Friday Five – Let the Holiday Food Fest(s) Begin!

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you're looking forward to a perfectly scintillating First Weekend of October! At my little church, we're looking forward to our annual Parish Family Festival, which basically means FOOD FOOD FOOD! Yours truly will be baking not one, not two, but THREE of her fantabulous Key Lime pies tomorrow, and they … Continue reading Friday Five – Let the Holiday Food Fest(s) Begin!


Happy Monday! and an Exciting New Diet Breakfast Idea, patent pending!

First, and most importantly, my Weekly Weigh-in: 228.9 I'm in my 20's, y'all! Yippity skippity!! I haven't been in this decade for ... well, for a decade! When I got married in 2007 (late bloomer, long story), I weighed 220 pounds, which was definitely way too much. But the thing is - it was still … Continue reading Happy Monday! and an Exciting New Diet Breakfast Idea, patent pending!

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!

Weekly Weigh-in: I’m losing – but where is it going?

The good news is, I've lost again - this week's weigh-in is: 231.7 Which is great and glorious! I certainly don't mean to sound churlish. It's just that I'm a bit puzzled. See, I'm also checking my measurements - waist, hips, etc. - as well as the pounds. And none of those measurements has budged, … Continue reading Weekly Weigh-in: I’m losing – but where is it going?

The First Temptation of Me!

It's a thorny question amongst diet gurus: do you completely avoid fast food, or just try to keep it in moderation? Well, I'm here to tell you that there's no easy answer. And today, I had my first (but not last, I'm sure!) major food temptation since starting this calorie counting stuff. See, there's this … Continue reading The First Temptation of Me!

A somber Weigh-In Day

I'm going to keep this a bit short, as I'm on my way to a 9/11 observance. However, it's a good number this morning - ready? 233.7 Last week was 235.1, so that means I'm right on track for losing the sacred one to two pounds a week, as recommended by all the top legit … Continue reading A somber Weigh-In Day

Breakfast of Champions

You're SUPPOSED to have breakfast. Right? You've heard it before, I'm sure. "Breakfast is the most important meal of the day," "dieters should NEVER skip breakfast," etc., etc. Yeah, we get it. Only what we HEAR, with our "fat ears" (TM Shannon Sorrels) is, "Go to Denny's and have the Monster Slam! And don't skimp … Continue reading Breakfast of Champions

Happy Monday – it’s Weekly Weigh-In Day!

I know, I know ... I said Mondays would be Weigh-In Day. And I will, I swear! It's just ... um ... [shuffles feet nervously] Well, come on... it's Labor Day! AND I had cake for my birthday (thanks, Elaine!). AND last night was the big "Twin Peaks: The Return" finale (no spoilers, but trust … Continue reading Happy Monday – it’s Weekly Weigh-In Day!

One Year From Today – The Official Beginning!

Okay (deep sigh) - here we go: This is me - today - on my 59th birthday (looking like Gordon Cole's female tulpa, if you ask me!). My current weight is: 235.6 One year from today - September 2, 2018 - God willin' and the creek don't rise - I intend to have lost 50 … Continue reading One Year From Today – The Official Beginning!

Tomorrow is B-Day!

That's right - tomorrow is my 59th birthday, and the OFFICIAL start of my one-year effort to lose 50 pounds by my 60th! Also tomorrow, I'm going to ask someone (probably my long-suffering husband) to take a couple of good "before" photos of me - one from the front, one from the side. I'll post … Continue reading Tomorrow is B-Day!