Monday, November 17, 2008


My menstrual cycle is only 26 days long so I only get about 2 weeks a month that are PMS/Menstruation free. This totally sucks for weight loss, but on the plus side my periods are so regular, I can set my watch to it.

So before 5 PM on Sunday the 16th I went to the local Whole Foods and bought a DivaCup! A few hours later, I got to use it.

One day at work I was complaining about the hassle of feminine hygiene products, “...They clog up toilets and landfills! They have non-biodegradable plastic wrappers! They have irritating adhesives that stick to your skin and not your ‘granny panties.’ There has got to be a better way to do this!!”

A co-worker of mine then said, "Dude, get a Diva Cup."

"A Diva Cup?"

The Diva Cup!!! This baby isn’t just an “enhancement” (like take the same old product and give it “wings” or a “smooth applicator”) this is the future!

Comparing the DivaCupto tampons and pads is like comparing these phones:

iphone = divacup pads and tampons = old school

The DivaCup is a reusable silicone “cup” that you wear internally. It can be worn up to 12 hours, then you just empty, rinse and repeat (or store for next month). It so easy and CLEAN. I was worried that it would be a messy process, but I got the knack for it right away. Once in place, you don’t feel it. And it stays put - even when using the toilet.

I am thinking about giving them as Christmas gifts this year! I know that on Christmas Day they will think, "this is the weirdest present I have EVER received." But, within a month they will be a believer too!!!

Imagine never having to spend money on pads or tampons for a whole year?! That is really what I am giving them, and it makes the planet greener. :)

My calories are at 770 so far today and I will be working out on my elliptical trainer tonight! I did not weigh myself this morning!



Tuesday, November 11, 2008

2 pounds down so far this November!

Even with PMS and pizza puffing me back up, I am still down 2 pounds so far this November!! (I was 194.50 this AM.) I've lost about pound a week without effort!!

I count every calorie I "plate" even if I don't finish it all. I've been averaging about 1900 calories a day total. What I'm really eat is slightly under that.

My knee was cooperative on Wednesday and I was able to workout too! I might try again tonight! :)


Monday, November 10, 2008

i heart thedailyplate!

The last few days I have been tracking my calories using “The Daily Plate.”

Whenever I googled: “calories (FILL IN THE BLANK)”
The Daily Plate was usually the #1 hit, so I finally bit the bullet and signed up for this digital diet diary!!!

I have to say I am very happy and impressed by the free service they offer! It takes all the hard work and MATH out of counting your calories!! Sweeeeeet!

I might update my pages to include a link to The Daily Plate under My Virtual Model!

Todays's Numbers:

AM weight: 193.50

Calories consumed so far today:

100....Sugar-Free Hot Chocolate Mix
180....2 c. Skim Milk
410....2 Kellogg’s S’mores Poptarts
360....Amy’s Cheese Tamale Verde

I have about 800 calories left today for dinner and maybe a dessert!

Friday, November 7, 2008

-2.75 of Period/Trip weight gone

I still have two and a half pounds to lose to get back to my pre-period / pre-trip weight.

I was 195.25 this morning. I would love to be under 190 again soon. I hope I can by Thanksgiving!

I am extra nervous about Thanksgiving this year because Aaron and I will be spending it in San Francisco! Last time we were out there I gained 6 pounds! (I also got my period when on that trip too, so that may have been a contributor...)

Yesterday I walked the mile to the Dentist from my work and then back again! No cavities, but she referred me to a Orthodontist. I have been slicing the tip of my tongue on my gap like a hole in a cheese grater. Hopefully they will fix my bite so I can chew without my tongue getting cut. :)

The thing that ticks me off though is my dental coverage only covers Orthodontic procedures for my dependants to age 19... So If I was my own child they would pick it up... but since I am me... they won't. I am not a happy camper about this. They tell me I can set up "flex plan benefits" at my work to cover it, but I am still not happy about this.

I'll have to check my plan at work - again.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Nobody is Allergic to Fat!

Argh! Today I brought in a Pumpkin Pie thinking my coworkers would gobble it up an protect me from it... but I had some anyway.

Between the pie and the other things I had today, I have only 400 calories for the rest of the day!

I plan to have a 330 calorie Lean Cuisine meal for dinner and turn in early since my husband has a 7:30 AM dental cleaning. (Aaron then has a job interview at 11 AM and I hope they like what they see!! :) Having a second income would be a comfort!!!! GOOD LUCK AARON!!!)


I had some pie and I liked it!

I am still managing my calories even though I gave in to temptation. :9

Cheers! :)


Tuesday, November 4, 2008

October Summary

My vampire costume won "scariest costume" on Halloween!

Even with my period and that business trip at the end of the month, I lost 2 pounds in October!!!

I have not had a successful month of weight loss since LAST NOVEMBER! (Post first knee surgery.) 2008 has been a year of plateaus and weight gain, but finally the tide is turning!!

I am so excited to see how November will go!

Now go get out the vote!!!