Thursday, April 14, 2011
There Is No Try
My neighbor and I have re-joined Weight Watchers. I am on the 14-year plan, having reached Lifetime status after my son was born, only to steadily put on 3 pounds per year for the last 14 years. If you are not a math wiz, that calculates to 42 extra pounds on my not-so-petite 5 foot 9 inch frame.
I think I am addicted to food.
"Nick," I said to my son, "Gina and I think we may be addicted to food. Do you think we have a disease or do you think we're just big, fat losers?"
"Oh, you are big, fat losers," he said definitively.
I am working the program. Counting my points and writing them down. I am trying.
Easter is coming and I know all the candy around the house will be a temptation so I had this great idea. Instead of buying a lot of crappy candy for my family (I know, I shouldnt' buy any candy) I decided to buy a few pieces of the good stuff.
Have you heard of See's Candy? I bought Scotchmallow Eggs for my husband and son and a box of Molasses Chips for the In-Laws. As an after-thought, since I was there, I made a small custom box of my favorite carmels for myself. They are only 2 points a piece and I reasoned I could have one per day for a week as a treat to myself. I even had them wrap the box up in Easter paper so I wouldn't be tempted to open it early.