Simply A Farmer’s Wife

Puerto Vallarta Means Weight Watchers
April 6, 2008, 5:42 pm
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So, we booked a trip to Mexico for my birthday next year.  It was impulsive but we are both glad that we did it.  We will be staying at the Barcelo’ La Jolla de Mismaloya for 7 days and 6 nights.  I am beyond excited about going because neither of us have ever been.  We didn’t take a honeymoon because we were pregnant and then lost Parker.  We are just now getting around to taking a real honeymoon. 

As most of you know I have gained an enormous amount of weight since Parker’ death.  All in part because I was severely depressed and I became an emotional eater.   I have tried several things to lose weight and nothing seemed to work.  Tonight I took a huge step and I joined Weight Watchers Online after watching a commercial online.  Many of my friends have been on Weight Watchers and have had great success.  I feel confident that if I work the program the way I am supposed to I will be pre-pregnant weight before our trip next year.  I am going to be realistic about losing the weight.  I know that the average healthy weight to lose is 1-2 pounds per week.  I am getting rid of the Pepsi, snacks and anything else not healthy in our house.  I am going to encourage Ashley to join me in the mission as it will be easier for me.  I am going to start walking again every night.  It is so important that we be healthy together.  I want to change our lives and I believe it starts with us feeling good about who we are physically.  I want to give a shout out to two of my friends who inspire me deeply, Heather and Jenn!  You ladies rock!

I am still loving work although some days I wonder what I was thinking when I went back.  Lol….   I am the only Texas Longhorn fan in the office so when we lost to Memphis I was made fun of horribly.  Well, guess what people?  UNC Tarheels got spanked last night and I am so looking forward to going to work tomorrow and it’s a Monday!!  I’ve downloaded the Kansas fight song and will have it playing on my IPOD tomorrow morning when my boss comes in.   How sweet revenge truly is!

We are still working on the house.  We didn’t get anything done this past week in the yard because we received about 3.5 inches of rain.  And not much got done in the house either except laundry.  It’s so hard to be productive when it rains.   We are working on hanging our new interior doors today.  Not exactly a fun project since the last doors that were put in this house were when it was built in 1954.  Let’s see the hinges have about 20 coats of paint on them so getting them out without stripping the screws is almost impossible.  We’ll get it done eventually and like all the rest of our home projects it will be worth the wait and frustration.

Well, it’s time for dinner and I cannot find the spellcheck button on WordPress as it has made some changes so forgive any mispellings or grammatical errors as I don’t have time to check them right now.



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Me? Surely you must have another friend Jenn, because sister, I can NOT stop emotional eating myself lately!!!

I do know though that WW works. I would highly recommend meetings for your first go though. The accountablity and rewards (stupid stickers and shout outs but they worked!) were invaluable to me. It makes you “own” your weight too, really own it. just my 2 cents.

YOU CAN DO IT!!! Mexico? Great reward! Give yourself short term goals/rewards too–ie first 5 pounds earns a pedicure; 10%, new shoes; first inch, a diet margarita etc! Things to remember, one bad choice doesn’t ruin a day (just finish strong), when you’re hungry at night unless you’re uncomfortable, it means you’re losing weight!

Comment by Jenn M

Another fan of WW here, although I am too cheap to join, lol. I did use the whole points system before baby #1 and lost more than 20 lbs. Walking everyday is great. I also do–you can track calories and exercise there. Good luck and a trip to Mexico sounds awesome!

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