Thursday, February 28, 2008

What a Nice Thing to Say!

I know, I've been terribly absent from the blog lately. That's cuz it's been a bad month for being on the wwwagon. With the festivities around my birthday, a generally elevated level of stress, and the cold weather, I've pretty much sucked at dieting lately. I stepped on the scale once and it was so disheartening that I jumped off.

But -- I'm back here posting now cuz I just had a great moment that reminded me how good it feels to do well on this whole dieting plan.

I was in the communal ladies room at work, and a coworker came in. I don't know this woman very well at all, but I've probably seen her almost every day for 4 1/2 years. We say hello and sometimes chat about the weather, but that's usually the extent of it.

I'm standing there washing my hands as she came in, and after saying hi she said "I've noticed something about you."

Hmmmm. Instantly my mind started running down all the possibilities of what could follow that up....

And then she said.... "You're getting smaller."

Wow! Instantly, my face lit up in a huge smile, and after thanking her we had a fun conversation about how hard it is to work on losing weight but about how we're both committing to trying. We bonded, and she made me feel great. So, even though I've really been a bad loser lately, it was motivating enough for me to take the long way to my lunch place and get something healthy instead of the cookie I was envisioning. Hooray!

Sunday, February 10, 2008


Remember how I said I haven't been tracking my points lately? Even though I'm still eating mostly well (other than leftover catered stuff at work), I haven't been counting it all up. So I wasn't sure what to expect on the scale today.

Guess what? I still lost 2.2 pounds!

I think it's mostly because I've been walking a lot lately, trying to force some exercise in my day by changing up a bit of my routine. My best trick? Walk the 15 minutes to the Metro rather than take the bus that picks me up at my door. Guess it's working..... :-)

Friday, February 08, 2008

Good News

I've hit that 6-week slump... when I always start to fall off from my disciplined habits of tracking my points. But even though I've indulged in some more catered desserts lately, things are still going well. I got the best news today, proof that my efforts to work at this over the last 8 months are not for naught.... I've lowered my cholesterol by 33 points! It's still too high, but there's no longer talk of medication and it's just the whole diet-and-exercise thing. Hooray!!!

Sunday, February 03, 2008

CounterProgramming Works

Yeah, I had planned to watch the Super Bowl tonight... I'm not a football fan and don't follow the season ever, but every year I do watch the big game, partially to see the commercials and partially just to keep up on the conversation. So, that was the plan. But, those savvy programmers over at NBC had to go and put a marathon of The Biggest Loser up against the game. I'm hooked! Since I haven't seen it in weeks, now I'm catching up and even working out a little in front of the tv. It's probably better for me than the Super Bowl, anyway. Thank you, NBC!

Friday, February 01, 2008


Yesterday, I wore pants that are a size smaller! They're a little snug, and I wore a long shirt just to feel a little more comfy... but still! I haven't worn these in 3 years, and it's great to get them out of the back of the closet. Yippee! Happy dance!

(Now I just MUST STOP eating cheese and donuts at work since I'm getting my cholesterol checked in 4 days!)