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.

Friday, October 9, 2009

The Monkey At My House

Day 19 of six weeks

Weight today: lost one pound

Total lost: 3 pounds in 19 days

1/2 cup of oatmeal:150
1 tsp of sugar:15
1 tbl of powder creamer with sugar:30
with sweet-n-low:0
total: 195

1/2 cup of brown rice: 85
3 oz chicken breast:105
1 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:15
running total:400

2 large eggs:140
1 lefse:30
1/2 cup of fat free cottage cheese:80
4 oz of sliced strawberries: 36
with 1 tsp of sugar:15
1 tbl of powder coffee creamer:30
with sweet-n-low:0
four bites of German chocolate cake:50
total: 381
running total: 781

5 oz apple: 80
cereal munching:125
total: 205
running total:986

1 cup of frosted mini-wheats: 200
1/2 cup of 1 % milk: 55
1 tbl of powder creamer with coffee:30
with sweet-n-low:0
running total: 1271

3 Doritos chips:45
1 4 oz red delicious apple:45
2 Schwan's Bomb Pop:45
running total:1,406

Today's challenge: Keeping 0n-calorie. Getting final weight lifting work-out in.

Planned fitness: 50 minute chest and tricep workout, 2 mile run, my abdominal routine once.

Note on Picture: Was low on strawberries and picked up a quart. Minus the plastic wrap, this is how the local store sells these strawberries. They have this big, red, overflowing delicious look about them. How can you not buy these when they look like this?

The Monkey At My House

About two weeks ago, a monkey came to our house.

And no, I'm not referring to one of our children, though, they can definitely act like monkeys.

But this monkey's visit has been very interesting. At first I thought his visit would be short. So, I was nice to him. I invited him in...I let him sit down and relax. I let the kids play with him.

He began to become a part of the family. Wherever we went, he went. If we went to the grocery store, he liked to come with and help pick out the food. If we went to church, he would sit in the pew next to us...or wander around as our family likes to do.

But this monkey took a special interest in me.

At first I was flattered. I would think, "He wants to hang out with me because he likes me. He likes me because I just lost 20 pounds and I'm looking good."

When I eat, he sits down next to me and eats too. He likes to eat. In fact, he eats a lot. And since I'm on a diet, he eats a lot more than I do in comparison. Now that I think of it, I think this monkey is gaining weight with all this extra eating that he's doing.

But me, I'm losing weight because I'm eating right. I'm exercising by running almost everyday. I weight lift four times a week. I'm doing everything right. So, I just know I'm losing weight.

I even stayed on-calorie and did a two hour work-out the day of my eight-year wedding anniversary.

But the scale won't show it...because every time I step on the scale, that monkey jumps on my back. And all that extra weight that he's gained offsets my weight loss, and makes it look like I haven't lost any weight.

Well, enough of that monkey on my back!

I don't like him anymore, and I don't want him around.

He's getting the boot.

Would you all like to help me kick him to the curb?


  1. I taught my monkey to do tricks, like rake leaves and go fetch the remote control. He may always be there on your back; might as well make him useful.

  2. Bub-bye Monkey!

    You may look cute but we know you're really a dirty little poop thrower. ;)

    Hope he runs back to the zoo soon so you start seeing the results you deserve.

    You do measurements, right? I bet your inches are less!

    Have a good weekend,

  3. Adios monkey business! I'll help kick him out. Tell him there is just no room. Those strawberries look like perfection. Really nice.

  4. See you later, Monkey! Great parable.

    Those strawberries look fabulous.

  5. Shoo Monkey!

    I love strawberries <3

  6. what a creative analogy/thought! time for monkey to pack his bags and be on his way.