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Monday, June 30, 2008

Monday Madness

And the verdict is.........158.9!!! That's a 2.9 lb loss from last Monday!!! (I knew WW worked if I would just follow it again....) How was everyone else's weekend?

Saturday, June 28, 2008

D>>>D>>>>Double chin!!

It is gone!!!! My double chin isn't showing up in pics anymore. WOO-HOO! This was at the carrie underwood concert with my sister.

My mom posted here has recently lost some weight too. She has lost 10-15 pounds. I am proud of her!

Thursday, June 26, 2008


I haven't posted for a while, because really I haven't been trying to lose weight. My first focus was to quit smoking and I've done that, so now I need to get my butt in gear and start walking. It's so easy though, when I get off work, it's still hot, and I can convince myself it's too hot to walk. But for my health and future well-being I need to start. We really need to start a walking club or something.

By the way, today marks a month and a half smoke free. Go me....hey that rhymed!

Weigh-In Wednesday! alittle late...

I have been avoiding this....I have gained 2 pounds. I honestly have been stressing the past week BIG TIME! I know.....not a good excuse. I need to hop back on the train!!!

Good Recipe (WW friendly)

A friend sent this to me last night so of course I tried it for dinner. It was yummy (and pretty filling too!)

Corn & Salsa Chicken Packets

POINTS® value | 6
Servings | 4

1 pound uncooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, 4 breast halves, about a pound total
1 cup salsa, chunky
15 oz canned yellow corn
1 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese

Also need 4 sheets (12-18 inches ea) Heavy Duty Aluminum Foil.
Preheat oven to 450.
Center on chicken breast half on each sheet of foil. Spoon salsa over chicken. Top with corn.
Bring up foil sides. Double fold top and ends to seal packet, leaving room for heat circulation inside. Repeat to make 4 packets.
Bake 18-22 minutes on a cookie sheet.
Sprinkle with cheese before serving.

(OK and even though I'm new to posting to this board, I'm gonna kick you all in the booty....the last person to post a post was Jenny....a week ago! Tsk tsk tsk) :-)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Working Arms in a Spin Class + 5K

Ha Jenny, I figured this was easier...and in case anyone else was interested :-) Spinning classes are primarily cardio and legs....HOWEVER....when you pedal and do jumping jacks with your arms, bicep curls, tricep extensions, arm circles, then get an arm workout :-)

On another note....would anyone else be interested in working up to running the Midnight Flight on Labor Day weekend with me? (I can hear you all saying...I don't run! Let me tell you...neither do I!) It's on the Friday night of the weekend....there is a 1 mile that starts at 9:15pm, a 5K that starts at 10pm, and a 10K that starts at 11pm.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Monday Madness

Yep, that's the name for now....madness. Of course I wasn't as good as I should have been since I posted Wednesday....and my weight was up. I won't post the number, but it was up less than 2 pounds. My shocker though came when I went to the gym and Laurie wanted to weigh, measure, and do my body fat today. Yeah....NOT good. Most all of my numbers were up. So of course she kicked my tail...which I need. I guess that's what I have to look forward to until she gets my numbers back down! Maybe this week will go better!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Size 8? Huh?

I am a little confused. The scale says I am still hovering between 132 and 135, yet my pants say I'm a size eight! I know this is usually because exercise turns fat into muscle, which weighs more. But the thing is I'm not exercising. Hmm. Are my pants playing a cruel trick on me?

I have been doing a bit better now that the birthday fare is out of my house, but I'm not going to stress over having bad stuff every now and then, because I'm almost where I want to be! I'm still breastfeeding Suzi (with no end in sight, yet) and I'm sure that helps.

So... My butt has met its final goal but the rest of me hasn't, if that makes sense!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Weigh-In Wednesday!

I am down .4 almost a 1/2 pound. It is getting I am slacking on my diet. I have portion control down, but I still am eating baaaaad stuff! I am really needing to get refocused! I want to lose almost 20 more pounds before I go dress shopping in August or September! Kick my butt please!

Official Re-Start

Yes, I know my post was like a week ago but I'm just now getting to where I have the motivation to re-start following weight watchers and making healthy choices. Some friends and I are going to the beach together at the beginning of one of them and I have decided we're going to set goals each week to reach and we'll add to them as the weeks pass. This week (from now through Sunday...then I'll get back on my Mon-Sun week) our main goal is at least 6 glasses of water (straight water) a day and get 4 days of exercise in. (this is in addition to staying within our points for the week).

SO, I weighed in this morning at 160.0 even (which is actually down from the last few days).

(my ultimate goal is to be able to wear my two-piece that I bought...I'm brave enough to wear it around my pool when no one is here....but not in public!)

How is everyone else doing??

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

My First Post

(Let me preface this by saying that I'm not very good at telling a story so I promise this will be choppy and I will probably leave things out but you'll get the idea!)

Hi! Some of you know that I've been lurking and comment occasionally. I had my own weight loss blog but I'm not good at keeping up with I am!

I am Beth and I live in Pendleton. I'm a nurse in the intensive care at AnMed. Let's see....I've been married to my husband for 5 years now and we met at Clemson in Tiger Band. We have a beautiful little girl named Elaina and she is almost 16 months old. I think that's all the info on me!

December 2001:
I guess I should start this blog with my story. I was always a small child until I hit the 4th grade. I guess it's called puberty :-P My brother was the same way. Once I hit 4th grade I gained a lot of weight. I remember being in 5th grade and weighing in the mid-160's. For that age when you haven't finished growing upward....I was the largest girl in my class.

From then on I had a self-esteem problem from my weight. It just seemed to climb from there. In high school I was in the 190's at one point. I always wore boy clothes...because as everyone thinks....big clothes cover up the weight right? Wrong. I had the ugliest prom was just bad! Long story short....I was always the largest of my fact they were all tiny and I was big.I went to Clemson in the fall of 1999 and actually LOST weight. None of my good friends went there and I didn't like to eat alone so when I did go eat I ate a plate fast and left. Eventually I made friends in the band but the food there was never really good so I didn't overeat. I think I ended up in the 170-180 range but several sizes smaller than previously. In high school I wore a the end of my freshman year I could wear a 14 easily.

May 2002?:

The next few years my weight teetered.....with getting an apartment and not eating on campus I went back to my bad eating ways (although no nearly as bad b/c I had to cook my own food!)

May 2003:

When I got pregnant in the spring of 2006 I had just started to really lose weight and was 169. I used pregnancy as an excuse to eat anything I wanted to. The morning I went into the hospital to be induced I was 218.5.

January 2007:
After having Elaina I was in the 180's for a while and the weight came off slowly. I had kept my gym membership the entire time I was pregnant (even though I didn't use it) and finally went back for good at the end of July of last year. I began working with a personal trainer once a week in August and had a starting weight of 174.

2 months went by and my weight stayed steady at 174 (the clothes sizes started going down b/c the building of muscle but the weight wouldn't budge). At the start of November I started doing weight watchers again on my own. The next few months I lost a total of 20 lbs.

Here lately I've had trouble staying on plan....the exercise part is easy for me but the eating gets me. I'm here to keep accountable and hope I can give you guys as much support and I know you'll give me. (and I can always use a good kick in the kick away!)

Here's one of the most recent pics I could find:

Weigh In Wednesday!!

Woo-Hoo!!! I lost 1.4 pounds this week.....I was over 2 pounds lost this week and all of a sudden...weigh-in wednesday comes...AND I ALWAYS MANAGE TO GAIN A BIT BACK!! I think it is some secret society out to get me...Miss Piggy is the ring leader. I am sure it has nothing to do with the fact that I ate Mcdonalds last night. I mean the double cheesburger wasn't too greasy...and I did have a diet coke to go with my large fries. *sigh* We won't count the 6 hershey kisses I ate too.

I eat when I am stressed....and in case those of you who don't know...a lady hit my husband's car (really my car..Sniff) and we are forced to get a replacement. It was totaled. Hubs is alright...thank God! It is really stressful to be on a time crunch to find another car...not to mention the price of everything....who wants another car payment????? We are trying to work it out so we don't. Say a prayer and wish us luck tomorrow while we shop for a car! Now where are those potato chips??? Just kidding!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Um. I had a little cake.

Confession time. May is over and I did not meet my goal of 130. To tell the truth I've gained a couple pounds! After Suzi's party the house was filled with leftover cake, sandwiches, fruit, and CHEX MIX. It gets worse. There were sodas and ice cream too! Horrible. After getting the house all ready for several weeks, when the party ended I camped out on the couch and oversnacked. I am going to do better. It's time to clean out the fridge and get back on the wagon! My end-of-May goal of 130 is now my end-of-June goal. If I don't meet it by then I guess it'll be my end-of-July goal!

Thursday, June 5, 2008


Today marks my second week smoke free! I'm going to start focusing on my weight very soon! I hope everyone is doing well and getting healthy!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Weigh In Wednesday!!

This is going to be short and sweet! I finally lost another 1.2 pounds. I am just short of 20 lbs lost. I hope to have 20 more pounds off by the end of August. I plan on going dress shopping in September for a friend's wedding.