And Here. We. Go. Again!

A lot of things have happened in the past week that got me to this point.

That was hoaky. Everything that happens gets you to the next point, right?

What I’m saying is that this is a very special moment in history. I have a weight-loss cycle. It’s something I could set my clock by. And I’ve broken this cycle for the first time EVER. So let’s just rehash what has been happening in my life to get me here.

Normally, I get all gung-ho about losing weight. I change my eating habits and I lose weight and all is great. And then something happens in my life that causes me to break my stride and I fall off the wagon and I muddle around in the mud until I’ve gained everything back. I lose all desire to better myself. I downright¬†wallow in how horrible I am for having come so far and then failing again.

So…that’s where I’ve been. Wallowing in the mud.

But a few things have happened that have pulled me out of that gunk and placed me squarely back on solid ground. Continue reading “And Here. We. Go. Again!”

This Will Probably Be Quite Ramble-filled and Scattered

Today is the last day I have to come in early.

That is such a glorious thing that I’m going to say it one more time.


Brief overview for anyone who hasn’t been following along: I work at the bookstore for a small-ish community college in Iowa. I wear a lot of different hats at work, but for the sake of brevity we’ll just say that I order and design all logo’d merchandise, oversee store operations and marketing and do all of the online stuff. I just survived my 7th fall rush and MAN that was busy.

During the few weeks a year when we’re working 11+ hours per day with no time for a lunch break, my boss orders in food for lunch and when you have five minutes, you shove that food into your face hole and you feel very appreciative. So, needless to say, I didn’t track my food very well during this time. I did try and remain aware of what I was eating, though. I tried my hardest to remain present. Yes, I’m a hippie. Kind of.

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Motivation: Achieved

Today, it was chilly enough that I needed a jacket. So I grabbed my black fleece with the awesome lapel pocket and went on my way. Last year, it was too tight around my middle for me to properly zip it up. It I wanted it zipped, it sat strangely and tightly around my waist, rather than over my hips like it’s supposed to. The rest of the jacket is large and the sleeves are blissfully long…it was just my damn hips that were a problem.

This morning? It zipped right up like a champ.

I’ve been bemoaning the fact that I haven’t been able to tell a change in how my clothes have been fitting. I know that in MY grand scheme of things, 20 pounds isn’t really a whole lot, but dammit! I wanted something to feel loose.

And, just when I really needed it, I got it!


Lose 10 On Us – Weight Watchers Promotion

I need to take a moment and vent a bit of frustration. For the past month, I have been trying to pay my Weight Watchers bill. I first attached a credit card to it, and it kept telling me it wasn’t working. Then I attached my account to PayPal, but it again was telling me it wasn’t working. I would get “pending” transactions that never went through, and every time I used the WW website or app, I got the pop-up that says, “Your Billing Information May Be Out of Date”. BAH!

I finally realized the problem. My PayPal account balance was $19.65. I have a credit card attached so it should hypothetically take the remainder needed from the card. Apparently, that card is the devil in plastic. I transferred $1 into my account and BAM, the transaction worked. That was a whole lot of crap over $1.

However, now that my account is current, I was finally able to submit my paperwork to show that I’ve lost enough weight to get two months free from WW!

emailSo that’s cool! Tomorrow is weigh-in. Tonight, I’m buying my next bead. Wish me luck.

Date Night!

Last night, my husband and I had an opportunity to enjoy a date night! And enjoy it we did. The night began outrageously hot:

Once we got settled at the restaurant, we wound up happily drinking two big glasses of ice water each just so we would feel human again.

Then, we ordered. Sushi! Oh, how I love sushi.

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