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Creating a Lifestyle

I was sitting on the floor of my full weight watchers meeting today thumbing through the weekly newsletter when I ran across an article about staying motivated. The author of the article talked about going to her class reunion and how she wanted to go and show everyone how great she looks now.
This things got me thinking. I remember trying to reach my goal weight even back in high school. Next year is my 10-year class reunion, and while I really could care less about what my old classmates think about my physique, I do care that I have yet to reach my goal. 
The good news is that even though I've been trying to lose weight unsuccessfully for 10 years, I have at least made some good dents in my lifestyle. 
I went to the gym with my sister tonight and started to think about how much my attitude has changed towards food and exercise. I remember hating the gym when I first went back on swim team in high school. It felt like such a waste of energy, and the machines were so confusing an…

Getting acquainted with Points Plus

As of today I have completed 1 week of the points plus system on weight watchers. If you have done weight watchers before, you'd be surprised the differences they've made to their program. They added carbohydrates to their points calculator, they've made all fruits a 0 points value, and they've changed how many points you get on a daily basis and on a weekly basis. I get 31 points per day and 49 per week normally and then an extra 15 a day for breastfeeding.
Needless to say, I had no problem staying on program this week. I found myself eating far more fruit because I knew it didn't count for anything. I also ate more vegetables, not because they were low points, but because I wanted to be able to check off all the marks for fruits and vegetables. I know I'm eating healthier and it's not difficult to do so. 
What's a challenge for me this time around is that I'm not allowed to lose too much weight at a time because of the breastfeeding. If I lose to…

Project: Skinny Butt Fail

Well, project skinny butt is over. It pretty much failed. I did really good the first few days and then I just got busy! My mom told me she read something about how not getting enough sleep leads to belly fat. I believe it. I don't sleep much with a newborn and I pretty much have a deflated balloon full of sand on my front.

I've decided that exercise is only part of the equation and I need to relearn how to eat again. So I signed back up for weight watchers and went to a meeting yesterday. It was nice to see my old meeting leader again. She was really excited to see the baby. I haven't seen her since our wedding.

I was quickly reminded about why I hate going to meetings. Everyone kept talking about how hard it is to go grocery shopping or out to eat and to stay on program. For me rather than dwelling on the the foods I like that I can't eat, I dwell on the foods I like that I can. Weight watchers has completely revamped the program too. Now you can eat basically as muc…