Yeah...... so I joined Weight Watchers Online this past week. Heh. I need to lose about 15 pounds and I need some structure in my life where there is none. I know I'm not overweight or anything, in fact I'm right smack in the middle of "healthy" for my height. But I'm not in my happy place and I'm not disciplined enough to do it by myself anymore like I used to be. My life is chaos, and counting calories is pretty much the last thing I'm ever interested in. I just want cupcakes and wine!! BAH. But I also want my clothes to fit.
So I've had to reign in the reckless abandon that is my eating. I get 29 points per day, and 49 additional weekly points. Well, let's just say that in the first 2 days of my plan, I had blown through all my daily points and ALLLL of my weekly points, and by the fourth day I was at -9 for the week. Haaaaaa!! In fact the only thing that allows me to keep eating is all my activity points that I get at the gym, which is one thing that I do (and almost always have done) right. My 10+ years of weight training is pretty positively the only reason I don't weigh 200 lbs. Thank GOD I have one activity that I actually enjoy that isn't detrimental to my health. :)
In the first week, I lost 1.8 pounds. :) Despite my rough start.
So I've included my weekly summary for my first week, for a chuckle. Clearly I am NOT the poster child for WW, and if I actually went to meetings they'd probably politely whisper to me to not come back until I can get serious about it. It's going to take me some time to figure out how to eat without STARVING, because I was totally hungry and cranky and low on energy this week. I hate fruits and vegetables so that doesn't leave me a lot of options. But I'm going to have to be a big girl and eat like a grown up.
I finished up the week with a big fat -12 (and that was AFTER 20 activity points!!!!). But in my defense, I'm very tall, I have a lot of muscle mass, and a fast metabolism, and I'm freaking STARVING. Grrrrr. ANGRY ERIKA!!!
And with that, let that be the last thing I ever say about it on my blog. Weight loss is kinda like a birth story..... nobody cares about all the gory details except the person it happened to, and all anybody wants to know about is the final result! I'll let you know periodically how I do...... I'm paid up on this thing until mid-May so we'll see if I last that long, or if I gnaw off my arms before then.