Just putting it out there

September 16, 2012

Just want to tell you that I am going to yoga tomorrow – no matter what. I haven’t been in about 6 weeks and it will be a tough first class. But I’m going. I’m making the time and the commitment.

I figured, if I put this out to the universe I will feel more accountable to go rather than come up with an excuse not to. Please send good vibes my way!

Tomorrow is Monday and the start of a Jewish new year. Take the opportunity to seize the day. Just choose one thing to master and do it. Tomorrow I am mastering of the art of getting to yoga. Getting there is half the battle.

By the 2nd pose of class I’ll be feeling great and planning the next time I can get there. Which will hopefully be Tuesday.

Moving forward…

3 Cookie Rule

September 12, 2012

Last night and tonight I implemented the 3 cookie rule. You can have 3 cookies and one short glass of 1% milk and that’s it. We all know I could eat an entire sleeve so this is truly an exercise in restraint. 3 cookies is better than no cookies though.

I love the bit Jerry Seinfeld does calling cookies “Chocolate Sons-a-bitches”. He describes a late night encounter with the cookies where you end up losing the battle with chocolate on your face. It makes me recall a similar incident I had last year with Ritz Crackers and Nutella. No cracker was left behind.

So being back on track can mean a lot of things. For me today it meant my overnight oats for breakfast (big success) and only eating half my lunch and brown bagging the rest for tomorrow. It also meant taking one bite of a dessert and then deciding it wasn’t good enough to tempt me and chucking it out. It meant a pre (late) dinner snack of whole wheat bread with light peanut butter.

It wasn’t a perfect day and hell – I didn’t even count points. It’s a start though. And every journey beings with one step – or 3 cookies. Right?

15 weeks till Christmas y’all!


September 11, 2012

So it’s not a new year’s resolution – but it is a September resolution. Time to get back on track! I remember from a Weight Watchers many moons ago that our leader said we will lose more weight in the time between Labor Day and Christmas than any other time of year. With that in mind, I’m making a vow to put down the M&Ms and get back in the saddle.

I was doing pretty well since I’d gotten a WW meeting started in my office. I’d lost a few pounds, but was mostly just maintaining since losing 12lbs earlier this year. All in all, I was ok with it as I’d been super busy with work, moving and being a mother.

Once the WW meetings ended and we started eating take-out food every night during packing and unpacking, I somehow lost my way. (There were far too many debits from Seamless Web on my debit card!)

I’m about to embark on a new phase of my life (more on that later) that is all about health. Healthy body, healthy mind, and healthy life. No more excuses.

Being so happy in my personal life as a mother and wife has inspired me to be happy 360 degrees of my life. For years I’ve been saying I want to achieve my goal on WW – and now I am finally going to do it. Like I said, no more excuses.

Today, I opened the WW app and dared to count points. An egg salad sandwich at Starbuck’s is a whopping 13 points – and you know what I always say – coulda had a Big Mac! A muller yogurt (the corner ones they have those delicious commercials for) is 4 points! Oh the things we learn when counting points!

Tonight I prepared 2 servings of Skinny Overnight Oats in a Jar from my favorite website http://www.Skinnytaste.com. I’ll have 2 healthy breakfasts waiting for me. Gotta love that convenience. Gina and her WW recipes have been a god send! I’ll keep posting my favorites as I start cooking more (in my new kitchen!) and get back to basics.

Truth be told – I’ve lost all my “baby weight” but I haven’t lost the weight that I gained before becoming pregnant. The weight that took me a year to lose before my wedding. The unhappy weight. Now that I’m happy there’s no need to carry around these extra unhappy pounds, right?

Nothing new here really, just a new commitment. A new outlook. A new phase. There’s 15 weeks till Christmas! 15 weigh-ins to make a difference. Who’s coming with me?

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