To say this has been a disastrous and stressful couple of months in my life would be putting it mildly. I am sure the absence from here has given a clear indication of that.
This long Easter weekend made me ponder about my life, what’s working, what isn’t and the fact that I’ve gained back half of the weight I took off with Dr. Rensburg. And the three I took off at my last 5-week stint with him.
Clearly the Rensburg way is not working for me like it did last time. This is due to a number of factors, but the main one being it’s just too strict and I cannot deal with such austerity when I have client lunches and dinners at least twice a week. Now I know that sounds like a poor excuse, but I just can’t do it at the moment.
So this weekend I turned to the other program that’s worked for me in the past. Weight Watchers online. When I lived in New York I used the first iteration of the online version (2001) to lose around 9kgs. On this program I was also able to manage the client lunches and dinners. The big thing for me will be giving up having a drink in the evening with the boy. It also (falsely from the research I’ve done) helps me sleep.
So with credit card poised (only $89.85 for three months) I joined. I spend yesterday familiarizing myself with the way it works – it’s quiet different, as it should be, from when I used it over 9 years ago.
Once again I am embarking on a weight loss program. I feel confident, but I know it will be hard in the first few weeks. I just have to get through that and I will be OK. I can plan my week around the points and my client lunches and dinners. No it doesn’t mean that I can order anything I like when I’m out, but I have more options now. Lean meats and vegetables are always on the menu. I can even have a glass of wine now and then.
Last night I made Shepard’s Pie Potatoes. Only 6 points and it was delicious (check out the shot above). I love cooking so I’m looking forward to finding and creating some scrumptious low point recipes. Here is a link to the PDF of the recipe above, if you’re so inclined.
Hope you all had a fantastic, chocolate filled Easter.