Sunday, May 31, 2009

What a great day!

What a great day! We all went for a 90 minute walk this morning. It was about a half a mile from our house. I told my husband that we really need to step out of the bubble we live in and do a little more exploring. We've lived in this area for years and had no idea such a beautiful place was so close. I also played/worked in the yard, creating a new flower bed. I probably earned 8 activity points.

I felt really good about my food choices today. I didn't track, but I still felt good. For dinner I made spaghetti with whole wheat pasta and salad. For the past month or two I have been in the habit of also making garlic bread. Big mistake! I always end up eating 3-4 slices. This time NO garlic bread.

I made a wonderful dessert. Chocolate cake with pumpkin. It's sooo good!

Chocolate Cake

I got this yummy idea from a fellow Weight Watcher. There is only two ingredients to this very moist cake.

*Regular Cake Mix
*1-15oz can of Pumpkin

In a large bowl, combine cake mix and pumpkin. I also add about 3-tbsp of water so the mixture is the consistency of what you would normally see with the regular recipe of cake mix. Spread in a 13x9 baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake for 40 minutes at 300 degrees. Makes 18 servings.

I added strawberries and a some fat free Cool Whip, for a 2-3 point dessert.

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Weight Loss Tracker

So, here we go! Keeping this all real will help me to be accountable. I know I shouldn't dwell on the past, but sometimes I get so down on myself for messing up. Only twelve months ago I was 13 pounds away from goal, then I got lazy. ARGH!

OK...moving on. All this negative talk is just not getting me anywhere. I need to look ahead and move forward. Stop looking in the past.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Getting to Know Me

I'm in my mid 30's, have been married for 17 years and have an eleven year old son. Two dogs and a cat.

I joined Weight Watchers in May 2006. I quickly lost 60 pounds, and then got very cocky. Everyone was giving me compliments, I looked really good in my size 12 Levi jeans, and I just overall felt really good. Then I started to drift from the program. Over-eating, and not exercising. I started abusing laxatives to control my weight gain from binging, which was a big mistake. I did that for about 4 months, and then had to quit cold turkey. However, my binging at night did not stop. Over the last 12 months I have gained 40 lbs. It's really embarrassing to go into Weight Watchers every week and weigh in.

I will never give up on my goal to get healthy and happy with myself! Every morning I start off fresh, I just need to get back into the groove. I really hope blogging will help. I plan on blogging about my day to day experiences, recipes, new finds and new hopes.

Please join me!

Just Created a Blog!

OMG! I just created a blog. I see them out there and I have been wondering how easy it would be. Well...super easy! I've wanted to start a blog for a long time now, for someplace to write my thoughts down, with hopes there is someone else out there with similar thoughts.