Having posted about my New Year’s Resolutions, I feel compelled to update you. I have good news and bad news.
The good news is that my resolution to spend the hour after supper, before bedtime prep, playing with my kids has been wonderfully successful! It can be hard to ignore the call of the email, chores, etc, but I’m doing well focusing on my family at that time. We play games, dance in the basement, play with trains, pretty much whatever my sons want to do. The best part was, a few days ago, my son Tyler (age five) was talking about the best part of his day, and he said, “I know what the best part of your day is, Mommy, playtime after supper.” And he’s right!
Now the bad news: My other resolution was to lose the 12 pounds that have crept onto my 5’2″ frame over the past three years. I had been trying to just eat less. That has not worked out. One of my favorite expressions is from Weight Watchers: If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always got. And so I know I have to try something different. I’ve gone back to the tried-and-true method of counting Weight Watchers points. And I’m keeping my hands busy during the “witching” snack hour after my boys have gone to bed, while I watch tv. My friend Rallie gave me a Knifty Knitter, and so far I’ve knitted five hats to donate to charity! Here’s hoping I can get that scale to budge. Stay tuned!