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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Still on track…

I took off on Friday since The Girl had friends over.  It would not be a good look to have Mom sweating and punching to Taebo while my daughter’s teenaged friends watched.  There really isnt anyplace for them to go in this little box.  🙂  Yesterday I did the Taebo Ripped Advanced Live 1.  That one is a killer.  I would rather do Ultimate Taebo (90 minutes of Taebo frenzy) than do the Advanced 1 two days in a row.  I know I said that I would do Amped…but I am trying to burn fat and get my cardio back up to par.  I also want to get all that junk out of my chest. 
TODAY…Ultimate Taebo.  I know I will get through this one just fine.  Im rocking Atkins…but right now I’m feeling like I want to fast today.  The lack of alcohol is a bit refreshing…but then again it is weird.  I dont know…now I’m babbling…I need to get the workout in before I lose the motivation…
If you dont mind…could you just leave a comment…I’m wondering if I have any following other than spam bots….It would be appreciated…even if it’s just HI…I want to know if actual people read my words anymore.
🙂
Later…

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OMG and other stuff (UNCLASSIFIED)

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So yesterday I stuck to the low carb plan. I didn’t drink…I exercised. I can definitely see the difference when exercising without any alcohol in your system. I did Taebo Get Ripped Advanced 2. Yes…I went for an older straight cardio Taebo to kick start my fitness. IT FELT GOOD! Goodness…I have been slacking big time. The alcohol…the bad foods…I really hate the way I have been feeling lately. I took a couple of face shots of me yesterday on my camera phone. BLOATED! Wow…it isn’t worth drinking if you look like you have living on a diet of salt…all day every day. So…I’m back. I haven’t been on the scale…I’m scared to see where I am. I know my clothes fit terrible and I look and feel terrible. The last time I weighed myself I was 168.2. NOT COOL! Definitely not cool when you have a closet full of 5’s and them all have the muffin top look and you feel like they are strangling you. Talk about a pain the chest and cant breathe feeling! It is just not a good look…and I don’t have the money to buy a new wardrobe.
I have been fighting a chest cold for the past three weeks. I KNOW it isn’t just a chest cold. I probably have bronchitis. I have been smoking like a train these past 4 months. At least a pack a day. So yesterday I was in line about to buy another 4 packs of cigarettes that would probably last me 4 days…I started having a coughing fit. IT HURT. I felt weak and it felt like someone slammed me in the chest with a sledgehammer. The next thing I thought about was my Grandfather…HE SMOKED continuously. Yes…he died at the age of 92…but of lung cancer not old age. I also thought of my mother…as a child I couldn’t think of a time when my mother didn’t have a cigarette in her mouth. I used to think that smell was a normal smell. Well…she has COPD (Emphysema) and has breathing treatments…constant bronchitis…and at one point she needed oxygen to do simple tasks like going shopping. I want to do TAEBO?? So…I leave the line while the cashier is looking at me like I’m a nut…getting ready to ring up the 4 packs of Newport Kings in a box. I located the patch and spent the money on that instead of the smokes. I know I will save lots of money just by quitting…The cigarettes here cost 8 dollars a pack. 32.00 twice a week… 64.00 a week…256.00 a month. So I will take whatever is remaining from buying the patch and put in the savings. I’m curious to see how much I save.
Wow…I’m doing lots of life altering things this month. Im stopping the drinking because it has gotten out of control. I think that has a lot to do with the fact that my husband is in Florida…I’m a single Mother to a rebellious teenager (The Girl) who is trying to make my hair white before its time…and I’m lonely. I’m bored…I don’t do bars by myself so I convinced myself that it was a GREAT idea to drink in my house. Too many morning waking up feeling fuzzy…too many evenings where instead of exercising I smoked…drank…and of course snacked on Kettle potato chips. I wonder why I gained weight? I am stopping the smoking…hopefully not too late…just so I can avoid the oxygen tank that I know will be in my near future. The low carbing?? Well I decided to give up the sugar and carbs for Lent. I am using lent to help me get back on track because I honestly look younger and feel better eating that way. I also need to get back into my wardrobe. I’m tired of looking like I’m wearing a uniform every day. 🙂 I’m emailing this post..so ignore the UNCLASSIFIED stuff. I find that blogging again is helping me clear the fog in my head. The headache should go away shortly…
Later!
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Chili Dog Casserole Recipe I found… (UNCLASSIFIED)

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I’m posting via email from work…so if you see stuff that says UNCLASSIFIED…well it is according to the government. I am on my lunch and I’m trying to figure out something for dinner tonight that is fun. I found the recipe on 3 Fat Chicks on a Diet
If you want to read the thread here is the link…
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/entrees/101625-chili-dog-casserole-fast-reci pe.html
Living Cookbook software 6.16 net carbs per serving – 8 servings in recipe.
Chili Dog Casserole
2 lbs ground beef
1 pkg Williams Chili Seasoning for 2 lbs meat
8 oz can tomato sauce (look for no sugar added)
pkg of 8 hot dogs (I used Bryan Juicy Jumbos at 2 net carbs per dog – you might score some lower carb ones if you look harder than I did) 8 TBS sour cream (I use Daisy Pure and Natural – it’s JUST sour cream) 2 cups shredded cheddar (look for real cheese – not cheese like substances) 1/2 cup fine chopped onions
1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. In large skillet, crumble and brown beef. Drain well. While cooking – cut hot dogs into bite sized chunks and get the onion chopped.
3. Add tomato sauce and chili seasoning to beef. Cook and stir long enough to get it mixed up good.
4. Pack meat into bottom of small square casserole or cake pan.
5. Layer dogs over beef. Thickly spread cheese over dogs.
6. Pop it in the hot oven for 10 mins or until cheese just starts to brown.
7. Serve – makes 8 – on top of each serving put 1 Tbs of onion and 1 Tbs of sour cream. If you scoop it out of pan carefully it should hold together.
This looks delicious. Any interesting recipes that I find or if I come up with something good I will share.
I have to finish my lunch…COOKED SHRIMP…and then get some work done. Tonight will be Ultimate Taebo. I need to kick start myself back into the Amped routine.
Enjoy!
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40/40…

NOT my eyesight. I wish it was that good. No. The 40/40 reference:
40 days…40 years old. Sigh…
I have 40 days of Lent (yes I’m kinda Catholic) to follow my low carb diet to the letter. 40 days of no drinking any alcohol. 40 days of doing my workouts. It is doable…I hate the way I look in pictures…i seem to gain weight in my face. Ugh.
The no sugar/low carb thing is a little harder than I thought it would be this time. I have the massive headache and I feel rundown. I do know that I will feel better next week but it seems harder for me to buckle down and do what needs to be done. I have been told that I’m OLDER now…I should have some weight on me. Yes…but then I see FAMOUS women who are older than I am or my age looking 10 years younger. They are in shape…they eat right. I can do that…so I will do that.
I’m following Atkins again. 1972 version seems to work better for me. I have done South Beach, carbohydrate Addicts, Weight Watcher’s Core and I have always reverted back to the tried and true Atkins program. Exercise will be me and Billy starting up our relationship again. His workouts are the only ones that give me the motivation to keep going.
So…I’m back…with a headache but I’m here. It feels good….
Now…I’m gonna post a non-weight loss post. I have so much to catch up on…
Later!

I'm BACK!!

…and 40 years old.  I have maintained my weightloss for the most part.  My husband is in Florida…I am still in Arizona.  I had several mini nervous breakdowns…got medicated…almost ended my marriage…BUT…I’M STILL HERE!!  I have decided that I am gonna bring sexy back…in a major way.  I’m 40…still looking darn good.  I want to be beyond cougar status by the time I get to 41.  I will do what worked for me the first time…LOW CARB…TAEBO…NO ALCOHOL.  I will see what this does for me…
Just feels good to be back where I’m comfortable.
Later!

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