Monday, May 21, 2012

How I'm Doing

I have now been on Weight Watchers for 2 whole weeks.

I have lost a total of 4 pounds. I wish it was more, but I'll take it.

WW tells you to expect to lose 1/2 to 2 lbs. per week,  so I am right on track.

Here are some things I have learned:

1. Frozen grapes are GOOD! I tried them years ago, and was not overly impressed. However, now that I am no longer eating ice cream, I think they are delicious, and they really hit the spot when you are craving something cold.


2. Sometimes, when you think you are hungry, you are really just thirsty. I am terrible about drinking enough during the day. I have really started focusing on drinking lots of water during the day, and I think it really does help you not to be as hungry.

3. I discovered chicken sausage. Now, while I love chicken, when I am eating sausage, I want it to taste like.....sausage. Strange, I know. So, when I tried these, and they actually tasted sort of like sausage, only better, I was very pleased. These babies are only 3 points!

Meijer has their own brand of chicken sausage that I like even better. I tried the sundried tomato, basil, and mozzarella cheese, and OH MY WORD....they are amazing. Hubs liked them too, so SCORE!

4. I have started drinking Almond Milk in my cereal in the morning. It is only 2 points, versus 3, and it tastes pretty much like 2% milk. It also has more calcium in it, and who doesn't need more calcium in their diet?

5. I found gluten free buns that are pretty tasty when toasted. If you have to eat gluten free, you know how life changing this find is! A bun that actually tastes kinda sorta like an actual bun? Yes, please! They are worth 4 WW points, and with some low-fat deli meat, and lots of veggies, it makes for a healthy and satisfying lunch.

On the medical side of things, I found out that the MRI I had came back completely normal! Praise the Lord! I can't begin to tell you what a relief that is.

Next step for me was to go to the chiropractor. The chiropractor told me that I have almost no curvature in my neck, the discs in my neck are degenerating, and that my neck leans further to the right than it should. I got an adjustment, and I will go back frequently to help keep my neck in the right place.

Could this be my problem? The chiropractor seems to think so.

I guess we'll see....


  1. Oh I agree with the chiropractor. My neck has some disc problems and I favor one side. I can tell when I need an adjustment. When are necks are misaligned it can affect our whole body.
    Glad to hear your MRI came back with good results :)

  2. I had no idea that my neck was this bad :( I haven't had any neck pain, just dizziness, and problems with balance. I am really hoping this takes care of that!

  3. Well that is good news on your MRI. Sorry about your neck, praying that you can get some help with it. Way to go on the weight loss!

  4. Well done Mrs. Weight watcher! what a good start. And how wonderful to find some weight watcher food you enjoy. I bet you were relieved with the results from the MRI. A chiropractor option is so much more tolerable.

    1. Yes, I was VERY relieved! I am really hoping that the chiropractor can "fix" me :)

  5. I love the water tip. I am going to work on that. My parents have made the chicken sausage before, too. It is yummy.
    Taylor (

  6. It’s hard to lose weight. So it’s important to find good alternatives to your favorite treats. That way, you won’t feel deprived, and you're more likely to stick on your diet plans. I’m glad that you finally found something you like. I just hope things get better on your neck problem as well. I hope your chiro’s appointment helped a lot with correcting the problem. Take care!

    Tyrone Bryant @ McIver CC

  7. You are doing a great job with your health, Amiee! Eating healthy food to lose weight is a good start. And about you going to the chiropractor, I'm pretty sure everything will be fine. I hope your neck gets better soon, too. Stay healthy!

    Mark Wallace @ Chiropractic-Memphis