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A New Beginning

Monday, August 11, 2008

I never thought I would do it. And I'll admit it...I had stereotypes about the people that "had to resort to paying someone to help them lose weight". Well, then I talked to my girlfriend over the weekend, who had her baby since I had mine, and is already 4 lbs under her pre-baby weight. She looks great. And I still don't. She told me she lost it very quickly using Weight Watchers online. She told me about the plan, and how simple it was for her. I figured if I love this site, and actually like tracking my food, etc., I would probably like that program. And God knows I need to do SOMETHING DIFFERENT. Because the work I have been doing these past few months really has not been paying off. Sure I have more muscle tone and endurance, but still same weight, still same flabby belly, still same 12-14 size. UGH! What happened to my 8's!?!

I digress.

So I signed up for Weight Watchers online today. The verdict? I love it already. The set-up at least. And now I'm super excited about weighing in on Friday, but I have to be very careful not to get my hopes up too high for my first 5 days. (But I'm very excited nonetheless!!!)

I'm actually surprised at how high the points are for some of the foods that I was consuming regularly. Such as the 2% milk that I get at work (no 1% available there). 1 cup is 3 points, and I was having a pint for lunch which is roughly 2 cups--so 6 points of my daily 22 in my lunchtime milk alone! No way starting today. And the same goes for some other "healthy" food that I was depending on. But I also love how I can regain points by exercising (even though I aim to never need those extra points) and how I have 35 splurge points per week to do with as I choose. Lots of flexibility. Day 1 down, and I still have a half of a point to spare, with 6 regained exercise points still untouched.

So we'll see if this works. If nothing else, my attention and motivation is now renewed--exactly what I needed! I'm going for 2 lbs in one week...I think I can I think I can I think I can I think I can....
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  • WESTENDGIRL75
    Yay! I'm glad you found some new motivation!

    Is there any way you can bring your own milk to work? I know if someone had told me to drink skim milk when I was used to 2% I would have said, "Ew gross! No way!" but I weaned myself down to 1% and then to skim after that and I don't even notice anymore. I'm sure if I somehow ended up with a glass of 2% or whole milk it would taste like cream to me... but I digress

    I'm looking forward to hearing your weigh in news, and more about your experience with WW. Keep up the good work, Ruth!

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    4653 days ago
  • WILDLIFEJO
    Dairy is a caloric killer :( Great to gain during pregnancy, not so when trying to lose!
    I have a milk goat and LOVE the milk, but can't consume nearly as much as I would like because of the full butterfat.

    Good for you!!! I've heard good things about Weight Watchers.
    4654 days ago
  • BRIGHTBOW
    Ok, you can do it as long as you don't leave us! Just kidding. WW sounds like such a great system, so many successes from that program. I can't wait to hear how your weigh in goes!
    4654 days ago
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