Friday, April 8, 2011

Did She or Didn't She?

Hello Everybody or Just One Body or Maybe Two

So tomorrow is my weigh in. I really feel like I hit my goal this time. I am a little worried because I went to happy hour this evening. I didn't overdo it at all. I had two mojitos, the plain ones...and some hispanicky appetizers.

I went to happy hour with my coworkers. I am such a dork, but I love when they invite me out. Even if I can only stay for a bit, I make it my business to go.

But that's not why you are here. I don't know if you remember, but my goal was 170. I weighed in at home at 169, but that hardly matters. What matters is tomorrow at the actual meeting. I am nervous, but just a little bit.

I think I got this.

In other blogesque news, I am going to stop pussy footing and go update my other blog.

You should join me.

See you there!


Monday, March 21, 2011


Dear Readers:

I told you that if nothing else, I would post the number. The funny thing is, you'd have to live under a substantial rock to not heard, as I have used the following methods to communicate that sweet number:
1. Facebook
2. Texting
3. Word of Mouth
4. Post-It Note
5. Mind Control
6. Interpretive Dance
7. Smoke Signals
8. Homing Pigeons
9. Craigslist
10. Postcard

I may be exaggerating a bit, but not by much.

So here is the skinny, (I've always wanted to say that with conviction) my class let out early most likely because my professor forgot that he was teaching today and had nothing prepared. We spent the better part of the ninety minutes staring at him.

Bueller, Bueller, Bueller

Just like that. At a point, even he gave up. This messed me up, because I usually take a 15-20min bathroom break. This time when I came back, it was time to go. Naturally I panicked. Was I really in the bathroom for 90min? What would become of me??!! I was happy to find that we were dismissed early but then instantly annoyed since my next class is at 7:30. Now what? What would become of me??!! Another teacher decided to go to the computer lab. I just wanted to find somewhere warm to curl up and FB. He invited me to the computer lab, as everyone knows, computer labs are hella hot.

He is working on something important. Hell, everyone is working on something important, so I didn't think that FB, solitaire or online shopping would look good.
Ta-dah, this is where you come in. I am typing furiously with purpose, trying not to laugh, because I look and sound (tappy tippy tappy) so important and studious.

I look like I am working on a dissertation, which is funny because I do have one to do and I have yet to start. What's the rush? The information is not going anywhere. Freak it.

Back to the matter at hand, because I forgot why I said "here's the skinny". I belong to Weight Watchers online and I noticed one user talking about reaching his 50lb milestone. FIFTY POUNDS!!! I did not even consider losing that much. Remember the goal of 40 in 40 was 40lbs in 40 weeks. That means I would have been at 160lbs. I am only 11lbs away from that.

OMG...the fire alarm. Seriously?? What are we, middle schoolers..? My friend went to check the validity of this madness, in the meantime, I'm still with you. if I wanted to do the entire 50lbs, I only have about 18lbs to go. That would be nuts because I'd be like 150lbs. I probably weighed that in (damn alarm...sheesh)seventh grade.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Helllllooooooo Can You Hear Me??

Maybe you can't hear me, as I type so much softer now that I am down

wait for it
wait for it

When we last spoke it was January 6, and I was down 17lbs. I noticed that I had until May 22 to hit my goal of 40lbs. I was 23lbs away.

Readers: I am now 29lbs down. I know, right! I am very excited. I actually hit 30lbs, then put on an extra one. A blow, but a slight one. I have done all of this with Weight Watchers.

I was on my way to Facebook today to post up about something I noticed today, then I thought to myself, Helllloooooo...why not blog? I was going to hit both blogs, but a wonderful friend reminded me of a blogging retreat that I will be going to at the end of the month. For that reason, I will save my other blog.

Now this puts me a certain place. Do I close this blog when I meet my goal or do I continue to May 22 and see what happens? If I keep losing at this rate, May 22 is going to reveal a twig.

First let me get into what I noticed today. I feel really good and I love the way my clothes fit. I am thrilled that the size 10 jeans I treated myself to in early February are loose now. I am riding on the feeling. Today was a warmesque day in the city and people, especially woman, were shedding layers. I noticed that despite my accomplishments, I still have a ways to go. I saw a few bodies that I would love to be my own, and I have to keep going.

Secondly, things are getting a little tough with counting points, rather staying within my points. I think the summer is going to be challenging. I thought that the holiday season was saturated with food. Obviously I forgot all about all the goodies to enjoy in the summertime. Its all good, I can do it. I really can.

A peek into the blog that will manifest at the end of the month:
I have been through many changes over the past year and it shows. I'd like to believe that I am learning powerful lessons, but I won't know for sure as of yet. That is one of the reasons that I have not been regular here. I don't like to keep things from you, but I need to consistently remind myself that some things are just for me.

Listen, there is no structure here, I bet that is a surprise to you. Lol. Did I mention my photo shoot? Yeah Ms. Honey and Mr. Sunshine, Ms. Lola is in pictures. What, say word?!


I'm tired, sweet readers and I have to go. I should leave you a recipe, but nothing comes to mind. I have been dining on a lot of prepared foods ie Lean Cuisine and ish.

No promises, but I will try to blog after this weekend's weigh-in. Even if it is just the number. Yeah man, sometimes it be's like that.

I love me for losing, I'm on my way.


Thursday, January 6, 2011


Has it really been since December 17? It is nearly the end of the first week of January. I am so sorry. Did you think I was hanging off the edge of the GWB? Of course you didn't. I'm sorry that I took so long. I did break 190, in fact, I am on my way to break 180. This morning I weighed in at 183. My next official weigh in is on Saturday. These past two weeks have been tough because the holidays fell on Saturdays and apparently someone feels that Christmas and New Year's Day are more important than Weight Watcher meetings. I don't agree. I went to two other meetings, one only for the weigh in and one that I actually stuck around for. I wish I could go back to the one that I stayed at. I like my regular Saturday group, but I have a crush on that Thursday group. Alas. That's how the Points Plus crumble.

I remember that when I started this blog I wanted to lose 40lbs in what, 40 weeks? It must be, because I was not doing that in 40 days, months or years. I wish I could see when I started, but...hey, what is my problem? I'm a blogger! I know how to save now and come back to post. Ok, give me a second. Feel free to walk away for a bit during this non-message from our sponsors of which I have none.

I'm BACK!! I was 200lbs when I started this blog on August 15, 2010. Let me count the weeks...and check progress. I have lost 17lbs, maybe sec...we are in week 21. If I use the 17lbs, than I've averaged about half a pound a week. This is not a true statement because my weight has flucuated over this time. I'm trying to be easy on myself, but the truth is, I've gained and lost, lost and gained...I've tried different methods, but the best results have been on Weight Watchers. The solid 17lbs that I've lost have been since joining on November 20th.

It is a little sucky that it took me three months to come to the conclusion that I needed more than just myself to get through this.

I do feel like you've been supporting me all this time. Thank you for that. Ok, so I have 23lbs to go and I have until when...back to the calendar, one sec...May 22. Hell yeah, I can do that.

Do you think I can do that? At this rate, I may even go beyond that goal. If I've lost 17lbs in a little over a month, let's say I continue at 10lbs a month, that's another 40lbs bringing me



oh jeez



I don't even know what that will look like. We will see. I don't know if I will stick to the 4(40)0 or go beyond that. Only time, Plus Points and I will tell.

I love me for losing, I'm on my way!!


Shoot...I wanted to share this with you:

Breakfast Fried Rice
(from my new cookbook, title TBA)

Four Egg Whites
1/4 cup cooked brown rice
Diced scallions
Thai Chili Garlic sauce (as much as you like)

Spray the pan and heat
Pour in the lightly scrambled whites to cook
Once they are nearly there, about 6min,
Toss in the rest of the ingrediants

Eat, Enjoy and Love....its only 3pts!

I made this the night before work and it was so freaking good. I didn't really change anything in the recipe, but I did not copy it from the book, because I don't walk around with cookbooks. Though I could if I wanted, because I'm sexy like that.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Dum Dum Dum Dum!


I am so excited about tomorrow's weigh-in. I really need to break this damn 190. It only took me a minute to break 203, a week actually...and now it is time to say ciao to 190 for good.

I've had this cold so I know that I've lost, simply because I don't have an appetite. I'm concerned because I just ate dinner and I don't want it sitting on me when I hit the scale.

Gone are the days when I could just pop a laxitive (oh you didn't know)so I really just have to hope that things work out. I just had one shrimp egg foo young patty and a half cup of brown rice. The meal was about 8pts. I'll give it 10pts, for the two pieces of roast pork that I stole from my son's plate.

I guess this is it. If you see a blog post tomorrow, it means that I beat 190...if not, look for me dangling off the GWB. Not really. Maybe....

It's been so long I don't remember my line.....

I love me for losing, I'm on my way....(?)


Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Nearly 13 Down

Alright. So when we last spoke, I told you that I was going to join Weight Watchers.
I did. Ta-dah! As you can see by the title of this blog, I've lost nearly 13lbs in three weeks. The first week I lost 8+ (the + means ounces, I am not trying to dig out the little book), 2nd week 2+, and last week 1+. I am not thrilled that the losing slowed down, but I am still losing and doing way better than before. At least with WW, I see a change each week.

I look forward to Saturdays so much now. Lately, all I have to look forward to is WW on Saturday. I'd love to take this conversation to LolaTuesday, but I can't even. I can tell you that the time is RIGHT for losing weight. It really is. My photo shoot is next month, and though I'm not looking forward to it, I'm looking forward to seeing the final product. I have no real need for boudoir pics. What am I supposed to do with them? LOL! I am going to hang them all over my room and kitchen for inspiration. Maybe I will be able to post the least scandalous on Facebook.

Alright, I have to go visit LolaTuesday. My Dear Readers are tired of my shit.

I love me for losing, I'm on my way,


Monday, November 15, 2010

What better day than today to blog? I'm at jury duty and still fat. There is a humorless, expression-free loser in the front making announcements. Whatever. I'm going to start weight watchers on Saturday. I'm not gaining or losing. My life is at a standstill. Actually it might be moving extra fast and I'm racing to catch up. The drone in the front is glaring at me, I better give him a little attention. I'm sure that I will be back soon. Lol! The drone just made a funny about non-English speakers. That was kind of funny, drone. Tee-hee.