Thursday, April 8, 2010

Slow and Steady

Slow and steady wins the race.  I did not gain my weight over night.  I didn't even gain it six months.  I gained it over the period of about 6 years.  Slowly ever so slowly the scales tipped up and up.  At first my clothes were too tight.  But it's okay, cause I still look pretty good!  I did.  Then I needed a bigger size because it was no longer realistic to get into those jeans.  But I still looked pretty good.  And hey, I can eat that.  I am doing good.  By the time I got pregnant with Ryan I was the weight I had started at when I wanted to lose weight in the first place.  Ouch.

This week at WW our leader talked about investing in ourselves.  When we set money aside for a rainy day we are investing for ourselves.  When make healthy eating choices, have friends who help us along the way, and (gasp) exercise we are investing in ourselves!  And aren't we worth that investment!  Yes we are.  We are absolutely worth the investment.  She issued a challenge to us all.  To start walking.  Just ten minutes a day.  She said, "That means I open my door and walk for 5 minutes then turn around and come back."  Now that I can do.  And after a few days you add a couple more minutes.  And you are moving and investing in a healthier and happier you.  I can do that!

We all have our (weight) ups and downs.  Down is easy.  We celebrate.  We get motivated to keep going.  Weight gain is hard.  It challenges us.  Plateaus happen too.  But you carry on.  Because it didn't happen over night.  It happened over time.  Slow and steady wins the race.

And now for that cookie recipe you all have been drooling waiting for:


1 12 ounce package of semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 cups of fiber one cereal.

Melt chocolate chips in microwave.  Use the lower power setting and go in 30-40 intervals.  Stirring as you go.  Mix the cereal into the melted chips.  I kind of crunched them as I stirred, but not mashed.  Scoop out with a tablespoon and drop on to a cookie sheet with wax paper.  Put in fridge to harden.  It makes 24 and in WW land they are 1 point each.  This is a dirt cheap treat!  It tastes more like a candy bar than a cookie.  I would advise letting the cookie sit out a few minutes before eating(after they have hardened) because they are hard.  Remember they are made with fiber one cereal so don't over do it.  They can be frozen.  I have mine in the fridge.  So far, I am the only one eating them.  More for me!  If you try them, let me know what you think!


Emmy said...

I might have to try one next time I am at your house :)

mormonhermitmom said...

Hmm. Do they really "unplug" you? If they do it might be a tasty way to relieve some kids with constipation!

KK said...

You are right, I am just as happy to stay steady as too lose because I know I'm slowly and steadily on my way down!

Tracie said...

Those sound good! I really, really need to get back on the WW wagon. Seriously, the meetings are right down the street. What is my problem???

Jenny said...

Lourie. Hi. I'm glad to have found this blog. Go you!