Saturday, June 30, 2012


I bought a cute summer dress on clearance today at Kohl's. It's a size XL, but it was from the misses department- not the plus size section.

A whole new world has been opened up to me, now. Haha!

Friday, June 29, 2012

I got Mc Donald's for dinner tonight. The bacon ranch salad with grilled chicken is only 6 points. If I take it home and add my own fat free ranch dressing, then I can justify a side of fries. Except tonight I got so full on salad that I was unable to finish my fries.


Wednesday, June 27, 2012


1.5 pounds away from my mini goal!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Road map.

So I should hit the 50 pounds lost mark by next week, at which point I will have 43 pounds to go until I hit my goal weight of 195. I like the idea of breaking things up into mini goals, so here is my plan. My next mental milestone is 215 pounds. Which is the lowest weight I achieved when I joined the evil low carb starvation diet center after my divorce. I think I can easily hit 215 by my birthday in late September. So that is mini goal #1. Once I hit 215, then I am 20 pounds away from the finish line. So the next mini goal will be to lose the last 20 pounds by Thanksgiving. The holidays are always a rough time, so I think just maintaing through them will be a challenge. After New Year's I will decide if I want to stay where I am or try and lose more. (another 20 pounds, for example, would kick me out of the "overweight" category on most BMI charts)

I have not been under 200 pounds since college, I think. I know I still have a ways to go but I feel like I am going to get there. Not just that, but I feel like it's easy to keep my 'eyes on the prize' now because the prize in definitely in sight.  This feels amazing.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Ugh... Monday

The whole time I have been on WW, I have used the strategy of saving my weekly points for the weekends, so I can enjoy myself and not have to worry as much about points when I go out. And so far this strategy has been working. I enjoy myself every weekend and still the numbers on the scale go down.

There is only one catch. And that is Mondays. Mondays tend to be rough days. My hunger levels are high and I tend to crave snack food all day, which makes me cranky.

I keep thinking I need to come up with some sort of brilliant strategy for dealing with Mondays.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


3.5 pounds to my mini goal. WOO!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


My employer is having a company-wide weight loss challenge this summer. I figured I'd sign up since I was working on weight loss, anyways.

Of course the second I hit the submit button I started worrying that I just jinxed myself. I've lost over 40 pounds- and no plateau so far.

Gotta hope for the best.

Sunday, June 17, 2012


The last 2 years, since I started triathlon training in the wintertime, I thought to myself how nice it could be if i could lose 20-30 pounds by July when I attended a sci-fin convention. Both years, the con came and went and I had not lost any weight.

This year, I will most likely hit the 50 pound milestone just in time for the con. WOW! 

I decided not to do the tri this year, in part due to lack of training time and lack of funds to buy a decent bike. (I'm not suffering another 15 mile ride on a too-small bike not built for speed or comfort.)But also I really want to focus on hitting my weight loss goal, and endurance training makes you want to eat EVERYTHING IN SIGHT.

I definitely want to do it next year and see if I'm any faster once I'm not carrying an extra 80-100 pounds around.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Back in the game.

Weighed in today and I'm down 2.5 pounds since my last weigh in 2 weeks ago. Yay!

I think I need to start inventing mini goals, to stay motivated. I'm hoping that will distract me a little from the feeling like there's no light at the end of this very long tunnel.

I'm at 246.5 today. My first mini goal is to see if I can get down to 240 by the time I attend my next sci fi convention, July 5-8. That's 6.5 pounds in about a month.

EDIT: a week after I posted this I had a huge 3.5 pound drop and changed the mini goal to 238- which would make an even 50 pound loss.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Slowly getting back on track.

So I spent a couple of days playing hooky from WW, then promptly got food poisoning, then landed in the ER with a fun kidney stone and spent several days being made ill from painkillers.

I finally started tracking points again on Thursday. Haven't been on a scale yet, so I don't know if being sick balanced out a few days of indulgences. I'm still not at 100% yet, so working out will have to come slowly. A short walk yesterday wore me out terribly.

I'm determined to get back on track, but I'm feeling less enthusiastic. I'm heading into month 6 of WW and starting to feel like I will never reach my goal. I have so far to go.