Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Good, The SAD and The Ugly

The Good:  I am down 1.6 lbs this week....even with a whole weekend of wedding celebrations.

The Sad:  Our family dog passed away this morning.  The vet discovered a little too late that he had Cushing's Disease.  He was the sweetest, stinkiest, chillest dog ever.

The Ugly:  My iPhone died while trying to update it.  I have been on the phone forever with Apple (who has awesome customer service and hold music) and it's still not working.  This phone is my only phone, my only source of constant contact with my business clients and friends and family.  I have resorted to facebooking messages and using my office phone when I am at work.  :(  Which means I am at work for way longer than I should be.  Hope this situation gets resolved soon.  OY.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Speed Bump

Weigh in: down (point six) .6lbs---  Not exactly what I was hoping for but I will most definitely take it.  This may be the busiest social summer I have had in years and it's so befitting that I joined Weight Watchers (oops, cat's out of the bag!  ;)) right before hand, right?  Cookouts, holidays, weddings, pool parties, concerts, major birthdays.... what's a girl to do?!  It's actually driving me crazy not being able to measure every single thing going into my mouth.  I am not good at guessing, guessing is what got me into the situation I'm in.  I have learned that I need to allow myself a learning curve and WW is teaching me how to estimate portion sizes when it's not possible for me to measure.

I have to say that I am absolutely loving the new program!  This is not the Weight Watchers I did when I was 11 and could only eat  plain tuna and cottage cheese with pineapple chunks.  After hearing so many wonderful things about the program and seeing the success that people are having I decided enough was enough and haven't looked back since.  :)

Well despite everyone's advice nudging me towards A-Team (which I will be seeing, oh don't you worry) I decided to see SAC 2 with my sister and we made a girls day out of it.  Even though the movie was blah we had a wonderful time: sushi, a cosmo and fashion for days.  Yes the movie was too long and yes the annoying gaggle of drunken women behind us made me want to claw my eyes out every time they made a poopie comment about one of the actresses, the clothes or the men.... I still enjoyed it most of it (the most of it that dealt with fashion and Aiden and Big and Smith and ..... well you get the picture.)

I have a wedding to go to this weekend and it's making me very nervous because I really want to record a larger loss next week.  So keep your fingers crossed that this girlie stays with in her points and is still able to have a fab time.  15 lbs is so close I can taste it.  Mamma needs new exercise shoes!


Monday, June 14, 2010

Still Going Strong

I know that normally I post on a Wednesday about my weight but since I was getting weighed in today (I have to work all day tomorrow) I thought I would record it post haste.  I am down 1.2 lbs this week for a totally of 10 lbs!  In three weeks!  Yipppeeee! 

There is a little part of me that's slightly bummed it's not more BUT I know why it's not more.  I got lazy with the food journal and tried doing a running tally in my head but as I discovered this past week, I suffer from food amnesia.  So back to journaling it is and I'm gonna up the workouts as well.  Make them a little more difficult.  I am expecting a Yoga Zone 40 minute beginners workout dvd in the mail tomorrow.  So that will be something new and challenging for my body.  Plus, since it's so bloody hot right now I think I might need to up the water intake.

Now, on to the fun stuff.  Since I have reached my 10 lb goal I get to treat myself to a movie.  I am trying to decide between Sex and the City 2 and A-team.  Fabulous clothes, designer shoes, gorgeous locations OR  a six pack sporting Bradely Cooper and the always delicious Liam Neeson.  Decisions, Decisions.....

Also, for my first five pounds I went to Sephora and purchased a sweet nail polish (along with some Bare Minerals and an extractor).  They did indeed have a lovely mermaid green but I have really been enjoying the look of fresh clean toes so I went for this:  Bare To Be Different by OPI for Sephora.  Maybe I'll try it out tonight.  :D


Wednesday, June 9, 2010


....well, at least my weight is!  :D  Down 4.6lbs this week.  SCORE!  So after two weeks of my new (shhhhh) secret life changing habits I have lost a total of 8.8lbs.  I guess my body likes even numbers.  ;)  I would like to see how I do after a month and then maybe I will feel secure enough to share with you what I am doing.  Gosh, it sounds so covert ops but it's really not.  It's just that I enjoy keeping it to myself at the moment.  A few folks know out of necessity but I am asking them to zip the lip and not let it slip.  Ahahahah..... rhyming.  Oy.

I am feeling really good, lots of energy.  I started doing yoga again.  Baby steps of course but I have already noticed a difference, more space in my lower back...etc.  Since I have been working so much, getting to the gym has been really difficult so I decided to reactivate my Netflix account and started getting workout DVDs delivered.  If you have any you can recommend please share.  I have come to realize that I enjoy working out in the morning during the summer months.  After I get off of work I just want to play and hang out with my friends and family.  Working out in the morning makes that easier and less stressful since I can just shower and get ready at home.

According to my rewards list I am able to gift myself with a gorgeous new nail polish color.  I am hoping to get to either Ulta or Sephora this weekend to pick up a lovely neutral.  Even though I really want a funky mermaid green, I have come to realize that, at my size, painting my toes myself is really difficult and messy.  With a neutral I can hide my mistakes a little better and when I want something sassier I will head to the spa for some delicious pedi/mani love.

Have a wonderful week!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Steps In The Right Direction

Howdy folks!
There I go, disappearing again.    I am gonna make this update a little short and sweet since I have to run to an appointment.  As I said in my last post I have started making some changes in my life.  One of the changes was to admit to my friends and family that I have a food addiction.  That was more difficult than I thought it would be but I did it none the less.  Some of the other changes I am still not ready to share as yet.  I am sorry I am being so secretive about the whole thing but since I really want these changes to stick I feel like I shouldn't be shouting my plan from the mountain tops like I have with every other good living intention.... only to fall flat on my face and feel the guilt and embarrassment of failing once again.  When I feel more comfortable and successful with this new thing I will be sure to share it right away.

So that being said, because of the changes I have made starting last Tuesday I am down 4.2lbs!  That's right.... just .8lbs away from rewarding myself with another lovely nail polish color.  :)  In case you are wondering, no, I did not do anything drastic or dramatic like starve myself.  Just a few life altering changes to jump start my journey.

Now, don't think that this past week has been wine and roses.  Nay, nay... it's been fraught with emotions both good and bad.  I kinda figured that while working through an addiction and making changes to your lifestyle habits that it would bring up some touchy issues, memories and feelings.  Well, it most definitely has.  Whew!

I am just trying to take it one day at a time, forgive myself and others, look at it for what it is and take good and loving care of myself. 
Please, do the same for you!  :)