Sunday, April 28, 2013

Out of the Mouths of Babes...

   My (13 y.o.) son, like most men I know, does not give compliments freely. I usually have to fish for them. So today I asked him, "Do you like the new clothes I'm wearing?"  I was hoping he'd say something about my weight loss.
   I was not prepared for, "Yeah, you look like a fancy housewife from the 1950s." In his defense, I was wearing a sweater set and pearls.

Saturday, April 27, 2013


*FRV = Fitting Room Victory; a type of Non-Scale Victory that takes place in a fitting room. 

   It's been a tough break with Lane Bryant (plus-sized woman's clothing). She served me well for over twenty years. She was trendy and always had my size. Yes, she could be a bit pricey, but I learned to scour the clearance racks like a pro.  But I just don't need her in my life anymore.  Farewell, LB. Farewell.

   And helllllloooooo Marshalls! Where have you been all my life?  Now that I fit into designer duds (but my wallet still doesn't), I've got you to turn to.  I get such a rush when I see the 'original' price tag, and your 'Marshall' price tag side-by-side. You make me feel like I'm practically stealing the goods!

Here is a size 12 pant, with a Large top and XL sweater. I haven't worn these sizes since late 1980s/early 1990s! 
Woot woo! Gotta love Fitting Room Victories!!!

Friday, April 26, 2013

Friday Weigh-In... Finally a Breakthrough!!

That sound you heard this morning was me, screaming for all to hear!
I am so excited! I worked really hard, watching my intake and exercising every chance I got.
Honestly, the first 50 pounds seemed to come off so easily. I really have to work hard for every ounce during this last half of my battle. It really makes one appreciate EVERYTHING.
I've really got to stay disciplined now. My eye is firmly on the prize (my goal weight of 150 lbs).
I've decided to stop my weekly ritual of  'cheat day' on Fridays. This may be part of what was sabotaging my efforts?  Certainly when 'cheat day' would spill into 'cheat weekend'!! 
But I'm no good if I totally deprive myself of the carbs I love. So I'll simply turn 'cheat day' into 'cheat meal'. There will be one meal a week that I won't count carbs. Maybe it'll be dessert. But it won't be a whole day (or weekend) of gluttony.
I hope everyone has a great week. Thanks for reading!!!

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Friday Weigh-In

    I've gained a pound this week due to a lot of eating & cheating on the weekend. I usually treat every Friday as a Cheat Day, but it ran into Saturday and Sunday.  By Monday, I weighed 195lbs!! So I worked hard all week eating right and exercising.
   I'm confident that I will break the 190's barrier by next week. I've got more motivation: my 25th high school reunion is this year. I want to go back and knock 'em dead! My one year Bandiversary will be in July, so I want to be close to my goal weight of 150 lbs.
    I've got a clear goal, great motivation, and I know what I have to do to achieve. Yeah, I've got this!!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday Weigh-In


   60 pounds down! So excited! I can feel my clothes getting a bit looser. And my stamina/endurance is increasing. I am so very very excited. I want to shout it from the rooftops!! I have lost 60% of my goal weight.
   Thanks to everyone for reading my blog and for your words of encouragement.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Ten Things Thursday

1) Is this supposed to replace Thirsty Thursday? Because I am not getting my buzz on....

2) I finally made it to my weight loss center's Support Group this week. I had always wanted to go (they're held every month). Found out I'm not missing much. I get much more support and ideas from Blogland. And I use less gasoline. :-)

3) Four weeks in, I'm definitely settled in to a good routine with my new job. I pack my meals every day and this helps me to avoid the calorie-laden catered meals at the office! And I get home from work in time to make nutritious suppers every night.

4) My son and I are looking forward to the movie '42' tomorrow, about Jackie Robinson.

5) I was bummed when Walking Dead season ended, but cheered up by the commencing of Game of Thrones!! Love those shows!

6) Getting tired, completing only 60% of Ten Things Thursday tonight.

Monday, April 8, 2013

A Reason To Like Mondays...

    Mmmmm I am enjoying the new season of Dallas on TNT! Tonight is a two-hour episode.

    Today I also enjoyed a delicious new quinoa recipe. I got the basic recipe at Runs for Cookies Recipes, and I added some mushrooms and zucchini. My son absolutely loved it too!

     I hope everyone has a great week!

Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday Weigh-In

    Just a little setback this week, but I'm not discouraged. I'm sure the scale will be on the downward trend next week. I simply didn't do much exercise this week, and that's an easy fix!!