Friday, May 14, 2010

Can You Eat That?

This week at Weight Watchers we talked about supporters and saboteurs.  You know, you have the chicken salad with the dressing on the side, and your friend says, "Oh you can have a hamburger now!"  or you might get the food police.  "Can you eat that on your diet?"  She gave great comebacks! 

"If you really want to know what I can eat, come to a meeting with me."

"I appreciate those cookies you made special for me.  I am going to take them home." (and give them to my family!)

I am very lucky in that I don't have saboteurs or food police.  I have lots of great support.  It helps to have my mom and my sister doing the program with me.  This week was disappointing.  I gained a pound and a half!  Oh I was not a happy camper.  I left meeting feeling somewhat motivated.  I loaded Ryan into the car, and as I did, I put my new fancy cup on top of my car.   I mean don't we all do this???
It is from Bed, Bath & Beyond.  Hard plastic, look at the bottom of the straw.  It won't come up through the hole.  It is top rack dishwasher safe, but not meant for hot drinks.  It has a sister that is.  I love this cup!  It holds 22ounces.  I drove off and I heard a thunk thunk sound.  I remembered I had left my cup on top of my van.  I pulled over and got out to look for my cup--my mom was in the car so Ryan was not alone--that being said, I found my cup.  No lid, no straw.  I finally found them.  Yay! And not only that it survived with only a few scratches!  Now the whole point to this side track is this:  I didn't want my van to be in people's way--it really wasn't--but I just wanted to be out of the way.  So I started running back.  Okay I was jogging.  I don't run.  Seriously.  And what should happen?  My jeans were slipping.  I didn't end up with pants around my ankles, but they did slip down about 1/3 of an inch.  I had to hoist them up.  I was happy about that.  It's not always numbers.  Sometimes it's other signs.
Total Weight Loss:  15 pounds--or something like that!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Cookie Confessions

Jean Neidich is the woman who started it all.  I am talking about Weight Watchers.  She was just a regular gal like any other.  A regular gal with a secret.  A secret she could keep no longer.  So Jean invited some friends over to share her secret cookie confession.  She found out she was not alone.  Just like the Breck commercials, friends told friends about these weekly get togethers and an empire was built.  Okay maybe it didn't happen exactly like that, but that is the gist. 

I made pumpkin chocolate chip cookie yesterday.  They are stellar by the way.  They do have pumpkin in there is fiber....but there is also fat, sugar and chocolate chips.   We are currently working on a more WW friendly version.  I hope we can figure it out soon because these things are what is called a RED LIGHT food.  In WW land, this means a food you have little or no control with.  I thought I would be okay.  I thought I could be strong.  No such luck.  I ate a total of 8 of those cookies yesterday!  And I could have eaten at least 8 more without batting an eye.  Although my stomach may have rebelled.  I sent my husband to work with them.  Take them out of my sight!  I kept some out for the kids, but not too many because I could easily eat one or two or even three and it wouldn't be noticed.  So those cookies are banned until further notice or until we figure out the more WW friendly version.

At WW this week, we talked about dining out and how we can prepare for it.  Things like having a light snack before you go.  Knowing the menu helps too.  You can also go to just about any restaurant site and find their nutrition information.  Use your (un)common sense and look for words like: grilled, broiled, steamed etc.  You can have it your way too...tell them you want veggies instead of fries.  Put the dressing on the side.  Make it interesting and tell the waiter you want him to bring you your salad naked.  After he picks his mouth up off the floor, you can tell him you meant the salad and not him.  ;)  Ask for a doggie bag up front and put half away. 

Happy eating!

Weight loss:  2 pounds
Total loss:  16.2  (I am 1 pound away from their goal for me....I will be able to attend for free after that, and I can choose to lose more...which I will.  At least another 10 pounds.)