Plan Of Attack

Good Morning, All!  I decided yesterday that it was truly time to get back on track with my efforts with Weight Watchers.  Now is the time because as the weeks creep on toward Christmas and the New Year, I need to be on top of my game.  I had been doing so well, getting below my Weight Watchers goal and even below my personal goal.  I want to be there again.  No one is keeping me from achieving that but me.  I’ve lost my focus and I need to get it back.

That’s actually something that I’ve learned from working on the NaNoWriMo project.  I don’t think I believed I could do it when I started.  I had no concept of what 50,000 words were in terms of time spent writing them, in terms of number of pages.  I had no clue.  I had no idea how to arrange my time to accomplish it.  But I figured it out.  There really wasn’t all that much allotment of time needed. I would write in the morning for a while after posting on BCDC and then for a while in the afternoon.  I focused on it and I accomplished it.  I can’t say how excited I was to complete it and a week early!  I never expected that.  I haven’t worked on it for a few days and I must say, I miss my characters and I want to get back to it.

But for now I’ll share this with all of you…

Yup!  That’s me.  A Winner!!  After you post your novel to the NaNoWriMo web site, you get this!  I’m pretty excited about it.  It’s gotten me started and I really have to thank Stephanie at Love Life Project.  She’s the one who encouraged me to do this.  Well, actually, she threw down the gauntlet saying she was diving in, who was with her?  I decided to be with her and I’m so glad I did.  Thanks, Stephanie, you are the best!

So back to my Plan of Attack on Weight Watchers.  I have been off track because I didn’t really have the right things in the house which is my fault and no one else’s.  If the right food is here and ready for me to make the right choices, I will make the right choices.

Monday morning, my first project was to get to the produce stand.  I now feel ready to begin.

So many goodies!

Spinach, romaine lettuce, eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, red delicious apples for Ralph and Portobello mushrooms!  I think there is roasting in my future.  I have come to enjoy the roasted veggies so much.  I got all of this for $14.75!  Pretty good!  As I look at it now, I should have gotten some onions and garlic to add into the roasting.  I can pick those up today. 

I realized over the last few weeks that I’ve missed my salads and roasted veggie combos.  They are so tasty and they’re part of what helped me stay on track.  I am back to it today.  My big salad or veggie combo for dinner helps me to be less inclined toward snacking in the evening. 

Three meals a day is also important.  I’m trying to get back to that as well.  As the week goes on, I’ll be more specific on my plan.

I also got back on my stationary bike on Monday.  It felt so good and I love the fact that it gives me time to read. I’ve missed that too!

I woke up this morning to pouring rain outside in the dark.  Not too long after as I was working on the computer, I realized it was getting light out.  What did I find, but this…

I love that gnarly old tree!  I think it’s going to be a beautiful day!

Happy Tuesday!!


18 responses to “Plan Of Attack

  1. Well, I always knew you were a winner! Now it is official, everyone else does, too! I’m so proud of you. What can I say? you are simply the best!

  2. Woo-hoo!!!! YOU WON!!! (I haven’t won yet. I’ll win tomorrow.) And I hear you with regards to recommitting to healthy living. You can do it!

  3. oh, just beautiful. i keep realizing that i’ve taken the same photo one thousand times, because i absolutely adore gangly dark trees against a beautiful sun and sky.

    we need to get together with ele soon for dinner and a movie, because i have the perfect contribution toward dinner: my new lasagna with tofu! it might mean we have to save ele’s macaroni and cheese for the next time, but you guys have to try this. we can put in whatever fillings you like. 🙂

  4. WOOHOO official winning stamp! And yumm, lots of veggies! I love having veggies all roasted and waiting for me in the fridge, so delicious and healthy.

  5. Well done on all your writing that is such an amazing achievement! I’m sure you’ll be back on track with weight watchers real quick, enjoy the stationary bike too!

  6. Congratulations on finishing your project 🙂
    For me, staying on track with maintaining means having lots of fruit and vegetables ready for me to eat … and not having chocolate in the house!

  7. Congrats!!! That’s so exciting 🙂 Keep up the awesome writing!

    And I know you’ll get back on track 🙂 You can do this!

  8. I love that you get a stamp!
    I’ve started bringing food to keep at work because I realized that when I tried packing my food for the day, I’d end up at the vending machine because I was still hungry. Now I have some trail mix, oatmeal, and nuts in my office, and cheese sticks in our fridge so that I have “better” foods to choose from. Nothing wrong with a 3 pm chocolate fix every now and then, but I also object to the vending machine $1.25 price tag for a small bag of m&m’s. I’d rather bring in my own chocolate..and if I’m still hungry, have the “in office” food.

    • Zo, that’s the best way to do it. When I was still working, I carried so much stuff with me. Breakfast, Lunch and snacks. It really worked and I certainly saved money! Glad you’re working that into your daily schedule. Great job!

  9. I’ve been slacking off on my diet and you have just encouraged me to get on the ball. Happy about your writing, I’ll probably see you tomorrow at the meeting. Nice pictures

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