My Progress

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

My latest reward

As I mentioned earlier, I treat myself to a gift card everytime I lose 5 lbs.
So far, I have 4 $20.00 gift cards from Coldwater Creek, 1 from Kohl's and today I decided that before I die I need to own something from Victoria's that's what I did!
I have to admit that walking into the store to buy the gift card was a new experience... I have never bought anything there, nor have I ever walked into their store...until today!

Weight Watcher Wednesday - Week 22

Considering all the treats I had this past weekend....I'm pleasantly surprised to have lost weight!
This week's weight loss:

1 lb. for a total of 30.6 lbs. lost forever

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Geez, I can't believe I'm going to admit this...but I've been honest about everything here goes. For the first time in a LONG time, I FINALLY weigh LESS than my husband! He's also 9 inches taller than me, but I've outweighed him for a long time. But...not any more!!

Though today he did say he "found" some of the the weight I had lost...seems he's gained a few pounds! But, he can lose that in no time...he's done it before.

Weight Watcher Wednesday - Week 21

I was hoping to hit another milestone today...but that will have to wait until next week.
This week's loss:
1.6 lbs for a total of 29.6

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Weight Watcher Wednesday - Week 20

It's a good day in Weight Watcher Land!!!

This week's loss ....

2.4 lbs for a total of 28 lbs. LOST

Friday, June 5, 2009

A lesson I've learned..

I know I should have realized this a long time ago...but, like a lot of things, it just 'hit' me a few days ago.

My husand and I had to drive 90 minutes to Boston Monday evening because our college daughter's car had almost NO brakes. My husband has always fixed the family cars and we don't know who to trust to fix her car. So we drove there and gave her my car and my husband drove the Jeep with-almost-no-brakes home...

We took advantage of the visit to take both of our daughters out to dinner. (FYI...our college daughter lives with our oldest daughter; she lives and works in the Boston area.) We decided on Uno's. I was looking at the menu, and it occurred to me that it didn't matter what I ordered, or what I ate, I was happy to be spending time with my daughters. Sometimes I don't see them for several weeks to a few months at a time....and this time, it wasn't about "THE FOOD" was about the visit.

I chose carefully, grilled shrimp, roasted veggies and rice pilaf. I ate it all, left about 1/4 of the rice, and then ate my husband's grilled veggies because he didn't want them....and I hated to see nice roasted veggies go to waste.

I always told my kids, that everything in life is a learning experience...and today it was my turn to 'learn'...

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Lovin' my smoothies!

I am totally loving breakfast these days! My daughters bought me an immersion blender for Mother's Day and I've been using every day since.
I mix one container of WW Yogurt, 1 C of low fat milk, 4-5 strawberries and blend!! Then I add about 1/2 C of crushed ice and blend some more.
It's such a treat. I sometimes have trouble getting in my required 2 milks a day, but with this it counts as 2 milks and breakfast at the same time!!

Weight Watcher Wednesday - Week 19

This week's weight loss:
0.6 lbs for a total of 25.6

Not sure why the scale wasn't a better friend to me this week...I did lose some weight but not as much as I had hoped. I go to the gym every day for 1 hour, in addition to walking my dog nearly every day for 30 minutes...sometimes twice a day. But I'll take what I can get...and slowly, but surely I will reach my goal...