Tuesday, March 6, 2012


It's really very sad.

Sad is an understatement. Down right depressing is more like it.

I've gained 10lbs since the wedding.

That's 10lbs in 6 months.

6 months.




Wait - scratch the how. I know how. We all know "how" things like this happen. It happens with that extra glass of wine on top of the glass of wine that you shouldn't be having in the first place because it's Tuesday. There really is no need to have one glass of wine on a Tuesday, nevermind two glasses.

We won't even go into the weekend wine drinking......

It's that dessert at the end of every dinner whether your eating out or eating in because you just can't have dinner without having dessert. Dessert is hard to come by you know. This could be the last time that dessert will be available to you because the world could possibly run out of dessert.....so you should eat up now.....

It's that tablespoon of peanut butter every night at 10pm, because instead of convincing yourself that you're tired you somehow convince yourself that you're hungry and unable to get a good nights rest without the delicious-ness that is peanut butter.

It's skipping the gym because you had a rough day at work, it's raining, your gym clothes are dirty, your cat misses you, and you have cramps. Or a headache. Or a tummy ache.

I know how. I know exactly how.

I came up with a plan - A short term 40 day plan to kick off the weight loss and to kick my will-power back into gear.

I gave up a bunch of stuff for lent.

I know, I know, not exactly the "meaning" behind giving up stuff for lent, but overall it's still a sacrifice.

I decided to give up booze, desserts, and coffee. The booze has been pretty easy - I really don't miss it at all. The desserts - even the desserts aren't weighing too heavy on me.

The hardest has been the coffee.

Why did I give up the coffee?

I've been drinking about two cups a day, and unfortunately, I'm not the skim milk with my coffee kind of gal. I like cream. And sugar. And no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't kick the cream & sugar habit.

So I gave it up all together.

I'm only down 0.4 which is extremely disappointing, but I'm not giving up.

Hopefully I won't harm anyone due to the lack of caffeine.....


  1. oh goodness I don't think I could give up Coffee - it's like, my blood. I need it to survive.
    I was super motivated up until 2 weeks ago. Now I can't get myself to do a single thing. Before that I was working out daily. Now? I can't get my bum off the couch. It's terrible. I need help.

  2. Ugh, I gave up chocolate. Why did I do that? The sad thing is that when Easter rolls around I don't think I'll say, "Oh hey, I don't actually miss chocolate after all." And then I'll consume 500 pounds of it.

  3. My issue is portion control. I eat relatively healthy but I eat and eat until I'm so stuffed I can't move kinda full. Nope, definitely not good for my upcoming wedding.

  4. I have given up giving things up for lent. I am a bad girl : (