Friday, February 24, 2017


Something terrible has happened.  It was mostly avoidable.  I could've said no thank you.  I could've walked away.  But I didn't.  And I am the owner of a box of Girl Scout cookies.  


They are safely tucked away about 4 feet away.  In an effort to NOT eat another one, I ate some of the yummy Weight Watchers Cinna-licious Swirl crunchy snack.  But who are we kidding???  I can actually hear them calling my name from inside the baggie that's inside the drawer.  The pull is too great...


Think about it.  They are only out a short period of time.  So, if I indulge a little, is it really a crime against WW?  Nope.  I will enjoy every crunchy bite.  And when they're gone, they're gone.  And I'm good again.  

Until Nabisco's come back with the Fruity Pebble Oreo's.  Then all bets are off!

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Like Oprah Says...

..."If not now, when?"  Today I bit the bullet and signed up for a tour of a woman's gym.  I love my elliptical and I love my weekly Pilates class but I am just not feeling that it's enough. Depending on how the tour goes and - of course - the cost I will decide whether it's within our budget.  

2 years ago when I began this journey, I was able to do a mere 15 minutes at a slow speed on the elliptical.  Now, I can whip out 30 minutes with no problem.   And now I'm almost CRAVING more exercise!  Say what?!?!?  

That's right.  It's coming up on my 2 year anniversary.  Yes, I thought for sure by now I would be at goal weight.  Yes, I have been discouraged and upset. But NO!  I haven't quit and I haven't given up.  I'm going to get there.  It's just harder than I expected.  I am reminded constantly at how far I have come.  I have managed to keep 50 pounds off.  But those last damn (pardon my French) 10 pounds are hanging on for dear life.

So.  I'm going to try to shake things up a little bit.  See if I can trick my body into losing again.  I have to reach deep and find my resolve to quit sneaking sweets.  Not sure what's wrong with me but I haven't been able to say no too much.  Time of the year?  Time of the month?  Just because it's Wednesday?  Doesn't seem to matter.  I want it.  

Things have to change.  Now.