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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Am I Missing in Action......

Hello!! I am so sorry that it has been FOREVER since I have updated on anything. I have been finding it hard to update on Facebook, My Fitness Pal and the blog. So I have decided that I am going to focus on the blog and facebook. I hope to be posting almost daily again.

So what's been happening in my little part of the word.....

I had a mini meltdown this weekend twice. Bless my husband's heart because he is a saint when I have a meltdown. I really think I am having some mood swings from my hysterectomy. I did some reading about menopause and this seems to be a side effect. I will be talking to my doctor when I go for my follow up appointment in March. So in the time being, I will be trying my hardest to remain calm and not overreact. I tend to me a worrier and freak out about silly little things that never worry or bother anyone else. It is weakness but I shall overcome it. Now that I have announced it to the world, it is time to change it. I will let you know how I do.

Eating Plan -- Yeah, I am not calling it a DIET because I am changing for life. I want this to be my way of life so it can't be a diet. I have ate plant based every day except for this past Saturday when I had a slight lapse in judgement. I didn't beat myself up about it because I know I will make mistakes. After the first 6 weeks, then I can add some fish, chicken, turkey, eggs or fat free milk if I am missing these. I think I will be doing that but I also want to stay mostly plant based. I am thinking using the meat as a tiny portion like 1-2 oz per meal but most of the meal still being salad, veggies, beans, fruit. It's a work in progress so I want to be able to do it forever.

Exercise -- I have been riding my bike every day (I think I missed 1 day) for at least 20 minutes!!

Weight Loss -- Well, my first week weigh in was Thursday, 1/26 and I lost 6.5 pounds!!! Yeah!! I was shocked and so happy!! I can do this. I hope to lose 90 pounds by our October Disney trip.

Disney -- The school board is meeting tonight and hopefully will pass the calendar for next year and I can book my trip tomorrow!!!! I am so freaking excited!!! We keep switching back in forth on what resort. We are thinking Port Orleans Riverside most of the time but now we are thinking about the new Art of Animation. I will let you know tomorrow when I book.

 I think that is everything that has been happening to me. Thanks for dropping by!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Good Saturday Evening!!

Hello Everyone! Well, when I last posted I was almost finished reading Eat to Live. I finished it and started following the plan on Thursday. It has been easier than I expected and my family is doing this with me. My hubby and I discussed it and decided that we would try to to get our cholesterol in the normal range and hopefully get our blood pressure down so we can come off our medicine. Our daughter is sorta following it. She still eats some meat but understands that we are doing this for our health. We have been eating lots of salad, beans and fruits. I know we have had a couple things that were not on the plan such as one night for supper we had black eye peas over cornbread, salad and green beans. The cornbread would not be considered on the plan but I don't want to waste food. Today, for breakfast I had 1 biscuit and cantaloupe. So we are mostly following the plan but making it fit our family. Our main focus is getting our cholesterol down and off meds. Of course we will lose weight eating better but we want to make sure we are healthy. I bought some yummy stuff at the grocery store to fix this week. I got eggplant and zucchini to make vegetable lasagna. I am going to make Chili Mac with no meat!! I got some soy cheese for the lasagna. I am making veggie pizza. Then of course we have lots of fruits and vegetables. I weighed this morning even  though it's not the official weigh in. I have lost 4 pounds since Thursday!! Yippee!! In the book, it is stated that the weight will drop off and it has for me so far this week. Here's a couple of my days and what I have been eating.

Breakfast
cantaloupe and banana

Lunch
salad
chili beans
green beans

Dinner
salad
black eye peas over corn bread
green beans

Breakfast
cantaloupe
biscuit

Late Lunch/dinner
whole wheat bun
veggie burger
sauteed onions
homemade french fries
banana

Snack
popcorn
orange

I am enjoying the food and I can't wait to try new things. I will keep you posted on my progress.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, January 16, 2012

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  • Disney's Old Key West Resort
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I am still alive.....

Good Evening!! Sorry that I left you all high and dry....I have no excuse except I was too lazy to log on. I know, how sad is that. Well, the good thing is I have been logging my food into My Fitness Pal except for this weekend but I went back today and updated that. I had slacked on my exercise over the weekend too. I let my laziness take over. I just did a short but powerful workout on my new exercise bike. I bought it online from Walmart. It was $89.00 and I was worried about the quality. We picked it up at our local store today. My hubby put it together and I worked out. I am shamed to admit that my little ride about killed me. I rode for 1.02 miles which was like 7 minutes. I was huffing and puffing. I know I am fat and out of shape but holy smokes!! It is bad. My goal is to double my time to 15 minutes by next week. I can do this!! I eventually want to get to where I am riding it 30 minutes in the morning and evening so I have an hour workout. The quality seemed fine. It's $89.00 bike and it logs your time, calories and speed so I think it is fine for the money.

I have almost finished a new book. It's called Eat to Live. It is very good and makes you think about what you are putting in your body. Check it out. I bought it for my nook for like $10.00.

I have been taking my daughter to practice her driving. I can't believe that in less than 1 month she will be 16. She is improving but is still nervous.

I can't think of anything else that is happening. I will be posting some vacation specials later so check them out.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Friday Update

Good Evening All!!! I am so glad it's the weekend!! Yippee!!!!

Well, I had a great week. I think I stuck to my plan and goals great this week.

Today I had:

Breakfast: oatmeal and 2 slices of lean center cut bacon
Lunch: Salad and soup
Dinner: Chicken sandwich and waffle fries

Exercise: 20 minutes on treadmill and 20 minutes on the Wii Exerbeat

It's a short one tonight!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Thursday Update

Good Evening!! It was a great day!! I am so glad tomorrow is Friday. I am sleeping in on Saturday!!

Here's my goals for today:

Breakfast: chick filet a chicken biscuit
Lunch: grilled chicken salad
Dinner: chicken salad

I am on a salad kick right now. Hubby and I went to the grocery store after work and I bought a premade cobb salad for lunch tomorrow. I did buy some frozen meals for lunch next week. I am feeling good.

I just finished my 20 minute workout on my Wii Exerbeat. I really like this workout game. It is fun. Today I did a latin dance workout. It really works your waist and abs. It doesn't seem like you would get tired but you do.

I tracked all my meals and exercise today.
I drank my 4 glasses of water.
I did not cook today :-(
I did get in my exercise!!

That's about all there is tonight. I took a antihistamine for allergy symptoms I am having so I am getting very sleepy. hehe

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wednesday Evening Update

Hello!! I just wanted to complete my day. I did a 20 minute aerobics workout tonight and for dinner I has a chicken taco salad with lettuce, tomato, cheese, and sauce. No chips or shell!! Yeah me!! It was very yummy!!!

I am struggling with the water but I am trying hard.

On with Disney update.... We are trying to plan or should I say that I am trying to plan our next Disney trip and the school hasn't released next year's calendar. I so need to know when Fall Break will be. I called today and it should be out Feb 1st so I hope I can book at that time. Also, we have decided that we want to stay at Port Orleans - Riverside in their preferred rooms. We really like the new renovations. I will keep you posted with all the updates.

Daughter and friends senior trip will be May 2014 after graduation instead of fall break. Our plan is to stay at Bay Lake Towers in a 1 bedroom villa. I will get it booked as soon as the dates open up.

That's all I have for tonight!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday Mid Day Update

Good Afternoon! Just a quick update. My day is going great!! It's hump day and I am so glad!!!

Breakfast was oatmeal and 2 slices of lean center cut bacon
Lunch was Chick-fil-a sandwich (no mayo) and cup fruit

I am not sure what dinner will be tonight.

Goals for today:
  • Track Food -- yes, for breakfast and lunch
  • 4 - 8 oz water -- still working on that
  • cook 5 meals -- dinner
  • lunch from home -- didn't make this one today
  • 15 minutes of exercise -- will tonight
Thanks for stopping in!! I will be back on later tonight and I have some update on the future Disney trips.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Tuesday Evening Update

Good Evening!!!

I took my daughter driving to practice her night driving skills. She turns 16 next month so we are practicing for her test. She did very well!!

My hubby cooked us dinner while we were out. He made chicken breast tenders, mashed potatoes, green beans and rolls. It was very yummy!!

I am going to walk on the treadmill tonight while I watch Biggest Loser.

I feel good about my changes and sticking to my goals.

I can do this!!

Goals for today:
  • Track Food -- yes
  • 4 - 8 oz water -- yes
  • cook 5 meals -- yes
  • lunch from home -- today I had a salad
  • 15 minutes of exercise -- yes, 30 minutes on the treadmill
Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday Update

Good afternoon!! Sorry I didn't finish my Monday post after my workout. My Internet went out and was out all night. I did a 20 minute Denise Austin workout tape and I drank a slim fast shake afterward. Then I drank 2 more glasses of water. I met all my goals!! Yeah.

Now on with today. For breakfast I had a cup of oatmeal and 2 slices of lean bacon center cut. Lunch was a salad with chicken. I have had 2 glasses of water and I am working on my next 2. I use a tervis cup that is 16 oz. It keeps my water really cold. I plan on cooking the tuna pasta dish with green beans for dinner. I will need to get in another snack of some sort today. I am under my calories per My Fitness Pal.

I will check back in later to let you know how the rest of the afternoon and evening goes.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Lunch update

Good Evening! Well, I ended up cooking Bear Creek Cheddar Broccoli Soup and I added some chopped up potatoes. Then I cooked some chicken tenders for some protein and rolls. I had a cup of soup, 2 chicken tenders and 1.5 rolls plus 2 glasses of water.

I am having a peanut butter sandwich with fruit cup for dinner and 2 glasses of water.

I have logged all my food into My Fitness Pal.

I also updated my goals on My fitness pal and I entered my weight today.
15 minutes of exercise  --- not yet but I plan on doing this at 7:00
Track food-- Yes
4 - 8 oz glasses of water -- will met this with dinner
Cook 5 meals per week -- I cooked breakfast and lunch today so 2 down
Lunch from home 4 days a week -- lunch was at home today since I was off so I will count that.

I will be back on later to cap the day!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Tuesday Update

Hello!!! It's chilly here today. It is 35 this morning!! I am so not going outside!!

I cooked pancakes and bacon. I had 2 small pancakes and 2 slices of Bacon with 1/2 mug of coffee with milk and sugar.

I planning on making a tuna pasta dish with green beans for lunch today.

I am not 100% sure what is for dinner but I will keep you posted on that.

I will probably do mini post to make sure I am following my goals for the year.

Here's my check off to make sure I am sticking to my goals. I have a word document with this over and over for every day til March 2. Then I will create a new set of goals. BTW -- yes, I am one of those people who love list!! hehe

Goal
Mon 2/6
Tues 2/7
Wed 2/8
Thurs 2/9
Fri 2/10
Sat 2/11
Sun 2/12
15 minutes of exercise







Track food







4 - 8 oz glasses of water







Cook 5 meals per week







Lunch from home 4 days a week









Thanks for sticking with me on my journey and feel free to comment. I know I have some visitors. :-)

Atlantis - Paradise Island, Bahamas Special


Book by Jan 23rd and get the following:

4th Night FREE
 and up to
$400 airfare credit on a 6 night stay
or
$250 airfare credit on a 4 night stay


Contact me at Reena@dreamcometruevacations.com or 1-888-642-5398 ext 706 for pricing and more information!!

Terms and Conditions

1. Book by 1/23/12 for travel 1/1/12-6/20/12. New bookings only. Guest pays mandatory levies, fees, service charges and gratuities for free night. Subject to availability. Additional charges for weekends, holidays, and peak periods may apply. All rates, availability and offers are subject to change without notice and are not combinable with any other offer not listed here. Not applicable to groups and restrictions apply. This offer does not apply to Coral and Royal Towers Suites, Cove Club Level Suites, or the Reef Penthouse.

2. Up to a $400 airfare credit applies to new air-inclusive U.S. and Canada bookings only for round-trip travel 1/1/12-6/20/12 and requires a 6 night min stay. 4 night min stay required for $250 airfare credit. Must be booked by 1/23/12. One credit per room only. Blackout dates: 3/15/12-4/14/12. No refund or credits for cancelled airfare. Air must be booked and paid at time of hotel booking. Cancellation of hotel will result in cancellation of all associated airline tickets and no refunds or credit for cancelled airfare will be provided. All passengers must be booked on the same passenger name record for the same flight and itinerary and cannot include stopovers. Applies to airfares on scheduled service out of US and Canada gateways only. Any airline change fees or rate increases after ticketing on any tickets are the responsibility of the passengers. This offer is subject to availability, may be changed or cancelled at any time and may not be combined with any other air credits. Not applicable to groups and other restrictions and limitations may apply. Air must be booked and paid at time of booking through Atlantis.com or our contact center. 

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You can enjoy one more day and night of Disney magic FREE when you buy a 3-night, 3-day non-discounted Walt Disney Travel Co. room and ticket package at select Walt Disney World® Resort or Disneyland® Resort hotels before Jan. 31, 2012 (for arrivals most nights Feb. 26 – March 10, 2012).
 
Room Offer at Walt Disney World Resort
 
 
It's the perfect time for you to visit the Walt Disney World® Resort! On select dates in 2012 you can save on rooms at select Walt Disney World Resort hotels.

Offer Details:

 Book by Jan. 22, 2012, for stays most nights Feb. 21 – March 8, 2012.
Book by Feb. 28, 2012, for stays most nights April 13 – May 24 and May 28 – June 14, 2012, and you can save:

Disney Value Resorts Disney Moderate Resorts Disney Deluxe Resorts Disney Deluxe Resort Villas
20% 25% 30% 30%
  • Disney's All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney's All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney's Pop Century Resort
  • Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
  • Disney's BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort
  • Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort
  • Disney's Old Key West Resort
20% 20% 25%
  • Disney's Fort Wilderness Cabins
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
  • Disney's Polynesian Resort
  • Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge – Standard View
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani
  • Disney's BoardWalk Villas
 
Book by Jan. 22, 2012, for stays most nights March 9-31, 2012.
Book by Feb. 28, 2012, for stays most nights May 25-27, 2012, and you can save:

Disney Value Resorts Disney Moderate Resorts Disney Deluxe Resorts Disney Deluxe Resort Villas
15% 20% 25% 25%
  • Disney's All-Star Sports Resort
  • Disney's All-Star Music Resort
  • Disney's Pop Century Resort
  • Disney's Coronado Springs Resort
  • Disney's Caribbean Beach Resort
  • Disney's Yacht & Beach Club Resorts
  • Disney's BoardWalk Inn
  • Disney's Wilderness Lodge Resort
  • Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort
  • Disney's Old Key West Resort
15% 15% 20%
  • Disney's Fort Wilderness Cabins
  • Disney's Port Orleans Resort – Riverside
  • Disney's Polynesian Resort
  • Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge – Standard View
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas – Jambo
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas – Kidani
  • Disney's BoardWalk Villas

                                                          

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

I hope you are having a wonderful and magical new year!! Mine has been great! Last night, my hubby, daughter and I went out to eat Mexican then home to watch the Dick Clark's countdown show and patiently (really not so patiently on my part) the BIG announcement from Walt Disney World. Then we had a toast with sparkling grape juice at midnight. Today we had a HUGE breakfast and have relaxed all day. I have done some vacation quotes and research. It has be wonderful.

Tonight, I think we will watch the Princess and the Frog movie and eat some dinner. I am sure dinner will be some bad fast food. I know I know. The weight is not going to come off eating that junk but I am giving myself one more day. The story of my life but really this time I am serious. My daughter works out during soccer and she has still since the season is over. We are going to be work out buddies to make sure we do something every day. I have a neat new workout game on the Wii that I love. It is called Exerbeat and it really is good. I have done it several times (like 4-5) the last couple weeks since I bought it. It tracks how long you have worked out and how many calories you burned. I think I have done over an hour. I know that eating fast food and not exercising is the problem and changing that is the key. I also want to get strict again about counting my calories each day. I am going to make goals for each quarter of the year to meet. Then I will evaluate and add to those goals for the next quarter.

So my goals for Jan 2 - March 2 to met are:
  • Do at least 15 minutes of exercise every day
  • Write down and track everything that I eat every day
  • Drink 4 - 8 oz glasses of water a day
  • Cook at least 5 meals during the week so we don't eat fast food
  • Take something from home for lunch at least 4 days at work
What goals do you have for the new year??

Thanks for dropping by!!