Tyra Takes On Weight Watchers–Week 5


Last week I said that I was going  determined to lose 2 pounds this week, well I didn’t make that goal… actually I was no place near that goal, this week I lost 0.2 pounds. I’m not shocked my the lack of weight loss this week, in all honest I was sure that I had gained weight. After my biopsy I was on restriction not to lift anything heavier than 10 pounds and no exercise, so naturally I stuck to that and I was not eating all my points, most days I averaged between 18-20 points a day. This made me realize how integral exercise is to my weight loss… I can eat well and lose 0.2 pounds, or eat well AND work out and lose 4.4 pounds (I think that was number I lost last week)

So this week I’m going to aim for 2 pounds  this week. I would like to hit my 5% goal by the end of November. Also this Saturday (I think I mentioned this last week) but I will be participating in a 5K, and I’ve already set a goal to do the Pretty Muddy run next summer (third time is sure to be the charm).2014-10-19 18.16.58


This week’s topic was “Fake It Till You Make It” I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’ve been using that mantra in all aspects of my life.  One of this things that we talked about is self-talk. I am all too familiar with negative self talk. I will talk my self into not going to the gym. because it’s “too early”, or it’s “too cold”. Or justifying eating foods that I know aren’t good for me , then stepping on the scale and saying, “How did that happen?!”. So I’m starting to see how my behaviors good and bad correlate with what the scale shows.

So I’m gonna celebrate the small victories in my life, every single time I go to a meeting, every time I make a healthy chose that will benefit me is a small victory. Hopefully those small victories will translate to bigger ones in the future.

If you want to check out my journey so far: Week 1, Week 2, Week 3, Week 4

CaptureUntil Next Time….



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Circuitous Paths



Writing Prompt: A stranger knocks on your door, asking for directions from your home to the closest gas station (or café, or library. Your pick!). Instead of the fastest and shortest route, give him/her the one involving the most fun detours.

How unfortunate for these people to knock on my door, because I am not the person to be giving anyone directions… at all. And I feel better because. “Psychologically speaking giving good directions is a particularly difficult task.”The reason we find it hard to give good directions is because of the “curse of knowledge”, a psychological quirk whereby, once we have learnt something, we find it hard to appreciate how the world looks to someone who doesn’t know it yet. We don’t just want people to walk a mile in our shoes, we assume they already know the route. Once we know the way to a place we don’t need directions, and descriptions like “its the left about halfway along” or “the one with the little red door” seem to make full and complete sense. (source)

I would either have someone else in the house give them directions or ask my neighbor to help them…partly because I don’t have a lot of patience, and after repeating myself 3 or 4 times I’m gonna start getting snarky, and not in the cute sarcastic way, and secondly I barley know the street names, only because I drive from memory and if I don’t know where I’m going my GPS becomes my best friend (and I do still get lost)


I’m one of those people who would prefer to depend on my GPS than ask someone for directions. Once I was visiting my cousin who lives in Des Plaines, now honestly it’s not that far from Chicago, but when I brought her home it was pitched  dark and I had no sense of direction, my cousin, God love her is just not the person to give directions… I ended up in Glenview, which was in the opposite direction I was supposed to be going. By this time my phone was dead and I had to pull over to a gas station and as how to get to the freeway. You will never understand when I made it to to I 90/94. There might have been user error when receiving the directions, but I’ll;l never admit to it.

I also worked as a receptionist for a manufacturing company, and a lot of times truck drivers would call and ask for directions… nope I would transfer those calls to someone else. but now that I think about it, how come they didn’t know where they were going; don’t they get paid to drive?

Listen the moral of the story is simple, if you really need to be somewhere, please don’t ask me for directions.


Until Next Time,

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