Wednesday, February 29, 2012

That's right...I licked it

And no...I'm not talking about my weigh in either. Grrr. I'll get to that ridiculous "plateau" story in just a minute.

I'm talking about the lid to my Fat Free Chocolate Snack Pack! I'm not the type that goes around licking things - windows, flag poles or food lids. Because I was so pissed off from my weigh-in, I skipped "awards" at the meeting and came back to the office so that I could eat my lunch and sulk.

After I plowed through my lunch, I got to my Snack Pack. (Insert Billy Madison reference here)

For the first time, I ripped the lid off and licked all of the pudding off of it! In all honesty, it was totally liberating! lol. I figured that if I was paying two points to eat that Snack Pack, then I was going to eat every last morsel that was in that container or on the lid.

So...what sparked this craze you ask? My stupid weigh-in. I totally hit a plateau this week. No, that's not entirely true. I hit a plateau AND gained .1 pounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now I know how Macaulay Culkin felt in Home Alone! Wow...that kid has a really big mouth. I wonder if I looked that ridiculous when I busted his move (like the picture above) pulling out of the Weight Watchers parking lot?

So where do I go from here? Hopefully, down - my weight that is - not my foul mood.

How am I going to get there? The topic in the meeting today was "exercise". My most favorite thing to do - NOT! Now, because I'm an exercise dropout, I've decided that there are a few things that should count as exercise:

  • "Jumping" to conclusions

  • Wearing a "push-up" bra

  • "Running" my mouth (Which I'm really good at! If this were an Olympic sport I'd win Gold everytime!)

  • "Stretching" the truth after I stepped on the scale

  • "Picking up" cooking tips from friends

So now that I'm mad because I plateaued this week AND my list of exercise doesn't count, I'm going to go eat something.


Friday, February 24, 2012

Alterations for my birthday suit

This week has been a little nutty. I left for Baltimore on Tuesday for a three-day business trip. Well...I say business, but I mixed in a little pleasure while I was there. I went to college there and felt like I was back at home the minute I stepped off the plane.

The best part was that I got to visit with my girlfriends while I was in town. For two days, I ate well (making good decisions and tracking my points, of course!) and laughed so hard that my face hurt. I mean seriously, who doesn't love a Maryland crab cake and some serious laughter?! It's great for the soul!

While I was there, I managed to stay on track with my points. Which in all honesty, is pretty incredible. While there, I had full intentions of making it to a WW meeting. Unfortunately, it just didn't fit into my schedule. So, I hopped my happy butt onto a scale and logged my read-out. Fortunately, my effort paid off and I lost 1.1 pounds!!

Up until now, I've lost 9.3 pounds! Woo hoo! I'm super excited about it too! I want my stickers for my fat book. I know....I feel like I'm five again and motivated by stickers. Oy!

Anyway. While I was at dinner one night, one of my girlfriends told me about the WW Barcode App. I downloaded it at the table and haven't been able to put it down since. You could say that I'm obsessed.

So here's to a new week of making alterations to my birthday suit!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Special Treat

I want to start off by saying that I totally rocked it this week! I'm not going to beat around the bush - I'm just going to come out and say it. I worked really hard, made good choices and it all paid off.

That's right folks....I lost 2.2 pounds this week! I'm so giddy that I'm shaking with excitement. And sugar isn't low.

I started this journey four weeks ago and I've seen it really pay off - even though I had a plateau week last week. So far, my total weight loss is 8.2 pounds. Now, I'm a big fan of setting small, achievable goals. At the beginning, I set a 5% and 10% weight loss goal. If I say I want to loose 30 pounds, I'll sabatoge myself. Trust me...I am my own worst enemy.

So today, I reached my 5% weight loss goal of 8 pounds and earned myself a BIG 5% star to put in my tracker. Only 7.8 more pounds to go and I will have achieved my 10% goal. Hell, if I loose 1.8 pounds next week, I will have achieved my first 10 pounds and will get my blue ribbon of achievement. I know that it sounds silly, but these little tokens of accomplishment are really helping to motivate me!

Speaking of motivation, I'm super proud to say that Justin has started to do WW with me! He started his plan today and I am super proud of him for taking this step! Together, we will be able to achieve our goals! It's great to have such an incredible support system.

Anyway...I digressed...back to me! lol.

Along with this new "rockin' body", I'm doing a little bit of an overhaul this evening. You see, I haven't gotten a haircut in six months. I decided that I wanted to let it grow a bit. Well, I can tell you that the Carol Brady "shag" isn't a good look for me! So...I have a date this evening with a pair of scissors and a vast full of wax. And seriously people...I'm waxing the Mon-chi-chi's off my grill. No need to start thinking crazy thoughts.

So as I close out this incredibly encouraging day, I'm going to treat myself to an hour of pampering because I know that I am worth it.

And your heart out Carol Brady!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Really??? Go calibrate your scale

As you may or may not already know, Wednesday's are my weigh-in days. Yesterday was the dreaded day.

To be honest, I'm going to take a minute to say that I did really well last week! I stuck to the plan, ate within my alotted points and even mangaed to work in a dance party! Unfortunately, my weight loss did not refelct my valiant effort.

When I stepped on the scale, the lady said, "You only lost .4 pounds." Um...really? I wanted to ask her when the last time she calibrated her scale because my scale (yes...the one that I hate)told me that I dropped at least a pound! After I stewed upon her statement throughout the day, I got to thinking...ONLY?!!!!! I lost weight and in my eyes, a loss is a loss. No matter what the amount.

So needless to say, the more I festered, the more angry I got at the whole situation.

So...I've decided to use our membership to the Y and go work out. The fam and I went on Tuesday and I totally kicked the elliptical machine's ass. So...I plan to own it again this evening. I guess baby steps to exercise and weight loss are really key. After all, the only work out that I really got on a daily basis was lifting my fork or spoon to my mouth! I wonder how many activity points I was missing out on by NOT calculating that action???? for thought.

And really...don't think that I'm going to get all crazy with the cheese whiz and start working out everyday. That's just silly talk. I'm sticking to something manageable - like going on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Let's keep our fingers crossed that I can keep up with that.

Until next time...I'm signing off!

Monday, February 6, 2012

This hungry girl hosted a Super Bowl party!

Have you ever wondered how you were going to make it through a Super Bowl party without eating everything in front of you?! I had that same nightmare yesterday when started thinking about our "spread" for the big game.

We ended up making a few of our favorite things like taco dip and chicken wings (although I opted out of the fatty/deliciousness that was baking in my oven). We even added a few new things for the kiddos like macaroni and cheese and chicken nuggets. Now...I didn't have anough points in the week to even think about eating all of that. One cup of macaroni and cheese costs NINE POINTS! That's just crazy talk!

So instead of indulging on all of that awesomeness, I had my own little feast.

I lightened up the taco dip and made it with FF Sour Cream and FF cream cheese. I added the usual taco seasoning, lettuce, onions, tomoatos and black olives to top it all off (all of which were FREE points). So, for a 1/4 cup of taco dip, it only cost me two points! Not bad! I also purchased baked Tostito's. I could have 15 chips for three points.

I also made BBQ Chicken Nachos with the baked Tostitos. They were suprisingly good! I used 4 oz. of Totsitos, 1 can chicken in water, 1/2 cup bbq sauce, 1 cup FF shredded cheese and an onion. For 14 chips, it cost me eight points. A little bit more than what I actually wanted to pay, but they were pretty tasty, so it was well worth it.

I also ate a veggie corn dog from Morningstar Farms for four points. Have you ever tried one of these? OMG....heaven in my mouth! Seriously! It was so tasty and such a better option than a full fledge corn dog. Honestly, it tasted the exact same - minus the heavy points value.

To top it off, I ate fresh strawberries and pineapple too!

Needless to say, I think that I survived our Super Bowl get together. Now, if I can just survive the next two days until weigh-in, I think that I'll be alright.

Until then....I have to go eat something. I'm starving!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Take that cupcake!

Wednesday's are my dreaded weigh-in days. I get so anxious knowing that I have to step on a scale today and hold myself accountable for my week's actions.

I started my day by stepping on my WW scale at home. I don't know why. That thing is totally not accurate. It told me that I lost one-tenth of a pound. I guess in all reality, it totally could be on track, but I highly doubt it.

Anyway. I've done really well this week. Week two wasn't as big of a struggle as what I thought that it was going to be. I stuck with the plan, ate all of my extra banked points, and even counted "cleaning" as an activity point. That's right - one measley point.

Apparently, all of my hard work paid off. I lost 2.8 pounds this week! I am seriously cuttin' a rug right now! My total weight loss so far is 5.6 pounds. I even earned my first 5 pound sticker! Woo hoo! I effing LOVE that sticker! To me, it's a visual representation that I CAN DO THIS!!!

Here's to another successful week! This not-so hungry girl only has 24.4 more pounds to go!