nine weeks ago
i joined Weight Watchers
and i LOVE it.
i was understanding a lot more about my life
a lot more about my habits
and i was TOTALLY losing weight
i lost six pounds in six weeks!!
three weeks ago
i went on four "vacations"
and by "vacation"
i basically mean
i'm suddenly driving 10 + hours OR flying across the country with multiple stops
i changed jobs
AND work hours
my sister moved in with us
i lost my daily WW buddy
i changed my eating schedule and food prep
my income level shifts dramatically.
and then i went to iowa.
and apparently there's nothing in iowa
and aaron's family and friends
and really, really good food.
and i just went for it.
can i just say, "YUM!"
before i dive into my food fiesta,
let me just say
regardless of the fact that i blew through my WW daily allowances every day
WHICH I DON'T APPROVE OF
AND AM, OF COURSE, HOPPING BACK ON THE WAGON
FOR MY HEALTH, SANITY, AND ABILITY TO MAKE GOOD CHOICES
i really, really, really notice a difference in terms of my expectations.
before weight watchers
i DREADED the scale
and i dreaded my body.
i never understood what was going on!!
i'd eat a lot
and feel like shit
and not know why
i still ate a lot
and i still felt like shit
let me just say
that it was NOT NEARLY as bad as it's been in the past
i chose my food differently.
i ate better food, more nutritious food
i WALKED or JOGGED or SWAM every single day
and, honestly, i was really HONEST with myself about what i was doing and what to expect.
and next week
when i get on the scale
and see my number has gone back to the starting point
(which i know, calculating my PP (points plus) totals, and watching my face,)
i won't be SHOCKED or HELPLESS or A VICTIM.
I'll still be in charge.
I'll still work hard,
and be proud of my ability to begin again.
I'll set my goals
plan it out
see the end result
Weight-gain is not my affliction.
Healthy eating, and learning to eat what I want (intelligently) is my goal.
the delicious run-down....
(AND LET ME TELL YOU
aaron's family KNOWS how to bake
AMAZING cooks and chefs,
I had the most amazing
i had prosecco
some sips of tasty beers
strawberries strawberries and so many strawberries!
a root beer float
vanilla bean gelato
some Lake Okoboji fresh fried cinnamon donuts
a hot dog
some french fries
a few lovely mixed salads
parmesan creme brûlée
pizza, pizza, and pizza!
a cajun burger
and whoopee pies.
this is over eight days, various meals, a wedding, lots of wedding-related parties, a birthday party, and a reunion.
i ate fruit every morning for breakfast
and exercised every day.
seriously, you'd think i was in a new country, but hey,
turns out iowa isn't so bad.