Monday, October 31, 2011


Yes I know....Its been a long time.  Too long.  I have a million excuses but I am back.  I have been doing some really fun things while I have been gone.  Been to a bunch of concerts & a football game. Life has been really pretty good!
 Lets cut to the chase though....this blog is about weight loss....so I assume thats why you are here reading.  I have gained weight.  Quite a bit.  I am not happy about it.  I knew it was happening.  My clothes are all too tight.  I stopped weighing myself daily when I get up and I have been going to weight watchers only sporadically.  All of this has lead to weight gain.  I honestly don't know the exact number. (I have a really good idea though since I had to weigh at the doctor today!)  I am going to weight watchers tomorrow morning before work and I will know a number then.  I do not plan on posting that number.  I need a few weeks to get things back on track to talk numbers.  

I had a really fun night tonight hanging out with 2 of my friends.  They both also want to lose some weight.  We all committed to work on it together.  We looked at our calendars and figured out what weight watchers meetings we will go to for Nov.  (trying to get 3 nurses all in the same place at the same time can be a bit of a logistical challenge!)  Anyways.....we all set goals. 
 Here is my goal....
We set the goal date as March 1.  That is 17 weeks away.  I want to lose 34 lbs by then (2 lbs a week!)  I can do that....know how I know that?  Cause I have done it before!  I really think it will be good to be on this with friends.  I have plans with Angela to walk after work every night this week and Kris is going to join us 2 of the nights.  
So there it is.  I am still struggling.  I really have been not paying much attention to my weight and when I dont give it attention....it sticks around.  Sigh!  I am afraid this is never going to be something I am going to be done with.  I am just going to keep managing it.  
I made the girls line up for a "before" picture.  I did one far away and one closer up.  So here we are! 
Kris, Angela and Me
 Here we are closer up! (Uggg...in these pictures I can totally see the weight I have gained in my face!)
On a happier note.....Today is Halloween!  Angela has some very creative, motorcycle riding neighbors that did this fun scene that I thought was worthy of posting.  

I can use all the encouragement I can get.