Thursday, August 30, 2007

Slept In 8/30/07

So, DH left at 4:30 AM, yes AM this morning... and since we did not go to sleep til midnight, I decided to sleep in. I actually slept until 11:30 :0 I was shocked, but my body even though better is still healing! Did some housework and office work, but still could not motivate myself to workout- treadmill or video... I am SO lazy!!! At least I am OP so far and it is almost bed time :)

8/30/07 THURSDAY

LUNCH

Jimmy Dean D'Light (5)
Hash brown (3)
V8 (0)

DINNER

WW Meatloaf and Potatoes (5)
Mushrooms - heated (0)
Steamed Veggies (0)
ICBINB Spray (0)
Whole Wheat Potato Roll (1)
Wine (10)

DESSERT

WW Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream (2)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 26
So far Used 0 FP, Have 35 Left

Drank 85 oz water
No exercise

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

8/29/07 Wednesday

Today was an okay day...was very sleepy...maybe nervous about DH day in court. Good news, officer dismissed his traffic ticket before he even got there :) So, I was lazy as usual.... finding it very hard to get back to exercising after more than 3 weeks of being able to do nothing because of the surgery! And I was getting into a routine b4 all this happens... GRRRR!!! Oh well, I am fine and that is all that matters... will get back into the groove asap!

8/29/07 WEDNESDAY

BREAKFAST

Egg Beaters (1)
2 oz Diced Ham (1)
Pam Spray

LUNCH

Veggie Beef Soup (2)
Crackers (1)

DINNER- APPLEBEE'S

Steak and Shrimp Teriakyi (7)
Wine (4)
Wine @ Home (8)

DESSERT

WW Passion Fruit Creamsicle (1)


TARGET 26 TOTAL 25
Used 0 FP, Still have 35 Left :)
I am proud that I have eaten under target for 2 days and used 0 FP!!!

Drink 80 oz water
No exercise

Hope everyone is having a Great OP hump day!!!

I am Healed and Feeling Better

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Start of Week 13 8/28/07

Well, our financial woes seem to be coming to an end...at least for now. It is hard when you move to a new city and do not have your saving to fall back on... but we are getting by. DH is working SUPER hard and we are having a rough year, just kinda working out the kinks. At least I am successful in the weight loss area, something I have total control over! So far so good, but only Day 1! Still have not exercised, it is hard to get back into after more than 3 weeks of being a couch/bed potato!!!
So, we will see how it goes...


8/28/07 TUESDAY

BREAKFAST

Bite of DH burger from Wendy's (1)
Couple of Bites of DH Fries (1)

LUNCH

Veg Beef Soup (2)
Crackers (1)

SNACK

20 Cheez-its (2)

DINNER

WW Quesadilla (4)
Light Sour Cream (1)
8 Baked Scoops (1)
Salsa (0)
Steamed Veggies (0)
ICBINB Spray (0)
Wine (12)

DESSERT NONE :)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 25
Used 0 FP, Have 35 Left

Drank 90 oz water
No exercise

8/27/07 No Title After Last Post

So, I have no title...still high from my WI!!! Hee-Hee :)
So, today was a good day! Besides the good news at WI (see post below) DH was at the station, which means I get a day off! I slept in, was pretty much a couch potato and got some laundry done- an easy and relaxing day! Have to get them in as much as possible! ;) Good food day too. And I did not use all my FPs for the week... 2nd week in a row- never thought I could do that! But I am trying to gear up for going down in points soon... Only 6 pounds left and I do not want to drop when it happens, but gradually so it is not a shock!


8/27/07 MONDAY

LUNCH

Whole Wheat Potato Roll (1)
Healthy Choice Turkey/Ham (1)
Dijonaisse (0)
Baked Cheetos (3)
Pickle (0)

SNACK

27 Whole Grain Goldfish (2)

DINNER

Lean Pocket Chix, Broc and Cheese (5)
1/2 serving Baked Kettle Chips (1)
Steamed Veggies (0)
ICBINB Spray (0)
Pickle (0)
Wine (11)

DESSERT

Betty Crocker Warm Delights Mini’s Molten Chocolate Cake (3) **
1/2 Cup Milk (1)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 28
Used 2 FP, 6 Left

Drank 68 oz water- not enough
Exercise- 1 hour Housework

PRODUCT REVIEW - Betty Crocker Warm Delights Mini’s Molten Chocolate Cake
Nutrition Info - 1 bowl
Calories 150
Fat 4.5g
Fiber 1g
POINTS VALUE= 3

All I can say is WOW- these are REALLY good and worth every point!!! They were moist and oh-so chocolatey. Hit the spot!!!

Monday, August 27, 2007

OMG-WI 8/27/07 :)

I am SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy!!!!
I went to WI today and even after eating lunch, I lost 4 MORE lbs. :0 OMG, I almost fell over!!!! I had to get off and back on to make sure my eyes were not deceiving me! Might be because of the tummy problems I was having yesterday but I am taking it...and before you all start dancing with me, I must say that I have not weighed since the 13th, so it has been 2 weeks. But that is still 2 lbs at week with bed rest and no exercise!!! I still can't believe it... even though I was good while my Mom was visiting, I was expecting to remain the same or maybe even a gain... I could not stop smiling the whole time I was in Publix!!! So, now at end of week 12 I have lost 21 lbs...I am 1.6 lbs away from 10% YIPEEEEEEEEEEE I think my goal of seeing onederland by my birthday is actually going to come to fruition, only 6 lbs to go and 4 weeks!

Found 2 new products at the store. Have not tried them yet, but will do a product review as soon as I do.

1- Betty Crocker Warm Delights Mini's Molten Chocolate Cake
Nutrition Info - 1 bowl
Calories 150
Fat 4.5g
Fiber 1g
POINTS VALUE= 3
They look so good, can't wait to try them!!!

2- Garden Harvest Toasted Chips Banana and Apple Cinnamon (they were Buy 1 get 1 Free)

Nutrition Info - 16 chips
Calories 120
Fat 3g
Fiber 3g
POINTS VALUE 2
I like them because each serving has 1/2 serving of fruit in it. They also had Garden Vegetable, but they were sold out. I really want to try those! A little cream cheese on them, YUMMY!!!

Hope everyone is having a GREAT Monday ((HUGS))

Sick 8/26/07

Ugh, when I woke up I was SO sick! Think it was from all the fighting, had my stomach in knots. So, it was a really lazy day because I was laying down trying to get rid of my headache, tummy ache and (TMI ALERT)potty problems. DH slept most of the day, he has been working too hard!!! I started to feel better late afternoon so we made plans to eat at IL's for dinner. They were having fajitas, but I improvised to keep the points down as usual. Have not WI in a while but it was TOM and Mom was here and I have been really busy. I have been going by my clothes and they are feeling pretty good. Will try to WI sometime this week. My mom even commented that she can tell I have lost some weight, so that made me happy. She has not seen me since May and I started WW right after that. Actually the pics from that weekend are what got my butt to do something! :0 I cried when I saw those pics! But here I am at least 17 lbs lighter and about to end week 12. I am proud that I have stuck with it, especially during the tough times. Now, I just need to keep it up. It should help that I can start back to my "normal" activities. First order of business: finish unpacking rest of boxes since move! My goal is to have everything done including painting and hanging shelves, cabinets, etc by our year anniversary of moving in November! Wish me luck, I am a total procrastinator!

8/26/07 SATURDAY

LUNCH

Chix n Stars Soup (1)
Crackers (1)

SNACK

Light String Cheese (1)
V8 (0)

DINNER- IL'S

Baked Tortilla Scoops (2)
Salsa (0)
Flank Steak - 4 oz (6)
2% Milk Cheese (2)
Peppers, Onions and Mushrooms (0)
Olive Oil (veggies cooked in it) (2)
Light Sour Cream (1)

Wine at Home (10)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 26
Used 0 FP, 8 left

Drank 90 oz water
No exercise

Sunday, August 26, 2007

8/25/07 Good and Bad

Mom was still here, so we went to breakfast. Mom really wanted to go to the Cracker Barrel. Usually it would not be bad, but my phone line was down so no DSL. I could not look at Dotti's site to find out what I was going to eat and points. I made the best choices I could make and it did not turn out too bad... then Mom left. DH and I had a pretty big fight after dinner, which just ended the day on a really bad note :( But these things happen... tomorrow is another day!


8/25/07 Saturday

BREAKFAST- Cracker Barrel

1 Egg (2)
1 Turkey Sausage Patty (2)
1 pc Whole Wheat Bread (1)
2 bites of Mom's Hashbrown Casserole (2) I could not resist!
Tomato Juice (0)

LUNCH- Wendy's

Small Chili (4)
Crackers (1)

DINNER

Whole Wheat Potato Roll (1)
Healthy Choice Turkey/Ham (1)
Dijoniasse (0)
FF BBQ Pingles (1)
Pickle (0)
Progressive Light Vegetable Barley Soup - Whole Can (2) ** See Note
Wine (10)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 28
Used 2 FP, 8 Left

Drank 74 oz water
No exercise

** I know the Progressive Light Soups say they are 0 points per serving but when I checked for the whole can, it ends up being 2 points. Kind of a deception!!! Oh well...that is the way it goes!!

Hope everyone is having a GREAT OP weekend. Will catch up with everyone on Monday once things settle down :)

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Good Thing 4 Flex Points! 8/23 & 8/24/07

So, Mom is still here and we have done a whole lot of nothing for the 1rst day 8/23 (Thursday)... just chilled and talked in the morning, then went to lunch with MIL at Applebee's.And then chilled and talked some more til DH got home and then we went to dinner at Outback. You can start to see the meaning on the title of this post... ;) 2nd day 8/24 (Friday) Mom and I went to do a little gambling (played slots) at Hard Rock- ate and drank..., then picked up her rental car at the airport (as she is continuing her travels to visit other family in the state) and then had dinner at Casa Stefano's. Again, check the title... I knew this would happen so I was prepared and did the best I could! I still have some FPs, so I had to have done something right. We had such a GREAT time and I was really glad she came and so happy just to hang out! She is always busy at home as a wedding planner, so we got some good quality time in- just the 2 of us!!!

2 NSV's

1- my wedding ring will finally come off without force or lotion or soap- YIPEE

2- I did not let the fact that Mom was in town derail my lifestyle change- BIG YIPEE this is SOOO huge because I was one of those that fell off the wagon and HARD for every birthday, anniversary, family visiting, you name it! But NO more :)

8/24/07 FRIDAY

LUNCH- Hard Rock Food Court

Small Beef Empanada (6)
2 Small Bites of Mom's Blk Beans and Rice (1)
2 Bloody Mary's (6)

SNACK- On the way home from all the slots, I was tired so

Starbucks Decaf w/ Non-fat Milk and 1 Splenda (2)

DINNER- Casa Stefano's

2 Slices of Bread (2)
Olive Oil w/ S & P (1)
Salad (0)
Vinegar (0) I forgot my Wish Bone Spritzer :(
Spaghetti Marinara (6)
Wine at dinner (4)
Wine at home (8)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 36
Used 10 FP, Have 10 Left

Drank only 44 oz water- BAD, BAD, BAD
No exercise, but soon :)




8/23/07 THURSDAY

BREAKFAST

Light String Cheese (1)
V8 (0)

LUNCH- Applebee's with MIL

Teriakyi Shrimp Skewers (5) This was SOOOOOOO GOOD!!!! YUMMY Highly Recommend

DINNER- Outback

1/4 Cheese Fries (18)
2 oz Grilled Chix (2)
Steamed Veggies (0)
Wine at Dinner (4)
Wine at Home (10)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 41
Used 15 FP, 20 Left

Drank 80 oz water
No exercise

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Mommy is Here :) 8/22/07

I did a little too much yesterday since Mom was coming to town today... Yes, I know she was not expecting too much since I have been basically in bed since 8/1, but I still had to do some stuff so she could see our house for the 1rst time. We had a great talk on the way from the airport and after dinner- was able to stay OP!!! The next 2 days will be challenging but with all the week's FP still available, I think I can manage ;) Tomorrow, going to visit the Indians for a little gambling (about 1.5 hrs away- which means food from Hard Rock Cafe and alcoholic drinks in the middle of the day)!!! The only good thing is lunch Friday with MIL is at Applebee's, so I won't have to worry about points!!! Hope everyone is having a GREAT hump day!!! May not write for a few days but will try, keeps me honest about what I am eating and drinking...

8/22/07

LUNCH

Whole Wheat Potato Roll (1)
Healthy Choice Turkey/Ham (1)
Baked Kettle Chips (2)
Pickle, V8 (0)

DINNER- Zapata's Mexican

3 oz Shredded Chix (3)
Lettuce, Tomatoes (0)
Baked Scoop Chips (2)
Salsa (0)
Guacamole (2)
Light Sour Cream (1)
Wine (4)

DESSERT

Wine (10)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 26
Used 0 FP, 35 Left

Drank 64 oz water, not enough
No exercise, will start SLOWLY when Mom leaves on Saturday :) Can't wait...

1rst Day of Week 12 8/21/07

Was an okay day...had some problems with DH retirement fund helping us with some unexpected emergency expenses due to DH accident and my surgery. Had to spend 4 hours on the DAMN paperwork! UGH!!! Realized I did not eat anything until 3:30. I have to get better at stopping to eat when I get into these frenzies, I always end up not eating or drinking anything when I am stressed and on the phone, doing paperwork etc. Happens when I clean too! I did Clean, but only a little and after a little food and water, since Mom is coming in to town. And I am feeling a little bit better. Everyday, it gets just a little bit better. Wish it would hurry up, got life to get back to! Nothing else going on here, hope everyone is having a better day than I am!

8/21/07 Tuesday

SNACK 3pm

Light String Cheese (1)
100 Cal Doritos Cool Ranch (2) had a few left, but have not bought any more :)

Another SNACK

27 Whole Grain Goldfish (2)

DINNER

WW Beef Pot Roast (3)
Twice Baked Pot w/ Sprinkle of 2% Milk Cheese (4)
Wine (12)

DESSERT

WW Toffee Crunch Bar (2)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 26
Used 0 FP, have all 35 Left- Need them for when Mom comes

Drank 80 oz water- not enough :(
No exercise- driving me crazy

Hope everyone is having an OP day and ((hugs))!!!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Last Day of Week 11 8/20/07

Another day of bed rest, however this was the 1st day I woke up with no pain :) Only took pain meds 1 time this day! Stayed within FP this week, actually only had 3 left over, but at least there were a few, right? Week 12 starts tomorrow...have not weighed in, but may tomorrrow. we will see... got lots to do b4 Mom comes into Wednesday!!!

8/20/07 Monday

BRUNCH

Jimmy Dean D'Light (5)
Hashbrown (3)
V8 (0)

SNACK

27 Whole Grain Goldfish (2)
100 Cal Hostess Cakes (1)

DINNER - APPLEBEE'S

French Onion Soup (3)
Steak n Portabello (7)
Wine (12)

DESSERT

WW Choc Fudge Brownie Ice Cream (2)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 35
Used 9 FP, Have 3 left


Drank 106 oz water
No exercise, getting close...

Hope everyone has had a good start to a OP week!!! :)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Weekend of Wendy's n Rest 8/17-8/19/07

So, I have been doing nothing but laying around and resting per doc's orders... caught up on A LOT of tv shows I like,downloaded some new music for workout on Ipod and checked in on everyone else. At least I am looking forward to getting back to "normal" activities and especially exercise. Who would think I would be excited about exercise! I ate Wendy's too many days in a row and even thought I stayed within points/flexies, I still feel like I cheated! Does that sounds weird? Plus ate late, so that did not help... I am not optimistic about WI tomorrow (8/20)...



8/19/07 Sunday

BREAKFAST

Light String Cheese (1)
V8 (0)

LUNCH- WENDY'S

Small Chili (4)
Hot Chili Seasoning (0)
Crackers (1)
10 french fries (2)

DINNER - Quizno's

Small Turkey Sub (6)
Lettuce, Tomato, Pickles (0)
2% Milk Cheese Slice (1)
Light Mayo (1)
Baked Doritos (2)
Wine (14)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 32
Used 6 FP, 12 Left

Per Swizzlepop's post, upped my water to 1/2 my weight in last WI

Drank 106 oz water w/ lime
No exercise, pain getting better day by day, hope to get back to routine once Mom leaves town on Saturday!





8/18/07 Saturday DH at station

LUNCH

98% FF Cream of Mushroom Soup (3)
Canned Mushrooms (0)
Crackers (1)

SNACK

WW Whole Wheat bread 1 pc (.5)

DINNER- MIL brought me dinner

Mickey D's SW salad no glaze or tortilla chips (4)
Paul Newman SW Dressing (2.5) not impressed
7 baked Tortilla Scoops (1)
Salsa (0)
Wine (14)

DESSERT

WW Whole Wheat Toast 2 pcs (1)
Splenda (1)
Cinnamon (0)
ICBINB Spray (0)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 31
Used 5 FP, 18 Left

Drank 80 oz water
No exercise





8/17/07 Friday

BREAKFAST

Light String Cheese (1)
V8 (0)

LUNCH

Veg Beef Soup (2)
WW Whole Wheat Bread 2 pcs (1)
Healthy Choice Turkey/Ham (1)
Dijonaisse (0)

SNACKS

100 Cal Bag Popcorn (1)

DINNER- WENDY'S 2ND NIGHT IN A ROW :(

Jr Hamburger (6)
2% Milk Cheese Slice (1)
Small Fry (6)
Wine (12)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 31
Used 5 FP, 23 Left

Drank 78 oz water
No exercise


Hope everyone had a GREAT OP weekend :)

Friday, August 17, 2007

Tired Mad and Now in More Pain 8/16/07

Drove down to back pain doc, he is 1 hour and 20 mins away. Have not found one I like up here and have been with this same doc for a couple of years. And I only go every other month, so no biggie. But it made me very sleepy... then when I got back in town, I went to Walmart. Here is where the mad came in (read previous post). Then, last night I soaked and took off the medi-strips from my surgery. I was still having on and off pain before I took them off...OMG, now that they are off. HOLY CRAP!!! It is painful, incision is raised and looks like I may have busted one of the stitches at some point, it is not bleeing but open a little. Sorry if this is TMI! Anyway, I was in so much pain, I ate Wendy's for dinner... could've had chili but I wanted fries- my comfort food. The good thing is I only had nuggets, no burger...so I only went over my target by 4 pts- not bad, could've been alot worse!!!


8/16/07 Thursday

SNACK ON WAY TO DR

Light String Cheese (1)
V8 (0)

LUNCH

WW Whole Wheat Bread 2 pcs (1)
Healthy Choice Turkey/Ham (1)
Dijionaisse (0)
Baked Doritios (2)
Couple of Pickle Slices (0)

SNACK

18 Whole Grain Goldfish (1)

DINNER- WENDY'S

5 Chicken Nuggets (6)
Frank's Hot Sauce (0)
Small Fry (6)
Wine (12)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 30
Used 4 FP, 28 Left

Drank 78 oz water
No exercise, my poor treadmill is collecting dust :( Can't wait to get back on it

Thursday, August 16, 2007

I Am Crying, No More Salads :(

So, after trying 2 different Walmarts three different times, I finally asked the deli manager who happen to be on the floor working on one of the deli cases when they would be getting some more in... I almost passed out when she said they were no longer going to carry them!!! WTF??? How dare they get me hooked and then take it away!!! WAAAAAAAY :( After collecting myself, and trust me, it took a lot. I had these thoughts of slugging the manager or maybe just pulling her hair a little... or maybe not shopping there anymore...then I came to my senses! I can make my own greek salad...it was just so convenient that they had done all the work for me. So, I knew I could get all the ingredients except the same dressing...but I did find an ok one. I will get by with it.

PRODUCT REVIEW: It is Good Seasons Light Greek Vinegarette w/ Oregano and Athenos Feta Cheese. I had to try a little bit on my finger when I got it home. (yes, I am impatient if you could not tell LOL). It is a little salty but it'll do. And will probably taste a little different once it is all mixed in with the other stuff. Here is the nutritional info:

2 Tbsp
Calories 50
Fat 5
Fiber 0
Points- 1.5 (on my slider, it is right at the 1/2 line so I say 1.5)

Now, the Fiesta Salad is going to be a little bit harder because I cannot find a Lite Chipolte Ranch Dressing. I think I am going to do a mix of light sour cream, salsa, and some other ingredients, see if I can come up with something I can live with. Anyone know of a dressing like the dressing mentioned above??? The good thing is - I finally figured out what to do with all the crunched up pieces of my baked scoops. Instead of the blue chips they used, I will use the broken scoops. I don't think I'll even know the difference!

So, while I was delivered a BIG blow, I was able to take it and make a positive out of it! Which is another victory :)

Hope everyone is having a good day. The medi-strips are coming off tonight so I'll let you know how it goes... I am still having pain- it comes and goes, so doc has said to take it even easier for a few days (UGH!!) and see if it helps. If not, I have to go to his office on Tuesday. And then my Mom is coming to visit Wednesday :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Off The 100 Cal Bags n 7 Pt. Pizza I am In 8/15/07

So, today was interesting. 1st, got my oil abnd the 2 front tires changed. The, went to both Walmarts- no salads BOO HOO I was very upset but I manage to make a giant step in my healthy way of eating. I put down the 100 cal bags of both the cheez-its and goldfish and bought the regular boxes. I am ready to make my own servings and save $$$ in the process. Also, I think since we went for Italian last night (which I frozen the other 2 servings of the lasagna), I decided I wanted pizza. The flatout pizza I made was SOOOO awesome, I think I am addicted! For 7 pts., I am full,full,full!


8/15/07 Wednesday

LUNCH

LF Potato Skins (4)
Light Sour Cream (1)

DINNER- FLATOUT PIZZA

Light Flatout Flatbread (1)
Small Amount of Pizza Sauce (0)
1/4 cup Light Italian Cheese (2)
1/4 cup Light Mild Cheddar Cheese (2)
8 slices Pepperoni (2)
Mushrooms (0)
2 Green Olives (0)
Cucumbers and Cherry Tomatoes w/ Red Wine Vinegar (0)
Wine (15)

DESSERT

WW Choc Fudge Brownie Ice Cream (2)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 29
Used 3 FP, Have 32 left

Drank 84 oz water
No exercise, call into doc to find out what it going on

Hope everyone had a OP Hump Day!!!! ((hugs))

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Dinner w/ IL's and My Favorite Boys 8/14/07

Day started off pretty rough... trying to get $$ together for DH truck repairs and some other unexpected expenses... did not realize until about 1pm that I had not eaten anything! Then, I got a headache and still had to run errands :( No salads at Walmart since I got there so late, but that's okay...I'll go tomorrow early and we were invited out to dinner with the in-laws and their neighbors John and Aaron. I love them to death and we had a wonderful time! It was a Italian place and I was nervous, since I have not been to an Italian place since I started WW. But I did a little research in my WW books and had a couple of options I could pick off the menu. I think I did pretty good! :) I am learning!!! Still no exercise- still having pain, per Dad and DH and FIL (all FF/Paramedics), they think when they did my surgery, doc may have cut into the muscle. But I am going to try walking on the treadmill at a VERY slow speed tomorrow for 15 mins and see what happens. I need to start somewhere and it will be just a little. I'll let you know how it goes...

8/14/07 Tuesday Week 11

LUNCH

97% FF Hewbrew National Hot Dog (1)
1 pc WW Whole Wheat Bread (.5)
Mustard (0)
1/2 cup FF Milk (1)

SNACK

V8 (0)
Veg Beef Soup (2)

DINNER- Casa Stefano

Small pc pf bread (1)
Olive oil w/ s-n-p (1)
Salad (.5)
Dressing- Wishbone Salad Spritzers Balsamic Breeze (0) IT WAS SO YUMMY!!!
Lasagna (6) pc was 4.5" x 2.5" per book Complete Food got points- it said 6 pts but seems like it would be more (there were 3 WW serving on that dish :0 - portions are SO big these days)
Wine (11)

DESSERT

More Wine (2)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 26
Used 0 FP, 35 left

Drank 64 oz
No exercise

Monday, August 13, 2007

Was up 2, now down 4 YIPEE 8/13 WI

So, I up uo 2 lbs 2 days after my surgery. Did not bother me, figured my body was confused. I am happy to say my WI today showed those 2 lbs. disappeared and took another 2 with it!!! So, I am 209 today. End of week 10- 17 lbs gone!!! I can actually see Onederland- I am almost there!!! Woo Hoo (doing my Barbie dance) :) Hope everyone else is having such a good day!!!

PRODUCT REVIEW: Also, when I went to WI, (For 1rst readers, I do not go to meetings and I weigh at my local Publix)I was going to get 1 fresh Publix fried chix tender to go with my LF potato skins as a treat. But I was there too early, they were not ready. So, I wandered around the store trying to look for something else and also wanted to see if they carried Alternative Bagels- 1 pt. (which they did not, neither does either Walmart in our local area). Well, I was in the frozen breakfast section where the bagels would have been and I found these Jimmy Deans D-Lights breakfast sandwiches. I picked the one with Turkey Sausage, because I have been craving a sausage McMuffin from Mickey D's. Here are the numbers and my review:

Jimmy Deans D-Lights
Whole Grain English Muffin
Egg White
Cheese
Turkey Sausage


You can microwave it or cook in the oven. I chose the microwave option because I was making a hashbrown to go with it and you cannot microwave those- they need to be nice and crispy! Next time I will choose the baking option. It was good, really hit the spot. The sausage was sweet and a little spicy. But the english muffin got a lil soggy. I give it a 7 out of 10. Will see, but it'll probably be a 8 or 9 after baking it. And for 5 points, it was a good option. The ones I usually make myself at home are 4 pts with Canadian bacon. And I liked their egg better than the Egg Beaters. So it was a good buy, plus I had a $1.00 off coupon!

PER SERVING: Cal 280 (15% fat); Fat 10 g (4.5 g sat); Carb 30 g; Fiber 2 g; Calcium 20%; Protein 18 g

8/13/07 Monday

BRUNCH

Jimmy Dean D'Light Brkfst Sandwich (5)
Hashbrown (3)
1 cup FF milk (2)
V8 (0)

SNACK

100 Cal bag Cheez-its (2)

DINNER

Lean Cuisine Philly Cheese Panini (7)
Baked Cheetos (3)
Pickles (0)
V8- Spicy Hot (0)
Wine (14)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 36
Used 10 FP, Have 3 left but end of week YEAH~ I did not use them all :)

Drank 78 oz of liquid, mostly water
Still no exercise :( but soon I hope

I know it was a BAD day for veggies, hence the 2 V8’s. With bubble in the tire, have
to borrow MIL’s car to run errands and have not been able to in a few days so no salads! BOO HOO

Have a great day!!!

Rest and Some Minor Remodeling 8/12/07

Slept in...hung out with DH in the AM- ate breakfast. I had LF foods, he ate a bagel and a box of Jelly filled Munchins :0 Sometimes I want to strangle him! LOL We took it easy after that. DH even went back to sleep, must have been all that fat n sugar! ;) Then, we hung our new curtains/rods in the bedroom and put the slipcover on the loveseat out in the sitting room, all thanks to my retail therapy day with MIL. Then, went to IL's for dinner. DH Aunt was in town, so we went to visit with her. All in all, it was a good day!

8/12/07

BRUNCH

Egg Sandwich
WW Whole Wheat Bread 2 pcs (1)
Egg Beaters (1)
2% Milk Cheese Slice (1)
Canadian Bacon (1)
Baked Doritos (2)
V8 (0)

DINNER

Filet Mignon 4 oz (6)
Broccoli w/ lemon juice (0)
ICBINB (0)
Salad (0)
Pop's Homemade Dressing 1/2 Tbsp (2)
Wine (14)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 28
Used 2 FP Have 13 Left

Drank 64 oz water
No exercise- still no cleared by the doc :(

Have a great week everyone!!!! ((hugs))

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Prime Rib n Crab Leg Dinner Cxld Again 8/11/07

DH had another headache...probably dehydrated from working in the sun all day, but who knows...anyway, I was saving the rest of my FP for this night, so now I have quite a few....not that I need to use them, but I always seem to! Nothing exciting going on...got a bubble in one of my tires, so I am limited to where I can go until we get a new one. And doc has still not ok'd regular activity-driving me c-r-azy!!!

8/11/07 Saturday

LUNCH

WW Whole Wheat Bread 2 pcs (1)
Healthy Choice Turkey/Ham (1)
Dijonaisse (0)
100 cal bag Nacho Doritos (2)
V8 (0)

SNACK

Quizno's Broc Cheese Soup (3)
Crackers (0)

DINNNER

Lean Cuisine BBQ Chix Pizza (7)
WIne (16)

DESSERT

did not eat it

TARGET 26 TOTAL 31
Used 5 FP, Have 15 Left

Did not do good with water/tea
Only 48 oz liquid

No exercise, per doc

Hope everyone is having a GREAT weekend!

Watching Army Wives on DVR right now, I LOVE this show :)

Friday, August 10, 2007

To the IL's We Go 8/10/07

Have been having some cramps- won't give you TMI... So, there was not a lot of eating earlier during the day but despite that, I could not keep my eyes off my DH's Wendy's burger he brought home for lunch, it smelled SO good along with the fries smell OMG... All I can say is thank goodness he ate the whole damn thing ;) The, MIL called- they were having burgers for dinner and an invite- YIPEE!!! SO< I took some 97% FF Hormel Hot Dogs for FIL to grill while he did the burgers(I freeze them for later). Also took pickle slices, 2% cheese slice and dijonaisse. Oh, and don't forget the frozen Checkers fries from Walmart. I was prepared, think I brought half my food, but a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, right???


8/10/07

LUNCH

Veg Beef Soup (2)
WW Whole Wheat Bread 2 pcs (1)
ICBINB Spray (0)

DINNER

Whole Wheat Hamburger Bun (2)
Hamburger (5)
Cheese Slice (1)
Lettuce, Pickles, Tomato and Dijonaisse (0)
Checkers Fries (3)
Wine (5)

DESSERT

Wine (7)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 26
Used 0 FP, 20 Left

Have to hang onto those FP for Prime Rib n Crab Leg dinner tomorrow night :)

Drank 80 oz Liquid

64 water with lime jiuce
16 Red Raspberry tea- unsweetened

No Exercise

Hope all is well in Blog Land!!!! ((hugs))

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Nothing Unusual and Typical 8/9/07

Nothing new to report... still taking it easy and resting...and it is still driving me CRAZY!!! Hope all is well with everyone :)


8/9/07 Thursday

LUNCH

LF Potato Skins (4)
Light Sour Cream(1)

SNACKS

100 Cal Bag Popcorn (1)
Soup in Hand Chix n Stars (1)
WW Whole Wheat Bread 2 slices (1)

DINNER
WW Quesadilla (4)
8 Bkd Tortilla Scoops (1))
Salsa (0)
SW Salad (3)
Wine (13)

DESSERT

100 Cal Hostess Cakes (1)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 30
Used 4 FP, 20 Left

Drank 72 oz Liquid
8 oz Red Raspberry tea unsweetene
62 oz water with lime juice

No Exercise

NSV and Almost OP 8/8/07

SO, first about my NSV. I ordered some stuff online from Old Navy and decided to buy a L instead of an XL in the tops. I figured I can return them to the store here if they did not fit OR I would have something new to look forward to once I lost a little more. WELL, they FIT!!! YIPEE :) And I tried on some shorts I bought before I started WW and at the time, they were REALLY tight in the waist. I tried them on with the new tops and they fit perfectly now WOO HOO And since it feels like a 100 here each day, I now have some new shorts outfits to sport (doing my Barbie dance)


8/8/07 Wednesday

LUNCH

Sandwich
WW Whole Wheat Bread 2 pcs. (1)
Healthy Choice Turkey/Ham (1)
Dijonaisse (0)
100 cal bag Cool Ranch Doritos (2)
Pickle (0)

SNACK

Beef Jerky 1 oz (1)

DINNER

Homemade Alice Springs Chix
3 Oz Grilled Chix Breast (3)
Mushrooms (0)
Sprinle of Hormel Bacon Pcs (.5)
Sprinkle of FF Cheddar Cheese (.5)
Small Amount Honey Mustard Dressing (1)
Greek Salad (3)
Wine (13)

DESSERT

WW Strawberry Creamsicle (1)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 27
Used 1 FP, 24 Left

Drank 80 ox water w/ lime juice
No Exercise

Hope everyone is doing well!!!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Bored, In Bed and on Meds- HeeHee

I have been lurking on all your blogs but have not been leaving comments due to the fact that I may not make much sense. A little loopy from the meds and typing with one hand is very challenging this way!!! ;)

So, I am just going to list my top 10 comfort foods (after reading NCChris's post)


TOP 10 COMFORT FOODS

1) Mom's Homemade Mac n Cheese (all with baked Ruffles on top)
2) Grandma's or Publix Fried Chicken
3) Mashed Potatoes- regular, garlic or loaded
4) Egg Drop Soup
5) Publix Brownies w/ frosting
6) Buffalo Wings from Landlubbers (Cooper City, FL)
7) Chimiganga's
8) Grilled Cheese Sandwich
9) Cream of Mushroom Soup w/ Crackers
10)Patty Melt w/ Fries (preferably Mickey D's)

Some of them I can still have...some I have created low fat versions. And thank goodness Mom and Grandma do not live close by!!! LOL

Hope everyone is having a good day...off to take a nap :)

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Me Doing the Happy Dance after Dr Appt and Outback

Start of Week 10 and I am in the CLEAR :)

So, saw the doc and from the title I kinda gave it away! I am fine...no I am better than that, I am GREAT!!! No cancer- YIPEE!!! I just want to thank you all for getting me thru one of the most difficult periods of my life!!!! It has meant SO much to me to have your support... and Wonder Woman Barbie is on the mend, invisible jet and everything!!!! Still need to take it easy for a week to 10 days. From my appt, he did take a significant portion out and it needs time to heal BUT that is fine with me!!! :) Anyway, IL's took us out to celebrate...and they only take us one place when this happens- Outback :0 BUT, I learned from the last time. No bloomin onion and only 1/4 of the cheese fries. NO bread even though my DH put that and the butter right in front of me while he scarfed it down...isn't he sweet? I did dip into my FP a little hard core but that is what they are there for...and we were celebrating so too bad!!! Just have to try and watch it the rest of the week...at least I did not use them all like last time. And I do not feel sick, so I am learning and finding the balance :)

DH got into another car accident. 3rd in 6 months... I was at my last wit earlier! Had to drive down and get him (truck had to be towed home)! At least no one was hurt, thank goodness. But it is too much. I know moving here was a big change and he has to drive more, but we've got to figure out something. Can't keep going like this... I guess it is a good thing I do not overeat from stress...used to, but it changed just like my taste buds over the years?!? Whatever...

So, good news and bad news all in one day, 1rst of week 10...we shall see where it takes us!

8/6/07 Tuesday

LUNCH

LF Hewbrew National Hot Dog (1)
Whitewheat bun (1)
Mustard, Pickle (0)

DINNER- Outback w/ IL's for celebration

1/4 Cheese Fries (18)
Ranch Dressing (4) not sure of those pts.
3 oz Grilled Chix Breast (3)
Steamed Veggies- no oil or seasonings (0)
Wine (7)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 36
Used 10 FP have 25 Left

DRANK 70 Oz water w/ lime or lemon juice
No exercise

Again, thank you and I love you guys!!! ((hugs)) Go Barbie Brigade
Will check on everyone tomorrow, hope you are all doing well :)

Getting Back to WW Status 8/6/07

WW in title means Wonder Woman ;) Well, the couch might have been thrashing my back but it helped me turn a corner! This morning was the 1rst morning I woke up with no pain and the (TMI) incision has started to itch. That is good, means it is starting to heal BUT driving me crazy! Better than pain, that is for sure :) So, stayed OP with a few FP...had some left for the week and new one starts tomorrow... coolio :) I usually use them all, but with all the sleep and staying in better, guess that helped!


8/6/07 Monday

BRUNCH

WW Egg Mc Muffin (4)
Hashbrown (3)
V8 (0)

SNACK

LF Potato Skins (4)
Light Sour Cream (1)

DINNER

WW Shrimp Marinara (3)
Greek Salad (3)
Wine (9)

DESSERT

WW Toffee Ice Ceam Bar (2)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 29
Used 3 FP, Had 7 left for end of week :) Did not use them all YIPEE!!!!

Monday, August 6, 2007

I Hate My Bed 8/5/07

The title explains it all... Spending the last couple of days in bed is driving me crazy and thrashing my back to say the least!!! I am really hoping that I can spend at least 1/2 the day tomorrow hanging out on the couch! Even though I have slept there the last 2 nights so I cannot roll over on my incision! That has not helped my back either... So, there is my Barbie bitchin for the week ;) Anyway, looking forward to getting this over with on Tuesday! Thank you again for your support and well wishes! I will let you guys know as soon as I do!


8/5/07 Sunday

BRUNCH

LF Grilled Cheese Sandwich (3)
Baked Kettle Chips (2)
Pickle (0)

SNACKS

100 Cal bag Preztels (2)
Mustard (0)

Quizno's Broc Cheese Soup (4)
Crackers (1)

DINNER

WW Chix n Cheese Quesadilla (4)
Light Sour Cream (1)
8 Baked Tortilla Chips (1)
Salsa (0)
SW Salad (3)
Wine (14)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 35
Used 9 FP Have 10 Left

Drank 94 oz water w/ lime
No exercise

Hope everyone is having a good OP day! ((hugs))

Saturday, August 4, 2007

It is Difficult but I Can Do It 8/4/07

I am typing one-handed so it is slow but I will be back soon stronger than ever! I have managed to stay OP despite the many times I wanted to cave! After the removal of the 1rst set of bandages, it has been rocky. I am not one to lean on others very well, so I am driving DH crazy with my mixed signals! Either way, he is doing the best he can and I love him for it! IL's wanted us to go out to dinner but since I cannot even put a bra on, that was out the window! LOL Can you imagine??? Anyway, just a quick note...I am really hoping to be up and running full speed by Monday! We shall see!

8/4/07 Saturday

LUNCH

WW Whole Wheat Bread 2 slices (1)
Healthy Choice Turkey n Ham (1)
Dijionaisse (0)
100 Cal Cool Ranch Doritos (2)
Pickle (0)

SNACK

SoBe Whole Wheat Crackers (2)
Light Garden Veggie Cream Cheese (1)
2 bites of DH's cheese pizza (2)

DINNER

Lean Cuisine Spaghetti and Meatballs (5)
Greek Salad (3)
Texas Toast (3)
Wine (12)

DESSERT

100 Cal Hostess Cakes (1)

TARGET 26 TOTAL SO FAR 33
Used 7 FP, 19 Left

Drank 84 oz Liquid
52 oz regular H20
16 oz H20 w/ lime
16 oz Red Raspberry Tea-unsweetened

No exercise...is driving me crazy!!!!

The Recovering Me




Took off the 1rst set of bandages today. Wish I hadn't, but was told to by the doc to... will be im-mobile for a few more days :( But at least I am comfy in my pjs! Hope everyone is having a GREAT weekend!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Still Recovering 8/3/07

I think I may have overdone it. I had not been sleeping well since I usually sleep on my tummy. Only til last night, I had been trying to sleep on my back. Was not doing very well. So, when I woke up this morning I was on my stomach and the area that had been cut was not feeling well, to put it in a nice way. I took my meds and went back to sleep for several hours. Neeeded a lot of stuff from the store even though I prepared to be out of commission for a day or 2. DH was at the station, so I ventured out to run a few errands. I must have done too much because I was VERY sore when I got home. Back to the pain meds ands ice packs! :( Anyway, I really hope I feel better tommorrow...at least to check on everyone. I miss checking on all of you each day! TV and movies are getting old, but looks like I have at least 1 to 2 more days of this! Wanted Mickey D's fries again today but resisted due to the gain... I am sure it has to due with the surgery and water vs no water, etc...but better to not cave! Hope everyone is doing alright. Will try to check in over the weekend!


8/3/07 Friday

LUNCH

Baked Pita Chips (2)
Blk Olive Hummus (2)

DINNER

WW Chix Enchilada Monterrey (6) did not like very much
2% Milk Cheddar Cheese (1)
SW Salad (3)
1/2 serving Baked Tortilla Chips (1)
Salsa (0)
Wine (12)

DESSERT

100 Cal bag Fudge Shoppe Grasshoppers (2)
1 cup FF Milk (2)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 31
Used 5 FP 26 Left

Drank 80 oz liquid
64 oz water
16 oz Herbal Tea- unsweetened

No Exercise

Hope everyone has a great weekend ((hugs))

Surgery Day & the Day After 8/1 and 8/2

First of all, THANK YOU for ALL your well wishes and support! It brought me to tears that SO many of you left messages for me! I wish I had the time to send you each and individual message, but I am still recuperating.

The surgery went well. And I am happy that it is over- at least for now. I imagine everything went according to plan during the surgery since the doc left before I came to. If there had been a problem during it, I am sure he would have stayed to talk to me. Now, I have to wait til 8/7 Tuesday to hear the results of the biopsy.

I made it through the no water for 14 hours! That whole morning before (surgery was at 12:30pm) all I wanted to do was eat and drink something...and I am usually never hungry in the am! But you all know how it is when someone tells you you cannot have a certain thing, then that thing is ALL you want! ;)

Was under target on surgery day, but I did manage to get in 96 oz of water for the day. Which was great, since I started drinking liquids at 2 pm! Had a lot of Hint , water that day since it was easy for DH to get for me. Which I have to say, he was an Angel all day!!! I did not really sleep after the procedure, just hung out and watched tv and movies.

Was able to have MIL drive me to do one errand the day after the surgery and then we had dinner at their house last night. Also watched a movie with them, The Peaceful Warrior (it was our 2nd time seeing it). Been on mild pain meds, so not sure if it is messing with my weight or not. I weighed today (8/3) and I was up 2 lbs. Could be many reasons, not gonna worry about it right now. But will be happy when I can start working out again!

Will check on everyone later, just wanted to post to let you all know it went well and I am still alive! Be back soon :)



8/2/07 Thursday (Day After)

LUNCH

Panera Bread
LF Black Bean Soup (2.5)
1 Tbsp Light Sour Cream (.5)
Crackers (1)

DINNER- IL'S

3 oz Grilled Chix (3)
SF Marmalade Dipping Sauce (1)
Long Grain Garden Veggie Rice (3)
Salad (0)
Dressing (2)
Wine (13)

DESSERT

100 Cal Hostess Cupcakes (1)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 28
Used 2 FP 31 Left

Drank 74 oz liguid
42 oz regular water
16 oz Cucumber Hint water
16 oz Red Raspberry Tea- unsweetened

No exercise






8/1/07 Wednesday (Surgery Day)

LUNCH

Panera Bread
LF Roasted Corn Veg Soup (2) very good, a lil spicy
Crackers (1)
2 bites of DH pizza (2)

DINNER

Nancy's Egg White Quiche- Broc Cheese (7)
Greek Salad (3)
Texas Toast (3)
KFC Mashed Taters- no gravy (2)

DESSERT

WW Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream (2)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 20
Used 0 FP 33 Left

Drank 96 oz water
2- 16 oz Tangerine Pomegrante Hint water
1 16 oz Tropical Punch Hint water
1 16 oz Peppermint Hint water
48 oz regular water

Obviously no exercise- can't for at least a week