Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Me and my calculator

So, you might be thinking to yourself, "Self, did Claudia follow through with her promise to get back to Weight Watchers or was she just talking out of her ass like she sometimes does?"  (Because I'm sure you have nothing better to do than to worry about what I put in my mouth.)  I am happy to report that I did indeed get my act together.  My fabulous WW leader, Holly, posted on Facebook that there was an open house on Sunday from 12-3.  I wasn't sure if I could work it in, because I had to take the kid to a birthday party and I also had to take my foster pup to his new home.  I definitely didn't want to reschedule the adoption, because I had seriously reached Maximum Puppy.  What people see in puppies, I have no idea. He's lucky I came to a complete stop when I dropped him off at his new home.  A friend of mine asked me if I'd told the new owners how naughty Dean is.  I replied, "Not in so many words. I think I just told them that he makes really bad decisions."  He was cute and all, but he's a lot cuter in someone else's house.

Anyway, I finished the adoption and was able to make it back into town in time to attend the open house.  I know this Saturday's meeting is going to be packed beyond all belief (there was no meeting last Saturday because of the holiday).  So, I wanted to beat the rush and get the new materials sooner than later.  The program is a little different than before, in that all fruits and most vegetables are now 0 points.  This makes total sense to me. I eat a lot of fruits and it always bugged me to have to log so many points for them (seeing as how they're good for me and all). The calculation for points has gotten more complex.  Instead of just counting fat and calories, it's now necessary to calculate Fiber, Carbohydrates, Protein and Fat. To that end, WW sells a little calculator (I know, it sounds like a racket, but it was only a few bucks).  I get 29 points per day, and an additional 49 per week (which I can use all at once on a special occasion, use a few a day, or not use at all). 

I am now officially obsessed with the calculator.  It took me nearly two hours to complete my grocery shopping on Monday night, because I calculated the points value of every other item in the store.  I can't believe I haven't worn out the battery yet. If it's edible* and doesn't involve the carcass of a dead animal, I've calculated it. 

Anyway, I've got my first weigh-in on Saturday, so we'll see how I'm doing. I'm headed to a moms' night out on Friday and may or may not behave.  I'm planning to drink my extra points vs eating them, though.  It's all about balance, ya'll.

Me, and the reason I try so hard to be a better me
 *Blue cheese and coconut also fall into the category of inedible.

2 comments:

radioactivegan said...

I'm interested to hear what you think about the new plan as you get further into it. I'm not so good at keeping up with those things -- I'll do them for a week or so, but then it seems like such a hassle, especially when I'm cooking-not-from-a-recipe. I do like the math/mass-balance part of it, though ... Good luck!

Steph K said...

Blasphemy!!!!!!

Yeah-you know what I'm talking about!