Friday, August 13, 2004


My nephew-in-law, Bill, took pictures of me yesterday for the new website my husband Will is building. The name William is big in both our families. My Dad was Bill, my brother is Billy. And that is why Jake is named Jake. But that's not what this blog is about.

So, Bill snapped the pictures on a digital camera, hooked the darn thing up to the 25 inch T-freaking-V! And there I was, all these age lines, looking, dare I say it (?), like a Clownie!!! There were a few usable shots, which attests to Bill's skill as a photographer, and after he touched up the obsidian laugh-lines, I'm not embarrassed.

But I'm looking older now.

I'm also looking chubby which is why I'm heading off to Weight Watchers this morning. I've never done anything like this before. Of course, when I was young, I could get on the diet pills for a couple of weeks and blammo, 125 on the scale once more. I tried diet pills a few months ago and let's just put it this way, me and Joan Crawford had way too much in common. I'd rather be fat than explosive any day.

But maybe WW will do the trick. I'll say it right here because I'm trying to hold myself accountable to as many people as possible. I need to lose 22 pounds to get back to my fighting weight. You do the math.

Old, wrinkled, and reporting in from the world of those whose breasts don't say howdy and need a thigh transplant . . . over and out.




Blogger Becca said...

I hate checking my weight. I'm very tempted to give my scale away when we move again. See, the numbers rarely match up with what I want, and it discourages me.

I'm trying the approach of "just eat healthier and love who you are." Sometimes I still think about the scale, but on the whole, I prefer this way of looking at the diet thing. Nutritious habits will level out my blood sugar too!

August 13, 2004 at 10:23 AM  
Blogger Katy said...

I'm with you, sister. Lately, when I walk across a room, I hear my thighs saying, "excuse me, pardon me, excuse me, pardon me..."

When my thighs start politing each other to death, it's time for more concentrated action!

I once weighed in at 68 lbs over my "fighting weight." Starting in Feb, 2000, after being surprised to survive brain surgery, I got a grip. I lost 68 over a two year period, on Atkins.

Now I'm up about 15, but trying not to obsess about the scales. Am still on maintenance version of Atkins, having never yet imbibed in sugar, but perhaps just eating too much food in general. So, a few cutbacks are in order, unless I want to be 68 lbs. over my fighting weight. Which I don't!

All the best as you do the most with what you gots!

August 13, 2004 at 3:04 PM  
Blogger Suzan Robertson said...

I'm with ya. I'm on South Beach, lost about 14 so far. I have 30 more to go. Hang tough!

August 13, 2004 at 4:24 PM  
Blogger upwords said...


WW is cool peoples. Headed back this week myself. Don't expect skinny from me though if you meet me thoug. Not ever. Just trying not to fork myself into the grave. :) Look forward to hearing your great progress.

Mary G

August 13, 2004 at 6:26 PM  
Blogger lisa said...

Thanks, guys! I'll keep you posted. And you know, they have great WW meals at Applebee's now! Woo-hoo! Just had a skewered terriyaki shrimp dinner that was only 5 points!

August 13, 2004 at 7:52 PM  
Blogger Kevin said...

being a guy who can lose weight at the drop of a hat (please don't hate me) you may ask yourself why is he writing this. But hey, I'm bored right now. My mother-in-law has been with weight watchers for about 2 years and has lost over a hundred pounds. I think a lot of it just has to do with self discipline and motivation. Weight watchers allows you to not have to deprive yourself of things, but to learn how to control your eating habits. I think it has really helped her quite a bit, as well as a walking program.

August 13, 2004 at 8:13 PM  

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