Wednesday, January 30, 2008

New Ticker...

I've decided that my weight loss goal for the year is going to be small and simple. I'll be happy with losing another 10% of my weight this year, and preferrably getting out of the obese category. To that end I have created a new ticker and put it at the bottom of my blog. (Two tickers at the top got a little annoying since you HAD to scroll down to actually see a post!)

The new ticker I created takes me from my 2 January 2008 weigh in to 185.5 pounds. Thats a 22 pound loss, just 1.5 pounds over 10%.

While I sincerly hope that I stay on track and do better than this, I want to keep my goal low and simple. That's slightly less than I lost between 7 February 2007 and 2 January 2008 (23.5). I would have looked as far a January, but that was what I could see when I checked my total tracker record. If I make it that low, I should be able to make it. However, I hope that I break it fairly early and get to expand on it.

Now, the cool thing about this low goal that I only realized over two hours after making it and deciding to tell the world, is that this breaks down to only a 1.95 pound per month loss. So I'm well on my way to meeting it with a 2.5 pound loss for January! Now I just have to keep this up for the next 11 months!

An Unexepected Surprise

I lost 3 pound this week.

I was shocked speachless at weigh in. I was expecting a gain! I was expecting the gain so much, that I did a couple of things to even ENSURE it this morning, so this was really spectacular!

1. I wore a pair of different pants. The only other time I have worn these to weigh in I posted a gain. I'm also fairly certain these weigh more than the pants I usually wear. (I was planning to wear the usual ones, but didn't see them this morning.

2. I weighed in at the OTHER scale at the WW center this morning. I have NEVER shown a loss weighing in at this scale. Although I know they weigh the same. I usually weigh at the other one because I prefer the lady that mans it.

One of the reasons I actually expected a gain was that I went a bit off base this week. Never very far at a time, but I did this often. I was going to go to the gym last night to make sure the gain wasn't too bad, but I was sick yesterday. And I guess the decision to carry my own supper to my DnD game on Saturday night instead of eating pizza was a good idea. I also felt good knowing that I wasn't the only one deciding against pizza! (Another girl in our group is doing Weight Watchers online and she and her beau had hit one of the sandwich shops on their way into town. Also, my best friend Dee had a big salad instead of pizza.)

Well, I hope everyone is having a great week!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Dear Me...

Or You.

Amanda, over at What about your hips, wrote a wonderful post earlier this week.

She wrote herself a long letter asking what was wrong with her and telling herself that she could go on. This is a letter that could easily be addressed to anyone, especially myself. That being the case, I really wanted to share it with all of you.

Go check it out!

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More Wardrobe Issues...

Apparently there is something about me that affects clothing. Of course, this time it is something of a nice thing.

Because I moved to a slightly warmer climate from where I grew up, I haven't bought, or really worn, any heavier sweaters for a while. All the ones I have are from highschool. Today, since it's been cold, I decided to wear one of my old sweaters.

When I got to the office a coworker jokingly asked me when I was due. This sweater is huge on me! (It was probably a bit big in high school too. I used to wear my clothes loose to cover up the fact that I was fat. Yeah, like you couldn't tell anyway!)

So, now I will have to go through and clear out several of my old sweaters. Most of them are in fairly good condition, but they are too big. I kinda dread going through them to be honest. I love sweaters (even if I don't live in a climate to wear them anymore!). The only good thing I can come up with this is that I will be freeing up a decent chunk of space in my second closet. (It's a small closet, but the sweaters completely fill it up!)

I will see about donating them to a used stuff store up in Tupelo, MS, that runs to support veterans, probably. Who knows, I might even manage to come up with enough between that and some other stuff to itemize for my taxes come next tax season...

Friday, January 18, 2008

Good Thing...

I didn't make a new years resolution to be a good blogger. I have done an awful job so far. But it has been an busy year for me already.

Classes are alright so far. My sociology teacher is interesting and my MIS teacher is making kus study DOS.

I sprained my ankle Wed night. I get to blame it on a friend of mine because I was looking for an old textbook for him at the time! He did say he was sorry though. I was rather surprised by that.

Well, I gotta finish up with work. Talk to y'all later!

--OH, and I lost 2 pounds this week.

Friday, January 11, 2008

Quickie Update

I have faithfully tracked everything since my weigh in on Wednesday morning. And I only went over on my points one day. So I STILL have 34 extra points left for the week. That's an achievement for me. Now I just have to keep it up throughout the weekend!

I went to the dentist yesterday afternoon. Surprisingly I didn't have any cavaties. I hadn't been to the dentist in over a year! However, I have an appointment with an oral surgeon on Tuesday to talk about my wisdom teeth. The dentist thinks I should have them taken out this year sometime. I figured there was no sense in waiting. So we'll see when the oral surgeon wants to do it.

We found out last night that a good friend's mother passed away. She apparently had a heart attack, although I don't know any real details yet. I'm sure he will call and let us know as soon as the arrangements have been made. We'll probably be heading down to the coast at some point this weekend to see him and his dad. I woudl appreciate it if you could keep him family in your thoughts.

Well, I had better get back to work. We've been crazy busy this week. Y'all have a wonderful weekend!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008


I gained either 1.5 or 2 pounds this week. The nice WW lady forgot to write the info in my weigh in book, and I wasn't paying all that much attention at the time to what she was writing in my folder. She was a bit busy this morning. There were at least 10 people there to weigh in when they opened. There's usually one 4 or 5, and I was the only one that is normally there. The rest were people I didn't recognize.

I plan to hit the gym tonight. I'll probably just hit a bike for a while. It's time that I get back to going though. I haven't been going for a while, and I need to. Exercise is good for me, so I should take advantage of my gym membership. Josh has Aikido tonight, so I will probably go with him. I'll take a book with me. That way I have something to actually do while I'm on the bike.

Otherwise things are going fairly well. I'm surviving my return to work and have already picked up my school books for the semester. Or, at least, the ones I know about.

Back to work now. Talk to y'all later!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Happy New Year!

Sorry I haven't been around. I got online twice over the holiday. Once to check my mail and once to look up something for a DnD character. I decided that I needed the time away from a computer.

I had a really good holiday. I got new clothes. Which I desperately needed. I even lost a half pound the week of Christmas! I stayed the same this week though.

I never did get my Christmas cards in the mail. So I'm sending them out tomorrow ( or the next day) as Happy New Year! cards. Life just got a bit away from me and they never got finished. I feel bad about it. Oh well. I'm not perfect.

Now I had better get back to work. Nearly two weeks off makes things a bit busy!


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