So this happened: Womp, womp. The past few weeks have been less successful than I'd have liked, and I think this is due to both travel and eating out, plus a lack of focus due to distraction. So this week is focused on getting back on track. For instance, I'd planned to meal prep yesterday … Continue reading Week 12: Wrong way!
Week 10: Hitting a milestone
I'd originally planned (and perhaps even stated) that I'd post weekly weight loss updates. I didn't post an update last week because of family matters (see my previous post), but I did more or less manage to stay on track. Given the circumstances, though, I'm certainly not beating myself up for eating on the go … Continue reading Week 10: Hitting a milestone
My sweet sister, Shari
My sweet sister, Shari, passed away today at age 57 after a battle with liver cancer. Cholangiocarcinoma, to be precise - bile duct cancer. It hardly seems fair that someone so young should be taken so soon. When I think about Shari, I realize that I don't have one negative memory of her. Throughout my … Continue reading My sweet sister, Shari
Week 8 weight loss update
I'm so far behind posting this, but better late than never, right? Week 8 was a good one - down 17.6 pounds! I've also started making a more intentional effort to move. I've been going to the gym to get some time on the treadmill, if for nothing else than to close the exercise ring … Continue reading Week 8 weight loss update
Week 7: Feelin’ good.
The sinus congestion I've been fighting finally eased up, so I felt pretty good most of last week. I didn't meal prep, so I'm going to extoll to virtues of Progresso Light soups - tasty but filling, and low in calories. They were wonderful lunches on the fly! I'm happy to say that I'm down … Continue reading Week 7: Feelin’ good.
Week 6 update: too social for my own good.
I'm a day late posting this update because I was busy socializing last night. My friend and old roommate was in town, so I went to have some drinks and spend some time with him. It was good to see him, and also to meet some of his old friends. However... I had been social … Continue reading Week 6 update: too social for my own good.
Week 5 weight loss update
We received the official "construction has started" email on our new house! If the weather holds, we'll progress from a gravel pit to a poured concrete slab by Wednesday. I haven't shared much about this, but we're building a townhome about ten minutes from our current location. We'll be just across the state line in … Continue reading Week 5 weight loss update
Week 4 weight loss update
I'm in an exceptionally good mood this evening. My weigh-in this morning was excellent: I might've felt a little disappointed last week, but I'm for sure feeling good about my progress this week! A little after 4 today, my friend HJ (or Sister Mary Hubert, for those who follow me on social media) texted to … Continue reading Week 4 weight loss update
Chickpea & Potato Curry
This week has felt very long (due to work), yet somehow Thursday has snuck up on me (also due to work). Jose's childhood friend Luis and his two daughters are visiting, so getting ready for houseguests made the first few days of the week pass by quickly. After seven years of renting this horrible house, … Continue reading Chickpea & Potato Curry
The honeymoon is over (or, week 3 weight loss update).
Week three was not quite as successful as the first two weeks. In fact, I somehow managed to come out ever so slightly heavier than at the end of week 2. Is that disappointing? Yes, just a tiny little bit. I feel like I've been making the effort, and it's always disappointing when something doesn't … Continue reading The honeymoon is over (or, week 3 weight loss update).