I’m in love with Toki Tori

Toki Tori is a Wii Ware game available for the Wii. I downloaded it over the weekend and have been playing everyday. It is fun, challenging and good for my old brain. Basically, Toki Tori is a puzzle/platform game in which the players use a variety of items such as Telewarp, InstantRock and Slug Sucker. Clever use and combinations of these items is needed to solve all the game’s levels, of which there are more than 70. These levels range from easy to brainteasingly hard.

With all this rain, the garden is growing like crazy and so are my upside-down tomato plants!

I finally broke the 200 pound mark. This week I weighed in at 199 which also makes my 20 pound loss mark as well. I am now about half way (ugh)!

Getting caught up…

My Topsy Turvy Tomato plants are really growing with all the rain we’ve had this past week. The gardens are really enjoying the rain as well.

I got the Wii Fit and have been using it every day. It is a good work out for a person like me (totally out of shape). The Yoga and Strength exercises are really making my thighs work! I can feel it and then some! I have really good balance and posture (at least that’s what my Wii Fit Instructor keeps saying) I just need to work on my core so I have better balance. I tend to sway when the exercise requires me to balance on one foot. I just need to build up the muscles in my feet. I use to have fairly strong feet in college but that was over 25 years ago (I AM SO VERY OLD! – sigh).

Jaki is loving the backyard. She runs around out there whenever we are working on the gardens and stuff. We don’t leave her back there unattended because there are some VERY big dogs that could (and have) jumped our fence and would easily think she is dinner.

Shannon put a lot of time into our gardens and it shows! I will take some pictures and post in the next week!

I used Mr Clean on the floors yesterday and I am very impressed! I use to use Pine Sol and thought it was good but we used it all up and I happen to have some Mr Clean left over from apartment days (over 5 years ago) so I used it instead. The floors have never been so clean, shiny, and feel great on the ol’ bare feet! The Pine Sol would tend to leave the floors sticky if you got the ratio off on water to product.

I had a great concoction last night. I wanted a smoothie and I didn’t have all the ingredients to make a Weight Watchers recipe so I made one up base on it. It was like a shake and kind of like sorbet. Very good and I ate the whole thing (I need to make a smaller batch next time!). Here is the recipe and it is very easy and simple.

1 package of Sugar Free – Fat Free Instant Vanilla Pudding & Pie Filling mix
16 oz package of whole frozen Strawberries
2 Cups Skim Milk

This makes 2 rather large servings or 4 one and a half cup servings (I went with one humungous serving!).

In a blender, put the milk, Vanilla Pudding & Pie Filling powder mix, and frozen strawberries; blend on high (scrapping down the sides often) till nice and smooth. This will thicken as it sets because of the Vanilla mix. It’s part of the Core plan for me so I don’t know how many points it would be for the Flex people.

It was so good – I thought I was cheating! I also bought a Chocolate Fudge Pudding & Pie Filling mix and can’t wait to try that one out!

Work has been very slow which is very unusual. We are normally doing over time because of the political season and the Memorial Day holiday – but we are not. We barely have work to keep us busy during the work day! I hope things pick up a little bit more as we get closer to election day!

I downloaded a free demo of DS Crosswords and it was a lot of fun. Made me think about spelling (which I’m horrible at) and wasn’t too hard to make me feel discouraged. It’s a cheap game too… only $20! That is unusual! I think I may pick it up – I need to keep this old brain a thinking and a little practice at spelling words correctly wouldn’t hurt either!

3 Month Pictures

Okay it has been 3 months since I started Weight Watchers and took the “before” pictures. I am finally seeing some results and thought I would share them.

Here is the Before picture I posted when I started (220.6 pounds):
Before at 220.6 pounds

Here is the progress of 3 months of Weight Watchers (18 pound loss = 202.6 pounds):
3 Month Progress at 202.6 pounds

Yeah, I know, I still have a rather big belly. I need to step up the pace on my exercise portion of Weight Watchers. But if you look at the profile pictures there is a difference and I’m glad to see that much.

Sorry for the scary pictures.

What a looser

Okay, here is my Weight Watchers progress as of Tuesday nights weigh in. I weighed 202 pounds, a loss of 1 pound from the week before, and a total loss of 18.6 pounds so far (starting weight of 220.6 pounds).

And I thought I was going to have a bad weigh in! I ran out of my food and had to borrow some from Shannon. So I had “real” salad dressing instead of my Fat Free version and I had some other things too. Not bad!

As a celebration and because I was very hungry, we went out to eat at Sweet Tomatoes (an all you can eat salad bar place). It was great! Plus we had a 15% off coupon to use up before April 30th.

Weight Check

Well, I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth or anything. Just have been going through a lot with family and such.

I still am loosing weigh and not gained since joining Weight Watchers. This week I lost a whopping 4 ounces (last week was 2 ounces!)! But hey- it’s a loss! So I have officially lost 14 pounds brining my current weight to 206.6 (start weight of 220.6) pounds. One more pound and I get my third 5 pound star!!! Whoo Hooo!

Get to feeling better brother Bill! Don’t pop your glue stitches trying to get out of bed!