Sunday, February 15, 2009

How do I do England on a weight watcher budget?

When people ask me if I miss England, I usually say, I miss my family and the food.
I love there bread, chips, chocolate, fish and chips, kebabs, even Mcdonalds is different, imagine a mcflurry made with cadbury's mini eggs and you have my idea of heaven. So that's my dilemma.
Since the exchange rate for money is $1.47 I figured I could use an exchange on my ww points :) 22 would be 33! Oh wait it goes the other way. Any suggestions?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

YES! you can.

This phrase is repeated many times by my over excited trainer Kaycee at Lifetime fitness.

I love this girl!! She is always happy and positive and has wise words to share that seem to touch me.
She talks of us being in a safe place there, filling and covering ourselves with positive energy. She loves to dance and cracks me up cos she can't help shaking it when a hot tune comes on (even if we're in the middle of a really tough set). Her smile is infectious and I always feel better when I'm done. Now don't get me wrong, she's no push over, pansy trainer! I have the butt pain to prove it :)
But I just wanted to say thanks to her and all the other people out there who work so hard to make others feel good about themselves. Officer Jenn (would happily kick your a.. at a moments notice) Andrea cute hair(ran into in costco once and recommended the vitamix, most used gadget in my kitchen, sorry about the shoulder)Hiedi energizer bunny (I want some of what she's having :) Seriously, my day is better because of this place.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Start strong Mondays.

For the last....I don't know how long, I've been getting an email titled Start strong Mondays, from Shawn Phillips (brother of very successful Bill Phillips, founder of EAS and the Body for Life challenge, yes I did do it and it works if you can live on protein powder and chicken breast)anywhooo, I of course click "delete" as I do with the all the other adverts and tempting sales notices and it got me thinking........Impressive I know.
Well I freakin' HATE Mondays!! Garfield and I are soul mates for this fact alone.

I wondered why. It's a new beginning, the start of a routine, I should be able to set goals and actually make it through at least one day, but nay, I don't want to get up, don't want to work out I have somewhat of a food hangover from my Sunday of eating junk, sitting around, no exercise and not enough water etc etc. The last thing I want is to go to the gym at my usual class time since the choices are Total conditioning (translate to:are you ready to throw up in the push up position and then drop your face in it 20 more times?) or FIT (translate to: do lunges and squats on this bosu ball for the next hour whilst pushing dumbbells and bars at all angles)If you think they sound easy you obviously haven't been!!! whilst brushing 6 inches of snow off my car (in snow boots)I decided I'd at least throw my trainers in the car in case I got the urge to work out.
I dropped off kids and went tanning, cos let's face it, even fat looks better tan then decided to hit the 10am Spin.
Yeah, I know, I'm a rock star!!! I worked hard and it felt so good. I admit my Sunday takes it's toll but I made a good choice and I am happy.
So thanks Shawn for the encouragement and to quote Bill "If you show up to the gym and do a half a.. workout, it's better than not showing up at all."
Sometimes you just gotta show up :)
Have a great Monday.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Who Knew?

Jeans weigh 2lbs!!!
Unlike my usual "weigh in" pants that are only .8lbs!
Gotta tell ya, it truly sucks to see the scale go up. When I think of all the things I said no to this week, I wonder how it is possible. I blamed the pants but with my 1.4lb up and a pant weight reduction for my jeans, (do the math) I still went up.
:-( I'm officially getting called fatty by my ww buds all week.
Hi Ho, it's off to the gym I go.

Monday, February 2, 2009

The great depression.

No I'm not about to shoot myself!
I'm referring to the poor economic crisis in the 40's. I hear people comparing our times to then but of course we are not that bad.....yet.
One of the things I notice in my old Grandpa,that stems from that time is the inability to throw things away.
So what am I supposed to do with all these Superbowl leftovers. You know there's nothing of any nutritional value whatsoever and yet it pains me to get rid.
Help.....20, 30 , 80 points are calling me from the fridge.