Sunday, February 26, 2012

I guess I've been away too long...18 days without posting!

Hello friends!

I couldn't believe it when I signed in to my blog (which by the way, I went to sign in and forgot my password!!! Had to reset it...that's pretty bad that I forgot that!) and saw that I have not posted in 18 days!!! OMG! What the heck??! So I want to apologize to you all and let you know that I have no excuses and I have not fallen off the face of the earth....just haven't had the extra time to be online lately. I am a part time person at work and I worked every day last week, which might I add, I don't like to go in every day. I love my part time status as I feel like I can manage the house as well as my life by getting exercise in, cooking meals, cleaning (which I really don't like to do but I suck it up & do it anyways! lol) etc.

So here's a quick update on whats been happening here. As I said, I worked alot last week. The week before I had to have a root canal and ended up having some pain after & had to go back to see the endodontist. The tooth is fine, he just shaved the temporary filling down and had me take Motrin for 3-4 days every 4-6 hrs and surprisingly, that did the trick. I get my temporary filling this Thurs (yay! To finally chew something on the right side of my mouth will be wonderful! Left side is getting a little tired of doing all the work! I have been eating only soft foods and have become very creative with oatmeal.....hahaha! I had a tooth break off under the gum line after my last root canal and had to go through a crown lengthening procedure that I wouldn't wish on my worst I am bound and determined to NEVER EVER let that happen again!!! I will leave it at

Weight wise, I will be honest, it has been tough. I haven't lost anything in 2 weeks....stayed the same this week. I am catholic and last year I gave up diet pop for lent. (I know all of you BFC-ers are gasping!) It was too easy for me and I wanted to give up something more challenging for lent this year, so I decided that I am not going to eat in between meals as well as nothing after 7pm and I will only allow myself to eat when I am physically hungry  (ie stomach growling) I think the reason that I have been "stuck" is because I have just been eating too much food ,even though my diet has been clean. This has really helped me to refocus and so far so good. It is most definitely challenging to do and it is not easy but I will not waver. It is a small sacrifice that I can make. I am still doing WW, but I have also been incorporating the principles of a plan that I followed about 13 yrs ago that I was unbelievably successful on. The plan was called "Weigh Down Workshop". It is a christian based weight loss program that my mom introduced me to in June 2000. My mom started it in March of 2000 and lost 77# in 7 months! She looked fantastic and I was stuck on WW with about 30# left to lose (sound familiar??) so I learned the basics of the program , started in June and by Dec 2000 I was down 33# following this plan...6 months! I ended up losing a total of 58# and was down to my lowest weight that I can remember, 166. Every time I got on the scale, my weight was down. It taught me not to be a "slave to the scale" and not weigh myself every day. I would weigh myself about every 2 weeks because I almost couldn't stand to wait any longer. I had to have my husband hide my scale but it was a positive thing for me because many times, when I weighed myself every day, I would allow that number to determine my happiness and self worth and it helped me to refocus. There is alot more to the plan that I wont go in to. If you are interested you can go to and check out the testimonials, etc. It has helped me not only to control my eating but has also strengthened my faith. Its not for everyone, but I know personally, it helps me...but it's not for everyone.

So guess what??My tummy is growling right now and I am going to go and have a bowl of my homemade chicken barley soup that I made today and a piece of homemade banana baked oatmeal (ww recipe YUMMY!!!). I hope you all are doing well. I have missed you and promise to catch up on your blogs tonight. Again, I am so sorry that I have been away for so long. Wishing you all the start to a great week! Its almost March!!!!!

Love & belief!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Woo hoo!!! New jeans!!!

Hey girls!

This is gonna be a short post, but I just had to share this exciting news! I went to my favorite consignment store to pick up the clothes & shoes that didn't sell as well as collect my money from what they did sell. I consigned all of my clothes that were too big, many of them size 16-18W jeans & lots of 1x tops. They were very successful in moving alot of the clothing for me and I made almost $46. Not too shabby & way better than what I would have gotten from them at a garage sale. Anyways, back to my main thought of this post. So as I was scoping the store to find my unsold items, I found  a few pr of  jeans & decided to try them on. One pr was a pr of size 14 Gap black denim jeans. They fit perfectly, actually, they are almost a little loose, but they feel good & look good so I bought them. They were brand new with tags on ($59.50) and I got them for $15.99. SCORE! Then I found a pr of Tommy Hilfiger jeans that were in a size 12 that looked brand new. I looked at them, then put them back, then decided to try them on for kicks & giggles and guess what???!! THEY FIT!!! They zipped and everything... and did I mention...THEY ARE A SIZE 12!!!!!! Misses SIZE 12!!!! O M G!!!! I almost fell over in the dressing room....actually I think I almost had a mini stroke in there! I went out to see what they looked like in the 3 way mirror, and then I asked if they had a hand held mirror so I could see if they looked OK to wear in public. Well, they are a tad bit snug still but without a doubt I could wear them out in public, no problem, but I think I will wear them when I am down another 8 or so pounds. I think when I get into the 160s they are gonna fit like a glove! I am so excited!!!!! I haven't had a size 12 pr of jeans hanging in my closet in YEARS....and I mean YEARS!!!!

So that's whats new with me. 2 new pr of jeans for me today. On a sad note, I have to have a root canal next Wed. :( Booooo hiss! I think my dentist was on crack or something when he was drilling my teeth as a kid because every filling I have seems to be overly filled, and now as I am in my 40s, the teeth are starting to fracture & need root canals.( sigh) No fun getting old fun at all! Thank goodness I love my endodontist. (root canal dentist) He is fantastic! (this is my 2nd root canal)

Hope you are all doing great this week! I think I am going to weigh in tomorrow at WW as I cant go on Saturday due to my Cardiac Symposium. I will keep you all posted. Still catching up on blogs so if I haven't commented on your blog, I apologize. I am getting there!

Hugs & Happy Dancing!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Happy February! Im only a week late!

Hellooooooo there!

I'm back!! Life was a bit crazy last week so my apologies for my absence. I feel like I haven't stopped running the past 7 days . Anyways, its time for a post from me, whether you like it or not! hahaha!

Things are going well over here on the weight loss front. I have committed to doing the Simply Filling Technique on WW and it is proving to be successful for me, so far. The first week of SFT (Simply Filling Technique. I am going to abbreviate) I lost 2.6#. Last week I lost .8# for a grand total of 3.4# lost in 2 weeks! Hooray! I am finding this aspect of the plan to not only be very satisfying, but I feel really good eating this way. It encompasses eating more whole, unprocessed foods like fresh fruits, veggies, whole grains (brown rice, barley, quinoa etc) as well as dairy, healthy oils and water. It is a no brainer to me and I think this is whats going to make the difference for me in getting back on track. I will keep you posted weekly and at the end of the month, I will have a grand total to share and hopefully it will be great! I am feeling really energized again and I was thinking to myself the other day...." in 4 months it will be sunny , almost summer and the month of JUNE!!! I am bound & determined to look great this summer and I cant wait to get some new clothes in a size 12....or better yet, my ultimate dream size of a size 10! Its gonna happen...just sayin....

So I am gonna be brief tonight as I need to go and make supper for the family. Hoping you are all doing well. I have missed reading your blogs and plan on taking some time in the next day or so to catch up & write comments.

Love & Hugs