Same Ol’ Same Ol’!

Hey guys! Gotta make this a quickie weigh-in as I’m off to do some errands, churchy-type stuff, etc. Here we go:

186.0
d'oh

Same as last week … oh well, I kinda thought with all the walking I’d been doing, not to mention actually writing down my calories (for at least a couple of days!), it’d be down a little.

Oh well! As I have to keep reminding myself, the numbers on the scale ain’t everything!

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That’s right! Plus my other “non-scale” victories are holding firm, like being able to wear “normal” clothes, being able to go out and do long walks (which I still love, when it’s not 150 degrees outside!), etc.

not sure hot day

So overall, I’m actually feeling like my body is happy at this weight. And if my body’s happy, I’m happy!

happy song

Listen to the whole song here and dance your way to work! https://youtu.be/y6Sxv-sUYtM

Anyway, as aforementioned, gotta run! See y’all next week!

 

Procrastination never works, amiright?

Hi everyone! Mr. 50by60 and I had a nice weekend, participating in a celebration of the 50th anniversary of Annunciation Byzantine Catholic Church in Anaheim, California. And of course, when church-y people celebrate anything, there’s inevitably FOOD involved.

So, I held off an extra day for the weigh-in because I thought that would give my weight a chance to settle back down a bit, after not one but TWO days’ worth of food.

Yeah, I don’t think it made all that much difference! So …

here’s the weigh-in:

186.0

Oh well — the GOOD news is that even though our own beloved pastor is retiring this weekend, he’s made it abundantly clear that he does NOT want or expect a potluck! And of course, being good, obedient Catholics, we always do what our priest tells us, so there shouldn’t be any more fattening food to deal with this weekend.

And just a reminder, I’ve decided to shift the weigh-in from Mondays to Tuesdays for a while, to see if that makes any difference. Obviously, it didn’t THIS week, so as usual, everything’s subject to change — including yours truly, nyuk nyuk!

Oh well — see ya next TUESDAY and we’ll see how things go!

Ch-ch-ch-changes (again!) – brace yourselves!

Hey everyone, due to an excess of church potlucks and other high-fat-content food-laced events on weekends, I’ve decided to shift my weigh-in (and blog) day from Mondays till Tuesdays.

It’s either that or change religions, and since I understand other religions also embrace food, that may not work, diet-wise.

Also, I gotta go pick up our cat from the kennel.

See ya tomorrow!

Is it possible to get TOO much sunshine? Naahh…well, maybe!

As those of you who know me know quite well, I’m a big fan of sunshine and blue skies! I also love hot days, especially when it’s NOT a hot day and I’m shivering and drinking hot chocolate and wondering if the temperature will EVER go over 60 degrees, ever again.

Well, it has…and baby it’s HOT outside! But that didn’t deter me from weighing myself this morning, before making my preparations for the rest of the day!

184.0

Yeah, that two-tenths of a pound has been bouncin’ around my bod for quite a while now. Feel free to find a new home, little fat globule!

Doctor Who, “Partners in Crime,” Catherine Tate & David Tennant

Anyway, this somewhat disjointed post has been brought to you by the fact that it’s only 8:30 a.m. and it’s already hot!! So today may well be the day I revisit the fabulous Gym With A Pool in the achingly beautiful San Fernando Valley.

If, that is, I can bring myself to leave the comfort of my air conditioned room. Only time will tell. Meanwhile, have a great week, everyone — and stay cool!

 

Monday weigh with bonus political AND religious commentary! Booyah!

Hey everyone, happy Monday!

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Got me some stuff to do today so just gonna post the weigh-in:

184.2
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two whoop

Welp, still circlin’ the maintenance drain out here at beautiful Plateau Point.

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But hey, that’s OK! I’m actually happy with that number, as it zoomed up to a whopping 187 the day after the Fourth, when we visited relatives and happily chowed down on hot dogs, pizza, gossip, etc.

fourth of july weirdos

Oh, and we had a couple o’earthquakes this week, in case you didn’t hear (or feel) — and btw, reliable ol’ Pat Robertson decided to cheer us up by reassuring us that hey, nothin’ to worry about — that’s just God applauding for President Trump’s 4th of July parade!

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I mean, even if that were true, there weren’t any parades on Friday when the 7.1 hit, were they?

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Oh well — seriously gotta run now! Hope you have a great week!

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Are the numbers going the wrong way, or am I?

wrongway feldman

Well, like the great Wrongway Feldman, I came to an important realization this morning when I did my weigh-in, as follows:

184.0
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oh

It’s that I’m no longer in weight LOSS mode — I’m in weight MAINTENANCE mode. And that’s a very different space!

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It also makes the daily weight check a lot less stressful. Instead of worrying, as I did this morning, because my FIRST try at weighing in showed a whopping 185.4, and the SECOND, just a few seconds later, showed 184.0, that perhaps the battery was going bad, I should just adopt Mr. 50by60’s sage philosophy:

goober pyle

Wise words! So I’ll still weigh myself every week, but I won’t get all bent out of shape if it seems to be going in the wrong direction. At least, to paraphrase Wrong Way Corrigan (the real-life inspiration for Wrongway Feldman), that’s what I’m gonna say, till I believe it!

wrong way corigan

Have a great week, everyone! See you next week for — oh, let’s see — how’s about “Maintenance Monday”??

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Yeah, that’s a good one! OK, have a great week! (OH and almost forgot — HAPPY CANADA DAY to all my friends above the border!)

 

Why “Yogurtland” may not be your best choice for low-calorie summer eatin’

Today’s weight —

183.0
scales
d'oh

is REALLY irritating me because for the past four days it’s been about 3 pounds LESS than that, and I was sure this morning was going to be in that same range! Wha’happened??

Well, according to my ol’ pal Jay’s article, “Why Am I Not Losing Weight? Every Possible Reason, it’s possible it could be a water imbalance or something. I mean, that trip to Yogurtland Saturday couldn’t have had anything to do with it, right?

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Oh, er, yeah, did I forget to mention that? Well, OK, I guess that could theoretically have something to do with it as well!

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Well, what can I say? It was hot, and they have cool stuff! OK, OK, I guess I should find some lower-calorie substitute! Maybe I can get some Chobani and toss it in our freezer. Not quite the same, but still cool, right?

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Anyway, I’ll do SOME kinda workaround, and meanwhile, at least I had a loss and not a gain, right? I oughta be happy about that, at least! And I am! It’s just that I haven’t had my morning covfefe yet.

cofveve

So I’m gonna go do that, and maybe feed the cat,

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so you go off and have a wonderful Monday, if such things are possible! See ya next week!

 

 

Back at Plateau Point??

plateau point

Good morning, everyone! Well, since I seem to be in maintenance/plateau mode, I was tempted to just repost last week’s weight and add a Patrick Swayze “Ditto!” meme, sorta like this:

183.8
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But of course, “Ditto” doesn’t rhyme with “eight,” so that wouldn’t work aTALL, now, would it?

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So anyway, I’m the same weight as last week, which is actually kind of a relief, given that my weight was flirting with 185 earlier in the week, and I’ve decided that 185 is my “panic point” now — the weight that makes me think, “Oh no — it’s all coming back!!”

sisyphus

But this week, I’m OK! So you have my permission to be OK too (because, of course, it’s all up to me! )!

world revolves

See ya next week!

Summertime blues weigh-in!

Good morning, everyone, and welcome to our old friend, SUMMERTIME!

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Listen, even though the calendar says it’s a couple of weeks away, it was 108 degrees in the beautiful San Fernando Valley yesterday, and as far as I’m concerned, that means either (1) it’s summer or (b) climate change is HAPPENING, people!

hot climate

And of course, being good Republicans, we can’t support that! Summer it is, yes!

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Hey … sorry for getting all political on you! Sometimes I just have to get all that rebelliousness out of my system. If only I could get the FAT out of my system that easily, huh? Well, let’s check the ol’ scales and see what’s goin’ on:

183.8
70s scales
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Nice, a pound down! That’s a relief. Let me tell you the two things I did differently during the past week:

  1. counted my calories, and
  2. did 3, count ’em 3, strength-training workouts at the gym.

Yes, that’s right — I went back to the gym! In spite of all my “I hate the gym” protests in days of yore, this is EXACTLY the kind of weather that drives me back into the air-conditioned halls of Spandex and grunting.

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Just not that easy to exercise outdoors when the temperatures zoom above 90, for me. Plus … well, there’s this:

pool

Yeah, yesterday I did my workout and rewarded myself by easing my 183.8-pound bod into that cool blue water … and it felt GOOODDD!

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Oh and by the way, I’m working on a new workout system, which I’m NOT going to describe here, yet! First I want to see if it actually works. But sometime in the next couple of months I’ll tell you about it, if it’s any good. If not, we’ll all just quietly tiptoe away from it.

tiptoe tulips

Anyway, that’s it for today! Hope your Monday, and your week, are fan-dam-tastic! See ya next week!

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Couldn’t I just blame it on Trump, like everyone else?

Are we ready? Let’s play The Blame Game!!

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Hrrmph…well, I debated whether to do a weigh-in today or wait till tomorrow, since last week’s was delayed till Tuesday.

But then I thought, y’know, that’s why I loved reading all the older weight loss blogs that inspired mine (like the great Shauna Reid’s Dietgirl). They posted the bad days as well as the good ones, so you, as the reader and potential co-dieter, felt like yeah, bad weight days happen to good people, but together, we can get through it!

So on that note (gulp), here goes:

184.8
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trump not great

Yikes!! That’s a pretty big gain! Well, if I really want to play the blame game, there are plenty of candidates besides our beloved President!

— There’s Helen, the nice lady at our church who died, necessitating a funeral Saturday morning, necessitating her family to come in from out of town and take us out to a big lunch afterwards, at their expense, with cheesecake for dessert.
blaming dead

— There’s Karen, the equally nice (but not dead) lady who also came in from out of town, stayed to visit her family, and invited us to their house for a backyard barbecue yesterday afternoon, featuring lots of big bowls of chips, hot dogs, burgers with cheese, and of course, cheesecake.

blame oprah

And last but not least, of course, there’s MOI!

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Because to be completely honest, I haven’t been tracking my calories for quite a while and I’m pretty sure I haven’t been creating that all-important calorie deficit which, whether you’re doing the No S diet or any other way of arranging your food intake, is the one and only way the weight will go DOWN instead of up!

So the winner and champion in today’s blame game is — me!!

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Oh well, the nice thing about weighing myself every day is I get plenty of early warning alarms when the weight is creeping upwards, and can take charge of the situation. I can waste time blaming others for putting delicious food in my path, or I can smile politely and say, “No thanks” — it’s up to ME!

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And I do think I’ll go back to writing all my calories down this week, and see if I can get a better handle on where I’m overeating. The “No S” thing is nice, but  primarily on the “S” days, which isn’t really the point of the whole thing! So during the following week, I’ll go back to a way of eating that’s more natural for me, write down all the calories, and let the chips fall where they may.

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OK, OK!! Meantime, have a great week!

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