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Friday, October 29, 2010

Friday. Hot 100 Update and DDDY Challenge

Finally it's Friday. What a whipping the Rangers have gotten the last 2 nights. Glad they are coming home to Texas to re-group. I'm hoping they can rally.

DDDY Challenge

Yesterday was good for food and water. I'm still confused as to why the scale says I'm up. I haven't cheated. No Bullshit. I drank 80 oz water yesterday. I did not workout, but it's not part of the challenge. I can say I had a hungry day yesterday and I know that's because I've been eating too many carbs, so I'm cutting back.
Here's my menu:
Breakfast: Cheerios and Milk=281cal
Snack: Apple sauce=50cal
Lunch:Progresso light veggie soup 1 cup, 5 tortilla chips w/ 2 tbs shredded cheddar cheese, melted=212 cal
Snack:Fiber one bar=140 cal
Dinner: Beef stew (homemade), Salad, 1/2 piece of whole grain bread w/ 1 tsp smart balance=560
Snack:apple=77 cal
Total=1322 cal

Hot 100 Update
1) Weigh 199- Well, I was down to below my pre-surgery weight, but this week I am showing a gain. I do not get this at all and I am frustrated. So, I'm backing down on carbs and watching the sodium. Pushing the water.
2)Run a 5K-I am registered for 11/14 for a 5K. At this point I don't know that I'll run the whole thing, but I'm doing it. Exercise will restart this weekend. I tried and had some trouble last week.
3) Wear size 12 jeans-this depends on #1 and exercise. I'm heading in the right direction as the 14s have room
4)Get my TKD yellow belt-I haven't been back to class. I'll restart my cardio and get back to class once I'm sure I can do it. It is NOT an easy workout. But, I know all the material so it's a matter of getting back to class and taking the test when it's offered in December.

I have some other things to talk about weekend wise and others, I'll post again later. Wanted to get something done early so if I get wrapped up in activities and work I'll have those updates posted. Have a great day and don't forget to post!
Here's me with my new hair do and Halloween garb I'm wearing today.


  1. Nice pictures! Love the hair and smile. As for the gain maybe it's water retention? Stress? Anyway, have a great day!

  2. The bottom picture, that's the keeper. Your face shows that your plan works !!! Awesome !!

  3. Wow. you have really pretty eyes :)

    Happy Halloween!

  4. Love the pictures!!

    I'm thinking the gain could be The Evil Bloat Beeste. Judging from you being hungrier and the carb fest... well, that's how it can manifest for me. And being recently out of surgery, your body could be managing to confuse itself.

    I saw one blogger's post recently where every month, without fail, she showed a tiny weight spike. The overall trendline was downhill, just those little tell-tale "ups", which coincided neatly with the whole girlie-thing.

    That's my "Got My M.D. on NBC" take on it at least ;)

  5. Great job! I had a gain this week too but we wont give up... onward march!

  6. Love the sweater!

    You're looking great :)

  7. You look great! As you always tell me, just stick with it! You got this doc just give your body the proper thing and it will give back!

  8. first, you are pretty! I love the pics a lot!!

    Second, just keep at it. You are kinda starting over, so your body is fighting you right now. just whip it into shape!

  9. Cute hair and lovely pictures! Great smile!

  10. I love the photos! You have made such wonderful progress, and you look healthy (and very pretty) after your surgery.

    Thanks again, for the comments yesterday about kids dealing with peer pressure, etc. It brought back some memories for me. You inspired me to write a post about it, and I quoted you (but gave you credit).

    I love the new hairdo! It's you...

  11. Looking well doc. Nicely done on the water, i still forget to drink enough and try and gulp it down in the evening, which can't be good for me, but at least i'm hydrated, even if i do have to pish like a race-horse. lol.

  12. Don't worry about the scale so much. As long as you are working your plan, the scale will follow at its own pace (darn bugger LOL).

    Great job on signing up for the race. Walking or running - it is more than a lot of people do!

  13. I love the pictures! I think you are doing amazing for someone who is just coming off surgery:)

  14. Hey friend. Back atcha. Don't be discouraged. We're doing the right thing and it's working. Save that bottom picture and frame it--you look so cute! It could be the one on the dust jacket of your book. Have a great week end.

  15. How about those pictures... looking like a some amazing progress on display validating some serious effort and self love. Way to go! Have a Great Weekend!

  16. Cute pictures! Nice halloween garb. If you're sticking with that amount of calories, you shouldn't be gaining weight. Maybe the body is still adjusting. I wouldn't cut back too much, it will all work out! Stay positive!


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