Can you believe January is gone already? My father once tried to explain to me some weird, advanced scientific explanation about time, and how time actually does move faster when you get older, but mostly I just waited for him to be done so I could ask if I might have some of his sweet potato fries.
And speaking of fries, you know my progress a la mode thingamajig at the side of this blog? And I am just too lazy to go back and put the little accent mark over the "a la" part, so you'll just have to relax. I measured myself today, and the only thing that got smaller were my bosoms.
Now if that isn't depressing. And also, my hips grew an inch. Oh, and supposedly I lost half an inch in my waist, which absolutely cannot be true, because my midsection is the last to go when I lose weight, and the first thing to puff right up when I gain weight.
This whole thing leads to me believe I measured badly last time. And that I have not changed my shape one iota this month. Well, except for the Olive Oyl lack of breasts thing.
So, I joined Weight Watchers today. I know I said losing weight wasn't really the goal this year. But a few years ago I joined Weight Watchers on line with my friend, and I was impressed with how you can eat what you want, but if you get an extra value meal at McDonald's you cannot eat anything else all day. But vegetable soup? You can eat that till it comes out your ear holes.
In other words, it encourages healthy eating without being really restrictive. And all you do is go online and tell the computer what you ate, and after it's done pointing at you and guffawing, it tells you how many points you racked up during that eating-Parmesan-cheese-out-of-a-can-with-a-spoon extravaganza.
I lost ten pounds on Weight Watchers last time, but more important, I remember thinking, "Geez, I FEEL better."
The reason I ended up going off it was because I got my job, as opposed to being a freelancer, and it was easier to eat the fried food in the restaurant in our building than to bring a turkey sandwich in. Goodbye, ten-pound weight loss.
So, here I am again. So far today I have had 3.5 points (Life cereal and coffee. If you drink too much coffee, you get points for it. I forget why. I mean, I drink my coffee black, like my moods, but if you have 48 cups, they start counting it against you).
Anyway, this means I am not going to meditate during the month of February. I will take that up in March. This is going to be a big enough change. Oh, and if anyone else is on Weight Watchers online, I have a little profile on there and Ativans or whatever those little icons are called that you put up to tell about yourself. Mine are books, yoga and S&M.
Okay, there is totally not an S&M icon on Weight Watchers. Maybe on Welt Watchers…