Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Dancing With the Stars

Ty and Melissa stayed! Yay! I'm so shocked that Ty is still in the competition. I'm not sad to see Chuck go. I hope Melissa's injury heals enough so that she can dance well next week.

Weight Watchers Update

I gained 1.2 pounds, which is what I lost last week. Ugg. Although, I can't expect different results because I didn't really count points. Or I would start counting points, and then stop at dinner time and just eat whatever.

This week, our WW meeting leader started a traveling points journal. One person will have it each week. I volunteered to have it the first week because I really need help with being accountable. So hopefully that will help.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Dancing With the Stars

We got to see a spray-tanned Ty Murray without his shirt on Dancing With the Stars - woo hoo! I feel so bad for Melissa and her injury - I really hope she'll be back next week. Those two and Shawn Johnson are my 3 faves.

Smelling the Roses

I had fun taking pictures of these beautiful roses my husband gave me last week.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Weight Watchers Update

My weekly weigh-in today showed that I lost 1.2 pounds! Woo hoo

Last week at Weight Watchers, they told us about Storeyboarding (which basically means naming the baby-steps necessary to accomplish an ultimate goal). So, my ulitmate goal is to make Weight Watchers Lifetime membership. My first baby-step was to start counting points without worrying about restricting myself. This was hard to do at first. I did not want to face the facts of how much I was eating. It turns out that I was eating about double what I should be if I want to lose weight. Despite this, I still managed to lose that 1.2 pounds, for which I am very thankful.

This week, I am focusing more on trying to not eat so much, but if I do eat more than my daily allotment of points (like I did yesterday), then I am not going to freak out and give up, I'm simply going to go on and be glad of the fact that at least I counted my points.

I find I eat a lot for several reasons, and one of them is tiredness. This happened yesterday. My baby girl was not sleeping for more than 10 minutes at a time yesterday afternoon, so I needed to be awake and alert enough to hold her, but I was SO tired. So I ate to help keep me awake. Not sure what to do about this one. Well, I guess I could have made better food choices - like watermelon instead of Muddy Buddies. Live and learn.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Motivation to Lose Weight: My "Before" Picture

My dear husband was snapping pictures of me pushing our son on the swing at the park. I went through the pictures today and saw this lovely shot of myself. Oh my. I am the fat mom on the playground! But I'm not discouraged by this picture, rather I'm encouraged to follow the WW plan. I've been counting POINTS for the past 2 days. This is a big step for me because I didn't want to count POINTS because I didn't want to limit myself and I didn't want to confront the facts of how much I was eating. But that's where I've started - simply counting POINTS and not worrying about sticking to my limit. My next baby step will be to stick to my POINTS goal. It's going to happen soon; I can feel it!

Monday, April 13, 2009


I'm doing a Picture a Day Challenge, where I want to post a least one new photo a day. But, I am posting most of them on my family blog since most of the photos are of my children. However, here are two pictures of some lilies my husband brought home for me. I'm honestly not that happy with either picture, but they are the best of what I got. I'm learning lots about photography as I read and participate in the Digital Photography School.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Weight Watchers Update

I forgot to report from my weigh-in on Wednesday - I lost 3 pounds!! This is amazing considering I can bring myself to start counting points yet. I've had a hard end of this week, and I ate to comfort myself (which I know is wrong), so we'll see on Wednesday how things look.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Weight Watchers Update

I gained 0.8 pounds. Truthfully, I'm surprised it's not more than that. I ate a whole gluten-free chocolate cake on Monday and Tuesday. I find that I HAVE TO HAVE something to eat if I get stressed, and nothing stresses me out more than a crying baby blocking my desire to take a nap. I know this is selfish, but that's where I am right now. I know eating to "make myself feel better" is really just punishing myself, but earlier this week, I just didn't care. I felt I needed some enjoyment in life, and I was content to get that from food. I really am trying to correct that bad behavior starting today. We'll see how it goes on next week's weigh in.