So on Thursday, I officially
joined rejoined Weight Watchers. I had been able to successfully do it on my own before we got pregnant with Hannah and then again after she was born. After Charlotte, though, I just couldn't get motivated to do it and stick with it. So I bit the proverbial bullet and walked into a center after school on Thursday and just signed (and charged) my life away for the next 17 weeks. As Daryl so eloquently put it at dinner tonight, I am financially committed to it now, so I have no choice but to follow through. (Translation: You just spent $238 of our money...you better stick with it.)
So today was Day 1. I had gone to the grocery store to stock up on good, healthy, fresh food. I had planned out my menu for the day. I had my giant water bottle. I was ready to go. On a path to a new me. A thinner me. A more healthy me. And all I could think about all day long was how hungry I was.
Now was I really hungry? Well, yeah. I was. Not only my stomach, but my mouth, my hands, my heart. For those of you who have never had an issue with food/eating, you will think that last statement sounds strange. For those of you that have...it will make perfect sense. It was a struggle all day long not to give in to the impulse just to give up. But I sit here at the end of a very long day, content in the fact that I did it.
And what did I do while I was trying not to think about how hungry I was?
Well...I hung with two cuties who modeled the latest in couture headwear.
I went to Maddy's very last track meet of the season. It's on to the regionals next weekend.
Here she is pulling ahead of the competition to grab 5th place out of 18 runners.
And then came home to my sweet girls. Did lots of laundry. Cooked a healthy dinner. And listened to the sweet babbling of my sweet Charlotte, who is growing up too fast.
Here she is enjoying a pedicure, a la Sarah. She was so proud of her toes when she was done! (and what is the deal with that hat again???)
All in all, a very satisfying Saturday. Even if it didn't feel like it sometimes.