Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I dealt with my candy issue today. When I got to work, I told Vesna that I was not allowed to have candy and I moved the bowl up front, where I could not grab a piece in secret (Thanks Val!!). She then moved it back to the back, I guess she didn't understand what I meant. So, I picked it back up and said "no, really. I can't have any candy". Then when other people came in, I told them too. It was very successful, I didn't even have one piece and I didn't want any either.

Today was really busy, I was on my feet most of the day and I wasn't too hungry. I didn't even get to eat lunch until I got off work at 3:00pm.

I at a LC for dinner and just got back from my walk. My legs are still throbbing. Darryl and I finally decided that we are going to start martial arts classes right down the street. We will go when we lose more weight. I hope a certain someone will come too. : )

I can't wait to get on the scale!!! I want to do it tomorrow just to see... But I won't weigh in until at least Saturday.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008


Evil is packaged. It is wrapped in red and green colored foil, covered in chocolate and filled with creamy peanut butter. Little chocolate Santas and Christmas trees. They are delicious, they are evil, they are everywhere!!! I ate about 10 of them yesterday. But I will not eat anymore because I am making a promise right here and now. No more chocolate covered, peanut butter filled anythings anymore. (even though they are delicious)

Sunday, December 14, 2008


Yesterday was an awesome day, I didn't really have an eating plan. I don't really have to plan it out anymore I am just used to it now. But yesterday I had a shake for breakfast and coffee, then Val and I went to Sweet Tomatoes for lunch and it was so good. I had a huge salad with everything I could think of on it. Then we went and walked over the Ringling bridge and saw the holiday Boat Parade (well some of it, until it got cold).

Then I had popcorn and a pudding for snack.

Today promises to be a very boring day. Sunday. But i have a lot of things to do at work and also I found out they are moving me back to the store I originally came from. So, I am so excited about that.


Happy Sunday.

Friday, December 12, 2008


I am doing really good and just knowing I have done so well, makes me want to keep doing it. I have been sticking to my plan for two weeks now and I only cheated one time. Becky and Eva brought 3 pieces of a cheesecake thing. I honestly could have resisted it, but i had done well and they were only 100 calories each. So I had 2 and saved the other for Darryl. I am so anxious to weigh in early just to see. But I have patience and control, I will wait until Monday.

Not too much else to say, I worked out like I was supposed to this week. I only walked on Tuesday and Wednesday but I am trying to take it easy on my foot. It seems to be getting a little better. Once it is healed, I will be a walking fool! Fo Sho!

Today is my long day at work noon til 11pm. woo hoo. I won't be applying for the position at the branch closer to me. I will be starting school in January and I think it's best I stay where I am, my work schedule and school schedule will fit pretty well. Unless they move me..

That's all for now.

Happy Friday!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008


Today went by so fast, it's hard to believe I have to go to bed in two hours. Then I get the joy of going to "amcrack" bright and early, to endure another day of 5 customers (5 if i'm lucky). But I did find out that someone in my position was fired Monday at a busier store. It's a possibility that I may get transferred. I'm feeling kinda down about that, It's almost like they put me at this slow ass location to forget about me. I won't be forgotten. he he he... Nayways...

This is how it went down today:

Shake (carnation instant breakfast, 1 cup fat free milk, 1/2 banana, 1 tsp safflower oil)
Campbell's healthy harvest (something like that) chicken noodle soup - NASTY, I ate half of that then threw it away and had half a turkey sandwich
1 cup of coffee with Becky.
Apple for snack
Lean cuisine (chicken parmagan - new recepie) my new favorite. I also really like, from the Spa classics, grilled chicken with pasta in a garlic sauce, it has twice as many veggies as a regular Lean Cuisine and it has asparagus, broccoli, and cherry tomatoes. Man that is awesome. I never liked asparagas until now. They say your taste changes every 7 years, but it seems like mine changes more often. Actually, I think i just try more stuff now.
Walked 2 miles.
I will have popcorn with D for snack before bed. It's kind of hard to believe that's all I ate today. It wasn't hard either.

My MRI was pretty scary, I guess i'm a little clausterphobic. I was trying to calm myself down and do deep breathing exercises but the lady called over my headphones and told me I was moving and that we had to do this one part over again. So then, I started breathing more shallow and it made me freak out a little. I was trying to focus on not moving and it felt like my legs wanted to twitch, then my crotch started to itch and I had to focus on other things. It was definitely, trying for me. I'm glad it's over and I hope I never have to do that again.

The cat scan only lasted 3 minutes, nothing to say about that.

Tomorrow is my workout day:

Bench Press
Lat Row
Shoulder raise
Bicep Curl
Tricep Extension
Leg Extension
Leg Curl
Calf Raise
Low Back Extension

I only do 1 set of 15 reps so it doesn't take long, just about 20 minutes. But it's enough to make me sweat and make my arms feel like noodles. I feel so awesome after I workout, it makes me wonder why I put it off.

Well, until next time.

Monday, December 8, 2008


I lost 14 pounds!! I am so happy and proud of myself, I can't even believe it. I was really good about controlling my calories and cravings and it paid off!! My cravings were pretty manageable, I meditated, chewed gum and drank a ton of water. I feel like this time it's for good. I have a long way to go but I have the tools I need and the support (Thanks Val) to make it all the way.

Today's Plan:

Shake 310
Soup 220
Apple 100
Lean Cuisine 280
Popcorn. 200


Friday, December 5, 2008


Today is going to be a super awesome day, I can feel it. Plus, it will be a pretty busy day at work, i hope. Whenever i'm busy I rarely think of food, so I know I will stay on track today. My biggest fight will be when I get home from work at 11.

The Plan:

Shake 300
Soup 300
Apple 50
Lean Cuisine 300
Yogurt 80
Popcorn 100
Water. 0

I found Pandora radio on the internet and I'm totally digging it. http://www.pandora.com

Also, Lily Allen has a new video out which I think is really cute: http://happymundane.blogspot.com/2008/12/tgif-video-break-lily-allen-fear.html

I also started to crochet a new hat in gray yarn. Hope it will be cute.

Nothing else to say except that an old man came to my work the other day and we were making small talk and he asked me if I watch TV naked. LOL! It was hilarious. I told him I watch TV with only my socks on. He was pretty excited about that, I think I have a new friend.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Well, let's see

Today started well, but now i'm not so sure. I think I need a nap.

that's all for now.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Pretty Good Day

Shake for bfast
soup for lunch
Small Apple
2 pieces of WW candy (1 point each)
Small Salad with walnuts, craisins, red onions and a red wine vinegrette Raspberry walnut flavored I think. It was so good, Eva made it. I resisted hamburgers for dinner!! YAY ME!!!
Lean cuisine for dinner
Popcorn for snack.

I was also on the treadmill for 23 minutes before it blew the breaker. ha ha.

I also drank a lot of water today.

Tomorrow is my workout day. yay.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Day Dos

Yesterday went very well. The only thing I did that was bad, was that I ate tootsie rolls. My plan yesterday:

Shake for bfast
soup for lunch
apple and yogurt for snack
Then I ate some cake frosting (i hate admitting that, but it was only a little. Then I threw it away)
Lean Cuisine for dinner with a yogurt
a sugar free pudding for snack with Reddi Whip.
I also drank a lot of water and I had a cup of coffee but I didn't drink the whole thing.

Today will be pretty much the same minus the tootsie rolls and cake frosting.

I am going to go through my fridge and ditch anything bad. I know I have some cream cheese and cupcakes in there.

Things to do today: (in no particular order)

1. Pay my insurance and water bill.

2. Go to SPC and pay the enrollment fee

3. Fill out Fafsa

4. Order transcripts from MCC

5. Workout

6. Read Twilight (Val, I bought Twilight, do you want to read it when i'm done?)

My MRI and CT scan are scheduled for next Tuesday at 9am.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Day One yet again

Hello! Hi! Bienvenidos (sp)

Today is a new day again! Imagine that.

The plan:

Carnation instant shake
1 cup fat free milk
1 tsp of Safflower oil

Bowl of Campbell's chunky beef veg soup
1 slice of wheat toast with 1 tsp butter

water water water water...

Carrots, popcorn

water water water water

Lean Cuisine, yogurt


Also, I will not be eating after 8pm (I chose 8 because I work late)

If you noticed, I have added Safflower oil to my diet. When I was on WW, they recommend you have 2 tsp of oils a day.

Also, I had a Dr appointment today where we addressed my weight and back. I was really surprised she didn't make me feel terrible about my weight. We talked about healthy eating and snacks. But she did ask me if I ever thought about Lap Band. I said of course, but I would like to give it a good try on my own before I would consider it. I do get down in the dumps and think of it every now and then, But I have to do it my self.

I have been having headaches a lot lately, I have one now, and she has me going for an MRI for the back and CT scan for my head. They will call me in a few days for an appointment. I will keep posting about it. I also have a lot of blood work to go to, probably tomorrow.


Friday, November 28, 2008

The day after

Thanksgiving... YAY! I worked all day from 8:18am til 6:45pm. Yay me. Yeah, right. Well it was a murderously slow day, to be expected. Everyone was hanging with their families eating turkey.

So, anyway I came home from work and made a turkey breast and mashed potatoes and stuffing and deviled eggs and we finally ate dinner at 10 ish. It was really awesome and now I have turkey for the rest of the week. I really love turkey, I think I should bake one every week.

I have not blogged the last couple of days and I feel really bad about it. Sorry Val! No excuse would be good enough to write. I will just continue to keep my promise and write as much as possible.

Well, that's about all I have to say for now.


Monday, November 24, 2008

Day 1 again

I am posting as i promised I would start doing everyday no matter what. So here goes. It's been pretty good today. I am getting ready to have dinner with my Dad and Eva and Becky and their mangy little dog. It's been a good day so far. We'll see how it ends.


Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Ugh. That's what I feel like. I did okay on the diet today, I am just really run down. It's the lady time you see. Makes me feel like a pile of doo doo. But, i worked out yesterday and I will work out tomorrow as well.

I liked Val's rules, so I am going to incorporate them into my daily life. I like the one about no TV. It's a killa!!


Thursday, November 13, 2008

Off to a rocky start

To start off I have to say that i've been doing pretty good. I haven't been keeping track of calories for the past few days but I've tried to keep an eye on my portions. I have been working out. Actually, yesterday I was so tired all day and I told myself that when I got home I was going to take a nap. But I didn't. I started watching The Biggest Loser from Tuesday night that I had recorded on my DVR and totally forgot about working out. Until they got to the part where they did the last chance work out. I got my butt off the couch and worked out, actually hearing them do the workout motivated me to work even harder at mine. I finished feeling like a noodle and man did I sleep well last night. It was really worth it and I felt accomplished. : )

I've noticed that it is easy for me to get off track when people stress me out. Like my sister. But, I probably use that as an excuse too.

Anyway, she started school this week and Eva asked if I would take her on Thursday and Friday, so I agreed (partially because it involved $20). I go over there to pick her up and I had 1 cup of coffee, 1 little debbie oatmeal pie thing, egg mcmuffin (300 cal), and 2 chocolate chip chewy cookies. So, I got off to a rocky start today, but I can redeem myself.

The Plan:

Turkey Sandwich for lunch: (270)

2 slices of wheat bread (80)
3 slices of Turkey (90)
mustard (0)
100 cal bag of popcorn (100)

Dinner (310)
Lean cuisine...don't know which one yet.

2 snacks at 100 cal each, banana and yogurt.


I suppose that's all I have to say for now, except:

Another thing on my mind is my education. I was on the HCC website and I think my AA will be in Education, then transfer to USF for Psychology. I'm just rolling that around right now. The AA in Education offers a lot of classes that I find interesting.

I am thinking of doing addiction counseling, or school counseling.

Monday, November 10, 2008

I am Emily am this is my lame blog for today. I did not weigh in but I will tomorrow. I am in such a blah turdy mood I really don't have anything good to say, except that I did work out today. YAY for me!!!

I did:

12 Squats with medicine ball
12 Lying shoulder pullover
12 Seated row
12 Bench press
12 Standing Bicep
12 Seated shoulder press
12 Crunches

It took about 15 minutes.

That's all for now.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Back Again

I'm glad to see they don't delete you for inactivity. Well, I'm back for good this time. This week I lost 5 pounds, so I am pretty much where I left off. I have made at least one decision, from now on it is not called a diet, but rather a plan.

Today's Plan:

Breakfast: (350)

1/2 cup Egg Beaters (80)
2 slices of turkey (60)
2 slices wheat toast (80)
1 Tablespoon butter (light) (50)
1 cup of coffee (30)
1 cup of light and healthy OJ (not simpson, that would be gross) (50)

Lunch: Turkey Sandwich (336)

2 slices of wheat bread (80)
3 slices of Turkey (90)
1 tablespoon light mayo (50)
Tomato slices (16 - got this number from http://www.calorieking.com/ )
1 bag of 100 calorie popcorn (100 - yes, i had to type it, lol!)

Snack: (165)

1 medium banana (105)
Yogurt from walmart (60)

Dinner: (300)

Chicken parm from Lean Cuisine (260)
1 slice of wheat bread (40)

Snack (72)

Apple Medium (72)

1223 calories for the day.

Also, I will be doing some weightlifting on the Bowflex when I get off here, it will only take 15 to 20 minutes. Since it is so nice outside, I will really try to ride my bike. i will really really think about it. I just might do it.

Even though I had a horrible experience last time with Darryl. You see, he left me at a traffic light, so he already crossed the street and i was waiting for it to change. When the light changed, I hopped back on my seat, but not before the waistband of my pants got caught on the seat. So, when I hopped on, I mooned the drivers of the cars behind me. Yep..... good times. Later down the road, same kind of scenario except this time, I fell off the bike and did a "jelly-roll" yeah, that's when a big girl falls off a bike and rolls in the grass. jelly roll. I did it.

But you see, I am still willing to get back on the bike, that's saying something right? Or am I just crazy?!?

Also on the agenda today: drink a shitload of ice water.


Monday, October 13, 2008


I haven't been doing very well on my diet lately. But I do recognize what i did wrong, which is good because atleast I am learning. I haven't been planning my meals, I have been stressed about a change in work and a new work opportunity. I have to get back on track. Val has been a HUGE inspiration, she convinced me to go on a walk with her on Saturday at Clearwater Beach. The beach was beautiful, the walk was brutal. We walked for 3 and a half hours straight, barefoot, on the beach. It was okay on the way down, but on the way back we ran out of water and I was sure i would die and be eaten by the seagulls. (they are ruthless btw). NEway, we made it back (obviously). My feet still feel like swollen blood sacs, and my calves are tight.

I am still planning my day, and I am going for a walk in a few.


Friday, September 26, 2008

So Far, So Good

Today I woke up had a shake and then walked 2 miles!! I feel really good about it. I walked 2 miles on Tuesday and Wednesday also. As far as the diet this week, eh. Not the best, not the worst.


Shake: 350 in total
coffee 100
6 inch subway turkey and ham sandwich on wheat with american cheese and lowfat honey mustard sauce with a bag of baked lays
for dinner I am taking a lean cuisine with me.
Snack I'll have an apple and maybe yogurt.

Well, that's all for now. Off to work...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Hump Day

Today was my first day back to work from my relaxing vacation and of course it had to be a very busy day. The good thing about a busy day is that I'm too busy to think about eating until I am really hungry, which could be good or bad thing as long as I keep healthy eating in mind and don't go on a binge. I feel really good about my diet today, I think I shorted myself on calories though.

Breakfast: shake with 2% milk and banana 320?
2 cups of coffee 100
Green Giant steamed veggies and chicken patty 300 cal
apple 100
1 mini cupcake. ?
I am having dinner at my Dad's tonight. His girlfriend is on WW, so I know I will get something healthy. All I have to worry about is portions and my after dinner walk.

Darryl and I have been taking an after dinner walk every night, about 2 miles. So, maybe I can get everyone to come with me tonight.

That's all for now.

Monday, September 22, 2008


This is what I actually ate today:

Breakfast: Carnation Instant Breakfast with 2% milk and 1 Banana
Lunch: Chicken patty with 1/2 cup cottage cheese and tomatoes
Medium Pumpkin Latte (light) with 1 slice of reduced fat crumb cake strawberry : )
1 piece of chocolate
1/2 bagel with reduced fat cream cheese
1/2 peanut butter sandwich & 1 cup of milk
Dinner (later): lean Cuisine (beef and mac) with 1 cup steamed broccoli
Snack (later): yogurt and grapes.

Will be taking a walk after dinner..

Down 3 Pounds!

I weighed in this morning and I am down 3 pounds!! YAY!!

My plan for today:

Shake with banana for breakfast

Chicken patty sandwich for lunch with 1/2 cup cottage cheese and tomatoe

I always lose my way with snacks! Argh!!! (if anyone has tips - please share them)

Snack # 1: BACON - just kidding... ummm... Popcorn from my air popper with nothing on it or a peanut butter sandwich and a glass of milk.

Dinner: Lean Cuisine and steamed broccoli, glass of milk.

Snack # 2: freakin freak.. I can think of a million things to eat but when it comes to snacks it's hard to think of something small and healthy. I like to eat sweet stuff before I go to bed... oh oh oh. I know. I'll have a light yogurt with a handful of grapes in it. yay!! I did it!

Also today, I will be going for a walk after dinner and I am getting on my bike for 15 minutes as soon as I finish this.

I will also be drinking plenty of water.

For the first couple of weeks I am only going to walk and do the bike. I am not going to do strength training until I start to plateau. I want to lose this weight the right way this time. I am really going to do it.

I have been having heart palpitations and my back hurts even when I sleep. I can't take it anymore. I am only 28, aren't I supposed to be living the good life? Well, I will, soon..



Sunday, September 21, 2008

Good Morning

I finally weighed in at 345.2 and I figure my healthy weight to be 145 so that means I have 200 pounds to lose. I know I can do it, I just have to keep doing the same thing everyday just like Val and I talked about last night. When I did WW I learned that it's best for me to have a daily plan but to have it prepared the night before. So, I should have done this last night, but I was too tired to stay up any longer. This is my plan for the day:

1 cup of coffee with 3 Tablespoons of sugar free hazelnut creamer (45 cal)
Carnation shake with FF milk and a banana
1/2 cup cottage cheese for snack
Turkey sandwich on wheat with steamed veggies
popcorn for snack
lean cuisine for dinner

I haven't figured out the calories, but i know it's around 1500.

Today I am going to the store and getting more fruits, in the past that has always helped.

That's all for now.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Time for a change

Today, I'm not sure what I weigh. I slipped on a pair of 26 size jeans, they were snug and i'm pretty sure that the only reason I am not turning blue from the waist down is that they are made from stretchy jean material. I hate stretchy jean material and I am ready for a change.

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