Wednesday, September 14, 2011

my effin' epiphany

day: 10
hello blogdom!

so my first *official* weigh-in at my designated weight watchers location on friday morning is looming.
gulp!
it’s all good in the hood…
we weight watcher folk know that when you work the plan – the plan works!

and gurrrrrl… i rupaul-like worked the plan!
(love her)
“you better work!”
*snap snap twirl*

i was op (on plan) like a mofo.
i earned ap’s (activity points) like a mofo.
and best of all, i avoided the trigger foods like a mofo!

i weighed myself on monday (my one week mark) and i was down 2lbs. exactly on the button – woots – so i do at least expect that much to be off on friday. right?
it better be off or i am going all hulk like!
Turn green, kick stuff over and say, "you won’t like me when i’m angry … rowrrrr!”.
(wait he is pretty buff -- not a bad gig)
okay that’s a crock of shit – i can make a grown man cry with a swift word outta my filthy mouth but i’m a lover not a fighter. no violent temper here.

but all this *i better lose this week* attitude really got me to thinking about what it is i really want out of this weight watchers journey…

the ultimate goal is to lose weight right?
well it would seem…
but then i got to thinking. i can lose weight, i have done that for a good majority of my life through puberty, indulgence, laziness, emotional eating and three babies!
i know what to do…
i know about portion control…
i know its basic math –ya gotta burn more than you eat – duh!
i know exercise (especially at my age – yeah i said it!) is not key – its vital. ya gotta shake that bootie and sweat!
i know all of this.

what i have issue with is commitment.
i have never stuck it out.
in all four (i had a short stint for about a month right after my daughter was born) of my times on weight watchers not once have i made it the 16 weeks and gotten the charm! i have gotten a 25lbs key chain and the 20% charm (it is hiding in shame in a box somewhere) but i have never stuck it out.
and this is where the heavens parted, the celestial beings hummed or something, and i dear friends had one of those fancy schmancy effin' epiphany’s.

my goal is to stick it out and work the plan for 16 weeks. i mean what is the worst that can happen?
i lose weight – might not be all the weight i wanna lose but i would assume i will be significantly smaller in four months?
i will eat better?
i continue to hit the gym to earn those ap’s?
and all of these things become healthy habits and i remain committed to my health from the inside out.
and maybe even rock those skinny jeans i got lying around!
(btw i am a sex & the city lovah – they do no wrong in my eyes – and the miranda skinny jean episode is a fave and a classic!)

so with that being said; i am not setting a goal weight or even a lump amount of weight I want to lose just yet. i just want to commit and i am pretty sure my commitment will take care of the rest.

xxoo!
eat your veggies and love yourself!
cyn




** images found via google images **

33 comments:

A Daft Scots Lass said...

You just inspired me to run off to gym.

Anonymous said...

You know I am so borrowing you button over there. Seriously, I am a horrible cook. I can bake like a pro though...weird that something HARD is easier than something easy for me..but it's true. IF it weren't for my crock, supper would be cajun blackened every night. No exaggeration. Kids always whine if I have to actually cook.

anyways, here's my bread recipe.

White Bread

1 package active dry yeast (or 2 1/2 tsp of instant yeast)

1 teaspoon sugar

1/4 cup warm water

1 egg

1/4 cup vegetable oil

1 cup lukewarm water

1 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup sugar

3 1/2 cups flour -- (3 1/2 to 4)

In large bowl, dissolve yeast and 1 teaspoon sugar in 1/4 cup warm water.

Allow to stand until it bubbles and foams. Add egg, oil, lukewarm water,

salt, 1/4 cup sugar, and 2 cups flour. Beat with electric mixer for 2 minutes.

With wooden spoon, stir in remaining 1-1/2 to 2 cups flour until dough leaves

sides bowl. Place dough in well greased bread pan (I use a glass baking pan b/c mine is slightly smaller than a metal pan and fits just right); cover.

Bake on HIGH for 2 to 3 hours or until edges are browned.

Remove pan and uncover. Let stand 5 minutes.

UN-mold on rack to cool

The same baking concept applies to anything you would bake in the oven, banana bread, bread pudding, etc......just put in for 3-4 but don't take the lid off....it needs that steam/heat to stay in to effectively bake the bread....

The Fat Mom said...

Good for you!! Sometimes looking at the bigger picture is better than setting a weight goal. Committing for 16 weeks is nothing (well it is when you are on a weight loss kick but we won't go there). Can't wait to see how you do.

Stephanie of Gumdrop Pass said...

Hi Cyn,

Thanks for stopping by my lil blog and for following me. I came to return the favor!

LOL. I LOVE the way you write - like a mofo. ;) Good luck with WW - I did it for like a month before my wedding to get rid of those last few pounds and it worked like CRAZY. I should probably go back on it soon, huh?

I'm sure I'll be back to visit often. Have a great day!

Southern said...

Good for you! I wish I could {or would} stick to a diet plan once I go on one. Ha ha ha...good luck losing those unwanted pounds!

Thanks for stopping my blog :)

Bri @ Ramblings of a Southern Mama

Tracy said...

Stopping by to return the favor and be your latest follower. I think you and your blog are hilarious and can't wait to come back for more. Congrats on the WW and keep up the awesome work! I too am trying to get back on track and be healthy again at my "age" - lol Have a great day! :)

Ciao Mama's said...

You know you go this girrllll. WW does work but I admit sometimes it get hard to stick it out and having to write everything down is a pain in the ass after a bit. I have gotten really comfy with my gym and cardio seems to be the one thing that always works for me. Keep up the good work mama. By the way your profile pic is dalish you look AWEsome.

jessicaclarke said...

Thanks for stopping by following you back. I've been debating doing weight watchers myself, but the points seems like a pain. I have a BlenderBottle giveaway right now if u want to come enter:)

Menopausal New Mom said...

Thanks for joining our blog hop today. I have to tell you how much I LOVE YOUR BLOG BUTTON!!! And your blog header is fabulous!!!!

Thanks for finding me, I'm here to follow you back!

Happy Thursday!

Tammy said...

Thanks for joining our bloghop! Love that you joined us.

I have done WW a few year back and lost 32 pounds. I was happy and got a little too content and have gained most of it back. I am always working on losing. WW is the way to do it because it works! Good luck!

BTW...your blog rocks! Love it! :)

Pam List said...

Well, I love your honesty! And your header freaking rocks. seriously.

new follower and will check back to make sure you are sticking to it. We should start a club on FB. Bloggers trying to lose a few.

I write SImple Daily CHallenges for moms at Mommacan.com

Boobies said...

I'm so glad you stopped by to visit me...because I can already tell I ADORE you! ;)

Jamie L. said...

Hello!

New follower from the thirsty thursday blog hop! Would love a follow back!

www.thedenverhousewife.blogspot.com

Cyn said...

lass -- well, wow -- now who is gonna motivate me? heh

thank you for the recipe -- i am definitely gonna give it a try -- maybe a ww version though? banana bread made with applesauce or sumpin?

mom -- ty ty -- the kind words and encouragement mean SO damn much to me -- true story!

steph -- aww thanks, your blog rocks, but i told ya that already ;)

southern -- thank for returning the bloggy ♥ darlin!

tracy -- yeah i went there with the age thing huh? lol oh well! thanks for the follow back and leaving me a comment :)

mama-- yeah that profile pic was taken when i was like 4lbs away from goal the first time i did ww in 2008 and i pray that phucka inspires the shit outta me... lol!

jessica -- yeah sometimes i gotta admit that it can be tedious -- but the second i stop counting those blasted points is when i go downhill -- i need that accountability and so much easier to count a few points than thousand plus calories. oh and on my way over to enter your giveaway!

new mom -- ty ty ty i made it all by my little self :) thanks for the return follow ♥

tammy -- your hop rocks -- following your other blog now as well -- thanks for the bloggy ♥!

pam - ty hun! off to return the follow and check your blog out -- l♥ve the fb idea!

boobies -- awww shucks -- ditto ♥

jamie -- you got it -- always up for making new blog pals & thanks for the follow :)

Once again - thank you allll for the outpouring of encouragement and kind words. you have renewed my faith in the blogosphere and how truly awesome it is!

Renee said...

hi, I am hopping through :)

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Leila said...

Best of luck at your weigh in! =0)

I am a new follower! gotomommy.blogspot.com

Mrs. Monty said...

I started weight watchers 2 weeks ago and I have lost five pounds so far! I am the WORST at sticking with diets so the fact that ww has been working for is awesome! I hope you have a great weigh in! New follower!

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New follower from Finding New Friends Weekend Blog Hop!!! Please follow back!!!! =D

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