Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thursday Weigh In - 10/23

Weighing in today at 189.5.  Glad to still be under 190.

I have been tracking like a maniac since my husband got underway.  It is SO much easier with him gone.  I had been eating so much, and so many bad things, that this last week has been a little rough.  I had to get over the cravings for snacking all day, remember that I was bored most of the time, not hungry, and really concentrate on what I was putting in my mouth and why.

I have a lot of changes coming up soon!  I'll be starting school next month.  Can you even believe it?  I, either!  Working on some big "interweb" projects, as well.  

OH, and I got a phone call last week to ask if we were driving to TX for Thanksgiving.  For a lot of reasons, we are not.  My fabulous husband wants us to have a healthy Thanksgiving at home.  I am SO grateful for that.  I'm looking into recipes now.  The biggest challenge for me?  Sweet Potato Casserole.  Not the stuff with marshmallows on top.  I love the kind with the pecan streusel adorning the fluffy, soft, sweet potatoes.  

Since we're not going 'home', though, my sister and her husband will be coming the weekend before to visit.  This is a PRIME time for me to start working hard on toning up.  My sister, the size 4, is someone that I tend to envy.  (That's another therapy session there, though...)  It is my goal to show her what I'm made of.  I don't mean losing weight for her, I mean losing weight so that I don't feel so self-conscious and awkward around her.  

Tanoi and Barb, watch out!  I'm back on track and lookin' to lose!  :p



Milli' said...

You can do it! I love show Ame "what you're made of"!!

The Vuylsteke Family said...

I'm happy to be beaten by you. But don't think for a second I'm going to quit being on your tail. I'm proud to say I've almost lost the weight of my baby! So I'm not quitting now!

A funny idea (if it will help you), put a picture of your sister on the front of your treadmill. I'm looking for the "perfect bathing suit" to tape onto mine.

Tara Staton said...

You go girl! I totally understand what you mean about it being so much easier when they are underway!

Who I Am said...

Good for you, Amb! I'm trying to get back with it too. I have to lose 6 lbs by Dec. 10 in order to be able to get my hair cut and colored. Otherwise it will just be a boring trim for me.

Oh, and good for you for being in a size 10! You go girl!

Mary H. said...

Girl, a size 10 is awesome. This is a hard time of year to lose weight, but if we all work together we can do it. I've got 18 to lose to be at my goal weight.

And I make a heck of a sweet potato souffle with the crunchy pecan topping. I was just making a note today to plug the recipe into the WW recipe builder to see what I could alter to make it more point-friendly. I'll try to let you know what I come up with.

Chrissy said...

Glad you finally posted! ;)

I've been dreaming about Sweet Potato Casserole since you fist made it for me. I think I ate almost the entire dish last Thanksgiving and I want to do the same this year. If you can reproduce that taste in a healthful way, please share! It has become my favorite part of Thanksgiving. *drool*

Keep up the hard work. I know things are easier, but harder at the same time with Stuart away. I'm always checking up on you.....