The Battle of the Points

You can achieve great goals by setting smaller ones. Sometimes the step-by-step method works. I have lost a further two and four tenths of a pound over this last week. That makes a total weight loss over the last two weeks of six and a tenth pound, since I started Weight Watchers™. I believe that’s what’s known as doing well. I know that there will be times when I won’t show that kind of loss, but I’m on the right track. It’s not easy to do this, but I can do it. I will continue to persevere and I will lose another seventy-five pounds until I reach my healthy weight of around one hundred twenty pounds. I would even settle for a hundred thirty pounds as that would be within the range. Right now, my target weight is one hundred ninety-one pounds. It’s within reach. I should reach it in another two weeks, if I continue with this program. It’s working so why wouldn’t I?

I anticipate some bumps in the road. There are always bumps in the road, but with this program, I am not just losing weight. I’m learning to eat better. Take the other night, when I really wanted something to munch on. I chose chips – carrot chips. They do make them. I took about a cup of them and ate them like you would potato chips. Of course, I didn’t use dip or anything like that.

The people behind Weight Watchers know that people like food. We often like the wrong kinds of food, so they plan for that. Weight Watchers don’t count calories. They count points. each food item is assigned a point value. I have a set number of points for each day. It’s my budget. There’s an overflow cache of points for each week. If I go over my daily points, I dip into the weekly cache. They don’t accumulate either. That would defeat the purpose. I’m going at this as though it was a game. I have a target, my daily point allowance. The days that I don’t go over it, I consider that I won that round.

Attitude is everything. If you make it a game to meet your points every day, you can celebrate a win every day. Sure it’s hard, but the health benefits are worth it. Take the little wins and be happy with them because they DO accumulate and show in weight loss and improved health or looks. Every day that you win the battle of the points, you are closer to attaining your larger goal. Whether you want to go down a few dress sizes or just want your Wii to stop saying, “That’s obese!” losing weight is one of the best things that you can do for yourself. Treat it like a game – go after your targets and bag them daily. Your trophies are the pounds that you lose. If I can do it, you can too.


I am not one who is comfortable talking about myself but here goes. I enjoy writing, family history, and reading. I decided to do this blog because I wanted to try something new. I decided to make it a weekly blog because I wasn't sure that I could keep up with a daily one, and monthly seemed like I was writing a magazine. I think I did ok with my choices. You'll notice that there are not a lot of graphics on my site. That's because there are graphics plastered everywhere on the Internet and those sites sometimes take forever to load. This blog is a place where you can kick back, relax and be ready to be amused. At least I hope I willbamuse you. This blog is on a variety of subjects from my ficitional cat agency, the FFL, which is monthly, to instructional blogs to editorials, which are my opinions only. I admit that I don't know everything and could be wrong -- I frequently am. Now, stop reading about me and read what I have to say!

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