camino de santiago, Health Journey, Weight Watchers

WW Post: Still Working on Getting Healthy

So, for those of you who don’t know – this last September my Beau and I did the Camino De Santiago (thus 3 book reviews last year about the Camino). One of these days, I will do some back dated storytelling of this amazing journey. Suffice to say, it was nothing like I thought it was going to be, and so much more than I could have ever imagined. We finished on Oct. 7, and I have thought about it longingly every day since then. The Beau and I are loosely planning to do it again in 2018. This time we want to do the Portuguese Route. Anywho, as I said, that’s another post for another time.
Here’s a pic of us when we got to Santiago De Compostela:


As you know, I’ve struggled with weight since I was a teenager, and one of the things the Camino did for me was help me jumpstart my loss. I am still struggling a little bit, but have (mostly faithfully) been going to Weight Watchers since then. Since June of 2014, I have lost 60lbs. Not as much as I had hoped, but when you slack ass more than you work – so be it!


This week I’ve started doing something I had never yet done before in my whole WW history. I’ve started doing the Simply Filling plan. I have always, always, always been a points counter who has said they couldn’t trust themselves to not have to count points. I haven’t weighed in yet for the week (that comes on Saturday), but I have found this week SO MUCH EASIER. The points alone system I think gives me TOO MUCH freedom (especially with how many points I have to eat between daily, weekly and fit) to go whole hog. This week, eating from the list as much as possible, but still allowing myself things here and there that count from weekly/fit points has been so much more healthy feeling. Also it’s helping me learn my hunger cues. Looking cautiously forward to what the scale will have to say this week.

Last night I made a Simply Filling Stir Fry. It turned out quite nice.


You can find the recipe here if you are a logged in WW member. If not, and you would like the recipe, let me know and I’ll type it out for you.

After dinner I was feeling pretty tired. The Beau wanted to go to the Y and work out, but I decided not to go with him, but to get some fresh air instead. Seeing a break in the rain, I suited up and headed out

(Don’t I look thrilled?)

It started raining as soon as I got out there, of course but I did about 2 miles. Thankfully some good music was on my phone and I ended up jogging further/ longer than I ever have consecutively at one time. I also ran into one of my friends from high school who lives in the area, so that was a bonus.

At the end I was out of breath, soaking wet and looked like this


But I FELT like this:


Got a pretty good nights sleep, and am now getting ready to tuck into some OatBran and fruit.


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