Joined July 2007
Weight History

Start Weight
261.6 lb
Lost so far: 75.8 lb

Current Weight
185.8 lb
Performance: losing 1.8 lb a week

Goal Weight
175.0 lb
Still to go: 10.8 lb
I been on Weight Watchers since April 19, 2007 and have lost almost 65 pounds as of 11/2/07.

I gained most of my weight while pregnant (the first time in my life I had an excuse not to diet...and "yes, I'll have a second piece of that cake!" was my mantra). The rest I gained after my son was born, and I just had no energy.

I have an adorable two year old now, who I suddenly realized I feeding healthier food than I was eating! [“No, you can’t have one of mommy's Oreos, eat your banana, you LOVE bananas!”] How could I sustain this after he started eating "real" food with the family? So, I went on Weight Watchers and have been trying to prepare healthy meals that my little family (my husband is thin, the stinker) will eat.

My secret vice is pizza, 1/2 of a thin crust veggie delight pizza at Pizza Hut is 16 points...and I indulge occasionally, I have not found a homemade or "diet" pizza that makes up in points (ie. is a LOT lower), what they lack in taste.

Right now we are trying to make activity a part of our daily lives, our town has a wonderful city pool where we take our son swimming, we take him to feed the ducks (while mom walks), and we hope to take him hiking some of the nature trails (when it gets a bit cooler here!).

The piglet is because my sister and I adore Winnie-the-Pooh (especially the original stories), and although we call each other "Pooh" I'm feeling a bit more "piglet" these days!

Also, I have a google group where we share recipes, interesting info, articles, etc. I'd love to have some more (active) members, so far although my whole family (mother, father, sister & myself) are all on WW, no one but me does much posting. I'd like to find some more folks in the DFW area interested!

angelathomas's Weight History


last weighin: gaining 0.4 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 0.1 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.8 lb a week Down
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angelathomas's Cookbook

cals: 461kcal | fat: 8.07g | carbs: 65.83g | prot: 35.48g
Tex-Mex Chili
If you love chili you'll love this recipe.
cals: 217kcal | fat: 4.28g | carbs: 36.03g | prot: 7.65g
Spiced Couscous
This recipe was wonderful when served with the Poached Chicken Breasts with Gingered Applesauce.
cals: 203kcal | fat: 2.70g | carbs: 17.37g | prot: 26.85g
Poached Chicken with Gingered Applesauce
Great with the Spiced Couscous.
cals: 134kcal | fat: 4.25g | carbs: 19.35g | prot: 5.41g
Instant Cream of Tomato Soup
I know this sounds weird, but it is delicious.
cals: 163kcal | fat: 0.97g | carbs: 33.40g | prot: 7.55g
Curried Wheat Salad
High in fiber with lots of flavor.
cals: 290kcal | fat: 4.65g | carbs: 42.05g | prot: 22.49g
Bavarian Red Cabbage
A hearty and delicious meal.
cals: 248kcal | fat: 9.75g | carbs: 12.67g | prot: 26.34g
Asian Beef Lettuce Wraps
Bring a touch of Asia into your kitchen with these delicious wraps.
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angelathomas's Latest Posts

WW meetings vs. Online meetings
I absolutely need the accountability of the meetings. However, I live in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, so I have the leisure to go to tons of different meetings. I have been to plenty where I couldn't relate to the other people (my sister and I go together most of the time, so we have to bounce around to fit her schedule). I learned I don’t care for the meetings during the workday, as they seemed to be stay-at-home moms, and I just can’t relate to their issues. Weekend meetings are larger, and I’m very shy, I prefer a small group. One location seemed to be mostly seniors, another demographic I can’t relate to. It was interesting to attend so many different leaders meetings and see how they ran meetings differently, what I liked and what I didn’t like (I know it’s cute, but I don’t want to dance to celebrate my losses…(

I think you have to find a meeting that fits you, and if you don't like the one in your area, see if you can find another, or try another time (if they have others, we are lucky here that there are so many). I have found that the demographic from one city to another, from one time to another, and from one leader to another are different!

I think it can work on-line, but you have to make it work, you have to reach out for support and be accountable.
posted 19 Oct 2007, 21:09
Colored progress bar- what do the colors mean?
I think it has to do with how close you are to your goal.

Mine was a different color until I decided to set my goal as an increment, rather than my final goal.

Now my bar is a different color, and shows me closer to my second goal (first was the 10% goal set by WW). When I reach that, I'll set another new goal. It makes a bit less daunting if I don't think of how much I have to lose in total!

posted 25 Aug 2007, 19:37
healthy fat suggestions
We had a leader who said she stirs a teaspoon of grape seed oil into her oatmeal (or anything, she said it has no flavor).

I take 2 fish oil & 2 flax oil capsules a day, that's about 1 teaspoon. Then I include some reduced fat cheese in my lunch and some nuts for a snack and figure that probably covers the other teaspoon.

I also use flax oil in my Italian dressing, but I don't eat that everyday. That's probably about a teaspoon of oil in a tablespoon of dressing.

I've always taken flax oil for my skin (it's very, very dry), so I don't know what difference it would make to weight loss!
posted 22 Aug 2007, 16:32
South Beach Diet Snack Bar Delights - 1 Point
I won't say these satisfy an urge for a candy bar, but they are pretty tasty. The best part though is that they have 5 grams of protien, 5 grams of fiber, lots of vitamin and minerals, and NO trans fats.

On the minus side, they aren't cheap! I paid $6.99 for a box of 6 in the grocery store, although I've found them cheaper on-line.
posted 17 Aug 2007, 19:21
weight watchers e tools
I love etools, I can take any recipe and figure out the points, and I can log my points anywhere I have access. I keep a couple of the paper trackers just for when I'll be away from a computer. It's also nice to enter a recipe and see what effect on the points switching out ingredients makes. Sometimes it's suprising!

I go to meetings every week, I think it's the only thing that's kept me on track for the past 4 1/2 months! It means once a week you have to face someone to weigh in (although they never say anything, unless you've done really well), I hear information I can't find online, and you learn a lot of good strategies. Our leader always asks at the end of the meeting if anyone has any challenges coming up in the next week and everyone gives advice. Plus a few of the leaders share products that people have found that are low in points and tasty. Which is nice to learn!
posted 17 Aug 2007, 19:14
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