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Effortless Perfection

As a means to get back my focus on life, I’ve started to actively get back on Weight Watchers. It’s not like I ever really went off, I just got sick and got busy, and well, just got lazy. I went back to my old eating habits and shunned the exercise. Tomorrow will be my first weigh in in about a month. Judging from the way my clothes have been fitting, I’m not expecting good news.

But, since I’m on the one in charge of my life, I’m the one that can decide to hold my head up high and get back on track. So far I’ve been successfully tracking what I’m eating (even if I’m not always making the best choices…damn that Chipotle!) and today I made sure to get in a good workout.

I honestly don’t know why I don’t embrace the whole workout thing more. Whenever I’ve finished my workout and I sit down to log my activity (and munch my apple) I always feel so good. You’d think that alone would be enough to spur me on – not counting how it helps to lose the inches. Hopefully, by writing just that, I’ll remember to use it as my motivation on those days when I just.don’ (or so it would seem).

I also decided to give meditation another try. I was honestly looking for my food & exercise mediation CD to work on a little subtle reprograming, but I can’t seem to find it. Instead, I pulled out my Getting Into the Gap by Wayne Dyer. And again, I forgot how much I enjoy the whole meditation experience. My favorite part has to be the actual floating experience you feel when you are between the gap. Such a fascinating feeling. And like Dr. Dyer says, it’s basically just effortless perfection.

Hopped Up on Diet Coke

I ran some errands earlier today to pick up the missing dinner ingredients (goat cheese, sugar snap peas and chocolate covered strawberries – yum!) and in true Valentine’s Day style, I decided to treat myself to a scone and a movie. Both, were quite yummy.

Let me start by extolling the virtues of Portos. A year or so they opened up a second location in Burbank and boy-o has that made things easier. This is my go to bakery – when I want a fine dessert for a special occasion, Portos it is; when I want the world’s most perfect scone, Portos is my place; when I need treats for a bridal or baby shower, you better believe I’ll be getting my treats from Portos. And on those rare occasions when this gal is craving a potato ball (a potato-y ball of heaven is a more accurate description), Portos is where I head. Come to think of it, does anyone else even make that potato-y ball of heaven? Kind of makes you wonder why Jennifer Lopez had such a difficult time finding “piping hot cuban bread” in the greater LA area (side note: next time she should consider using a recording studio in Burbank or Glendale – both cities have a Portos!!)

From there I came home to drop off my chocolate-covered strawberries extraordinary and remembered that Music & Lyrics starts today. As a bit of a Hugh Grant fan, I also happen to be love both, the chickflick and chicklit genres. My hubby, not so much. So I figured what better than to head out to the matinĂ©e showing. Thanks to those extra long previews and pre-movie commercials I made it just in time. Unrelated to the topic of hand of course, but I can’t help but wonder, if anywhere else in the country actually get real commercials as part of the pre-movie experience?

Moving on…I think the movie was quite good. Yes, it had is predictable moments – but what chickflick doesn’t? I think the casting was perfect, and both Drew Barrymore and Hugh Grant played their roles just as you’d have expected. There was just enough humor that you’d bust into the occasional giggle or chuckle. I was actually quite surprised that Hugh and Drew sang their own songs. I can’t imagine that either of them will have a career in the music business, but it was good enough to actually enjoy (there are song samples on the movie’s website.)

And of course, what late-30’s gal (aw hell, did I just admit that?!) can’t relate to Kristen Johnston’s 80’s fanatic character? I know I’ll be going crazy and singing right along when George Michael comes to town. There’s just something about the memories and music from the 80’s *sigh* my hubby just doesn’t get it. And ladies, I know for a fact that the George Michael tour schedule is in the works!!

But really, I’d recommend the movie. It’s definitely a well spent two hours. I can’t imagine that the guys would enjoy it nearly as much (a bit too much butt-wagging), but I’m sure they’d appreciate Haley Bennett and her Shakira-esque dance moves. (Note to Self: remember to purchase Hips Don’t Lie for the workout mix).

Now that I’m coming off my caffeine high, I think it’s time to get started on that Valentine’s dinner – pomegranate pork loin – yum! And let’s not forget the champagne. I guess tonight is yet another non-WW day. Aw hell, I just need to write this week off and start over again – not like we’ve never done that sort of thing before, right?

A Day in the Life of a WWer

Well, today is by no means a typical day for someone on Weight Watchers. No, it’s more like a typical day for someone that has fallen off the Weight Watchers wagon *sigh*

I’ve noticed since starting back up on a low-dose birth control that mid-cycle I seem to get crazy hungry. I mean the crazy sort of hungry where you just eat everything in sight. Or in my case, you go grocery shopping and eat everything you impulsively purchased after first chowing down on some Wendy’s (at least it was the lower point, smaller sized stuff).

But you know, just because you pig out on diet food (and a little Ben & Jerry’s – hey, a pint is little!) doesn’t mean that it was any less of a pig out. Mind you, I’m making salad for dinner, but again, I’ve already exceeded what would surely be considered at least 2 days worth of points. So it’s not like that salad is saving me too much.

I’ve got to get back on track. I know I can do it. I can definitely exercise again (my leg is healing great!). I just seem to be lacking the motivation and focus. Dammit, I’ve got SXSW in a few weeks and I was truly hoping to be in a smaller size by then. I really have no excuse. And the constant need to compare myself to others that seem so much more motivated and on track – yeah, that needs to stop too.

I will get my focus and my drive back. I will! And I will stop comparing myself to others. I will!

Focus. Focus. FOCUS!

I Think I’m in Love!

Who knew this WWer would enjoy chomping down on a chocolaty wafer goodness for a mere 100 calories! Hershey’s new 100 calorie wafer bars taste just like KitKats. Instead the KitKat’s 5 points, these babies are only 2 points and taste SO good. I can’t help but wonder what took them so long. And why I can’t seem to find them on the Hershey website?

So between these little goodies and Hershey’s caramel-filled, 60 calorie sticks, and the 100 calorie Hershey Snacksters, you truly can have your chocolate and eat it too! One of the many things that makes Weight Watchers such a great program.