Monday, August 31, 2009

So Long Summer!

It's hard to believe that summer is over. I guess it's true that time flies when you're having fun!

Well, my 20-year reunion went well. It was great to see old friends and reconnect. There were a few people who still look the same but for the most part we've all aged a bit. There were quite a few people that I would never have recognized if I passed them on the street. Some said that I hadn't changed and some didn't recognize me at first. All in all, I felt pretty good being there even though I wasn't as thin as I would have liked to have been.

Our family camping trip went well too! Lots and lots of walking and hikes! My mom wore her Weight Watchers pedometer the whole time and we figure that we walked about 50 miles in 5 days. It felt great, but I have to admit that all of that activity (and just being outdoors) made me REALLY hungry. I ate more that I should have and that's probably why I gained but hey, I was on vacation!

Now that we're home and school is starting, I'm ready to get back on track! Early morning Wii Active workouts, mid-morning walks and meal planning for starters. I'm toying with the idea of taking a fitness kickboxing class - if I can convince a friend to join too, it's a go!

I brought home the new Weight Watchers cookbook, Comfort Classics. Can't wait to try the Bacon Tomato Cheddar Frittata, Skillet Macaroni and Cheese, Confetti Meatloaf with Cajun Barbecue Sauce and the Red Velvet Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting. I'll let you know how they turn out!

One of my NEW favorite finds: the Yoplait Delights Lemon Torte Parfaits!! So yummy and creamy that you almost forget that you're eating yogurt - only 100 calories per serving! They also come in Chocolate Raspberry, Triple Berry Creme and Creme Caramel. You've gotta try em!

Well, happy back to school y'all!! Catch ya later!

Week Nineteen Results: +2.6 pounds
Total Weight Loss: -20.1 pounds
Determination Level: HIGH


Tuesday, August 11, 2009


Well, we're gettin' ready for our trip north.
High School Reunion - Friday & Saturday
Brendan's 10th Birthday - Saturday
Camping - Sunday thru Friday
We'll also be celebrating our 14th wedding anniversary while we're at camp!!

Looking forward to catching up with old friends, spending time with family, long walks & hikes, maybe a little rock climbing and relaxing by the campfire.

I'll share pictures when we get back!

Week Sixteen Results: -1.5 pounds
Total Weight Loss: -22.7 pounds
Determination Level: STILL GOING

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


And the winner is.....

Le Core Femme !!!

Congrats Tonya!! Thanks to everyone who
stopped by to help me celebrate!!

Well, let's get down to business!!
Yes, I was a little better at planning this week.
Dinners - I tried a couple of recipes that I'll share with ya later. Lunches are where I fell short!! I'm focused this week though!

As far as the exercise part goes, I'm happy to say that
I stuck with the 4 days of Wii Active and ended up
walking ALL SEVEN DAYS!! So far, we've maxed out
at 2 miles, but I know that we can do more (Sam is having some leg pain issues)! I'm actually starting to get "urges" to go out and exercise (above and beyond the daily stuff)!!

Sadly, I seem to be stuck at my current weight. I'm feeling great, so I'll take maintaining over a gain any day! I would like this "loser" thing to get rolling again though! All I can do is my best! NEVER GIVE UP!!

Week Fifteen Results: -0 pounds
Total Weight Loss: -21.2 pounds
Determination Level: NOT GIVING UP!