Sometimes You Eat The Bear…

Sometimes the Bear eats you.  That’s one of Ralph’s favorite sayings.  Another is Shoot The Bear When It’s There.  Not sure what his hang up is with bears, but…Anyway. 

I was very excited for us to have the chance to get together Friday night with several of my old friends from the hospital where I used to work.  They are lovely ladies and I miss them terribly.  We decided to meet at a local Olive Garden.  I was happy because I knew I could get something vegetarian and also that I could look up their menu on-line to determine the Points.  I’d never done that before and it was painful to find out that their capellini pomodoro was 21 Points on Weight Watchers and the salad with dressing was 8 Points!! That’s my entire Points allowance for the day, and this on a week when I’ve also used most of my Weekly Points Allowance.  Ah well. 

I forgot a photo of my salad but here is my pasta.  It was very tasty but I can make the same thing at home for a LOT fewer Points. 😦  The one good thing about the salad is that there was hardly any dressing on it and probably didn’t really count for 8 Points.  But I have to be honest and count it that way.

We were having such a great time talking and laughing that I never even took any photos of the group.  There were desserts on the table, but not in front of me.  All I had after my meal was coffee.

I was not optimistic heading to WW this morning.  When I got on the scale, I had gained  1 and 1/2 pounds.  It was about what I had expected.  I have to be very focused in the coming week to turn that around.  I’m sure I can do it, I just need to have a plan.

My friend at WW, Wendy shared a wonderful quote this morning. 

“A Goal Without A Plan is Just A Wish.” 

I like that so much.  I need to formulate a plan for myself this week.  I know I can do it.

To sooth my Pain… 😉 …I made a stop at Goodwill on the way home.

Five books for 49 cents each!!  Excellent!  And I completed my card that will give me 20% off of one purchase.  I had to make 10 purchases.  I’m going to save it or something big!

I’m going through withdrawal.  I going to be getting Mockingjay from my friend tomorrow and I can’t wait to start it!  I don’t want to start anything else in the meantime, but I’m going through…Withdrawal!!

Oh, and I have to prepare for the Oscars!!  What shall I wear?  What shall I prepare?!?  Always such an exciting evening and Billy Crystal is back!!  What could be better?

Happy Saturday!!

8 responses to “Sometimes You Eat The Bear…

  1. Ha! I hope you come up with a suitably glittery gown! And I know what you mean about going through withdrawal after finishing a really good book.

    Fran, just wanted to say that I don’t have time to read blogs every day any more. But I do click on yours a few times a week and catch up on all of the posts that I’ve missed. I don’t comment on all of them…but I do read them! 🙂

  2. Weighting For 50

    I LOVE the goal quote. Great scores at Goodwill. Have a WONDERFUL weekend Fran.

  3. you are one of the most dedicated WW people that I know. But I sometimes think that hard work doesn’t count. I’ve been working hard for a month now on trying to lose 15 lbs. Well, this week I just said “chuck it!” and ate whatever was in front of me. Guess what? I lost almost 7 lbs. Seriously?!?! Don’t beat yourself up, Beautiful Sister, you’ll get ’em next week! And, if this wind ever stops, I’ll make you walk with me each day!

  4. The “sometimes the bear” bear expression is one of my dad’s favorites! I’ve heard it a lot in my life time.
    I think planning is helpful…and the wish/goal statement is so true (and applies to so much!).
    Wow…great books at a great price! Enjoy reading them.

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