Saturday, February 6, 2010

What is a "Weight Watcher"?

Quote from my former Weight Watcher leader:  "Just because you're in a garage doesn't mean you're a mechanic, and just because you plant your tiny hiney here doesn't make you a Weight Watcher."

I didn't make it to my meeting today. I had all kinds of good intentions, but it's my husband's birthday "weekend". Yes, we do birthday weekends. I started it a few years ago that during the weekend of your birthday, it's YOUR weekend. Whatever the birthday person wants, the birthday person gets. It's really fun on my birthday, and a hell of a lot of work on my husband's birthday!

Between preparing him breakfast fit for a king, baking his favorite cake* from scratch and taking my cat to the vet, all before 11am, I missed all the Saturday morning meetings. I even forgot to step on the scales here at home. Tomorrow, I promise tomorrow I'll weigh in here at home.

I've been really good about my eating, no junk food at all (not that I ever eat junk anyway), but more importantly, no binging. I don't know what happened or why, but since I posted the Secret post, I don't have this crazy urge to eat at night. I'm tyring not over-analyze the situation and just let it be.

 I've cut back on the exercise just a bit, working out only five days a week for an hour or two hours, depending on how much time I have and if I'm in the mood for a 2-hour workout. I still feel like I'm cheating, but I feel so much better physically. It was getting where I was sore all the time, my muscles always ached and hurt. Now I'm giving them some recovery time. My workouts are stronger, and I'm not exhausted all the time. I'm even sleeping better. I'm trying to ease up on myself a little and not be such a nazi about the exercising.

The weekend
I screwed up royally on one of my husband's birthday presents. Several weeks ago he saw a commercial for the musical South Pacific playing at the Seattle 5th Avenue Theatre. It looked pretty cool and the reviews are great. He mentioned he'd like to go to see it, but we never discussed it any further. Last week as I was scrambling to get his gift (a really nice camera that I totally want for myself), I thought the play would be a fun thing to do together.

I looked online at tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The seats for Friday and Saturday were horrible, way in the back where you'd need binoculars to see it. Sunday however, had great seats at the 1:30pm show. Right up front, perfect view of the stage. I bought the non-refundable, non-exchangeable tickets. Over $100 each.

Yesterday my husband started talking about Superbowl Sunday. I asked, "oh, when is the Superbowl?" I'm not a big football fan unless it's the Seahawks or the Broncos. If it's not one of those teams I could care less. I almost fell over when he said this Sunday. Nooooooooooooooooooo!!!! Then  I asked, "you're not watching it, right?" He looked at me like I'd grown horns. His response was something like this..."are you kidding?! Of course I'm watching it! The Saints are playing!!!" My response, "who are the 'Saints'?

I got an earful about the Saints and how much he likes them. I honestly don't know where I've been the past few months when he was watching the Saints play, but I had no idea he was a fan.

Surprisingly when I told him the tickets were non-exchangeable and non-refundable, but maybe I could find someone else to go with me, he said no, he really wanted to go. Then he got excited about the show. He's actually a pretty understanding guy when I do this kind of thing, and I seem to do it a lot.

We're going to record the game, but I doubt it'll be the same for him.

*About the cake. It's chocolate, his favorite. I hate chocolate cake so I'm okay with it being in the house. No worries of me binging on chocolate cake. Now if it was carrot cake or German Chocolate cake, that would be an entirely different story.


Graciela said...

I took my mom to see South Pacific Thursday was great. Singing and acting were both fabulous. I especially liked the lady who played "Bloody Mary." What a voice.

The game doesn't actually start until around 3:30; South Pacific is a 3 hour show (yes I know...3 hours!) but you might be home for the second half. (I honestly don't know how long the game lasts, with the 1/2 time show and everything).

clickmom said...

The man deserves an award!! Have a great time at the show.

Kyle Gershman said...

I consider myself fortunate that I became allergic to walnuts later in life. This gives me a default defense against carrot cake. None would be safe...I've stopped asking if it has nuts because there are the rare few that are made with pecans which I can have. Its better to remain allergic to certain things!

Ron said...

Sounds like life is pretty good right now... Enjoy it!!!

Kristina said...

I love the idea of a birthday weekend! i may have to bring that idea into the house too! You def have a VERY understanding husband for him to go to the show instead of watching the Super Bowl! lol Most guys would freak! Keep your chin up, your NOT cheating, your doing a fab gotta quit beating yourself up. No one out here is judging you or thinks any less of you because of the "secret" post! We love you and are cheering you on!

Helen said...

Hey the game doesn't even start until 3:30 your time so he won't miss much of it, really! I hope you guys have a fabulous time. My family has birthday "weeks" which is only a problem because one can end up with several cakes :-)

Jackie Callahan said...

We do big birthday extravaganzas too, this was initiated by me, when my kids were small, and has kept up through the years. But, in the past, I had a lot of trouble with it. I usually turned myself into a pretzel trying to give my husband and kids the perfect day (like I never had) and I would work so hard, ignoring what I needed, so that inevitably I would wind up bingeing. Now I try to make it a special day, but I ask for more help, and some things I have let go of, knowing that I need to take care of me too, no matter who's birthday it is! I am so glad you were able to work it out with the tickets!

Foodie Girl said...

You have an awesome husband! To miss the Superbowl for the show? WOW! Wish my boyfriend was that way.

Ella Enchanted said...

I am so disappointed, Diana..."Who are the Saints?"....:) I'm glad you guys are having a good weekend & you are blessed to not like chocolate cake!!!

Carrieheff said...

Don't feel bad, I didn't know when the Superbowl was either. Sometimes I feel like the only person on the planet who doesn't watch football!
Hope you had a great time at the play!