Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Paleo, the diet – Day 4

So I made it to day 4 of my new Paleo diet. It hasn't been so bad actually.

Day 1 was Sunday, I had practice, so I cheated a bit because I was worried about going to practice under fueled. Otherwise I pretty much tried to stick to it.

Date 2, Monday, I was a little bit more prepared so the day wasn't so bad. But I did spend most of the day feeling hungry. Once I got to dinnertime though I felt much better.

Day 3, I was even more prepared and felt much better. I haven't been having any gluten. I think that is a big contributor to why my rosacea has been so bad. I've been reading a lot of articles about the relationship between rosacea and gluten. For dinner I made the Mexican tuna with red peppers and avocados. I paired it with prosciutto wrapped asparagus. It was a difficult dinner to make but it tasted very good.

So today is the fourth day of my diet I can already tell a difference, I'm feeling pretty good today. Hopefully I'm as prepared for today as I was for yesterday and it will be another good day. ;)

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Journey to change-round 2

So, ok, the last "journey" never left the dock. Time to try again. This time around I'm not as sedentary and I have a master plan...yet to be acted upon, but its a plan...I'm getting the family a membership to the Y and I'm rejoining Weight Watchers. I've gained a bit recently so I would say my goal is 28 lbs. So, let the journey begin...

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Fun with Legos

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Journey to change

Ok, its time to get serious about this weight loss/health improvement thing.  I did it before, I can do it again.  In 2004-ish, I lost 45 lbs doing weight watchers.  I've gone and gained a good bit of it back, darn it.  LOL

I hate to post my current weight but lets just say my goal is to lose 26 pounds.  That sounds doable, right?

Here's my plan.  I don't know if this is right or wrong, but this is it, and I plan to give it 100%.  (I'm using this blog to try to keep myself honest, so you all need to hold me to it)

1. drink water!!  I'm awful about drinking water, I almost never do it.  I know water is key in weight loss and can help flush fat and toxins from your body.  I have a 24 ounce cup at work.  I figure I should be able to get myself to drink at least 3 of those a day. 

2. exercise!!  There's a gym right across the street from my new office and its only $20 per month.  Pretty hard to find an excuse to skip a workout when I have to drive right past the place to get home, right??  I'm going to join next week on payday.

3. not "diet" but eat with common sense.  I know if it try to push myself to "diet" I'll hate it and I'll quit.  So, I know what's right and what's bad when I eat.  I just need to think about my foods before I eat them.  For example, instead of a Big Mac, get the grilled chicken wrap (love McDonald's honey mustard grilled chicken wraps).  And, its even better if I can avoid fast food all together, but sometimes you just can't.  The point is, I need to make smarter choices, eat more fresh fruits & veggies and lean meats (and fish, I love fish).

4.  shakes?  This one is an idea I'm kicking around.  I really hate to eat breakfast.  I hate having sweet stuff in the morning and most of the "quick" breakfast stuff is donuts, cereal, cereal bars, etc.  Yuck!  And I'm always in a hurry and want something I can either consume in the car or have when I get to my desk at work.  So, I'm thinking about trying a meal replacement shake to see if that works.  I'm not usually too hungry in the morning but I know if you eat breakfast it jump starts your metabolism.  So, I need that jump start.  I looked at a shake GNC has on sale right now, Lean Shake.  They have a version with 25 grams of protein but it had double the calories, etc.  I think I'll try the regular shake but mix it with milk instead of water, to get the extra protein and to help feel a little fuller.

5. vitamins!  Yes, I am awful about taking pills too.  I hate doing it, but I know my horrible diet has taken its toll on my body and my metabolism, so it couldn't hurt to throw some vitamins on top of it, eh?

So, today is the 4th of July.  I would LOVE to be at my goal weight by my anniversary, which is September 8th, but we'll see.  I want to do this right so when I make it, I make it.  I'll try posting my progress at least weekly.  Maybe I'll get bold enough to post pics...maybe not...LOL

I think I will make a spreadsheet to track my progress.  (those of you who know me well, know I like to make spreadsheets for everything.)

Monday, March 24, 2008

The slot machine/bingo cake

I made the slot machine for the Slot Machine/Bingo cake that's due this weekend. I was so happy with how it turned out. I think is adorable! LOL

I noticed this morning, when I looked at the pic, the front is a little crooked, but hey. It's still cute. :)

Monday, March 10, 2008

Stupid cake...

long story but the front fell off on the way to it's destination. That's why there's so much "froth" going over the side of the cake. Oh, yeah, and those are my husband's finger prints in the front of the white cake....*sigh*

Monday, September 24, 2007

Go Steelers!!!

This is a picture of me in the Ocean Tank at the Pittsburgh Zoo. This was on TV here in town the year the Steelers were in the Super Bowl. I missed it, myself, but quite a few people said they saw it. I missed my own 15 seconds of fame. LOL