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!

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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:

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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.

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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?

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

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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:

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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!

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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!)

 

Back at Plateau Point??

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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:

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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!!”

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

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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!

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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:

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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:

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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.

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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:

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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.
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— 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.

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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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Post-Holiday Weigh-In: Not Too Shabby, Chick! (heh – see what I did there?)

Good morning, everyone! Hope your Memorial Day was a good one (and if you’re in a country that doesn’t celebrate Memorial Day, well, “Monday,” then, ‘kay?).

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(Easy there, kitteh! It’s Tuesday, so you can relax now!)

Anyway, let’s do the weigh-in thing, shall we? Here we go:

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Hey, not too shabby!

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I was a little worried since yesterday we had our first backyard barbecue in a longggg time. Granted, we only had one guest, Mr. 50by60’s mom. It was her birthday as well as Memorial Day, and even though she recently broke her wrist, she managed to enjoy the festivities (and the French Vanilla ice cream) with a smile.

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Plus my weight has been wildly fluctuating this past week — Saturday it was almost at 185! But that’s the reason for doing the daily weigh-ins: you can see the long-term trends in your weight, and not sweat those little ups and downs.

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So all in all, a good weigh-in, and since I had a loss, off I go to a guilt-free breakfast!

Have a great week, everyone — see you next Monday!

Peppa? (knock knock knock) Peppa? (knock knock knock) Peppa? (knock knock knock)

I’m ba-a-ack! Had a wonderful time in Phoenix, connecting and/or reconnecting with relatives (big shout-outs to Laura and Rachel!), and of course, watching the “Big Bang Theory” finale!

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However, as Rachel and I walked into my parents’ living room to watch Leonard, Sheldon, Amy and the gang say their final goodbyes, we were a tad nonplussed to find that a young neighbor child, Miss Billie, had taken over the sofa and was very, very determined to watch ANOTHER show, something called “Peppa Pig.” So naturally, I had to come up with what is probably the ONLY “Big Bang Theory/Peppa Pig” mashup you’ll ever see on the Internetz or anywhere else. Enjoy!

Oh yeah, I was gonna do a weigh-in too. Here ya go:

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Dang! Well, obviously I’m still adjusting to this “No S” thing. I may go back to calorie counting if the weight keeps going up. Or I could just change my official weigh-in day to Tuesday instead of Monday, to avoid the post-weekend snacking bump. Or maybe count the calories while still doing the No S?

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Yeah, that’s probably the best option! OK, I’ll just get back to my post-vacay routine and see how things go. See ya next week, everyone!

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(*oh and btw, RIP to beloved Internet icon “Grumpy Cat!” Seven is too young for a cat to go, but your memes will live forever!)

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RIP Grumpy Cat, the “Sheldon” of the cat world

On the weigh to vacay!

Hey everyone! As promised, here’s my quickie weigh-in before I hit the road for Parts Unknown*!

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Oh well, not really that surprised to see a bit of a gain. Remember, I’m now doing the “No S Diet” (no snacks, seconds, or sweets, except on days that start with S**) which means I’m eating a little more on weekends. So there’s gonna be a little bit of an adjustment till my Monday weigh-ins get in sync!

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Meanwhile, as I said, I’m headin’ out to spend some quality time with the extended family! Hope you have a great week — see you next Monday!

(*well, Phoenix, ‘kay? Yeah, it’s pretty well known. Just doin’ my part to keep your Monday dramatic!)

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(**S days: Saturday, Sunday, and “special,” which IMHO will DEFINITELY include Thursday evening, aka the SERIES FINALE of the Big Bang Theory!!)

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