Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Weight Watching

I finally decided that I'm going to give Weight Watchers a try.  I've seen so many of you that have lost a lot of weight and a majority had done it by following Weight Watchers.  I'm doing really well on exercising, but the eating and keeping track of calories is where I seem to have my problems.  I sat down and talked with hubby and we were able to work it in our budget for me to go.  I'm really needing help as far as accountability on tracking food. I plan on taking advantage of the meetings and this blog, by posting what I'm eating and taking pictures.  I did show up at the meeting last night and stood in line to be weighed.  When I stepped on the scale I was shocked at the difference between their scale and my own scale.  I wish I could say that I weighed less, but No.  I'm seven pounds heavier on their scale.  I looked down and saw 274.4 flash on the screen.  I just about lost it right then and there.  I do realize that I was wearing my jeans and a t-shirt, it was evening and I had just ate supper before going to the meeting, but it was still hard to see.  So, as much as I hate to do this I plan on using that number as my weight from here on out.  I did weigh myself on my scale this morning and I was 267.8.  I suppose it all evens out in the end.

So, my official WW weight:  274.4 :(

I started my day off by grabbing the necessities.  My new pink cup is frozen and ready for some ice cold water. Yum! :)

I didn't plan very well for today.  I'm not really stocked up with fruits and veggies, but I decided that I would go ahead and make a breakfast burrito.  This was a 9 point burrito.  Ouch...good thing I get 41 points in one day. 

Lunch is a rush meal and I'm going to try to get away from the frozen processed food, but for now that's really all I have.  This is a pretzel crust, chicken honey mustard lean pocket. I knew I needed some vegetables so I got two of the Green Giant brocolli in cheese sauce and added it my plate.  Sadly, this is the only veggie I got today, and I didn't get any fruit.  Something I will need to work on. Notice my water cup next to the plate?  It's filled with diet Mt. Dew. **hanging head down in shame**

I got home from school and I was in the mood for something sweet.  I wanted CHOCOLATE!  I thought I have 41 points for the day, I'll just make my almond butter chocolate Shakeology.  It's so yummy!  It's the chocolate Shakeology (protein drink), 2Tbsp almond butter, 1 cup almond milk and 1Tbsp honey.  Yummo!  I drank it and then went and figured up the points.  Oops...12 points.

Bug had a ballgame tonight so I decided I would just have another breakfast burrito, but eliminate the bacon and only use one egg.  Those changes made it only six points instead of nine. I drank one of my pink cups of water, which was 32 oz and then when we went to the ball game I had 2-16oz bottles of water and a couple cups of popcorn.  I came home and I used exactly 41 points today.  I couldn't have planned that any better.  I've learned my lesson with the protein shake. I won't be doing that again.  Here's today's menu and points. I didn't get my run in today, but I hope to get it done tomorrow.

While I was at the ball game I was talking with a friend of mine,  she was the one that encouraged me to go to nursing school.  She's doing the WW online.  She was going to see about adding the monthly meetings to her membership and then we can carpool.  That will be nice to have someone close to do this with.

Guess what?!  I started another challenge today.  It's through Burst into Summer.  We're broken down into teams and we encourage each other to lose the weight.  I think I read that the winners will get a new pair of New Balance tennis shoes.  It makes me even more determined to get the weight off, because I have others depending on me to pull my weight (no pun intended)

I think I've covered pretty much everything.  I do plan on being here daily posting food pics, point menus and updates.  Before I go, I just wanted to thank all of you that are visiting me and encouraging me along the way.  It really does mean a lot, even if it's just a're doing great. It's nice to see that people care that much to take time out of their day to visit me. I hope you all have a great day and many happy losses.


  1. Great job on the Weight Watchers decision. Just keep going at it and you will get to your goal. Keep it up! :)

  2. Oh and a techy tool point counter. Yay! I have a story about WW. It is a good one. I was at the jacuzzi at our apartment pool at about 240lbs back in the 90's. This blond beauty in a bikini comes into the jacuzzi. She looks at me and I kind of felt self conscious. She probably thought I was pathetic. But, no. She started talking and told me that she was once as big as me and the way she got the way she was is WW. 3 women in my life time had to tell me their WW victory and by looking at them you could never tell, so they tell you.

  3. @Thank you faithfulgyrl. You just happen to be one that I saw that was successful at WW. Congrats on the huge loss.

    @MsScooterButt I absolutely love your name :) I'm glad to see that it was a good story. Hopefully, I can be that success story.

  4. I hope Weight Watchers works well for you! Glad you got your points right on today.. .and it will be even easier for you once you stock up on veggies and fruit. :) Keep up the great work!

  5. I'd love to join Weight Watchers, but we live WAY out of town and I wouldn't do very well using the online program. I hope you LOVE WW!!!

  6. I went back to WW tonight too! I feel it's a plan that's totally do-able, no food rules (apart from eat less, obviously! lol) and you never feel deprived! Good luck on your WW journey! =)

  7. Yes, WW will work if you totally commit to it! Take a few minutes (maybe the night before) to think about what you're going to eat the next day to make sure that you're making choices that both fill your tummy and fill your soul. And figure out which fruits and veggies make you the happiest.

    Good luck!

  8. Keep up the good work. It looks like you have found something that works for you!! Nicole @


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