WW progress report #1

by DaniGirl on May 18, 2005 · 12 comments

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Don’t run screaming never to come back, I promise I won’t subject you to weekly weigh-ins and mercurial reports on my weight watchers progress. But sheesh, I gotta come up with something to write about every day.

As I mentioned last week, I’ve become quite neurotic about counting up my points. I have 22 points per day to spend, and on the day I joined, I spent 40 points. Day two saw mild improvement at 36 points, and by Wednesday and Thursday I had myself under control at 30 and 30.5 points. By then I had completely blown my weekly discretional points. I also stopped counting mid-day on Friday, not coincidentally the same time that we departed for our camping adventure. There was just no need to know how many points’ worth of marshmallows, hot dogs and beverages were consumed.

Having said that, imagine my surprise when I stepped onto the scale yesterday morning to find I’d actually lost two pounds! Holy crap, it worked!!

So I am back to diligently tabulating the points values for everything I eat. It’s getting old quickly. Did you know that while there are 10 points in my precious Tim Hortons choco-chip muffin, you still get dinged for 8 points if you get a dry bagel with one peanut butter square? There’s not a whole lot of inspiration to give up the muffin for a lousy two points that I can walk off on the way to the bus. Sure, I can have the low-fat blueberry for a measly 5 points, but I’m sure if I ate some cardboard mushed up with printer toner it would give me the same oral satisfaction and transient satiation for even less points.

And did you also know that when Beloved saw how much time I spent on the WW Web site hunting down the point values for every food I might consider eating in the next year, compounded with the amount of time I already spend on my blog habit, he lost all his hair?

Well, not really. He just went for a hair cut and told them to go nuts with the number 1 clippers to have a breezy and easy care new ‘do for the summer. But I’m sure it’s no coincidence.

{ 12 comments… read them below or add one }

1 nancy May 18, 2005 at 1:16 pm

Congratulations!!!! But I am still (secretly) cursing you for sharing #points per McFlurry….erg…how the hell am I gonna enjoy my summer now??
You’re doing great – good for you. MWAH! (that a smooch btw)

2 SilverCreek Mom May 18, 2005 at 1:24 pm

I didn’t loose a thing in my first 2 weeks but now I’m steadly loosing. Lost 6 lbs so far.
Keep it up girl you be in that bikini soon

3 Danigirl May 18, 2005 at 2:12 pm

LOL, Nancy, you’re a good friend to support me even when I so carelessly wrecked your summer. Did I mention popcorn is a low-point alternative?
SCM, good for you for losing 6 lbs already! And it’s not so much into the bikini I’m worried about as not falling *out* of it! πŸ˜‰
xo Danigirl

4 Snack Mommy May 18, 2005 at 3:22 pm

Fantastic job Dani, I am so proud of you!! As someone who has absolutely no self control around food, I am very impressed with your will power.
Well done!!

5 SilverCreek Mom May 18, 2005 at 8:46 pm

LMAO! I more rollout of mine…let alone fall out. Be glad with there is less of me to hide.
Hugs and keep up the good work. Maybe we could do a support group?
WW unite!

6 AnnaJ May 18, 2005 at 9:56 pm

Congrats Danigirl!! You are off to a great start πŸ™‚ How awesome that you can lose pounds and enjoy the things you love! Keep it up, will be seeing less of you soon.

7 cooper May 18, 2005 at 11:57 pm

HI! You inspired me and I have been doing WW online for about 10 days. I have 24 points a day (you must be skinny) and I am trying very hard to stay in that range, but my lord, how?
So, anyway, I think my red wine is blowing it.
It is the left over bits of kid mac & cheese, pizza etc. dinner that kill me.
Maybe we can egg each other on?

8 Danigirl May 19, 2005 at 12:48 am

LOL Cooper, I’m far from skinny, but I am tall – maybe that helps!
Yay for you for signing up! I’m honoured to be your inspiration, although I hope you have more willpower than me. Based on the red wine comment, I’m thinking not so much! πŸ˜‰
So do we need a new blog for our fledgling support group or what?
xo Danigirl

9 twinmomplusone May 19, 2005 at 3:16 am

hey, great start Dani! it’s an awesome feeling when all the work pays off.

10 Secret Weight Loss Buddy May 19, 2005 at 5:19 pm

Hey, I lost two pounds, too. And my week kind of went up in flames around the same time yours did. I guess we’re following the same plan.

11 Not So Secret Weight Loss Budd May 19, 2005 at 5:20 pm

Well, it was awfully nice of Haloscan to fill in the homepage link for me after I purposefully blanked it out! Thanks, Haloscan, you outer of Secret Weight Loss Buddies.

12 Danigirl May 20, 2005 at 7:39 pm

LMAO Not So Secret Buddy! I edited the comment to take out your addy, so you are secret once again (less whomever happened to click on the comments in the past 24 hours!)

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