Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Here we go with another challenge at the Sisterhood. I am still on Nutrisystem and as much as I love it - 14 pounds gone so far - I am getting tired of just having Nutrisystem food. So I looked around and found that the South Beach diet is based on the Low Glycemic thing too so I will be switching to that after I finish off the NS food. (I have a couple of weeks worth left)

The South Beach is another low carb thing, but they do mostly good versus bad carbs so I hope I do okay with it. The first two weeks is almost no carbs at all so we shall see how my energy level handles that. I tried Atkins a while back and I was so tired all the time and I found out that it was because I wasn't getting any carbs. After the first two weeks, you can eat good carbs and that is what I am doing now with NS.

I did really well on the last challenge and although I gained 2 pounds at Christmas, I am back on track and going strong.

I am determined not to get Diabetes. It is such a horrible disease and has run wild throughout most of my family that I know I have to be careful in how I eat. I was glad that it looked like I was taking after Mom, but after 82 years, she was diagnosed with it too. That really sucks - she thought that she had dodged that bullet. So now I am more focused on getting healthy.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Okay, I have said it before, but I am saying it again. I LOVE Nutrisystem. I have never been on a diet where I can eat chocolate caramel nutty candy bars. It is actually a requirement that you have that dessert!!.
So, some of the meals were not the best tasting :( - I have found the ones I love and just order those. I love the meat patty because I can chop them up and make tacos! They have this cheesy potato thing for lunch that is yummy and yesterday I had a peach crepe with whipped cream for breakfast! The site has recipes that people have sent in to "tweek" the meals to make them tastier and I love it. Today I am having CranOrange French Toast. Did I say that I love this diet?

I am now down 10 pounds from the start of the diet and down six pounds from the start of the challenge at the Sisterhood. All this and I am still never hungry.....amazing.

If anyone reading this wants to try Nutrisystem, send me your email and I will have them send you an invitation with a $30.00 discount.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

New Blog Name

I have changed my blog name. I wanted something different and after going to see Gabriel Iglesias perform at the casino next door, I thought of this new one. He says he is not fat - he is 'fluffy', since I have gotten to hate the word 'diet' - I am not dieting anymore - I am 'de-fluffing' myself.

By the way, if you get a chance to go see Gabriel - he is sooo funny!!! What a great way to spend an evening - just laughing for two or three feels great!
Wednesday was weigh in day for the Holiday Hoedown Challenge at the Sisterhood so we are officially off and running - or walking for me.

Went to the new Harry Potter movie - it was good,,,dark, but good. I almost gave in to Taco Bell because I stopped and got it for dinner for everyone else. The smell was driving me nuts, but I was good. I just thought about my team - Go Team Mamajama - and decided to stay on track. I need to do this this time so no backsliding for me.

I am now stating that I officially love Nutrisystem. The food is better than I thought it would be and I am sooo happy. Some of it is not so good, but I sent back what I didn't want and they sent me replacements of what I thought I would like. Well, let me just say that meatloaf and mashed potatoes and gravy, beef teriyaki and noodles, spinach ravioli, and burgers are just fine with me. Any diet where I can eat this much food, plus candy bars like chocolate caramel or even chocolate cake is amazing. Now, all I need to do is get of the proverbial butt and start moving.

Go Team Mamajama!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

I started Nutrisystem just in time for a new challenge at the Sisterhood. We are starting a new challenge on the 17th and that is my weigh-in day so it fits right in on my schedule. I am starting the challenge at 166 and counting down. This time we get to be on teams and that is what I like best so I have someone depending on me to stay on track and do good. When I am on my own, it is easy to just say "oh well, I will just re-start tomorrow", on a team I have more motivation not to let them down. I am on Team Mamajama!! I love that name.

So get ready Sisters because Team Mamajama is going to kick some serious booty!!
After a summer of therapy and some powerful wishful thinking, praying, and all of the above, I am better. I am now ready to get back to this quest to get healthy.

I have started Nutrisystem. It was recommended by my therapist and he said that when he and his wife tried it, the weight just fell off , I started on November 3rd. I lost four pounds the first week and I only weigh in once a week so we shall see what Wednesday brings.

Most of the food is really good. Their marinara sauce is awesome and their white sauce )for alfredo and stuff like that) is NOT awesome, so I am replacing all of the white sauce things with the marinara sauce entrees for next month. Some of the entrees I have to tweek a little to make them better, but over-all it is really good.

The best thing about Nutrisystem is that you don't get hungry. There is so much food and since it is high in fiber, you stay full. Some days I have a hard time getting all the food in. I called to see if I had to eat it all and they said yes, so I get it in - barely.

Now I just have to start walking again and that should make it even better.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

So Glad Summer is Over

I am so glad that summer is over in Tucson. It was yucky hot. Every year I swear that I am going to buy some window air conditioners and every year goes by and still no air conditioners. Swamp coolers are great most of the time, but when the Monsoon comes - ugh!!

Well, there is another challenge at Shrinking Jeans and I wish with all my heart that I could participate. I really need it. I know, I know, I say that every time I get on this blog and then never do anything about it. Such is my life.

I finally go back to the doctor to see what can be done about a ruptured disc in my neck. I have a feeling that it will have to be surgery, but I really am not wanting to do that. The therapy is fine, but then I mess it all up when I go back to work. The doctor says to quit working, but is she going to pay my bills?.....I think not.

So here I am, wishing love and luck to all the gals at the Sisterhood to do well in this new challenge. I so wanted to join this time because I know I do so much better when there is a team depending on me. But because of my condition (ha - that sounds funny) I will not be able to participate in the fitness part of it. Therapist says that I can only do the recumbent bike. So.... I will join you in spirit and try to lose some along with you, but not officially.

Hugs and Luck to you all on the challenge.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Boy, Its been a long time since I was here. Last time was in January and when I read that last post, I got all worked up again. I have re-committed to this fitness quest so many times now that I have lost count. I can tell myself that most of us do that but it still sucks and I don't want to be that person anymore. I say that as I sit here eating Milky Way Mini's. Ha! But they are so small - they can't be bad! Double Ha!!.

There is an upside here. I didn't gain back the five pounds I lost. I actually have maintained since then, but maintaining a weight of 170 is not a good thing. So, I am on my way again and have lost 2 pounds since the start of the new challenge at the Sisterhood so I am now at 168. I vow to bump it up and make it 2 pounds a week instead of 1 and then maybe it won't take me a year to lose 40 pounds.

I have been trying to get Mom to the doctor for a year now because she has all the signs of diabetes. I finally got her to go and her sugar level was 350. OMG!!! I knew it was bad, but not that bad. It scared her....hell, it scared me too. At least now she can start dealing with it and she will feel so much better when she gets it under control. Now I am thinking that I better quit the sweets because I will probably end up there too. Everyone in Mom's family has it - she was the only one without it until now. At 83 she gets unfair is that. One of my brothers has it now so I may be next unless I prevent it by watching my diet. So, I am done with the Milky Way Mini's and all that other sweet stuff. I know that its okay to have a treat once in a while, but on a daily basis is something that I just cannot afford to do.

Here I go again.

New Challenge:
Starting weight - 170
Current weight - 168

Thursday, January 7, 2010


I must say that I am pleased with my progress so far......I know, I know - its only one week - but, hey, I need to give kudos to myself while I am on a losing streak so I can keep going.
I also want to thank all the Sisters for all their support - keep it coming.
Okay, last week I was supposed to post some goals for the new challenge so here they are:

1. Lose 10 pounds in 6 weeks. I know that is a high goal for me, but I already have a good head start since I lost 5 pounds last week.

2. Stop making excuses and as Nike would say - 'Just Do It'.

3. If I have to eat out I will choose wisely. No more burgers and fries with cheesecake for dessert. From now on it will be grilled chicken and a nice salad.

Yesterday we went to TGIF and had lunch and I got this pecan-crusted chicken salad with baslamic vinagraitte - yummy. I highly recommend it. I even bagged some of it for the evening munchies. I don't know how many points it had because I can't find that anywhere, but it was lunch so it was small and not alot of chicken.

Okay, thats it for the goals and so far so good.

Starting weight: 175
Week one: 170