Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Weight Watchers Lemon Snack Cake

These little guys are TASTY! Weight Watchers has these little one-point lemon snack cakes (along with chocolate, caramel and carrot) and the lemon are by far my favorite. They remind me of Zingers, without the filling (and now I see that Zingers has a 100-calorie version - need to try those). The lemon flavor is subtle, and I really enjoy the icing on top. These are sold in some stores in the freezer, but I much prefer these at room temperature. Not filling at all, they do hit the spot when you want a little tasty bite.

Nutrition Facts
Calories 80
Total Fat 2.5 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Cholesterol 5 mg
Sodium 90 mg
Total Carbohydrates 14 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 10 g
Protein 1 g

Tuesday, December 4, 2007


Walking is pretty much the easiest exercise you can get, and I highly recommend buying a pedometer. Mine is a simple one from the folks at Accusplit.

I like it for several reasons:
  • it counts steps, which is something that is equal for everyone (the models that count miles need to be calibrated per user, etc)
  • it has a cover so you don't accidentally bump the reset button
  • it has a kickass warranty, which is printed on the inside cover, just in case something goes wrong later
  • it comes with a little "leash" to attach to your belt loop so in case the pedometer falls off, it's not going far
I track my steps every day and try to aim for an average of 10,000 steps a day (over a week). This week I've been not hitting even half that because of the crappy weather, but last Sunday I hit 19k.

It was invaluable when we went on vacation - we walked over 154 miles in 14 days, and seeing those numbers kept us motivated to keep on walking instead of taking the subway.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


So how have I lost the weight so far? I lost about 5 pounds before Thanksgiving last year, and then we started a Weight Watchers at Work group. The same day I started WW, I joined SparkPeople.com.

SparkPeople.com: Get a Free Online Diet

(I don't get any money for linking to them, but thought I'd post a link anyway.)

Weight Watchers has online tools but they charge extra for them... and SparkPeople is free. So I started entering everything I ate into SP's web site to track my calories. I also keep an eye on my fat, protein and fiber, but calories are the biggest thing for me.

I didn't continue with WW because it just didn't enthuse me (the meetings weren't my style), but I've kept on using SparkPeople every single day. Some days, it really sucks (the whole month of December, for example!), but using it every day does help keep me accountable - and educated.

I also enter in my exercise, but I don't do enough of the exercise these days with the cold miserable weather. Hopefully I'll get better about that!

Sunday, November 4, 2007


I've been pondering doing a weight loss blog for ages, so might as well start now.

The title of my blog comes from my little rhyme that annoys my husband when we're walking and we're tired as can be:
"We're getting fit, losing weight and FEELING GREAT!"


I've been overweight all my life, and enough is enough. Since starting my weight loss journey in late 2006, I've lost over 80 pounds. I have about 50 to go. I plan to use this blog to post tips and tricks, and I'm sure lots of rambling will happen as well. ;)