Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Weigh In Day! Mon W31

Well hello there, bloggies! Monday was a big fat waste of a day. Coincidentally, it was supposed to be the same day I re-started writing my thesis. I finally got so fed up reading a little, procrastinating a lot, and then repeating that I spent the second half the day getting my work-space cleaned up and my work outlined for Wednesday. I work so much better when things are clean!

I had a toasted english muffin with laughing cow cheese for breakfast for 2pts.

I had a peach for a snack 1pt while reading papers.

For lunch, I had a pb&j at the house 4pts...while avoiding reading papers.

Matt came home a little early to help me get everything clean and to start an outline for a paper we're writing. (He's writing and asking me for small portions.) We took Bear for a long walk +1 activity pt. Matt had some training to do at LearningRx (Dargan, my boss, asked Matt if he'd like to become a certified trainer and take on one or two students) so while he was there, I went to my weight watchers meeting. 

At the meeting we talked about "Deprivation Dan," a stuffed rhinoceros who thought that dieting was all about not eating the food you love, but was still fat, and "Livable Lilly" a bunny who had bought smaller clothes because she made her diet livable. So all of us adults got a kick out of our leader teaching us with stuffed animals like we were in 2nd grade, but the point still remains- depriving yourself of your favorites or of anything you want is not maintainable. Generally it leads to a swing in the opposite direction because deprivation is a difficult feeling to manage. So our challenge for the week is to pick a "non-diet food"- something you would never think of when you think of the word diet- and plan it in to your meals this week. Obviously mine will be french fries from a fast food place. 

While I entirely agree that the "no chocolate, no fries, no good food" doesn't work for most people- I don't think feeling hungry is a bad thing. There are a ton (no pun intended) of overweight people who haven't been hungry in years. Hunger can be scary when you aren't prepared for it, but its a normal part of life. Its mildly uncomfortable at most and its just your body saying- "Need some fuel up there, homes." We talked in the meeting about how life can be a big experiment. I love that idea- one of my favorite blogs- Experiments in Lifestyle Design by Tim Ferris- author of The Four Hour Work Week- where the Author documents crazy experiments he does on himself with some really amazing revelations on human capability and predicaments. So challenge for you readers- listen to your body, let yourself get physically hungry and try to note the difference between that feeling and emotional hunger. Once you start to recognize signs and symptoms of each, you learn to deal with each appropriately.

So for the update- I am down another 2.4 lbs- bringing the grand total to -30.6. Hooray! Out of the slump! I think getting back to the gym definitely got my head back on straight. After the meeting, Matt and I cooked dinner. We had tilapia filets 3pts, 1/2 serving of greek yogurt fettuccine 5pts, and steamed asparagus 0pts. We were stuffed and it was delicious!

After dinner, we met some friends for fro-yo downtown at the Sweet Frog. I tried 3 different kinds! Its one of those places where they weigh it. So fun and great weather outside. I had cookies n cream, chocolate, and peanut butter- of course I added a little topping! I had about 4oz 4pts.

After yogurt, Cait Matt and I grabbed a beer at Miller's- oh Left Hand Pils I love you. 3pts.

Points: 22/23
Weekly Allowance Points: 35/35 remaining
Exercise: Walking Bear
Weekly Activity Points: 1/1
Weekly Weight Loss: -2.4 / -30.6 total

Hope to see less of each other next time!


  1. Girly you are doing absolutely fabulous! I just started Weight Watchers back up, hopefully I can get back to losing some weight! What kind of peanut butter do you use and how much... and what kind of bread? I love pb&j but mine is always 6+ points.


  2. hahah Deprivation Dan! You are doing such a great job & you look wonderful for it!


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