Let me begin by saying...I have had a half a bottle of champagne...but it took the semi-drunk me to realize that my last 2 posts had the wrong year on the subject line.
So this last week was pretty darn great for me (and for KT too!). I got on the treadmill 3 times, going a little farther each time, except for on Sunday, because I just wasn't feeling it. I have to confess that I was under my points during the week, several times. I just wasn't hungry. I tried to eat them, I really did, I just wasn't feeling it! I even text KT asking for suggestions on ways to add some points to my dinners! Didn't work too well. Not because KT didn't have great tips, because she did. I just couldn't get them into my mouth. I even tried to guzzle booze to kill points but was unsuccessful! Which is totally NOT like me at ALL!!
I made up for what I lacked during the week on the weekend though and totally scrapped my tracking and went to town with my eating. I did just fine at school on Saturday but I went to try a new Chinese place with the Man that night and forgot that General Tso's Chicken is deep fried. (I need to remember that it is Kung Pao that I like!) I only ate half my portion, but it was still a big greasy 21pt+ mess of sugar and fat. On Sunday, I needed guacamole and refried beans to soak up all of the Chinese grease lining my stomach so I made another bad decision. It happens. I am over it.
I saw a beautiful -1 lb loss on the scale putting me at tied with my lowest weight ever. I am thinking that this just might be the number my body likes with my current diet and fitness level. I am going to keep trying to get to the number I have in my head, but if I don't get there, I am fine with that too. I don't want to have to struggle and sacrifice to just to make a number on the scale. My current fitness level and eating habits are fine for me to maintain the number I am currently at so that is all good.
KT had an amazing week! She had a "baller loss" and earned herself her 2nd 5lb star!! Her -3lb this week made up for her disappointing and inappropriate gain from last week. She is doing so well, and I am so proud of her! She has an amazing attitude and just won't quit! I really think the Weight Watchers lifestyle was meant for her. She loves to weigh and measure her food, and she pre-plans like a pro!
I have to say though, what I am most proud of is that she is actually learning to cook while on WW! Before this she was totally a 'quick and easy' kind of girl. She had some fall-back recipes that she would make but wasn't too into experimenting in the kitchen. Now, she is actually looking forward to trying new things and recipes! I got her to taste some red and yellow peppers a few weeks ago, just so see if she liked them (which, believe me, is a step, and she didn't like them) and there is a recipe in the WW Weekly for a Mexican brown rice casserole, that contains spinach, she is really looking forward to trying! There was some other cooking accomplishment she had this past week, but I can't think of it right now (damn champagne).
So, today is Valentine's Day. I am NOT a fan of the holiday. Never really have been. It is just a made up, Hallmark holiday, designed to make single people feel bad about themselves, and married people obligated to spend money. This year I told the Man to not even bother. I tell him I love him each and every day. He does the same for me, and I don't need him to send me flowers once a year because it is required by the standards of the holiday. For the last 3 years the Man has gotten me the same card, which I love, and we do something semi-nice for dinner. We don't go out and we don't buy gifts. This year, he got me a different card (because they don't carry the regular one any more) and an adapter for my iPod that I needed. I got him a bad of candy hearts. We had salads for dinner as we do every Monday, with the exception of the champagne. The only reason we had champagne tonight...it was already chilled, and we were out of regular wine.
But...for the sake of Valentine's day...and because I know he never reads this blog...may I just say, I have a pretty damn amazing husband! He really puts up with a lot of my crap and seems to enjoy it. I just don't understand it sometimes. I am a major pain in the ass, and yet he loves me. He loved me when I was fat, and he loves me now. He knows all of my flaws and either embraces them or works with me to change them. We have the same weird sense of humor, and on many occasions, we think the same things at the same time. I would marry him again tomorrow. He may be a pain in my ass, but he is MY pain in the ass, and I wouldn't trade that for anything! Happy Valentine's Day, Love Bug!
And just so KT doesn't feel left out...here are some pictures of HER Valentine!! Her beautiful and smart 6 month old awesome daughter AJ!! Let me tell you, I am not a baby person...but this baby...ugh...she has me wrapped around her chubby little finger. Greatest baby ever made!