Category Archives: Weigh In Time

It’s marble time!

This post is going to be uncharacteristically short!  So much to do today and I have to get moving, but I did want to tell y’all that I lost 3 marbles today.  🙂

That’s right – I’ve lost 3 more pounds in the last 2 weeks.  Yay!!!  I joyfully moved 3 marbles over to the “Pounds Lost” jar.  My weight is now 364.  Five more pounds and I’m in the 350’s.  Let’s go!!!

I have to get my day started now, but I will be back tonight with another post I’ve been working on…one that I’m betting y’all can relate to on one level or another.

If you’ve been moving marbles this week, I’d love to hear how you’re doing!  Tell me!!


Sweet Victory!

Where do I start this? How do I say this?? It’s 6:22 am here in the beautiful Lone Star State, I haven’t even had my caffeine yet, and I’m absolutely over the moon excited. Why?

Let’s review, shall we? Yeah, let’s do that!

10 days ago, I came clean about the God-awful number staring back at me from the scale: 378. After losing 50 lbs last year, I’d gained it all back except for 3 lousy pounds. Great. I’m sure some of you can understand the self-loathing that ensued afterwards.

I’d already given up sugar, thanks to one too many foodgasms at the hands of the coconut petit fours and butter toffee my mother-in-law had sent me for Christmas. I was in the process of giving up diet soda AND researching whether Lap Band surgery is an option I want to pursue. Next in line? Try out the pre-op and post-op diets that the surgeon gave me to use after a surgery date is set up…just to see if I can handle it.

Last Thursday, I went on Day 1 of the liquid pre-op diet I’ll have to go on if I decide to have surgery. (Click here for all the gory details.) I decided to postpone the migraine inducing experiment until after the holiday weekend – but I did realize a small victory: 1 pound lost.

Yesterday, I woke up with new determination. I had a healthy breakfast and then left the house to run a bunch of errands. I was gone for hours. I faced a ton of temptations. I was in the grocery store while they were baking french bread. Bastards. I was in Super Target and had to walk by Starbucks. Oh, sweet venti mocha…how I sometimes miss you…until I realize you go straight to my ass. But I digress…

I drove past many a drive-thru window. The scent of partially hydrogenated temptations filled the air. Honestly, I don’t know how I did it, but I resisted it all. Some other force was with me yesterday. My resolve wasn’t just coming from me…it was bigger than me. I love moments like this when I realize that I had many choices to fuck it all up and I didn’t. I was strong.

This morning I woke up, got on the scale, and do you know what I saw? 369.

I’m in the next set of tens!!

Remember that? Just 10 pounds at a time. And now I’m no longer in the 380’s…or the 370’s. I’m officially in the 360’s. Well, slap my ass and call me Judy!

Today, as I begin Day 2 of Princess Dianne’s Super Happy House Cleaning Fantastic Fun Time, I will not walk around the house doing my chores…I will effing PRANCE. I will prance my 369 lb ass off, baby. But before I start all that, I have a date with the treadmill. I think it’s time to dust the cobwebs off of my loyal friend. Poor thing just stands there all day, waiting for me to use it. I think today’s the day.

I’m no longer 3 pounds from my top weight ever. I’m 12 pounds away. I’m finally moving in the right direction.

Gee, 359 doesn’t seem that far away…does it? 🙂