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Confessions of a New Mom

In My Progress, Struggles by Tanya1 Comment

I have a confession to make. I used to think tracking/keeping a food journal was easy. I couldn’t understand why people struggled with it. Tracking works. Know the points before you eat it.  Write it down.  Stay within your budget, and you will lose weight. Easy Peasy.  Yeah, I used to be one of THOSE people. And then I had a baby. Boy do I get it now!! It’s not just being busy or being …

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Snack Attack Week 4

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I started a 30 Day Challenge for myself on May 19. You can read about my motivation in my Confessions of a Late Night Snacker post.  My week 4 wasn’t too bad!  It could have been better, but it was definitely better than the previous weeks! CHALLENGE DETAILS: Only one PLANNED snack after dinner No eating in front of the TV Journal daily (privately or in FaceBook group) about feelings related to snacking I haven’t been …

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Snack Attack Week 3

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I started a 30 Day Challenge for myself on May 19. You can read about my motivation in my Confessions of a Late Night Snacker post.  I’m posting my weekly recap on time for once, but I don’t really want to post it. I don’t want to admit how bad I’ve been doing. CHALLENGE DETAILS: Only one PLANNED snack after dinner No eating in front of the TV Journal daily (privately or in FaceBook group) …

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Snack Attack Week 2

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I started a 30 Day Challenge for myself on May 19. You can read about my motivation in my Confessions of a Late Night Snacker post.  I’m late AGAIN posting my weekly recap, probably because I’m not exactly proud of my week AGAIN. Sigh.   CHALLENGE DETAILS: Only one PLANNED snack after dinner No eating in front of the TV Journal daily (privately or in FaceBook group) about feelings related to snacking I’m pretty sure …

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Snack Attack Week 1

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I started a 30 Day Challenge for myself on May 19. You can read about my motivation in my Confessions of a Late Night Snacker post.  I’m a little late in posting my weekly recap, probably because I’m not exactly proud of my week.   CHALLENGE DETAILS: Only one PLANNED snack after dinner No eating in front of the TV Journal daily (privately or in FaceBook group) about feelings related to snacking WEEK 1 RECAP: …

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Confessions of a Late Night Snacker

In Struggles by Tanya3 Comments

I have always struggled with snacking in the evenings. I can do great all day with confidence and no temptation and then blow it after dinner. I had been doing better for a while but lately the old habits are creeping back in. I am hoping that by talking about it and sharing what I am going through, it will be easier to stop the behavior. Logically I know that eating doesn’t fix anything but …

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Is zero really zero?

In My Progress, Struggles by Tanya5 Comments

When I started Weight Watchers (this time), it was 2009.  At that time, WW was still using the original points system. That system was primarily based on calories.  Most veggies were zero points, but all fruits had points values associated with them.  I lost the majority of my weight (88 pounds) on that plan, but I was often hungry and deprived. I can remember complaining to my husband that I felt like I was starving …

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Weekly Weigh In ~ 02/17/15

In Struggles, Weekly Weigh Ins by Tanya2 Comments

Current Weight: 150.8 This Week: +0.2 Total: -95.0 I’m happy that I only gained .2 because I ate awful on Sunday.  I really expected to gain more, so I was pleasantly surprised by my number.  I didn’t work out AT ALL last week, so I feel confident I could have lost (even with the bad Sunday) if I was running even 3 times a week like I planned. We ate out after the weigh in, …

Don’t Snack Tired…

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I really don’t want to blog about this. I am embarrassed and would prefer not to share this with the world.  That’s kind of the point of having a blog though, right? My goal is to share my struggles AND my successes.  SIGH.  So here goes…

Illogical

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Can anyone explain to me why bad news makes me want to eat crap food? My brother has been diagnosed with non-hodgkins follicular lymphoma. This is better than a Hodgkins lymphoma but still not good, especially since it is stage 3. I don’t feel completely freaked out. I have had some time to adjust to the idea but today we found out the specifics. I’m a planner, so just knowing the next steps makes me …

Bad News

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We got some really bad news today. We left the doctor’s office and went straight to our favorite restaurant for burgers, fries, and beers.  WHY do I still turn to food as my coping mechanism? IT’S SUPER ANNOYING!

Temptations

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Have you ever wanted to reach across the table and knock the drink out of someone’s hand? Just had a vision of myself doing that to my husband’s Caramel High Rise. I’m trying REALLY hard to get back on track with WW but it’s really hard right now…  I really just want the apple fritter and the salted caramel budino… Instead it’s water and sugar free gum for me! I know that CAN indulge and …

Pumpkin Donuts

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Dunkin Donuts is calling my name with the pumpkin donut on their sign… They are jerks for tempting me!  I know that I could absolutely have one and count it, but they are a total weakness for me!  I am afraid one will lead to three…

Take a step back…

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As I’ve mentioned before, things have been crazy busy working two jobs.  There just isn’t enough time to do everything as well as I want to do it, and I have a hard time putting in only partial effort.  When I started my own meeting on Sundays, I did not give up my Saturday hours that I work at another location.  This means I’ve been working 7 days a week, and I’m starting to unravel.  I …

Training, Meetings, & Nerves

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If you were to look at my calendar for the past few months, you would see nothing but work.  I’m working at Weight Watchers any chance I get (as my 2nd job) on top of working 40 hours at my “real” job.  I have been working as a receptionist, filling in as a leader when other leaders need a sub, working drop-in hours, acting as location coordinator for one of our centers, and serving on …