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?


A few ground rules, plus pingback fun!

Just thought I'd step back a moment and make a few "executive decisions" regarding this new blog o' mine - synchronize it, if you will.  (pingback! pingback!) First of all, NO POLITICS! That's right, this will be one of the increasingly rare places in the blogosphere where you're welcome, no matter how far to the … Continue reading A few ground rules, plus pingback fun!

Quick update, with exciting stats!

Hey everyone - hope you're having an exciting Eclipse Day! We didn't get a whole lot of drama out here in Southern California. Yeah, the light seemed to dim a bit, but um, it's cloudy, so that might've had something to do with it. Anyway, first bit of exciting new: I'm in the '30s!! The … Continue reading Quick update, with exciting stats!

Exercise: alone or with others?

This morning, before my husband woke up (but after the cats ... they always wake up first), I went out in the back yard, and did my own cobbled-together version of a morning workout. First, I held my arms straight out from my sides, and slowly brought them in, one at a time, to my … Continue reading Exercise: alone or with others?

Time to get out of the armchair!

I've always been a bookworm. When I was in third grade, my teacher, Mrs. Sleeper, told me, in that exasperated tone of voice that only teachers-on-the-edge know how to muster, that if I was ever in California during an earthquake, I'd probably read right through it. (Which was actually pretty prescient of her, when you … Continue reading Time to get out of the armchair!

On organizing a new blog

Well, this is the first time I've responded to one of the daily prompts offered here at WordPress. And it's very timely, too. As you may have noticed, this is only my fourth (or is it fifth? I've lost track already) post here at my new blog, and I'm enjoying going through all the "Learning … Continue reading On organizing a new blog

Finally, some specifics!!

Heh ... was just rereading my last two posts, and noticed I'd PROMISED, at the end of each one, that I'd delve into the specifics of my plan in the VERY NEXT POST! Well, wait no more! A pleasure deferred is a pleasure increased, so this post should thrill you to your very marrow! Here's … Continue reading Finally, some specifics!!

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

Part 2 of How I Got Here

So there I was, on an unseasonably warm day in March. A *weekday* in March. That's important, because I was still trying to stick to the "No S Diet Plan" (no snacks, sweets, or seconds, except on days that start with S). And yet ... even though it wasn't an S day ... it was a … Continue reading Part 2 of How I Got Here