Sunday, May 11, 2008
Since my last blog, I celebrated my 50-pound weight loss! I am now sporting a lovely addition to my key chain.
I have got to get this exercise thing underway. I go to ball hockey twice a week but I should be doing more. I had great intentions of starting the Couch to 5k running program but did 4 runs. I want to get back at it - just need to get motivated. I desperately wish I had someone to do it with and help with that motivation factor. Losing the weight is one thing but there has to be some major toning take place too.
Today was Mother's Day - I had a great day! I received some beautiful gifts from my husband and daughter and had some wonderful family time too.
Saturday, April 12, 2008
I have to get my thoughts out here on something that comes up repeatedly at my meetings. There a couple of ladies who consistently talk about what they are NOT ALLOWED to have anymore since they are doing WW. One lady visits her mom once a week. Her mom is elderly and loves pizza. So the lady either brings her pizza or takes her out and now instead of eating it too, she brings a salad for herself. Her mom gets agitated and asks a lot of questions about why she is not eating the pizza. The lady tells us and her mom it's because she is NOT ALLOWED. I have to bite my tongue in the meetings and I don't like the way the leader handles it either by agreeing with them and not telling them another way to look at things.
One of the reasons I decided to go with weight watchers is that it allows me the flexibility to still eat what I want as long as I am conscious of the amount I eat and keeping my eye on the weekly big picture. Don't get me wrong - I know my results are not going to be the same if I use my daily point in take to eat all crappy foods. However, if I want to have pizza once in a while, I can. If I want to have a small piece of chocolate every day, I can. I count it and plan around it - in my opinion, it's the WW way. I truly don't believe there is anything I am NOT ALLOWED to have.
And it makes me wonder if these ladies will be successful in their WW journey? I mean if success on WW for them is equated to not eating a list of certain foods, when they give in and have them, will they fail? Not get back on the WW wagon or have a hard time getting back on? Take a break for a while?
Sunday, March 30, 2008
It was a pretty emotional day. I kept remembering back to that day and at any given hour I would say, "This time last year, I was doing... pushing, getting drugs, in pain.. etc. I also missed having my family there to share in the day. That would have made it that much more special.
As for my weight loss this week... I missed the meeting again this week - last minute birthday party tasks and I could not even get out to weigh in. I am down (according to my home scale) three pounds!!! I had a good week and was pretty careful to stay within my points allowance.
So that means I made my goal of losing all pregnancy weight before the first year was out. Wahoo! On to the next task - my 50 pound token. Now there's some motivation.