Race Schedule and Results

Sunday, June 1, 2008

Weight Watchers

As many of you know, I've been on weight watchers for about 7 weeks now. I am hoping to lose a total of 17 pounds by the time Ironman rolls around and by the looks of things, that shouldn't be too hard with the amount of training that we've been doing and the new eating lifestyle that weight watchers has helped me with (lost of fruits and veggies, good sources of protein, whole grains, etc.) Anyhoo, so in 7 weeks I've lost 12.2 pounds. You can definitely see the difference, at least that's what I'm hearing! I'm right on goal to kick ass and take names at Wendy's International in 2 weeks.

I look lighter. At least that's what Tom says (he's a good hubby and I wouldn't expect anything less from him, but he wouldn't say it if he didn't mean it!). And I feel it. I don't feel like I'm pounding the ground when I run any more. I have had no knee problems. I'm actually thinking that I might have some muscle somewhere in these arms of mine. Tom and I often talk about what 12 pounds would be like taken off my body. To give you some ideas 12 pounds is equal to:
  • 1.4 gallons of milk, or
  • 31.2 cups of chocolate chips, or
  • 36 medium apples, or
  • 36 cups of cream of wheat, or
  • 49 sticks of butter, or
  • 48 cups of shredded cheese, or
  • 72 small carrots, or
  • 96 cups of elbow macaroni cooked, or
  • 576 graham crackers, or
  • 1 of the 2 dumbbells that I used to do chest press with (yeah, I said used to... I know!)

That's pretty impressive (and kind of gross) that any of the above mentioned are forever gone from my body. Now if I can only get people to say things other than "I can really see it in your face" I'd be happy. I mean, come on... how fat was my face prior to losing 12 pounds? I know that can't be the only place it came from! But even if it was, it's gone for good!!! :)


Molly said...

Great job!
If I could see you I am sure I would see it in your face!
Take Care

Liz said...

You go girl!!! :)

Kristen said...

You've been doing an AWESOME job! I'm so proud of you. Keep it up, skinny minny!

Borsch said...

WOW! Awesome job! Keep up the good work!

FYI - If you wanna throw a guy some tips feel free. I've plataued. :(

Jillian and Sam said...

This is great! Congrats to you!

IronTriTim said...

12 pounds plus.. way to go. Try carrying around 12 pounds and then remember you used to compete carrying that extra weight.

Kathleen said...

I think I could eat 12 lbs of graham crackers right now! Congrats on the weight loss! :-)

Ryan said...

I have an extra 49 sticks of butter that I need to drop also :(

But it sure did taste good going in

I might have to try weight watchers because Bulimia just doesn't seem to be working