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.