Watching It

My ankle is doing much better, thanks for asking, but it was probably a mistake to go to Stroller Strides on Monday and Tuesday. I thought if I just took it easy I’d be OK but by the time I woke up Wednesday I was popping Motrin like candy and had to put my ace bandage back on, so I think I’m going to give it a few more days before I try again. Or maybe I’m just projecting onto my ankle because my thighs hurt SO MUCH after all the squats and lunges I can barely carry the baby upstairs. My ass was kicked. And then I got a weird fever/body aches that felt like the start of another kidney infection (NOOOOO!) so I’ve been doing as little as possible all week. Again.

Not exercising is extremely frustrating right now because I’m on such a roll with Weight Watchers. I lost 3.8 pounds in the first week and 2.2 in the second week…which means I’ve lost 6 pounds in only 2 weeks. I’m hooked. I had this idea in my head that it was a super old fashioned, calorie counting type plan and I wasn’t going to like it and it wasn’t going to work no matter how good Jennifer Hudson looks in the ads. I mean, I don’t need to pay monthly dues just to have someone tell me Big Macs are bad for me. I’m not an IDIOT, I just lack self control and eat my feelings and love to sit down with a bag of candy and shove the whole thing in my face. THERE IS A REASON I AM OVERWEIGHT.

But it’s not like that at all. It’s all high-techy, with tracking online and calculators to figure out how many points are in the recipes I already make and I can stuff myself with as many fruits and veggies as I want and still have pasta for dinner AND an ice cream bar for dessert. (It helps that I get a special allowance for nursing. I might nurse forever, just so I can eat more.) After emptying my fridge the first week and making lots of healthy choices easily available, I think this is the kind of diet I can STICK WITH and maybe finally fit into some of those clothes I’ve been hanging on to for the past 5 years.

The best part is that if I DO want to shove a whole bag of candy in my mouth, I’m not breaking any rules. I can do it. I just have to be accountable for that candy and make better choices the rest of the week so it had better be a Real Chocolate Emergency. Or a Wine Emergency. Or a Chocolate and Wine Emergency. I can totally keep those down to only once or twice a month if it means I fit in my high school sundresses.

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4 Responses to “Watching It”

  1. Sarah says:

    Congrats on the 6lb loss!! I have been on the new PP plan since it started in December, and I LOVE IT! I have done WW before, but always stall out, mostly because I always made the wrong choices. Now that WW is emphasizing fruits and veggies, I am making smarter choices, while still getting in my ice cream and popcorn! I have a feeling I will be doing this the rest of my life. I am down 30.6, 15 more to go!

  2. Thanks for sharing about your experience so far with WW. My baby boy is now 3 months old, and it’s really time for me to start thinking about eating better and exercising again. I’m having a terrible time finding motivation, though!

  3. I’m so happy you found something that is making you happy. I know what a crappy spiral feeling bad about weight and then eating candy can be. It is why I am fat.

  4. becca says:

    dude? the six pound weight loss is AWESOME to say the least. and i’m totally hitting up weight watchers if i can’t get this baby weight (plus some!) off of me sometime soon. i have several friends doing it right now and they are totally enjoying it. good for you!

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