The Crazy Suburban Mom: First weekly weight watcher update in 2 months!

Monday, November 23, 2009

First weekly weight watcher update in 2 months!


I finally went to a meeting this week-end and I was pretty much bouncing off the walls to be there. Can't say I wasn't nervous, but I was happy.

I haven't gone to a meeting since the recent car fiasco of 2009 and while I stayed with the spirit of weight watchers I was not counting points. I still belong and could have participated online but it was the meeting, my meeting, that's been working for me.

That said, the first meeting I could make since getting my car wasn't my meeting but I wanted to just get to one - any one! And I did. The result is, in the 2 months that I hadn't been going I lost another 5 pounds which doesn't quite put me where I thought I was, but close.

My total loss so far as a visual...


Don't know if you've ever hung one of those puppies?

I've put up several and they are pretty darned hefty.

So my average loss for the time I wasn't going was less than a pound a week, something I see at weigh-ins frequently - followed by sad faces, whining and foot stamping! Why? What's up with that? What's with the complaining about losing weight?

Hello! Isn't that the point?

I was thinking a lot about what I ate over the last two months and someone recently asked if I "ever cheated" so I thought about that, too.

I'm (getting) over my thing about cheating.
In fact, I'm (practically) done with the concept of cheating.

Cheating means you're living outside your own life - or something along those lines. In the end you really can't fool yourself. With weight watchers you really can eat what you want. There is a saying - You can can have anything you want but not everything you want. Think about it.

In fact, yesterday I had this...


But it wasn't about cheating.

I decided to do a post about things I use on a semi-everyday basis because life is about the things I do every day not the things I do occasionally...


I like soup a lot. And I love Progresso zero point soups especially...

They have a new high fiber soup...


I'm all about fiber...

I like this one by Campbell's too...


That's my favorite flavor...

There have been studies that show warm liquids stay in your stomach for longer periods of time so while an icy cup of water is what most people drink, I drink tea to get my 6 - 8 cups of liquid.... This tea...


Naivetea oolong teas are like heaven.

My favorites are rose violet calendula which is elegant and beautiful and smells like a garden in the morning and lychee oolong which is like a bowl of melons and vanilla dusted with citrus (heaven, like I said!)

I don't think I could get through a day without this...


Fat-free half and half seems like an oxymoron but it's great for coffee and making cream soups... Love it!

Speaking of flavoring coffees...


Capella flavor drops do the job of those syrups at coffee shops with no calories.

And I finally found a fat free dressing that doesn't make me gag.


It might not be your cup of tea if you don't
like Thousand Island but I was so happy to find it!

So I've come to the conclusion that you can have what you want. And there are plenty of great products to want.

Some high-cal some no cal...and it's the mix that matters.

I've gone out for dinner to restaurants and even to all-you-can eat buffets. I've still got more to lose and am still learning. I can't wait to get back to my own meetings. I'm a little nervous about Thanksgiving but my plan is to make the company of my family the event and the not the green bean casserole.

But if I do overeat, I overeat... I didn't gain what I gained because I overate on Thanksgiving - it was the other 364 days.


Lidian 11/23/09, 10:03 AM  

I like soups too, they fill you up and are a great way to get in a lot of vegetables.

Way to go on the 5 lbs! :)

The Crazy Suburban Mom 11/23/09, 11:11 AM  

Lidian, I agree about soups being great ways to get veggies and they really fill me up. I eat soup as part of lunch and dinner a lot. And if I haven't made a soup, I open a can. There are so many light soups now, and I don't even mean soups labeled 'light' many broth based soups are fine and dandy! And thanks for the yay! on my 5 pounds! I was really excited about it!

Maureen 11/23/09, 12:00 PM  

Your last sentence says it all.

Good to hear that you got out to your meeting. Although I've never been to WW (not that I shouldn't go but. . )I think the meetings must be the backbone of WW. But look what you did without it! Who knows what you will do with life getting back to normal! Skinnny bee-otch maybe!

I agree with you about soup - quick and filling! I try to make a pot of it at least once a week during the cold weather. And it cuts out the eating something you shouldn't be factor. Interested in sharing recipes?

P.S. How are the hot wheels?

The Crazy Suburban Mom 11/23/09, 12:07 PM  

Maureen - I think what meeting you go to makes a difference - really Ive been to a few and this one is the best one for me. As to soup, wow. I like that chicken soup recipe from cooks illustrated a lot... Its gotten to be the backbone of all the soups I do...

Ive actually driven my car twice! Yay! For me thats great! lol...takes me forever to get used to a new car!

Lynette 11/24/09, 7:09 AM  

yeah, overeat for sure for me
i just get so hungry at times
hate myself for that
but i do

The Crazy Suburban Mom 11/25/09, 7:47 AM  

Lynette - I know how you feel. I'm convinced if I didn't overeat - or maybe its better put - eat when I wasnt hungry I could eat anything and not need to lose. Sometimes I think I just eat. For eating. Or something else....I dont know.

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