I think it is becoming abscessed. I will call DDS as soon as it opens. My gum is shredded, geez what did he do in there and my gland on that side is swollen. So, I will have to start taking Penicillin and pain pills. Dang it all.

I am so bummed about the weight loss, I am not giving up. I am going to drink more water and see if that helps. Yikes I am frustrated though.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


Omg, I went to the dentist yesterday to have my broken tooth fixed. It still hurts. Yikes. It didnt hurt that much broken. I am always in more pain days after the DDS appointment than before I ever go. I hate going to the dentist. I do love the laughing gas though.  We have been having a doozy of heat lately. It was so warm yesterday near triple digits.  Today's walk should be interesting. Monday was also so warm and after I came back from my walk, my face was so red.  Today I brought a change of shirts, so I have a cooler little t-shirt for my walk. Things are going good on diet, but loss is still really slow. Tonight I weigh in, we will see what it states. Have a wonderful day.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Good morning

Well its the beginning of May, time goes by so fast.  This was a warm weekend for sure. Today is going to be warmer and tomorrow the warmest. I have really nothing new to say. Hoping for a better weight loss on Wednesday. Really pushing the fluids, Iced tea was a must. Kind of worried about my walk today as the weather is going to be in the mid 80 to 90s. But, still I am on the coastal part of town, so maybe there will be a slighter cooler temp. The thing I hate the most is the warm winds. It has really been blowing and I have been sneezing like crazy.

Well, if I think of anything else. I'll be back.   God Bless USA.