Monday, February 23, 2009

South Beach - Week 8

I want to apologize to you all for being M.I.A. this past week. Snow White picked up a nasty stomach virus, my Great Uncle Paul passed away (he was in a class all by himself:) ), and I feel like I've been running a day late and a dollar short since last Monday. WHEW!



The weekend certainly helped make up for the chaos of last week. Friday night, Cool Breeze and I went out to dinner with Mom x 2 and her hubby, and another awesome friend and her hubby. The restaurant of choice? 3 Monkeys! Was it a coincidence that all THREE of our men were celebrating birthdays? I think not. Heehee! We went to a local joint after leaving the restaurant, but that freak-fest requires its own post...later in the week!



Now, back to our coverage of the Blogger Butt Smackdown. Are you still with me? Am I still with me? I have neglected my exercise routine to the point of embarrassment. I have not stepped foot into the gym for two weeks.....and it shows. Since I do not own a set of scales, I have no idea where my weight is.....BUT, if I gauge it strictly by the way my clothes feel, I'd guess that I have undone all of my previous progress:( DARN!



This week, I am RECOMMITTING to exercising a minimum of three times per week. Hold. Me. Accountable. If I don't do it...FUSS AT ME!! I'm not as hard on myself as I should be, and I WILL regret it when the weather turns warm.



I have done pretty well with the healthy food aspect of this diet. I've had a few cookies, and some pudding, but most days I have no trouble sticking to the good stuff:) I believe this is probably the reason why I don't already weigh more than Cool Breeze....I don't have much of a sweet tooth, and I LIKE healthy foods....always have.



Bottom line (no pun intended! Well, maybe!) is that I HAVE TO EXERCISE OR I WILL GAIN WEIGHT. PERIOD. I keep hoping that my pre-pubescent metabolism will return from a thirty-year hiatus, but it doesn't look promising. I'll just have to take matters into my own hands, and fight my fat the good, old-fashioned way...in the gym:/

21 comments:

Grandma J said...

A restaurant called Three Monkeys? I have to check that out when I'm in VA. I hope everyone is on the mend, and my condolences to you and your family on the passing of your uncle Paul

I am still with you on the Big Butt Blogger Smackdown thing...I haven't done my weigh in but Ill report in in the morning. I have given it my best, but had a tiny bit of indulgence tonight as I watched the Oscars.

Suz Broughton said...

I'm sorry to hear about your Uncle, my condolences. My kids had that flu and it was horrible. I hope this week is much, much better.
Suz

Living on the Spit said...

I am so sorry to hear about your really bad week. I will be praying for you and your family. I do hope SW is back to feeling better and I am so sorry on the loss of your Uncle.

Hang in there kiddo, I am still with you...just on a plateau for the past two weeks. AARRGGHH, I will perservere, but it isn't fun at all.


Hope this week is much better for you.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

Ugh. That's an awful week, I am sorry.

Hope this week is a good one, or at least better.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Glad you got through the rough week...sorry about your Uncle. :(
Glad Snow white is better...and you did not catch it?? good news.
Good luck w/ the gym. Do you want me to come over w/ a horn and holler at you till you get there??? Really, i don't want to, don't make me.

The Incredible Woody said...

Sorry about your terrible week. I can't say a word about your lack of exercise - I haven't been on my bike in 2 weeks either!!

I declare a re-start!!

The Incredible Woody said...

Sometimes life just gets the best of us:}

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Hola Chickie~ Sorry to hear about your uncle. And glad to hear SW is on the road to recovery. You know I am here for you.

Now about this smackdown...smack me too! I still have not weighed but I will on the 6th when I go for my check up~my thyroid is still not where it needs to be so ~ I cannot even think about exercise~ I'm just so tired but I am still eating healthy! So you are not alone. We'll get there!

Hope things go better this week =)
Love U.
NNG

Mental P Mama said...

Ugh. Okay. I'll get back on the train, too.

Keetha said...

I'm sorry for your loss and will be thinking of you.

Re the gym: Since before Christmas, I've be doing 30-40 minutes of cardio three days a week and weights/crunches two days a week. Every week. And I've gained weight, not much - a couple of pounds. BUT my clothes fit better. Strange.

littletoesandcheerios said...

Get back in the ring! You'll do a great job this week.
Do you have any good healthy recipes? If so please email me something!! LOL.

littletoesandcheerios said...

And so sorry about the loss of your Uncle.

Noe Noe Girl...A Queen of all Trades. said...

Is it ok for me to tell you that sure was a good piece of chocolate I just ate?

mom x 2 said...

AAAAhhhh ! Freakfest does not even begin to describe that place... 3 monkeys though! MMMMMMM yummy! When can we go back? By the way how did SW like her mousse? I'll post the pics from Fridays dinner later this week. I'm home sick today and the process seems like a lot of work...

Oh- and I'm pretty sure the fish you at Friday was calorie free.. at least mine was ;)

Hope your week is better :)

Predo said...

Ah, sometimes a little bump in the road happens. The thing is to just get back up and march onward! You can and will do this. It's not hard to do, and you are a strong and amazing woman. You can do this!!!

belladella said...

Hope Snow White is feeling better and I am so sorry to hear about your Uncle. What a week. I am glad you guys got to go out on Friday and relax. Don't be hard on yourself about the exercise stuff :)

HalfAsstic.com said...

Awwww! Crap! Bless your heart! Surely you haven't undone EVERYTHING you'd accomplished!
I really feel like it might help you if you had a scale at home. You know, to weigh a few times a week and kind of be able to keep up with where you are so you can see if it starts to creep up instead of down and take immediate action.
Whatayathink?

HalfAsstic.com said...

Oh, I forgot to say, I am so very sorry to hear about the passing of your uncle Paul.

Baby Favorite said...

I'm so sorry about your Uncle Paul.

Good luck on the gym -- you can do it!!! (I can't, but YOU can. LMAO)

Life with Kaishon said...

All I know is, any restuarant called 3 Monkeys has to be FUN to the max!

So, inspired by you, I joined a gym. Oh yes I did. Now I am WAY WAY WAY fatter than you. I don't think I even weighed 140 in 7th grade. In fact, I know I didn't, but I am going to try.

Thank you for always being so positive and encouraging. I think you are super nice, super skinny AND I totally dig your big hair!

Caution Flag said...

I HAVE to exercise to lose weight?! Why didn't you tell me that before? It's just plain old sad, isn't it?