One Woman's Quest to Lose Large and Ugly Panties Forever

I've had it with ugly panties that fit my large behind. I'm done with clothes for the large woman that just aren't as cute as the clothes I wore twenty years ago. I'm tired of wheezing as I go up the stairs. I've got sixty pounds to lose - because on my fiftieth birthday, I'm dancing naked in a thong, dammit. And it better be pretty. This little bunny rabbit is hopping me down the weight loss lane. I wanted a pair of big granny panties rolling through the grass, but I'm not computer savvy.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Feels Miraculous Today

OK, so it's day 2 on the part of the diet where you eat more food but still stay away from carbs. Weirdly, my weight loss picked up today, e.g. lost a pound from where I was yesterday. WTF?

I ate breakfast (two eggs) and lunch (steak and salad, with blue cheese, yum) and dinner (mexican shrimp and salad) and ate about 5 tortilla chips w/salsa. And had a sip of DH's margarita. And lost a pound.

I am not questioning - I am just going with it. I am not hungry. I am not dizzy and I do not feel deprived. Indeed, I'm sitting here trying to eat an apple or two because I know I need the fruit and fiber after yesterday's Protein Heaven.

Weird Weird Weird.

Have been stalking others' blogs and getting proper inspiration. Some folks have lost almost 200 pounds. Some have lost a ton of weight have have kept it off for years and years. One gal talked about slowly changing her cognitive habits about food so that healthy choices for eating and exercise became second nature. She also talked about food boundaries as food SAFETY not food SHACKLES. I love that so much.

I also read Allen's blog, "Almost Gastric ByPass" which I recommend to anyone who hasn't seen it yet. He writes for himself, not for anyone else and he is courageously honest with himself and with others who come his way. He is a good reminder that this weight loss thing is a daily habit, a constant hike, not a quick sprint. For me, who lost weight quickly in the beginning, reading him is like a psychological tonic.

OK, off to run errands as my morning client (who was booked for three hours) cancelled!

xxoox GP


  1. Hey BWGP,
    Got my test done, no issues, I told you I'd let you know.
    Great post. I agree about the safety, and having intentionally changed my habits slowly makes it easier. Glad to hear you are down a pound.

  2. I like that. Writing for myself. Not just about weight loss but about my blog in general. Thx

  3. It's not surprising. Going lower-carb is always stimulating to weight loss. That's why when celebrities need to lose weight for an event and can't waste time, they hit the lower carb, higher protein formula. :)

    Enjoy the protein and kick fat's butt!

  4. Right now i'm enjoying a big fatty steak sliced over a bed of lettuce, raw onions and saute'd mushrooms served with pan juices...oh geezus I LOVE p3!
    I know for me it's not only a physical changing of what I eat, but most definitely a mental changing...I KNOW how to eat healthy..I know how to cook healthy...i've been a restaurant chef/cook (hate using the word chef cause a lot of chefs i've worked with are idiots..i'll just be a cook thank you very much!) i've managed a health food eatery, i've studied nutrition...etc etc etc...but until your personal journey becomes about personal CHANGE it's just not going to's why those who are not successful at keeping weight off are the ones who may change things "physically" for awhile but go right back to the original mental place before they lost the weight. (this is not necessarily the viewpoint of this station nor does it reflect the policies of the station manager)

  5. It's always so interesting to me, the way the body can respond to certain food combos. Very cool that yours is doing so well with the lower carb! So fun to see success. And thank you for your sweet comment on my blog today - I really appreciate it!


Thanks for your posts. It's the best reinforcement I can have that has no calories.