Well today is the day... the first weigh-in.
I went into it a little worried that I wouldn't have lost much. I was good all week, but this morning I was feeling rather large. Despite the way I was feeling, I knew I had to weigh in and I wanted to do it before coffee or breakfast, just like I did last Monday. So I did...
I'm down 6 1/2 lbs this week! That brings me to 215lbs. Still huge, but better than nothin'! My hard work paid off.
Weight Watchers... I have had several people ask me "Does it really work?" and "Do you really like it?" Your answers are "It does" and "I do." If it didn't work and I didn't love it, I wouldn't be doing it again and I wouldn't recommend it so often! The reason I am back at the weight I am at is my own fault. It's not because "once you stop doing it you gain it all back." No, no... once you start eating fast food, every day, constantly and for no reason other than stress... that's when you gain it all back. And that's exactly what I did. Had I eaten like a normal person, rather than big foot, I would have maintained a healthy weight. Which is exactly what I plan to do now.
The first week was okay. The weekdays were a piece of cake. I made sure to pack my breakfast, lunch and snacks in the morning and bring them with me to work, that way I knew what I had and made sure it was all healthy "points friendly" foods. This helped me stick to it. I'm not going to lie... the coffee shop was screaming my name a couple of times, and I'm pretty sure the little chocolate devil on my shoulder told me I could afford a mocha latté creamice... but I resisted somehow. I focused on my work instead of food, and when I got hungry I ate something that I brought. I convinced myself that I had no money so that I wasn't tempted to buy something from the cafeteria. I found myself eating little bits throughout the day, not on purpose, but I hear that's what you should do anyway. I drank a lot of water, and when I wanted some flavor, I opted for a 5 cal Crystal Light rather than a soda and I felt much better for it. But boy did I pee a lot... if you plan on upping your water intake, be prepared to spend half of your day in the restroom... just sayin'.
Now, the weekend was a different story. It wasn't as easy. Even though I had the house full of healthy foods and snacks, I also still have things for the kids, like cookies... chips... even the damn goldfish crackers and fruit snacks were taunting me! I wanted to cave so bad, and for no good reason! I still ate all day, but I managed to resist temptation and ate healthy. Though, I may have had a goldfish cracker or 5.
Overall, it was good. I feel better about myself, even if my pants aren't feeling better yet. I love the feeling of finding new, healthy foods that taste good. It's actually quite fun. I also noticed that the further into the week I got, the more I ate and the less points I used because I was rediscovering the good stuff. I love that feeling.
Britt asked me last night if I miss junk food.. and honestly? Yes. I do. I miss the convenience and I miss the taste. But there are many, many more things about it that I definitely do not miss. That doesn't mean that I'm not going to think about the taste of their french fries everytime I drive past a McDonald's (mmm).
I am very proud of Britt also. He has cut out sodas (which is a big deal for him) and upped his water intake. He stuck with it all week, even on the weekend when he had to work outside at the car sale where they were grilling burgers and dogs right in front of him... he brought his breakfast, lunch and snacks and ate only that. Way to go, babe! I think doing this together, as hesitant as I was in the beginning, is helping us both stay in track... Now wake up so I can make breakfast!
I'm starving over here!! ;)
Weigh-in: Today, Oct 10, 2011 - 215 lbs. (-6.5 lbs)