Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Food Today

Breakfast today was a whole wheat bagel w/strawberry yogurt spread and a big glass of water. Lunch was a small bowl of potato soup, a sourdough roll and a bunch of romaine salad with strawberries and a vinegar/oil dressing and orange juice. Dinner was homemade cheese pizza, 2 pieces of garlic bread, cantaloupe and water :) I didn't even consider eating the doughnuts Ambrey brought to work, the big cake in the board room or the jar of hugs on my desk.... Yeah!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Good Job Me

Today for breakfast I had 3 small pancakes topped with 1/2 a cup of applesauce and 8 oz of water. For lunch I had a salad made with 1/2 a head of romaine, 2 strawberries, a tuna-fish-sized can of chicken breast and light Catalina dressing w/ 16 oz of water. For snacks I had a Fiber One granola bar and a 100 calorie bag of chex mix. I had 8 oz of water this afternoon. For dinner I ate 2 cups of vegetable soup, 2 small rolls and 16 oz of water. 1/3 c. of dried fruit was dessert. Still doin good food-wise :) I was craving lots of junk today at Walmart, but it's just because they put lots of candy bars and stuff into a vintage package and I was drawn to them. I think I just wanted to buy them to look at more than eat. I also really wanted a small york peppermint patty that was in the candy dish on Whitney's desk today, but I resisted. I think I need to make sure I have a bread item with lunch, because 2 hours after I had my salad I was pretty hungry.

Monday, June 16, 2008


For dinner today I had 2 cups of minestrone soup, a melted cheese sandwich on whole wheat bread and 16 oz of water.

I worked from 2:30-9 tonight. I took for my snack: 1/3 c of dried berries, a 100 calorie chex mix packet and a granola bar. I had 16 oz of water.

I think overall today I did pretty well. I think I need to cut back on the cheese, but other than that I included vegetables in 2 meals, I had fruit, I drank lots of water.

I didn't get much exercise unless you count walking back and forth for 2 hours helping unsupervised children make a mess because they don't have real parents.

lunch today

Today for breakfast I had 2 scrambled eggs, a small amount of cheese, 2 pieces of whole wheat toast and 16 oz of water (tap water to save $)

Lunch was a head of romaine lettuce, yes that is a whole head. 1 cup of low fat vegetarian chili which had half a hot dog cut up in it from dinner last night, a small handful of cheese and a bloop of sour cream. I also drank 16 oz of water. I had a glass of water in between my meals too.

So far so good today :)

June 16, 2008

Ok... I am determined that June is the last month I will dread taking pictures. I have several pairs of pants I can't fit into now. From here on out, I will love myself.

May 2008

If my husband didn't live in another state, I would have stopped taking pics at this point. At least I got a cute haircut/color. This is the point where i start buying purses and shoes because I hate trying on clothes.

My hair was especially adorable on this day :)

April 2008

Here I am feeling blobby and unattractive again. At this point I had put a couple of inches back on my waist and some of my clothes weren't fitting anymore.

March 2008

In March I was still feeling ok about myself, but I was starting to avoid pictures more.

February 2008

February is the month I started to notice the weight start creeping on. I wasn't doing as well staying away from sweets. I started drinking pop if I was offered it. I also started the Depo-shot half-way through January and birth control always makes me gain weight. Generally my will-power was slipping.

Wedding January 2008

I had found this dress the summer before, I never thought I would be wearing it, and that it would fit so well. I think I looked beautiful on my wedding day. Of course Ken looked handsome too.

January 2008

Lookin good and feelin even better.

December 2007

December was when I was at my smallest. I was fitting into things I never thought I would, like these adorable vintage jeans from the 70's. I was easily a size 10 and felt fantastic about the way I looked.

November 2007

By November I was feelin like pretty hot stuff.

October 2007

October was a good month. I was feeling like I looked pretty good. I was really happy.

August & September 2007

In August and September I started working and dating. Both of these things boosted my self-esteem a ton. I was losing more weight and feeling great about myself.

July 2007

In July I started to feel better about myself. I started eating more salads, drinking more water and staying away from pop and sweets. I started to notice a difference in the way I looked and felt about myself.

"Before Pics" I Hate

This is me May 2007... My little sis snapped the pic.

This is me Spring 2007, I usually had to
be suprised for pictures, I hated them so

This is me when I hated the way I looked.
This is December 2006.

My posting

This blog is for me. I want to be accountable for my healthy and not-so-healthy choices. I want to track my successes and my failures. I have struggled with my weight my entire adult life. I have tried many things that haven't worked. Finally last summer I did it. I got down to a size 10 and felt great about myself. The weight has slowly creeped back on. I won't feel horrible about myself anymore. I'm ready to lose the weight for good this time. My goal is to be a size 6. Heck, I'd even settle for an 8. Just let me get down into the single digits. My highest weight I've ever been is about 180 lbs and a size 18. My lowest is about 150 lbs and a size 10. Right now I'd say I'm about a size 12. I don't know my weight and it's not something I want to track on a regular basis. So here it goes. My tracker....