Wednesday, May 07, 2014

Week 2 weigh-in: Big loss!

Remember how I said that I didn't expect a crazy loss this week? In my mind the over/under number was 2 pounds, though I told myself that I would be happy with just one whole pound. On my home scale, I was down 2.8, but that was since last Thursday. And who knew what a day's food and water plus clothes might do?  

I was shocked when I saw the number on the scale.  I didn't expect anywhere near that much. It was a nice surprise. I was even over my weekly points this week and still lost big. 

I was thinking back on what is different from the last time I did Weight Watchers. There have definitely been some great updates to the program and the meeting format. I like that there is a focused, helpful topic each week instead of a random complain-a-thon or a weird topic that doesn't make any sense. Both weeks so far, the topics have been helpful ones with really useful strategies. The leader acknowledged that it isn't always easy. After all, if it were, we wouldn't need the program.

But I think that my attitude is a lot better, too. I am not expecting to just luck into a loss, I'm working for it.  I also feel pretty good about myself already, and just see this as a way to be even better.  There's definitely a difference when I'm not feeling desperate and making myself crazy. 


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