Hi, I'm back !!
According to the Wii Fit that we got at Christmas, I've only gained like 9 pounds since I quit WW. I really thought it would be more than that since we spent the holidays in Arkansas and I totally GORGED on deep fried food. One night at this little podunk restaurant, I got the "All Things Southern" plate - hush puppies, cat fish fillets, squash, okra and green tomatoes - all deep fried. And I can't even remember what I ate at that evil buffet another night !! I know it ended with a slice of pecan pie, which is probably the most horrible pie created (stats-wise) but it was all SOOOOOOOOOO GOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!
I'm still wearing the same clothes, but have noticed that a pair or two of my dress pants are getting snug...and those muffin-top creating jeans that I talked about a while back - forget it! But they're not going into the donate basket - they're now my goal jeans!!
Other than the really bad vacation, I've been staying somewhat on track. I know I'm going to have to re-learn the portion sizes again, but what I take to work is basically the same as when I was on the plan. I bring oatmeal with some Fiber One mixed in it for breakfast with my Coke Zero. Lunch is a Lean Cuisine or Smart One, a sandwich thin, yogurt, usually a fruit & a veggie. And I still have 94% fat free popcorn in the desk drawer! It's still the grazing at home that the problem is.
So here's the scoop. Since WW came out with their new program (and my lurking 20 year reunion) I'm going to rejoin. I was going to start back on March 3, but I saw my last post was 10/10 so I'm going to wait until 3/10 to go back. A full 5 month sabbatical!
My old leader kept sending cards to me for about 6 weeks after I quit. Talk about a guilt trip!!!
I actually read my Dotti's newsletter this month - it was very inspiring. She talked about the "Honeymoon Phase" and how to keep it. It was just what I needed. I may print the newsletter out so I always have it. I used her website www.dwlz.com a lot to figure out points for different restaurants, but always thought the newsletters were annoying. I just went to their blog & read the latest entry & it was interesting - Dotti & Al are real people with real lives and the usual ups & downs. I think I'll pay more attention to them!