My Journey

Friday, July 15, 2011

Weekly Weigh in: Week 3 & BYOC

Ahhhh.... the scale was such a good boy today showing me numbers below 200. While it's only 199, it's still a pretty big milestone for anyone dieting. It is not a huge loss for the week. I have a feeling the pounds won't be melting off of me like some others but am hoping for a good 2 lbs a week as long as I am sticking to the plan and exercising! I think accepting that now will help with a lot of cursing at the scale in the upcoming weeks of weigh ins. I realize that I only need to lose 80 lbs total to be a healthy BMI of 24 and would even be happy at 150 lbs which is what I was when I got married and felt really good about myself. Today was the worst day dieting I've had since surgery, but def want to learn from this!!

Now onto BYOC!

1. Let’s do something crazy….I’m going to list the rainbow colors and you type the first FOOD item that pops into your head that symbolizes that color for you…’s mine:

Red – The homemade tomato sauce I was going to make yesterday and then the thought was gone cause a kid threw something or screamed something or something like that
Orange – The orange buttercream frosting I just put on cupcakes for a client. To be more specific she called it persimmon. I had no clue what she was talking about! Thank you google!!!!
Yellow – Pasta.... I miss it (the homemade tomato sauce was to cook my meatballs...not for pasta...sigh)
Green – Avacado and the Guac I made yesterday. Why do they have to brown so fast?! 
Blue – Blueberries....cause what other food is blue?? 
Purple – grapes
Brown - The meatballs I just made. This also is my 1st time cooking since the surgery. As a home ec teacher I get SOO sick of cooking. I am basically the worst home ec teacher ever! They are supposed to be cute and old and make everything from scratch. Not me. I love microwave steam bag veggies, frozen skillet meals, Rhodes frozen rolls! I am a mommy to 2 kids under 2. You think I have time to cook?! lol. 
Black – pepper...not a fan

2. What is on your kitchen table right now?

My hubby's computer, about 250 cupcakes stacked in boxes for clients (ugg. those darn cupcakes!), mail, random crayons from Zoey's spurts of coloring, my water bottle, and a bag of coupons Jake collects from the neighbors (He wants to be the next coupon KING, but it's more like a lot more paper taking up our house instead of super cheap products!)

3. What movie do you watch again and again and again? Not like what movie have you seen 5 times…but like what movie have you seen 30 times or more?

None that I have seen 30 times. Some favorites though are Romeo and Juliet, Walk in the Clouds, What About Bob?, and Burlesque is gonna have to be one of my new favs. Awesome singing, awesome dancing!
4. If Satan had a last name – what would it be?

Satan Cupcakes! It has been SO much harder making them than I thought it would be. It is such easy money. This week I made $700 from cupcakes. Its not like that every week of course, and we don't expect the orders, but it helps so much with my teacher salary (our district hasn't had a raise in 5 years!!). Anyway. I went into making them today prepared too. I had minty gum but forgot to replace it once the flavors went. I have to taste the batters and frostings to make sure they aren't crap, and then before I know it I am having more than a taste. Now I feel all gross and bloated. I didn't have nearly half the protein I needed today and the scale was back up to 201 tonight. I certainly didn't have 6,000 calories worth of cake and frosting. I prob didn't even have over 1200 calories total today, but I am still super disappointed in myself.  I really need to re-think this cupcake thing or develop a healthy relationship with making them! My dream of a bake shop is vanishing before my very eyes!

5. Repeat question: Summarize your week in blogland and in real life.

Blogland- I haven't posted as much as I have wanted to this week, but have kept up on reading and today I have really appreciate some people's posts and wise words. Jacquie posted today "I am the only one in control of what goes into my mouth". That just hit home with me. Thanks Jacquie!

Real Life- I always hate cupcakes after having a busy week making cupcakes! Jake worked at night all week and having to put the little ones to bed on my own all week has caught up to me. The house is a mess and I don't want to clean it. I need to invite friends over or something so I have to clean it!  Tomorrow we are getting Chiptole. I look up all the nutritional info so I can get something below 500 calories and then take home half for dinner! Yum!!!!


  1. You GO girl...first, you hit onederland AND you are a home ec teacher that is teaching the GOOD stuff. In the real world NO ONE who works has time to prepare anything from scratch!!!!

  2. I love Walk in the clouds. And Congrats on 199 welcome to Onederland baby!

  3. You're definitely not 201, that's just from a day of eating and drinking! Try not to weigh at night, it's definitely discouraging! :(

    Great job on onederland, I'm jealous! :)

  4. My house is such a mess too - drives me crazy! Nice job on the 199!

  5. That's so awesome!!! Congrats!!! I will be so excited to be under 200!