Happy Birthday to Moi!

Since yesterday was my birthday...and since I did indeed lose 50 pounds by my 60th birthday (hence the name of this blog)... I've decided the best present I could possibly give myself is... NO WEIGH-IN TODAY YAYYYY!!! So, pass me another cuppa cofveve, and hand me a slice of birthday cake, 'cause this is it … Continue reading Happy Birthday to Moi!

Pre-Vacay Weigh!

Good morning, everyone, and happy Monday! Here's my weigh-in -- 188.2 Up just a tad from last week. Oh well, really, that's OK! I've decided that for the next few weeks, I'm gonna temporarily shift my focus from losing to maintaining. See, Mr. 50by60 and I going on yet another Vacay Train Trip starting this … Continue reading Pre-Vacay Weigh!

Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in: Slow ‘n steady!

Whee! Here we go with yet another weekly weigh-in, and I don't know about you but the tension 'round here is palpable! So I won't keep you in suspense any longer. Ready? Here goes: 187.6 Not too shabby! Almost a pound down from last week, and that's just fine -- more than fine, in fact. … Continue reading Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in: Slow ‘n steady!

Summer Vacation? Diet Break!

Well, it's summertime, and for those of you who've been watching my blog (all 2 of you - hi!), I seem to have entered the dreaded -- Weight Loss Plateau! So while I'm not ready to do anything drastic, like change the diet completely which would be kinda silly, 'cause it's WORKING, and you know … Continue reading Summer Vacation? Diet Break!

Weekly Weigh-in: On Fluctuations and Freakouts!

(sigh) OK, let's get right to it, shall we, 'cause this is one o'them "teachable moments" y'all've heard tell about. Ready? Let's go! Today's Weight:  198.0 And what was last week's weight? Let's see ... oh yeah ... 194.8. Which means since last week -- a mere seven days -- I've GAINED 3.2 pounds! Oh … Continue reading Weekly Weigh-in: On Fluctuations and Freakouts!

Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-In, plus Slow & Steady Wins the Weight-Loss Race!

Good morning, everyone, and happy Monday to you and yours! First of all, let's celebrate - I THINK I'm back at my pre-vakay weight, yay! Let's find out for sure, though. Ready? (deep breath) OK, here we go! 195.6 Yeah, almost there - just a silly little millimeter away from where I was oh, those long, … Continue reading Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-In, plus Slow & Steady Wins the Weight-Loss Race!

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

Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in — Post-Holiday Edition!

Well, good morning, friends and neighbors! Don't forget your booties, 'cause it's COLD out there! Anyway, let's get to what you've been waiting for - the moment when I face the music and weigh in, following a holiday week of unbridled foodly exuberance! Ready? Here goes: 216.8 Wow ... um ... that's actually great!! Not … Continue reading Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in — Post-Holiday Edition!

Time for the Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in!, and Don’t Let The Numbers Get You Down!

"Aha!" I bet you're thinking. "Based on that provocative title, I bet she's got a weight GAIN to report this week!" Well, let's find out, shall we? Here we go: 218.6 Get the brownie mix! Down 0.4 pounds, baby! Although -- let me tell you a li'l story. This morning, I got up at about … Continue reading Time for the Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in!, and Don’t Let The Numbers Get You Down!

Friday Five: 4 Food Ideas for your Hotel Fridge, and One to Avoid

Hey, everyone - this'll be my first Friday Five written entirely on my smartphone, with my travel-weary thumbs, so yay for me! I assume you'll forgive the occasional, inevitable tpyo. Anyhoo, if you do any travelling, and you're counting calories, you might want to stock up on these. Each has less than 100 calories, and … Continue reading Friday Five: 4 Food Ideas for your Hotel Fridge, and One to Avoid