Tuesday, February 26, 2013


I joined WW Dec 15, 2012 (yes right before Christmas).  It may seem a little strange, but I wanted to do it, and I was afraid I would change my mind so I jumped right it (head first, as always).  Although I certainly didn’t lose any weight over the holidays, I more or less maintained my weight which is more than I could hope for really.  Since then, I haven’t been very successful.  I’ve been inconsistent…losing a couple of lbs at the beginning of Jan, but gaining it back.  I have lots of excuses, but they’re just that, excuses…and I’ve got lots, but not worth mentioning. 
I’ve been down this road with Weight Watchers before….and I’m NOT doing it again.  Lose a little here, gain a little there, and here I am at the same weight I started at Dec 15th. 
#1 Weight in: 239.6… (and you’re thinking like really, you need to include the .6?  Believe me; if I were to lose just that .6 next week, I will have lost over a half a lb of butter, so you’re dam straight I will mention it).
This actually gives me major anxiety to actually share my weight with you, but if I’m going to be real, and I really want it off, what better way than put it all out there. 
Goodbye 239
PS.  What do you think of me not logging my food here on the blog?  I’m not sure how realistic it is to write everything down, on top of logging everything into WW.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

The last few days my food intake has been very good as far as good goes for me, but I have to wonder if this would be good in a person’s world who doesn’t struggle with food? 

Monday went out to lunch with a friend, ate half of my sandwich and a bowl of soup.  It was one of the healthier choices on the menu - a vegan panini with roasted veggies and roasted red pepper soup (toot toot).  Realized half way through that I was full so put half away for later.  Get back to the office, an hour has passed and I go to grab the other half of the sandwich.  What a second, what am I doing?  I know very well that I don’t need this, but I have a huge urge to eat it.  It’s a very physical sensation, like I really want to bite down on something.  As the day passes the urge grows every time I read a stressful e-mail.  I know I have been an emotional eater, but it’s never been so obvious to me.  Yes the sandwich is still on my desk, and maybe I should move it, but I think it’s a good test. 

Close to 3:00, I give into the ‘wich.  I’m not sure if I waited long enough, or if the hunger I was feeling was legitimate enough, but I resisted the intense emotional urge and dove in.  I’m not going to beat myself up too much here, it is after all a vegan sandwich. 


Breakfast –
English muffin with 1 tbsp of almond butter
2 x Coffee w 1 % milk & 1 sugar

Lunch –
Grilled veggies on a focaccia rosemary bread with avocado alioli
Roasted red pepper soup

Snack -

Dinner –
Swiss chalet qtr chicken with a side mash and bun
Side soup

Tarragon and mint tea

2/20/19 –

Breakfast –
granola bar

Snack –
banana & apple

Lunch –
Garden salad w oil and vinegar dressing
Bowl of Bacon, Cauliflower and White Bean Soup...(very good recipe will post another time)

Snack –
Green tea
Mulled cider tea

**don’t feel I’ve had enough to eat today…hence the tea overload

Unplanned snacking –
handful of peanuts

Dinner –
Baked cod, rice and broccoli
chocolate pudding

Monday, February 18, 2013


One year from today and I will be married!  I will be 39 then - it has been a long time coming and I want to enjoy every single second of it. 

My fiance and I love food.  Before we met each other, we loved to cook and well, eat.  Finding a balance with healthy eating and snacking was a challenge on our own, but once we met each other, it was a double whammy!  I now had to deal with my snack attacks and his.  Needless to say, we are both in a bit of a predicament with our weight; we have done a fair bit of celebrating each other the last 3 years, and well we may have taken the eat, drink and be merry a little too far lol. 

I thought a blog would be a good way to record the journey, get some much needed support from friends and family, and hopefully inspire some others a long the way.