Weight Watchers Day 25 - The Biggest Loser, Vegetarian WW

Weight Watchers Day 25 - The Biggest Loser, Vegetarian WW

Today's Weight Watchers Tips:

* Listen to other people's dumb diet excuses. It will help you realize how ridiculous your own excuses are.
* Watch The Biggest Loser and read inspirational articles in magazines like Shape. Other peoples stories of overcoming major weight loss obstacles will remind you that your goals are possible.

What I Weighed Today: 207.5 lbs. (9am)

And now, here are the details of my 25th day on WW...

The last time I opened my chakra so I could feel my peace, I got thrown right out of the pub.  —Terri Guillemets

Up again to a sweaty, stretchy, wonderfully liberating 45 minutes of yoga.  I am so incredibly proud of myself.  I wish the scale would reflect all my efforts but I have to believe that time will tell on that subject.  I’m still sore but I can tell my body is adapting and I want to do more.

This Weight Watcher Watches the Biggest Loser

I’ve been watching a marathon of Biggest Loser episodes that I TiVo’d but hadn’t watched yet. It’s amazing how much of the advice on that show matches what is discussed and pushed at WW (in a less hostile tone).

The Biggest Loser tends to focus more on exercise than discussions of food, but when they do talk about food it is spot on with WW. The workouts on the show are really hard and inspiring because those are some pretty large people participating in a running, jumping, nonstop bootcamp. It was perfect timing for me to have left those programs unwatched until now. 

What I Ate Today:
Breakfast:  Venti Starbucks ‘Skinny’ Caramel Latte, 9 almonds – 4 points
Lunch: 4 oz. salmon, large bowl of romaine lettuce, 2 tablespoons Girard’s Light Champagne dressing   – 7 points
Dinner: 5 El Pollo Loco wings, 1 fruit cup – 11 points
Snack(s):  1 Yoplait Light Blueberry yogurt, Venti Starbucks ‘Skinny’ Caramel Latte – 3 points

TOTAL POINTS: 31.5
Points Target: 28.5
Activity Points earned: 1

When you have a fat friend there are no see-saws. Only catapults. —Demetri Martin

Vegetarian Weight Watchers

I had two more conversations this week with people who told me it would be absolutely impossible for them to do WW.  The first lady said it was because she was a vegetarian and they didn’t have ways of counting her products and food. I tried to tell her things were different now but she wouldn’t listen.

The website has a whole section called Vegetarian Recipe Round-up and vegetarian message boards. There are Points calculations for tempeh, tofu, tofurkey, and seitan.  I’m not a Jehovah’s Witness here, so I didn’t preach or try to pull her into the light.  When or if she’s ever ready, she’ll find out.

My other friend who I’ve told everything there is to tell about the program is still saying she’s not disciplined enough to do it.  Again I didn’t push. I could have told her that if a gal like me who once considered a sleeve of Oreos a warm-up for a meal that usually involved the word fried, than she could do it, too. But maybe the best way to encourage others struggling with similar problems is to lead by example. Let’s just hope I stick with it and end up fitting into the “shining example category” and not “cautionary tale.”

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