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Weekend update: Down 2 pounds and fed up with my WW leader

I lost 2 pounds this week in spite of my Weight Watchers meeting. I say that because I am thoroughly annoyed with the conversations that happen there. Mad scientist

Everything's about a 1-point miracle muffin or a 2-ingredient brownie or a Diet Pepsi chicken recipe.

Blecccch.

When my WW membership expires next month, I think I'll stick to doing the plan online. My lecturer is far too concerned with her "science project" recipes than in inspiring her flock to lose weight and get healthy. Her big discovery this week was Honey Bunches of O's -- a breakfast cereal with a whole 2 grams of fiber. Are you kiddin' me? I won't look twice at a box of cereal unless it has at least 5 grams of fiber per serving.

I'd rather eat normal amounts of real, whole foods than gobs of fat-free sugar-free overprocessed garbage.

I've also started planning meals with an eye on glycemic impact. I've been making sure to eat balanced amounts of slow and fast carbs, protein and fat at every meal and it's really made a difference. I don't have carb cravings anymore and I can actually feel myself getting hungry every few hours.

(OK, here's what I've really been doing -- I succumbed to another infomercial, this time for the Food Lover's Fat Loss System.)

But I absolutely LOVE this plan. It's ridiculously well balanced, stresses whole foods, doesn't ban certain foods and has really yummy recipes. It also stresses getting enough sleep, water and exercise.

It has me really thinking about everything that goes into my body, and since the plan is to eat something every two to three hours, I don't get irrational cravings because I know that I can plan for a 100-200 calorie snack of my choosing.

Another important key is exercise and I had been seriously slacking off. But last week I worked out four times and it felt fantastic. My right foot, which had been nagging me with arthritis and Achilles tendinitis, feels perfectly fine now. All that movement has made my foot very happy.

For the first time in a long time I feel like I'm on track.

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