Thursday, February 10, 2011


So I thought I'd check in. It's been a bit since a "real" post. I have been very busy with my youngest daughter (who is mostly better but still sinus-y), a HUGE shipment going out for our internet store, as well as being sinus-y myself.

I have been making good on my goal not to touch any of my weekly "emergency" WW points. Normally by this time in the week I'd have them half gone. The reason I haven't touched them, I believe, is because I'm paying attention to NOT using them, i.e. I'm planning much more. Traditionally, when I use those extra points, it's because it's well after my girls' bedtime and my husband and I are searching for something to shut our collective sweet tooth up. That usually ends with homemade milkshakes. But, as I had planned to not use those extra points, I didn't buy any ice cream. There are still treats in the house but instead of indulging in them, I have been planning my "treats." The past several nights for my treat I've had a Fiber One bar (either Oats & Chocolate or Mocha - YUM!) and a cup of coffee. SO GOOD, and certainly better for me than a milkshake. And guess what? I feel totally fulfilled. So there, milkshakes. Take that!

It seems I learn something new about myself each week. Planning ahead, for now, has to be my key to success. I had planned at least 3 gym workouts this week. So far I've only made it to one due to the sick kid and my own head full of snot. I do plan on going in the morning and perhaps sneaking away to the gym this weekend. I'm OK with all of that.

I'm still learning. And I'm still INTERSETED in learning. So that's got to be something, right?

I hope you're all well. I'll get to my next "30 days of photos" post in the next few days.


  1. I'm glad your daughter is getting better!

    I'm also glad you are learning more about yourself every week. I started small and then made more and more changes. Now I feel unstoppable. The small things add up and it sounds like you get it :-)

  2. I have just found your site. I really like the incentive list. I will have to think about my own.

  3. Way to go Colleen. Doesn't it feel good to feel satisfied without over indulging!! Glad your little one is almost better

  4. Totally agree, planning is definitely one of the keys to my success. I can't fly by the seat of my pants.

  5. Planning is probably where I struggle the most... glad your lil one is on the mend :>

  6. So glad to hear that your lil girl is getting better.

    Planning has definitely been a huge part in my success...avoiding rummaging through the fridge has really gotten rid of temptation and indulging.

  7. Thanks for the advice about planning ahead. I am like you and will usually use my bonus points at night for sweets. Hope you get feeling better.

  8. There are many things more healthy for you than milkshakes when you want something sweet... my favorites are fruit with yogurt or dried fruit to nibble. ^^


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