Monday, March 26, 2007

What Would You Order?

Ah, my restaurant-based lifestyle is often my downfall.

Tomorrow night, I'm having dinner at an old standby restaurant, Gordon Biersch. Home of bbq chicken pizzas, giant steaks, huge beers.... lots and lots and lots o' points to be had.

So, based on this dinner menu, what would you order as the healthiest possibility?

Some of the salad options could work, but they've got fatty toppings and dressings. Sometimes I order the Hawaiian chicken as a so-so option, but it looks like they may have taken that off the menu. Hmmm.... looks like I'll have to exercise some real restraint and plan for a doggie-bag, no matter what I order!

Not Proud

Uh oh. How'd that happen?

After 2 weeks of taking a "pass" on weigh-in days, I just weighed in. Now, I know I have not been good the last few weeks. I haven't really been tracking what I'm eating and I haven't made a point of exercising.

But it still was a surprise to see that I've GAINED 4 pounds. And that I now have a new heaviest-ever record. And that record is today.

Oh, that does not feel good.

Help! I know what I've gotta do.... back on the wagon as best I can. Please, please, please wish me luck.... and take those cookies out of my hand next time you see me!

Monday, March 12, 2007

Another Monday Morning

And more wavering on the scale. Aaargh. I'm gonna call it that I'm the same as last week, nothing lost and nothing gained. But it was close....!

I know last week was tough, but it's a little discouraging. I'm feeling like it's getting harder to lose weight the older I get. But I'm also not as disciplined as I was when I did this the 1st time.... It was now 7 years ago that I lost all that weight. Wow. But my life is very different now, so I have to just keep working at finding ways to make it work for me now. Here goes for another week....

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Strange Week

It's been a very up-and-down week due to my crazy schedule.

I had our Board dinner Monday night, and I definitely overindulged in the appetizers and really rich duck entree. But, life bit me back by hitting me with the stomach virus, so I was really ill on Tuesday and my stomach didn't settle down for about 2 days. So I didn't really eat much in that period...

Then we had a quick trip to Atlanta, also for work. Airport food, huge entree salads (yum, steak salad), and more wine and bready appetizers. Not so great.

But today, I'm ordering sushi for dinner and I'm planning fun ways to eat light tomorrow. Then it's weigh-in on Monday. Who knows how that will turn out?

But I've got plenty of negative motivation working for me.... cuz I just saw some new pictures of myself. Yikes, not happy. Even my face looks like I swallowed a balloon! So, as I know I'll be in lots of events with lots of pictures being taken this year, that's a little extra added oomph!

Monday, March 05, 2007


Even with a bad day yesterday (movie theater popcorn, ugh), I still managed to lose one pound this week. Hooray!

This coming week will be tougher, as I have a board dinner, a board meeting with breakfast trays, and quick overnight trip - so the choices will be a little harder. But I feel pretty good and I'll keep counting those points.

'Til next time....

Sunday, March 04, 2007

My First Week

Back on plan....

I did fairly well, considering. I earned a total of 13 Activity Points, exceeding my personal goal of getting in a minimum of 10 a week. I had several days where I was right on target with my points, and only 2 days where I really splurged.

The first was a belated birthday lunch on Thursday, where I totally went for it and had the steak platter and tortilla chips with queso. Yum. But I counted them all!

Then today, when I'd been really good and walked 3 miles before lunch and a movie, I splurged on an egg-and-chorizo omelet and then - GASP! - got popcorn at the movies. Of course, my tummy is having the last laugh cuz now I feel like crap.

Ah, well, I was still pretty good on the whole. Let's see if it makes any difference on the scale in the morning!

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Something I've Learned

Guess what? Organic peanut butter is weird.

I had to get rid of my beloved Peter Pan a few weeks back because of whatever that latest E. Coli or salmonella or whatever it was scare. So, I happened to be at Whole Paycheck and bought their store brand of creamy peanut butter. I forgot until I opened it that organic peanut butter uses different kinds of oils, and so it all separates in the jar. You have to stir it up, but still it's never quite the same consistency. I like creamy, but not drippy. Yeah, it's weird.

But I'm also cheap, so I'll probably keep using this until it's gone.... but I won't like it very much!

Still Going Strong

I'm doing pretty well being pack on WW officially. I know, it's only 5 days, but it's 5 days where I've been better than I have been in months! I'm tracking everything I'm eating and logging in the Activity Points. I have been tapping into Flex Points, but that's okay, that's what they are there for. Let's see if it makes a difference when I weigh in on Monday...