family, food, weight loss

i’m basically famous

Not really. Well, sort of. Y’know. If you count this as being famous:

Because I’m an online subscriber, I don’t go to meetings. Instead, I use a non-Weight Watchers affiliated message board for my meetings and a few months ago a reporter from Woman’s World magazine was researching an article on WW and women who have had success on it and she stumbled across our forum. After reading some of my posts, she contacted me about doing an interview! So, one afternoon way back in July or something she and I talked for about half an hour about some of my tips and strategies for being successful on the program. The story was published in the October 22nd issue of Woman’s World, which is on sale now.

After posting this picture on Twitter, a friend asked what I do actually eat for breakfast. Of course y’all know about my overnight oats in jar and I’m a huge fan of this oatmeal banana pancake recipe. Other favorites include Multi Grain Cheerios, regular oatmeal and, when I’m pressed for time, the Smart Ones English Muffin Sandwich or the new Special K Flatbread Breakfast Sandwiches (which aren’t showing up on their website, oddly enough). All of these are then paired with a banana and some plain Greek yogurt topped with honey (I really like Fage Total 0%).

Recently I’ve been mixing things up thanks to a new discovery at Aldi: Pumpkin Spice Bagels. Oh yeah, baby. That’s right. Pumpkin. Spice. Bagels. I’ll toast up half a bagel and top it with about 1 T. of Peanut Butter & Co.’s Mighty Maple peanut butter and nomnomnomnom. Still with the Greek yogurt and banana on the side, too.

The bagels are so good that I may have gone a bit crazy and stocked up. Since they’re a Special Buy for the week, there was no guarantee they would still be available once my first bag ran out, so I bought two three more and stuck them in the freezer. At least this way I have plenty of breakfast options and I’m good on the bagel front for a few months.

 One of the benefits to WW is, of course, the flexibility. Some people go for a smaller breakfast (if they eat one at all), but that never appealed to me. Truth is, breakfast is my absolute favorite meal of the day. Right now I get 31 daily Weight Watchers points and I’m not afraid to use close to 1/3 of my daily points on breakfast (usually about 8-9). It might sound like a lot, but it keeps me full until lunch which is the important part.

It seems to be working: this week I lost 1.4 lbs, which not only brings my total to 111.2 but puts me back under 200!

Saturday night, Papa. G. and I headed to Pennsylvania for a gala that benefited the continued care living facility my dad’s youngster sister works at. I didn’t bid on anything, but my cousins got a package to Kalahari. They got the same package last time and invited me along and we had a blast so I’m looking forward to getting a chance to go back. (And this time I won’t have to worry about the weight limits on the slides!)

My aunt and I. No surprise we’re related, huh?

When we first got there, my aunt was commenting on how great I looked in my dress and I showed her the magazine and she asked how much I’ve lost total. When I told her, she took my arm and led me to a friend she wanted to introduce me to, saying “This is my niece Jill who has lost 110 pounds.” Her friend looked at me, smiled, and said “Oh, so you’re the one!”

See? Famous.

How was everyone’s weekend? Anyone else ever been to Kalahari?

Love from the ashes,
Lady Lazarus

10 thoughts on “i’m basically famous”

  1. Would you care to share the link to the message board you use? I'm a WW member who recently switched from meetings to online only and I could use some sources of online inspiration and support.


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