Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Unchartered Territory

Today was weigh in day for Weight Watchers. And when I stepped on the scale this morning I took several deep breaths and said a quick prayer that the scale hadn't gone up. 1/2 a pound down...what? I know it wasn't a gain and that's great but I really couldn't believe it had only moved down half a pound. For whatever reason lately stepping on the scale is right up there with checking the bank account after a spending spree and not keeping track of debit transactions. Such a shocker when it's not what you expect to see. I guess I dream a little too much in my head of what I so badly want the scale to say (and the checking account too). I guess if you try to "will" it doesn't mean it works...lol.

This cold weather is not helping me with my motivation to keep going. Last night I had planned all day to have the dinner done in the crock pot to get out of here and head to Zumba for an early class. Well, the yummy roast cooked all day and the smell made me want to eat all day. And when the time came to bundle everyone up and pile in the car I just couldn't bring myself to do it. So I got the kids their dinner and told my husband I needed 45 minutes alone in the playroom to get my workout in. I did the 30 Day Shred for 20 minutes and then 20 minutes of yoga before my offspring started to bombard me with "Mom C is crying. Mmmmmmoooommmmm how much longer we want to play the Wii. Mmmmmmoooommmm where are you? Mmmmmmooommmmm do we have to take a bath? MOM MOM MOMOMOMOMOMOMOMOMMOM.....And after quite a few minutes of banging on the door and little fungers sliding under they opened the door and Little Monkey came right in. Have you ever tried to do yoga while being tackled by a 19 month old who is laughing in cheer and yelling "Mama Mama Mama". He thought my moves were so funny he kept running into me and trying to knock me off balance. So my workout was over. It was great, but I still felt like I needed an hour of intense cardio. I was really sorry I missed Zumba and I really wanted to run. But for goodness sake it was freezing outside.

They are predicting snow for us by the end of the week and I just can't bring myself to go outside at all. I did a couple of walks last week, but the wind chill was really difficult on my face. So I need to suck it up and find the will power to bundle up my little people and hit the gym.

Cheers to a good week! I'm super excited about a normal week of eating again...well I should say a new normal w/ my WW points:)


  1. A loss is a loss. :) I know you didn't really want to hear that did you? :)
    You had asked me about the race on Saturday. Well, here in lovely Louisiana, it rarely gets below 40 or so in the winter. If it's in the 30s (I'm talking about low temp at night here) we break out all the stops and there are "possible freeze" bulletins. LOL! So, when I put the race on my calendar, my thoughts were for a race in the high 30s or 40s. I was soooo wrong. The low Friday night/Sat morning is 12. That's freaking degrees. So, no race. I'm not THAT motivated. LOL!
    I hope you get in some awesome exercise without the offspring!! I feel your pain!

  2. Wow, that is awesome that you still made a loss. I like how you used the reference to the bank account because I did that today after our spending spree :-) Have a great week!

  3. Thanks for the comment. I sooo think we would be IRL BFFs!! Maybe one day we can meet up at a big marathon and run together. :)