Wednesday, December 28, 2011

It's Wednesday...

Well in an effort to get things back on track...

I weighed in today and thankfully I can say that I lost weight, but given that it was weight gained over the course of a month of water weight gain, can I really take satisfaction in it?

Damn skippy I can!

Hey, it's weight that's not on me and I now know better to not let a month go with a constant weight gain without looking at it twice.  Especially given that I hadn't been eating like a lot of people do during the holidays.  I enjoyed myself, don't get me wrong, but I don't think had I been not acting like a sponge, I would've gained that much.  Look at Thanksgiving...I gained what? Two pounds?

So I'm not where I was when I started into sponge mode, that's okay, I'm just happy to have off the excess water weight.  Moving forward, we'll see how things go.

Especially since I decided to learn how to swim as a New Years' Resolution and I am working on my fitness plan.  So things are getting back to "normal" ~ whatever that is. 

For once, I'm looking forward to the new year.

How many times have any of us been able to say that?

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas Cheerleaders!

I know I've been seriously lacking in my duties in letting you know what's been going on in my weight loss efforts and for that I apologize.  Over the course of the past 3 weeks or so I've gained roughly 18 pounds, however it's all from water weight (thank GOD!!!),  As well, I've been having some more issues with my sugar levels bottoming out on me.  So between the two, I got into the doctor and he lowered my insulin yet again and then doubled up on my Lasix (which is a type of water pill, in plain English) so we'll know on Wednesday how things pan out.

I just wanted to check in with you and let you all know that I've not forgotten about you, but between the holidays, work and being ill, something had to give.  Unfortunately, it was the blog.  Things should return to normal (whatever the hell THAT is) come next week or so.

Take care of you and yours and give each other a big hug and just know that you're thought of fondly.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Thursday Review...

Again today I'm satisfying my sweet tooth.  It goes to chocolate and creaminess.  I am touching on another store brand.  I do apologize that it is a regional store brand and that I don't have access to try more store brands.  As from what I understand it's national brands that generate store brands for the regional stores and put the store labels on them for the stores.  I find that to be an interesting concept.

The one thing about this particular store that we shop at frequently is that they have a line that caters to foodies.  Not that The Wonder One and I consider ourselves foodies by any means.  Nor are we snobs about food or the origins of it like we know some people to be.  That's just not our way.  But when we can we are like anyone else, buying the best we can afford.  In our opinion, in this instance, it just so happens to be, this is the store brand and it happens to be cheaper.  In my opinion, that's a win-win combination!

For those of you who do not know what gelato is, it's basically Italian ice cream.  If it were to be made without milk or soy milk it would be sorbetto, which would be a good alternative for those who have a milk allergy.  In this particular instance, you'll find, this won't be a good choice for you. As a matter of fact if you have any sensitivities to nuts, peanuts, chocolate or milk, I'm afraid this is not a dessert of choice for you.

Putting all that aside, if you don't have those issues to contend with, a 1/2 cup serving is 4 points and it is 4 points of heaven!  The most creamy and delicious treat you have ever had the joy of having.  I wish that all of you had a Giant Eagle near you so that you could try this.  It's with the utmost restraint that only have the one or two servings at a time (yes, I sometimes have a whole cup for 9 points) otherwise I would be in serious trouble!

I go back to that old adage of not judging a book by it's cover.  Seriously, don't write off the store brands because you think they are beneath you just because it's the "generic" version.  You'll surprise yourself to find it's some of the tastiest stuff out there!  Go look in your local freezer for something yummy and let me know what you find!