Saturday, December 27, 2008

New Blog

Any updates will be posted there. I'm not just going to focus on my (unsuccessful) weight loss efforts, but on whatever enters my pretty little head!

See you there, and Happy New Year!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Except for yesterday, my eating this week has been pretty good. Yesterday was a mini-binge kind of day.

Strangely, Wednesday and Thursday I wasn't all that hungry, so I didn't eat that much.

Thursday night, I noticed I wanted to eat, even though I wasn't hungry, just because I knew food was in the fridge. But I waited it out, and didn't eat anymore, and eventually I just went to bed. I think I was able to do that because I didn't resist the urge to eat just because it was there Wednesday night. I was comfortably full, but Sean had ordered pizza. So I ate one piece. Not much, but I was physically miserable, and disappointed in myself as well. So I think I was able to apply that on Thursday night.

Sunday, November 16, 2008


My daytime eating has been pretty good. My evening eating has not been. Usually by the time I get home I'm stressed out, tired, and don't want to think. But that is when I'm going to have to think the most.

I've been in a pretty pissy mood all week and haven't worked out because I haven't wanted to. I blame it on PMS, the full moon, and whatever else I can think of.

I have eaten pretty well today. And I did something really good and un-Jenny like this evening. I was actually hungry and wanted a snack. I had set out the port wine cheese spread earlier in the evening to come to room temp. I got out four Aldi's brand Club type crackers and spread cheese on them. I didn't bring the whole tub to my computer and eat mindlessly. Progress.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


My eating has been up and down the last few days. Typical for me.

I didn't exercise on Monday; I was coming down with a cold and was tired and whiny and didn't feel like it. Tuesday, I did my 4 flights of stairs. Today I was off work, but I went to visit a friend at ISU and had to park 4 blocks away to get free parking, so I did get some walking in. In the rain. That must burn off extra calories, right?

I tested my blood sugar on Monday morning, it was 117. Moving in the right direction.

Friday, November 07, 2008


Just got done doing my 4 flights of stairs and 20 wall push-ups. I think I'll try to find something else to do next week. Have I mentioned that I really hate climbing stairs?

Took the day off yesterday. On Wednesday, I did my stairs, but no weights when I got home. I did some stretching, however.

Eating Wednesday night was terrible. Better by a little yesterday. Today, not too bad. However, it has been a HORRENDOUS day at work, and I really want to medicate with food tonight. Not sure if I want to try to fight it off or not, to be honest.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


I didn't want to do stairs today. I'm tired; I stayed up too late watching election results and speeches. But, I bucked up and did them anyway. One flight when I got to work this morning, and 3 more flights just now. UGH. I really hate climbing stairs. But it's done, and I feel virtuous because of it.

My blood sugar was 123 this morning. I've decided to reduce the amount of bread I eat. I eat WAY too much bread. I'm going to eat my normal amount at breakfast, which is either 2 slices or a whole bagel, but eat half as much any other time. Which means open face sandwiches or sandwiches on 1 slice folded over, or 1 slice of bread and butter or garlic bread. This should help both my blood sugar and my weight.

Like I said, I'm tired. I may or may not do any weights tonight. We'll see what the evening brings.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008


My goals were the same today as yesterday; 4 flights of stairs and 20 wall push-ups half way there. And I achieved my goal again today! My triceps are really sore today, so tomorrow I will so something else with weights; probably biceps curls and overhead press. And my 4 flights of stairs. Ugh. I really hate climbing stairs. But it is free, and I can do it at lunch, which is when I'm most likely to work out. So for now, it's my exercise of choice. Again, Ugh.

Eating was not so great. Evening, as always, is my hardest time. I have been taking my metformin consistently the last week, though. I'll test my blood sugar again tomorrow morning and see if the trend is coming down. Fasting last week was 121, down from 126 the week before.