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The Lighter Side of Wren – week 2

In Wren Light - half the calories all the sass on 25/06/2008 at 22:28

Ok… now it’s the end of week 2 and and our third weigh-in, time for another round of truth in advertising. We’re beginning to hone our creative cooking skills, and with the fantastic addition (did I say fantastic? I meant fan-freakin-tastic) of our long-awaited stove, sink, dishwasher, and running water in the kitchen (say it with me, hallelujah!!!!!!!!!!), we now have the abilities  and advantages that those additions can bring to make even more creative culinary wonders… some of which will be listed under The Chick’s Køkken, after being suitably taste-tested, of course. 😀

At any rate, another week, another round of hard work and adjustments, and here are the results:

Weight – 114.2 kilograms
Weight lost to date – 3.5 kilos (7.7 pounds)

My first goal – drop a size and fit into the new pair of jeans I picked up in Washington while visiting Vicky. Not much further now, 5 kilos equals a size lost. 1.5 to go… The DH lost slightly less than I did, 1.4 kilos, but is doing a magnificent job, much closer to his first 5 goal… I am so proud!

Until next week –


Still Wren, just getting smaller…

In Wren Light - half the calories all the sass on 18/06/2008 at 23:12

Well, joy of joys, it has been proven to this doubting Wren that the lifestyle change she is adopting actually does work! With the DH, I went in for our weekly weighing with a hint of trepidation… had our efforts and hard work paid off, did we lose any weight after a week of no Coke, chocolate, gummi bears, or ordering take-away from any of the local restaurants? (I don’t want to even contemplate the loss of revenue our local delivery joints are suffering from our change of diet)

Weight – 115.8 kilograms
Weight lost to date – 1.9 kilos (4.2 pounds)

So, after one week, I can say that we’re going into week 2 with a bit of encouragement and a positive weight loss. Speaking of, the DH lost 2.9 kilos (6.3 pounds) – color me just a tad jealous. 😀

It's just one adventure after another here…

In Wren Light - half the calories all the sass on 18/06/2008 at 11:37

Last week, after much discussion and hesitation, the DH and I decided to try something new. So, we finished off our last Coke, then girded our loins and went to our first Dansk Vægtkonsulenter meeting. We got all signed up, weighed (in kilograms, though that doesn’t make it any better), and discussed all the things that would be involved with learning a new way of eating and thinking about food. Then we had one last take-out, our fave ribs box from Bones as a final hurrah, and began working on changing our lives for the better Thursday morning, with breakfast. A week later, and we’ve managed to stick to the guidelines set out by the diet, and keep our meals delicious and varied. The biggest things that we’re having to work on making sure we get enough water, and enough veggies when we’re supposed to have them. And making sure we fit in desserts after supper. I’m loving the fact that we get ice cream, it’s definitely working for me. 😀

I will admit, before anyone thinks that it’s easy-peasy and no problem… this is hard. The DH really has to crack the whip sometimes to keep me on track, which I think gives him a secret thrill, and gets back a bit for when I do the same about something around our home. *laughs* But it’s good, without it I would have a much harder time sticking to this new plan. I feel like I should be going to daily Sugar-holics Anonymous meetings… Hi, my name is Wren, and I’m a sugar-holic. Hard to fit that into my schedule though, with the Bag-aholics meetings, the Shoe-aholics meetings, the Shopping-holics meetings…

Anyway, I’ll keep you posted, gentle readers, on my progress, let you know how this new lifestyle is working to whittle this Wren into a slightly smaller feather size over the next year or so, or however long it takes me to lose 40-50 kilos and stabilize, while I encourage my DH to shed a kilo or two as well.

Some small details about the Wren:
(as of 6/11/08 – updating each week after the meeting)
Height – 172 cm
Feather-weight – 117.7 kg (no laughing, or translating, please :p)
Waist – 110 cm
Bosom (beneath the extra feathers) – 111 cm
Bosom (including the extra feathers) – 124 cm
Wingbone width – 38 cm
Leg (not for eating, no matter how tasty they are) – 79 cm

Over time we should be able to see some change as the centimeters are encouraged to go away. I’ll have to find some other way to fluff up and prepare for winter, if all goes well.

Until next week…