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 9, 2011

The Honey Moon is Over

Well, it's been over thirty days on this diet.

The Honey Moon is OVER. Reality is sinking in. Even though this diet, with its weird rules and regulations, and bizarre starvation will be over, the rest of it won't be. I can't eat white bread anymore - unless I treat it like a piece of fucking cake, and if that's the case, why not just eat the cake? I can't eat thoughtlessly anymore. I have to be adult, and pay attention, and so on and so forth.

I hope that in a few months when I read this, I will laugh "ha!" I will say. "I was just whining." But now, I'm sortof in a pissed off mode. Like a bratty kid.

I'm hungry and need to eat again. I'm sick of steaming vegetables and I just got home and I'm too tired to cook. But fast food must be out, forever and ever. And so instead of bitching to my faithful pals here, I need to haul my fluffy butt into the kitchen and cook something healthy.

I was able to get back in to the 193 range after the "wild" weekend of having 1200 calories versus 500.

But before I put all of you right off with my wailing, I will say that even though this diet is boring as hell, and limited and minimal, it has been totally worth it. And I tell myself that the next phase will be less boring and certainly less minimal and that weight will still come off, albeit more slowly.

Because today I PUT ON MY SIZE 14 Ann Taylor Jeans. And I even zipped them up. And wore them in public. And had manageable Muffin Toppage that was not humiliating under my shirt. So that's a victory.

I want to wear these size 14 jeans every single day, just to remind myself that there are advantages to growing up and eating like an adult versus an indulgent teen aged girl.

OK. Speaking of adulthood, it's time to eat something. Something reasonable.


  1. Reasonable pays the bills and blasts muffin top-unfortunately. But you are right you will be in a better place mentally in a few weeks. Minimal is so much easier to do when you drop a size every other week!! You are kicking butt, keep it up!!!!

    Polar's Mom

  2. Good for you! How exciting to put on the jeans! I am not there yet, but can't wait to wear a size 14 again. Keep up the good work.

  3. I agree white bread is like cake. :) Might as well eat cake... NOT. Glad you're not.

    Have you heard of shirataki noodles? I've ordered them and am excited, supposed to be here Friday. Anyways they are super low calories and net carbs. Like you, I get sick of steaming things. I'm going to use these noodles to bring back pasta - I hope.

    I thought I had enough food stuff to play with. I guess I don't. So - we need to break outside of our box and find some new things.

    I'm the nut standing in the aisle at the grocery store forever blocking traffic reading and studying labels... :D

  4. Haha...ya I'll let ya know. Supposed to get here tomorrow and I'm looking forward to them. I've heard to sizzle them in a skillet. So I'm going to try that and then marinate them in the sauce process. I can't believe how freaking fast I'm supposed to be able to get them. And very thankful for the healthfood store I can order them from. I ordered tuesday. :) I also ordered almond cheese. Sounded interesting!

  5. Way to go... keep up the good work and get into size 12!!

    I just stopped busting out of my size 14s and they actually fit. When I got bigger than my 14s I refused to admit it. so I wore them WAY TO TIGHT... for WAY TOO LONG... But now they fit again and I can't wait to wear my other pants which are size 12!

  6. I'm still dreaming of size 14. I'll get there. Now, get ready for the size 12's! Woohooo!!!

    If steamed has gotten boring, how about roasted, chargoal grilled (nice flavor on veggies), or a light saute or braised in broth with herbs? I mean, variety helps, yes?

    Take care and win the war!

  7. Hang in there! You're doing so great! Lord knows I have days were I feel a little defeated or frustrated, but it all works out in the end as long as you keep your eye on the prize. Hopefully this next phase of your diet will allow you a little more flexibilty so you don't get so bored.


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