Friday, July 22, 2011

Life Happens

Has it really been two years??

Ahh, I remember those days...when I was strutting my stuff in a size 10.

Well, life happens.

Anti-depressants aren't kind to the waistline. Losing a family member doesn't exactly help either.

But it's been more than a year since I've been steadily climbing and not able to wear my old clothes. It sucks. I'm tired of it.

I started WW again at the beginning of the year. But I just couldn't find any excitement despite 0 point fruit. But I found the Couch to 5k program. And I've stuck to it. I'm up to a 5k now - slow as a turtle tromping through peanut butter, but I"m doing it.

I've always had a hard time combining the fitness with the healthy diet. I'm going to give it another try. Small goals - first off, fit nicely in those 12's again and lose 4 pounds before August 1. Let's see how this goes...

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Long Time, No Post

If you've been wondering about my long time absence, I've been a little busy. In the past month I've been to Hawaii, San Francisco & Sonoma & Vegas. More importantly, Vegas! Here's the best part of the month...I became Mrs. Joe Joe Bear!

Thursday, January 08, 2009

The Sober Up Post

Literally. Before lunch we had our annual company toast to celebrate last year's success and to ring in the new year. Both require a shot of Goldschlager(yep, love my job). The girls and I went to lunch a little giggly and I think the waitress was bordering on clobbering us with the peppermill.

So, in other sobering news, I jumped on the scale for the first time in a month. I was expecting a 5 pound inflation, but was rather pleased with just 2. I'm gonna stick to staying off the scale on a weekly basis just to see how it goes. I like to keep myself in check, but I don't want to use a loss as an excuse to 'celebrate' either. It seems to be working for me.

I have also checked two friends with their 'fat talk' with the simple comeback of "hey, don't talk about my friend XXXX that way!". Seems to be a solid, thought-provoking, unexpected response. Too early to tell if the message is coming across though.

I've been looking for new recipes to try and change up the routine. I've recently become a huge fan of Korean food and have always loved everything Chinese. So I'm going to try making my own steamed dumplings this weekend. Although I'm taking a hint from a Korean friend and using wonton wrappers instead of making the dough. I'm not quite that adventurous yet. Making anything dough related scares the bejeezus out of me. A fear I'm working on conquering as evidenced by the Brie en Croute I made for the holidays this year. Even if I didn't make the dough, I still 'handled' it. Which is a giant step in the right direction.

If the dumplings turn out as planned, I'm hoping to make enough to get another meal out of it by way of dumpling soup.

And one last food mention, if you're not hungry enough after reading this post, I just found a way to make the classic PB&J even better. Why didn't I think of that??!

Monday, January 05, 2009

My New Year

Starts tomorrow.

I'm officially back to work. No vacation to look forward to for quite a while. Back to the grind. Back to the gym. And back to the grocery store for the usual healthy fare.

I have YET to step on the scale since that post I made earlier last month. It's an accomplishment. Although at the same time, it's also denial about excessive celebration and consumption over the past two weeks. I'm gonna guess I'm up 5 pounds. Big deal. I'm not stressing over it. THAT is the real accomplishment.

I do have this thing called a wedding right around the corner that is going to give me a kick in the arse to get back on track. I'm not so concerned about losing weight for it though. I just want a taut tummy and nice arms to compliment a beautiful sleeveless dress. My plan is to concentrate on those areas with weights and pilates and continue the cardio to burn off any extra calories I consume on the weekends.

I've been reading so many posts about resolutions that I feel I must make mention of my own here. They have NOTHING to do with weight. And I don't feel like making a resolution about working out or being healthy because that is a constant goal for me. My new resolution this year is to learn to knit. I wanna make scarves and hats...and in a couple of clothes! :)

Hope that all of you are keeping up with your resolutions so far.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

All You Need Is Love (and Vegas)

Joe and I have been engaged for almost 2 years. So long that everyone either assumes we're already married or we'll never be.


Today I booked our tickets to Vegas in April. We'll be marrying it up Venetian style! I'm pretty excited about the whole idea and awfully damn relieved to have the pressure of planning a wedding lifted off my shoulders. I am such an obsessive perfectionist I knew it was going to be a nightmare for me. Now all I have to do is get my ass to the gym, find a pretty, simple dress and buy a ring for that man o mine.

We celebrated tonight with sushi. Our favorite food.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Come onnnnnnn Santa!

So...What do santa's little helpers have when they're depressed?

Low Elf Esteem.

Merry Christmas, friends!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

An Idea

When I first started my weight loss journey, my goal was to lose enough weight so that I could have a healthy pregnancy.

Somewhere along the way, an unhealthy obsession with the scale took over what began as an honest attempt to get healthy. Over the past year I have come to realize that because of my weight loss, many of my female friends find this as a good lead-in for fat-related conversations. I have come to despise it. We are all smart and interesting ladies who can hardly seem to find anything to talk about than how much we gain on vacation, how much weight we need to lose by such and such date, or what body part we hate the most that day. And despite the fact that it's boring as hell, I personally think my self-esteem is feeling the effects of it. I completely stress out over gaining 2 pounds. I feel like I can't eat certain things in front of certain friends for they will judge me for it. How can this be healthy?

I know that participating in a weight-related goal 'program' only supports the thin is healthy ideal, but I do feel like I should be out of the overweight category with my bmi. I'm probably about 10 pounds from that point...but I am so over the number mind-set, I'm tinkering with the idea of chunking the scale altogether. It's just a thought at the worth thinking on for the next few days.

Searching the web today I found so much information on this topic and a video I would just love to send to all my friends. I thought maybe some of you would enjoy it too.