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, December 18, 2009

Dear Husband, Please, No More Reeses Puffs

Week 12 1/2 of 20 weeks

weight today: gained one pound

total lost: 8 pounds in 12 1/2 weeks

1/2 cup of oatmeal:150
1 tsp of sugar: 15
1 tbl of powder creamer in tea:30
2 tsp of sugar:30

2 tsp of creamer in coffee:20
2 tsp of sugar in coffee:30
2 tsp of creamer in 2nd coffee:20
2 tsp of sugar in 2nd coffee:30
2 1/2 to 3 cup of Reeses Puffs: 480
1 1/2 cup of 1% milk:180
total: 660
running total:885

2 slices of Rotella bread:110
2 1 1/2 tsp of Smart Balance light butter:22
some chips: 40
running total: 1,057

1 1/4 cup of Frosted shredded mini-wheats:225
3/4 cup of 1% milk:90
running total: 1,372

handful of Snyder Hanover's yogurt covered pretzels: 120
running total: 1,492

Today's challenge: I was very tired today and so I had some coffee and I didn't eat very well. I think after I added everything up it wasn't as bad as I thought it was, but still not a good eating day for me.

Actual fitness:none Also, wanted to note that this week has been busy with our family having things happening in the evenings, at least three times this week. The evening is when I normally get in my work-outs. So, that has affected my ability to get into the gym. I plan on getting my chests and triceps work-out in on Saturday and hopefully maybe even some swimming.

Note on having caffeine today: I was super, super tired. Like I was going to fall asleep at the helm of watching four kids, tired. So, I made a coffee and then another...just to make sure. Yes, it woke me up and I actually got some cleaning done, but I made a few observations.

I started getting that stomach upset thing shortly after the second coffee...Ahh....haaa... and I started to crash from the caffeine high in the afternoon and had to take an "emergency nap". So, the lesson here is clear...I need to make sure I get my sleep and also set up a situation so that I can take naps in the afternoon if need be.

Note on knees: I started having this strange pain on my left leg below my knee... Also, my right knee still feels a little sore so I'm definitely going to have to get some swimming in.

Note on weight gain: Not really surprised. But as soon as I can get some cardio in, I anticipate dropping these two pounds I gained, maybe even by the end of next week.

Note on picture: I finished off this box of Reeses Puffs today. I ate the whole box in like three days. It's 120 calories per 3/4 a cup. At least now they're gone.

Dear Husband,
Please, no more Reeses Puffs

Happy Friday everyone!

You read correctly.

I ate this entire box of Reeses Puffs cereal. All by myself. In about three days.

When we go grocery shopping my husband will pick up cereal that he thinks the kids will like to eat. They never really eat this cereal for breakfast because I always fix them oatmeal. This cereal is actually for the nights when things are hectic, I am tired and I don't feel like cooking. On those nights we'll pull out boxes of cereal to feed them because it's simple and relatively stress free.

Well, I told him tonight that I don't think he should buy this kind of cereal anymore because I ate the whole box.

He stops what he's doing and goes, "You ate the entire box?!?"

Ha, Ha, Ha. It does sound pretty pigging-out-ish. Doesn't it?

My one consolation to that fact is that it took me three days to do it and I at least measured and counted my servings so that I wasn't just diving into the box headlong without even coming up for air.

This cereal with milk is like eating a piece of chocolate cake or something. It has this wonderfully smooth chocolate and peanut butter taste. Add milk and I feel like a drug addict getting my fix. Love it. Love it.

I don't quite feel that way with say Kix, or honey nut cheerios, or Frosted mini wheats...I mean if you think about tastes more like a sinful indulgence than cereal.

So, just like the Blue Bunny "bunny tracks", the "low calorie" ice cream that was tempting me beyond my means to withstand it, it, also, must go.

Good by Reese's Puffs...maybe I'll see you on the other side of the next seven pounds that I have to lose.


  1. I guess you should call it a minor victory that you stretched that box out over three days, but I'm with ya: keep that crap outta the house.

  2. I wondered how you & Reeces were doing.
    Try to stay strong during your withdrawl period. ;)

    Stay positive & take care,

  3. Ah, Reeses Puffs. I agree with you. It can be addicting! We bought some a few months ago and between me and my 2 sons (my oldest rarely eats cereal, but he LOVED the Reeses Puffs!), it was gone in just a couple days. YIKES! I was eating it for dessert instead of breakfast! LOL! :)

  4. umm. cereal in 3-4 days sounds normal to me ... ;) i looove cereal. though i get honey bunches of oats instead of reese's. HBO is one of the few cereals i can actually eat. anyway, so i think 3 days is fine. at least it wasn't 1 (or less than 1) :)

  5. Hello, my darling daughter; Between Reeses and Chocolate rice Krispies, It take major major willpower, There is not one ounce of nutrition. Those cereals are not even allowed in my shopping cart.Your going to have to back to bbbbbeinfbeing a super duper deit desperado. Go get them Sunshine. LOVE YOU;;;;DAD

  6. I havent had it before, but after reading this I think I'll avoid it. It sounds too good. ;)

  7. Too bad duct tape didn't come in tasty flavors. You can just put over your mouth at night when tired and needing a pick-me-up.

  8. Asics Tiger the momentum of the star, Moncler Shoes would be difficult to hold live,ugg boots sale full of the Asics Tiger