Wednesday, September 30, 2009

It's Official...

J has officially been told he is going to be stationed on a boat in Japan come next Spring. I knew it was coming but it doesn't make the thought of him leaving any easier.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

We joined the Y

Last night we joined the Y. The paperwork is done...we paid our $7 for the rest of the month. We have our cards to check in. We have an appointment scheduled for orientation. We are good. We didn't work out last night because J had a soccer game and by the time the paperwork was done it was too late to start a good workout so tonight will be the first night. I'm looking forward to it. I miss it.

We're also eating healthier. Last night I fixed very yummy broiled chicken that I had marinaded in Mrs. Dash's Lemon Pepper marinade. We weren't thrilled with the marinade it was a little too lemony for our taste but the chicken was nice and moist. I also fixed a Weight Watcher recipe that was really yummy...Balsamic Green Beans. It was easy...I used my Pampered Chef microsteamer to steam some Trader Joe's french green beans (a staple in my freezer) for about 3 minutes in the microwave. Then I melted a tablespoon of butter and mixed in a few teaspoons of Balsamic vinegar. Poured that over the green beans they were yummy.

I was still hungry a bit later and J said "you're just going to be hungry" I disagreed so I went and got a glass of milk with a squirt of Hershey's...and I was good. We diet differently...he goes to extremes. I can't do that.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Change is good. It is also inevitable. And I am making some changes. One of those is I have decided to cancel my Weight Watchers membership. I've decided to join the YMCA because for me I need exercise to lose weight. With us saving for a wedding I need to start looking closely at the budget and I decided swapping Weight Watchers for the Y is my best plan.

I will continue to follow a calorie counting diet of 1600-1700 calories a day with exercise. I think this will work best for me. I need a bit more food to lose weight it is weird. And if I get too many days with too little food then I don't lose weight.

And I'm hoping that my dress won't have to be altered too much so I want to lose some weight and tone up a bit. And I know I need to start exercising some more to get my self in better health. So here we go.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Weight loss

So now that I have the dress. I cannot...cannot gain weight. I can easily lose weight and still have it fit but no weight gain allowed. Perfect plan through Thanksgiving and Christmas. lol. So I'm sticking with Weight Watchers and I'm going to go join the YMCA for exercise. While on vacation I didn't really eat too badly because we didn't snack all day which was good and we were moving around alot so that helped too. I go to my meeting Thursday so we'll see where we are. Whoo hoo.

Monday, September 14, 2009

So it's been a while...

Sorry I promise I'm still alive...and everything is great. I went on vacation for two weeks and prior to that work kept me running ragged. So here is all the news that's fit to share.

J and I went to his family reunion in Indiana. I got to meet the rest of his family I hadn't met. It was great I love his family. I could not have asked for better in-laws...and yes they are now officially my in-laws. J and I got married over Labor Day weekend. It was great. It was religious, fun, casual, etc...and we loved every minute of it. We had a retired Methodist Minster perform the ceremony and we had communion as our first meal with each other and our family. It was great. We are going to have another ceremony in January for my family and our friends. I can't wait. I already have the is perfect. The kind of dress that when I put it on Mom and I said..."this is it" it fits beautifully and gives me a figure better than I could hope for.