Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Thirty six and loving it!

I turned 36 last week. Hmmm.....that number looks a lot bigger written than when I simply tell people my age. Anyway, I really enjoy getting older. I know it sounds crazy but I really do. I can't explain it without sounding very cliche but I'm past all the drama of being in your twenties and have found out who I am and what I can accomplish. Mostly what I can accomplish on my own. For the longest time I was raising my two daughters alone, working full time, and was able to buy my own home. It's such a great feeling to know I can do anything I set my mind to. And I have two amazing kids to boot!

I am nearing the end of my Nutrisystem hell. I have lost 17 pounds so far so apparently the "hell" works. If I am to be honest, the breakfast and lunch meals are definitely manageable (for the most part). The dinners are really just not for me. I am picky by nature, though not ridiculously picky. I like the basics. So to try to choke down meals at night was a challenge. But the results are worth it.

Once I finish this, I will follow the Weight Watchers program which was always successful for me. If I followed it. But I just love to eat. Especially all the stuff that is considered unhealthy. Weight is such a constant struggle for me. Hopefully I can stay focused and keep on losing.

Time will tell.

Friday, April 25, 2008

For Fun

1. Go to Photobucket (don't sign in)....I used flickr.
2. Type in your answer to the question in the "search" box
3. Use only the first image
4. Copy the html and paste for the answer.

Your first name

Your favorite color

Celebrity Crush

Favorite Disney Princess

Favorite Movie

Favorite Adult Beverage

Dream Vacation

Favorite Dessert

What I wanted to be when I grew up

Monday, April 14, 2008


YUM.....or not

Thursday will mark three weeks on the Nutrisystem diet. I've lost 12 pounds so far in 2 1/2 weeks so it's definitely working. And I can honestly say I have gotten used to the taste of most of the food. I'm not saying I enjoy it, but I've adjusted. Breakfast and lunch are the easiest meals to get through. Dinners, however, suck! The dinners are really tough for me. I sit at the kitchen table and talk myself through it.....chew, chew, chew, swallow. And so it goes. I eat really, really fast so it will be over. Those testimonials I saw on the Nutrisystem website that state" the meatloaf and potatoes were better than my mom's"? LIES. Your mom must SUCK at cooking!

Let's take for example the Cajun Style Chicken & sausage with rice. Looks good, right?

In the photo on the box, there are actually pieces of chicken and sausage. You can see individual grains of rice. Yum. Can't be that bad, right? Not so much.

I opened a small corner of the lid for ventilation and put it in the microwave to heat. Alas, this is what I found when I opened it and put it on my plate:
Really? Need I say more?

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Are You Serious?

I hate dieting for the pure reason that I like eating. My husband and I decided to go on the NutriSystem diet for a month to get a jump start on losing weight. Though it is pricey, we knew it would provide the quick results we are looking for and then at the end of that month we could begin following the Weight Watchers program where you can eat anything you want as long as it is within your point allowance.

I am a picky eater so this has been a bit of a challenge (actually a HUGE challenge). My taste buds are on strike. I've tried to reason with them that eventually they will enjoy the true taste of food again. Actually, it's not too bad. I've been on the diet for one week today and have lost 9 pounds so far. I can't complain too much. But I miss having the same things as the kids for dinner.

But imagine my surprise last night when I decided I would try the pizza for dinner. I excitedly tore open the box and took out the pizza crust, pizza sauce, and cheese. I thought perhaps this dinner came in 2 parts? Not so much.

This is the size of my pizza. As you can see, it is not much bigger than an apple. Seriously? Where's the rest of my pizza? I want my FREAKING pizza and I want it NOW.

Megan wanted to know why I was taking a picture of my pizza and I told her because I thought it was funny. I've never seen something so ridiculous. Apparently when you need to lose weight, portions are a bit smaller.

My goal is to lose 50 pounds. Realistically? I'll be happy with whatever comes off.