Tyra Takes on Weight-Watchers : Week 1


Today was officially week one of my Weight Watchers Journey. The day I had been dreading since Tuesday… my weigh-in day! I am happy to report that I have lost a total of 0 pounds! I know…standing still this week was a victory because I was positive that I had gained some weight (I mean I physically felt bigger),  Last Sunday and Monday I felt really good and strong and super motivated, but something happened on Tuesday, I got so bad news and I started to eat. … it’s been a LONG time since I’m had a bout of emotional eating.

Instead of crying and allowing myself to feel my emotions (fear and overwhelming sadness) I drowned what I was feeling in cookies and ice cream. I recognize what I did, and I felt so bad about it… in fact the guilt that I felt only compounded what I was initially feeling.

I had begin to feel stagnant in my weight loss, and the recent weight gain made me feel resigned to the fate that I was gonna gain all the weight I had loss back, and I didn’t want to go back and start from the very beginning. I know Weight Watchers isn’t gonna solves all of my problems, but I’m hoping that it can give me the tools to help it a little easier. The transition from calories to points was a somewhat difficult one. I am still counting my calories (I have 250+ days of tracking food with MyFitnessPal) and I’m generally staying in the 1200 calorie range….I’m learning that it’s not really about the calories (as I have been eating a LOT of empty calories) but the quality of the food that I’m eating.

Sunday was the day that I started my own success story…and a transformation is in progress!

Here’s an overview what I learned/observed this week:

  1. I have incorporated a lot more fruit and vegetables into my diet… it’s amazing. I’m working on trying eat fruits instead of sugary snacks.
  2. I also cut back on eating bread/starch with every meal. I’d been eating two slices of Ezekiel bread topped with avocado for breakfast and I swapped this out for eggs and fruit. This week I was eating rice, quinoa and/or sweet potatoes as my complex carbs for the day.
  3. I didn’t exercise quite as much as I had planned to do I did about 30 minutes 5 days this week, The plan has always do get back up to the 1 1/2 hours I was doing before. I want to get stronger to that I can compete in 5K’s and runs next Spring/Summer
  4. I ate 32 of my extra Flex points (I get 49 extra points to use any way I want each week). Not gonna lie, some of them were used on donuts and pizza
  5. I am on a mission to wear the exact same outfit to my Sunday weigh-in’s/meetings… let’s see how long this lasts..

This week I want to continue working on making good, healthy chooses, and incorporating more power foods into my diet.


H. Jackson

Until Next Time….

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Can’t Watch This


Writing Prompt: When was the last time you watched something so scary, cringe-worthy, or unbelievably tacky — in a movie, on TV, or in real life — you had to cover your eyes?

Pretty much any and all VH1 reality shows fall into the unbelievably tacky category… these people put themselves in a public forum, where they know that they are gonna be scrutinized then get upset when you scrutinize them…and the whole time I’m thinking, “well you’re the one that went out there and showed your ass…


I was living in Las Vegas at the time…. just to tell you how long ago this was I rented this movie from Hollywood Video (R.I.P.) and I got the movie because I really liked the actors and figured I was in the need for a good scare, what I didn’t count on was that I was gonna get really sick, while I was sick I was unable to sleep so I thought that watching this movie would pass the time until I eventually drifted back to sleep….. dumbest idea EVER.

The movie was “Vacancy” and it’s about A young married couple becomes stranded at an isolated motel and finds hidden video cameras in their room. They realize that unless they escape, they’ll be the next victims of a snuff film… looking back I’m not sure if I even read the back of the movie to see what it was about… cause knowing what I know now I would have totally walked past it.

I don’t mind horror movie, and I can totally suspend believe for a good scare, one of my favorites is The Nightmare on Elm Street series. But I do have issues watching movies that “could happen” I wrote previously about the Hunger Games and how that was difficult for me to watch… any sort of psychological thriller messes me up. It totally a possibility that I could have car trouble and have to seek shelter for the night at a motel…. who knows who owns it … they could totally have cameras in the room and want to kill me… tthis series of events would have never crossed my mind (or freaked me out) if I hadn’t seen that movie?

Yes I realize most of you think that I’m a scaredy cat… but my you know what it’ll keep me safe (hopefully).

Until Next Time….

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