This past Sunday, Sarah and I celebrated our sixth wedding anniversary. Once again, I had a heck of a time getting her white roses in time for the anniversary. (If you weren't there, we did a white rose ceremony at our wedding, part of which included me promising I would give her a white rose on every anniversary as a reminder of the vows we shared that day.) This year even though I called 3 weeks before our anniversary and the flower shop ensured me they'd have them in by January 4, they called January 2 to let me know they didn't pull through. So I had to drive to a surrounding community 20 minutes away when it was -40C to get flowers from the only florist in driving distance that had any white roses. Now that's commitment!
We also had a lovely evening out at a local restaurant where they serve yummy Greek food. It was our first night out without the kids in a LOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNGGGGGG time. We were so grateful for Memere and Gedo! As you may or may not also be aware, I've been on Weight Watchers for about 10 weeks now. I decided to stock up my points for the meal but then forgot my PointsFinder book at home! I thought using my common sense would work. Yeah, not so much. I consumed what I thought would be roughly 20 points. Turned out to be 30. Oh well. Thank goodness for those FlexPoints!
And now to my blessing of my wife. Beyond all the amazing things she does for our family, the incredible mother she is and the phenomenal wife she has been and continues to be, she never ceases to amaze me with her support of everything I do, even if it is totally nerdy, like fundamental analysis of common stocks. Weight Watchers can be easy at times but also very difficult because sometimes you just want to give up and let it all come back on just so you can eat whatever you want. But the easier it fits into your life, the easier it is to succeed. And Sarah has made it exceedingly difficult to have a good excuse to fail!
This week I came home from work dreading having to put together my plate that would finish off my day's points. Little did I know she already knew how many points I had left and had prefabricated a plate for me with the exact points allotment. I walked in the door and she said "Hi sweetie. The plate on the counter is 10 points." Sweet! Then, today she made my favorite supper: homemade pizza! She painstakingly calculated the points value of the recipe she used just so I would know how many pieces I could have without exceeding my daily points. You should see the scribble pad she left behind. It looks like she was doing complex calculus. She somehow did this while looking after our two boys AND actually cooking the supper.
Now that is a wife to be grateful for! And that I am. Love you sweetie!
(By the way, with her help and the support of my family, I have lost roughly 18 pounds and am well on my way to my goal of 25!)