Wednesday, September 3, 2008

"Faeight Watchers"

A few of the women here on campus are starting up a "weight watchers" type program (without the huge costs). That starts today at lunch time.
I'll report more later.

Also- I went to the doctor last week. Did you know that I am 62.25" ? And all this time I thought I was 5'1". (The doctor's scale, though, says I weigh 238)

Friday, August 15, 2008


When I saw that number yesterday, I thought I had maybe hit a new milestone, but then I realized I've been here before (and not counting when I hit it on the way up). After seeing the number again today, I think I'm on my way to making some good progress. Now, hopefully I won't blow it down the shore this weekend (or start having a birthday smorgasbord a week early).

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Things have been pretty quiet at this little blog of ours.... I have not been doing anything for exercise, which sucks, but it is what it is. I've been trying to eat healthier-ish, but that's not going all that well either. I wonder, a lot of the time, why I'm even bothering with thinking about my weight or the way I look and I don't always have the answer. And then I remember babies and realize that I'd like to be able to have some and be able to chase them around and have fun with them. And, yes, I can still do those things at the shape I'm in, but it's not going to be as good as it would if I lost 100 pounds.
So, that's where I'm at....

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Gym, Jym, Jim, Gym

Any way you spell it, it gives me the ickies.... But a girl must do what a girl must do.
Goddard gives us a membership to First in Fitness but I have yet to call and schedule my first appointment (so they can show you around and explain how to use the machines, etc.).
I guess I should really do that... Mike has even said that he would go with me.
As for the number..... On Monday I was at about 228 (I think).
Better, but who knows why....

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

crazy thoughts

Someone slap me. I'm seriously thinking about starting to run this fall.

Seriously, with my feet?

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Yeay Me!

I hate (okay, Love) to toot my own horn, but an awesome anniversary occurred last night at 10:30 p.m......

I have been cigarette-free for 2 months!!!!

Yeay Me!

Thursday, July 17, 2008

On a Positive Note

Today is my Seven Week Anniversary of Not Smoking!!!!!!

Thursday, July 10, 2008

conflicting goals

I don't want to be fat anymore. I don't want to be this out of shape and uncomfortable anymore. My 36th birthday is coming up and part of me wants to set a firm goal of being at a reasonable weight (to be defined) by the time I'm 40 or I go and get lap-band surgery. (See, giving myself 4 years to lose 100 lbs.)

I know I'm never going to weigh 126 pounds again. I know I won't ever be a size 8 again. (People often re-gain the weight after weight-loss surgery and it can have serious, serious side-effects.) I'm really proud of the fact that I weigh less now than I did nine months ago. That illness and injuries aside, I've been going to my "gym" pretty regularly.

I'm conflicted.

I want to buy into the myth that if I just deny myself enough and work hard enough I'll be as beautifual as I was at 19 again. But, I'm a realist and I know it doesn't work that way. That I should focus on being healthier. Exercising because my mood is so much better if I get to the gym at least twice a week, finding a way for all of us to get exercise together, eating better so Billy will eat better, focusing on what's going to make my life better and longer instead of my wardrobe and how other people see me.

So, I won't beat myself up over being 1.5 pound more than yesterday, or for the donuts I had at breakfast. But, I will go to the gym this afternoon and really push myself, and maybe I'll have a salad instead of french fries at lunch.

And then I....

gained back the 5 pounds I lost. :(

But on the upside, I walked to work (and home) twice this week (Tues and Wed). And Wed night I (with a bunch of people) walked probably another 3-5 miles.

Yesterday Stacie and I went to the pool and did 6 laps (down and back 3 times- it's a long pool).

In non-weight related news, I bought some fabric and a pattern last night for 2 new pairs of pants.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

tiny steps

I'm back down to where I was before I went to VT for the weekend. Fortunately, I only gained 2 pounds. I went to the "gym" last night and I've had salads for dinner the last two days. Now, to convince myself to eat leftovers for lunch instead of the fried chicken cutlet sandwich I really want!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

treading water

I've been gaining and losing the same 3 pounds for the last two months. I thnk that's called maintaining.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

I'm back, if anyone cares.

Yesterday I weighed myself and I was down 5 pounds to 229. I am still surprised. :)

I've been walking to and from work (between 1 and1.5 miles, one way).


-(as an aside: can't wait to see you annette!)

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Yep, fat.

I finally got on a scale the other day. I tried both of the ones in Mom and Dad's room. One said 234 and the other said about 225 (it was the wheel-y type with small numbers).
Which one do you think I like? How 'bout neither!

I haven't walked lately, but yesterday I did some shoveling and then we planted seeds in starter flats, and I vacuumed. Not that these are "exercise" per se, but whatever. (I also painted a fairly nice painting).


Stacie gave me my very own pedometer yesterday, which, of course, I completely forgot to take with me when I left her place last night, but at least I have one now!

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

261 for the last couple of days

I'd really like to break into the 250s. That's been my goal for a couple of months.

Monday, April 21, 2008

More Walking

Went for another walk yesterday. Not sure on the distance, as Stacie has misplaced her pedometer. But we left at 1:30 and returned at 3:30. Based on our previous walks we probably went a little under 5 miles. (and my feet know it today!).


That's all for now.Show all

Friday, April 18, 2008

I'm back....

I'm not sure if either of you are still paying attention to this, but as I have started making improvements to my life, I thought I'd start jotting some stuff down.

I've gone for three walks in the last 2 weeks. On the 10th I (with Mike, Stacie, and Tom) went for a roughly 2 mile walk. On Tuesday the 15 we went for a walk a little over 3 miles, and yesterday Stacie and I walked another 2.55 miles. :)

I'm feeling good. I believe we have another walk scheduled for tonight.

I haven't weighed myself, but for now I'm okay with not knowing numbers. I think that would just discourage me anyway.