Time to get back on here

Been a while since I have done anything on here. Not sure I have any even looking to see if I post anymore. I do want to get back to blogging. It use to be a lot of fun. I am still doing Weight Watchers. Trying to get use to the new plan they came out with the beginning of December. More on that later though.


A ways go to

Weight 274.5

Today was my Weight Watchers meeting.  I received a five pound star.  This is the first one I have got since they went to the paper ones.  I do miss the nicer ones that they gave out at every 10 pounds.  I guess it’s better to get the recognition for every five pounds.  Awards are nice and they help to motivate.  So the more often the better.  I will have to figure out how I want to use the sticker.  I would like to put it on something that won’t just get tossed away.  It’s something to think about.

This week’s weekly is about being the boss of your own world.  For me this is taking charge and making sure to cook at home most of the time.  Eating out is a big issue for me.  It’s hard for me to find things that I like that are healthy.  Especially a lot of the places I end up going.  Cooking is hard in the fact that I don’t like to drive and go shopping.  It’s mostly the driving.  We don’t have decent laws to protect against all the people that won’t stay off their cell phones.  I constantly see people that are all over the roads.  And the fact is I am scared to be on the roads with these people.  So it makes getting myself motivated to go shopping a very difficult task.  You would think I would drive to go shopping so I could avoid the road to go out and eat.  But I am hungry and more likely to do it when it’s time to go out and eat. Oh anxiety…how strangely it does work sometimes.


This issue I have with driving is causing me to not do as well as I could.  I need to force myself to get out and go shopping each week.  And I need to get out and get exercise.  I don’t go for walks like I once did because we don’t have sidewalks here and I have to drive to the parks to have a decent place to walk.  The traffic in this area is awful and there have been several fatalities on the roads near me.  People driving too fast and/or distracted.   I have put on a few pounds because of not doing what I need to do but I am working on getting those off.  I am a total of 40.5 pounds down from when I first joined Weight Watchers.  My leader adjusted my weight there to match my beginning numbers so I don’t have to keep track of separate numbers now (long time readers will know that was an issue in the past.)    I have a ways to go yet but I will get there.

Getting my water in

I have been working on drinking more water.  It’s a healthy habit that is easy to let slip.  So I have been filling up my tumbler that I got at my Weight Watchers meeting.  Drinking enough water keeps me from snacking when I am actually just thirsty.  Not drinking as much diet soda helps with cravings because the diet soda causes me to want sweets when I am not hungry.  And it helps with flushing all the junk out of my system.  It makes me feel better too.  Another big plus is it really makes my skin look better.

A little spice

I had been seeing people posting pictures on Instagram about a new seasoning to put on fruit and veggies.  It’s called tajin and I finally found it in the produce section while out shopping.  I really like it.  It’s got just a bit of spice and a hint of lime.  I have been putting it on apples, bananas, and watermelon.  I even added it to my eggs with my sriracha.  What can I say…I like a bit of flavor on things.  I think it will go really good on some center cut pork lion chops but I haven’t got to try that one yet.

A Reminder

I keep my Weight Watchers’ key-chain with me where ever I go.  It reminds me of all the work I have put into this journey.  It’s my anchor and holds all the charms I have received at my meetings.  Each one means something to me.  Time spent, goals met, weight lost, and so much more.  It reminds of the community that is my meeting.  Of the support and friendships.  It reminds me that I don’t have to do this alone.  And that I CAN do this.

Fall is in the air

Colder weather means coffee with cinnamon and nutmeg in it to me.  I am really glad to have Fall here as it is my favorite season of the year.  I am hoping it will last for a while before the really cold weather shows up as I want to get in some nice Fall walks this year.  Last year it turned cold at the beginning of October and I missed out on doing as much outside as I would have liked.   I have been noticing all the changing leaves as autumn’s colors become more prominent.  Tomorrow a cold front gets here bringing with it real Fall temperatures.  I am so excited for this even though the weekend is going to be a little colder than I would like….highs in the 50s for Saturday.  I will be putting on pants for the first time since early spring.  After the weekend the weather looks like it is going to be really nice.

Going back to my original start weight

Some time back I made a post about what number I was counting as my “start weight”.  And since I had started back to Weight Watchers after being gone for a few months that I had to a new start weight.  This start weight was lower than the first time I had gone into the WW.  Well this is just not working for me.  I am discarding 23.5 pounds lost that way.  I need to see that those pounds are gone too.  It will have me personally dealing with two sets of numbers.  I have been working on this for a long time.  When I think back to what I was before I see myself at my heaviest weight and gauge from there.  If I look at the number that WW has for me I feel like I haven’t done as well I truly have.  Though my WW card does state the lower number a few months back my leader acknowledged to the meeting group  I go to the higher number so that people would know I have lost more than is showing.  It made me feel good that she did that.  A lot of this battle is mental.  Sometimes we just need that extra boost. 

I have been struggling a lot in the last few months.  I do normally have some issues in the winter due to getting the winter blues and having trouble finding motivation.  So I need every little bit I can get.  I have had a couple wake up calls.  One being some pain in my knee that started in my sleep.  The other being inputting my weight into my e-Tools.  I didn’t realize how much I had gained over the holidays.  I had been hit and miss on eating, tried doing Simple Start but not being able to stick with it.  I need the structure of tracking at the moment.  Today is a new day.