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Saturday, April 28, 2007

Weekend, but...

I suppose it's worth posting since I haven't in a few days. and I probably shouldn't leave that number in the ticker hanging...

Yup... hit 179.8 on Friday... a new low. However, I'm not really putting too much stock into it yet... we'll see how the weigh-ins go next week. Suffice it to say, though, I think Weight Watchers is working well enough for me.

The hand is on it's way back to normal; I have almost full use of it again. It still gets sore if I use it a bit too much, and the new skin at the scar (coming out from under the peeling dead skin around it... ew) is still a bit tender; also I still can't bear the full weight that I used to. But otherwise, good as new. That really is pretty amazing, considering it hasn't even been a month since the surgery.

So that's that for now, I'll try to check in early in the week.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

posts? who posts?

Yea, it's been a while. There've been a few reasons. The vicodin has a side effect of... backing up... and caused a slight weight increase. And you certainly didn't even want to read that, let alone see me complaining about it endlessly. Additionally, pain caused me to slip into "comfort foods" zone.

Needless to say, it was about two weeks or so of no real dieting. Tried to be smart when I thought about it, but didn't think about it all that often. This morning I was in the 184ish range, but I haven't changed the ticker because, well... I'm about 48 hours or so off the vicodin. That and I started counting WW points again yesterday (two days in a row, right on point count... go me). Maybe I'll update the ticker with tomorrow's weight, if I remember it.

As far as the hand goes... I had a bandage/half-cast on from the Thursday of surgery until the Tuesday that followed. That came off, and then I had to wear a standard wrist brace (but thankfully removable), and a large bandage over my stitches, for another week. Then, the stitches were removed, and I had to keep the brace on for another week. Which brings us to this morning, when the brace came off and I'm done with it. THANKFULLY. Not so comfortable.

Pain now is minimal... mostly just tender skin and some remaining weakness. But it isn't too bad, all around. I think the healing is coming on quick, and it's all good.

For those who aren't afraid to look, you can click here and here for a couple pics taken Friday - no stitches, mostly healed. Looks a bit better today, but not much different. The weird purple line crossing it was marker that the doctor used. It's gone now.

Thursday, April 5, 2007

quick catch up

short post today, and just saying no to capitalization. typing one handed, on vicodin.

yesterday and today were weird for dieting, so no real posts. stayed smart all day yesterday, but because of surgery today, could eat nothing after midnight until after 2pm surgery; so i ate another minor meal at around 11:30pm last night.

ate nothing until 3:30ish today, and though famished all day before, found myself not really hungry after. ate some, but mostly tired and have a headache. will probably go to bed after posting. have a bad feeling tomorrow morning's weigh in will badly skew the week's average (downward) to something that may be difficult to keep when back in normal life.. today's (182.2) was wonderful to see again, though.

will try to post tomorrow, depending on how im feeling. hand doesn't hurt so bad, though, so should be all good. g'night all.

p.s. huge thanks to cold bones for being my company and chauffeur today through this all. meant a whole lot to me.

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Day 4

Target points: 31

1st Breakfast:
Strawberry Frosted Mini Wheats, 1 cup - 3
Skim Milk, 1/2 cup - 1
Coffee w/ splenda, 1 tbsp sugar free French Vanilla creamer - 0

Remaining: 27

2nd Breakfast:
Quaker Lower Sugar Peaches & Cream oatmeal - 2
Irish Breakfast tea w/ splenda - 0

Remaining: 25

leftover spinach spaghetti (1 cup) w/ sauce (1/2 cup) - 5
Dannon Fruit on the Bottom yogurt - 3
medium apple - 1

Remaining: 16

Lower Sugar granola bar - Cookies & Cream - 2
Ginger Peach black tea w/ splenda - 0
Navel Orange - 1
Pretzel logs (5) - 2
Ghirardelli Intense Dark Espresso Escape chocolate (1 square) - 1

Remaining: 10

Fat free beef hot dogs (2) - 2
Hot dog bun (1) - 3
Raw carrots (1 cup) - 0
Steamed broccoli (1 cup) - 0

Remaining: 5

Low fat graham crackers (3) - 3
Weight Watchers Toffee Crunch ice cream bar - 2

Water: 40oz

Monday, April 2, 2007

Day 3 Weight Watchers

I decided to carry over one thing with me in the transition from calorie counting to Weight Watchers... I never counted on weekends. I avoided over-eating nonetheless, but didn't count closely. I've decided to carry that over - I'm not counting points during the weekends. However, to compensate, I'm assuming that all flex points are spent between Friday evening and going to bed on Sunday. So, ignoring my beginning of a post on day 1, here's today.

Meals/Points for today:

Target points: 31

1st Breakfast:
Lean Pockets Sausage, Egg & Cheese - 3
Coffee w/ splenda, sugar free French vanilla creamer - 1

Remaining: 27

2nd Breakfast:
Lower Sugar Peaches and Cream instant oatmeal - 2
Irish breakfast tea w/ splenda - 0

Remaining: 25

2 cups chili - 8
small cup ~10oz Diet Coke - 0

Remaining: 17

White tea w/ splenda - 0

Remaining: 17


Dannon Fruit on the Bottom Yogurt - 3
Medium apple - 1
Quaker 25% Less Sugar Cookies & Cream Granola Bar - 2
Earl Gray Tea w/ splenda - 0

Remaining: 11

Whole Grain/Spinach Spaghetti, 1 cup - 3
Red sauce w/ extra mushrooms, 1/2 cup - 2
1 slice (heel) whole grain bread - 2

Remaining: 4

Weight Watchers Cookies & Cream Ice Cream Bar - 2

Remaining: 2

Killing Points Snack:
Low Fat Graham Cracker (2) - 2

Water: 60oz (tea and coffee not counted... just good old tap water)

Weight is adjusted for today's fluxuation on the ticker. I know WW prefers the weekly weigh in, but I need my daily weigh ins. They keep me in line.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

long time?

I apologize for the delay in posting. I could not tell you how busy I have been. Dieting has been going well, and the weight has been slowly peeling off. Not a good job keeping you all updated though. Sorry.

My wife has begun Weight Watchers, which is good. Means more healthy stuff around the health. But sometimes I find it difficult with dinner. She makes recipes where she has the points all figured out, but all the info I need is not available.

So... I decided to start up with Weight Watchers. Unofficially though. I will track all my points here, hopefully, and with luck, it will make me post more often. The only thing that makes it difficult is that I would rather not post while I am at work, but I may use"s "journal" section to track at work, and then copy paste it here.

My wife is heading out to her weigh in now... she is going to find out for me how many points I get. Maybe I will update later with that total.

So without further ado...

Quaker Lower-Sugar Peaches and Cream Oatmeal - 2 points
Coffee - 0 points

Oh - and p.s. - surgery for carpal tunnel release is this upcoming Thursday...a

edit: holy frijoles (yum)!!! I just weighted myself before I showered... 182.8! That's a new record low by almost two pounds... not only that, but when I crossed 184, that's an offial more than 30 lbs lost! WOO HOO!

Saturday, March 10, 2007


I had to re-weigh myself three times this morning to be certain. In case youre seeing this on a day where ive already changed the ticker (and it's fluxuated up, in all likelihood), I weighed in at 185.4 - two pounds lower than the previous all time low, which was Thursday this week. I don't really know what to think. Except that it's fantastic. Just a hair further to hit another five pound threshold... just half a pound and I'll be under 185...

So the doc says surgery. probably early next month, I'm guessing. Fun times. He made the recovery seem easy and quick, and I believe him because he showed me the scar on his hand from the exact same surgery. He said he was back lifting weights two weeks after surgery. Ok, sounds fine to me.

Anyway, just a short post today. it's Saturday, and I'm feeling lazy. Have a good weekend, folks.


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