Counting down the pounds

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Thursday, August 26, 2010

good news and bad news...

Good news: I had my first weigh in last week. It went great because Justin was home and stayed with the kids so I could go alone! I actually liked the leader, she was different than my previous leader, but still good.

Bad news: I took the kids with me this week and it was too stressful! I am now going to have to either find a new meeting in the evening or weekend or find a sitter for the meeting during the day.

Good news: I lost 5.6 pounds my first week! That should have been mentioned first, huh? I as very pleased with this!

Friday, August 20, 2010


Let me start by telling you about my high blood pressure. During both of my pregnancies I experienced high blood pressure. After Ian was born it went down to normal and all was good. However, after Owen's birth, at both of my post pregnancy appointments it was high. Ugh. So my OBGYN suggested I go see my primary care physician (PCP) about it.

Fast forward to my appointment with my new PCP. First off, he was super nice and is my OBGYN's husband! He didn't put me on medicine. He wants me to try to lower it with out meds first. So he put me on a diet called the Mediterranean diet. Basically eating more fish, nuts, beans, olive oil. Which to be honest after looking into it, it really is the basic principles of weight watchers. So I think we will do just fine. Adjusting to the fish might take some time, but it will happen.

Now fast forward to this morning. I took both the boys with me to the grocery store! I had Owen in the Owen pack (you know the things that you strap on to your front or back and put the baby in them) and Ian was in the cart. As soon as I put Owen in his pack, he spit up on me! I didn't let that discourage me though, I cleaned us up and headed in to the store!

I was so impressed with this Homeland store. I usually wouldn't shop there because in the past they haven't impressed me and they were more expensive. However, people suggested I try it and this one that I went to was a newer one. While there I had 3 people ask me if I needed help finding something (I think I had that "I've never shopped here" look). They even gave Ian a free balloon! It was great! The prices were higher, but the quality seems good (I guess I won't really know until I eat the stuff I bought) and there were more options as far as the healthy stuff goes! I will for sure be going back to this store.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I'm back!!!

First meal with counting points! One egg + one egg white, cheese, slice of turkey, cinnamon and kosher salt = 6 points.

I really enjoyed being back at the weight watchers meeting today. I am excited to be counting my points and making menus! Keep me in your prayers as I get back into the groove of things.