Monday, March 21, 2011

Well Surprise Surprise!

How's it going bloggy peeps?  I've been back to tracking daily for the past six days.  That 2 pound weight gain last Monday woke me from my ridiculous non-tracking nightmare.  This morning went like this: get up, groggy, not enough sleep, stumble into the bathroom, pee, step on the scale reluctantly . . . WHAT THAAAAA . . . I'LL TAKE IT!! I was down 4.6 pounds.  Current weight 203.4. Guess I lost that water weight plus a little extra. Happy happy joy joy!  Now that I'm not pms-ing and angry at my weight, I'm enjoying meal prep and packing lunches again. In fact, I packed mine tonight when I made supper.  I love knowing I'm just going to have to grab it out of the fridge in the morning and I'm good to go.  So unlike me!

I haven't gone back to the gym yet.  I've missed two weeks.  I could go to boot camp tomorrow.  Could.  Should.  Might.  I refuse to promise anything.

My Salad of the Week
Now I want to talk about salad.  Yes, salad.  I hate preparing salad.  It feels like a whole lot of work.  I love salad when SOMEONE ELSE makes it for me.  However, it's a great way to get a lot of veggies in.  It also takes longer to eat than other food (or that could be just me) so by the time I'm done eating it, I'm not likely to be scrounging around once the rest of the meal is done.  The past few days I've been making a Greek-ish salad.  I've been using the Costco baby romaine mix, spinach, red onion, cukes, tomatoes, feta, and homemade Greek vinaigrette using the Epicure mix.  So question:  what salad creations are your favorites? I need ideas because I tend to eat a salad I love until I'm totally sick of it and can never eat it again.  I ruined a nice spinach/raspberry vinaigrette salad that way.  Funny little salad link . . . this blogger googled "woman laughing alone with salad" and made a post about it.  Pretty funny.

Salad suggestions welcome & needed!!

Aaand . . . I am so close to being under 200 I can taste it.  Really hoping I can do that by March 31st.

UPDATE:  I just published this post an hour or so ago and I already have an update.  I JUST noticed that my BMI on the ticky thing above says 30.0.  According to the BMI calculators I've read 25 - 29.9 is Overweight and 30.0 and above is Obese.  I kept putting in a lower weight to see how far till I'm 29.9.  202.8.  I'm going to weigh myself every day till I see 202.8 and you'd better believe there will be a post about it!


  1. You and I are walking the same path. I finally started tracking today and I am hoping I stay on track and focused. of course as i type this theres a commercail for snickers Peanut butter squares. I also agree that salads a so much better when someone else makes them

  2. Great job!!! I find salads so boring.. so if you get any good recipes, be sure to post em!

  3. that salad looks good! I've been eating well but not exercising. congrats on the weight loss.

    question for ya...when you went to my new site at absoluteuncertainty, did you click on the link in the post at my other site? Or, did you get to it through your google follow?

  4. thanks for letting me know - for some reason it wasn't working on my computer.

  5. I am not a huge fan of salads but when i do make them I will put black beans, ground beef, baby spinach, shredded cheese, cut up tomatoes and salsa. Or I will do baby spinach, chicken, avocado, cheese, cherry tomatoes, and black olives with red wine vinaigrette.

  6. AWESOME! Go, you! :D

    I've got nothing on the salad front: we don't eat them often here because SOMEONE *cough*not me*cough* is too fussy for salad.

  7. I like recreating the Cosi Signature salad. Mixed greens, feta, cranberries, pistachios, and pears with raspberry/vin dreading. I've been eating lots of Greek salads lately and adding whatever veggies I have like roasted red peppers. Yum!

  8. ooops! "dressing," not "dreading"