Monday, January 25, 2010

Week 1

I have good news and bad news.  The bad news is: I did lose any weight this week. The good news:  I AM NOT GIVING UP!!!   More good news:  I didn't gain anything either.  I am always happy to see that nothing has been added to my packaging. 

Last week was rough and quite frankly, I had no real plan.  This is where a program like Weight Watchers can really help a person.  As soon as I have funding, I am going back.  Yes, I said "back."  I am what is known as a Lifetime Member.  Any fellow WW people out there know what this means.  It means I achieved my goal and maintained.  Once you make your goal, you attain "lifetime" status.   This means meeting are free to you so long as you maintain that goal.   

So what happened last week?  It rained.  A lot.  You can't do anything really when it rains.  I made cookies.  I really shouldn't have cookies in the house.  Cookies and me are like alcohol and an alcoholic.  One is too many and 12 is not enough.    I gave some away to at least save me a little from temptation.  I used to separate them out equally.  That is something I can put back into play. 

I ate a lot of carrots.  I like carrots.  I changed my lunches from somewhat healthy to very healthy.  I am not sure how I did on snack intake.  I don't have candy in the house so that saved me a gain I think.  So what will I be doing this week?

Tracking.  I am going to keep a food journal.  A food journal a long with some portion control. I guess that means I need to go to STAPLES and buy a cute little journal and a special pen!!!  Is anyone else getting excited or is that just me?

Stay tuned next week!
Pounds lost: 0

Monday, January 18, 2010

Brave or Crazy

I am either really brave or totally loon crazy!  I have created this blog to record my weight loss and healthier eating journey.  It's not just for me.  It's for the whole family.  Let me give you a little background on me...

From the time I was 12, I thought I was fat.  We are talking morbid obese here.  I truly thought I was as a whale.  At 13,  I was already 5'8" and not lacking in the chest department.  If I recall, I weighed all of 120 maybe 125 pounds.  Now at that height, that is probably underweight, but since most of my friends were 4 and 5 inches shorter and barely needing a bra, I thought I looked like a big giant ox next to them.

Fast forward to age 18 where I had reached my top weight of 189, but not my top height.  No, see in our family we grow until we are at least 20.  I finished at six feet.  However, due to a slight curve of the spine, and the fact that I slouch, I look more like 5'11".    I digress.  At 189, and needing the biggest size I had ever worn and shopping at the FAT stores, I was disgusted with my body.

The year I turned 21, my mom had here 30 year high school reunion.  Well, she had already started to lose weight and was getting thinner than me!  Well hey now, I want to do that.  What is your big secret?  Her big secret was Weight Watchers.  I gave it a whirl and lost 50 pounds.  I weighed  all of 135 pounds.  At my height that was too skinny.  But for the first time in my life, I didn't feel fat.  I was happy with who I was.  It didn't come easy either.  I exercised, was extremely disciplined about what I put in my mouth and kept a very strict food journal.  I maintained that too skinny of a body for 11 years.

Then we moved to VA and something happened.  Oh yeah, I remember.  Nutella. 
Ever hear of it?  Stay away.  It's pure evil.  It did me in.  I was getting cocky.  Thinking, I am doing fine.  Forget I am over 30 now, and have had two children.  I am still good.  My clothes still fit...for now.

By 2005 I weighed nearly what I weighed in high school.  I had finally given away all my skinny clothes.  After baby 3 was born, I lost the pregnancy weight but was no where near the body I once had.

Present time.  I have put on more weight since that monster sweet boy made his arrival.  My doctor is really getting on me about losing the weight.  I am reaching cougar status.  But the problem is, my metabolism moves about as quickly as a slug.  And my appetite seems to have increased to that of a buffalo!  So what is a girl to do?

Why start a blog of course!

So join me in my adventure as I try to change my eating habits, start moving more and attain a healthier body. 

I will post here on a weekly status.  I don't want to overwhelm myself with keeping up two full time blogs. Plus the progress will show better, and I can report how each week goes.

Comments and suggestions are not only welcomed, they are encouraged!!!

pounds lost: 0