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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Have a seat........

......lots on my mind today.

Let me begin with.......I did have a loss this week, but I was a little nervous. Not being able to blog in my regular "Blogging Fashion" earlier in the week, really had me wigged out, so in my anxiousness, I was doing a little extra snacking, but I do think I did a good job of snacking lightly and writing it down. I seriously thought I was going to have to start my entire blog from scratch and I was a MESS! Mike can attest to that. Just ask him.

Then the last two days I found myself wanting a drink, but I never did have one. Oddly, Diet Coke was my substitute. I quit drinking pop on a regular basis some time ago, but once in a while, it sounds good and I'll have one. But I don't think I have ever substituted it for a beer???

I did not get all of my planned exercise in this week either, so I just wasn't real sure what to expect at the scale at my Weight Watcher Meeting.

I usually wear a tank top and the lightest pair of exercise pants/leggings that I own. I have not worn a pair of athletic shorts outside of this house in years!! I (nervously) wore them one day this week to walk outside. (I really do despise my legs, always have.) Now, don't get me wrong, I don't at all think I look good in shorts now, and possibly never will, but now I don't feel so overweight that it isn't possible to maybe wear a pair. For me to decide to wear them outside of the house, was actually a huge accomplishment that I have not yet blogged about. I decided to talk about it today, because I actually left the house and went out in public in them!!!

For a long time I felt like a stranger would most likely describe me, physically, as a fat person.

So first, let me show you that fat person from 2009.
(Can you even see my EYES through all that fat? How did I SEE out of them? Maybe that explains some of my clumsiness back then! I was overweight and couldn't see!!!! And what in the HECK is going on with my HAIR????)

Who IS she?

Me today, before I went to my meeting to weigh in, in shorts. :)

Now I feel like I might be described by a stranger, physically, as a person that looked healthy, but should certainly lose a few pounds. And that just sounds a lot better!!

(Damn those thighs and butt!)

Down 0.8 this week.
Lowest weight since I joined WW in September of 2009!!!

Happy to see 161 something......barely!

Working HARD to see 160.0 next Friday!!! Then I will change my Goal Weight officially with Weight Watchers to 150.0.

Then I came home to a counter top full of responsibilities and task. I wasn't looking forward to a full day at home doing paperwork. But I dug in......

.......paying bills, scheduling appointments and making necessary phone calls.

Then, I registered the new Weber Gas Grill I purchased for Mike for Father's Day!

Later, I prepped a bunch of veggies and cut up the meat for Kabobs to grill!

Then I read the part of the Instruction Booklet that tells me how important it is for me to do a "Leak Check" before using my grill!!! Mike assembled it, but they INSIST!! Then I read about how to do that, and I have to take part of the grill APART!!!! What???? NO! I just wanna cook my Kabobs!!!!!

Oh, when I went back to buy the grill cover that I forgot to buy when I bought the grill, I got all of this other fun cool stuff too!!!!

And thank GOODNESS for this little reminder, because I really could have been injured!!!!! Sometimes I get in a hurry, and I just don't think!!

Did I show you all how much fun Mike got to have on Fathers Day? I think that is the day my blog went all awry!!!!

How sweet was it of me to lounge on the couch in the evening while Mike put together the grill I bought him (and by him, I mean me) for Fathers Day? He doesn't even cook, but the guy does eat! And he claims to like my cooking! :)

Oh, don't worry, he got in a real nice nap that afternoon at his folks while all the grandchildren were running around like crazy animals. I still don't think he knows about this picture, but I'm certain he would like it. Aren't you?

Before the nap, I got a good picture of him and his kids.
Tess was sad and in Dallas, but they did have a good chat on the phone.

I've really rambled on. Here's the day eats!

Breakfast (and a Starbucks)


Leftover Fajita Fixings from the night before.....

Heated up......

Additional Sautéed Bell Peppers with Fajita Seasoning........

.......dumped on top with a Diet Coke on the side!!

(Um, this was ridiculously tasty!)
I ate two corn tortillas with this the night I ordered it for dinner, but after adding the extra bell peppers to my leftovers, there was so much flavor and texture going on, I didn't eat my last two corn tortillas.
Yes, that's right. I am patting myself on the back.



Dinner....I was cleaning out the fridge today. Can ya tell?

Put my Teriyaki skewers on the grill!!

I was very pleased!! One chicken, one steak.

Refresh...I can eat 26 points a day.
I can earn Activity Points by doing exercise, and eat them if I choose.
I have an allowance of 49 points that I can dip into if I chose.
I should drink a minimum of 6 (8 oz) glasses of water each day.

The food I ate and it's PPV

Breakfast = Luna Bar, Starbucks Grande Skinny Vanilla Latte (8)
Lunch = Leftover Fajitas (8)
Snack = WW Mini Fudge Bar (1)
Snack = Pear (0)
Dinner = Roasted Veggies, Hawaiian Skewers (11)
Snack = Banana

Total = 28

Today's Exercise = None.

Friday is my day off of exercise, and even though I didn't get all of my exercise in this past week, and could have used this as a "Make-up" day, I decided to just spend the afternoon at home organizing paperwork.

How many glasses of water I drank today = 12
Activity Points Earned Today = 0
Activity Points Earned This Week = 0
Remaining points from my 49 Points Allowance = 47
ALCOHOL consumption = ZILCH!!!!!

10 weeks and 11.8 pounds to go!

I have no idea how many times I said this to Tess when she was growing up. I STILL say it to her! I usually said it as I dropped her off someplace as I was driving away. It was mostly to embarrass her, but I was also hoping she was listening.........

Now I say it to myself .....

Shout out to Joyce in Iowa! So glad you are reading!! You are blessed to know Darlene! She always makes me smile.

"love the life you live, live the life you love"


  1. Julie - I love reading your are awesome and inspiring. I know you will easily make your goal. Thanks so much for sharing! :)

    Cheryl (Reinhart) Riddle

    1. Cheryl, I never know who is reading, and sometimes forget that anyone is. But it is always so nice to hear from people! Thanks for your sweet words and I hope you are doing great!

  2. Cheryl is right, you are doing great. I am super impressed with how you handled the last few days. Stress is a funny thing, your body had automatic reactions to it. I think you did a great job taking care of yourself through a very tough few days. I am glad you got your blog working again. I'll be back in town tomorrow evening. Let's talk one evening this week.