Thursday, November 9, 2017

I Bet You Were Wondering

So, I bet you were wondering what happened to me.
Well, I'll tell you. An old blow hard, Sea Witch named Irma. Needless to say, my eat-style program, temporarily, went by the wayside.
I'm just now, sort of, getting back to it. Not quite there yet, and I haven't done a weigh-in since before the ole Sea Witch blew through, but I will get one done soon.

Thursday, August 31, 2017


Well, that excitement over 189 was short-lived. I jumped back up to 193. I knew this was going to be a struggle from here on out. I imagine I'll be doing a lot of jumping up and down.
The weather hasn't helped at all. Extreme heat and humidity has kept me on the boat, in front of the fan, and not very active.
We'll see how the next weigh-in goes, as I am doubling my efforts until I get back on track.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Little More Gone

So, two days ago I did another weigh-in at higi. I am now down to 189 with 44 to go. That now makes 60 gone!
Now, I have a bit of complaining to do here, so if you don't want to hear it then stop reading now.
I'm not into health bars, health shakes, or energy drinks. However, Weight Watchers makes this snack called Salted Caramel Brownies. Way overpackaged for just 6 small, square brownies but soft so I could eat them.
Unfortunately, our store discontinued selling them.
Why are all the snack offerings at grocery stores for weight loss always items that are harder than a rock to chew? Everything seems to contain some kind of nut and they all advertise as crunchy. These Corps have no creative or imaginative skills at all.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Slow Going....But Going

Well, last time I weighed in was at 191. I'm not struggling with my eat-style program, but the pounds are really resisting eviction. Ha! I'll take them to court, if I have to! hahahaha
With Summer's arrival (hot weather and high humidity), my meals have gotten very simple. I have developed a smoothie I really like (low-fat choco milk, ice, vanilla greek yogurt, tablsp. PB2, Chia Seeds, 4 tblsp. old-fashioned oats, a banana, and about 6-7 white choco chips). I will have that about mid-morning or just before the noon hour. Sometimes, I will I have a glass of juice early in the a.m. I drink water during the day, and dinner is either a simple tuna sandwich of low-fat mayo with tuna straight from the can on Sandwich Thins or I buy a rotisserie chicken and put bbq sauce on sandwich thins with slices from the chicken, along with a cup of low-fat choco milk. Sometimes I will have about 1/2 cup of low fat cottage cheese with it, too. Snacks are my seafood bites, watermelon, a low calorie pudding cup, or a Weight Watchers salted caramel brownie. Not all at once - just my single choices for a snack.
I know I'm going to need to go to the gym soon to get on the stationary bike or treadmill, but the heat and finances at the moment are preventing it. I think when the finances become better, I'll go. The heat won't be a problem as I need to take a cab to the fitness center, and the center has a/c.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Up and Down

Well, I've been waffling up and down again. 196 to 194 to 196 again.
I'll be doing a weigh-in later today. Will post next time around.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Half Way There!

I've reached my half-way point of 197. Whoohoo!
So, I thought I'd post my before and 1/2 there photos.

See any difference? About a year apart.
I had to get new pants....finally. I got tired of paper clipping the front of the old ones to keep my britches from falling down.

So cool!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Guess My Posts haven't been Posting

Apparently, my last 2 or 3 posts have not posted.....and they weren't saved as drafts either. Oh well, they were short and sweet.
My metabolism has kicked in again....albeit, slowly. I am one pound away from my first goal (200), but that was last week. I am heading out later to do another weigh-in, so I am hoping it shows I've reached my first goal.
If I have, then I am only 3 pounds away from my half-way point.
People keep asking me how I am doing it. 
All I can say is that I've cut out soda, red meat, and sweets, an occasional light beer or two (sometimes, a mimosa or two)....okay, we're talking, maybe, once a month or more here on the alcohol. Essentially, only when we go out or attend an event (which isn't often). I, also, portion control, and do little things like go for a low-cal or fat free product at the grocery store. I look for meal recipes for dinner that are 300-400 calories or under (remember to portion control, too.).
I wake up in the morning and have a glass of 100% (no sugar added) juice. About 11 am to noon, I have a small (not the large tub) Chiboni Vanilla Yogurt peppered with Chia seeds. about 2-3 pm, I have a tuna sandwich (usually on a burger bun spread with low-cal mayo, and solid white tuna on top. Simple, as I'm usually busy doing things in the afternoon. 
Dinner is a low-cal or portioned controlled main dish (usually involves turkey, pork, or chicken) with some kind of vegie (unless the recipe includes the vegie). 
Some of the main dishes include chicken taco's with homemade taco seasoning, or turkey burgers seasoned with Todd Wilbur's Fuddrucker's Copycat Seasoning recipe (See Top Secret website).
Sometimes, I will make a Richard Simmon's recipe (love that Baja Lasgna), or a pork loin roll with vegie's. I always have a glass of low-fat Chocolate milk with dinner, and take one vitamin pill and 2 B12's. We live in an area wher the noseeum's are horrible, and I get bit up. The B12's help keep the bites to a minimum.
So, that's all I'm doing. I think the chia seeds help a lot, too. Love those things!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Lost Again and Have a Cold

Well, the title says it all. I lost, again, the two pounds I gained, and am sick with a very bad cold, too.

Monday, January 30, 2017

A Pause of Loss

Well, I hit that "pause" that I talked about in a previous post. I went down to 203, but came back up to 205 - and stayed there. No down.
So.....I did something that I haven't done for a number of years - I walked. Almost a mile. From the marina to the grocery store, taking three rest breaks and stopping at the Post Office to mail some bills and the fitness center to check it out and inquire about cost. I did take a cab home, though, because I had groceries. And I didn't eat a thing - no stopping for snacks, etc. Not bad for someone who four years ago, when we first arrived in the harbor, was walking with a cane.
Plan on doing it again as long as the cool weather holds out.
I planned on the fitness center when I reached that level of losing weight where it tends to stall. So, sometime this week I'll get there and use the stationary bike, and whatever else they have for shrinking hips and stomach. 
And I'm wearing a pair of old pants right now that I had to paperclip to keep them from falling down. hahahaha

Monday, January 9, 2017