Thursday, January 8, 2009

surprise on the scale!

Surprise!! I lost 1/2 pound...and here I was so worried that I had gained over the holidays. Goes to show ya that the plan really does work by teaching you the right way to eat and evaluate what you're eating. So, this is good. My GF bet me 25 cents that she gained 4 pounds, and she only gained 1 pound, so she's happy, too.
The leader reviewed the new Momentum program, and I don't think it's going to go over well -- I didn't think that even she fully understood it, and it seems so much more complicated because they separate points by 'eating out' vs home cooked. First of all, how many of us are going to routinely eat out in this economy, and second of all, the old flex program taught you how to eat out, too, without changing point values. So, us oldies are sticking to what we know and what we know works for us. Lots of new people there. Another change -- while they still prefer 6 glasses of water per day, they now allow diet soda instead of water. Ehhhhh, nutritionally that's not so good, but I think they are trying to accommodate a broader range of tastes. Water is still the healthiest. Congrats to everyone (JANENE! KIM!!) who also lost this week!
Janene pointed out that I never posted the pics of my fireplace (fake tho it is...) so here they are! I love this thing -- you can't see the "fire" because I have no idea how to catch it on the digital -- it's some sort of LED/optical illusion -- but it really does have a very real dancing flame look to it. Mine is not Amish, but I think the Amish are making lots of them. The mantel is real and picked up at a flea. I don't have the faintest idea how to use the camera yet (except for the basics) so I took two pics of both sides. The wood is real (???) --just looks cute but serves no purpose at all. Fakes people out! The sock... well, there's catnip in there for the Big Boy to chew on. He likes handmade, too! Of course he dropped it right out of his mouth while I was taking the pic then ran away.

Guess I better take Santa down. Need to find an ornie to replace him with.

Two posts in one day!! Yikes! This IS addicting!


  1. I am so proud of you! The support system and the encouragement is awesome!!
    We are doing so well! This is OUR year!
    I am so glad that you posted pics of the fireplace...I really like it and I like how you decorated the mantle!
    Keep it up girl...I'm with you all the way!!

  2. I like your fireplace! I have 3 of them myself! Mine are the kind that burn those little cans of fuel. They really put out the heat. We use them when the electric goes out.

    Congrats on your WW meeting surprise! That's just wonderful! Keep it up!

  3. Congrats to you! I bet you about fell off the scale when they told that you had lost, especially right after Christmas:).

    I love your neat is that? I've never seen one with LED! Tell your girlfriend congrats too!
    Have a great day,

  4. Morning friend...what a great report on the weight especially after holiday eating! lol today starts my 7th day & I stepped on the scales this morning and I had lost 9 pounds! lol I almost fell back into the tub! lol lol I know that is only a toenail compared to what I need to lose but it's good enough for me! lol I went on the points system 3 years ago and lost 55 lbs but fell off the wagon & gained it all back...but the basics of it still stays with me when I look at food and count the points! lol Thanks for coming by to see our litle Sofie & that fireplace is the neatest thing! Hope you have a great weekend!

  5. Hi there, I'm new to your Blog - and love it.
    Congratulations on losing weight.
    I believe in WW - IT WORKS.


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