Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Warmer weather on the way.....

So finally it would seem that it is going to go from frigid cold to normal cold, at least that is the forecast. I was thrilled to see some numbers in the upper 50's over the next week and no more teens in the AM. Cold weather makes me lazy. Not only lazy it makes me want to eat... not because I am hungry because I am cold. that sounds insane but true. I am a very emotional and environmental eater. For instance, I crave strawberries in the spring, tomato's in the summer, and apples in the fall. Then winter hits and until it is time for grapefruit and oranges I crave everything else. Pumpkin desserts, decadent chocolate and of course cookies. I need to pinpoint and change the reasons for these cravings but today mashed potatoes and gravy are at the top of my list.
I was able to get through breakfast with a super tasting egg white sandwich on a Thomas's light multi grain English muffin with tomatoes. I used Mrs. Dash table blend and that really made it yummy! I also ate a yoplait delights lemon yogurt, I love those, they taste like lemon meringue pie. So 5 points well spent this AM.
I am trying to work on weekly menu's. Deciding what I am going to eat each day. I find that preparation is everything when it comes to my success and this will eliminate so many trips to the grocery store to the I don't know what to eat so that package of Oreo's is looking pretty good kind of eating.
I need to increase my activity. That is the hardest thing for me during cold weather. I would much rather curl up under a blanket and read or watch a movie. I know this is coming up in week 3 of the momentum challenge but I am going to get a head start on it. Today will be Wii fit and go from there. I know once I get back into a routine it is so much easier but right now it truly is the last thing I want to do... but no more procrastinating..... I am going..... now! Really, I promise you I am!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Slacker no longer!

OK- so yes the last 3 months have been crazy and yes I have not been "Being all I can be" but I am still at it.
Sometimes I think I just need to step away. I have an OCD personality so whatever I am most focused on at the moment seems to consume me, often at the expense of othe things I need to give more attention to. So I have wrapped up some loose ends and with a little nudge I am back.
On the weight loss front... well lets just say I have recommitted. Nothing horrible just not focused and slipped occasionally, OK, a lot. The great thing about WW is it allows me to forgive myself and move on with the days ahead.
I am loving the 10 week momentum challenge and (knock on wood) have been tracking everyday, every bite- We were told, " I have been kinda tracking and it's kinda working" but if you really track it really works and I must admit seeing is believing because I am doing great this week, already down 1.5 pounds and don;t weigh in until Friday! WOO HOOO !
I also joined the biggest loser Pound for Pound challenge and am shooting to be down my last 40 pounds by June... anyone wanna join me.... I do need a nudge from time to time!
I have a lot of great recipe's to post over the next several days (see it was doing WW related things, just not blogging about them) and being here gives me so much confidence, not to mention the amazing things I find on other blogs! So wish me luck! It's good to be back!