Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Prayers for Daddy

My dad was involved in a very serious motorcycle accident a week ago.  He has been an avid and skilled rider for over 50 years.  He was on a ride with a friend of his up in Idaho.  He hit some gravel and rolled his bike twice.  He has 5 broken ribs, a shattered ankle, multiple contusions and bruises.  He is currently in ICU on a ventilator.  Unfortunately, he has developed double pneumonia.  There has been some minor progress, and I mean very minor.   

I am in Couer d'Alene, Idaho.  I will go home on Monday, Sept. 5th.  If he can get off the ventilator before I leave, I will be much happier. 

I lost my mother 9 years ago and I am really not ready to lose my dad.  Those of you who have lost a parent or parents,
 know what I mean.

I would appreciate any prayers and good thoughts.  I know I can count on my blogging buddies to help a girl out!

I will keep you posted on his progress.


Thank you so much,

Monday, August 15, 2011

Ground Chicken Burgers!

Happy Monday!

I wanted to share my new favorite burger.  Ground Chicken Burgers.  They are absolutely delicious! 

I despise Turkey Burgers.  Doesn't matter what is in them, I hate them.  I came across these in Publix.  They are 132 calories per patty and 22 grams of protein.  They are pre seasoned, so all I do is grill them and add cheddar cheese on top.  We made them last night.  I tried to eat 1/2 of an onion roll with it....no go.  So I just ate the patty with a small salad.  My husband and step son loved them!  I made them some sweet potato fries too.

I enjoy learning about new foods and finds, so I thought I would pass this along.


Have a great day!   I'm off to Zumba!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Who's Hot?



According to my husband........me!  I am 51 years old and I have never had anyone say I'm hot....ever.  To have my handsome husband and best friend say that to me just puts me over the moon!  We have been together for 14 years.  He has always said I'm pretty, but never hot.  Let me tell you girls, all the PBing, exercising and watching what I eat is all worth it!  John travels so much that we don't get to see each other very much.  So when he is home, and he says I'm hot, it's all I can do to not burst into tears!  I can see the pride in his eyes when I go to the gym, and get dressed for work.  I feel better about me, who I am and how I am taking care of myself.   Makes it all worth it for sure.

I still have about 20 more pounds to lose.  I have hanging skin that really pisses me off and I have to wear
Spanx pretty much everyday, but I would do it again in a New York second!

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Friday, August 5, 2011

S.T.A.R.V.I.N.G.

Why is it when I get a much needed fill, I am starving for a couple of days?  What gives?  I am eating less food, and drinking more water....but effing starving!  This happens to me everytime I get a fill.  After a few days, the hunger subsides and I am fine.  Maybe it takes a little while for my fill to kick in or something.  After 14 months since surgery, you would think I might have this figured out!


It's too late to eat something, so I am going to bed hungry, AGAIN!!!!


Night all,

Thursday, August 4, 2011

A Plethora of Workouts



It has been a year and a half since I began an exercise program.  My exercise of choice is Zumba.  Love it!  Thankfully, my Zumba instructor has opened her own fitness studio a mile from my house.

She offers many different types of classes.. Drillz, Top 2 Bottom, Ballet Barre,Zumba, Zumba Toning,  Ball Balance Stretch and Flexibility, you get the picture.  I knew I needed to incorporate some strength training into my workouts and these classes fit the bill.

On Mondays I do a class called Remix.  It offers a combination of several classes.  On Tuesday, I do Zumba.  Wednesday is Ballet Barre ( one of my new favs), and Zumba Toning.  On Thursday it's Kickboxing and/or Zumba.  Let me tell you, I am loving it and I am sore as hell!  Last night, my butt was killing me, but I felt so damn good!

I can't believe how much I enjoy working out when a little over a year ago, I was a couch potato.  How times have changed.  I am so proud of myself!

Have a great night everyone!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

MMMMMMM.....NUTS!

God help me.  I have a serious addiction to these delicious things.  I literally go out of my way to find them at the store.  Publix had them on sale last week...buy one, get one free!  Damn.

My weight loss has been shitty and non existent the last 6 months, all due to nuts.  I add them to my morning yogurt and grab a handful here and there during the day.  Finally, I just happened to look at the calories and serving size the other day.  OMG!!!!  1/4 cup is 140 calories and 9 grams of fat.  Although they do have 5 grams of protein!  That was my excuse, the protein....whatever.

Time to cut them out!  I am going for a fill tomorrow and I plan to confess to Dr. Freidman.  I am ashamed of myself...for reals.  I know better, but somehow, I couldn't help myself.  

So, I have come clean, finally!  I already feel better.  I know that no one is perfect.  Weight loss and food control will be a thorn in my side for the rest of my life.  I accept that, but I am still disappointed with my lack of control.

Hope you all have a wonderful day!
My weakness