Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Woo hoo! I was down almost 9 lbs at my first weigh in today. I know I won't continue to lose that much each week but it was pretty darn awesome to see.

I will be so glad when my mouth is healed. I had to get a root canal and then a crown fitted. While I was numb, I bit my cheek....which was then further irritated by shots to numb it for additional work. So I have a very swollen mouth, a bruise on the roof of my mouth and even a prescription rinse only helps for so long.

I decided to take a page from Andrea's book, as it were, and get pictures taken of me every 10 lbs. The first one, that started this entire thing, will never, ever be posted. I may or may not post the others.

Yay FreeAgents! They have a page on Facebook. I really need to stop into RWOL more often but when I know I am not running like I should, it is a bit hard to be enthusiastic about posting crummy milage.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wake Up Call

Once again, I have let my blogging fall to the side while I do other things.

I knew I was overweight (seriously, how could I not with a blog titled what it is) but always kinda kidded myself that I “carried my weight well”, I was “tall so I could weigh more anyway”. I was shocked, horrified and embarrassed when I saw a picture of myself that my son had taken at the beach. No swimsuit picture is flattering but this showed me from the side and soaking wet. Ouch. What an (unpleasant) eye opener. Much as I despise that picture and would love to just delete it off the camera, I am actually going to print it and put it in my journal to remind myself exactly WHY (one of many reasons) I decided to join WW.

Tuesday was my first meeting and I am on day 3 of the program. So far, it is going well. I am not eating my full range of points but only because if I eat any more, I will explode! I am sure as my points shrink, I am going to be looking at how they managed to go by so quickly.

Last night I actually ate a bell pepper with hummus. This may not sound like a big deal but - I don't normally eat bell peppers and I have never liked hummus (I don't like peas) I tried an orange bell pepper since they are supposed to be more sweet and the hummus I got was pretty good. Greg said it was not the best hummus he has ever tasted but until my tastebuds expand some, it is working for me.