Tuesday, March 4, 2008


I've begun "blogging" from work again. What I mean, is that I write an email to myself, send it, then when I get home on my computer where I can actually access my blog, I post it. Haha, fooled you websense blog blocker!

Anyway, it's 7am, and I am committing to having a 100% on plan day. Today is my usual WW day. Last week I went on Friday b/c Tuesday I had other plans. I think that I may just go & opt not to weigh in. I have mixed feelings on this though. The fact is, I had a crappy weekend, I ate my weight in movie theater popcorn, candy, etc, and I'm paying for it now. I imagine that most of the gain is as a result of the sodium... however, the fact is, I made the decision to eat crappy, and I should probably face the music. I really just would hate to "lose" my 50 pound accomplishment. Another option would be to wait until Friday and go to that meeting again... that way it's been a whole week since my last WI. Like I said... I have mixed feelings.

I've been inspired to try the Couch to 5K program (c25k). One of my resolutions was to participate (notice the word choice--not "run") in a 5K. I am going to do the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in June. This may sound strange to some, but I would rather run outside than run at the gym on the treadmill. I know some people don't like the thought of running in public w/cars driving by... but at least after they drive by, they're GONE. At the gym, not so much. Problem is, it's pretty crappy weather here! I'm also curious... for any of you that have done this program before... how do you know when it's time to switch from jogging to walking, without staring at a stopwatch the whole time?

New foods:

I picked up some hummus the other day while roaming about the store. I like hummus, but I'm kind of particular. I got the Athenos brand, just the regular kind. It's OK, but not my favorite. I think I might try to make my own sometime, but we'll see.

I also picked up some Fiber One bars. I'd heard great things about them, that they're super tasty & they've got like 1/3 of your daily fiber in them. They're supposed to be really filling for only 2 points. The part about them being tasty is true... I got the Oats & Caramel kind, and it's delicious... but they give me HORRIBLE cramps! And gas. Does this happen to anyone else? Is this something that my body will just "get used to"?


Tonight I will make my stuffed burgers. They make 10-11 patties, so I freeze them & have several meals out of it! I think today after work I'll go to the store & get stuff to make taco soup, then tomorrow while I'm at work it can cook! I may wait til Thursday on that one though. I have some frozen chicken breasts in the fridge that I'm going to do something with too... Anybody got some good recipes/ideas for some tasty chicken? Maybe even something that I can freeze leftovers of?

*edit* So I forgot to lay the frozen hamburger out tonight... I guess it will be a lean cuisine & a salad tonight. Burgers tomorrow!

OK, That's about it for now!


Felicia said...

Taco soup sounds yummy!!

Tip on the Fiber Bars. If you are not used to eating high fiber foods start with a half and work your way up over time. Or lol eat it with a Gas X =0). Your system will get used to the fiber over time and stop reacting like that. They are yummy though.

My unasked for 2 cents? Go weigh in. Its not set in stone. Its a great "get back on the horse" type thing and after all its only a number and not who you are. Face it head on. Step forward, not around =0)


Heather said...

ooo love hummus! eating that with a whole wheat pita is one of my fav things.

glad to hear you are having a good on plan day. in regards to weigh in, I know you will do what is best for you, but I always say, not getting on that scale is only hurting you and not anyone else in the room. perhaps your courage would give someone else the courage? sure, it may be up, but even so, thats the reality of this whole weight loss thing and it doesnt mean that you failed. sure it may be embarrassing, but maybe thats what you need to help get you back on track. I hated weighing in and see over 2 pounds up, but it sure scared the crap out of me and got me to avoid some pizza today.

Brittany said...

i used to love the regular athenos hummus, but lately, i've been eating the spicy three pepper (i think that's the name of it) like it's going out of style! it's really good!!! so is the roasted red pepper.


I thought about picking up the Fiber One bars at the store the other day but now that I've read this I'm glad I didn't! Cramps and gas are not so cool, man.

Krystle said...

Yes, Fiber One... eek... I can't eat them every day or my insides will be twisted into 8,000 knots!!! They're good though, and infact I have a box of the oats & chocolate staring at me right now!

c25k... Well, I think you kind of have to look at the clock. I've started doing it though where you just run until you ultimately can't run any longer, and then walk (obviously)... and alternate that. Your body will kind of tell you how to do it. Like last night, I didn't feel like watching every second on the treadmill, so... I walked the first 1/2 mile to warm up, and then I ran the rest of the mile. I was pooped from running for 5 minutes straight, so I alternated the last mile and ran for a couple minutes at a time and eventually bam... 27 minutes had passed and I was at my 2 mile mark! Another thing... if you live in the country, and have telephone poles... that's a good way too. Run from telephone pole to telephone pole, every other section you're running, and every other you're walking. If you live in the city and have city blocks... run 2 city blocks, walk 2 city blocks... etc. And with anyway you choose, pretty soon you'll be able to run for 3/4 mile, or 2 telephone poll sections, or 4 city blocks... etc etc!

Good luck!! :) I'm doing the c25k, too! I registered for my first 5k a couple weeks ago... April 26th!

Time to get on the treadmill now... :)

Jennifer said...

If you have an ipod you can download a podcast off of itunes that is a couch 2 5k program. It tells you when to start and stop running so you don't have to keep looking at the clock. I hate having to keep looking at the clock so I like listening to this. It also has really upbeat music to run to.

As far as the fiber one bars...the gas was horrible with me too. I like the earlier comment about eating half of one though.

Hanlie said...

That is very clever, writing and emailing the post to yourself!

I also like hummus, but I make my own!

Anonymous said...

I can't eat Fiber One bars, either, for the same reason. Blech!

I feel ya on the WI or not question. Struggling with that myself, this week.

Anonymous said...

Hi Teale, Okay, its true, I'm an AIM profile stalker and saw that you had this blog up and running awhile ago! I was bored at work today, so I thought I'd see what was up!

I have a yummy easy recipe for chicken, if you like onions (not overbearing, just for flavor) and dijon mustard. I know both are iffy tastes for some people, so if you're interested, drop me a note on facebook, and I'll send you the recipe! I make it usually with white or brown rice, and have meals all week!

I'm glad to see that things are going well!

You'd be so pretty if... said...

I added you to my google reader, now I can keep up with you!

Scale Junkie said...

good job outsmarting the websense! I really like the roasted garlic flavor hummus and I tried a roasted red pepper flavor that was really good too.

You can check out this recipe on my blog for chicken marinade, its very tasty.

Ms Ingrid said...

Running outside is SO MUCH better!

I don't think I could do more than 5 min. on the treadmill, too boring. Never tried, though.

And yes the drivers, some guys occasionally get too excited...
you'll get used to that