Tuesday, March 31, 2009


I was -so- right about retaining fluid. Out of curiosity I weighed myself this morning just to see what the difference was... 4.8# Wow!I'm very interested now to see how I do on my official WI day, which is Monday. I'm trying to remember what my 1st week on WW was like & how much I released then. I'll have to go through the archives and see. I know it was quite a bit, though. Prolly not going to release/banish enough to get to the 260s this week, but I should be darn close, I'd think. Yes, that's a LOT. But if you saw the state of my ankles at the end of the day, you wouldn't argue about my losing that much scale weight.


Day 1 OP was good, though I was craving junk by the end of the day. I didn't give into it, though! So far, day 2 is going swimmingly, as well. I need to get to the supermarket and get stuff to bring for lunch because it's risky to try to stay OP and just -hope- that there's points-friendly food available. So far, I've been able to make pretty good choices, but it's not always possible in the cafeteria. I just need to come up with lunch ideas that don't involve bread. Maybe wrap sandwiches... I can see how many points the brown rice tortillas I have are. That's a possibility. I'll ponder.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Wishy-washy Wolf

Deciding that it would definitely help me to put my money where my mouth is (in other words, actually paying for something encouraging me to do it), I joined WW Online this morning. I'm still going to have to be careful with my carbs because I know that too many of them will keep my blood sugar doing the loopy-di-loops it's been doing. I also need to stay away from wheat/barley/rye. Other than that, I should be perfectly fine with doing WW. It's the only program I've been able to stick to for any length of time and actually manage to banish the weight. As of this morning, I have approximately 145# to banish. Sheesh! But, my scale weight is up quite a bit because of how little water I drank over the weekend, and how much sodium I took in. So I'm pretty sure I'm going to get the "whoa, slow down nelly!" message that I've been told that WW Online gives you when you lose more than 2# per week. Maybe they'll give me some leeway in the first couple of weeks because a lot of it -will- be water weight. I guess I'll find out. :-)

I've tracked my first meal, and feel like I'm off to a good start.

Hope everyone has a GREAT day!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Wish me luck!

Well, I knew that continuing to scarf down the copious amounts of refined carbs (read sugar) that I'd been scarfing was not going to cut it, I have cut out sugar and other simple carbs. The sugar is the hard part, as I'd already cut out most simple carbs just because they almost all contain gluten. For now, though, I'm even cutting out GF carbs like rice, popcorn, GF tortillas, oatmeal, etc, except at one meal per day. I'm hoping that will get me releasing some fluid, as the Bakers cyst in my right knee has re-filled and it's making doing any real cardio nigh impossible. However, I am going to the gym tonight to start back to lifting weights. Since it's been so long, I'll start with just one set of about 12 reps at a pretty low weight. It's mostly just to start building the habit that MWF, I go lift weights. T/T will be my cardio days (starting small there, too), Saturday will be something like Yoga or Pilates and Sunday will be my sort-of off day. If I feel up to taking a walk, I will, but it's a day when I'm not going to beat myself up for not exercising.

Since I've cut out sugar and have upped my water again, I should actually have quite a banishment this week. I'm not "losing" weight - cuz I don't want to find it again. I'm not "releasing" weight - cuz that's just not strong enuf a word. I'm -banishing- weight. The 1/2 my current body weight that I need to remove is no longer welcome here. It needs to go. Darn it.

Yeah, I realized I currently weigh DOUBLE what I should. No wonder my poor knees hurt.