Yes, it’s true. I am a loser. In a really good way though!

Since shortly after Christmas I have begun really working at the weight loss, and so far, I have lost 8 pounds! I am pretty proud of myself as I am doing the “solo weight-watchers” method. In other words, I am too cheap to pay the start up fees and weekly costs, and I am following the WW program indepentently. I have made rather small modifications to my eating habits and am finding even these minor changes are very effective. I am eating way more green stuff (veggies), not as much white stuff (bread, rice, sugar) drinking tons of water, not eating in the evening, and just being more cautious. While the weather was good, we were also getting outside a lot for walks.

I will admit, that there have been a few “treats” especially McDonalds hamburgers consumed in the past few weeks however. Yes, you are reading this right. I suppose it must be something to do with nursing and something nutritionally, perhaps iron that I am missing in my diet, as I have not eaten red meat in ten years. I ate it a few times while pregnant, and am now a regular once again, at times, craving it like there’s no tomorrow. Stuart is worried that before long, I’ll be chasing down the deer out back of our house! šŸ˜€

I guess the most important thing I have learned in the past while “dieting” is that you have to remember to have treats so as not to feel deprived. I still frequent Tim Hortons, but now, instead of having a whole donut, I just have a Tim Bit or two.

Anyhow, since it is that time of the year of newly made resolutions and all, I thought I would just broaden mine to simply living better, and taking care of me, so that I can keep up with my kids’ demands. This encompasses a whole list of ways I can be better to myself, but for the moment, my focus is on my overall health.

8 pounds less, and already, I am feeling great! I still have about 25 to go, and I know that I can and will do it!