Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Starting Fresh and New!

I'm sick of the "new relationship belly", especially now that we're over 8 months together and that new relationship belly amounts to gaining back 37 pounds!  Yesterday I started watching my food using the Weight Watchers points plus system.  Not going to meetings at this time, but I'm not counting that out yet.

I am currently 233.4 pounds!  That's CRAZY!! I'm only 21 pounds from my heaviest and it's time to do something about it.

My darling boyfriend (DB) is also working on watching what he eats and has joined a gym.  Having someone to do this with will help.  I also have all the control over the food that comes into this house, because I do the grocery shopping and he doesn't cook much.  For me to be successful with food, I need to have almost complete control.  I need to plan my day's eating and keep multiple snacks at work.  I need to write over all food packages with the points that everything contains.  I need to plan my week's meals using WW friendly recipes (this week is Turkey Parmesan Meatloaf and Brown Rice Casserole) and pack things in single serving packages.  Most of all, I need to drink less beer and drink more water...=)

I don't know if I'm ready to get back to running again.  I was set to run a half marathon in November, but at the last minute, I kind of got screwed over at work and was told I couldn't go even though I had asked for the time off with plenty of time to spare.  I was pissed to say the least.  I rebelled a bit.  And since I couldn't really rebel at work, I took a break from running.  A lonnnnnnnnnnngggggggggggg break.  I haven't run since.  Of course, I still pay my monthly gym bill.  And this not running thing has definitely contributed to the weight gain.  Now that I've moved in with DB, I need to switch which Planet Fitness I go to.  It will be even closer to where I live, so I think that will be helpful.  Also, when I go, I'm not going to run.  I've always wanted to learn how to do the circuit workout and I think the variety would be fun.  It's only 30 minutes, so it would be over quicker than most of my running workouts.  I think it's just what I need.

This week's goal: Track everything (even though my supervisor is taking us out to Macaroni Grill for an appreciation dinner) and talk with Planet Fitness to get my membership switched to the other gym.  I hope I don't get charged any kind of fee.  That would be lame.