Every time I put on another pair of pants or jeans that didn't fit in November, I am encouraged.
I have not failed. In fact, I planned this all quite carefully. Start the plan on 12/1. Give myself a little break during the holidays, see ... Read more
When I started Phase I on 12/1, I wasn't sure I'd make it this far. After all, I've started and stopped more times than I can count this year. And of course each time I've had that built in failure plan. But this time was differen... Read more
I am stronger than the Oreos
Who diets during the holidays?? Ok, maybe I'm a total idiot, but I'm trying realllllly hard NOT to ever see 300 on the scale. It's bad enough that I'm at my all time personal high. Enough is enough and I'm tired of...
... taking daily meds ... Read more
A change will do you good
Today is my last day in car sales, my last day in a strictly commissioned position. Listen... can you hear them? I think I hear angels singing! I start my new job Monday 10/6, and I'm taking the next few days to myself, sort of a little vacati... Read more
Business sucks. Sorry, there's no nicer way to put it. Two months in a row, two lousy commissions in a row. I am absolutely out of my mind about this. In June, I was on the schedule to work 234.5 hours. In July, 247 hours! (But I took a va... Read more
Conquering the Krispy Kremes
Rewind to Wednesday.
There I am in the grocery store, shopping for a decent, inexpensive piece of salmon to feed three for lunch. Starving! I am absolutely starving. Hmmm... what can I grab?
I have this thought somewhere around the ... Read more
We finally hired a dog trainer to see if we could get this high strung, super aggressive beast under control. He's mean about 70% of the time, biting, snarling, grumpy... there's a long list of people he's bitten, at least 3 of them under the a... Read more
Weight Watchers Yogurt
So I've been trying all the new Weight Watchers products on the market and stumbled across the yogurt recently. "Hmmm," I thought. "The same 100 calories as Yoplait light, but it's got some added fiber? Oh AND it's on sale! OK, I'll try anyt... Read more
Random SP Rant
I've been spending a lot more time recently on sparkrecipes, looking for new and interesting things to make with the same old stuff. And I have to ask...
What happened to "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all."... Read more
Nothing like a good test for the old heart right after reports of a murmur and a subsequent echocardiogram, now is there?? The doctor's office calls on a Friday afternoon to tell me that they want me to have a CT scan of my liver. Oh, and take... Read more
Let's get Physical...
First physical in 4 years. (Yes, people, I understand these are supposed to be annual affairs. I resolve to make sure that's the case from here on out. Keep reading and you'll see why).
Weight? OK, too high, but no higher than last time... Read more
2007 In Review
January 12, 2007: last weigh in for PC4 and I checked in at 267.5
December 20, 2007: last weigh in for Bec's newest challenge and I checked out at 277.
My highest recorded weight was 287 according to my chart in my doctor's office. It... Read more
South Beach: Phase I, Day 1
This worked for me before. I'm going back to South Beach. It used to freak me out that I had to cut out ALL fruits for TWO WEEKS! THE HORROR!!!
Cause I really like fruit!
But then I read the program again. Two weeks is not a terrib... Read more
Proud of Me
It's already difficult enough to eat right with my crazy schedule.
It's even more difficult now that I'm practically a vegetarian.
Dinner last night? Pizza fries. Yum! But bad... so so bad for me. My options were pretty severely limite... Read more
Bernadette as inspiration?
Bernadette and I work together. She's a super talented salesperson, and yes, she sells cars. Not only that, she's a great entertainer. You can always count on her to provide several good laughs throughout these long days. All of us put in a ... Read more