Um, can someone please tell me why I haven’t been using Google Reader this whole time? I’ve always loved anything Google makes and it’s WAY easier than opening a dozen web sites. So people, if I read your blog and you keep track, I’m the additional feed reader from last night.
Archives for July 2007
I was way under my points yesterday especially after gaining points going to a class at the gym but my weight maintained this morning. In case it’s hard to keep track, I’ve lost 3.5 lbs since I started last week and to meet my goal, I’d like to lose at least 2.5 more lbs, 4.5 if I’m being greedy. I had hoped I’d continue with a pound a day, making this just a week process but it looks like the last few might be stubborn.
In really good news, I’ve found I actually like eating different, healthier things. Last night I made sweet potatoe fries and they were delicious. In fact, I think I would take a plate of those over McD’s fries any day. I’ve found that I really like tomato sandwiches and the skinny cow ice cream sandwich fixes my ice cream craving just as well as a chocolate milkshake. I’m not sure if I’ll stick to having 18 points a day for the rest of my life, but I do think this has opened my eyes a little to trying healthier, new foods and actually enjoying them.
I just found out my manager got me a 14% raise, all on his own, just because I do a great job. Holy cow! That’s awesome!
Back on track. 1/2 pound down this morning. I should have stayed away from the skinny cow. Although I was still 2 points under max range. Who knows.
I think today was a pretty busy day. Church, lunch at IL’s, Target for gift shopping, baby shower at church, shuttle kids to parents, choir, church, shuttle kids back to house, grocery shopping. I think I sat down for a total of 20 minutes today. And I’m still up typing here!
I mentioned being concerned about lunch at ILs today but they had corn, carrots, green beans and roast and FIL even made the comment, this should all be good for your points. Which I thought was nice that they thought of me.
Today I’m strictly under my points and I’m hoping to see that loss tomorrow. Although Heather, who has been on the diet on and off before, insisted I shouldn’t be weighing myself every day, but weekly. And she also highly recommended the meetings which I’ve heard from absolutely everyone. So who knows, maybe you’ll find me at the meeting they have at the Y next week. I do have some questions that have come up. Like why in the world I haven’t pooped in 3 days where I’m normally extremely regular? Is my body in shock? Does it think I’m on vacation or something? Who is this woman and where’d all the sweets go?? Ok, just kidding, TMI, I know. I don’t think I could seriously ask that in a group setting. But I’m wondering about these oils you’re supposed to have every day and which count and why.
Tonight at youth group bible study was really good. St pitched the plan of small groups and teams we’ve been working on for several months as a leadership team and if it helped no one else, it helped me. He encouraged them that they really could basically run the youth group on their own on a Wednesday night except for the pastor and it could remain the same and they can step up during small groups and within their teams and make the thing keep running. I needed that because I needed to hear that this isn’t the end. That there’s hope even without him. As I mentioned though, I wasn’t as worried about the youth group as the church. No mention whatsoever was made that St was leaving in church today. Nothing else exciting happened either. St did the song special and honestly, I sat there and soaked it in, so sad that may be the last solo I hear him sing at our church.
The looks and comments my sister and mother were giving me tonight made me realize that, like always, I’m become obsessive about something else. And this time, it’s Weight Watchers. For goodness sakes, I just spent $67 at the store buying carrots and cabbage and skinny cows and flaxseed oil! Who is this person?! I’m looking at calories on everything and asking what type of bread this and what type of cheese is that and how many pieces of bacon did you use? Yeah. I’m taking it to extremes I think. And it’s only Day 4.