Wednesday, November 17, 2010

And The Winner Is!!!

The winner of the Paisley Peach Design Giveaway is Elaine. Elaine, I just sent you an email.

Thanks to everyone who entered!

Saturday, November 6, 2010


The Paisley Peach Designs Giveaway has been extended. It will now run until November 11th. Click hear to view and enter this wonderful giveaway.

I need to get some control on my eating

I don't know what is wrong with me. I am doing Weight Watchers online and tracking every bite I eat yet I am -49 points for the week. Yikes! I didn't even know that it was possible to eat that many extra points.

This week I started my job. I love it! I am having a great time planning the children's sports at my local YMCA. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect job.

It has been a lot harder then expected this week trying to keep my life organized while working part time. It's more difficult then I thought to be that Mom that drops off and pics up the kids at school, does the after school activities, cooks, and cleans while trying to live a healthy lifestyle. It's more tiring then I thought. It takes a lot of planning to make it all work.

I think that may be part of my unhealthy eating issues. I ran from one place to the next all week without a plan for any of my meals. We pretty much ate fast food, pizza or anything else we had in the house. This was not helpful. I didn't even have food for my lunches. It was just a crazy week.

I plan to do better this week. Today I am going to make out my meal plan and go to the grocery store. Tomorrow I hope to feel up to cooking some of the meals for the week. I think some nice warm soup will be in my near future. :)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Weight Watchers Update

I have had many requests for updates on my Weight Watchers experience so far. I'm glad everyone is so interested. So far it has been great! I am back to tracking my food and my points and even though I went over my points yesterday I now know how I need to plan the rest of my week. It is an awesome feeling to see how many points I have left for the day, how many extra points I have left for the week and how many exercise points I have earned all in front of me. It's a great reminder of how I am doing and how I need to do for the rest of the week. I am really excited to see the results from this week.

I have been eating very well the past two days. Unfortunately I woke up in the middle of the night to eat. That stupid Halloween candy! It's sitting in the middle of my kitchen table. I ended up coming down stairs and shoving 6 fun size candy bars in my mouth and then going back to bed. This needs to stop. I am going to make a conscious effort to not do this tonight.

I did get up this morning and track my candy bars on my online tracker. Normally I would just eat it and pretend it didn't happen. Now that I am tracking it is will be a good reminder to not do it again.

Overall I am very happy with Weight Watchers Online. I have used it before (when I first started my journey) and loved it then also. I find it to be super simple and convenient. It is a lot less expensive then the Weight Watchers meeting. The only thing that you don't get with the online is the accountability. If you are planning on joining I suggest that you either start a blog and tell all of your friends and family about it or find a buddy to do it with. I am a firm believer that you need the accountability.

Here is the link (Weight Watchers)in case anyone wants to check it out or join. It really is a great program and I have nothing but good to say about it.

I Went To A Zumba Class

Can you believe it? I can't! I still can't believe that I went to a Zumba class yesterday. What I can't believe even more is that I loved it! I loved it so much that I am going back tonight and tomorrow morning. A perk of working at the gym. I can clock out and exercise whenever I want. :)

I was totally shocked that I actually like Zumba. I have wanted to try it out for about a year (maybe longer) but I was too afraid to do it. I was afraid of being so bad at it and then being embarrassed. Those thought seem so silly to me now that I have done it. If anyone has the same thoughts I had please don't let that discourage you from trying it.

I have to be the most uncoordinated person that I know and I still loved Zumba. It was so much fun to dance and not have to worry about what anyone thinks. Everyone is concentrating on there own moves and no one really care what other people are doing. I stood in the back yesterday which made me feel more comfortable. I was actually able to catch on to most of the moves which completely surprised me. I was so afraid I would be completely lost but somehow I did it. It wasn't hard at all. There were several parts that I just couldn't get but I tried my best and to tell you the truth I didn't even feel stupid doing it.

I seriously love Zumba! It is so much fun dancing around and having a good time. The time just flies by and it doesn't even feel like exercise. Although I was exhausted by the time the hour was up. It is a really good workout! I was drenched in sweat by the time I was done.

Have you tried Zumba? What did you think?

I Got A Job!

That's right! I finally got a job and it's perfect! I am the new Sports Coordinator at my local YMCA. I am so excited about this opportunity.

I will be coordinating all of the YMCA sports including starting new programs, running the old, getting volunteers and much more. It is a part time job. Right now it is approx. 15 hours a week. It will probably increase when I add new programs. It pays well for a part time job and I get a free membership. I am just so excited about what God is doing in my life right now.

This job is the perfect opportunity for me to show these children and their parents God's love. I think God has big things planned for me while I am in the position. I can't wait to see how he works through me. :)

Monday, November 1, 2010

I Finally Did It!

I did it! I finally did it! I signed up for Weight Watchers Online again. I hated to do it but at this point I knew it was the only way for me to get back on track. I need to be more strict and count my points and think more about what I am putting in my mouth.

As I was looking over some old posts I noticed that when I was really losing weight the fastest was when I was following Weight Watchers online. So that is what sparked my interest to sign up for it again.

I am actually super excited about it. Almost as exited as I was about two years ago when I started this journey. It is nice to know that this program has worked for me in the past and it can work for me again.

I am excited to finally get myself back on the right track. I am ready to stop gaining and start losing again. I will officially weigh myself tomorrow and write a weigh in post to get me started. My biggest problem now is going to stop myself from eating all of the Halloween Candy sitting on my kitchen table.

Starting today I get 25 P's a day. That seems like a reasonable amount. I haven't plugged in my breakfast, lunch and chocolate candy :( yet but I am thinking I may not have many points left for the day. I had a few too many peanut butter cups.

On a good note I am having spaghetti for dinner with lean hamburger, and Smart Taste pasta. One of my favorite meals!

Today is the start of my new plan. My plan to get myself back on track. My plan to get myself moving forward towards my goal. I will not go back!!!

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