Tyra Takes on Weight Watchers : Week 3


Week 1, Week 2

After the shit –cake that was last weeks meeting, I took to heart what my meeting leader Leslie said and I kept doing what I was doing. Looking back now I feel super silly for crying the way that I did, but it might have be a necessary part of this process… I know for a fact that I’m gonna have more bad days, and I know for whatever reason I’m gonna gain weight, but I have and will continue to be committed to losing weight in a safe way. I have been seriously thinking about doing  Simple Start instead of the Points Plus, people seem to be losing big numbers every week using that method, but the idea of eating power food and eating till satisfaction scares the hell out of me. it’s almost like, “Go ahead and eat all you want” and right now for me the PP system gives me some guidance that I need, but I will be doing it somewhere down the line… mainly because I don’t know what the hell satisfaction is.

I have been thinking a lot about the holidays, and all the challenges that I might face, someone in my meeting suggested that I have of spoonful my indulgences, and load up on my veggies…. Thanksgiving and Christmas might be the days that I actually move away from the  Points Plus. system… all I know is I don’t want the holidays to be a free for all and blow my entire 49 on one day… that would be awful.
This week (and for the rest of  the month we will be talking about being b the “Boss of Our World” which should be interesting because I don’t have a clue. But before I forget I went to b the meeting and I weighed in and I lost 3 pounds! I’m excited that the work I’m putting in is showing on the scale. I’m gonna put it out there that next me ting I want to get my 5 pound stickers …

I think my goal this week is getting in more physical activity (one of the reasons that I said that, was that I realized the things that I write down as physical activity may not be considered a baseline for me since I do them every single day without fail…so I’m gonna me making a lot more appearances at my gym this week….wish me luck



Until Next Time….

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Surviving a Stroke at 33 (and Blogging About It)

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Christine Hyung-Oak Lee suffered a stroke when she was 33, and she has written about her experience in an inspiring personal essay for BuzzFeed.

Before that, she was using a pseudonym on WordPress.com to blog about her experiences, share details about her life, and practice her writing. In 2007, shortly after New Year’s Day, Lee wrote the following in a blog post:

something in my brain burped. most of what i want to do is just out of my grasp. i feel like i know how to do them, but then when i go to do them, i just…CAN’T. day by day, i’m regaining my abilities, so i hope this is just temporary.

Lee’s commenters urged her to see a doctor, and the next day, she responded to them from a hospital bed: “I had a stroke! Will be better.”

I spoke with Lee about her experience, and…

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7 arguments against war in Iraq and Syria

Tim Holmes

1. It won’t work – and is likely to backfire.


“What’s the harm of bombing them at least for a few weeks and seeing what happens?” muses neoconservative William Kristol. The media debate follows similar lines. Yet in Libya, former MI6 head of counterterrorism Richard Barrett points out, “military intervention without a proper plan to follow up had all sorts of unintended consequences and led to chaos and instability.” “It’s just reaching for a hammer because it is a hammer and it’s to hand,” he adds. Airstrikes “have to have a very clear purpose and objective … I’m not sure we have that”. Instead, we seem to be engaging in “gesture politics”.

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Howl at the Moon


Writing Prompt: “Follow your inner moonlight; don’t hide the madness.” — Allen Ginsberg

Do you follow Ginsberg’s advice — in your writing and/or in your everyday life?

I agree 100%! writing for me has been one of the hardest and one of the scariest thing I have done. It’s hard for me open myself up to people, but for some odd reason it’s easier for me to write my thoughts and feelings down, now if I took time to think about people ready and judging what I’m writing I would stop right now and ne done with it.

Since I took the plunge to started this blog, I’m slowly on incorporating those same principles in my everyday… so I guess you say I’m slowly showing my madness, I’m not sure the world is ready for it all yet.

Until Next Time….

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Ready, Set, Done


Writing Prompt: Our weekly free-write is back: take ten minutes — no pauses! — to write about anything, unfiltered and unedited. You can then publish the post as-is, or edit a bit first — your call.

I saw the prompt and  threw a little tiny shit fit. It’s not that I don’t like the prompt but I seriously have to do a stream of consciousness once a week. Seriously who decided that this was a good idea? And then who said…”Let’s do this once a week?” If you require more prompt… let someone know…. this doesn’t make me happy at all. Gosh what I can talk about, today is not the day that you would want to hear what’s on my thoughts… because it would be like this, “I’m freezing right now, I’m exhausted and I want to take a nap and I’m currently watching last nights a Big Brother Australia.

With the color weather I’m thinking about winter and the fact that I will be shoveling, we got a LOT fo snow here last winter, so I felt like every other day I was outside shoveling snow… and with reports that this winter is gonna be as bad as last winter I’m preparing myself for it… so I’m buying a new shovel… a more back friendly one; I think the only thing that kept me from crying every single time it snowed was the idea that I was getting some major cardio that day and I didn’t really have to go to the gym… I will say that winters in Chicago make me wish that I didn’t have to park on the street….. and in the winter snow plows are my enemy… there is nothing worst than waking up and ready to go, then realize that you have to shovel yourself out before you can be on your way *sigh* I’m just gonna put this out in the universe, I’d rather have frigid cold weather with not a lot of snow, then a lot of now and warmer temps….

As you can tell I’m not a fan of snow…. and I want a a nap. (and I hate the snow free writes)

Until Next Time….

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