It’s finally Autumn!! Hooray!!

I changed the look of my blog so it would look more autumny – you like?  I’m so freaking happy that summer is over!!

So yeah, it’s been a little while since I last posted…sorry bout that. September is a busy month – school activities get into full swing, my daughter’s birthday, plus a host of other “keep me busy” things.  I’ll try to  post a little more regularly from now. Key word being “try”.

Hey! I just realized I think I missed my blog anniversary!  I started blogging September 6, 2007 and have been going ever since. I can’t believe it’s been 4 years!  Wowza!

Okay, so since this is technically a weight loss blog, let’s talk weight loss.  Since I made peace with the process, things have actually been going okay. I had to accept my turtlehood, and even though it took me darn-near 4 years to do it, I am so much more at ease now. Since mid-July, I am down 7.2 pounds, which doesn’t sound like much but a loss is a loss no matter how long it takes to get it. I am very happy. I’ve also lost 2.5 inches in my waist and an inch in my thighs (darn stubborn thigh fat will be the last to go, I’m sure), so I think I’m making great progress! I have a Progress Stats page if you feel so inclined to follow along.

Speaking of following along – you can now follow me! You can have my posts delivered directly to your email inbox – gone are the days of repeatedly clicking on my blog several times a day in anticipation of a new post from me (cause I know that’s what y’all do ).  Look over to the right hand side and click whatever it says about signing up.   Then all of your Sassy Pear dreams will come true!  (Full of myself? Moi?)

Back to the weight loss stuff – I have come to realize that I actually need very little food to be satisfied. I always heard Debs talk about eating cottage cheese/fruit/nuts for lunch and I just never in a million years thought that would be enough to hold me for any length of time. Until I tried it.  There is something very comforting and satisfying about this combo, and for around 300 calories it holds me for several hours. I sometimes also have a few whole wheat crackers or half of a pita bread to go with it, just so ya know. But I’ve been eating this everyday for lunch for the last two weeks and I’m still not tired of it. I change up the fruit so it doesn’t always taste the same, but I find when I have something else (like chicken enchiladas for lunch) I’m not nearly as satisfied, so I say stick with what works. Guess what I’ve got for lunch today?  🙂

Also another change I’ve been making is eating a smaller dinner, early in the evening. Dinner used to be where the bulk of my calories were spent everyday, so I would eat light light light all day and then be starving for dinner and overeat. Now I think my calories are more balanced throughout the day, and by going straight to dinner instead of having my “after school work snack, I am eating less calories overall.  I’m sure some of you out there are thinking “well, duh Jill” but I’m a turtle, remember? Takes me a little bit longer than most folks!  🙂

As for exercise, well this is one area in which I still struggle. I’ll work out 5 days one week and zero days the next. Guess I need to make peace with working out?

So that’s it in a nutshell. Tonight is a high school football game, tomorrow is watching a high school band competition, Sunday is daughter’s birthday. Busy weekend but full of good stuff! I hope you all have a great weekend too!  🙂