Sunday, November 13, 2011

Is this real?

I have to admit I’m surprising myself. This whole weight thing has been a surprise this time around. I lost 2.2 pounds this past week. That’s a total of 10 pounds in 8 weeks. I’m a little bewildered, very happy, and a little worried. I don’t want to mess up.

So far so good, so let me tell you what I’ve been doing. You know I joined Weight Watchers on line, I haven’t read everything on the site by a long shot, but I do use it to keep track of what I eat. I follow the points I’m allowed each day. It works well for me because I can eat anything I like as long as I stay in my point range. Most fruits and vegetables are free, so apples and bananas can make a good snack. Not always exactly what I want, but it works. I think my biggest single help has been coffee. I was not a coffee drinker until this past Christmas. I began using a Keurig. I fix the coffee to suit myself – as my sister has often commented, referring to my coffee, “No coffee beans were harmed in the making of this cup.” Not quite true, but close. I use a caramel vanilla cream coffee, some raspberry and vanilla flavoring, along with a vanilla creamer. All this flavoring and creamer are sugar free. (But yeah, I know WAY too much vanilla in my life!) When I’m really hungry coffee seems like a treat, a little break. You can’t drink it fast when it’s hot, so I have to slow down and relax a bit. It seems to fill me up. When I get a soft drink, I’m used to having a snack with it. I don’t like to eat anything when I’m drinking something hot. Anyway it helps me.

Sorry that this was just a weight report. Nick offered me a reward but this just wasn’t the weekend for it. I’ve been kinda out of it. No problems, just not really feeling like myself. Nick’s a great guy. I hope he’ll let me take a rain check.

FYI – brand new Fantasy Friday this coming Friday.

Written by PK at 1:00 AM

16 comments

16 Comments:

At 7:12 AM, Blogger Hermione said...

Hi PK,

You're really doing well with the weight program. The coffee sounds...well, interesting. You make it sound like a delicious, soothing snack. My mother drinks coffee that's similar; hardly any actual coffee, but lots of milk and flavouring. I like mine strong, with a dash of milk.

Hugs,
Hermione

 
At 7:17 AM, Blogger Paul said...

PK, this makes very pleasant reading.
Your sister is right what a concoction.
I go for a dark roast and a little cold milk.
Love and warm hugs,
Paul.

 
At 7:49 AM, Blogger Florida Dom said...

PK: Congrats on the weight loss program. I hope you keep it up and hope you get some reward spankings. I hope it makes you feel better about yourself and I am sure Nick and your doctor will be pleased. Good luck.

Maybe you can retire from teaching you could work for weight watchers. You would be good at encouraging people.

FD

 
At 7:59 AM, Blogger sunnygirl said...

Congrats on the weight loss. It is always good when we find something that works without feeling deprived.

 
At 8:34 AM, Blogger abby said...

Hurrah! I am convinced part of weight loss is in your head...sounds like your is in the right place. I am not sure I would even call that coffee...but you have found something that works for you. Keep up the gret work! abby

 
At 8:53 AM, Blogger Kitty said...

Congrats on sticking to weight watchers.
I enjoyed the coffee story, also:).

Love,
Kitty

 
At 10:43 AM, Blogger ronnie said...

Well done you, happy, happy news. I hate coffee haven't had one in 23 years. Tea for me weak and no sugar.

Love,
Ronnie
xx

 
At 11:14 AM, Blogger stumblingchi said...

Mmmmmmm your coffee sounds delicious! Good coffee is my weakness.

Congrats on the weight loss :-)

 
At 12:02 PM, Blogger trazuredpet said...

Congrats on the weight loss. That is wonderul that you found things to help you.

 
At 5:03 PM, Blogger Rogue said...

Way to go, PK! I'm a touch of coffee in my milk and flavoring kind of person, too. :)

 
At 5:18 PM, Blogger faerie said...

Congrats on the weight loss, sorry to hear you are a little out of sorts, hope it straightens out soon.

 
At 7:48 PM, Blogger PK said...

Hermione,
I always go up a little on the weekend what with eating at Nick's mom's and all but so far I can control it during the week. I'm seeing coffee it a very personal choice, LOL!

Paul,
That really sounds bitter to me. I want sweet and soothing!

FD,
Thanks. All the instructor from WW that I've met are perky - I DON'T do perky!! I guess I could encourage via email. That my specialty.

Sunnygirl,
I think this has really helped. I don't like to feel deprived.

Abby,
I think my heads getting there. Not where it should be completely, but better. I'm beginning no one like my coffee ideas.

Thanks Kitty,
I guess you go with whatever works.

Ronnie,
I hate to admit this to my friends from the UK (don't tell Paul) but I hate tea. Everyone in the south here is supposed to be ice tea drinkers but not me, neither hot nor cold. I'll usually stick with a soft drink or water.

Stumblingchi,
Do you have a Keruig? I sure have enjoyed mind. Thanks for stopping by.

Tranzuredpet,
Thanks. I'd really rather be eating chips and donuts but I guess I have to grow up sometime.

Rogue,
I'm glad to know that I'm not alone in doctoring coffee up until it taste good.

Faerie,
Thanks I hope this feeling goes away soon. I really don't like it.

 
At 7:57 PM, Blogger kiwigirliegirl said...

PK thats so aweseom you are so inspiring me - well done you. Keep up the good work :)
love and hugs kiwi xxx

 
At 10:56 PM, Blogger PK said...

KGG,
If I'm inspiring I'm glad. I just hope I can keep it up.

 
At 3:25 PM, Blogger grace said...

Congrats on the success!!!!

I keep putting off joining WW. I guess I should join.

Maybe I'll wait until after the holidays...LOL

HUGS!
grace

 
At 9:27 PM, Blogger PK said...

Oh, come on Grace! We can do it together - BEFORE the holidays!!

 

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