Sunday, January 24, 2010

Weight Watchers Sixteenth Week


Today, I had a loss of .8 pounds. Yea! But I’m still .2 pounds away from the low I hit a few weeks ago. I’ve been a little less focused on weight loss lately because I’ve been struggling with a stomach problem that I think may be lactose intolerance. I’ve had tests for really bad things, like disintegrating organs, but all of that is fine. So I’m cutting back severely on dairy to see what I can tell the doctor when I see her again. You’d be amazed how many foods include milk and I didn’t realize how much cheese I eat…

Here’s what I had for lunch yesterday:

It’s one of those new Cranberry Apple Walnut salads at Carl’s Jr. Super Nom! Love all the things in the title, plus it had spinach. Really good! But, I did have to dig out the cheese before I dug in and fortunately, they’d lumped it all in one place. This morning, I forgot to eat before weighing in, so I had an Egg McMuffin, without the cheese, which also shaved a few points off the total, which is a Good Thing… Both of these meals replaced my usual frozen yogurt :-(

Cutting out dairy is making me eat healthier. So many of the snacks I like (cookies, cake, ice cream) have milk in them… So, I loaded up on fruit and sorbet, which said it may contain milk byproducts but didn’t have milk in the ingredients list… Something else that was helpful in my quest to reduce dairy is that apparently all labels now have to include a special list of things like milk, wheat, glutten and soy if they’re an ingredient so it’s easy for folks with those allergies/sensitivities to glean that info and slam it back on the shelf.

So, here’s to another week of tracking and eating right. I have a goal of losing three more pounds before Valentine’s Day, which is totally doable. I think I need to be working on small goals to keep myself focused during this weird tummy trouble.

Do what makes you happy!!

C’est la vie!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Weight Watchers Fifteenth Week


So, I lost 1.2 pounds, which sounds good but still doesn’t take me down to where I was the week before Christmas. This stomach bug has me all screwed up. I’ve been on program, mostly, and at least I didn’t gain.

We’re trying to figure out what’s up with my stomach and the physicians assistant I saw said to cut out dairy while the tests were being run. That’s helped a little. And I brought in a lot of fruit, which is always a good thing.

For a while, with the sinus infection and breathing being somewhat optional, I wasn’t doing a lot of exercise but now I’m at least back to my usual 20-30 minutes a day.

Ahhhh, it’s a process and right now it’s a messed up process but I’m doing what I can and I know, eventually, the things I’m doing right will catch up on the scale. Oh, yeah, my measurements have continued to go down, so I’m grateful for that and figure something’s going right!

Do what makes you happy!!

C’est la vie!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Sniff, Sniff

I didn't get to Weight Watchers today. I also didn't get to go to lunch with a group of friends. Blame my stupid sinuses. They've attacked and they're not giving up easily. A big RAZZberry for my sinuses.

According to my scale here at home, I would have lost what I gained last week, plus another pound... Ah, well, next week should show a huge loss and I will happily crow that to the world.

The Husband is off getting me strawberry frozen yogurt with a side of chocolate sprinkles, as I sit here composing and blowing my nose. Thank God for Good Husbands and Buffs Puffs!

Do what makes you happy!!

C’est la vie!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Weight Watchers Fourteenth Week


I’m not gonna tell you how much I gained and you can’t make me! Stupid scale…

My weight went up and down all week. I still have a little stomach bug but I also had a barrel of Poppycock my “thoughtful” husband gave me that I’ve nibbled too much on. Damn!

Today I had a breakfast burrito at Del Taco and a scoop of Baskin Robbins Winter Mint ice cream. One and a half Italian sausage-stuffed peppers is calling my name from the fridge. And all the little Poppycock voices are still calling to me (they get transported to work tomorrow!).

So, it’s time to rededicate myself to this weight loss journey. Back to eating only what I’ve written down and nothing more. Back to saying no to everything but fruit at potlucks at work. Back to remembering that I can’t eat everything I want. Today was controlled cheating with a touch of tick-offed-ness. Sometimes a girl’s just gotta let go. But only for today!

Here’s a cell phone photo of me and Robert Downey Jr.’s Sherlock Holmes poster. We went to see the movie right after WW--I’m sure Conan Doyle prefers Jeremy Brett or Basil Rathbone, but RDJ’s Sherlock is a fun, updated little romp.

So, back to strict program tomorrow. What I need to work on this week is bringing new things to the program. I’ve gotten into a rut and need some new “good” choices.

Do what makes you happy!!

C’est la vie!