Wednesday, September 29, 2010

I am a WW "Junkie"

Do you want to know the biggest difference between modern day Weight Watchers and Retro Weight Watchers?

It's the quotation marks.

As seen on these recipe cards from 1974, most of the dishes are not what they seem. They may be called "Brownies" or "Pie", but they are really made from Knox gelatine molded with chocolate extract or whipped evaporated milk served over toasted white bread crumbs. All combined with a few drops of food coloring of course.

The quotation marks make it "legal".

The freedom of modern day Weight Watchers is, of course, that no food is forbidden. No quotation marks are necessary!

So I had some pie the other night (not "pie"). I counted my Weight Watchers Points. It hurt, but I took my lumps and wrote it in my tracker.

This leaves me wondering...How my Weight Watchers Points do you think there are in "Pie"?

Don't even get me started...

Monday, September 27, 2010

I'm Still Here

I know what you're thinking.

She couldn't hack it. The Retro WW Experiment did her in! The liver, Knox gelatine, and tuna were just too much for her too handle, so she threw in the towel.

Well, you're only half right.

About 6 months into my Retro WW Experiment, I realized something. A modern day girl with a full-time job and a full-time social life cannot keep this retro dieting thing going forever. She also really cannot expect to have the time to blog about it daily either.

But--because I still have an undying love of all things retro and all things Weight Watchers--I have decided to return to my blogging experiment. With part-time posting of retro WW recipes, TBNT Thursdays or just random retro dieting thoughts. Whenever the hell I have some free time.

As far as my "official" weight loss plan? I'll be returning to modern day Weight Watchers and the POINTs system. Starting today.

I'm quite certain Jean Nidetch would give me her blessing.