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!

Let’s try this again, shall we?

Okay, so now that I'm COVID-free, I'm gonna try the Phoenix vacation again next week. Which means I won't be posting one of the wonderful blog posts you've all come to know and love! So this week, instead of talking about COVID and complaining about the patriarchy, how's about I talk about how I'm doing … Continue reading Let’s try this again, shall we?

Weight Watchers, sugar snap peas, and a banana bonanza!

Hey, everyone! Well, it's one week since I started test-driving the new Weight Watchers "Personal Points" thingamabob. And I have to say, so far so good! I'm diligently tracking 99.9% of my foods, as instructed, in their friendly little app, which hasn't crashed my phone (yet), so I'm good. Of course, some mega-dieters will be … Continue reading Weight Watchers, sugar snap peas, and a banana bonanza!

The definition of insanity: rejoining Weight Watchers??

Well, good morning, everyone! Let's just hop right to it, shall we? Yes, you read that post title right -- I have rejoined Weight Watchers for what I think is the third time in my life! And yes, I do know the definition of insanity (which my poor, caffeine-deprived fingers keep wanting to type as … Continue reading The definition of insanity: rejoining Weight Watchers??

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

A few Friday quickies!

When I started this blog, I imagined writing long posts, maybe (in my incredible optimism) even one per day. Well, rather than wait for inspiration to strike, today I'm going to emulate Amy Welborn's weekly "7 Quick Takes" over at Charlotte was Both, and just do a post with a few short, pithy* observations, comments, … Continue reading A few Friday quickies!

How about Monday?

I've been thinking about which day of the week to do my "official" weigh-in, for purposes of this blog. In the past, when I was attending Weight Watchers meetings (yeah, I did that too!), it was Saturday morning. I liked that, because then I basically had a whole weekend to pig out before starting fresh … Continue reading How about Monday?

So – now what? My more or less vague plans and intentions

So, now that you know all about me and my dieting/weight loss history, it's time to focus on the present - and the future. Now that I've I've managed to cobble together some weight-loss wisdom, it's time to put it into practice. Hence, the title of this blog, "50 by 60," meaning I've decided to … Continue reading So – now what? My more or less vague plans and intentions