Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Losin' it!

I put on one of my dark and dreary subbing outfits today (kids respond much better to someone dressed like the grim reaper rather than someone dressed like an Easter egg. I don't know why) and my corduroy pants are so tight that I was in danger of starting a fire every time I walked anywhere. Time to diet!

I found an iPhone app called "Lose it!" not to be confused with the teeny-bopper movie "Losin' it!"

Lose it! iPhone app

Losin' It! (not about weight loss)

This new app seems pretty cool so far. It's a novel new way to do the same damn thing I have to make myself do every year. The only bad thing is there's really no way to cheat without it being obvious to myself that I'm cheating. I like to cheat. When I was doing Weight Watchers, I could call a huge bowl of raisin bran 4 points because all the little bowls that were actually 4 points-size were in the dishwasher. And cleaning up a pan of bars or cake by evening off the edges doesn't count either. That's just housework. I suppose I shouldn't cheat. I can't afford to wear inner-thigh holes in all my cords.

Anybody got any foolproof weight loss tips NOT about eating less and moving more? (that's been done to DEATH.)


  1. Sarah,

    I am a teacher too and I wish I did. I have gained three pounds on Weight Watchers! What's up with that?

    maybe the brownies in the teacher's lounge last week caught up with me???

  2. Have you ever tried chemotherapy? Or catching mono? Neither are pleasant, but watching what you eat and doing exercises isn't exactly fun either.

    I had anxiety attacks last spring and lost 15 lbs...I was crazy, but I looked pretty damn good!

  3. VKT, I managed to gain weight a few weeks when I was on Weight Watchers too. Paying ten bucks for those weeks really stunk. From then on I would strip almost naked for the weigh-in.

    Anne, I think I'll pass on chemo. I hear that's kind of a downer. How about speed? I think they call it "meth" these days. Nah, I have enough teeth problems already.

  4. You could travel to some 3rd world country, eat some undercooked meat and hope for some sort of parasitic invasion of the intestines.

    I'm only trying to help...

  5. Don't you hate when your cords make the "BZHOOT BZHOOT BZHOOT" sound?

  6. Dana McKibbage WaldbilligMarch 6, 2010 at 11:14 AM

    I lost 20 lbs BOTH times I ruptured a disc in my neck...you could try that. OR: Jillian Michaels 30-day Shred!! It's a 20-minute workout (yes, only 20 minutes!!) and if you do it EVERY day you will lose 20 lbs in a month. I know someone who did this (not me, fool). But I bought the DVD and am going to do it. Jillian kicks your ass!


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