Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Weigh in tonight was not good. Up a whole 5 pounds. Not good at all but then again I didn't expect it to be.  I went completely off the grid Christmas week.  I ate what I wanted, how much I wanted.  I didn't track a GD thing.  I didn't exercise at all and I ate out more last week than I have the whole month of November combined.  And my body feels awful for it.  My digestive track hates me.  I have a constant headache and a possible cold coming on.  How did I walk around like this for so long and think that it was normal to feel this way?

In tonight's WW meeting we talked about setting achievable small goals for the new year that will lead to our desired outcome.  I have been thinking about mine.  I want to come up with a few that will help me get back on track.  I am joining my local YMCA.  They have a branch right near my house and one right near my office.  Hard to justify not going when I pass two different branches every dang day.  I have come up with two small goals that I hope will help me bridge this gap between 20 and 30 pounds lost.

1.  Track everything that goes into my mouth.  If I bite it, I write it.  I have to take ownership of what I put into my body.

2. Work out three times a week for at least 30 minutes.  To be completely honest, I miss it.  I miss the dance classes and the elliptical machines and the weights but I miss that kick ass feeling of accomplishment most of all.

So, now that I have shared some of mine, what are your goals for the New Year?

Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas!

This is gonna be a super short one.  At Tuesday's WW meeting I was down .8 (point 8).  Those point eights are gonna kill me.  :)

I hope that everyone has a warm, healthy and safe holiday.  Now I must dash since Pretty In Pink is back on my hotel room tv.

Later taters!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Tracking Does Work

Hello everyone!  Cutting right to the chase, Tuesday's weigh in was lovely: down 1.8 lbs!  That's with four social engagements involving food and booze.  Needless to say I am tracking this week as well.  I have noticed that I have been craving hearty comfort foods lately so Aunt Flo can't be far behind.  I am trying to keep my momentum through the holidays and then hit the turbo boosters once the new year comes around. 

I have to work most of the weekend except Sunday when I will be magically whisked away to a land of ice, princesses and make believe.  Yes, yours truly will be attending Disney's Princesses on Ice with my four year old niecykins.  I know that the jealousy abounds. 

Anyone else out there yet to do their Christmas shopping or am I all alone?  I may try on Tuesday.....pray for me.

Thursday, December 9, 2010


Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing.   - George A. Sheehan
Hey there.  How's everyone doing?  For those of you on Weight Watchers, how is the new Pointplus system treating you?
Me, I'm struggling a bit but not because of the new system.  No, my struggling has been going on long before the launch on November 29th.  I was up .8 (point eight) on Tuesday while everybody and their mother (at my meeting) was down in weight and super excited about the new program.  I felt awful.  So I went home, did a lot of thinking and crying, some internet research and watched a little Firefly (Nathan Fillion is the perfect medication for the blues.)  I have pretty much decided to join a gym.  The YMCA to be precise but I am gonna be frugal and wait to see if they offer a new year deal.  So during the waiting period before then and to get me through the holidays I am going to pick up my walking, maybe take a jazzercise class or two and TRACK MY DAILY POINTS INTAKE LIKE A DANG CHAMPION!
So far I am kicking tushy on the tracking part.  I am being really diligent since I have FOUR (!) social engagements this week that are centered around food and wine.  Wine was my downfall last week what with three Christmas parties. I don't want it to continue to throw me off course.  So I shall eat plenty of fresh fruits and veggies to stave of hunger on the days I know I wont be able to control whats available for food.

Wish me luck because I am wishing it for you too.  :))  My smiley face has a double chin....for now.  ;))

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Batting Zero

...on regular blog posts aren't I?  I hope that everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving.  I know I certainly did and the 2.6 pounds I gained over last week proved it.  I had lost .6 (point 6) pounds the week before that so I am still hovering between 25- 30 pounds lost.  I have been struggling staying interested in WW's program so thank goodness they launched their new Points Plus program.  I am really excited about it and feel as if my batteries have recharged and that my head is back in the game.

I do have two Christmas parties to go to this weekend so I have had a nice long talk with myself and decided to try to make the best possible choices, imbibe without going overboard and try to enjoy my friends and the season.  Next Tuesday will let me know how well I did.

I am playing around with the idea of a temporary gym membership.  I don't want anything long term because we all know how well that worked out with my last go around with Globo Gym and it's three year membership.  Plus, I get bored easily and need to constantly challenge myself with different things.  I have been playing around with the Couch 2 5k that has been sweeping the weight loss blogging world.  I've been looking for Zumba classes in my area (non available without a gym membership) and I know I need to pick the yoga back up.  My old bones are starting to feel the ravages of time.

Anyone else out there super behind on even thinking about what to get peeps for Christmas?