Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Weekly Check In

I had to be on the run all day yesterday. Well... kind of.

As with most companies, my husband's requires lab work done every year or pay a higher insurance premium. Me... I'd pay it. I don't go to doctors. So bright and early yesterday morning, off I went on an empty tummy and no morning fluffy to get blood drawn. Everything went well, except their scales do NOT agree with mine and NOT in a good way. hehe

But I'm sticking with mine...

This week I'm still at  184.

But I didn't go up!

I won't be having the big Thanksgiving dinner. Nice, quiet alone time for me. So that should help.

As you enjoy time with family tomorrow, remember....
You can eat most anything - as long as you do it in moderation.

After dinner - take a walk! You'll be proud of yourself.

Thankful to be on this journey

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


What a beautiful day in the Ozarks. The sky is what I call 'puzzle perfect'. You know, that blue sky you find in all nature puzzles. Granted, it's only 24 degrees outside but I am cozy warm in my rural home.

I stepped on the scales this morning. Because my husband weighs the Thursday after he comes home from the boat and again on the Tuesday morning as he's getting ready to leave, I've started using Tuesday as my Weekly Weigh-In.  Now that doesn't mean I'm not checking the numbers throughout the week. But Tuesdays are weigh-in day for me.

When we checked the scales last Tuesday before he left, I weighed 189! Accckkkk! That was not going to be a permanent number in my life.

This morning I stepped on the scales, and after moving the cat off (she's a tubbo kitty and I DID NOT need her help), The pretty red numbers came up.....


I've lost 5 pounds in a week! I don't feel hungry, I haven't been counting calories. I've just been watching my portions and avoiding the high-caloric foods (like the cheesecake bites my sister left her last weekend).

I'm not pushing for 5 pounds the next week, though that would be AWESOME. I'll be happy with three.

Let's see how things go. But whatever happens, I'm just going to...

Enjoy the Journey!

Monday, November 12, 2012

MONDAY Musings

Good morning!

Even though it was a crisp 45* here in the Ozarks this morning, the sunshine lends promise to the start of a great week... and so did my scales.

A week ago I weighed my heaviest EVER! I was soooo not happy. I clocked in at 189.  Umm NO! NOT an option.

So when Bob left on Tuesday, I kicked right in to eating the way I always do when he's gone and I lost 3 pounds. I'm now back to 186. That's a long way from where I want to be but it does solidify in my mind I CAN DO THIS! And so can you.

I went 'window' shopping in a western store the other day. First off, I have a major interview coming up in three weeks with a prominent entertainer. The current wardrobe options will have to suffice. I'm thinking dress Jeans and a nice blouse will work.

But at some point I want to get to Texas... the heart and soul of my freelance business. I'll need something business-casual befitting a journalist mixing and mingling with artists, producers and club owners. Jeans and pretty blouses are only going to get me so far.

As I had not one but three sales ladies helping me pick out a wardrobe I'd already warned them I wasn't buying... yet, I realized something very important. Although I don't think I'm an ugly duckling in this pond, I know I want to dress better. That requires losing the weight, toning up and ultimately being able to enjoy my resurrected career.

A walk through Dillards drooling over my favorite designer's new handbags didn't help. :-) A girl has to accessorize!

And the journey continues...

Thursday, November 1, 2012


For those of you who've not checked out my profile and see that I have other blogs besides this one, I have another blog called the Cauldron Cafe. I am an earth-practicing Witch. I am of Celtic descent so it stands to reason.

Samhain - you know it as Halloween - is our New Year. It marks the end of the growing season, everything going to rest for the Winter and preparing for rebirth in the Spring. The new year is also a time for us to look back on the past year, count our blessings, and say goodbye to another year of trial/ error/ achievements. Once that is done, we look ahead to the coming year. We search our hearts for what we'd like to achieve in the coming months, make our requests and begin the process with earnest.

So here I am.

Though I'm not sure how, I've managed to gain 10 pounds back! WTH is that all about?! So with the new year, and a new promise it is even more important that I not just try but DO what needs to be done to SUCCEED at my GOAL.

I'm spending some time today determining what I really want this blog to showcase. I think it should be more about my journey than just pounds gained/ lost and workout routine - though those things are important to share as well.

I had plans for what I wanted to do here but just not enough hours in the day- especially as my freelance business has begun picking up steam.

So all I can say is, with Cher and her determination always at the forefront of my mind, here I go.

And this time...