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



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.


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,

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.


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:).


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.


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...

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!

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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...

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


At 9:27 PM, Blogger PK said...

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


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