Saturday, July 18, 2015

Weight Watchers Update

So I started WW on Monday the 6th, and as of Thursday the 16th I was down 7 pounds.  7 pounds in 10 days--I think that  is a record for me.  Granted, when I weighed in on day 1 I had been eating horribly for several days (holiday weekend and all), and whenever I weigh after a stint of bad eating and then get back on track and re-weigh the next day, I will usually be down at least a full pound if not 2, 2.5.

Nonetheless, I am pretty pleased so far, but tomorrow we head out on vacation so I hope I can stay motivated and on track.  It helps that we will be in a condo with a full kitchen and will eat a lot of our meals in.

Summer Camp

The girls went to summer camp for the first time last week.  It was a YMCA camp.  I thought they'd love it, but unfortunately it didn't go that well.

When I dropped them off Monday morning, I was informed that we still had some paperwork to fill out.  I thought Paul had taken care of all that but apparently not.  So I got it all filled out and finally left for work and all was well.  Then, instead of picking them up right away when he got home from work (he gets home around 3:40 and the bus was due back at the Y between 3:45 and 4:00), he left them there for awhile so he could do some things around the house.  We had paid for "wrap-around" care, thinking that we would need it a few of the days.  When he finally went to pick them up around 4:30 they were both crying.  I guess most of the other kids (maybe all of their fellow camp kids) were picked up right away and they were upset to be left there, even though there were activities and what-not.

So Kayley whined all Monday evening and Tuesday morning about not wanting to go.  She was crying the whole morning on Tuesday as we were getting ready and having breakfast and all that and then when we got there and I went to sign them in she stayed by the car and refused to leave.  I had to literally drag her over to the waiting area (they took a bus to a different location) and then she tried to break away and run back to the car.  It was a nightmare.  I had to stay with her until it was time to get on the bus and then I could finally leave for work.

Wednesday and Thursday were better and by Friday she was tear-free, as it was the last day.  Each night she would excitedly tell me about everything they did and she seemed to really have fun but for some reason she just didn't want to go come morning.  She would just prefer for me to still be home with them and not have to go to work, bottom line (her and me both!).

It was a rough week.  It was like school all over again, making lunches the night before, rushing around every morning getting all three of us ready, etc.  They are supposed to go to a Girl Scout camp in August and now I'm worried about how that's going to go.  I hope it's goes better.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Weight Watchers Newbie

So I've mentioned on here many times how I've struggled over the last several years with weight, specifically losing and regaining the same 3, 4, or 5, sometimes 8 or 10, pounds over and over. I've always shied away from any type of weight loss program, unable to justify spending money to lose weight when I know I'm perfectly capable of doing it on my own, but I seem to no longer have that capability. So I had been toying with the idea of joining Weight Watchers and then there was an announcement at work that they were starting a WW group at work! It was meant to be. The meetings are held at work every Monday during lunch, so I don't have to worry about trying to fit meetings into my schedule, and we get a discount.  So I bit the bullet and signed up.  I really hope the accountability and support this will provide will prove to be just what I need right now to be successful.  We'll see.  I will try to post weekly updates.