Saturday, January 21, 2012


Princess Dieter this is for you!!  LOL!!  It has been 4 months since I posted or even looked at my blog.  Yes, I did give up.

I am trying to get back on track with healthy eating.  I kept bouncing back and forth between different plans and couldn't make up my mind what to do.  Weight wise, I have been absolutely miserable, gained everything back that I lost last year.  I was ashamed of myself and didn't want to 'fess up.

Several years ago, I read a book called The Weight Down Workshop and was intrigued.  It basically says that we all have a God-sized hole in us and that we choose what we fill it with.  For me it's food, for others it may be drugs, alcohol, sex...whatever.  It talks a lot about trusting God for all of your needs, and when it comes to food, I don't.

I have to learn to trust God for all of my needs.  Even my next bite.  Just because I leave some food on my plate, it doesn't mean that I won't ever have that particular food again or that the starving children in China will continue to starve just because I didn't clean my plate.

In her book, Gwen Shamblin, talks about eating until you are no longer hungry, not til your full.  I eat until I can't stand anymore and I make myself miserable.  I have kind of played with this and waited until I was very hunger and then paid attention while I ate.  I didn't watch tv or read or play on the computer.  I just focused on the food and when I stopped being hungry.  Sometimes it was just a few bites...sometimes about half of my meal, most of the time....a lot less than half.

I am going to do this.  There are no forbidden foods, no lists, no counting.  Sounds easy, right?  It's not.  You eat only when you are hungry and stop when you are no longer hungry.  She recommends  (if you are having a hard time stopping) cutting your food in half, and putting it aside.  If at a restaurant, go ahead and ask for a doggie bag as soon as your food comes and put half of it in there, then start eating.

I do plan to not eat just anything, I will make healthier choices and I will try to stay away from rice, flour and sugar, as I have discovered that they contribute to my ankles swelling.  This is not going to be easy or fun, but I hope it will be a time of growing closer to God and a better relationship with him.

 I'll keep you posted on how it goes.  I am not trying to talk anyone into doing this, I am just telling you what I am going to do.  If you have questions, I will be glad to answer them.

By the way, my older daughter Christian is having a boy, Hunter Blake L...., around 3/28/12.

'Night y'all

Wednesday, September 21, 2011


So, Christina and I had Allan's pizza tonight for supper.  Mine was 8.5 points and her's 12.  The only thing I miss with this is the crust.  I would love a buttery, deep dish pizza, yum!  But my bootie is big enough, thank you very much!!

I joined a challenge today, it ends on 12/19, I just realized that the day it ends is the anniversary of me and my husband's first date, 29 years ago.  It's a Christmas Dress Challenge.  I need to find something special to wear that I will need to lose weight for as an incentive.

Night, y'all

Switching gears...

It's been 2 weeks since I have blogged or even read any.  My friend, Tammy, has convinced me to give Weight Watchers a try.  So I am.  My first meeting was on 9/8, 2 weeks ago and I didn't start until the following Monday.  I've only been doing it for 1 1/2 weeks and the options are great, the food is what you choose and at 48 points plus, there is a lot.  One thing it is doing for me is I am eating a lot more fruit and veggies.  The numbers are slowly coming down but WW prefers that you lose slowly.  I promised her 4 weeks and I will stick to that and see how it goes.  I weighed 336.2 (4 lbs, exactly, higher than my scale, but then...I had clothes and shoes on at the meeting!!), that same morning at home, my weight was 332.2.  For some weird reason, you can't weigh in the nude, go figure!  This morning on my scale, I weighed 330.8. That's 1 1/2 lbs.  We'll see tomorrow afternoon.

My 30th class reunion is in June '12 and I would like to go.  I've not been to the others because I was ashamed of my weight.  I would like to get back to what I weighed when I got married and that was about 240, size 22. I don't know if I can lose it that fast on WW.  I know I can on 1200 calories or low carb, BUT can I stick with those for the long haul is the sticking point.  The way I am eating now, I can do for the long haul.  I am still watching my carbs, though.  Still not eating much bread, sugar or pasta.  I am putting sugar in my coffee, though. and counting the 1 point for 1 tbs.

I really need to start going to the gym again.  The weather change here is killing my sinuses and that is just the excuse I need to be lazy and not do anything.

Jacqui gave me an award and that is great!  I love it!  Thanks, Jacqui!!

I will post 5 people I read and who deserve it later.  I should be able to get to it tonight.

Later, y'all!

Thursday, September 8, 2011


11.3 lbs so far!!  I am excited!!

We had breakfast for supper last night.  Eggs with ground pork and cheese, bacon and biscuits for hubby and child.

Dinner was 4 carbs oh! and coffee 1 carb (creamer)

Breakfast today was a protein shake - 4c
Lunch - cucumber with ranch - 5c
coffee - 1c

Not real hungry today, I think that is a good thing.

Found out today that I am getting Izzy at 9:30 on Sat, Christian is going to travel with her husband to his "one weekend a month" with the National Guard.  I'm glad because Christian always wants to go and do things, eat out, go shopping and it just wears Izzy out and we don't get to really enjoy our time with her because she gets tired and cranky.  This will be fun!

After while, crocodile!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Day 10...

I wasn't very hungry yesterday or today.  I think I have hit that point in Atkins where you start to feel like you don't need to stuff yourself to get past the cravings.

Yesterday's menu:

breakfast - protein shake - 3c
lunch - caesar side salad from Wendy's with ranch dressing - 4c
           hamburger patty with cheese - 1c
           3 deviled egg halfs - 0c
snack - caesar side salad - 4c
dinner - protein shake (not really hungry) - 4c
snack - hamburger patty with cheese - 1c
            home frapp - 4c

Total - 21

Not enough veggies, I know.

Today' menu so far:

breakfast - protein shake - 4c
lunch - cup of cucumber slices with ranch - 5c
           2 slices of smoked pork butt - 0c

I have to say that the cucumbers we are growing are delish!!  I need to eat more of these!

Later, gator!

Weigh in...

Weigh in was yesterday, even though I have been weighing almost every day.  334.7, that's 9.1 lbs lost this week!!  I know most of it was water because my ankles were very swollen from the Mexican food I had over the weekend before.

Cooked a lot yesterday.  We had sausage, chicken, hamburgers, pork steaks, grilled onions, bell pepper, green beans and deviled eggs.  Lots of carb friendly food.  I made pimento cheese for one of the guys at work, he loved it.   I ran the recipe through Sparkpeople and it came in at 1 carb per serving.

Deviled Eggs

I mix into the egg yolks: mayo, very small amount of mustard, dill relish and Zatarain's Creole Seasoning.  Be careful with the Zatarain's the more you use the hotter and saltier it gets.

Night y'all!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Great day...

Had a great day with the girls today.  Christian started sewing Isabella's quilt, we cut the squares over a year ago and put it away and she finally got the itch to start it!  Then we went to Vikki's house and I cut her and her husband's hair...she is such a sweet lady!!!  She had 4 grandchildren and both of her children have decided that they wouldn't have any more.  So when we go visit she always sends toys home with us for Isabella.  Today was a wagon/dump truck kind of thing that has large leggos in the back of it.  She has enjoyed playing with it.  Then we went to O'Charley's and I had the Black and Bleu Caesar salad.  It was very good, the meat was a cut up sirloin steak, I forgot to tell the server to hold the croutons, so I ended up picking them out.

Not sure how many carbs I had today but I am sure I am under 20 for the day.  Breakfast was scrambled eggs, cheese and ground pork that I got at Wal-mart and seasoned it with Zatarain's Creole Seasoning, so it made a good pork sausage without the fillers that have carbs.  So breakfest was 4 carbs. Lunch was probably about 7-8 for the 3 cups of romaine, 2 slices of tomato and the dressing.  Steak was 0.  Dinner was a home hamburger patty with 2 pieces of cheese and 2 small pieces of tillapia.  3 carbs?  So about 15?  I may have a cup of decaf coffee before I go to bed.

Night y'all!