Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Making changes even as small as cutting out soda completely is a huge change. One that definitely shows up on the scale. My first week was a little different only because I wasn't able to go to my regular meeting because i was on vacation. My first weigh in after being on the plan didn't count because it hadn't been a week since my previous weigh in. I was a little worried about the weigh-in because as I said, I had been on vacation to Seattle and Portland. We walked a lot but given that we also visited a number of craft breweries and the Oregon Brewers Festival I was still worried.
I really wanted a good loss so that I wouldn't get discouraged. I was shocked at the actual number.
I was about ready to kiss the meeting leader I was so excited. I've never lost weight like this before. I thought this kind of loss was the kind of weight loss you see on TV shows. The ones where the people end up working out about 16 hours a day.
But this wasn't TV. This was real life. This is my life. I have the weigh-in sticker to prove it.
The big question, how the hell do you keep this up?
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
After you do some paperwork and they give you your Week 1 booklet and your temporary journal and points calculator, it's time for the thing you dread the most.
It's a little scary. See, this is where things get a little embarrassing, I hadn't been on a scale in.... oh I don't even know how long. When I went to the doctor's office the nurse would ask me if I knew how much I weighed. HA. That's like the DMV asking you what you're weight and height are. Ugh... about... well... hmmm...
Ironically, all those months and months that I had been guessing about my weight, I was 4 pounds off. And I was guessing 4 pounds heavier. So, while the number wasn't good, I still felt a little better because I wasn't quite as fat as I thought I was.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
So, this brings us to July 2010 when my friend calls me as I'm on my way back from a weekend in Northern Wisconsin. She said, I'm going to join Weight Watchers, do you want to join with me? I thought about it for about 37 seconds and said, yes please. Hoping this time would be a life changing experience because it wasn't tied to a date. Never in the 37 seconds did I think, I want to lose 50 pounds by a given date or because of a given reason. The only thought that passed through my mind in those 37 seconds was that I want to make this change so my knees stop hurting. For good.
So, let's follow my journey and see if I learn anything. :)
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