Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Continued Battle of the Bulge

Weight: 227
Waist: 43"
BMI: 35.6

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Another Diet Failure

Well, the diet lasted all of two days. Here I am just back from having a crab cake sandwich and fries at a local restaurant. Last night was Chinese food. The first breakdown was a chocolate craving satisfied by brownies. Oh well, at least I'm still walking, but I don't think it's doing a thing except maybe keeping me from gaining even more weight! Ugh.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Saturday Night

Here it is, Saturday night. Recently finished a great dinner of filet mignon on the grill and salad with tomatoes and mozerella and a good bottle of red wine. This was followed by a desert purchased from a french bakery today at lunch. Yummy. Eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we shall diet! Yes, that's right. Yet another attempt at dieting. How many times is this? Too many to count. We are going to Italy in a little more than 4 weeks and I weigh more than I ever have. Whether this is due to meds, perimenopause or just plain overeating and lack of exercise, I do not know. I do know that I am afraid I will have to request a seat belt extender on the airplane! Horror of horrors! I have been walking on my treadmill for 1 mile a day about 5 days per week for several weeks and haven't lost one ounce! Whether I will be able to stick to an eating plan for a month, I do not know. More to be revealed in the days and weeks ahead.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

I'm Back?

Hey, trying to see if I want to reactivate this account. It's been 1.5 years (!) since I posted anything. Amazing that these things just hang around in cyberspace. My fear, however, is that I don't have anything to say. However, I need a hobby and maybe this can be it.

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas in NYC

DH's son lives in NYC and this year he invited us to spend Christmas with him and his partner and his partner's parents in NY. We went on the 20th and came back on Christmas Day, with Christmas Eve being the family dinner and gift exchange. We had a wonderful time (as long as I don't think of the cost. Prices are breathtaking and we ate out a lot and took a lot of cabs. Fortunately, part of the trip was DH's son's Christmas gift to us, and his grandmother, who was with us.) We stayed at a hotel that was next to the World Trade Center site. Here are some views from our window.

One day we visited DS (Dear Son's) office, which is on the 66th floor in the Chrysler Building. The vistas were amazing.

Here is a photo of a gallery space at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that I particularly liked.
Part of a Christmas window at Bergdorf Goodman's.
Let's see if I can remember all the things we did:

Thursday evening: arrived; ate dinner at Duane Park Cafe, a neighborhood restaurant
Friday: visited the Met; lunch at Cafe Boulud; visit with cousin; jazz and dinner at the Jazz Standard/Blue Smoke
Saturday: Spent the day in Brooklyn visiting old friends of the family; lunch at a local pizza place; visit with another cousin; dinner at the Hearth; theater--The Piano Teacher
Sunday: The Tenement Museum followed by lunch in China Town; dinner that night at Georgione's
Monday: lunch at the Bar Room at the Museum of Modern Art followed by visiting some of the exhibits and last minute Christmas shopping in the gift store; viewing of Christmas windows at Bergdorf's; Chirstmas Eve Dinner and gifts at DS's apartment.
Tuesday: Home again, home again.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

I haven't felt like blogging much recently. We are leaving for Maryland on Tuesday to spend Thanksgiving with my family. Harry and Meg will come with us. I am looking forward to it and hope we will have a good time without too much family drama. Hope everyone else who celebrates the day has a Happy Thanksgiving. Be safe!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Happy Birthday Granny!

Today is my paternal grandmother's 92nd birthday. She is doing well, living in a retirement community in Maryland. My parents, along with one of my nephews, his girlfriend, and Granny's daughter, are taking her out to dinner tonight. Granny has always been stylish and made almost all of my clothes until I was about 11. I was her first grandchild; she was only 44 when I was born. She and I used to watch the Miss America Pageant together to see all the gowns. When I was out with her people sometimes thought she was my mother. She didn't have the opportunity for much formal education beyond high school, but she is an avid reader and traveler. She has visited many places around the world. She and her siblings overcame a lot of hardship in their lives. I wish I was with her today, but will see her at Thanksgiving.