Thursday, January 28, 2010

Crazy. Insane. Stressful.

That is what the past couple weeks have been like. It all started when we bought a house. Yes. We bought a house.

The house is great. One level and a great backyard for the dogs. I am so excited to get them out there. They are going to love it and I won't freak out when they start running because there are no trees in the yard. That means no sticks, which means no greyhound boo boo's! Our current yard is very wooded. I love the trees, but I can't tell you how many times my guys have come into the house with a tear and/or hole in the foot! As a matter of fact, Sophie has a nice dime sized hole in between her front toes. We've also had dogs slide on the snow/ice and hit a tree. It will be nice to take them out and throw their toys around so they can run, run and RUN!

I am stressing out because we are trying to get OUR house cleaned out and packed. The plan is to move into the new house and then put our house on the market. We have SO much to do. Thinking about it makes my blood pressure go up.

Because of this the 10 lb challenge. Out the window. I've been bad. Real bad. Like, hand me those large Wendy's fries bad.

Then. I received the call. Maggie's ashes were ready for me to pick up. I was happy to have her home, but....ugh. The vet and his wife were so wonderful and kind. They sent a beautiful card and made a donation in Maggie's name. Then when I picked up her ashes, they had a mold with her paw print and a beautiful small clear ornament with her hair. DAMNIT. I started bawling all over again.

I miss her.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

This morning I dragged my sorry ass out of bed and went to the YMCA for the Body Cuts class at 6 a.m. It is 50 minutes of a group of people doing weights to music. It is hell. Squats, Fly's, Lunges, oh my. When I was getting ready for work my arms were shaking so much that I could barely put on my eyeliner! Freaking looked like Cleopatra all day.

Excercise and food report:

Body Cuts - 6 a.m.
2 cups of coffee w/Stevia and non-fat creamer
2 hard boiled eggs without the yolk, but with a tablespoon of hummus instead- YUM.
Cup of OJ

Then...evil came into the office -- it goes by the name of "Low Fat Cranberry/Orange Muffin"


I admit it. I ate half. Then came to my senses and threw it away.


Ran 3 miles on treadmill
4 Hershey kisses
Cheese stick

I did bring my lunch of leftover WW recipe, but it didn't taste all the great so I only had about 1/4 of it.

Water throughout the day

Dinner - WW recipe of Black Bean Taco's - 4 points each. I had two and they were delicious!!

Snack - Skinny Cow Ice Cream bar - Mint.

Seems like my weak point is lunch. CRAP.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Holy Fiber Batman!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just saying. Woof.


This morning, I lumbered downstairs to the scale for my first weigh-in. I wasn't happy.

146.4 lbs.

This is without having coffee and being butt ass naked. Not good. Not good at all.


Egg Mug (2 points). This is a recipe I found on the Hungry Girl site. It is 1/2 cup of Egg Beaters and a wedge of Laughing Cow cheese. It was very good. Orange Juice. Coffee w/stevia and fat free creamer.

At work, I had another cup of coffee. I am not a nice person until I've had my second cup of coffee. Mention anything about points to me beforehand and I might shove a stapler up your ass.


Yogurt - 1 point and here things took a nose dive. I went to King David's and had the Vegetarian Plate. I have NO idea how many points it was, but it was goooooood. It has hummus, babaganoush, tabbouleh, greek salad, falafel patties (4) -- these were the first to be consumed, and pita bread (1). So what do you think? Like 20 points?

Oh, and I forgot. 4 Hershey Kisses.

Tonight, I am heading to a spin class. Don't you think an hour of ass kicking should counter lunch?

Dinner: Progresso Vegetable Soup - 0 points.


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Getting ready for the 10 lb challenge! Went to the grocery and tried my best to plan out my meals and snacks for the week. My friend, Z, gave me the best tip! She should since she is going to be a WW leader next week. She told me about these.

I was very skeptical and thought for sure they would taste like cardboard, but to my surprise, they are very tasty! And only 1 point. *giggle, giggle* I loaded it up with hummus and veggies. Extremely satisfying and tasty. Gives me hope that I am not going to starve.

Thank You

Thank you to everyone for their kind words about Maggie. We miss her terribly, but our girl is no longer in pain. Maggie was very much as independent as she was sweet. The last few weeks of her life she wasn't able to do the things she so enjoyed. Now she can.

Friday, January 08, 2010

Sweet Angel

September 1998 - Friday, January 8, 2010

10 lbs Challenge

Jen, Trac and I have decided to do a 10 lbs challenge. The first person to lose 10 lbs wins. We are going to 'officially' start on Monday. Shit. Personally, I think Jen is going to win before this thing even starts! She emailed us with what she has been eating and let's just say, it is amazing she doesn't weigh 600 lbs. You know I love ya, Jen!

This is how it will work. We will weigh-in once a week and email each other everyday with what we ate for the day. Trying to guilt and bitch our way to better eating. In light of this challenge, I am going to use my blog to help keep me on track. I figure if the Biggest Loser can use public humiliation to get people to lose weight, it might work for me too.

We are going to use the Weight Watchers points system. My daily points are 19. Sob. I think I've tried to stay to 19 points once and I blew about half of them before noon. This isn't going to be easy. As a matter of fact, I think it is going to blow monkey chunks.

Stay tuned.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year

Maggie is hanging in there. We have her on a multitude of pain meds that seem to be doing the trick....for now. What just sucks and is so devastating is that this is the only thing wrong with her. She is playing, eating and being happy. Just sucks.

I am so grateful to have these 2 weeks off to be with her. Not only do we get to spend quality time with the pups, we have been busy getting some home improvement things done. Getting the house ready to put on the market hopefully around March. It is a serious pain in the ass.

We've also been looking at houses and haven't come across anything that makes us tingle. One thing we have decided is we want a ranch. Why? The dogs. I think we have finally gone over the edge. With Mag's going through what she is and John with his neck issues, it would be great to have a house without stairs. John is close to 100 lbs and when you try to pick him up, he feels like 200. He is a tank.

ANYWAY....I am trying to get my lazy butt back into gear and exercise. Today I ran the Resolution Run and it was a blast. You show up and you don't know the course or how far. Could be anywhere from 3 - 6 miles. It was 4 miles this year. You get a little champagne halfway through and free beer and pasta at the end. I think it was the perfect way to kick start 2010. Let's hope the momentum continues!