Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Back to meetings!

Ok, so I am officially back in Weight Watchers! I went to the meeting last night. It was only $19 to join, and I felt good about going. They let me keep my original start weight (333) because I still had my envelope, and I was pleasantly surprised when she announced that I had LOST weight since the last time I was at a meeting (11/24/08). I know I was weighing "heavy" last night - I had just ate dinner and had on boots, but I am only 1 lb. away from getting my 25 lb. prize from WW, and only 10 lbs away from getting my 10 percent. Of course, I am still going to keep my "official" weigh ins on Friday on my own scale because I think it's more accurate. Weighing naked first thing in the morning is better than weighing after dinner with all your clothes on, right? But I figure that this time I'm not going to WW for the number on THEIR scale, but for the support and motivation I need to keep going toward a healthy lifestyle.

I liked all the Momentum material I received - having your WI log, points book, and intro material all in one folder is genius. With a pocket for your tracker, too! But everyone who says Momentum is basically just combining core foods with the flex program is right, that's all it is. Count your points, eat more CORE foods - that's basically it. And instead of the 8 healthy guidelines, there's 9 - they added 30 min. of exercise. And the strangest thing is that they now allow ANY liquid to count as your 6 glasses of liquid. You are no longer required to drink water, only encouraged to. I don't know about that... I don't LIKE water, but I can't deny that it's good for me and I need to drink it.

So I went to the store last night in the freezing cold to get some salad greens, and Kroger had 1-lb. bags of walnuts and almonds on sale for $2.99, so I got some of those, too. And some low-cal bread. I was all set to pack a big salad this morning to bring for lunch today. I should have made it last night, because I sit here at work with NO salad and no plan on what to eat for breakfast or lunch. This morning was chaos in my house, and we left 15 minutes late. I think my children figure if they drive me insane I'll let their dad move in with us, but their little evil plan won't work.

Last night I tried to hook up my TV so I could watch Biggest Loser. Our cable won't get turned on until Thursday, so I thought I could get some sort of reception. Funny thing, is I got sound but a snowy picture, so at least I could LISTEN to it! My kids thought I was crazy for watching a fuzzy TV screen. So during this time, I'm also playing with the thermostat. The gas was turned on yesterday, but our house is still COLD. I can't get it over 65 degrees, even with the thermostat set at 80. Is it because it's so cold outside? It was only about 10 degrees last night. So that's why I didn't get my lunch packed last night, because I was too busy trying to fix the damned heater. Yes, it is an excuse (and I hate excuses). I'll do better tonight.


  1. I was just saying on another blog that I am planning to go back to meetings in the future. You have just inspired me to get going with that...I am trying to do it on my own...and am doing ok...but I know I lost the most in the past when I went.

    Way to go on the loss!

  2. Good for you for getting to the meeting. Hang in there you'll get back into the swing of a new routine just keep thinking positive.

  3. Welcome back to WW. It will get easier as soon as your life gets more into a routine.

    If the heat has been off in that house for awhile, it takes some time to get it back up to a warm temperature, especially if its fighting 10 degrees outside!! Hopefully it will be better when you get home today!

  4. Thanks, CJ. I am not familiar with gas heat at all, so I hate to complain to the landlord just yet. I figured with a house that size, and with the weather being so cold, it might take a while to get it to a decent temp.

  5. Like you its my first week back too! We can totally do this :) I dont have many meetings near me and I cant really afford it anyway, so I am trying to do it on my own this time. Good luck with the heat thing!

  6. That's great that you went back to WW. It works for you and you need to go with things that are consistent right now.

    I am proud of how much you are changing your life these days.

  7. Sounds like you're doing great with everything and being able to stick with your weight loss plan despite the upheaval you've been going through is really great. A lot of people (myself included!)would use even a quarter of what you've dealt with recently as an excuse to derail, but you're not so hats off to you!

  8. Great job for getting back on track!


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