Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 143 - Just Hanging Around (143)

Okay, actually, hanging around isn't quite accurate.  I'm keeping busy around the house this morning.  Plus, it will be another tirp to the hospital on Monday - this time for my husband, who is having some eye surgery.  So, we have a lot of little things he needs to get done today.  I'm the driver these days.  Always better to have a fully sighted person to do the driving.  Right?  hehehe

Dad had another transfusion yesterday - just one unit this time.  Plus, he was able to sleep at home last night.  This was a very good thing. 

Speaking of good things ...

I got on the scale several times to double, triple, check this.  I even checked to see if the scale was properly calibrated (it was).  But, yes, I weigh 249 this morning! 

Holy cow, and I've only been on the challenge since Tuesday! 

I've broken through the 250 mark!  Another milestone, and a weight I haven't seen since 1997-98, and then, only briefly.   I nearly fell off the scale.  lol

I am a mere 2 lbs away from leaving morbid obesity, which will be yet another milestone - a big one at that.  It was something I'd hope to reach by my mid-January doctor appointment, but now I'm looking forward to ending 2010 no longer morbidly obese. 

My BMI is 40.2, with 40 being the bottom threshhold for morbid obesity. 

Yes, I may actually get on the scale ahead of next Saturday.  I want to know when I kiss MO adieu, a moment I am going to relish.

On my Lose-60-In-One-Year Challenge (the blue box on the ride sidebar is counting down the days remaining in that challenge), I'm more than two-thirds of the way there!  And lots of time remaining to hit the target in that challenge.  Awesome!  My "Ann" signature includes the latest figures for that challenge.

If anyone has a salad recipe they want to share, feel free to add it to the comment section!  I'm posting a wide variety of salad types.  Today, a slaw-based salad.  Next week?  A wonderful watermelon salad, perhaps a jello salad, and who knows ... stay tuned!

12 Days of Salad

Day 2:


1 large cabbage
1 large onion
1 cup vinegar
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 cup sugar (or sugar substitute)
1 green pepper
1 tsp. celery seed
1/2 cup cooking oil
1 tsp. salt

Shred the cabbage, green pepper and onion.  Toss with celebry seed.  Place this mixture into a covered container, alternating layers of cabbage mixture with sugar. 

Separately, combine vinegar, oil, mustard and salt.  Bring this to a boil and then poor over the cabbage.


Refrigerate this (covered) for a minimum of 5 hours before serving.  It will keep, refrigerated, for a week.


Day 143 and walking on air ...


  1. I think you might "win" first place in the challenge...
    At any rate - awesome job!!
    7 pounds - just wonderful!

  2. Hard to keep a secret ... Still love ya..

  3. Hey, I emailed you first, then posted. THEN you posted ... next time, I'll know better. xxox

    Anne - as Allan said, I'm just average. And that is okay by me. There will be some shining mega-losers, just based on the phase II results. It will be fun to watch (and learn) from them. Allan will post results tomorrow (or Monday??)

  4. that is awesome!! I am excited to get on the scale.. but I'm going to hold off until tomorrow morning.

  5. Oh great ! I'll get some salad ideas from here too ! :-)


  6. Great new milestone breaking 250! Good, good, for you!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog again and again.

    I gather you are a Bears fan. I am looking forward to that game *Bears vs Vikes) on Monday night football on December 20th!! Even though Vikes are out of running. I, do, like the Bears (shh,don't tell anyone in MN)!

  7. Congratulations on the great job you're doing! It feels good to break those barriers that have been in the way. I'm from MN, so of course I'm a Vikings fan--looking forward to the Bears/Vikings game too. Hey Michele--what's with the love for da Bears??

  8. I can't wait to hear about you karate chopping the Mobidly obese BMI in the throat! *HIII YAA*!!

    Way to go!!!

    ummmmm salad!!! We bought some flavored balsamic vinegars this summer - peach and lemon. They make wonderful dressings for salads.

  9. I got your name off of Allans blog. I'm doing the 1200 calorie/mega water part too and it's been quite rewarding! So glad to hear about your successes! My diet blog has been full of whining for the last 6 months and it's finally about positive stuff now! We're both about the same weight so I'm pulling for you!! Stick with it and don't give up!! :-)

  10. Michele & Jane ... you're BOTH going to hate me, but I'm a PACKER fan! Green and Gold ... LOL That is not to say I don't have a keen interest in the classic upcoming Vikings v Bears match up. I call Vikings on that one (they have Brett).

    Debbi, I'm glad to meet a fellow 1200er from The Spawn! I'll check out your blog later today. Welcome! POSITIVE will get you farther than negative every single time, so I'm glad to hear your head is in a good place for success! We share the same stats? Great! We can be chubby buddies on the way down the scale. hehehe

    Tamzin, how does that go again? lol Peach balsamic sounds good!

    Elle, I'm glad you'll be able to pick up some ideas. Feel free to share a few of your own! And welcome!

    Gertie, I'll look forward to seeing your results tomorrow. Keep up the good work.

    Thank you, Everyone, for your well wishes and congratulatory messages and emails! I get as much from following your progress and successes, as I do from anything else. So many of you are inspirational! I love it!! We'll (all) have the holidays licked this year, won't we? You betcha!

  11. Hi Ann! I am a new follower, and I wanted to let you know I have given you an award :) Feel free to stop by my blog and pick it up when you get a chance! Oh, and I LOVE the "salad swap"!

  12. Hi Kati, welcome! Thank you for the award (Cherry On Top), which I have added to my Awards page! We celebrate Christmas too, its all about the baby ...