The Sassy Pear

Finding my way through my forties

Chocolate makes you smart and sexy!! — September 18, 2008

Chocolate makes you smart and sexy!!

If you don’t believe me, you can just ask Merry at Cranky Fitness.  Who am I to argue with such sound statistics???

I didn’t realize I hadn’t posted since Monday.  My mood is lighter today and thankfully I didn’t have to shoot anyone to get it that way.  I think part of the reason I feel better is that I’m taking a vacation day tomorrow, so Thursday is the new Friday (at least for this week).  Tonight is high school football game and tomorrow is an outing with the kiddos (they’re out for parent/teacher conferences tomorrow).  So my weekend essentially starts today at 3:30 – woohoo for 3 day weekends!!

I’ve been walking every morning and guzzling water and staying on track food-wise, so I hope the scale gods will be kind to me tomorrow when I go weigh in.  I have been stuck at 157 for the last 4 weeks and I’m ready to see 155.  That will put me 10 pounds away from my goal weight.  I have played around with the idea of getting down to 135, but really I may just be done once I get to 145, because, ugh – thinking about losing another 20 pounds wears me out.  However the always anxiety-producing 20 year high school reunion is next summer and although I’d like to think I’m above all that, honestly I’d like to be smokin hot when I go, so I may have to keep on keepin on in losing-weight-mode.  Yeah, vanity and ego and fear are big motivators for me!

I think once I hit goal, I’ll start strength training, just to have something new and different to add to Maintenance.  I know, I know, if I start working out with weights now I’ll lose the weight faster, but I’m just not feeling it yet.  I need something to look forward to, kinda like Phase 2 of Rebuilding Jill (Phase 1 being the weight loss). 

Hmmm, that gives me an idea – new tagline, anyone?

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