Less of Paige

Sunday, July 16, 2006


In the past, if I did good for a while, onece I made a mistake or "backslid" for a meal or a day or a week, I never picked myself back up.

This past week the backslide started on Thursday. Went out to dinner with friends and good have made a healthy but yummy choice about food, but instead made the yummy and unhealthy choice about food. It was good, but... I could have done better and done fine. I know that now after having alot more successful eating out experiences.

Then, on Friday, after we got the new car, my mother-in-law called and asked us if we wanted to go to dinner. Yes. But the place she wanted to go... not the best for me. Nor did I make the best choices. I tried, but...

Saturday came. Dinner came, and no food out of the freezer for dinner. I suggested fast food and literally talked my husband into it. I wanted it. I wanted a cheeseburger, curly fries and a milkshake. I got it, and a 1900+ calorie day. Whoops.

But today? I did good. I exercised, and ate well. I am back on track, and this time, I know I will stay there.

I'm not saying I can never eat a cheeseburger. Once in a while, a break is ok. But also? I have to remember that just eating out is NOT an excuse for eating crappy. I have done SO much better about that, but I have to keep reminding myself.

We'll see how the scale reprimands me tomorrow.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Go me! It's my birthday!

Weeelll, ok, it's not, really. But it almost feels like it. I got on the scale today... I was down 3.2 pounds for a total of 11.4 in the past six weeks. I'm SO EXCITED.

A couple of things I'm noticing.

~My core and boobs (of course) and cheeks (the ones in my face) have lost inches and are getting thinner. Yeah! My legs and arms? The same inches. However, I am noticing more definition in them. I want the inches to go though!

~Today, at work, the girls were asking how much I had lost and saying they noticed and how good I looked. It felt REALLY nice. People were noticing, and I felt wonderful. That was nice. More than nice.

~I have more energy. I'm dragging out of bed in the morning for some reason, but I don't feel tired. all. the. time. like I used to.

~I have to stay away. Remember my thoughts that eating poorly is my drug? I am sober right now, that's how I feel. I have to stay sober in order to stay sober, you know? No binges.

~I can live without Dairy Queen, Dunkin Donuts, and Starbucks. Oh, and pizza. It seems like a miracle to me, but it is true. I KNOW. But I promise, it's true. I don't remember the last time I had any of them. Scary, I know.

~I can eat out and make healthy choices. This comes as one of the biggest surprises to me. I can go to a restaurant, and sometimes even a fast food place, and chooce healthy foods. People may make fun of me for having to choose what I eat before I get to the restaurant, but that helps. Then I know exactly how many calories and exchanges I'm eating. Also? On Friday we went out to eat and I made good choices, stayed in both my exchanges and calories, and it was gooood.

Look at me go.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006


I'm sure my plethora of faithful readers have been wondering where I am. I know my e-mail inbox has been overflowing with concerned queries.

Fear not. I've been having summer. In the proces, I have lost... a few pounds since I was last here. I have been eating really well, with the exception of the few days we were in Cape Cod, and one day this past weekend. Otherwise, the 'xchange and I are getting along swimmingly.

So yes, we spent our two year anniversary on Cape Cod. It was wonderful. I loved it and did not want to leave. We came home and two days later my adorable niece and nephew came for the weekend. I cried when they left.

Here are some pictures.

Us, at our anniversary dinner. 2 years!
There are shacks on the dunes at the tip of Cape Cod. People live in them.

the beach.

Us at the beach

the dunes

I would love to share pictures of my niece and nephew, but alas, blogger hates me and does not want me to share these pictures. So I will another day. I have no other vacations longer than a weekend so hopefully I will not neglect my blog like this again soon.