I learned that if you don't exercise on a regular basis and join your husband (every single night) in his new found love for ice cream that you will gain weight.
I could tell that my clothes were getting tighter. Actually, that is an understatement. I seriously cannot fit in to a couple pairs of my favorite jeans. As it warms up here in North Carolina and I start to pull out my Spring pieces, I am finding that many of them are not fitting well.
I carry my weight really well, actually. It sneaks up on me where I can't even tell I've gained. That is until my clothes don't fit anymore. Then it's kinda hard to deny.
At first I blamed it on my dryer. Surely it was shrinking all my clothes.
Then I rationalized that I just was not working out and probably became a little loosey goosey.
Then I got on the scale. The kids must have been messing with that thing.
Then I got another reminder from my doctor that my annual appointment is due and it occurred to me that I was putting it off so that I did not have to get on his scale. You know, the one that tells you the truth.
I'm just not brave enough to tell you how much weight I have gained since August. Since my high school reunion. Yeah, I wish I had one of those every year - I might just stay in shape. Let's just say it's about the weight of a very small child or a medium size dog. On my 5 foot 6 inch frame. Not Good.
So, I joined Weight Watchers this morning and am committing to being back in the gym. My beautiful haven of a gym that I don't take nearly enough advantage of.
I loathe. I detest. I despise. I just plain and simply hate dieting.
I love. I relish in. I heart. I just plain and simply delight in food.
This is going to be hard but it really must be done. The pool opens in less than 2 months and I feel like poo poo right now.
Extra weight makes me tired and cranky and unmotivated. So, because I NEED to do this - I'm telling you and I will keep you posted.
Nothing like accountability.
I need the WW to help me gain focus on portions and getting back to healthier choices. It's all about habits and I've gotten into some pretty bad habits. I really just need a shift there.
So, tell me if you have done Weight Watchers - do you have a favorite recipe?
For more lessons learned this week hop or run or skip - just do something to burn some calories - over to Musings of a Housewife.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Labels: What I Learned This Week