Monday, May 26, 2008

Greetings from Alabama

We have been at our inlaws for a few days and today we're on our way down to Navarre Beach, Florida to stay for the rest of the week...yeehaw!

The boys have been super and we have had a great time with all of Keith's brothers and his sister and their families joining us. There have been 18 (19 including my sister-in-law's little boy on the way!) so it's definitely been a little nuts around here!

The biggest challenge for me has been sticking to the Weight Watchers Core Plan so far! Walking through this house past Mamaw's famous moist homemade pound cake, jars of cookies and a vat of scrumptious homemade mac 'n cheese has almost driven me to the brink of "life-change" disaster. Grilled hamburgers, potato salad, potato chips...ah, the list goes on and on. My mother-in-law is a fantastic cook so I knew it would be my biggest challenge yet but so far I'm hanging in there. In fact, every time I make a conscious choice not to eat something that I'm craving, I feel a little stronger and a little more committed to my goal.

That's something I haven't felt in a long time.

Happy Memorial Day to all those who have served our country. I hope you all have a wonderful week!


Brandy said...

I started Weight Watchers 8 weeks ago (flex plan). And as hard as it was, and continues to be, it feels great to have discipline in that area of my life. I did stray while I was recently on vacation and have paid the price! I was quickly reminded of how bad it feels to be out of control. Keep up the good work! Have fun in Florida!

Anonymous said...

Hello, Katie!
I'm jumping for hoy with you---rejoicing in your trifecta!!! I'm SO happy to hear about your house and Daniel and that you can spend time in FLA and AL with your family after all! What great blessings!
Love and hugs,

Mia said...

Good for you!!! I am really proud of you for sticking with it. I didn't do so good...

Gotta GROW with it said...

HI there! I came across you from Grace4Gayle...and oh how I love your blog! I too have a little guy I refer to as "Dman". I love your poetry, your incredible photography and your wit! If you don't mind...I'll be back! Enjoy the sunshine in Florida.