Wednesday, August 31, 2005


My good friend sent me a polite reminder that it was time to update!

I wasn't too good at counting points yesterday, but I'm doing really well today! I've already had dinner, and I still have 2 points left for dessert a little later, which will probably be the Snack Oreos (the 100 calorie pack). I love those things!

Good news! My new contract job starts Wednesday, September 7. That will make it A LOT easier to keep track of points. I'll have to make and bring my lunches - lunch is my danger zone - so I can keep track and plan in advance.

My biggest problem coming up is my husband's family get together for Labor Day on Sunday. I'm hoping to keep it pretty low-key, but they always have lots of food at these gatherings. My husband has noticed that I'm a "social" eater too, so I have to watch that. I'll also bring along my own Diet Dr Pepper, so I can save points for other things.

Tuesday, August 30, 2005

Well, here I am. All 204 lbs of me. *OUCH* It hurts to say that: 204 lbs.

2 years after I successfully lost weight on Weight Watchers, I'm almost back at the weight I started WW at in February 2002. Sigh. I can't believe it. I know what happened though.

- I didn't exercise after I left my job in May 2003. My walking routine of twice daily for 2o minutes each time went away.

- I stopped counting points on a regular basis.

- I allowed maintaining my weight to slip to the bottom of my list of priorities.

I can come up with a bunch of excuses (selling the house, eating out of vending machines, etc) but that is all they are: EXCUSES. There is no excuse for not doing the right thing.

So here are my stats today:

Starting weight: 204 lbs
Current weight: 204 lbs
Goal weight: 150 lbs
Shirt size: XXL
Pants size: 18 Women's Petite

Here goes!

I'm going to pull out the Walk Away the Pounds DVDs and start with the 1 mile.

I'll report on my points and my exercise later this evening.