Week five: Small potatoes

Today at Weight Watchers I got a little gold star because I've lost 10 pounds. Ten pounds is equal in weight to two sacks of potatoes, people. Ten pounds is equal to eight cantalopes, 40 sticks of butter, or a lot of friggin' chili.

Feel free to applaud at home.

I have been trying to lose 10 pounds forever, by the way. You know how long I've been trying to lose 10 pounds? In the time that I've been trying to lose 10 pounds ... I gained 40.


Alice said...

You GO, girl!! I could stand to lose 20 myself. WW, huh? Hmmmm... keep writing. I need more convincing. I ate 3/4 of a bag of chips and about 8 cookies before dinner. Guess that's not part of the WW program. Or is it?!

Gienna said...

Well you could, theoretically. Cookies are 1-2 points each, depending on the kind of cookie. Chips are about 3 points per ounce. You get 35 points each week to do with as you wish. So you can use those points to eat eight cookies (12 points) and six ounces of chips (22 points) before dinner if you want. But you could only do it one night out of every seven.

The thing is, you have to choose between blowing 34 points in one sitting or, say, having a glass of wine with dinner a few nights a week (2 points a glass).

I'd rather have the wine.

The other thing is that you can earn extra points with exercise. And I am not above going for a 20 minute brisk walk to earn extra points for more wine.

Marti said...

That is awesome! Another group I post at were just discussing how hard it is to lose weight, but they found help through weight watchers. You should be VERY proud!