Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Is Patience truly a virtue?

Okay. So here I am in Week Three of my Weight Watchers journey and I have only lost 3 pounds. Well, 2.7 to be exact.  According to Weight Watchers, it's a good thing. A slow weight loss is a lasting weight loss.

Looking back to prior attempts with Weight Watchers, the first month was always the most difficult for me. It's the whole transition thing. You know, it's not really a's a lifestyle. My motivation is the Spring and Summer. I didn't go to the beach at all last year because I just couldn't stand the thought of myself in a bathing suit.

That was rock bottom, my friends. Rock. Bottom.

Time for a change. A good change. Time to be held accountable. Time to sit up and take a good long look at that person in the mirror. Who IS that? I almost don't recognize her anymore.

But I will. Just give me time. And patience. Lots and lots of patience. It didn't take me overnight to look like this, and it's not going to come off overnight either.  

I tracked all my points yesterday. It was a good day. Tuesday is weigh-in day and my Weight Watchers "buddy" Karen treated us both to a new Weight Watchers cookbook.

Don't worry....I'll share all my recipes with you! Today I started off with my usual 1/2 cup of oatmeal, only today I added a small scoop of all natural Better n' Peanut Butter. 

I read about this in Eating Well magazine and finally found it at Whole Foods.

If you like peanut butter, you'll love this!  Two tablespoons of low-fat peanut butter is 5 points plus with Weight Watchers.  Two tablespoons of Better n' Peanut Butter is only 2 points. It doesn't sound like a big deal.....but when you are counting points IT IS!!  Try it!!  

So breakfast today was Oatmeal - 2 points
          Better n' Peanut Butter -     2 points
                                                                                    Coffee -  2 points
                                                                                                   6 points

Now I'm off to ride my bike for 30 minutes or so before I have to leave for work.......ACTIVITY POINTS!!!!!   Have a great day!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

A Great Start!

Today is Sunday. My favorite day of the week as it is the only day that I can sleep past 7am. This morning I made it to 7:10am before my little Boston Terrier, Gracie woke me up.

After letting Gracie ouside for her morning "ritual", I made myself a scrumptious cup of hot coffee and contemplated breakfast. Since starting Weight Watchers three weeks ago (yet again), I have been carefully counting my Points each day.....not willing to carelessly waste even one of them.  So today my breakfast consisted of a 1/2 cup of cooked oatmeal, the real kind, and just before I was ready to eat, I added a level teaspoon of low-fat peanut butter and 16 (count 'em) fabulous dark chocolate chips.

1/2 cup cooked oatmeal   -           2 points
2 teaspoons low-fat peanut butter - 2 points
16 dark chocolate chips -              2 points

So, for a grand total of 6 points, I had what tasted like a warm and slightly soggy O' Henry bar. Delightful. Now I'm headed out for a walk to work off and take back about 4 of those points.

See how this works??