Sunday, March 28, 2010

Weight Watchers 24th Week


Junk out of the house and walking 5 nights out of 7 paid off. Lost 2 pounds! If I lose at least another .6 next week, I’ll be officially 20 pounds down and I can go get my $20 Golden Spoon gift card.

I’ve got another 25 pounds to lose… Sometimes I feel like I’ve gotten nowhere but I know, from the way my clothes fit and the fact that I’ve bought a few pieces lately that fit better than my old clothes, that I’ve made tremendous progress.

I’ve been watching the Jamie Oliver Food Revolution show. He’s really interesting but more than anything, he’s showing us how much we delude ourselves by thinking that what we eat is ok. The town he’s filming in was actually feeding their children pizza for breakfast in the schools!! I mean, really?? Cold pizza for breakfast as a teenager (or older…) was yummy and kinda sinful, but to have it condoned by the folks who should be watching out for kids! Cripes! I’m hoping this show will really inspire me to eat better.

That being said, I splurged this morning on some expensive Weight Watcher snacks, that should last me a couple of weeks.

I really want to start eliminating foods with ingredients I can’t pronounce (see above boxes…). I mean, what the hell is fructooligosaccharides???? Ah, it’s a process. More fruit, less fructooligosaccharides!

Ps--I swear I didn’t make up that long, ridiculous word!

C’est la vie!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Weight Watchers 23rd Week


I lost .2 pounds. I want to be sarcastic but really, what’s the point? This weight loss thing is much more difficult than when I was younger. And, to be honest, I’ve been throwing little potholes of my own making into my weight loss path, so if there‘s sarcasm, it must be aimed at my own little self.

Two things I’m going to do (or not do) this week:

1. No saltines and cookies in the house. When I was having the stomach problems, I started buying saltines. They are little booby traps! They’re small and seemingly non-caloric and they jump into my mouth by the fistful. And cookies?? ‘Nuff said. They are now banned from the house!

2. I do some exercise every day but The Husband has been wanting to resume our walks around our neighborhood, so we’ll start again tonight. Hopefully, that will jump start some losing!

So, I’m off to the grocery store to stock up on oranges and yogurt and other good things to set myself up for a GOOD week.

C’est la vie!

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Weight Watchers 22nd Week


OK, how did I manage to lose weight last week and gain this week?? The week of the dreaded colonoscopy?? You’d think a day of nothing but water and sparkling laxative would leave a girl pretty skinny… But no. Trust me--I weighed myself the morning of Preparation Day and again the morning of the test and I hadn’t lost an ounce. The Universe is playing a really bad joke on me, I swear…

And I must be having hormonal disharmony since I finally opened the box of Trader Joe Joe Joe’s, their peppermint holiday cookies. Slowly working my way through them. Ahem… It’s also Shamrock Shake time at McD’s. I tell ya, the Universe is stacked agin me right now.

Yeah, yeah, I know. I have to fight it. Ah, the best I can do is only drink a third of the large shake I shared with The Husband… Sometimes, you just have to do the best you can. And exercise. A LOT…

So, I need to establish some goals, with rewards. When I lose 2 more pounds, I’m going to buy myself a $20 Golden Spoon gift card. Their frozen yogurt is a good WW treat. And when I lose 5 pounds after that, I get to go buy a couple of pairs of sandals. I haven’t gotten new sandals in years and my two favorite pair are practically falling off my feet. So now I have something to look forward to.

C’est la vie!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Weight Watchers 21st Week


This was a week of challenges: The Husband’s birthday, midnight showing of Alice In Wonderland, an In and Out lunch… And yet, miraculously, I managed to lose another pound!

I did try to eat light on the days I was challenged. We go to an English pub for The Husband’s birthday dinner and I knew I wanted fish and chips. Their fish is cooked with a beer batter and it’s nice and dry, not greasy, so I could eat the fish right out of the batter. And I only had a few chips, but honestly, probably more than I should have. For the midnight showing, I took a bag of those orange sugarful circus peanuts--ate a few just to keep me awake. Uh huh, right! The In and Out foray was at the behest of The Husband, who considered it his birthday weekend… I looked up the hamburger stats before we went and discovered that without cheese and their patented sauce, a hamburger there is only 330 calories! Not bad. And no, I didn’t look up their luscious fries, of which I partook but a few… Again, probably a few too many but I ate very conservatively the rest of the day. And I guess it worked, since I lost another nasty ole pound.

I realized this morning at the WW meeting that I’ve lost almost 20 pounds. I’m honestly amazed at myself. Yeah, I know I’ve been down this road before but I think I just hadn’t really paid attention to the total up till now. Yay me!

C’est la vie!