Thursday, May 27, 2010

Trying Again!

Ok, I have to be honest here. For the past several years, I've been telling myself that I don't look too bad for an old broad. I would look in the mirror and think that I could look a whole lot worse. Then I saw the pictures of me at Sherrie's graduation. I couldn't fool myself any longer. Pictures don't lie. Somewhere along the way, I had gotten fat (I'm just calling a spade a spade). It started with stress eating when I became a caretaker for my elderly dad. Working full time, taking care of a household, animals and him just got to be too much and I began to eat. The problem was, when he passed, I didn't stop eating. Prior to his coming to live with us, I had joined Weight Watchers and lost about 28 pounds. I felt good and looked good as well. So I've decided to join WW online this time. My original leader had left and I just couldn't find a connection with any of the other leaders available. I mean watching a grown woman prance across the room in footie pj's riding on a stick horse was just not my cup of tea. So Monday I bit the bullet and signed up. It's actually quite easy to track the points. My only problem is that I feel like I'm hungry all the time. I find myself counting the minutes until I can have my snack. I suppose I'll get used to it. So I hope you'll follow along with me as I once again undertake this journey. Opps, gotta go. I hear my crackers calling my name!

6 comments:

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Good luck my dear.... I know I have some pounds to lose....

Dani - tkdchick said...

Bette, I've been living WW for the last two and a half years! Personally I find the meetings so important, meanwhile I do also use etools.

If you're hungry girl... EAT! That's one of the keys to WW is you shouldn't go hungry. Either you need to have a higher point meal, or more protien. Focus on filling foods (you know the ones with the cute little green diamond). If you're hungry, dip into your weekly points that's what they're there for! Have some veggies or a salad (zero point foods Yay!) There is a zero point soup recepie out there and a one point chili too.

Anyhow don't let yourself go hungry!

Feel free to e-mail me if you want help or someone to "talk" to!

Elaine said...

I need to lose weight as well Bette but I just can;t get motivated. Good Luck!

Kathy A. said...

Good luck Bette. I know it's tough. Just listen to Dani. She has succeeded after many struggles. She would be a great mentor.

Janet said...

There is no easy way to weight loss. What I used to do, think about the end of the day. If you eat that extra goody, most likely you will feel terrible. If you don't, at the end of the day you will feel like a victory and will have made another day. It is just day to day, day to day.

Karen said...

Hi Bette, good luck with WW! I am also thinking about joining. I have joined Curves to workout. My mom and I are both doing it 3 times a week right now. But without the dieting the exercise isn't helping all that much. oops! so dieting it is as well.