Sunday, January 27, 2008

Ups & Downs

It's been a tough week... with a trip in the middle, my schedule and my eating habits got a little turned around. I've still been eating mostly good things, just more of them and at strange times. I didn't track my points for a few days, and that's probably why I'm up a pound on the scale this morning. :-( Plus, yesterday was one of those days where I stayed home and ate everything in sight. Luckily, with the exception of some fancy European chocolates I got as a gift (which I did attack late in the evening), everything I have in my apartment is pretty good for me. I just ate a lot of it!

So, this week I'm going to focus on tracking what I eat again and trying to work in a little more exercise. Let's see if that helps nudge the scale back down a bit...

Sunday, January 20, 2008


It's been a rough week diet-wise -- I even had a very tasty but very not-diet-friendly homemade Italian dinner with a few glasses of wine last night -- but I still managed to lose .2 pounds. That's a small amount on the scale, but a HUGE relief, cuz I was afraid I would balloon way up. Hooray!

This week will be interesting, as I'm going out of town for few days and have a few more work events with the dreaded catering choices... but I'm still really motivated and I want to push myself to keep those numbers going down!

Thursday, January 17, 2008


It's been a rough week, and my willpower is just about nil. I have had 3 really bad meals in 2 days... culminating with a cheeseburger and fries for lunch today when I didn't want to walk very far in the snow. I just tallied the points, and that meal alone used my entire day's allotment.

Yikes. I'm still okay for the week but I've used up all of my Flex points so I have to stay on target for the next 3 days. If it stays this cold, that means soup, toast, and Lean Cuisine.... um, yum?

Monday, January 14, 2008

Monday Morning

Boo. I gained back .9 lbs of my great weight loss from last week. I'm not gonna beat myself up over it, but I still really hate seeing a gain on the scale.

Thoughts as to why it may have happened? A few things... I bought my lunch more this past week than the week before, and while I still was counting every point the lunches were bigger and less exact than, say, a Lean Cuisine or a can of soup with the nutrition listed right on the package. And, I'm fighting off a cold, so my body may just be hanging on to things or reacting differently than normal to try and battle this nasty sniffley-sneezy-coughing-stuffy-head-achey-want-to-rest thing.

So, here's to the start of another week!

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Ah-One, Ah-Two, Ah-Three....

So, how many pounds does it take before you actually feel like you're losing weight?

Apparently, about 17.

Suddenly, my pants are feeling a little loose... and getting a little long at the ankles (a sign they're fitting differently cuz there's less of you to cover)... and some of my button-down shirts are little less snug. Hooray!

And.... continuing the trend of last week, now 3 people have told me I look good and asked if I'm losing weight. Tonight, one even said "Wow! You look so fantastic! You're getting so skinny!" :-) Though I'm far from skinny, I really appreciate the compliments and the encouragement!

Validation breeds motivation which brings more validation which serves as further motivation...

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Starting '08 Out Great

As of Tuesday, January 1, I am officially back on the points.... and this morning's weigh-in is again the simple, really not needed but much appreciated PROOF that Weight Watchers WORKS. I've lost 2.4 pounds! Hooray! It's really amazing how much a little success can motivate you even more.... plus I picked up some great groceries at Whole (Paycheck) Foods last night, so I'm ready for another good week.

Saturday, January 05, 2008

Happy to Be Wrong

When it works out so well in my favor...

For years, I've thought a tall skim chai from a particular ubiquitous coffee chain was 5 points -- I had done the math ages ago and just saved it in my WW favorites. Well, tonight I went in and checked again by actually using the name of the chain.... and guess what? It's only THREE points! Omygosh! I just got myself back 2 points for just about every weekday (cuz, yeah, I gotta have it.)

What a nice mistake to have made!

Friday, January 04, 2008


Yesterday, I finally reached an important milestone in this diet cycle. I finally got asked by an acquaintance - "You look good. Have you lost weight?" Hooray!!!! A long time coming, but it still feels good. That's one of the best kinds of motivation around.