My Progress

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Weight Watcher Wednesday - Week 27

Another Wednesday is here! My husband and I have a new 'gym' schedule. We've been going to the gym at 4:45 AM (yup..AM) for an hour workout every morning. This way, Mr. Wizard (my affectionate name for him since he can fix anything...)can get in a workout and still have time to get ready to go to work. I am fortunate to have an in-home business, so I don't have to rush out to get to a 'job'...'s been 2 weeks today since I had a diet soda and though I thought I'd really miss it, it hasn't been a problem. I have some in the pantry should the day come where I REALLY need it. I've been drinking Lipton white tea with apple/cranberry. One package per 16.9 oz of water...though as of today I'm going to dilute that since it also contains artifical sweetner. So, one package per 32 oz. of water...just so that there is some flavoring. I'm going to cut out 'fake sugar' as much as possible.

Today's weight loss:
1.4 lbs for a total of 37.8.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Weight Watcher Wednesday - Week 26

Yipee Skippy!!! This week I stopped drinking diet sodas. I wanted to try an 'experiment'. I read that chemicals will sometimes change hormone levels and thus slow down metabolism. So, I ate as little 'processed' food as possible, drank more water (okay...with a little Crystal Light). I'm going to continue this for a few more weeks to see if it makes a difference.

I've been very faithfully charting all the food I've eaten...

This week's loss:
2.2 lbs for a total of 36.4 lbs gone for good!

Thursday, July 16, 2009


Wow...I decided to take some measurements today....and though I knew I had lost weight and inches, I didn't realize the difference!

Here are the losses:

Waist: 5.5 inches
Bust: 7.5 inches (and and I still have plenty left!)
Hips: 5.5 inches
Thighs: 7 inches
R/L Arm: 2.75 inches (combined)
R/L Leg: 6.75 inches (combined)

total: 35 inches lost!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Weight Watcher Wednesday - Week 25

Well...I wish I could report a HUGE loss...but I guess that'll have to be another day.

This week's loss --- .6 lb for a total of 34.2

missed my 35 lb mark 'by THAT much'... (if you're old enough to remember Get'll recognize the 'tone' in my voice as I say that!! hahaha)

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Tall Ships in Boston Harbor

We had a great day today. My husband and I drove to Boston to see the Tall Ships. "Sail Boston" started a few days ago, and the ships are scheduled to leave tomorrow, so we took advantage of the beautiful day. Our daughter, Sara, who lives in Boston, joined us.

The ships were magnificent. We could have boarded a few of them, but the lines were over 1 hour long, and we chose not to go inside but walked around Boston Harbor for a few hours looking at the ships.

We had lunch at a neat, casual place called "Barking Crab". It was very good (though my husband's baked fish was a little dry and probably overcooked.) Nothing on the menu was very Weight Watcher friendly, so I chose an appetizer...a 1 lb serving of cooked shrimp with cocktail sauce. No, I did NOT eat the entire 1 lb...I probably ate half of it, along with the steamed broccoli my husband gave me from his dinner. Sara had a crabmeat burger...she enjoyed it. (I got a 'doggie bag' for the shrimp I didn't eat...I'll have the rest tomorrow!)

Walking around on a gorgeous day and being near the ocean is good for the soul...and I got some great exercise at the same time. It was a perfect day!

New bagel find..

I thought that my 'bagel' days were over...the point value of a bagel was more than I was willing to use.

My sister discovered an answer to my prayers! A bagel that is only 1 point..add some WW cream cheese..another 1 point ---and I have bagels and cream cheese back in my food option.

Kim's Light Bagels are awesome. They are available in 6 flavors, though I've only tried the cinnamon so far. Kim developed these bagels after losing over 200 lbs through Weight Watchers. She, like the rest of WW members wanted a bagel that would be low in points, so she developed her own.

Check out her website Kim Bensen. Her story is very motivational! She's also written a book, which I just ordered her book through Barnes and Nobel; it should arrive in a few days. I'm looking forward to reading it.

"As Seen on TV"...

I'm not one to fall for "as seen on TV" items...but I watched an info-mercial a few weeks ago, and ordered this "Xpress Redi Set go" 'cooker'...

I love it!! It heats up within a few minutes, and cooks items quickly. So far I've 'baked' fish in it a few times and it cooks 7 minutes and the fish stays moist and flaky. I also love making "weight watcher friendly" mini pizzas using english muffins, and because the well in the Xpress Redi set go is deep enough, I 'bake' my mini pizzas inside.

I'm going to try scrambled egg whites soon. It was worth the money and clean up is quick and easy.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

New shirt...check out the size!

I wore a new shirt today that I bought on sale a few weeks ago...and LOOK...there's no X in front of the word "large"!!! To some people, that wouldn't be a big deal...but to me it was!!

and that $24.00 price.. I got the shirt on sale for under $10.00!!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Weight Watcher Wednesday - Week 24

The weeks are flying by! Despite being away for a few days and having a few 'treats', I managed to get back on track first thing Monday morning and was pleased with this week's loss.

1 lb lost of 33.6 lbs gone..gone...gone

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I found a new treat!

One thing I miss while 'getting healthy' is potato chips. I hate to use my treasured points on 'junk food'... but one day at the WW meeting, I overhead one of the members talking about FAT FREE POTATO CHIPS that were only 1 point per one ounce serving.

WOW!!!! my prayers were answered.

As soon as that meeting was over, I headed to my supermarket and there they were...waiting for me! As you can see, one ounce is a fair amount of potato chips!

Monday, July 6, 2009

4th of July weekend...

I had a great time this 4th of July weekend. We spent it on Cape Cod...and fortunately, the weather was perfect!

My husband cleaned the cobwebs off my bicycle's been a few years since it has seen the light of day.

I bought this bike a few years ago primarily because it had 'regular' handle bars and a BIG-ASS SEAT...I tried to find one with a tractor seat, but they don't seem to make one!

My family joined in on the biking adventure, though the 'youngins' arrived at the end long before me! L to R: daughter, Sara, husband Frank, Corey (Sam's BF), daughter Sam, and ME!

The Cape Cod Canal is 6.8 miles one way, and we rode the route on Saturday and Sunday for a total of 28 miles. It's mostly flat, but there are a few 'inclines'. At the end of the second day, my husband realized that my bike was only using 4 of the 6 gears, so I had worked 'harder' than I should have. I was thrilled...I must have burned off more calories. But alas, I made up for it with the 'treats' I ate on the beach Saturday night while we watched the fireworks.

We saw this beautiful tall ship anchored in the canal, on it's way, no doubt, into Boston Harbor for the Tall Ship exhibit.

But, now it's Monday, back home and back on track.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Weight Watcher Wednesday - Week 23

I never thought I'd say these words...but...I'm such a LOSER! ha ha ha

This week's weight loss
2 lbs for a total of 32.6