Monday, October 26, 2009

*alert* I figured IT out *alert*

Okay, so, if you are on WeightWatchers and you track your points, and stay within your points and exercise...guess what happens?

You lose weight! For the first time in, I don't know, EVER how long, I tracked and stayed within my points, and ta da...lost 2 lbs this week!

It certainly doesn't hurt that I am earning boocoodles of Activity Points, as my 10K training has me jogging 5+ miles twice per week (which earns me about 10 activity points a shot as I am SUPER SLOW), and then a couple of short runs (HA HA, I now consider 2-3 miles SHORT) that get me from 3-5 points each. I am now less than 2 weeks from 10K day (November 7), and if nothing breaks, strains or sprains I am confident I will be able to jog the entire distance. WHOOP.

Yesterday the entire family headed out to the Pumpkin farm (it was such a fun day I am not going to dwell on the fact that my mom wore Halloween socks under WEDGE HEELS on a day out to the farm) and it was FUN.

We did a corn maze (where we called bullshit on Penny getting a kid to mark her paper instead of finding her own clues though she claims ingeniousness), jumped in a jumpy house, petted baby cows, took a million pictures,played in big boxes of corn (a la sandboxes), took a hayride to pick out a pumpkin, got dragged behind a tractor in barrels on wheels that were decorated like cows, climbed on hay bales, tried to hula hoop and raced rubber ducks.

Note the purple? Those were all things I was willing AND able to do this year, that I wasn't even willing to TRY last year. It was the first time in awhile that I really felt like this healthy, healthy, healthy journey has definite rewards (last time, was the first boating of the year when I could easily climb up the boat ladder from the water)...yes, better clothes are great. compliments are great.

But jumping in that jumpy house yesterday? That feeling was indescribable. I sit here smiling just thinking about it.

16 comments:

Penny said...

Listen, I didn't have to do the work AND I got the same amount of marks on my paper as everyone else, I think that makes me very industrious and I have potential to be a great politician.

Jumping in the jumpy house was awesome.

Jen L. said...

Proud of you!!!! Glad you had a fun day. :)

lastchanceivf said...

That sounds like a blast! I love pumpkin farms and mazes and all things fall.

kilax said...

Good for you! Moments like that make it all worth it! And damn, those jumpy houses are FUN!!! Every time our neighbors rent them I want to sneak over and get in.

Tammie said...

yay for you!

Shelly Overlook said...

Wait - there are bouncy houses big people can go in? Why haven't I been in one???

Lynne said...

It's great when the light bulb finally comes on, isn't it. The funny thing is, we know what to do, but actually doing it is another story.
You are going to rock that 10K in 2 weeks!
And the bouncy house - totally jealous. I can't tell you the last time I enjoyed myself like that.

creative kerfuffle said...

i am so happy for you. it sounds like a totally awesome day and i want to be like you when i grow up.

chezjulie said...

It's that alchemy thing (with the weight loss). Congrats!!!!!

college kid said...

Penny, I am very bitter about your cheating!! Finding a child with a purple marker and finding the purple clue is NOT the same! And Mom, I had lots of fun with you yesterday and it was even more fun because you did everything with me! -college kid

Jenn said...

Yay! So glad to see this post from you - I know how hard you've been working lately.
Sounds like such a fun day with the kids!!! And mom - gotta love the wedge heels and Halloween socks!!!

Amy said...

Very cool. The feeling of energy and joy from doing those fun things is great.

You should write a book about your mom... Satire works.

SoMi's Nilsa said...

Sometimes, it's doing the things that remind us of childhood that bring unmistakable happiness into our lives! Glad to hear about your weight-loss progress ... awesome!

Alice said...

i haven't been in a jumpy house in AGES! am so jealous! :-)

Fatinah said...

congrats on your loss!

last week when I was at the scale the leader asked me what I did differently - I said "I followed the program and it turns out it works". She laughed - but I wasn't kidding!!!!

Your day sounds like a blast. Next time - I insist that you take a picture of your mom's feet!!

Lucy said...

What an accomplishment!!!! It must have been great DOING things you normally didn't feel good doing!!!

I laughed really hard at the description of your mother's outfit, very funny!

 
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