Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Walking to Weigh in

Last week everything felt so crazy.  I started to write my post and kept getting distracted.  Even had to play IT manager again with our main computer at work.

What didn't get posted last week....
We had so much rain last week.  I STILL haven't been able to do anything with my garden.  It's just a bunch of weeds!  Is there a way to get rid of the weeds that won't damage the seeds when I plant them?

I took my first walk around the neighborhood on Sunday.  I was nearly chased by a goose protecting its family.  I had to walk fast and sideways so I could keep an eye on it while I went past.  Here are my stats from that walk.  (I'm using the MapMyWalk app to track what I'm walking.)

We're doing a 7 mile walk/run challenge this week and next.  Since I only walked Sunday I'm way behind LOL.  Monday I didn't feel like walking.  Tuesday I had car trouble so I couldn't go to Weight Watchers to weigh in.  Yesterday I weighed in down 1 lb!  It was such a stormy afternoon and evening there was no chance that I could get out to walk.  I need to remember to bring some kind of bottle to work for my water so that I can walk during my lunch hour.

Has anything interesting happened to you on a walk or run?

I weighed in last night down only .2 lbs.  That came as a surprise for me as I felt heavier and expected a gain because of TOM.  But that feeling could've just as easily been bloat because of the heat and humidity.

I'm on a Jillian Michaels kick right now.  All but two DVDs from the library are her workouts.  Jillian isn't as tough with these workouts as I expected.  Sure, I can't do all the moves and have to modify the modifier sometimes but I still push through.

Benny didn't want to tell us what we were doing Monday; he kept saying it was a surprise.  Austin guessed it correctly shortly before we left.

We did the whole 18 holes (9 just isn't enough) but a lot of the time was just standing around waiting for the people in front of us to get out of the way.  The group kept discussing their play or something and wouldn't move on to the next hole.  It was very frustrating with them doing that.  I stayed on my feet the whole time but Benny and Austin would occasionally sit and wait.  Every time we play I win; I know it's not them just letting me win since we all stink at it LOL

I walked through the neighborhood east of work during lunch yesterday.  It was a little too windy.  Silly me didn't think it all through and didn't even have pockets.  So I had to manage my wallet, phone, and water bottle while holding my skirt.  It must've been a funny sight to those walking and driving by.  If we don't have popup shower today I'll take a walk to the west.  Eventually I want to walk over to the City Market and shop the Farmer's Market on a Wednesday.

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Bye Bye 170's!

I knew I'd lost weight last week but not that much!  I was so happy with the loss that I didn't bother with checking my home scale this morning.  When I got home and told Benny my loss he asked where it went.  I told him that I gave my weight to him LOL.  After all I'm about 10 lbs lighter than Benny now!

My GYN called the other day.  They got the official reading from the ultrasound.  Apparently it looks like there's a polyp that they want to take a look at.  I told the Dr. that I didn't want to worry about it right now.  We have no clue how much it's going to cost with Benny's stuff so I'll have to wait until we get other insurance or next year, just depends.

What's with the cost estimator on Anthem's site? When I had looked at the estimated pricing for the ultrasound it was always around $1000 or less.  Why in the world is the EOB showing my portion is $1600-something?  I never told Benny that I was having this ultrasound done (only kind of knows about it because the Dr called when I was home) so he's going to be pissed when he sees the bill!

On the exercise front I've been experimenting with various workouts from the library.  Here's a sampling of those I've tried this past week.

The dancing ones that require coordination aren't for me!  I can't keep up with whatever moves they're doing.  I got my best burn ever (I think) Saturday with a Jillian Michael's DVD.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Freschetta Gluten Free Pizza


I was excited to be able to participate in the Freschetta Gluten Free Pizza BzzCampaign.  This would be my first known experience into the gluten free world.  I received my BzzKit and was really exited to try the pepperoni pizza since that's what we normally get at Little Caesar's.

When I got to my local Kroger I was bummed that they only had the 4 Cheese Medley.  I started to leave without picking up a pizza.  I got to the other end of the aisle and had Austin run back and go ahead and grab the cheese pizza.  Having a cheese pizza is like having a blank canvas to work with.  You can add whatever toppings you want!

Sunday night we decided to try the pizza.  Taking it out of the box it just looked like an ordinary thinner crust pizza.

Benny wanted just tomato, pepperoni, and onion on his half.  I used one whole onion and one Roma tomato over the whole pizza.  Then I added about 1/4 cup bell pepper to my half in between the tomato slices.  Finally I topped it with pepperoni.  I don't know how many I had on Benny's side but I made sure that I only had 14 (one serving) on my side LOL.

This was my first ever known gluten free meal.  It tasted great!  Not sure if it was the Freschetta pizza itself or the combination of everything but it was a lot sweeter than what I'm used to with frozen or fresh pizza.  Is this how gluten free tastes?  It wasn't as salty or greasy as Little Caesar's pizza either.  When we would purchase frozen pizza before and add toppings they would slide off.  Not so with the Freschetta.  The cheese oozed through and held down everything.  I really liked that I didn't have a mouthful of only toppings!


As you can see, adding the toppings to the Freschetta 4 Cheese Medley makes it about even with what I'm normally eating but it's still the healthier option since it has veggies.  I still would love to try the Freschetta Gluten Free Pepperoni Pizza to see how it compares to what I made.  I'm sure it'll still have a great taste!  As with anything gluten free the price is higher than the same product with gluten (was $9.99 at Kroger) but I think it's still a comparable price with other frozen pizzas.

Would you buy a gluten free frozen pizza?  What toppings would you use?

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Weigh in Wednesday...a Day Later

Sorry for the delay in this post.  With Benny's appointment yesterday I didn't have time to do much.

I weighed in Tuesday night down 2 lbs. Finally!  I don't know if it was more because TOM was over or I was back to my regular eating habits.  I'm just glad I'm back to losing again.

Saturday I went bra shopping.  What a disaster!  Most of the size calculators said I'd fit in a 36D.  I don't know how many I tried on before giving up!  Because of my weight loss there's this extra skin under my armpits.  Every single 36D I tried wasn't covering this up; instead they pushed out the skin.  I thought it looked disgusting!  I had to scrounge for a couple of 36DD (same style just different colors) which didn't push out the skin so much but I don't like them.  I've sacrificed comfort for coverage.  Has anyone else had this issue when bra shopping during weight loss?

Monday I got my hair chopped off.  Benny isn't happy about the shortness but everyone else (including me) likes it.  What do you think?

My Panama City Beach shirt is too big for me now; I can only wear it as pajamas or a cover up.  I dug up one of my pictures from our vacation in 2011 wearing the shirt.  It's about a 100 lb difference here.

Yesterday we visited Dr. Michal Fritsch to have Benny evaluated for the salivary endoscopy.  He speaks a little German so Benny was happy about that.  We were disappointed that we had to wait over an hour to see the doctor.  We were both falling asleep waiting in the exam room.  Tuesday night we'd looked at the CT scan on the CD Benny picked up from the hospital.  We didn't recognize the stone on any of the shots.  Dr. Fritsch had printed out the shot with the stone.  He was able to feel it too (the other ENT couldn't feel it).  In the end we walked out with a date for the endoscopy but still have no idea how much it'll be.  The whole point of seeing him was to find out how much the endoscopy was going to cost us!

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