Friday, April 13, 2012

I am back from my trip. Oy, where to begin. 2 days before we were supposed to leave I started throwing up. Then my husband and my 6 year old started the following day. I was supposed to leave on a Monday but we ended up leaving on Tuesday. If it were up to me, I would have cancelled the whole trip, but my daughter was SO looking forward to seeing her cousin that I didn't have the heart to cancel.

We arrived on Tuesday at about 5:00 pm. I was in the car for 10 hours with these two kids alone and was ready to go to bed. However, when we got there my family decided that we'd go to my niece's soccer game and then out to dinner. Have you ever taken a one year old out to dinner at 8 pm? Probably not, and there is a reason for that. My sister in law has apparently forgotten what it's like to have a baby because everywhere we went was not child friendly at all. I ended up changing a diaper by laying my daughter on the bathroom floor. Yuck! Anyway, to make a long story short, we get back to their house about 9:30 pm (past the baby's bedtime) and get to bed. Then about 11 pm the baby started puking. She was up all night throwing up, which meant I was up all night with her. She ended up throwing up 4 out of the 5 nights we were there.

At the end of that week my husband flew in and I went to PA to visit my BFF for 2 days, alone without the kids. Talk about heaven! I love my BFF but we eat together. We always have and probably always will. We ate a lot and we ate unhealthy foods. It was fun though and we had a great time. That alone made the whole trip worth it.

I got home the day after Easter and weighed myself that night. I am horrified to say that I was 15 pounds heavier than when I left! 15?!?!?! Here we are 4 days later and that 15 is gone plus 2, so I have no idea what that way. I'm guessing my body was holding onto a lot of water because of all the bad foods we ate? Or possibly holding onto water because I was sick and dehydrated? I don't know but thank God it's gone and I can get back on track.

Here we are in April and I haven't lost any significant weight so far this year. I am seriously contemplating joining Weight Watchers again. What I'm doing isn't working. I need something that will and I don't want to waste another year. Maybe with the help of a leader I can make the new program work for me. I'm going to go check out a meeting next week and see how it goes. I feel ready to try something new and more structured then what I've been doing. I'm tired of limping along losing a pound or two here and there and gaining a pound or two on other days. I need something better, and I'm thinking Weight Watchers is it. I've had success on it in the past so I'm optimistic it will work again.