Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Ok, so... I'm starting over.  For real.

I had a good flow going at the start of 2011, and then theater rehearsals and ultimately illness derailed me.  Whether that's a reason, or an excuse, acceptable or not, that's what happened.

So here I sit on the evening of March 24, 2011 and calling for a do-over.

There is a big event in my life coming up - the wedding of my sister on September 3, 2011.  I do NOT want to look like a fat piece of crap in those pictures... so, that's the prize I have my eye on, so to speak - the "D day" of my weight loss.

September 3, 2011

As of tomorrow, that's in 163 days (23 weeks).

My goal is to lose between 1-2 pounds a week from now til then - which would put me between 23 and 46 pounds lighter than what I am now... not my ULTIMATE goal, but my "wedding goal".

I'm going to rejoin weight watchers this weekend.  Using the points system helped me to lose 60 pounds my first year of teaching, so I'm going to try that again.  Hopefully going to meetings will also give me the support and encouragement I need from people going through a similar struggle.  I'm going to get my butt to Planet Fitness at least 4 times a week.  Between the points, and the workouts - I should be able to lose between 23-46 pounds by September 3rd.

So here I go.  New challenge.  Life challenge.  Life change.  Getting wedding ready....

Day 1 - March 25th - starts tomorrow.


  1. I've been meaning to start getting myself to Weight Watchers too. I really think that it's the only thing that will keep me truly motivated to get beyond a few pounds lost. Slimming for my sister's wedding was a great motivator for me. I was watching what I ate (not really dieting- no deprivation) and working out 4-5 days a week. I felt and looked great I wish you luck. You are strong enough in spirit to do it!

  2. Life change. Like it. One day at a time - don't look too far ahead. Love you with all my heart and will help in any way I can!

  3. you are fantastic no matter what! your do-over is a.o.k :)

  4. i'm right there with you!!! i was chugging along awesome style and then between my new job and moving to a new place, i had ZERO time to even cook something remotely healthy much less i'm on my new journey as well. and i might even blog about it too, i haven't decided. plus, because i'm in manayunk now which is huge hill central. so i totally am rewinding my C25k and starting at week 3 so i can get use to the many, many, many and LARGE hills. so it really does feel like a starting over for me. you are not alone! <3 <3