Thursday, May 3, 2007

How to kill ants!

hehe. The Google Ad on the side of my page today was "how to kill ants" that is so awesome! There are lots of pictures of different kinds of ants and what they like to eat. Actually, some pretty interesting stuff (I still hate ants with all my heart and soul at the moment!) My ant problem seems to be gone *crosses fingers* again. I've thought the problem was over several times in the past, so I'm not holding my breath, but under the old dog house (I don't have a dog, it was left over when we bought the house) there was a a HUGE ant colony. I wish I had pictures to post. It was almost impressive...except for the fact that they were getting into my house.

I wanted to share with everyone that I'm officially down 5 pounds from when I started trying to loose weight for the Flip this Body challenge. I know, that is nothing compared to some of your ladies (and gentlemen) out there, but I'm pretty happy about it. I started thinking to myself how many times I bought a shirt or a pair of pants that were on sale because I could wear them if I "just lost 5 pounds" Okay, most those things still don't fit because lets face it, 5 pounds isn't all that much when you are over weight, but still, I'm excited to see that number. I'm hoping the rain will clear up and I'll get some more excersise in this long weekend and not gain. Since I'm spending the weekend with my b/f this might cause trouble. We easily cave to eachother's requests for unhealthy food. This weekend, I'm going to constantly chant to myself, "portion control, portion control, PORTION CONTROL!" that last part of the chant is when the food gets put down in front of me or for when the b/f asks if I want to buy something sweet. hehe.

185 pounds! Not a light girl yet, but I just keep chanting the number in my head. hehe. (seems to be a good day for chanting, lots of rain to help me keep a beat =0p ) I am excited about this number even though it still reaffirms that I'm overweight. It doesn't seem like that long ago when I stepped on a scale dangerously bordering on 200 pounds. Now I'm down to 185, a little over 10 pounds lighter than when I started this blog. A few days ago someone asked me if I'd lost some weight. hehe. What a great feeling!! I told them I hadn't because I'm not quite ready to share with my RL friends and family the fact that I'm "trying to be good" I swear, everytime I let that information slip, someone immediately feels the need to make cookies or brownies. hehe.

I want to give a BIG shout out to everyone out there blogging. I"m really positive that your stories, comments, and links to healthy eating websites have helped me stay on track.

Thanks everyone!!!


HamiHarri said...

Yay! I'm so happy for you!
My little two cents is that try to STAY STRONG when you with your bf. When my bf and I moved in together a few years ago I put on 35 pounds between September and January (I guess being a frosh was partially to blame?). It was so easy for us to order in a pizza and finish it off between the two of us. Of course we had to have dessert after. Yikes! Before I knew it I was a little porker - lol. It took until the summer before my 4th year to actually do something about it. Luckily I have lost the 30 of the 35 I've put on and have kept if off for nearly two years. It was tough and takes a lot of discipline. Something I'm noticing that I have been lacking in the last few months. Portion control is key! Keep up the good work - you are an inspiration for me to keep on track!

TrixieBelden said...

Hey congrats on the loss! You are doing great!

I clicked on your link from the Flip this Body challenge. I'll have to read your archives.

My parents live in Vegas, I love visiting, but they are planning on moving. Bummer.

KL said...

Yay for the 5 pounds! I'm excited to be doing the challenge with you!

Lyn said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and I really love your cardio ticker! What a great idea!!

Anonymous said...

amazing loss girlfriend, keep it up, have a great weekend :)

Chris H said...

Gawd, I hear you on that one... when I want something evil to eat it is so easy to ask hubby to go get it, and he does cos he wants it too.... but now we have both been very overweight and are back on track with our diets we both don't tempt each other anymore. He even says to me "Are you sure you want that" when I ask him for something evil.... it makes me see red for a minute, then I remember that he is only trying to help me, not enable me to gain weight again. Be stong, one of you has to, or you will both have an even bigger problem with your weight.

Anonymous said...

I know exactly how you feel. It was almost 3 years ago that I stepped on the scale to see it teetering dangerously near 200, but fortunately for me, that was the awakening I needed to get a few things changed. (At 5'3", 200 lbs is scarier than hell) It also helps that I no longer work in an office with a bunch of ladies who LOVE to bring in goodies to share.
Keep up the awesome work! You can do it! I'm teetering around 150 now, and can see my goal of 135 just around the corner. Slowly and surely, you'll get there too!