Sunday, December 09, 2007

Weight Watchers Week 1 Done

So, I had a good week on Weight Watchers but did not lose that six pounds I hoped to in the first week. I only lost 2.6, which to me, was kind of a disappointment, to be honest. I know, I know, don’t yell. That’s a good start, especially around the holidays, but looking back on my track record (yes, I’ve kept all my WW records cuz I’m anal that way), I lost 4.4 pounds the first week I got serious with WW and lost 60 pounds. But that was back in 2001, and it was a month post-partum, so maybe that had something to do with it.

But, I had some GREAT food this week! I’m gonna tell you what I ate, and keep in mind I didn’t eat all of this at one sitting; this was throughout the week:

Salmon with black beans and rice and a spinach salad with almonds and dried cherries.

Baked potato with low-fat cheddar broccoli Green Giant stuff on top (this was my dinner and it was sooo filling!).

Whole wheat pasta with cherry tomatoes, basil, and fresh parmesan cheese.

Tomato soup and a grilled Panini made with Pam spray. I put tomatoes, avocado, low-fat mozzarella cheese in the Panini and it ROCKED!

Another night I had like zero-points corn and bean salsa with avocado (I know avocado is a higher-fat, higher points food, but actually, it’s only one point per ounce, and the good kinda fat, and if you like avocados and save your points, then you can have it, so I did). I added fat-free sour cream and the Light Tostitos in the blue bag, which are different than the Baked Tostitos, which, when pushed, I will tell you they suck, but, stuck on a Survivor island, I wouldn’t turn them down. This was so awesome and so filling and so points-friendly I had it twice at dinnertime.

During the days I munched on pre-cut apples, microwave popcorn, and at night if I had points left over (which I usually did since I have a lot to lose, I have a lot of points to use throughout the day), I ate junior mints, but only like a small amount (15 of them = 3 points), and one night I even mixed a few in a small cup of ice cream! Twice my girlfriends and I (I’m partnering up with neighbor pals in this fight for flab) went to lunch at Subway, which is great cuz we’re all about the quantity versus the quality, not that Subway isn’t quality, but it does fill ya up. Just ask Jared. Except now that have that fat cartoon guy from The Family Guy or The Family Man as their mascot which I just don’t get. They go from some real-life fat-to-thin guy as their company mascot to some cartoon fat-guy figure to motivate people to eat their food? Weird. But it must work, I ate their twice this week.

It’s great working together with friends to try to lose weight. My other friends both lost weight also: 2.6 and 2.8 pounds. The first morning of our weigh-in I emailed them this note: “Are you fat-asses out of bed? We have to go weigh in!” I like to joke that way. Neither of them are fat. I’m seriously thinking they’ve secretly banded together to help ME lose weight. Like they said to each other, “Hey, we feel sorry for Manic. How is she ever gonna lose weight? Hey! I know, let’s PRETEND we need to lose weight and we’ll go to WW and she can come with us and then SHE’LL lose weight that way!” Hee hee, I know that’s not true, but sometimes I’m just silly that way.

And one day this week I was talking to WWGalPal#1 and she was having a dilemma over what to do with a French Silk Pie left over from a family event from the previous weekend.

“Throw it out!” I yelled at her.

“I can’t just throw out a pie,” she said.

“Why not?”

“My girls will kill me.”

“Do your girls need pie?” I asked her.

“No.” she said.

“Throw it out! Take it to the sink, turn on the water… let me HEAR you turn on the water! TURN ON THE WATER!”

I hear her crying into the phone but I also hear her turn on the water while she’s whimpering.

“Put the pie under the water,” I say, as gently as I can. “Put the pie into the sink, let the water runneth over the pie!”

“Bye bye Pie,” I hear her whisper.

“Bye Bye Miss American Pie! Drove the chevy to the levy but the levy was dry!”

No, I didn’t really say that, but that woulda been funny!

So, ya see how much fun Weight Watchers can be! Now, if I can only get through this week, where I will be surrounded by, let’s see… you know I suck at math, hold on a second….where is my calculator…

30 women with 5 dozen cookies each =



Patti said...

i cried when you told her to throw away the pie. ~sniffle~

secretmom said...

good for you. stay strong. remember this saying someone told me once "nothing tastes as good as being thin feels" take that cookies!

Melisa Wells said...

Manic: Maybe you need to take up smoking (if you don't already) before your cookie exchange, and just have a cig in your hand the whole time the party's going on.

JUST KIDDING! I like to kid that way! :)

The part about the pie was hilarious; ROFL! I understand her tears completely.

Remembering Ruby
Suburban Scrawl

AutoSysGene said...

Congrats on the weight loss. That's tremendous considering the time of year. You are my hero for having 1800 cookies in your house, I would have to gorge!! But then they don't call me the cookie monster for nothing.

Travis Erwin said...

I really need to lose some weight myself but I accidentally dropped my willpower into one of those Salvation Army kettles. I meant to give change, but all that damn bell ringing got me confused.

Eileen said...

Way to go! Except for the part where she destroyed the pie. That was just sad.

xxxx said...

Yeah ... what did the pie ever do to anyone? ;(

But YAY on 2.6 pounds!!!

Maintaining Mindfulness said...

hi manic...just dropping by to say way to go, though the part about the pie kinda made me a tad sad. anyway, this website might help you when you're getting sick of/bored with the whole ww thing.

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

OMG, you guys talking about it being sad about the pie... her daughter said the same thing when she found out she killed the pie... she said to her mom, "That is just sad."


onthegomom said...

French Silk? Down the drain?? I am pretty sure there are laws out there against that!

Congrats on the 2.6 lbs and GOOD LUCK with the 1800 cookies (good gawd!)!!!!!

KATE said...

Good Job Manic! Stick with it! You're inspiring me! Keep up the good work!
- Kate

Anonymous said...

Found it! You lost a couple of pounds and I found them...not the best start to my weight loss program but I know what the culprit was so that's OK, I can deal with it. (coping mechanism for other staying for a week = LOTS of wine!) No visitors now until New Year weekend and then it's my BEST friend Zippy so most likely LOTS of wine again but in a good way.

Anonymous said...

Other staying?? that was MOTHER staying

kay said...

i have all of my old WW stuff too. i am a lifetime member myself having lost 45lbs after the birth of my first kid. i like to pull them out and wish i could do it again!!!

and i love the posting of the yummy stuff you ate. keep doing that!

Stephanie J. Blake said...

First of all, GOOD JOB on losing a few. It's hard with the holiday food laying around!

I'm saddened by the loss of the pie, too.

Currently, four kinds of holiday cookies...about 200 of them...half a walnut spice cake with cream cheese frosting, and a tray of assorted chocolates are on the counter in my kitchen.

I baked all weekend.

Cranberrry Almond Biscotti
Hershey's Kiss Surprises
Cowboy cookies

Remember the Sex and the City episode where Miranda puts the cake in the trash and sprays it with dishsoap so she will stop eating it?

violetvirus said...

Kudos!..dat's a lot you lost in just 1 week...My weight hasn't gone down at all...since like forever!..

Cecily R said...

"And good ol' boys were drinking whisky and rye,
Singing this will be the day that I die
this will be the day that I die"

Now that song will be stuck in my head all day.

Woo Hoo for losing weight! Yay you!

March2theSea said...

1800! Damn...give me a gallon of milk and I'll slide on up!

Tanya said...

You are an accomplice to the murder of a French Silk pie. I don't think I could have done that. I would have let it sit in the fridge tempting me, until it molded. Kids are starving in Africa.

Good job on losing weight. Even a little makes a difference. :)

NerdyRedneck Rob said...

"Down the drain?? I am pretty sure there are laws out there against that!"

Yes there are! The last time I tried to do that I heard the drone of helicopters over head and the megaphone boosted voice announced, "Sir, we have the place surrounded, there is no escape. Now, just put the pie down and back away slowly. NOW sir, put the pie down, NOW! DON’T MAKE US SHOOT YOU! Ok good, good, now back away slowly and no one gets hurt! Good, now lay face down and cross your arms and legs behind your back…”

The worst part was NO ONE would post bail for me! Everyone I called just yelled “SICKO” and hung up on me! :(

It was a personal low!

Kim Rossi Stagliano said...

Remember when George Costanza took the pastry out of the trash and ate it?? LOL! I'm with Miranda - I dump food I don't want to eat and destroy it. Take a bite and kiss the rest goodbye!

Keep going Manic! 2 pounds today is 20 pounds by Valentine's day!

Shelley said...

Dammit, I had the same problem as the pie lady after a softball team end-of-season party. I had brought things of brownies, and they didn't all get eaten. I told myself to just throw them away in the garbage at the park, but something in my head screamed at me "Are you crazy? You can't throw away perfectly good BROWNIES!!"

And so I took them home...and of course, I ate most of them. Sigh. I wonder how many ww points are in one brownie?

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Shelly, Lots!

Anonymous said...

Holy cow on the Cookies, makes me wanna jump on a plane and fly over there just for some yummy homemade cookies...

Congrats on the weight loss....

and by the way the next tap on your door will be the pie police it is an offence to harm any pie.. LOL.....

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XYZinn said...

1800 Cookies! Are you serious! Just as fast as you can. There is no way I would be able to avoid temptation like that.

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

OK, seems a lot of people are PIE ANGRY!!!

Ramblin' Rose even took it upon herself to put me under BLOG ARREST! Check it out over here:

Ramblin' Rose

March2theSea said... wife lost close to 50lbs using WW..i swear. She looks great and feels great.

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

March, you must be chasing her all over the house!!! I lost 60 the first go-around, sadly, put 25 back on being lazy, comfortable... etc... so that's why I'm back!

Hey, you getting HSM2 TODAY???



Unknown said...


LOL! After a dinner at our house one evening, one of the guests left the cake they had brought. I made mention to the hubby that the cake was in there tempting me, so he went in the kitchen and sprayed the cake with Windex to help me not give in to temptation.

He survived, though we had a discussion about him "helping" me in the future.

Congrats on the weight loss!

michelle said...

you are doing awesome! a month after i started, we had 525 cases of chocolate bars delivered to my office ... it was a fundraiser, but it was also approximately 157500 points worth of temptation! as of today, i haven't eaten a single bar ... we still have 40 cases floating around, but it's me against the evil chocolate ... it's a battle of the wills!! ;)

Jenster said...

You are my hero! My inspiration! My WW icon!!

I'm only sort of but not really but kind of but barely doing WW right now. I keep thinking I'll really start in after the first of the year. I've decided 2007 was basically crap for me - physically speaking - so I'm going to start 2008 right and by this time next year I'm going to be so hot I'll be melting the tupperware. And not from these bloody hot flashes, either!

Anonymous said...

I'm currently in training for know, easing into it so it's not so much of a shock tothe system

Anonymous said...

Always check your blog. Love it!! Google "SparkPeople". It's the most amazing online weight support program. I was going to start at Weight Watchers (again), but started this on Monday. You can track what you eat and it records all the stats -even puts it in a pie diagram (Pun intended!)

MaNiC MoMMy™ said...

Thanks PC! LOL at the pun on the pie diagram!

Kate said...

**small voice**

I do that with food I shouldn't eat, also.

I was off my restricted diet for 24 hours and my good intentions of choosing to continue to eat that well... I had CAKE. And the thing is, it just really wasn't worth it, so I'm back on the wagon.

Many, many congrats on the weight loss! It's so difficult this time of year to just maintain and you're losing! You're my hero!