Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thin Thursday: Down 3.8

i'm down 3.8 pounds this week. I am really happy about that. I used ALL of my weekly points, and half of the activity points I earned. However, I got all of the activity in that I planned on. I've been downing Crystal Light, which helped with my water intake. However, with tracking, I've seen that I'm not getting anywhere near enough fruits and veggies in. This week was a little nuts just with NOT eating whatever I wanted and writing it all down. I need to focus this week on making better choices in place of just reducing.

Did I mention that I can button my jeans comfortably? Because that's pretty cool.

My WW goals this week are:
Derby: 2 practices, plus the bout on Sunday.
Exercise: Two half-hour walks and maybe swimming with Stinky and Littlest Sister this weekend.
Food: Increase fruits and vegetables

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Thank Heaven

Stinky woke up crying, a departure from the norm. I went upstairs to his room, and found him sitting rather than standing and yelling for me. His legs curled in front of him, like little ones do when they first learn to balance themselves up right, he looked like my baby again in the moment.

Thank Heaven.

Friday, March 20, 2009

"Let's go to the beach house."

My family doesn't own a beach house of our own, but for the last two summers, we've rented a few days at Waterway House at Fort Flagler State Park . We all get along so well there. We all work together, and there never seems to be more work than we want to do. Meals are taken together at the three tables we push together or at the picnic bench just behind the house. We watch boats, ships, and submarines pass through the inlet from our living room windows.

It's a pared down building, with tile floors, thrifted furniture and uncomfortable mattresses. Two small shower stalls are shared by ten people, and we usually have someone sleeping on the couch. Meals are simple, every noise you make echoes through the halls, and we all love every minute of it.

Daytimes are spent with bike rides, reading, beach combing, and watching the deer that are so accustomed to guests that they graze on the lawns right next to the building. At night, we stay up late watching movies and playing board games. Eventually someone, usually one of my sisters, dissolves into contagious giggles that wakes those who have gone to bed before, but no one gets mad about that. On the final day, many of us head to the beach in the morning for the 'grizzly bear dip,' then race back to the house for the hot showers. Then we divide up the chores and it takes less than an hour to take-down the vacation for another year.

Lately, things have felt so busy, that I'm longing for the beach house. I am wondering what it is that creates these feelings. I want to think that it's more than the act of being on vacation. It seems to me that there's something about the simplicity of things there that must have more to do with it.

I want to go to the beach house.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thin Thursday: First Weight Watchers Meeting

I'm glad I went. I have a way to go, but I am very glad I went. This isn't my first time doing the program, but I know it works when I follow it. I'm at the weight I was at just before I got pregnant in 2006. It was my highest weight ever. I'm not happy about it, but it is what it is, and I'm there because I want to do something about it.

The first week of Weight Watchers is a little nuts. You adjust and remember what portion sizes are supposed to look like, and you learn to recognize when you are and aren't really hungry. It just takes a while.

I am glad I went, but things do feel a little overwhelming if I think too hard about it.

Goals this week:
  • do the re-framing worksheet and post it on the fridge.
  • attend three practices, and go walking twice before the next meeting.
  • plan menus until next meeting

Think positive thoughts for me? I've got a blog in the works for tomorrow.

Sunday, March 15, 2009


That was a much longer than intended break! Our computer crashed in the middle of last week, so I was out for a while. I'll be back to regular posting this week.

In the meantime, I've re-joined Weight Watchers, and plan to write about the progress on Thursdays, after my meetings. Anyone have an idea for a catchy title, along the lines of "I Made it Monday"?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Blog Break

Hey, friends. I haven't been feeling my best this week, so I'm taking the week off. I plan to be back next Monday with an I Made it Monday, and with any luck, by then I'll be feeling back to myself. I hope you're having a great week.