Monthly Archives: June 2009

Weekend Update!

Ok, so as I have said in previous posts, I don’t usually do so hot on the weekends!!! Too much freedom to NOT STAY ON PLAN!!! Anyway, this weekend has been no different, so I just ran into the office and told my husband that I needed help make something FABULOUSLY HEALTHY for dinner, and of course – him being the FABULOUS husband that he is, agreed to grill some chicken and corn on the cobb for our dinner this evening!!! WHEW!!! I just don’t want to have to report a bad weigh in, and with about half my week over – that is EXACTLY what I would have done if I didn’t ask for help!!!

Anyway, today has been a good day!!! I have gone garage sale-ing (does anyone know how to spell that???), which I LOVE to do!!! I found too many treasures, which is ironic, because my husband and I just donated something like 4 bags of miscellaneous stuff to a nearby Goodwill!! Go figure!!! I am taking a drawing class 2 nights during the week, so I did some of my homework for that today, and may spend a little bit more time on it tonight! We are now just trying to stay inside, out of the heat, and not spend any more money!! My official plan for this evening is to do some reading, watching a rented movie (Bonneville – I haven’t heard of it so I will have to tell you about it after I watch it!), after dinner go to the local track and do some walking with my sweetie, and then come home and do some bouncing on the new REBOUNDER my sweetie just got for me!!!!! YEAH!!! I have ALWAYS wanted one of those – it is supposed to be really good for your lymphnodes!!! Again, I will have to let you know on that! I did try it out this morning for about 5 minutes and it was REALLY energizing!!!! WHAA-HOOO!!! πŸ˜‰

Have a GREAT evening! I will talk to you all later!!!
-Christina πŸ˜‰

Oh, the pic today is of a similar purse to one that I found at an estate sale today!!! YEAH!!! I LOVE FASHION ACCESSORIES!!!!

Speaking of Strawberries!!!

I am heading off to bed, but I told you that I would post my favorite smoothie that my husband makes me for breakfast!!! YUM!! I get excited just thinking about it!!!

Ok, first you will need to gather the ingredients:
1 cup of frozen strawberries
1 large banana
2 cups of skim milk
2 teaspoons of flaxseeds
4 tablespoons of agave (or honey/splenda to sweeten)
1 handfull of ice

Put it all into a blender and blend until creamy smooth!!! Pour into 2 large glasses and enjoy!!! This amount makes enough for 2 people!!!

My husband and I like to split this into insulated coffee travel cups as we are running out the door before work – that way we both have a quick, convenient, and HEALTHY start to our day!!! These will then stay nice and thick for a little over an hour!!! This is one of my FAVORITE breakfasts – THANK YOU, SWEETIE!!!! YOU ARE THE BEST!!!

Oh, and half of this recipe equals about 5 pounts!!! πŸ™‚
I hope you try this and let me know what you think!!!

– Christina πŸ˜‰

Weigh-In Day Results!

Ok, so real quick, before I fly out the door to go to class. I have lost 1.6 pounds this week – not too impressive based on how hard I have been working, but I have also lost 2.5 inches this week! THAT MAKES ME FEEL BETTER!!! At least I am finally heading in the right direction!!! πŸ˜‰

Have a FABULOUS OP Day!!!

-Christina πŸ˜‰


Alrighty, ladies!!!

I am sooo happy to see some more of you blogging!!! Looks GREAT – KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!! There are a couple of you that I know are worrying that you are going to fail at this, but let me assure you that I KNOW THAT YOU CAN DO THIS!!! YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!! I HAVE BEEN WHERE YOU HAVE BEEN, I AM THERE NOW – LET’S DO THIS TOGETHER, WHAT DO YOU SAY????

Ok, so I have finished day 2 of computer training and tomorrow is my last day!!! However, I also have my drawing class tomorrow evening! AAAACK!!! So let’s all just pray that I make it back through Portland’s CRAZY traffic and get to my class on time!!! UGH!!! Also, I don’t have my art supplies yet! I think my husband is going out tomorrow morning, while I am on my way to Portland, WHEW, crisis averted!!! (I am soooo thankful for that man!!!)

My saving grace this week, besides my husband, Weight Watchers wise, has been Sweet Tomatoes. I am not sure if you know what that is, but it is basically a restaurant that is a gigantic, fresh & luscious salad bar that has a bunch of all you can eat side dishes – YUM! And for those of us choco-holics here, they have the richest, creamiest, smoothest non-fat chocolate frozen yogurt! Really, a small scoop of HEAVEN!!! Well, you make the biggest dang salad you could ever imagine – of like all of 4 points – YES, I SAID 4 POINTS!!! and you can easily avoid any of the side dishes, or help yourself since your salad was soooooo few points!!!

Ok, so weigh in day is tomorrow morning! I am pretty scared about it – is that silly??? So, we will see – I am just praying for a loss!!! PLEASE! PLEASE! PLEASE!!! Is it sacrilegious to beg at God???? Just kidding – really!!! πŸ˜‰

Anyway, I have got to hit the sack – early day tomorrow!!!

TTFN, Chickies!!!
-Christina πŸ˜‰

Week of Classes Day 2

Good morning, Ladies!!!

I am getting ready for day 2 of my computer classes, and WHEW – I am tired!!! I have to get up by 5:20 AM to make it over to my girlfriends house so we can carpool the hour long commute!!! That part of this week has actually been fun! If you knew me well, you would know that I am THE WORST when it comes to directions. Put it this way, I have lived in Salem for almost 20 years, and I STILL can’t remember how to get across town – I KNOW!!! ISN’T THAT SAD???? So this has been a good experience for me!!! and thank God for my girlfriend, because she is a very patient navigator!!!!

All is going well, I need to double check, but I am pretty sure I have been staying within my points!!! YEAH!!! I really haven’t been “excercising” but I have incorporated a lot more activity into my life, and am hoping that that somehow equates to more calories burned – I know crazy logic!!! πŸ˜‰

Anyway, I have one more day of classes tomorrow and then my schedule should return to normal until next week – I am taking a mini vacation!!! YEAH-HOO!!!

I hope all of you are have a WONDERFUL week!!! I can’t wait to hear how you all are doing!!!
-Christina πŸ™‚

The Perfect Naked Sunday!

I just LOVE naked Sundays!!! A naked Sunday in my house means that it is a day sans schedules, to-do lists or any agendas, completely opposite from EVERY OTHER DAY of our lives!!! A day where my husband and I really get do whatever we want, whenever we want, and today has been the perfect naked Sunday!!! πŸ˜‰ We have enjoyed our typical French breakfast of les tartine, watched some Will & Grace reruns on DVD, read a little, and took a nice lazy afternoon nap with our two puppies Faye and Sophie!!! Does life get any better than that????

This week is going to be a little bit of a crazy week for me! I have to carpool to a computer class that is about an hour away, with a co-worker for the next 3 days – that is pretty normal and not too crazy. This class will be from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. What is crazy is that my college term also starts tomorrow from 6:00 PM to 9:50 PM!! EEK!!! So what that means is that as soon as class is over, I will need to make it through rush hour traffic, drop off my co-worker and then make it to my first class in about an hour and a half – I am not sure if that is doable, but I we will soon find out!!! I am glad however that this class for work is casual, so that means getting ready will be a little faster than normal – Jeans, cute top, ballet flats and go!!! YEAH!!!

Oh, talking about clothes – I went on a little bit of a shopping spree yesterday!!! That was sooo much fun! I went by myself, so that no one could get bored or rush me through the process! I was on the hunt for some new bras!!! Not my favorite past time, but one that was a necessity – my last bra was LITERALLY hanging on by a thread!!! Now, if you have ever been a bigger girl, you would know that bra shopping has never been an easy task. Every brand, every cut and sometime different colors within the same brand/cut, all fit differently!!! So what that meant was that I was stading in the store’s dressing room with something like 30 bras to try on, just to find the perfect few!!!! DON’T GET ME WRONG – I still had fun doing it, but WHEW!!! Man, was I tired!!! How many activity points do you get for bra shopping???? Well, long story short I found at least 9 bras, with matching panties for each one – JUST because you aren’t your ideal size DOESN’T MEAN YOU CAN’T LOOK SEXY!!!! I think I have had that ingrained into my head from all of the French culture books I love to read so much!!! πŸ˜‰

Anyway, my posts might be a little sporadic for the next couple of days, but I will do my best to keep you posted on how my progress is going!!!

Oh, by the way – I think this is the first weekend in 4 years that I have been able to stay on plan!!! It really helps knowing that I have people supporting me and cheering me on!!! Wha-hoo!!!

I know that most of you have weigh-ins on Mondays – so I am looking forward to hearing how all of you are doing!!!
Have a FABULOUS week!!!

Γ€ bientΓ΄t
– Christina πŸ˜‰

Oh, and this pic is my favorite pic of Beth Ditto, a strong, beautiful, independent plus sized woman!!! Love her!!! πŸ˜‰

This New Weekend!!!

Bonjour mon ami!!!

It is Saturday morning and the old me always used weekends as 2 days of eat-whatever-the-hell-you-want-because-you-have-done-GREAT-all-week-and-you-deserve-to-live-a-little nutritional NIGHTMARE!!!! It is amazing what one is willing to do to one’s body in the name of “You deserve this!”

This is what I deserve?????
Emergency bathroom breaks????
The inability to TOUCH MY TOES????

WHAAAAA???? There has got to be more to life than this!!! Well, thankfully you are now dealing with the NEW Christina!!! I am planning my day, not around food and meals, but my day is about GETTING OFF OF MY BUTT and having some real fun with my life!!!

Today, I am going to have a very French breakfast – Les Tartine, which is about a 1 foot section of baguette, sometimes toasted, and is buttered and jellied!! It is soooo delicous!! This is about 1/2 of the length of an American baguette and equals about 5 points. After adding my 2 tablespoons of whipped butter, and 2 tablesppons of sugar free fruit preserves, the total points of this breakfast comes to only 7 points!!!! WHAA-HOO!!! πŸ˜‰

I will pack some cruditΓ©s with me to go out shopping with one of my girlfriends, and make sure to pack my water!! one can never get enough hydration!! I think a deli sandwich for lunch – heavy on the veggies, please – will be a very satisfying lunch!!! Finally for dinner, tonight it is homemade, which is ALWAYS EASY to be both healthy AND DELICIOUS, which I love!!!

Alrighty – I am off for the day! I hope everything is going well for each of you – I can’t wait to hear how you are all progressing!!!

Γ€ bientΓ΄t
– Christina πŸ˜‰

This is the First Day of the Rest of Your Life!!!

Alright! You may not know this, but I LOVE journals!!! Every time I start a new one I always start with the phrase “This is the first day of the rest of my life”, which it is!!! I am so happy to say that this is also the first day of your live’s too!!!

This blog is about a group of 6 strangers from all over the country with a common goal – becoming fit and healthy using the plan outlined in Weight Watchers!!!! This bond has quickly made us a sisterhood, The Yet to Be Named Sisterhood to be exact!!! Just so all of us understand – this name can and will be changed as soon as we come up with a fitting name that we can agree upon!!

My hope is that we use this blog as a place of encouragement, support, inspiration, progress reports, new recipes, polls, questionnaires and a hip place to get to know your fellow sisters!!!

If you need any help posting, please let me know! I am just learning how to do this too, but I think it is waaaay more fun to learn with someone than to just learn alone!!!

Anyway, have a FABULOUS evening – I can’t wait to hear from you all tomorrow!!!

-Christina πŸ˜‰