Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Hello, my name is Living on the Spit

and I have completely let myself go over the past 4 years and I want it to STOP! I am a carboholic and a stress eater. i love to cook and unfortunately I have this problem with butter. I live with a tall, thin man who can eat and eat and eat and NEVER gain an ounce...I cook like my Jewish grandmother who instilled deep inside my brain that good food is love. I was raised by parents who associated food with praise and that to be a good girl one must clean their plate.

Just for TODAY...I am stopping the soda once again...evil, it is. I am drinking water, water, water, and more water.

I will only have one glass of wine a day...unless it happens to be a Bloggers Weekend, then I will limit it to one bottle.

I started taking 1000 mg of fish oil and flax seed oil once a day. I will continue to do that daily.

I will eat more veggies and less crap...I will steam these veggies or broil them in EVOO and not smother them in butter.

I will begin walking every day for 15 minutes whether it is hot and humid or not.

I need to do this now or I will die.


  1. Sounds like you are off to a great start!!! Being able to post on this blog (good and bad) will be a tremendous help to all of us:)

  2. That last line is my motivation too.

    I have high blood pressure. My birth mother died at 57 of congestive heart failure. Her brother died at 56 from a heart attack. Her sister had a massive stroke at 53. Her father was left incapacitated by a stroke at 42. Her mother died of a heart condition at 59. So things aren't looking very good if I want to see 60.

    Honestly, it scares the crap out of me.

  3. Looks like you have taken the first (and hardest) steps to regaining your life, the way you want it to be. I applaud you. Hubby and I are trying to stay away from the processed, fast convenient foods we drive by every day. It is not easy! I used to be young enough that walking the dog equaled getting in shape. Not anymore. Not it requires visits to the gym, and actually going through wit it! I hear you and send you best wihes and will visit to see how you are doing. :)

  4. I'm here to help too M! There will no dying until you are looking hawt OK?

    Now I still need to figure out how to post my confessions of a chubby girl!