Thursday, November 29, 2007

So I survived....

I managed to survive the entire trip to Michigan with my mother as my constant companion. The only rough moments were the day we were leaving to come home. that's when I realized how much CRAP my mom had bought. And while I was out in freezing weather trying to figure out how to get everything packed into the car, she sat innocently at the dining room table in the heat! I was so frustrated that I stood in the garage crying while I re-sacked squirrel corn. Yes, CORN!! 100 pounds of it to be exact. But I survived....

Other than that, I had a wonderful time spending time with my son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren. Alexa and Luke seemed to take right to Mom and didn't pay much attention to me. But I'm glad they enjoyed getting reacquainted with Mom and are old enough to retain some memory of her. I wish Merle could have gone up with us. He is a kid magnet! I'll have the kids all to myself in a few weeks when I fly back up for Christmas.

Today was my first official weigh in at WW. I can proudly say that I lost 6.8 lbs during the Thanksgiving holiday! I feel really good about that. I have such a long way to go but I'm off to a good start.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

The countdown is on!!!!

In five days, I will be leaving to spend Thanksgiving week in Michigan with my son and his family. It's a much needed break form my recent months of stress. My mom is going with me this time. It's been 4 years since she has seen my grandson, Luke and almost as long since she has seen Alexa. I'm hoping that the trip goes well.

Now, I love my mother....don't get me wrong. But I have seen sides of her that others on the outside have not. She is a generous, funny, caring lady......most of the time. She can grate on my nerves like fingernails on a chalkboard. But for the most part, I am looking forward to having a little mother/daughter time with my mom. And I know that my son and daughter-in-law are looking forward to seeing her again. I'm sure everything will go fine. (crossing fingers)

So I guess Weight Watchers is starting a week earlier than I thought. I was under the impression that I would be able to enjoy Thanksgiving without having to worry about counting points. I was wrong. But I have decided that I can do this. I'm not going to count points but I do plan to snack 'healthily'.

I will be posting here weekly with my progress and possibly some pictures as I continue my journey. I may even post a recipe or two along the way! So come back often!

Oh....I have chosen an inspiration for myself. It is a black lacy tank top that I once fit into and looked damn good, if I must say so myself! I'll post a photo of it later.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

An offer I can't refuse...

....even though I want to.

So, it seems that I will once again be joining the ranks of becoming a WW member. Yeah, I know it works. And I know that it's healthy for me. But I'm just not feeling as enthusiastic and I think I should be. Nevermind that I KNOW that I feel better when I'm thinner. And forget that I absolutely detest shopping for clothes. Those things don't seem to over ride the fact that losing weight is hard for me.

But like a trooper, I am going to give it another shot and try not to beat myself up too much if I don't do as well as I think I should.

Pass the carrots please....