This week's stats are:
Starting weight: 180 lbs. / Goal weight: 135 lbs. / Current weight: 176.8 lbs.
As with every aspect of our lives, autism is something we have to consider. Why with weight loss, you may ask? Well, for multiple reasons. One, autism causes enough stress on our house, so I don't take lightly any decision to add additional stress. Second, weight loss can cost money. We don't take lightly any decision to divert funds to something other than Jack's care. Third, we have to consider whether we have time to put into weight loss when we have a packed schedule as it is.
I came to a realization recently when I had a small bout of pneumonia; I need to take care of myself, not just for me, but for Jack, too. Jack requires a lot of care. He will for years to come. I need to stay healthy in order to support him. If weight loss helps me stay a bit healthier, then it's work the time, money, and stress.
I am incorporating some things into my second go-round with Weight Watchers that will (hopefully) help me manage both Jack's schedule and my waistline:
- Packaged breakfasts: Kroger sells breakfast sandwiches with turkey sausage and Canadian bacon that are low-calorie and delicious. I've also restocked on VitaTops, which are all kinds of awesome.
- WW Online: Before when I did WW, I went to meetings. Now, I do it online. That way, I don't have to fit a meeting into my busy schedule. Meetings always creeped me out, anyway. I felt nervous in front of all of those people.
- The exercise bike: I heart the stationary bike. Seriously. I can ride and watch TV and earn activity points. Sweet.
- Skinny Girl Margaritas: Because all special needs Moms occasionally need something a little stronger than water. Skinny Girl Margaritas are a whopping 1 point for 6 oz. of tequila-spiked lime goodness. That's enough to make me cry tears of joy.
Any words of advice as I embark on a weight loss journey?