Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in, Post-Potluck Edition!

Well, good morning to you, friends and neighbors! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! We had yet another church potluck yesterday, this time in honor of ol’ St. Nicholas who, in the Eastern Christian tradition isn’t so much jolly as … well, kinda curmudgeonly. Like the late, great Andy Rooney, with correct dogma.

So there was lots of yummy potluck-style food, including my all-time fave, baked macaroni and cheese, with extra cheese!

Not to mention lots and lots and LOTS of chocolate, in the form of cupcakes, M&M cookies and, of course, chocolate coins!

Fortunately, I used my amazing Math Brain to calculate that there are approximately 20 to 25 calories in each chocolate coin, so even though I overindulged, at least I knew how MUCH I was overindulging. It was a good day.

AND — when I stepped on the scale this frosty morn, here’s what I saw:

Let’s Go to the Store!

Because yay, I actually lost a whole pound since last week! And I do have to buy a new cellphone today anyway (my old one rolled over and died yesterday), so I’m goin’ shopping! Not with chocolate coins, although … who knows? At an exchange rate of 25 calories each, I might be able to strike a deal with some starving kiosk phone seller.


Anything’s possible, right? I’ll let you know how it turns out!

Meanwhile, stay warm and have a great Monday! See you Friday, when I give you my five reasons for possibly NOT quitting my gym after all!

It’s Bloggerin’ Time! Starring Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in!


Good morning, campers!
Rise and shine!
‘Cause once again
It’s Weekly Weigh-in Time!

Ready? Here we go!


Wow! So even with all my illicit road trip meals of KFC and restaurant mac ‘n cheese, I STILL managed to lose almost two pounds? Sweet!

It’s all about the calories, folks! Just keep countin’ ’em, every day, and let the laws of physics do their magic!


That’s it for today! Hope you have a great Monday!

(Oh, and happy birthday to my fellow dieter, hubby Steve! I stopped by an antique mall in Phoenix and got him some non-digital scales, for those times when the digitals seem to be going nuts. These are the kind where you can just turn the wheel a little bit to calibrate – and perhaps cheat a little, if you’re having a bad day. He loves it!)

hubby steve

Even though, being powder blue and obviously made for a giggling teenage girl, it may be a little too fluffy for his big manly feet!