Friday, January 29, 2010

Take Two

Hello to my at least one blog reader :)

Well I am thrilled to say that I have continued on my WW plan,  with zero bonus points used Thursday, which wasn't easy people!  I made a bang up enchilada for some friends-- with chicken, salsa, red bell pepper, scallions, chili powder, cumin and cheese wrapped in whole wheat tortilla.  Still, that tortilla alone was worth 4 points.  PLEASE!  I think cooking for a crowd is one of the harder things with WW, second only to eating out.  So I basically gave myself permission to be "close" in my points counting.  I figured out how much cheese, for example, I used on the entire dish and then divided it by the number of enchiladas.  3 points each, if you're wondering.  Everything else was basically free except for the chicken, which is super lean protein and I averaged about one point per enchilada for that.  I misspelled enchilada every time I have typed it in the above paragraph.  God Bless Spell Check.

Anyway, I took said enchiladas to some friends, Jason and Susan, who recently had a sweet sweet baby boy, Owen.  The name Owen is very close to my heart, and it was lovely to cuddle him and love on him.   Our friends Dan and Angela came up, and it was great to see them and their kids-- who grew up overnight if you ask me.  In other news, the entire time we were there I was suddenly aware of Dekker's HACKING cough.  I had visions of him spreading RSV to the new baby and his doctor of a mom.  I kept asking her if she was worried-- not that I expected her to say "Yes, and please leave," -- but she assured me that he's not running a temp and that Owen made it through the holidays without any major calamities.  And so it is.  I'll be watching her facebook status updates like a stalker, to make sure she suddenly doesn't ask for prayer for her sick boy.  Ug!

Finally, last week was a hard week at work.  Partly because I didn't eat lunch on Thursday (stupid, stupid, stupid).  I knew the night would be "heavy points" but I don't know what made me think water and a Kashi bar would do the trick.  Trust me, being a compassionate listener on an empty stomach is HARD work.  Next time I'll at least pack a salad.  I think the packing and planning ahead is probably why I failed.  It's hard enough to get out the door.  Note to self: Pack lunch the night before.   I also spoke at MOPS for the third time.  I called it my MOPS tour-- and it's over now.  I loved every single second of it.  I love speaking, and I love talking about depression and anxiety, and I love moms.  Perfect Storm.  Plus I handed out about 100 business cards.

My sweet husband is talking to me through gmail instant message as I type.  He's coordinating our plans for Sunday, and I'm reminded how much I love him.  He is such a good dad and fantastic husband.  I am so blessed!

Well, off to drink more water and hopefully hit the gym at noon.  My fav class is on Fridays, which is torture but I always think about how many calories I am burning and how I can loaf all weekend and not feel guilty (perhaps this is why I haven't lost much weight :)).  My other two goals today?  Laundry and clean off guest bed so my folks can sleep on it.

I will face a big WW challenge this weekend-- eating out for my mom's birthday.  It is critical that I figure this out to stay the course long term.  I've done it before and I'll let you know how it goes.  Until then...

On the journey.



  1. Jenny Thornton ArnoldJanuary 30, 2010 at 3:06 AM

    Stef! I saw your blog listed on FB! John and I started watching what we eat and working out in November also. We both feel a LOT better, but know we can do more when it comes to counting calories. I'm excited to read about your journey! I know it will give me encouragement to keep going. It will be awesome for you to look back and be able to have record of all that you've accomplished. AWESOME! Good luck! You can totally do it!

  2. Thank you Jenny! I am thrilled for you and John and the changes that you are making. I know-- I feel SO MUCH better, too! I hope you find some encouragement and laugh some, too. I love comments, so thanks and feel free to comment any time!