Tuesday, August 22, 2006

about what I deserved

For my last weigh-in for the current Weight Watchers @Work session, I lost a whopping 0.2 pounds. That was about as good as I could expect with my behavior for the last week. I'm starting to feel fairly comfortable with the way I look right now, though. That's more important to me than the number on the scale anyway.

Now if I could just keep that peace of mind when some willowy blonde saunters by in cutoff jeans when I'm out walking with my husband. It's tough living in a college town when you're over 30.


  1. Yes, it's tough living in a college town when you're over 30....I took an aerobic class and the median age was about 30 until ten minutes into the class and it got substantially lowered.

    Feeling comfortable with yourself is priceless. Worth much more than a number on a scale. Now keep that peace of mind, okay?

  2. Thanks for your nice notes - but I kid you not - size 10 is BIG/baggy on my bottom half - waist is at least a 16 - I did go shopping for pants yesterday - and two VERY nice, knowledgeable ladies helped me - I may be naked all winter.

  3. I couldn't really figure flcker out! I didn't know anyone could get in - I am glad you did - but don't know how to "link" - can you please go back in and check to see if I have it set up so that my e-mail address and any other personal information is NOT readable??? Now, that I know you guys can get in, I will post more pictures!!!

  4. I realized that I am always going to have weird expressions - because my son takes pictures and he thinks this is all so silly - that he makes comments and makes me laugh.

    He took and posted more pictures tonight - when you look at them they are sideways, but in slide show - we think they are straight.

    I think that I am somewhere between 5-7 pounds lighter in these pictures than the ones with the green shirt and no glasses. I can see it in my face and neck. And this is new. I was putting major moisurizer (sp?) on my face after 2 hours in the pool this morning - and realized that my neck was TOTALLY different than it was at the beginning of the summer.

    Interestingly - the scale is still creeping down through the 150's - slow but steady - I don't "count" a new weight until it holds for several days and doesn't bounce back up and down.

    It took so unbelieveably long to get through the 160's - MONTHS - that it is hard to believe that the 150's might be different - KNOCK ON WOOD.

    I have my appointment with Nurse Jill at the women's health center tomorrow morning - so it is good that I have had my two day RANT - because I will be seeing the Waist Girth notes written ALL OVER IT.

    Now that my RANT is done and out of my system and I feel much better thank you - I am going to try not to mention anything more about it until NOVEMBER when I will go in to get measured again, try on pants again (because it will be getting cold then) and then undoubtedly have another two or maybe three day RANT - thanks for being patient with me!!!

  5. Jen, how's things going? I was looking at your chart this morning and you look almost half way there to goal. :-)

  6. Well, more like about 1/3, but I'm feeling good about where I am and confident that I can lose the last 12.

  7. Can you tell I had to take math for music majors and barely passed with a D?

  8. Hee hee! That's OK, I liked your way better!


"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07