We just got back today from a six day vacation "up North" -- hence the reason I haven't written on here for a week. We had a great time--it was a much needed break from reality. We stayed at a cabin, fished, took some boat rides, and just relaxed. It was really, really nice.
At the same time, I fully admit I am such a home body! And after five nights away, I am SO glad to be back home. And now, I feel like I can tackle all of the challenges back at home--like getting my kids ready to go back to school, and all the other stuff that's at home!
I did come to two realizations on vacation. ONE -- Planning is so important! If I had planned our vacation meals better before leaving, I could have saved us lots of time, money, and calories. I need to take more time planning my menu and grocery shopping.
TWO -- OK, I admit it. I can't do this weight loss thing alone. I need some help! And although I just hate to do it, because I hate to part with the money, I'm going back to Weight Watchers. I don't know why I've fought going back--well, I hate to pay the money. I kind of figured that if I was to lose the weight for good, I needed to figure out how to do it on my own. But be honest with yourself Jen--that's just not working for you. (And at about $10 a week, it's not that costly. I'm sure I waste $10 on junk often!)
So Weight Watchers it is. And I have had good success using their program in the past--but then I would go and have another baby and unravel any success I had. But I'm pretty certain that my baby bearing days are over. So it's time to move forward and get the help I need.
Everything is a little more challenging since I am with my children ALL of the time (can you tell I am looking forward to school starting). So OK, I'm going to start WW the same week my kids go back to school--the week after Labor Day. I would start this week, but I really don't want to mess with having someone watch my kids. I know, sounds lame, but that's where I am right now.
But that doesn't mean I can't be conscientious right now. And that means I'm heading to bed to get a good nights sleep. Yes it's a rambling post, but I'm glad to be posting. I'm going to keep trying to make this blog thing work for me.