Monday, May 5, 2008

"I've learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires,
rather than in attempting to satisfy them"
~John Stuart Mill

Happy Monday fellow bloggers in blogland. Also, Happy Cinco de Mayo. I hope you all had fantastic weekends.

I actually had a very nice, long weekend. I managed to stay OP for it too. Although as I mentioned in my post yesterday, I could have easily derailed on Saturday when I wanted to eat everything that wasn't nailed down. But I didn't. And I suppose that is what counts. Sure I probably ate my weight in vegetables, but that's better than the alternative.

I had a good day yesterday, despite my gain in the morning. I went to the gym and hit the treadmill for a 3 mile run, and then did stuff around the house. Lots of this and that. I did make a Lemon Pie for my parents, and some caramel apple dip for one of my brothers, and I managed to stay out of both of them while making them. I did have just a dab to make sure they were not posionus, but otherwise, good to go. Then I took Duke for a nice long walk last night, I mapped it out with google maps, and we walked 3.1 miles. So I got some good activity points yesterday, 6 to be exact. I did end up eating two of them.

My first day of counting everything went good. I did end up using 2 points for "zero point" foods, which surprised me a bit. Mind you, I eat ALOT, and I do mean ALOT of veggies. Veggies are not what made me fat in the first place. It was what I used to dip those veggies into. Cucumbers in Ranch Dressing. Carrots in Peanut Butter, Mushrooms fried in Butter, Green Beans and Corn Drenched in Butter. You get the point. I always have been a veggie lover, just now I eat them without stuff on them. So needless to say 2 points for veggies yesterday, that's ok, I'll learn to live with it, I have to get these last, now 4 pounds off.

And a question about the weight. I will, at my next weigh in be over 150lbs again, since TOM will cause me to gain. I know this isn't a true gain, but do I bump myself a point again, or should I be ok with staying at 21 points? I would rather stay here, since I am just now beginning to get used to it.

On a side note, I was craving a summery "dessert" the other night, and I couldn't decide what I wanted, a small DQ sundae, a hot fudge sundae or a slurpee from 7-11. Now the slurpee was significantly less points than the other two, so I chose that one. But boy did I forget how great a slurpee tastes! yum! Crystal Light ones are very low in points, for a 12 oz only 1 point! So keep that in mind!

Alright, well I've babbled long enough! I hope you all are having great days, look forward to catching up on your blogs!


Andrew is getting fit said...

I reckon stay within the points limits you are now.

Pudgey Penguin said...

I'm going to second the staying within the points target you have now, especially since you know that the weight in will be artificially inflated. Here's how I look at TOM...the week after you get great results on the scale!

So, 5 zeros = 1 point? How do you count your zeros? Do you literally count 10 baby carrots as zero, or a handful, or what? I'm not being critical, just trying to learn!

jj said...

That's great that you can eat a lot of vegetables. They don't care for my gut too much so I have to improvise and figure ways to work them in that won't "work on" my stomach! Much success to you!

pudgey said...

Hey kate. Thanks for replying...

I like the idea of weighing out the veggies. I just need a food scale! Which brand do you use/recommend? Or do you think I should just get one at Target?

By the way, feel free to just comment me back or you can email me at pudgeypenguin at gmail dot com which might be easier!

Kathy said...

I will always choose a Slurpee type treat over ice cream!

Fatinah said...

I would stay with the 21. Like you said, you're just getting used to it AND it isn't a real gain.

Good job on eating so many veggies....I gotta start doing that too!

Take One Stripper Pole said...

Hi sorry I have been MIA as of late. I love Slurpees ... I have one or two a year. Last weekend was SOOOOOOOOOOOOO hot that I got one on the way home ... so refreshing and makes me feel like a kid. :)

Christina said...

thanks so much for the encourgement, you're too sweet :)