Sunday, November 23, 2008


Week 18 has granted me another 1.8 pounds less of me – there are a lot of people besides me who say the less of me the better! :-) Man, the cold weather is a killer – I seem hungrier these days – last night I dreamed I was eating Sun Chips and couldn’t stop. The funny part is I knew the points and was counting as I ate!!! That’s true!

Doing the on-line WW presents a challenge in that there’s nobody to monitor what or how you’re doing on the plan. Personally I’ve made the GOAD my “monitor”. I dutifully report my WI each week as if I were going to a meeting – I take it seriously. I’ve gotten feedback on my comments and it has been a very positive force in my weight loss.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Pictures Tell the Tale...

A thousand words and all that crap...

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Week 17 – I break 200 and 2 NSVs!

What a great week! Let’s start with my Sunday WI – 199.6! I, for the first time in many years, weigh less than 200 pounds! I feel like a feather – LOL! I look and feel great! I’m wearing good looking clothes and a Harris Tweed sport jacket I bought 20 years ago has been part of my attire for a couple of weeks – but this week it fit perfectly - a 32R! Can you tell I’m happy?

The two NSVs involve two different people I hadn’t seen for a while. Both said almost the same thing when they saw me which was “You look great!” They wanted to know how I did it, the amount and all the details – wow, it sure made me feel good.

The me that walks around today is definitely a different guy. I feel more confident and far less negatively self-conscience. I never realized how my weight was affecting me psychologically until the last several weeks. I’m looking forward to hitting my goal and sustaining it though Weight Watchers!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Week Sixteen!

Another 2 pounds down - I have not gone a week yet where I didn't lose weight.

My wife and I went to Don Pablo's last night - before I went I looked up the nutritional values of their menu on-line and I was able to get a meal within my points available! I did change the rice & beans to double vegetables and only had a couple of chips. Man, their vegetables are great!

I’m really getting into the discipline of eating right. I have felt so much better since I started controlling my eating – physically and mentally. I’ve read in books and heard people say how it’s mentally & physically healthy to practice discipline in eating and I scoffed at the control freaks - I have never been good at self control - but now I’ve found that there is truth in the practice of dietary control. Now I’m one of those control freaks… (not quite! :-D)

Why Weight Watchers works (in my opinion):

The Weight Watchers approach to weight loss
Our food plans are just part of the overall Weight Watchers approach. We also offer advice on developing healthy habits, building a supportive environment, and getting exercise—and why these “Four Pillars” can help you lose weight and keep it off for good.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

41.4 in 15

Has it been fifteen weeks already? Time is flying by. I lost a modest 1.6 pounds this week and I’m delighted. So far I have not gone a week without losing weight – 41.4 pounds lost since joining Weight Watchers.