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Weight Loss Monday

Slow and steady. That’s me. Down .6 this week. I much prefer whole pounds but they add up. I’ve lost a total of 13.4 since January 5. When I put it that way, it doesn’t seem like much. But losses are always better than gains. It’s just coming off so slowly. 

Not much else to report. I’ve been super swamped at work. I have a giant project coming together. I’ve been working on it for awhile now…but mostly just in my mind. The past couple of weeks I’ve actually been doing it. I’m very proud of it and will be happy to share soon. 

The weatherman had said it was going to snow today. He said we were forecast 1-3″ but it would likely be less than an inch. We got nearly FIVE inches from 12:30 – 4:00. Heavy wet snow. And I waded through all 5″ in my bare legs getting in and out of my car. At least I had changed shoes this morning and left the sandals at home. Roads were treacherous. I’m truly sick of winter. 

Weight Loss Monday

Not feeling very chatty tonight. I’m super stressed at work and under a big deadline. Plus dealing with the sale of dad’s house. It all makes me want to crawl into a cave and hide. Instead I ate my way through my evening. It was like I was possessed. Oh well, I will get back on the program tomorrow. 

Weigh in today was good. I lost another .6 pounds. That’s 12.8 pounds total. It’s slow. But it’s steady. 

Weight Loss Monday

Another week. Another weigh in. Another loss. It wasn’t much (-.2). But a loss is still a loss and always better than a gain. 

Today was a challenge. I made plans to go to the Chinese buffet for lunch and forgot I had dinner plans with a friend. I made good choices though. Lunch was egg drop soup, one crab Rangoon, five peel and eat shrimp and one piece of General Tso’s chicken and some fruit. Dinner was jumbo shrimp on a bed of linguine and spicy marinara with a side salad. It could have been worse. And I hardly ate any of the linguine. Now Warren has lunch tomorrow.

But back to religiously counting my points tomorrow. I need a bigger loss next week


No, it isn’t Weight Loss Monday yet. But this was too good not to share today. I’ve been wearing a particular pair of jeans the last few months. And they fit, but when I initially put them on, they are snug. 

I put those jeans on today and they weren’t initially snug. But they were just sloppy feeling. Too big. So happy. So I’ve been trying on clothes. Losing weight opens up a lot of possibilities. 

Totally unrelated news. We got an offer on my dad’s house today. We have it listed for $89,000. They offered us $85,000 but I have to pay $3,000 of their closing costs because they are going FHA. So far, so good. But then they wanted a $3,300 stove/refrigerator allowance (there are no appliances with the house) AND a $4,000 allowance for a privacy fence. Uh, a privacy fence? I don’t think so. Anyway, I submitted a counteroffer agreeing to everything except the two allowances. They have until Tuesday at 6 pm. I hate waiting. 

I went to see my daughter and grandson yesterday. It was a really long drive and a really short visit. But still wonderful to see them. Plus the bonus was a visit with a really good friend/former board member who moved just west of Cleveland. In fact, I spent as much time catching up with him as I did with Andrea and Soren. It was a good day. 

Oh, and while I was driving I listened to The Vines by Christopher Rice. I will not be reviewing it because I hated it. It was well written but too weird for me. If I reviewed it, it would only be two stars. I hate to do that to an author when the real fault is that I just didn’t like the content. 

So what am I thankful for today? Lots. The offer on the house. My clothes fitting again. Seeing Andrea and Soren. Catching up with my friend, Kirk. I didn’t waste time reading a book I hated and it at least was something to listen to on the long drive. Spring us in the air. I need to get a pedicure tomorrow so I can put the boots away. 

Time to make a bowl of popcorn and settle in with a book. How was your day?


Okay, it is Monday and that means weight loss progress day.

This week was not a good week for me – I wasn’t as mindful of my food and I know I made some bad choices. But I still logged a point 2 loss. It isn’t much, but it is much better than a gain of any kind. I’m back on track so I’m hopeful that this week will fare better.

On an unrelated note, my dad’s oldest brother passed away this morning. They weren’t terribly close, but it was still his brother. I had the “pleasure” of going to the nursing home this morning and telling my dad. He cried. It was the first sibling to die for him. I think it reminds us all of our own mortality when that happens. I stayed for quite awhile with him this morning. He was sad that he couldn’t go. But I don’t think there is going to be any service anyway and he was living in Florida so it wouldn’t be an option for my dad. I told him this was a good time to remember to stay in touch with his other brother and his sister (which he did).

Another loss

I’m starting to like my Monday posts the most. I lost another .6 pounds this week. In three weeks I’ve lost 7.8 pounds. I’m thrilled.

I’ve been eating at home instead of going out all the time. And finding low point foods that will fill me up. I’m happy with my progress so far.

Ideally I would lose another 38 pounds (at least 33 more). I just keep thinking about all those clothes I have for summer that I could wear.

Onward and downward.


As you may recall, I said that on Monday I would be updating my weight loss journey. I’m very happy to report that I lost another 2.2 pounds – that is a total of 7.2 pounds in two weeks!

I’m not gonna lie, it hasn’t always been easy, but I’ve stuck with it (mostly). And it paid off. Just so you know, I’m one of those really determined individuals – once I set my mind to something, nothing gets in my way. I honestly think spring/summer will get here eventually, and I plan to have less of me to show off once I shed the layers of clothes!

On another, very sad, note – my town had a missing 3 year old yesterday. It turns out, his body was in a field 12 miles from home. Mom (who is only 21) was arrested, along with her boyfriend and his young 16 year old friend. It sounds like he was in a meth home and got into the meth and it killed him and then the boyfriend and his friend dumped the body in a field. I am absolutely heartbroken. I wish people would wake up and understand that drug use is not good. This was a preventable tragedy and the little boy paid with his life.

Thanksgiving Project – Rome Construction Crew

Very happy this morning. It was really hard to stick with dieting and cutting back on food when yummy food was set before me.

But I merely tasted the yummy desserts. And Thursday night I had one fried mac and cheese bites at the reception – no dinner. But I did have two very generous glasses of wine. Breakfasts were hard. I’m a Kashi cereal girl with skim milk. That, as expected, wasn’t available so I ordered a whole grain bagel with cream cheese (not the reduced fat kind I use at home either). But I just had a touch of cream cheese.

Bottom line….drum roll………I still lost 1.6 pounds last week!!!!! I’m very happy. So that is a total of 3.8 pounds in two weeks.

It may not sound like much, but I lose weight slowly. I’m happy with that amount. Next challenge will be vacation in less than two weeks. But hopefully my eating habits will be ingrained by then. Plus I’m staying with a friend so I will have healthy breakfast and lunch at least. And I ill have plenty of time to walk.

So, how is everyone else doing on their goals?


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