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Something's gotta give
Wednesday, May 15, 2013      1 comments

I have just about had it. I'm tired of gay men (designers, CEO of Abercrombie et al) telling me that I need to have the figure of a 14-year-old boy to be considered sexy. I'm tired of my size 2 friends telling me I'm not fat. I'm tired of my plu... Read more
So, I haven't been here since November?
Thursday, February 07, 2013      2 comments

I saw my last post about new commitment...Yeah, that didn't quite go as planned. I guess if I confess my "sins", I might try a little harder. Something about accountability works for me. Here goes: I have friends who have food allergies an... Read more
Progress, but I'm a little peckish right now
Monday, November 19, 2012      1 comments

So, I got serious and finally started to see some results. I'm trying my best not to stress eat, but the difficulties of my job this time of year make it hard. Anyway, it's 3:15 and I've eaten all my healthy snacks. I have a birthday dinner... Read more
going back to what worked in the past
Tuesday, November 13, 2012      2 comments

Years ago, I managed to lose almost 40 pounds on WW. After struggling with my weight for the past year, I had a revelation this morning. Go back to what worked. I'm not going to count points or anything, but I decided to do things like Lean... Read more
I just feel like giving up
Monday, November 12, 2012      5 comments

I can't seem to lose an ounce, yet everyone around me is so successful. One friend lost so much weight, you can see her ribs, but she denies "trying". It's hard to be the fat girl among the skinny girls. I have friends that are bigger than me an... Read more
Yeah, I'm THAT competitive
Monday, October 15, 2012      0 comments

I tend to do better when I have some accountability. I lost 40 lbs on Weight Watchers several years ago, but I really didn't get inspired to lose until I realized a friend was one dress size smaller than me. We both have suffered weight cre... Read more
This is so hard (she said in a whiny voice)
Wednesday, October 10, 2012      0 comments

I'm really starting to hate Halloween. Why? One word--Treats. Everywhere I turn, there's a candy dish chock full of 'fun-sized' goodies. Of course, if I eat them, I won't be fun-sized...I'll be the bonus bag. I'm chewing mint gum (sugar-fre... Read more
Put your hands in the air and step away from the donut
Monday, October 01, 2012      1 comments

To celebrate a birthday, a co-worker brought donuts...lots of them. I had one. All things in moderation, yes? Right now, I'm waiting for someone to finish a project. Kind of a lull in the business of my day. To fill the time, I really want... Read more
One step forward, two steps back
Friday, September 21, 2012      1 comments

I step on the scale and it hasn't budged. It's so frustrating to see my thin friends losing weight. One went from a size 4 to a 0 without much effort. I can't seem to lose a single pound. I run. I bike. I take the stairs. I park far away. I... Read more
Southern Pot Luck
Thursday, September 20, 2012      2 comments

Forgive me Sparkies, for I have sinned..... We spent yesterday doing some volunteer work at a non-profit. As a thank you, the staff provided a pot luck lunch. Oh yeah, totally southern with 2 kinds of fried chicken, barbeque, 3 kinds of pas... Read more
Goal weight versus ideal weight
Monday, September 17, 2012      1 comments

I'm not going to read any more articles telling me that my ideal weight is 15 pounds less than my goal weight. It's like someone in the 'industry' just wants me to fail. I'm healthy. I have a resting HR of about 60. My blood pressure is he... Read more
I cut my hair and lost my mojo for now
Saturday, September 15, 2012      0 comments

I went and got my first haircut in two years on Thursday...and apparently opened the floodgates on bad luck. The fuel pump went out on the car and I missed lunch having to deal with it. When I was finally able to go get something to eat, t... Read more
Ups and downs
Thursday, September 13, 2012      1 comments

I've been feeling down lately and, being the running junkie that I am, thought a good run would help work out the stress. One mile in and my knee started hurting. I had to turn around and go back. I run with a group, so I told them to go on... Read more
Time to get serious
Tuesday, September 11, 2012      1 comments

9 years ago, I lost almost 40 pounds on Weight Watchers. It worked for me for two reasons: accountability and actually acknowledging what I was eating. I'd go back, but the meetings are inconvenient and so is the cost. You are now my new g... Read more
So, how does this work?
Monday, September 10, 2012      6 comments

Do I post my weight each day? Do I tell you how far I ran? What do I do? I saw this on the internet and thought I'd take a look, but I'm not sure what to do next.... Read more