Weight Watchers: Week 2.75

If there are people out there reading, I apologize for missing Sunday’s Weight Watchers post. Over the weekend I’d binged after weighing in on Monday at 11 pounds heavier than at the start of the program less than a week earlier. I know what you’re thinking, “That’s dangerously fast.” Well, not so much. My weight at the start wasn’t correct. I’d been weighed by a personal trainer at my gym months before. I have a tendency to keep using the last weight I remember regardless of what I may actually weigh. My theory is that at the start of WW I weighed 5 to ten pounds heavier than the last time I was weighed. I was in mourning and eating my pain. It actually wasn’t until I had an emotional release that I even thought to rejoin.

I digress. It was a hard week. I went over on points just about everyday. Monday, the day I weighed in, I ate 11 points over budget. That was emotional eating. By Wednesday, I had busted my goal for the week (no eating after 10pm) due to a late meeting in the city. That made me even more furious so I tried to go over. It didn’t work. I came in 7 points under budget.

Week 2 Journal Entry:

Goal: No eating after 10PM

4/13  I weighed in yesterday at 249 lbs. That was a blow. Even though I don’t know my starting weight, I know what I weighed a month ago-238. That means I’ve gained 11 pounds in a month. That scares me. I didn’t know weight could be put on so fast. Well now I have to counteract all the negative thoughts and feelings. I just have to take care of myself. Yesterday I fell off the wagon (42 pts!) but I’ve adjusted my plan for the new weight and am ready to take the next step. As beautiful as it is out right now, all I want to do is eat and sleep. So I’m going to take a walk to pick up my son instead. It’s a bit less than a mile. About 1.5 mi round trip.

4/13 Part 2

I did the walk like I said I would. But there were a few stops along the way. Tom needed a hair cut so hetagged along. After I dropped him at the salon, I proceeded to pick up KidWonder, then brought him back for a hair cut as well (pictures to come). Then, instead of buying & making dinner and without checking points, we ate at the place up the street, Powell’s. I tried to go healthy with a chicken Cesar wrap…15pts! I went over by 5. Another day lost. Tomorrow I’ll have to really push myself in the gym. It’s going to be a busy day so I’ll have to squeeze it in. I also need to look at last week’s journal and tracker to see what worked and how I can do better.
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See, I started out with good intentions. This week I have the same goal: No eating after 10pm. I’m doing well. I’ll tell you more about that in Sunday’s post.

Thanks for reading. Remember that weight loss is a challenge, but only to those willing to fight.

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Weight Watchers: A Change for Life?

Last week I rejoined Weight Watchers. I was inspired by their new spokesperson. When I told Tom I was rejoining he said, “Don’t wait for me.” It was like a switch had been clicked. Usually I wait for Hubby to do the healthy things like going to the gym, watching what I eat, eating fast food. I’m proud to say that I’m doing it for myself, butt I’m not use to doing it on my own. Tom and I have always been workout and “diet” buddies. I have his support and that of other family and friends. It’s definitely needed. I tend to jump in full throttle then meander from the plan after about a week.

This time around I hope to stick to it. I love starting a new journal when I start on a new journey-college, motherhood, and marriage. I’m not very good at keeping up with a journal. All of them are ¼ to 1/3 full, and my blog is proof that months can pass without a single word written. This time I’m keeping a notebook next to my computer where I track points and research recipes. Here, I’ll post what I’ve written at the end of the week. So far, so good.

Starting weight:                        238 lbs

This week’s goal:                        Join Weight Watchers

This month’s goal:                        Lose 3 pounds

Thoughts:

4/7            I joined yesterday so I missed Monday. This is going to be a long, hard journey, but I have the support I need. I’ve taken the first steps, now I just have to keep moving forward.

4/8            It’s only been a couple of days, but I’m really proud of myself. I’m making good choices and budgeting my points. I’ve cut lunches in half and double check point values before moving ahead with an item or meal. Now I just have to get steady in the gym again.

4/9            I want to do the WW Walk It 5K Challenge! On 6/6/10 WW is having a nation-wide 5K (3.1 mi) walk. I know I can do that. It will be hard but they have a 6-week training program that you can follow online. If I stick to it, and get the support I need, I can pull this off. That’s the goal. It will keep me motivated to do a bit more everyday. I’ll lose weight, increase stamina, and get healthy at the same time. I know I can keep up the spirit to complete this. I’ll even make a contract if I have to.

4/11            Now that I’m at the end of my first week, I see some things that need tweaking. I’ve begun working out again and the activity points can be put toward food points. I see that I might be working out just so I have extra points and can binge on the weekends. I don’t think that’s a good thing. Matter of fact, I know it’s not. Today I haven’t even been counting because I feel like there no way I could go over my allotted points for the day (30) and my remaining weekly points (9 of 35) and my activity points (21). It would mean eating enough to use 60 points in one day. We went out to dinner last night and I with bread, wine, an appetizer and dessert. It all netted out to 21.5 points. As of this post, having only just put the points in, I am only 1 point over. That means that my activity this week wasn’t for naught.

I just remembered…I still haven’t added yesterdays activity!

A Dish I Love To Fake

Tonight I decided to cook Shepherd’s Pie for when Hubby comes home. I have to say, I was very excited about it. I rarely get excited about cooking but there;s something about Shepherd’s Pie that allows me to be experimental that makes it a bit invigorating. I wanted the dish to be a bit bigger than the recipe rendered so I added the leftovers from last night: meat loaf, mashed potatoes, and mixed peas & carrots. I improvised on the seasoning (added some onion powder and increased the Worcester sauce) and put more corn than any other vegetable. The hardest part was trying to mix in the leftover meat loaf. It’s a different consistency than the pound of ground turkey the recipe called for. Anyway, it was a lot of  fun to make. Pictures to come.

Visitors From AceFest

Hello to all new visitors that I met last night (March 26th) at the AceFest networking event. I’m sure many of you will agree that it was very hard to get to know each other in that venue. Here is a little info about me followed by a few links.

I’m a writer and editor. I love pre- and post-production but won’t shy away from a set and getting behind the camera. Right now I volunteer at my local community cable channel and am learning quite a lot about shooting for live television. As far as on-set, I help organize a group on Meetup.com that focuses on networking in the industry and I get great jobs from that group. Feel free to join. I also run a blog where I discuss movies, making movies, and movie makers via interviews, glossary terms, reviews, and my own experience.

MovingTheImage <<my blog
Vimeo <<recently entered the Beyond the Still contest
Twitter
Flavors.me/MTI
Meetup.com
LMC-TV

Geeks And Geeky Things

So last weekend was all mine. Two friends came to town and we hung out all weekend. We took a ridiculous road trip to Six Flags New England and spent a few hours in line but very little time on rides.

When I returned home, I found that the number of geeks in my home had doubled. DadWonder has brought KidWonder over to the darkside and taught him the way of the force. He now uses the force, has a light saber (I bought him a light up sword at Six Flags before I knew), and his favorite character is “RD2”.

How long before he has a passport and is dancing on the Deathstar?

Video to come of him using the force.

Grammatically Correct

I’ve had people tell me on several occasion that they are shocked at how well they can understand KidWonder. I’m not surprised. With parents that don’t talk to him like a Teletubby, that speak to him as if he can fully comprehend a sentence, I am not surprised. What I am surprised about is people lack of grammatical skills. It may be small, but I have to refrain from correcting people when they say, “Your son talks so good!” by saying, “No, my son speaks so well.” Oh the irony.

My son will know the difference.

A Book That’s Long and Dry

Life Is Short But Wide J. California Cooper’s Life is Short But Wide is another book club book. I didn’t make it to the meeting for this one but finished the book anyway. Even though I couldn’t put it down, I thought it was a long, dry tale of blacks in small town and how the times were killing them off in their quest for love.

This was my first time reading J. California Cooper. I loved the story. Any time I had a chance, I was reading this story. But I felt that the story had too much going on and was a bit long. The characters were well developed, almost too well. Considering that all the information was provided to give us a better understanding of one unspoken attraction, I don’t think that info was necessary. It was like several short stories strung together, which I understand is her forte.

The story structure was daunting and just made me want to get through the book. But the fact that I wanted finish the book says something, I guess.