Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My Weight Loss Journey

I have decided to not attend any more Weight Watchers meetings. I know their program, have their books, point calculator, and all I need to do it on my own. I went to Bed, Bath and Beyond and bought the same scale that they use on "The Biggest Loser", and set it up in my bathroom, and will weigh myself on the first of every month, and also every Sunday, and every day, just to be sure I see a steady downward slope in my weight. This week, since Sunday, I have lost 3 pounds. So that is pretty good. I am eating healthy, lots of fruits and veggies, a hard-boiled egg with my lunch of steamed veggies, and if I have enough points at the end of the day, then I can have a frozen Tostinos pizza (I add oregano to it, because it is pretty bland without it). On the days I don't have a lot of points available, I microwave an enchilada dinner, organic and vegetarian, and delicious. And if I REALLY don't have but a few points left, I get a raw vegetable tray and use fat free ranch dressing for the dip. My goal during the day is to eat as little as possible. This morning, I'm going to treat myself to a new cereal - an organic whole grain flake cereal with strawberries in it, and 1 cup of it is 3 points, and I put just a smidgen of milk on it (I need to find a low-fat or nonfat soymilk), and have that for breakfast, and 1 banana. And that will hold me until about 2:00. Then, I'll steam a bag of vegetables, and eat those plus a hard-boiled egg. Then, I'll decide on dinner - probably an enchilada. Oh yes, and as a snack, I'll have an apple at some point during the day or evening. Have one of those every day. And I'll drink 8 glasses of water, and have one zevia cola to help me swallow my meds in the morning and one in the evening when I have to take my nighttime meds. They are 0 calories. For some reason, they make downing my meds easier than taking them with water. Perhaps it is the fizz.

So, I am on my own now, with nobody to blame but myself if I do well or not on my diet, but I feel revved up and in charge, and want to make a chart of date and weights, to see that I go down and stay going down. YAY! for me! I can do this!

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