Friday, January 15, 2010
I got my haircut yesterday and my stylist, who is also a friend, has decided she needs to fix me up with the guy who owns the beauty product wholesaler they use. He came by to drop off the products she had ordered and as he left she said, "If my husband wasn't around, I'd be after him!" Then she got this funny look on her face and said, "Oh! You could have him!" Oh yes, men are just falling out of sky for me to choose from! She doesn't know if he's married or not, however. So her next project is to get that piece of vital info. I'm guessing he is happily married.
So I've got two women on the look-out for me. Its kind of funny I've suddenly become a "project" for people after more than 13 years of being single, you know?
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I heard yesterday that people are speculating that I have a boyfriend. Their evidence? My weight loss! I'm a little upset by this. Why didn't people think I could have a boyfriend when I was fat? Don't fat women deserve love, too? At least now it is within the realm of possibility for most people--ideally for some single middle-aged man with minimal issues and grown children. I told the person that confessed this to me that if it were true, I would likely take out an ad in the local paper and she would be among the first to know. And by the way, does *she* know anybody....?
Monday, January 11, 2010
I stayed on program, I got my 10K steps in each day, I tried on a pair of size 10 dress pants and they fit beautifully. Hurrah! I decided not to buy them because I didn't really like the pockets on them. There was a time not so long ago when I would buy the first pair of pants that fit just to be done looking at the thunder thighs in the dressing room mirror. Now, I can afford to be picky! Is this the way most of the population buys clothes? This is quite a revelation to me.
So, as of this morning, I can claim that I've lost 90 pounds. I've got 10 pounds to go to get to goal. The scales have been rewarding me lately, and success feeds on success. I think I can do this! I am worried about maintaining once I get to goal, but I'm trying not to worry about that in advance. I'll just have to take it day by day as I have been. I am looking forward to adding more WW points to my diet. 22-23 points was about right for me. I'm trying to get by on 20 points a day now and its a challenge. I'll need to drop to 19 points per day before I'm done, though.
Thursday, December 31, 2009
The good news is that I got my size 10 jeans on this morning.
The bad news is that they hurt.
The good news is that according to my official WW weigh-in yesterday I did not exceed my weight gain goal during the Christmas holiday.
The bad news is that I went right up to the limit of 159.8.
The good news is that I exercised this morning.
The good news is that I wrote down what I've eaten so far today.
The good news is that I threw away the left over Christmas cookies last night and they are now on their way to the landfill.
The good news is that everyone else will be starting their New Year's Resolution to lose weight tomorrow, so dieting will be easier.
The best news is that I'm starting 2010 at my lowest adult weight ever, with my goal within reach.
So there are some sins that need to be answered for, but overall I'm starting this new decade in the best shape ever. Happy New Year!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
It's been over a year since I logged into SP. Last fall, I started gaining weight again and those new clothes got pretty tight. In April, my workplace started a Weight Watchers at Work program because obesity is such a problem, evident through our wellness program. I joined and I've lost just over 35 pounds on the program. I'm 20 pounds lighter than I ever was previously. And I mean EVER...like in high school, in college, when I got married, etc. I'm also 12-13 pounds above my WW goal. If I do indeed hit that goal weight, it will mean that I've lost 100 pounds. 100 POUNDS! The fact that I've lost nearly 90 pounds blows my own mind. People who haven't seen me in a year don't recognize me anymore. I have to introduce myself to people and literally, jaws drop. It's a good feeling.
So, what am I doing? I take it one day at a time. I try to exercise every day. I try to allow myself a treat everyday, so that I don't feel deprived. I much prefer tracking WW points to keeping track of calories, but with the holidays, I've really done a miserable job of writing down what I eat. Tracking is a key for me when I want to show a loss at the scales. My goal for Christmas is to stay in the 150's, meaning I will allow myself to gain a couple of pounds for those once-a-year goodies. There will be plenty of time in January to lose that, IF I don't go crazy. So far, so good.
My WW group has challenge right now. One million steps in one hundred days. That means I need to walk 10,000 steps per day. I wear my pedometer constantly and I've become dedicated to walking whenver possible. It was easy for me to hit the daily goal when it was nice outside. I last walked outside a few weeks ago. Now, it is not only dark, but slippery at 5:30 a.m. So I've started jogging while I watch the morning news. I can get in 5K steps in half an hour in the morning and I pick up the other half just doing stuff around the house. I have a few days when I only got 2K steps in a whole day, so I probably won't make the goal in the prescribed 100 days unless I really pick up the pace, but it will be interesting to see how long it does take me.
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