Starting Over

I’ve done Weight Watchers (this time) for a week now. I’ve counted points and managed to get some exercise in here and there. I drank a lot of water and tried to choose fruits and veggies over non-fruits and veggies. And what do I have to show for it?

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I’m already one-third of the way to my first goal! Oh, if I could only lose five pounds every week. I may be optimistic, but I’m also realistic. I also know this is mostly water weight. Do I care? Nope! Five pounds is five pounds, baby.

So I’m starting again. Five pounds lighter. And next week? I’ll start again. A little lighter than this week. And so on. It’s part of my “one week at a time” strategy. Maybe this time it will work!


  1. Girl on August 18, 2008 at 9:31 am

    You rage on with your bad self..

  2. The Daily "B" on August 18, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    You go, Jen!!

  3. Monnik on August 18, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Woo hoo! Way to go!

  4. Becky on August 18, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    I know it’s totally lame that I’m sitting here at my computer doing the cabbage patch, but I’m also chanting “Go Jenster, Go Jenster!”Because that ROCKS! 5 lbs!I just started babysitting today for a friend who is long-term subbing. I’ve been sweating like a farm animal, and so far have only eaten half a banana. I’m hoping the child-care diet will work for me, lol.

  5. Lori on August 18, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Woohooo!!!!! WTG!!!

  6. Gretchen on August 18, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    I just heart “girl’s” comment.I’m so proud of you! You’ve lost a bag of flour. In just 3 more pounds, you’ll have lost a gallon of milk or a newborn baby–whichever makes you feel more cool. 🙂 I’m doing the “healthy lifestyle” thang, too. Starting…just starting…to feel like I can handle life w/o 3 desserts.

  7. beans on August 18, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    oh, good for you!! it always feels good when we know we have reached a goal. keep it up, and be gentle with yourself if you have a small slip up. we are all human–even you in all your supercoolness!

  8. Colorado Writer on August 18, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Nice job!!!!

  9. radioactive girl on August 18, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Hooray! Good for you! You will be getting your hair cut before you know it!

  10. CindyS on August 19, 2008 at 2:10 am

    Woohoo, great job!!CindyS

  11. Queen Catherella on August 19, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    WOOO HOOOO!!! That’s awesome… I’ve been on WW for about 7 weeks now and I’ve lost almost 17 pounds… unfortunately for me… that’s just a drop in a VERY LARGE bucket! but hey… it’s a start!!!!So I’m with you 100% of the way… !!!Here’s to us LOSERS!!!

  12. Lynilu on August 19, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    You’re right, 5 lbs is 5 lbs. And 1 lb. less is better than before it is gone. As long as you keep moving in that direction, you’ll be a winning loser! How ’bout that? :DGood for you!!!

  13. Eileen on August 19, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    5 pounds is a great start!!! You feel better and it helps keep your motivation going. You go Jen! I am happy for you.

  14. Stacy~ on August 20, 2008 at 6:48 am

    That is great Jen! I hope you’re feeling the difference, and that it’s inspiring you to keep at it. I really want to see your new look 🙂

  15. His Girl on August 20, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWHOOP! WHOOP! WHOOP!Good Job, girl! Can’t wait to hug your skinny self in October!

  16. SeaSpray on August 21, 2008 at 1:31 am

    Good for you Jen! I know how hard it is.

  17. SeaSpray on August 21, 2008 at 1:40 am

    Jen I don’t know how far you go back and so just want to say that your vacation pictures are WONDERFUL! What a blessing to have a family trip like that. 🙂

  18. cubmommy on August 21, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    YAY good for you!!!

  19. Tanya on August 22, 2008 at 12:06 am

    That’s great!When I complain about my weight my husband says to exercise. I don’t like to exercise. Fortunately, I’ve only gained 6 lbs, but I figure it has to start somewhere. 🙁

  20. Katybug on August 22, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    TA DA!!!! Whenever The Hoffer & I would diet and lose some "water weight", his cousin would always remind us that's all it was, so in her mind it didn't really count. So discouraging!!! WHO CARES!!! 5 POUNDS IS 5 POUNDS!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

  21. SweetAnnee on August 25, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Go girl Go!I’m working on it too..started today!!I’ll take it ONE DAY at a time..smiles, Deena

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