Meet this week’s weight, same as last week’s weight!

Yep, it's true -- this week's weight is exactamundo (exactamente? exactaroony? I've fallen behind on my Duolingo lessons) the same as last week, to whit: 202.0 Which ... well, it's okay that it didn't go up, but I still sorta kinda wanna have it go down! So I guess I better revisit my ol' pal … Continue reading Meet this week’s weight, same as last week’s weight!

Friday Five: The Groaning!

Yeah, it's me with yet another blog full of random complaints about why I can't seem to get past Plateau Point, and five ideas about why that might be happening. Here we go: five reasons I can't lose weight! Sugar -- OK, I don't buy into the idea that sugar is the devil, responsible for … Continue reading Friday Five: The Groaning!

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

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!