"I've found that when life's brush obscures my view with gloomy strokes that seem to mar the scene, God's hand appears and gives to sunless hue and dreary skies a more majestic sheen." Gustafson

19 May 2010

This week

I met at friend at the mall Monday morning and this morning at 5AM for a good 50 minute walk/jog. I'm really missing the insane D-1 workouts but so thankful for the 4 months I had there. I learned a lot and hope to continue incorporating some of the workouts into my routine.
Eating wise it's been a roller coaster ride again this week. Trying to take it one day at a time.
I'm really into posting on my other blog now and honestly don't have the energy right now to keep posting my food journals, especially since I haven't been as consistent lately. So, if you don't see any posts for awhile, don't worry. My goal is still finding ways to eat healthier and continue exercising. You can always catch me on Facebook or http://frugaladee.blogspot.com.

So grateful for your love, support and encouragement!

16 May 2010


Thanks Allison for prompting me to finally give an honest update. I've had a hard time sticking with WW this past week. I'm not really sure why I've struggled so much since Thursday but it's always more challenging to eat "good" on the weekends. Chris and I had an awesome date night Friday. We ate at Chili's and despite WANTING to eat bad I chose the guiltless grilled chicken platter and sides. However, I killed it at the movies with a box of raisinettes! And I'm finding that it's SO hard finding Weight Watchers dinner recipes that my family will like and eat. ARGH! I'm really stuck right now and it's super maddening because I desperately want to lose at least 15+ pounds. Honesty is the best policy so here it is. Not sure what tomorrow will bring. Thankful for a space to share in humility.

11 May 2010

WW Journal 5/11

Another GREAT, kick-butt workout at D-1 boot camp this morning! Thursday marks the end of my journey there...I'm a bit sad. Unfortunately, I pulled a groin muscle so I'm in pain tonight. Hoping rest will help it recover so I can meet my friend to walk tomorrow morning at 5AM.

Fun day but I'm exhausted. Sorry for the short post...off to bed.

WW Journal 5/11
Pre-workout: 1 TBSP peanut butter-2.5pts
Breakfast: 2 whole wheat zucchini choc chip muffins-4pts
Snack: peanut butter granola bar-4pts
Lunch: Popcorn-2pts, apple-1pt, cheese stick-2pts
Snack: whole wheat zucchini choc chip muffin-2pts
Dinner: Weight Watchers Taco Soup with cheese-8pts, grapes-1pt, fat free chocolate pudding-2pts, 1 red. fat oreo-3pts

Workout: 45 minute boot camp workout
Total Points: 31.5
Activity Points Earned: 6pts
Goal Points: 22pts
Points including Flex Points: 25.5points (3.5 flex points)
Water: 4 cups

10 May 2010

WW Journal 5/10

I met my friend Melissa at the Cool Springs Mall at 5AM and we briskly walked 3 miles. It was a great start to the day

The kids and I were out running errands and didn't plan on eating at Moe's but thankfully, Chris got of on time tonight so we met him there for dinner. I wanted to eat the WHOLE basket of chips and queso but I only had ONE!

WW Journal 5/10:
Pre-workout: strawberry nutrigrain bar-3pts
Breakfast: 2 zucchini chocolate chip muffins-4pts
Snack: none
Lunch: apple-1pt, 2 pieces of whole wheat toast w/2 TBSP peanut butter-7pts
Snack: zucchini chocolate chip muffin-2pts
Dinner: 2 Moe's Funkmeister chicken soft tacos-12pts, sweet tea-2pts, 1 chip w/queso-2pts

Workout: 50 minute walk (3 miles)

09 May 2010

Taking a mini-break

As you've noticed, I haven't blogged for a few days. It's been an incredibly busy and FUN weekend! I'll be back on Weight Watchers wholeheartedly again tomorrow. I haven't been tracking my points well this weekend so I'm excited about the new week ahead.

Happy Mother's Day!

07 May 2010

WW Journal 5/7

Today has been incredibly fun (see my other blog) BUT it didn't start off that way! I had my alarm set for 4:25AM so I could get to boot camp but sadly, I didn't hear my alarm go off and slept in until 8AM! The kids and Chris were still asleep as well so we scrambled like crazy to get out the door. I scarfed down two organic poptarts (because it was quick and easy) and thought I was only having about 6 points max - sadly I had an 11 point breakfast! Then, I kissed little man goodbye and told him to sleep well! Ha! I was fifteen minutes late to work and from there, my whole day was off. I helped a family clean out their basement from the flood and when I got home, stepped in the shower with my bra on! CRAZY! My points have been off all day. I did get to walk for about 30 minutes with a friend this afternoon so I got a little movement in. Thankful this day is ending.

06 May 2010

WW Journal 5/6

Today has been much better, in regards to having self-control and eating healthy. I started my day at 5AM boot camp and it was another kick-butt 50-minute session. I literally felt like I was gonna puke - we worked extra hard today! I can tell I'm building strength because I'm able to do the exercises and running a little longer each time.

I met a sweet new friend (Melissa) at boot camp a few months ago and we decided today that we are going to be accountability partners and our goal is to both lose 30 lbs by August 1st. 60 pounds TOTAL! It's CRAZY, but I know it can be done or at least we can strive and work our hardest to get there. Chris and I celebrate our 10th anniversary August 5th so I'd LOVE to be back down to my pre-marriage weight. Mostly, I just want to be fit and healthy and get back into my "normal" clothes. I'm sick of big girl pants! My membership at boot camp ends at the end of next week but her contract isn't up until July. We've decided to meet at least 2-3 times a week around 5 or 5:30AM and walk/run around the Cool Springs Mall! So happy to finally have a workout partner.

WW Journal 5/6:
Pre-workout: Nutrigrain strawberry bard-3pts
Breakfast: Pure protein bar-4pts
Snack: Peanut butter granola bar-4pts
Lunch: cheese stick-2pts, apple-1pt, grapes-1pt, fruit snacks-2pts, fat free choc pudding-2pts
Snack: whole wheat goldfish-6pts
Dinner: 2 cheese & salsa quesadillas-8pts, grapes-1pt, baby carrots-.5pts, 1/2 TBSP queso-.5pts, 1 1/2 TBSP choc chips-3pts
TOTAL: 38 points
TARGET: 22 points
WATER: 10 cups
Workout: 50 mins at boot camp
Crunches: 100 Russian twists

05 May 2010

WW Journal 5/5

Sabotage, no self-control, bombed! Today was a wash. And I'm not quite sure why I bombed. I kept track of my points up until late this afternoon and then the hunger and temptation overwhelmed me and I let it get the best of me. Right before dinnertime is always the hardest time for me because I want to snack, and I'm used to snacking.

It's super late and my goal is to still get up for boot camp at 4:25AM tomorrow so I'll end for now. I at least wanted to keep my commitment of posting even though I'd rather hide! Praying for strength tomorrow.

04 May 2010

WW 5/4

I had a great start to the day at boot camp. It was SUPER HARD but so worth it! Then we got a sweet surprise at work when one of our friends in CA ordered pizzas for us and had them delivered around lunch. Thankfully, I counted points and didn't go overboard. I brought the rest of the pizza home for family dinner with Chris' parents and have had to make myself NOT have any! I'm CRAVING another piece!

WW Journal 5/4:
Breakfast: pure protein bar-4pts
Snack:4 krispie cheese crackers-4pts
Lunch: 2 slices Papa John's pizza-14pts, fat free chocolate pudding-2pts
Snack: 1 krispie cheese cracker-1pt
Dinner: Weight Watchers hamburger pie-5pts, Weight Watchers macaroni salad-3pts, strawberries-1pt, 2 TBSP chocolate chips-4pts
TOTAL: 38 points
TARGET: 22 points
WATER: 12 cups
WORKOUT: 50 min @ boot camp
CRUNCHES: 50 Russian twists, crunches at boot camp

03 May 2010

WW Journal 5/3

Well, considering I over-ate and totally killed my points yesterday, I still managed to lose 3 lbs since last Monday. I'm guessing if I hadn't overdosed on food yesterday, I might've dropped a few more. I'll take it though! Encouraged to see 3 lbs slip away!!

Today was sweet with the kids. We were able to get out of the house for a little bit and managed to find a gas station that still had gas available and get a few things at the grocery store. Then we ventured out again for dinner to Chick-fil-a and met Chris there after he got off. 'Twas a great day off!

I just got of the treadmill after a fast-paced 30-min walk and 100 crunches on the exercise ball. And I'm gearing up for bootcamp tomorrow at 5AM.

WW Journal 5/3:
B: bran muffin 2pts, banana 1.5pt
Snack: none
Lunch: 2.5 cups Mallow Oats cereal w/skim milk 7pts, homemade rice krispie crackers 7pts, fruit snacks 2pts
Snack: none
Dinner: Chickfila chicken salad sandwich 7.5pts, sweet tea 2pts, fruit cup 1pt, 2 TBSP choc chips 5pts
WORKOUT: 30 minutes on treadmill (fast paced)
CRUNCHES: 100 on exercise ball

02 May 2010

WW Journal 5/2

Confession day! I blew it today. Yep. I promised Chris I'd make him some Starbucks-like blueberry scones and I couldn't resist the temptation to chow down when they came out of the oven. I was just gonna take a nibble to see how they turned out but they were soooo good. Then, I finished off a bag of chocolate chips....I had about 5 TBSPs which equals about 10 points. Sigh. Thankfully, I didn't blow it the rest of the day. I used self-control at dinner but to top it off, I haven't worked out either. Dang. Can you tell what I do when I'm stressed? EAT! Stressed because I was worried about Chris being out in the floods and storms. So thankful he's safe at home tonight when so many aren't.

Praying I won't let the guilt and shame from today carry over into tomorrow. My boss closed the office tomorrow so I get to spend the day with the kids again. YAY!!!

Blew my day....thank goodness for God's grace tomorrow!

01 May 2010

WW Journal 5/1

Today has seriously been an insane weather day for Middle TN! It has rained almost non-stop all day and it's still pouring like crazy. So many areas around us are flooded and friends are having to evacuate their homes. And tomorrow is supposed to be worse. REALLY sad for Chris who has to work out in it all day tomorrow. Please pray for his safety.

I used too many flex points today and didn't get a workout in. As long as I get a workout in tomorrow (which I'm planning on), I'll be on track with my goal of exercising 5 days a week. Need to really watch my points more carefully tomorrow.

Breakfast: 1 Whole Wheat Zucchini Choc Chip muffins - 2 pts, 1 cup of Mallow Oats cereal - 3 pts
Snack: fruit snacks - 2 pts
Lunch: Turkey Queso Tortilla roll-up - 4.5 pts, grapes - 2 pts, goldfish - 4.5 pts, 1 TBSP chocolate chips - 2 pts
Snack: fruit snacks - 2 pts
Dinner: Lenny's Deli Ham & Swiss sandwich - 7.5 pts, 1/4 chocolate chip cookie - 2pts
TOTAL: 34.5 points
TARGET: 22 points
TOTAL POINTS USED: 34.5 (12.5 flex points)
WATER: 6 cups