Saturday, November 25, 2006

We (the small heifers) Emerged Victorious!



Heifers Stomp Turkey Skins in Thanksgiving Overtime, 2-0


As a follow-up to my Cheese Ravioli or a Plate of Carrotts? dated last Saturday, Gina and I dressed down this morning - meaning no heavy clothing or jewelry - just light-weight pants and t-shirts. We left the house with empty and oh-so-hungry stomachs and with high hopes. Our first week of Weight Watchers was a life changing experience for both of us, to say the least! Gina learned what 3/4 cup of cereal looks like and I was in vending machine withdrawal last Monday. I found a lone peanut under my desk that I must have dropped a few days prior. I picked it up, wiped it off, and ate it. Pathetic? Oh, yes!

At 10:15 this morning we arrived at our meeting and removed our shoes and anything that might add to our weight, took a deep breath, and stood on the scales. Just as I predicted, Gina lost 6 pounds and I lost 2. You go, Gina! As for myself, I'm happy to have lived a few days feeling a little lighter. Without Weight Watchers, we would have gained those eight pounds between the two of us. I gave in to most temptations from Wednesday through Friday but I exercised a little portion control, too.

Gina and I left the WW meeting feeling very powerful, as if we conquered the most difficult week at the dinner table! We shopped a little then stopped for a little lunch...and...after chowing down on our our tossed salad and 1/2 chicken sandwich at Atlanta Bread Company, Gina look to her right and saw a cheese danish to die for. We split it. My motto: There's always tomorrow...

Lately, instead of Chloe and Bella getting the last bite of my English Muffin, they get an order from me, "Move away from me, you beggars! It's MINE!"

6 comments:

LauraHinNJ said...

Congrats to you! This was a hard week to start, but it sounds like you're doing well and keeping yoour sense of humor about you.

Susan Gets Native said...

Yes! Losing two pounds the week of Thanksgiving is like losing 10 in a normal week. Be proud.

Janeyms said...

I could not agree with Laura or Susan more! Two pounds is a great start no matter when you begin but especially so over holidays! Congrats!

Mary said...

Thanks for the encouragement. I love nuts. It's been hard to learn that cashew are evil. There were times when I'd down enough of them to use the 44 points I get over two days!

LauraHinNJ said...

But...but aren't nuts *good* fat?

Laura (the almond lover)

Mary said...

Laura - you can eat a lot more almonds than cashews. While my beloved cashews are rich in iron, protein & fiber, they are also saturated in FAT. One little convenient store bag boasts 27 grams/fat and 330 calories. Almonds are better! Oh, it's so damned complex. All I know is that I can only have 14 of them to constitute lunch. What a bummer.