I went to my weigh in at weight watchers yesterday and I knew it would not be good. How could it be? I ate breakfast burritos from sonic 2 times. Monday, I cooked. - that is a start. Tuesday - dollar burger night at sonic - about to change, Wednesday - BBQ take out, Thursday, after 4 hours at ER with son, Taco Bell, Friday, wheat thins, strawberries, string cheese. Lunches were weight watchers frozen dinners. I think we also went out for hot fudge sundea's two times. Needless to say - I did not work the weight watchers plan. I did the kim watchers plan and that one always gains weight.
I know something has to change. I am 42 years old. I have been flirting with 200 lbs for a while. I can barely walk without getting winded. I can get on the floor but getting up is getting very difficult. I can no longer sing and dance with my kindergarteners without getting very winded. This is not living to my fullest potential - it is survival and not a good one at that. My cholesterol is high and I am pre-diabetic.
Enough beating myself up. Change begins NOW!
I attend a weight watchers meeting at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday. I love these wonderful people. I admitted yesterday that I had gained back everything I had lost plus some. I set two reasonable goals for this week. 1. Cook everynight 2. Track everyday. Well I changed #1 just a little - cook for everynight. That is exactly what I did yesterday. I made 5 meals that are either in the freezer or refridgerator. Here is what we are having this week: refried bean casserole, bbq chicken, salsa chicken, onion soup burgers, taco soup and hot dogs (will grill on the day we eat them). All points are calculated and all we have to do is heat them up and add veggies. That way if something comes up (like the ER this week), food is prepared and we do not have to eat out.
As for tracking what I have eaten. Saturday is done! YEA ME!
Saturday is date night for my husband and myself. Last night we went to Cheddars. I ate healthier choices, calculated the points to the best of my ability and wrote it down. Then I suggested we go for a walk at the park where we first met. I was very winded at a pretty slow pace- but we walked for 30 minutes. This was a first for me - I hate exercise with a passion. I know I need to do this so I am just going to "suck it up" (phrase from 15 year old son) and do it. I need to get healthy and yesterday was the first day of the rest of my life and the new beginning of my journey.
I joined Dr. Oz's transformation Nation and now have that resouse as well.
Everything is permissable' - but not everything is beneficial" (1 Corinthians 10:23) This is a scripture I found yesterday in my new bible study. It really spoke to me. I can have a donut, count the points, track it and go on - however, is it beneficial to my my health and goals in life - NO! So I don't need to eat it.
Off to a great Sunday!