Sunday, September 28, 2008


     I've also decided that if I don't ride my bike this week, then I am going to take off the Coast to Coast trip that I had going. MAYBE that will be some motivation!

Nothing new

     I'm definitely in a holding pattern. I guess that's not a bad thing, or at least it could be worse. It's not really a good thing either.
     I did weigh last Saturday, and I had lost two pounds. I got so busy I didn't blog. Then, I weighed today, and I gained those two pounds back, so I am exactly where I was. SIGH. Like I said, holding pattern.
     I still am wearing all the jeans I couldn't wear last year, and I have even pulled out some shirts that I have been wearing to school, so that's good, too.
     But, I am not motivated at all to do any exercise. I have been really tired lately, too, so the thought of getting up early, well, it's just not happening!
     I have been riding most every day, and I know that is some exercise, and I know that if I were to walk in the time that I ride that I would lose weight, but I'm just too hooked on riding my horse!
     I know what I need to do...sigh. It's just a matter of doing it. I need to get up earlier and ride the bike. I won't do it later in the night because by the time I get in from riding, I am wiped out.
     Maybe this week I will walk during my lunch. That would at least get me up and out :) And, it's supposed to be super warm this week!
     I know what I really need to do this week...I need to call a meeting, and I need to get everyone back on track. When I am motivating the group, it seems easier to motivate myself!
     I will keep you posted!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Gonna weigh later

      I plan on getting on the scale later today! I will let you know the results. I don't feel like a loser ;)
      I have a plan for this upcoming week and exercise! I am going to do it NO matter what!!!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Food Doctor!

     Another new discovery, and of course from one of my favorite radio stations, NPR!
      I heard an interesting story about a doctor who decided to train in the culinary arts to learn how to make healthy foods delicious.
     I decided to check out his website, and I like how you can look up recipes based on any of your medical conditions, and I thought a bunch of the recipes definitely have the YUM factor! I can't wait to try them out.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

LOVE it!

     Right now I especially LOVE the Farmers' Market!! Tonight we stopped by and bought: Nectarines, Pluots, Apples, Tomatoes - both red and green!
     Right now we have so much fruit in our fridge; it's crazy! We add to the list of what we bought tonight, the pears and other apples we picked up on Sunday.
     And, I have tons of yummy veggies, too! Tonight we made some of the sweet corn we bought at Fitzgerald's, and OH MY GOODNESS it rocked my socks off.
     We are going to have acorn squash (also fresh) on Thursday, and right now I just feel like I can't get enough of these healthy options!
     Today I had the best dinner! I had butternut squash ravioli! Delicious.
     I love that I am craving good and yummy food!
     We have been riding each night after dinner for close to two hours. It's a good workout, since we go bareback, and I also walk up and down the driveway a million times with our little one when she rides her horse, when we are not riding mine.
     Today, I had several people tell me how pretty I looked! That felt good. You know those kinds of days? Where your hair is just right, and your pants fit perfect, and the color shirt shows off your eyes, that sort of day, and then people notice, and not only do they notice, but they make a point to tell you!
     Of course, it could be all that healthy food I am eating that gives me this happy glow...or MAYBE it's just that I'm QUITE happy right now :)

Sunday, September 14, 2008


     I just stopped by Fitzgerald's out just south of Malott, and I bought some of the most yummy pears I have eaten all summer!
     I also picked up corn, which is far cheaper than the store, and it was just picked TODAY! Talk about fresh :)
     I bought tomatoes, too. I can't wait to slice into those gi-normous things!
     Also, a new discovery for me...I found out that the microwave does a pretty decent job on acorn squash. You know how sometimes a microwave cook job isn't nearly like an oven bake job?
     So, we had acorn squash two different times this week1 I LOVE it! And, it's very quick in the microwave, woo hoo!
     Also, I just tried a new recipe that I found on Hungry Girl. You take 2.5 tsps. of yellow cake, and 4 tsps of peach baby food. You mix it up, and microwave it for one minute, then let it stand for five more.
     What a sweet little dessert (it's basically a microwave cupcake), and it's only two points! Super easy, super quick, and YUMMY!

Catching up!

     Yesterday I was in a mad cleaning frenzy. I don't mean angry at the dirt, but rather CRAZY! LOL
     I was a bit behind on housework with some busy weeks with school starting and whatnot, so the big goal yesterday was to catch up and get everything done.
     I accomplished that! I love turning on the satellite radio and blasting the 80s hair bands! So, I was rocking out while I was busy cleaning.
     Yesterday I also finished unpacking everything, as I still had a few boxes left.
     I can't believe how much you can sweat from doing housework!! When it was all done, I felt both good for how clean and organized everything was, but I also felt good for revving up my heart and burning calories out of the deal!
     I also planned the week's meals and did all the grocery shopping yesterday, so that's out of the way, too!
     I even did some prep work for the meals this week, which gives me more time on the busier days.
     I worked with the horses last night, and I decided that definitely counts in the workout column, since I do a lot of walking with our POA. Even riding uses muscles, especially since we go bareback most of the time.
     Speaking of riding...This week, I am going to ride my bike in the mornings!! I think I have caught up on sleep, and I am more on schedule now.
     With all that accomplished yesterday, today I get to play!! And, boy, do I plan on it!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

A new discovery!

     I found a new site today, and I LOVE it!!!It' called Limes and Lycopene.
     In particular, I am giving you the link to my favorite post on her site about living better in thirty-one days. It's really cool; she gave a tip a day! Cool stuff!!!
     That's one of her most popular collection of posts. Check out the rest of her blog, too!
     I also read a great post on Diet Girl that made me smile because we ALL can relate! And, that's where I found this new blog that I love!

Monday, September 8, 2008

No change

I weighed last night, and I lost nothing, and I gained nothing. I weighed exactly the same!! I did not get up this morning to ride the bike; I was just too tired! Hopefully better tomorrow!!

I did eat well today, and I drank more water than I have been doing lately, so that was improved.

I rode my horse tonight. MAN, not only is it a good workout, but it's also an excellent stress relief!

That's all for now.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

I love the fair!

     I love going to our fair! It's fun to see everyone you know and check out ALL the exhibits!
     Of course, another highlight is the fair food. The only bad thing is most of it is FATTY!
     I haven't had a chance to weigh this week. I'm hoping I can later tonight. Then I will update.
     Everything I have eaten at the fair so far (going back today, too): One maple sausage (huge and fat), two corn on the cob (with I Can't Believe It's Not Butter Spray), one small ice cream (in a cup, but really it doesn't seem that small), one bag of mini-doughnuts, lots of ice tea, a couple bottles of water, and that's it.
     I need to add a piece of pizza (only one, and it was cheese) and a small Butterfinger McFlurry last night when we were coming back from the football game in Chelan.
     That's everything that I have eaten on Friday and Saturday. Not very balanced or very healthy for that matter! But, I have to say it could be WORSE! LOL.
     The other good thing about the fair is all the walking and walking and walking! SO, maybe some of that fatty food will be disappearing...I hope.
     I also rode my horse yesterday for about an hour in the morning, so that counts for some exercise, too.
     Bottom line: I love the fair!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

What's new??

     As usual, I blink and life seems to run faster!!! LOL. Things are going smoothly, and I cannot believe how much easier it has been to make all those good health choices when I am working!
     I do want to work on the water bit, but I have been back on track of counting points (and, tracking everything I am eating), eating lots of fruits and veggies.
     The best thing is that I am exercising more regularly. For the past two mornings, I have set the alarm clock for earlier than last week. I have quite the routine in the morning, but I LOVE it!
     I get Rick's muffins going, all the lunches and coffee made, and then I ride the recumbent bike! I don't know how many miles (I lost the batteries to the bike during the move, and I haven't had time to just go buy more!) I am logging, and instead I am keeping track of time.
     I also worked out on weights last night with the cheerleaders, and then I will again tomorrow night, too!
     I didn't weigh today, but I will try to do that tomorrow to give everyone an update.
     The really good news is that I tried on a bunch of my old jeans last night, and I could wear sizes that I had no idea I was even close to!! WOO hoo!!! Gotta love it :)
     I still find it amazing how much easier it is to stick to good choices when life is busier. Well, I don't mind!!
     Cody will hopefully be back the last week of October and first of November, and we plan on getting family pictures then! SO, I have some motivation to lose at least 10 more pounds!