Weight Loss Ticker - Fat to Phat =)

Friday, April 30, 2010

Organized and In Control!!

What a great feeling to be ORGANIZED AND IN CONTROL. I have done absolutely perfect with all my points in the eating department!! Food is not tempting me and I am not having any freakin cravings. What a feeling!!! When food used to control me, I would be so aggravated with myself. Lets face it, I LOVE FOOD, always have and always will. So I will not starve myself, but I will find the foods that satisfy me and keep me happy. Sacrifice all the goodies for now....NO CHOICE...no leniency....I am on my weigh!!!

I am slowly organizing everything in my house and yard also. I find when everything is organized, then I have more time to take care of ME.

Monday is weigh in day!! I wonder what it will say? lol....stay tuned!!!

Today's breakfast:
Egg McMuffin My way with Tropicana Lite OJ = 6 points
Snack: grapes and string cheese = 2 points
1 hotdog = 1 point
1 bun = 2 points
chips = 2 points
WW chocolate cake = 1 point
Snack = grapes and string cheese = 2 points
So far = 16 points
Dinner will be...
1 Veggie pattie = 2 points
huge lettuce and tomato salad with dressing = 1 point
bowl of veggie soup = 0
1/2 of Skinny Cow Mint Ice cream Sandwich = 1 point
Total for the day = 20 points

It's weekend time, and I plan to do really really good. I will exercise, eat right and enjoy life!!! I will be looking forward to jumping on the scale on Monday!!!

sea ya!!

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Walking the Walk

I am Weight Watcher's liason between them and my work. I basically coordinate all the meetings and take care of all the bookkeeping and many other odds and ends. It seems like I have been doing it forever. People are always telling me how motivating and inspiring I am, but I feel like I let them down, because I am not even at goal weight. So it's time to change that.. I talk the talk and NOW I will Walk the Walk!!! I am gonna lose weight every week and I will hopefully inspire them more than ever!!!

Today, I will be doing the Corporate Run with fellow workers and friends. It's a 5K in beautiful downtown Miami. I am looking forward to feeling the energy that everyone has in these races!

I have also signed up for the President's Challenge. The challenge is to do 30 minutes of exercise, 5 days a week for 6 weeks, I think. It is open to everyone at www.presidentschallenge.org Are you up for that challenge?? I am!!!

I am looking forward to Monday's weigh in!!!! =)

sea ya!!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Kitchen is Closed!!!

Some habits are hard to break, but if you want to succeed in your weight loss journey then there is NO CHOICE but to stop them. My bad habit was the bits of munching that would occur after dinner. I would watch tv or be on the computer and of course, the kitchen is in the vicinity, so maybe I would eat a little cookie, or popcorn, or just whatever I could find. NO MORE!!!!

When I finish dinner and I clean up the kitchen, I go to the bathroom to brush my teeth and floss. Once I am done in the bathroom, there is no way, I will eat again, because then I would have to brush and floss again. I also make sure that I continue to drink water, so that I don't get that empty tummy feeling.

Doing this has helped me be more in control in the food department. If this method is not good for you then maybe a scheduled snack of 2 points could at least help you not to pick on everything in the kitchen. We need to find what works, because my husband, Herman, goes to the kitchen at least every hour to eat something, so I have to deal with that. He eats and I drink water lol.

Do you have any bad habits that you need to be changing?

Lite Egg McMuffin = 5 points
Lite Tropicana OJ = 1 point
Grapes and String Cheese = 2 points
Sandwich with Bagel Thin, Turkey ham, Lite Provolone, Tomato and Mustard = 3 points
Chips = 2 points
WW chocolate Cake = 1 point
Grapes and String Cheese = 2 points

So far 16 points.

For dinner today, I will have a big salad with the Wishbone Spritzer Asian Silk Dressing, Zero point soup that I made, a veggie patty and a tangerine.

sea ya!

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

So Far, So Good

It is so good to be under control!!! yaaaaaaaaaaaaay!!!

Today, I took my mom to the doctor and they gave out pastries and it did not even phase me!!! That is a big step!!! Now I just have to hold on to this feeling for months lol

Losing weight is such a mental thing. Any diet works if you stick to it. Diets are temporary fixes, and its a real lifestyle change that will carry you through life. That is one of the reasons, that I like Weight Watchers. It's all about portion control and moving more. Anything in moderation is ok. It's the same as life...we are most happiest, when our lives are in balance.

If we only had full control of our brains lol. Brains vs Stomach...who are you going to let win?

I'll tell you one thing..this is definitely a battle and we MUST win. Don't give in to the temptations. Sacrifice for now and the rewards will come quickly!!!

and while in this process, remember to love yourself and your body, no matter what the shape is. In time, it will all fall into place and you will be mentally ready for the new you.

Last night, I had:
Morning star Black Bean Veggie Burger = 2 points
Bagel Thin = 1 point
Ketchup = 0 points
Chips = 2
White Cheddar Rice Cake = 1 point

I had my egg mcmuffin sandwich today for breakfast with orange juice = 5 points
My usual lunch and snacks = 10 points
Dinner must equal 5 points.

For dinner, I think I will be having some zero point soup, chicken and salad. Am I in control, or what? lol

sea ya!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Weigh In Day - Weekend Update!

That is my current picture, let's see if the first 10 pounds makes a difference. Sometimes you lose weight and you cannot even tell unless you look at a picture.

Monday is my weigh in day, so here it goes...

Start Weight: 170

Today's Weight: 167.5

Weight Loss to date: 2.5

Goal Weight: 135

Even though I have lingered at this weight forever, I am still happy because I have kept off 28 pounds for a LONG time. Now its time to lose some weight and stop this sorta maintenance, even though I am dieting lol What a waste of time to constantly be trying to lose weight, when in reality, I could do so much more and actually lose weight. I feel like I have been dieting for over 20 years hahaha. I want to finally lose the weight, and continue to eat healthy, exercise and be totally happy with my body. Is that possible? HELL YEAH!!!

My weekend was very well planned out and I did great! At the wedding there were awesome Mojitos, the best I have ever had, and the food was really good!! I had a light breakfast and saved up all of my points for the evening. Once I drank and had dinner, all I had was water and then I danced for about 3 hours!! I was drenched in sweat and I felt good!!

I didn't get to do any exercise on Sunday, because I was too tired from the night before lol I have a bad knee, so it was kinda swollen.

This morning I woke up a little earlier and I made an Egg McMuffin sandwich that was only 5 points.

Bagel Thin = 1 point
1 egg = 2 points
1 Sargento reduced Provolone cheese = 1 point
a bit of FF creme cheese and jelly = 1 point

Breakfast = 5 points

1 Bagel Thin = 1 point
1 Morning Star Veggie Burger = 2 points
Baked Chips = 2 points
WW Chocolate Cake = 1 point

Grapes = 1 point
String Cheese = 1 point
Hot Chocolate = 1 point

Points so far = 14 points

I feel psyched and totally in control - WHAT A FEELING!!!

Sea ya later!!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

oh oh...Weekend Time

"A weekend isn't a 'weak end' to the hard work you put in during the week"

I found this quote on one of my Weight Watcher brochures. The sentence is so true. We work so hard to just screw it up on the weekend, when in fact, we should have more time to put in some exercise, just in case we want to eat or drink a little extra.

Yes, it is a sacrifice. No matter how you put it, if you do not sacrifice, then you will not get the results that you are looking for!! NO CHOICE, NO SLACKING. I want Monday's to come along and I want to be happy that I did great on the weekend. This is a choice that I have to make and I am making it to help myself achieve my goals!!

I have a wedding on Saturday, and I intend to stick to plan, and do alot of dancing and mingling. Will you sacrifice this weekend or will you let the weekend do you in, once again...it's your choice!

I packed my lunch today and ate my usual 12 points. I have decided to add another point by adding a sugar free hot chocolate at about 3:30pm. So far 13 points.

Here is my dinner from last night...

1 Jennie-O Turkey Sausage = 4 points
Edamame = 0 points
Banana Smoothie(1 Banana, 1 cup 1% Milk, 1 pack splenda) = 4 points

That's it. That made 22 points for yesterday. 2 points from my Weekly Allowance.

LIME TIME....sea ya on Monday!

Weight Watchers

I have been a Weight Watcher forever! I love the plan and I think it's the one that is most normal and realistic. It works great, especially when you are actually doing it lol.

We had another birthday party today for one of the bosses, but I did not touch the pastries, because I was prepared and brought in my lunch.

Breakfast: grapes and string cheese
Snack: Granola bar
Lunch: Bagel Thin bread, half a serving of ham, lite provolone cheese, tomato, mustard, baked chips and a WW chocolate Cake
Snack: grapes and string cheese and 100 calorie chips ahoy bag
14 points so far.

I won't be writing down my Breakfast, Snacks and Lunch anymore, because basically, if I bring my lunch...that is what I usually eat....I stick to about 12 points during the day.

I think what I will be doing, is writing what I ate for dinner, just to be accountable.

Thursday's is my Weight Watcher Day. We have a good group going there and we have a good time.

I am feeling alot more in control now that I am doing this blog. I was about to eat something late last night and I talked myself out of it....that deserves a pat on the back lol

Have you done anything lately to deserve a pat on the back?

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Admin Day

Food, food, food lol... it's everywhere!! Celebrations have to include food!! ay yi yi

I brought in my lunch to work, so hopefully it keeps me on plan.

Breakfast: Grapes and String Cheese
Snack: Went out and did my hair!!
Lunch: Bagel thin, 1 ounce of ham, 1 FF cheese, tomato slice and baked chips. Chocolate WW cake
Snack: Grapes and String Cheese
no no's... 2 bites of a bagel with creme cheese, small bite of a pina colada cake, m&m's = 5 points

Points so far: 15 points (I get 20 points per day)

Today when I went to do my hair, my hairdresser asked me when was I gonna make a hair color change. I told her next time I go back, which should be around mid-June, I would have more guts and I would do something different!! lol
Yesterday, I walked the dogs for about 30 minutes. I am doing the Corporate Run next Thursday and I haven't even done any exercise for it =( It's only a 5K, so it shouldn't be too bad. Just in case, I think I will be walking everyday until then!!
I will be showing weekly weigh ins here on Mondays. I picked Monday, so that I would have to be strict on myself during the weekends.
So do you give yourself so much slack to lose weight that you aren't losing? Do you think it's time to be a little harder on yourself?

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Will Blogging help me get there?

My name is Melinda and I am an official fat ass lol (I couldn't resist) The picture above was taken before this dieting session in 2008. I weighed here about 198 and I said there was NO WAY I would get to 200, so I started Weight Watchers....


Create a blog, pick a template and start blogging....that's it?? hmmm I have a feeling that I will need Nancy's help, so that I can make it pretty and have pictures and put all the bells and whistle's on it.

Purpose of this blog: To aid in the continual Battle of the Bulge hahaha. I figured that it can't hurt any! I have been reading some blogs, and I find them so motivating and inspiring but yet not enough to get me going. So now I am accountable to Ms. Blog and I will tell her about EVERYTHING....and if by chance, this helps anyone, then I got the bonus plan!!

Goal Date: December 31, 2010....THIS IS THE YEAR!!!

Why: I am tired of not achieving my goal. And when I have achieved it, I cannot maintain it...so NOW is the time for a change. I WILL achieve my goal by the end of the year!!!

Well that's it for right now. I want to make sure this bloggy thingy is working lol

That's the WEIGH I do it...