"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Weigh-In ... Scary First Monday Weigh-In

*****I'm posting this on Tuesday, to give you time to catch up on my post about my choice to start Weight Watchers. ***** 

I think it's cute the booklet
where weight is tracked is titled,
 "____'s  Success Story".
My official beginning weight with Weight Watchers
last Monday, April 4th:  201.8

Today's Weight:  198.6
Loss/Gain:  -3.6 lbs.

Well, look at that.... I stuck to the plan 100% for 6 straight days and it works! (After Monday I realized I had to tweak a few things, so I didn't start tracking until Tuesday.)

I'll tell you what, my nerves only came down a notch as I began to dress for the meeting this morning.  

First off, I was really nervous about having my weigh-in day be on a Monday.  Seriously?!  I've always been a Friday weigh-in girl, so I could do whatever on the weekends and then have four days to make up for it before I had to weigh again. 

Truth.  And I know I'm not the only one. 

However, when I joined last week not only did this meeting day and time fit well into my schedule it kind of made me glad to think that I would have to be careful on the weekends since I'd be weighing in directly after a weekend. 

--> Okay, let me just say the fact that I actually thought that and was okay with having to be careful on the weekend is amazing to me.  It's one of those things that leads me to think I am finally [truly] ready to start this losing weight thing again.  That and the fact that I'm so nervous about failing that I can't bring myself to talk about it with many people.  

Back to meeting day...

I won't bore you with details, but I had weighed myself at home yesterday and not seen what I had hoped for.  I finally left the house thinking: 

Please, dear God let that scale show something, anything, so I don't feel like a complete failure.  I know I stuck to the plan (which is a HUGE first for me), so I should be down something.  But if I don't see a loss I will continue to go on with it, because I know the scale can be finicky and I already feel better with my healthier portions and food choices. 

Stepping on the scale and watching it go under 200 made me smile.  A loss made good sense with the changes I've made this past week, so I was glad to see their scale wasn't being as finicky as mine had been earlier.  :)

So, now I'm on to week #2 on Weight Watchers.  I'm still in the take-it-one-day-at-a-time mode, but I see a slight glimmer of hope that this is really going to happen.  I may actually get back to that healthier "new" Leah.

My WW buddy says she is shooting for becoming a lifetime member, but I'm just shooting to get through each day.  It worked to think like that last week, so I'm counting on it working again this week.  :) 

P.S.  Last week I told my meeting group I have a blog and today one member announced she came and read most of it.  So, I introduced myself to her in person.  That was fun! 


  1. Congrats on joining. After our cruise I am going to be gun-ho about getting back under 200. But I've got further to go! Not sure when I'll get back to WW - spring sports craziness will be in full force when we get back.

  2. That is awesome Leah. Great job! I think Weight Watchers is the best. You eat like everyone else, and learn portion control.

  3. Congrats on your loss! I can't wait to see my number below 200. What a great milestone.

  4. Hooray on the loss! So happy to hear you've found something that works for you.

  5. Congrats on joining and getting through the first week. I am a WW lifetime member and I've always found it really helps me keep some structure. When I go to meetings and follow the program, I lose weight (of course, doing that is the hard part at times). It is a good program with a lot of flexibility.