Sunday, April 10, 2011

Losing weight one measly pound at a time.

  Well, I didn't exactly break any records with the exercise bit but I did manage to lose 2 lbs by giving up alcohol and Doritos.  I have decided that Saturday nights are not applicable. That is the one day a week I don't have to feel guilty.

  Today I plan on biking 12 miles. Not because I want to but because Morgan has to run 12 as part of his marathon training and needs a coach today (Dad is working- yes, on a Sunday. He worked yesterday too) and I can't run that far so I am going to bike it with him.

  If I can sustain 2lbs a week, I think I am in good shape to be fit for winter (summer in the USA).

  It is really hard to stay on track when you have a teen aged boy in the house who requires large amounts of food.  It is just too easy to fill the cupboards with chewy bars and chips instead of chopping up carrot sticks and fruit.  Plus, eating healthy is really expensive.  I am saving @ $50 a week though by cutting out the red wine.

  It would have been easier if I were one of those women who lost weight when they were stressed out. I could be a waif by now but instead the earthquake stress just gave me a rash and 5 extra pounds.  Not cool.


  1. Congrats! I think there must be something about the foreign service that makes people lose weight -- I've lost about 9 pounds since starting A-100. But I've still got another 30-35 or so to go, so it's easier at the start then at the finish. More power to ya for getting successful with it while having a teen in the house!

    Diplopotamus from

  2. I agree -- I don't know who those people are who lose weight when they're stressed, but I hate them. =)

  3. Yey for you for losing 2 lb. And, I am with you on the people that lose wait when stressed.