I have not been giving Weight Watchers my all. Or really, much of anything. You may remember that I bought a food scale right after Christmas...haven't used it. I've been tracking my points, but half-assed, and probably underestimating majorly. Weekends have been a free for all. I'm sick and tired of it.
In my ripe old age, I've decided that my weight doesn't define me so much anymore - I definitely feel more confident when I'm looking my best, but my weight doesn't affect my confidence level as much as it used to. But, eating crap food and not exercising affects how I FEEL, which is even more important. When I eat junk food, I feel bad, which makes me cranky, withdrawn, and lazy. I don't want to go out and do as much because I'm tired and lacking energy. I'm not being my best self when I'm not taking good care of myself. And it doesn't just affect me, it affects those closest to me as well. It's time to put a stop to it and feel like ME again.
This week I promised myself I would track my WW points to the letter, not cheat or overeat, and track EVERY SINGLE thing. I also had the epiphany last week while eating this carbalicious lunch below (that's potato soup and a PB&J, mostly due to poor planning and lack of preparation) that I need to eat WAY less carbs.
I know that my body doesn't handle carbs well. I've never been diagnosed with anything, but I've thought for years that I have a gluten sensitivity because when I eat bread, canned soup, pasta, or basically anything that is gluten-heavy, I feel tired and draggy, I puff up like the Michelin Man, and I have stomach problems that I will spare you the details of. Yet, I continue to stick my head in the sand, ignore it, and pretend like it's not a problem. I am a slow learner I guess. Or a glutton for punishment. Anyway...I have had a light bulb moment here...I am the only one who controls what I am eating...and if bread and pasta makes me feel so bad...WHY am I eating it? Duh. Following Weight Watchers does not mean I have to eat lots of carbs.
So this week I've been in the mindset of tracking my points but eating less carbs, and I'm feeling better already. I can tell I've already lost some water weight, and I still feel tired, but not as bad as I've been feeling.
Last night we took the puppy out on the leash for the first time - he's been outside a lot, but at home I just let him run around. Last night we took him to the playground with us on the leash, and he did great! Proud dog mom here. He did awesome riding in the car, was well behaved, and I thought he did very well walking on the leash for his first time.
We walked him around quite a bit while my kiddo was playing on the playground, and then before we left, we turned him loose in the grassy area in the middle of the walking track and threw a tennis ball for him until our arms and his legs were tired. Fun evening.
My husband and the older boys were at a ball game, so I didn't really cook dinner...when we got home, we read books and were in bed before nine. I am currently halfway through What Alice Forgot and I like it a lot.
Other current happenings:
We went to Build-A-Bear for the first time on Saturday, and wow, I had no idea it was possible to spend so much on a bear! We had a great time though, and it was pretty fun to pick all the stuff out. We made a cowboy bear and so far he has gone everywhere with us.
On Sunday we all worked on getting our chicken coop cleaned out and ready for some chickens. We had chickens about 5 years ago, but didn't want to mess with it for the past few years. I think my son is at the perfect age to think it's super fun to collect eggs, so I think we are going to try again this spring. I'm pretty excited (egg-cited? Okay, that was bad) about it! Although washing poo off of eggs is up there as one of my least favorite chores. It's worth it for eggs straight from our backyard though.
How is your week so far?