Saturday, May 5, 2012

WTH? Oh well, I'll take it!

According to the dr's office I've lost 15lbs!  According to the scale at work I've lost 8.  But my clothes fit like 15lbs are gone, so I think it's closer to that.

Rain rain rain every day has halted my walking.

Today I put my chocolate biscotti recipe into Weight Watcher's recipe builder, and was happy to learn they were only 3pts each.  Next time I'll make them smaller.  Perfect to dunk in hot coffee on yet another rainy day.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Thwarted Walking

My walking regimen has been thwarted of late.
Seems everything needs to be done NOW!
The kids need rides NOW!
Financial Aid offices at far away colleges need to be visited NOW!
The groceries need to be bought NOW!
Work starts NOW!
I get sick with a cold NOW!

But NOW I also need to lose weight, and the walking is instrumental.  I promise myself I won't let this go on.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Hanging in there!

The seminar, and the prom brunches, and the weekend cocktails aside . . . I'm still down 11 pounds!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Not my choice.

Attending a 2-day training seminar for work, and the food choices made it impossible to stay on my plan.  Today's choice was alfredo pasta, a small salad, and dessert.  Yep - that's all.  So I had a tiny serving of the pasta but ate everything else.  It was that or be miserably hungry.  And I'm sure it'll be the same tomorrow.

Sometimes life just does that.   Talk about a monkey wrench in the works.  Here I am, down 11lbs, and I'm probably put 2 more back on with this seminar.

And my stomach hurts to boot.

Monday, April 16, 2012

These boots were made for walkin

So my doctor says to slow down my walking.  This is to lessen the pain in my legs and ankles.  I absolutely  hate to admit it but she was right.  I'd rather think I can take 45 minutes of power walking and that I'm a total exercise bad ass.  Instead I've had to slow it down and mosey along.  Strangely it works my butt and thigh muscles rather well.  So not a total loss.  But it makes me feel old.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Put the lime in the coconut

Had a check up today.  Blood work is all fine, even my cholesterol.  However one level is just a bit off, and it COULD be a sign that diabetes in creeping up on me.  One more reason to keep up the weight loss and exercise.  According to the doctor I'd lost 13 pounds since my last visit.  According to the scale at work I've only lost 8.  Go figure.
Stopped for coffee with a friend after work.  This coffee shop carries a coconut cake that is one of my weaknesses.  In a moment of insanity, I bought a piece to go.  Ran into the house with it and made my kids cut away a small portion for me and quickly eat the rest.  Success!!

One reason I saw the doctor was extreme pain in my ankles, feet, and knees.  For the last 2 months I've been power walking most nights for about 45 minutes.  She told me to slow down because I'm getting older and I need to ease into exercise.  I hated that diagnosis.  So tonight I walked slower.  I think she's right.  Grrrrrrr . . . . . 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Ate out at Applebees tonight.  Thought I was making a good choice by ordering the half-size spinach and shrimp salad, hold the bacon AND the almonds please.  When I got home I checked the nutritional value on their website.  WTF?!!  What could they possibly have put in that little tiny salad to give it nearly 40 grams of fat?!  Did they fry the shrimp in beef lard?  Was the tiny little cup of dressing actually pure bacon grease?  Was the spinach grown in butter?  Seriously folks.  How can a salad be THAT dangerous?

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Slow walkers ahead

Walking helps.  Down another pound.  Slow but sure usually wins the race.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Still eating healthy and counting everything that goes in my pie-hole.  But for reasons unknown, I've GAINED 1.5lbs!!  Yes, it seems I'm capable of packing it on even when following a low-calorie regimen.  Frustrating doesn't even begin to cover it.

Why do I have to love food?  Why can't I love running, or eating celery, or something that could help me.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Another one bites the dust

Another pound down!
While one pound may not seem like much, I refer to the above image.  I've taken that off my internal organs.
That's an achievement.
So I rewarded myself with a little treat - a Milky Way dark chocolate bar - which I can completely have if I count it.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Fill me up buttercup

New obsession - vanilla Chobani yogurt with honey.  So sinful, yet amazingly healthy.  However it's 5 points, and considering I get only 29pts a day it's a bit too "expensive".

According to the scale at work I'm down 9lbs!

Now searching for foods that will fill me up, without costing many points.  And don't say raw vegetables.  I get wicked stomach cramps if I eat more than a small handful.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Limp Salad

Somehow being at work is good place for appetite control.  Perhaps it's the cafeteria food - filling yet completely unappetizing.  And a pre-chopped salad bar helps.  No that's NOT a photo of ours.  Ours is far less appealing and has about 1/3 the choices.

But Lord Have Mercy the minute I get home I want to throw the kids in the car and head for DQ.  Tonight we're grilling chicken and vegetable skewers.  With boiled red potatoes and melon on the side.  Wish I could say I was ending it with an enormous slice of 0 calorie flourless chocolate torte.  Maybe I'll go buy some of those Skinny Cow thingys instead.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Dr. Feelgood

Big News - I'm down 8lbs!!

Eight pounds isn't that much compared to my goal, but it's a good start.  I had a wicked cold for one week that killed my appetite.  That helped too.  Anyway, online WeightWatchers is really helping me stay motivated and accountable.  Next week I'm making their Paella-in-the-crock-pot recipe.

Am I hungry?  Mostly no.  But today I could have eaten my way through everything on the menu.  I just wanted to stuff my face into a chocolate layer cake.  I wanted to pop a large batch of popcorn and smother it with melted butter.  I wanted to bake chocolate chip cookies and dunk the entire batch in 2% milk.

But I didn't.  Instead I had a reasonable dinner and a glass of Dr. Pepper 10 over ice.
I'm so proud of myself.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Let's Get It Started in Here

This is me.  And not even at my fattest.  I could ride that go cart straight to heart disease and diabetes unless I do something.  And for me that something is Weight Watchers.  In Summer of 2007 I lost 20+ lbs on that program.  Then Johnny C's boss closed the company and took off owing us ten's of thousands.  All non-essential spending was gone, and Weight Watchers with it,  Over the next 5 years the stress, the high-carb-cheap-diet, more stress, and comfort eating brought all that poundage back.

Now I'm determined once and for all to get healthy.  And that means losing about 40+ lbs.  I've been on WW for one measly week, and I'm already down 3lbs.  It's a slow slow program, but it helps me stay accountable.  I helps me deal with real world food.  After the first week, my appetite is different and I stop craving fatty sugary carbs.

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