Friday, February 15, 2008

Time to get drastic

I guess not losing actually WAS gaining. Frankly, I did overdo this week on the booze and almonds. But truly not enough to warrant the gain I saw on my scale this morning. I now weigh more than when I started a year and a half ago. And that means what I'm doing is not working so it's time to get drastic.

Generally I'm exercising and eating as well as I did when I lost the Big Weight, but:

- That was over 10 years ago. I am older. Sadly, I guess I can't eat as much anymore.
- I drink more. NOT good. Time to stop.
- I don't smoke. Well, that's non-negotiable...I'm not going back to cigs just to lose weight!!

So, here's the deal...after this long weekend (when final Birthday Season celebrations are happening), and for the next three months until we go on vacation to Cancun (I am horrified of the thought of vacation photos of me in a bathing suit with my current body), I am going to:

- Stop drinking. Period. Empty calories.
- Stop all "cheats". No weeks where I have a few handfuls of almonds per day.
- Keep up the good exercising.

The possibility of the free-food-for-three-months infomercial is still apparently there -- my friend, the producer, says it may start as soon as in the next week. I am crossing my fingers because I need SOME kind of change to jumpstart myself. And, P.S., that means you all are on high alert: we will need people who need to lose at least 30 pounds, between the ages of 25 and 55 (I think) and who live in western L.A. county and we will need them fast. If anyone reading this is interested, please comment and I'll be sure to let you know when the time comes for auditions. And for those of you not in our area, please feel free to let friends and family who might qualify know...

I'm going to DO THIS, dammit. Grrrrrrr.

P.S. Our Valentine dinner was healthy AND yummy: broiled buffalo steaks (very low fat), Moroccan carrots from Moosewood low fat cookbook, DB made the salad (with a few "treat/cheats": gorgonzola and almonds), artichokes for appetizer. Possibly the creme brulee for dessert wasn't too great. ;-) But I did go to the gym before dinner like a good girl.


Grumpy Chair said...

I need to stop drinking too (I don't usually write about it). I will if you will?

Lori said...

Your Valentine dinner sounds delicious. I wish I had known DB was in my state; I would have willingly taken some time to drive down to meet him. I love Blacksburg too.

If it makes you feel any better, I look at you and I do not see anyone who is overweight. I know you feel that way (and believe me, I have the same issues). I think your plans are admirable and certainly doable. Give yourself some time for the exercise to kick in too.

Let us know what happens with the free food for 3 months program! I'm interested to hear how that goes.

Vickie said...

I may have told you this already - but I can FINALLY step from the back of the mat to the front (like in lunge and bringing back foot up to join the front foot). This has been a LONG time in coming.

Cindy164 said...

I like this. I want to get drastic too, and make a concious effort to lose that last pounds.... Thanks for the inspiration!!! Let's get drastic..