Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Today is Free Food Day Tuesday.....

Tuesday, October 6, 2009.....

No. This does not mean I'm cooking anyone dinner tonight.

Every Tuesday I weigh in, and every Tuesday, I don't count a single calorie or log my food in my journal. I've mentioned that I want to concentrate more on the process than the actual goal of this weight loss journey (probably because I haven't decided what I want as my goal) and not feeling as though I'm depriving myself is part of the process.

I also realized the WW promotion ends October 17th (they give $1 for every pound you lose up to $1 million dollars) and was a bit saddened by this, so I did something about it.

Yesterday, I decided to organize a monthly dinner with a meaningful purpose. I've asked guests to bring a pound of food for every pound I lose the previous month at Weight Watchers which I will deliver to the local food bank.

The monthly dinner parties are limited to six people and I'm already booked for this month with one on the waiting list.

One gf is traveling 40 minutes to come, but has asked if she and her daughter can come with me when I deliver the food. I'm so touched by this request.

I'm down a total of 5.8 lbs (3.4 weight loss this past week) and am highly motivated to lose more for others.

30 comments:

iasa said...

your dinner parties are a great idea.

MamaOtwins+1 said...

That is a great idea! You can give to yourself and to others at the same time

Matty said...

Excellent idea! This is a win-win for everyone, or should I say a lose-win. You lose, they gain.

I like it.

Stay focused. You're on the right track.

The Peach Tart said...

What a great idea. Good for you.

Steven Anthony said...

Hey I do the same thing, one day a week I allow myself to eat what ever I want..it usually involves cake....nice post, glad I found your blog,,,and thanx for stopping by mine for a visit;)

Lola Lakely said...

What a great idea!

Bamboo said...

What a great idea!

Green-Eyed Momster said...

Wow! Little Ms Blogger, This is a wonderful idea. I'm so proud of you on your weight loss and I'm wishing you continued success.

Hugs!!

New England Girl said...

What an awesome idea all-around! Congratulations. :)

Sunshinemeg said...

Great idea! You are kicking butt with the weight loss and you are doing awesome things in the process! (not only for yourself)

Way to go my friend!

Melissa said...

What a fantastic idea!! (I'm visiting via Actual Scale's blog btw) I decided to donate $1 for every pound to a charity and it really helps to motivate you further to lose that weight!

a corgi said...

WTG on the weight loss and WTG for the idea to keep donating food to the food bank based on the pounds you lose; that was very creative to come up with the dinner party idea too; get to get together with friends and have fun with them, plus make a contribution to such a worthy cause!

betty

kyslp said...

Congrats on your weight loss! How fa-boo are you that you even have a waitlist for you dinner parties? Awesome.

Drahdrah said...

What a wonderful idea, and a great motivational tool to help you stick to your plan ! I wish you continued success both for your health and the hungry people you are helping to feed.

Kelly said...

So happy for you and such a great way to give back! You rock!!

Tasha said...

What a smart idea!!! Love it!

Candice said...

Awesome idea!! Such a wonderful way to help yourself out and others at the same time.

Jules said...

You GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!! Doing great!

fgrngtllt said...

wot a clever idea!!jst make sure u keep shifting those pounds!!

Midlife Jobhunter said...

5.8 lbs. What a good feeling when you weigh in with a loss. Keep it up.

very married said...

wow - great idea!

otin said...

Keep it up!! It is hard getting into a dieting rhythm, but once you do it becomes so much easier!

Mrs. Cullen said...

You rock. I need motivation to go to the gym...sigh

Mrs. Cullen said...

and to control how much i eat...DOUBLE SIGH

otin said...

I probably am not doing rant and rave this week, I ran out of time!

Jewels Diva said...

They sound like a really good idea. Hope you lose a lot of pounds so you can get a lot for the food bank.

Joanna Jenkins said...

What an awesome and generous idea! I'm sure the food bank will welcome your contributions.

I take my hat off to you!

xo

Sunshine Mama said...

That IS a really good idea. Congrats on the big weight loss too.

Little Ms Blogger said...

Iasa – Thanks. I’m really excited about doing something good.

MamaOtwins+1 - Exactly. I also love to cook, entertain and if I can do something for others, why not?

Matty – LOL. Thanks. Hoping for big lose to generate big win!

Peach Tart – Thanks.

Steven Anthony – Cake is always good.

Lola Lakely – Thanks. I hope it catches on.

Bamboo – Thanks.

Green-Eyed Momster – Thanks. I’m so proud of you for leaving a hostile work environment.

New England Girl – Thanks. I only wish for others to do the same.

Sunshinemeg – Thanks. Based upon your feedback with the 30 Day Shred, own it, will master it and hope it pushes me over the edge for big weight losses.

Melissa – Thanks for visiting and I love what you’re doing. I’ll come visit. I like what Actual Scale is up to. She’s doing great stuff.

A corgi – Thanks. I can’t wait. I’m just so excited that my friends are interested as well.

Kyslp –Thanks and I’m stoked about the waitlist – means I should have no problem getting people to come to other dinners.

Drahdrah – thanks.

Kelly – Thanks. Btw – definitely get the gray dress.

Tasha – Thanks. I hope it’s a success and takes off.

Candice – Thanks

Jules – thanks

Fgrngtllt – You’re absolutely right and I will.

Midlife Jobhunter – Thanks. Hoping to hit 12 lbs before the dinner. How’s the swimming?

Very married – thanks, I’m pretty stoked about it.

Otin – I’m just getting the planning and journaling part down – working on the exercise and FREAKIN water (who knew drinking water would be so hard)

Mrs. Cullen – LOL – don’t we all?

Jewels – Thanks. I hope the idea catches on.

Joanna – Thank you. I know it’ll motivate me to stay on track (except for my free food Tuesdays) because it’s nice to know I can give back

Sunshine Mama – Thanks. It is really motivating me to stay on track.

Titania said...

wow, congratulations... I need your recipe! seriously... need to lose a couple of my love handles.