Monday, June 30, 2008

Shopping is becoming less painful

Yesterday I went to my favorite clothing store, the Liz Claiborne outlet. I put on a pair of size 18w khakis, and they were TOO BIG!!! I've been hovering between 18w and 20w for years, and this winter I thought I was going to have to move up because even the 20w's were tight. I tried on the same khakis in 16w, and they fit...I couldn't believe it!! Not all of the 16w's on the rack fit, but the 18w's were definitely loose. HURRAH!!!!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Yehaw, one more pound gone

Well, I was stuck for a couple of weeks. Despite my...ok, not my BEST efforts, but I ate pretty well and exercised sometimes...I wasn't losing any more weight. I was getting very discouraged, until I went to the gym today and weighed myself for the first time in several days. I've lost another pound! Yippee!!

Here's my warning for the day: beware of Skinny Cow! I love Skinny Cow...their products are sooo good for low fat ice cream. I thought they were a dieter's dream come true, until I thought to look at the label...and they have TONS of sugar. So, by the way, does Yoplait light yogurt. Check those labels--"light" doesn't mean it's diet-approved! It's no good to be low in fat if there's 20 or 30 grams of sugar. Better to have fat than sugar! Sugar is evil. Delicious evil, but evil nonetheless. I forget the brand, but the "Carb Smart" products are delicious and low in fat and sugar. I love the fudgesicles!

Saturday, June 21, 2008

My Waist is Wasting Away

My name is Jennifer, and I'm a fat girl. I wasn't always this way...when I was a teenager, even until I was about 23...then, one day, I looked in the mirror and there was a fat girl staring back at me, wearing my favorite shirt and stretching it out.

I'm 35 now, and I've been on and off diets for the past 12 years. Sometimes I get skinny, and other times I give up after a week or two. Now, I need to really, seriously lose weight while I'm young enough for the skin to bounce back. Also, I ballroom dance and ride horses, both of which are not as attractive when you're carrying a bunch of jello around with you. So, here I am again, dieting. So, I thought, WTF, why not bring you along with me? Come on, let's lose some weight together! Hence, my weight loss log. I'll share my dieting tips with you as time goes on.

I've actually been dieting for a little over three weeks now, and I've lost about 10 pounds. 10 more, and I can get back on my horse (that's the goal I've set for myself). I generally try to follow the Sonoma Diet, which is the healthiest and easiest to follow of all the ones I've tried. The hardest part is cooking fresh food all the time! It's going ok, though, and my darling husband, Greg, is very supportive.

I'm funny's my take on fad diets:
The Ultimate Diet Plan Please read it! I'm a writer and a dancer in addition to a dieter, so please check out my other blogs right here on blogger!