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!