Monday, April 26, 2010

A challenge to myself

I felt very inclined to write this post giving the past week (a great deal of senseless binging going on).  I’m doing the Weight Watchers plan and paying for it to.  I’ve lost a lot of money on weight loss programs in the past, but I’m determined to make this future endeavor work for me.  So, I’m challenging myself to weigh in (that’s the first step) and to post my food journals for the next 30 days.  I need some type of accountability is this joint. 

Have a peachy day!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010


Yeah, I’ve fell victim to the end of the semester trap!!!!  I promise, I will be back with more Toot Antics.  Until then, Smooches!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Pre weigh-in post

Hello all!

I've been a little M.I.A lately (exams and exhaustion will do that to you!). I just wanted to post something before my weigh in this morning. Yes, I'm hungry as hella-fella, but Nothing before weighing in. Does this really work, I'm just saying. In my 3-month journal, they have a page for Accomplishments and Goals for the week, and here is what I listed as my "This week I commit to" list:

- Tracking all foods - good and bad (did okay with this, still having trouble with weekend tracking. Any ideas are greatly appreciated)
-Walk at least 4 day this week (not good, my sneakers sucked so I was hurting 15 minutes in. Toot got new kicks so I'm on it this week. For that amount of money, it better feel like I'm floating on pigeons!)
-During 64oz of water a day (ehhh, so so - I'm not a water fan, but I'm going to do better this week)
-Don't expect too much too soon (this is big for me because I want to lose 30lbs in the first week, so I'm going into this being realistic)

Okay, that's all folks! Will post the official weigh-in results this afternoon.

Have a peachy day!!!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

I am Mitzi aka Toot!!

Found on Sarah's page

Never in my life have I been: To Europe, I want to go sooooo bad. Paris, England, Rome every single square mile of the place.

The one person who can drive me nuts is: Myself, I'm my own worst critic and picker-at-er (is that a word?)

High school: Was great, lots of friends, lots of fun and experiences that I wouldn't change for the world!

When I'm nervous: I get anxious!!

The last song I listened to was: Musiq Soulchild, Teach me.

If I were to get married right now my maid of honour would be: My Beedjka!!!

My hair is: Cut in a bob, dirty, in need of a relaxer

When I was 5: I was quiet, I think. I really can't remember that far back.

Last Christmas: was nice, loved being ith my family

I should be: out of school by now, but I had a few set backs. No turning back now!

The happiest recent event was: Spending time with my family (CEO and Ladybug)

By this time next year: In grad school

There's this girl I know that: Really gangsta (shout out to Gangstaboo!!!)

I like you when: Leave comments on my blog!!!

The world could do without: Snot, roaches, Snakes, bad weather, and people who steal and kill/hurt people

Most recent thing I've bought myself: A new pair of running shoes

Most recent thing someone else bought me: I dunno

My middle name is: Nyrita

The animals I would like to see flying besides birds are: Elephants, that would be too funny

Once, at a bar: I swung on a light pole outside trying my best to imagine it was stripper pole. Oh and I played beer pong for the first time while under the influence of multiple shots of whatever everyone was ordering.

Last night I was: at home in the bed, yes I'm a bum!
There's this guy I know who: Sells bootlegged DVD's and CD's

Tomorrow I am: Going to spend time with my favorite girl :)

Tonight I am: Chilling and doing hair

My birthday is: May 25th

Sunday, April 4, 2010

For Shame!!!

I had a lovely weekend with Ladybug!!  She spent a couple of days with her daddy in Greenville and the remainder of her spring break with me!  Needless to say, I’ve been eating like a kid all weekend, lol!  Can you say Dinosaur shaped chicken tenders and fries, oh and let us not forget honey mustard sauce.  On top of that, I had a baking spell last night and made lemon bars.  Toot loves to bake; it’s relaxing for me.  It’s something about mixing flour, sugar and other things together, popping it in the oven and it coming out super duper yummy.  On top of that, I’m always searching for recipes to try.  My downfall.  But in my defense, I’ve been stressed this week and I used whole wheat flour.  Not my fav, but okay.

While texting Gangstaboo, I inquired about signing up for Weight Watchers, AGAIN!!  She is signing up Monday and I think I’ll tag along.  Weight Watchers does work, you just have to be disciplined and following the healthy guidelines.  I have materials from the millions of times I’ve joined before.  Based on everything, I’m allowed 26 points a day.  Let’s try this again!

Friday, April 2, 2010

A day off with lots to do!

I woke up this morning with a headache, ouch!  So I had a very uninvolved Trader Joe’s pumpkin pancake for breakfast.  Need to have a Trader Joe’s closer to where I live.  Maybe, once I graduate and find a position, there will be one near by.  Oh, and here she is…

april2 002 I was supposed to get up and go to cycle this morning but was unsuccessful.  Hanging my head in shame as I blog.  Speaking of blog, I have my first followers!!!!  I’m so excited, I really would like to thank Linda from Taxi Diaries and Alexia from My Wicked, Wicked Ways for following me.  If you read this, please check em out and follow them as well!!

And now, for a little how-to.  I know this is probably on everyone’s blog, but it’s not on mine :)


I am entirely too poor to afford the name brand Greek Yogurts, although very yummy; I can’t deal with paying $1 and some change for a small container of yogurt.  So here it is!  Here’s what you’ll need…

Fat free Plain yogurt - store brand if fineFat Free Plain Yogurt, big ole tub on the cheap!

april2 004    Coffee filter; I use them for a lot of things other than coffee.

april2 005Strainer, nothing fancy.

april2 006  Separate about 1/3 of the container in a plastic saver; all of the yogurt won’t fit into the coffee filter.

april2 008 april2 009Empty the remaining amount of yogurt into your coffee filter/strainer contraption (I love that word, lol)

april2 010  Put the strainer back on the empty container and place it in the fridge.  I usually let it sit for 12-24 hours.  Usually, I  have to mix a little of the reserved yogurt with the strained portion to thin it out a tad. 

So, there you have it!  My broke cost effective way to achieve Greek Yogurt at home!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

It’s all in a picture…

aprilfools 041

Feeling ultra uncomfortable with my body and not really sure if I have the stamina to deal with the highs and lows of weight loss.  I’m tired of all of this, but I’m not sure what to do.  That little diva in the picture is Ladybug, she’s my daughter.  I’m sick of being the elephant in the room.  But, I just don’t know what to do.  Giving it more than a week is hard!  I’ve gained and I know why, but this is ridiculous.  Maybe I will find the motivation!

…Just Maybe…