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  • WW WW #6

    September
    10
    2007

    ww.jpgWeight Watchers Weekly Weigh-in #6!

    It’s that time again, time for my weekly edition of “Holy Hell My Pants Are Falling Off”. Today marks the end of my sixth full week eating foods on the Core food list (ahem, no, you may not count the Domino’s as food.), and I even managed to surprise myself this week.

    First week: -4.6 lbs.
    Second week: -4.2 lbs.
    Third week: -1.6 lbs.
    Fourth week: -2.4 lbs.
    Fifth week: -.8 lbs.
    * * Sixth week: -2.6 lbs. * *
    Total to date: -16.2 lbs.
    I got my third star that marks 15 pounds today. My next star is only 3.8 lbs. away.

    10% target: 1.8 pounds away.

    So, uh, yeah! WoOt! Holy wowzeroonies, I don’t know what happened! Well, yes I do, I ate a lot more fish this week than I normally do, ’cause I found this phenomenal Coconut encrusted tilapia with papaya and mango that I couldn’t resist. Other than that, it’s been a relatively normal week with the fruits and the vegetables and the proteins and the brown rice and whole grain high fiber bread. These are things I’m used to now, and obviously they work – so I don’t intend to change my ways any time soon.

    I cleaned my drawers out yesterday, went through my shorts and jeans and ended up with a nice stack of relatively new stuff that is too big/baggy to wear. It’s been a long time since I’ve done that.

    For those of you thinking this is my first go at this – it’s not. When Hubby left for Iraq, I weighed over 200 pounds. I dropped 55 pounds while he was gone, gained about 20 back after he returned, lost the 20 again and held for a year. Now I’m going for the gusto – down to my pre-pregnancy weight from 12 years ago. Since 2004, I’ve lost 65.6 pounds, not counting the 20 I gained back and lost again. I have about 10-15 pounds to go before I reach my own ultimate personal goal, but I’ll keep eating this way because I feel better.

    I have to say – this is a nice way to start the week. If the rest of the week follows suit, I should get a lot accomplished. Wish me luck much productive time!

    WW WW #5

    September
    4
    2007

    ww.jpgWeight Watchers Weekly Weigh-in #5!

    My fifth full week in the Core Program. I want the excitement from last week back! Daggone it, it was a slow week, and I must have been lazier or ate worse and didn’t realize it and can I just blame this ALL on PMS?! YES? Thank you so much. I’ll be better next week.

    First week: -4.6 lbs.
    Second week: -4.2 lbs.
    Third week: -1.6 lbs.
    Fourth week: -2.4 lbs.
    Fifth week: -.8 lbs.
    Total to date: -13.6 lbs.

    Next gold star: 1.4 lbs.
    10% target: 4.4 pounds away.

    Dang stupid &*)(%^ water retention and bloating and &*)(%^ stupid portion control and blahbity blah blah blah!

    To top it all off, I lost this week, I didn’t gain. What is wrong with me??! Would someone please smack me? I don’t even want to know what kind of nutcase I’ll be if I have a plus sign for a weekly result. Shheeeeeeeeshhh.

    Shutting up and getting back to work now. I hope you had a great and long weekend!

    WW WW #4

    August
    27
    2007

    ww.jpgWeight Watchers Weekly Weigh-in #4!

    My FOURTH full week in the Core Program. I rock, I hit THE number on the scale today – one that I haven’t seen in SIX YEARS. WAHOOOO!!!

    First week: -4.6 lbs.
    Second week: -4.2 lbs.
    Third week: -1.6 lbs.
    Fourth week: -2.4 lbs.
    Total to date: -12.8 lbs.
    I am 2.2 pounds away from my next gold star, and only 5.2 pounds away from my 10% target goal (gold keychain).

    HELP ME MY PANTS ARE FALLIN’ OFF!
    Reward ideas, anyone? Anything but clothes.

    WW WW #3

    August
    20
    2007

    ww.jpgWeight Watchers Weekly Weigh-in #3!

    My third full week in the Core Program was okay. I say “okay” like I failed, and I need to get my head out of that gear. I did lose. I ate out twice last week, too – so losing is a great thing. I’m just such a stubborn over-achiever, that’s all.

    First week: -4.6 lbs.
    Second week: -4.2 lbs.
    Third week: -1.6 lbs.
    Total to date: -10.4 lbs.
    I got another 5 pound star sticker too, and now I’m actually looking forward to the next one – which is just a 4.7 pounds away. I’m just a wee frustrated because I thought I would do so much better this week. Bleh.

    Back to work for me – I have a ton of projects in queue! Did you know I’m booked out through the end of September now?! WoOt! I love being busy.

    WW WW #2 … and stuff.

    August
    13
    2007

    ww.jpgWeight Watchers Weekly Weigh-in #2!

    That’s an awful lot of W’s, don’tchya think?

    Today marks the completion of the second full week I’ve been on the Core Plan and attending the meetings for some accountability. The results? Staggering, considering Auntie Flo is on her way for a visit.

    First week: -4.6 lbs.
    Second week: -4.2 lbs.
    Total to date: -8.8 lbs.

    I got a cute little 5 pound sticker at the meeting today to mark the occasion, and the leader was all giddy and stuff. :)

    It’s been surprisingly easy, actually. I eat a lot of bowls of mixed fruits (cantaloupe, watermelon, grapes, pineapple), I eat a few fresh veggies, usually steamed (broccoli, cauliflower, corn, beets, asparagus) and I eat a lot of teriyaki marinaded chicken breasts, eggbeaters and cottage cheese. I even ate at McDonald’s this week – but I chose the grilled chicken Caesar salad with no toppings or dressing (I have a fat free dressing here at home). I found my sweet tooth satisfier – it’s on the core food list, too. Blue Bunny Fat Free Frozen Yogurt. YUM. Oh yeah. The Strawberry Cheesecake actually tastes a bit like Godiva white chocolate raspberry. (And a few of you know how seriously I take my Godiva. Very.)

    We mixed it up lastnight and I tried my hand at grilling salmon and asparagus – and they were both amazing. I’m a happy girl, whose clothes are starting to loosen up quite a bit!

    In other news, I’ll be very busy again this week – completing paintings, launching a new design project for an EWebcsapes client, and a new gallery/portfolio for myself that I’ve been working on for a while. I have 13 projects on my to-do list right now, so things are hoppin’ over here which is just how I like it.

    I’ve also recently completed designs for ItalyInstructions.com and ToddlerDaddy, if you want to check those out, too!

    WW

    August
    7
    2007

    ww.jpgI’ve joined the cult. Holy heck there’s some peppiness going on at them there Weight Watchers meetings! I’m on the second day of my second week – and so far, so good.

    After a few years of battling with the same %^&*@! five to ten pounds and so far away from my goal weight I consider liposuction on a daily basis, I decided it was time to make myself accountable for what I eat every moment of every day. There are a few Very Important People in my life who are having wonderful successes with Weight Watchers and quite honestly, I’ve given myself the “you lazy bum, what are you waiting for?!” speech too many times to count. It was time.

    Yes, there was a specific moment that drove me over the edge and pushed me to sign on the dotted line and step on the scale for the first time last week. Someone very special happened to glance at my bicep-slash-waddle. Some jiggling was involved, and I detected a flash of “wow” in a pair of eyes that I hold in high regard.

    Sometimes, that’s all it takes.

    I’m doing the Core Plan, not the Flex Points. I’m not big into counting beans or anything else – so if it requires a calculator, count me out. The Core Plan allows me to eat whatever is on the Core Food List, and for the most part, that’s all we’ve got stocked in the fridge anyway.

    I also bought a pedometer to count my steps. At the end of the first day (last Monday), I was ashamed. I didn’t even hit 5,000 steps in a day. Ouch! So I bought a bike, and now we all go for a family bike ride every day, as well as a walk. I’m up to about 10,000 steps a day, and “officially” down 4.6 pounds in my first week.

    My first thought when I walked out of my second meeting with such a great loss? “Cool! Now I can go to Hardee’s!”

    Somebody slap me.

    No, I didn’t go to Hardee’s, but I tell you what – those are the demons in my head. I hate them. They have kept me where I am for far too long, know what I mean? I’d really like to see a nice Grilled Chicken Breast versus Fast Food Demon smackdown in my head. Actually, I already do. heh. Strange things happen in my head, eh?

    Ok back to work I go, hi-ho, hi-ho!

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