*****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!