From my other blog "My Quest to Put Down the Donut" at skinnymamabean.blogspot.com
Apparently I misunderstood when I joined Weight Watchers. Although they
kept saying "Don't dial it in," "Follow the program to a tee, " "If you
bite it, write it," those bastards meant it.
And today's meeting was for me and my friend Ellen. It was about staying on course when it's not going so well.
We both had a gain this week.
Rats. My first one.
Oddly, this was the first week I started to notice that my clothes were
fitting more loosely. I would also like to add that Ellen is looking
great. She's been diligent about the gym. I added a spin class this
Oh and I ate like a pig.
I "technically" stayed in my point range. At WW's they give you 49
points to spread over the course of the week, so if you're hungry, you
eat. If you have a party, you can eat a piece of cake. It's quite
brilliant. It takes away the sense of deprivation. If you exercise,
you can add points and then it will let you "use" more points. It
defeats the point of exercising in a way, but it DID get me to spin
class. It was Saturday, we had a few parties to go to, I needed some
Lesson learned this week: Follow the program.
I also have been a bit lucky the past few weeks. With all our
festivities I still pulled out losses. So I got a little cocky and I
I deserved the .2 pounds that I gained. My weekly average loss is down to .6. At this rate, I might get to my goal in 2 years.
And SPARE me the platitudes about how it will really stay off....
yes, I know that. I have no intention of spending the next year making
all these positive changes to gain it back. But I was hoping it would
only be a year, not 2. I don't want it to feel like a diet, but I think
if I want to get serious, I might want to be a bit more focused.
On a positive note, I bought a t-shirt this summer a size smaller than I
normally get. I wasn't sure what size my boobs would end up (I had
reduction surgery in June). Sadly, the sleeves and the mid-section were
a little snug. I've been sleeping in it because it was a bit too tight
to wear out. On Monday I had it on and realized that it fit.
Also my "weigh-in" pants are really baggy. I've been to this point
before with these same pants. Which brings me to my next question for
A friend of mine is getting married next November. There is a J Crew
dress I have been dreaming of for years. Do I buy it in a size 8 and
hang it in my closet? Will it motivate or mock me? I've never done
anything like this before because I've always feared that I would waste
my money. In other words, I've never had faith I would get there. At
.6 pounds a week, I won't. Has anyone done this? Has it worked? My
friend is someone that I "met" quite a few years ago on Spark People and
actually have met her in person. Our table will be all sparkers-- and
I'm not the only one using her wedding as a motivator. She's completely
fine that we're stealing her special day as a weight loss goal since
that's how we all met.
Please comment!! I'm curious what everyone thinks!