Start of March Check-In

I can't believe it's a new month. Here in Parkland we have been in sort of a numb bubble. My focus has been on making sure these kids are heard and represented correctly. I have also been educating myself more on our constitution, guns, politics, and the NRA. The helicopters are still overhead every day as local schools walk out and march toward ours. There are new stories and new insights unfolding hourly and I feel like I can't miss a thing. Like I need to stay on top of it at all times. So my focus has not been on dieting. On top of that, Wicked Book Weekend, the book signing I work all year on, is next month. But, I have been able to stay on Weight Watchers. I am super proud of … [Read more...]

Easy 0 point Cauliflower Fried Rice

Easy 0 Point Cauliflower Fried Rice Though fried rice is most often a side dish, with enough protein (chicken or shrimp), this has now become my best cook-it-fast, easy, eat a lot dinner. I can eat a whole package myself and it's still 0 points! I keep all this stuff in my freezer, stocked up so even when I don't have fresh veggies or chicken, I always have this. You need: Green Giant Riced Veggies Cauliflower Medley (They have lots of riced veggies, but this seems the most like fried rice to me) (0 WW smart points) Olive oil spray (1-2 sprays, 0 points) Garlic (0 points) Perdue Short Cuts Roasted Chicken Breast (or any chicken breast pieces that are 0 points) or frozen … [Read more...]

Rock Bottoms and Long Hair by Author Magan Vernon

A year ago I was going to an author event and showing of Fifty Shades Darker. I had nothing to wear besides Mom clothes so I went to Target. I told myself that I was plus size and was going to just dress myself cute because there was no reason a plus size girl shouldn't be able to be cute. Then sticker shock came in as I had to buy the biggest size pair of jeans and shirt I ever had and the price was over $50. I told myself small changes, I'd be all right. I looked in the mirror and told myself in my size twenty jeans and 2x shirt that I was curvy but cute. I ignored that the jeans were actually kind of tight. I ignored that I hated what I saw. I put on makeup and then played with … [Read more...]

Week 3 WW Begins

Today was my 3rd weigh in, and the beginning of my 3rd week on Weight Watchers. The week before I started WW I did My Fitness Pal and lost 4.2 pounds. Then 2 pounds the first week of WW and stayed the same this week. It’s so hard not to get discouraged when you were in your points range every day, didn’t use your weekly bonus points or your rollover points. I’m so disappointed. I want to show a result for my work! But I will NOT get discouraged. I am “going through my changes” so my hormones are out of whack. I have eaten a lot of salt and not drank enough water, even though I am within my points range. And though I’ve added veggies to my diet, still, 1-2 servings a day isn’t enough. … [Read more...]

Scared to Weigh In

I weigh in tomorrow on Weight Watchers. In the 9 days before I started WW I did My Fitness Pal and lost 4.2 pounds. But I got on my scale today and was up .4 pounds. I have followed Weight Watchers so easily this week, maybe it was too easy? I had a good number of points left every day, and I know people say to eat more points, but I'm not hungry! And if I do eat more, I prefer fruit, which is 0 points. The majority of my points this week were spent on fats. Since I am a night owl, I don't eat until around 1pm, and 3 eggs and a slice of light toast with a teeny bit of butter is 1 point. If I want a snack, I have fruit or veggies.  Then I have a dinner of grilled chicken or shrimp & … [Read more...]

Weight Watchers…Again

Giving Weight Watchers Another Try It has been 19-20 months since I posted on this blog, and in that time, I have gained another 19-20 pounds! I was so excited to try Jasinda's plan and go sugar free. But when everyone else in the group was showing a ton of progress and nothing was happening for me, it really made me feel even worse. I also found it unrealistically hard for me because I don't cook much, my connective tissue disorder got way worse from walking, and my husband and son were still eating pizza and crap. So I've been very seriously considering the gastric sleeve surgery. I've done a lot of research, and I have seen so many successes. But what I'm finding is that those that … [Read more...]