Friday, March 18, 2016

Ok, who's hungover?

So, like everyone else, Irish or not, I took part in the St. Patrick's Day tradition and had a drink.  (Ok, it was a BIG one!).  In spite of that drink, I lost another pound this week, bringing the total to 26.

I've started back slowly at the gym, but I am hoping to up my time spent there over the next several weeks so that I can jump start some additional weight loss.

Go take some Motrin and have a great weekend!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Good news!

Here is the obligatory Friday post with weight loss numbers - and it's a good one!  3 more pounds this week, which brings the total to 25.

I'm pretty excited as that has been my biggest loss since week 1.  I have to admit that the last few weeks have been a little frustrating as I'm used to losing weight a lot faster than I have been this time.  I'm a New Yorker in every sense of the word and I like things to happen fast.

But I like the number "25" - it seems a lot more substantial than "22" - I am looking forward to the number "30" - let's see if I can get there by the end of the month (ok - by April 1st, which is the Friday of that week)

Monday, March 7, 2016

I'm liking the feeling!

Ok, let's just say that over the last several months I've had to "adjust" my wardrobe because the clothes that I was wearing in early 2014 when I was at my lowest weight were no longer an option.  However, I had given away all of my clothes that I had been wearing at my heaviest and part of the way down.

I am starting to get back into some of the clothes that I couldn't wear a couple of months ago.  I LOVE that the things I had been wearing have gotten too loose and now I can put those away and start re-introducing some other things back into my current wardrobe.

I remember loving this feeling the last time - it's still a great feeling!  I look forward to when I can actually wear all of my "skinny" clothes again!

Friday, March 4, 2016

Still going in the right direction!

Good morning everyone!

I have added another pound to my weight loss and now the total is 22 pounds.  I was a hair short of 2 pounds this week, so I am hoping that I can report a 2 pound loss next week!  I was considering going back to bed for 1/2 hour to lose that last .1, but I figured it would give me something to look forward to for NEXT week!

I really need to get back to the gym - THAT is the only way the pounds really come off.   Still a few little physical things keeping me out, but I will get there soon!

Have a good one!

Monday, February 29, 2016

Sorry I'm late!

I know it's Monday and you were all anxiously awaiting a Friday post, but the storm knocked out the internet where I was (and I hate posting from my phone!)

I lost another pound last week bringing the total to 21.

It's going a lot slower than the last time, but I have to keep reminding myself that it's going in the right direction.  And luckily my goal isn't as high as the 100 pounds it was the last time!

Have a great day all!

Friday, February 19, 2016

It's Friday!

Welcome to the end of the work week!

I have some great news today - this week I lost 3 pounds which brings my total to 20 pounds!  In spite of the long weekend, I had my best week yet since the big first week.

Seeing the number this morning has given me stronger motivation.  Even though it's only a 3 pound difference, 20 pounds sounds like a LOT more than 17.

This week I am going to totally refocus on the pot of gold at the end of this rainbow - better health and smaller clothes!  Have a great weekend my friends!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Lead me not to temptation..........

I normally try to stay away from places that will trigger me to potentially do bad things, so I don't go to places like Dylan's Candy store, etc.

The other morning, I had to get coffee on my way to work and the closest place was Dunkin' Donuts.  For the record, I'm one of the few people who don't love their coffee (nor do I like Starbucks!), but it was freezing and I just wanted to go to the closest place.

Well, I led myself to temptation!  While waiting for them to make my coffee, I found myself staring at 3 unbelievable looking donuts - one filled with brownie batter, one filled with cookie dough and something called "fudge croissant donut".  Well, that's a LOT of temptation.

I kept saying to myself "look away!", but it seemed like it took 3 hours for them to make a cup of coffee!  I did manage to get out of there with ONLY my coffee, but I'm glad they didn't have "free samples" on the counter!

Friday, February 12, 2016

Ok, better late than never!

Yes, I know it's Friday.  And I know you have all been hitting the reset button in anticipation of today's blog post.  Well, wait no further!

For the 2 weeks, I have lost another 3 pounds, bringing the total to 17.

Considering I was away BOTH of the previous weekends (and not the poster child for dieting during those weekends!), I'm surprised that I had such a big loss.  While I didn't have cookies, cake or ice cream, I definitely could have made better eating choices than I did.


This is a new week with new choices!  I will definitely try to make them better!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, February 8, 2016

I know you were all anxiously awaiting a blog post on Friday with a weight loss number for the week, but I didn't post one.

From the "believe it or not files", when I got on the scale on Friday morning (at 3:45 AM!), the battery was dead!  So I don't know what my number was!  And there was no way that I was searching for the replacement battery at that hour.

I had to get on the road for what was undoubtedly the scariest driving experience I've ever had!  There was driving snow and no lights on the road.  If being scared makes one lose weight, that trip would have taken 50 pounds off of me!  We obviously did get to our destination in 1 piece, albeit MANY hours later!

The scale now has a new battery and there WILL be a Friday posting this week.  (although I'm a little afraid because I wasn't the world's best dieter this past weekend!)

Thursday, February 4, 2016

At home or away?

Do you have more of a problem sticking to whatever program you're on when you're at home or when you're away?

For ME, I'm fine when I'm home because I have a routine.  As a rule, I don't eat dinner because I'm lucky enough not to be hungry at night.  (I know - you're all jealous!)  So I come home from work, take a shower and then read or watch a "quality" rerun like Happy Days or Golden Girls until I go to sleep.

When I'm away, my whole schedule changes.  I become hungry at times when I'm generally NOT hungry!  And, of course, I don't always make the right choices.  I was away last weekend and I was definitely not the ideal dieter, but I was right back on when I returned.  I'm also going to be away THIS weekend, so I face another challenge..

I may not get to post a weight update tomorrow until later in the day, but there will be one at some point!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Today's number is....................

Another 2 pounds!  Total is up to 14 so far.

I have to keep reminding myself that slow and steady wins the race.  Of course being the poster child for a Type A personality, that isn't always easy!

I am off to a fun girls' weekend in the city today.  Hopefully we will do a lot of walking so that any bad things I might do (and by bad, I mean a little too much of the not-so-bad things!) will not come back to bite me in the "ass that has to go again"!

Enjoy the rest of January everyone!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

In every cloud there's a silver lining............

2 feet of snow.  At least.  Ouch.

Well, if you even attempted to shovel SOME of it, you earned a free pass from going to the gym today!

I went out at least 3 or 4 times this morning for 1/2 hour each time to try to make a dent in the MOUNTAINS of snow that were in front of my house before raising the white flag and saying "I can't do this" and flagging down the guys with the snowblowers down the block.

But I must have worked out various sets of muscles because I am SO sore right now.  I know the "right" way to shovel and I followed all of the unwritten "rules of shoveling" so I just got a good workout!

Friday, January 22, 2016


I don't know about the rest of you, but for a "short" work week, it seemed to be very long and I am SO glad it's Friday!

And if it's Friday, that means there was a weigh in this morning.  I've lost another 2 pounds this week, bringing the total to 12. 

I was a LITTLE disappointed that it wasn't more this week, since my first few weeks are usually the biggest, but I am happy with ANY loss.  And then I start playing the math game - if you lose 2 pounds a week for 10 weeks it's 20 pounds and if you do it for 20 weeks, it's 40 pounds. 

So for now, I am going with the "multiplication theory of weight loss" in my head and that makes me happy.

Have a great weekend everyone! 

Monday, January 18, 2016

Why does everything revolve around food?

"What should we do today/tonight?"

Pick almost anything and there is food involved!  Dinner, a movie, hanging with friends, etc.  Can you really do any of those (especially dinner!) without food of some kind?

The key is not to be near dangerous food!  For me right now, I will have to stay away from the mall because any trip to the mall involves a stop at the Auntie Anne's counter for some kind of pretzel nuggets.  For those who are interested, my favorites are the cinnamon sugar ones, which no doubt have an entire week's worth of fat and calories for a week in that innocent looking cup!

It's all about self control.  If you can't exercise it, then stay away from the things that trigger you.  Right now I have to stay away - in time I will have the self control.

Friday, January 15, 2016

The first weigh in!

So I have good news and bad news.

The bad news is that I lost Powerball.  The good news is that in my first week, I have lost 10 pounds!

And that is just by keeping my mouth shut.  I haven't even started going to the gym yet - I think I will be making my first appearance there this weekend.  Although I am sad that my workout buddy is back at school.

Sorry for the late post today - I generally post in the morning on Fridays.  (I know that most of you wake up on Fridays racing to the blog!)

Have a great weekend everyone!

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The Powerball dilemma

The Powerball jackpot is $1.5 billion for tonight.  I am sure that all of you who bought a ticket have been back and forth to Fantasyland countless times over the last several days thinking "what if?"

Why is it that all of MY visits to Fantasyland have included eating and drinking things that will not look so good on the ass that I am trying to get rid of!  Of course, all of those things will have been brought to me while lounging poolside on my new private island! 

The point is, it's very hard to change the thought process you've had your whole life.  Good times and bad food things seem to go hand in hand. 

I guess it's all about doing things in moderation.  But I will worry about the moderation AFTER I win!  Good luck everyone!

And come back on Friday for this week's weight loss total!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Let the mental games begin!

Everyone's approach to dieting, exercising, etc. is different.  I sort of play mental games with myself.

Let's look at last night's dinner event.  As most people know, Chinese food is a Friday night ritual for my family.  But I have to make it work so that I don't gain 12 pounds from one dinner, including all of the water retention that goes hand in hand with Chinese food!

Usually I take a few pieces of chicken and a couple of shrimp and put them over my pile of rice.  I would cut the shrimp and chicken slices in half and eat it with a heaping spoon of rice.

Last night, I took a spoonful of rice, 1 piece of sliced chicken and 1 shrimp.  I cut the chicken and shrimp into many small pieces and mixed it in with the rice and spread the entire thing over the surface of my plate.  It made me feel like I had a whole plate of food!

Mental games.  But that works for me. 

Enjoy the weekend kids!

Friday, January 8, 2016

Let's try this again!

People always say you shouldn't call losing weight a "diet" - it should be a "lifestyle change".  Well, that's true, until shit happens!  And this year a lot of shit happened which caused my lifestyle change to fall by the wayside!

I'm a stress eater and because of stress, I ate!  And I ate bad things.  And those things seemed to attach themselves to my body.  But now it's time to get rid of them.

I started back on my diet/lifestyle change yesterday.  I really don't want to set a goal right now because that is almost admitting how much weight I have gained back.  And while I don't have a goal as big as my last goal of 100 pounds, it's a goal that's bigger than just a pound or 2.

And blogging for me is way to feel accountable - to myself.

As I did the last time, I will post my weekly weight loss on Fridays starting next week.

Here's to healthy habits for 2016!