Thursday, June 16, 2011


I started the Online Weight Watchers yesterday. I've been thinking about this for a while. I don't really need to eat so much less food but better choices. I have a habit of eating at my desk throughout the day. Munching on pretzels usually. They really are a good choice for snack foods since they are so low in fat and contain no sugars. I did the WW program many years ago when we were given little books to chart our progress and foods. I read the founders true story when it first came out and was inspired. The program is really the healthiest weight loss program I have ever used. My desire with choosing to join again is to make me more aware of my choices and how much I am consuming. It will definately make me more aware in the evening time. Normally I choose not to cook and so I munch. I hate cooking for one and cleaning up after myself. But I am making this effort to change some of these bad habits.

What I intend to change - evening and night time munching. I am going to prepare ahead of time on what I plan to eat. I will plan ahead on snack foods also. I will eat breakfast - a meal I usually skip. I am thinking about planning some exercise - back to walking - but it is enormously hot. I need to think about getting my butt out of bed early in the morn and walk. Have to think about for a while though...

I have found in the past that a little discipline leads to more discipline so I am putting effort into this. I want to feel better and that is my goal to shed a few pounds and to feel better. More energy. I physically feel drained lately. Not taking vitamins - so I need to get back to that. Taking one right now.

I'm also feeling stress. I'm not recovering from it fast enough before I face it again. Work has become stressful as I try to manage the demanding phone calls and keep myself on track. Lately more than once I have wanted to go off and cry somewhere all by myself. But I have been trying not to do that. The stress of work is bleeding into my personal life too.

I don't feel like doing anything garden related lately. It is so enormously hot. The gardens are drying up in the hot sun and dry conditions. After someone unhooked my garden hose I discover that it is broken now. Have to buy another hose and hope that I can save what hasn't burn up from the sun and drought. Walking from the car to the indoors requires a wash cloth to wipe away the sweat that breaks out so quickly. Conditions are simply miserable outside right now.

Gosh this post sounds so whiney but then I am whiney at the moment. It will pass though and I know it and that is the good thing.

Weight in June 16 - 155# Goal 135


April said...

Love you mom.

HolleyGarden said...

Came here through your gardening blog, which I did not leave a comment on. I did enjoy your blooms, though. I am whiney right now too. I think it's the heat, and the drought combined - it is really getting to me just trying to keep things alive. Every day I go out there and see something else that didn't make it.

On the health note, have you ever heard of Leslie Sansone? She has walking DVDs. You just walk in place - sounds dorky, but I love them. It's too hot to go outside. Just thought you might want to check them out if you didn't know about them. Good luck!

Far Side of Fifty said...

So you are go girl..walk..twenty pounds that is a realistic goal!
Still smoking? You can quit you know, cigarettes are not your best friend although they may seem so. I almost have two years of non smoking..and I smoked for over 40 years ain't easy but you can do it. :)

Susan said...

Awww Becca, you sound so much like me it's scary. I live alone also, and it's harder I think to take care of yourself. I always thought it would be easier, but it's not. Not when I can just fix a bowl of cereal and be done with it. Smoking? I've been smoking for 10 years and I'm also trying to quit. Agggggh! It's hard. And stress at work doesn't help our lives. If you are like me you are nearing retirement and ready to get out!!! Well anyway, what can I say, "Hang in there to both of us I guess". PS - your best friend is cute! I have a kitty


Kim and Victoria said...

Sometimes we all need some "whine time". Take yours.