Wednesday, November 23, 2016


The holidays are upon us.  Thanksgiving is tomorrow; a time to reflect on what we are thankful and grateful for.  

Instead of freaking out the possibility of overeating, like so many of us weight watchers will do, I have decided to be thankful that we have the means to possibly overeat because it means that we have the means to put food on our table.

I grumbled a lot about not wanting to cook for 3 and being mad that my daughter threw a fit that she wasn't getting "Thanksgiving food" when I told her I wanted to go out.  Instead I should've been grateful that a) she wants to spend the holiday at home with us and b) we can afford the beautiful meal we will serve.  So, now WE are cooking.  All 3 of us have a duty.

The weight watcher in me is a bit nervous about overeating.  I am going to try everything in my power not to overdue it.  And I am hoping that my annual black Friday shopping trip (all that moving around and walking) will help.

We have had a lot of stress in our lives with family being ill and financial burdens.  And holidays in general tend to be stressful with hustling around - decorating, shopping, baking, eating.  We have to keep in mind that it's the season to be JOLLY.

Monday, November 7, 2016

I'm Back

Yes, I know.  It's been a long time. I've hit a bit of a rough patch.  But I have not given up.  I am still fighting the good fight.  I have tried not to let a slip turn into a slide.  It's hard to believe that I was just 2 pounds away from goal weight just 3 months ago.  I am now 10 pounds away.  I am disappointed with myself.

Losing weight is hard.  In the beginning it was SO easy.  The pounds just dropped off.  I weigh now what I did in January!!  For 10 months I have been struggling.  Stress has played a HUGE part lately.  When I am stressed and overwhelmed, I tend to eat not so healthy and I certainly don't feel like exercising (even though I know in my brain exercising would make me feel better).  

Not really sure what the answer is.  Keeping the course?  Staying on track?  Don't let a slip turn into a slide?  Certainly all these things will help.  (But so would having my jaw wired shut but let's be realistic).

I know most of it is that I am a bit toooooo comfortable.  A little cake here, a candy there, an "adult beverage" from time to time - all things I never allowed myself in the beginning.  Maybe THAT'S the solution.  I need to go back to my basics.  And maybe go back to being simply crazy.

Hey - it worked before...