Friday, December 7, 2012

Weigh In #16

Happy Friday!!!  I hope you all are as excited about the weekend as I am!!  It will busy but fun!!!

Of Course...Tomorrow is Mini-Goal #2-The Rudolph Run.  My two work pals (Lindsey and Kristen) and I will be walking bright and early in the AM...Representing TEAM MAWA!!!  I am looking forward to completing another goal and getting pumped up for another week of this Journey! 

Saturday evening will be Christmas decorating with my Mom and Uncle and then on to Sunday for Church, a workout...some Football...a church know...the usual! today was weigh in #16...and I must say something...(for those of you easily offended...close your eyes)...DAMN...this is hard!!!!  I mean really....For as much as I have been riding a bike, rowing a boat (so to speak) and doing whatever it is I am doing on the Evil would think I would have lost tons of weight AND been in China by now!!!! BUT NOOOOO!!!!!  I lost 1lb....that's all...1 tiny, little pound...OK...I had to get that out of my system. 

So reality...I have lost another pound and I am one little tiny micro step closer to my goal.  Despite my little outburst...It feels great to be getting healthier and I have had  a few victories this last few weeks. 

  • I survived my first skinny Thanksgiving
  • My clothes are getting too big
  • I extended my time on the Evil Elliptical from 5 minutes (don't laugh) to 15 minutes (again, don't laugh)
  • I have set another mini-goal
  • and the big one...I am still breathing!!!


Tone Tone is doing research about metabolism boosting foods-A more complete list than I posted before...when she sent me the link, the article had the below cartoon attached.  Hilarious (at least it was to me)!  Below that is the list of foods and a link to the website. 

Below are 25 of our favorite foods to improve your metabolism (in no particular order):

Metabolism Boosting Foods

  1. Cocoa
  2. Water
  3. Blueberries
  4. Flax
  5. Sweet potato
  6. Avocado
  7. Tomato
  8. Yogurt
  9. Cinnamon
  10. Garlic
  11. Beans
  12. Almonds
  13. Apples
  14. Egg whites/Beaters
  15. Soybean
  16. Lemon
  17. Ginger
  18. Brussel sprouts
  19. Spinach
  20. Olive oil
  21. Oats
  22. Fish
  23. Cottage cheese
  24. Chick peas
  25. Lima beans

I will be making some additional changes to my diet next week...try something new and see if I can kick start my decrepit metabolism.

Thank you Ann for the encouraging and really helpful email!!!  Loved it! 
Thank you to all Aunt Charlotte, Aunt Lois, Howard and Barb...for your words of encouragement this week.

Thanks to ALL of my family for really getting on the band wagon and supporting me!  Thank you for taking the time out of your busy day to follow along.

I can't say enough how much I appreciate the support of my friends and guys are awesome.  Thank you for taking time out of  your day to follow along!

And again, thank you to Kerri Walsh Jennings for continuing to send messages of support to this Fluffy stranger who keeps sending her updates on a Journey to lose 120lbs.  Unbelievable that you take time to respond, support and cheer me on from Cali!  I so appreciate it!



  1. MMMMM....brussel sprouts and sweet potato, sounds like one of our dinners! goal coming up.....for one week, drink a glass of water (4 to 6 ounces) every hour.....since I know you love water, just chug it, to see if it promotes more weight loss by the end of that week?

    Fun with Rudolph tomorrow! A.C.

  2. I don't see green tea on the list, but I think it's supposed to boost your metabolism too. I have some in my drawer at work that I really like. Maybe I'll let you try some :)

  3. Man I need all of those. Could use a boost myself. Don't get are doing good! Barb.