Beginning Again…

Last Thursday, I started Weight Watchers, which I had posted earlier that I was going to do. It has been going GREAT so far! I have been able to control my hunger very well, and I haven’t had any desire to cheat. Last night we went out to a Japanese steakhouse and I did extremely well, keeping track of my points and I didn’t go over my points at all. I am very proud of myself so far. If anyone hasn’t noticed, I haven’t posted anything about exercising lately. I burnt myself out pretty quick with that goal of exercising every day. Now I’m going to take it a little slower and try not to burn myself out. I want to accomplish my goals, and if I burn myself out, that won’t accomplish anything.

Another plus is that, because the daycare I work at is part of a program that emphasizes nutrition for kids, a nurse from the health department comes to the daycare once every two weeks and will weigh and take the blood pressure of the teachers. This, I guess, is supposed to be an incentive to get the teachers excited about the program for the kids. They’ve been doing this for a while, but I just found out about it last Wednesday. I think that it has helped my frame of mine as far as working hard to make sure that I stay within my points range. I haven’t started exercising again, but I am going to do that really soon. Hopefully I will be able to get up early tomorrow and do some exercising.

Also, my boyfriend is having issues with his blood sugar. We are not sure what the issues are yet, but hopefully it is nothing is too wrong. We are wondering if his meter is working right, but while we are wondering all of this, I am hoping that he listens to his body and uses this as a wake up call that he needs to take better care of himself.

An Incentive

Of course, now that the week has gotten underway, my eating habits have gotten better. I need to be sure to carry that over into the weekend. I have decided, though, that when the new year starts, I will start weight watchers. I am really excited about that. I always do well on that program, and if I keep my goal in sight and keep myself motivated I should do fine.

I also decided that I needed an incentive – a really good one. I think that is one of my major problems, that I don’t have an incentive. I had one when I lost all the weight before – my best friend was getting married. Now I need a really good incentive. Well, my boyfriend agreed that if I lost all the weight he would take me to The Biltmore! That is very exciting, because I’ve always wanted to go, and now I know that if I lose the weight I want to lose, he will take me! I am going to get all kinds of pictures of the Biltmore and put them up everywhere so that I will be reminded of my goals.

My workout went pretty good this morning. Tomorrow I will be strength training. I was going to do that this morning but I got a new Tae-Bo workout dvd so I decided to try it out.