Saturday, March 29, 2008

Saturday Smorgasbord

Thanks for all of your kind and understanding comments and emails regarding my hus’s back injury and my complaints of my feeling selfish. His MRI came back negative for a herniated disc but showed some deformities in 2 discs. He is feeling much better and only has some minor back and leg pain now.

As I have written before, I have had a hard time losing my T pregnancy weight. He is 4 and a half years old now, so I am not sure if I can still blame the weight on him. Well, I am trying Weight Watchers again now. I am doing it on my own because there are no meetings I can consistently attend near here. When I lost my E pregnancy weight almost 10 years ago, I attended WW meetings weekly and the weight came off easily. The meetings do really help, receiving even the tiniest praise in the form of a round of applause or a gold sticker goes along way in motivating a person to continue on the diet. That is why I am going to try and write about my newest attempt in getting to a healthy weight. And I hope you all will help me with your always lovely and encouraging comments. I know some of you are also doing WW or other things to lose weight and I love to read about how it’s going for you. I will be honest and own up if I have a setback, after all I am human.(And one of those humans who loves anything made by Hostess)
For a visual, so be it, a silly visual, I am going to use jelly jars filled with jelly beans to help track my progress. Each bean represents a pound. On the left are the pounds I need to lose to reach my goal, on the right are the pounds I have lost. I started last Tuesday and have lost 4 pounds. After I am down to my goal weight, I will treat you all to a recent photo of me, I have only posted old pictures here and rarely at that.

I think I have mentioned here before that one of my best friends from High School Stefanie Wilder-Taylor, a comedian and writer, published a book on parenting, and now she has written two books on parenting. She calls them “anti-advice” books and they contain extremely funny, down to earth , realistic views on parenting. Her first book Sippy Cups Are Not For Chardonnay and Other Things I Learned as a New Mom is the perfect read for new moms or any mom for that matter. (you’ll also find me in her acknowledgements, yes I am bragging). Her second book Naptime is the New Happy Hour and Other Ways Toddlers Turn Your Life Upside Down just came out this week. I started reading it last night and already I am half way through it. I had many laugh out loud moments last evening! Stef is also the author of the blog Baby On Bored. You can find these books for a discounted price on Amazon. I ordered mine from Target which goes through Amazon. I am still waiting for my promised free autographed copy. I also added them to my Shelfari shelf on my side bar.
Have a great weekend everyone!


Anonymous said...

Love the jellybean idea. Hmmm. Of course, eating the jellybeans in the full jar wouldn't get me far toward my goal, would it?

Family Adventure said...

Good luck, Heidi. I'm sure you'll do great...4 pounds since Thursday speaks of a will of steel to me. Maybe I can get some inspiration from you? That would be wonderful, as I could do to lose a few myself.

Glad the hubster is feeling better and thanks for the recommendations.

Have a lovely Sunday - Heidi

MereCat said...

Hey! I'm excited about your weight loss plan! i've been trying to lose weight since the first of the year, and so far I have lost 8 lbs. I had a goal of three lbs per month, but the tree kind of set me back a little. I will not only support you, but join you!


Anonymous said...

I LOVE the idea of a visual aid for the diet. I am totally going to steal that idea from you.

I just saw your friend's book in the bookstore this week but I didn't have time to buy it. I have her first book and loved it, so I'm looking forward to this one.

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear your Hub is feeling better. Ah, the battle of the bulge, it's a painful ongoing process to leave the chocolate and yummies behind. Good for you loosing 4 pounds and I love your pics of the beans, great visual to keep you on track.

Stefanie said...

thanks for the shoutout bizzotch. I've just been catching up on your blog with all my own personal drama going on and I'm totally with you on the weight loss. Maybe I'll join WW too. My SIL goes so at least I'll have a friend to motivate me. But, I have been in love with eating lately.