Monday, September 21, 2015


Oh my so much has happened since I last posted.   I swear each week I think, today will be the day that I get to post but then it just doesn't happen.  We've been incredibly busy lately in both our work lives and home lives so blogging has just kinda fallen by the wayside.

BUT that doesn't mean that I haven't stopped working hard.  In fact, I'm finding some mojo (THANK YOU to the wonderful group of ladies in our Facebook group!) back that I had previously lost in the last 2 years !  (Ahem)   Seriously these ladies have been such a tremendous help to each other in struggles and in good times and I honestly don't know where I'd be right now without them. 

As of today, I'm fully dedicating myself back to tracking in My Fitness Pal (skinnygeekwithin, there if you want to help keep me accountable) and I also restarted the C25K program.  I know, I know... I swore off running.  I still hate it but it is really good conditioning work for tennis.  So there it is.   I want my tennis game to improve and it won't improve much while I'm still at this weight so I want to do anything and everything I can do to get to my ultimate goal.  I had such a good 2013 but then 2014 and the beginning of this year and completely snowballed and I have ended up gaining 20 pounds back.  I'm not quite at my highest (244) but if I don't make these changes and pronto I'll be there in no time.  I'll get into my current weight and plan on Wednesday with the Wednesday Weigh In.  

I guess I'll try to hit some highlights of everything that has been going on in my world over the last month or so!  

I met the lovely Christina from Love Yourself Healthy about a week ago!  We spent 2 hours just laughing and talking at a Starbucks in NOLA and enjoyed one of the very few "cool" summer days!

During that very same weekend, I participated in the USTA 40 and Over Mixed Doubles State Tournament!  This even deserves its whole post so I'll just leave you with a picture from it before we started.  

Spoiler alert... we came in 3rd place but it was good enough to manage to snag a wild card spot for the Sectionals Tournament in Chattanooga, Tennessee on October 9th through the 11th!

Terrified, I was (in my best Yoda impression)
Chris and I spent another day in New Orleans a few weeks ago visiting with some online friends, one of whom I met for the first time.  Ashley and I met each other through Sparkpeople and developed a friendship and eventually moved to My Fitness Pal and eventually facebook and texting!   I had met Misti through Ashley and previously at the New Orleans Wizard World Comic Con in February 2014.

We started off our day in NOLA at Cafe Du Monde (as you do..) and eventually ended up on the Streetcar ride from hell and also spent the better part of the rest of the day at the World War II Museum.

Me, Misti and Ashley
Here's some shenanigans before we got deep into the really heavy part of the museum.  (BTW, I HIGHLY highly recommend this museum to anyone if you are going to New Orleans.)


I think I nailed it.  ha!
In between the weekend excursions, the weeks have been filled with being extremely busy at work, Chris starting a new job, a ton of tennis practice prior to the state tournament and the new fall tennis season starting.   

I think this post is long enough so I'll end it with Ollie munching on some grass from this past weekend.  Hopefully I can get back into a more regular posting schedule again soon.  I do plan to update this week as to where I am currently and my plan of battle for the food wars.  And I also do hope to give an update on the state tournament as well.

Hope you all are doing well!  I've missed posting!


  1. Welcome back! :) You were missed!!

  2. Oh, and I love that you and Christina met up! How awesome is that!!??

  3. Yay Yay Yay!!! I spied on back on MFP just like I snuck back on. ha!
    You know I'm right with ya trying to relose and stay fit!

  4. Welcome Back.. How awesome you got to meet each other. I would love to meet you all :)

  5. Looks like you too a break from blogging! Isn't that needed sometimes?? Glad I stopped by!!

  6. You've been going non-stop! We are going to kick butt for the rest of this year and get this weight OFF!

  7. Yay! I couldn't get to your post fast enough when blogger said you had posted :) I am so in your boat and I am so happy that our group is getting its groove back.

  8. Welcome back. I'm with's time to get this weight off and gone! You know know the benefits. You can do it!!!!!!!

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    1. Thank you Jessica! It's actually getting a little too small for him!