Spring, Weight Watchers and Costco
Friday March 21st 2008, 12:57 pm

Yesterday was the first day of spring and although it doesn’t feel like spring yet, the weather can only get better in the next few weeks and months. I am looking forward to doing some gardening and going to the cottage in April and May. We had rain yesterday, so there is very little snow left on the ground. We are now waiting for the temperatures to warm up here in Canada’s Ocean Playground, which is Nova Scotia.

I have been going to Weight Watchers every Thursday evening since October 11 and I have lost 40 lbs. as of yesterday. I am really happy about this because I feel so good and don’t feel deprived of anything. This is the longest I have stayed on a diet and the most weight I have ever lost. I have quite severe hypogylcemia, and because I have incorporated this problem into the diet, I have been without symptoms for months. This has enabled me to to stay on this program for so long. I never feel hunger between meals because I try to have high fibre, low fat and complex carbohydrate foods as much as possible. I avoid eating white bread, pasta and sugar, no rice cakes for me. I always eat a high fibre, low sugar cereal with added flax meal, wheat germ, seeds and nuts for breakfast. Because there is so much packed into this cereal mixture, I use about a third of my daily points on it. That is a lot of points for one meal, but this high fibre meal sets me up for a day of good blood sugar control. This is the key to feeling well, losing weight and staying on this program as long as I have this time.

We have been waiting for the new Costco store to be built at Dartmouth Crossing in Dartmouth. It was supposed to be completed last year, but it was postponed due to the shortage of skilled construction workers. A fews weeks ago I read that the construction of that store is to start in May and be completed by September, 2008. Costco is one of my favourite stores so I am really looking forward to it opening in Dartmouth later this year.

Have a great Easter,
Anne