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.