Do as I say, not as I do! (most of the time, anyway!)

Hey, everyone, welcome back! Remember last week, when I said that because of the heat, you shouldn't exercise? Well, guess what I did the VERY SAME DAY I posted that valuable information? Yup, I went to the gym and did a full-on sweat-inducing workout! So there you go. I'm great at giving advice, but not … Continue reading Do as I say, not as I do! (most of the time, anyway!)

Let’s try this again, shall we?

Okay, so now that I'm COVID-free, I'm gonna try the Phoenix vacation again next week. Which means I won't be posting one of the wonderful blog posts you've all come to know and love! So this week, instead of talking about COVID and complaining about the patriarchy, how's about I talk about how I'm doing … Continue reading Let’s try this again, shall we?

Weight Watchers, sugar snap peas, and a banana bonanza!

Hey, everyone! Well, it's one week since I started test-driving the new Weight Watchers "Personal Points" thingamabob. And I have to say, so far so good! I'm diligently tracking 99.9% of my foods, as instructed, in their friendly little app, which hasn't crashed my phone (yet), so I'm good. Of course, some mega-dieters will be … Continue reading Weight Watchers, sugar snap peas, and a banana bonanza!

The definition of insanity: rejoining Weight Watchers??

Well, good morning, everyone! Let's just hop right to it, shall we? Yes, you read that post title right -- I have rejoined Weight Watchers for what I think is the third time in my life! And yes, I do know the definition of insanity (which my poor, caffeine-deprived fingers keep wanting to type as … Continue reading The definition of insanity: rejoining Weight Watchers??

My new diet: eat whatever you want, any time you want!

So hey, everyone, don't know if you remember a few years ago when I was touting the "No S Diet," invented by Reinhardt Engels. He's an engineer so it MUST be good, right? The basic premise was (and still is, I'm pretty sure!) that you eat three meals a day with no snacks, sweets, or … Continue reading My new diet: eat whatever you want, any time you want!

Bookworm snacks and Kathy Bates, not necessarily in that order

Hey everyone, welcome back! The weight's up a schoche: 204.8 and even though I'd prefer it was going the other direction, I'm okay with it. But why? Is it possible that the weight loss doesn't means as much to me anymore? Is it possible that I'm just as happy to maintain as to lose? I … Continue reading Bookworm snacks and Kathy Bates, not necessarily in that order

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!)