Saturday, October 31, 2009

Why a woman almost got squished today...

I am bored. I am hungry. Bad combination. I just want to eat everything in the cupboard. I haven't worked out yet. 

Mostly,  along with the hungry/lazy, I am still internally ranting over an encounter I had at the Bread Garden today. I was in line to order my tasty spiced chai tea (no milk in this stuff, but still good), and this tiny woman walks in and just goes in front of me! When the next barista was available, she pipes up to pay for her coffee. 

I think: Um, excuse me, rude much
I say: "I was actually waiting in line here." 

Stupid little bitchface turns to me and says, "I actually pre-ordered, and I need to pay. I am late for work." 

I think: Oh, you pre-ordered! You are late for work! Why didn't you say so! Oh, my yes, please jump in front of me! Your time is so very obviously more precious than mine! Ohh I was not impressed. 
I say: "Well, it looks to me like you just jumped the line." I think: Don't make me step on you tiny person

The barista is now looking at us all confused,  and miss pushy-pants is trying to give her her debit card, so I say: "Go ahead and help her, it's obviously really important." 

Arg! What I really wanted to say was, "Why the heck did you STOP FOR COFFEE if  you are LATE FOR WORK!?!? Are you that fucking stupid/addicted to caffeine?!?" Also, "Regardless if you called in your freaking order or not, if there is a lineup at the counter, you WAIT in line!! What, are you new?!?"

There it is.  My fruitless rage against stupid, rude people. 

Don't worry, I will work out today, and I won't eat the contents of my cupboard. Oh, and I will get over my impotent rage. Honest.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Which witch is which witch?

Today was SO FUN! I got to dress up in my witch's costume and get stared at all day! Lol, seriously, it's hilarious to see the kids faces as they encounter me. Invariably, I get a few, "Mrs. C, is that YOU?" Considering the makeup takes five minutes to do, it's a great reaction. I add to the costume every year, so it's just getting better and better. I started with the wig and hat, added the gloves, then the cape, then the stockings this year. Next year? Who knows!

The whole ensemble

Close-up with a lil' bit of Boris the spider

Close up of the makeup

Playing with the settings

Well, this witchy-woman is still weighing in at 180. Past experience tells me I will stick here for a bit. The ol' bod let go of those 5 lbs in less than a week, and now it's due to get really miserly and hold onto the poundage. I just pray that I don't end up with another month-long plateau! Better go sacrifice another small animal to the weight-loss gods just to be sure. Hmm...althoughhh...since they are gods of weight loss, maybe they'd prefer a nice twinkie sacrifice. Those things are pretty evil anyway, right?

I have to say am a disappointed girl today. I was hoping to accompany my friend as she enjoyed her kick-ass b-day gift from work. The radio station she works for gave her $400 for an exclusive boutique hotel in downtown Vancouver. The plan was to get a room and have dinner at the fancy hotel restaurant. No go though. Halloween festivities have booked the restaurant solid, and they want, like, $700 for a room tonight. Greedy bastards. I hope we can make it work out! We were gonna get all dressed up and hit a club too. Pout. 

Did I mention that I am afraid to shop in strange stores? (And by strange I don't mean stores that carry strange things, like two-headed moose, or cadaver toe tags.) I'm sure some of you "losers" out there feel the same way. I am used to NOTHING fitting me in "regular" stores. Now, I am smaller, but I still fear that I will pick up the largest size, and it still won't fit. That's just a frustrating and depressing fact I need not know at this time! I am trying to hit one or two new stores here and there. The Gap is a new one for me. I know they have bigger sizes, but I never bothered before. Guess we'll see what happens in the next new store. BE BRAVE TAMMY!

Ok, that's all for now. Hope everyone has a fantastic Friday, and a spooktacular Halloween!

Here's a silly little poem I wrote for y'all. :)

 Beware witches and goblins and what BUMPS in the night! 
 The ghosties and ghoulies will give you a fright! 

 Take caution, be safe and ever aware
 Of things that can give you a Halloween scare

If you see in the dark a glow all ghostly white
Simply run, my dearies, and duck out of sight

If you hear the the moaning of some shambling thing
Speed away, get far from that terrible din

If you take care to not let out a cry
Those beastly creatures will pass you by

But if you do slip out a frightened peep
Back over to you those apparitions will creep

They'll give life to your most blood-curdling nightmare
So beware this night, my dearies, beware! 

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Fashion forward and 180lbs today!

I am totally being lazy and posting this email I sent one of my flogger friends. I know, I'm terrible! And did I mention lazy?

I can't believe I've lost (now) FIVE pounds after being stalled for so long. It really goes to show you that perseverance is the key. For me, having a very concrete goal is important too. In my previous attempts, I would always just try to "lose weight" and not really know how much. I'd lose until a) I felt I looked ok, or b) I got tired/bored with it. The weight loss would last a little while, but then I'd just go back to all the old habits. This time I know my exact goal, and the weight I want to stay at. All I have to do is get there and then figure out what I need to do to maintain it! Easy, right? Pffft. Having only 10 lbs to go is a bit scary/daunting because moving into the maintenance phase is where things can fall off the rails. I hope I can find a balance with eating and working out. 

Yup, so there it is. That's the #9 secret of my so-far success. I actually have a goal! And, wanna know another secret?

I am really going to make it.

Oh, and one more pic I want to share with you. Hee's from work today. It was "I can't believe you wore that!" day. I really can't believe I wore it. 

I just thought of something...if I had seen this pic a month or so ago, I would be wondering who photoshopped my waist to make it look like that! 


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

The not-so-secret of my success

Can I just tell you that I did a big, internal WOO HOO this morning when the scale read 181!! (internal because the husband was very thoughtful I am) Finally, the pounds are leaving me! Buh-bye poundage, don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out! You are the houseguest who lingered far beyond what is acceptable for common courtesy and then drank all the coffee, used all the clean towels, complained about the food and then hogged the freakin' TV. And that's just plain RUDE.

I maybe kinda sorta cheated a little and took my Tuesday weigh-in number for my Monday weekly update. But it's FOUR POUNDS! I gotta take that. 

That being said...a small family emergency kept me from working out this eve. I hope the downward trend can still continue! I did well for eating today (and darn it if I am not hungry now after mentioning food! Bugger!). I was telling my mom earlier all the things I do differently now, I guess my "secrets" to success. They go a little something like this:

1. I eat smaller portions with more veg.  My plate looks so different now than before. I've done this for 7 months, and I honestly don't think I could eat more at dinner if I wanted to! I put this seemingly paltry amount of food on my plate, and it fills me up! Wtf

2. I snack only on healthy foods. I don't eat cookies or chips or any junk as snacks anymore. I eat fruit, veggies, applesauce or almonds. 

3. I don't eat after dinner. Yup, it's hard sometimes, but I don't. Well, see #4. :) I drink tea if I get hungry. Mmm gingerbread spice! 

4. I give into that choco craving in a VERY controlled way. I have these little squares of dark chocolate that are 30 cals. The awesome is that I don't seem to have a problem only eating one or two for dessert. I savour them...let them melt in my mouth slowly. Mmm

5. I try to drink lots of water. Hard. To. do. 

6. I exercise 5-6 days a week for 1/2 hr doing cardio and weights. 

7. I don't give up even when the freakin' bastard of a scale spits back the same numbers day after day after day after day for a MONTH. 

8. I blog. I get to throw this stuff on the page and then receive lovely words of encouragement from some seriously fantastic people. Love it. Love you guys. 

39 lbs down. I know I could have done more to lose it faster, but this is what works for me. I don't feel deprived or starved or crazy with this lifestyle. I don't call it a diet. I can't. If I call it a diet, I will one day go "off" my diet and gain it back. This is my life. This is how I eat and live. Period. 

Oh yes, and good news! I heard from Sugar-Free Cupcake, and her blog is here. Hope you will check it out! She's doing a lot of great things to maintain a healthy lifestyle...very inspiring! 

And slap my ass and call me Judy, if I don't have another new follower! Helloooo Heidi from One Step at a Time!  This gal is a runner!

To Runners

 I bow down to the fleet of foot as
 Mine seem weighed down with lead 
 And slowly upon the earth I tread
Lol...sorry, lil' poetry moment there (teaching it to my gr. 10 class and it just seeps in). 

Later y'all...and in the immortal words of Canadian funny man Red Green: Keep yer stick on the ice. 

Monday, October 26, 2009

Much ado about a lot of stuff (sorry to Will S. on that one!)

Oh my much to say! 

I had a GREAT weekend of hanging out with friends, going to the mall buying clothes, watching a movie. You know, my favourite things. But, there was some bad mixed in there. 

Bad #1: I didn't work out Saturday OR Sunday. Lazy, lazy.

Bad #2: For some reason I was possessed by a demon whilst passing by Mrs. Field's in the mall, and instead of buying TWO mini cookies to splurge on, I bought SIX. Frickin' A. I told the lady two semi-sweet, and then she was like, "And?" So I felt COMPELLED to mumble out four more. It's six for $2 something, blah blah blah. So I figured, no problem, I'll just share with my friends who were meeting me. I ate two. Mmm so good. Then ok, I'll eat one more and leave three. Then, well, there's two of them, so who would eat the third? I did, of course. Fuckity. So I tried to give the other two to my friend, and she said, "Later". Later didn't come, and I ended up driving home with those little fuckers in their stupid paper bag. YES. I ate them. I ended up eating all six of those stupid tiny cookies. I was trying to figure out if that'd be the equivalent of two normal-sized cookies. Maybe 2.5. Ugh. 

Anyway, in the grand scheme, not a really big deal, right? I just hate to slide backwards after that interminable freakin' plateau. 

Ok, what else? 

Some good! 

Good #1: I bought size 12 jeans at the Gap! Woo hoo! They say 31 waist, but that's a big fat laugh. Mine's 34.5 these days, and I fit in 'em! I could never wear their jeans before because they don't make size 14 or 16 in long. Nope, only the 12s. Happy day for me on Saturday when I tried on the 12s and they fit! Woo hoo! As my flogger friends say, it's a NSV (non-scale victory). That's the second store in which I can buy a size 12 jean (first being Old Navy). 

Good #2:  New award! I got this from the fantastic and beautiful (seriously, go look at the girl) Coley at Sugar Shakes.  

I think the dealio is to pass it on to five people and tell six things people don't know about me. Hmmm. The five people is easy. The six things, not so much! I am pretty much an open book, and not that interesting! Lol...honest. Ok, I try.

1. I wore my PJs to work today. No really. 

See? Ok, it was Spirit Week at school, and I think it's important for teachers to show their school spirit and participate in this stuff. I decided my sock monkey should accompany me because, well, he's awesome.

2. I like teenagers (not in a creepy pedophile-ish way, ya freaks). I enjoy teaching my students, talking to them and getting to know them. Sure, some can be idiots, but so can a lot of adults. I think they deserve a lot more credit than they get. 

3. Guys may think big boobs are fabulous, but I find them annoying and burdensome! I am so going under the knife one of these days. Clothes don't fit properly, back hurts, and I have permanent shoulder grooves. Yeahh....that's sexy.

4. I have a lot of grammar pet peeves. It bugs the ever loving shit out of me that, for some reason, people on the internet can't figure out the difference between:

SERIOUSLY NOW! I learned this shit in elementary school!! I know I murder the language pretty well, but I do so with full knowledge of the rules. If I make a grammatical mistake, it's usually a stylistic choice. Not to say that I am perfect! Far from it. I rarely, if ever, proofread anything I write on here, either. This stuff is just so. Very. Basic. Oh, and please, for the love of Pete, NEVER put a comma in front of because! 

5. I am super anal about taking the most direct routes to places. I hate the idea of backtracking or going a way that has more lights than another. I know. Weird.

6. I have eaten the same cereal every morning for seven months. What can I say? It's just that good. That's the Kashi Go Lean Crunch, btw. 

PHEW! That was hard. Hubs tried to get me to put "good in the sack" as #1. Thanks babe. 

So onto my five beautiful blogging peeps. The lovely ladies from:

Last, but not least...Good #3: A new follower! Welcome to Sugar-Free Cupcake! I don't have a link just yet. I thought I checked out her blog, but I don't see it added to my list, and now I don't see a blog listed. Maybe I dreamed said blog? Hmm. Sugar-Free, if you read this, do you have a blog I can link to?!? 

Ok, I am off to work out. Seriously needed at this point! 


Work out done! Felt good...hahaha. Actually, I think my body does miss the exercise when I don't work out. Traitor. 

Friday, October 23, 2009

Do you wanna know?

So sorry to have kept you waiting for the news. I know you've been suffering. The anticipation...that pins and needles feeling zipping through your body. You've been thinking nothing else since last night. Did she? Did she lose weight after this lonnnng month? Will she finally stop whining about this stupid plateau?!?? 

Ok then! I think I can officially say that I have


Holy crap on toast, it has finally happened! The scale confirmed this morn that it wasn't, in fact, being a sneaky, lying, dirty bastard after all! I do believe I am now 183 lbs. 

All I can say is PHEW!! So glad that interminable plateau is finally done! Kaput! Finito! OVER! 

To celebrate, I am posting some pics to update y'all on my progress. My dear friend, Troy, has offered to photoshop me up some fancy side-by-sides, but I have yet to get my shit together and send him the pics. 'Till then this is what you get. 

But before we get there, I'd like to extend a warm welcome to my latest follower, this  hardworking gal who is only 15 lbs (maybe less now!) from her goal weight! Yay for you! You look awesome, my dear! You all probably already know her since she has a great many lovely followers. I am glad to be among them now to catch this last part of her journey. :)

Did I say pictures? Here they are! 

One of my new "work outfits." Oh the purple. 

Hmmm. Wrinkly. FD you got somethin' for that? :P

Uh oh, purple shirt gone!  (I know, tragic)

This was hard to post. Um yeah. Still have some poundage to go! 

Got tired of taking own pictures. Oh, and another wardrobe change! 

Last one....gotta do the side view! Annd we found the flash, I see! 

Thursday, October 22, 2009


I don't want to jinx anything here, and I maybe should have saved this info for a blog tomorrow night, buuuttt...

 I think the scale moved today!!  

Shh! We must only speak of it in whispered tones as to not let the scale know we are onto its downward movement. Plus, I'm not convinced of the "reality" of this weighing until I see it at least two days in a row. 

So did she lose...or did she not? 

Stay tuned to find out! 

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Just call me the Energizer Bunny

The scale in its predictable predictability read 185 this morning. And yesterday morning. Maybe it's broken. Uh huh. Just a broken scale, folks. Nothing to worry about. Yeah, I wish. 

BUT I am still doing my thang over here. I am not giving up. Nope. Not even a little.

 So all you floggers out there better suck it up when you see a plateau 'cause I'm going on week five here, people, and I AM STILL GOING!! And going...and going. 

I had a culinary adventure this evening. I bought this big container of organic baby spinach all trimmed up and washed, and I had some with dinner this eve. I mixed in some of my regular bagged salad as well. It was good! And maybe this is a coincidence, but my larger salad seemed to fill me up more. I didn't eat a lot of food, and I was pretty full. It was a little disconcerting, actually. So, bring on the baby spinach! 


Weight: the eternal 185

Exercise: 40 min. (kinda hardcore)


Monday, October 19, 2009

My Plateau Has Plateaued and other riveting tales of sameness

Yup, that's right. One month at 185. Wheeeeee! How I love to see that same number over and over. So stable, so reassuring. Like whatever changes in the world, I know I can count on that ever fixèd mark. It is my constant. My north star. 

How it makes me want to scream. 

I KNOW I have to do something different to get out of this ever-so-obvious three-mile-deep rut. I KNOW my body is just plain used to my same-old, same-old workout. Yes. I get it. But fuck me if I want to do anything different! I hate exercise, and getting on that damn bike is a battle every time. I just want to sit on the couch and not move. But I do it. I get on the thing and pedal and lift my weights for a minimum of 30 minutes nearly every day. I hate it, but I do it. 

Yeah, I am whining here. I can hear you now. Well, Tammy, if you want to get out of your rut you have to change it up! You have to get out of your comfort zone! 



I don't know what I am going to do, but this shit has got to change. 


I have been trying some "sprints" in my workout. I'm doing 1 minute of hard pedaling at level 4 (challenging) intermixed with a few minutes of medium pedaling with no weights and medium pedaling with 15-20 reps of each of my arm exercises with weights. I do about 8 different arm exercises. I did four sprints through my 30 minute workout and 4 sets of the arms. *Phew* I was winded, sweaty and felt my heart rate was much more elevated throughout the workout. I still finished up with my sit-ups and leg lifts. I actually felt nauseous at the end! that a good thing?

Anyway, I thought maybe doing this more challenging workout might nudge my body into letting go of some weight! Time will tell. 


Thursday, October 15, 2009

Sucky Stucky

Still stuck stuck stuck. Stuck. Stuck like mud that sucks your boots off your feet. Stuck. Huh...stuck rhymes with suck...and this surely does. 

I gained 5 lbs overnight after Turkeyfest 2009 and then lost it again the next day.  I dare not try to figure out the crazy shit my body does. And where does that leave me? Oh yeah. Stuck.

Things I am proud of despite being in this gluey, muddy flypaper:

1. I ate well all week.

2. I exercised every day despite being sick.

So there ya go. Only the gods know if this will do anything to unstick me. Here's hopin. 

I was also thinking that I will take the leap and say that I am officially a size 12...I own three pairs of pants in that size and a skirt in an 11. Yeahhhh! For an amazon like me, that ain't so bad! 

Stats for the Day:

Weight: 185185185185185185185185185dammit185185185185185185

Exercise: 40 min.

Monday, October 12, 2009

And the award goes to...

Is it only Tuesday? Can't it be Friday? Let's all just agree it's Friday and make it be, k? I shouldn't complain, really. I had a great weekend,  I'm no sicker today than I was yesterday, and I worked out today. AND I received this lovely award from the beautiful Coley, one of my favourite bloggin people. :) Thanks Coley!! 

Along with the award comes a little work, as usual. :) So here are my honest answers to some questions...using only one word (if possible). 

Answers to questions:
1. Where is your cell phone?  bag
2. Your hair? lonnnng
3. Your mother? best
4. Your father? missed
5. Your favorite food? pizza
6. Your dream last night?  crazy
7. Your favorite drink? Diet Coke (caffine free)
8. Your dream/goal? security
9. What room are you in?  livingroom
10. Your hobby? reading
11. Your fear?  failure
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years?  
13. Where were you last night?  Mom-in-Law's

14. Something that you aren’t?  organized
15. Muffins? choco chip

16. Wish list item? treadmill

17. Where did you grow up?  haven't
18. Last thing you did? showered
19. What are you wearing? pj's
20. Your TV? flatscreen! 
21. Your pets? insano-cat

22. Friends? amazing!
23. Your life? content

24. Your mood? relaxed

25. Missing someone? always
26. Vehicle? POS
27. Something you’re not wearing?  underwear :P

28. Your favorite store?   Ricki's
29. Your favorite color? hmm....deep red

30. When was the last time you laughed?  minute ago
31. Last time you cried?  last week
32. Your best friend? well loved
33. One place that I go to over and over?   crazy town?

34. One person who emails me regularly?  Troy
35. Favorite place to eat?  Boston Pizza

I would like to pass this award on to:





And to cut the estrogen: 

Carlos! (yeah, pretty sure he won't do the question thingy!)

 I also wanted to share with you some pics from the past that are less scary. These ones come from circa 1997, a few years before the husband came into the picture. I had gone up to 200 lbs at university, and lost about 30 at this time. 

I think here I am about 5-10 lbs down from where I am now. 

ahhh friends

We were cute then...and still are! 

I miss those legs...sigh.

Here we are dressed up to break hearts. Don't judge the was the ninties! (OMG is that my BELLY?!)

Week 24 and lots of turkey!

Happy Thanksgiving to all you Canadian people out there! With Thanksgiving comes many a food pitfall. I think I fell into one. I didn't eat THAT much, but I had TWO different dinners. One at my mom's and one at Jason's mom's. Ugh. Tonight I feel really full. There was this brownie pudding devil concoction for dessert that just KILLED me. Otherwise, I don't think I did toooo badly. I even worked out today despite feeling very run down and crappy from this cold I am getting. I felt like I really had to do it, since I didn't work out Friday or Sunday. I really had fun with my friend Ashland this weekend though! 

On Saturday we went up to Golden Ears Provincial Park and did a 5k walk to some falls. The astute and long of memory out there, may remember I did this hike near the beginning of my blogging journey. We went with my sis and her kids and even had a picnic by the river. Nice. :)

Cool thing...don't think I look like the "Fat Girl" in the picture! 

Lovely walking trail.

Three amigos! Ground was c-c-cold though! 

Buds for nearly 30 years. :)

My favourite view on the trail.

Finally, the falls! 

Sunday we headed off to visit Ash's old family friend and his family. Very nice people. Then she left for Washington, and I started Turkey Dinner #1. Mmmm

Me and hubs after dinner. We don't look TOO stuffed! 

So now I sit, a bit overly full from the devil brownie thing...feeling a bit crappy, but still mildly happy since I did manage to work out. Here's hoping the scale gods don't punish me for my weekend transgressions! Speaking of transgressions, take a peek down the side of my blog, and check out some truly cringeworthy "before" pics. These were really hard to post! The one is from my little stagette...and I had just lost 20 lbs. I knew I had a ways to go, but MAN I didn't think I was that big! The second picture is the only one I have from my really big days. Yes, there I am 75 lbs heavier than I am now. I have no words.

Tomorrow...back to work and back on track. Love to all of you blogging and flogging buddies out there. :)

Stats for the day

Weight: 185

Exercise: 35 min.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pictures that haunt...

I was perusing Jessie's blog yesterday, and read how a photo triggered her weight loss journey. Then today, I found a bunch of pictures from the time around my wedding. And oh my god. I. Look. HUGE! What a shocker those pictures were! If I had a scanner I'd show you the hideousness, so perhaps you should just thank me for sparing you. If I had looked back at those pics, they surely would have inspired me to slim down! Really shows me how far I've come. And that wasn't even my heaviest. I think I was 30 down from my heaviest there. Makes me kinda glad I don't have pics from back then. *Shudder* It also makes me want to reach my goal even more and NEVER look that way again! 

That's all I have for today...toooo tired  to type more. If you don't hear from me for a while, it's not because I don't love's because I'm too busy having fun with my friend this weekend! Whooo! Pics will be forthcoming, I'm sure.

Later gators.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Weight loss is:









Therefore I am:



Put out.





Ok, now that I've exhausted my thesuaral skills...can you guess what's going on with me? Still stuck at the big fat 185. Seriously irksome. Crap, used that one already, didn't I. I am not eating bad foods or too much food...I am exercising. Blahh. I know that some will say I need to change things up...but I don't enjoy the change! I like my bike and weights. Ok, like is a strong word...I tolerate my bike and weights. I think my body is freaking out because it hasn't been this weight in about 10 years. Crazy! 

Fear not, though. I plan on keepin' on. I will be challenged this week 'cause I have my friend Ashland visiting (the friend I saw this summer at Long Beach). So happy she is coming! I just won't likely be doing my formal exercise. But this crazy gal is like six, no seven months pregnant, and she still wants to go for a hike. Don't worry, I know an easy one! Still, it will be exercise, so I'll take it. 

So I will be the one writing in all caps and abusing the heck out of the exclamation mark as soon as that scale starts moving again. Watch for that. :)

Stats for the day:

Weight: you guessed it...185

Exercise: 40 min.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Week 22...23? Did I miss a week? Fudge.

Ahh...finally. Things are slowing down enough so I don't want to scream or pull out my hair. A relaxing and very lazy Sunday contributed greatly to my current state of serenity. I also got to spend the day with my honey and headed out to see Zombieland, which was quite a hoot. Blood, zombies, more blood and humour. Gotta love it. 

I have been on the workout train all weekend too...including this evening despite my decided lack of desire to do anything but apply ass to couch. Damn, I am good. 

The other highlight of my weekend was buying some size 12 jeans at Old Navy. The 14s I bought in late August were literally falling off my ass. I know some of it was stretch because the 12s are ti-ight. Getting better though as I wear them. I guess they look good 'cause I got another, "Wow, you've really lost weight," at work today. :) Yeah, I have! 

Well, not much lately. Still stuck at the big 185. Guess the bod want's to hang onto the next chunk o' me for a while longer. Oh well. I will just keep on keepin' on, and we'll see if I can't wear down those bastard scale gods. Yes. Yes I will. 

Stats for the day:

Weight: 185

Exercise: 40 min.

Friday, October 2, 2009

I'm sorry, but Tammy can't come to her blog right now...

 She's in an exhaustion coma brought about by working herself too hard, blood loss from too many paper cuts from filing, hand cramps from typing too many emails (not to mention a bad case of an overblown sense of drama along with a high degree of whininess). If you leave a comment at the end, she will read it appreciatively when she regains consciousness. 

Boy, I can't tell you how relieved that the slow death march of this week is finally at an end. I am tired of running around putting out fires and dealing with FILES and PAPERWORK only to have to turn around and teach all my classes. Darn those needy kids. Gotta like, teach them stuff. Yeesh. :P 

On a brighter note, we are really enjoying our new, lovely flat panel TV...42 inches of full on HD glory. Ahhh....breathe in the the beauty. Hubby is super happy 'cause he can play video games in HD. Yeahhh. Bring on the high def. carnage....or not. We've just been rocking the Beatles on Rockband, too. Gots alllll the toys now! 

Things are going well...eating is good, exercise is good. I did cop out on exercise another night...ate way too late and had a full tummy. Can't exercise on a full stomach...makes with the barfyness. I am trying very hard to exercise the rest of this far so good. 

The scale isn't moving, which is pretty much par for the course for me. I know that it gets some down to see no loss or a wee gain, or whatever, but, honestly, I think I'm used to it now. My body likes to stay at the same weight for a week, sometimes two before letting any more go. Stingy bugger, it is. I have been doing this long enough to realize that if I just keep doing what I'm doing, I will lose again. This is really what's keeping me from giving up. It's funny, but I really haven't thought about giving up at all. I have 15 lbs to lose, and that is what I will do. I'm not killing myself, or depriving myself at all to do it either. I wouldn't be crazy enough to say that it's easy, but it's not really that hard. I just have to be consistent and remember to keep those portions down and keep the junk out of the house. 

Hope everyone has a fabulous, relaxing weekend of bliss and the scale gods smile upon all my flogger friends. :)

Stats for the day:

Weight: 185

Exercise: 45 min.