Hello Friends!

Not that you noticed, but I snuck out for a week and went on vacation with my little family. We played, we rode rollercoasters (kiddie roller coasters totally count), we walked a gazillion miles (slight exaggeration), we swam a gazillion miles (not an exaggeration at all), and we napped. Ah, sweet glorious naps. And because I was thinking ahead, I arranged it so that we would come back and have the entire weekend to readjust and get laundry done before returning to the weary work world Monday morning.

Do you have any idea how long it takes to read 168 blogs? It takes a long damn time, that’s how long. Sheesh! You all had a lot to say while I was gone. I’m glad though because I went a whole week being unplugged and I was happy to spend a few hours reading blogs and being connected to my cyber friends.  🙂

This vacation came a good time because it gave me time to think about my last post. I am definitely ready to do something about my weight, but I’m not so depressed and despondent as I was last week. Feeling more hopeful and optimistic now.

And guess what?! I LOST 2 pounds while I was on vacay. How ’bout them apples?! My one goal for this vacation was to NOT mindlessly snack my way through the week, and actually I didn’t do a lot of snacking at all. When I did snack it was mostly yogurt, fruit, and animal crackers (which are surprisingly addictive, I found out), but other than that most of my eating was at mealtimes. Also, I was happy, relaxed, and busy – but busy in a good way (knitting and swimming can take a lot of time if you let it), and I think that helped as well. So yeah, I’ll take a 2 pound loss on vacation any time!! It’s a small personal victory for me.

I’ll be getting off the fence this week and either joining WW or TOPS. Anyone out there have any experience with TOPS? There are several chapters in my area and from what I’ve read, it sounds like it could be just the thing I’m looking for. My only reservation is that there might not be anyone my age there – I think a lot of Senior folk attend TOPS, not that that would stop me from going, but it would be nice if there were a younger crowd there as well (don’t you love how, at 40, I refer to myself as the younger crowd?).

So that’s what I’m considering for now. Whatever I decide, I’ll give 3 months to see if I really like it and then I can reevaluate and make changes if I need to.  Sounds like a plan to me.

Have a good week! 🙂