April 12, 2013

Back In The Game

Guess who's back?!

I've had a few people ask me recently to start blogging again and I finally feel like it's time to get back at it. I have a lot to share and actually have some time to share it!

My life has changed drastically since the last time I was blogging semi-regularly. I posted about it but didn't really share it. Anyway, as we know from my previous posts about how I deal with a personal loss, I tend to eat a lot and work out less. It's no excuse but it's time I take charge again. I didn't gain as much weight with the passing of my father as I did when my mom died, but I have still packed on some lbs. I'm working toward getting rid of them for my friend Jess's wedding! Nothing like having to be in someone's wedding pictures to get my rear in gear, that's for sure. Apparently I need all my friends to get married a year apart to keep me motivated. Whatever works, amirite?

"If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always gotten." (I've seen this quote credited to multiple people, so we'll just go with anonymous.)

This quote rings so true for me lately. I've always thought I could lose weight on my own. Well, clearly, that ain't the case. I finally bit the bullet and signed up for Weight Watchers. I don't know why I was so "against" it for myself; I know lots of people who have joined it and have been successful losing weight (and keeping it off!) but I always thought I knew how to eat healthy and knew the right things to eat when I wanted to lose weight. I guess I realized, why work so hard when I can pay something else to do it for me!

So far, I really like it! I've always counted calories and that can be so stressful, annoying and discouraging. I love the Weight Watchers points system; it makes figuring out what I want to eat so much easier. I also love that you "earn" points for working out. I really don't have a problem working out on my own; I can run pretty far, I just can't stop at 2 slices of pizza. Go big or go home, right? Well, not so much in the kitchen. I've been "on the program" for 5 weeks and have lost 6 pounds. Just call me Jennifer Hudson, y'all!

I'm feeling really encouraged and excited about my new goals and can't wait to share some awesome recipes I've been loving lately. I don't know how often I will post since my computer at home punked out on me, but I'm hoping to keep it updated fairly regularly, just like the good old days.

As always, life is a journey and I appreciate anyone who cares about mine! Have a great weekend!


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