Shivery Ash Wednesday!

Good morning, friends and family -- and brr, what a cold, shivery morning it is for a lot of you! Sorry to read about all your trials and travails, trying to keep warm out there in Missouri and Kansas and Texas and, you know, basically everywhere except, uh, where *I* happen to be located this … Continue reading Shivery Ash Wednesday!

Up a pound, down a pound, everybody circle round!

Time to do the Weekly Weight Loss Dance! Up a pound, down a pound, everybody circle round, and gaze with wondrous awe on this week's weigh-in: 199.6 Yeah, I'm happy to be back under 200 again, but I also know I need to get a WHOLE lot more back under 200 before I can breathe … Continue reading Up a pound, down a pound, everybody circle round!

The easiest Overnight Oats recipe you’ll ever find!

Hey, everyone! Without further adieux, I'm thrilled to report that the needle has finally moved! Drum roll please -- today's weigh-in: 196.0 Now that's pretty cool, right? Three whoppin' pounds down since last week's near-200 squeaker! Yes, in addition to (and perhaps even related to) my weight loss, I've also made a major life decision! … Continue reading The easiest Overnight Oats recipe you’ll ever find!

Ch-ch-ch-changes! (to the diet AND the blog! wowsers!)

OK, don't freak out, man, but I'm making a couple of tweaks here! Nothing serious, just a couple of necessary repairs.   First, re: the blog -- I'm not gonna do the "Friday Five" thing anymore, or at least not regularly. It's just getting too hard to come up with five semi-related things. I mean, … Continue reading Ch-ch-ch-changes! (to the diet AND the blog! wowsers!)

Why it’s a good idea to weigh yourself every day

Good morning, everyone! Yes, it's Monday again, and time for the weekly weigh-in. Ready? Here we go! 184.4 Hmm, let's see ... last week, it was 183.6, so I'm up 0.8 pounds. Should I be concerned? Nah, definitely not! And here's why: even though I only post my WEEKLY weigh-in here on this blog, I've … Continue reading Why it’s a good idea to weigh yourself every day

Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in: EPISODE 4 (the only good one): A NEW H̷O̷P̷E̷ GOAL!

Good morning, everyone, and Happy Monday! Well, it was exciting last week, huh? Seeing those numbers FINALLY roll over the 50-pound mark, and hitting that major goal, was definitely a big rush. So whaddya say? Is it time to set a NEW goal and generate some MORE excitement? I think so! But of course, first … Continue reading Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in: EPISODE 4 (the only good one): A NEW H̷O̷P̷E̷ GOAL!

Friday Five – Wacky Diet Ideas!

    Happy Friday, everyone! Today I thought it might be fun to look at some diet ideas that: sound like they should work, but don't in real life; sound like they SHOULDN'T work, but actually HAVE, in real life; and silly ideas that no one I know has tried, but sound like fun. Ready? … Continue reading Friday Five – Wacky Diet Ideas!

One Year From Today – The Official Beginning!

Okay (deep sigh) - here we go: This is me - today - on my 59th birthday (looking like Gordon Cole's female tulpa, if you ask me!). My current weight is: 235.6 One year from today - September 2, 2018 - God willin' and the creek don't rise - I intend to have lost 50 … Continue reading One Year From Today – The Official Beginning!

How about Monday?

I've been thinking about which day of the week to do my "official" weigh-in, for purposes of this blog. In the past, when I was attending Weight Watchers meetings (yeah, I did that too!), it was Saturday morning. I liked that, because then I basically had a whole weekend to pig out before starting fresh … Continue reading How about Monday?

Time to get out of the armchair!

I've always been a bookworm. When I was in third grade, my teacher, Mrs. Sleeper, told me, in that exasperated tone of voice that only teachers-on-the-edge know how to muster, that if I was ever in California during an earthquake, I'd probably read right through it. (Which was actually pretty prescient of her, when you … Continue reading Time to get out of the armchair!