Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Am I on a diet?

My dinner meals this week has been as follows:

Sunday: Steak, shrimp, homemade potato chips
Monday: Gyros
Tuesday: Pizza
Wednesday: Burger, Fries, Wings

So, am I on WW or not? Yup! With the new system I'm having a hard time adjusting what I was used to eating point-wise during the day. So, of the 41 points I have, I've been coming home from work with 20+ points! While it's been nice to eat basically how I want (minus a bedtime snack) for dinner, I'm sure eating the bulk of my points so late in the day isn't a great idea either. I'm going to try to use 20 points during the day and 20 points for after work. We'll see how it goes! I'm excited for the first weigh-in on Friday, as I'm already feeling great and less sluggish!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

And, we're back!

Fully enjoyed eating like crazy during the pregnancy. Welcomed my little bundle of joy (Oliver) on 12/2/10. Had Post Partum Depression, and didn't really eat much for a couple of weeks, while nursing for one of those weeks. Lost 30 of the 40 pounds I gained in pregnancy. Started to feel better and started eating again. Ate a lot of sweets while I stayed home with baby. Even started drink "real" soda more often than needed. Gained 20 of the 30 lost pounds back. we're back on WW. By we, I mean my husband and I! I weighed in at 265.6 and I'm pretty sure he wouldn't want me to share his weight. 265 is still 15 pounds less than when I started WW way back in February of 2009. I continued until March of 2010, when I got pregnant, and am now starting again (Feb. 18, 2011).

While I was "away," Points Plus came about. I don't really have a strong opinion about whether I like it or not, but I definitely like that fruit is free! I get 41 points each day.

Day 1:
Feeding baby at buttcrack of dawn snack: Banana
Breakfast: 1 c. fiber one shredded wheat cereal (dry) and a banana (5)
A.M. Snack: Apple (REALLY wanted chips, but resisted) (0)
Lunch: Leftover roast, mashed potatoes, 1/2 roll, and carrots and grapes (16)
P.M. Snack: Fruit Snacks after giving blood (I saved 3 lives!) (3)
Dinner: Subway--chicken breast on foot long flatbread with lots of veggies, no cheese, and vinegar, with 4 (yes 4) pringles--I have to have chips with sandwiches! (19)
After Dinner Snack: more grapes
*Dipped into my weekly extra by 3 points

Day 2:
Breakfast: 1 fried egg, 3 slices bacon, 1 piece toast with spray butter (6)
No A.M. snack!
Lunch: Jimmy Johns Unwich (Turkey, Veggies, Mayo) and 1/2 bag of "Thinny" chips and 2 clementines (instead of the rest of the chips--go me!) (10)
PM Snack: Pocky sticks and a bite or a few of my husband's air popped popcorn (1)
Dinner: BBQ Porkchop, chicken flavored rice, broccoli with cheese (10)
Bedtime Snack (hey, I had to use up the points!): Ice cream...full fat ice cream! :) (10)

I did remark to my husband "if I didn't have these points to blow, I would never eat this small bit of ice cream for 10 of my weekly points!"

By the way, my drink routine in the day is usually Diet Coke w/Splenda with breakfast (anywhere from 12-24 oz) and ice water throughout the rest of the day. I've always been a good water drinker, though I've also gotten pretty attached to 2% milk by the large glassful too, which will change now. I really hate to drink my points!!! Today I did have some Sprite Zero with a lime wedge and cherry in it (for some reason Sonic forgot to add the diet cherry syrup to make it a diet cherry limeade)!

Wish me luck! And, check back weekly for updates on how much I've lost, or possibly more often if I keep blogging what I eat and share the occasional recipe or two! :)

Friday, April 9, 2010

To be continued...

I'll be taking a break from Weight Watchers. Why would I do such a thing? Well...

This was planned, but not quite expected (yet!). As a PCOS gal, we tried for 2 years to have our 5 1/2 year old, tried for 2 years when he was 1, with no success. This was our first month of trying this time! I could not believe it happened so fast, but I have a feeling being down 45+ lb. helped speed things along! I only gained 25 lb. with my first, so here's hoping I'm as smart about what I eat with this one!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Just Say No!

So, no 50 yet. Not even close. Reverse actually. I'm at 46 currently. Grr! I need to JUST SAY NO to candy, cookies, etc. and eating when I'm not hungry. This should be so obvious to me, but has become a MAJOR struggle for me lately for some reason! Coupled with that, I haven't been getting up to exercise in the mornings either. I'm going to focus hard on my motivation this week, but any tips for keeping strong against temptation are certainly welcome!!

Thursday, March 18, 2010


Where has the time gone? My laptop broke, so I tend to only jump on our giant sized computer for email and facebook, and have neglected blogging--both reading and writing! While I thought I would reach this goal a few months ago, I am about a week away from hitting the big 5-0. Right now I am at 49.2 pounds lost! I really thought I'd reach this by New Year's, but impulsive holiday eating helped me stay stagnant for awhile. And then I began to exercise more, and while I haven't taken off much weight from that, I have lost a whole clothing size! So, I started at 4X tops and 24 bottoms and am now usually in 18 bottoms and 2X tops (depending on who made them!) and even fit into one XL tshirt that I have (not drying it!).

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Hoping for 50 by next Friday's weigh in! I'll really have to work at it though. Hopefully the WiiFit+ and Yoga DVD Santa brought will help with this. I didn't weigh this week, for fear that I'd start Christmas off disappointed. I've enjoyed Christmas eats! Here's my number from last week:

Friday, December 11, 2009


I finally made it to 45! It took FOREVER! I should have been at this milestone in October, but that eating binge I had in St. Lou really took it's toll!

I can't wait to post the pics of me when I hit 50! I can't wait to see the difference between my starting pic, the -25 one, and the 50! Here's hoping we'll get there by New Years! If I keep hitting the wiifit like I have been, should be no problem. Although, hubby & I are both participating in cookie exchanges at work this week...