Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
I figure most of you are bored with this all by now but for those that aren't and so I can keep track, I stayed the same this week. :-( Adam gained a few but he has been on vacation so it is understandable. I am sure he will be on track this week.
Last time I was at my doctors office I asked for the name of a nutritionist and we got talking and she forgot, so I am going to call her and today about that and see what she/he can advise. I work so hard at the gym and watch what I eat.... I need some new strategies.
I'm not giving up, if anything I am more determined than ever..... There was no side bet this week which figures since I technically won!! What about this week Adam?
What strategies work for you?
Saturday, June 26, 2010
As you can see on my sidebar I have a slide show with all my awards. I like it, it is neat and organized. I would like to do the same with all the blog buttons I have collected. You can see them up and down both side bars.
I have seen them organized on other blogs where you click on them and they take you to the particular blog. If I use the same program I used for the awards clicking on them takes you to photobucket... not very helpful to the bloggers I want to highlight.
Thanks in advance for the help.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Monday, June 21, 2010
I have discovered there are lots of pros and even cons of losing weight... we all know the pros, our health, how we look and how we feel about ourselves. The cons on the other hand aren't always considered. Don't get me wrong the pros still out weigh (lol) the cons but they are something to be considered...... sort of...ok not at all but I'm going to tell you anyway.
- Gym fees...not too bad thankfully
- Bottled water....need to get a water filter
- Healthy food.....who'd of thought it was so expensive to buy healthy
- New clothes.... I have been buying a few but will need more as I go.
- Gym clothes... Basically I have been wearing old clothes but I did buy a few tees and some sweat pants.
- Zits.....Today I bought a couple of those Dri-Fit shirts. Mine happen to be Nike but there are other brands. I am hoping by keeping the sweat off my skin it will stop my chest and shoulders from breaking out. I guess you are never too old to break out.
Hey Adam... congratulations you loser. :-)
Anyone else have some pros and cons?
Thursday, June 17, 2010
First of all I want to thank you all for the great support you have been giving me on my weightloss challenge with Adam. Although he won the first round I am determined to win the war..... As others have said even if I lose the challenge I still win. Losing weight has been a goal of mine for years and I am finally in a place where I might actually succeed. Our little wagers just makes it more fun and what better goal for a dieter than a meal at the end of it all.
During all this I have found a new food love, Arnold's Sandwich Thins 100% whole wheat. They are full of hearty flavor and very satisfying for only 100 calories. They make the perfect size sandwich. My favorite is to use minimal mayo [or none at all] and add thin slices of tomato and cucumbers. Tuna, chicken salad or a slice of cheese now and then adds a nice variety. Humos is also a delicious spread for sandwiches. When toasted they become nice and crispy and because they are thin could easily become over toasted, which is fine with me, I like burnt toast. I haven't tried the other flavors but I am sure they would be delicious too. [click the link for full details]
There are other brands of this type of bread and I have tried one other, whos name escapes me, but I found Arnold the most robust and flavorful.
What are some of your favorites?
Monday, June 14, 2010
Last Monday I wrote about my weight loss challenge with Adam form Throwing Quarters. Today is my weigh in day and of course it is never as good as I would like it to be. Once again I told Adam he was going to win and he was reassuring and supportive. Me being the fool I am bet him again. This the wager was a drink that he would win this weeks weigh in......and it would appear I owe him a drink. Go see Adam's blog for his outcome...mine is a paltry 2.5 lbs. I know, I know it's ok, slow and steady blah blah blah, but I am working so hard at the gym and on the diet that I expected better results.
I know how good this is for my heart etc, but seeing the number go down would do the brain and psyche some good as well. I bought some shirts the other day and they were a size smaller so something must be happening.... muscle weighs more than fat....so there.... ha ha.
edit: I read Adam's blog Throwing Quarters before I posted mine and what a great positive post. What can I say he's 29 and I'm....well ..... older  .
Well done Adam, new week new challenge.......what's this weeks wager?
Friday, June 11, 2010
I have wanted to participate in Flashback Friday but my scanner is still acting up so todays picture is a photo of a photo, thereby explaining the poor quality. The 55 word poem following is about the picture.
My parents bought me a horse
Made of springs and wood,
It was pretend of course.
I climbed on its back
I didn’t get it
How to play.
I tried to bounce
But as you can see
I had no clue
How it was supposed to be.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Why is it that......
- ....when I'm on a diet the fridge is full of good food?
- ....the thigh machine at the gym is still broken.....have they not seen my thighs?
- ....I never realized I had a thing for shoes, just not heels...which I thought was one of the rules.
- ....just when I think I am "over" Robbie Williams I get a new DVD?
- ....I can't get past level 6 on "Bubble Town" play ball?
- ....I got so lucky to have a great work out partner in my daughter.. she motivates me. :)
- ....I get the first line or two of a poem in my head but by the time I get to write it down it is gone?
- ....a decent caserole dish costs $40 at an outlet store........unbelievable.
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
This past Friday I hosted my first ever Friday Follow and it was amazing. I gained almost 100 new followers. Can you imagine that, almost 100. I blogged for almost a year with out one follower and now I have over 400... I am truely flabbergasted and honored.
This does present me with a few questions and a bit of a dilema. How many of these followers will return and read my chatter? How many were indeed interested in my posts? And if they do come back can I write interesting enough posts to keep them returning?
My "problem" in all this is trying to follow everyone back. I have visited a lot of my new followers and followed most of them in return, but I am still trying to catch up. I also wonder how many of them can I possibly keep up with and read and post comments on and still have time to eat, sleep and go to work. I don't just want to gather followers and follow blogs and never visit. There are so many great "old" blog friends I still want to stay in touch with as well.
So what I have decided is, I will read and comment where and when I can. Sometimes I will switch it up and read some of my newer blog friends and skip the "regulars" hopeing they understand and other times I will read my regulars. One way or another and at one time or another I will visit everyone that I can. You could help me out and not be quite so prolific with the posting......... :-)
Anyway thank you all for the great turn out on Follow Friday and I will see you around the blogosphere.
Monday, June 7, 2010
Recently Adam from Throwing Quarters wrote a blog called Slimming Down [update] as he has been trying to get fit but instead gained a couple of pounds. That is a frustration I am well aware of so in my comment I posed a challenge. Let's see who can lose the most weight between now [today] and July 15 when we get together in Cleveland. [myself and my daughters, and Rush and her daughter are going to Cleveland to meet up with Adam, Jenn and their daughters]
Adam agreed and the bet is whoever loses the most weight buys the other dinner at the restaurant of their choice. I have a distinct disadvantage not being from Cleveland so I think Adam should have to come to Boston if I win.... but being the gracious [lol] person that I am I will google Cleveland restaurants and see what I can find. There must be a sushi place somewhere in the midwest. Michael Symon [an Iron Chef] owns a few restaurants out there so maybe I'll pick one of his places. Anyone out in Cleveland reading this who cares to leave a suggestion it would be appreciated.
edit to add: I googled Cleveland sushi and came up with Sushi Rock, it looks amazing. Sushi for me and steak for those that don't want fish. Has anyone been there?
My plans? I will be upping my bike time and being more careful with my food choices. Walking more and hopefully getting more sleep. As for the vodka, I hear Belvadere has no sugar in it..... any and all suggestions to help me win are welcome.
So the challenge is on Adam.... let the dieting begin. All that "smack talk text" today.... enjoy it while it lasts cuz I'm going to win this bet.
Friday, June 4, 2010
Welcome to the 2nd Friday Follow hosted by our awesome hostesses, Stephanie at Babes Rockin Mami, Michelle at Mommy Loves Stilettos, and Laura at Vodka Logic! Thank you ladies for being willing to host! I approached them first before we announced the website.
We invite you to join us every Friday to get more blog followers and to find many interesting blogs that you like. This is all about sharing and having fun.
We expect you to be on your honor and to have fun. These are only guidelines to make it more enjoyable for you. Here’s how YOU can join the Friday Follow celebration:
- Link up your blog name and URL using the McLinky below. Only need to add on one blog to be seen on all the blog hops.
- Grab the Friday Follow button on the right side and include on your Friday Follow blog post with the linky information which you can find at the bottom of the post.
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- Follow the Friday Follow hostesses listed in the first 3 slots. (One of the benefits of being a host/hostess).
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- Take a moment to comment on the blogs telling them you’re from Friday Follow.
As always, we are trying to improve the Friday Follow so here are a couple of rules to make the experience even better for you:
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Congratulations to our first Three Friday Follow Winners!!!
Each week we will randomly draw from three (3) blogs from the links for the next week’s Friday Follow, and each blog chosen will be placed in the highly coveted number #7, #8, and #9 position on the blog hop. The first blog chosen will also be given the option of doing an interview which will post on Friday-Follow.com on Thursday the next week. We love your participation and want to give back to you! You could be next!
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On Thursday, we will have featured interview of Amethyst Moon at Life, Music & Laughter.
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Here is how you enter the giveaway to prizes:
- You must go enter their Father's Day Contest.
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Thanks for joining me in my first ever Friday Follow. Hosting is an honor and I hope to see a lot of you back again. I have certainly had fun jumping around the blogosphere. So many great blogs, so little time.
Come back next Friday for another installment of Friday 55
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Estrogen [the pill]