Jaime has always thought I looked good no matter the weight but after Christmas when I realized that I had went from 153 to 163 since Thanksgiving I decided it was time to do something about it. That’s when I went to him about my desire to restart Weight Watchers, I was never really committed before, and that is why the contract between us about how I was going to lose the weight came about. Like any normal person he hates wasting money. So I started Weight Watchers two days before my birthday, which happens to be New Year’s Eve, let me tell you that was a really bad idea. I ate so many points that day and had almost no exercise, needless to say on weigh in day I hadn’t lost any weight but at least I hadn’t put any on. Now it’s 3 weeks later and I’ve lost 4 pounds with another weigh in tonight.
I’m sure you’ve seen the commercials about Weight Watchers (one just came one while I was writing this) and their new PointsPlus plan. Basically everything has a point value and you have to keep track of everything you eat and how many points you use daily. Now I get 29 points a day and 49 more weekly that I can splurge with. I’m supposed to use all of my daily points and exercise. Exercising also gets me extra points that I get to swap out for food points if I so choose. After that first week, I don’t use my weekly or exercise points at all and I’m okay with that. I do a very good job of tracking everything I eat including the Splenda, I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter, and the ice cream i eat. I eat separately from what my family eats and I don’t have a problem with all the sweets they keep in the house. I decide in the morning what’s for breakfast, lunch and dinner so I know in advance if I’m getting cookies or other sweets, and I can have all the fruit and veggies I want because they have a point value of 0. When I go grocery shopping, Jaime goes with me and since Ive been on the plan he will ask me how many points things are even though I’m already figuring out the points on my own. Recently he has started to text me from work and ask me to calculate the points of something he’s eating so he can get an idea of what’s smart and what isn’t.
Jaime has been very good about sticking at one weight as had I but today he stepped on the scale (I will of course not share his weight) and had put on about 13 pounds. He called me into the room this morning and asked me to sign him up for Weight Watchers online immediately before he went to work so he could stop at the market for food on the way to the gym. He gets a lot of points daily and I know it’s because he’s a man (still not fair though) but I won and he’s now joined me in this and I am happy because it’s so nice to have the extra support. I’ve had support from the whole family they know the points of my sweets and give me the lower point items and fruit but it’s nice to have someone going through this with me.
I’m so excited that I’m going to go have a cookie and then I’m going to turn on the Kinect and get some Zumba in (I remembered to take my inhaler first today so I won’t be on the floor ready to pass out today).
I don’t make Resolutions because I’ve never been a big believer in them. In my opinion Resolutions are something you say you’re going to do but don’t. This year Jaime told me that I had to make a Resolution list as a foundation for my plans and goals this year. Of course I procrastinated with letting others in on my list, even Jaime hasn’t seen it. So you will officially be the first and since I’ve sat down I’ve also decided to add procrastination as a resolution subject on this list. So let’s get started shall we?
I almost forgot that I also have to make it a point to keep reminding Alexys that when I say something, if I didn’t say “I promise,” then I didn’t promise. I make it a point to rarely ever say “I promise,” because I expect her to hold me to it. That’s what you expect of your children because that’s what they do. Lexy though, will try to hold me to promises I never made and she does this often Jaime also bears the brunt of this a lot too so I now specifically tell her “I didn’t promise it Lexy, I’m saying that I will do it if I can.”
So there is my list, what do you think of it? Maybe I’ve made too many lofty goals and should get rid of some of them or maybe this is just right since I have a whole year to accomplish it and maybe if I break a resolution that’s okay because I have the whole year to get it right. I think I’ll take that as my philosophy, “maybe I didn’t get it the first time, but I succeeded before the year was out.” I think that still technically counts.
I have so many things to look forward to this year.
The biggest thing I’m looking forward to is losing this weight this year. It’s been a roller coaster ride since 2009. I’ve tried so many weight loss plans and diets but this year I’ve changed my outlook on weight loss and I know it’s doable. So, this is the year it gets done period.
I’m going to take a vacation this summer. I can’t wait for it. I’ve been a little depressed between the extra weight and being unemployed for the last 5 months.
This is also the month that my oldest daughter turns 16. Big day for my baby and I’m so proud of her. She’s beautiful and smart. As smart as I was she outshines me by far. Every day she makes me prouder and I look forward to it more than I thought possible. She loves me, is extremely respectful, has very strong goals, and is not trying to date any one. How lucky am I? I just noticed that I tend to ramble when it comes to her.
My move to Texas also gave me something else to look forward to. My grandmother visits Texas yearly and by being here it means she also comes to visit me (her favorite granddaughter, shhh don’t tell any one). My dad is now only 5 hours away instead of 23. We spent our first Christmas together since 1995, it was fantastic. I’ve seen so much family this year and look forward to seeing more of them all year long.
I’m hoping that this year brings the help I need for my brother. All I’m asking for is a little respite care or an adult day program for him. Anything that allows him to live here at home but get out during the day so he can have socialization and I can at least get a part time job. My brother has MR with hints of other cognitive disabilities.
My son is maturing and his voice is changing. I know this isn’t the year he grows into the man he’ll become but I can still look forward to it. I do occasionally get a small glimpse of him though.
I’m a lucky woman with a bright future ahead of my family and myself. I welcome it all with open arms.
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