Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Only a few minutes


I have only a few minutes before Alexander might be waking up from his nap, but I thought I would check in.


I have a ton of things swirling through my mind and the biggest one is that I have to lose about 50 pounds. That is an incredibly daunting thought. I did rejoin WW and that's all well and good, but I actually have to *use* WW to my advantage. I have to work the program instead of waiting for it to work for me. Maybe I need to work out some kind of system of payment. A dollar for every .2 lost? That would be $5 a pound. A total of $250 once I've lost the 50 I'd like to lose...not enough for a whole new wardrobe, but enough for a couple of massages. I should also make a list of things I will do for myself as I lose...maybe when I lose my first 5 pounds, I'll treat myself to a nice pedicure....


I don't know, I'm at a loss. I want to lose this weight because I know that I will feel better about how I look in clothes (I know my other mental demons will be there, no worries) and I know that once Alexander is mobile that being more fit will make it easier on me.


Please, I need some ideas here, so if you can, please reply with some...

2 comments:

totegirl said...

Well, the reward system sounds like an excellent idea! And let's think about what has worked for you before. I personally made a huge pot of zero point soup. I'm a volume eater, so I really like having the soup as a snack and as a meal starter. I had some before I went to lunch and had a really small lunch compared to what I could have had at Whole Foods!

So, how much time do you have? It's hard working and having a little one, so cooking once a week and having meals ready to go might be a good option. That was the only way I could do it when my son was younger and I was in school.

Look, I have utter faith in you! You can do this because you want it! Back to basics, I say.

I love you!

Elephant Steps said...

I always liked being challenged by someone that would reward me. If I was to reward myself I would slack, but if someone else was rewarding me (husband, mom, etc) then I was more likely to get it done, and I wanted to prove to them that I could.

Cute picture of Alexander!!:)