Saturday, January 26, 2008

100th Post!

Welcome to my 100th post! Just 55 weeks later.

Progress so far: I am a week away from one year at Weight Watchers. I am approximately 40 pounds lighter than I was a year ago. A year ago, I wore a size 26. Now, I'm wearing mostly 18s with the occasional 20.

In addition, I have now been dating Max for approximately 9 months. Things are going very well, and I'm still looking forward to seeing where things go from here.

Financially, I'm still poor. I used to work two additional jobs, but I decided to devote my time to my body this year. I stopped my part-time retail job as well as the tutoring I used to do. I've got to figure something out for this year. I used to make an extra $500/month with tutoring and working. I am currently paying out about an additional $200 month for WW, the gym, and my trainer. Alas, I'm still poor ... even poorer than before. It's a good investment, but I'm not sure how long I can keep it up.

So far, 2008 has been pretty good. I'm down almost 5 pounds, and I've kept up my Sunday night family dinners. Some of you have asked about my recipes. I'm going to see if there's a way for me to add them on the sidebar. If I can't, I'll do a long post next with the last few recipes. Beyond that, I'll add them each week.

Have a great week!


Chris H said...

Congrats on 100 posts... and also with the ongoing weight loss and dedication to yourself.

Kate said...

Congrats on the 100th post. It's amazing to see how far you've come in the year you have been posting, that's so great for you!

TrixieBelden said...

congratulations! you have had quite a great year! you should be so proud of yourself.

i know what you mean about being poor. i used to work two part-time jobs and its difficult to make ends meet. i wish i had some ideas for you to find the money you need. just know that i feel your pain :)

Sally Parrott Ashbrook said...

Congrats on your 100th post! 40 pounds down is awesome.

I feel you on the money frustrations. Things are okay now, but it took major shifts in my financial thinking--and work on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis--to be able to live on my non-profit salary.

That reminds me Dan and I need to work on our Feb. budget tonight!

VegasGirl said...

congrats on the 100th post!! as well as staying on track. You are doing an amazing job!

I understand being poor. hehe. My fiance and I are starting to look at buying a house and he is the only one working right now. Eek! Being poor and in debt is plain scary!

Thanks for uploading your recipes. I can't wait to try a few out! =D