I'm right here! Just been unable to blog due to limited access to a computer. I'm unable to do this at work any longer because of a certain "snitch" who insists on watching every move I make and reporting it to anyone who will listen.

And it's very difficult for me to get to it once I get home at night. I never seem to have enough time to myself. Laundry, dogs, grocery shopping, dinners, cleaning, banking, etc., etc.

Since my hubby is traveling this week I took the opportunity to spend yesterday afternoon catching up on all those "me" things that get pushed back further and futher - until ... my hair was SO long that I was about to have to start wearing a hat (and believe me, you don't want to EVER see me in a hat!). So, got a haircut - after I had my teeth cleaned - then to the nail salon to get a pedi and mani - (took my nails off so it was just a simple manicure). Was going to get my brows waxed but didn't have the time. SEE?? It's impossible to get it all done!

Aaaannywaaay.....on to the purpose of this site - the weight. I've had a couple of weeks where I wasn't very conscientious. Cinco de Mayo, margaritas, chips & salsa, pot luck dinners...you get it. But still I've managed to do okay. I'm down a full 10 pounds and am SUPER happy about it. Can't seem to fit in that walking that I keep promising myself I'll do so I'll just walk when I can and continue on the WW trail.

Gotta sign off now before my guard returns from lunch. CAN'T WAIT TO TELL HER GOODBYE!!!!!


The exercise report & a life lesson [niki]

Last week sucked! I didn't do any walking. It was rainy and dreary here and on top of that, as i said before, I had company. But this week I am back on track and loving it. And when little Laney says "Mommy, I prouda you walking wit Carewol" and then follows it up with a big hug it motivates me even more. I am happy to see that Laney recognizes that her mommy is doing something for herself. I have struggled with that part of my life since Jake & Laney came of an age where they follow our lead. Maybe that is what finally pushed that magic button inside me to actually take control of my weight. I want her to see that her mommy takes care of herself. I want her to grow up with her self esteem in tact. I want her to be comfortable in her own skin and to feel 'good enough' and important. I remember my own mom telling me that she didn't like it when she heard me say I couldn't do something. As a child I didn't understand her true feelings behind that statement. I just assumed that it was frustrating for her when I refused to try something or do something. Now, as a mommy myself, I understand that her meaning and feelings were invested in those words because she was invested in me, my development and my growth as a girl. She didn't want me to limit myself in any way. AHHHHHHHH HINDSIGHT! So I am proud of my 10 pound accomplishment and my exercise accomplishment. It not only nourishes my own psyche but my little laney's as well!!!



Niki's weigh in [week 5] i feel pretty

After worrying about this week's weigh in [and actually postponing it 2 days] I finally got up the nerve to walk right into that Jenny Craig office and step on the scale. I was sure that I'd gained weight due to having a little "fun" while I had family visiting! But I am so proud and happy to announce that I lost 2.2 lbs this week for a grand total of 10 lbs since I started! I'm revved up and ready to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Next goal ... ANOTHER 10 LBS!



Any One Seen Carb Addict?

Me either....where are you?


not a good week

I know..... but it wasn't. I didn't get to walk at all! ! I weigh in tomorrow morning and I expect to see a slight gain. *deep sigh*
But I'm geared up mentally to get right back on tomorrow! So show some love & support and leave me some words of encouragement