My weightloss journey (WLJ) and other musings, links and RANTS!

Monday, February 27, 2012


Lots and lots of left foot pain. Lots and lots of left knee pain.
No treadmill time on Sunday and today.  GRRRRRR!
Appointment with new primary care provider on Thursday morning.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Some Random Facts about me!

I'm very short and I LOVE being short.  4'10 1/2"

My favorite color is PURPLE and always has been. 

I have 4 dogs - 3 Yorkies and a Chihuahua/Pug mix.  They are my kids now that I don't have any human kids at home.

I am very opinionated.

I believe that if you don't vote, don't gripe.

I have a son and a daughter and a granddaughter. The granddaughter is my daughter's daughter.

I own my home.

My favorite candy is NECCO Wafers.

I prefer Milka chocolate, especially the bars with toffee bits in them.

I have been married and divorced more times than I like to admit.  I only regret one of the divorces.

I love Victoria's Secret and have frequent lunch dates with Vicky when I can afford to.

I knit and crochet obsessively.  Mostly I knit. 

I have a small SUV and prefer it or a pickup to a car.

I want a Can Am Spyder.

I have one tattoo.

I'm a decent cook.  I tend to eat clean.  If you don't know what that means, Google it!

More to come later......

Friday, February 24, 2012

Food Diary for Today and Other Notes

I have a daily points plus target of 26.  I typically earn 9PP from activity (I call it arguing with my treadmill).

Chobani Black Cherry Nonfat Greek Style Yogurt (6oz) w/2tsp canola oil - 6PP
8oz of Light Vanilla Soy Milk - 2PP
8oz Coffee w/2TBS of Coffee Mate Liquid Creamer (Brown Sugar Maple) 2PP

1/2 size of Wendy's Garden Sensations Apple Pecan Salad minus candied pecans - 6PP
24oz Coke Zero (I LOVE this and HATE Diet Coke) - 0PP

Snack: 1 medium banana - 0PP


2.7oz Filet Mignon grilled without spices or butter on my George Foreman grill - 6PP
1 c steamed broccoli and zucchini - 0PP
12oz Vanilla Coke Zero - 0PP

Snack: 5 Riesen Chocolate Caramels - 6PP

Total 28PP

9 Activity Points Plus today.

So I still have 7PP to play with today.

I had 2 Laughing Cow Light wedges before midnite so I ended the day with 5 AP not used.  That will amp up my weight loss.  Yippee!

Thursday, February 23, 2012

I Have a Weight Loss Buddy! Yay!

A very dear friend of mine joined Weight Watchers online today.  He will be a great buddy.  A snarky, sarcastic sense of humor is just one of the traits that will make this a good match.

He's in Texas and I'm in Florida.  I wish him as much success as I'm having.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Scale Victories and NonScale Victories!

I'm down another 1.4 pounds tonight at weigh in.  I got my second 5 pound star and I have less than 5 pounds to reach my 10% weight loss.

I am also in my 10P jeans now. 

I'm down a total of 10.8 pounds and feel so much better.  My goal is to lose 50.2 pounds and to be able to wear a size 4 or maybe even a size 2. 

I CAN do this!!!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Big Non Scale Victory

I walk 30 mins then jog 30 mins and then walk 30 mins. At my current weight that gives me 9AP. I wear a Bodymedia Fit Link and keep track of the mins as a I rack them up on my Droid Bionic. I noticed today during my jogging that the vigorous time had stopped increasing but the moderate time was increasing. I had to increase my jogging speed for it to be in the vigorous range.

Woot! My heart and lungs have become more effecient and I have to work harder to burn calories. Now that's what I call progress!

I may weigh in tomorrow instead of Thursday, my regular weigh in day.  I'll just have to see.

Friday, February 17, 2012

I got to see my brother, Jeff!!!!

Jeff came down from Summerville, SC to go to the NASCAR race at Daytona tomorrow I was so happy to ge to see him.  Here is a pic of the two of us in Mom's front yard in Lake Wales, Florida:

Jeff is a year younger than me.  I also have two more younger brothers.  I will get pictures of them up here sometime, too. 

Also I cropped this photo and used Microsoft Paint to put it and my before picture side by side.  Amazing what a 9.4 pound weight loss can do for somebody as short as me isn't it?

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Weighed In Early This Week and What a Surprise!!!

I usually weigh in on Thursdays but my home scale was showing something amazing.  So I weighed last night and lost 3 pounds this week.  I got my 5% star and have actually lost 6% of my starting weight.  I am down a total of 9.4 pounds.  I <3 Weight Watchers!!!!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Grammys are over and it is still COLD!!!!

It was below freezing when I got up this morning at 8AM and I live in Lakeland, Florida. 

My cable was down for more than 3 hours tonight.  Sucked!

Going to bed now.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Weigh-In and Activity Update

So I did my 30 minutes of jogging and 60 minutes of walking on the treadmill today (that's 4 days in a row).

And...I went to my Weight Watchers meeting tonight ( I skipped last week because I hadn't been OP). I posted a .8lb gain which is less than I thought it would be.  I had been pretty much on On Plan this week and of course the increase in activity time and intensity didn't hurt either.  Hope that next week I'll have erase the gain and maybe lost a little more.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Third Day of Jogging

Today was my 3rd day of jogging.  I start by walking for 15 minutes and then jog for at least 10 minutes and try for 15 minutes and then I walk another 5 minutes. Then I take a short break and go at it again. I keep track of time using the timer on my treadmill AND on my BodyMedia Fit Link. It tracks moderate and vigorous activity. The moderate is my walking time and vigorous is jogging.  I love both my treadmill and my BodyMedia Fit Link.

The current plan is to work up to jogging 30 minutes at a stretch with walking on each side of the jogging. Then to incrementally increase the jogging and decrease the walking.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Activity Points Plus Non Scale Victory

I just jogged 32 minutes on my treadmill and walked 60 minutes.  Of course I did that in increments but I have been a couch potato for several years and only got good crosstraining shoes a few weeks ago.  Before I got the new shoes I could only walk on my treadmill or my left knee would hurt BAD. Now I am going to gradually build up to 5 minute walking warmup then 60 minutes jogging and 5 - 10 minute walking cool down.  But today felt great and it earned me 9 APP! <3

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

A Good Day!

I got my taxes done and submitted today.  I don't expect to get the refund for 3 weeks.  I also put in job applications at two locations....

Weigh-in for Weight Watchers is tomorrow night. I'm a little worried about this one - I haven't been OP (on program) all week.  I really don't have anybody or anything to blame for this.  I'll just have to wait and see.