Tuesday, July 14, 2009


It's been a long time, and a really rough couple of weeks. But I've mostly been eating well, so I'm proud of that. I have not had much exercise at all in the last several weeks, however, and I think that's part of why I've backtracked and gained back about 2 pounds. But, I'm okay with that, cuz I'm still at the same point I was at in mid-June before everything happened. So, maintaining in the face of everything is fine with me.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Every Little Step...

This was a rough week, just in terms of me occasionally giving in to temptation... cheese and crackers, a big cookie, a Kobe beef burger, and more... but, my body seems to be working differently and somehow it's all balancing out. I lost another .4 pounds, woohoo! And thanks to my trusty little spreadsheet I can see that I've now lost a total of 5.35% of my body weight from my highest point. Hooray!

Sunday, June 07, 2009

On a Roll

I lost another 1.1 pound(s) this week - hooray! It does feel like things are getting easier and feeling more natural, and I feel good. I'm at 12.7 pounds lost total, and this past week was when I started getting several comments from people that they can tell I'm losing weight. It's not all about appearance, but it's certainly a nice motivator to get compliments and positive encouragement!

Monday, June 01, 2009

NSV! Times Two!

(aka Non-Scale Victory, a big WW term.)

So, with losing a wee bit of weight, my clothes are fitting a little better. And I had TWO good NSV's today because of it.

First of all, I was wearing a pair of pants that were very comfortable, and that I think maybe even were starting to show that I'd lost a little cuz they were definitely fitting better than they had in a while. In fact -- about 3 months ago, I wore these pants one day and was MORTIFIED that I split the zipper when I sat down at my desk. Egad! So I had to rush to the bathroom and fix it, and then suck it in for the rest of the day.

But, today? Room to breathe, and then some. Same pants!

Then, this afternoon, I was standing talking to a coworker... and she asked me "hey, have you lost a little weight?" Big smile. "Yeah, a little, thanks." Keep smiling. :-)

Sunday, May 31, 2009

2 Weeks of Progress

Whoops, forgot to post last week. I'm happy to report that even though I'd been feeling live I've hit a little plateau, or at least a wall in my motivation/discipline, the scale still shows good things. I lost .3 pounds last week, and then this week the scale was down another 1.9 pounds. Hooray!

I think the motivation problem stems from 2 things... first, I've been getting a little bored with some of my meals lately, so now I'm making an effort to try some more new things. And, second, we had 2 special occasions at work last week so I had a bad lunch, and then cupcakes 2 days in a row. And darn those cupcakes -- cuz I can go without sweets for a long time, but once you take a bite, it just makes you want MORE. So I was a bit dissatisfied with my healthy little snacks after eating the sugary-buttery-fatty goodness of 2 cupcakes. But, I've moved on and am doing better again. Thankfully the scale was forgiving!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Chugging Along

Even though last week was rough, with a couple of bad days for lunches due to work schedules, I still lost 1.9 pounds. And that means I'm at just under 10 pounds lost total. Hooray! That's good motivation to keep on going.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Didn't Expect That

I just weighed in after 5 days at a conference, at which I *tried* to be good but it wasn't always easy with all restaurant or catered meals... and I was expecting the worst on the scale. BUT - I lost another .9 pounds. Hooray! It's nice to see that downward trend continuing. And now I'm back home and back to my routine, even though there are several events this week that'll tempt me with catered food again... but this is a good way to start the week.