Friday, February 24, 2012

Gotta Get Down on Friday!

Happy Friday Everyone. I hope none of you had a hard time deciding which seat to take in your friends car this morning . So lets dive right in. I have some exciting news on the weight loss front. I reached my first milestone on WW.com this week. I have lost 5.4 lbs total so far and received my 5lb "star" As someone who has done WW meetings before, let me tell you it is a lot more satisfying getting the physical tangible things they give you when reaching a milestone than the little graphic of a star you get on WW.com (see image)
But I wont let that get me down. I am finally doing it. I am actually losing weight and it feels good! I have a long way to go, but with 25 weeks left until Ashley and Tom's wedding I know I can do it! I have had a few hard weeks in a row, with one of my best friends birthday (lots of drinking), then the next weekend going to Duluth (lots of drinks) and then last weekend was Bock Fest (lots of drinks and food)  I think that the fact that I have managed to lose weight even with these events going on in my life is a very good thing. And maybe since this weekend is going to be much more low key I can manage to lose a bit more this coming week.

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend


S

Monday, February 20, 2012

O'Doyle Rules!!!

Back so soon Suzy? Why yes I am! I really want to keep up with this the best I can, it is a way that I can keep myself accountable. (Also sorry about the post title, I have never been very good at thinking of good ones)

So to bring everyone up to speed, I am currently in the thick of my last semester of classes ever! I have recently come down with a pretty serious case of senioritis ad am having to really push myself to get everything done and produce quality work. I have never been a big school person so I am just thrilled to be nearly done with school forever.

In other school related news, for my program we are required to do a 14 week full time internship before we can graduate. This is why I say it is currently my last semester of classes, I still have a semester of internship this summer. And just last week i found out that I got the internship that I really wanted! I will be working with the Park and Rec dept in the City of Plymouth MN. I cannot wait to get back to the twin cities and to start gaining some real experience in my field!

As far as the weight loss goes, after totally slacking for another month of so after my last post i am finally back int he swing of things. I joined Weight Watchers online a few weeks ago and so far have lost about 5lbs! It feels so good to be eating well again and I feel like i am really getting into a good rhythm with it all. But for me one thing that has always helped me is to be able to have people with whom I can talk about my weight loss efforts and struggles etc. So I really hope this blog can be that for me! Please feel free to share words of wisdom, encouragement or whatever else in the comments of my posts!

So today has been a great eating day for me so I figured I would share it with you...

Breakfast
Greek Yogurt w/ Honey (2 PT+)
2 Clementines (0 PT+)

Lunch
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad (5 PT+)
Grapes (0 PT+)
Fat Free Pringles (2 PT+)
Carrots,cucumbers and Green peppers (0 PT+)

Snacks
Baked tortilla chips (3 PT+)
Salsa (0 PT+)
Sugar Snap Peas (0 PT+)
Spicy Red Pepper Hummus (2 PT+)
Smarties Candy (1 PT+)

Total Used So Far..... 15     Out of 31 total, so I have 16 left

For dinner I will be having...
 WW Mac and Cheese  (7 PT+)
Baked chicken fingers  (4 PT+)
 Salad  (1 PT+)

so after dinner i will still have 4 Points Plus left for dessert!

well thats all for now!


S

Whats The Da Da Da Dilly-O?

Hello out there in blogville! It seems that I continue to promise more frequent posts and then never deliver. I am very sorry for this as I am sure you are all out there just waiting with baited breath for my next post.

Well here it is folks, hot off the presses! But sorry to disappoint, it will be a short one. I have a midterm in an hour and cannot allow this to distract me from my studies for very long. I promise to post a more detailed and updated post very soon (perhaps even later today) but for now I just wanted to show off my pretty new layout and say that things are going well, I have some exciting changes coming up and this semester is trying really hard to rough me up, but I am doing my best no to let it get me down.

But before I go I want to leave you with this fabulous photo of how I have been feeling latley!

Ta Ta for now (and wish me luck on this mid-term since it is sure to kick my ass)


S