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Caution…you might hurt yourself!

In Day What?, WeightWatchers®, WeightWatchers® Weigh-In on February 28, 2009 at 9:39 pm

made_at_wwwtxt2piccom I had another good week! I was expecting maybe 1.5 lbs, but was pleasantly surprised when it was 3.8!  That puts me down to 240.2! The 5% is so close I can almost taste it, but I don’t know the point value.

I was so excited to go home, and put my numbers in to the WeightWatchers eTools.  I was throw aback by the cautionary tone in which the eTools informed me I was losing too fast, and possibly could jeopardize my health. Oh, you mean worse than the 89 extra lbs I’ve been carrying for ten years?I have sleep apnea, bad knees, heel pain as a result of being overweight and you’re telling me how bad I can hurt myself by losing too quickly? As if.

I’m sure they didn’t mean to rain on my parade. And I’m not going to turn numbers like that all the time. TOM is coming and that usually adds to my grief. But I’d like to hang on to this feeling as long as it lasts. And I am watching it. Just not using the weekly points allowance arbitrarily.

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Made it another week…

In Day What?, WeightWatchers® Weigh-In on February 21, 2009 at 5:49 pm

I worked hard this week and got a loss of 2.6 lbs to show for it! I really had to concentrate on getting through the day without going too much over my point allowance. We even ate chicken and dumplings last night and I didn’t swell up like a sponge. I didn’t know that there was even a point allowance for them…who’d a thunk it?

Last week: 246.6

This week: 244.0

Total for this week: – 2.6  lbs.

Success at last! Day 42

In Day What?, WeightWatchers® Weigh-In on February 14, 2009 at 8:37 pm

overweight-332420Finally! After 42 days of being on WeightWatchers®, the scale moved in the positive direction. I lost 5.2 lbs! I wish I could tell you exactly what the turning point was, but I think it had to do with my accountability partner. She knew I was struggling after my family (in-laws) were here and she gave me the most precious card. It gist of it was that she believed in me. And I finally got it.  I tracked, made substitutions, made people mad when I didn’t go along with their choices for meals. A rebel with a cause, I guess. I know that every week won’t be wine and roses, but at least I made it a week without the “whine”.

Top Ten Things to Do to Sabotage Your Weight Loss Efforts

In Uncategorized, wailing and moaning, WeightWatchers® Weigh-In on February 7, 2009 at 7:59 pm

suctermonI had a bad weigh-in, essentially, I gained ALL that I lost and I’m now right back where I started 251.8.  So, since I’m now the expert, here’s my Top Ten List of Things to Do to Sabotage Your Weight Loss Efforts:

1.  Don’t consider yourself important enough to do this. I mean, really, are you ALL that important? Should you really care about your health and well-being, let alone being there for your family in later years by taking care of your needs?

2. Be sure to allow your family the privilege of making your meals. You know how much they want to. I’m sure they will make it a priority to measure and weigh portions because they care so much about your success.

3. Don’t make time in your schedule for exercise. Why, you might offend a family member if you take time to walk around the block or work out to a tape. What if they need you during the time you’re gone?

4. Don’t plan your meals. With your busy schedule, what makes you think you’re going to have time to sit down with pen and paper and plan out what you’re going to eat? Doesn’t that take organization?  Isn’t that interrupting something else?

5. Don’t double check your portions and measuring. I’m sure if you “eye-ball it”, as Rachael Ray would say, you’re going to be fine.

6. Multivitamins are overrated. They are just a money-making scheme to get you to buy snake oil.

7. By all means, don’t track your eating. Whether it’s points, or calories, or carbs, I’m sure you can remember what you eat from one meal to the next.

8. Don’t drink water. Isn’t that what Diet Coke® and Diet Pepsi® are for? Starbucks makes drinks, don’t they? Besides, all that research on the benefits of drinking water is one scientists’ opinion.

9. Keep your main trouble food in the house. You might feel the need to have some ice cream. Keeping it out of the house is depriving your family.

10. Don’t ask for support. When things are going bad in your life, a cookie will work in place of a friend and they’re more readily available.

Ice Storm 2009

In wailing and moaning, WeightWatchers®, WeightWatchers® Weigh-In on February 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm

Ice Storm 2009Well, I’m sure you know we made the news in Kentucky. God was and IS good as we lost power for only a day. My neighbors across the street didn’t fare as well. They were out of power from Tuesday until Sunday.

I never realized how much I take for granted until the storm. We cooked outside on my hubby’s grill with the side cooker on it to boil water. We took a bath in a pot. We played games on the floor in the sun because we were trying to stay warm. Pointless to say, I am sure, that I and my WeightWatchers® buddy didn’t make it for weigh in Saturday. As it turned out, the ice and snow made it pretty hard to stay within our point range as we had to make do with what was in the kitchen.

I hope this finds you warm, with electric, and working your plan.