Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday Wupdate (I just like saying that)

Wow, funny the difference a week makes!  Almost everything I said last Wednesday is different this Wednesday! Here's the latest (today):

Kym and the team at Metabolic Research Center in Greeley worked really hard behind the scenes to get a deal worked out where I could stay and finish up the program with them.  I'm excited that I can continue the program and although I'm not "an endorsing DJ" anymore, I will continue to blog about the program and how it's working for me.  As always, you can ask me questions about my program and feel free to call them for details on their many programs to find one that is right for you.

So, this leads in to the Weight Update...if you are a friend on Facebook, you know that I've been at the Greeley Stampede nearly non stop since Friday and will continue to be there through July 4th.  Our Big Country stage and booth is set up at the end of the food court and this is a challenge every year because there is so much good festival food to choose from (most of which is not allowed on program of course).  I've been following breakfast and lunch to a tee, taking all my HNS and supplements, and splurging here and there on the things I like the most while at the Stampede.  While I was a bit concerned about being "off the reservation," I didn't get too crazy and that paid off by no weight gain since my weigh in last Wednesday-yay! I will get back on task as soon as the Stampede is over, but it's nice to know that if you "splurge with purpose" you can still enjoy life's tasty things without guilt or weight gain-that is a nice place to be!

Greeley Stampede Food Court Peep Show
(it's the Food Porn feature on steroids)
Since I can't eat my way through the Food Court, I thought I would offer up a few pics for our mouth watering pleasure.  No guilt, no calories, no embarrassing stuff clogging up your computer...enjoy!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Wednesday Wupdate

Metabolic Research Center informed me that they are "going in another advertising direction" and discontinued my endorsing DJ contract as of June 19th.  This means I no longer get product and programs in exchange for advertising and promoting my results.  Well, it was fun while it lasted-lost a total of 7 lbs and 12 inches in about a month. I enjoyed working with the staff in Greeley, they were awesome-positive and helpful. I'm gonna go weigh in one last time this week, but sorry to say it is not in my budget right now to continue their program, so I am on my own again.  If you are interested in their programs tho, call the Greeley office and tell them I referred you.

Another round of HCG drops. I'm gonna start Phase 2 again soon. I've done well maintaining my weight and even losing some more on the above program but I'm only half way to my goal, so it's time to get serious again. Not only that, but with a busier/wackier summer schedule, I'm starting to slip back into some bad habits and want to nip that before it gets too far gone.  I'm gonna start blogging again every day so that I stay on task-I still need the idea that people are watching, reading along and rooting for me-feel free to do that and post comments if you are so inclined.

Other fun things:  Brenda and I sneaked up to Golden on Monday to catch the Post Secrets art exhibit...fascinating!  and now I'm in love with Golden too-what a pretty area!  Find out about Post Secret 

     As a "team building"  exercise, about 10 of us radio types wandered off to Water World ( yesterday for a day of splashing, sliding, tanning and general all around fun away from the office.  We are about to get crazy busy with 2 weeks at the Greeley Stampede (, so what a nice treat to carry us through!
     Tuesdays are always our regular Goddess Coffee day, but yesterday was a special treat because all 6 Goddesses were in attendance for a special reason (of which I can't speak about on here!).    For now, just know that we had an extra good time, had an extra special themed cake that Goddess Riviera made from scratch and that someone will have extra special something after today!
     Although I 'm not sure it belongs in the "fun things" category, we helped our oldest son move into his first place on Sunday.  Although it's weird not having him here, I miss seeing his face every day and his car in front of the house, he is so happy to be on his own it's hard not to be happy for him.  (don't tell him I shed a few tears)

Wow, it's been a pretty exciting week so far!  Wonder what else is in store for me?

Sunday, June 19, 2011

In the good ol' summertime...

Summertime is in full swing now in NoCo..  This means less time indoors if I can help it and more time at the pool, in my gardens and at other outdoor activities. 


bird #1 leaves the nest:  My son Ryan has decided to move across town and live the College Guys lifestyle  with his band mates.  I'm nervous, a little weirded out but also excited for him...However, trying not to plan too much for his room since everyone tells me he'll be back! I don't want him to fail, but he is always welcome here.   This is also a good excuse for deep cleaning several areas  of the house-give him some stuff and start planning a garage sale...I purge every year, where does all this crap come from?!

"Do one thing every day that scares you." ~Eleanor Roosevelt
OK, I don't do this every day,  but this week I did something "crazy"...I got my navel pierced!  I decided that if I lost enough weight to feel "ok" in a 2 piece bathing suit, that I would pierce my belly button.  I'm not the best thing you've ever seen in a bikini, but I'm not the worst either...besides, after all the time I've spent brain damaging about what others think-I'm done! Turning 50 is quite liberating! It was fun-3 of the Goddesses came with me, it took all of about 5 minutes, we documented the event and now I have a piercing.  I'll post some pics as soon as I get them from Princess.

Weight Update:  between the 2 programs I've been on-it's now 25 lbs and 12 inches lost-thanks for letting me know you've heard my ads on the stations!    Things are going to be changing...or not?  details coming soon 

Happy Father's Day to my dad-love you!

Friday, June 10, 2011

In the last week...

 we've had my parents here for a visit and:
  • Celebrated Kyle's 16th birthday with a spaghetti feed and Techno Rave
  • Attended our first Colorado Ice Indoor Football game
  • Gathered with other relatives  for a BBQ feed
  • did some gardening with my favorite gardener (mom) and both mom and dad helped spiff up the place via landscaping
  • Made cherry wine in classy Mason jars
  • enjoyed happy hours, good food and company and the perfect weather Colorado is know for
  • and a few mean games of Mexican Train as tradition dictates

Well, visitors are gone now and life as we know it is returning to "normal."  Time to get back into the routine of things again...

OOPS  oh dear, haven't journaled in my food diary nor weighed myself in a bad is this gonna be?  Let's assess:  don't feel like I really over-ate, but there were snacks and extra times out to dinner or lunch and desserts....I got some extra exercise working in the yard and was faithful with my MRC supplements and vitamins....I don't feel fatter, but I may be in denial...can't put it off anymore:  must.  face. scale.   Wow, I LOVE my scale!  managed to drop 3.6 lbs since I weighed last Tuesday on home scale.  I weighed less at MRC last week than at home, so we'll see how that translates-fingers crossed! 
MRC update:  lost a pound on their scale too, yippee!

Happy Friday!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I have never liked the term "Hump Day"

but I do like Urban Dictionary's definition #3 of it:
"Wednesday, or the hump of the week

The absolute BEST day of the week, the day of maximum hope that maybe, you might make it out of this week alive. A particularly good hump day can last you the rest of the week, and by Doomsday morning (Monday) you survive by anticipating hump day. Nothing goes wrong on hump day"
I am all about the positive spin, so thumbs up on this one! see full definitions at

I was also going to try and find an appropriate picture to go with this but Google took "Hump Day" to a whole new level...yikes!  That lead me to this:
"I hate you, Google. You've caused a lot of problems in my relationship. I share a computer with my girlfriend and she would look up anything. "I'm going to look up apples today." She just hits 'A.' It's "Asian ass porn" instantly. Google is, like, "I'll take it from here. I know exactly what you're looking up... Well, every time you hit 'A,' it's 'Asian ass porn.'" Google! All I ask is that you let her type three letters before you jump to such a bold conclusion."
Daniel Tosh- massively inappropriate, hugely funny

I am scale bipolar...up, down up down...Went  to MRC anticipating a bad weigh in after the long holiday weekend and was pleasantly surprised when I weighed in 2 pounds less than Friday.  Now if I could just break the gain 2 lose 2 cycle I'd be even more impressed.  I was told that I'm diluting my High Nutrition Supplements too much and need to do "full strength" at each meal...oops, busted for being a cheapskate and trying to make them last.  Ok, I will do full strength til my next weigh and see if it really makes a difference.

Flight delay:  I was just about to head to the airport to pick up the parents, when I got the call they were still in Milwaukee.  Hmm, maybe teen boy will wake up and drive me to airport now that it's a little bit more reasonable hour.

Today's Food Porn:  Princess and I had our monthly lunch date at Sushi One yesterday.  The Bento Box is our new fave.  It is pretty and delicious! This is not our exact lunch, but pretty close.

mmmm! except replace tofu with chicken