Saturday, February 19, 2011


Got on the scales at the crack of dawn this morning...and I have lost 5 lbs from my down-and-dirty-carbo- busting-quickie-diet this week.  It's affirming to see the numbers MOVE.  Of course this week just affirmed for me that changing WHAT I eat is a critical key point in my success...and one I've wanted to ignore thus far.  So I'll need to make some adjustments in my food choices-although I'm not ready to get on the no-carb bandwagon-I GET IT:  fewer carbs, more momentum.

On another note-this is my BDAY Weekend!!!  Hubby gave me $$$ for clothes shopping and I bought new pants, tops, and jewelry at some cute, trendy stores (that I had been avoiding in my previous chub-state) and then he bought me some REAL running shoes.  Of course I had to take this week off due to sore knees, but I'm actually looking forward to getting back on the asphalt to try this "running thang" again...  who knew I would ever be someone who would say that?!?  Laws-a-mercy...

Band living sure does give a gal some new things to think about!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Tandem-easier said than done

So I've started a low carb diet this week.... on Valentine's Day, for gosh sakes.   Which meant that I had to contend with hubby's cupcakes, the girl scout cookie delivery, and students bringing me a warm from the oven cinnamon roll from the culinary arts classroom....ARGH!!!  Which just goes to show that there is NEVER a "good time" to diet.  So yes, I've been pretty grouchy with blood in one eye and piss in the other at the thoughts of losing my precious carbs.  But  I just keep reminding myself that missing out on a few sweet/salty snacks is not like a DEATH or something.  And really I am pretty desperate to startle my sluggish metabolism into MOVEMENT.  This had better work....dammit.  So I am veering between determined and pissy-two unpredictable emotions at best.  I also have to maneuver the faculty luncheon tomorrow.  But I am determined to do this 5 day challenge to prove to myself that I have what is takes to manage both exercise and dieting in tandem (I tend to focus on one at a time, to my detriment).  So we shall see how this experiment in denial goes....  I hope to have positive results to publish by Saturday.  And a better mood to report as well!

BTW-my knees are KILLING me.  I took off 2 days from running but it hasn't helped.  Tonite was brutal.  Tips for newbie runners are sorely needed...!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

BYOC! A lil late...!

It’s time for BYOC – Bring Your Own Crazy. Five little questions that you can copy and paste into your blog in an effort to get to know each other better and to give your brain a blog topic break!

1. What piece of clothing can you absolutely not live without?
Love love love my hubby's red plaid bathrobe!!!  As a matter of fact, it's not his anymore...because I wear it from the time I come home til bedtime.  I know...not super sexy-but super comforting-like a bear hug and massage in a single piece of clothing.  However, it is a lil awkward to answer my doorbell...

2. If you could go back in time for just 24 hours, where would you go and why?
I would go back in time to ancient Rome and watch a gladiator fight, take a dip in the Roman baths, walk the markets, drink the wine, gorge on olives and cheese, buy a stola and sandals, go to a wedding, spy on the emperor, join an orgy (kidding!)...and try and get a glance of Caesar (for sure!).

3. If you could change one feature of your looks, what would it be and why?
I wish I had narrow feet-not these wide paddles.  But then I would probably own a 5,329 pairs of shoes!  C'est la vie...

4. What things do you enjoy or only do when you’re alone? (All you perverts out there….try to resist the obvious answer here).
Reading, for sure...
Computer stalking...ain't it fun?!?!

5.  Week in blogland:
Reading (daily!) and sharing some...need to work on commenting!!!  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Skinny B*tch!

That's right-you read that right.  ....DRUM ROLL!!!...  I am wearing size 12 jeans now!!!  Okay-there is a lil muffin top going on, but I can zip and button and sit in them.  Another 5 lbs and the muffin top should be gone.  It is soooooo rewarding (and motivating) to be here... at last!  These jeans are a symbol of my hard work as well as new frontiers to come...  Just gotta keep my eyes on the prize and keep fighting the (never ending-sigh!) good fight.

On another note:  I'm not sure where this came from...  but I RAN three times this week during my daily walks...  Who knew?!?   I am not going to examine this too much but just enjoy this new found burst of energy.  I think I have awakened the inner skinny b*tch.  And she wants to come on out and kick this fat girl's ass in the mall parking lot.  Now that I've lost 28-30 lbs, it looks like she wants to be the boss of me.  I'm not sure how this is gonna play out...but for now she can stay for awhile at least!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

I did it...

I kicked January's ass.  My goal was to exercise for 31 straight days.  AND I DID IT, DAMMIT!!!  And ya'll...not gonna totally sucked some days when it was cold or raining or snowing or I was bitchy and tired and on the... well, you know.  And homework was always waiting when I returned just like the sink full of dirty dishes and the light blinking on the voice mail.  But hey-that's life isn't it?  It never cuts you a break.  And although I just love to bitch and moan and complain...and trust me, I pouted plenty...there's a tiny part of me that actually started to like the peace and freedom of putting in my earphones and slamming the door on the chaos of daily life and letting my feet and mind wander where they will.  On the bad news front I have not lost weight in several weeks now.  But my clothes are looser, my tummy a lil flatter, muscles more toned...  And I am proud of that.  Yes, I have further to go, more goals to make (more on that later...), more lbs to wrestle.  But today, I rest.  And celebrate my victory of mind over matter.

Here's to new horizons in February!