Thursday, April 3, 2008

Weight for me

I'm starting, err I should say I might be starting a new thing where on Thursdays, after my Weight Watcher's meeting, I will post a picture and and report on my week and my loss/gain.

First, let me honestly tell you I cheat. When I start, I always wear shoes and fill my pockets with change, lead and an extra small pygmy. Usually the day of a weigh in, I don't eat or drink anything until after the meeting. I take off everything I possibly can (earrings, pony tail holders, mascara) and exhale before I step on the scale.

Now remember, I usually have smashing success the first three to six weeks and next thing I know, I'm no longer a Weight Watchers member in good standing. This time, I'm going to attempt to treat it like a marathon. Slow and steady. Or at least keep with it at least until summer or beyond.

Recently there have been several pictures posted of me via email and the internet that I think are BEYOND unflattering. They're down right rude! Ugh. And because no one who loves me said anything like you don't really look like that, I've had to accept that the what I think I look like may not actually be what I look like. Eeeek. Suffice to say, the last picture some one took of me I felt like I looked as wide as I am tall.

So this week. I had two delightful Mexican dinners. One was a catered affair church fundraiser and the other was Bossy's excellent road trip meal. The latter INCLUDED margaritas. I ate oatmeal every day for breakfast and drank tons of water.

And the results for week one: SEVEN (7) Pounds Lost

True to form, I came out of the gate in a sprint.

10 comments:

mrs. blogoway said...

You're doing great! Keep thinking positive... I've been a WW member for the past 3 years off and on. It really works when I write everything down. So you would think that I would get a clue and write everything down. You're so brave to write about it every week. Now that's commiting to it.

Kelly said...

congrats on the 7 lbs...i would kill to loose that...but then i would have to stop eating and drinking, and that wont happen this weekend or next...ughhh... and what did yall say about me... i felt i was being talked about... tee hee... did bossy trash me??? hehehe...

Biddy said...

go girl!! i need to get back on ww myself...

argh

zellmer said...

I totally exhale every week before I get on the scale. I'm not even kidding.

~ Denise said...

That's fantastic!!!! Yeah you!

I've been working my a$$ off and no way have I lost 7 pounds in one week!!!!!

marathon mom said...

Whoa! That's awesome! You should walk around the lake with arm weights! Just don't go during the week bcuz, well just don't. But Sat and Sun you should! I will look for you !!! Good Luck!

Swistle said...

OMG, just the other day my mom showed me this picture of the two of us together, and the comparison (she's very, very thin) is SAD. And she was arguing with me, like NO, you look GREAT. So EVEN WORSE: that photo apparently FLATTERS me. ARRRRGGGGHHHH!

Anonymous said...

Vanessa,

You are doing great. Really great. I hear that Weight Watchers is one of those diet plans that really works for people.

I have to admit myself that I think weighing ourselves is a completely barbaric practice - likewise diets. -- A practice that should be limited to a doctor's office - if at all.

If you find Weight Watcher's starting to get you down, may I recommend a book called French Women Don't Get Fat: The Secret of Eating For Pleasure. I find the tips/lifestyle promoted in the book to be practical, humane, and a joy to put into place. I picked it up last year to get myself eating better and to get my joie de vivre back.

Bonne Chance, Mon Amie

clickmom said...

I started WW once with a full arm cast on one arm. heh heh heh. That was a killer first week! Good luck!

jen said...

!!! That is awesome! I'm a cheater too. I just finished a "biggest loser" competition at my gym. I was so elated when the source of my anxiety (weigh in on mondays for eight weeks) was over that I hopped off the scale and drove directly to chik-fil-a after the final weigh. I also did the Toyota jump, and freeze framed myself in mid air.