Saturday, October 27, 2007

Short Post but Good News

I AM BACK IN ONDERLAND!!!! WOOHOO :) I AM BACK TO 199!!!!! That is the weight I first started Atkins way back when... I had promised myself back then that I would never go into the 200's...which obviously did not happen :( But I am so happy to be back in onederland... and I was going to be happy just maintaining while in training!!! I have been so busy studying everyday that I have not done one bit of exercise except for last Saturday walking around the cruise ship for a few hours!!!

Anyway, I am on cloud 9... I am off today and on to do laundry and catch up on all my fav shows stored on the DVR! Tonight- haunted house, screams and fun :) Hope everyone is having such a great day!!!!

Love you all!!!

Friday, October 26, 2007

I'm Back

Well, temporarily anyway! I actually have 2 whole days off. Training has been hard, but I am still there so hopefully it will get easier as we go along! Food wise, I have been doing well. It is difficult with between in this office but I have made it work so far... I have counted points but I am not going to post all of the days I have missed. I have not weighed in 3 weeks but my work clothes keep getting bigger so I have to be doing something right :)

Hope everyone is losing and happy and healthy! Will post again as soon as possible... maybe even over the weekend! I think of you guys all the time and miss the community. Only 4 more weeks and I'll be back in touch ((hugs to all of you))

Friday, October 19, 2007

10/18/07 Spinning Head

Another day of way too much information!!! And DH's aunt was in town. So, we had to take her out to dinner. I did make DH and his Aunt quiz me before our food came, we went to Outback...and you know what that means- Cheese Fries (there go half my FPs) ;) Then there was some more studying after until I finally fell asleep! I am worried about Saturday... we are going to see one of the cruise ships and there is a lunch buffet!!! :0 That is a disaster waiting to happen :( It is just one meal, but then we are having brunch with my sister and her boyfriend Sunday at this awesome place in Miami and it is all you can eat (including crab legs- my fav) and all you can drink Mimosas, so another bad meal :( Not going to be a good week, but I will do the best I can and move on!

I do have good news... I actually tried on and wore a older pair of pants I had... in a size 12!!! I could zip them (zipper is on the side) almost all the way up...only 1/2 inch would not go...but you could not tell because I had a long shirt on :) YIPEE

10/18/07 THURSDAY

AT TRAINING

Chicken Breast (3)
Brown Rice (3)
Steamed Veggies (0)
Light String Cheese (1)
Activia Light Yogurt (1)
V8 (0)
Curves Granola Bar (1) *** Awesome, very tasty, recommend

DINNER - OUTBACK

Cheese Fries (18)
Ranch Dressing (4)
Grilled Chicken (3)
Steamed Veggies (0)
Wine (9)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 43
Used 17 FPs, 16 Left

Drank 68 oz water...cannot wait til training is over, I cannot get my water in!!!

Thursday, October 18, 2007

What is My Name??? 3rd Day 10/17/07 Week 20

Got a 98 on the test... was really happy and then we started learning the info for Friday's test!!! ARGH!!!!! I am SO exhausted, it is unbelievable!!!!

10/17/07 WEDNESDAY

AT TRAINING

Activia FF Yogurt (1)
V8 (0)
Mini Raviolis (4)
100 Cal Doritos (2)
Pickle (0)
Kashi Oatmeal (2)


DINNER

Baked Tortilla Scoops (1.5)
Spin Arti Dip (1.5)
Grilled Chicken Breast (3)
Brown Rice (3)
Broccoli w/ Lemon (0)
Wine (10)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 28
Used 2 FPs, 33 Left

Drank 72 oz of water

2nd Day of Training 10/16/07

TIRED, NOPE BEYOND TIRED...test tomorrow

10/16/07 TUESDAY

AT TRAINING

Veg Beef Soup (2)
Crackers (1)
Light String Cheese (1)
Dannon Light Yogurt (1)
V8 (0)
100 cal Doritos (2)
Beef Jerky (1)

DINNER

Egg White Quiche (7)
Whole Wheat Potato Roll (1)
ICBINB Spray (0)
Steamed Veggies (0)
Wine (9)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 26
Used 0 FPs, None Left

Drank 68 oz water, was peeing too much at training :0

First Day of Training 10/15/07

So, I went to training...it is very intense and since I am posting this 3 days later, you can tell it is very draining!!! These will be short! Hopefully over the weekend after the ship inspection and brunch w/ sister and her boyfriend, I will be able to catch up with everyone!!! I am studying every night and we have 2 tests a week :0

10/15/07 MONDAY

WHILE AT TRAINING

Activia FF Yogurt (1)
Light String Cheese (1)
Turkey/Ham Sandwich (2)
100 Cal Doritos (2)
V8, Pickle (0)
100 Cal Hostess Cakes (1)

DINNER

Ground Beef w/ Taco Seasoning (5)
Lettuce, Tomatoes (0)
Sour Cream (2)
Baked Tortilla Scoops (2)
Salsa (0)
Wine (8)

DESSERT

WW Coconut Candy (1)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 26
Used 0 FPs, None Left

Drank 80 oz of water

Monday, October 15, 2007

Show and Shine Day 10/14/07

So, we went to the car/truck show so my DH could show off his pretty truck and all he has done to it... And it paid off! He was the winner of the best Modified Truck. There were only 3-4 truck awards and about 14 trucks...so he did really good! Made him happy, which makes me happy. Then, we went to celebrate his victory and the night before my 1st day of training at Outback. I did pretty good at the show...I did not give in to any temptation and drank lots of water. More later, but I am really tired now and sunburned!

10/14/07 SUNDAY

AT SHOW

Light String Cheese (1)
Activia FF Yogurt (1)
Turkey/Ham Sandwich (2)
100 Cal Doritos (2)
V8, Pickle (0)
Beef Jerky (1)

DINNER - OUTBACK

Cheese Fries (18)
Ranch Dressing (4)
1 Crab Cake (6)
Remoulade Sauce (1)
Bread w/ Butter (3)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 39

Drank 136 oz water...no that is not a typo!

Exercise- detailing truck in blazing hot sun for 2 hours

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Not Feeling Well 10/13/07

Good news: found out the truck part of the Show n Shine is only on Sunday...so we only have to go one day and they are ending it early. Awards are given at 2:30. Not feeling well from the UTI, so that is a plus in my book. Bad thing is I am on antibiotics and they always make me SOOOOO hungry :( So, this may not be a good week. And starting work/training Monday is not going to help either. I hate when someone else tells me when to eat....but it is for 6 weeks, so I'll live! There are much bigger problems in the world! So, because of the antibiotics, I have decided to eat yogurt every day to help keep myself from getting (TMI ALERT) a yeast infection!!! GRRRR I found Activa Light FF yogurt for 1 pt, so I'll see how it goes! Anywoo, hope everyone is having a great weekend!

Oh, and drum roll please... the office is 99% done!!! YIPEE :) My sweet DH spent 1.5 hours helping my yesterday!!!

10/13/07 SATURDAY

BRUNCH

Egg Drop Soup (1)
Couple of Noodles (1)

SNACK

WW Turkey and Potatoes (4) I told you the meds make me hungry

DINNER - BENNIGAN'S

Cup Baked Potato Soup (5)
Crackers (1)
Turkey/Ham Sandwich (6)
Fries (4)
Wine (14)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 37
Used 11 FPs, 13 Left

Drank 100 oz water

Activity - working on the office

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Cracker Barrel n Chinese He is Trying to Kill Me 10/12/07

But I made it out the other side!!! LOL I was SO exhausted from my day of retail therapy and running up and down the stairs and unpacking boxes... Yes, we should be all unpacked since we moved in last November, but don't know what to tell you! Other than all the eating, there was nappage and a visit to the IL's and 1/2 of a movie, Fracture with Anthony Hopkins. It is really good so far, but DH had to go to sleep. He did go to the sleep doctor and they are sending him for a sleep study. They said he may need a CAP machine, we shall see...

***Now for a TMI alert*** Stop reading now if you want to!
I think, strike that, I know I have a UTI... AAAAK! At least I caught it early and doc was kind enough just to call in a script! And that AZO over the counter stuff works like a charm! Have not had one in 15 years! And I am hoping not to have one EVER again!!!


10/12/07 FRIDAY

BREAKFAST - CRACKER BARREL

1 Egg (2)
1 Turkey Sausage (2)
1 pc Whole Wheat Sourdough (2)
Promise Spread (1)
Tomato Juice (0)

LUNCH

Veg Beef Soup (2)
Crackers (1)
*** was not hungry but had to take meds with food :(

DINNER - CHINA WOK (SORT OF)

Egg Drop Soup (1.5)
Noodles from Publix (1.5)
4 Crab Ragoon Made from frozen at home (4)
Sweet n Sour Sauce (1)
Veggie Egg Roll Made from frozen at home (2)
Duck Sauce (1)
Wine (13)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 34
Used 8 FPs, 24 Left

Drank 108 oz water

Hope everyone is having a great OP weekend! Oh, and bonus... the Show n Shine for trucks is only Sunday. So, only 1 day of resisting the bad foods there!!! :)

Friday, October 12, 2007

A Great N Long Day of Retail Therapy 10/11/07

Gift card and cash (thanks DH for b-day present) in hand, I went on my way to entire day of retail therapy! First, it was Walgreens for this stuff called Repel. It keeps hair dye from getting on your skin. And I had a couple. Moved on to Walmart to pick up hair dye (been dying my own hair since I was 16), new tweezers, Loreal lotion and hair remover. Next stop- Payless Shoes for the Buy 1 get 1 1/2 off sale...got the cutest pair of brown suede pumps and white Ked-like sneakers (not for work).

From there, I went to the mall. I had a gc to Old Navy and some returns...then I did some damage, serious damage to my Old Navy cc. I got shirts for work, 2 pairs of jeans (one in size 14 and one in size 12- see note below), some pjs (for when I work from home) and this fabulous Sherpa jacket with toggles in black. Note regarding jeans: I tried on all 3 new styles and the sweetheart was the best fit. So, I bought a regular jean color in the 14s. They fit so well, that I decided to grab them in black size 12 as an incentive to drop a few more pounds. I get home to try them on (I always try everything on again when I get home) and for kicks, tried on the black ones...the only difference between the 2 pairs was the 12s were a little tighter in the waist, got that little muffin top...so, I should be wearing those in no time!!! Made my day... but there was more shopping!

Next stop- Macy's. My Mommy is the best and gave my a generous gc. So, I stopped by Clinique to get this foundation I got a sample from my Allure magazine and a lip liner and guess what...it was bonus week! SWEET!!! Bought some loose power from Prescriptives. After that, I found 3 tops that I fell in love with and they were 40% off. MORE SWEETNESS!!! Then, I was passing the purse department and fell in love with this Nine West purse. It is brown, but multi-colored and multi-fabrics. Again, on sale with 40% off. So, I left there with $$$ still on my gc!

Then, I walked the entire mall and made stops at Victoria's Secret for 2 lip liners and Hot Topic for a couple of great t-shirts. I love Emily Strange and they had 1 t-shirt. So, I got that, a fairy shirt and a Jack the Skeleton shirt. By this time, I was not in the mood to try anything on. And after getting home, I will have to return the Emily Strange shirt and the Jack Skeleton short. But they are getting more Emily Strange shirt in before Halloween so I will definitely be back there soon!

As if that was not enough retail therapy...I then went to HomeGoods. I had a gc from X-mas for there too! I got the cutest Halloween place mats, witch pillow and orange and black candles to finish off our Halloween decorations!

When I left the mall, I realized it was after 5:00 and the only thing I had eaten was a light string cheese :0 So, I had a KFC snacker. At least I got all my water in! And some serious walking. Probably an activity point or 2 but I never use them!

As if I was not exhausted enough when I got home, I still managed to unpack a huge box of my clothes that was stuck in the far corner of the garage. Oh, the site of me trying to get this very heavy box around all the stuff in the garage. I also unpacked a box of shoes...was looking for a pair of heels I need for training! So, maybe another activity point :)

PHEW...that was a lot! I am still exhausted and a little sore... off to breakfast with the DH, so gotta go. Thanks for reading this very long post and I will see how everyone is doing when I get back!

Here is the menu:

10/11/07 THURSDAY

SNACK

Light String Cheese (1)

LUNCH - LINNER 5:00

KFC Buffalo Snacker (5.5)

DINNER

WW Quesadilla (4)
Light Sour Cream (1)
Baked Tortilla Scoops (2)
Salsa (0)
Cucumbers (0)
1/2 pkt. Paul Newman's SW dressing (1.5)
Wine (12)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 27
Used 1 FP, 32 Left

Drank 96 oz water, could done a little more

Activity, lots of walking around mall, lifting heavy boxes and running up and down stairs to put everything in the upstairs closet!

Thursday, October 11, 2007

I Love Flexies 10/10/07

I felt like I was in prison for the last 4 days! PHEW...thanks goodness it is over and I AM FREE! Welcome back Flex Points- I LOVE LOVE LOVE you!!! I promise not to make you go away so soon this time. I will keep most of you and only use a few at a time. I know you want to stay and help me get through each week and help me lose weight! Thank you Flexies for coming back today :)

Worked on the office some today... DH had me running all over town getting him stuff he needs to get his truck ready for the Show n Shine at Ford Fun Weekend, this coming weekend. Yep, that is where I will spend my last 2 days of freedom before I start training for week. In the heat, fighting off sunburn and bugs! Oh, and waking up at the crack of early... all the while trying to resist all the BAD food they have there. Last time we were there, all they had were the usual's- hamburgers,fries, pizza, fries, breakfast sandwiches, turkey legs, did I mention fries??? So I will be packing a cooler just for me with all my good OP foods and living vicariously through my DH scarfing down all the goodies!

Oh, and DH wanted Wendy's for dinner... so I checked Dottie's site and found out I could modify the Jr. Cheeseburger Deluxe and it went from 8 pts. to 5! I tossed their bun (which is 3 pts) and used a whole wheat potato roll for 1 pt. And got it without mayo. So, 3 pts shaved off and my roll fit the tiny little hamburger patty better!

Anyway, enough about me... off to check on everyone else! :)


10/10/07 WEDNESDAY

LUNCH

Turkey/Ham Sandwich (2)
100 cal Doritos (2)
V8, Pickle (0)

SNACK

10 RF Cheez-its (1)

DINNER

Jr. Cheeseburger (5)
Fries at Home (4)
Cucumbers w/ Spritz (0)
Wine (11)

DESSERT

10 RF Cheez-its (1)
100 Cal Hostess Cakes (1)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 28
Used 2 FPs, 33 Left

Drank 100 oz water

Activity- 2.5 hours in office

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A Day of Eating Out 10/9/07

It is not that my DH does not like my cooking...he just likes to eat out all the time. Which can be tricky for me, especially when I have used all my flexies early in the week. But I did it! I made it 4 straight days just on my regular points :) I am pretty proud of myself!

DH tried to get me to go to Outback for dinner, but I resisted. I told him I could not go there twice and not get cheese fries (the bane of my existence) and since I had no FPs, he had to pick another place. So, it was Cracker Barrel for breakfast and our favorite Mexican place for dinner! Rest of the day was spent travelling from Walmart to Walmart trying to find our staples. The 1st one was out of most everything we needed... and both still have not gotten my Egg White Quiches - Roasted Veggies back in stock :( Oh well, will have to stick with the Broccoli Cheddar. Bought myself a new pair of jeans in 14s. My 16s are just too baggy. MIL calls me saggy pants, which makes me feel good!!!

Oh, and I got one of the WW digital point calculators... I love this thing!!! SO much better than the slider thingy... off to do some laundry! Hope everyone is having a great OP day :)

10/9/07 TUESDAY

BREAKFAST - CRACKER BARREL

1 Egg (2)
1 Turkey Sausage (2)
2 pcs Whole Wht Toast (2)
ICBINB Spray (0)
Tomato Juice (0)

DINNER - MEXICAN

3 oz Beef (5)
Lettuce, Tomatoes (0)
Light Sour Cream (1)
Baked Tortilla Scoops (2)
Salsa (0)
Wine (11)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 26
Used 0 FPs, 0 Left

Drank 100 oz water w/ lemon or lime

No Activity expect walking around 2 Walmarts- the entire store

Monday, October 8, 2007

10/8/07 More Office Set-up

Spent a couple of hours filing and emptying boxes and getting the office in order... my incentive to finish is a shopping spree. My Mom and MIL gave me $$$ for my birthday and I am due for some retail therapy!!! I was so busy today that I forgot about food for most of the day! It has been a long time since that happen! :0 I was really worried about not having any FPs left, but so far so good....and only one day left! I will be so happy once I start another week and have them back! Hope everyone had a great weekend and happy holiday... one week and counting until training starts ;)


10/8/07 MONDAY

LUNCH

LF Grill Cheese Sandwich (3)
10 Kettle Baked Chips (1)
V8, Pickle (0)

DINNER

Chicken Breast (3)
Rice Pilaf (3)
Mushrooms (0)
Cucumbers (0)
Whole Wheat Potato Roll (1)
ICBINB Spray (0)
Wishbone Salad Spritzer (0)
Wine (13)

DESSERT

Probably WW Ice Cream Cup (2)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 26
Used 0 FPs, 0 Left

Drank 100 oz water

Activity- 3 hours in office setup

Setting Up Office and Disastrous Dinner 10/7/07

So, it was another day of trying to get the office ready... I know I have 6 weeks of training before I come home to work, but I want it done before I start. Had a good OP day. DH slept most of the day. Rained alot here. DH left choice of restaurant up to me since I do not have flex points left. It was very nice of him, but I could not decide. I am actually getting tired of Mexican :0 OMG, did I just say that?!? I guess, it is because I get the same thing every time we go... what I really want is a damn chimichanga!!! And Applebee's is getting old too. But it is always convenient because I do not have to figure out the points. Anyways, I decided we would go to Bennigan's. I have always liked the grilled chicken platter. I eat 1/2, than have another dinner the next night, which is good since DH is at the station tomorrow! I knew it was a disaster from the time our waiter showed up. He did not really want to be there, it was SO obvious. Then, they ran out of the French Dip (DH's favorite and the only thing he ever orders)! I mean, how do you run out of a signature sandwich??? So, our dinner shows up... my chicken looked A- like it did not have any seasoning on it and B- like it had not been grilled for very long! WTF? So, because he is such a sweetie, DH said packed it all up and you can fix it up at home. Which I did and it was SOOOO much better!!! Hey, at least I stayed OP ;)


10/7/07 SUNDAY

LUNCH

2 98% FF Hot Dogs (2)
Hot Dog Chili (2)

SNACK

Light String Cheese (1)

DINNER - BENNIGAN'S

Cup of Tortilla Soup sans Tortillas (2)
1 Grilled Chicken Breast (3)
1/2 Rice (3)
Green Beans (0)
Wine (12)

TARGET 26 TOTAL 26
Used 0 FPs, 0 Left

Drank 124 oz water

Activity- worked in office for 2 hours

Sunday, October 7, 2007

A Relaxing Day 10/6/07

I realized that since I will be starting work soon, I may not have very many Saturdays off. I will for training, but not after. And since I have been working on getting the office ready, I decided to take the day off. Slept in, caught up on all my fav shows on the DVR and read. It was a pretty good day! DH and I went out to dinner. I picked Applebee's since I do not have any FPs left. So, it all went well. Hope everyone's weekend is going well!!!



10/6/07 SATURDAY

LUNCH

Turkey/Ham Sandwich (2)
100 Cal Doritos (2)
V8, Pickle (0)

SNACK

Veg Beef Soup (2)

DINNER - APPLEBEE'S

WW Onion Soup (3)
WW Teryiaki Shrimp Skewers (5)
Wine (10)

TARGET 25 TOTAL 24
Used 0 FPs, 0 Left

Drank 136 oz water

Saturday, October 6, 2007

I Blew It 10/5/07

The euphoria of being hit on gave way to a night of bad eating! DH was working late and we did not end up going to dinner at 11:00! :0 I ended up eating a bunch of fried food and woke up feeling like I ate a salt lick. I cannot seem to get enough water to get rid of this feeling in my throat and thirst!!! I used all my FPs and I have 4 days left in the week... I really hope I can hold it together! I really want to see onederland. Last night did not help! I am hoping some of the gallons of water I am going to drink today will help!!! We shall see...


10/5/07 FRIDAY

LUNCH

Flat Out Pizza - 5 points

Flat Out Tortilla (1)
Pizza Sauce (0)
2% Milk Pizza Cheese (3)
Turkey Pepperoni (1)
Mushrooms, Green Olives (0)


DINNER - ALE HOUSE

7 Chicken Wings (21)
Fries (5)
Fish Dip and Crackers (5)?
Few Clam Strips and Tartar Sauce (7)?
Wine (13)

TARGET 25 TOTAL 55
Used 30 FPs, 0 Left :(

Drank 100 oz water

Friday, October 5, 2007

I Got Hit On :) 10/4/07

So, we went to Outback for dinner. Had every intention of eating me some cheese fries...and then it happened! DH was parking the truck, so I went it to get us a table. As I was looking at the menu, this guy from the next table got up and came over. He asked me my name and told me I was beautiful! :0 I said I am married and flashed my ring! He said "too bad" and went back to his table! So, after all that flattery, I decided against the cheese fries. They would've eaten most of my FPs anyway. Nothing else to report, hope everyone is having a good day!!!


10/4/07 THURSDAY

LUNCH

98% FF Cream of Mushroom Soup (3)
Mushrooms- Canned (0)
Crackers (2)

SNACK

1/2 Turkey/Ham Sandwich (1)
Pickle (0)

DINNER - OUTBACK

2 pcs. Bread w/ little butter (4)
Grilled Chicken 1/2 breast (3)
Steamed Veggies (0)
Wine (14)

TARGET 25 TOTAL 27
Used 2 FPs, 30 Left

Drank 80 oz water, very bad water day :(

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Start of Week 18 10/3/07

Nothing really exciting to report. Decorated for Halloween, our favorite holiday of the year. And we are finally in a neighborhood where there is a really good chance we will have trick or treaters! :) I just love seeing kids in their costumes!!! And the weather usually starts to change, get a little cooler around Halloween. This makes me the happiest!!! I can finally start exercising outside again :)


10/3/07 WEDNESDAY

LUNCH - ZAPATA'S

Shredded Chicken (3)
Lettuce, Tomatoes (0)
Light Sour Cream (1)
Baked Scoops Chips (2)
Salsa (0)

SNACK

Light String Cheese (1)

DINNER

WW Skillet Shepherd's Pie (7)
Whole Wheat Potato Roll (1)
Spinach w/ Apple Cider Vinegar (0)
Wine (13)

TARGET 25 TOTAL 28
Used 3 FPs, 32 Left

Drank 106 oz water

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Averted Disaster and Got a Job 10/2/07

Well, I weighed in today. Did not do it until 12:30 and after a night of Applebee's, not sure if that is why I did not lose anything this week. I was so bummed, I almost blew it. I was on my way back from Walmart and the desire to have Mc Donald's hit my like a semi-truck! The whole way towards the Golden Arches I was thinking what I was going to have. Yes, I had flex points left but no enough for what I wanted to eat. I mean, I can't remember the last time I ate Mickey D's let alone a cheeseburger, nuggets AND fries. Somewhere between a mile and half mile away, I came to my senses. I mean, why would I wreck everything I have worked for just because 1 week out of 17 I did not lose... I'll call it temporary insanity!!!

I did go to a fast food place, KFC/Long John Silver. I got chix strips, mashed potatoes, baked beans and 2 hush puppies. And I decided since I made a better decision, I would use my FPs for a meal I've been craving. I used to eat it all the time b4 WW, just this time I did it LF. I cannot believe I am admitting this, but my typical dinner when DH was at the station was 2-3 Publix fried chicken strips, 6 pcs. Fridays potato skins w/ real sour cream and 6-8 petite quiches. THAT was my dinner. Hello, can we say fat and grease! So, I had already created a LF version of the potato skins, I left one of my KFC strips for dinner and made Nancy's Egg White Quiche and VOILA, I stayed within my points! And I am glad I did, because I got the great news about my new job after I got home from KFC. And that totally made my day! (see post below re: job)

Why do I so quickly try to revert back to my old eating habits after one tinsy setback? And not really a setback...it's not like I gained anything, I just stayed the same! At least the "fat" me did not win this round ;)

10/2/07 TUESDAY

LUNCH - KFC/Long John Silver

2 Chix Strips (6)
Mashed Potatoes (3)
1/2 serving Baked Beans (2)
2 Hushpuppies (2)
Ketchup (0)

DINNER

Nancy's Egg White Quiche (7)
LF Potato Skins (4)
Light Sour Cream (1)
1 KFC Chix Strip (3)
Wine (14)

BEFORE BED

1/2 cup FF milk, warmed (1)

TARGET 25 TOTAL 43
Used 18 FPs, 0 Left

Drank 100 oz water

Activity- 2 hours unpacking boxes, moving furniture, getting office together

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The Good News is Here...

Okay, for those of you on pins and needles waiting for my good news...and I know I made you wait, but I wanted to get the confirmation first!!!

I GOT A JOB!!!! WOO HOO

I have 6 weeks of training and then I will be working from home!!! YIPEE :)


Publix Fried Chicken and Start of October 10/1/07

So, I feel much better today after all the affects of the Rozerem... I really would rather be tired than how I have felt on the 2 sleep meds my Dr. has tried!!! So, I am going to try extra strength Sleepy Time tea by Celestial Seasons. My BF swears by it and she works really strange hours. I'll let you know how it works or doesn't in my case, as my DH says " my body is a mystery of science" and he should know, being a paramedic!!!

Weird things I have noticed since being on WW:

1) Publix must pump the smell of their fried chicken into the parking lot... I can smell it as soon as I get out of my car and even after 4 months of success- I want to devour it!!!

2) People at my Publix are very mean and angry... see previous posts!!!

3) How did I ever make it without Walmart? Not only is the food/wine less, so are the jeans/clothes!!!

Oh well, enough ranting... it is late and DH is snoring as loud as I lawn mower next to me...so it is time to retreat upstairs to TRY and get some sleep!!! Why is it SO hard, I wonder???

10/1/07 MONDAY


LUNCH

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

DINNER - APPLEBEE'S

WW French Onion Soup (did not finish) (2)
WW Teriyaki Shrimp Skewers (5)
Wine (12)


TARGET 25 TOTAL 27
Used 2 FPs, 18 Left

Drank 96 oz water

Monday, October 1, 2007

Good and Bad Weekend 9/29-9/30/07

Saturday was a pretty good day. Caught up on everyone's blogs, read a book, watched a little tv and just relaxed (DH was at the station). I decided to try Rozerem that night, since I am having problems sleeping. And this way, if I had adverse reactions to it, I did not have anything planned on Sunday. Well, I did and was "out of it" at least half of the day. Off balance, groggy, headache, tummy problems! I do not understand! The only thing I can think is maybe the wine I drank earlier in the night affected it :( Anyway, nothing else exciting happened and I did okay food wise. It was nice to just relax, not sorry about DH's truck, $ or anything else!!!


9/30/07 SUNDAY

LUNCH

Turkey/Ham Sandwich (2)
Fries (4)
Ketchup, Pickle (0)

DINNER

Nancy's Egg White Quiche- Roasted Veggie (7)
Whole Wheat Potato Roll (1)
ICBINB, Garlic Powder (0)
Cucumbers (0)
Wine (12)

DESSERT

WW Toffee Crunch Bar (2)

TARGET 25 TOTAL 28
Used 3 FPs, 20 Left

Drank 96 oz water



9/29/07 SATURDAY

LUNCH

Turkey/Ham Sandwich (2)
100 Cal Doritos (2)
V8, Pickle (0)

SNACK

8 Baked Scoop Chips (1)
Salsa (0)

DINNER

WW Beef Pot Roast (3)
Twice Baked Potato (3)
Texas Toast (3)
Cucumbers (0)
Wine (12)

DESSERT

WW Choc Fudge Brownie Ice Cream (2)

TARGET 25 TOTAL 30
Used 5 FPs, 23 Left

Drank 112 oz water

Hope everyone had a great weekend!!! :)