Weight Watchers Day 15 - Weigh In, Walk It

Weight Watchers Day 15 - Weigh In, Walk It

Weight Watchers Tips:

* If you’re still not exercising at this stage of the game, you’re just sabotaging svelteness
* Once you’re past your twenties, it’s all but impossible to drops pounds without staying active.

And now, here are the details of my 15th day on WW...

What I Weighed Today: 212 lbs. (8am, my scale)

The Weight Watchers Weigh-in (my after-binge-edition)

Somehow I didn’t make the weigh-in this morning.  Somehow I got sidetracked and wound up getting there too late. Gotta try again tomorrow. 

Yes, I know it was an escapist move on my part.  I’m scared to death of the scale. Especially after pigging out at last night's birthday party. My brain rejects the notion of getting on a scale in front of people when you know the numbers will go in the wrong direction. The idea is humiliating and strange to me. It feels bizarre enough to have a Japanese porn site dedicated to it.

Despite my feelings, I know that it's part of the Weight Watchers experience and I will have to face it.  So without fail tomorrow I will weigh in and then again on Saturday. But if I see any Japanese guys with cameras, I'm covering my face.

Do you know why they call it PMS? Because Mad Cow Disease was already taken. —Anonymous

The good news is that I may have figured out the major cause of my food struggles of the past few days. I was full on PMSing. With PMS comes my PMS trilogy: extreme fatigue, extreme hunger, and extreme despair.

The worst part about this particular affliction is that acknowledging it does nothing to stop the symptoms. You just have to ride it through for about six days until Mother Nature looks down on your achy, angry body and says, “Jesus—looks like this one’s had enough.”  I am anxiously awaiting the end of this part of my month to see if maybe my honeymoon period with WW is still going strong.  I can already tell that some of the ravenousness has subsided.  I’m still craving salty / greasy / cheesy and all things chocolate, but it’s no longer the fight-a-small-child-for-the-last-cupcake mentality it was before.

What I Ate Today:
Breakfast:  Homemade Soy Sugar-Free Caramel Latte, 3 prunes, 1 apple – 7.5 points
Lunch: 1 Weight Watchers Smart Ones Bistro Pot Roast frozen entrée, 1 apple, 1 Yoplait Light Blueberry yogurt, 1 whole-wheat matzo board – 7 points
Dinner: 1 El Pollo Loco Ceasar Salad w/creamy cilantro dressing, 3 El Pollo Loco wings – 16.5 points
Snack(s):  Hot tea w/Splenda – 0 points

Points Target: 26
Activity Points earned: 0 

Weight Watchers Walk-It Challenge

WW is pushing this Walk-It Challenge they are doing in conjunction with the President’s Challenge.  If I log activity for eight weeks straight I am eligible to download a President’s challenge award online and print it out for myself. Wow!

Truthfully, I couldn’t give a crap about the award, which is basically the equivalent of the $2 plastic trophy all Little League kids get for just showing up.  But I did want to find a walking team in my neighborhood to encourage me to get off my butt and move. Unfortunately the site doesn’t let you do that.  You have to form your own team.

They also had a list of community 5K events that would be good to sign up for to have something to work up to.  I’m considering it, except walking or running on cement is really hard on my knees. I can do my yoga and still be eligible for my President’s Challenge Award (tee hee).

I signed up for the online activity training and tracking application that was linked to the WW Walk-It site. It’s a comprehensive tool that can do everything from simply tracking your day-to-day activity to tracking all areas of your fitness routine and helping you train for a marathon.  It has areas to track hydration, shoe wear, body fat, body mass, heart rate, and pace. It also can create walking routes for you if you enter your address. Like if you’re PMSing and need to know the quickest route to Baskin Robbins…

Dr. Cox: The key to my exercise program is this one simple truth: I hate my body.

Turk: What?

Dr. Cox: Do you understand the second you look in the mirror and you're happy with what you see, baby, you just lost the battle.

Turk: You should give speeches to teenage girls.—Scrubs

Whether I choose to do leisurely walking or competitive Jell-O wrestling, it doesn’t matter—I just know I have to do SOMETHING.  At my age, you can’t just omit a pat of butter from your English muffin and wait for the pounds to fly off.  The combo of eating and exercise is the only way to be successful and maintain that success.

Product Reviews:
* Weight Watchers Smart Ones Bistro Pot Roast frozen entrée – 3 points

Pretty damn good. Well-seasoned, the meat and veggies were tender but not mushy. Lots of onions, just like I would make at home.  The sauce was thick and salty in a good way.  The portion was a bit small for a foodie like me but that would also be why I’m fat.  I wanted more because it was good and reminded me of my dad’s cooking. Meat and potatoes….mmmm…..tastes like a bear-hug.

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