I used to use writing as an outlet when I was a teenager since it's so cathartic, and have a huge box filled with journals.
I find myself needing an outlet like that more and more these days, and what better place to do that than with this blog?
As a mom, so much of our lives are wrapped up in the kids, so sometimes we get overlooked, which is why I'm writing about me today. Selfish, I know, but it's my blog so I do what I want.
A huge part of my life lately has been Weight Watchers. I started last July and as one lady on Connect puts it, I've failed my way to losing 15 pounds.
Sometimes I beat myself up over that number, but I know I'm human and I haven't given up which is huge.
I've *tried* other diets before, mainly counting calories, but I never followed through, usually stopping after a few weeks. I'd have a bad day and eat more than what I was "supposed to" and throw in the towel.
Weight Watchers is the only thing that I've EVER stuck to, and nine months and some change later I'm proud of what I've accomplished.
The main reason I joined is because I really felt like I needed to learn how to eat, if that makes sense. Counting calories only takes you so far. What I love about Smart Points is the points are calculated using fat, calories, sugar, saturated fat and protein. Foods that are lower in points are actually better for you, sustain your energy and keep you fuller longer.
The people behind Weight Watchers are right, calories don't tell you the whole story.
I beat myself up over the fact that I've only lost 15 pounds because I know I'm not always entirely honest about tracking my points, and I have a tendency to snack at night and not record it.
I only get 30 points a day, which isn't a ton of food, peeps! But I'm slowly learning ways to efficiently pack those points in.
I still have 20 pounds to go, and I will get there!
I love meetings, and I think a big part of that is my awesome leader. I really picked a good day and time to go. She is funny, engaging, caring and very motivating.
I also love that my mother-in-law attends with me, which makes it even more fun!
Weight Watchers is a huge lifestyle change, and sometimes it's hard wrapping my brain around the fact that if I want to stay at a healthy weight this is the way I'll be eating for the rest of my life. But it's completely doable.
I've also been working from home a little bit, freelancing for a local lifestyle magazine. It's pretty awesome because I get to pick what I write about, usually light feature stories about businesses and mom life. My other baby has been my Perfectly Posh business, but if you want to know more about that, visit www.myposhadventure.com. I've been doing a lot of Facebook parties, which are super fun, and I'm hoping to do some vendor events in the future.
I love being able to work from home because I love staying home with my kids, but I found myself needing something outside of them to call my own.
I'm still trying to figure out how to strike a balance between working from home and keeping them entertained, so if anyone knows, clue me in ;-)
I hope everyone is enjoying this rainy Friday! Bye for now!