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.
"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