Thursday, August 24, 2006

Good news!

I have three items of good news to post tonight.

1. The special football edition has been put to bed! I am finished with that particular nightmare for one more year.

2. I was going over the pages in Welcome to Tate County (the magazine our paper publishes once a year) and (it would seem) that I don't have to panic about not having enough copy. GOD IS SO GOOD!

Explination: usually, someone outside of the regular office staff puts the mag together, since we run such a skeleton crew. However, the publisher decided that it would be done in-house this year. The problems with that are 1. I already have my hands full with my regular work, 2. I know LESS THAN NOTHING about putting a magazine together, and 3. Usually, there is an intern to help out, but thanks to some "magic brownies" the night before a drug test, that didn't quite work out this year.

I'll still work on Saturday, but I'm much better off than I thought I was. Now, I just have to concentrate on the deadline: September 1. Luckily we have an early deadline on our normal work that week, so I can devote Friday to the magazine.

Now, for the third bit:

3. I BROKE THE 180 MARK! FINALLY, I'M IN THE 170's! I lost another pound this week, taking me to 179. Actually, it was a little more than that, but my WW leader said she'd be conservative this week so that I'd have a better weigh in next week. Then she told the group I was her star pupil!

(I know y'all are getting tired of the whole weight loss thing. I'll try to keep these rants to once a week. I promise.)

That about does it for this update. I got very little sleep last night, and had to function today on basically lots of caffeine. I am now off to bed, except that I think I hear Jason watching one of his Star Trek Voyager DVDs in there.

Oh bother.


Valerie said...

good girl! Hubbs & i have our first weigh-in Monday...i'm ambivilent as to how it wil go!

i hate weigh ins. liked the old-school days when they had the scales like the doctor's office. none of this "oh only 2/10ths of a pound down" bs. grrrr....

i need some cake.

Melissa said...

I think that at one's first weigh in, one should try to be as heavy as possible. That way, the next week will seem even more amazing.

Unfortulately, I did not take that approach. If I had it to do over again, I'd probably stuff my pockets with coins or something. As it was, I went to McDonald's for lunch that day and had a big, greasy burger and fries, because I knew it was the last time I'd do that for a while.

Good luck with your weigh-ins.

And remember - cake always helps.

Lissete said...

There's nothing wrong with being proud of your weight loss. Heck, I'm always whining on my blog about not losing weight. At least yours is a positive thing. :) Plus, it's your blog and you can write what you want. :) Keep up the good work!

Donna Boucher said...


I stop by to be encouraged by your weight loss! And to hear about your sweet little red headed girl :o)

Melissa said...

Thanks for the encouragement ladies! I need it, especially since I went to dinner last night with my parents and TOTALLY went off the deep end.

(Well, not totally, I just didn't make the best "choices." Well, the "choices" weren't so bad as the "spoon of peanut butter" I ate when I got home. I don't have any clue why I did that - I certainly wasn't hungry! Jason and Anna Marie were at my parents house, and I decided to just stay home, so I guess I was both elated with the prospect of being home alone and bored, all at the same time).

That was one long parenthetical expression! Anyway, thanks again!

Esther said...

aunt esther says, as i type with ome hand and hold caleb with the other..., i say, batman is cool and anna marie looks girly to me, and her girl friends need to be tolerant of her choices. go anna batman girl!