Thursday, April 1, 2010


I've been MIA lately, and will probably continue to be until June 8th (or even later). I'm still OP, but my free time has gone to zero in the last little while. Here's why:

April 12th: 45 page paper on the arbitrability of patent disputes due
April 21st: trusts exam
April 27th: patent law exam
April 29th: 25 page paper on the experimental use exception due
May 1st: my bridal shower
May 25th: 1st of 2 bar exams
June 8th: 2nd of 2 bar exams
July 17th: wedding!
July 20th-29th: Paris!
August 3rd: start new job as a real live lawyer!

I got a little lump in my throat just typing that out. Ouch! Yikes! Barf!

In other news, I've decided to drop my points down to 23 in anticipation of being at 175 (where I'll need to eat 22 points a day). I'm pretty sure I didn't lose anything this week, and it's not because I was bad! I think I just need less food now. I'll report back tomorrow...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Theftuous Thursdays

Yes, "theftuous" is a word. Look it up!

I'm going to start taking wisdom, fun/helpful hints, and whatever else I stumble across from other blogs and websites. Don't worry though...I wouldn't steal from the knowledge-rich without distributing the wealth! I'm like the Robin Hood of weight loss!

Today's loot: a website that has generic food points calculated. The back of the WW book is great and all, but sometimes it doesn't list things! So, here's a pre-calculated list of more foods!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Ok, extreme excitement over here! I was pre-cooking dinner for tonight, as I have class until 9 and it sucks to come home and have to cook. The recipe I was using called for breadcrumbs, which of course, we are out of. I took 2 slices of WW bread, 1 tbsp parmesan cheese, and a dash of pepper, and used a hand blender (!!!) to mix them into breadcrumbs. I totally did not know this was possible - they turned out the exact consistency of breadcrumbs! An entire bowl of breadcrumbs for only 2 points!?

Just imagine the possibilities!

Wise Wednesdays

I want Wednesdays to be a time for me to reflect on my week thus far. I don't often sit and think about how my journey is going overall, so I think this should be a good opportunity for me to figure out what I'm doing well and how I could improve.

This week I've been horrible. I haven't been measuring, I've been having bites and tastes of everything, and it is so unlike me. It started with Saturday night, where I saved up my entire 35 WPs to go out for dinner and because we were having a birthday party for Tyler after. That's 59 points for the day, and although I don't think I went over, I don't know for sure because I wasn't properly keeping track (mistake #1). Now, because I weigh myself every day, I was up 1.6 pounds the next morning. Usually, I would logically think about this, and reason that it was because I ate SO much food! Unfortunately, I was also hung over, tired, and cranky, and it put me in a foul mood. Extra foul mood = not properly tracking (mistake #2). So, I've been up and down, and have lost interest (and self-control) over the week. Today, I'm going to be extra careful with my measuring, only eat the points I have, and go for a long walk to hopefully make back some of those extra points I've been sneaking. I have 2 days before my Friday WI, and I would really like to see at least a marginal loss.

"Just because you trip on a stair, doesn't mean you should throw yourself down the whole flight."

Wednesday and Thursday goals:
1. Measure everything. Yes, this includes ketchup.
2. Track everything. Yes, this includes ketchup.
3. Don't let my moods get in the way of my weight loss. Remember that in the grand scheme of things, a loss is a loss.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tasty Tuesdays: Chinese Chicken Salad

I've decided to make each day of the week a different type of post...starting with tasty Tuesdays, where I'll share a delicious recipe!

Today's recipe: Chinese chicken salad
3/4 cup plain FF yogurt
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp rice wine vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1 chopped garlic clove
2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
1.5 cups cooked cellophane noodles
6 green onions, cut into 1 inch lengths
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 small can sliced water chestnuts
2 cups mixed salad greens
4 tsp sesame seeds, toasted

Combine yogurt, PB, vinegar, oil, and garlic. Add chicken, noodles, green onions, red pepper, and water chestnuts; toss to coat. Refrigerate at least 1 hour. Serve over salad greens and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Makes 4 servings @ 6 points each

Monday, March 22, 2010


I haven't posted in a long time! I've had the blahs about WW and weight loss lately, and I can't seem to shake the feeling. I'm still losing - note the 3.4 pound loss on Friday - but my heart isn't in it! I think this has a lot to do with school, planning a wedding, and being entirely overwhelmed with life right now. I think I've cried every day for the last 5 days, and at the silliest little things. So, this post is my public declaration that I'm going to recommit. Not to WW, because I've been completely OP, but instead, to the feeling. I'm recommiting to my love of WW, to my love of watching the number on the scale go down, to my love of watching my confidence go up, and to all weight-related things generally! I'm going to try new recipes this week from my brand new WW cookbook, and I'm going to drink all of my water, and I'm going to love every second of it! I suppose that weight loss, like relationships, takes work. You have to choose to love your spouse, and I choose to love Tyler every day. Now, I'm going to choose to love myself, and in turn, to love WW too.

Tonight's recipe to follow...

Friday, March 12, 2010

Weekly Weigh-in

Friday mornings are when I weigh and measure myself. I'm down 2.2 pounds this week to 185.6, for a total of 14.4 in 4 weeks (woo!). My measurements are also starting to shrink, which is so exciting!

41.5 (hips); 33.5(waist); 41.0(bust)

This is the first time I've seen movement in the bust (down 0.5" total), and my waist hadn't gone down in a while either, so I'm pretty excited! I seem to be losing the most from my hips, which is strange because I never thought of my hips as being proportionally larger. Whenever I try on clothes in my size, I don't fill out the hips to begin with!

So...I feel lethargic today and have no other tidbits of wisdom to share! I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!