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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

These Breaks Will Wipe Me Out!

Today's Weight - 209.9 (Up 1.0)
Actually, I'm very thankful - I was trying hard to prepare myself for a much bigger gain - I was afraid I'd be back well on the other side of 210.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


Today's Weight - 208.9 (Up 0.7)
I didn't really mean to skip yesterday's post/confession... although it wasn't a pleasant thought to have to tell that I had gained the 0.9 pounds back that I had taken off the day before.  Anyway, after being up 0.9 yesterday, this morning I am down 0.2 - actually a pleasant surprise, since I had lunch at Red Lobster yesterday (I think I had three cheese biscuits!), and then for dinner...!  First, I had a fiber bar at 5:30, so that should have done me for the rest of the day;  I wanted to eat early.  But when I made pepperoni pizza for the kids....  I caved and had two pieces - at 8pm - and drank a coke and a half!!!!  So I was very pleased to be down this morning!  :)  Now, to try to control myself today...

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Who Knows...?

Today's Weight - 208.1 (Down 0.9)
Well, that proves that yesterday's excessive gain was a fluke.  Because I sure shouldn't have lost any yesterday.  I had cereal for breakfast, with coffee and water, but after that - that was it!  I don't even remember what I had for lunch, but I had McDonald's fries and a coke about 5, for an after-school snack, and Julie's shepherd's pie for dinner, and then I made toffee! and ate half of it!!!  Late!!!  Drank coke and sweet tea...  just ridiculous.  And I lost 0.9 pounds!  Well, I do feel better, so I'm going to try to keep going in that direction.  What a ride!

Monday, April 18, 2011


Today's Weight - 209.0 (Up 2.9)
It looks like I was really bad over the weekend - and although I did "relax" a bit (fish tacos and sweet tea Saturday night, Zaxby's fries, nibblerz, and coke for lunch on Sunday, and Giorgio's! with sweet tea for dinner Sunday night, not to mention tortilla chips with spinach, cheese, and artichoke dip as a snack!), I have done far worse with less catastrophic results.  I believe my gain is partly digestive (or the lack thereof), and partly retaining water (which is sort-of related).  I feel bloated, and my whole abdomen is sore, and hard as a brick (and not because I have great abs, either!).  So I am hoping to see that disappear soon, and be back on track.  In the meantime, I don't feel so good, and I'm afraid I won't feel like exercising, so I guess we'll see how that goes.  At least for right now, I don't want to eat again, ever!   :) 

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Today's Weight - 206.1 (Down 0.3)
Definitely a little disappointing, but still - thankful to be going in the right direction.  If I will keep on going through these slow spots, the weight-loss will catch up, and I'll see much more satisfying results in just a few days!  Yesterday, I had a whole bagel (both slices) with low-fat cream cheese (with chives and onions!), along with my coffee and ice water.  For lunch, a ham sandwich on whole grain with o.o. mayo, and water.  I snacked on (too many!!) cashews and cinnamon-covered almonds in the late afternoon, and had two slices of real pizza (from Little Caesars!) for dinner - and it was fairly late, around 8pm.  So maybe being down only 0.3 pounds is pretty good after all!  I'd forgotten all the nuts, and how late dinner was, and the fact that they were real pieces of pizza, instead of just small slices of frozen pizza!  Okay, now I feel better!  
Today is such a nice day, I think I will go walk on the Greenway, or up at Central Park!  :)
I just realized that this week alone, I've lost 4.2 pounds!!  That is something to be thankful for!!!!  :)  
(I had to come back and add that after reviewing the week!!)

Friday, April 15, 2011

I Made It To Friday!

Today's Weight - 206.4 (Down 0.4)
Good - another day in the green!  Today's is a little disappointing, considering that I did really well yesterday - but no!  I won't even say that!!  I am completely thankful that I went down 0.4, and not up 0.4.  That happens at times, even on those days I've been good!  So I'll take this little baby step, because it gets me (a little) closer to where I want to go!
I had cereal for breakfast (Cinnamon Quaker Oat Squares), with water and coffee, and a tuna sandwich for lunch (whole grain bread, very small amount of mayo made with olive oil), with water.  Had another cup of coffee sometime during the early part of the day...  Then I had two small slices of Red Baron pizza at about 5:30, with water - oh yeah, and a handful of cashews while I was waiting on the pizza!  So I had nothing but water after eating the pizza at 5:30.  But for some reason I feel like I'm retaining water.  Well, we'll see how tomorrow looks - as long as I behave today!!!  :)

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Still Going Down...!

Today's Weight - 206.8 (Down 0.9)
Yay!  Now I've lost 20 pounds (again!)!!  And I've made a small beginning on the next ten.  My "low" is 205.7, so I hope to be back there by Saturday - maybe even tomorrow, if I do well today!!  (That's only1.1 pounds).  Then I will have completely lost all I gained back.  Oh, I am so looking forward to being in the 100's again!!!!
Yesterday I had an omelet for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, and then - made toffee for Julie!  And I only scraped the spoon and pan!  :)  Actually, after getting the kids from school, I actually ate a small piece.  And then had a "diet" bar for early dinner - and another cup of coffee!  So really, having lost almost a pound is pretty good.  I'm happy with it!  

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Underway Again!

Today's Weight - 207.7 (Down 0.6)
I told myself to be thankful for going down instead of up, and I was!  Of course, it was alot more fun to lose two pounds in a day, but I can't do that everyday.  I think the difference is that I ate late last night, whereas the night before, I ate early.  Monday I had oatmeal for breakfast, Subway 6-inch club (no mayo or cheese), with baked BBQ Lays and diet coke, and for dinner, since lunch was so big and so late (3pm), I only had a couple of slices of deli chicken - about 5:30.  
Yesterday, I had cereal for breakfast, a sandwich for lunch, a snack in the afternoon of a few pineapple chunks, cheddar cheese cubes (4), and the little bit of fresh broccoli (raw).  Oh - I also had one container of this sugar-free Jell-o mousse early in the afternoon.  Then for dinner, Julie made her MOST delicious chicken soup, so I had two bowls of that, and it was after 8:30.  At least I didn't have cornbread!!  That certainly saved me!  When I don't specify another beverage, I had water.  And of course, at least one cup of coffee in the morning!  (I think I had two yesterday...)
Anyway, today, I will try to eat dinner earlier (and lighter!).

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

YAY!!! :)

Today's Weight - 208.3 (Down 2 pounds!!)
Wahoo!!  I'm so relieved to be back under 210 - yes, I know that is a whole lot to weigh, but it's SO much better than 227, or even than 217.  Now I have only 0.8 to (re)lose to be back to twenty down, then I'm on my way to being THIRTY DOWN!!!  That will feel GREAT!  I am looking forward to it!  It is going to happen!  :)

Monday, April 11, 2011


Today's Weight - 210.3 (Up 1.3)
Okay.  I'm back from my break.  Time to get to the next level.  I am truly thankful that my relapse only cost me (another) 1.3 pounds, because I have totally abandoned all of my healthy activities, and lived like an unhealthy slob with a death wish.  Oddly, perhaps the thing that saves me from a weight-gain in proportion to my departure is the same thing that caused the departure in the first place - my unpredictable cycle (or what's left of it!).  That's usually when I start my nosedive, and when I'm through it (assuming I live through the crash), the extra fluid weight is gone, so my weight goes back down a little.  
Anyway, I'm back, and I'm going to work towards taking off 2.8 pounds (to get me back to twenty down), and then get serious about taking off the next ten.  That will put me at thirty pounds down - that's getting to be serious weight-loss!  Go for it!

Friday, April 1, 2011

I'm Back...

Today's Weight - 209 (Up 0.9)
It could definitely be worse this time!!  I've been on the roller coaster again, and this time I stayed for a while.  I haven't logged in since last Friday (a week ago), and since then, I've only been "good" for portions of two days.  So I am really pleased that I'm not back up in the teens.....  pleased that I'm only 1.5 pounds up from the 20 I'd lost.  No point in thinking about where I COULD have been by now, if.......  There are no "if"s.  So, going forward from here, even though I'm heading into another weekend, I want to reign in my roller coaster impulses and behave.  I don't want to lose the freedom I've gained thus far!