Wednesday, April 6, 2011

weight watchers

I've been on a roll lately.  I like my rolls with lots of butter.
and I LOVE cinnamon rolls.
I most especially LOVE Melissa Bartel's butterhorn rolls.
Those warm, buttered rolls and ooey gooey cinnamon rolls have turned into rolls around my tummy.
I'd show you a picture but you wouldn't want to be my friend any more.  You're pretty lucky I have some boundaries.

We got rid of our bathroom scale more than a year ago.  I actually felt liberated.  I lost 15 pounds in the first 9 months of 2010.  I only know that because my doctor told me.  And my clothes fit so much better.  I actually went down 2 sizes.  I felt pretty darn good about things!

Well, I found 12 of those pounds.  I had a sneaking suspicion that those lost pounds were lurking around my waist and thighs but my spring and summer wardrobe confirmed it.  I tried to convince myself that my closet just experienced some major shrinkage over the winter but I knew the truth.

So, I returned to my friendly weight watchers meeting Monday night.  I've done this program so many times I consider myself a lifetime member.  WW doesn't recognize my lifetime status because I've never reached my goal.  They are such sticklers on the details!

I weighed in and the scale confirmed what my closet shrinkage hinted at - ugh!!!  Thank goodness, I have friends from work and the neighborhood doing the program too.  It's so much more fun with support.  I'm pretty excited about the new program and the e-tools.  I can track my food, weight, and exercise all on their website.  It makes it fun.

I did something tonight that I haven't done before.  I took my measurements.  I'm going to record those online and track them also.  I was really worried the tape measure wasn't going to make it around my hips.  how embarrassing.  (I'm not posting my measurements here.  I do have some pride.)

Oh well, I'm climbing back on the bandwagon.  I'm going to lose some weight, get healthy again, feel good about myself and fit back into my spring and summer clothes.  I'm telling you this so I stay honest and you hold me accountable.  Please be gentle with me.

WW recommends taking a "before" photo.  I just don't have the nerve to do it and post it here.  I hope I regret not having a before photo but I'm just not there yet.

(let me be abundantly clear - this is NOT me! - this was just too funny not to include)
Forgive me Pastor Norm if I have embarrassed  you :)


rentz said...

You are funny! And I love rolls too...not on me so much, but the edible kind are mmmm, mmmm good!

Amy said...

You're so funny! Corey saw the screen from a distance and said, "That is NOT Danielle!" We'll have to walk together or something this summer. I'm not sure how I'll get along without my daily Dani fix. :)