Last night, I joined Weight Watchers (online, I have zero time for meetings). The reality that if I can’t get out to exercise while I am home on leave, then my chances of getting out to do it when I am back at work has set in. Also, I eat constantly, blaming the nursing, the stress, the kids, the stress, etc. I need to reign it in. Recognizing this is half of the battle, right?
I have, according to my scale and the WW site, one hundred fourteen pounds to lose. When I look at it like that, it seems daunting, impossible. I know it isn’t. I have made it from this weight to 250, 250, even as low as 220. I can do that, and I can continue down to 166. I have to. I have to give myself no choice.
The advice I got from people in the know is that if you are nursing, you need to eat every single damn one of your points, supplement with lots of zero point fruits & veggies, and be careful to not overdo the exercise. Otherwise, supply can suffer. So far, I’m struggling a little. At first the 57 points looked massive, now, after coffee and soy milk, breakfast, lunch, a snack, it doesn’t look so good. Especially when I realize that my dinner plan for local sausages on the grill aren’t the best choice. Live and learn I guess.
I go back to work, for part days, on Thursday and Friday. Then a nice three day weekend to relax and try to get through more of my email, before I am back full time on Tuesday. It seems to have gone so fast, and I think I slept for more of my leave than I intended. M is back in daycare today, and we all couldn’t be happier. She is getting the stimulation she so desperately needs, and I am getting time to run errands and try to get H used to napping without me. I think I’ll miss those naps the most, and not just because I don’t sleep through the night.
Since the whole WW thing is new to me, again, if you’ve done it what are your suggestions? Favorite things to use your points on (that are dairy free, damn sensitive kid)?