Join Me For Another 10 Weeks! This is the first week of ten weeks starting October 22, 2012

Hi folks! I'm at it again. I'm going for another 20 pound loss in ten weeks. I've recently had another baby, a little girl, she is now five months old and I'm ready to drop some weight.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Honest Scrap Award

Day 8 of six weeks

Weight today: same

Total lost: 2 pounds in eight days

1/2 cup of oatmeal:150
1 tsp of sugar:15
1 tbl of powder creamer with coffee:30
with sweet-n-low:0

2 oz banana:50
vanilla protein shake:110
1 tsp of flax seed oil:40
running total:395

1 large eggs: 140
1 lefse:30
3 1/2 oz of sliced strawberries:31
with 1 tsp of sugar:15
1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese:80
1 tbl of powder creamer with coffee:80
with sweet-n-low:0
total: 326
running total: 721

2 oz banana:50
vanilla protein shake:110
1 Laughing cow bite:5
1 Ritz cracker:16
running total:902

1/2 graham cracker sheet: 35
4 1/2 oz baked potato: 99
with 1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
3 1/2 oz chicken breast:123
with 1 tsp of Bacon Ranch dressing:23
running total:1198

1 slice of Rotello Italian toast:50
with 1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
with 2 tsp of peanut butter:66
running total:1344

Blue Bunny Bomb Pop:40

vanilla protein powder:110
2 oz banana:50
1 tsp of flax seed oil:40
running total: 395

Today's challenge: Keeping on-calorie, hydration

Actual fitness: 5 mile run

Note on picture: oh, yeah, I got the Honest Scrap Award, see?

Honest Scrap Award

After thinking wayyy too hard about this honest scrap award from Dawn, I finally came up with some things I can share with you guys.

1.) When I was ten, I wanted to race horses when I grew up, even though lived in the city. I read all these Black Stallion books and was convinced that that's what I wanted to do. I can probably count on my hands the number of times I've actually ridden a horse. Now I just read romance and suspense books and dream about looking good and killing the bad guys.

2.) I was a tomboy as kid and wished I could be a boy. Now I'm very glad I'm a girl.

3.) On that same note, I got along better with boys growing up than with girls. This may be due to the fact that I grew up between two brothers, rough housing, getting beaten up...the same thing that I see happening to my daughter with her brothers. Now, I feel I get along well with both men and women, however, I'm competitive... as hard as I try to deny it.

4.) My favorite color as a kid was green because I had a green bike with a green banana seat. Now it's blue. And not because I had a blue bike...It matches my eyes?

5.) I used to eat cat food as a kid. No, I don't eat cat food anymore.

6.) When I was a kid, I wanted to be a career woman and couldn't figure out why anyone would stay at home raising a bunch of kids...Well, I have had a career, but now I have five kids and I love staying at home with them. Funny how things change.

7.) After high school, I traveled around the country selling magazines door to door. I should have just went to college. Now when kids come to my door selling magazines, I recite back their spiel to them before they can spit it out. And, no, I don't even buy any magazines. I know, I'm heartless. And cheap?

8.) I started a diary at the age of nine and wrote in it everyday for three years straight. I've kept numerous journals and still write in a diary. Now, I have a blog. I just don't spill my guts to you all like I do in my diary. Actually, I'm thinking I just might need to burn my diaries before I die. Maybe I'll write that in my will.

9.) I bought my very first camera at the age of nine by saving up Bazooka Bubble Gum wrappers, sending those into the company with a couple bucks and receiving a cheap plastic camera that used 110 speed film. I still have those very first pictures that I took. Hey, not much has changed, I still have a camera that I got for a "good deal". Oh, I think I might take better pictures than when I was a kid.

10.) I wrote my very first poem at the age of ten. I still write poetry. Diet Desperado was my first parody. I've got another parody I'm cooking up in my head.

Well, I see this turned into a "before" and "now" truth telling. So, actually I just told you all 20 things about me. I don't want the award twice. I think I've been awarded this before...So, who could I pick on to give this to, who doesn't already have it...

First, is Sunshine Meg...who's totally honest.
Second, is Lindsey who gives great advice.
Third, is Hadley, who is awesome with caloric numbers
Fourth is Jo who I love.
Fifth is Fitcetera who is very honest and is a great encourager.
Sixth is Me who just started her diet and is doing great
Seventh is Lynn who makes great food.
Eighth is Tricia who takes great pictures.
Ninth is Little Ms Blogger who is very clever and just had a birthday.

Tenth is my husband, Daddy Rainmaker, who makes me laugh. Ok, so he doesn't have a blog, but he shares My Darling Kids blog with me, so can I award us?

Wow. That took some time.


  1. Thank you!
    I'll have to think on this one for a few days but I'll get it up & posted ASAP.

    I'm hoping to pull together a photo & recipe for the chili...but I'll warn ya, it isn't exactly "healthy". lol

    Best wishes,

  2. Loved your list and I checked out your other blog. Adorable children!!! You are fortunate to have so many. I also really like the pic of you and your blondie at the end of the marathon. Thanks for your encouragement!

  3. Thanks!

    I loved yesterday's story about the race. Congratulations on such a successful run!

  4. Flax rocks! You may want to check your protein powder...many of them are highly processed. I like to use hemp protein powder. It is a natural, complete amino acid.

  5. Thank you again!

    #8 - I am going to stipulate in my Will to burn them and am leaving them specifically to one person who I know will honor my wishes.

  6. thanks for the tag! i am hoping to get on this later this week - if i can be creative enough by then! :)

    lol about the cat food, glad you outgrew that one.