Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A Little Less Conversation, A Little More Action

            There's a new plan in town and I need to step up to it.Weight Watchers has designed a new plan called Points Plus.  I am still learning the way.  I have to admit that it took a few days for me to read the 'Getting Started' booklet. I need to read it a few more times.
            First of all, I gained some food points. I used to have 28 everyday points and 35 bonus points but now I have 33 everyday points and 49 bonus points. I am a little nervous because it has taken me a while to learn to eat less. Now I need to learn to eat more and still lose weight. I liked the safety of knowing what I like to eat and what will get me through the day. One of the great perks; fruit is now ZERO points. I am a big advocate of fruit. I like to eat it with my breakfast and my lunch. I love to think of my lunch fruit as my dessert. The plus side was that I rarely ate between meals because adding the fruit helped to fill me up. Just in case I am hungry during the day, I always keep and "In case of emergency- break glass" banana in my desk drawer and in my kitchen at home. WW wants to encourage people to eat their fruit as a "GO TO" snack. At night I usually like to have a processed snack ( this happens because of taste- rarely hunger). I allowed for these snacks for most days. Because of my long commute, some days I eat dinner so late that I do not require a snack. But now with Points Plus, I leave a piece of fruit on the counter top instead of in the fridge for negotiations. This means I negotiate whether or not I really want the process snack.

Do you think this fruit is zero point?
          I received a tip of advice from Tamra to try pre-tracking. This is an excellent device because it forces you to pay atention to what you eat again. My meeting homies,Tamra and Cindy sent me their pre-tracking for the day. So here was mine for today;
2 boiled egss- 4
1 english muffin- 3
1 tbsp Light Country Crock spread- 1

2 pieces whole wheat bread - 4
1 tbsp Skippy honey roasted peanut - 3
1 tbsp grape jelly - 1
1 banana- 0

2 chicken thighs- 7
1 cup brown rice- 5
1 cup carrots - 0
1 cup broccoli - 0

1/2 bag Orville's Smart Pop 94% fat free kettle korn - 4
1 pear- 0

      Lately, I haven't been working out. That is going to change. I already did two 20-minute workouts for today that gave me 4 activity points.  I am sad to say that I only did a few workouts in the past week.
Tues.- 3pts all day pedometer
Wed..- 3 pts all day pedometer
Thurs.- 30 mins aerobics dvd- 3 pts
Fri.-  3 pts all day pedometer
Sat. - walked four miles- 5pts
Sun- 0pts
Mon. walked 30 blocks for unch + all day - 5pts

This week's plan
Tues. all day- 4pts-complete
Wed.- two 20 mins dvd workouts back to back- complete
Thurs.- 30 mins walk at lunch and 30 mins dvd at night
Fri.- 30 mins dvd workout at night
Sat.- get back to four miles walk/jog
Sun.- get back to four miles walk/jog
Mon- 30 mins walk at lunch and 20 mins dvd workout at night

           Last week was my office Christmas party. Me and the hubby went all dressed up. I did not purchase a new dress because I went shopping in my closet. I found a LBD with beading on top that I wore about ten years ago. This will be the last time I wear this dress. It was too big. As a matter of fact, when I dress up I like to put on an industrial strength body shaper so that I look smooth. While cleaning up, I found a body shaper I purchased a few years ago. It was one of those numbers you see on an informercial on television that promises to make you look 10-20lbs thinner instantly. It says so on the box. I ordered it in the largest size. But when I tried it on, I was so fat that it did not fit. Can you imagine purchasing something that is supposed to help you and it does not work? I was too embarrassed to even return it. The box lanuished in a corner in my room. But Friday night I pulled it out so that I would look smooth in my cocktail dress. Guess what happenend? The body shaper was so big that it kept popping out of the top of the dress. I finally had to take it off before we left for the party. Also, the dress was pretty loose itself. I had to ask my hubby to let me know when/if my bra was showing because the top of the dress was too big and kept shifting from side to side.
            Here is what I ate at the party;

drink one

I only had two drinks

       The sudden extreme cold weather made me hunt for warmer clothes. In the back of my closet, I found about five turtlrnecks and sweaters that I haven't worn in years because I was too big. In a turtle neck I looked like a sausage. So I washed them and kept warm during the past week. They all fit very well.
       Saturday I dragged the boys into the city for the big yarn sale. That's right! I like to knit and crochet.We had to walk all the way to the west side of Manhattan to the hotel where the yarn sale was taking place at warp speed through tons of happy tourists at Christmas time.When we arrived I blissed out while Jake and Josh carried the yarn for me. Then we had to walk all the way back to the east side. It was freezing cold so walking very fast helps. I clocked four miles on my pedometer that day.And I purchased some yarn too. Did I tell you that I like yarn. I am in the middle of a special project and I needed a specific knitting needle to finish it. Up until now, I have made things for babies and hats and scarves too. But every time I thought about making something for me to wear I would get frustrated. By the time I would cast on all the stitches to make it, I would think how long it is going to take me to finish something big enough for me to wear. My yarn guru showed me a shrug she made for herself . This inspired me. I decided it was time to do it. I was almost finished when I realized I needed another tool to complete it. When I put on what I had completed, I started to cry. My hubby looked at me as though I had lost my mind. He asked "didn't you make something for yourself before?" I had to reply "no". I had never taken the time to make myself clothing. I asked him "what is my MO?" He had to reply that I always do for everyone else and not myself.  Weight Watchers has not only helped me lose weight but it has helped me realize that 'bit of selfishness' that I need to take care of me. I will debut me shrug when I finish it.


I love yarn!
          This week I plan to KICK IT UP A NOTCH! (Quoting Emeril Lagesse is fun). Stop the whining and the complaining and get back into moving more. At last week's weigh-in I gained 2.6lbs. At this week's weigh-in I lost .2lbs. My total loss right now is 41.6lbs and I weigh 236.0lbs. I am hoping that my renewal with the POINTS PLUS plan will help me get to a 50lbs loss. Right now that is as far as my telescope can see. I need to get out of the 230's and up to a 50lbs loss.

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