Monday, February 14, 2011


My scale is really stupid.  When I first started my journey I weighed more than the scale went up to, and I had to guess.  And the lines are really small and hard to read.  So I thought my starting weight was 272.  Ugh.   But it really might have been 275.  But... either way, a MINIMUM weight loss of 4 pounds since Tuesday when we all started this chapter is pretty freakin' awesome!!  I am so excited!

Jen, thank you so much for mentioning MFP.  I really, really love it.  It is SO easy.  AND I found AnnMarie again!!!  Yay!!

So right now, our house has been hit with the plague.  Jonathan has a cold, I have a bad cold starting, Stephen has a fever, and according to him, this is the "worstest Valentine's Day ever."

So-- another victory to complete the day yesterday?  Sure.
I did NOT eat before I left for rehearsal, and you know what?  I did NOT die of hunger.  I was fine.

But, on my way home I was pretty hungry, so I called my husband to look up calories of things on MFP, but he couldn't figure it out, so I got a nutrition sheet from McDonalds and ended up with a small fry and an angus snack wrap (that was SUPPOSED to be PICKLE-FREE but wasn't. grr.).  And then I still had calories left over, and didn't go over in any of my categories.  (I dont think, anyway!)

A day that had pizza AND mcdonalds, and I was still under my calories.

Awwww yeah.

So the working out is definitely taking a back seat since my chest feels like it has mold in it and my head is perpetually fuzzy.  It is what it is.

I really hope that I start feeling better soon because the weather is supposed to warm up this week!!


  1. pizza and mcdonalds and you were under? that's impressive.

    i would suggest buying a digital scale, much easier to read. although mine can vary from .2 to 1 pound between stepping on and stepping off within a minutes time.

  2. Good going, Mer. Proud of you. Have you ever read Eat This, Not That? If not, I highly recommend it. Sometimes you would be surprised what the healthiest option is in a restaurant! I live by those books. I have Eat This, Not That 2011 Edition, Cook This, Not That, and the Supermarket Survival Guide, too!!

  3. Wow a day that included pizza and mcdonalds and best yet no guilt! What a great lifestyle we are living....fabulous job with the weight loss!