Friday, June 01, 2007


Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. Mine will be full of activities. Tomorrow morning, heading to the favorite scrapbook store for a chance at a 30 second shopping spree then going to Paper Source for their grand opening event. Sunday going to the parentals for dinner.

Wanted to give you an update on my attempt-to-better-health journey. I haven't blogged about it much but I'm almost down 2 sizes. My weight is evenly distributed - I'm not a pear, apple or cone shape. I fall more into the hourglass category. So even though I can't wear any of my 'big' pants anymore, I don't look like I've lost as much as the numbers indicate. This happened to me the last time, too. (7 years ago already). It wasn't noticeable for a long time till suddenly it was dramatic. Strangely enough, I'm really not telling anyone I know in the real world, except those few who read my blog. I think it's because the last time I was on this journey, it made some people uncomfortable. Like they couldn't eat in front of me or they had to change their way of eating or cooking when they were with me. It also made me uncomfortable whenever I would eat something that they deemed bad for me. I know how many points/calories I've eaten and how many I can afford for this meal or that snack. Trust me, I calculate everything to the 1/2 point. So if I'm eating a cookie, I know the caloric/point value of it and it's accounted for. I still eat ice cream (the low-cal kind) , chocolate and potato chips (always portioned out), Mexican and Hawaiian food. But I admit that I miss pizza.

On another note, since I admitted that I'm an aggressive driver, I've been driving a lot calmer lately. I really just like to get to wherever I'm going Now. So maybe I'm really more of a speed demon rather than aggressive. Because I always signal, I'll let people in if they signal and will move out of the way if someone wants to go even faster than I'm going. And I don't talk on my cell phone while I'm driving because I know that I can't possibly concentrate on driving fast, watching all the other cars around and hold a cell phone to my ear all at the same time. But what weighs on my conscience more is the gas issue. Since I drive an SUV, my gas mileage isn't ideal to start with. I try to get around 22mpg, but if I'm feeling a little lead footed, I'll only get around 19mpg. Yup, I need to slow down.

Those of you with blog readers have noticed that I've been updating my blog a bit. Just adding labels to past posts. That organizing thing I like to do. My apologies for any confusions. It'll probably happen a few more times till all of my old posts are properly labeled. Just as a little warning. :)


Ginnie said...

First of all, Mad, that's a gorgeous photo!

Secondly, I'm downright proud of you. Losing weight has never been an issue for me (high metabolism) but I'm very aware that it IS a BIG issue for many people. So I applaud any efforts you take to get to better health. Good for you.

And thirdly, you sound like you're a responsible driver and just know that you like to get places quickly. But the gas issue thing is also to be applauded, as you are conscious of THAT issue.

THREE big stars for you, Milady! :)

Shammickite said...

Hi Mad:
Good news... 2, count 'em, TWO, dress sizes, that's great!
I've just joined Curves, women's fitness club, it's a lot of fun. I found that I put on a bit of weight in the past 2 years, something to do with some medication I am taking. So I have to lose a few pounds so that I can look fabulous at YoungerSon's wedding in October.... well, not TOO fabulous, I don't want to out-fabulous the Bride.

Nan said...

That is so inspiring, Mad. I'm scooting over to the WW site to take a look.

Oh, and I saw the Maker Faire on CBS Sunday Morning today. It looked amazing!

Ragged Around the Edges said...

Oh, Madretz, good for you! (And I completely get keeping it to yourself. . . keeps the pressure off of everyone.) So very, very inspiring.

And slow down! ; )

Green Butterfly said...

YAY! Time for the skinny jeans! :) And Jack in the Box when you visit.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh i am so happy for you, i wish i could drop just one lb. which i just got back from the drs' and i had gained two )-: must of been the campout this last weekend.
I love the apple and pear site too.