Sunday, February 5, 2012

E2E weekend update... and since this is my hundredth post... read on, my friends!

And in honor of my hundredth post.... I will blog about... my weigh in!
Nothing more exciting than that happening here, and that's not so exciting either really! :) (Ok just keep reading, it may get more exciting!)
So, here we go!
12/31/11 - 122 kg         268,9 lbs
01/07/12 - 121,1 kg      266,9 lbs (-2 lbs)
01/14/12 - 120,5 kg      265,6 lbs (-1,3 lbs)
01/21/12 - 119 kg         262,3 lbs (-3,3 lbs)
01/28/12 - 118,7 kg      261,6 lbs (-0,7 lbs)
02/04/12 - 118,6 kg      261,4 lbs (-0,2 lbs)

And my waist measurements: 45,8 inches that's down 1 inch from I think 3 weeks running! I actually felt that this week. I always sleep on my tummy and I actually felt that my tummy was less... round! :)
I did fairly weel with my meals and tracking.  I did not once go over the 2080 recommended by MFP and actually was closer to 1600 for most of the week.
I'm enjoying reading everyones posts. Keep it up, gals!
Julie has sprung back from a setback! So proud of you, Julie! She's got some great pictures on her second last post.
Ok so now about the hundredth post thing!

Time for a Giveaway!!!

So, I've already done one giveaway on this blog and I'm going to do the same one again!!

I know we have some tea drinkers out there and if Paraguay is known for anything, it's known for it's Yerba Mate.
I like to drink it as described in this article from wikipedia
       Tereré in Paraguay
      Tereré is a typical drink from Paraguay. It is very popular among young and old people. It is common to see students going to school with a guampa and their thermos underneath their arms filled with plenty of ice and water, for summer temperatures can reach 40° to 45°C (104° to 113°F).
Workers used to have a "tereré break" instead of a coffee break. In most workplaces, tereré is allowed among other things because the yerba mate has stimulant effects that can be likened to the role of coffee in an American workplace.
As a popular remedy, the people of Paraguay heal various ailments such as headache, stomachache, and diarrhea by adding medicinal herbs into the water.
The act of drinking Tereré is more than just that, however. It is often used as a reason to share and chat with a partner, meet new people, or just for meditation when drinking alone at the end of the day.
 This leaves are also really good as a regular tea! I like it hot with a bit of sweetener.
So today I'd like to host a give-away. I will send two lucky commenters a box of tea as pictured below. (Tea cup not included!) AND a pair of earrings made of  Ñandutí (pronounced nyan-doo-TI)

 AND... Since Julie is my buddy, you will get a package as well!!!
So, send in your comments and I will do a draw from all the comments from this post and from my midweek post. (So if you comment both times, you get two chances to win!) Then next weekend post, I will announce the winner and ask you to send me your mailing address. Julie, since you get a package regardless, you can go ahead and send me your mailing address in an email!

My quote this week is a passage from the in Psalms.
As I was reading my book this week, Lysa TerKeurst quoted these verses and they sounded so familiar! That's because I wrote them out in the front of my Daily Planner. This was so encouraging to me, I have to share these verses with you as my weekly quote!
  Teach me your way, LORD,
   that I may rely on your faithfulness;
give me an undivided heart,
   that I may fear your name.
I will praise you, Lord my God, with all my heart;
   I will glorify your name forever.
For great is your love toward me;
   you have delivered me from the depths,
   from the realm of the dead.

Psalm 86:11-13

I'll be heading to Asunción with the family on Tuesday early. Since I'm taking my laptop, it shouldn't prevent me from posting on Wednesday. The temptations there are about a thousand times more intense than just being home, but I will be aware!! Last year when we went on a summer vacation, I just quit shortly afterward. I couldn't get back into the weight loss mode! But since I'm participating in this challenge, you all get to hold me accountable! Yeah for you guys!
Have a great week!
And make good choices!



  1. Oh i'm so glad you're going to have a vacation too. We just left today and it's only 5 and i've already eaten too many calories. Do you know how many calories pizza from pizza hut has???! This will be hard to just maintain.... But if we gain we'll get right back at it, right? Have fun!

  2. I love it when we can feel our bodies losing weight. So many times we only notice the gains, and those always bum us out.

    As for your vacation, I was looking at your goals and you are so close to the night out with hubby! Use that as your motivation to be good... so you can be BAD with him! ;-)

    Have a good week and I will check on you Wednesday.

  3. YEAH!!!! Thank you Casey. I am finally getting to my post. It's just been hectic but this weekend has been awesome and I am so glad to finally being a person again.
    You are doing awesome, don't you just love it when you can feel the difference.
    Thank you Casey for all your support and more. I'll be e-mailing you later on to bug and check in.
    Take care my friend and keep up the awesome work. Blessing!!

  4. I love it when you can feel the physical difference... I can totally feel you on the belly feeling less round. I can usually feel my loss in my skin texture. Congrats on the good week and your 100th post! WOO!!!

  5. I need to post in both posts, to get my chances higher to win. hahaha Wow, congratulations on your 100 posts! This is a good idea. I should to this too. We have some nice tibetan bags here, that I could give away. Have to check, how much I still have to post, until I am at 100 posts though. :-)
    Hope to still read you for a VERY long time. :-)

  6. Congrats on the great work you are doing here and the 100th blog:-) Those earrings are great!