Wednesday, January 19, 2011

New52 | Week 3: Weight Watchers

I am not fat.  But I am 10 lbs over my "fighting weight", the weight I feel the most comfortable in.  The weight I feel when my body performs better athletically.  I haven't been this weight since early 2007 when my mom died.  After mom died, I ate to feel better.  It became a bad habit.  I also eat because I do love food, as evidenced by this blog.  I've tried several times to lose 10 lbs, but each time I got to about 4-5 lbs down and something would happen to disrupt my good eating and exercising habits.  Like a vacation, or the holidays.  Or San Diego Restaurant Week.  :p

I joined Weight Watchers online for the first time ever, on Friday.  I've always thought I don't need help, I can do it on my own.  I've lost over 10 lbs twice in my life before.  But I think now I need the discipline for the time being.  I'm going to give it a try for three months and see if I can finally lose the 10 lbs.  However, that's not the end-all be-all.  Maintaining weight and keeping physically fit is a lifetime journey, I know that.  But I am optimistic that I can jump start the weight-loss with Weight Watchers.

Here's my "before" photo. I'm going to take a photo in the same outfit every month and see if I look any different, besides the number on the scale.  I started tracking my food on Friday and have been doing really well with it so far.  :)  What I like about WW is that no food is off limits, you just have to decide whether the high points food is really worth it.  Most fruits and veggies are 0 points now, so I can go nuts with those, although I don't.  I'd imagine once you've eaten four bananas, the fifth one doesn't taste so good!

I can't keep this week to ONE new thing, because I'm very excited about my NEW spork.

It's made of titanium, so it's really light and strong!

I admit it. I used to hoard sporks from Taco Bell. Sporks are the most perfect utensil in the universe. You can use it to eat everything: jello, soup, stew, cereal, noodles, cake, etc. But besides the total utilitarian reason for the spork, I'm excited about it for another reason. I'm going to be keeping this spork at work. I eat my lunch at work almost everyday. Sometimes I eat breakfast there too. And then in the afternoon I might eat a yogurt. All this was adding up to a lot of plastic forks and spoons in the landfill. With my $11 titanium spork, I am saving approximately 343 plastic utensils from the landfill per year. Now that is something to be excited about!

About This Project

New52 is a project started by Peppermint and I to encourage each other and others around us to try something new every week in 2011. The "new" each week doesn't have to be something big. It could be something as simple as ordering a new dish instead of old standbys at your favorite restaurant. It's simply opening your heart up to NEW possibilities.

Don't worry if you're late getting started on joining in. It's totally OK if you miss a week here or there. We encourage everyone to keep an open mind about trying something new. This is a life project, and a photography/blog and even scrap challenge if you wish. If you participate this week, please leave a link to your blog post in the link list below. You can also post images to our New 52 Flickr Group! We would love to see what you were inspired to do.


  1. Questionnaire:
    1) Are you a geek?
    2) Do you like sporks?
    3) Do you think titanium is awesome?

    If you answered yes to 2&3 but no to 1, you are lying. If you answered yes to 1 but no to 2&3, you are also lying.

    Geeks like sporks. That is the way it is.

  2. LMAO @ Todd! I love sporks.

  3. YAY you for taking this step towards hitting your fighting weight :)

    And yeah, sporks are AWESOME. BEST invention known to man, after fitted sheets, in my opinion :D

  4. I've done Weight Watchers..I love the flexibility. It's a great way to relearn the 'good' foods and the 'no so good' foods. Like, are the french fries REALLY worth all those points??? (for me, it depends on the day ;) )

    I'm jazzed that I have a friend that owns a non-plastic spork.

    Cheering you on with the WW!

  5. Good luck! You can do it!

    Love the spork... just might have to get a few of those for our lunch bags!

  6. I love your spork! And the new design at the top of your blogs. Is that picture of you and the cookie from when we went for pho with AJ & Meera? Good luck with WW! I too wish I could lose 10lbs. Not enough to do anything about it apparently. :oP

  7. I won't wish you luck with WW, just success! :)

    I love that spork! I too might be investing in a couple of those for travel...if David (Mr. Nani) will use it. If not, I'll just get one for me!

  8. @Monika - yes, the picture of me eating the cookie is from that night we went to pho with AJ & Meera after church! The pic of Todd was at Pizzeria Luigi!

  9. I've heard nothing but positive feedback about Weight Watchers. Good luck Christine ... that 10lbs will be gone before you know it! And you're setting a GREAT example by ditching the plastic cutlery. I'm a HUGE fan of reduce / reuse / recycle ... it's my mantra!

    LMAO @ Todd!!!!

  10. Wootie, Woot to both the fork and WW!!!!!! I love that you took a photo and will do it each month! That's a good idea!
    And ROFL, Todd!

  11. I really like Weight Watchers. Good luck Christine

  12. Good luck with Weight Watchers. I'm considering going back--I have joined 2-3 times before. I may join the online WW this time. It really is one of the best weight loss programs out there, and the points system works better than anything I know to help you control portions.

  13. Good luck! I used them several years ago and lose 50lbs.

    Love the spork. :)


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