Cold Stone was worth it!

My son and I spent the day school shopping today and after we were done, we treated ourselves to Cold Stone Creamery. 

I had the "Love It" size (this is comparable to medium) cake batter remix without the sprinkles! I was going to go for the smaller one, but I thought, what the heck, if I am going to do it, I may as well have the medium. At least I didn’t have the large!

When we got home, I immediately went on the Weight Watchers site and found out it was nearly 20 points!!!! But, I didn’t care. Every single bite was worth it. It tasted absolutely, positively heavenly.

And besides walking around shopping for nearly five hours straight, when we got home, my son and I went for a 5.5 mile bike ride. 

If I am going to eat Cold Stone Creamery ice cream, I guess I gotta pay the price!

What? I don’t like pizza?

I love pizza. Or at least I thought I did.

Not sure if I was tired (had a garage sale today from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.), but for supper, we ordered pizza in. It was a long, long day – no one felt like cooking.

We used to order pizza at least once a week. I loved it. I usually ate half – whether it was a small, medium or large. I have even been known to eat a whole pizza by myself from time to time. But we haven’t ordered pizza from any of the chains for at least six months, if not longer. 

Now, it’s not that I haven’t eaten pizza, but we typically make it ourselves at home. My husband makes this AWESOME Greek pizza that I absolutely love. It doesn’t have any sauce on it, the crust (Martha White brand in the bag – the thin and crispy one) is sprayed with Pam and sprinkled with garlic salt. We top it with tomatoes, onions, green peppers, kalamata olives and fat free feta cheese – no meat! This is, by far, my favorite pizza. And, it goes wonderfully with a big, bold, bottle of Zinfandel. 

Tonight, we ordered from a chain pizza place. A place I used to LOVE! We ordered the same pizza we typically get – except we couldn’t have a thin crust – with green and black olives and green peppers. I ate my crust first, which I typically do, because I like to dunk it in the garlic butter sauce. Then, as I began to eat the actual pizza part, I started to frown. It didn’t taste very good. Everyone else around me, including my husband, son, mom and dad, seemed to enjoy their pizza. They raved about it. But, to me, it tasted greasy, spongy, thick and heavy.

I was kind of disappointed. No, actually, I was SUPER disappointed. I ended up eating just one piece. Not sure why I ate the whole thing, I really didn’t even like it. I also ate two small breadsticks, but they didn’t even taste good either.

I guess from now on, I will just stick to the Greek pizza! 

Wednesday weigh-in

Hallelujah!

Whatever was going on last week – remember, I had a gain of 3.4 pounds – turned around this week. I had a loss of almost the exact same amount.

I lost 3.2 pounds, which brings me back down (barely) under my goal. I am now at 154.8. Goal is 155. 

I was pleased with this week’s results. Actually, I was more than pleased, I was ecstatic, thrilled and, most of all, relieved. I think the changes I made showed up (or shall I say down!) at the scale.

For those who may not know, I am a Weight Watchers member. When I started maintenance two weeks ago, my daily points allowance was jacked up by four points. After last week’s weigh-in, I dropped it down by three points. Before I reached goal, my points target was 21. After reaching goal and starting maintenance, I was at 25 points per day. I think having those four extra points really made a difference. A bad difference.

I am now at 22 points and will keep it at that for the next week to see what happens. In these next few weeks, I will have to play around with my points to figure out how many I need to maintain my weight. I also have to figure out how much exercise I need. This week wasn’t so hot. I need to bump that up!

For now, I guess I will have to play the waiting game. Oh so much fun.

On a side note, I am having a garage sale this weekend and I am really excited about it. I went through all my clothes – holy moly one person can accumulate A TON of clothes in a somewhat short amount of time (four years) – and I am getting rid of the ones that don’t fit me anymore. WOW!

My closet is now free and clear of my size 16′s, 14′s and most of the 12′s. I still have some 12′s that fit pretty decent. Most are 10′s, but I also have a couple of 8′s in there as well! I told my husband I was clearing it all out because I don’t – and won’t (hopefully) – go back. I know numbers aren’t supposed to matter, but come on, who am I kidding? I would be lying if I said that seeing a number 8 on a pair of pants didn’t make my heart skip a beat or two! You all know what I am talking about, don’t kid yourselves.

I didn’t want to hang on to anything for that "just in case" that might happen moment. I am determined not to let it happen again – ever. I don’t want to go back to that place…it was too unhappy.

Cleaning out my closet made me realize something else – I need to go shopping. I don’t have anything left!

Made it through the fair

The fair has come and gone and that means summer is coming to an end. I ate my corn dog. And yes, it was good. But, to be completely honest, not good enough that I wanted to eat another one.

I thoroughly enjoyed eating it, don’t get me wrong. It was exactly like I remembered. They are the best corn dogs at the Douglas County Fair. But, unlike in the past, I didn’t CRAVE another one. In fact, I couldn’t wait to get home and eat something healthy. I…for the FIRST TIME…craved veggies or fruit or something that wasn’t, umm…sorry to say…greasier than what I am used to eating.

I ate an entire cucumber, with vinegar and sea salt, immediately when I got home. And let me tell you, it tasted so incredibly good. Unbelievable good. I was surprised.

I also ate a cup of grapes and a cup of cherries. Yum-Yum! That, to me, is what summer is all about and a reason why I don’t want summer to be over. I have never enjoyed eating so many of the fresh fruits and veggies that are so plentiful this time of year than I have this summer. It has been heavenly!

But, that’s not to say I won’t eat a corn dog at next year’s fair! It really was good.

County fair here I come

Our county fair started yesterday and I am ecstatic! First, the newspaper I work for has a booth at the fair and for some reason, I love working in it. I think it has to do with the people. I love the people. I work three shifts this year…one on Friday, one of Saturday and one on Sunday. I can’t wait.

Second, I am excited because this is the one time of year I let myself indulge. But only on one thing…corn dogs. There is one particular stand that makes the BEST corn dogs I have eaten in my entire life. Better than any state fair corn dog, hands down.

I typically have one every day I am at the fair, but this year. I am only going to eat just one. I haven’t had greasy, good food like that in a long time. I am actually excited to see how I like it. I think I will eat it on Sunday, the last day I am there. That way, if it is as good as I am anticipating, I won’t be tempted to eat another one.

So, watch out, corn dogs, here I come!