Weekly Weigh In

17 Feb

I haven’t been to a Weight Watchers meeting in 3 weeks.  Today marked my return to the weigh in, and I was sweating bullets.  How much damage did I do to my progress in the Philippines?  Have I gained it ALL back?  Or worse- did I get fatter than when I started???  After removing my sweater, belt, shoes, and watch I stepped on the scale with trepidation.

The final result: -2.8 LBS!!!!!  I don’t know how it’s possible, but I managed to lose almost 3 lbs.

That brings my total weight loss to 7lbs.  Maybe I really can do this!


What I really, really want!

15 Feb

On sunday Victoria Beckham unveiled her Fall 2011 collection at New York Fashion Week.  Once again VB hit all the right notes in my book.  It was great to see her use bold colors in this collection, but most of my favorites were still based in neutrals.

And the perfect accessory for any of these outfits would be


Kiss! Kiss!

14 Feb

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day with your lovies.

I’m finally back in action.  After 2 weeks in the Philippines I’m back in the states, and I couldn’t be sadder about it.  The Philippines was amazing and I can’t wait to go back.  I’ll be doing a separate post on my trip, because there is just too much to tell you about.  But on my trip I treated myself to a little sumpin sumpin…

HELLO!!!  It’s so pretty and I never want to take it off.

Snow use

27 Jan

After much delay I think we’re actually boarding the plane to Hong Kong. Then it’s off to Manila! See you in 2 weeks.

They’re here, they’re here!

23 Jan

My necklaces from Stella & Dot arrived yesterday!  I’m so excited to wear them.

How cute are the boxes!

Drumroll Please…

21 Jan

I had my 1st official Weight Watchers weigh in yesterday and the final result is…

4.2 lbs!!!!  I’ve lost 4.2 lbs in just 1 week.  Of course this is mostly water weight, but I’ll take it.  This new Points Plus plan is great.  I’m never hungry, and have actually had a hard time eating enough to meet my points allocation.  Hopefully I’ll be able to keep up the program while I’m abroad for 2 weeks.  This will be the biggest challenge I’m going to face with this diet, but if I can make it through this I can definitely achieve my goal.

I want to buy a pedometer for while I’m in the Philippines.  I can then convert my walking into activity points…which means I can eat more 🙂  Does anyone have suggestions for a reliable pedometer?

Happy Birthday Mom!

20 Jan

Today would have been my mom’s 65th birthday!  It’s crazy how time flies.  I miss you every day mom, and I love you.

Pretty shiny things

19 Jan

I’ve been so busy adjusting my life to my new boss and my new diet that I’ve completely lost track of time and blogging!   So my apologies for not checking in sooner.

Tomorrow is weigh in day.  I’m slightly nervous, but I think it’s going to be a good result.  I slipped slightly on Friday night- my girlfriends and I went to dinner at my favorite pizza place then out for drinks at the local watering hole.  But I countered that evening’s semi-binging with a long walk around the condo complex.  Fingers crossed!

Since I’ve sworn off buying clothes while I’m dieting, I’ve been satiating my shopping compulsion with accessories!  Sunday afternoon I went to a Stella & Dot party.  This was my first S&D party, and I was blow away at how expensive cute everything was.  I had to control myself since I plan on spending mucho pesos in the Philippines, but here’s what I got:

I can’t wait for them to get here!  Hopefully it will be before I leave next week.

Eww and OH NO!

13 Jan

I woke up yesterday feeling not so hot, but by the time 5pm rolled around I was knocking down death’s door.  So I sped home and made sweet love to NyQuil.  I was asleep by 8:30 and didn’t wake up again until 7am this morning.  Unfortunately I’m still dying.  I’ll be picking up the miracle drug tonight…also known as a Z-Pak!

On to bigger and better things…I signed up for Weight Watchers today!  The last time I joined WW I lost 32 lbs, so I’m hoping for a similar result and to keep it off this time.  Needless to say my initial weigh in was less than thrilling.  In fact it was down right DISGUSTING!!!  But I’m going to use this as my motivation to achieve my New Year’s resolution to fit into my favorite jeans again.  So every Thursday I’ll be giving you an update on my progress, and pass along any tips I pick up along the way.

Weigh in date: January 13, 2011

Starting weight: 229.2 lbs (gasp)

Wish me luck!


Princess of Power

12 Jan

Once again the weathermen meteorologists got it wrong.  The expected 6-12″ of snow turned out to only be about 4″ total.  This means that I didn’t have my work snow day that I was so anticipating, and even worse that I won’t get to watch the new DVD set I bought last night- SHE-RA!!! 

Do any of you remember this cartoon?  She-Ra was He-Man’s twin sister and came with her own band of merry men to fight the forces of the evil Horde.  I can’t wait to open this baby up!

I think Miss Liss is going to be dressing up as She-Ra for Halloween this year.  It will probably be amazing!