Weight Loss Friday. Weak Two.

It isn’t a typo.  I was weak this week. Well, actually I was weak last weekendDon’t judge!  In addition, I’m posting this on Thursday evening because somewhere, it’s already Friday! Oh my friends, I hope you fared better than I did last weekend!


Hey, I don’t even LIKE pizza, but I was such a glutton last weekend I would have walked right up to a slice and slathered it all over me!

Roman came to visit last Friday, and on Saturday evening I cooked up a storm of a dinner for all of us—including Bonaparte’s daughter and her family.

And I had no will power.


Yes. Let’s. Let’s Taco about my weakness when it comes to food!

While out and about on Saturday afternoon with Roman, we stopped at the new Taco Bell by my home.  We had to do it because when Roman was in high school, it was one of those places we stopped by all the time. And it brought back memories of when he was playing JV Baseball and I ran to get Taco Bell for him and his team mates. I got into a lot of trouble from the coach for that bad mom move.  The good moms brought oranges to the games!

Anyway, while Roman ordered half the menu, I devoured gingerly snacked on a cheese quesadilla, which was 11 Weight Watchers Points. Given my 30 daily point allowance, the 11-pointer was setting me in the right direction.


Yum. Yum.  You have no idea how great 11 points can taste! I can’t even drive past Taco Bell because the temptation is too good. What would Jesus have done in the desert for 40 days if there was a Taco Bell? I’ll tell you what he would have done. He would have caved!!!!

Until aperitif time.  I’m so weak. I had a couple of aperitifs and appetizers. Then I had a bit of lemongrass chicken but I had quite the portion of my macaroni/shrimp salad. I couldn’t help it. Dessert was the  frozen nougatine that I made.

I fared no better in the consumption department on Sunday. We headed into Philly and walked a lot, but I enjoyed nice Bourbon and the spicy green beans that Roman bought.

Bourbon and diet coke

Just in case you didn’t read my Philly post, I enjoyed a nice shot of Jim Beam followed by a chaser of Diet Coke..

Bloody Beans. Bloody Awesome!

..and we feasted upon these spicy Bloody Beans. To be honest with you, I figured the beans would clean out my innards because they were so spicy and I would lose some weight with the cleansing. My asbestos stomach wouldn’t allow it.

Dinner was another gluttonous event.  Right outta the film “La Grande Bouffe”.

La Grande Bouffe

Might I suggest watching the film. It’ll change the way you think about a big feast!

Oh. And since Monday was a holiday, there was more stuffing my face drinking and eating.

I felt like a stuffed bird by Monday night!


Yes. This is me after the three-day weekend!

Was I ashamed? No—and I should have been a bit ashamed because I have no willpower at times. But, I was with my son and having a great Labor Day Weekend.


What’s a Holiday weak-end without a delicious burger and all the trimmin’s??

And the 3-day Holiday weekend is over.  And I paid for it when I stepped on the scale Tuesday morning. I gained two pounds, bringing my weight to 162.

But—the past few days I went off carbs. Drank lots of water and ate small and healthy portions and am happy to report that my weight is a pound lighter than it was last week.


Bonaparte knew I was upset and he surprised me by making this healthy salad for our dinner last night!  


I managed to take a little bit of the leftovers for lunch today. Look at that tomato. This year was an excellent tomato year!

Lesson learned!  Have willpower and don’t be weak.  And now I’m encouraged with that small loss.


My weight after dinner this evening. AFTER dinner!! Despite my weakness, I managed to lose a pound. I’m pumped!

With the heat index in the mid-to-high nineties here in the Philly ‘burbs, the summer clothing isn’t going to be packed away for a while.

But I want to touch upon something. Dressing while losing weight.  I’m not a fan of boxy clothing. Even at my heaviest, I still like a fitted item of clothing.  And, while losing weight, I also want to keep the “look” simple.  It’s just too hot for accessories. Wearing a heavy necklace would do me in and wearing a scarf would have me sweating.

And today, I kept it hot-weather simple. I wore a simple t-shirt dress. I am so happy that Old Navy brought this dress back for another season. I purchased two last year and three this year.  My closet has two black, two gray and one blue of this baby.  I paid $15 for this dress and love it. There is a bit of stretch and the bust line has darts to give it a good shape. The sleeves aren’t too short—they are an actually “short” sleeve.

This is a great dress to wear during weight loss because the stretch will kind of shrink as the body shrinks.

Even though I didn’t accessorize with this dress, I wore nude Repetto ballet flats, my watch with the brown leather wrap around band and carried my Longchamp leather bag in the caramel color.  See what I mean about being fitted?  You do NOT have to be skinny or lean to wear a fitted dress!!

What do you think?


I also cut bangs into the topper I’ve been wearing. It’s too hot for a wig and my hair is in such dire need of a root job–the thinning is worse than ever too. I’m plopping toppers on my head these days. Bangs make it look a bit more natural!

And for my weakness. It’ll pass. All Things Must Pass. George Harrison (RIP my favorite Beatle) said so:


About Catherine

Far from perfect, but enjoying life as a non-perfect and flawed individual at 60 years young. I'm still wondering what I'll be when I grow up! The characters in my life's screenplay include my better half. He is a refined Frenchman who grew up in Paris and summered in St. Tropez. I grew up in Long Island and summered in Long Island. I am not refined. My three grown children are also a big part of my life. For their sake, they happily live where their careers have taken them! But I can still mother them from a distance! I write about the mundane. I write about deeply shallow issues. But whatever I write or muse about--it'll always be a bit on the humorous and positive side! It's all good!
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19 Responses to Weight Loss Friday. Weak Two.

  1. Terri Lee says:

    Tacos! Now I want TACOS!!! Haha! I think you are gorgeous, but you do what you feel will make you stay healthy. That’s most important! In that one pic, is that the Diet Coke on the left and the Jim Beam on the right? :::wink, wink::: XOXOXOXO

    • Catherine says:

      Hahaha! Tacos–but I’ll take soft shell! Thanks for the compliment. LOL–NO!!! The Jim Beam is on the left!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ohhhhh and it goes down so well!!! XOXOXOXO!!!

  2. Jean says:

    I will have to check back next Friday. Horrible week of eating. 3 dinners out with friends at our favorite places that we can still walk into before the snowbirds land in October. And one of my girls gave me Blue Apron for my birthday. I am not ungrateful, I love her dearly, but where do I even start? They are intensive in the labor dept, lots of fresh produce involved so you really have to cook that week, and each meal we had was nearly 800 calories per serving!! Well I can’t eat that unless I skip all other meals for the day. Ah, no can do. And was my daughter wearing earplugs and blinders, bless her heart, as she was growing up? Unlike you I really, really intensely dislike cooking.
    You look much thinner in that dress than 159 lbs on a 5’6″ frame! Love the bangs and congrats on the lb. see tou next Friday.

    • Catherine says:

      Jean. I feel your emotions right now. You have no idea!! It’s cool. Check back next Friday! And no–I just carry my weight extremely well because I am a big-boned girl. I swear to god–I cannot go lower than 140 or I’ll look unhealthy!!My ob/gyn even told me I had incredibly big and strong bones like a bull! I can only hope my mother was not into beastiality!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XOXOXOXO!!!

  3. Mary says:

    Good for you Catherine. I wish I had your will power. The Old Navy dresses look great too

    • Catherine says:

      Hi Mary. I really don’t have willpower. I try but I could be better. I’m telling you–head to Old Navy. Those T-shirt dresses are the best buy on the face of the earth!! XOXOXOXO!!!

  4. JulietC says:

    You look fantastic, along with the weight loss you have a lovely healthy glow. I am just back from a week long pilgrimage to Siena and Rome and I can say the Mediterranean diet has NOT worked – despite my best efforts hoovering up the vino, gelato, pizza, pasta, bread and anything else available I reckon I have put on weight – how is that??? Seriously now I am back in Scotland the diet begins properly. Good luck to everyone for the week ahead

    • Catherine says:

      Juliet. The Mediterranean diet doesn’t work for me either. It’s all healthy but I could eat quite the large portions!Now that you are back in Scotland, you can start and report next Friday my love!! XOXOXOXO!!!

  5. doodletllc says:

    Progress is Good…Any and All Progress. Just Keep Your Eye on the Prize. Love those Old Navy dresses…Price and Fit…thanks for the tip. 🙂

  6. Bernadette says:

    You look marvelous darling.

  7. Catherine… where have you been all my life? You are a riot! I can so identify with your weight struggles and dieting. You look darling in that Old Navy dress. I was so glad to meet Elizabeth and now I am meeting all of her friends. I am going to have another cup of joe and read some of your old posts. Have a great weekend!

    • Catherine says:

      Hi Katie! Ho–My Goddess! You just used my favorite prepster word of all time! “Darling”. I LOVE that word. I’m having a moment here. Whew. OK! Please. P.lease tell me that you dressed your daughter in smocked dresses and they wore big hair bows (just like my Oona did when she was a little girl)!! And–although I’m not from Texas, my oldest son attended UT at Austin and loved it. I, being that Longhorn Mom, am a huge UT Football fan. Hook ’em!
      But–you were so lucky to meet Elizabeth. I’m jealz!!!!!!! I”m enjoying your blog and am so glad Elizabeth told me about you! XOXOXOXO!!!

  8. Weight loss journey is one of the toughest journey to embark on. You look great.

  9. mareymercy says:

    I think you look fab in that dress! And the topper looks great!

  10. Cindy says:

    Great blog. Both funny and informative!

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