Saturday, October 3, 2009

The deed is done

Pin It Originally my plan was to keep this to myself for a while - keep the pressure off a bit, try going it in stealth mode...but alas, I cannot keep it to myself. It's far too difficult to keep these things quiet when we live in such a social world that revolves around these things..."what is it?" you may be asking...I've finally broken down and joined Weight Watchers. Yes folks, I am a repeat offender. They really should lock me up and throw away the key. My hope and prayer is that this time I will stick with it. During my trip to the UK last year, I really felt like my "chubba" as my friend Ann calls it, held me back. I'm finally ready to get rid of my "wobbly bits" as another friend calls it (you know who you are!). Doing this in silence would really just be setting myself up for easy is it to fall off a wagon that nobody even knows you're on...if they don't know you're on it, how can they kick you back on?!

Officially I joined on Thursday evening - Thursday was the day I finally decided to do it and, as it so happened, there was a special on for new (or new again) members where you get one month free (yay!). The catch was that the special ended today (Saturday) and Thursday's meeting was the ONLY one that would work for me this week. Because my schedule was a bit hectic between Thurs and today, I decided that my regular meeting day (and weigh in day) will be Saturdays, beginning next Saturday (three meeting options available Saturdays!), so tonight I went grocery shopping and tomorrow my plan to conquer the wobbly bits begins.

I have one beef with grocery shopping (well, more than one...but this is today's beef)...WHO in the world ever said that it was cheaper to eat healthy??? I spent over $100 at the grocery store tonight (picture below - in addition to this stuff, I have a few frozen items in the freezer)!!!! Thankfully I had a Sobeys airmiles gift certificate to cover part of it. The sad part is, I picked up a few groceries on Wednesday night too! Man oh man... I do have to admit that part of this grocery order contains stuff that will last a long time (fish sauce, sesame oil, cumin, chili garlic sauce, etc.). Some of these were kind of costly, but I do have several recipes that use them, so it should work out in the end. Now I know there are going to be those of you who will argue the "real" cost of eating cheap processed foods...that's not what I'm talking about. I live in Canada where I have "free" healthcare and I have a great health plan at work (which I pay my share of, regardless of whether I eat healthy food or junk food). I'm talking actual dollars out of my pocket cost :-)

I am going to try to be good about posting my food journal on here, as well as any new recipes I try (yes, I bought another WW cookbook to add to my collection!) I will also post my results on Saturdays to keep you posted.


Shondi said...

Is that wheat germ in the photo?!

Seriously though, I'm looking forward to seeing what you're eating and getting some new recipes!

I joined the gym on Thursday - there must have been something in the air!

Let's both try to keep each other accountable!

You can do it!!

Tanya said...

Yep, that's wheat germ. Made muffins using it last night. Will post pictures with today's progress report :-) Yes, it must be something in the air! Today I'm struggling with finding foods that are filling (with staying power)...