Ugh! So my Weigh-in Wednesdays have not been going as well as I'd hoped. I have been walking and for the most part I'm eating well but things like summer carnivals have thrown me off; celebrations for birthdays and anniversaries; vacation. I like food. I’d call myself a Foodie. I just need to be making better choices.
The biggest problem, I think, that is keeping me from successfully losing the weight I need to lose, is eating out. Fairly often I’ll decide I’m not making dinner after a day at work where there’s issues or when there’s a lot of traffic on the commute home. Many nights I’ll have hungry faces staring at me because I forgot to thaw something to make for dinner and then it’s pizza or Chinese or going out to one of the hundreds of chain restaurants in our area. A small, local place has an all-you-can-eat wing buffet on Monday nights where they serve a dozen differently sauced chicken wings and sometimes Prince Charming and I will give in to the temptation. Oooh! And on Thursday nights they have shrimp night and it’s the best, large, clean peel-and-eat shrimp you ever had…
(Do you see what happened there? I start getting all excited and boom! Three more pounds! ARRRGHHH!)
My office has a Weight Watchers meeting every Wednesday (convenient for my blogging, right???) and it runs on a 12-week cycle. The new cycle starts in October, I think, and I’m going to suck it up and register. I need the help and the support and the accountability to do this. Apparently I can’t do it on my own and Weight Watchers has worked for me in the past.
When that starts up I will be writing about it.