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The Pig-Dog in my Cupboard

Yesterday a pig-dog* moved into the cupboard where I keep the sweets (among other things). The common German pig-dog (Schweinehund) is something that keeps you from starting a difficult project or task – either because you succumb to laziness or because you’re riddled with self-doubts or fear of the unknown. In other words, pig-dogs are our weaker selves.

The pig-dog which moved into my cubboard, however, is a new variety of pig-dog and is supposed to help you with a difficult task. In my case, the pig-dog sits on my gummibears and chocolate and reminds me to eat something healthy instead of sweets. Like, you know, fruit.

So far he has been moderately successful.

Well ….

 At least he’s been successfuly in so far that I now feel the need to justify myself whenever I grab a piece of chocolate. As in, I’m talking to a stuffed animal that’s sitting in my cupboard.  O_o


* The pig-dogs name is Puntito and has been designed by my Weight Watchers coach. Just so you know whom to blame when I go completely ga-ga.and start writing odes to the pig-dog in my cupboard. 😉


I’ve just managed to survive 6 minutes of hula hoop, 10 minutes of I-am-a-chicken-so-I-flap-my-arms, and 30 (!!!) minutes of free-style jogging with Wii Fit Plus!

Earnings: 7 WW active points. Yay!

Knock, Knock (Round 2)

And who might it be this time?

It’s Miss Very Pink Bunny!

I sewed her as a Christmas present for the daughter of our secretary. Miss VPB turned out somewhat pinker than I had planned, but apparently, that’s a good thing since the little girl in question luuuuuuurves pink! 🙂

In other news: today would have been Weigh In Day, if it hadn’t been for that dratted migraine that caught me unawares this morning. Duh. But I will go tomorrow morning — not simply because our coach is fantastic and the meetings are extremely motivational, but also because there’s a distinct possibility that I have reached the 10% goal this week. When I started with Weight Watchers last November, the 10% mark seemed so far away — out of reach basically. But in the end, it’s taken me only eight weeks to come to this point. Needless to say that I’m mighty happy!

Knock, knock …

… anybody there?


Ah, there she is! 🙂

Hello everybody! I hope you all had a great start into the new year! Mine was certainly fantastic — I had a sweet baby on my arm (though not my own, alas).

As you can see, I still haven’t been abducted by slimy green aliens, haven’t travelled back in time to snatch up Mr Thornton (oh wait, he wasn’t a real person to begin with … too bad! No wonder I didn’t travel back in time!), haven’t fallen into the duck pond. Instead, I have been hard at work at … well, myself. After gaining 25 kilos in the past four years (that’s 55.1 pounds for you), I’m now determined to get rid of all that weight until summer. Why summer, you ask? Well, because I’m going to RWA National this year (at this point feel free to imagine me jumping around the room and yelling WOOHOOOO!!!! at the top of my voice). I haven’t been since 2007, and I really don’t want people to say things like, “Have you seen Sandy? Wow, she’s become fat, hasn’t she?” No, I want people to say things like, “Have you seen Sandy? My, but she’s looking good, isn’t she?” 🙂

Incidentally, I also didn’t want to buy bigger-sized trousers yet again. So, on 25 November I joined Weight Watchers, and I haven’t looked back since: not only have I lost weight and am eating healthier food, but I am also enthusiastic about food again. I have discovered new dishes (how could I ever live without oven-roasted veggies???) and old favourites. Better still, I feel that I have finally taken back control over my own life. I’m looking forward to things again (RWA National!!!!), and I’m hopeful about the future (despite the Euro crisis and all that).

One thing I want to do over the next few weeks and months is to document my WW journey. So without further ado here’s the first set of pics. They were taken on 13 January, when I had already lost 6.6 kilos (14.6 lbs):

By then, the worst of the wobbliness had been reduced, which was in part also due to umpteen hours spent on the Wii balance board. There’s nothing like riding the bike around the Wii Fit island to improve the shape of your thighs! *g*