Monday, September 12, 2011

So close, but yet so far away!!

Today was weigh-in.  I lost 2.8 in 2 weeks.  The scale said 157.  I'm down a total of 29.6.  I really wanted to be at 155 this week.  If I hadn't had a problem with my calves I might have made it.  Now I REALLY want it next week.  I am stepping up my exercise this week.  I have 12 more pounds before I'm back to my goal weight and I'm back to being a free member.

So, I have a question.  I read a blog yesterday that said that if you list each thing into your tacker it would have a different total than if you entered into the recipe builder.  This is so true.  I make a smoothie and take it with me to my WW meeting.  I use 1 container of WW yogurt, 5 ice cubes, a little water to get thing moving, a frozen banana and today I put in 1/4 or a mango.  I use whatever fruit I have on hand and today it was mango since my blackberries were moldy when I went out to pick them.  TOO MUCH RAIN!  Anyway, If you list each thing in the online tracker it comes up as being a 2 point smoothie.  When I put it into the recipe builder it is a 6 point smoothie.  This seems a little high if you ask me.  Since I don't get a lot of other fruit in during the day should I count it as 2 for the yogurt and zero for the fruit or should I make it 6?

OK, now for how I did yesterday.  I went for a 1.5 mile walk in-between thunderstorms.  I barely made it back before it started to pour!!  My eating was OK.  Breakfast was the usual Kashi cereal, almond milk and 1/2 slice of bacon.  For lunch I sliced up a 1/2 of cucumber from the garden and put 2T salad dressing on.  For dinner I had rigatoni with tomato sauce and a salad and 1/4 a hoagie bun with garlic butter.  My total was 23 points+

I have not had a chocolate candy bar since before Halloween of last year.  I don't remember when the last time was, I just know that I bought candy that I didn't like for the trick or treaters and I know I haven't had since that date.  I did have a Payday, but I'm not counting that.  It is not a chocolate bar and I've only had 2 of them.  The other day I went to CVS and I got a coupon for a free Dove bar or Milky Way.  I got the dark chocolate Dove bar.  It was sitting on the table and I really wanted it.  I said NO!! I put it upstairs and will put it in my hubby's Christmas stocking.  I'm going to see how long I can go without giving in to the temptation.  If I make it to goal by Christmas I might ask for my favorite candy assortment and I will share it with my hubby.  He usually gets me it for every occasion, but I've asked him to not get it this past year.  Now I'm going to see how long I can go without drinking pop.  I don't drink diet pop at all.  I usually only drink pop when I got out to eat.  I haven't had any pop now for at least 2 weeks.  I have had Iced Tea with Splenda and I made some sweet tea, but no pop.  Wish me luck on this one.  I love cherry coke made with cherry syrup they serve at the restaurant we go to every week.

I think I'll go for a walk outside after dinner.  It's a beautiful day out today.  Gotta grab days like this when you can.


  1. Congrats thats a great loss!! Your almost to 155 so dont stress it that was truly a great loss. As for your ww question yes sometimes points do come up different on the recipe builder than what you add them up as i dont know why but it happened to me multiple times. I really dont know what to tell you as to which pp value to chose but I always go for the highest. did you make sure you entered everything right and is it for more than one serving because that may be the problem too. That does seem like a lot for what you mentioned but every smoothie I try to make is 6 pp :( sad.

  2. Great loss Paula !!! Way to go girl. I am sure you will reach your goal next week ! You seem very determined !!

  3. On the new plan fruit is free, so I don't know what to tell you about the recipe builder.
    If it was me I would count the fruit as free