over50feeling40: So, How's the Diet Going?
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May 31, 2011

So, How's the Diet Going?


The good news is that I have not gained any back….the bad news is that I have not lost any more. With end –of-school-busyness, I have not really been as attentive to the diet as I should be, but I am so pleased that I have not put any of the lost pounds back on! My plan was to get a vigorous exercise program going this week (my first week off from school) and then I broke the rib…..so the “vigorous” part just might have to wait a little longer.

Jacket: Stein Mart
Cami & Capris: Lane Bryant
Sandals: Ross

I would like to give some of the parents a little advice. At the end of the school year, the parents at our school always show their love through food. One day, they brought in stacks of pizzas and cute containers of candy and left it all in the teacher workroom. I seriously am not complaining about the sweet attention they give us….but I would love to recommend a healthier fare or a non-food kind of love!! Sometimes, it takes great will power to be a teacher. This year, I had students come to my media workroom regularly with cake balls and cookies!!

Some of my favorite options!

I continue to have the great problem of clothes not fitting…especially the bottoms. I hope to pick up some great deals on pants when July sales kick in!! I have gone from a size 20 to a 16. I hope to get to a 14 or 12 over the next year since I plan to return to the HCG regimen in the fall.

Great With Fruit or just a spoonful!

Pictured here are a few of my favorite food items which have seen me through! The biggest lesson over the last few months has been: THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTEIN!

I AM SO EXCITED... I just won an Ina Garten Cookbook (ironic in light of the post topic) from
Inspired Design .  Thanks, Debby!


  1. Great job Pam! You can do it. When you go into the docter maker sure to ask what's ok to do, exercise wise. You don't want to extend the healing period. Perhaps you could start planing regular walks. I find walking is also good for dealing with stress.

  2. Hope you are not feeling too much pain!
    When I taught pre-school I would train my parents at the beginning of the year to bring in fruit! I always ended up getting the best fruit baskets and such. You just got start 'em early!!

  3. You look great, Pam, and congratulations on your weight change. Shopping for new clothes is really a fun "reward" for the hard work, isn't it? : >

  4. I hate dieting! giggle. I'm starting a new diet today, wish me luck. By the way..you look great!
    Oh how wonderful congratulations on your win of the cookbook!

  5. Looking good Pam...enjoyed your blog...I'm a new follower!

  6. It is tough to stick with a diet when you're busy. Keep up the hard work!

  7. MANY of my cousins are teachers and we talk about this all of the time! It is hard to turn down all of the sweet treats!
    But... look at those loose clothes! whoo hoo!
    I love the saying you have on your desk!
    Thank you for sharing it!
    I am excited about tonights show! Thank you so much for your comment and encouragement!
    Have a pretty day!

  8. Congrats on winning the cookbook and also on not gaining any weight! Sometimes it's just as hard to maintain as it is to lose.

    You're doing SO great!!!

    Come take a look inside A Working Mom's Closet

  9. In some ways, it can be tough having all those sweets and bad things around, but I think it's actually not a bad thing. When you have the option sitting there and can decline it, you are stronger for it; I always tell myself not to waste my calories on the crap that materializes in the break room and save them for something really good like a dark chocolate lindt bar.

  10. Isn't the end of the year so hard? End of year parties, eating lunch out, faculty/staff luncheons. OY!

  11. Congrats on the cookbook... Ina has great recipes. Now, if you won a paula dean book, you may be in trouble... I hear you about the end of the year food. In my office Christmas time is deadly. Clients all send baskets... And how can you not sample?

  12. congrats on your recent weightloss. you're looking good, and even better you're feeling good- like the healthy lifestyle!


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