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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Curse? Blessing?

Hmmmm. I am not entirely sure.

Let me back up a bit. So today I found out I won the Weight Watchers Deluxe Starter Kit from Friends Weighing In. I was totally excited and told my husband. He was happy for me and then proceeded to say…

“I want to go to Weight Watchers!”

Holy cow!

No way!

I would have leaped for joy in years past…to have my hubby right along side of me physically in this journey.

But now I am not so sure.

I joined 5 weeks ago…without telling anyone here in real life I had done so…not even him. I did it for me…by myself!

See my dilemma?

Is this a curse?

Is this a blessing?

Only time will tell.

This is the first time ever Kev had joined Weight Watchers and in that light I know it is good…for him.

SO even though I joined 5 weeks ago this was actually the first meeting I was able to attend…oh yeah back up a bit again…

So we wait for the kids to get home from school and off we go to join for Kev and weigh–in for me…so I thought. Nope, because I had not been there in 5 weeks my cards were no longer valid or even around so I got the privilege of re-joining with him. We have both officially joined today…together.

OK so now back to the meeting…

I LOVE the power start sessions! Wow! What an awesome addition to the program! Seriously!

I also loved how the program now is really geared to power foods. The particular meeting we attended was not the same one we go regularly but I hope the leader of the one we go to is as lively as Kim was tonight. She was great and I really think I can relate a bit to her. She lost 60 pounds with Weight Watchers but it took her 4 years to do it! 15 pounds a year…about 1/4 pound a week!Seriously I have not ever heard of anyone losing that slow and succeeding. I do believe I will try to catch her meeting now and again regardless. I also need to see if she is the leader of the meeting Hubs and I will be going to regularly.

Speaking of flexible, in the regular part of the meeting we discussed what is and is not working for us on the program. This one guy said what is working is he discovered he is a snacker and was using more points from dinner until around 9PM. SO what did he do? He adjusted it so he had plenty of points remaining so he could snack guilt free. Doh! So Simple right???!!! THAT is why attending the meetings are so important to success.

On a final note I am feeling a little better. Thankfully. Still congested, but feeling human again.

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time…

Trish

Monday, March 12, 2012

Do It Today

Good Monday morning!

Boy the time change has messed me up!

With the wedding Saturday night and being there way later than we had planned we ended up oversleeping by a LOT! All of us did, even my 8 year old. Totally was a weird day all around…that continued today.

My daughter…who is very punctual…was still asleep when the bus went by! Thankfully the 8 year old was up playing and started alarming everyone to the time. They all got off to school on time despite getting up late and missing the bus.

So now with the day off to yet another late beginning and “off” start I am ready to start my week.

Today I organize my coupons, make a shopping list and plan my escape of this “fat suit”. It’s a learning process right? Working through what works and does not work for each of us. With that in mind I read a post I’d like to share. It is from Holly. Take a read…she had a lot of good points!

How was you weekend? Do anything exciting?

Until next time…

Trish

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Where Is Spring?

I am soooo ready for Spring! I woke to it snowing again and decided I am done with this winter! I am starting to think about my garden for this year and what I might plant. Taking inventory of the seeds I already have and other supplies and will be getting ready to begin planting some things inside in little cups…including flowers this year.

I was pretty happy with my meal choices yesterday and was satisfied…despite waking with a migraine that pretty much made the day a miserable one for me, even missed our company. Was bed bound but thankful for my daughter who finished off dinner and then brought me up a plate.

Today is a bit better…thankfully.

I look forward to warmer days and greenage!

How about you? Are you looking forward to the Spring? Will you be planting a garden this year?

Until next time…

Trish

Friday, March 2, 2012

Reminiscing

Good morning lovelies!

As a kid I went roller skating pretty regularly. I had forgot all about it until I found a great deal at a local …well almost local…skating rink that I had no idea was even around. We decided because of some personal things going on we would do this on our anniversary in lieu of us taking off kidless.

My daughter had a really good time.

The boys were playing laser tag in another area of the center.

I stood on the sidelines watching happily but also wishing to be out there. I absolutely LOVED skating and I got pretty good too. At my current weight I just would not dare get on the skates…however I am planning on getting back on the wheels again someday and along that line of though, I have never been on ice skates…not much opportunities to do so growing up in Florida…and that too is another goal as the weight comes off.

Meals yesterday were pretty good.

Our pretty snowy weather has changed to an awful dreary raining…sleety mess! This by far has been quite the bazar winter and I think I am now done with it! Bring on Spring….please!

I look forward to seeing the flowers and green trees once again…don’t you?

Hope you enjoy your day no matter where you are or what the weather is like in your backyard.

Until next time…

Trish