Thursday, February 11, 2010

In The Closet…

I have an addiction..I do it at least once a day and sometimes even 2 to 3 times. It is the first thing I do in the morning and sometimes the last thing I do right before I go to sleep. I have become a slave to this and it is time to stop the madness….what IS this addiction??? Weighing myself! Hi, my name is Mariette and I am addicted to the scale….(((((HI MARIETTE))))

I decided to stop the addiction and only weigh myself twice a month so for now the scale is in my closet until the 15th of the month. I think this will be good for me =) How many times do you weigh yourself? Are you also addicted to the scale?

Eats and Workouts

I have been consuming a lot of this…Theraflu


Since my dad forgot that I live alone and overdid it with the produce, I have to put everything to good use before it spoils. I decided to make a fruit salad ayer with Honey Oikos, Honey, Vanilla Extract, Apple, Tangerine, Pear, and Grapes…

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Note to self: Tangerines have seeds in them! lol. This tasted pretty good but I have to play around with the ingredients. I think next time I will make it with Cool Whip and Cream Cheese….or sweet condensed milk. Do you have any creamy fruit salad recipes????

For din din I had Mexican Salad with Lettuce, Homemade Beans and Guacamole, Reduced Fat Sour Cream, Salsa, and 2% Mexican Blend Cheese.


And Fruit Salad for dessert



This morning I woke up congested and weak but still wanted to workout so I did Jillian’s Wii Game and burned 301 Calories in 44 minutes.

I then went downstairs to meet my sister and niece and clean off my car. Even though my dad cleaned it ayer, I was greeted with this…


It took me over an hour to clean and shovel all around it; I wore my HR Monitor and I burned 395 Calories! Score.

Homefries took some pictures while I shoveled…

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This is my fave pic that she took…do you see me hard at work? (she took a picture of herself, facing the lobby of the building)DSCN5076

One hour later…

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All I wanted to do after that was warm up with a (warm) Yogurt Mess and Coffee…


I need a nap…I just have to find a way to make my niece fall asleep too lol…we are two sick chicas…

My niece is too cute, she just wrote this on my dry erase board:

“I love my titi because she is the strongest girl in the world and she is healthy. I love her so much”

haha I love it!

Have a great day!



  1. I am opposite with the scale. I hate weighing myself because I get really depressed when it goes up. Your fruit salad looks so good! usually just make it with greek yogurt too haha.

  2. I used to weigh myself everyday, but decided that this was just a futile act. Now, I only weigh myself when I really think I'm overindulging and might need to get my diet back in check. TOns of snow here as well!

  3. i think the fruit salad looks yummy!
    at least your sidewalk is shoveled..mine isnt. and good job on the car!
    and please feel better!

  4. Holy SNOW!!

    And your niece is too...SMART !!!!

  5. Holy SNOW!!

    And your niece is too...SMART !!!!

  6. yeah i do not love the scale-i used to be a slave to it but its so much better just judging by the way your clothes fit! im glad you realized that-before you know it, it will suck the life out of you!

  7. I'm sick too! Crazy- it's a connection, I tell ya! (End stalker rant)

    I am sporadic in weighing myself. I do it at the gym maybe once a week- I have to mentally adjust since it's usually at night and I have at least a pound or two of fruit/veggies/almond butter/water/chocolate in me!
    We have a scale at home that doesn't really work, but I can tell when it goes up. It used to really mess with my mood, etc., so I stopped doing it daily.

    Little lady is simply adorable. You are a great tia!

  8. That fruit salad looks delish! I've never had a creamy one, but I bet sweetened condensed milk or pudding mix made with extra liquid (so it's more like a coating/sauce) would be bomb-diggity (does anyone use that phrase anymore? LOL).

    I weigh myself every day :/

  9. Do you love me titi?

  10. I'm so glad you put that darn thing in the closet!

    I've gone back and forth with weighing myself weekly, monthly, etc. (never more than once a day though).

    I only do it once a week now and I don't stress out if the numbers go up anymore. Actually I'm going to stop weighing at home after this week because I'm starting a challenge at work :) So I will be doing it there instead!

  11. the only time I go on teh scale is at my DR office! I have NO idea how much I weigh!

    love the pics of the little one :)
    that fruit salad looks awesomeeee

  12. YAY! I have snow too now. I used to be a slave to the scale. I had Chris hide it from me. I can't make myself throw it out, but I don't want it to control my day.

  13. yummy fruit salad, sorry you are sick, and that we couldn't have lunche :(

    hey homefries, love her hat, she is so cute!

  14. I'm afraid of the scale. It only makes me sad. I avoid sad things.

    Sweet car cleaning skills.

    Throw that fruit in some Greek yogurt girl!

  15. I used to be addicted to the scale.. but then I realized that the number on the scale was dictating how I felt.. if I was up a pound or two, I would be in a terrible mood, and if I was a pound less, I would be so happy. It was no way to live! Now I just focus on eating clean and healthy and don't worry about the scale at all!

  16. omg Mari. I weigh myself three...maybe four times a day. (Plus I get weighed in at WW once a week!)

    I am so obsessed!

    That fruit salad looks great! I love it! Go you burning those calories by shoveling.

  17. Jillian Michaels plus snow clearing was my exercise for yesterday too. Well, more like observing snow clearing!

  18. sometimes I get addicted to weighing myself too!! Not good.

    waita be on shovelling all that snow! Crazy!!

  19. Beautiful snow!! I HATE the scale. Never leaves ya feeling good! No matter what, ditch ittt :)

    Delish looking food!
    <3 jess

  20. I am a scale addicted as well, so I can join you in your club :)

    I hope you feel better soon. Tis the season for the sickies.

  21. I too am addicted to the scales but only once (or twice) every morning.

  22. After reading the first few lines I was wondering what on earth it was going to be. lol.

    WOW that much Snow would paralyze the UK for weeks. We call 2 inches EXTREME weather, even the eurostar trains which run in tunnels were somehow affected by the Snow. lol.
    Do your cars have special snow tyres?

  23. Your niece is adorable!! I used to be the same way with the scale, but I've made my hubby hide it until I want to weigh in.

  24. i used to be such a scale addict! now i just weigh myself maybe twice a month when i'm at the gym at the place i work. mainly because i like to see my body fat % and water weight (its one of those cool tanita scales) but i refuse to buy one for my house. if my jeans start feeling tight i know its time to cut back on the cereal munchies haha

    love your hardwork outside!!

  25. When I was trying to lose weight I weighed every day. It kept me accountable. Now, I weigh a couple of times a week.

  26. Mari, your neice is too cute! Sounds like you are feeling better which is good - and glad you are able to use all the loot your dad brought you!

    Just as my dad always said "too much is just enough!"

    Happy Friday!

    p.s. I am glad you kicked the scale to the curb!

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