Friday, January 02, 2009

It always comes back

I love to watch Biggest Loser, and I am so excited that it's coming back for another season next week! It's a great motivator for me mid-week, and then I have my WW meetings on Fridays. Good timing! When I watch Biggest Loser, I always roll my eyes a little at the contestants who lose 2 or 3 pounds and act like they are total failures. Give me a break, I think, you lost a great amount of weight! Well, guess what? I only lost 1.8 pounds this week. I weighed this morning on my scale, which I thought was totally the same as the WW scale, and according to my scale I was down four pounds, so to see 1.8 at the meeting was kind of depressing. Depressing - geez, I'm rolling my own eyes at myself. 1.8 is great! 1-2 pounds a week is the Weight Watchers standard, and if I lose at that rate I will reach my goal weight around the end of summer. I'm gonna have to just keep plugging along, be patient and celebrate along the way. I exercised almost every day last week and stayed within my points for the week and those are great things. So - moving onward!

One of our New Year's Eve traditions is to let the kids bang pots and pans at 9:00. This year we pulled some party poppers too. It was especially fun when my father-in-law wandered over from across the street to see what all the commotion was about. :-)
We also make s'mores for NYE. We don't normally make them using mini marshmallows and chocolate chips. LOL It was fun to change it up a bit, though.
We also like to do a craft in the evening. This year we started a pocket book about the four seasons. Here's Graham's cover.


  1. Great job on your Weight loss!!! I am doing WW too, but gained like 5 lbs over Christmas! i was at my moms, sick, tired and eat everything i could get my hands on! Way to go!

  2. Such fun traditions!!

    Way to go Emily! You are doing great!

  3. I sooo have to do all that fun stuff next year!!! And you always look fabulous by the way!
    Blessings, ROssie

  4. How fun! I love that you let them bang pots & pans at 9pm. Have you told them that the new year doesn't actually begin until 12:01, or are they convinced that it happens at 9? LOL

  5. love the pots and pans idea!what great memories for your kids....

    you are doing FAB!

  6. Hey, almost 2 pounds in a week sounds like a dream! I'm averaging about 1 every other week. I found your site through Afterthoughts and enjoy it. Thanks for letting me stop in.

  7. What sweet New Year's Eve traditions! My boys love to make s'mores in the microwave, too. :)

    And I am SO impressed with your commitment and diligence! You look FABULOUS! I can even see it in your face! Pretty soon you're going to look like you're in high school again! :)