Friday, September 26, 2008

The Weigh-In Week 66

Wheew! No cooking for me this week!

216.8! That's what it said on the scale this morning. A loss of 2.2 pounds.

And a loss of 1.8 from my Thursday morning weigh-in.

I am going to have to keep up these hard runs on Thursdays. They sure seem to help with the weigh-ins.

Now I just have to keep it going for next week.

As for Laura's "consequence", I agree it was an excellent idea. It's not a bad idea in general for Laura and I to get back to planing and cooking more healthy meals.

We haven't been eating that bad at home, but we have been in a "slap it together at the last minute" mode for a few months now. So we we'll talk this weekend about both of us taking a more active roll in meal planing and prep.

Big weekend this weekend. No painting!!

We are however spending the day tomorrow getting ready for winter at the lake. Which means taking out the docks and boat lifts. Good thing I've been back to the gym this week.

And I have to do an 8-mile run on Sunday. Luckily my Dad has said he's in for the run. We'll see if my brother-in-law wants to join us.

Looks like Mom had the closest guess this week with 1.6.

Have a great weekend everybody.

09/16 216.8 lbs
8.8 lbs. to go

Thursday, September 25, 2008

The Big Decision...

Holy buckets! Did my day get away from me or what?

While I am delightfully fond of a number of your suggestions for possible weight-loss incentives for my darling husband (and he is darling, by the way) I have made the decision to be a little selfish.

Taking a cue from Nana Heather, if Tony does not lose weight this week, he must plan, shop for, and either prep or prepare five healthy dinners for his family next week. He will also need to report his meal plan on this blog by Monday.

I will be willing to help with the shopping over the weekend. And, if everything is ready for me to just throw in a slow cooker or in the oven, I will also be willing to help in the execution of the dinner. Even at that, it will be a huge load off my overscheduled shoulders.

I know this is not as fun as some of your suggestions (I'm talking to you, Kara and Andrew), but I think it will help get Tony's eating back on track (mine, too) and get us back into the habit of planning our meals and eating in a more healthful manner.

That's it, peeps! My weigh-ins resume tomorrow!
Elle Tee Jay

Guess How Much I Weigh Contest - Week 66

I am getting a little nervous. I am down this week, but much less than I thought I would be by now. In fact I am down less then a pound.

I'm doing a 5-mile speed work run today so that should help. If I eat well today I should be fine tomorrow. I kind of thought this would be a breeze.

Well, it's no fun if there's no drama.

I still don't know what Laura will decide for the Official Consequence. She'll be making her decision sometime today. Again I am a little nervous. When I first proposed this idea, I figured it would be enough motivation that I would lose a ton and never have to worry about the Consequence. So in my mind the wilder the better. Now that there is a real chance that I might have to face the Consequence...well some of those options look very frightening.

Positive thoughts everybody.

Step right up, step right up.
Guess how much I weigh and win a fabulous prize.

To Recap:
Every Thursday I give you my stats for the week and you guess what you think the scale will say on Friday morning. The winner is the first person who guesses my weight / weight loss for the week without going over or the person who is closest without going over. Go ahead and click on comments at the bottom of this post and leave your guess.

I will post the winner when I post my weight on Fri. morning. If we get ten or more guesses I will have a prize for the winner.

Let the guessing begin. Good Luck!

09/15 219 lbs
11 lbs. to go

Monday, September 22, 2008

The House is Done...Almost

As far as I am concerned the house is done.

The front windows still need to be scrapped...but that's not painting...and my godsend of a father-in-law said he would take care of that today.

There is also a tiny little bit of trellis under the porch that needs to be painted, bit I don't count that as part of the house. It's like fencing...or something.

So I declare the house painted.

Which means I don't have to burn the house down.

Luckily it was a beautifully weekend for painting and with Laura's parents in town to help, everything went extremely well.

I even managed to squeeze in a 4 mile run on Sunday morning.

On the downer side, both girls were sick this weekend and I seem to have caught their cold. Which made for a pretty miserable Sunday night.

So far we have had some pretty out there suggestions for consequences for failing at the Two Week Weigh In Challenge. I think Kara's suggestion wins the originality prize.

You have until Wed. to get your suggestions in. Laura will announce her decision on Thursday morning. (I should really discuss these things with her first I suppose, instead of just roping her into my schemes without her knowledge. Sorry Sweetie.)

I am starting to get a little nervous about this it's off to the Gym for me.

08/22 219 lbs
11 lbs. to go