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In Day What?, wailing and moaning, WeightWatchers® Weigh-In on January 27, 2009 at 2:35 pm

Well, weigh in this week reeked. I GAINED 2.2 LBS! So that puts my hard work of 3.4 lbs back to a piddly 1.2 lbs. Some of it was due to family being in town. Some was due to a crises that was going on in same said family. But ultimately, the fault is my own. goodgrief

Nobody told me to pick up that bag of M & M’s. Nor did anyone tell me not to argue with my honey as he wanted to go to Red Robin. As far as I know, there is nothing on the Red Robin menu that I would WANT to eat besides a burger.

I managed to get even more sick than the lung thing I had gone to the doctor for.  I spent the majority of the weekend in bed with a fever. I even called into work, which was a first for me. Wouldn’t you know it, the kids had a snow day, anyway.

During my stupid illness, my sweet husband endured my snappiness, and constant snoring. He kept coming at me with a shot of Dayquil and/or Nitequil.

So now that I’m close to being on the mend, it’s time to climb on the horse and count points again.

Day 14- A Weigh In confessional

In Day What?, wailing and moaning, WeightWatchers® Weigh-In on January 17, 2009 at 11:16 pm

disappointedI guess it just sucks to be me this weigh in. .4, people. All that hard work and a lousy .4. It just aggravates me to no end…I even had 8 points left from my points allowance!

All grousing aside, let’s do the math on this week and see where I slipped up.

1. Family was in town, so I cooked mostly for them.  That included a birthday dinner for the Husband and apple pie and key lime pie. I didn’t participate in the desserts, but I did have some dumplings.

2. I’ve had a severe case of bronchitis. In fact, the doc thinks I might have “seasonal asthma”. With the blast of cold we’ve had, there went walking. And with family here, walking to a cd in the living room wasn’t an option.

3.  Breyer’s Fat Free Ice cream.77567-26661_lg It’s so deceiving. With the term “fat-free”, you assume it’s not going to taste very good. But, you’d be incorrect. It ain’t Ben & Jerry’s, but it’s up there. Eating 1 cup a night probably wasn’t the best thing I could have done. Sometimes two cups a night. Stupid, right?

4. Then there’s this trouble-maker that is within walking distance of my house: Yeah, those non-fat, tall lattes do add up. I counted 4. starbucks124 is way too many. I need to make some limits. So, there you go…my confessional.

Week Two Highlights-Day 13.

In Day What?, WeightWatchers®, WeightWatchers® Weigh-In on January 16, 2009 at 10:05 pm

Hidi-Ho, neighbor. I guess I’m not doing too great on updating this blog. But I’m doing it for me, so, I guess I’m not on any kind of a schedule.

The best part of this week has been my husband. He actually has been helping me with points and food preparation. Made shepherd’s pie this week and our kids didn’t even know it was WeightWatchers®.

I’ve eaten lots of carrots, grapes, soup and Breyer’s fat-free ice cream. Not too shabby.  It’s been as cold as a witch’s you-know-what where I live so I’ve not done much with the exercise.

Tomorrow is weigh in. I’m hoping for 3 but would settle for 2. In-laws are in town, so it’s been hard to get to a computer much less anything else. I’ll report tomorrow.

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Weigh In- January 10th, 2009

In Day What?, WeightWatchers® Weigh-In on January 13, 2009 at 1:56 pm

I’ll take a 3 lb loss. I was wishing for a 5 lb, but I’ll most definitely take a 3 lb.

251.8 January 3, 2009
248.8 January 10, 2009

Oh, yeah. We are at Day 10.

“Twas The Night Before Weigh-In”

In Uncategorized on January 10, 2009 at 4:52 am

A Poem of sorts, with my apologies to Clement Clarke Moore, writer of “Twas the Night Before Christmas”.
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“Twas the night before weigh-in as I sit at my blog,
my thoughts kind of rattled, my brain in a fog,
The points were all counted by the computer with care,
in hopes that tomorrow, a weight-loss would be there.”
My husband and kids were all snug in their beds while visions of IHOP
danced through their heads,
Hunnybunny put on in his tee-shirt, and I my CPAP
we were settling down for our nightly nap.
When out in the yard, there arose such a clatter,
I stumbled from the bed to see what was the matter.
Away to the kitchen, I flew like a flash,
Tore open the pantry and contemplated the hash.
The shine from the fridge was reflected on the floor
Of the kitchen where I had been so many times before.
When, what to my wondering eyes should I see,
But a Strawberry cheese cake, and Baklava looking at me.
With a spatula and dish that was waiting inside
of a pie dish that Hunnybunny unsucessfully tried to hide,
Speedier than guilt, the ingredients they came,
to a mind filled with lust as I called them by name,
Begone Jello, and Half and Half, and crushed pineapple too,
you don’t own me Cool Whip, and cream cheese, you can hit the road, too!
I slammed the refrigerator, too ashamed to be seen
by my onlooking spouse, who was not being mean,
“You know you can do it, ” he smiled back at me,
“And I love you. You still look great to me!”
I sheepishly shuffled my feet towards the door,
And fell in his arms, as we walked off the floor,
and back to our bed, the crises had been averted,
and my conscious was clear, no calories inserted,
I’m glad I can truly now look at that scale,
and know that all my hard work will have a chance to prevail.
So if you find yourself wanting to throw all of it away,
remember: you’re worth it. Worth fighting another day.

Day Three

In Day What? on January 6, 2009 at 1:08 am

Well, I’ve managed not to give up yet. Other than being sick, I’m into Day Three. If someone will let me alone about walking, I should be okay.

WeightWatchers® and a book report

In Book Report, WeightWatchers®, WeightWatchers® Weigh-In on January 3, 2009 at 10:29 pm

es_weightloss0731_480x3601Today was D-day. The day to do or die, put up or shut up, or insert any other determination cliche′ here. My buddy and I went to our first Weight Watchers® meeting of 2009.  Having the monthly pass that I purchased online, I waited for her to arrive, and then waited to be weighed.  I couldn’t look at the scale. I was afraid it would be more than the 254 lbs I put in for my starting weight online.  Surprise! after seeing the receptionist write it down, it was only 251.8. Yes, it took a real effort for me to make 251.8 lbs sound like it isn’t very much.  She showed me her booklet, (which has a food guide, membership pass, and tracker-food and weight) and I showed her mine. Her info I will take to my grave. But mine I will apparently tell strangers like you.

Without going into detail which would get me sued, the plan takes the best of the latest two WeightWatchers® plans and combines them. The focus isn’t all on losing weight as much as it is on getting healthy. Maybe that’s what feels different.

I need to give a shout out to the Pasta Queen, Jennette Fulda. She wrote a book, “Half-A**ed: A Weight-Loss Memoir” which I ordered off Amazon.com. It came this past Thursday, and I haven’t been able to put it down. I even took it to the hairdresser with me so I could finish reading it. Kudos to you, Jennette! A very good read!