Saturday, July 16, 2011

I've got a star

Not one that I adopted and named , like KCJayhawk's sons did.

I have a 5 pounds lost star on my Weight Watchers weight tracking profile. I did it. In 4 weeks, I've lost 5.2 pounds, to be exact.

I've always been bigger. Off the charts when I was a baby and young child, then I got to be just a little fat, then really fat. In college, I slimmed down when everyone else was packing it on--hello, anxiety and bad food and cute boys and NOT drinking! Even though I could still shop in regular stores/regular sizes, I was still "bigger" than most of the ladies. After college, it came back on. A lot. I met C and it kept coming. You'd think a wedding would have put me into high gear to do something, but no.

I went to see my primary doctor on Thursday to do a blood pressure check in. I do this every 4 months to make sure I'm not stroking out or anything, and yes, they weigh me.

[I don't get this weighing at every appointment deal. They weighed me when I went to see if my hand was really broken. The nurse was like, "Let's get a weight for you" and I was thinking, "How about NO, because I don't think I can get my SHOES back on." I hopped on anyway, and walked in socks to the exam room.]

There was a four pound difference since I'd last been there, and I told the doctor when I started, what I was doing, how I was tracking. She was all for it and wished me well.

This time, for whatever reason, it feels like it's working. Something that I can stick with, over the long term. I think a lot of it has to do with the iPad. I know, it's a paradox because there's so much out there saying that technology is making us lazier, and in turn, leads to weight gain. In my case, it's helping because it's so much easier to track food with a small tablet than to weigh or measure my food, scribble it down on a piece of paper, run two rooms away to the computer, track it all, etc. I was doing this when I was just tracking calories, and it grew old, fast. And I'm not cutting out any food. Well, no more Dunkin Donuts muffins. But I'm still having ice cream, chips, BREAD, haha.

And I won the iPad through a work event, so my job that I am not happy with all of the time, actually contributed to my health! Who knew?


  1. good for you! you'll have to share some of your secrets and fav foods.

  2. Congrats! Keep up the good work, sister! :D

  3. Yay! Congrats!

    And iPads are awesome :) Are you using an app or just writing it down in notes?

  4. Thanks ladies!!!

    Jessica--oh, there is an app for that! :) It's super handy. Actually, my coworker telling me about the app is what got me to join in the first place, ha!

    KC--Hmm, secrets. I eat a TON of fresh fruits and veggies, which are all zero points and obviously fill you up. Laughing Cow wedges are 1 pt each, and great to eat with pretzels (20 minis are 2 pts, I think?) or veggies. I even put them on my sandwiches in lieu of cheese. It's almost like having an herbed mayo or cream cheese spread. I'm eating a lot of the same things I was before, just being more mindful of what exactly that is.


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