Thursday, May 20, 2010

Realization and a Recipe

This week flew by so fast. I've been hoping to fit in more time for reading and writing blogs but I really don't know where the days go.

I get up at 3:30 am, shower, have breakfast, check emails, then I'm off to work. I work 5am to 1:30pm, walk home, sometimes I exercise, do dishes, pack lunches, make supper, eat and go to bed. So boring-haha.

I really don't know how my weigh in will be tomorrow-right now on the Wii it says I lost 1/2 pd for the week. I've struggled a bit-I think because my tom is right around the corner.

I have a sense of calm right now about the whole dieting/exercise thing. I went to lunch with my friend on Monday and I was telling her how it really feels like a lifetime thing for me and I'm okay with it. I may or may not get to goal but I will strive for it and just enjoy the journey.

Not to say I'm enjoying portion control, etc but that I won't let it consume my every waking thought. I had a nice burger for lunch and a beer and I enjoyed every minute of it. I can't eat like that all the time of course but I can't live a life without it either and don't want to feel guilty anymore. I'm 33 I've been overweight for the majority of my life and I'm tired of hating myself.

I know I have to overcome the negative self thoughts I've lived with for years but I will try to focus on the accomplishments rather than the disappointments. I'm always the "glass is half full" girl for everyone else so its time to turn that attention to me.

So for some of the positives this week-
  • I've walked on all my breaks at work
  • I did the Wii three times
  • I made a couple of new ww recipes
  • I've tracked points for 4 days
  • I felt really good in my new pants

So here is another recipe from Weight Watchers online that I tried

Chocolate Fudge Cookie Bites:

1/3 cup unsweetened Cocoa 3/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup margarine, softened 4 oz unsweetened applesauce

1 1/2 cups Flour 1 tsp vanilla

1 tsp baking powder 1/4 tsp salt

2 tbsp powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 375. Coat pans with cooking spray.

Place Cocoa, margarine and sugar in a medium bowl, beat with mixer. Add applesauce & vanilla, beat to blend. Stir together flour, baking powder & salt. Stir flour mixture into cocoa mixture by hand.

Shape into 48 marble sized balls. Bake 8 minutes, move to iron rack after 1 min. Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

My first batch were a little on the small size and I was disappointed.

I then realized I had made them too small so these were my second batch.So a big one and a little one together would equal 2 pts. They taste like a chocolate timbit which is two points so you get a little bit more for the 2 pts-very tasty-would make them again.Here is two pictures of Pepper-she is a super spoiled and often lazy cat.She can be very prissy too.


  1. Yes, focus on the positive!

    Those look so yummy. Not sure if I could control myself with them.

    Psstt... I think you should take an updated picture since you are down 30 lbs. now not 25 :-D Just a suggestion lol

  2. Yep keep focusing on the positive, you will get to goal...but you're's not a race to the finish line. Hugs.

  3. Great minds think alike xoxo

  4. "I've walked on all my breaks at work. I did the Wii three times. I made a couple of new ww recipes. I've tracked points for 4 days. I felt really good in my new pants."

    Wow! Keep it up, girlfriend! This definitely does sound like a lifestyle thing! Life is so much better when you love yourself. Loving yourself makes the weight loss a lot easier! You know that you deserve to be treated the right way. :) HUGS!!