Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Unpopular opinion: I love your food pics!

 I often hear people complain about someone posting their meals on social media, but truth be told, I love them.  I think food is such a mundane thing, but it gives a glimpse into someone's life.  Plus, I'm obsessed with food so obviously I love them.

Today I made a hash of onion, potatoes, egg, cheese and hot sauce.  It was warm and filling and less than 400 calories.  It was also very cheap to make!  This would have cost $5 or more in a restaurant.

I'm nearly a week into my new lifestyle of eating better and exercising.  Maybe I'll weigh myself one day even though the thought of weighing makes me cringe.  For now I'll just appreciate these sore muscles.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Head in the sand

I've been ignoring my weight problem so that it can go away.

It did not.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Another day older

May 1st - 235
June 1st - 231.5

May was a fun filled month. I turned 40 (ack!) and went on a long weekend to visit a friend and drink all the Prosecco and eat all the food so it's amazing I managed to lose a few pounds.

I've thought about writing here a million times over the last month but my laziness always wins out. I'm fighting the need for a nap at the moment #thisisforty so this won't even be a long post.

Hope everybody is well.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

HI it's me

Coming to you live from the exercise bike.

In case you didn't know, I'm the type who trips over one step then throws myself down the rest of the stairs. When I start to fail, I make sure I fail completely. It's just how I am when it comes to diet and exercise.

If you can convince me or hypnotize me to behave differently, please feel free.

As I lay in bed Sunday night full of pizza and breadsticks, I thought I could possible die soon if I don't change. I turn 40 this year. Obese people don't live long lives, and I enjoy being alive.

I have these revelations occasionally and it makes me clean up my act momentarily. I want to clean it up permanently though. I don't want to wait until I'm diabetic and hypertensive and on a bunch of meds. I want to prevent all of that and for some reason I just can't make myself do it.

For the moment though, I understand the severity of the situation. I'm on my exercise bike hoping to make this a routine.

Sunday, March 24, 2019


The whole last week was a failure for me, which is extra disappointing because the previous week was such a win.

It's Sunday and I'm starting anew.

Four days of counting calories and 150 minutes of exercise.  It's totally reasonable.  Let's go!

Sunday, March 17, 2019


Last week's goals: 4 days of counting calories and 150 minutes of exercise
Results: 5 days of counting calories and 155 minutes of exercise!!!!

I'm very happy with my behavior last week. I almost made it 6 days of staying in my calorie goal, but had a Shamrock Shake last night along with some food at McDonald's so last night was a little bit of a fail.  But!  Five days of staying within my calorie goal is a pretty big deal for me so yay!

Also, the Shamrock Shake was delicious so no regrets.

The fun part of exercise is that I'm sore all the time.  The good kind of sore.  I know that will go away in a few weeks if I continue to exercise, but I love this feeling!  It's my body telling me it is getting stronger!  NSV!

This week's goal: 5 days of staying within my calorie range and 150 minutes of exercise.

My calorie goal is 1660, by the way.  

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Uhhh...what day is it?

Dang. My days are all mixed up. I thought I weighed in last Wednesday, but it was last Tuesday. Oh well, here are the results from an 8 day week.

Last week: 234
Today: 231

THREE POUNDS! It's been a long time since I've seen a loss like this!

I have been exercising self control, but I didn't think it was 3 pounds worth of self control. This is very motivating!