Our goals meeting did not go well last night. The kids were in bed and we sat with glasses of sparkling cider discussing our vision for the next 3 months.
At the top of the list.
He asked if I'd stop buying chips and cookies.
What I heard was, "You are buying horrible foods and bringing them in the house and that is why we can't loose weight". Poor guy. It was bad. The fact that I'm Pms-ing, on steroids for an ear infection and that we're dealing with re-transitioning to life together after a summer apart, did nothing to help the situation.
That little blow up landed me at my very first Weight Watchers meeting. If I can go to North Carolina by myself for 4 days I figured I could walk into a Weight Watchers meeting. It was last minute and I ate a huge bowl of ice cream before I went.
I signed up for the next 14 weeks. Paid. Weighed. Took my seat. On the very back row. Sitting smug and a little irritated about my Size 14 shorts fitting tightly. The youngest person in the room. The women talked and I judged. Thoughts like, "This is going to be a waste of time and money" filled my mind.
The leader shared a recipe. Sounds awful to me. A diet pie? No thank you. I'd rather have a helping of good old fashioned air. Then she said the whole pie was only 2 points.
Smug little me perked up a bit then. You know, I did just sign myself up to come here and weigh every week for the next 3 1/2 months and I might be getting hungry and the idea of an entire pie only being 2 points is something homegirl should be taking notes about.
I'll be sharing what I'm learning about getting healthy here at Bugs & Sunshine over the next weeks. What I really wanted to do was take a diet pill to loose the weight. I've never done that but it sure sounded easy. The problem is, the minute you stop the pill the weight comes back on.
I could stop buying chips and cookies but we'd still probably be overweight. We'll see what happens over the next weeks. I hope you'll join me on my journey!