Holding Myself Accountable

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What's that word that it seems that women do not like to mention?  Yeah, you guessed it.  Weight.  Whether it's too much, not enough, or in the wrong places, it seems that this is an issue that faces many women.  At work, women, regardless of their size, are either counting points, drinking shakes, or guzzling down water.  I act like I don't see or hear for fear of those glaring eyes that say, "You're too thin to even become a part of this conversation."  lol

Where's here's the truth on this issue from my perspective.  I feel like as long as you're comfortable with yourself, it's really not my business. I never really discussed weight, but have always been aware of my genetic potential.  I've basically been the same weight, although not always the same size for the last 10-15 years, give or take 5 pounds.  I even survived turning 30, which my mother said would only add another set of hips, or stomach, or thighs, or chins, or all of the above.

So what did it take to push me over the edge?  Layers of stress and 2 rounds of steroids to cure a winter upper respiratory situation.  Guess what?  My nose still drips and I'm suddenly like 15 pounds more than I've ever been in my life.  The doctor said the medicine didn't make me eat; I did.  My response to him:  Maybe not, but the medicine made me hungry 24/7 and at midnight, carrots (as he suggested) aren't my friend.  lol

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So what's my point?  Now I'm the one that's uncomfortable.  15 pounds may not sound like a lot, but nothing fits right and you know I hate to shop for clothes, and plus I don't feel myself right now.  So what am I going to do?  I'm going to be a little more proactive.  This plan of mine will start on June 1.  I had to tell you so I would hold myself accountable.  My basic plan consists of a change in food and adding a little exercise.  (Computer related activities do not count as exercise.)  Today I signed up for a free account at FitDay.  It helps to keep track of what you're doing, eating, and how you're doing on your personal goals and showing you on charts, graphs, etc.

What does all of this mean for you, my faithful readers?  Well, it means that you can get prepared to see lots of healthy, easy dishes with wonderful photos (I hope).  I'm already planning for some aesthetically pleasing, healthy meals.  Stay tuned and wish me well!

Ok, please allow me one more cartoon.  I couldn't resist.  :-)

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Happy Healthy Lifestyle,


  1. I am right there with you Libby. I'm starting to get a grip on what I need to do to get myself into better shape. We should share info to track how we do. We can do it!!!

  2. If you don't mind I'll take those 15 pounds. They are very needed here...

  3. Oh Libby! I can identify with this-I've struggled with my weight since I had my first child. I'm not one for extreme dieting, but have tried to get more exercise motivation (which comes and goes). I with you too on this!
    (p.s. isn't it great that the farmers market season is here, lots of great healthy food to choose from :)


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