Wednesday, January 30, 2008

WW Woah

Ok so I am starting a new chapter in the "lets lose this &*%$ baby weight before swimsuit season" saga. Seeing as how the lemonade diet didn't quite work out for me, and that I am banished from Nutri-System forever by hubby (apparently I was a bit cranky the month I was on their meal plan - probably because everything tasted like flavored sawdust and I was starving each minute of the day) I decided to go a more traditional route. Join a gym you say? Puhlease. I ain't crazy. I signed up for Weight Watchers at Work and yesterday was our first meeting.

Apart from it being a bit chaotic and unorganized, it did seem to make some sense. If I have to step on a scale in front of 25 other women (and one man - my friend Pete, God love him for doing this with me) then that is motivation. Plus I dig the whole points thing - I can eat whatever I want, just not copious amounts of it. For instance, my little Dove chocolate squares I love sooooo much... 1 point. The 100 calorie pack of hostess cupcakes (hallelujah for hostess getting that right)... 1 point! (do you realize I could eat 5 packs of them and that would only be 5 points?? That is 15 cupcakes!) Edamame for dinner... 2 points (plus soy sauce is 0 points - rock on!).

What I'm saying is that I may have found the right balance of public humiliation and food control that I can live with. We'll just see. I still can't get to drinking 64 ounces of water a day ... I'd be floating for goodness sake - is anyone really that thirsty? But I try and at least get in 32. (of course coffee and diet soda don't count due to the caffeine... crud) This is a 17 week deal and I had to pay dough to join up so that's more motivation right there. Right when we're done will be prime swimmy season and Cora WILL be in the water this summer. I just don't want to be confused with a beached whale next to her.

So -- today I met exactly my daily point allotment without having to delve into my free 35 points per week to spread around. Yay me. We'll see how this goes... I'll give weekly updates here on the blog to fill you all in. Weigh in days are Tuesdays so keep me honest people!! Hopefully there will be less of me to love in the very near future!


Anonymous said...

Offer is always open if you want to join us in the fitness center - but that alone doesn't seem to be enough - tomorrow I go on South Beach - Phase 1 - I'm a little jealous about the the whole hostess cupcake thing. And let me just add that I really don't think that you need to diet.

Ames - down on the farm ;-)

FlippyHolz said...

As my relatives would say "Well bless your pea pickin heart!" :) I appreciate the kind words but clothing can camoflage a lot! Good luck on SB. You'll have to let me know how it goes for you along the way. Guess that means our lunches are going to be at very selective locations from now on!

Holz said...

What....weight watchers isn't free? You neglected to mention that in your diet discussions with your husband. I guess it's ok as long as you're not as cranky as when you were on Neutrisystem. (holy crap that sucked!!!)