My Weight Loss Progress

Monday, June 28, 2010

Water boarding

I was having some friends over last night and I made a big batch of Taco Soup and thought I better make some dessert since there were 5 ladies coming over. I make these really yummy raspberry bars. They are super easy and quick. You get a jiffy raspberry muffin mix (33 cents) and add 1/4 C Oats, 1/4 C nuts, and 5 TBSP of melted butter. Press it into a greased 8" pan, reserving 1/4 C of mixture. Pour over 1/2 C raspberry preserves and then add the rest of the crumbled topping to the top. Bake at 350 for about 23-28 minutes. I really like these and could eat a whole pan. I made this dessert on purpose because I knew it was small and would get mostly eaten. However, one of my girlfriends also brought dessert (I didn't know) so only about half the pan of my raspberry bars got eaten. I am a sneaker. I like to go back to the pan and have bite after bite. Just a little bite here, a little bite there. A small bite every half hour and by the end of the night the pan is gone. Last night when I woke up in the middle of the night to feed Sissy, I saw the pan staring at me, tempting me. Someone had once told me after you've had enough to immediately put the rest in the sink with water making them inedible. So I wanted to take a bite so bad but I threw the pan in the sink and instantly water boarded the raspberry bars. After dousing them with water they looked more like vomit in a pan. I was no longer tempted. I made it through the entire day with just one raspberry bar! Kind of feel bad that I wasted half a pan, probably should of cut the squares and gave them to a neighbor but feeling pretty proud of myself that the pan didn't get ate.

This is what the bars looked like after they were ruined with water!

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Weight Watcher results: Week 10

Wow! It has been 10 weeks. This is by far the longest I have stuck with something in recent years. Even though I know I still have a long way to go (at least 28 more weeks) I know that they will go fast. I can't believe how fast the past 10 weeks has gone. Last week I felt good. I went to "moms night out" and saw some people I hadn't seen in about 10 weeks. They definitely noticed and said "You look great". While I don't think I look great, I still look at pictures and want to still felt good to hear it. I ran into another friend a who I hadn't seen in about a month and she called me "skinny minnie", funny since I am still 200+ but it is comments like that which really keep me going. So since starting weight watchers 10 weeks ago I have lost 25.4 pounds. With weight watchers, if you go to the meetings you get stickers when you lose 5 or 10 pound increments, online you just get little starts on your chart. Today when I plugged in my weight I got a big star that said 25! That was pretty exciting. I am pretty happy with that; means I have averaged 2.5 pounds per week. I could of done better this week. I didn't exercise at all on the treadmill. Not sure why not...I did do lots of yard work and swimming but I need to get back in the grove. I was really missing Biggest Loser and while BL Australia was alright, it wasn't the same as having Bob and Jillian to motivate me. I realized I hadn't seen season 4 of BL, so Travis downloaded it for me and now I can start afresh. Tuesday my family comes into town so I am sure there will be temptation. A friend of mine challenged me to write everything down while they are here. I am going to take her up on the challenge as I know that is a major factor to my success. I'll keep ya posted! By the way, did you notice I changed my toe nail polish? haha :)