Where is she now?

Well, it’s been nearly 6 (yes 6!) months since my last post, which is a little “OMG” ish right?  What’s happened in that amount of time?  I got back onto working on my weight loss, sans major exercise for now, but will be adding it within the next 2 months, and am on the new Weight Watchers Points Plus program.  They have this slick “Simple Start” system now where you don’t even count points, you just eat a very specific group of foods.

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Does this mean that I’m not ordering from DietDirect again any time soon?  Absolutely not!  I love their products and they’ve NEVER screwed up an order for me, so I’ll keep ordering their products as as a great way for me to have my cake and eat it too!  I especially love the Crispy Fudge & Graham Meal Replacement bars, which net only 4 Points Plus on the Weight Watchers plan, so I can totally handle that (as opposed to the 8-15 Points Plus for a standard candybar).

My blog will still have the  Ideal Protein and alternative content on it, honestly that information was a pain in the butt to track down, so I’m not wiping it off the face of the earth just because I want to add new content to my blog.  So that’ll stay in place, although it won’t be updated really.

I re-joined Weight Watchers on January 4th, 2013 weighing in at 201.4 pounds (omg over 200!), over the next 5 weeks I have lost NEARLY 10 pounds, I’m at 192.6 right now, and am confident I’ll hit that 191.4 this upcoming Saturday when I weigh in.  The loss is slower than when I was on Ideal Protein, but I do find that I’m angry much less of the time ;)  I’m working with the Monthly Pass system, so it’s $42/month, but that gets me as many meetings as I’d like in the span of any given week, as well as the online E-tools.  What’s better, I don’t “have” to buy special food, I just have to eat smaller portions of food that’s not a fruit or vegetable (Weight Watchers points plus doesn’t count points for most fruits or vegetables, with a few exceptions).

So, that’s where I am now, the next step is starting to update my blog more regularly again, let’s see how that goes ;)

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Falling off the wagon hurts!

So this is me, off the wagon for exactly one year.  What has happened in that time?  I regained the weight I lost, what?!? You mean I can’t go back to my lifestyle of pizza every weekend and a whole loaf of bread every week and a bag of chocolate candies every week and not maintain my weight?!? What blasphemy is this???

It’s the truth, honey, and that’s all there is to it.

So what have I been up to?  Most recently I’ve started counting calories on myfitnesspal again, have reordered my stock of Wonderslim products (Oatmeal Raisin with Icing cookies is terrible, avoid them like the plague!) And now I’ve rejoined the Adult Soccer League.

 

I am not a graceful gazelle, but I have a lot of fun.  Recently I also went to Florida with my family which was a total blast, hot, but fun.  And now my goal is simple.  5 pounds.  Just 5.  5 pounds and I can give myself a pat on the back.  I won’t say what my end goal is, that’s way at the other end of the field.  Right now my goal is just to get the ball off the line, so to speak.

So here’s to a new day.  I guess it all really comes down to the fact that weight loss is a journey, not just a destination.  My journey continues, and so does my blog.

Zoe Goes Running…Tour De France on foot???

So, I stumbled on some random Time.com Health article that talked about how this woman started running, yes running the Tour De France on May 15th and plans to finish the 2,000 mile (yes, 2 thousand) journey before the bikes finish.  She wrote a blog called Zoe Goes Running, and I’m having a blast reading about her adventure.

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Ridin’ to the Diner

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So, this is me, in all my glory, no makeup. My husband and I were bored at home so we jumped on the bicycles and rode 3 miles to come get some shakes at a downtown diner.

I’m not perfect, slender or high maintenance, but I’m learning to love myself.  I sunburn within seconds it seems, my thighs jiggle when I don’t want them to, and I have circus feet and hands (freakishly small).  I look like a dork when I am riding my bicycle but feel like a queen.  I’m learning to ride the bicycle instead of my motorcycle, especially when I want to just jump in the car and go for a quick trip to the store.  I smile really big, and cry more easily than I should, but that’s OK.  I laugh when I’m upset or angry because I don’t like to show frustration or anger to people.

This is me, and that’s OK.