Wednesday, June 28, 2006

this week

This week, I lost 2.4 pounds. That pretty good. I definitely wasn't expecting to lose another 6 pounds. That would be unhealthy. The first week is usually big, but then 1 to 2 pounds a week is normal. This brings my total lost to 8.6. Not bad. I can't tell the difference in the way I look yet, but I do feel better. I don't feel full and bloated all the time. What I'm most excited for is buying a new pair of jeans and a nice dress for Lauren's wedding. By October, I should be able to buy the dress I like, not the one I have to get because it's the only one that fits.

And speaking of Lauren, I find it pretty scary that people my age are getting married! I am also going to a wedding of a friend of Dan's from high school in September. I still feel too young. Sometimes I feel like I'm playing house or something. It also amazes me that I'm in Virginia living so far away from everyone I know. Occasionally I think "what am I doing here?" I never pictured myself in Virginia. The tobacco state. You can still smoke in bars and restaurants here and cigarettes only cost $3.50 (ish).

Anyway, tonight, Dan and I are going to see Spamalot. It's a Monty Python play. Then, Monday the market is only opened a half day and tuesday it's closed! I don't have any 4th of July plans yet, but I'm sure DC has some good celebrations!

Monday, June 19, 2006


Sooo...It has been 1 week since I began Jenny Craig. One week means first weigh-in. I am happy to report that I am down 6.2 pounds! Can you believe that? I am awfully proud of myself. It was particularly difficult this weekend when I was home sick watching TV. Every other commercial is about food. One for Appleby's, one for Fruit Loops, One for the new Blizzard at Dairy Queen, KFC, etc. It's crazy!
I was able to fight my way through it. The results were worth it. Next week, I'm expecting a smaller loss, but that's OK as long as I'm on the right track.

Thursday, June 15, 2006


So, I've gained a bit of weight since I moved here. Actually I gained a bit of weight before too. I got sick of it and decided to join Jenny Craig. It's actually not bad at all. I'm not famished all the time and the food is decent. Some of it is actually good.

Today...I had my first major chanllenge! My office brought in PF Chang's for lunch. They had rice and lo mein and general gao's, lettuce wraps. All sorts of stuff that was not the best for you. I really really wanted some lo mein. It's just so good. Food, I guess, is my crack. I was able to resist though, they had a steamed veggie platter, so I had some of that and my small Jenny's turkey burger and Jenny popcorn. *sigh* I'm pleased that I was able to resist. Usually the first challenge is the hardest. I can do it! I can be bathing suit ready by the end of the summer...

Actually, that's partially what I was hoping for. My 2 year anniversary with Dan is in September (it's been that long already? Yes). Perhaps we can go away somewhere sunny.

In other news, I am currently watching the world cup of soccer. England vs. Trinidad and Tobago! Tied 0-0