Thursday, April 30, 2009

A month left!!!

Morning weigh in: 158.2 whoo hoo! I like being down but the competitive person in me wishes the weight had dropped Saturday since our weight loss challenge here at work starts tomorrow. Maybe I'll use my weight from Wed as my starting weight-think thats legal? I'll just say I started my challenge earlier than others. lol
B- Fiber One bar (150)
L- smart ones chicken enchiladas (290 cal)
S- small piece of chocolate & handful of peanut m&ms (150???)
D- turkey sandwich (250 cal) & a few chips (100 cal)
S- I really love those weight watcher fudgesicles-might need to pick up some more since Steve loves them too & will eat them all the time with me. :)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

31 days to being Mrs Allen :)

Mrs Allen sounds like an old lady but it's still exciting!
Morning weigh in: 159.9 ugh! what's up with that? I did the 13 flights of stairs last night, had one (pretty big) soft taco with only cheese, salsa, meat & tortilla for dinner and a 1 pt weight watchers fudge pop for snack. any ideas?
B-Fiber One bar (150 cal)
L- smart ones rice & beans (310 cal)
S- popcorn maybe (100 cal)
D- PB&J Sandwich (200 cal) & little bit of chips (100 cal)
S- maybe another WW fudge pop (100 cal)
That still only puts me at 960 for the day & I'm trying to get to 1200 on average.
E- since I did the stairs yesterday, I think I'll do the treadmill tonight with situps/pushups & dumbbell workout. This should make me REAL sore on Thursday :)

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

32 days left....

Morning weigh in: 159.0
Expected since I didn't do the stairs last night & we had pizza for dinner. I was walking out of the office with a co-worker & didn't want to stop my conversation so I'll do the stairs tonight instead!
B- Fiber One Bar (150 cal)
L- smart ones (300 cal)
D- I told Steve I'd make soft tacos tonight so probably eat 2 of those

Good news is that I had a dentist appt this morning & the lady there hadn't seen me in 6 months. She noticed I'd lost weight-YAY!! I've lost 9.8 since Christmas but no one says anything to me so I think it must be so gradual that no one I see all the time notices. That was a good ego boost to help keep me motivated :)
I'd still like to get to 150 by the wedding but 9 lbs in 32 days might be tough. I can sure work towards that though!

Monday, April 27, 2009

33 days & catch up

Morning weigh in 158.4! I am proud of myself, that was after couples shower & bachelorette party weekend! We had a blast!
B- Fiber One bar (150 cal)
L- Soup (150 cal)
S- 1 Reese's PB Cup (85 cal)
D- idk yet maybe PB&J sandwich with chips

E- I'm doing the 13 flights of stairs again tonight. I wasn't that sore after I did them last Wed but on Thursday when I did my hard treadmill workout right after, that killed me. I was sore all day Friday & a little sore on Saturday. Thats good for me though right?

Thursday, April 23, 2009

T minus 37 days

Morning weigh in 160.4 & I'm not sore from the stairs yesterday! Yay!
B- maybe a cup of fruit
L- soup (150 cal)
S- fatfree popcorn
D- PB&J sandwich & few cheetos

Exercise- treadmill workout-a really tough one b/c I'm not sure I'll get a workout in again until Sunday or Monday.

Oh now I'm excited! We are doing a post tax season weight loss challenge here at work. It's 6 weeks starting next Friday & it's a $20 buy-in, winner based on % weight lost, and the prize gets split 1st 50%, 2nd 25%, 3rd 15% & 4th 10%. I work with a lot of people who I think might do it so we could be talking about some good $$ here on top of being healthy! What more could I want? :)

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

38 days left!

Morning weigh in: 160.8 yuck!
B- granola bar (100 cal)
L- smart ones chicken enchilada (290 Cal)
D- PB & J sandwich & pretzels

E- going to walk down 13 flights of stairs today when I leave work-last time I did this I was sore for 4-5 days. I guess it uses different muscles than a treadmill. I'm going to try to do this every week at least once a week.
Also going to do some crunches & dumbbell stuff for my arms.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

T - 39 days!!

Morning weigh in: 160.4
Last night we ended up going out to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings-I got a salad but at the end we decided to hit Coldstone for ice cream so I'm not suprised I'm over the scary number this morning. I'm hitting the treadmill tonight after my haircut & facial. I need to start tanning too
B- granola bar (100 cal)
L- I get to take a co-worker to lunch for his mentor lunch-not sure where he will pick.... *update* he picked TJIFriday's so I had grilled chicken, veggies & a few bites of mashed potatoes
D- PB&J sandwich & apple

Monday, April 20, 2009

Catch up & T minus 40 days!!

Morning weigh in: 160.0-not too horrible after 2 wedding showers & a family easter dinner weekend.
We had a great time this weekend & got a LOT of really cool gifts.
B- small apple (85 cal)
L- frozen dinner (320 cal)
S- idk yet, maybe fatfree popcorn (100 cal)
D- unknown so far

Friday, April 17, 2009

Day 106

Morning weigh in: 159.8 (slowly but surely I'm moving away from my scary number-yay!)
B- banana
L- sonic on my way to meet my mom at her office
D- ????

We met with the electrician this morning & our shower & bathtubs were being installed today too! The house looks great-can't wait for it to be finished. :)
Off to meet mom & do more fun wedding stuff YAY!!

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Day 105

Morning weigh in: 160.0-wow what a difference being able to sleep in & less stress does for my weight. I lost 2.2 lbs overnight? Now if I could just do that the next 5 days I'd be at my goal weight 39 days early! HA HA
B- Banana
L- salad with light ranch dressing & cup of fruit while shopping with my mom.
D- Olive garden with mom & Steve. I had about 1/2 order of chicken fetticini, 1.5 breadsticks & some salad

I had my final dress fitting-it looks awesome!! The woman did a great job with the length (which I was worried about b/c of my walking) and the bustle is awesome. She said it was a very tricky bustle b/c of the design on the sides but it looks fab!!! Just makes me smile thinking how great it looks.
Mom & I had our annual after-tax season massages today too. They were ok but nothing amazing. I think we'll try another place next time. :(
We also went to Hobby lobby & got lots of wedding stuff-tuling for the little bags (we are throwing wheat instead of bird seed or rice since we are from KS & my dad is a wheat farmer). Ribbons, stuff to make the pew decor (May baskets as my mom calls them) and I'm making our rehearsal dinner invites.
Tomorrow we meet with the electrician at the new house & then I'm off to my parents' house for the weekend. 2 showers & wedding stuff-I'm excited!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Day 104

It's here!!! Tax season is over today! I went home last night about 5:30 to relax/celebrate with Steve. It was the best night! He cooked a low fat chicken with paprika recipe & then we went out to have drinks which turned into drinks & dessert but hey why not?
Morning weigh in (showed the dessert) 162.2 oh holy cow!!!
Yes I've still lost 6.6 lbs during tax season & worked almost 900 hours in 14 weeks so I guess thats ok. Now I'm super motivated though!!!
B- Banana
S- apple
L- company is buying quiznos (they don't want us to think about leaving for lunch)
S- company is buying lots & lots of rounds of drinks to celebrate end of tax season
D- my little brother & his girlfriend are coming down to the college baseball game tonight to go with Steve & I. They want to see the house & we'll go out to dinner with them before the game.

Plans for the next 4 days-which I have off!!!!
Thur- massage, dressing fitting, shopping & hanging with my mom (who's also a CPA-ok I can't say also b/c I'm not one yet but you know what I mean)
Fri- maybe a late lunch when I meet my mom at her office, meet with flower lady, look for wedding stuff
Sat- the church we are getting married at is throwing us a shower
Sun- my aunts are throwing us a shower
I plan on dragging my mom on a walk all 3 days I'm at their house-Fri thru Sun. Or at least I'll workout on her eliptical & I'm going to workout on Thursday at home on the treadmill.
150s here I come!!! My goal is 150.0 by my wedding day which is 45 days away. Think I can lose 12.2 lbs in 45 days??

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Day 103

Morning weigh in 161.2 (since I've been at over the really ugly number for a few days I'm not thinking its water weight) I'm hoping its stress weight & they will fly off the next few days. I working 15 hrs yesterday (until 12:30 am & yet here I am back about 8:30am).
B- granola bar (100 cal)
L- soup (150 cal)
S- fat free popcorn
D- I REALLY REALLY want to be able to make it home for dinner with Steve tonight. I know its bad when he asks "can we please have dinner together tonight?" but my day isn't dependent on me-but on everyone else. :(

Monday, April 13, 2009

Day 102

Weight is yo-yoing again (is that a real word? i don't know) back to 161.0 this morning! Ugh I can't wait to go on a workout binge here once tax season is over! 3 more days if you count today & the 15th!!!
B- Fiber One bar (150 cal)
L- 1/2 chef salad w/ranch dressing
D- I think the firm is still buying dinner these last 3 nights so idk. Otherwise soup or a frozen dinner.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter! Day 101

Morning weigh in: 159.8 thank goodness it was back down under my scary number.
I'm back at work this morning-just going to be here while Steve is working a lunch shift.
L- Subway sandwich & Harvest Cheddar Sun chips
S- chocolate probably
D- one of my clients' owns a Papa Johns franchise & when we delivered their tax returns a few weeks ago, they gave me 2 free pizza coupons. I think Steve & I'll use one tonight. I'm too tired to cook

3 more days!!!!!

We went out to see the house today-they have the roof on except over the garage but it rained last night & right now so our floor is still a little wet. Hope they get it sealed up soon.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Day 100

Morning weigh in: horrible-161.4 what???? I've worked 64 hrs in 5 days so I'm not getting any sleep which makes me gain weight worse than eating bad. My guess is that I'll approach 80 by end of day Sunday. I'm tired....4 days to go!! Thursday is going to feel like the best day in the world. Mom & I have massages scheduled, final dressing fitting, buying Steve's wedding band, looking for clothes for bridal shower/rehearsal dinner/going away and just plain relaxing.
B-Fiber One bar (150 cal)
L- company is buying Cafe Moderne (my fav restaurant in town) turkey sandwich, little bit of salad & gelato
S- chocolate I know will have to be ate......
D- smart ones ziti pasta (300 cal)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Day 99

Morning weigh in: dangerously close to what I call my scary number of 160-I was 159.9.
Considering work bought Old Chicago last night & I had a ton of food, I'm not suprised. I wanted to keep myself under the 160 mark until April 15th. Once I go back to working 40 hours rather than 70+/week, I'll have tons of time to workout right? I've only got 50 days until our wedding day from today & will have 45 after tax season until the wedding. So I'm setting new goals:
1) Lose those last nasty 10 lbs to get to 150 by wedding day- thats 1.56/week very do-able with dedication
2) Drink only water in the afternoon (I was doing good at this until I started the 70 hr/weeks & I was just too tired not to have caffeine in the afternoon)
3) Take the 14 flights of stairs down between my office & the car at least once a week
4) Do treadmill cardio at least 3 times a week if not 4

"The difference between goals & success is discipline!"

B-Fiber One bar (150 cal)
S- 85 cal snack
L- 1/2 chicken caesar salad (450 cal)
S- ????
D- whatever the company is buying

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Day 98

Morning weigh in 159.6-yikes its getting close to that nasty 160 # so very strict eating for me today!
B-Fiber One bar (150 cal)
S- 3 little hershey's kisses (75 cal)
L- Soup (140 cal)
S- something about 100 calories
D- ????

6 more days until the end of tax season! I can't wait-for a day off, to starting tanning & working out again, to be able to focus on the wedding & just to be able to enjoy life again :)

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Day 97

Morning weigh in: 159.4-hmm weird b/c I thought I ate good yesterday. Oh well just motivation to stay away from the mid-week munchies for tax season today. I think its Mexican food-so chips/salsa/queso, etc
B-Fiber One bar (150 cal)
S- maybe some chips & salsa
L- smart ones rice & beans (310 cal)
S- 85 cal chocolate
D- company buying dinner-they bought fast food burgers & fries. I had a small cheeseburger from McDonalds & about 1/2 order of McD's fries (310+250 cal)

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Day 96

Morning weigh in: 158.4
B-granola bar (100 cal)
L- soup (150 cal)
S- about 150 cal of chocolate
D- company buying dinner-sub sandwiches I think

Monday, April 6, 2009

Day 95

Morning weigh in: 158.8
B- Fiber One bar (150 cal)
S- a co-worker's wife made cookies....I might need one....or two.... :)
L- soup (150 cal)
D- idk yet, a friend is having a bday dinner but not sure if I can make it outta work in time to make it. i'll have to see how things are going about that time..... if i can't leave, the company is buying dinner again this week.

Update-house pics below

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Day 94

No morning weigh in-just forgot again. I was too excited to go see the new house with Steve!
L- Old Chicago lasanga
S- Easter chocolate that we have here at work
D- birthday celebration for a friend at On The Border

All in all, a HORRIBLE food day for trying to be healthy!!! But it was so tasty & sometimes a girl just needs some comfort foods when she's exhausted! I think I'll be at about 76 hours for the week from Monday to Sunday.....10 more days 10 more days......

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Day 93

Morning weigh in 158.8
B-Fiber One bar (150 cal)
L- KFC is what the company bought for lunch-chicken leg, 1/2 biscuit, coleslaw & some baked beans
S- chocolate (only 85 cal of it though :)
D- Depends on how late I work....

Steve said they framed the basement yesterday & were starting on the garage when he was there yesterday. We are going to go see it tomorrow before I come into work. I'm so excited!! I'll post pictures of the framing Sunday or Monday.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Day 92

Morning weigh in: 159.6
B- another dept brought up donuts to get us through our 70 hour weeks. I had a small caramel one.
L- smart ones rice & beans (310 cal)
D- the office is buying pizza & pasta tonight

Oh my diet isn't going well but in 12 more days I can focus on working out & tanning every day so that I look hot on our wedding day & honeymoon!! Only 58 more days :)

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Day 91

I didn't get a weigh in this morning-I can honestly say I was so tired when I was getting ready this morning that I forgot! I worked until midnight last night & didn't fall asleep until about 2. So being up at 7:20ish wasn't an easy thing.
B-Fiber One bar (150 cal)
L- smart ones enchiladas (290 cal)
S- I'm sure chocolate-the key will be to limit the quantity :)
D- I can't remember what the company is buying today

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Day 90

Holy cow is it really day 90??? Today is April 1st so I can officially say I'm getting married next month!!! :)
Morning weigh in-159.0 I really hope my scale isn't playing an April Fools Day joke on me!
B- Fiber One bar (150 cal)
S- mid-week munchies for tax season today is popcorn-all kinds of flavors (cinnamon, chocolate, puppy chow, cheddar, you name it-its there)
L- smart ones rice & beans (310 Cal)
D- Baked potato bar-the office has decided to buy dinner every night the next 2 weeks since we have to work so many hours for the next 2 weeks

14 days until tax season is over!!! And they started framing the house today :) Oh please weather-hold out until they get it sealed up. Pretty please!