Saturday, November 29, 2008

Weekly Weigh-In

So much fantastic news this week. During Thanksgiving week, I managed to lose 2.4 lbs! I'm super excited about that, because I always worry about sticking to the plan during a holiday. Success in the past hasn't been that great, but this week I managed to not over-eat on Thursday and I didn't eat dessert. Of course I pretty much won't eat a dessert unless choclate is involved, so pumpkin pie does not present much of a temptation for me.

The other fantastic news is that with the 2.4 lbs weight loss I have no reached my 5% goal. So cool. I am hoping to reach my 10% goal by the new year, so I've got to really work hard the next few weeks to try and get there. I'm really re-inspired after seeing this week's achievements.

Thursday, November 27, 2008


So I've been missing from the blogging world for a couple of weks, and not becuase I haven't been following WW, but because I had a lot of stuff going on at work and at home and I was left with very little desire to keeping up here. I think over the last 3 weeks I'm up 1 lb. I gained a lb 3 weeks ago and the los .4 the next week and then last week gained the .4 back. This week, I have been pretty horrible with counting points and hitting the gym. I just have not gotten it together this week. I think if I can survive today though I might finally lose that gained lb. + maybe 1 more. Tomorrow I am going to have to go to the gym for sure though. I feel crappy without at least a little bit of exercise. Saturday is weigh-in and I'll be sure to post what the +/- is.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Movie Watch... Twilight

I cannot wait to see this movie!!!! I just saw the movie trailer on TV and it looks all kinds of awesome.

In which knee pain becomes too much

I managed to get through Zumba class tonight... but just barely. THe pain in my knees is becoming worse. Until this week the pain was centered on my right knee. Now both of my knees have been hurting. The pain exists even when I am not exercising and hurts a lot more when I am sitting down and my knees stay in a bent position. All the pain is in the back of my knees. I can't stop exercising. I need it to get healthy again, and also because the only way to help my liver is to exercising. I do think I'm going to have to make an appointment to see a doctor about this. Soon.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Back to normal

Well, the American public has spoken and we have a new President. Congrats to Obama, it should be an interesting 4 years. Now real life can get back to normal and I can exercise, eat, read, play on the computer, and watch tv without political pundits shoving their views down my throat. *sigh* I'm only kind of serious. ;)

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe

Layered Pumpkin Cheesecake
Serves 8 = 3 pts per serving

2 pkg Fat Free Cream Cheese 8 oz each
½ cup Sugar
½ tsp Vanilla
2 Eggs
½ cup canned Pumpkin
¼ Cinnamon
Dash of Nutmeg
1/3 cup Graham Cracker Crumbs
½ Cup thawed Cool Whip Free Whipped Topping

Mix cream cheese, sugar and vanilla w/ electric mixer on medium speed until well blended. Add eggs; mix until blended. Do not over beat eggs. Remove 1 cup of batter and set aside. Stir pumpkin and spices into remaining batter. Spray 9 inch pie plate w/ non stick spray. Sprinkle bottom w/ graham cracker crumbs. Pour plain batter on top of crumbs. Top that w/ pumpkin batter. Bake @ 325 for 40 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate for 3 hours. Top w/ 1 Tsb of cool whip and serve.

Recipe courtesy of this week's Weight Watchers meeting.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Weekly Weigh In...

Can I get a drumroll please.... I'm down 3 lbs! This is the biggest weekly drop I've had since the first week of this weight loss journey. I'm thrilled with this number. I only worked out twice this week, but they were 2 hours each and included the Zumba classes that really work muscles. The biggest change I made this week was the variety of food I ate. I am a creature of habit. I do not do well with change and once I find something I like to eat, I usually eat the heck out of it. I was involved in a Lean event at work that provided food everyday. I think the mixing up of food kick started my metabolism, so I have to try and keep that up, so my body never knows what I'm going to do.

So this was a great week, I'm thrilled, and looking forward to keeping the journey going.