Monday, June 27, 2011

Weight Watchers 4

Can I get a whoot whoot!....down a total of -10.4 pounds! That is with the addition of a -2.2 pounds this week! Had a great week on Weight Watchers...had a horrible week on the home front. My hubby got into a horrible car accident on Tuesday while towing our boat and trailer which landed upside down on highway 45!  Glad Mike and his passenger are okay but dang it....our truck and boat are not so okay (insert sad face gesture here). I am thankful for full coverage insurance although our boat is not considered a covered vehicle, so we might just have to take a semi-huge loss on that!  I just keep reminding myself that "the best things in life are not things!"....but gezz it was nice to have nice things while it lasted? Right?

As far as my eating is's going well. I have been doing good using up all my points and eating well into my bonus points each week. I have found a new love of iced coffee (thanks Jhoana)'s so delicious in the hot summer mornings! I have also found a new favorite summer snack, cantaloupe with lite whip cream on it...Mmmmmmmmmm! So good, so refreshing...

I have been getting support from an unlikely source in my weight loss journey; my husband. Mike has been very supportive of my WW and crazed points counting.  A few times now he has wanted to go out do dinner or out for dessert and each time he asks me if I have saved up enough points or he tells me in advance to save up for an outing. Little gesture but very nice to know that he can be supportive of my weight loss. I like it and it helps.

Yesterday I got into a bathing suit for the second time this summer and I felt great about my body. I was not trying to hurry up and get in the water for fear that someone might see my thighs, or wrap a beach towel around my body to mask my rolls. I felt good. I felt pretty and confident for a change. Yes, I said confident. Wow, I never thought that word would make it back into my vocabulary so soon in my journey...but there it is...loud and clear. I feel like shouting to the mountain tops "I love Weight Watchers..." but I will refrain for now. For now, I will take my -10.4 pounds and semi-quietly celebrate in my thinning head! 

I thought I would close with a few things I am thankful for and things I would rather live without since my week has been a week of many emotional ups and downs and testing me every step of the, I am thankful for:
Full coverage insurance
Seat belts
Iced coffee
Weight Watchers
Crystal Lite Mix-In's
Big safe Ford F350 trucks
Falling gas prices in CA
Flip flops
Planning ahead
Sushi dates with my mom
...and things I would rather live without...
Foreign dog poop on my front lawn
Lame a/c repair men
My neighbors across the street (kitty corner, not Joey...we love Joey)

Have a fantastic week...I hope to blog again this week before my next weigh in! The WW office is closed on Monday the 4th, so I think i will try and pick up a Tuesday evening meeting! Have a great week and remember that in your life no matter the situation (good or bad) that "this too shall pass." Tough times will come and go.  Amazing times will come and go.  Enjoy today. Enjoy your family. Enjoy your toys. You never know when your now will come to pass.

- Propitious Polly

Monday, June 20, 2011

Weight Watches Week 3

This week has been a doozie! My son bestowed upon me the gift of his sickness so from Thursday evening until yesterday afternoon I was sick. I mean sick. I had horrible body aches, nausea and was soooo dehydrated that I could not even urinate (too much info I know but that is reality)! Partnered with my lack of proper personal hygiene, I was ugly. I mean ugly. I was past the point of just sick, I looked like I was on my death bed and I often felt that way too. I have never been in so much pain deep down to my bones. I mean my toes were aching. Thank God my son was able to entertain himself for ohhhh 4 days! He did great and having all his favorite shows recorded helped but I must admit that I started to feel guilty for using the television as a babysitter. But I am over it. If I have learned anything from my 17 months of parenting it is that you do what you have to do to get by at that moment. Television is what I had to do. I did it. I'm over it. So until yesterday I hadn't eaten anything so to say the least, when my appetite returned to me, I was hungry. I was starving. I needed a sub sandwich and I needed it now! So I did. And it was delicious. Paired with a large diet fountain drink and BAM...I was back to myself again. I even showered. I can actually say that I am happy to be back at work because I know I am alive! 

I weighted in at WW this morning and was down another -2.6 pounds which makes my total a whopping -8.2 pounds. I know that my sickness had a lot to do with that but I'm not being picky, I'm taking it! I just am being realistic that I may not really lose much, if any, next week. But for now, I am happy and hungry!

Father's Day this year happened to fall on my 6th wedding anniversary so it was a double celebration day! Mike and I took Mason to a local baseball park and enjoyed a double hitter of 14 innings (a little long for Mason) but the game was fun. We had great seats and who can resist stadium food, not me! I indulged on a few bites of Mason's hot dog, french fries and treated myself to a diet coke. Mmmmmm, delicious!

So I am happy to be here, to be alive, to be well!  I am supposed to go out to a 'fancy' dinner with Mike on Tuesday evening to celebrate our anniversary like adults. We will have to wait and see how my food selection goes for that!  I'll keep you posted. Oh on another note, I ran into a girlfriend (we will call her Lou to protect her identity) I have not seen in a few months at WW this morning and she has lost 20 pounds! Way to go Lou! You looked great and I am so happy for you! Keep it up!

You keep it up too my blog friends and family. Have a fantastic week!

-Nauseous No More Nancy

Monday, June 13, 2011

Weight Watchers Week 2ish...

Angels Stadium
Anaheim, CA

So this was technically my third week of eating WW style but only my second weigh in...I got all messed up with Memorial Day and the WW office being closed and me being on vacation last it's week 2ish! I am happy to report that I am down another 3 pounds! Yep that makes a total of 5.6 pounds lost! I am really happy with that might I add!

It has been a long week plus a few days since I last blogged but I was vacation. I went to So-Cal (that is what the youngsters call it) to visit my husbands family and I must admit I had a great time. We went to Santa Monica Pier, Pink Famous Hot Dogs, Huntington Beach and we also squeezed in the time to take my son to his first Major League Baseball game at Angels Stadium.  It was so much fun and the weather was amazing!  Since I have been back to the old grind and my usual weekly routine, eating has been a bit easier. I do have to say that eating out on the road is hard work and the temptations are endless.

As for getting some physical activity, I have been challenged in that aspect of my healthy life. I have gone on a few bike rides but they are minimal (3 miles) and I don't feel 'worked' when I am done. I need to get back to my walking. But as my WW team leader says, I find every 'exer-cuse' (exercise and excuse all in one) I can to avoid my daily exercise. It's raining. I'm tired. It's hot. I'm hungry. It's windy. Blah blah I have to work on that this week for sure! No more EXER-CUSE!

Heidi doesn't do mornings!

On a more personal level, my beautiful dog Heidi Anne is turning 7 years old tomorrow. I cannot believe she has been a blessing in my life for 7 years! I love that dog! I know she is getting older and I can see it in her fur color (getting a little gray), in her demeanor (she doesn't do mornings) and in her little aging body...ahhh it breaks my heart! She is the best girlfriend I have ever had!  Happy Birthday my Heidi Anne, I love you! (okay so I know Heidi won't whip out her ipad and read this but I just couldn't help acknowledging her in my blog)

Another personal note it that my son has been really sick with a fever, vomiting and the dreaded ED (explosive diarrhea)! Lately he loves to put on his dads sunglasses in the car and he looks so cute when he does it. But in all his sickness and distress he decided to wear this sunglasses a bit wonky, like he was feeling! Love that boy! He is getting better and on the mend! 
Simply Mason

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Leaving on a Jet Plane

I am already feeling challenged by the road (or should I say sky) ahead. I am heading down to my in-laws for 4 days for a graduation party and beach day and am feeling the challenge of eating healthy a burden upon my shoulders.  I am very good at counting my points and tracking but it is really hard when your faced with substantial amounts of unhealthy options and minimal healthy options. What to do? Do I go grocery shopping once I get there? Do I starve (yeah right, like that would ever happen)? Do I make poor decisions? Ahhh what to do? I am already worried about it and I haven't even left for the airport yet!

I am hopeful that there will be some WW friendly foods for me to graze upon. It is just so hard when your traveling to make good/easy decisions when it comes to eating right... Ahhh this makes me nervous. And the temptation of graduation party food....beach picnic food....boardwalk food (I'm thinking of the deep fried food group specifically)...

My Pledge to Myself:
I will try my best to politely eat to the best of my WW knowledge, skills and abilities.
I will remember my POWER FOODS.
I will snack sensibly.
I will harness the inner demon of sweetness inside me and ride this out like a good girl should!
I will step on the scale on Tuesday and not be disappointed in myself.
I will make a daily walk a priority to get some physical activity while away.
Mason vs Pudding
I think the pudding won!
I will. I can. I will.

As part of my WW journey (both past and present), I have found extreme comfort in some of my sweet but sensible snacks like Special K Chocolate Delight cereal, Jell-O cups with a dollop of cool whip and my favorite being Jell-O Pudding cups...which I had to share with my son Mason. As many of my friends have already seen this on my FB page, I share with those of you in my blog world. Sixteen month old children and unsupervised pudding do NOT mix well! I learned my lesson! Enjoy! Chat with you all next week and have a fantastic weekend!

-Nervous Nancy