There are many ways of breaking a heart. Stories were full of hearts broken by love,
but what really broke a heart was taking away its dream - whatever that dream might be.
Pearl S. Buck

Monday, January 22

Weight Watchers Week 1

Well, as promised I am going to keep you posted about my Weight Watchers experience. I am hoping that keeping this weekly journal enhances my choice making, and keeps me on the right track to a healthier me!

The beauty of this program is it promotes healthier eating. I find that when I start eating more vegetables & whole grains, I feel better. I look better. I have more energy. I chose to do the flex plan, as I HAVE to keep count of what I am eating and proportions. Keeping track and going to meetings is what makes this work for my mindset. They have a core plan that allows you to eat any of the foods on the core list freely. That is like sticking out a bowl of food for me... GRAZING! I am going to choose foods from the core plan mostly, but keep track of the points in addition. That way I have the flexibility to have things that aren't on the list, like Vodka, (ooo and CHOCOLATE!) occasionally.

And now for the beef of the entire process. In this corner weighing in five pounds lighter, Its the Memsahib! Man that feels good! Yea me!

I celebrated by having a subway sandwich and a diet beverage! I am NOT going back. I have quit smoking. I am eating healthy. I blame it all on this damn sunny, beautiful people, living close to the beach having to wear a bathing suit, wanting to feel a healthier me environment! Damn southern California paradise. tee hee!

anyway, its just the first week. keep your links fresh for next weeks measuring down (its all a choice).


  1. Woo hoo!

    I've got some nice simple recipes from the three ww cookbooks that I use.

    Let me know what kinds of things you and the little man like and I'll start sending you emails.

  2. Paradise is a bitch!

    Good luck!!!!!!!!!!

  3. WHOOP! Wonderful for you, dear sistah!


  4. Wow Melanie!! That is fantastic! I wish I had your willpower and determination. I desperately need to drop the holiday fat. Keep it up girl!

  5. woohoo! that is great!! I am sending you vibes of strength and will power! I like how the WW plan sounded,flexible is what I am all about.

    now its time for me to get off my fat *ss and get it over to weight watchers or Jenny friggin Craig for petes sake-gah!

  6. Congratulations!!!! Keep at it!

  7. I think I found the 5 lbs you lost.

    Or I just feel that way...had a huge lunch!

  8. I lost five pounds too. Then I found my wallet.

  9. fantabulous, kiddo!! excellent!

  10. Cool, good for you!

    I'm getting back into healthy mode myself. I normally gravitate toward healthy foods, but even I can't avoid the holiday sugar binge.

  11. Congratulations on the weight loss! That's awesome! :)

  12. Mel, that's great. I am super happy for ya, keep it up.

    I started my nutrisystem on Monday. I'll weigh in a week and see how it goes.

  13. 5 lbs. in a week is awesome! You sure have alot of will power. I still haven't managed to quit smoking. And don't get me started on my eating habits. You may just inspire me to start eating healthier, if it makes you feel better, I'm all for it. My current diet of coffee and M&Ms just isn't working.

  14. C: Send recipes, the ones that are your favorites. the kid wont eat much of anything anyway.

    rat: dude! someday i hope my body looks good enough to be on your.. NO! i didnt say that. :wink:

    thanks lexi. I may need some support, and I will turn to you!

    thanks Ms. I... movin on down the scale...

    Cora: miss you girl! sorry I have been busy! thanks. HUGZ.

    hey sexy slyde! yea. slimmin down for the masses.. heh.

    goddess: I imagine you to be a goddess. just the perfect height weight hair color eye color etc. Don't go changin!

    snowbug: WOOOT! have to keep choosing is the mantra.

    Earl: howdy buddy! men have it soooo easy. :rolls her eyes:

    mist: i didn't know the platinum card weighed that much!

    rebecca: aw... its all about the veggies

    loops: damn holiday binging... me too.

    karma: How are ya darlin? thanks!

    cindy: do whatever works! i can't wait to hear about your success.

    nonny: its a matter of choice, and keeping busy! and coffee isnt bad, now as to the m&m's... go dark chocolate. they say it has healing powers... :lol:

    Onto the Next 5 lbs! :woooot: