Wednesday, April 23, 2008

4.8 lbs.

After last weeks depression over gaining a pound after a week of hard work at the gym - today at my weigh in I had lost almost five pounds! I am back on the diet/gym bandwagon! Just in time to ruin it all on my vacation! Not really, I intend to TRY and make healthier choices when available, bot not deny myself those wild cherry m&ms! Can't wait.

I have had two incredibly hard days at the gym. Yesterday after doing a weight lifting class (lifting weights in time to music is supposed to be easier?) I called Alan and told him that I felt like the scarecrow from the Wizard of Oz (except for the if I only had a brain part) I was all jelly in my arms. Today we did a spinning class - a very intense spinning class. When it was time to get off of the bike - I didn't know if my legs were going to carry me out of there.

Tonight I am going to do a focus group. It pays $75 for one hour! I love that! More spending money for Tai Pan and Rod Works next week when I am in Utah for Women's Conference. This is the thing though, the focus group is tasting some new products that Dairy Queen is coming out with. I will feel so naughty eating that stuff! But not naughty enough to not go! Apparently my dedication is pretty cheap to come by! Would you mess up your diet and your gym work, potentially sabotaging an impressive weight loss for $75?

15 comments:

Heather said...

Yea Jolene!
I just went to Tai Pan in December when I was in UT. I LOVED it!! I have to go again. They had a ton of Christmas stuff, I would like to go again this summer when we head up for the 4th of July.

Pam said...

I am so glad you had a good weight loss week. First for you because you deserve it and second for me because maybe that means I am losing weight too...although you eat way better than I do. Except maybe for the DQ thing but who wouldn't want to get paid for eating. Heck yeah I would do it. Don't feel guilty either because the money really is going to a good cause. :)

One Sassy Mama said...

Ummm - Jo - for free Dairy Queen - I'd sabotage myself for FREE-how pathetic is that? hehe

YAY! You lost a ton of weight! Way to go!

5 more days!!

Dang -I've gotta get to work!

Eric and Breanna Graham said...

That is a really tough call, but you'll only be tasting right? It's not like you have to eat the whole thing. Way to go on the 5 lbs. I'm trying right now too. But I think you're doing way better. BTW you and your blog crack me up, your so honest I love it. If you don't mind Im going to link you.

Kelly said...

Course I would go for the treats. But I'm no shining example of health and weight loss. Even though I have also lost 5 pounds this week the hard way, from stomach ailments and then a nasty chest cold. If you see me, I will look terrible and haggard, but my rear will be smaller.

Cheryl said...

Hooray on the weight loss! You are so amazing. I can't believe how quickly you've lost the weight, either. You are amazing!!

I hope you have fun in Utah next week. If you have down time, let me know (like you'll have down time). I'd love to meet you...!

Jolene said...

I'm just telling you - it was totally worth it. I was kind of disappointed that there was no ice cream involved. None. Not even a Dilly Bar on the way out. The good news is that Dairy Queen is trying out some healthier food choices - salads, chicken wraps and paninis. They were all pretty good too - and I only took the required two bites out of each one. Even the cheese steak panini that was so good - just two bites. Then I hid the $75 in the deep recesses of my wallet so I don't spend it before I go!

Heather said...

Thanks for the comment Jolene. I was wondering about my new header. No one had said a word, I thought it looked bad?? You made me smile! Go to scrapblog.com that is where I made it. Deana helped me, I am not very creative.

Renae Alexander said...

Hey Jolene! Your blog is too much fun. You're motivating me to get up off my rear end and ......wait, I'll think of something. Nevermind. I think I am addicted to blogs. I need help. :)

CoCo said...

Why didn't you add me to your "blogs to chck out"?!!!!!

Kelly said...

Jolene,
The ward still had everybodys cash from before the surprise cannery closing. I think brother Aller thinks he can talk his wife (Stake cannery lady) into making an exception for our ward and letting us fill one last order. I don't think it is going to happen. I think they will be cutting checks to everybody soo. THere are lots of you!

*Ashley* said...

Request away!!

Jenny-ology said...

Jolene, I am anxiously awaiting the news of how Women's Conference was!

Heather said...

Alright Jolene, where is your WC post??

Brian and Mel said...

Do you guys have a Golden Spoon close. We love it and it is healthy.