Monday, September 29, 2008

Getting back on the Bandwagon

I am slowly gaining control again. I ate well late week, ate like crap on the weekend. In the middle of the week, my weight was down over 4 pounds from the week before. I had some kind of food poisoning this morning so I had a serious bloat going on. I'll officially weigh in tomorrow. My husband and I went to Stew Leonards on Sunday - what a's like a giant farmer's market. We got so much fresh stuff - I can't wait to eat it all!!! I also discovered a product called Fit and Fresh. They're storage containers designed for portion control but they're also space saving and each one contains an ice pack. They are so cute!! And on sale at KMart and on the website...!! My eating today was great...I only had a few potato chips when I got home from work, but those are what made me sick, I think, I realized that after I ate and now they're gone. For breakfast I had some special K with bananas and 1% milk. I had some mini rice cakes for a snack. Lunch was a salad with 1 cup pasta with sauce. Snack was 1 cup green grapes and a string cheese, my potato chip indescretion and dinner was 1 pc corn bread, 1 cup broccoli with a little cheddar cheese, 3 oz of awesome chicken and 1 serving of potatoes au gratin...not the best, but days when I eat like this, I lose. And I've been eating way more fruits and veggies than normal. I'm going to start exercising again too. Went back to gymnastics on Saturday and I'm going riding on Thursday. I feel good and I'm hoping to ride this high!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


Hey!! Where'd everyone go....I thought I had a fairly decent readership...and now, nothing...I'm actually starting to get back into this and I feel kind of alone....Please come back!! I hope I didn't offend anyone!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Hello There!

Hi Everyone!! I survived Tour DaVita....I wasn't able to ride all 240 miles, but I surprised myself and was able to complete 131 miles, over half!! There were 225 riders, from all aspects of the company I worked for - from the CEO to the unit secretaries and everyone in between. It was all about "The Spirit of the Ride". I met some amazing people and had such a wonderful time.

This is me and our CEO. The company that I work for, DaVita, is a Fortune 500 Company. And we do some amazing things across the US. And our CEO rode 270+ miles and was involved with everything. Now that I've done this, I really want to get into cycling. Aside from muscle fatigue and soreness, I felt great, this is something that I can do!! And it's great exercise. Next years ride is supposed to be in Oregon and I think it would be wonderful if I could do it next year. I've spent the last 3 days since I got home cleaning...which is kinda funny since I thought I left the house spotless before I left. Between my husband and my cats, it was a wreck. But I also massively cleaned the bathroom and I'm starting to get rid of some books and old clothes on Ebay. I'm also going to store all of my summer clothes, something I never thought to do, but space is limited. We spent $300 shopping yesterday and got a new "used" fridge so it's all loaded up. I feel great and I'm ready to get back into the swing of things. I also bought a diet and exercise journal that lasts for a whole year so I'm going to start using that....hope everyone had a great week while I was gone, and will have an awesome week this week!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I'm here....I've been away. I went to Atlantic City for one day, Philly the next, back to New Jersey that night for dinner with my old supervisor, back to Philly and then came home. Was home for an hour, then drove 5 hours with the husband to upstate New York for Labor Day weekend. I had a great was relaxing and I'm back into the grind. I leave on Sunday for my bike ride....I'm not excited yet, but I'm sure I will be once it all gets started. I bought a new little digital camera so I'm hoping to take some pictures - I've never been to Wisconsin. I'm eating better....weight was down a bit but I'm still hovering around 258....By the end of the month, I'll be back to making good decisions. I'm still reading everyone's blogs, they continue to give me hope and inspire me not to give up! My boss has banned all non-essential internet use, so no more reading my blog from work....but I'll keep reading from home. Have a great day!