Thursday, September 10, 2009

Daily Weigh In

224.4 lbs.

What I ate today:

1/4 of a bagel, toasted with butter
fresh fruit
two mini pastries, one of which I decided was gross so I didn't eat it after the first bite
1/2 giant streusel-topped muffin

leftover hot and sour soup (with crunchies)
half a serving of mu-shu chicken
several slices of beef with broccoli
three cookies (glutton!)
and, of course, diet Coke

guacamole and chips
several bites of a vegan black bean and rice burrito

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


First things first: Daily Weigh In - 225.4 lbs.

I knew things weren't going to go well when the first thing I wanted this morning was sugar. Breakfast was a plain bagel, half with cream cheese and the other half with butter.

Ok, that's not as bad as it could have been, you're thinking, right?

Yeah, just wait.

At lunch all hell broke loose:
some sort of smothered chicken with
artichoke hearts
followed by a mini croissant with butter
cobb salad
a walnut brownie
an oatmeal cookie
AND a diet Coke. You know, 'cause it has fewer calories.

Then 2 mini Almond Joys

Dinner was a little more on track:
Cobb Salad

At least I walked home from work.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Daily Weigh In


What I ate today:

raisin bran with skim milk

beet salad
grilled ham and cheese on cranberry walnut bread

small bag Cheez-its ( I love those things)
diet Coke

grilled shrimp caesar salad

two mini Almond Joys
one raspberry tootsie pop

Well, I did ok till the end there.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

Daily Weigh In

Back to 226.

Also, still boring. Sorry.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

All I want to eat is watermelon and guacamole. Not together. Just one right after the other.

Maybe it is just because it has been so hot and those are really refreshing foods. It is a bit of an odd combination of cravings. But soooo tasty. Eating soy crisps for dinner, as I'm not really hungry for anything. Except guac and watermelon, which I already had for lunch.

My god this blog is boring. Whose idea was this? I'd better start doing some crazy things like going on wild diets (no thank you) or picking up smoking as a diet aid (as if coffee doesn't make me crazy enough).

Ok, well, my job is certainly helping in my quest to drop some weight. I was stuck at court yesterday trying to deal with that same judge as before, and I was only able to have a bottle of water for lunch. In the meantime, he kept me running from office to office, floor to floor to try to get another order signed. No wonder I dropped half a pound yesterday. Which I will put back on by finishing this stupid bag of soy crisps.

Whole Foods Soy Crispettes in Sea Salt, per serving: 120 cal.; 3g fat; 8g protein

I just ate 420 calories. And some grapes.

At least it wasn't an entire bag of cheetohs and some birthday cake.

Daily Weigh In

I thought I was holding steady at 226, when today I weigh 225.8.

It's slow going, but at least still going down.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Daily Weigh In

226.8 lbs.

Guess not eating dinner the other night worked out ok.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Daily Weigh In

227.4 lbs.


And I didn't even eat dinner last night.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Daily Weigh In

226 lbs.

I'm switching from weekly to daily in order to keep more focussed and honest. I've got to do something more. My joints ache all the time, my feet hurt terribly and I really think it is because of my weight. It is NOT rich and fancy to waddle around in pain every day. I have to fix it.

The next phase of my plan is to join a gym with a pool so that I can swim - a great full body workout with no impact on my sad, sad joints.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Weekly Weigh In

Holding at 228.

At least I didn't gain anything.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Weekly Weigh In

Ha ha!   228 lbs.  

I think I sweated all those pounds off.  It's rather warm here.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

what you eventually get when you keep eating salad:

Oh yeah, that's a bug.  I thought about eating the salad anyway, but I called the restaurant and they brought me another one.  I felt guilty throwing it away, though.  Bug = Protein?  Is it really that bad for you?

Monday, June 22, 2009

Weekly Weigh In

230.8 lbs.  

Somewhere along the line I lost another 5 lbs.  How?  I have no idea.

I was craving hot dogs so badly that I finally gave in (my sister called to say:  "WILL YOU JUST EAT A HOT DOG ALREADY?") and bought some all beef reduced fat Hebrew Nationals.  Very tasty.  And then?  I got a headache for three days.  

Way back when, I had these "three-day headaches" a lot.  I also had them all the time when I lived in Los Angeles.  But in the old days, I decided on a whim to be vegetarian for a while, and the headaches all but disappeared.  Coincidence?  I really don't think so.

In other news, guess what I've been craving the last few days?  No, not a dog.  SALAD.  I had a salad yesterday with tofu in it that was SO GOOD I could not stop till it was gone.  It barely had any dressing, it was extremely healthy and uncharacteristically satisfying, for a salad.  I got mediterranean salad for lunch today.  It was supposed to have, among other things, hummus and spicy pita chips.  It arrived complete with stuffed grape leaves, grilled eggplant and...Nacho Cheese Doritos.  What, is this Iceland?  

Monday, June 15, 2009


I REALLY want to smoke a cigarette and drink a margarita right now.  Or a beer.  A beer sounds good.  And a hot dog.

I think I'm going to have to join Overeaters Anonymous.  Seriously.  I just can't seem to control myself for any longer than a few days.  I mean, how much food does one person need?  Not over 2,000 calories, I can tell you that.  

Perhaps I need a hypnotist.  Someone to convince me I want salad instead of mexican food.  Or a hot dog.  With mustard and relish.  And onions.

I do have to say I feel better if I don't eat meat, bread or sugar.  My mood is better, I sleep better and I generally am able to deal with life better.  So why would I want to eat cheese or toast with butter (oooh, butter!)?  Why does my brain think that will make me feel good, when I know from experience that it will only make me feel good for a little while?  I know that later I will feel sluggish and gross and my stomach will be upset and I'll be all "Tums!  Where are my Tums?!"  

Damn immediate gratification.  I'm stuck in an abusive relationship with it.

Monday, June 8, 2009

hanging in there

So! Update!  

Oh, the struggle!  Every single day is hard, to be vegan, sugar free and gluten free.  I have not been successful a lot of the time.  Some days I am vegan and gluten free, some days I am sugar free, some days I am none.  But that's ok, I think.  Every day I keep trying, and I think that is better than just letting go and shoving anything and everything down my gullet.  Although that sounds like a tremendous amount of fun.

I have not lost any weight since my last weigh-in, but I haven't gained any either.  I am walking to or from work most days.  The other day I had to go pick up something for work and I chose to walk.  In the rain.  By the time I was done I was soaked, but I got an hour's worth of exercise.

I might only be hanging on to the tail, but I'm still on the horse.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

it looks like two pigs fighting under a blanket...

Guess who walked to and from work today?  

Oh, it wasn't me.  I'm sure someone did, though.  That's why I asked you to guess.

JUST KIDDING!  It WAS me.  And this means that I actually got up early enough to do it (7:30 am), so it was a major feat.  

Actually, the feat is two-fold:  I got up early and also got up the nerve to wear my yoga pants outside of my apartment.   And that really is a pretty big deal, considering the size of my posterior.  
The pants, they are clingy.  My behind, she is large.

Now, I could walk to work in my work clothes, but then I'd be really gross and sweaty by the time I got there.  And it is no fun to go through the day trying to keep your arms at your sides so that you don't offend anyone with your sweaty armpits.  No, it's just best to walk to work in yoga pants and a tee shirt and then change at the office.

Also, if I didn't walk in the yoga pants, I wouldn't get all the delightful comments.  For instance, this morning on 51st and 6th, I got "Oh, Mami!"  And then on 48th and 3rd I got a grunt.  Of appreciation for la derrierre grande?  I'm not sure.   On the way home this evening, I got "(something unintelligible) pants!" from a classy gentleman driving by in a Jeep Cherokee.  I'm not sure if it was an "excuse me ma'am, you look quite shapely in those pants" or "pardon me, I am looking for a birthday gift for my wife who is really into yoga - where did you get those pants?"  Yeah, no.  I'm pretty sure it was something to the effect of, "hey, bleepy bleep, how did you get that bleeping bleep into those bleeping pants?!"  

Ah, New Yorkers.  Charming.

Can't wait to do the whole thing all over again tomorrow.


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

there's sugar in them there cannollis...

How do we celebrate losing three pounds?  By eating a bunch of carbs.

Good job.

In the words of Yogi Berra, I slud.  It all started with a glass of wine and just went downhill from there.  Otherwise, I was doing very well.  Then there was the hot dog incident.  This was closely followed by a coworker who promised to thank me for a favor by bringing me a cup of coffee.  When she left it on my desk, she thoughtfully left a cannoli next to it.  

Cannoli = Disaster=Tums.

Oy.  Well, lesson learned, hopefully.  I will just get back on the horse, and be strict.  And then maybe this tummy-ache will go away.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Weekly Weigh In

Today's weight: 235.6 lbs

This week's weigh loss: 3 lbs.

Comments:  Um, YAY!

Monday, May 18, 2009

I have been on this sugar-free, gluten-free vegan cleanse.   I've been doing pretty well.  My favorite thing is that removing the white sugar from my diet has really helped stopped the cravings for the most part.  One exception, though: I have been dying for a hot dog for the last several days.  But no biggie - there are lots of different brands of vegan hot dogs available, so I didn't think I'd have any trouble finding some that would help stave off the hot dog craving.

So hey, guess what the third ingredient of every single vegan hot dogs is?  WHEAT GLUTEN.  The very thing I am trying to avoid.  So I had to make a choice between gluten or meat.  I chose meat.

Now if you'll excuse me, I need to check and see if my Tums are gluten free.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Hey, guess what?  I've already lost weight!  Turns out all I have to do is start a blog about losing weight and the pounds just melt right off!


I weighed 242 last night in my clothes and all, but this morning I weighed myself after my shower and was down to 238.6.  Surely the towel weighs .6 lbs, right? 

I did ok today for my first day, although I got a slight headache and hit a grumpy patch around 2:30 or so this afternoon and declared that I hated my job.  It was my blood sugar talking.

I also didn't wake up early enough to walk to work, so I walked home from work instead.  It worked out just as well.  The goal is actually to walk to and from work every day, but I think I might have to ease my poor feet and knees into that one.

I forgot to say yesterday what my goal weight is.  I want to lose 112 lbs from the 242 I thought I was last night and I'm hoping to reach that goal in a year.  HOWEVER, I reserve the right to change both goal date and weight at any time in the future, so don't say I didn't warn you about that.

But as for today, I've lost 3.4 lbs.  So it was just my yoga pants - I'll take it where I can get it.

Monday, May 11, 2009


I weigh 242 lbs.  

I didn't want to say how much I weigh, but I don't think I can successfully lose weight and blog about it unless I am honest with myself and the entire internet.  So there you are.

And here I am.  242 lbs.  I do have a plan, though.  I will start tomorrow by doing two things:
1) sugar detox
2) I am going to walk to work in the morning.

Wish me luck and check back in to see how I'm doing.  I'm hoping you will help keep me accountable.  And away from the doughnuts.