The WW Report: Week 4 Begins

After tracking my points for a few weeks now, I am starting to think about food differently. First of all, I am actually THINKING before I put something into my mouth. Do I really want it? Am I really hungry? How am I doing on points today? Keeping track of everything I eat and drink was a bit daunting at first, but I am now grateful for the responsibility that I'm learning.

Here are some things that worked for me this week:

~Cooked Spicy Turkey Pasta this week and the entire family loved it. It was odd though, cooking the turkey and seeing it just get whiter. See?

~Another tasty meal this week was Southwest Turkey Tacos. Even A. liked them and said, "It was like a fiesta in her tummy."

~Tried to follow my points very closely since I wasn't able to exercise a lot due to my cough.

~The Progresso Light Soups are still a lifesaver, for a quick yet filling LOW point meal. I either eat Kashi crackers or a whole wheat tortilla with the soup.

~I did buy a few low point treats, two words: Skinny Cow. Two more words: Two points.

~The trick of course is to eat ONE treat and not the whole box. So far, so good.

~ These fudge bars taste like mousse on a stick and only have ONE point! I like the word GIANT, too.

~My new favorite breakfast is Bob's Red Mill oatmeal with a few tablespoons of Dannon Light and Fit vanilla yogurt stirred in, with fresh strawberries and a few almonds. Smack-smack!

~I also like to scramble Southwestern Eggbeaters with Canadian bacon. Another quick protein I like is turkey pepperoni. These are all low in points and filling.

~I survived Bunco without eating any of the M&Ms or Reese's Pieces on the tables.

~I politely declined when another Amish friendship bread starter was offered to me. Thank you though!

~I have not eaten any fast food in three weeks. Wow.

~We have eaten out less. I can't live completely without Tex-Mex though, but I have scaled back.

My goal this week was to lose 2-3 pounds. After my moment on The Scale, I was happy to see the little sticker on my booklet said,-2.2!! Yea!! That puts me at 9.4 pounds total lost.

Goals for Week 4: Get more exercise in, at least 4 days--more if possible. Track my points closely and continue to think before I eat. Stop snacking at night(this is big for me).
I appreciate all your comments and encouragement last week. If you are on WW too, or making changes on your own, let me know so I can cheer you on too.


  1. Holly!! way to go- you are doing great - I'm almost to week three. I found this great post on Hannah's a while ago with a recipe that keeps me going.
    It's easy & hits the tex mex spot.
    1 can of rinsed black beans,
    1 can of chopped tomatoes with green chilies (I just used 1 cup of salsa)
    1 can corn drained
    - heat & serve over 1/2 cup of brown rice.
    I topped mine with lite sour cream. Mmmm good. & I really didn't miss the cheese?? amazing.

    You're doing awesome. week one was really easy for me, week two not so bad but so far week three has been tough.
    I think I can- I think I can....

  2. We are trying not to say that we are "dieting" but instead just eating better... We love Skinny Cows! They are the best things ever. Keep up the good work and it will pay off, at least that is what I keep telling myself?!

  3. Congrats on making healthy choices that are bound to pay off for YOU and your family. What a great role model you are for your daughter! Good luck with your goals next week. :)

  4. Wow, you're doing great! WW is a lifesaver. And for me, going to the meetings really does help. It makes me hang in there for one more week.

    Now I just have to work on my Saturday splurge that I commit AFTER weigh in.

  5. You have NO idea how much I love to hear people's Weight loss progress. This blog is like my dream come true! Good for you. (Esp. the Bunco night, parties are my biggest temptations!)

  6. yeah, Holly! I am so proud of you! It has been so much more fun to go on this journey with you....You ROCK!

  7. Way to eat-Ha! I am not on WW but reading your blog reminds me to STOP...DROP...and THINK!

    Keep me/us updated!

  8. That is so good, Holly! I know you are proud of yourself.

    I have been cooking with ground turkey for many years. I rarely ever buy beef. I like the turkey, and so does Steve.

    O.K., you are really getting me motivated to start WW. Which meeting do you go to? I hate to go alone.

  9. Good for you! Way to go. It's so hard to stick to it, but it works.

    Here's another way to loose weight -- start a new business and don't have time to eat. ;-)

    I wish I could keep running on adrenaline, but unfortunately it does eventually run out.

  10. Wow! Good for you. I must say, it is a rare day that you won't find Skinny Cows in my freezer. LOVE those things.

  11. Ok, you're my WW hero. I've been losing and gaining the same pound for 5 weeks now. I need to get focused!

  12. way to go!!! despite any changes i may or may not make (yep- somehow i'm stuck in the loop of good for awhile...then baking and subsequently eating, up a storm!), i am still up from my marathon run weight and getting sadder on a daily basis. maybe knowing other people are in on this eating habit change thing will spur me into gear and give me more motivation!

  13. Rhonda: I go to the meeting at Bay Area & Hwy 3 at 9:30 Mondays. There are a few other of your buddies there too. :)

    If that's not too far for you, please jump in and join!

  14. I LOVED reading this. I want to lose 25 pounds, but would be happy with even 10! I signed up for the free 7 day WW trial online and then forgot to cancel so I've got three months! I have not started yet but loved reading your comments and suggestions and will definitely be getting Skinny Cow.

  15. Hi, I don't remember how I found your blog but I'm glad I did. I recently started WW and I have never tried cooking with ground turkey but you made it sound yummy. I have 3 kids and I love to make a meal that everyone likes I hope this is a winner.

  16. Holly~ I just pulled up this page & noticed you have fiesta ware salt & pepper shakers & spoon rest!! I collect fiesta ware- I love the stuff. Do you have a favorite color?

  17. Patsy: Oh, how I *heart* my Fiesta!! They make me happier in the kitchen--even loading/unloading the dishwasher(yes, I'm quite the dweeb). I love to mix n match them. I enjoy all the colors, but my favorite would probably be chartruese--but since it's retired, it's pricey. :( The newish color, Peacock is a pretty bright blue too.

  18. I'm so proud of you for doing this! I don't think I could ever keep it up. I count calories, but only to remember whether I can eat the next cookie or not! I hear you about night snacking! Good luck with it and I'm happy about your success Holly!

  19. (picture me doing The Sprinkler Dance...)

    "Go Holly! Go Holly! Go Holly!"

    I love to talk with people about little tricks that work while on a quest to get in shape. I like to do Body For Life. I can't WAIT to discuss this stuff with you; I find it vastly interesting.

    But not now. I'm pregnant & shaped like a potato. Excuse me while I go eat chips.

  20. p.s. Have you noticed yet how this change in eating affects your running??? Wa-hoo!

  21. Well, I am hoping that losing some weight will help me with all aspects of running-- speed, endurance, ability, etc. Eating better will help my energy levels too I'm sure. This has been my first week back to running since The Cough, so I'm not sure of any changes YET, but I'm optimistic!


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