1. The new year has brought me a new realization. I have surpassed the chubby status and entered into a category that begins with a plate of nachos and ends with a craft beer. Whatever you want to call this category, I don't like it. I used to give myself 5 lbs. flexibility in my weight. Then I increased it to a 10 lbs. range "because I am getting older". Well, now I'm a grandma and I don't think 25 is an acceptable range for weight. This has been the case for about a year now and I have been ignoring it...I haven't been growing but I haven't been shrinking.
Well, the time has come: I'm going to lose some weight. I am confessing this to you, my blog friends, so you can hold me accountable and so you can give me encouragement and helpful hints. I am using the Weight Watcher's points system so any recommendations you have would be appreciated. I already exercise 5 days a week and drink a ton of water so my problem is the food quantity. Working from home has allowed me too much snacking time. Did you know a date stuffed with blue cheese wrapped in bacon is 2 points? So what if I ate a whole tray of them on New Year's Eve (I only get 26 points a day).
I will check in next week in my Randoms and hope to be able to report a 5 lb. loss. The first 5-10 lbs. are usually pretty easy for me, it's the next ones that I haven't been able to conquer for the past year. Cross your fingers!
2. I got the best Christmas present ever from my husband: a Roomba. Her name is Alice and she is my new best friend. I push the clean button when I leave for a walk and when I return she is back at her little home resting up for her next task. I feel so proud of her when she makes it back home all by herself; she's a good girl.
My husband thought this would be a stupid Christmas present when I asked for it. He didn't want to get me something that was "for both of us". I reminded him that I could continue to Swiffer everyday for free or he could buy me a really expensive cleaning toy. That's what makes a perfect Christmas present--something that you don't need at all but you want really badly. Good work hubz.
3. Recently I watched a movie on Netflix that I had on my to-watch list. I kept wondering why everyone thought this movie was so good because I hated it. So, I went on Rotten Tomatoes when it was over to try to figure out why so many people liked this dumb movie, that's when I found out that I am the dumb one. Here is the problem: I always wanted to see Syriana but I watched Colombiana; big mistake guys, really big. So, I will still have Syriana on my list of movies to see and I will attempt to see the right movie next time instead of one that rhymes with it. DUMB!!!
4. New year's resolution: comment on blogs. This is how I read blogs: read, enjoy, move on. Now that I write a blog I realize how important the comments are. I type up a blog post, send it out for the world to see and then have no idea if anyone liked it or not. Without feedback it is hard to stay motivated but one little comment keeps me going. So, I am going to be commenting the crap out of the blogs that I follow.