Thursday, February 24, 2011

I'm Sipping, I'm Gulping, I'm Peeing, I'm Springing

I've been faithfully doing the Sip & Gulp Challenge.

I'm sipping, gulping...and it has been suggested that I may as well move my computer into the ladies' room at work because I spend more time there than at my desk. I had to put a customer on hold earlier so I could go pee. I've never been so hydrated in my life.

I even bought myself a LARGE and pretty glass to use at work so that I will drink more. See:

You'll notice that it is EMPTY. For the third time already today, thank you very much. And that was before lunchtime.

I've also joined the Spring Challenge...

To be honest, I am nervous about this. Every time I join one of these things, I don't lose much and get frustrated. BUT, maybe the third time is the charm? The challenge starts on the day before I return from my vacation to visit my (gorgeous, thin, foodie, vegetarian) sister in Boston. So as soon as I get back, I need to buckle down and get this done.

This new fill I have is weird. I can eat lots of chicken, lettuce, ground turkey, veggies, pineapple. And I had a small piece of bread from Panera with my soup yesterday. But I can't eat meatballs or pork chops at all. I'm losing again though, which is awesome, but slow.

I'll leave you with my ABC's, which has been going around Blogland and I've been meaning to get to this and finally did. Late as usual!

(A) Age: 35
(B) Bed Size: King
(C) Chore You Hate: Anything to do with the floors...vacuuming, mopping, sweeping. Ugh.
(D) Dogs? No thanks, I have parrots.
(E) Essential Start Your Day Item: COFFEE!!!
(F) Favorite Color: Green
(G) Gold or Silver? White gold or silver
(H) Height: 5'2"
(I) Instruments You Play: I used to play bass guitar. I wasn't very good though.
(J) Job Title: Technical Support Rep
(K) Kids: I don't have any.
(L) Live: Florida
(M) Mom's Name: Bonnie
(N) Nicknames: Steph, Stephie, Noodle
(O) Overnight Hospital Stays? Other than when I was born, just once when I had my lapband installed.
(P) Pet Peeve: People who drive too close in the rain. Scares me!
(Q) Quote from a Movie: "The first rule of Zombieland: Cardio. When the zombie outbreak first hit, the first to go, for obvious reasons, were the fatties."
(R) Right or Left Handed? Right
(S) Siblings: Little sister.
(T) Time You Wake Up? It depends - some days I have school, some days I don't need to be at work until 11:00, some days I get up early to workout. Uusally any time between 7:00 AM and 10:00 AM (on weekends when I get REALLY lucky and can sleep that late).
(U) Underwear: Cotton.
(V) Vegetable You Dislike: Mushrooms, okra...I used to hate bell peppers but they're growing on me.
(W) What Makes You Run Late: Facebook
(X) X-Rays You've Had Done: knee, wrist, teeth, chest
(Y) Yummy Food You Make: Shepherd's pie, sloppy joes, roasted cauliflower, roasted brussels sprouts
(Z) Zoo, Favorite Animal: Parrots


Miss Vickie "The Queen Bee" said...

I would love to drink more water, but I have to pee every 15 minutes!

Ms. M said...

Lol. I totally relate to living in the bathroom. You would think it would settle down after a week or so of faithful drinking... but no such luck here. Hmm... how to get the computer & work station into the bathroom?!? :)

Ronnie said...

I definitely need these kind of challenges to keep me motivated when the scale isn't moving as quickly as I'd like! So I'm glad you're joining in, because I know it'll help, even if you feel like you're not losing MUCH. Because since you're not just starting out and at a lower weight, every single pound is worth probably 2 of mine! Just think of it that way. :)

Beth Ann said...

I need your dedication. I decide to drink more water and it works for a day, maybe. I'm impressed!! It's so good for you.

Meli said...

steph, color me ignorant, but can you do a post about what these challenges are? i'm interested.

Stephanie M. said...

Meli, if you click the Suddenly Spring challenge picture, it will take you to an explanation of what it is. Basically, it's a highest percentage of weight loss challenge. You kick in $5 and if you lose the most (first 3 places) you win gift cards to whatever store you want.