Sunday, November 29, 2009

Weight Watchers Ninth Week


Even with Thanksgiving in the not-so-distant past, I lost .6 of a pound. I tell ya, as long as I’m goin’ down, I’m happy. To be honest, the scale at home and measurements didn’t budge this week, so I’m happy WW is showing a loss.

The Husband always works on T-Day (God bless overtime), so we never eat before 7pm. Who wants a big ole meal that late?! In the past, we’ve usually had a boneless turkey, sweet potatoes, rolls and stuffing, then some billion calorie dessert. This year, as I told Cindy when we were celebrating my 5% total loss at the WW meeting this morning, we had just the turkey and the Maple roasted sweet potatoes from Trader Joe’s. She joked that that was kinda sad but it actually wasn’t. For once, we went to bed not feeling like barfing and look, I had a .6 loss. Who needs stuffing and rolls, anyway??!!

Now, Christmas, that’s gonna be another matter entirely…

C’est la vie!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Weight Watchers Eighth Week


Ok, my scale said I’d lost a pound… Stupid Weight Watcher scale said I only lost .2... Ah, that’s ok. Maybe next week I’ll have a bigger loss, combining this week and next. A big RAZZZZZBERRY to the WW scale :-) My measurements were also down a bit, so there!

Stayed on program even though it was a tough week at work--another big fat layoff and I’m the one who writes the majority of the final checks. So not fun. But The Husband worked late hours all week and came over to work at lunch so we could walk around the neighborhood and have some face time this week. So that was nice, and healthy.

Today we went to see 2012, which was fun and somewhat scary. On the way into the theatre, we encountered an irresistible photo op:

C’est la vie!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Weight Watchers Seventh Week


Being on vacation must be good for dieting--lost 1.4 pounds this week! I guess not sitting on my big butt at a desk all day helped.

Stayed on program as much as I could. Ate salads the few times we hit restaurants and another lettuce wrapped chicken sandwich at Carl’s Jr. Making good choices is the key. So happy I’m in a Place of Good Decisions right now.

We didn’t get as much accomplished as we wanted on our stay-cation but we relaxed, did a lot of reading and just hung out, which we haven’t done much of recently. The Husband was very busy during October/Halloween and will be just as busy from now till Christmas with his job at Knott’s Berry Farm. We usually take this time, around the first part of November, to have some time to ourselves between the busi-ness at the end of the year.

What’s on Mare’s Phone

Here’s The Husband with the traditional Thanksgiving Rubber Ducky.

C’est la vie!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Weight Watchers Sixth Week


Miracle of miracles, I lost another pound! All week, I was on program and my scale showed a little loss but I took a day trip to LA yesterday on a bead buying expedition. My girlfriends and I walked a million blocks (no, really.) and I tend to retain water in those situations. So I was really happy when the uber-sensitive WW scale registered a loss.

This week, I’m on staycation and my plan is to eat as much at home as I can, since I have total control over what I’m eating. But I’m sure there’ll be a restaurant meal or two thrown in there--salads and grilled chicken will be the order of the day. In all honesty, I had a teriyaki chicken bowl at Panda Express this week--still lost that ole pound, though!

Here I am with my friend, Charlie, in LA yesterday in the lobby of the Bradbury Building.

C’est la vie!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Dinner at Carl’s Jr.


The Husband and I had some errands to run tonight, so I thought I’d look at the Carl’s Jr. nutrition guide to see if there were any low points alternatives besides salad. Low and behold, the website had an Alternative Options link and showed several things besides the fallback salad, one of which was the lettuce wrapped BBQ chicken sandwich. Hmmm… That sounded pretty good. In & Out has been doing the wraps like that for years with their burgers.

Here’s what it looks like:

And here’s a shot of my lovely, low points dins w/diet lemonade, with The Husband’s billion point chicken taco salad in the background. I couldn’t believe he ate the bowl, which is like the worst thing ever. I mean, the salad and chicken are about 300 calories and the bowl is the rest of the billion! I told him I don’t want him moaning to me about how big his tummy is!

And for dessert, as soon as I post this, a Weight Watchers 3 point ice cream. Not sure whether I’ll have peanut butter cup or cookie dough. Decisions, decisions…

C’est la vie!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Weight Watchers Fifth Week


Didn’t I tell you that if I kept doing the right things, my weight loss would catch up to me? Lost 1.6 pounds this week! I think weight is a funny thing with a life of it’s own. You do all the right things, you lose it but it doesn’t want to go. It clings to you as water weight or something some weeks… Anyway, Buh Bye 1.6 pounds! Don’t let the door hit ya on the way out!

Cindy, my WW leader, is already talking about The Season, which technically starts with Halloween and continues on till New Years. We had an all day pot luck at work (thankfully, the food wasn’t right in my path so I wasn’t constantly tempted) and all I had were two teeny tiny thin miniscule slices of pumpkin pie, my absolutely favorite thing during the holidays. When I went home, I had a 3 point dinner and no dessert (usually yogurt and fruit). Pumpkin’s a fruit, right? Or a veggie… Either way, pie made from fruits or veggies is good food. That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it!

I didn’t use Halloween as an excuse to buy bags of bite sized candy. We haven’t had trick or treater’s since the 90’s, so I know they’ll just be in the house, calling to me. Better someone else buys them and deals with their siren song!

Here’s my favorite crackers of the moment. They are outrageously high in fiber and, unfortunately, cost. I try to catch them on sale but sometimes… The purse suffers… Anyway, they’re very tasty, both the original and Garlic, and one serving (18 crackers) is two points. Sometimes I just do one serving, which is satisfying. And, yes, I stand at my kitchen counter and count out 9 or 18 crackers to take to work. Ahem… Don’t look at me like that--1.6 pounds, remember?!

C’est la vie!