Tuesday, February 1, 2011

So Many Mondays!

"I'll start again on Monday."  The story of my life!

Mondays, firsts of the month...all good times to recommit to your healthy lifestyle, right?  That's what I tell myself every Friday and Saturday night, or on like the 25th, 26th, 27th (etc.) of the month when I feel pleasantly gorged from a calorie-laden, satisfyingly fatty, all-around-happy-making meal.  So imagine the meal I eat when it's the weekend AND the end of the month!

Well, I won't go into details, but I can say it wasn't pretty.  I didn't binge eat or anything like that, but my weekend did involve the following elements:  1) Cheesecake Factory, complete with cheesecake (because how could you not?), 2) my brother-in-law's birthday, complete with birthday cake, way too much wine, and lots of cheese and crackers, and 3) homemade chocolate chip cookies.  I made over 50 on Friday and I think there are 7 left today.  I wonder how that happens.  (Hint:  It's not Hubs' fault.)

The good news?  Well, I'm maintaining my weight.  I haven't gained, which of course is a miracle.  Too bad I'm not looking to hold steady, eh?  So okay, I have a bad weekend behind me...and today is February 1st!  Oh, thank you Jesus for the first of the month again.  You bestow those on me 12 times a year and I am just TICKLED.

I am feeling a little more serious this month, for two reasons.  The first is that I am meeting up with a few of my girlfriends in April for a weekend of drunken, bisexual debauchery in New York City.  I would like to lose a little more weight by then (even though I look super-fabulous already).  The bigger reason though is that we have our family's annual beach vacation in July, and quite frankly I'm tired of not being at my goal weight every time we f*cking go. 

So here's the deal.  I have 23 weeks (and a few days) before that vacation.  If I commit to losing 1.5 pounds a week I can be down about 35 pounds, which really isn't that lofty of a goal.  I'd rather be down 45 (keeping my fingers crossed for 2 pounds a week!) but 35 if better than nothing.  Of course that means I'll only be down 12 pounds by my Girls' Weekend, but again, it's better than nothing.

Since today's Tuesday, that will be my official weigh-in day.  I'll have to wait until next week though, because I just had cereal and coffee for breakfast.  ;) 

Oh...and please don't look back in my blog at how many times I've "recommitted", okay?  Have some mercy.  ;)  And hey, I still lost over 60 pounds and have kept it off for 2 years.  That's a victory, right???

Happy Tuesday!  (I'm taking a non-sick sick day today.  Wheeee!)


Pssst, hey Lauren...thanks for kicking me in the pants to get another entry up!  :)


Randy said...

Funny how as a guy words like "bisexual debauchery" just seem to jump right off the page at me as if they're glowing! Interesting to learn new and exciting things about the way my brain works--and I'm still learning how to use it!

Nice to read your newest post. Cheesecake Factory is the work of satan, and every dieter knows it. Watch out for that--what is it?--peanut butter cup cheesecake or equivalent? It packs about 50 calories for every time you simply smell it.

You want to lose 35 pounds in 25 weeks and that's not a lofty goal?? Jeezus it took me twice that long! More power to you, girl, if you can pull that one off! I'll be waving your banners!

Night night!

Barbara said...

Losing 60 pounds and keeping it off is DEFINITELY a victory!

And you're right about the Monday / Start of the Month psychological boost.

I've decided I do best on the first of each New Year, so I'm waiting to start again on Jan 1, 2012 (just kidding ... I hope!)

Can't wait to hear the report of that April weekend (I think Randy is too!)

M.J. Jacobsen said...

I'm always disgusted by Tuesday, but happy another Monday is coming up!
60# IS victory; that's my goal, so I will start next Monday!

Lauren @ YoungNester said...

ha - you know how I love to kick people in the pants! :)

"I'll start again on Monday" is also the story of my life. We should combine our stories and write a screenplay!

I love Cheesecake Factory. Yum! I think I love it even more because there's not one close to us so I only get it on special occassions!

Vacations are a great goal! I'm going on one in June... but it's to Alaska so not having to wear a bathing suit isn't going to motivate me enough.

You've got a very reasonable and healthy goal and I know you can do it! And you'll motivate me along the way (as I sit here drinking a full, sugary coke). :)

On a side note, I'm sad I didn't see your new post until today. My blog reader HID your new post from me. RUDE. I won't let it happen again!