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Friday, December 29, 2006


hey hey hey! i had to come into work today...hopefully it flies by. i'm having lunch with my boyfriend at subway so i think i am going to get a turkey wrap. i feel so bloated today, i think because it's my special time of the month but i definitely weighed myself and gained a pound. i am not even acknowledging it because i know i have gone above and beyond this past week and my clothes are way loose so i am blaming it on my TOTM and waiting until next week to finalize that number.

i have some rice cakes in my drawer that i want to nibble on before subway...a little appetizer before the main event. i want to use some flex points today...i have about 20 left for today and tommorow.

no running today...probably sunday. my mom is visiting tommorrow and we are having mexican for dinner but i am going to be good...i am saving myself for new years eve!

i'm boring today sorry...i think it's aunt flow.

Thursday, December 28, 2006

run kelly....RUN!

so i just got home from being at my mom and dad's for a week. i have to say i stayed on point and only dipped into the flex points a couple of times. i have about 20 flex points left for tommorow and saturday, so that is great. i did week 3, day 2 of couch potato today...i got a cramp midway through but walked for a couple minutes and finished the workout. i might do week 3 again next week...haven't decided, i'm not sure if i'm ready to move on. that cramping really annoyed me bc i felt great aside from that!

unpacking and weighing myself tmw...ta ta!

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

holiday happiness

hello hello! things are going well...i'm not sure what my weight is, i will weigh in when i'm back home tommorow but i feel good. i've been weighing myself on my mom's scale and it says 132 but i don't know how that compares to the scale i've been weighing myself on so we will see.

exercise wise, i have really impressed myself. christmas eve, christmas and yesterday i worked out each day. i think it was this couch potato to 5k thing that has me motivated...i want to complete each week and i had put off week 2 so long that i had to get it finished on christmas eve and christmas. but christmas day, after seeing all of my delicious favorites that my mom had made (AND after eating a little too much pecan breakfast cake) i stayed on the treadmill for 62 minutes and burned 500 calories! needless to say those activity points helped with what i ate. but i feel like my body is changing a little bit...my love handles are definitely shrinking down, i can feel it. so i am anxious to weigh in tommorow. i don't think i will exercise today but i will be hitting the mall so that will be exercise enough. tommorow i will hit the gym! new years eve is the only obstacle i can see in the future as far as eating/drinking goes but i would love to be down to 130 or less by my birthday february 9th...that would be wonderful! then i will have lost the weight i gained since i first lost weight! 2 years ago i went from 148 to 128 in about 3 or 4 months and that is the immediate goal. after that....who knows...i've been comfortable at that weight since high school but i may try to 125 or even 120. but first thing is first...130.

even though i've mostly been on point this week (with the exception of some drinking)...i have kept this in the back of my head: the weight you gained did not happen between christmas and new year...it happened between new year and christmas!

Friday, December 22, 2006

135! 135! 135!

i got on the scale this morning and it moved! YES! i am so happy...and the funny thing is (and i know i know...we've all heard this before) that i actually ate more yesterday than i normally do and still lost weight. i had a wrap at "great wraps" and figured it to be about 15 points even though it seemed like a healthy option at the time.

wrap: large wheat tortilla, sauteed onions, chicken, provolone, lettuce, peppers, cucumbers, lite ranch

it was the lite ranch that did me in! oh well...i then went out for drinks at fridays (about 2 glasses of red wine) with my boyfriend and ordered a house salad, no croutons or cheese with lemons on the side, no dressing. i usually some of his appetizer but stuck to my salad and squeezed the lemon on it. it was good...and i realized i wasn't hungry that i just wanted to eat...so 0 points for that!

anyway...i am going to the gym today for week two day two and i'm pretty excited. hopefully it will be a little bit easier today!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

teeny tiny bit of frustration going on here

well...well...well...today was the day. "weigh-in day". i don't go to WW meetings, i know i know, people say that's the key but hey, it's not something i want to incorporate into my schedule, as i feel busy enough as it is. with that being said, i weigh myself on the same scale in my bathroom. well today was the day. i felt really good going into it. i was under points yesterday (as i am most days...i think this may be the problem) and i even ran at the gym (couch potato to 5k...i will get to that in a minute). well i slept at my bf's house last night, woke up all early, before work and went back to my house to weigh myself. even though i was completely dressed in my work attire i stripped down...butt naked...my mom taught me that is the only way to weigh. haha. i was looking for 136...even 136.5...i just wanted to number to budge like it did last week. NOPE. 137. which is fine...i'm happy with it...i feel great. i have more energy lately and i can tell in my clothes and in my buck naked state that i have definitely lost weight in my legs, stomach, chest...i don't know though. that number on the scale is so gratifying...it holds so much significance in my motivation factor. i'm working on overcoming that and i'm staying on the plan but i am going to experiment with those flex points this week...with christmas coming i'm sure that will be a piece of cake. anyway...there you have it...137. could be worse but hey, i need some kind of reward for this past month of intense weight-watcher-ing.

so non-scale-victory yesterday was going to the gym again...started week 2 of the couch potato to 5k. it was definitely a little bit harder than last week. by the last day of last week's program i felt great, it was almost a little easy. so i guess this is what i get. i know it's all about building the endurance so i have a gym date with a hot treadmill tommorow after work. wish me luck. then afterwards i will be celebrating christmas with my wonderful boyfriend. can't wait :) i am so anxious when it comes to gift giving. the second i get it, i want to hand it over and scream "OPEN IT!!! HURRY!"...i don't know why i'm like that. on the other hand, i get sort of embarassed when i have to open gifts because part of me has that "ohhh you shouldn't have" gene in me. thanks mom.

back to work i go...

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

week 2 day 1 workout: coach potato to 5k

tonight was week 2 day 1 for the couch potato to 5k running plan. i've always wanted to be a runner. it was more difficult than last week, as expected but it still felt good. i'm motivated by the potential i see in myself. i really hope the holidays don't blow it for me but i am going to try really really hard to be good :)

well...i'm only at 10 points for the day at it's almost 7pm so i might go get a snack or a WW desert cone....


so, i weighed myself this morning. i was scared because i had a crazy weekend and even though i feel thinner, i knew there was probably some water weight floating around inside my body. well looks like i'm right at 137. PERFECT. i would love to lose another pound or two but hey, i will take this. i am now in the acceptable BMI for my height. wonderful!

today begins week 2 of the couch potato to 5k...since i started the week on a monday, i am giving myself until this coming monday (christmas!!) to do the other two runs for the week. my parents both have treadmills so it should be a piece of cake.

i'm going to a work lunch today at a restaurant that i've never heard of. i looked their menu up online and it looks like i'm going to get a shrimp cocktail and a side house salad, dressing on the side. it says balsamic vinagerette but i will ask if they have anything else...i might just get something on the side and eat it plain....i don't mind that actually, its pretty good and the best part is ZERO points.

i have to do some christmas shopping again tonight. last time i bet i killed 2 activity points at the mall but i didn't count them. i took away 5 flex points though because i definitely had a few glasses of wine last night. oops!!

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

outback can be healthy? oh yesss

white cheddar rice cakes and i just recently fell in love. they're 1.5 points for 2 and very delicious, kind of tastes like popcorn. but i have to say, it's hard to eat just 2...i have tucked them away into my filing cabinet here at work but i'm pretty sure i will have at least another before the day is over.

yesterday i finished week 1 of the couch potato to 5k running program. it felt great...i enjoyed it. hopefully someday i will be able to run for 30 minutes straight. thats a definitely a goal for the new year. i definitely feel thinner...i put one my workout pants yesterday and my belly looked pretty flat, i was surprised. i was at the gym and i wanted to check out my stomach but the lady who was cleaning the bathroom was in there and i didn't want to look like a crazy person, checking out my own stomach. i also didn't get a chance to weigh myself this morning because i slept at my boyfriends house but tmw morning will be a pre-weigh-in weigh-in. i post my weigh-ins on thursday on the WW 3fatchicks board (see right hand column) so hopefully i either maintained or lost a pound. i don't expect much after this past weekend of drinks and mexican food! i have been on point all week.

last night i went to outback for dinner. my bf cut me a piece of bread and i cut it in half and *barely* put a smidge of butter on it, so i feel like thats one point, if that. then i had the shrimp and veggie griller, no rice, extra veggies. i asked for it to be cooked without butter but i'm pretty sure there was butter on there, i only ate half though and it was delicious - 6pts i'm guessing bc without butter its only 3 for the entire thing. i also had a small, 4oz glass of red wine and a side salad with no croutons or cheese, just veggies with dressing on the side which i barely touched except to dip my fork in. so far, so good!!

today's menu so far:
breakfast: kashi bar (2.5)
snack: 2.5 rice cakes (2)
lunch will be healthy choice chicken and rice soup (2.5) and maybe a yogurt smoothie as a snack before i head home from work....

christmas vacation is 3 days away! YES :)

Monday, December 18, 2006

almost time to go...

today i am doing day 3 of the couch potato to 5k running program. tommorow is the start of week 2 for this program so i need to get this final day in tonight.

i am drinking a sugar free red bull before i leave work...i've been doubting whether or not i wanted to go to the gym in the first place, but i am going to force myself...i drank/ate too much this weekend and i dont want this water weight sticking around. i've already drank all my 8 glasses of water for the day so i'm feeling good. dinner will probably be brocoli & a lean cuisine. maybe a glass of wine...i can't resist, i feel like wine is my reward at night and i save points for it but i feel like i should cut back to lose more weight??

off to the gym i go...

bad kelly, bad

this past weekend was a three day one for me. needless to say i partied the entire time. thursday night was a mess...went out to happy hour and then a bar afterwards, don't worry, i paid for it the next morning. then friday night my friend came home from her semester abroad in italy so we went out for drinks. oops. saturday was a work brunch cruise...free drinks and buffet that i definitely took advantage of. i'm up 2 lbs but i'm pretty certain it was water weight...i ate well all day yesterday and even when i "cheated" this weekend it was still pretty healthy with salads and grilled shrimp, etc...i am going to the gym tonight so i will weigh myself wednesday and move forward from there...i know that its kind of unrealistic for me to lose any weight between now and christmas...i enjoy the holidays and my mom's cooking and i don't want to deprive myself. i will just take smaller portions so hopefully i can maintain my weight.

anyway...not much else is new

so far today:
breakfast: kashi granola bar (2.5)
snack: light & fit smoothie (1)

...i have some ranch rice cakes waiting for me...i love them. i might have to go dive in bc i have the munchies today!!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

I think my scale winked at me this morning...

WOO!!! Down a pound. It may seem insignificant but I have been waiting for 2 weeks now for that scale to budge. I got on it this morning and it said 137.5. I stepped off and stepped back on...137. Whatever, I will take it.

The Biggest Loser was so awesome last night, I can't get over how Poppy and Eric both looked. And Jennifer too...wow! Even my roommates were amazed. I had no idea who Brian was when he first came out, I had to rewind the Tivo to see him again, unbelieveable. Kai looked great too, I wonder how much time elapsed since they left the ranch...I'm so glad Eric (& Bob of course) won. That is so motivational.

Going to the gym today for day 2 of couch potato to 5k! WOO! Then my sister and I are going to Applebee's for the WW menu for dinner and I'm going out on the town tonight...good thing I have points saved up and even better that I don't have to work tommorow! 3 day weekend...here I come!!!

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

so hungry today!

i have been so hungry today. i'm listening to my body and feeding it, only with healthy food. i want to save up some calories for some wine tonight during the biggest loser finale...hey, i gotta celebrate and the way i look at it, wine is way better than beer!

today's menu so far:
breakfast: kashi granola bar (2.5)
snack: cheese stick (1), WW chocolate cake (1)
lunch: turkey, ff cheese & mustard on wonder light bread (3)
water: 1 liter down, 1 to go after work (i have a meeting in an hour that i don't want to be running out of!)
total: 7.5

tonight i will be having a lean cuisine pizza i think, the new kind, brickoven i think. yum! i might also stop and pick up some veggies or open a can of string beans. also some red wine...so i should be good on points.

tommorow is day 2 of the couch potato to 5K...i kind of want to do it tonight but i might just go for a walk depending on the weather. i'm trying not to overload myself. the last 2 weeks i focused on my eating and only went to the gym once. this week i'm working on drinking more water and hitting up the gym. so far, so good!!

i was runnin'.....

i have always wanted to be a runner. the other night i had a dream that i was running around a track and it felt so good. everytime i've tried to start, i end up stopping because i'm out of breath. on the elliptical machine i can go for 30-60 minutes and not cramp up. but for some reason with running, it's either my breathing or my pace, i can't seem to do it.

well yesterday i went to the gym and started this couch potato to 5k program. it starts you off slow, alternating walking and running. it felt so good, i loved it. it tells you to wait a day in between so i will do day two on thursday but i'm excited, i hope this can teach me how to run the right way. i need new running shoes though...

more later...

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

tuesday is my wednesday this week

happy hump day! i have friday off so instead of today being tuesday, i'm thinking of it as wednesday and my week is half way done.

so i'm already through a liter of water (4 glasses). yesterday i drank 8.5 glasses at work! WOO! needless to say i was running to the bathroom all day. oh well, at least i got out of my chair so that is a small victory. i still weighed 138 on the scale this morning. that number needs to budge soon or i will start to lose motivation.

i brought my gym clothes with me so i am going to go after work. i wish i looked like this chick on the treadmill. i found this couch potato to 5k workout plan so i might try that.

someone brought in pumpkin bars today and i ate half of one.
so here is what i've had so far
breakfast: smoothie (1)
snack: cheese stick (1), unsalted trail mix (2.5)
oops: 1/2 pumpkin bar (2.5?)

my excuse for eating that is that i will burn it off at the gym. so now i really have to go. having a lean cuisine for lunch or a salad.

Monday, December 11, 2006


so i never ate the soup...oops. i had sliced cucumbers in ff italian and before i knew it, it was 3 o'clock.

spent too much time on ebay and bought this:
really good deal: originally $238: i paid $67 and it's so cute

had some unsalted nuts and raisins for a snack: 2.5 pts


i've been doing weight watchers for about 3 weeks now. i don't go to the meetings but i am keeping track of all my points. i haven't been dipping into flex points though...i wonder if that will speed up my weight loss.

breakfast: yogurt smoothie: 1 pt
snack: cheese stick, 1/2 kashi trail mix bar : 2.5 pts
lunch: healthy choice soup: 3 pts
snack: ff pudding? 1 pt
dinner: leftover sushi: 3 pts
2 glasses of wine: 4 pts
total: 14.5