Alrighty. I finally broke through my plateau last night. My weight was (drumroll please!) 276 pounds, which means I had a loss of 1.8 pounds!!! FINALLY! I’ve gotta say this was a long time coming. After nearly 2 months of my weight hovering and then going up slightly, it’s a relief to see the loss. I’m so excited!
If I lose 0.6 pounds more, I will get an award or something from our group leader for losing 25 pounds AND another 5 pounds gone sticker. Another 5 pounds after that will be my 10% with weight watchers and 15% since I started losing weight. I’m so looking forward to these goals. Knowing that it can only help, I’ve been a very dedicated attendee of the weight watchers meetings. Since January 10th, I have only missed 2 or 3 meetings total, and now feel like something is missing if I don’t go. Pretty cool for a girl who always shied away from the kind of commitment that requires weekly attendance.
I can see so many changes in me, not necessarily physical, since I started losing weight. I’ve actually followed through on projects that in the past would have been set aside after the initial honeymoon phase. I think losing weight this slowly helps me to develop more patience for other areas of my life, and it teaches me to push through, or change something when/if I get bored. Blogging keeps me more accountable, and opens a side of me that I didn’t really know was there. I’d have never thought I’d put the horrid pictures online, or be writing some of the things I’ve written; things that I thought were so private I could never tell anyone, I share with my online friends. And because of that, I’m slowly starting to share them with my friends and family.
So keep the ball rolling, I snagged my weight watchers groups food tracker. We pass it around to those who want to track their foods for a week, etc, then it goes to the next person. The really accountable part is that other people can and will read what you ate, and if you gained weight, they can ask why, or help critique it. The woman who did it last week lost 2 pounds. I figured it will really hold me accountable for what I eat, especially since I work really hard at being honest to myself, to my friends online and to my ww group. The thought always crosses my mind; “why don’t you go have dinner at taco bell, because you don’t want to cook. You don’t have to write it down and no one will know the difference” or “you didn’t exercise at all this week, but someone might see that, so you should write it down, after all, no one will know the difference”. I do need to write it down, and knowing that others will be able to read it, makes me want to eat healthy, and not eat out.
I think having to do this will help me to eat well and plan out my days really well for a week. I hope that it will really get me back into the habit or planning and tracking every bite, even after I pass the book along to someone else.