Sunday, September 27, 2009

June 2?

soooo...thursday night i took a pregnancy test and it was positive.  5 pregnancy tests later, i'm still pregnant.

planned?  nope.
wanted?  in the next few years.
excited?  yes.

after the initial shock wore off, and we've told all our friends and family, things are starting to set in.  according to the lovely pregnancy calendar, my due date is june 2.  daniel was THRILLED.  there's no other way to really phrase that.  i met him at the door with the news, and he was so excited.

repeat after me - i am not going to eat like a fatty just because i'm pregnant.  i'm still going to monitor what i eat.  i'm going to consume a healthy calorie diet (and convert that to ww points for easy counting) and track it.  i'm going to continue walking.  (and yes, i got in my 3 walks for the week - beat the challenge)

lots of changes this year, indeed.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

it kinda rocks...

so, tricia is having an awesome fight fat phobia giveaway...everyone should go check it out.

tricia rocks

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

peanuuuut, peanut butter....and jelly!

have you guys heard that song?  peanuuuuut, peanut butter...and jelly!  we sang it a lot as kids - i dunno where i learned it, but i'm gonna assume it was in elementary school.  we sang a lot at my schools.

anyways, it's stuck in my head because i had it for lunch.  5 pt pb&j?  yes, please!  very tasty.

challenge update: 1/3 workouts completed.  have until sunday to get the other 2 in...gonna try to do it tonight and tomorrow, though, because we're going to WV for the weekend.

i'm so bored - and ready to crash.  i took a 2 hour nap last night, and then slept for almost 7 hours.  i shouldn't be tired today!!!

how's everyone else's week/day/life?  update people!  i need something to read. :)

Monday, September 21, 2009

not my fav...

so this weigh-in was not my favorite...

total weight lost as of last monday: -26.4

this week: +0.2, -26.2 total

Saturday, September 19, 2009

crazy easy

i'm having an easy weekend, and i kinda like it.

daniel and i got up early this morning, and i made us some french toast for breakfast.  am i the only person that dislikes sugar free syrup?  i can't deal with it...tastes, ironically enough, too sweet to me.  (mandi - did i use ironic properly in this sentence?)  anyways, i ate my french toast and with measured out syrup for 8 pts.  good start to a fun day.

we showered, hit up kohl's for picture frames and photo albums, went to see Love Happens, decided the day was too gorgeous to head straight home, and hit up a miniature golf course.  daniel beat me this time, so no gloating for me.  we considered hitting up the arcade after playing mini-golf, but decided to rent a movie and head home so he could watch the WVU game.

i used some flex points today - quite a few actually.  i hope i don't pay for that on monday's weigh-in.  how does everyone else handle their flex?  all at once, spread out, a lot on a few days?  i'm finding that i'm barely eating my flex - and i know that isn't the way to go for me.  i always lose better when i eat it all.  need to follow my own advice and add some extra points to the day, probably at breakfast and lunch.  seems i tend to have 20 or more points left for dinner.

angela and i have a challenge for next week since both of us have been sucking on the exercise side of things.  i thought amanda might want to join us - and anyone else is welcome too.  we're starting out easy, so it should be a doable challenge for anyone interested.  we're making a commitment to exercise at least 3 times this week, for at least 30 mins each time.  totally doable.  i think we should give bonus points if we get more than 3 days in.

it was gorgeous here in MD today - hope tomorrow brings more of the same...


Friday, September 18, 2009

i wanna make a no free food rule at work

the people at the new place love to bring in food - brownies, cakes, hot chocolate - you name it, they love it.  well, that's not entirely true.  name anything that's bad in points, and they'll be bringing it in.  i think at first they thought i was being rude - so when i was asked for about the 3rd time "aimee, you really don't want anything?" i finally told them all i was doing weight watchers.  not that i was hiding it...just hadn't come up in conversation, and no one really noticed, as most of us pack our lunch.

well, yesterday the managers ordered us all pizza - as a surprise - and then this morning, one of the admin people brought in like 4 dozen doughnuts.  and i'm not talking the cheap grocery store bakery glazed stuff - this is the good stuff....fillings, icings, sprinkles - all of it.  but i sat here with my oatmeal and 24 oz of water and passed on the sugary goodness.  for the record, sweets are my favorite breakfast food.  and what did i do yesterday for lunch?  ate my homemade chicken noodle soup (use the homemade term loosely here - it was canned broth, chicken, and egg noodles, okay?) and diet coke and ignored the cheesey stuff that was in my face.

okay, enough food talk.  as you can see, i'm doing well at sticking to the plan this week.  like most of you guys, i was loving biggest loser this week - and a few times was all teary-eyed.  that show pulls at the heart strings...

i love having all of my tv shows back on!  and, get this - comcast had an appt to fix my dvr last night and 1) they showed up on time, 2) it was at the beginning of the time slot, and 3) they actually fixed the problem.  there's hope for them yet.

having an easy weekend at home in MD this weekend...will be making the trek to WV next weekend.  been awhile since i've seen everyone, so it should be good fun.

TGIF?  yes!

Monday, September 14, 2009


first things first...

weekly weigh-in
total weight lost as of last monday: -23.6
this week: -2.8, -26.4 total

i'm okay with my stats, even if it was showing a 4.5 loss earlier in the week.  lol.  not sure what happened - but i'll take it.  :)

my weekend was okay...nothing major to report.  we hit up the outlet malls in hagerstown on saturday since daniel's mom and her boyfriend came to visit.  i did catch an awesome deal on a kate spade wallet - $49, regular retail price was $155.

i'm still a cooking machine.  i'm so proud of the few times we eat out every week now!

there's nothing exciting going on for this week, either.  DMB is going to be on Ellen on wednesday, set your dvr's.

Friday, September 11, 2009


i'm sitting here while my mother-in-law talks to my hubby about family happenings back in WV, and my kitty is curled up on my lap. :)  nothing too new to report, just figured it was time for an update.

i think we might hit up the outlet malls in hagerstown tomorrow, so that could be big fun.

on the weight watchers front, things are going well.  a sneak peak at the scale this morning showed a 4.5 loss so far this week...we will see what monday holds.  tomorrow the in-laws want to go to cheesecake factory, so that could be a toughie...i do have some flex left, and i told daniel not to let me order cheesecake no matter how bad i whine.  lol.

soooo happy it's the weekend - this getting up at 4:30 stuff is killing me!

Monday, September 7, 2009

weigh-in results

after one week fully (back) on plan, my results look like this:

total weight lost as of last monday:  -17.4
this week:  -6.2, -23.6 total

daniel and i have spent our labor day doing a whole lot of nothing.  our 2 hour tetris marathon took up most of this evening, but other than that, we've been very boring!

hope yours was more interesting!!!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

stay at home weekender

daniel and i stayed home all weekend. i've cooked, cleaned, watched tv, hung's weird. so unlike me. yet, i love it...i should be at the gorge this weekend, but i'm actually kind of glad i sold my tickets (forgive me, DMB).

tomorrow's weigh-in day...a sneak peak at the scale showed 6.5 lbs down this morning...we'll see what tomorrow says. that first week completely on track really does wonders, huh?

TJ - note the cooking part of this blog. i might get crazy and even try one of your recipes. :)

love updating again! i kinda missed you guys. i was in need of a change, note the new layout.

Friday, September 4, 2009

don't drink the water

everyone's pregnant! no, not me. but just about everyone else. everywhere i look, there's pregnant bellies passing by. a few weeks ago, i found out my friend jill is expecting her 2nd. before that, a former coworker. several people from high school. and just last night, tia called me to say she was pregnant!!! she was so excited - it was cute.

as for us newlyweds, things are going well. we're really starting to like living in MD, and so far the new job is going well. i like my coworkers and LOVE my new schedule. home by 4 everyday? yes, please!

you will all be pleased to know that i am down 4.5 lbs this week. finally, finally, finally am back on track. it looks something like this:

july 10: -35 lbs
aug 31: +17.6, -17.4 total
today: -21.8

mondays will be my official weigh-in day. i'm just soooo glad i'm getting back there. hate that i gained so much back, but ice cream, pizza, pf changs, movie theater popcorn, fried foods - basically, my choices - got me there. i didn't switch back to regular pop, but so that's good, but my eating was far from good.

i'm looking forward to a long holiday weekend! :)