It's me ladies, Bacardi Mama.
I've decided that I need a blog specifically for my weight loss goals and trials.
One that my family doesn't know about and I can say anything I want and not worry who is going to be mad or appalled about it.
I have been on this journey of mine for some time now. I keep trying and trying and I have some forward progress and then I have setbacks. I'm sure everyone does. But, I am tired of this. Really, really tired of it. So, I finally did something that is quite radical for me. I'm spending money to lose weight. I joined Weight Watchers and I love it!!
I started on July 5th and so far, it is going really well. In my first weigh in last Wednesday, I had lost .8 pounds in two days. I was really encouraged by that. I made sure to keep my weigh in on Wednesday with all of you. I'm excited for tomorrow. I think it is going to be really good. I hope I'm not setting myself up for disappointment though. I'm not, right?
We were gone over the weekend for a wedding and I think I still did good. I was pleased to find out that I don't have to totally give up my friend, Mr. Bacardi. If I have him in diet coke, it's only one point. I think the only bad thing I ate over the whole weekend was the Combos we ate in the car going down to Indy. I never even wanted the wedding cake.
I was having trouble the first few days eating all my points. I felt like I was eating more than I was before. Christy (I love her) said I had to eat all my points. So, I've made a point of doing that now. Some days it is really hard, but I do it. I ordered the Point Tracker and it came while we were gone. I had a ball yesterday shopping with it. It took a long time, but I came home with nothing I couldn't eat. I realize that there is nothing I can't eat. I just try to make the best choices now.
So, here comes the real confession part of this new blog and first post. My real weight. Nobody knows this but me. I'm hoping that this is going to be freeing and not disgustingly embarrassing. I've told you all before about how I totally quit smoking and haven't had any stress smokes for seven months now. I am really proud of that. What I'm not proud of is how I let the new yummy taste of food get the best of me. When you smoke, it dulls your taste buds. Wow, does food taste great when they work like they are supposed to. Drum roll please.....on July 5th I weighed in at 205 pounds. On Wednesday July 7th, I weighed in at 204.2. That gives me the great hope that this is going to work for me. I have never weighed this much. Not even when I delivered my twins.
I am working out faithfully. I walk five mornings a week with a good firend. I've only walked once with my friend Mary, but I'm hoping we can make that a weekly thing before I have to go back to work. I started Heather's More Workouts challenge. I do something every day that is fitness releated. It might be Jillian's Shred or the Biggest Loser Wii game or the kettlebell workout. I do something.
If anyone has any Weight Watchers tips for me, please send them along. I really want to do well at this. I hate to waste money and I really need to get back in shape. Big time good shape!
That's it for now. I'll be back tomorrow with what I hope is fantastic news for my weigh in. Wish me luck!!