Taking the First Step

The Weight Watchers meeting wasn’t so bad this morning. It wasn’t really how I thought it would be, but that’s not such a bad thing. I definitely don’t feel comfortable yet, but I’m sure that will come. I was happy to discover that I can still eat pretty much what we have had in our dinner rotations. I’m still a little skeptical that it will work since the counting calories thing didn’t go over so well, but I’m hoping I’ll be pleasantly surprised.

I have found some good recipe ideas that I plan to try. I figure our dinners will probably look pretty similar week-to-week until I find more meals to put into the rotation. One thing we did decide on: burrito night. I think that will be a lot of fun. This afternoon, I made four-bean enchiladas for dinner, minus all the cheese of course. Those with brown rice and broccoli will make a good and filling meal. And there will be plenty of leftovers for lunches, plus I have more of the bean mixture and tortillas to whip up another batch next week. Yum. I did change a couple of the beans because I forgot exactly which ones I needed to pick up. I ended up with garbanzo beans, black beans, kidney beans and chili beans, but I think it’ll still turn out well. I’ll share pictures tomorrow.

I have a way to go. It turns out I need to lose close to 40 pounds. I really didn’t think I had that much to lose, but I guess I do. However, the scale at WW was 3.5 pounds heavier than mine. I really didn’t like that much at all. Oh well. As long as the number on my scale goes down, I’m sure the number on theirs will as well.

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Hi! I’m a wife to a wonderful husband, mom to a beautiful and active (to put it lightly) kiddo, and fur-mom to 3 crazy cats. I’m a former journalist. I quit my full time job two years ago. Now, I am a freelance writer and a virtual assistant for several bloggers!

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  1. Sugar & Ice says:

    I hope it works out for you, Cady. I can see how that would sound like a big undertaking.

  2. Shannon says:

    WW really worked for my mom when she followed it… and I just got some recipes emailed to me that are WW ones… I will pass them on in a few… but focus on little goals… like 5 pounds for one month… something little… because I know if I didn’t focus that way I would go insane thinking how much I had to lose… but I know you can do it!!!

  3. Good Luck…. I wish you well….

  4. Karen says:

    Good luck to you. I’m sure it will feel good to eat healthier.

  5. vein says:

    Freinds of mine use weight watcher. It seems to become almost secind nature to track the callories.

  6. mistipurple says:

    to better health too! rah rah rah!

  7. Hellan says:

    Good luck with it Cady, a little at a time and im sure the weight will fall off in no time. Though i have to say, looking at all your photos, you look beautifull just the way you are

  8. Scott says:

    Good luck with the weight loss as it is never an easy road, but I am sure you will meet your goals.

  9. Mark says:

    Weight Watchers is a very good system for helping you lose weight and I am sure it will be a success for you.It is also probably nice to mix with like minded poeple and help each other acheive your goals.

  10. Maureen says:

    Good Luck at Weight Watchers- it’s a good program. I know several people who have done it and had great success. Just think how far along you will be by January 1st when so many people are just getting started!

  11. Lisa says:

    Every scale weighs differently unforunately. However, WW is a great way to lose weight. They are all about lifestyle changes and don’t have you dieting in an unhealthy way.

  12. bh24 says:

    Good luck.

  13. Owen says:

    Good luck with the diet. The main thing is to try and get into the swing of things and make it part of your life. I’ve lost 12kg so far this year and pretty pleased with it too.

  14. Ferox says:

    As long as you like the food I’m sure you’ll succeed. And since it’s not a fad diet, the results should last too.

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