Start of March Check-In

I can't believe it's a new month. Here in Parkland we have been in sort of a numb bubble. My focus has been on making sure these kids are heard and represented correctly. I have also been educating myself more on our constitution, guns, politics, and the NRA. The helicopters are still overhead every day as local schools walk out and march toward ours. There are new stories and new insights unfolding hourly and I feel like I can't miss a thing. Like I need to stay on top of it at all times. So my focus has not been on dieting. On top of that, Wicked Book Weekend, the book signing I work all year on, is next month. But, I have been able to stay on Weight Watchers. I am super proud of … [Read more...]

Week 3 WW Begins

Today was my 3rd weigh in, and the beginning of my 3rd week on Weight Watchers. The week before I started WW I did My Fitness Pal and lost 4.2 pounds. Then 2 pounds the first week of WW and stayed the same this week. It’s so hard not to get discouraged when you were in your points range every day, didn’t use your weekly bonus points or your rollover points. I’m so disappointed. I want to show a result for my work! But I will NOT get discouraged. I am “going through my changes” so my hormones are out of whack. I have eaten a lot of salt and not drank enough water, even though I am within my points range. And though I’ve added veggies to my diet, still, 1-2 servings a day isn’t enough. … [Read more...]

Monday Check-in 2-8-16

Well it all caught up to me. I gained back 3 pounds in a week! FUCK YOU SUPER BOWL! Honestly, I deserved it. I didn't even bother watching what I ate or exercise this past week. I will be better this week! At least I checked in. So, how about you? … [Read more...]

Monday Check-In 2-1-16

Hi! So maybe this checking in thing is working! I'm down 6.4 points total, 1.8 from last week. I'm not sure how. I guess I am being more mindful. I went out for breakfast with my friend the other day, and only ate half the bagel and didn't get hashbrowns. Tonight when my family all got cheesesteaks, I got the steak and cheese on a salad. I exercised more than usual, but only made my step goal twice :( I didn't exercise today either, because I woke with a pretty bad backache. But tomorrow, hopefully I will be back to better decisions, more water and more steps. I'm encouraged by the results! If I keep losing 6 pounds a month I'll be where I want to be in a year. Works for me! This week … [Read more...]

Monday Check-in 1-25-16

I can't believe how bad my willpower is! I NEED to get off sugar, but I love it so much. I need my fix! I swear it's harder than when I quit smoking. But I guess cutting back is better than going as I was, right? So I lost 1.2 pounds this week. I didn't deserve to. I didn't exercise. I hardly watched what I ate, but I did make a few healthier decisions. Just not enough. I never get past lunch in my tracking on My Fitness Pal. Last week was rainy and cold and I was too busy to exercise. BULLSHIT. I read 3 books. I could have read them on the treadmill. I was at the computer so much last week, that my hips started to hurt when I got up. Too much of the same position. I didn't even … [Read more...]

Tuesday Check-in 1-19-16 A Waffley Week

Yesterday was a holiday, and calories never count on holidays, right? Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it! In fact, it was a holiday weekend! My 18 year old son and his girlfriend came home this weekend for a music festival and two shows. My son is a singer/guitar player, so I spend a lot of time in bars eating bar food and running up tabs so he gets invited back (lame excuse, but I'm sticking to it!). It was a cool weekend because he had some really famous musicians come and sit in with him. Even Gregg Allman came and played at a show my son did with Gregg's son. (Unfortunately, my son wasn't on those two songs, but it's still cool). And, you know, festivals mean food truck food. … [Read more...]

First Monday Check-in 1-11-16

Well damn. You'd think I'd be all guns-ho the first week and lose that 4-5 lbs first excited week weight? Um no. 1.2 lbs. I'll take it though, it's better than a gain! It's been a super stressful, stuck-at-my-computer week. I overhauled my main blog over at Ana's Attic and there was just so much to deal with! Now I'm still playing catch up. Here is my e-mail box: I have 2 books I wanted to review tomorrow and haven't even started one. I haven't done my best of 2015 list yet. I can't remember the last time I opened mail and paid bills. So yeah, I have a lot to catch up on, and the stress isn't most conducive to losing weight. Successes this week: Used My Fitness Pal 4 … [Read more...]