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Thursday, July 31, 2008


137! i cant believe i saw that number on the scale this morning! i have not seen that number since january. where did that come from! i'm happy, don't get me wrong, but i was shocked when i saw the number. i think it may be dehydration though, i had some wine last night. i also started TOTM and lifted weights. so that number should have been up. not complaining but just not thinking it will stick.

going to happy hour tonight with friends from home and my coworker. should be fun but i want to try to stick to 2 drinks and no bar food. the scale movement really is a motivator to keep up what i'm doing.

going to the gym today to do arms & back weights & light cardio. i dont want to get really sweaty, since i am going straight to happy hour from work. but i do want to get some movement in.

have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

pounds: muscle vs. fat weight

so i was just reading in fitness magazine that women need to stop using the excuse that muscle weighs more than fat because it's not likely that a woman can gain more than ONE POUND of muscle in a month. (i think pertaining to like a monthly weigh-in type of situation, not overall)

wow. i wonder if that's true. this whole time i was under the assumption that it was more like 2-3 lbs of muscle maybe? i'm gonna do some googling on this.

got to the gym and did 40 mins of high inclines at moderate speed on the treadmill, with a 5 min cooldown and leg weights. it felt good :)

totally in the zone

wowie wow. i am totally in the zone and it's finally paying off on the scale. i'm down 6 lbs since 7/14. i was at my high weight, the weight that i absolutely never let myself go above: 144. today the scale said 138.4. love that, and i know that since i have more muscle tone now, that i'm a better looking 138 than i was before! hah :) ok, enough of the big head, but it was a really nice feeling. especially after a long vacation weekend. my goal is to maintain the 138 by friday. i think thats reasonable.

today's plan is to get to the gym and do weights & cardio.

last night D picked up the new smart ones breakfast sandwiches. he bought the egg, cheese & canadian bacon on an english muffin. i took the canadian bacon off (not a bacon girl), which eliminated like 3/4 of the cheese unfortunately, but its pretty good! the english muffin is pretty chewy though. but at 3-4 pts (minus the bacon)....its a pretty filling breakfast!

hope everyone can find their way into the zone this week too. i've noticed that when i'm off, my blog friends are usually off too? maybe its the different times of year. but i hope everyone is back on track so we can all share in the fun together! :)

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

back from my trip & back on track

hi everyone! i'm back from my LONG weekend. well, yesterday i worked from my mom's house but never got around to blogging. i was too busy trying to explain to my 3 year old brother what the internet was. haha - he was so cute though and was constantly by my side. at one point D called me to say hi and say he's going to the gym. my brother says "wheres he goin?" and i said "hes going to the gym"....and his favorite question "whats that?" - so i tried to explain to him what the gym is. too cute.

i am only up 0.2 lbs from friday which is amazing if i do say so myself. i definitely had my share of drinks this weekend but i think i kept the food to a minimum which helped. i've also been trying really hard to listen to my body and stop half way through my meal and ask myself if i'm still hungry. i've been finding that i am full about midway through. i'm so used to cleaning my plate but this way really seems to be working. i've had about half of my lean gourmet (like a lean cuisine) and i'm pretty satisfied. i definitely felt skinny today when i got dressed and my capri pants are loose now. my stomach has also deflated and the love handles have slimmed down. i'm wearing a fitted shirt with the capris and it looks nice.

going to the gym today. i want to be down one more lb this week. i want to set realistic goals like that. one pound at a time for sure.

alright...back to work.

Friday, July 25, 2008


hi everyone!

quick post....i deleted my vent from last night. its not a big deal and i just need to ignore it. its sibling rivalry i guess. i just didnt want her to logon my computer and see it accidentally. not worth it.

i got down to the gym today and did 30 min hills on the treadmill and arm weights. i got to the gym 5x this week! i'm ready for the bachelorette weekend! i have my flex points saved up, calories burned and a cute new outfit!

the good news is, today i saw 139 on the scale. havent seen that in months. i hate #s and letting that rule me but its nice to be back in a comfortable weight zone!

be back sunday! :)

Thursday, July 24, 2008

happy friday eve! :)

can you tell i'm excited for the weekend? i'm stoked. tommorow night i'm driving down south to my mom's house to see her before leaving saturday morning to go further south to the beach for yet another bachelorette party. don't get me wrong, i love them but they definitely are a huge to-do. my plan is to have saturday be a semi-cheat day. im going to eat healthy breakfast and lunch and then maybe cheat a teeny bit saturday night as far as food. my flex points are going to be used for drinks on saturday night too. sunday will be the ride back home so i should be fine. gonna try to stick to low point snacks and lots of water to rehydrate. i'm excited though.

scale was down today! i've officially lost 4 lbs since last monday (almost 2 weeks ago) and my clothes feel so much better. i'm ready to get the next 10 lbs off but i know it will take time. :) it's just nice to be back in a semi-comfortable weight zone.

heading to the gym in a bit for strength training and a little bit of cardio. i'm reading "straight talking" by jane green. so far so good. any good chick lit recommendations are greatly appreciated :)

tonight D and i are going for appetizers but we will probably just get potstickers and i'm only have 2. and then a salad, dressing on the side. i ate a light lunch so im saving up some points for dinner and a drink or two.

have a great night!

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

quick mobile post

One quick post from the crackberry. Got to the gym for 20 min hills on the elliptical and 25 min hard inclines on the treadmill.

Love being in the zone and hope you all are having a great week!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

another good day

on track today and feeling great. i hit the gym for 30 mins of weights & 30 mins on the elliptical. points are on track and the scale was down exactly 2 points from last tuesday. gotta love google 15 weight tracker

not much else...how to look good naked is on tonight, i definitely want to tivo that.

have a great night! :)

Monday, July 21, 2008

new name, new look

Like the new look? I love Marilyn Monroe and she looks awesome in that pic. Changed the name just for a change of pace.

Did 35mins of hills on the treadmill. It felt great!!

Ok off to shower and get ready for bed. Night!

monday monday

i had a great weekend....saw dark knight (very good but made me sad to see heath ledger, i was a big fan), got a nice tan at the pool, and just basically relaxed. i didnt go over my points and i probably had some flex points left over. so thats good.

i'm down 2 lbs from last monday. so thats good. i saw a lower number on the scale yesterday so hopefully i will see that again before the week is over. i forgot my gym bag but i am going to go on a long walk tonight i think.

hope everyone has a great monday!

Sunday, July 20, 2008

5ive Things

5 things found in my purse:
1. My louis vuitton wallet that I adore
2. Blackberry
3. Work ID badge
4. Chanel sunglasses
5. Angel coin from my nana

5 things found in my bedroom:
1. My laptop
2. Black and white Audrey Hepburn print
3. Big silver bead bracelet that D bought me for my birthday from Tiffany & Co.
4. Tivo
5. Too many pairs of shoes

5 things I've always wanted to do:
1. Go to greece
2. Get a tattoo...of what? I don't know
3. Get married
4. Have children
5. Buy an english bulldog

5 things I'm obsessed with:
1. Steps I can log in my pedometer
2. My boyfriend
3. Counting points
4. Grocery shopping
5. Cheese

I tag everyone!!

Friday, July 18, 2008


my new obsession. :)

i'm a geek.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

mobile blogging

Hey all! So I gave in and bought a blackberry. And I'm prettý obsessed. Just thought I'd try to post a blog from my phone. I'm a nerd, I know.

Today was great. Down 2 more lbs, hit the gym everyday this week and going tommorow too.

Tommorow I am getting drinks with my college girlfriends. Saturday is pool day...gotta work on this tan. Hopefully I will get to see Dark Knight. Looks awesome.

Oh! I'm still reading Jen Lancaster's books. I'm on "Such a Pretty Fat"...so funny and all about dieting and trying to lose weight. I recommend ALL her.books.

Okay I'm out. Toodles!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

on the right track

my friend at work and i have been hitting the gym together, everyday! i'm 3 for 3 so far and plan on going thursday and friday. i'm gonna try to do more abs too.

feeling good....the LBs are falling off...not too fast but at the right pace. trying to not focus on the scale but happy with what i'm seeing.

hope you are all doing well! :D

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

mission: somewhat accomplished

hi everyone!

i'm back after a long holiday weekend in chicago. we went to a family reunion and the taste of chicago, so needless to say there was plenty of food to grub on. i think i did okay. i'd give myself a C+. i ate some things i shouldnt have but i kept my pedometer on and walked between 7,000-15,000 steps per day.

i had a great time and the best part is i'm only up 2 lbs. and its quickly dropping off. so thats good. usually on vacation i gain 4-5 lbs. so ill take the 2. my planning ahead was a good idea and even though i splurged, i tried to make healthy choices. i even ate a "tofu salad sandwich" on wheat bread at the airport. it was spicy and surprisingly delicious. i'd like to try to find a recipe for a similar version.

got to the gym today and back on the points system. this weekend i am going home to see a friend and then saturday night D, my sister, her bf and i are going to a friend's joint birthday party. ill try to save up all the flex for that.

feels good to be back in my routine :)

Thursday, July 03, 2008

off to the windy city

just a quick post before i go....i meant to do this earlier and lay out my plan of attack for the holiday but work was super busy.

i've already figured out my cheats: 2-3 tastes at the taste of chicago, 1 chicago style hotdog and my grandma's famous potato pancakes (3 max). i'm excited and i've gotten to the gym 4x this week and done yoga 2x to get ready for it!

so i have my planned cheats and i'm sure they may be a few that aren't planned. saved my flex up for going out one or two nights so thats 35 pts for drinks right there. should be okay there. i will be wearing my pedometer the whole time and i want to try to get in a long walk or two as well.

alright time to finish up packing but wish me luck :)

and did i mention i'm on my period! let the challenge begin!