Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Pretzels & Points

Ugh, counting points! I am sitting here sucking down pretzels and being terrible because I haven't counted out my portions. I forgot how hard it is to start something you haven't done in 6 months. Counting points is hard, man. I started again after my WW meeting on Saturday and I'm having a difficult time of it. I don't want to pay for eTools, but the paper booklets are too old school for me, so I made a spreadsheet in Excel. But, it requires being at home and not having pretzels in my hand. I can't say I was shocked that I ate/drank 50+ points on Saturday, but man is it still hard to see. But, that's why I'm back to counting points. The funny thing is that I don't resent it. I thought I would, but I don't. I figure, it worked for me before, it should work again. But, it's not like I was successful at WW my first week the first time I started counting points, so while I have to admit I thought I would see a big loss this week, I'm realizing that's not going to be the case. (That and I weighed myself yesterday and realized I was exactly the same weight I was on Saturday. Not bad, but not what I was looking for.)

Thanks for your ideas on how to work out in the winter. I am going to try to swing joining a gym. I think it will also be good in a sort of "social" way. I know that no one really makes friends at the gym, but its nice to be out and among people and I really haven't made any new friends since I moved back to NYC. I joined my friend's book group, but I only see those women like once a month or every other month. This week is a little lonely until I leave next Tuesday for Christmas. I have literally 3 friends I see with varying frequency. My one friend I see once or twice a week is already gone for the holidays, my other friend has a 2 year old and is pregnant with twins, and my other friend is leaving on Saturday for Texas. So, I'm trying to figure out how to spend my weekend without going stir crazy. I know all of you out there with kids and hectic lives hate me right about now, but my life isn't totally boring. It is 7:45pm and I still have 2 hours more of work to do tonight. Here's my plan for the weekend:

* Long walk to library for pick-up/drop-off
* Pick up dry cleaning
* Renew cell phone plan/ set up texting, etc.
* Buy red cable knit sweater dress with hood at BabyGap for niece
* Buy/make tea basket for staff at work (we all sit in the same room, so I thought it would be nice to share)

* Join gym
* Sign-up at ASPCA to do volunteer training in January
* Do some work (I'll be out Tuesday and Wednesday next week and the following Monday)


marie said...

Math IS hard :P

I did a couple of false starts counting everything over the last few weeks, but the past two days have been really good. I'm tracking on the sheets they give out at meetings AND online (I'm paying for both right now. Yes, I'm a tool).

It will get easier again. Have no fear.

Vickie said...

If I don't 'see' you before you leave - have a great Christmas holiday!!!