Monday, March 29, 2010

weigh-in #2

We had a great weekend filled with palm fronds, puppies and my little boys. We built a great fort, and enjoyed general mayhem. I'm happy that I'm down 1.8 pounds this week.
Now it is on to Holy Week and colored eggs. Does anyone have suggestions for animal and plastic free colored egg alternatives? I'm stumped.
My goals for this week are to:
Walk at least 2 miles each day
Continue with the Bugg ( I've owned it for 3 months)
Observe Holy Week fasting (no wine, olive oil, fasting before daily services)
Have a joyful Easter (Paschal Feast)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

knowledge is power

Good Morning! The last two days of being back in the groove have been fine! I walked around the lake both days (3 miles) and created a calorie deficit of 648 Thursday and 830 Friday. Today.....we'll see. I'll *just* be playing with my boys all day and doing the usual homemaking and errand things. I'm grateful for the calorie tracking and Bugg info. Using this info has really helped me become less of an emotional eater.
Before Bugg: Wow. I just pigged out on a huge breakfast. The day is ruined. And I can't even work out today because the kids are home. I'll just throw down the rest of the day and start again tomorrow. (Then proceeds to eat a ton of calories for the rest of the day and drags self around the house)
After Bugg: Wow. I just ate 800 calories for breakfast. I can't go to yoga or the gym because the kids are home. Today I'll still make progress, because I know I've still got 700 calories left to enjoy, and I can easily burn at least 2400 calories just by playing with the kids and keeping up with chores.

Knowledge is power.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

back on track

Our vacation to San Francisco was wonderful. We walked miles and miles around that beautiful place and also ate and ate! I had quite a bit of seafood and champagne. I gained. But last week, although I did no posting here, I tracked calories, did moderate exercise and lost over 5 pounds! Its was easy and I felt amazing. then....
Yesterday and the day before, I did binge in the evening, creating a 753 and 420 calorie surplus in the process. We are on pins and needles in our house this week as we are awaiting news on a job for the Mister. He does have a good job here but there is another opportunity in a nice city 2 hours away. Of course that would mean moving, new schools, different everything -- but he would get a good raise and we would be up for the adventure. They are supposed to let us know this week if he has been selected for the job. Waiting is hard. I haven't planned our summer or even springtime events and I hate that I haven't done that.
But-- the sun is out, spring is in the air and I am back on track.
Goals for this week:
maintain last week's loss
post here daily
continue tracking calories in and out

Monday, March 8, 2010


I went nuts on my mini-vacation last week as evidenced by my 2.8 pound weight gain. I did eat meat and blew up like a dang balloon. Yuck. In a few days, I'll have another little break. I decided I won't be working out or using the Bugg system from Thursday through Sunday of this week. BUT --- a week from today I'll be 100% back in action and on my way to a thin summer!! AND I'm actually hoping and expecting to be back into the 190's by next Monday!!!
Until then, MWAH!