April Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report

April 4, 2016

Seems like punishment to weigh myself on a day known for pranks and practical jokes, but I established my own weigh-in calendar, and weighing myself on the first of every month, including April 1st, is part of the deal. And this is no joke: I’m up two pounds.

Weight-Loss-Chart

I’ve been pretty good lately about not getting bummed at weight gains. I have a lot to be proud of, and I’ve accomplished so much, but this one stung a little bit, if only because  Read the rest of this entry »


December Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report

December 2, 2015

Another month, another weigh-in! Here’s the results after I got on the scale yesterday, as shown on my weight loss chart:

December-Weight-Loss-Chart

I stayed even. Maintaining my weight is always a win, although to be honest, I was expecting a loss, because my exercise this month has been excellent. (More on that in a bit.) Read the rest of this entry »


I Met Richard Simmons Five Years Ago This Month…

January 19, 2015

…so some sort of celebration is in order, right?

Left: Richard and me in January, 2010. I was 402 pounds. Right: Richard with me weighing well over 10 pounds less.

Left: Richard and me in January, 2010. I was 402 pounds. Right: Richard with me weighing well over 100 pounds less.

I don’t really feel like celebrating, though. I don’t know what I’m feeling, to be quite honest, and, to paraphrase a song lyric, I don’t know how I feel about that.

There’s a lot to celebrate, and muddled emotions aside, I am still very Read the rest of this entry »


Kale and Quinoa Salad

January 18, 2015

I was looking through photos when I came across a bunch for a blog post I never wrote. Whoops! Better late than never, right? This recipe is for a super healthy, super easy salad. I made it when I was in Michigan for Christmas. Since it’s not Read the rest of this entry »


January 2015 (!) Weigh-In

January 2, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR! I wish nothing but the best for all of you in 2015. My year started with a kiss at midnight from my special sweetheart:

luna-midnight-kiss

That’s Luna, my friend Tavi’s pooch. Tavi had a little gathering on New Year’s Eve, and I’ll get to that in a bit. First, though, it’s time for weigh-in results! Read the rest of this entry »


What’s in the Crockpot? Part 12

October 10, 2014

It’s been a few months since our game of “What’s In The Crockpot” (check out Part 11 here). Are you ready to play?

WHAT’S IN THE CROCKPOT?

crockpot-with-liner Read the rest of this entry »


My First Weigh-In of 2014!

January 1, 2014

Happy New Year! I hope everyone has a fantastic 2014. Make it the best year yet!

It’s the first of the month, which means it’s time for my monthly weigh-in. I only have a weigh-in once a month because I’ve learned the hard way that if I weight myself more frequently, I start obsessing over numbers, which leads to undue stress and bad behaviors. Conversely, if I weigh myself less frequently, I start to lose accountability, and that also leads to no good. It was a trial and error process for me to settle on my once-a-month regimen, but it’s been working for me, so I’m gonna stick to it.

By the way, I hide my scale under my bed when I’m not using it (which is most of the time) – out of sight, out of mind!

I weighed myself this morning, and here’s my weight loss chart with the results:

weight-loss-chart-january-close-up

UP TWO POUNDS. Given that it’s been the holidays, I’m pleased that Read the rest of this entry »