Thursday, January 17, 2008

I'm in the 130's! Yaaaaaaaaaay!

I had such a crazy-busy day yesterday that I didn't get to share the news. The news is ...

I'm in the 130's! Yaaaaaaaaaay!
I'm in the 130's!

I'm in the 130's! I'm in the 130's! I'm in the 130's! I'm in the 130's! I'm in the 130's! I'm in the 130's! I'm in the 130's! I'm in the 130's! I'm in the 130's! Yaaaay!

I'm in the 130's!

I'm in the 130's! Now you go, sir!

I'm in the 130's! Yaaaaay! Yaaaaaaaay! Yaaaaay!

Right. I'm sure you all think I've lost it, and that is probably true. In the way of explanation, let me offer this:

... because for some reason my reaction to seeing my long-awaited number on the scale reminded me of that skit. Don't ask. I can't explain it.

Anyway, this will be my last post this week. I'm going out of town for work late this afternoon. I expect I may be back in the 140's when I return, what with eating out for every meal and air travel and all, but I'm prepared for that. I'm bringing workout clothes, and I'll do my darnedest to make the best food choices I can. Whatever I gain I'll take off again in a snap when I return, so why stress, right?

I will miss all of you! Good luck, be strong, stay the course!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A letter to the scale

Dear scale -

Why, why are you toying with me so? Haven't I been good to you over the years? I change your batteries, I visit you daily ... we're close. You and my husband are the only two who regularly see me nude.

What have I done to deserve this persecution?

I know. I know that a week ago the numbers were higher, and I should be happy with the information you give me today. Looking at the 142.0 number vs. the 140.6 number should satisfy me. But I'm not satisfied. I'm just not, and that's that.

At heart, I even know that you're only the messenger. I won't kill the messenger. Although I'm tempted to throw you out the window, I'm not going to do it. Windows are expensive. Er, um, *cough* ... I mean you're too valuable to me, and I know that what you're telling me isn't your fault.

But I have a problem. Late this week, I have to travel for work. I'll have to find a way to be healthy while I eat out, and I'll need to find a time and place to get some exercise when I'm away from home and away from my gym. I'll be away from my online blogger support system. Upon my return I'll be dealing with all the repercussions of those things while at the same time retaining water from the air travel.

What's the bottom line? On Monday when I visit you, I'm not going to like what you have to tell me.

So here's the deal. Could you please give me some good news this week? Something, say, in the 130's? Next week might not be so pleasant, so how about we make this week a week to remember?

It's a small request. Think about it.

With all my love,

(Thanks to Amy for the air travel water retention link above.)

Monday, January 14, 2008

Stop toying with me.

The scale is messing with my head. Look at that weight over there in the sidebar! Look at it. 140.0 lbs again. I'm so close to the 130's I can taste it!

I know that once I hit 139.x I'll jump up into the 140's a few times (with the daily weighings the scale goes up and down), but I'd so like to see that 13x.x number. I know I'm getting close to my goal, but seeing a 13x.x number would make me feel even closer.

Although, I was looking at my old weight info from when I was at goal, and I realized that even though in theory my goal is 135, I liked the way my clothes fit when I was at 132-133. I'll see how I feel when I get to 135; I may have a little further to go than I thought.

Even so, I'm getting there.

Come on, 130's!

P.S. Did you notice? I added a sidebar full of links to other blogs. If you've commented in the past you should be on it, and I also added links to some other blogs and sites I've enjoyed. If I missed you, let me know.

I may pare down this list later, but for now the more the merrier. Oh, and feel free to link to me off your site, too. I've really enjoyed connecting with everyone. I've been floored by how supportive the blogger community has been to me and to each other. It has truly made me feel like I'm not in it alone. You guys are amazing.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

It just might work!

I had to share.

From: Husband
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2008 3:59 PM
To: Female Friend, Male Friend, Wife (me)
Subject: Calorie Calculator

According to this, I need about 2,500 calories per day. Woo-hoo!

From: Female Friend
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2008 4:08 PM
To: Husband, Male Friend, Me
Subject: RE: Calorie Calculator

Yer calorie counter SUX! Females don’t even get the option to eat 2500 calories a day!

If I started exercising a little bit, I could work my way up to 1900 per day. Uhm yah… I think I’m in trouble. :-)

From: Male Friend
Sent: Thursday, January 10, 2008 4:13 PM
To: Husband, Female Friend, Me
Subject: RE: Calorie Calculator

If I knock off 20 years, increase my height by at least a foot, and consider myself “very active,” I can have 3,450 calories a day.

Pass me a brownie!