Rhymin’ Monday Weigh-in: The Plot Thickens (and so does the blogger)!

Yeah yeah yeah, I admit it: two potlucks in one weekend is probably NOT the best strategy for someone who's actively trying to lose weight. As proof, I offer you the following evidence: 186.2 Yeah, the weight went up a bit! Not surprising, and I'm NOT worried about it (much), because I know the rest … Continue reading Rhymin’ Monday Weigh-in: The Plot Thickens (and so does the blogger)!


Friday Five: Now we’re cookin’ with gas (and Spam)!

Happy Friday, everyone, and BOY, have I got a busy day ahead of me! I'm doing a LOT of cooking for two big events this weekend. First, tomorrow (Saturday), Mr. 50by60's side of the family will be getting together to celebrate a bunch of birthdays. I should explain that Mr. 50by60 is one of SEVEN brothers! … Continue reading Friday Five: Now we’re cookin’ with gas (and Spam)!

Weekly Weigh-in, post-potluck edition!

Good morning, everyone! How was your weekend? Mine was great, thanks. Went to two potlucks, both in honor of some wonderful young people who are graduating from high school, and thus are probably wayyyyy too cool to be reading blogs, fercryinoutloud. Still, Magdalena, Alex, Katherine, Molina, and the others whose names I don't remember (sorry, … Continue reading Weekly Weigh-in, post-potluck edition!

Day 6 – more fun with fluctuations!

OK, so yesterday (Day 5) my weight dipped down to 193.5, a satisfying plunge from Monday's 198.0, right? And yet, in just 24 little hours, I'm back up to: 195.8 Again -- it's a fluctuation, and I'm NOT worried about it, because I'm doing the averaging! Math time again! Well, I'll say it, 'cause check … Continue reading Day 6 – more fun with fluctuations!

Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-In, Humble-bragging edition!

Let's be candid, shall we? I don't always take my own advice. (Yeah, I know, shocking, right?) For example, I'm always pushing the excellent weigh-in strategy recommended by Jay over at aworkoutroutine.com, about weighing yourself every day, then using the *average* for the week for your weekly weigh-in. And it's a great idea! It makes … Continue reading Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-In, Humble-bragging edition!

Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in, Post-Potluck Edition!

Well, good morning to you, friends and neighbors! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! We had yet another church potluck yesterday, this time in honor of ol' St. Nicholas who, in the Eastern Christian tradition isn't so much jolly as ... well, kinda curmudgeonly. Like the late, great Andy Rooney, with correct dogma. So there was lots … Continue reading Rhymin’ Weekly Weigh-in, Post-Potluck Edition!