Operation #LWOACS – Day #1

I still plan on getting my #GirlTrek on while I’m on this ship. I will work out at least 5 days a week. No excuses. I expect all 3 of y’all regular readers to hold me accountable. Saturday, I even invited 1,800 people to carb-shame me in the dining rooms if they catch me slipping on my eating plan. Even if they’re not gonna do it, it’s keeping me in line. Wish me luck on #OperationLoseWeightOnACruiseShip #ImGoingToAWeddingTheDayAfterIGetHome

The breakup diet — cheat on me again… Please?

Hey so if you’re not familiar, Rooftop Comedy is a website that has stationary cameras in like 20-30 clubs across the nation. Each weekend the shows at each of their clubs are uploaded to their server and they pick clips and post them on their site. Comics can also submit and upload their own clips… It’s kinda like YouTube but just for comedy. If you have some free time and have never checked it out, browse thru. The content is always fresh. Good for chuckles while you’re at work ;) They posted a few clips from my shows this weekend in Wisconsin. This one is short and sweet so I thought I’d share it.

Haha… this is how GF’09 started. And now 26 pounds later I’m… grateful? OK, maybe that’s the wrong word. But I recognize I needed the kick in the ass. Enjoy!

Fashion Show

Nah, this blog isn’t about that awful new show on Bravo. It’s about the personal fashion show I just had for myself.

As you know I’ve been pretty serious about operation GF’09. I don’t (and will never) own a scale and since there are so few people I see on a regular basis, there’s been no one to really let me know if it was working. Sure I could kinda tell my clothes fit a bit differently but I just chalked it up to not remembering clearly how things used to fit, or that I might have been bloated the last time I wore something…

But yesterday I saw a photo of myself and thought, wow, someone caught me at a flattering angle… And then I saw another one… and another, and I thought, “Hey, I wonder if I’ve dropped a few pounds.” So I pulled out a pair of pants I love and haven’t been able to wear for a while just to see how far away I was from getting back in them… and they fit.

So I tried on a jacket I love that was kind of snug. And then my fave black dress… And before I knew it, I was having a full-fledged fashion show for one! I’m so happy to know that what I’ve been doing is working, but it also so frustrating to be back here again. About 5 years ago I lost 45 pounds. Kept it off for about a year and then slowly began to gain it back. I blame comedy — my jokes are packed with carbohydrates ;) I want to promise myself that once I reach my goal I won’t ever do this again. But I’m kind of afraid to because I did that the last time. So instead I’m just gonna promise to remember how hard (and unnecessary) it’s been to do it all over again.

At least my little fashion show encouraged me to keep going.

GF’09 FOREVER!!! Ok, well maybe not forever ;)