Thank You! Thank You! Thank you!

June 1, 2012

I’m not sure who I’m thanking here, but I believe it’s the scale. Maybe it’s myself. Okay, yes, I thank myself. I mean, after all, I am the one who made the choices that made the scale do what it did, right? The whole blogging thing was going to become quite embarrassing if I didn’t get out of the 170’s…..quick!!

Today, I did it! 168.00. It felt great to step on that scale and see that happy little 6 in the middle. I don’t think I have seen a 6 there in over five years! Honestly, I was going to jump up and down for, 169.00, so at 168.00, I froze. Hehe hehe… I’m just giddy. I might as well weigh 120! Okay, small exaggeration. But I am extremely pleased with myself.

So I need a new challenge, and a new goal. I have determined that I do best with small, short term goals. Long term goals seem to wig me out a bit, and I can’t see the end. But I can visualize short term. I will receive my next 5lb award at 167.4. That means I need to loose 0.6 this week. Totally doable. So that’s my goal on the scale. How am I going to get there? Do what works for me.

1. Drink alcohol only one time this week.
2. Of my 49 points allowance that I can choose to use, or not, I will use half. (I typically just use them all)
3. Exercise 6 days a minimum of 30 minutes.


Tonight is First Friday in the art district downtown. Lots of fun people. Lots of activities. Lots of food. Lots of drinks. I am going!

No plans Saturday….Whew!

Sunday we are celebrating my brothers birthday at his house. I already know the menu is fried chicken and he may request my moms famous birthday chocolate cake.

With school being out now, I know there will be more invitations for lunches out, driveway happy hours, poolside snacks and drinks, lake invites.

First obstacle. I am driving tonight, on purpose. That limits my drinking to three beers. Yay! I have a plan.

Second obstacle. I have been asked to bring a side. I took a large platter of roasted veggies to his house for his birthday last year. I roasted them in the morning, then chilled them and served them cold. They were a hit with everyone! I think I did asparagus, green beans, red onions, vidallia onions and red potatoes, with a little butter flavored olive oil, and kosher salt. I am also taking an old WW recipe from a long time ago. It’s a blueberry cobbler that’s delicious! Well, I guess I’m not taking the recipe. I am actually taking the cobbler! I will probably eat a Greek yogurt right before we go. It’s growing on me and I’m diggin the 14 grams of protein! Yay! Another plan!

Third obstacle. I just have to stay strong and stick with my plan. Fresh fruits and veggies and low fat dips for unexpected driveway parties and poolside chats. I love all of the crystal light flavors, so I stocked up and I’m ready for summer! Yay! Planning!

Honestly, the lake? Happens very infrequently. Anything goes at the lake. Sorry. Truth hurts.

At my WW meeting this morning, I was out of my Vanilla WW Smoothie mix and had planned on buying more. All of their products are sooooo good! I had never tried the Creamy Coconut, and decide to give it a try.

As soon as I got home, I mixed one up, added a cup of fresh pineapple, and headed out to the deck to blog. Turned on my Pandora to a little Eagles, and put my feet up! Holy Coconut! This stuff is delicious!!

Can you say “Drink of the Day?” I think I’m on a cruise ship?


It’s going to be a great week!

I start the boot camp on Monday! Eeeekkkkkkkk!!

This is so me right now……..

“love the life you live, live the life you love”


One response to Thank You! Thank You! Thank you!

  1. Congratulations! You did it with style! So glad you made it to the one sixties. way to go, Jules!