It’s so hot even this post is melting!

Well, hey, loyal readers! You may have noticed this post is a little late. That's because it's currently [checks pyrometer] 114 degrees Fahrenheit here in the beautiful San Fernando Valley! So I decided to do all my vigorous stuff (exercise, shopping, etc.) in the [relative] cool of the morning (I say "relative" because it was … Continue reading It’s so hot even this post is melting!

Back from vakay – and a Weight Watchers decision!

Hey everyone! Just got home from vakay - literally, less than an hour ago! I've already cleaned out my gorgeous rental car and moved all my crap back into my less-than-gorgeous-but-still-serviceable beater car. Tomorrow morning I'll return Gorgeous and start the process of returning to "normal," whatever that may be. And as part of that … Continue reading Back from vakay – and a Weight Watchers decision!

It’s “House”! (Well, maybe!)

Okay, first things first -- I *think* I've picked my new binge watch, and (drum roll please), I *think* it's gonna be this guy: Yup, it was a toss-up between Gregory House, M.D. and the American version of Betty, la Fea. However, since Mr. 50by60 and I have been enjoying her newer series, Superstore, together, … Continue reading It’s “House”! (Well, maybe!)

The weight is up, but the vax is in (and the arm is sore)!

Good morning, and welcome back, everyone! Hope y'all had a wonderful [insert Springtime religious/secular holiday name of choice]! As expected, my weight went up a tad: 203.8 But given all the kielbasa and pirogis and Easter eggs, that's to be expected No, no, I didn't forget!! And you know what? A 5-peep box is only … Continue reading The weight is up, but the vax is in (and the arm is sore)!

Back From the Precipice!

Good morning, good morning! And it IS a good morning, in spite of the fierce winds currently blowing outside our lovely estate here in the beautiful San Fernando Valley, because after (finally!) getting back to jotting down my calories on a daily basis, the needle on the scale (or the electronic equivalent thereof) budged: 193.8 … Continue reading Back From the Precipice!

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

Are we ready? Let's play The Blame Game!! 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 … Continue reading Couldn’t I just blame it on Trump, like everyone else?

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!)

Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in, and You Do the Math!

Good morning, everyone, and happy Monday! Let's get right to it, shall we? First of all, the always astonishing Weekly Weigh-in: 196.6 Do the Little Kicks! Yay! I was a little worried, since I went on a chocolate bender Saturday. See, we were almost out of Trader Joe's Mini Hold the Cones, so naturally I … Continue reading Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in, and You Do the Math!

Friday Five: 5 ways to make calorie counting slightly easier

Howdy there, friends and neighborinos! If you're counting your calories every day, perhaps you occasionally (like EVERY DAY) look for ideas to make the whole process a little easier. Here are a few ideas I came up with, all of which I've done (or at least imagined doing): Easiest: Just count 'em manually, using an … Continue reading Friday Five: 5 ways to make calorie counting slightly easier

Calories DO count – so there!

I may not be an officially certified and licensed Diet Guru, but I'm reasonably conversant in the science relating to how weight loss actually occurs, what works, what doesn't work, and what's, excuse my French, total BS. Like you, I saw those ecstatic headlines in the news earlier this week about how a new study supposedly "proved" … Continue reading Calories DO count – so there!