Wednesday, November 28, 2007

More Reasons

Every now and then I think of reasons I want to lose weight, so I decided to jot some of them down as a reminder to myself.
  1. OFFICE CHAIR: My butt just about doesn't fit! This is a chair that when I first got it, I referred to it as a "big butt chair" and now my butt touches the sides of the arm rests! I used to fit in it much better.
  2. CLOTHES SELECTION: I want to be able to shop at ALL stores and not just "big girl" stores like Lane Bryant and Avenue. I see cute clothes hanging in the mall windows but I'm unable to shop there.
  3. SHOPPING: My mother-in-law has asked a few times if she could take me shopping to buy me a new outfit, and because of my size, I've told her "no, thanks...I'm not much into clothes shopping." When I was thinner (back at 150) I liked to go shopping because I actually fit into clothes at any store. I hate it now and I'd be too embarrassed trying on clothes for her to see. So, once I get smaller I will tell her I'll take her up on that shopping spree offer!
  4. LESS PAIN: I want my feet and knees to hurt less.
  5. LESS HUFFING-&-PUFFING: I don't want to be winded any more walking from the parking lot to my office.
  6. STRAIGHT LINE: Okay, so this one is kinda funny. What I mean by "straight line" is this....when I stand and look at myself sideways in a mirror NOW, my boobs stick out farther than my face and my butt sticks way out from my back. After I loose weight, I want my face to enter the room before my boobs! And I don't want my butt exiting the room 10 seconds after the rest of me! I want to look like a straight line rather than a scribble. =)
  7. PICK ME UP!: I want my husband to be able to pick me up if he so desires. You know, like to carry me to the bedroom or something like that! =)

That's all I can think of right now. I'll blog after weigh-in this Saturday. I think I've only lost a pound or two so far. But that's better than gaining, right?

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Another Good Week!

Weigh-in was this morning and I'm down another 4.6 pounds for a total loss of 9.6 pounds in 2 weeks! GO ME!!!

I did well on Thanksgiving, only going over my points by 4. That darned slice of apple pie did me in! I also splurged and had 2 glasses of wine.

I really want to reach my first goal of 10% weight loss by Christmas, and I think I stand a good chance at attaining it. I have 12.4 pounds to go, and I have 4 more weigh-ins before the 25th. It sounds doable, doesn't it?

We took Wrigley for a walk last evening and again this morning. I would like to take her for a walk every day, no matter the weather. She needs excercise, as do we.

That's it for now. My progress chart for week 2 is below.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Change of Plans

Due to a family emergency, we will be hosting Thanksgiving at our house instead of driving to Iowa.

Now I will be able to weigh-in this Saturday and not have to skip a week. I will also be able to make some food that I can snack on. I will definitely make a veggie tray and I'm going to look through Weight Watchers online and their Turnaround cookbook to see if I can come up with an idea for a salad (to impress the mother-in-law). I also plan to make the green bean casserole per the recipe Joanne gave us at last week's meeting. That'll cut some points off of it.

So now I'm not so worried about over-eating since I'll be on my "turf" and will have access to good, healthy stuff. Plus, since we won't be going out of town, I'll be able to continue calculating and tracking my points.

I'll post again after weigh-in!

Sunday, November 18, 2007

I Got the Smile Stick!

Yesterday was weigh-in and get this....I lost 5 pounds! In the first week! YES! My leader was super excited for me and during the meeting I was awarded the Smile Stick! I also got my "5" sticker to put in my book that shows I've lost that many.

Last night we had my family over before the game and my mom had bought 2 frozen pizzas, cinnamon breadsticks, and regular garlic breadsticks. While at the store I suggested picking up some salad so I'd have something to fill up on. I also cut up 2 red peppers and 1 green pepper for a quick veggie tray. I still had 2 small pieces of pizza (thin crust), but I skipped the breadsticks. The pizza slices were 7 points each, but I still stayed within my 28 points for the day. Okay, technically 29 since I splurged and had a glass of wine. So I used one of my bonus points.

I'd have to say last night was my first test, given that I love pizza! But I handled it very well. Thanskgiving is next week so hopefully I can continue to make good choices. I don't weigh-in again until December 1st (2 weeks) so my goal is to have lost at least 6 more pounds. However, 10 would be even better!

Here's my progress chart for week 1.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Go Me!!!

I am super PROUD of myself! Here's why:
  1. I haven't had ANY tootsie rolls this week! That is a HUGE accomplishment because there is a candy dish on my desk ledge that ALWAYS has tootsie rolls in it. In the past, on AVERAGE, I would have 8 pieces each DAY. Some days even more. I used to eat them when I had a hunger pang. So to not have ANY all WEEK....that's HUGE for me! =)
  2. My boss just walked by with a basket of mini candy bars and offered me one. I said "no thanks"! That was a tough one because it's about time for my 3:00 snack (light mozzarella string cheese stick) so that took extra willpower! =)

Tomorrow is weigh in. I'm actually looking forward to it!

Monday, November 12, 2007


I had today off for Veteran's day and well, I didn't do much! I like days when I can just veg and relax. After Bill went to work, Wrigley and I napped on the couch till 9:00. We went for a 20-minute walk a little bit later. We would've went longer, but it was pretty chilly. After that we just laid around and watched tv the rest of the day.

I made some chicken salad for lunches and put celery and apples in it. I had some for lunch today in a tortilla. The bites of just the tortilla weren't the best, but the ones with the chicken salad were really yummy.

So far things are going well. I know today is only the 3rd day, but I feel like I'm doing a good job. I haven't cheated yet, and considering I was home all day near lots of food, I didn't! I really think the workweek will be easier since I won't have a refrigerator in the next room. I'm actually looking forward to going to work tomorrow so I'm not tempted.

That's all for now....

Saturday, November 10, 2007

I joined!

Well, I walked through the door at Weight Watchers, which is the first step. I was introduced to the evil scale, which read 220 pounds...exactly what I figured it would say. My first goal will be to lose 10% of my weight, which will be 22 pounds. After I reach that (198) I will choose my "ultimate goal" which is based on the WW healthy weight range chart, which goes by BMI. Since I'm so gosh darn short, mine seems unattainable at this point...117-146. I would be thrilled to get down to 150! That's what I weighed 4 years ago and I thought I looked good (even though I would still be 'overweight') according to their chart. I'll worry about setting the ultimate goal AFTER I reach the 22 pound loss.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

I'm laying it out there

Okay, so I'm completely fed up with my weight. I've been upset about it for awhile, but I guess what "took the cake" was not fitting into my favorite winter coat earlier this week. I'm planning to join Weight Watchers this weekend. I have a lot of weight to lose, so I know that this isn't going to be an easy journey. But the longer I wait to start...the harder it will be.