Wednesday, April 2, 2008


I decided in January that this must be the year. That '08 would be the year to lose the baby weight. I've gained 100 lbs. in the past 5 years (not collectively, but with the 2 pregnancies) and have lost roughly 70 of it.

I've lost 10 lbs this year so far.

I've got 33 lbs to lose. Give or take 5.

I feel better than I have in a long time. I don't feel panicked. I don't feel like I'm really dieting. I'm taking it slow and making permanent (I hope) changes.

I've fallen in love with the blog of a fellow WW points counter. A nice girl who counts her points and eats them too. Who takes gorgeous pictures of the delicious foods she makes and shares them with us. I live vicariously and dream of cooking such things, while I eat my turkey sandwiches and low fat pringles. Even if you are just looking for a healthy recipe, or a great food site, you should take a look.

I've started and deleted a personal health blog twice. I just felt like I was only whining, more than anything, so have decided to share those thoughts only in my personal journal. Only I know the internal joy that is always there. Only I know that a bad day is just that. So I journal the old-fashioned way. It's helping me learn about myself, and I find it's better that way.

It's all better.


Michelle said...

Good luck to you on your goal!

jen said...

you go, girl.

Mimi said...

Good luck -- my husband lost 25 pounds a year and a half-ago in a major 12 week lifestyle blitz. And yes, the hard part is realizing that the changes are *forever*, but I can tell you, he's a changed man. So happy, less self-conscious, more energy, more fit. And less crazy about food. He keeps me honest, it's great! 10 pounds down -- that's really something to be proud of. Well done!

Twinny said...

We're here for you OM! And its good to get those thoughts down, even if they are less than positive. It helps to see where you've been and how you felt, because it motivates you to move forward, I was sad to see your other blog go. It made me feel a little closer to you and better able to give support!

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Beck said...

I'm trying to view it as making healthy food choices and not as depriving myself of food that I - wah! - want to eat. Exercise is my big problem. Because I am lazy.

Anonymous said...

Holy cow that's me!

Thanks for the mention! :)


nikkis30by30 said...

Ok..... who deleted their comment?!?!? LOL!!

So happy for you. I would really like to sit down with you sometime to learn this stuff. I can't afford to actually go join, so maybe I could learn from you and your sis?? Cool? Have your people call my people!!! ;)

Hey.... I haven't told you in a while.... just wanted to say.... LOVE YOU LOTS!!!!!

Midwest Beach Girl said...

Good for you. I miss the other healthy blog (mainly due to the fact that it alleviated some boredom) but you do what you need to do. Stay Healthy!