Monday, February 23, 2009


This wasn't as good a week - and last night was the late-night Oscars wine-and-snacks celebration. So I'm not surprised I gained 1.5 on the scale. My doctor's appointment for my annual checkup is this Wednesday, so I know I'm gonna get lectured... but this will give me a new starting point to work on improving all of my stats. And man, I'm tired this morning. It's so hard to stay up late!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Not Bad for Birthday Week

I lost .8 pounds, woohoo! And that's with a full-scale catered dinner, birthday festivities with cupcakes AND cake, and 2 different nights of sangria.

I'm so glad to see the scale number going down. I'm not really "dieting" -- I'm just trying to eat better and cook more. And someday I'll work exercise into the plan...

Monday, February 09, 2009

Much Better

I don't feel great today, and as always on a Monday morning I wish I could sleep another 3 hours. But, I am happy with what I just saw on the scale. I lost 2.6 pounds this week! Hooray! Really, it's cuz I've been trying to drink more water, cutting out the cookie-a-day, and just trying to choose better options. Not dieting, just making better choices. This is going to be a tough week, but I hope to have good news to report next week as well.

Monday, February 02, 2009

The Buddy System

Losing weight is a very hard thing to do, and for most people (myself included) there's a huge emotional and psychological side to it. That's why I'm always so glad when I have some friends who are going through the same thing, who understand the challenges and the potential emotional reactions to whatever's on the plate or on the scale. And right now, I'm benefiting from having two friends to talk to, who are both smart and intuitive and understanding. Together, we are stronger than we are apart. So thanks to my friends (who are both linked over on the right), and let's keep helping each other out.

Back to Reality

I got on the scale this morning. Ugh. The number I saw on there was pretty unforgivable, and it's the first time I've ever seen that number in my life. I've been pretty loose about things the last few weeks cuz it's been a stressful time -- but I can't keep using that excuse, cuz there's always going to be stress but I have to learn how to work through it and still take better care of myself. I'm hoping that number on the scale is at least partly related to my salty SuperBowl snacks from last night - but whatever the reason, the number was still there. Ugh.