Friday, September 25, 2009


Natural disasters on Mondays somehow make the rest of the week fly by. This was the shortest week ever which is a very good thing!

I had to go over to a friends house last night who needed to record my husbands fabulous Scottish accent for something. I got to meet his new girlfriend who is now one of my new best friends. Unfortunately, my new best friend and I drank an entire bottle of wine which led to a trip to Five Guys at 9:30 at night since we hadn't eaten any dinner. I ate a cheeseburger and it wasn't the junior one I usually get. It's okay though because I only had a few fries. RIGHT!?!?! So what do you think THAT led to? Me not getting up this morning to work out.

This is exactly why I don't drink very often. Don't get me wrong, I love it and could happily drink every day if there were no calories. The problem is even one glass of wine can lead to multiple bad decisions.

I'm not letting that lead to a crazy eating weekend. Normally I would say to myself that I've ruined all my hard work for the week and can eat whatever I want and I'll start over on Monday. Instead I stepped on the scale, saw I lost another pound and realized that my exercise can make up for the occasional bad decision. Then I told myself that the day was not over, it had just begun so I put on my workout clothes and wore them to the office. I'm going to walk at lunch today. This is major progress people. MAJOR!

I feel like I owe so much of what I've learned about myself and my weight problem to this blog and all the other blogs I read. Everywhere I turn here there is great advice, self affirmation, and help whenever you need a little boost.

Thanks y'all and thanks for my blog awards too! I'm going to put down a few honest things about me. If I have some time later I will give some out!

• I had blue hair (on purpose) most of the way through art school.
• I'm a serious clean freak. When we moved into the house we bought it was the first time I had lived anywhere where someone else had used the fridge. It took me 3 days to clean it and be able to put anything of mine in it.
• I love kids and work in kids marketing but don't have any desire to have any. Some day I will write a big long post about that.
• My mom is one of my best friends and I admire her as a person more than anyone else on earth.
• I'm still friends with almost every guy I ever dated. My husband is even friends with my boyfriend before him. I guess I've just always dated really nice guys.
• If money was no object I would dedicate my life to rescuing dogs.

Have a great weekend everyone! Check out my 'hood on the TV this weekend. They usually do some really nice stories on how the PGA tour has helped the neighborhood turn around. You never might even see me! :)

circa 1988. I'm on the right. Damn I was cool. ;)


  1. Nice to read your blog. I lived in Atlanta for years and have tons of family there and a son at Emory. My husband is there now helping his parents move from their home to a senior living facility. The rain you guys have had is insane! Hope you're drying out.

    Good for you for not letting yesterday's cheeseburger drag you backwards. I've spent many years doing that stuff too, so I know you're right when you say you see real progress. I hope you have a great workout at lunch. I wore my workout clothes today too! Gym later! It you get a chance please check out my blog. I'm pretty new at it, but it's helping me a ton!

  2. Oh gosh I just posted a new goal of no more than 2 glasses of wine on 2 days per week because of the whole "bad decision" thing. Last bad decision for me was fried fish and chips. I had a stomache ache the whole next day and I deserved it lol! Because I do like wine though and I do believe in trying to keep anything in your diet that you think you'll go "back" to, I allow myself usually 1 glass on weigh in day and 1 glass or maybe 2 on Saturday night with my hubby. It's a bi*ch to have to count it out of my calories but if I end up having it I'm always glad I did. You were one hip chick back in the day, huh?

  3. Oh man, I narrowly avoided a Five Guys temptation last night, and I probably would have done the same as you had I had some wine/beer in me! I love Five Guys.

    I am impressed you managed to pretty much avoid the fries - they are so good and smell heavenly!

    Haha, okay, I need to go cook something healthy for breakfast before I jump in my car and head to five guys :-P

  4. Oh my, I just discovered 5 guys and I loved it. But.....none for right now. I'm proud that you didnt let it derail you. Have a good workout.

  5. Love the pic!

    I've never been a wine drinker, which I guess is a good thing, but I do feel like it's something I should do if I ever wanna "grow up." Eat your veggies and drink your wine...or something like that.

  6. I love this post! You have come such a long way, Tina. Way to get up and at 'em again. And congrats on the loss.

    Your list is great and the college photo? Too cool for words. Have a great weekend.

  7. I can really relate to your post! Anytime I have a few glasses of wine, food usually isn't far behind it. My friend and I were just talking yesterday about how "drinking" cravings are always greasy burgers or something. No one ever says, "Man, a salad sounds good!" Ha Ha!

    And I think it's great someone else shares the dream of opening a dog rescue! I tell my husband all the time that I want a farm with a million sheltered dogs on it! :)

  8. Your comment "Normally I would say to myself that I've ruined all my hard work for the week and can eat whatever I want and I'll start over on Monday..." really hit home. That is exactly how I gained 100 extra pounds.

    This isn't a diet, it's a lifestyle, and there has to be a time for wine and those less nutritious choices! Thanks for the reminder-

  9. It's so cool that you are not letting one evening of "bad decisions" lead to a wrecked weekend - I'm so proud of you for putting on your workout clothes this morning and doing something at lunch - yes, that is huge progress and I totally get that!!!

  10. Thanks for your honesty. YOUR blog inspires ME--so right back atcha.

  11. I love the photo! That's just great.

    And just pushing forward past a decision you kinda regret is just perfect! That's one of the things that really made a difference on my journey as well.


  12. Yeah, wine does give me the munchies, so I don't have much - happy without it fortunately anyway.

    Glad you are doing OK!

  13. Tina,

    I found your blog and LOVE IT! I'm in Atlanta too!

    I recently lost almost 80 pounds! Today I've released a book about my own weight loss method called "What If YOU Were Thin" and would like your opinion on it. I used the Japanese method of kaizen to take and keep the weight off.

    If you don't mind, I'd like to send you a copy at no charge via email as a PDF. Let me know if you'd like a copy and I'll send it to you today.

    I look forward to reading more of your blogs and hearing from you soon!

    Kindest regards,
    Rachel D. Young