01 February 2008

slowly wasting away...


so i decided on weight watchers because
hmmm
why did i decide on weight watchers?
i had done it before the little elves came to live at our house
so i understood the points system
(which i will not explain here
emilyruthwonders.blogspot=no math)
also not too much measuring & weighing
don't get me wrong
the scale & measuring cups are on the counter
but i knew someone who did la weight loss
(my lack of caps makes that sound so french!)
& there seemed to be a lot of weighing & measuring
& i should know
because that person that i knew lives in my house
& i was doing most of the weighing & measuring...
with a smile on my face
& a song in my heart of course...

anyway
weight watchers
there are meetings
& also the new booklets they have a square
oh the joy!
seriously
remember i told you about
intro to graphic design at lane community college?
i totally judge a book by it's cover
& i totally judge a weight loss program by the shape
& design of there materials...
they really are so cute

so since starting this lo these many 9 days ago
(i think that's the second time i've used lo
in the last week
note to self: stop talking like a character in a charles dickens novel
you've never read one anyway)
so i have found a few little treats that would love to share with you
why?
i have no idea
but you're still here reading
so i carry on...
well, you were here...

okay first up
baked lightly salted kettle chips
i really like normal kettle chips
don't you?
what is it about them?
if it was any other chips
& every third one was almost burned
i would be totally grossed out
but since they are made in a kettle
they are delicious?
go figure...
anyway
these are baked
& lightly salted
& i see by that website that they have other flavors
but not any of the crazy regular kinds...
yogurt & green onion?
sea salt & vinegar?
what kind of sick people eat those?
oh right
my husband does
& since he was on oo la la weight loss
he can have the regular ones...
anayway they are good
& two point per ounce
& for baked chips that taste good
that's great!
& every fourth one is almost burned
so that's an improvement right there!

also
keebler right bites 100 calorie fudge shoppe mini fudge stripes
that is their actual name
& as i typed it i reminded me of a scene from one of my favorite books
(it's a great movie too!):

Alice Wendlekin: & his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace
Imogene Herdman: He'd never have gotten out of the first grade if he had to write all that

anywhoo they are delish!

also when i'm poking around the internet
i have been known to eat a peanut m&m or two
or a spoonful of cookie dough
or half a bag of caramel kisses
so obviously that had to change...
& since i discovered one day
when i looked down & the kiss bag was empty
that i really don't even taste the dumb things
why not eat something that i don't love
but need to have
& can almost kind of enjoy
as i read the theories on what lost was really about last night
(my guess: twinkies)
& so my friendship with baby carrots began
well, we are aquaintances
you really have to earn my friendship...
but this bag i got last week
as i was pulling out 10
(ten! ten equals 1 serving of baby carrots!)
i found the lovely little speciman above
ick
you can make me eat baby carrots
but please don't make me eat baby's finger carrots
& again i say
ick
(& for you 'love actually' fans...
i know you're out there:
'want an appetizer?'
'no'
'i know, it looks like a dead babies finger...tastes like one too'
note to all: don't google dead baby's finger...
just
don't do it)

by the way you really need to visit the
keebler site
it's like a little game...
i can just see some crazed dieter
'all i wanted to know was how many grams of fat are in
freaking wheatables!
& you're making me knock on a door & go through a tree?!'

:)

ps congratulations anna!
miss jane is too sweet:)

5 comments:

jmbmommy said...

You are one funny chickie...on or off la la, or WW.
:)

Anna said...

you make me laugh! the words "weight watchers" does sound a little like "big brother" doesn't it? i admire you and look forward to updates :)
and yay, we have our own little merra! i'll be looking for girl advice now.
love
a

love.boxes said...

you are so funny! (read Dickens.. he's my favorite!) I'm glad that you judge your diet program based on the hand-out because really that is the most important thing!!! :)

Jamie said...

Em, if you need WW support just let me know...I'm on it too. :) For the 12th time, I believe. It's the only program I really can be successful for life on, although I need to hurry up and start the "for life" part! Here's my first note of support: www.dwlz.com

It's the best for restaurant points!

Emilie said...

I stumbled upon your blog and am in blog heaven now...you are hilarious! I, myself, am a WW'er and have lost 30 lbs since late Sept. '07. Note: This is the 4th time I've joined, but this is the most successful venture thus far. Feel free to e-mail me for snack ideas...I'm the *queen* of snacking and have discovered many a trick or two. LOVE those 100 calorie snack packs. Have been known to eat more than one pack in a sitting, only in an emergency, though.