I’m ready, I’m ready, I’m ready!

I haven’t posted in a while because of…well, the holidays. {At least that is what I am blaming it on.} I don’t know what I was thinking when I said I was going to go full force into diet mode right at the beginning of the craziest, most stressful time in the universe! Needless to say, that idea was a big flop! SO, I decided to hold off until January 2nd and then go full steam ahead into the land of the unknown.

Well, January 2nd came…and I jumped in with two feet. I prepared myself, I planned, I made sure I had “healthy choice” foods in the house and dove right in. I woke up, stripped down {cause that’s what us ladies do} and stepped on the scale like I was a feather…sadly I was not the weight of a feather, but I wasn’t expecting an overnight miracle, so I sucked it up and looked at the number. Yeah, it wasn’t pretty, but I did it. {I can’t share that with you just yet…still getting over the initial shock factor.}

I wrote down the number and went about my day. The day I decided to start this journey was a busy day and I had to recalculate my plan because I was going to be out all day and night which meant I wasn’t going to be home to eat all the delish fruits and veggies I bought. I opted to go the route of Weight Watchers with this lifestyle change. I am not officially a member and I will not be attending meetings and using them for support, however I do have all the materials from about a year or two ago so I figured I’d just start counting points. They do have a knock-off app that I use and tons of websites that I found to be extremely helpful so I will share them as we go along. Anywho, this is how my food diary went for the day:

Breakfast – 1 1/3 cup of rice crispies & 1/2 cup skim milk {which I realized was not enough milk for my liking but I stuck with it}
Lunch – I was out so I got a Subway 6″ Turkey Sandwich on Italian bread with lettuce, tomato, onion and provolone cheese. I also had them put a dab of light mayo on it. I did not make it a meal and shared a diet coke with my daughter and didn’t touch not one bite of her cookie!
Dinner – I went out again and met a friend at Panera. I opted for their pick-two menu selection and walked away with a cup of chicken noodle soup and half a turkey sandwich. {Yeah, I was feeling the turkey for sure} Put lettuce, tomato and onion on it again with a DAB of mayo. I enjoyed the french baguette with only ONE little tub thing of butter and had water!!!
Snacks included: shredded lettuce with cucumber and a dash of Olive Garden dressing {it is my go to late night snack these days} and a handful of m&m’s.

Overall, my points came out fine. With the Weight Watchers plan you get your daily points plus…plus a weekly amount of points you can use. So, I used my daily and some of my weekly. I didn’t drink as much water as I should have, but I did much better than in the days leading up.

I am at the start of my lifestyle change and I am excited and motivated this time. I think it was just time to make that move, not only for me, but for my kids. I want to be around for them for many years. I want to see graduations, weddings, grandchildren, more graduations and weddings and if I’m lucky, great-grand babies! I also want to teach my children better eating habits so they do not face struggles as they approach adulthood. I am after all the main grocery shopper in the family, I can and will control what comes into the house from here on out! Well…until tomorrow!

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