My Weight Chart:
Back when I was in fourth or fifth grade, my school had these big magazine-sale fundraisers. If you sold a lot of magazines, you got to earn prizes. If you sold a whole lot, you would get applauded in front of an assembly. My parents didn't want us selling things door-to-door, and also didn't like to harass their friends with their kids' fundraisers. I would sell 5 or 6 subscriptions, not enough to earn a prize and definitely not enough to be recognized. I always knew that, going into the assembly, but I secretly hoped to hear my name called anyway.
Today at Weight Watchers was like that. I started going to an early-morning meeting last week, one with a pretty tight-knit group of regulars. The past week wasn't so great -- I didn't do well on New Year's Eve, and then on New Year's Day, I attended a party with a bunch of Italian relatives, and they really can cook. That didn't start the week off well, and I didn't manage to pull it together very well for the rest of the week. There were some positives: I journaled 4 out of 7 days, which isn't great, but it's something. I earned 23 activity points for the week.
So I knew I hadn't done the work and yet expected a weight loss. You know how sometiems you get those mystery losses you didn't deserve? I wanted one of those. But I stayed the same, and so as the leader was giving out awards, I got to get my Week 2 bookmark with no weight loss attached to it. Doh! Right after someone made goal, too. I half expected the leader to announce a loss, even though I knew better.
I have a busy week coming up with and am traveling to Florida for work. It would have been nice to have gone into that trip with even a tiny weight loss. No such luck. The theme this week was on goals and action plans: "I want ____ and I am willing to do ______ to get it." So I want to see a loss this week, and I am willing to plan more of my meals ahead of time and journal every day. I also am willing to try to boost my activity level.
Today I didn't do any formal exercise but did spend a lot of time cleaning, both at the old house and the new one. I undecorated today: I always love getting the Christmas tree, but then it's always such a relief to take it down and have the space back afterwards. The holidays are like that all around, really. I look forward to them, enjoy them when they're here, but it's always nice to get back to normal again.
Here's to a week with no parties in it!
P.S. Oh! I forgot my exciting news!
Back in July, when I attended BlogHer, I met Shauna, a.k.a. Dietgirl. We really had fun chatting and I love her blog, so I ordered her book from amazon.co.uk, even before it had been printed.
This was way back in July so I didn't think about the possibility that I might move before the book was delivered. It slipped my mind until a week or so ago, when I tried unsuccessfully to change my address for delivery. It was already being processed so I couldn't edit the order. I was just telling my husband about it today and when we checked the mail, it was miraculously there. Changes of address are no match for Dietgirl!
I can't wait to read it and then go post an adoring review on the UK Amazon site.