Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Successful again!

This weekend I did pretty well. While I did eat more than I normally would, due to a BBQ, I didn’t eat a huge amount more. We actually threw the BBQ, so I was able to make most of the food and knew the nutritional counts on most of it.

We had been watching the weather channel every day and they had said that Sunday was going to be a nice day, but Monday not so much, so we scheduled the BBQ for Sunday with high hopes. Unfortunately, I think they got it backwards because on Sunday, it started raining at 6pm, so we set up two awnings in the yard and still had our BBQ. Everyone ate under the awnings, so it wasn’t too horrible. The only problem really was that the kids were running around playing, and getting wet.

Then on Monday, the weather was sunny and clear and warm, the entire day! So Jeff and I cut some flowers from the yard and went to the cemetery to honor the dead. I always leave flowers at my uncle’s grave, those of my cousins who died young, a couple of veterans who have no flowers left at theirs, and one grave in particular. It’s a small grave, and all it says on it is “Six Theo Krieger Babies”. It always makes me tear up, thinking that some mother in the early 1900’s lost six babies. I imagine they weren’t all babies, but children of different ages who perished through a fire or something like that. What a heartbreaking event to go through. It still makes me tear up, thinking about it.

I don’t have my calorie counts on me, of the weekend, but Monday was 1825. A little over my limit, but no huge deal. Tuesday was another story, but let me just say I went a good amount over and leave it at that. I had my weigh in last night at weight watchers, and I am down another 2.4 pounds! My weight is now 280.6! I am so close to the 270’s, I can taste it!I just know if I exercise this week and watch what I eat and track, I’m finally gonna be there next week! Last night officially puts me at 35 pounds lost, since I started! I’m really proud that I haven’t gained any of it back. It’s been a very slow, but very steady decrease, which is fine with me. I’d like to go faster, but I’d have to buckle down a bit more, and I have a feeling if I did that, I’d end up sabotaging myself and not helping my progress at all. So I’ll just keep going the way I am. I’ve been consistently losing 4-5 pounds per month. I can accept that!

I’m really excited to go to my water aerobics class tonight. They didn’t have it on Monday because of Memorial day, so I miss it.

I hope you had a nice Memorial day, and remembered, at some point, the reason for the day and honored those who gave their lives for us.


  1. Sounded like you had a great

  2. Great job on the loss! You're almost in the next "decade"! It's always fun jumping down another 10 pounds, but what stinks is that you lose one more point that you get to eat! LOL

    That's sweet of you to leave flowers on the graves of those that don't get any. A very thoughtful thing to do!

  3. I'm glad your BBQ worked out despite the rain! Congrats on losing 35 pounds that's AWESOME! Just keep it up you can do it!

  4. That is so nice of you to put flowers on graves that otherwise were bare - I've actually never thought of that!

    I posted my response to your potato question!:

    Hey Laura! I used new potatoes, simply because you don't have to peel them! I put them in a pan with a bit of olive oil and about 1/2 cup of water, then cover them until they are cooked through - depending on the size around 15 to 20 minutes. Remove the lid, dump any excess water out, and add a tablespoon of butter, rosemary (I used dried), salt and pepper and cook about 5 - 10 minutes more until crispy. :D Hope that helps!

    Also, do you want to join my 101 days of summer challenge? It can just be doing what you are doing right now - but in a big group - I have 40 participants so far! Just send me an email if you are interested: - it's helped me so far - I've worked out three days in a row! :D