Friday, December 31, 2010

2011 Resolutions

"Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average … which means, you have met your New Year's resolution." – Jay Leno

Haha! I love that funny quote from Jay Leno. How true it is. There are so many overweight people in the USA that is now normal to be overweight. How sad for our country! I'm one of those overweight people, but at least I'm doing something about it. Yesterday I was out shopping and a young man, college age, said to a friend, "Look at her huge a$$!" I turned around to see who he was talking about and it was me. I was the only other person in the aisle. Ouch. My a$$ used to be a lot bigger! So I stood tall and said to him, "First of all, that was really rude. Secondly, you should have seen it before I lost 67 pounds! I'm working on it, so give me a break." He turned bright red, apologized and asked me how I was losing weight because he wanted to drop some pounds, too. *insert rolling eyes here* Amazing. So many people make their New Year resolutions to be to get healthier and/or lose weight. So many people break their resolutions, though! Not me. I make them, I keep them and follow through. I'm not average! ;) Here are my New Year Resolutions for 2011:

  • Continue on my weight-loss journey. I would love to reach my goal weight, but I won't resolve to do so. I will resolve to keep plugging away at it!
  • Continue growing in my faith and my relationship with Jesus. I will strive to read my Bible more to learn more about Him and hear His words.
  • Take a picture every day. I think this will be fun!
  • Organize my house! I've written out an organizing schedule on my new 2011 calendar, so as long as I stick with it, our house will be in a much better place a year from now!

Other goals for 2011 are to do a 5K race and a 10K, too, by the end of the year. Those are not things I will resolve to do, but hope to accomplish!

"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right." ~Oprah


Thursday, December 30, 2010

Free Food & More About Lemon Water

I bought some groceries yesterday and they looked so good I had to share pictures with you! Not one thing is worth any WW PointsPlus, they're all free!!! Yum-Yum!

  Pineapple is a favorite of my DH's. Bananas, apples and pears are some of mine along with clementines and, of course, I bought my lemons (2lb bag for $1.42 at Target yesterday = 10 lemons!). I also bought, but didn't photograph, strawberries, raspberries and lettuce.

Now a little more about the lemon water. I've had some questions asked! I'm not an expert on it by any means, I've only had it two days. :) But, you want to drink it lukewarm rather than cold or hot so that your body can better receive it and won't have to work very hard to digest it. You're drinking it to aid in digestion, so don't make your body work for it! Also, no you can't count lemon juice in a bottle or the little lemon-shaped bottle with the plastic green top. I just listed the price of my lemons above. That's only 14 cents each and you only use half a lemon per day! 7 cents a day is affordable for just about everyone, so use the real thing. :o) I don't know for sure, but I would think that using lemon juice also won't give you the same benefits because I would guess that it looses some vitamins in the bottling process. I don't know that for sure, but it's a guess as most foods do lose quality once they're messed with in anyway. My bag of lemon cost me $1.42 (US) and I got 10 lemons, that is 20 days worth! Get the real thing!


Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Living with Lemons

Last night at my WW meeting, my leader talked to us about gaining weight over the holidays and how we can detox our bodies and get back on track. She told us about drinking warm lemon water and how many different weight-loss programs suggest doing this. I went home intrigued by this detox idea and started researching it. I learned that drinking lemon water has many benefits! Here are the benefits I read about from various articles:
  • Lemons boost the immune system with their vitamin C and also purify the blood and improve the body's ability to get rid of toxins.
  • Helps stave off the common cold and flu.
  • A healthy liver that works effeciantly
  • It may help dissolve gallstones
  • It can work as a headache remedy
  • It will help clear the skin, removing dead skin, wrinkles, and blackheads and also has anti-aging properties.
  • Healthier hair and nails
  • It can help prevent heartburn
  • Aids in quicker digestion
  • Prevents constipation
  • Helps fight infections of the throat
  • Helps aid respiratory diseases, such as asthma
  • Used in dental care as it can cure a toothache, bleeding gums, and relieves bad breath.
  • Aids in weight-loss through increased rate of metabolism

I'm am not sure if I believe that drinking lemon water every day will give you all of the benefits listed above, but several articles that I read online (ha!) stated the above. I don't believe everything I read online by any means and I don't think you should either! I do, however, believe that drinking lemon water daily will aid my immune system to do what it should, aid my liver to help clean me out and keep me regular, and that drinking it will help clear my skin. I think it would be fantastic if it helped keep my asthma under control, especially in these winter months that it tends to be a little worse, but I'm not going to count on it. One article I read stated that drinking lemon water every morning will eventually give you the energy you'd normally get from a morning cup of coffee. I don't drink coffee, but I do sometimes have a Diet Coke in the morning for a little boost. I'd love to give that up!

I just drank my first glass of warm lemon water with my lunch. I had to go to the store to buy the lemons, otherwise I would have had it this morning. I read on several articles that drinking it at night is the way to go, several other articles said first thing in the morning. So it seems that time of day doesn't matter as much as just doing it.

Here's the recipe!

  • One glass of warm water. Not hot, not cold, just warm. I put about 14 ounces into my glass and warmed it up a little in the microwave, just to make it lukewarm. Have at least 8 ounces of water, dilute it as much as you'd like though.

  • 1/2 lemon, juiced.

  • Put the lemon juice into the water and drink it. 


Stay tuned on this subject. As I drink my lemon water daily I may have some reports for you!


My disclaimer: I'm not a doctor, nor do I pretend to be one. This article is of my opinion only and I do not claim any of it to be factual with the exception that my WW leader spoke of this and that I'll be drinking lemon water daily for awhile! Speak with your doctor if you have questions about drinking lemon water and its benefits.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Are you ready?

I saw this today on spark people. I don't use spark people, but go there to read their quotes and motivations from time to time. I thought this one was fitting for everyone out there who is planning on making their New Year resolution to lose weight. Why not start today rather than January 1st?! Today I start my WW week and am back to tracking everything and counting my points. My weigh-in this evening will not be pretty, I'm certain I've gained at least two pounds. BUT, I'm back on track today already and know how to lose those extra pounds and move forward. I'm ready for a new year to begin and look forward to what it will bring!


Monday, December 27, 2010

A Year From Now...

First I'll start this by saying that I'm fairly certain I won't be jumping for joy at my weigh-in tomorrow. I enjoyed some sweets and ate larger portions than I usually do over the Christmas weekend. I allowed myself to do that knowing that I know how to take it back off and have all of the tools to do so. I'm expecting a gain, but am not worried about it at all. Watch my scale on the right side of the blog for my results tomorrow...

Okay, now onto bigger and more fun things...New Years Resolutions! As 2010 is coming to an end, I've been reflecting a lot on the year that has gone by. There has been a lot of good in my life this past year and I feel completely blessed. I read a quote last year at the beginning of the year that read, "A year from now you'll wish you had started today." That quote spoke volumes to me and it was after reading it that I decided to finally get on the right track to changing my life for the better.  That meant working on losing weight, growing in my faith, reorganizing my house, and more. I have lost weight, I have grown in my faith.....the house is another story, but two out of three isn't bad!

What does that mean for me in 2011? What do I want to strive for this year? Here are a few ideas:

  • Weight-loss. I've lost 67 pounds so far. I have 50-65 more to go! I'm not sure yet what my goal weight will be and don't think I'll know until I'm much closer to it. I would love to reach my goal weight in 2011, but am not sure how much it will slow down as I get closer to goal.
  • Growing in my faith. I've grown a lot over the last year, but there is always room to grow when you're walking with Jesus.
  • Maybe I'll read my Bible in a year. I set out to do that this year, but didn't come close at all to finishing it. Perhaps a fresh start in a new year will be what it takes to finish it.
  • School. My son will start kindergarten in the fall of 2011. I'm considering going back to school then, too. Not sure what I want to be when I grow up yet, though. I went for three years for music education with a vocal emphasis, but never finished my degree. Perhaps I will continue that course, or perhaps I'll do something completely different. My prayer is for guidance on that decision and for God to use me for His work.
  • Reorganizing my house. I do fairly well with this at times, but there are areas that need complete overhauls!!
  • Cooking more. Trying new recipes and learning how to cook healthy, filling, meals would be great. I hope my DH and son can tolerate it!
  • Have a garage sale to sell our baby stuff and clothes DS has grown out of. That's a big job, but I think it would be worth it!
  • Maybe I'll give up soda for a year! Yeesh...I really like Diet Coke. Could I go without it for one year? I bet if I did I wouldn't want it after that year was over. Hmmm...
  • I could take a photo every day of the year. A photo of myself? A photo of my son? A family photo? Or just random stuff that I see every day. That might be fun!

I haven't yet decided which of these things will be my resolutions for 2011. Stay tuned for that decision January 1st!


Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! This Christmas I'm celebrating with my husband, son, and parents. We've opened gifts, gone to church and have had some good food, too. Mostly we're just enjoying each other's company and playing with all of our new things.

My focus this year more than any other year has been keeping Christ is Christmas and remembering why we celebrate this glorious holiday. The best gift available is free...salvation! All you have to do is say yes to Jesus and it is yours. No shipping charges or tax, those were already paid in advance by when Jesus hung on a tree for you.

Another wonderful gift that you can give yourself is the gift of health. If you have pounds to lose, join me on this journey. You don't have to join Weight Watchers to lose weight, but I do recommend it! They don't pay me a dime to say it, but it works! Go to your first meeting this next week, buy the stuff (while it is on sale before Jan. 1st!!!) and do the program. You won't regret it. If you do join WW and you'd like some support, let me know! I would be thrilled to hear about it. I'll pray for you, I'll write you daily, weekly, monthly notes....whatever you need to succeed, I'd love to help.

Merry Christmas, my friends. I hope you all got something a little special, something a little fun and that your Christmas day is filled with love.


Tuesday, December 21, 2010


I had a short-term goal of losing 65 pounds before January 1st, 2011. Tonight, at my Weight Watchers meeting, I hit 65 and surpassed it by two... 
I'm down 67 pounds!
I'm thrilled with that result. Tracking everything I eat, counting PointsPlus and allowing myself to indulge in a few Christmas treats worked and I lost 2.8 this week. The new PointsPlus program works and I'm so happy with it! I'm so pleased with myself that I wasn't afraid to trust Weight Watchers with a new program and that I jumped into it with both feet. I am now more than half-way to my ultimate goal weight. I'm not exactly sure what that number will be, but I know that I'm now more than half-way there! What a year this has been. Early in the year I read someone's quote on Facebook saying "A year from now you'll with you had started today." I wish I could remember which friend of mine posted that, I would hug them today! I wrote it down and thought about it a lot for a few months and then finally joined WW the last week of April. Thirty-four weeks later I've lost 67 pounds!

I wish you all a very merry Christmas! I hope that you're able to have friends and family with you, a magical moment, good health, and happy times this weekend. Allow yourselves to enjoy some treats, I will be!



PS If you want to "friend" me on Facebook, simply find me under "Annie Weighs" and request to be my friend! :)

Thursday, December 16, 2010


“Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food.”
Romans 14:20a (NIV)

Yesterday at my MOPS meeting I was so full of it. I was feeling thin, healthy and...great. I received many compliments and that felt awesome. My hard work at losing weight is paying off. I'm feeling so good and I'm told that I'm looking great, too. I relished in the compliments and they made my day. I failed, though. I failed to give that glory to God. A friend told me on Facebook that I'm amazing. No...I'm not! God is amazing. He is the one who is pulling me through this weight-loss journey. He is the one who brought me to the doctor with an ear infection last spring and brought my eyes to a pamphlet about using flex benefits to pay for Weight Watchers. He is the one who answered my prayer for the strength to lose weight and to stick with it. He is the one I try to remember to fill myself full of instead of food.  As much as I'm thrilled to be losing weight, the ultimate goal isn't about making me a smaller sized person but making me crave Jesus as the filler of my heart. Without Him, this would be impossible for me. He is amazing and He deserves the glory! Does that mean that I can't enjoy the compliments and comments on my blog? Of course not, they motivate me to keep going! What it means is that along with those compliments I ask that you support me by praying for me just as much as you support me by giving me compliments. If you don't know Jesus and you don't believe that he is your savior, I pray that you will open your heart up to him so that you can know the kind of joy I do through him. He gives us eternal life and, on this weight-loss journey of mine, he's given me a second chance at life here on Earth before I join him in Heaven one day. Praise Jesus...He is Amazing!

Romans 14:17, “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” (NIV)

Psalm 18:1, “I love you, O Lord, my strength.” (NIV)


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Walking Out

I weighed in yesterday and lost 0.6 this past week. It is going down in the right direction, so I'm happy with it. I've been battling some kind of weird illness for about six weeks, on and off. I've wanted a lot of carbohydrates along with it, so it has been a challenge to take care of myself to get better and lose weight, too. Of course my focus has been on trying to get better over losing weight lately, so the small losses recently are okay with me.

I celebrated a NSV a few days ago and had to write about it here. I had to laugh at myself when I literally walked right out of my pajama pants! The walk from my bedroom to the bathroom is short, but down went the pants on the way! Thankfully Christmas is coming and hopefully some new PJ's, too! :-)


Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Tuesdays myspace graphic comments

I weighed in this morning on a new day. I'm switching to Tuesdays because my WW leader on Thursday nights resigned from that specific meeting and I've heard wonderful things about the leader who runs the meetings on Tuesdays. I'm excited to get to know my new leader! I lost 0.8 pound since I weighed in on Thursday. I'll take it! I dropped one PointsPlus per day, too.  My birthday on Thursday won't change my points allowance, which I'm glad about. Losing two points in a week would feel like a lot! :o)
I'm working on my current goal to hit 65 pounds lost by January 1st. I'm only 1.4 pounds away!


Thursday, December 2, 2010

Take that Turkey!

Thanksgiving week...TOM visiting...and I lost 4 pounds in a week! Wahoo!

That's all I have to say tonight. My mother-in-law is here visiting with us, (she's doing WW, too) so I'm off to visit!


Sunday, November 28, 2010

What Does Losing 60 Pounds Look Like?

I did it! Photobucket I went to a WW meeting this morning to learn all about the brand new program they launched today...more on that later! In order to get my new daily points allowance, I had to weigh in. I wasn't planning to weigh-in today since I usually do on Thursdays, but I had to in order to know how many points to eat each day on the new system. I lost 2.2 pounds since Wednesday, which took me to -61 pounds! I'm thrilled with that progress. Tomorrow is my 7 month WW anniversary, so that averages out 8.7 pounds per month, or 1.9 per week. I'm right on track and am losing this weight at a healthy rate, which is the most important thing to me. Here is a slide show of what losing 60 pounds looks like on me!

61 pounds = 244 sticks of butter
61 pounds = 3 bags of my dog's food
61 pounds = 12 5lb bags of potatoes
61 pounds = my dog + my two cats!
61 pounds = 976 ounces  (ooo....I should calculate my weigh-in's by ounces! Hehe)

Okay, now I'll write a little about WW's new program. I'm not going to write out the formulas to calculate points or figure out how many points you should get (WW didn't even give us that info anyway!). I AM going to encourage you to JOIN WEIGHT WATCHERS if you need to lose weight. It works. It really, really works and it is easy to do! I promise I have not suffered while losing this weight, not at all. I have no paychecks coming from Weight Watchers, I have no stock in the company. I am just the average Weight Watchers who believes in the program and wishes that everyone who needs to lose weight would just join and do the program so that they could enjoy the same success I have! It is worth every penny! What I will tell you about the new WW program is this, science has changed what we know about our bodies and food and how they relate. Because of new knowledge, the points system has changed. Fresh fruits and veggies are now zero points! That's exciting because a regular banana used to be two points. I now get more daily points than I used to and everyone gets 49 weekly points rather than the prior 35. Food costs more points, though. My yogurt used to be zero points, now it is one. My snack bars used to be one point, now they're two. Some foods go up by a lot, some a little and some didn't change at all. Instead of being calculated on calories, fat, and fiber, points are now calculated by fiber, protein, fat, and carbohydrates. That's it, that's all the information I'm going to share. I hope that you'll consider joining WW if you want to know more about it. IT WORKS!!! If you're unsure, go to my Progress Pictures page or my NSV's page and see the results.


Friday, November 26, 2010

Gaining Momentum

 I had a gain this week. After suffering a stomach bug the week prior and losing 3.6 pounds as a result, I was hungry and had a gain. It was only 0.8 pound and only my third gain in the nearly seven months that I've been losing weight, so I'm not too upset about it. I'm over the stomach bug, but now I have a cold! I haven't been to the gym for a few weeks and I really want to get back (I've been sick since the 7th!). Hopefully this cold won't last long and I can get to the gym this week. I'm ready to start losing again and I think changing things up will be exactly what I need to do that.

Weight Watchers is changing up their program! They say it is the biggest change in over 13 years to the program! DH and I are going to the introductory class on Sunday to learn about the new program and I'm looking forward to it. I read through WW's website that fruit will now be FREE! I've read, and heard from my meeting leader, that people who are already doing this new program are having great successes with it. I'm excited and think that a big change like this is exactly what I need right now.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

I made the list!

Do you need extra support on your weight-loss journey and are looking for a list of amazing blogs to read?  Today I was told that I made a list of 60 Amazing Blogs for Weight Watchers Support!! Click HERE to see the list and find other great blogs to read!


Weigh-in Results and Thanksgiving

I lost 3.6 pounds this week!! Although I'm thrilled with the results, I'm not thrilled with how I got there. I had a stomach virus that started on the 7th and is still giving me just a little bit of a hard time. I felt much better yesterday and today, but know that I'm not 100% better quite yet. Yuck!! Not a fun experience at all, but on the bright side I lost 3.6 pounds this week! I hope that I can keep it off this coming week. I'll weigh-in on Wednesday next week since Thursday is Thanksgiving, so I have 6 days to keep it off. I hope that I can keep it off and lose at least 0.4 next week, too, to get me to 60 pounds down! Wish me luck!

Speaking of Thanksgiving...I'm excited for it this year!! My mother-in-law is coming and I think she's pretty great as she's been doing WW along with my DH and I, so I won't need to worry about pleasing anyone who isn't on WW since it will just be my family and her who I'm cooking for. Sure we'll have stuffing (dressing), potatoes, turkey and pie, but we'll make sure to keep on track and have a reasonable meal with good portion sizes and limited snacking. I'm not worried about Thanksgiving at all this year!

Are you worried about Thanksgiving this year? What is stressing you out? How are you going to handle it?

Photo credit


Saturday, November 6, 2010

Willpower or God's power?

Webster's dictionary defines willpower as:



noun \ˈwil-ˌpa(-ə)r\

Definition of WILLPOWER

: energetic determination 
I've had several people comment to me that they wish they had my willpower when it comes to weight-loss. An "energetic determination" to make a change is what is often needed to make such a life change as losing weight and bringing exercise and healthy habits into one's life. However, willpower isn't how it all started for me. You see, I wanted another baby. I prayed for another baby. I begged God to answer my prayer and give us another child. It was what I wanted. God didn't answer that prayer, though. So, instead of complaining to God about it, I started listening to what He wanted for me. Then my prayer changed and I asked God to either give me another baby or help me lose weight and get healthy so that I could fully enjoy the child I already have. My prayer was slowly answered as my desire to have another child weakened as I gave that desire to God. Instead of praying for another baby, I prayed to God to lead me and use me for his glory. I asked him to guide me. God answered my prayer one day in April when I was at the doctor for a bad ear infection. There was a Weight Watchers pamphlet on the desk in the exam room and while I waited for the doctor to come in I read it. I had done WW online in the past, but this pamphlet was about going to meetings and, with a doctors note, having flex benefits money pay for the meetings. I asked my doctor about it and she said that WW is the only weight-loss program she recommends to her patients, she wrote a prescription for WW right then. God gave me a way to pay for the meetings, something my husband and I, at the time, couldn't have afforded otherwise, and a doctor who was excited about it for me. I joined WW a few weeks later and haven't looked back. Now that I've lost 55.8 pounds, I find that I'm a better mother. I play with my son so much more than I used to. I have the energy to be calm with him when he's pushing my buttons. I still want another baby...someday, but I know that right now isn't the time that God has planned for us to have another. Perhaps we never will, but I trust Him with that and know that His plan is flawless. Knowing this, I don't need willpower to carry on, I already have God's power!


Thursday, November 4, 2010

Goal and Changes


I finally reached my -55 pound goal! I reached it at home earlier in the week, but my weigh-in at WW this morning made it official!

The last six weeks I've lost 1 pound each week. After having weeks of 2-3 pounds, or sometimes more, one pound at a time has proved frustrating for me. Instead of focusing on that frustration, though, I'm changing things up! Here's how:
  • My DH and I joined a gym this week.  I went yesterday and walked a 5K on the treadmill and spent 20 minutes on an elliptical. I plan on going back tomorrow, early morning, to start working out before my DH has to go to work. (Thursdays are my off day since they're my WW meeting days.)
  • I'm going to focus more on filling foods, rather than just point values. That means a lot more fruits, veggies, dairy and whole grains. I believe that is how we're all meant to eat and it is what I've learned through WW meetings, it is time to get serious about making that more of a focus.
  • I'm going to cut my soda intake to just one a week. I'll have one on Thursdays, which is my "cheat" day, though I still count my points and stay on track. 

If those changes don't bring me a little more success on the scale, then I'll be happy with the changes I'm making in my life and celebrate each pound, Photobucket


Tuesday, October 26, 2010


One is a lonely number, but I've been waiting to see it for quite a long time!! I haven't seen this specific "one" since about 2001! This "one" is not the first number of my weight just yet, but it is the first number in my jeans size! I bought a pair of jeans today in a size 18 to have them ready to go whenever I got there. My 20's were getting loose, but not so loose that I thought I'd be ready for the 18's. I tried on the 18's when I got home to see just how far I had to go before they'd fit and guess what?! They fit! I pulled them on with ease, zipped and buttoned them and I can sit in them and breathe at the same time! I know for so many of you out there a size 18 wouldn't be anything to celebrate, but when you start at a size 24, 18 feels pretty darn awesome!

OoooOOooooo....did you catch that?! I shared something specific about my size! I haven't done that yet on this weight-loss journey of mine with anyone other than my hubby, WW leader, and doctor!


Thursday, October 21, 2010


I lost another pound this week, 1.2 in fact. Somehow I'm completely underwhelmed by that number. I've had four weeks in a row with a pound loss. I should be happy with that! 1-2 pounds per week is healthy and exactly what Weight Watchers said I should be losing, but after have some bigger losses, one pound just doesn't feel like much. I'll keep tracking my points and making good choices and hope to have another loss this next week.

That said, my WW buddy hit their -20 milestone today!! Yay!


Friday, October 15, 2010

Roller Coasters

Imagine me on a roller coaster. Climbing and climbing up those steep hills and then plummeting into deep valleys. Imagine those hills being stress. It builds and builds and builds and then you get relief, a valley, a sigh of relief. My DH and I have been climbing a hill with our DS and his hearing impairment since he was born four years ago. We climbed to every doctor visit, we climbed when he was under anesthesia twice for hearing test and CAT scan, we climbed to every audiology appointment and failed hearing test, we climbed whenever his dinosaur-aged hearing aid broke and was sent off for repair, we climbed to the day of his first surgery, yesterday. Yesterday we got a valley and our DS's surgery went very well. We won't know the results for awhile, but we feel like those results will lay in a valley and not be another hill to climb. We'll climb another hill whenever his second surgery is scheduled and hope for a valley of relief with that one, too. Yesterday was a huge day for us, we got a valley with our son's hearing impairment roller coaster. We also got another valley yesterday, making our day an ever bigger relief! We're not moving to Florida after all! My amazing and wonderful and incredibly intelligent husband was offered a different job right where we are. We don't have to move! What a huge valley for us!! We both sighed a big sigh of relief once that decision was made.

So many times in our lives we face hills to climb. In the past, I would climb those hills with a bowl of ice cream in hand, making it much harder to climb. The last few weeks have been stressful for my DH and I with the potential move to Florida and the impending surgery for our son. Instead of pizza and ice cream, though, we chose healthy options. I prayed. A lot.  Climbing those virtual hills with 50+ pounds off sure makes it easier! The support of my husband, healthy choices, and prayer got me up those hills and now we're in a beautiful valley full of potential, together.  God is faithful and he does answer prayers, I never doubted it. Life is good.


Thursday, October 14, 2010

God is Good!

Popping in to write that my DS's surgery today went very well and that he's home and doing great! We'll know better the results once the doctor sees him again in about a week and a half, but for now we're thrilled that it went as well as it did. Thank you to all who prayed for him today!


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Early Weigh-In

I weighed in tonight instead of tomorrow night because my DS is having surgery tomorrow. I lost 1.2 pounds this week! I'm happy about that!

It has been another stress-filled week with everything going on with moving and DS's surgery coming up tomorrow, so I again didn't make the best choices. I still tracked everything I ate and stayed within my points, though.

If you pray, please pray that my DS's surgery will be uneventful and that it will be a success. He has a hearing impairment and they're going to work on one ear tomorrow to try to help him. His other ear will be worked on in December if this one goes well and if both sides go as we hope, he'll hear without a hearing aid afterward. So, it is a big deal!


Thursday, October 7, 2010


A quick post to update my weigh-in tonight...I lost 1 pound this week! I'll take the one pound gladly as it was a stress-filled week. My DH accepted a job in Florida last Friday, so we'll be moving from Nebraska to Florida very soon! I've never even been to Florida, so it is foreign to me....I've never sold a house before, so that is all new and my DS has surgery next week for his hearing impairment, which is a pretty big deal for us. Lots going on in my life right now, so to have a loss this week was great! I didn't make the best choices, but I still tracked everything I ate and stayed within my alloted points. A pound is a pound! :o)


Thursday, September 30, 2010

Seeing Stars...

Tonight I went to my WW meeting and I saw stars. I got another 5lb star and this:

I also earned another charm for my key chain. For those who don't know about the WW key chains, you get the key chain when you reach your 10% loss goal. Then you get a washer at 25, 50, 75, and 100 pounds lost. The clapping hands with the "16" on them is for 16 weeks of meetings and I also have a 5K charm for completing my first 5K walk. I have this hanging on a little suction cup on the front of my fridge. It serves as a daily reminder of how far I've come and my success.

Here is a slide show of my starting weight and then -50 pounds:



Do you remember the scene in Alice in Wonderland when she drinks the potion that shrinks her down to an itty bitty size? Well, Weight Watchers doesn't offer any potions to shrink us down, but somehow it works like magic to me! I'm not hungry, I eat what I want and I'm still losing weight and inches. I took my measurements this morning since I've now been on WW for five months, here are my totals:

  • Head: -1/2" 
  • Neck: -1 1/2" 
  • Arm: -2 5/8" 
  • Wrist: -5/8" 
  • Bust: -3 1/2" 
  • Ribs: -1/2" 
  • Waist: -8" 
  • Hips: -7" 
  • Thighs: -5 1/4" 
  • Calves: -3/4"

Total inches lost:  -30 1/4!

Tonight is my weigh-in. I'm 1.4 pounds away from losing 50 total. I'll be back tonight to update!


Thursday, September 23, 2010

An Unexpected Loss

I'm going to keep this brief tonight because Gray's starts tonight and I'm in my PJ's ready to watch it! I weighed in tonight and this week I had an unexpected loss.


-5 pounds!

WHOA! Tracking points and getting some exercise just like always, so I'm not sure how this week managed -5, but I'll take it! I'm only 1.4 pounds away from my -50 pounds loss goal, that I set for Halloween!  -48.6 is feeling pretty good, I must say!


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Decisions, decisions...

It is fall and that means that my favorite TV shows are coming back. There are so many that are favorites that I have to pick and choose which I'll be watching. I'm so thankful for a DVR so that I can be watching one while recording another. Tonight I'll be watching Glee with my DH.  We both love the show!

 I'll also be watching...

This is the first year that I've watched TBL while working on weight-loss at the same time! No more pizza and ice cream while watching it. Instead I think I'll do some cardio before the show starts and then snuggle with our newest addition to the family, Lilly.

She's 11 weeks old and we just got her last night!

What are your favorite shows this fall?