One of those days...
Ever have one of those days where everything you touch turns to excrement? Not in small ways. But in large, Irwin Allen production-type ways? When coming out of something with bandages is the least of your problems? When you really, really, real... Read more
Atkins - Month 1
Obviously, the Atkins is doing the trick! One month in and I'm just shy of 20 pounds down from the end of last year. My waist has shrunk 2 inches. My old jeans were so baggy that they were falling off. The belt I had been wearing was down 4 notc... Read more
Another Lesson Learned
I've been doing the Atkins diet routine for 13 days now. Yes, yes, I know. Diets don't work. But the thing is that my doctor really needs my weight down sooner rather than later and the nutritionist said cut down the carbs until I start losing. ... Read more
Back to the Grind
Well, the holidays are behind us. They're always such a mixed bag for me, as I lost both parents over this period of time. So it's bittersweet. I'm a big Christmas junky and love decorating, but I miss being able to decorate with my Dad. Or cook... Read more
Brrrrrr... Mercy me.
Well, my nostalgia for winter weather obviously was heard on high. Our normally balmy Texas temperatures have plummeted. It got to a whopping 43 F today and is supposed to labor up to 39 F tomorrow and Monday. Brisk! But I LOVE it!
I dug in... Read more
Note to self...
Okay, so I went out for my birthday dinner with my beloved. We went to a nice Italian place we haven't been to in ages. I opted for a Cesar salad before hand, but forgot to ask for the dressing on the side. When my entree came, I ate only about ... Read more
Not Paying Attention
Well, today (Saturday) my eating suffered from an old nemesis... Not paying attention. And by this, I mean that I got completely absorbed into something I was doing. Something sedentary, too. And ended up missing a meal. By the time I "surfaced"... Read more
The big trip to the pacific northwest is over. The weather was delightfully cool with only a tiny bit of rain. And the day of the wedding was blessedly dry and relatively sunny during the day.
The wedding itself went off relatively smoothly... Read more
Eleven days and counting. We have our new dress clothes... Just black pants, a white shirt, and a burgundy vest and tie. I still have to shine our shoes. It's been a while since I've had to wear anything other than jeans or sweatpants. And I've ... Read more
Productivity and Gratitude
I'm currently unemployed in between school and a new career. As such, I lack a wide set of social interaction and have a very fluid schedule. This isolation and lack of a routine makes my battle for weight loss difficult. There are days when bed... Read more
Three years ago, I finished my Master's in Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture degree. It was more than difficult for me. I had been out of school for twenty-some years and I was peri-menopausal. Which is to say, if it isn't on a sticky note, I'm ... Read more
Something about Autumn
There's something about autumn that just makes me unreasonably happy. The angle of the sunshine during the day just seems "Right". We've soldiered through the hottest part of the year. The weather has started to turn cooler. In the more temperat... Read more
Phone Call From the Doctor...
If you're anything like me, going to the doctor is always fraught with some measure of fear. Now that I've crossed that 50-year-old threshold AND have the attendant issues surrounding a life-long battle with weight, this has only made speaking w... Read more
Starting over... Again.
I've let myself go... AGAIN. And instead of losing weight, I've gained weight. Not a ton, but at my weight even a little is bad news. So I'm going back to tracking everything I eat and drink. Makes me more mindful of what I'm doing. I'm not with... Read more