Today, I'm going to give a shout out to a great new blog that I found, called The WW Chick. She combines vegetarianism with Weight Watchers. How dynamite is that? (sorry if I date myself horribly, but it was my birthday last Saturday and now I am. officially.older.than.God. but younger than my mom, who is WAY older than God).
As the few loyal souls who read my blog know that I've been struggling to get my ass back in shape, it's been somewhat of a losing battle. Yeah, I feel a lot better and I was making the attempt to exercise, I wasn't giving up certain things that are crucial to weight loss.....like many glasses of wine, the occasional (ok, not so occasional) french fry. Dropping the meat was great, but adding some more of the grains actually added about 10 pounds.
Well, over the last few days, I've had a few close friends remark that I'm not my old self, I'm a good bit more than my old self. These are the folks who can tell me anything and it's okay - it's done with love and yes, there are many times when I NEED to be told
off what to do. I was not hurt by this, okay, yes, it's always a stinger to hear it, but instead of a slap, it was like a light going off. You see, I am the queen of rationalization. If I look in the mirror a certain way, or go for those skinny mirrors, then I can kid myself that I don't look so bad (come on, you know you've done this), so it's okay to have another glass of wine - or a cookie. I have PMS, and I'm thankful that I still HAVE a period, so chocolate is okay. The executive team of my company must have had group lobotomy rates, and they took advantage of cheap surgery, so I really need two martinis. See where I'm going with this?
Anyway, my bestest is on WW and is doing great, she looks FABULOUS, not only do I envy her great skin, but now I get to envy her figure. She offered to support me in going back to WW (where I lost a person about 12 years ago and kept most of it off until last year or so). So, I'm taking her up on it. I've started back online and if I feel like I need even more support, then I'll go back to the meetings. I've also started to haul my ass into the gym more than just when the trainer wants me there. Say a prayer, kids, that my resolve stays strong....
Anyway - back to WW chick. One of my concerns was that I'd have to go back to meat. I'm not anti-meat at all, I'll eat it occasionally -primarily fish or chicken, but I like to keep that to a minimum. WW chick's site offers tips, recipes and vegetarian ones at that. She rocks!!