OK, I am loving this!
It's like I have my very own personal trainers here at Manic Mom with all the awesome suggestions and support you all are offering!
Particularly, some of my favorite suggestions have included a "friend-of-a-friend-you-know-who-you-are" who suggested some Colon Blow! Ha Ha! Remember that SNL skit? If not, quit reading Manic Mom cuz you are too dang young to be here then! But seriously, a reader suggested some colon cleansing pills, and while I'm certainly not above that, I know some of you are chomping at the bit to tell me NOT TO DO THAT!
Well, let me tell you; I've had a colonoscopy before, and had I known there was a COLON-CLEANSING pill out there, I wouldn't have drank/drunk? that god-awful cherry-flavored crap in the first place!
So, while colon-cleansing pills might be a little extreme, they are definitely not being discounted at this point! Let's see how the weigh-in tomorrow goes.
I did do the 'dreadmill' today, for two miles, but of course, this gets me nowhere near S's suggestion of four hours of cardio a week. However, I have been viewing this video and perfecting the dance moves on it, so who knows, I might just get there. Cuz how can you not want to dance (or vomit -- it's one or the other) when you see this cute young thang do his thang ya'll? Mmmm mmmm, who needs dessert when you got Corbin Bleu?!
And speaking of dessert, let's talk about the food I ate today. I stayed within my points but any dietician or nutritionist would probably be annoyed with my choices today. I'm not perfect folks! I am not one to gnaw on a celery stick just because it's there. I NEED MY SUGARY STUFF. I even, dare I admit it, had a diet Coke today. It tasted good, but now, after I drink one, my mouth tastes all gummy and just pasty-yucky, like I need to hawk a big one up and just spit out all that splenda or nutrasweet and caramel color 99 or whatever that other stuff is they load them drinks with.
Today's menu, in order of consumption...
10 a.m. - Lemon WW snack cake - 1 point
noon - two mac 'n' cheese bites stolen from Tukey - 2 points
2 p.m. - cinnamon dolce latte - 2 points
one of those 100 calorie cookie snack packs - 2 points (pared/paired lovely with the latte, a very nice combo, I must say!)
4 p.m. - had another lemon WW snack cake - 1 point
Some apple - 1 point...
Now, we get to the best part. I knew what I was planning for dinner since last night so I made sure I had plenty of points to enjoy. I made BLTs. I didn't eat one BLT. I ate TWO BLTs. Let me explain how this trick here works. So, up until now, I've had 9 points all day (I know, I know, I've heard it all before, so don't waste your time, I'm aware it's not healthy to eat this way, but this is how I eat.)...
So, with 9 down, and a whopping 16 to spare, I did what any normal point-counter would do...
I had four pieces of Wonder Kids bread for 1 point each totalling (I love THIS kind of math): 4 points.
I buy the Oscar Mayer center cut bacon which offers the point-counter TWO SLICES of bacon for 1 point, rather than the 1-point-per-1-slice regular bacon. So, I put five, yes FIVE slices on each sandwich, plus, I ate two more just because.
This then totals 10 points.
Two huge, yummy, very filling bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwiches, sans mayo, cuz you don't need the mayo when you have tomatoes oozing out of the bread. You just don't.
Then, I also had 2 ounces of light cheddar chips, which is actually quite a lot, for 2 ounces, because you can't have a BLT without chips, now can you?
Total for dinner: 12 points.
Then I had me an ole Mint Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich for dessert.
And here I am. It's 11:17 p.m. I am not hungry. I am drinking water. I am achy from the weight-training class yesterday and the treadmill today, and I will be weighing in tomorrow, 10 a.m.
I also know what I'm eating for dinner tomorrow night, and if I want to, I could very conceivably eat three of them, as they are only two points each: a Hebrew National Fat Free hot dog in an extra fiber Healthy Life bun for TWO POINTS. I COULD EAT THREE OF THEM FOR SIX POINTS AND STILL HAVE ENOUGH LEFT OVER FOR...lots of little yummy treats!
OK everybody, let me have it! I love that you all are giving me good, fun, solid, supportive advice! This is seriously better, cheaper, and loads more fun than having a personal trainer! (Unless, of course, the personal trainer had a rock-hard bod and a penchant for slighty chub Manic Moms!)