Peanut Butter and Challenges

September 11, 2009

I try to wake up each morning at 6:30 am. The last few nights though I’ve stayed up too late and my wake up times have been slowly inching up. The crazy thing is that my boys who normally sleep in till after 11 am (if I let them) have been getting themselves up early this week. Today my oldest son woke me up at 7:30 a.m. hoping to check his email and facebook. (Our upstairs computer is in my bedroom.) I missed out on my precious quiet time this morning. Two hours of alone time really helps get my day started on the right foot.


I was not very inspired for breakfast today. I whipped up some scrambled eggs and grabbed a banana from the bunches sitting on my counter.

~ 2 eggs, scrambled = 4 pts.

~ one banana = 2 pts.

Total = 6 pts.

I’ve been doing great the last few days getting back on program and eating the way I should. Now I really need to get back on track with my exercise. I paid for a one year gym membership I should at least get my moneys worth. This weekend is not looking good for any gym time. I have two more homeschool classes to finish up, Friday and Saturday, and then I get my certificate. I am thinking Monday I should hit the gym. Yup, I’ve decided, Monday it is. I challenge myself to go to the gym on Monday. I’ll reward myself with another star if i do it.

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I just found a pretty cool challenge I’d like to participate in. Operation Fat Blaster is hosting The Biggest Loser: OFB Style! I signed up for Most Miles Walked and for Weight Loss. It’s the perfect challenge to get me motivated about exercising again.


Peanut butter is heavenly. I know I’d probably fail any diet that made me give up peanut butter all together. Another aspect of the Weight Watcher’s program that I love is that it teaches you how to eat ANYTHING in moderation. Lunch today was a peanut butter and raisin sandwich.

  • slice of bread = 2 points
  • 1/4 cup of raisins = 2 points
  • 1 Tbsp. peanut butter = 2.5 points

Total = 6.5 points


For dinner I made chicken and biscuits and then ended my evening with 1 cup of ice cream.

My Daily Points Target = 32
Total points spent = 27.5
Breakfast: scrambled eggs and a banana = 6 points
Lunch: peanut butter and raisin sandwich = 6.5 points
Dinner: chicken and biscuits = 9pts.
snack: 1 cup ice cream = 6pts.



    A Choice

    August 28, 2009


    Food Units
    small muffin and a banana. 5
    tomato soup and half a grilled cheese sandwich. 8
    mcdonalds 1/4 pounder with fries. 23
    Total: 36

    Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator.

    Anyone who has visited my blog in the month of August has seen that I haven’t been being very accountable for what I eat. I haven’t been blogging or keeping track of what I eat. The only signs that I’m still alive and kicking is that I’ve continued to post my weigh-ins. I’m going to be honest, I haven’t done a whole lot at all this month to loose weight. What is worse is that I’ve even begun to feel like this goal to loose weight may be impossible. I’ve started to give up.

    I don’t want to weigh 300lbs anymore. I like seeing my scale read a loss each week. I feel disgusted with myself seeing a gain this week….a huge gain of 5 pounds. When I’m not actively doing something to loose weight I hate looking at myself in the mirror. I feel ugly, none of my cloths make me feel good about myself. When I am loosing the weight, however slow, just knowing that I am doing something to change my circumstances makes me feel different about myself. I feel proud of myself, I do feel pretty and looking in the mirror is not such a horrible thing.

    I have a choice. Next week will my scale read a loss or a gain? It’s up to me.

    Day 26


    Food Units
    apple. 2
    lean cuisine. 7
    skinny cow. 3
    brown rice with any veggies i could find in the fridge. 8
    Total: 20

    Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator.

    Here is a list of the reasons I want to loose weight. I’ll add to the list as I think of more. Whenever I need a boost of motivation I’m going to look back on this list.

    – I want to play tag, go bike riding and swimming with my kids.

    – I want to be able to get into a pedal boat without it tipping over.

    – I don’t want to hurt anymore because I’ve been on my feet too long.

    – I want to be able to keep up with my kids and husband on walks.

    – I want to be able to shop for clothes that I like, not for clothes to hide my rolls of fat.

    – I want people to look at me and see me and not just “a fat person”.

    – I want to walk into a public place with confidence and no longer feel like everyone is looking at me with disgust.

    – I never want to have to worry again that I might not be able to see a movie because I can’t fit in the seats in the theater.

    – I never again want to have to struggle to wrap a car seat belt around me.

    – I want to be able to go shopping for clothes and under garments in a regular store and not have to shop online anymore because that’s the only place I can find my size.

    – I want to be able to wear sleeveless shirts and dresses.

    – I want to be able to wear a pretty sundress in the warmer months.

    – I want to be able to buy a purse without worrying if the strap will fit around my arms.

    – I want to be able to play baseball.

    – I want to run.

    Day 21


    Food Units
    applesauce and strawberries. 3
    chicken with almonds lean cuisine. 5
    11 tortilla chips with cheese and beans. 6
    grilled cheese sandwich and tomato soup. 10
    skinny cow. 3
    Total: 27

    Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator.

    I was hungry all day for some odd reason. I had a few more snacks than usual but still remained with in my point range for the day so it’s all good. Eating smaller meals more often helps to boost my metabolism anyway. It’s probably a good habit to start developing.

    It was another beautiful sunny day here in the Pacific Northwest.  High temperatures were around 77 °. When C got home from work we packed up the car and took the boys to the park to go swimming. I thought I’d try on an old pair of smaller size shorts to see how they fit. They were still pretty tight but I was excited because last time I tried them on I couldn’t even button them up! Another really exciting thing that happened was in the car. When I pulled my seat belt on I noticed how much more comfortable it is to do that task. Before I had to suck in as much air as I could and let my dear husband help me push the buckle into it’s slot. Today I didn’t struggle with it at all. These little tiny victories are such huge rewards for myself. They motivate me so much to keep going in the direction I am. The direction of a healthier happier me.


    Food Units
    cheese and bean qusadilla. plain yogurt with strawberries. 14
    baked potato with a little butter and a lot of broccoli. 5
    Total: 19

    Table provided by Roni’s Food Tweet, Eat, Post Generator.

    Today was another skipped breakfast day. I know that is such a bad habit. I need to work on this. We had a lot of work to do in the morning and I left without grabbing anything to eat.

    We got back in time for lunch. I need to go grocery shopping so our food pantry is a little low at the moment. This gave me a reason to finally have some of that plain non-fat yogurt I’ve been putting off having. I never liked the flavor of it in the past but I’m trying to make healthier choices so i picked some up last week. Today I mixed it with some of the leftover strawberries from yesterday’s 4th of July celebration food. It wasn’t horrible. I wasn’t in love with it but I did enjoy it.

    Dinner was a simple baked potato that I put in the oven and then forgot about it. Thank goodness i remembered it before I burned the house down. It was a little tough and well done but still enjoyable.

    I had a lot of points left over today but I’m not really hungry. Potato’s fill me up and are pretty low in points.

    I can’t wait until my body starts to look different. Right now I’m loosing weight but I can’t see it yet. I know it takes time but that first 20 or 30 lbs I think is going to be the hardest for me since I don’t have the visual of actually looking any different. Once I begin to see the changes I will be that much more motivated.