"I've found that when life's brush obscures my view with gloomy strokes that seem to mar the scene, God's hand appears and gives to sunless hue and dreary skies a more majestic sheen." Gustafson

16 May 2010


Thanks Allison for prompting me to finally give an honest update. I've had a hard time sticking with WW this past week. I'm not really sure why I've struggled so much since Thursday but it's always more challenging to eat "good" on the weekends. Chris and I had an awesome date night Friday. We ate at Chili's and despite WANTING to eat bad I chose the guiltless grilled chicken platter and sides. However, I killed it at the movies with a box of raisinettes! And I'm finding that it's SO hard finding Weight Watchers dinner recipes that my family will like and eat. ARGH! I'm really stuck right now and it's super maddening because I desperately want to lose at least 15+ pounds. Honesty is the best policy so here it is. Not sure what tomorrow will bring. Thankful for a space to share in humility.


Rachel said...

I'm there with you friend. It's super hard to be the only 'dieter' in the family. When I did WW as a single lady it was SO easy, I was the only one I had to worry about! But now feeding a hungry family things that will be agreeable all around is a totally different story. I'll encourage you to start with basic whole foods and work from there. If you want to make chicken parmesan for the family, just leave the breading off, or maybe less cheese on one piece for yourself. Cook a TON of vegies and have extra fresh ones in the fridge to get if you feel the need for 'seconds'. I'm not an expert by any means, just trying to give some helps that I'm coming up with for myself.

You can do it sweet lady. This is a rough battle. I have about 30 more I would like to lose and go between good weeks and bad ones. Being honest is the most important thing--especially being honest with ourselves. And making small goals, I always try to bite off more than I'm ready for right at the beginning.

Love you and praying for you in this journey towards great health!

Allison said...

Just so we're clear I wasn't calling you out :) I really do enjoy reading your posts, and I applaud your honesty! I know how hard it is...I am the queen of wanting to eat badly. Remember, I sent you a message about that book? Instead of reading the book, I have been eating fast food and junk all week!

As for finding recipes your family will eat and enjoy--I learned a while ago with Alana that they will eat what is there (the kids at least, not sure about Chris!) You are in no way punishing them by fixing them healthy meals! Instead you are teaching them how to eat right and there is nothing wrong with that. Not saying it's easy!

There is nothing easy about any of it.

There's a fine line (for me) with being focused and being obsessive about it too...sometimes the more I think about what I'm eating and how many times I "mess up", it sends me into a downward spiral. I understand wanting/needing the accountability, but don't let it push you over the edge. It's not all or nothing, friend. Baby steps is all you can do.

So what, you had some raisinettes. I would've had chips, salsa, probably fries at Chili's AND the movie treat.

I think you are one amazing lady and you do not give yourself nearly enough credit! Here's to a great week...

Love you, friend!

The Biambys said...

I agree with Rachel. I had such an easy time single and now married it has been so hard. I just started back on weight watchers and I am having everyone eat the same food. I do not have time to fix different food for everyone. I have just ordered Eat Move Play by weight watchers. This is supposed to have a lot of family friendly receipes. I will let you know if it is good. I have also found a lot of good receipes on the online tools.

Hang in there, you can do it.

Brooke said...

Thank you, sweet friends, for ALL your encouragement and helpful tips. Hadley-Let me know how the WW book is. I looked it up online and it looks like it would be great! Love you all!