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Date:2004-04-05 13:26

Happiness is:
Taking a pair of underwear on which you had given up out of the drawer, looking at it, smirking because you know they're never going to fit you again, cocking your head to the side in contemplation, pulling them on, and having them fit!!


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Date:2004-03-31 12:06
Subject:I'm having a pissy day...

You know what really pisses me off? I hate when you pick up a can up soup, for instance, and it says "about two servings'. So, you assume that you just need to double the number of nutritional information.

But, then you look more clossely.

Serving Size 130 grams
Servings per container: about 2
Then, you look at the front of the can: 240 grams of soup.

What the hell? I don't mind a little math, but that's like fractions and algabra and stuff! Way too complicated for my liking! Bah!


My mother in law was the first person I knew in real life who did weight watchers. Now she's convinced that she's my reason for trying and sticking with it. She and I both have our meetings on Tuesdays. I initiated the call in the evening after our meetings. Now, I wish it would just stop. She is all the time telling me that it's not hard, and that because I'm getting more points and have more weight to lose that I'm not working nearly as hard as she is, and that I shouldn't be allowed to feel as good about my success as I am. She's a bitch. It's taken her twice as long to lose the same amount of weight as I have---of course, I don't eat eclairs and cookies everyday. I don't go out to Chinese buffets on the weekend and not bother to pay attention to what I eat. Nope, see my self-control and determination have nothing to do with my success on the program--it's just that I'm fat and get more points for nursing--yup, that's it.

Can I have permission to smack her?


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Date:2004-03-30 14:06

Woo hoo!

I'm down three more pounds!

My total loss is 15.4 lbs.

I feel on top of the world.

I don't know if it's the fact that I was willing to use my flex points this week or not. But, well, I ate half a freaking Dominoes this week and lost more than I've lost since my first week! Yay!

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Date:2004-03-28 11:02

Up until now I've been making a pretty good effort to avoid using my flex points. I'm sure you all think it's ridiculous that I have 38 points a day, and still thinkI need to have more! Heheh. Last week was my PMS week, I needed sugar and chocolate. I was just craving it more than anything. Anywho, I still had a loss of almost 2 lbs last week, so this week I've allowed myself to use my flex points. I've used 22 of them so far (I weigh in on Tuesdays) and I don't plan to use the rest. I guess we'll see what happens with that.

I was buying the Weight watchers ice cream sandwiches because they were only 3 points. Then, it occured to me that a regular ice cream sandwich probably wasn't many more calories than a WWs one. I was right. I'm not particularly cheap/poor, but there's a huge difference between paying $4.99 for 6 ice creams sandwiches that are 3 points and $2.89 for 12 that are a hell of a little creamier and slightly larger and only 4 points. Even though they count as 1/2 a milk, I must, must, must stop eating two a day. 8 points on ice cream sandwiches is NOT a good way to use my nursing points! *slap me on the wrist with a ruler!*

Friday's Food Intake:
Goal 38 pts

2 packets instant oatmeal (5)
1 C 1% milk(2)

1 Can Italian Wedding Meatball Soup (5)
Ice cream sandwich(4)

S-bux Latte(3)
Milk chocolate covered graham cracker (3)

Dinner:Small Frostee(7)
Side Salad(0)
Large Chilli(6)
5 piece chicken nuggets(6)
Sweet & Sour sauce (1)
1/2 packet Fat Free French Dressing(1)

30 mins moderate activity (brisk walking with stroller) (+2)

Flex snack:
1/3 Thin Crust Dominoes Pizza--cheese and ham (15)

End of day (-15 flex points)

Saturday's Food Intake:
Goal: 38 points

Didn't get up until 11.

Large Salad (lettuce, carrots, 1 oz cheese, 1 oz ham, mushrooms, green peppers, Just 2 good French and Bleu Cheese dressing, bacos, and croutons) (6)

Shlotskys Orginal(11)
4 oz coke(2)
Small portion chips(1)

60 mins light-moderate walking (+4)

Ice cream sandwich(4)


Ice Cream Sandwich(4)

End of day (-4 flex points)

Eek I'm looking over this and I didn't get all of my milks in yesterday. Even though I felt badly for having that second ice cream sandwich last night, I guess it was better than not having it, since I only really succeed in getting 2 whole servings. I need to be on top of that more!

On a totally different note. I am so happy I have 'found' weight watchers! I have been on every diet under the sun! Everything from starving myself to gorging myself on meat and cheese. Yuck! I am actually losing weight while having an occasional (if small) cup of coke with my lunch. Oh man, that coke was delicious, too! I haven't had a cup of coke since I first got pregnant---and that was SO LONG AGO! I just love this plan! I love that it is helping me to realize how to eat things at a moderate rate and not deprive myself. Although, I'm pretty sure my weigh in this week isn't going to be so good because of those damn ice cream sandwiches. Hehehe! Either way, i've be happy with 1 lb lost!

Thanks for being here, ladies!

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Date:2004-03-23 14:14
Subject:Crossposted in my own journal.

I just got back from my weight watchers meeting.

I'm down 1.8 lbs.

This brings my total to -12.4 lbs. WOO HOO!

It always helps me to start out the week with a good weigh in. Even though I didn't have the best week last week, I still lost an okay amount.

I feel a little better, now.


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Date:2004-03-22 22:11

I'm not sure if this is what this community is for. But, maybe you guys can help me to see if I'm doing this correctly, or if I could improve in areas....

Today's Meals

Points Goal: 38

Fat free banana muffin (4)
1 cup 1% milk (2)

Yogurt (2)

Weight Watchers meal (5)

Weight watchers Ice cream Sandwich (3)
1/2 Chicken breast with cranberry sauce (3 )

Taco shells (3)
Lettuce, peppers, tomatoes (0)
3/4 10% fat taco meat (5)
4 T reduced fat sour cream(2)

2 cups strawberries (2)
6 T Whipped Cream (2)

I have four points left that I plan to use for a latte or a glass of milk later.

Any pointers?

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Date:2004-03-22 17:49


I think you know me. But I'll introduce myself and explain my experience and my goal.

I am currently trying to lose weight. BIG SURPRISE. Hehehe.

Five week ago I went to my first Weight Watchers meeting. I was 254.2 lbs. I hated not only seeing those numbers, but knowing that someone else saw them and WROTE THEM DOWN!

A week later, I was 247

A week later I was 246

Last week was I was 243.6

I'm making progress. I get 38 points everyday because I am nursing my 6 month old daughter. Some days I feel like I have too many points, other days, I feel like I'm going to starve.

I admit that those are the days that I don't make balanced lunches and I get a little protien deprived and edgy.

Yesterday was a bad day. We went for dinner at a place I couldn't 'point'. I had fried chicken and mashed potatoes. I decided that it would be my Flex Point day. I came home and took a nap. When I woke up I was SO HUNGRY. In a still sleeping stupor I poured myself a bowl of Reeses Puffs (I didn't measure or weigh it) and chowed down. I'm guessing it was about 11 points. Then, I ate two 2 point fruit snack packs. We had a normal, healthy dinner (chicken breast with a cranberry sauce, peas, and spanish rice). Later that night I felt so defeated that when my husband suggested Dominoes---I didn't have any control anymore. I ate almost all of the cheesy dots.

I blew it BIG TIME.

I've done well, today, though.

I am bloated from my period, I feel like I didn't make any progress this week.

I don't want to go to the meeting tomorrow!

Sorry for ranting.

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Date:2004-03-19 08:51
Subject:Oops... :)
Mood: geeky

I forgot to add your posting/member access yesterday when I was adding you. Then it wouldn't let me until you confirmed the email it sent to you. So, anyway.. I fixed it now. LOL. You should have all accesses.

I didn't know which journal style to use.. if you like a different one better feel free to change it or let me know and I can. :)

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Date:2004-03-18 17:20
Mood: chipper

Yay! The first post. :)

So begins our journey to better health and fitness!

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