Thursday, October 29, 2009

I miss my knees.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I broke down and weighed myself this morning. 265. I felt like I should have lost way more than that. I'm going to do a 3 mile workout this evening . I did a 3 mile this morning so I'm hoping that the working out twice a day will kick start more fat loss.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Blood Test and Water Weight

I had to go to the lab yesterday for a Glucose tolerance test and a Glucose fasting test. I had to fast 12 hours prior to the test and once I got to the lab I had to drink a sugar solution. It was like drinking super sweetened soda syrup without any water or carbonation added. Nasty.Well I got my results back and my fasting blood sugar went from 111, which is pre diabetic . It was 81 yesterday which is in the normal range. My blood levels for the tolerance and Potassium were normal as well. I really feel like I am working towards something. I am so happy.


I have a prescription for diuretics . I don;t have high blood pressure but I have a desk job and my feet swell from sitting down all day. I had stopped taking the water pills for like a week. So my feet started to swell and I took one of the pills. During that couple of days I was exercising and eating really really healthy. So I weighed myself and that 5 pounds was back, but this time I know that it was all water. It is amazing that I was holding 5 extra pounds of fluid. I am working hard to watch my sodium content .


I went to a website that shows how much water a person should drink a day. According to this website I should be drinking 125 ounces which is like 4 liters of water. Man that seems impossible to do . I drank 3 liters on Friday and by Saturday morining all of my edema was gone. That tells me that I really do need that 125 ounces. So now I am trying to work in all that extra fluid.

Monday, October 19, 2009

My First Award !!!!!

I was over at Someday SkinnyMinnie's blog and she nominated me for an award ( sniff sniff, thanks Skinny Minnie) . I am so excited. I have never been nominated for a blog award. I have a personal blog but I hardly ever update it and apparently my life is so boring no one reads it either. Here are the rules :

Here are the rules
1. Thank the person who nominated you. - Thank you thank you thank you Someday SkinnyMinnie!
2. Copy the award and place it on my blog.Sorry I don't' know how to copy the link or the award :(
3. Link to the person who nominated me. Please see above.
4. Name 6 things people might find interesting. Please see below.
5. Nominate 7 bloggers. I only have 5 followers and one of them is myself, but I will list them at the end of this post
6. Post links to the bloggers I nominate- Plz see number 2.

Here are six things about me
I can't sleep if the closet door is open in my bedroom

When I go into the bathroom at night, I always check the shower

I am terrible when it comes to computers. That is why I can't link to anything. I couldn't even figure out how to post the blog award photo

My sister is almost 2 years older than me but everyone thinks I'm the oldest cause I act a little mature for my age

I can't sleep unless I am sleeping on 2 pillows

I can pick objects up with my feet. My toes are really long. Almost like fingers.

Ok I nominate the following bloggers:

Someday Skinny Minnie @
thew8losschick @
Simonetta @
Discovering me who doesn't seem to have a blog.

Water Weight

I weighed myself this morning and the scale said 265. When I last weighed myself on 10-15-2009 I had gained five pounds. So as of today my total loss is back at 22 pounds. I am wondering of that 22 pounds is all water weight? I know that some is water weight but I hope not all of it.


When I first started to exercise and clean up my eating habits, I purchased a stationary bike. I used to ride it every night and now I havent been on that bike in weeks. It is just so boring. I try to watch tv and ride. I even read books while I am on it and it is just so boring to me. Sunday was the only day that I didn't work out . I am doing a one mile walk and I am trying to work my way up to 2 miles. I think I need to kick the cardio into overdrive. I may even get on that bike tonight.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

How To Gain Five Pounds In A Week

How to gain 5 pounds in one week !!!!
  • Stop exercising
  • Don't drink enough water
  • Take 4 days off work and laze around and do nothing
  • Eat the following tasty but oh so bad food items:
  • Tacos stuffed with sharp cheddar cheese
  • Pizza made with mounds of cheese and pepperoni
  • Have a pot luck at work and eat copious amounts of Olive Garden bread sticks
  • Corn dogs from Weinerschniztel
  • Huge amounts of yummy cake bites( man those things are addictive)
  • Eat dry sugary sweetened cereal by the handfuls
  • Stop counting calories cause when I don't count the m I eat everything in sight
  • Snack uncontrollably
  • Jalapeno cheese poppers from church's chicken( can you tell that I love cheese , yum)
  • eat Rice snacks which are good for you but not when you eat half a bag at a time
  • become delusional about what you have really consumed and tell yourself " oh it a just a little bit, it wont add up to much ) well it does add up . as a matter of fact it adds up to 5 pounds.

That my friends is how you gain 5 pounds in one week. I will not be repeating this mistake. I wasn't going to weigh myself but I had to know how many pounds I put on from the 22 that I had lost. My next goal will be to lose 25 pounds by my birthday next month. If I can't achieve 20 , I need to lose at least 5 that I put back on . I noticed a difference in how I felt when I wasn't exercising. I was not sleeping as well and it takes me longer to get back into the rhythm of exercising when I stop. My body feels bad when I am not doing the right things. So hopefully that will keep me motivated to do well.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Randon Rambling

I used t0 be a total sugar head. I loved any and everything sweet. Cakes, cookies, pies, yum . When I found out being pre diabetic I knew that I had to drastically cut down on sugar. I try not to have processed and refined sugar. I didn't miss sweets at first . I totally craved carbs. Pasta, bread, rice. I love, love , love rice and bread. So I figured since I wasn't craving sweets just carbs it would be okay for me to bake something( cause I love to bake just as much as I love sweets) . I make cake balls but I cut them using a star cookie cutter and called them cake bites. You bake a cake, crumble it all up, mix it with frosting, shape into little balls and then dip it in candy melts.

Well I baked a funfetti cake and used vanilla frosting and I got the white candy melts. I figured the candy melts would be gross and not taste like white chocolate , well I was wrong. They were absolutely delicious and the candy melts just added to the sweet sugary goodness. I ate 6 of them today . I don't even want to know the amount of sugar and carbs in them.

On a good note, I am not raving carbs so much anymore. One thing I eat when I am craving carbs is Quaker Quakes rice snacks. It's not the same as eating Chee-tos( yum, Chee-tos) but it satisfies me.


I hate the Twilight books . I read the first one and thought it was poorly written. I saw New Moon at Sam's Club( my second favorite store by the way) and got it for my daughter. I tried to read it and could not get past the first chapter. I think that the audience is 13-17 year old girls and not 34 year old women so that is probably why I don;t like it. Well I saw the preview of the movie New Moon and I kinda want to see it. There I said it now you all know my secret shame.

Am I the only person who reads the end of the book first? I will read the ending even if I don't
know who the characters are or anything. It doesn't spoil the excitement for me when I finally get to the end and I already know what will happen.

Ugh- A bad week.

This has been a really bad week for me. I have been eating like crazy and hardly exercising at all. I have been so off track . It is time for me to buckle down and get myself together. I haven't weighed myself because I know that I have probably gained at least 10 of the 22 pounds that I have lost. I'm not going to weigh myself again for another month . I feel like all my hard work has been for nothing . I am going to rededicate myself to getting healthy and taking this weight off.