Monthly Archives: October 2001

WW – Week 14

Oct 24, 2001

It’s amazing how those weeks fly by:

Week 12: gained 1/4 pound
Week 13: lost one pound
Week 14: lost 1/4 pound

At least I’m doing slightly better with the weight loss than keeping the site up to date, but not by much. My pace is bothering me. It’s not exactly a plateau, but I’d like to lose a little more quickly.

As I thought I would several weeks ago, I’m really enjoying shopping at the Whole Foods Market. I’ve begun supplementing the WW smart ones I bring to work with several Amy’s entrees, which I’ve found tastier. (Though I’m careful to look at the package before I buy as Amy’s concentrates on keeping it vegetarian, which doesn’t always mean low points.)

Yesterday for lunch I had a bag of mixed baby greens with fat free creamy dill dressing, and it was only one point (all in the dressing). I was able to eat a little more at my weekly gathering at Steak n Shake and still consume only 22 points for the entire day. I may do this again, but next time I’m going to get a different bag of salad. The baby greens were tasty, but a little too green for my liking.

Also, in the past 3 weeks, I’ve learned the formula behind the WW slide rule.
(Calories/50) + (Fat/12) – (Fiber/5) I’m now able to estimate in the store how many points something is before I buy it.

12 pounds 14 weeks

WW – Week 11

Oct 3, 2001

Tonight I received my 10 pound ribbon, and have lost 11 pounds over the past 11 weeks. It feels good.

Last December I received as a gift a pair of courderoy pants that were too small. They were so tight I couldn’t even button them. I refused to let them out; telling myself that doing so would be admitting to myself I would never lose the weight. I can now button them. They’re still too tight to wear, but another 10 pounds and I suspect I will be able to wear them. If I can maintain this rate of a pound a week, I should be there two months from now, in early December.

At the meeting we discussed the sort of eating habits we’d suggest to someone trying to gain weight. We were all of course experts on that, and came up with some good advice.

For example:

  • Eating as fast as possible
  • Seconds, and thirds
  • Clearing the plate
  • Don’t talk
  • Desserts
  • Fast food

Then of course our leader suggested we look at the list and pick out the one item that gives us the most problems, and do our best this week to turn it around. For me that is definitely the speed at which I eat my food. [This is a problem since it takes the brain 20 minutes to realize that the stomach is full, and one can eat a lot of food in 20 minutes.]

I also still haven’t managed to work exercise into a regular routine. I look forward to losing weight quicker once I can figure out how to do this.

11 pounds 11 weeks