January 27 – One month! Woo hoo!

It has been one month since I started the Lose It diet. I’m down 9 pounds! 9! I’m so excited. I haven’t been this successful for a long time. I LOVE this website/app. I changed my goal. So, now I’m trying to get down to 135 pounds. I never was able to get below 140, so I decided I’m going to push myself to that. I’ve got 14 pounds to go!

Wish me luck!

Tough week.

This week hasn’t been the most fun in the Kogler house. Poor little Fynn got sick on Tuesday, ran some pretty high fevers on Wednesday and Thursday, and now seems on the mend…though still not feeling well. And, of course, I woke up this morning feeling like my face was filled with gauze. So, I’m sick now, too. Luckily it’s Friday and Nate is going to try to get out early so he can come home and help me out. At least Fynn seems in good spirits.

This was also a really tough week for my diet. I stuck to it for the most part (I had one extra glass of chocolate milk last night), but it was really tough. It’s clear that I’m a stress eater. The more stressful the week became, the more I wanted a big cheeseburger. I resisted. Nate said that if I’m going to cheat, an extra glass of chocolate milk is probably a safe (and vitamin rich) choice.

All that said, I’m down a little over six pounds now and feel good (despite the yucky cold).

January 17 – New Year’s Goals “Reboot”

So far so good! It’s January 17, and I haven’t had regular soda since Dec. 26. It feels awesome! In addition, I’ve lost a little over 5 pounds! Only 14 more to go to my first goal. I’m pretty happy about that. I’ve been logging my calories every day and attempting to work out, but it is still an uphill battle with my back problems. It’s a frustration, but I’m doing my best.

Just a quick update!

A little non-politics….

Okay, so I really don’t like to blog about politics, and this blog is more about respect than politics. I was watching Bill Maher on Jay Leno last night and decided that I really, really don’t like politically driven talking heads. So after much thought, I’ve come up with a solution for how to deal with them. I’d like to gather up Bill Maher, Glenn Beck, Rachel Maddow, Rush Limbaugh, and every other person of the “political entertainment” persuasion and put them in a padded room together. I would not let them out until they agreed to the following code of conduct:

1. Treat others with the utmost respect – even if you do not agree with their point of view.
2. Do not accuse others of hate speech and follow with a monologue filled with your own hate speech. That is called hypocrisy.
3. Refrain from using every single logical fallacy you can think of while trying to make your argument. Repeat after me: I will not argue using ad hominem attacks, straw man, hasty generalizations, etc.

I really don’t think this is too much to ask. Sorry…just my non-political rant for the day. 🙂

January 2

I had a few minor New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day slip ups with my diet. Appetizers, pizza, chips…all stuff I shouldn’t be eating. Oh, and wine and champagne have a great deal of calories. The good news is that it’s January 2, and I’m back on track. The better news is that it’s Sunday and I have not had regular soda since last week. Pretty exciting for me considering I’m completely addicted to sugar.

So, today the goal is to get back on the spin bike (I have to start working off those New Year’s Celebration calories) and get organized for the week. The nice thing is that Nate is off tomorrow too. So we both start back at work on Tuesday.

Happy New Year, everyone!