May 4, 2010

So Busy Lately!

Sorry for the lack of recipes lately! I have been in the process of wrapping up my spring term at school, which means I have had a huge paper to write (theory - ugh) and a bunch of papers to grade (34!) - I have also had a cold, so have been eating pretty simply.

I just went through a stall of about 2 1/2 weeks - which, looking back, doesn't seem very long - but throughout it felt very long indeed. I know it's not sensible to panic when I stop losing, but I do it anyway, and I also know that I am not alone in this, at least judging from what I read on the boards! Anyway, during this period I actually gained 2 pounds at one point, and over the past couple of days the extra pounds, plus a couple more, have dropped off. The big news is, I am down 50 pounds today from my high weight last summer!

Today I was on campus to attend a PhD defense and saw my adviser for the first time in about a month, along with a few other colleagues, and it felt so great to hear supportive feedback from them - two people said that they didn't recognize me from a distance at all! To me, the change doesn't seem as drastic and the whole process seems really slow - but to everyone else it is really significant. Anyway - this felt really positive to me after a few weeks of feeling slightly depressed and pessimistic about the whole process.

So, what am I gonna do to celebrate? I'm going to Disneyland! This trip was planned a while ago - I'm taking my daughter to visit with family in L.A. and we'll go to Universal and to Disney while we are down there. It should be fun - the flight should be WAY more comfortable, and I know I'll fit more comfortably into the rides. I'll enjoy the So Cal sunshine too!

I also need to think of some non-food reward to celebrate my lost 50 pounds - any suggestions??? 

At 25 pounds down I celebrated by getting my eyebrows threaded at Bombay Brow Bar and making a promise to myself that I will return every month or so to have it done again - they did a fabulous job and, in my opinion, it really makes a difference in the overall look of the face.

Anyway - will post pics soon, and stay tuned for more recipes!



  1. Congrats on your fabulous results! one idea for a treat: on a previous diet (unfortunately gained back the weight) I treated myself to a few days at a spa--expensive but a wonderful treat. I went to one in Utah (Red Mountain Spa I think was the name).Or if you like massages you could do something like that (I don't like them myself!)

  2. Congratulations! I think 50 lbs deserves a piece of jewelry! You're inspiring, keep blogging!

  3. I agree, 50lbs is 50 lbs, can you have a special beer, or an extra glass of wine? That is how I would celebrate, then I would finish off with a bowl of old fashion popcorn, popped in the pan with oil. Two of my favorite food groups. Wine/popcorn. Keep up the great work!!