Friday, September 11, 2009

Friday Weigh-In

My first night back at work took more out of me than I had expected since fighting this crud. This morning my mind said "Walk!" But my body said, "Dragging me round Publix is going to be enough for you, Madam!" Not doing the guilt thing, I listened to my body. I must keep my eyes on the short-term prize at the moment and that's being as healthy and energetic as possible for our upcoming trip.

Ever since my very first visit to Las Vegas, for a pirate costume wedding on Halloween 2007, I've fantasized about celebrating my 40th birthday in Sin City. Here's a pic of a few of we scurvy pirate wenches on the way to the ceremony...

It was such outrageous fun. The wedding was amazing and we all had such a fabulous time. We stayed at Caesar's Palace which is just how you imagine it would be. My husband has never been and I've babbled to him on and off about it for the past two years and now I get to show him the spectacle that is "Vegas" in a little over a week. I really need to be feeling great. Have you ever been to Las Vegas? Did you love it or hate it? Where did you stay?

On to the weigh-in. I love how being on vacation tends to reset the metabolism so when I get back to eating my nutritious and delicious daily fare the body really likes it and so does the scale. I'm down 2 pounds plus the 1/2 pound I brought home from Disney. Squee! So that puts me at 193.5, a total of 83.5 pounds. I've got my buffer back and will aim for another 1.5 pounds for next Friday's weigh-in. I try not to focus solely on the numbers on the scale but it's definitely good to set small goals and then you treat your body with love and respect and you'll meet those goals.

I'm off to drag myself through Publix, I've got some lovely recipes planned for next week. I'll be sure the post anything worth trying. I still have tons of Disney pics to upload and will share a link as soon as I do. Have a fabulous Friday!


  1. Sometimes my body tells me to cut back on the exercise too. I agree, it’s better to listen to your body than end up a puddle on the floor.

    A pirate costume wedding in Vegas sounds beyond awesome! I can just imagine what a blast you must have had! I have never been to Vegas myself, but I would like to go someday!

    Congratulations on the loss! It’s amazing! You are going to make it to your goal. I have only confidence in you. Keep up the good work.

  2. Congrats on the weight loss. To have fun AND lose weight, that's something to be happy about.

  3. Way to stick with it and push through. Getting sick makes it tough but it sounds like your motivated to get this done. Excellent work on the weight lost so far!

  4. Been reading for the last month or so; finally coming out of lurkage :-)

    The pirate-themed wedding sounds like a BLAST!! the couple must be incredibly cool and fun to turn their wedding into a pirate extravaganza, haha

    And CONGRATS on the weight loss. You are so inspiring and your journey is helping me be more mindful on a daily basis when it comes to eating and listening to my body. I added you to my blogroll...I'm a newbie blogger! Can't wait to see what lies ahead for you.

    By the way, you are so beautiful!!! I hope you know it...

  5. Thanks for all the amazing support and compliments and welcome to Rex and Joy!