Friday, March 31, 2006
Ok, this is soooo wrong. It has been raining and storming in Hawaii for 6 weeks....literally! It won't stop!

I have lived here my whole life, and I have never ever seen weather like this. Sure, we've had our storms with thunder and lightning, but never for this long non-stop!!

So it's funny because yesterday I got home and I ate. And ate. And ate some more. Steve was doing the exact same thing. We just couldn't get satisfied.

Today I was starting to do the same thing again, and I was reading the paper and read about SAD. It's a syndrome that people in the mainland experience during the winter time. Basically you guys up there get depressed when the weather is crappy for a long time.

Symptoms are lethargy and overeating. Go figure.

My dogs are even depressed because we can't take them out for walks (which is a habit I was trying to form) because it won't stop RAINING!!

So I'm not expecting a loss this week, in fact I'm expecting a gain. I can't do anything outside, and it's just kind of miserable. So I'm eating.

Bite me :P

This shall pass.......right? I forget what the sun looks like.
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Monday, March 27, 2006
Uh oh, Jan's crackin' the whip again
So I guess it's time for a post, huh?

Ok, here's the update from the last post. I ate all of the leftovers from that meal that I brought home. Yeah, I shoved like 5 of those taro rolls in my face that night.

It has rained like 4 weeks straight out here. You might have seen about the dam in Kauai breaking? Dunno. It won't stop, I don't know how people in Seattle keep from committing suicide. The sun came out like an hour ago and I was stunned. Literally.

I started Weight Watchers last week Monday! Yay!! I'm not going to the stupid meetings, because really, who has time for that crap anyways? But they've got the system all online now, and I'm really enjoying it! I get 22 points a day, with 35 "extra" point every week so I can use them any way I want. I went a little over every day (using those extras) and I splurged on dinner on Friday but I manage to lose 1.6 lbs! (Bullshit, the scale said I lost 3 lbs yesterday, I believe that but I posted the truth of this morning).

You know what's really great? I can eat anything. I mean ANYTHING! So long as I don't exceed my points. I can have beer and stuff! I can eat cake! And the Smart One frozen meals are really delicious!

Ok, I'm rambling. How's that Jan?
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Thursday, March 16, 2006
Oops, I tripped up
Ok, I faltered and ate the food at the party. I swear I wasn't going to. I really thought it would be piles of teriyaki beef, mac salad, chow mein type stuff, which I could avoid, but it was this great catering company that came and grilled ribs, chicken, salad, taro rolls and baked beans!

Dammit! I did well though, I had a small scoop of baked beans w/pork (probably about 1/4 cup), corn on the cob, 1 piece of chicken, a tiny scoop of rice, a taro roll, and salad. Probably wasn't a fantastic choice for the day, but I was able to eat a little bit of some really yummy things. I'll have a nice healthy dinner when I come home tonight. I feel good, I made good decisions.
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Wow, I'm still going!
Yesterday I fudged while getting a manicure and pedicure and picked up a 4 oz. bag of yogurt pretzels and a diet Dr. Pepper. I figured the pretzels probably weren't as healthy as they would have you believe by calling them "yogurt" (they've got sugar as one of the first ingredients), but they were the best I could find.

I ended up skipping 2 Medifast shakes to try to counteract (I know that's not good) but I had a delicious NS hanburger with a slice of cheese and a salad. Heaven! Who knew you can lose weight on chocolate shakes and cheeseburgers?

This morning the scale read 154.4, which is still progress. Yay baby steps!! I'm keeping super positive about everything this time and I think this new attitude is really gonna help me out.

In reality, I've lost almost 4 lbs. since Sunday (remember I was 158) so I'm on track to lose 5 lbs. this week, which is better than I've done in ages, so who's complaining?

Today at work they're having a blessing/grand opening party for the rec center we built, and this morning as I was getting ready (buck nekkid) I was looking at myself in the mirror and reminding myself that even though there'll be lots of food there, it's gonna be cold and crappy catered food and while looking at my nekkid rear in the mirror I made a conscious decision that I'd rather have a smaller tush than mac salad. Yay me!
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Wednesday, March 15, 2006
Keeping the Momentum
I'm keeping my baby steppin' momentum up so far. I think I may have overdone it on the black beans I had with dinner last night, but who ever got fat on too much black beans?

Scale has stayed the same, and I'm proud of myself for the first time in a LONG time. I resisted all urges and temptations (oh well, that's a lie, I had a half a spoonful of peanut butter, but I didn't have seconds!)

Here's to a great day 3! Just one more day.
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Tuesday, March 14, 2006
Baby Steppin' It
I've updated my sidebar finally.

I hopped on the scale Sunday night to the horror of all horrors.....158!! EGAD!!

I think this is enough to get me into gear, I've even got a new mindset. Baby steps. They've helped me get my house clean, they can help me get my body clean.

Yesterday I resisted all urges for chips and goodies (there were many) and completed my day with Medifast perfectly and finished it off with a sage pork chop, 1 pink baby potato (sliced almost potato chip thin) and a salad with lots of crutons. I picked at the same potatos I made for Steven and some more crutons, but other than that I was perfect! And I was rewarded with a 2 lbs. loss this morning.

My next goal is to see 153 on that scale in the next day or two. Yay 2 pounds! Baby steppin' it!

Today is just one day. I can do my Medifast for the day. Perhaps I'll make the chicken and avocado soup recipe I have at home for dinner tonight.

Ok, toodles guys, got lots of work to do.
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Wednesday, March 08, 2006
Off to a good start
Thankfully Steven ate all the snickerdoodles yesterday, so there were none to tempt me today.

My coffee tasted off. What is it about changing the amount of coffee that you make always seems to mess up the finished product? I got tired of filling my cup and heading off to work to come home to a cup's worth of coffee in the pot to throw away, so I changed the amount I make, but it wasn't that great. Oh well.

I made herbed pork chops last night from my Menu Mailer. Let's just say Steve isn't very thrilled about all this. The flavor was good, but it needs some tweaking. I can make it delish without adding tons of calories.

We took the pups for a walk yesterday too. They're doing so well, I'm so proud of them. We ran around the park a lot too, big time fun.

My paragonCRT lenses came in today, I have to go pick them up from my eye doctor this afternoon. I won't start wearing them until Friday night though, because there is that short transition time where I will need an in-between prescription before the lenses work all their mojo and I have 20/20. I am not good at waiting for things.

I'm exhausted, havent been sleeping well, my neck has been really killing me at night lately, I have to get down to the chiropractor sometime in the near future.

Post those kitty pics Jan!
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Tuesday, March 07, 2006
Hooray hooray hooray!! My blog has finally popped back into it's correct format now that those ginormous pictures of my kitchen have been banished to archive-land!
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Ok, last night I ate too many snicker-doodles and had a glass of wine, but I made tandoori chicken from my Menu Mailer (Steve didn't like it so much, I thought it was yummy, needed more cumin, apparently I like Indian) and I took the pups for a walk around the park.

It's amazing what a walk can do (just like the Dog Whisperer says). Cookie is so good after a while. I have those spring loaded extension leash thingies, and by the time we were on our way back home, Cookie walked right next to me and I had the leash unlocked so she could have run all over the place. Twinkie on the other hand is going to take more work. She's been our little princes since she was a witty bitty baby, so she fought with me almost the whole time to be the pack leader. I know I just need to work with her some more.

I had a snicker doodle and a packet of oatmeal for breakfast with my coffee, and I've got the leftover tandoori chicken in a tupperware next to me for lunch.

I busted out the scale this morning because I couldn't stand it anymore, I feel how tight my pants have gotten and for some reason I look SO fat! I mean I feel as fat as I did when I was 171!! I tipped the scales at 155 this morning. Blech.

So, Steve will probably finish off those cookies today while I'm at work, and I'm just gonna try to eat a little healthier and take my kids for walks everyday. See how I do.
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Monday, March 06, 2006
My great-grandmother passed away today. She was 104 years old. I remember meeting Gumi (like gummy bears) only once when I was around 12ish. She seemed like such a neat lady, I wish I could have spent some time with her (she lived in California).

You know what though? It's impossible to feel sad about a woman who passed away at 104. I'm sad for her being gone, but quite honestly, I don't feel the way I had over some recent deaths in the last year. She was 104 year old for chrissakes! That woman lived a full and amazing life. Imagine what she's seen and done. I'm sure that she left this world with no regrets, not wishing she had done something she hadn't. I'm only glad that I was able to meet her at least once.

Goodbye Gummi.
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Still eating whatevers, pants are incredibly tight, managed to keep on top of my FLYing for the week.

I got fitted for my lenses, which should arrive sometime this week, and I'll see results by next week, I'll let you know how it goes.

I spent an ass-ton of money grocery shopping for my Menu Mailer, mainly due to the fact that when you have been eating diet food or making shakes for as long as I have, you find that your cupboards are lacking. I had a lot of seasonings and standards to buy. The first menu item I made was the beef soup, which I misread to be stew when I made it, so it was surprising when it came out of my crock pot. It was tasty, but everything was WAY too large for a soup (see, I thought it was stew). I should have cut it up smaller.

I have a chicken and avocado soup recipe I'm dying to make.

Helped a girlfriend move into her first apartment on Saturday, she's right across the street from my parents, so they'll take good care of her, I'm sure I'll be jealous ;)

Had a nice "date night" on Thursday after my lens fitting. Steve and I went to Dave and Buster's for dinner. He's getting depressed trying to get work. He gets into a funk and then he can't get motivated to get himself out of it. I feel bad, but it's putting a strain on us. I know we can get through it, he just needs to find some work. When I get stressed I can't fall asleep at night. I was tossing and turning in bed from 9:30 to around midnight, maybe dozing here and there. It sucks.

Work is same old same old. Finally having a nice breather. I ordered some prints from for my office/trailer. Trying to brighten it up. I don't know why, it's been the same for 2 years now, just decided it needs some livening up.

I think I'll head out for some Subway and Home Depot and Longs. Those are always my money pits.

I'm going to try to start a new habit of taking my dogs out for a walk to the park every day. I had started doing it a little (thanks, Dog Whisperer!) but I got lazy then it rained for like 2 weeks. My pups enjoy it immensly and I know it's good for me. So when I get home I think I'll slip into my workout pants and go for a walk. When I get home maybe I'll replace my medicine cabinet with one I got from an old construction site that the super gave me (it's new).

Ok, I'm rambling. Seeya.
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Name: Amanda
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