So, the freezer was a challenge.  I am just not good w/ depth perception stuff and this was sure a learning experience for me.  I did attempt to remove the bolts from the freezer door to no avail….I luckily stopped trying before I completely stripped the bolts altogether.  What I ended up doing is cleaning off one of my bookshelves and moving that to the other side of the room and then I could slide the freezer in from the other side.  Seems simple enough.  Lesson learned.  Next time, I’ll ask for help.

Food plan for today:
B: Good Value Light Key Lime Pie Yogurt w/ 1/4 c. grape-nuts (4 pts)
S: Banana w/ LF Baby Bel (1 pt)
L: Chicken w/ Citrus Glaze & 2 c. Broccoli (8 pts)
S: Apple w/ LF Baby Bel (1 pt)
D: ???
S: ???

Chugging Along

I never did get around to trying to remove the freezer door last night……will make it a priority this evening.  I was just so sore (excuses, excuses); but it sure felt good to relax and not worry about it.

I’m a little disgusted at Costco today – or I should say at Kirkland’s packaging.  I bought a huge can of Peanuts when I shopped the other day, only to find out this morning that they were roasted! Guess I should have read the small print. Not the healthiest snack, but I packed them anyway just in case I get really hungry before I go home today.  I’m not much of a fan of roasted peanuts 😦

Food plan today (so far):
B: Good Value Light Key Lime Pie Yogurt w/ 1/4 c. grapenuts (4 pts)
S: Apple w/ 2 LF BabyBel cheese rounds (3 pts)
L: Healthy Choice Chicken Margherita w/ Balsamic (8 pts)
S: Banana w/ 3 T (31g) roasted peanuts (5 pts)

Day Two

Let’s see……my day started by oversleeping.  I’m normally at work by 7:30 and woke up at 8:15.  Called my boss and she said “Good for you! You must’ve needed the sleep.” Have I mentioned lately how much I love my job??

So, since I was in a rush I didn’t get to make the yummy salad I had planned for lunch.  Luckily, I did have the forethought while shopping yesterday to pick up some Healthy Choice and Lean Cuisine meals…so that’s what went into the lunch bag.  Along with lf key lime yogurt, a few fruits, a few veggies, and a cheese wedge.  Point calculations are below, but it is obvious that I need to put in some heartier snacks.  There’s no way I’ll meet my daily point allowance eating this way………..either that or I’ll go into starvation mode and eat them all at night, which isn’t good either.

The freezer is still wedged…..tonight’s activity will be removing the freezer door from its’ hinges and then reattaching it once I get the freezer into the office (I’m thinking positive thoughts!!)  If you’re a praying kind of person, you could maybe whisper in the ear of the Big Guy Upstairs because I am obviously not good at this kind of stuff.

Speaking of the freezer, I am bruised.  Big time – I have a great big purple bump the size of a tennis ball on my left upper arm, I purple bruise the size of a golf ball on the right lower arm, and lots and lots of scratches on my hands and fingers.  Of course, I’m sore.  All over.

B: LF Great Value Key Lime Pie Yogurt (1 pt)
S: None (training new staff so couldn’t fit it in)
L: Lean Cuisine Apple Cranberry Chicken (8 pts)
S: Banana & LF Babybel Cheese (1 pt)
E: Wrestling w/ freezer (pts tbd – ha ha)

One Day Down

I rejoined weight watchers – they have a 40% discount now, along with a join for free campaign:

I went into it today knowing I would have to shop – so didn’t have breakfast :-(, no snacks, 5.25 oz of pork chops w/ 1 c. natural applesauce; a healthy choice for dinner.  Of course, since I skipped breakfast and had no snacks, I still had the feeling of being hungry…so topped off my day w/ a bag of popcorn and a skinny cow ice cream snack…..

So, all in all not a great day eating wise, but I still came in at 26 points for the day.  I also managed to get 2 activity points trying to move my freezer into my office.  Summary of that story is I wedged my freezer into the doorway.  I tried to move it….my grasp slipped a few times and needless to say I have some lovely purple bumps on my arms that will turn into some magnificent bruises later this week……

I have an appointment with a trainer later this week – she’s going to work with me on exercises that will help with my DDD (degenerative disc disease) and will hopefully strengthen up those areas in my neck & shoulder.  Key to this is to not let my pain be my excuse to never exercise.  It just doesn’t work.

Went grocery shopping after work – $250 later I have a well-stocked healthy kitchen again.  I have snacks for tomorrow; lots of veggies, lots of fruits, lean cuts of meat……I’m ready for the rest of the week.


Okay, so I don’t expect to lose overnight – I really don’t.  I have no high expectations that I’m going to miraculously lose this weight over night.  It just doesn’t work like that.  But still?  A 2 pound gain?  Really?  So, to try and be more aware/responsible about portion sizes, I’ve weighed and measured everything and plugged it into weight watchers………….Well, it’s no wonder! My salad all by itself was 12 points!  Breakfast was 8 points……Not horrible, but I could be better regarding portion sizes, etc.

No exercise yet.  I’m in physical therapy for my neck right now and am looking at an MRI in August.  Don’t want to risk it.  I’ve got 2 bulged discs and bone spurs on C3-C4 C5-C6….although I’m fairly certain I had those when I lost the weight before since it stems back to my accident in 2002.  Will more than likely do something like Walk it Out on my Wii until I see my doctor next month.

In other ramblings, Amazon is having a Kindle book sale, and so far 7 of my wishlist books are on it.  I’m going to go broke.  I can just feel it.

I finished reading Fool for Love by Marie Force (loved it by the way)…and have now moved on to The Clearing by Heather Davis.

Lastly, the genealogy bug has bitten just a bit so I’ve been working between MyHeritage and Ancestry quite a bit this week….which is why it took me 3 days to read the Marie Force book.

So as you can see, I’m currently feeding all 3 of my addictions at once.  Go me! (ha ha).

Food Today:
B: 1 c. eggbeaters, 1/2 c. lf mexican blend cheese, 1 c. broccoli (8 pts!)
S: Didn’t get eaten
L: Salad – romaine, 1/2 c. garbanzo beans, 2 slices ham, 1/2 c. mozzarella, 1 green onion, 1.5 oz ranch dressing (12 pts!!)
S: Red pepper, string cheese
D: ?? Undecided yet.  More than likely grilled chicken w/ broccoli & mustard sauce
S: NSA fudgesicle
E: None