Sunday, April 14, 2013

No More Margaritas For Me

19 Damn points for this?

No more margaritas for me, it hurts just to think it. 

This is just another example of how Weight Watchers has changed my life. 

I had been pining over my favorite cocktail (to drink when out) since the day I first learned that I was pregnant. All of my pregnancy I talked about having a few with my sister, my friends and with the hubby when we went out to eat.
Then when Animal was born and I saw that I could just barely keep up with his ginormous appetite with precious little to freeze, I realized I would not be drinking until I introduced solids (maybe) or until his first birthday (what actually happened). 

On a date night a few weeks ago, I finally had my much drooled over drink. 

It was okay. Way sweeter than I remember. 

At home I use equal parts tequila, triple sec and cointreau then add the juice of two limes or a lemon. Anyway let's just say it was not what I remembered. Then later that night I added it in to my points tracker and God damn I couldn't fucking believe it! That cursing and taking the Lord's name in vane was completely necessary, and not at all  overly dramatic. 19 points! The same number of points that I had used to have grilled salmon over rice pilaf, steamed veggies AND a glass of wine at dinner! THE SAME AMOUNT FOR ONE MEDIOCRE DRINK! Well Fuck me, never again! No margaritas unless I'm home making the drink and can control the points so that I'm not wasting any on some syrupy crap, when I drink a margarita I expect copious amounts of alcohol involved to make a delicious and perfect concoction, that nets about 10 points.

Anyway, what I really wanted to share with you all is that I have surpassed the halfway mark. I have officially lost 24lbs. I am just a chunky monkey again. I can't tell you how amazing I feel to just be "normal". I'm weighing in at 145, 10lbs more than what is healthy for my height. A totally manageable amount of weight to lose before me. I feel so much better.

I can run with so much more ease. Climbing stairs is no biggie. Lugging my 27lb toddler is awesome (I know he wont always want to be held, hell he doesn't want to be held now!). I am no longer wearing ANY of my maternity gear. All the clothes I'm wearing now is my own pre-baby fat clothes I loved too much to get rid of. 

I am starting to see definition in my arms again and even the promise of a waistline! Now don't get me wrong, I have noticed something I was dreading but knew was probably unavoidable. What I look like (specifically what my gut looks like) at 145 is much different (and by different what I mean is flabbier) than what my abs looked like before. Now they're just a sad, embarrassing mess. I'm gonna try hard to tone as much as I can, but also except that it's just different now. I'm older and a human being did take residency in this belly so, as much as I don't love it, I do love that baby and myself so, that's that.

Ok, so here's the new update of my next milestones:

1 lb to lose and hit 25 (where I'll get a Nifty charm from WW)

7lbs to hit the weight I was at the doctors appointment when I learned I was with child.

10lbs to hit my the healthy weight range! 

18lbs to hit goal. 

So the next update will come once I hit goal and start the maintenance part of my life. 

When I rejoined WW with my good friend, nursing student, we decided that this time the goal isn't the weight. It is to learn from our mistakes, and change. This time, we need to figure out why we do, what we do, and just stop doing THAT. 

So easy to say. SO hard to do. But I am really, really trying. 

To be truly honest with myself and just be different. I'm tiered of giving in to my weaknesses. It's time to be the best me, because I love myself, because I want to be healthy and because I want Animal to have a great example.

I'm excited to change. 


14 comments:

  1. Rock on! I am so struggling right now....it's nice to read about your success!

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    1. We ll struggle, don't give up! I want to read about your success too!!!

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  2. 24lbs! Holy cow! That is incredible. I need to sign up for WW. Keep up the good work!!

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    1. Thank you! if you're really thinking about joining WW, do it! Go to the meetings and use the tools. You wont be sorry :)

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  3. Good for you!
    I need to jump back on the wagon.
    Today is day one.....

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    1. It's the first day of the rest of your life :) You can do it!

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  4. yeah, that was the worst thing about Weight Watchers when I did it 10+ years ago - no more margaritas!!

    I keep going back and forth between "enjoy life, eat what I want" and leaning toward eating healthier. I mean, what's the point of a long life if you don't enjoy it??

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    1. I feel like I may have misrepresented WW. The thing I love most about it is nothing is off limits. I CAN Choose to spend 19 pts on said Margarita, I just won't because I'm likely to get more syrup than liquor! You've read my post about my OA issues, but WW helps me have bad days and still enjoy life and be healthier. (I eat dessert every night and drink every weekend ;) )

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  5. Damn, that's a lot of points. I'll tell you what, I've been gaining a little since I started my Cocktail Saturday. I should do a Skinny Series. You just gave me an excellent idea. But what do I do with all this calorie riddled stuff I've got? haha. I do have some agave nectar though, so the wheels are turning. Have you tried Skinnygirl margaritas? They are really good. A little strong, but good and way fewer calories. It's made with agave.

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    1. I can't wait to read your skinny cocktail series! I have not yet tried Skinnygirl Margaritas, but you also gave me a great idea! I'm hoping to review your cocktail this weekend, I just need to buy citrus infused vodka.

      also, idea for you, my go to skinny cocktail; Cuba Libre: 2oz light rum (classically made w/Bacardi light, but I use Captain Morgan's light spiced rum) coke zero and juice of one lime. very tasty!

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  6. Good luck. I started a new workout and diet a few days ago. So, I'm living vicariously through you too.

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    1. Good luck to you!!! diet and workout is best combo!

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