My brain just feels like exploding, and I cant focus on a topic to discuss...so prepare yourself. I will now begin.
This weekend I bought a Wii and we spent tons of time playing the wii. It is like a blackhole time suck. ahahah, speaking of Wii, I bought Jillian Michael's 30 day shred! Holy smokes batman and robin have you tried that? I know some of you have, but I wanted to get it so when I am laying around on the couch thinking lofty thoughts about why working out just isn't feasible this very instance, I will really know that a workout is as far away as my dvd player. I started with level one, bc I thought for sure it would to easy for me. It kicked my ass. I am sore 2 days later. I used to think Jillian was pretty hot, and had a girl crush on her for awhile, but now her face kinda scares me. I think she needs a hug though. But whenever I felt like taking a little break during the workout, I just imagined I was on the biggest loser and she was yelling at me making me cry. Total motivation
My favorite game on Wii so far comes with Wii play. You race cows. Tracey cheats. I lost 4.5 this last week. OOOH, yesterday I stepped on the scale and it said 230! Poop your drawers that is right! That is the lowest I have been this far in the weight loss journey. Today it said 233 and since today is official day, I recorded it. BUT, here is my theory on that. NOW, we know that there are factors that can make us weigh more (period, backlog in the BM department, imaginary muscle soreness retention), but there is nothing that can make us appear to weigh less. If there is, I don't want to know about it. So what I am saying IS: I really must weigh 230, and I only weighed 233 today bc I ate Taco Soup last night and that has lots of beans in it and beans have sodium, and sodium makes your retain water.
One week from today is Columbus Day. 6 pounds to go. But only 3 pounds if you believe everything I just said.
I made seasoned oyster crackers and puppy chow this weekend to take to the hospital. I will post recipes for both.
1 cup canola oil
1 tsp dillweed
1 tsp garlic powder
Mix oil, dillweed, garlic powder. Empty crackers into a 2 gallon bag or a big bowl. Pour mixture over crackers and mix or shake until covered. Spread on baking sheets and bake at 325 until golden brown.
This is so simple. You can use more dillweed or garlic powder to taste. I also sprinkle some garlic salt. It makes a ton, and is a quick grab snack for parties or whatever.
Puppy Chow (or Muddy Buddies) is made with Chex cereal. I usually a tad more peanut butter and chocolate and lots more powder sugar than the recipe calls for. These are not goal weight friendly, so I advise only making them if you can take them to someone else's house and leave them there. Here is the link.
I took pictures of me post workout. I will post those when I get home. Maybe. No computer still. Here are two pics from when my parents were visiting. Now, I should warn you. In this first picture Tracey pulled out a vintage "suit" he used to wear in his clubbing days in the late 80's....complete with man-girl boots. The suit is Z Caverichi (however you spell that). I on the other hand am wearing my weekend house outfit. I also look under the influence, but I assure you, I am sober. I wanted to show this picture bc the shorts I am wearing I have owned since my junior year in high school, 1996. We had to buy these basic cotton shorts for cheerleading. It was horrible bc I couldnt find them in my size anywhere. We finally found two pair at JCpenny's in the mens department. These dark blue ones never really fit. Way too tight. Now, 12 years later...they are too big and it is going to be hard to throw them away.
Do you notice my shelf ass in this picture? It likes to eat my shirt.
This picture was taken on a warm Pensacola Friday night, on our way to the Seafood Festival.
How quickly a tan fades. Seems unfair.
OH! One last thing for those of you that have managed to make it to the end of this very long post. Several people on Facebook that I havent seen in years, have recently sent me messages via FB telling me how good I am looking and asking me my secret. Flattering that they are noticing, bc I think it's harder to notice when they only have my FB pictures as a frame of reference.
So I tell them about the band. Tell them my story. One such person told me she felt it was kinda cheating, and she was going to continue on in her quest. That's cool. One person told me she is interested in learning more. So I am going to give her my link to my blog. I only have about 3 readers on here who are people that have ever seen me (aka know me) in my real life (Hi Lisa, Katie, and Rachel), so I welcome my FB buddy from Kansas here! Weeeee! I just worry that sometimes for the non bandsters, my blog might be a little boring...weight loss, band, foam out of the nose, blah blah! But I try!