Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Weigh-in 11! Meeting topic, sticker and card talk. Rise and Shine Challenge.

So last night was weigh-in 11! And I'm down another 2.5lbs! So hopefully come next week I will have hit the 2.5 stone mark!!!

I'm extremely happy with that! Considering the pizza and the two birthdays, and the extreme lack of excercise over the week. So doing my wee re-cap from the beginning...

Week 1= Inital starting weigh in

Week 2= -9.5lbs!

Week 3= -2lbs

Week 4= -5.5lbs

Week 5= -1.5lbs

Week 6= week off for easter

Week 7= -2.5lbs

Week 8= -3lbs

Week 9= -4.5lbs

Week 10= -2.5

Week 11= -2.5

That's me down 33.5lbs or 2stone 5.5lbs!

I worked out that in the last week or two I should have gotten my 15% sticker, but when I asked about it I got told that we don't do that, after 10% they don't care anymore. Depressing considering you all know how much I love my stickers and the back of my membership card is looking good getting filled with them.

But then I got talking to my mam, who got her goldmember card last week, cus I went to the earlier meeting last week I never got to see that. And I got a look last night, it is very pretty, but when I asked to see her normal blue card, the one that had her stickers (all two of them) , I was told they took it away from her. This both shocked and appalled me, I'm unnaturally attached to my card, and the six stickers I have on it at the minute, I was devasted enough to find out that there was no stickers for 15% body weight lost, let alone the idea that when I do eventually get to my taget weight they're going to try to take away my beloved card. So i may just have to give up before I get the card, or maybe accidentally on-purpose misplace it... Yes I am that attached to the card.

Anyway, last nights meeting topic was 20 minutes, what can you do in 20 minutes? And then that tangented onto what makes you think you're hungry.


Obviously in 20 minutes you can do quite a lot, go for a  walk, go for a run or cycle, do some revision through your weightwatchers folder, sort out your shopping list for the next few days. But what we were told is that, on average, it takes a person 20 minutes for their brain to register the fact that they've eaten. So moral of the story is slow down your eating and "rest and assess".

The hunger tangent was the usual thing, what are the three things that make you hungry when you're not. Thirst / dehydration. Habit and Boredom.

I'm definately going to slow down eating, though to be fair I've started doing that with my lunch from last week onwards, where I'm only eating half my sandwich when I'm hungry, then eating the other half a few hours later when I'm hungry again, there's no point eating it all and my apple in one sitting when to be fair I'll probably be just as hungry a few hours later.

I'm going to slow down with dinner too, Gav eats his food very fast, it's like he inhales it, and I really hate eating alone so I try to match his speed. I plan on tackling this, and slow down.

Another thing is standing or walking when you eat, to befair, I don't do this. If I have something to eat, I like to sit and enjoy it. No sneeky eating in the kitchen or walking to work. Another thing is that I hate seeing people eat when they're walking down the street, it never looks attractive, especially if you're a heavier person. You just look like a greedy gorbe. And even skinny people, they look stupid with the wind or rain blowing their hair into their faces when munching a packet of crisps or whatever.

Similarly, put things on a plate, I'm going to try this, again, I do this pretty much always, my daddy always says food tastes better off a plate, he'll always put a takeaway on a plate whereas I'm lazy and don't like washing up so would happily munch takeaways out of a carton, so going to try that, and maybe perhaps next time I have a packet of crisps (I'm not a crisp person so this is a rareity) put them on a plate. It's easier to see then exactly what you're eating. Too easy to not realise when they're all hidden in a bag.

Speaking of which, thanks to Mark for pointing out my photobucket pictures wouln't show in the last post, silly posterous not keen on outside hosts it appears.

Anyway it was these crisps I bought in a £1 multipack in poundworld.


They have the most incredibly funky aftertaste, and are not nice. At all. Unless you;ve had a few drinks and just want something to much, in which case they do the job with minimal point damage at only 1point per bag.


The 20 minute talk in the meeting has got me thinking though, 20 minutes isn't a lot of time but you really can do quite a lot in that time.

So I've decided to join in on what some of the American weightwatchers are doing and i'm joining the Rise and Shine Challenge (that link is the main info page, opens in a different window). Rise and Shine is pretty much what it says, it's about getting up earlier (20 minutes perhaps) for a wee workout and healthy breakfast.

I'm not going to start it until Monday though, firstly I've a massive essay I need to get done in the mean time and secondly, you get these awesome wee charts to print out and tick off for each day throughout the week. Here's the links if anyone else is interested and would like to do it too!

Rise and Shine Challenge Week 1 info =

Rise and Shine Challenge Week 1 chart =

Rise and Shine Challenge Week 2 info =

Rise and Shine Challenge Week 2 chart =

Rise and Shine Challenge Week 3 info=

Rise and Shine Challenge Week 3 Chart=

Rise and Shine Challenge Week 4 info=

Rise and Shine Challenge Week 4 chart=


I think that's about all I have to say for now. Had a good wee day, did a little uni work, went to town and got some nice things in Lush, also bought myself an A5 ringbinder so I can transfer my trackers into it as they're making my regular blue weightwatchers folder too fat. And had a lovely wee tea with my friend Maria before going to work, coming home and having noodles and prawns (4.5 point) dinner. Plan on having a munch on some of Gav's chocolate birthday cake in a wee bit.

Oh and I finally got an app for the ipod touch / iphone for calculating points! Well, it's not so much an app, more a neat wee website, you can find it here:

That again opens in a new window, but on the ipod / iphone you can open it in Safari and press the wee plus symbol at the bottom of the page


then press the 'add to home screen' to add it as a wee app type logo on the main screen!


It's good to be able to get the quick access from the rest of my apps on my main page. Very pleased. Though a bit awkward if you don't have internet access at that minute, but then saying that I do still have my brilliant wee widget app on my phone, which works on all symbian phones to my knowledge see


So yes, I think that's everything in my head for today.

Til next tiime,


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