Tuesday, February 06, 2007

weigh-in report, 2/6/2007, ten down


I have finally reached ten pounds from where I started with my @Work group in May 2006. I remember that I saw the flyer while I was at the library on campus and thought that maybe it had been put in my path for a reason, "Sure, why not, I'll give this one more try." I had been trying different things on and off but I knew that going back to the meetings was probably my best bet for losing and keeping it off. Even though the progress has been pretty slow, excruciatingly slow at times, I know I would not be down those ten pounds if I hadn't joined. And ten pounds might not sound like much, but it has made a big difference for me in how I look and feel. I only have seven pounds to goal. I'm curious to see how much more different losing that last 7 will be on me.

It's funny, I know I just posted about how much trouble I have with the program. Overall, though, I really like it. And even though I go over by 20-30 points most weeks, it's still a lot better than I would do on my own. I always wonder about the people in the meetings (there are always one or two) who claim to have trouble eating all their points. I rarely hear people talking about going over. So either I eat more than the average WWer, or other people are just not talking about their own slips. I think I'm also extremely meticulous about trying to journal consistently and be honest with my points than a lot of people are, especially since December. And that has made all the difference: Even on a bad day in WW, I do better than I would if I wasn't counting and journaling.

5 comments:

  1. Wooohoo! You're doing so great! 10 lbs is a lot and losing them slowly means they are more likely to stay off. That's my theory.

    My guess is that people aren't talking about the extent of their slips but they're having them. I know in my meeting, small groups may mention slips to each other but rarely do to the whole meeting. You're so right that counting and journaling whatever you eat definitely makes it better.

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  2. I love the graph! Since seeing other people's, I've been keeping one of my own and it really makes a difference. On those days when I get frustrated with the "up and up," I can think of your graph and those of a few others and think, "Ultimately, this will trend back down." It helps me to think of the big picture, so thanks for posting it!

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  3. Congratulations on the 10-pound milestone!

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  4. congrats on the 10 pounds... i'm sure the next 10 will come off before you know it... keep up the great work! :o)

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  5. Congratulations on the loss. You did great -- you also work out very hard and try to be consistent. That's important.

    Yay, Jen!

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"Count your calories, work out when you can, and try to be good to yourself. All the rest is bulls**t." -- Jillian Michaels at BlogHer '07