So how many weeks now have I been recording, “Yup gained back the pound I lost last week,” and then vowed to do better. I think the reason I’ve been failing so miserably is because I refuse to accept a few certainties in my life. The main thing being I suck at consistency and I don’t do diets. And sedentary is a permanent state of being in my life. I need to get organized.

Jen @ Daily Mish Mash is giving away medals for working out this week and you know I sooooo want one of these beauties:

So in addition to working my tail off to get one of these medals, what are my plans in general?

  • Work Out as often as possible, maybe not the 20 minutes per workout that Jen is asking for but something!!! Today I did 10 minutes of Dance Off The Inches @ Netflix’s Instant Watch website. It was corny as all get up and I made lots of snarky comments to myself but considering I had to stop at 10 minutes for fear of dying, it was obviously a workout. If only I were coordinated… Last night I took a little walk with the dh which to be honest I much prefer – maybe I should make that a nightly thing again?
  • I’m going to start logging the foods I eat here – this is the cornerstone of my husband’s diet which, unlike mine, is working. While he gets to tighten the notch on his belt, I shove food into my gaping maw without taking the time to ask “Hmmm what am I doing wrong?” I tease him about his diet but he tells me, “I’m not on a diet, Jen, I can eat anything I want – as long as I stick to my daily calorie intake.” Or whatever. Damn him and his sensibilities. I created a new account (yeah I showed him the damned website a year or two ago and then abandoned it and couldn’t remember my user name or anything) and so far today I’ve had 930 calories and the things I’ve had so far might as well be called “the regulars” so now I know that between lunch and bedtime I have about 800 calories to play with – 500 of which will at least be eaten at dinner. That leaves me 300 calories of wiggle room – I wonder how much my daily hot chocolate, potato chips, soda, cookies & then my indulgences add up? I’m guessing it’s more than 300. So I’m not going to do anything for a day or two except log the calories and submit myself to the awful slap in the face of, “Jen you’re a glutton,” and then I’ll start making the sacrifices where I need to. ::grumble grumble::
  • Stick with the water – when I remember, this is the area I excel in. I need to remember to log it more, which I’m hoping the calorie count website will help with. I’ll be there anyway, you know?

How are you’re diets going? Any of you actually kicking it into high gear yet? Losing weight? Come brag and tell me I’m fat so I’ll stick to mine. I am really hoping that the logging of the calories will help, especially since dh is doing it, too. That’s f*ing teamwork, right?

5 responses to “Fine by ’09: Seven Weeks To Go!”

  1. Amanda Avatar

    i started roller derby last night. 2 hours of skating drills. I’m so going to be HOT by 2009.

    minus salt? The cafe at my store sells sc (salty chocolate) lovins cookies. here’s the recipe:

    Chocolate and Sea Salt Cookies yield: 30

    3 cups chocolate chips or your favorite premium dark chocolate chopped into small chunks

    ¼ c (2 oz) unsalted butter, room temperature

    ¾ c brown sugar

    2 eggs

    1 ½ tsp vanilla extract

    ½ c flour

    ¼ tsp baking powder

    1 ½ c chopped walnuts

    Maldon Sea Salt (fleur de sel)

    1.Place 1 1/3 cups of chocolate chunks in a bowl and melt in microwave or over a double boiler.

    2. Meanwhile, whisk together eggs and vanilla extract. Set aside. Sift together flour and baking powder. Set aside.

    3. Once chocolate has melted, stir in butter until completely incorporated. Add brown sugar, egg and vanilla mixture, mixing well. Add the flour mixture, mixing until smooth.

    4. Stir in remaining chocolate chunks and chopped walnuts. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.

    5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using a small ice cream scoop (capacity about a heaping tablespoon), scoop on to a greased baking sheet. Flatten with the palm of your hand. Sprinkle generously with fleur de sel then pat in gently. Bake on middle rack of oven for 13-14 minutes. Remove from oven. Rest on cookie sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to rack to cool.


  2. mommablogsalot Avatar

    @ Jean : Awesome, I wanted one of those cookies!


  3. Jean@workingmomma247 Avatar

    Aw Jen, I think your doing great! You get a gold medal in my book or bet yet, a cookie minus salt. That’s gotta be good for something. 🙂


  4. Jen Avatar

    As far as working out for 20 minutes, it doesn’t have to be all at one time. You can leave a comment saying something like “Did 10 min dvd and then took a 15 min walk” That would count for one day. Good luck!!


  5. Andrea Avatar

    I just signed up for that calorie count website. I’ve already had 689 calories and it’s only 2:24. Ugh, they say my goal is 127 lbs. I don’t remember the last time I weighed that much. I think it was middle school. How depressing. I’ll try this calorie intake thingie. Maybe it’ll work for me… who knows. I suck at this sort of thing. Thanks for pointing it out though.