Saturday, June 18, 2011

Night Out Before Weigh In

Sometimes, it just has to happen.  I can't dictate when incredibly wonderful friends, whom I haven't seen for years, are going to arrive in town and want to party.  That being said, I got to chose the restaurant, so I went Spanish, with Tapas and Light Beer for me, and wine for my friends. The tapas were incredible, (I even got to talk to the owner to hopefully set something up for hubby's birthday in Sept.) we had good food; shrimp and garlic, mushrooms and garlic, Spanish tortilla, patatas bravas, wayyyy tooo much bread (and it wasn't even real "Spanish" bread).  It was good and I don't regret a minute of it. 

I do however wish that it had not come with an accompanying pound!

I am sensing a theme here though, folks.  Some of my heros and I are falling off this wagon and that is scary!  If my heros are not up there to hang to me and pull me back where I need to be, what the heck am I gonna do?  I am hanging on for dear life, I won't, I simply will not give in to this weight gain crap again!!

Monday, June 13, 2011


I am such a Slacker!  I have no excuse for not posting, heck I was up a pound, I own it.  I was not happy about it because I didn't think it was deserved.  but in retrospect, it was!  I have a co-worker, a temp who is permanently gone as of Friday, that insists on bringing Costco size boxes of Yorks Perppermint Patties (the little ones) to work.  This is like crack to me.  I don't think I have tracked a single one of the bazillion of these things I have eaten in the months she has been there.  Kate, I love you, but I can't be happier to see a human leave my environment. 

Today, I ran into a man who, along with his wife, had been members and attendees of the same meetings I go to.  I was shocked!  "Dave, how are you?"  "Totally derailed", was the answer and I took a second look and he had gained a lot of his weight back and he was well on his way to a 100 lb loss.  So sad!  We met in cafeteria and what did he have on his plate, a burger and fries.  My comment to him was "You know what you have to do to stop that!" and he agreed.   I adore the guy but would like to bonk him good!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Weigh in and I Got This!

So, I have been on vacation since the 27th of May.  That vacation from work, from Weight Watchers, from counting, measuring, weighing, etc.  And today I weighed in!  DOWN .2!!  I am thrilled.

What this tells me, is that even though I am not really trying, I have been doing this long enough that I naturally reach for those foods that are going to be better for me (natural foods) and avoid that processed stuff, which I really don't even keep at home and as I didn't go anywhere, it wasn't terrible hard to avoid.  What I do have trouble with is discipline.  I stay reasonably on plan on those days that I leave the house and go to work. I don't eat right when I am at home.  I eat haphazardly, with no plan and no accounting.  That's not good and can and will catch up with me eventually.  I go back to work on Monday, so I am not in any danger of crashing and burning just yet, but I have to find a way to stay on plan when my days are more loosely structured.

And loosely structured is what I really want in my future, I just don't want it to describe my body!!