Tuesday, August 28, 2007


Not a whole lot to post. This past week hasnt been that great. I'm starting to feel bored and tired of always worrying about calories and working out every day and I'm losing interest in it. I'm trying to hold on as much as I can because I do want to lose weight. I think a lot of it is because of the number on the scales not going down, too. That's not very good motivation. Ive been having good days and bad days. Im getting bored with my work outs, too. I have to force myself to do them every day. I'm glad afterwards that I made myself do it, but I want to enjoy it again like I used to! Im just feeling like Im in a big rut right now. I'm not going to be able to post in any of my blogs much this week. I started a new job (I work from home). And Im required to do 1000 messages this week before the first of the month. They have a quota each month and even though I started on the 24 of the month they are still making me do half of the monthly quota. How is that fair? So this week is being concentrated on getting my quota so that I can get paid next month! After the first of the month I will have a bit more time. I like this job because I can log in and out whenever I want and I can work as much or as little as I want. I'm going to be working as much as possible for that almighty dollar sign though! lol!...Anyway, I hope everyone else is doing better than me!!!!!!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Yummy Snack Idea

I found this really yummy low fat snack for everyone who loves cottage cheese (me! me!). I got the idea from my mother who said sometimes she just puts cottoage cheese on crackers. I thought it was kinda weird at first but then i had a great idea and decided to try it out!

I took a container of low fat cottage cheese and cut up onion, green pepper and a few olives (a few because they are loaded with sodium). I also added a spoonfull of mild taco sauce to it. I then got a bag of baked tortilla chips (tostitos has awesome whole wheat chips). You can either just dip the chips in it or break the chips up and mix them in with the cottage cheese. Either way, it is sooooo delicious! It may not sound appetizing at first but it is very good! It's even better if you let it sit over night so that it sort of soaks up the onion and green pepper flavor, too. I'm sure you can add any other items that you might like or want to try with it.

Try it and let me know what you think!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Crappy Weather Update

I've been slacking with my blog posts lately. Things have kinda been out of sync lately and I'm trying to get everything back in order. Im completely and totally done with the scales! I weighed myself on Friday and it said I had gained 6 lbs since my last weigh in! WTF No way!! I know that i havent gained no freaking 6 lbs! My clothes are loser and ive been kickin butt with my workouts!...It could be that I threw the scales the time before that maybe? LOL..but Im done with weighing. I might weigh just once in a blue moon but from now on Im just going by my clothes and measurements, no more numbers! This weekend was go, go, go. We didnt even have time to relax. I hate it when the weekends are that hectic. We were supposed to go to the zoo on Sunday which I was looking forward to getting all the extra walking in, but it ended up raining all day long and then my oldest son ended up being sick all day. But we still had a lot of other things to get done and ended up keeping us busy all day long. My eating wasnt the greatest but could have been a lot worse! I didnt work out yesterday because i just wasnt feeling up to it..i think its the weather. The last 3 days have been nothing but rain and storms and crappy crap! My husband didn't even work yesterday because the electricity at his job ended up going out..so he was home and I dont work out with him here, lol..but I did work out this morning...and last week I worked out every day, too... Oh and Sunday night I got a new tattoo! YAY! It's a hummingbird with some flowers on my chest. It's not finished yet. Probably this weekend she will go over the coloring again and add the word "grandmother" and my grandmothers name to it. It's on my left side and then on my right I want to get one for my mother and then above both of them I'm going to have it say, "always close to my heart". I love tattoos! My husband started his new tattoo(s) too. He's getting all of the kids' handprints and names on his legs. He got one done completely and part of another one done but we were running out of time so they have to be finished later. How has everyone else's week been?

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

A late update...

Ugh! I just want to screeeeaaaamm!!!!! Last week we had computer problems, but finally got them taken care of. Now, I'm having problems with my printer. I could have a new job with more hours but in order to get it I have to print out some papers to fill out and fax back..but does my printer want to work today? NOPE. The computer isn't even recognizing it. So I'm going to have to go to the library tonight to print them out fill them out and then take them somewhere else to fax them over! If my stupid printer worked I could do ALL of that from here! argh! Sometimes I just hate electronics!!!

Besides that, I didnt have that great of a week last week. I still worked out every day it was just the evening time when my very bad husband is home tempting me with junk food! damn him! Yesterday I wasnt feeling too good and didnt get much of a workout in. I tried to push myself but I just couldnt muster up the energy to finish it. I did get a little bit in but not much. So I decided today that I need to get back to it again and Im going to try and shock my metablism. I dont know if it will even work or not but screw it, im trying it, lol! For today and tomorrow Im going to just barely eat anything and then on Thursday try to eat back to where I was..kinda like calorie cycling in a way but I'm just going to reallllly stop myself from eating much. It's 2:30 pm and so far today I have had: a half of a banana, one cup of light yogurt, 2 slices of cheese, raw cauliflower and carrots with fat free ranch and a big piece of watermelon...and ive drank 3 bottles of water so far, I think. I'm not completely starving myself, just trying to keep away from anything with a lot of calories. For dinner I think Im having a ham steak and a big salad and maybe a small snack later in the evening, we will see. As long as I can keep my husband locked in the closet, lol!..I did get a good work out in today and my legs are feeling it!

I hope everyone else has had a better week than I have! Now Im just trying to calm myself down before I throw my printer out the window!!!!

Monday, August 6, 2007

First week of August update

Not a whole lot to update this week. I didn't weigh myself last week because I forgot that it was almost that time of the month and I always retain a lot of water..so I'm just going to wait. I hate the scales! Again this weekend was really busy. I didn't do so good this weekend. My appetite was running rampant and I ate a lot of things that I shouldn't have...BUT I also got a lot of extra exercise in. Did a lot of walking and fast walking Friday and Saturday and then yesterday I did a lot of extra cleaning that I dont do very often...so maybe it equals out? The extra work outs and extra food? haha no..I'm not going to try to make it alright that I ate so much. I know I did bad this weekend but I just have to keep going. I really didnt want to work out today but I made myself. It wasn't my full regular work out but I still got some extra exercise in. I just have to make sure that I control myself better this coming weekend..and the weekend after that..etc. I can't let it happen all of the time.

How is everyone else doing? I wish we had more people involved in our challenge. I'm sure we could all use the extra encouragement!

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Tweaked a few things...

For those of you who have been to my blog before you might notice that I made some changes to the colors and layout of the blog. I didn't like the other one at all. I'm still not completely happy with this one, but it will do for now!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

A great new meal idea!

A few months ago my mother and I came up with this great meal concoction! We don't have a name for it yet just "chicken pasta stuff" lol..but I really love it and so does my family, including my husband who hates eating healthy food!! I don't measure anything out I just guess on everything but here it goes, you can make as much or as little as you want!

Cook multi grain pasta.

While the pasta is cooking, fry boneless skinless chicken breast in a skillet (i use the Pam spray stuff), cut into little bites. I love to throw in some onion and green pepper while the chicken is cooking to help add to the flavor. I also like to add different seasonings like garlic and oregano.

Once the pasta is fully cooked, drain (duh) and add to the skillet with the chicken mix. I then add olive oil while everything cooks together. You can add whatever veggies you like into the mix and just let it all cook together for a few minutes. Sprinkle some low fat parmesan cheese on top and voila! It's sooooo good, even my kids love it!!