• blogging,  Life,  weight loss

    martina is losing it # 26

    How is it that it’s been over a month since my last general post and even longer since my last weight loss post? I could say I’ve been busy, which, if you don’t look at what I’m doing Monday- Friday from 9a-5p () and only at the weekends, it’s an accurate statement. But it’s not an excuse. I didn’t have a great July, pounds wise. I didn’t gain many but I didn’t lose many either. The month brought a 3.3 pound loss. As I always say, better off than on, but… yikes. August has been OK, so far. I’m down a grand total of 88.6 pounds. Still so very unbelievably…

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    to martina on her (32nd) birthday

    I turn 32 today. I feel like I’m 8. I act like I’m 12. I’ve talked about this before, but it’s my birthday so I make the rules. When I was in first grade, we had journals that we were given a prompt to write about every day. Usually just a sentence or two and a small illustration. I remember one prompt being something like “what will you be doing when you’re 30?” My response was something like “I will be in my wheelchair, in the nursing home with my husband and we will have a limo.” Adorable. (You’ll have to believe me since I still can’t find the journal…

  • blogging,  rant & ramble,  stoop tawk,  weight loss

    martina is losing it #25 – stoop talk

    GIIIIRRLLLL… it’s been a month. Not in a my life is a whirlwind of activity way, just in a it’s been a month since I last posted. Cool. I briefly forgot I had a blog, TBH. But I do and I’m here now so let’s get started, shall we? Back in the heyday of blogging, to keep it interesting, instead of just writing rambling paragraphs updating the masses on what’s going on in your life, us bloggers would switch it up a little and write them as if we were having coffee and conversation. I’m doing that today because I feel like it and it’s been a month since I’ve…

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    martina is losing it #24

    Here I am again and this time I’m prepared. I checked my last post to see where I left off. I usually just guess and hope I’m not repeating myself, which would be nothing new. When we last spoke, I had briefly hit the 80-pound mark. Last Thursweigh brought a 1.5-pound loss so we’re back in the 80-pound range and we’re .1 pounds down from my lowest weight. Also, I had a kind of off the rails dinner on Saturday and, even though they say to track and move on, when I have melted butter all over my garlic mashed potatoes for the first time in over a year, I…

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    one year down

    A year ago today I embarked on what I could only describe as a whirlwind journey. Which feels weird to say because I didn’t get married or become a mom and everyone says those are the big ones. Those are the whirlwinds. Those people must not have lost almost 80 pounds in a year. BUT I DIGRESS. I’ve learned more about myself in the past 365 days than I did in any of the rest of my 31 years. The picture in the top left corner is the one that started it all. That brunch was only a year ago and it feels like forever. When I first saw it…

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    martina is losing it #22

    ….aaand we’re back. Hello? Is this thing on? It’s been so long I’ve almost forgotten how to do any of this. But we’re here and we are thriving. I know that when blogs that aren’t weight loss blogs (or that are, whatever) don’t give an update in a while, it usually means the writer/loser had fallen off the wagon or is too busy being on billboards in Times Square. I have not done either, but I should be on a billboard. Because, friends, -sit down for this unless you’re ready, which I don’t think you are-  I am down a total of 76.7 pounds. SEVENTY-SIX POINT SEVEN POUNDS I hit…

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    martina is losing it #20

    I know, it’s been forever since I last updated everyone. Unless you saw my latest instagram post. If you did, then just act surprised. Three weigh-ins ago, I lost 4.1 pounds, which at the time put me at 70 pounds down. Like, 70 on the nose. I know, crazy. I was guardedly optimistic. I’m still in awe of it all and it still doesn’t seem real. It’s almost a year so I don’t know what’s going on. Anyway, I wanted to wait a week and see which way the scale went. At the next weigh-in, the scale betrayed me and skyrocketed up 4.4 pounds. Rude. RUUUUUUUUDEEEEE. I was really upset.…

  • blogging,  Life,  stoop tawk,  weight loss

    martina is losing it #19

    When did I last post an update? Yea, I can’t remember either. And yea, I’m too lazy to check. I’m still here, still eating and tracking. I vaguely remember mentioning that I had gained .7 pounds and that it was fine. So we’ll go from there. The following week I lost 1.1 pounds. Back in the saddle, right? WRONG. As of my last weigh in, I gained 1.8 pounds AND I DON’T KNOW WHY. Truly. I got my blue dots, tracked everything. I didn’t get any extra walking in, but for the one day a week that I MAY walk around the park, is it all that much? Obviously, it’s…

  • blogging,  dating,  Life,  stoop tawk

    a love story, in 11 parts

    It’s been a long time since I’ve talked about anything other than my weight loss (up .7lbs this week. it’s fine. shark week started tuesday, NYE dinner was kind of heavy. it will be gone by next thursweigh. hopefully.). I’m sure you’ve noticed and I’m sure you’re thinking to yourself “I wonder what’s going on in Martina’s love life? She hasn’t updated us in a while. No news is good news, right? Good for her.” uuuummmm. no. To be honest, I’m feeling myself falling into the same feeling of hopelessness and despair (#dramaqueen) that I did last year. It’s weird because every early January I see the whole year filled…

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    2018: a review

    Another year in the books, my friends! I hope everyone’s New Years Eve celebrations were amazing and filled with fun and laughter and food and good things. Or with Netflix and hot chocolate and going to bed early, whatever. I’m trying to pre-write this so my NYE hasn’t happened yet. BUT, I will be wearing a tulle skirt and a sequined shirt so it’s already a win. 2018 was kind of… boring for me. Compared to the second half of 2017, it was a snooze. However, for the sake of posterity (which is what I should have named this blog), I wanted to recap what DID happen because it wasn’t…