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Watching what I'm eating

Sunday, October 02, 2016

I've been a bit off track for the last couple of months... a plateau of sorts. For the past week I've been recording my food either on Weight Watchers or on here. I realize just how far off course I've gone. Beginning tomorrow I go back to the Weight Watchers plan. It's worked for me in the past. I still have 30-40 pounds to lose to get me back to a reasonable weight...not my wedding weight, but a reasonable amount for now. I'm older...I've had 2 kids... and I've been overweight for a very long time. I'm at the weight I hit last time I hit a "low" weight. Going lower that this is a real challenge. I have a plan to record what I eat and exercise at least 4 times a week. Do you think that will be enough? I don't know what else to do. My biggest weakness right now is wine. I enjoy some white wine at the end of the day... anywhere from a glass to a bottle. I find it easy to drink a bottle of my favorite wine (750 ml). Weight Watchers Smart Point wise, this is suicide.I don't believe I am an alcoholic or anything, but I do enjoy the wine. Should it be a matter of depriving myself? I hate that thought. I've not deprived myself of anything as I lost 40 pounds... I just adjusted the portions. When I ate out, I looked at the menu and made decisions based on points. Those decisions usually involved portion sizes.

Today I did OK. Until the wine. I guess I just need to let go of it and drink something else. One of the problems is that my husband works for a wine company/distributor and gets the kind of wine I like at a really good price. I used to drink white zinfandels... now I'm into rieslings... sweet rieslings. My favorite is Chateau St. Michelle Sweet Harvest Riesling. It's not so bad on Spark People, but on Weight Watchers it's bad. Weight Watcher's current "bad guy" is sugar. I'm the first to agree that sugar is not a good thing to eat. However, a sweet riesling is, well, sweet.

All in all, I had a wonderful weekend with my grandchildren who were very happy to see us. I've always worried about being the distant grandma (the other one lives within 45 minutes of their house) but the children seem really happy to see us. My grandson is attached at the hip to my husband, and my granddaughter and I enjoy doing crafts together. I'm very impressed with her art teacher at school... she talks about her and the things she tells them such as there is a creative person inside all of us and we just need to let it out. I'm a crafter, and not the most original one at that...but AG (my granddaughter) and I love our time to create together. We also color a page in an "adult" coloring book together. I sent her the last one we did... there was only a little bit left to do so I did it and mailed it to AG. I'm going to start sending her "just because" cards. I asked her to write me back. It would be so wonderful to start a writing correspondence with her. She's so smart and sounds out words beautifully (she's in 1st grade).

Well, I suppose I should shut it up for a while. Thank you for reading this far, if you did. And thank you to all who responded to my last post. Please leave me a note (comment) and a giftie, as I get tired of buying gifts for myself.... lol...I love SparkPeople and I love all of you who respond to me.

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    I hate to ruin a good wine, but can you mix it with sparkling water to lower the calorie content and thus the points.
    1760 days ago
    Back when I lost my weight on WW, alcohol in any form was forbidden. It wasn't so much the calories in the wine, but the fact that resolve dissolved in alcohol. Remember, wine tasters spit it out.
    1761 days ago
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