Saturday, March 20, 2010

Week 2: Recap

So, my weight stayed the same this week. Bummer. Though I can’t say I was terribly surprised, I was still a bit disappointed.

I counted my points & tracked my food all week {well, not so much Saturday, but the rest of the week}. There were a few times when I didn’t measure certain things: salad dressing, Splenda, things of that nature. Now, it may not seem like much, but little things like that add up.

Every week I’m amazed at how the topic at the meeting is exactly what I need to hear. This week’s meeting was about underestimating your points and not measuring your portions. Um, hello. Were they at my house last week? Seriously.

Take an apple, for example. A small apple is 1 point. So, one day you choose an apple, thinking it’s “small” and count it as one. Only, it’s really “medium” and therefore 2 points. This is when a scale comes in very handy. Our leader used the Weight Watchers scale this morning & it was awesome! I have a digital scale, and use it regularly, but theirs can actually calculate the points for you. Like that apple; you choose “apple - fresh” on the screen, then place yours on the scale. Viola! Now you know exactly how many points it is.

As for the things I wanted to work on last week… well, one out three ain’t bad. Right?

I did drink more water, but not quite as much as you’re “supposed” to. I’m also drinking more soda than I should, but probably less than before.

The multivitamin? I forgot to buy some at the store during our last grocery trip, so that will have to wait until we go again.

Moving more? Yeah, not so much. I am not one who enjoys exercise. At all. I’d love to be one of those people who just love it & can’t imagine a day without it… but I’m not.

Obviously I have a lot of room for improvement. So, I guess the things I’m going to work on this week look an awful lot like last week.

* Drink my recommended amount of water each day. And less soda.

* Move more. It doesn’t have to be in the form of “exercise”, but even if I just turn on the 80’s music channel on TV and dance around the room with Jboy. At least it’s something.

* Measure, measure, measure. Well, I do measure most things, but I need to be more accurate.

Stay tuned to see how things go!


  1. Misti,
    First of all, cute, cute, cute, adorable blog! I love it and would like to hear where you got the design.

    Second, this is awesome that you put this out here. It hasn't been easy, I bet, but you seem to have inspired others with your struggles and successes. Keep on going! I am hoping that after this baby arrives that I still crave fruit as much as I do now and that carbs will still not hold much appeal for me. I did identify with your icing icing, someone else can have the cake! ;)
    Good luck! Stephanie