Weigh in Wednesday Week 2

Last week I confessed that I knew I had gained some weight and I was going to return to Weight Watchers. I had gained a total of 23 pounds in a course of a year.

I felt pretty amazing being back on plan this week. I was excited to weigh-in this afternoon. I wasn't sure what to expect. I was weighing in AFTER my workout, at 12:15 in the afternoon. I had eaten breakfast, drank lots of water during my workout, and was wearing heavier clothing because it's COLD down here in Florida.

James and the kids are all off from work/school so they wanted to come with me since I'm driving a beautiful Audi Q7 from Reeves Import Motorcars for the next few days. This meant that I couldn't stay for my meeting. Undecided Which meant that if I had a loss I wouldn't get to celebrate in the meeting and that's one of the things that I enjoy most about Weight Watchers. They stayed in the car and in I went. I took off my shoes, and my hoodie, and stepped on the scale.

I was beside myself when I saw the loss!

-6.6 pounds in ONE WEEK!! Surprised I earned my first 5 pound star and got a bravo sticker, too Laughing

When I first started Weight Watchers back in April, 2009 my first weigh-in was a loss of 7.4 pounds but I was 285 pounds when that happened!! I wasn't expecting such a big loss when I am a fraction of that weight now. 

But should I be surprised?

What did I do right??

  • I tracked all my foods, including 0P+ fruits and veggies
  • I kept a lot of pre-cut fruits and veggies in the fridge which made it really easy for me to grab and go
  • I measured all my meats, and beans (love my Weight Watchers measuring spoons)
  • I did NOT eat out ONCE.
  • I drank at least 100 ounces of water per day
  • I used my handy dandy Polar Loop to track all my steps and activity level and on average had 15,000 steps per day. Those steps really add up!
  • I was ACTIVE!! I worked out 5 days including running a 5K with my daughters on Sunday. I earned 66 Activity Points for the week and didn't eat any of them. I also had 46 Weekly Points left, so I totally stayed within my daily points target.

What could I improve on??

Honestly I don't think there was much to improve on this week (well, maybe getting some more sleep.) I listened to my body, to my hunger cues and I was active.

6.6 down 16.4 to go!


I hope you all have an amazing week and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!

Returning to Weight Watchers

The last time I attended a Weight Watchers meeting was in mid-2012. I had stopped attending meetings when I began to work for Weight Watchers as a receptionist. On those Saturday's when I'd be working, I'd leave the house by 6am, and often not return until close to 11am. I missed my Saturday gym workouts, and I missed my own meetings.  I just didn't have enough time in my day for a personal meeting. I was still doing my monthly weigh-in, but no meetings. Then life happened and I stopped going to my monthly weigh-ins. I haven't weighed in since January, 2013.

I know my body has changed because of the amount of weight that I can lift. I know I am bigger, more muscular, SWOL Tongue Out because of the weights I lift. But I also know that I have been indulging in too many paleo treats and beer. Undecided I don't eat gluten (except beer), but there are plenty of gluten free goodies. Doesn't mean they are good for me. 

And I miss the friendships at my Weight Watchers meetings. I will going to a different meeting than I did previously simply because as a work-at-home-mom, I now have a little more flexibility in my schedule. I plan to go Wednesday afternoons at 12:15pm. That's a really good time for me, and I'm super excited to get back to the plan.

To be honest...I'm expecting like a 20 pound weight gain from January. And that's not all muscle. A few pounds maybe. But not 20. We'll find out on Wednesday. And I'll hold myself accountable.

I went shopping today and stocked up on a lot of my favorite Weight Watchers goodies that helped me last time. Greek yogurt for breakfast. It's Chobani Key Lime flavor and is 5P+. I'll have a vanilla chai protein shake after my WOD and that's 3P+, plus the almond milk 1P+. Lunch has always been my biggest meal of the day. Usually a 6oz portion of protein (chicken or fish) and a mixed green salad, plus dressing. Usually about 12P+

I won't need an afternoon snack because lunch is so big, and then for dinner, I'll have a regular 3oz portion of protein, or beans, and a salad. 6+P

I'll generally earn anywhere from 11-14 activity points per day. I didn't eat them in the past, don't know if I will this time around. We'll have to see how my body responds.

My snacks are fruit, and I bought some dark chocolate covered bananas and strawberries from Dole. They look good and are only 3P+ for a serving. Now if I can just remember to eat ONE serving. That's been an issue recently, too. Simply eating too much. Even if it's good for me, it's not good when it's in excess.

So here we go. Time to buckle down and drop this extra weight that I know I've put on. I don't know how much I've put on, so I don't know how much I need to lose. I just want to look and feel better. And I want to have fun while doing it. And that's where Weight Watchers has been so helpful for me in the past. I just have to remember that even though I hit goal, I still NEED my meetings. They are a part of who I am.

I've unofficially started again, today Monday November 18th. But my first weigh-in will be Wednesday November 20th, so that will be my official start day.

Have you ever done Weight Watchers?


I was on the Rachael Ray show!!

Two years ago TODAY I had the amazing opportunity to appear on the Rachael Ray show!

My sister and I were flown to NYC. In between hair, makeup and outfit changes for Rachael Ray, we got to do a little bit of sightseeing!

This was the first time Lori and I had ever taken a trip together as adults. We had so much fun!

Being a children's librarian, of course I had to make a visit to the NYC Public Library! It was so beautiful!

Click here for my clip from the Rachael Ray show!!


My eyelashes were out of this world!!

It was an amazing experience and YES, I got to keep the clothing from head to toe (earrings, dress, bracelet, rings, purse, hose, shoes, and shape wear.)

Have you ever been on a national talk show? Tell me about it!