Author: Jilligan
•8:10 AM
I thought I better write something this morning so Jo didn't harass me about falling off the blog wagon.

I don't know what happened this week but I haven't lost much. I am down 3 more inches and up a little on weight. I did analyze my calories and realized I wasn't having nearly enough. I am really bad about taking enough for work. Most of you probably don't understand but the town I work in has two restuarants, 2 convenience stores, sort of grocery store and the lunchroom cafeteria. I had a very busy week and didn't have time to stop for lunch so I just ate at my desk. I will plan better this week.

I did reward myself yesterday. I bought myself (and the hubby) a used playstation. He got a couple of games but I got Dance Dance Revolution. I thought it would be great exercise. It was taken over by someone(??) and I never got to dance again last night. It has a workout component and helps to track calories burned so I will have to figure out how many songs to dance through to get a good workout.

I so feel Jo's bra pain. I am on the last latch on mine and don't want to buy more until I really need them. (Like now!) I am going to have to buy some more pants 'cause yesterday at youth football I was almost the half time show!

House update: We got an offer on the house and accepted it. We need to recarpet/tile 3 rooms immediately so if anyone wants to take a working vacation...hint...we would love to visit/work with you.

Keep up the WOE.
Author: Jilligan
•8:40 PM
Tomorrow will finish up the first week of accelerated fat loss. I have lost 5 more pounds but today was a carb up day so no telling what the scale will show tomorrow. I will take my measurements again tomorrow. I am almost to the point Jojo was and hope to move the doctor's office scale lower and then I will start to work on the next 50.

I always thought I hated water but I am doing pretty good drinking each day. Of course when you replace the 12 dt. dr. peppers I was having a day, you have to fill up with some liquid. I still haven't had crystal light because it used to give me a headache. I may get sick of plain water and try it but not just yet.

I couldn't think of anything I was craving today. I did have chips and hot sauce but couldn't think of much else. I had wanted wings but my son was feeling up to eating after he had a tooth pulled at the dentist. I thought we could get ice-cream but he told me he wasn't supposed to have anything cold for a few hours so that was out also. Guess I will just hold off any cravings until next time.

For those of you out there trying this WOE, make sure you are giving it a chance. Stick to the plans, stick to the food choices, plan your meals, drink your water, and eat. Just one or two things done wrong will sabotage the whole plan. Make a decision and stick with it. Keep your self promises and quit lying to yourself.
Author: Jilligan
•11:34 PM
Why did I agree to pizza? Why didn't I stop to buy tums? I wasn't really craving anything for carb up day but thought I better eat something. We went to Red Lobster for lunch and I decided to have one, yes only one, roll. Then tonight we went to Pizza Hut. The hubby and I shared a taco pizza. I was worried about the tomato sauce on regular pizza. Of course, my daughter wanted the pizza we got so I ended up trading a piece with her. I also had a chocolate rice krispy treat that a lady from work made for me. My carb count was really high for the day but my calorie count wasn't very bad. I know we aren't supposed to be tracking numbers but I am OCD about it.

I had a dr.'s appt. this morning. She was so impressed with my weight loss. My blood pressure was down also. My body fat wasn't hadn't changed as much as I had thought based on my scale but I know that water, timing, and food, etc... can make a difference on fat % scales. I called my husband to tell him how proud the doctor was of me and he was so glad to hear I had a good report from the dr. It's the first good one in a while.

I also got a nap in today which is all important. Oh, that was one thing the dr. said I needed more of, sleep! Yah for her. Can I get a note saying that?

The family all went for a walk. We even took the dogs. The kids and the dogs wanted to run. I was a little nervous for "broken arm girl" to run but she told us she was only running slowly. We did take the jogging stroller from **** but thanks to Bubby we now have a normal jogging stroller. Seems one wheel was bent, duh, no wonder it pulled to the right.

Jo gave me some hope with the crack slaw recipe. I am so proud that she joined me in the WOE. It is great to know I have some support and help along the way. I am sorry Marble Slab made you sick. Remember the cinnabon days of BFL? I still can't stand the smell.
Author: Jilligan
•10:00 AM
I was hoping to be better about posting more often but...my house flooded from the rain (3 inches inside 4 rooms), my daughter broke her arm, and my son had to have a root canal. A few thousand dollars later and I finally have time to blog! On a better note, the house looks better and the insurance adjuster is coming, my daughter is doing better, and my son realizes the importance of brushing his teeth when I tell him.

As far as the WOE (way of eating), I finished my 4th week. I am down 17 pounds and have lost 24.5 inches. I had read somewhere that people gained in the 3rd week but mine was in the 4th week. I gained 4 pounds but in the end lost 5 so I am still one ahead for the week. The next two weeks are the accelerated fat loss weeks so I am remaining hopeful that I can reach the -26 pounds by the end of the 8 weeks.

My mom bought the book yesterday and a few gals at work are joining also. Next Monday we end our diet competition at work. We are on teams of two and have weighed every other week. If your team was not the biggest loser, you each had to put in $2. Monday we will split the cash between the team with the biggest loss overall. Then we are starting up again.

Today will be a struggle for me. It is carb down (remember I started on Thursday). Every Thursday a lady from a Mexican Bakery comes by with a van full of pastries, tortillas, and tamales. They are so good and so inexpensive. It is hard to resist. I don't have another carb-up day until Saturday and not sure I could trust myself to save the goods until then. Remember the french fry commercial where the guy put them in the trunk to make it home...but stopped to eat them on the side of the road. I am afraid the kids would say, "Mom, you have some pink crumbs hanging on you lips." I think I better just hide in my office when she comes. Maybe I will have some yummy cottage cheese.
Author: Jilligan
•10:16 AM
I got up this morning eager to weigh after yesterday's carb down day and before today's carb up. I started at a weird time so my day's aren't on track with the traditional WOE. Anyway, I am down 3 more lbs. That makes for a total of 16 after just 3.5 weeks. Maybe I will reach the advertised 26 by the end of the 8 weeks.

However, I still have my old mind set so I went to get dressed and put on some shorts that I had bought in Houston at the first of the month. I can't keep them up. I didn't think they were that bad and had to hurry out the door to take my daughter to cheerleading camp. When I got there I thought I had become a sagger and I didn't have any cool boxer tops to show off. Yikes. I finally decided I could roll down the top to help keep them up. I gave that up after an hour and came home to change. All the other mothers had quit hovering so I thought it was okay to leave. Besides, they had just passed out red and orange juice for the kids to drink in their white t-shirts that we had just paid $25 for. Couldn't stay for that nonsense!

I am doing the diabetic menus for the carb up day so I can spread my carbs out more evenly. I am afraid I would go into a coma if I had two huge meals so late at night. I do look forward to some waffles so I may have that cause I saw on one menu that it was okay to have breakfast for dinner on carb up days.

I am confused about the cottage cheese. I read on the blogs that you have to switch to lowfat after the first week. I can't find that in the book anywhere. If anyone can find the answer let me know.

I know my sister was worried about all the "bad" food in her house this weekend. The only answer I have for that is take my kids for a week and they will clean you out!
Author: Jilligan
•9:47 PM
Someone at work that I hadn't seen in a while actually noticed that I had lost some weight. She asked me about it and congratulated me. I was really impressed because she said it usually took her a while to notice things like that but she noticed right off when she saw me. Yippee! Good for me!!!
Author: Jilligan
•7:03 PM
Although I don't really consider myself old, I did think when I started writing this, "Maybe you can teach an old dog a new trick." I am completely new to writing a blog. I have been a reader for a while but never brave enough to write my own. My sister said I should use a blog to document my new WOE, Crack the Fat Loss Code. Thanks, Jo-Jo, for setting this up for me. I will try to use it.

As for WOE, I have been cracking for 3 weeks. I just started my 4th week in Cycle 2. I have lost 13 pounds and 18.5 inches. I don't have a body fat scale but did measure at my sister's house while I was on week 1. I will remeasure next time I go see her. I love this plan. I haven't been hungry. I haven't had any cravings. I have gone from 4-44 ounce dt. cokes to 1-20 ounce dt. coke. I hope to be completely off of dt. drinks by the time I am done with the 8 week plan.

Oh, and we are doing the 100 push-up challenge. I am starting tonight. I was only able to do 7 push-ups so I will be pretty impressed if I can do 100 in 6 weeks. Plus muscle burns more calories than fat so I am all set to build my arms up.

Time to eat some protein and broccoli so I better close up. Thanks again for encouraging me to do this.
Author: Jilligan
•4:07 PM