Wednesday, October 31, 2007

WW1 (Weight Watchers Week 1)

Yesterday was weigh-in day at Weight Watchers after my first week. I'll admit I was a bit nervous. I stayed on program all week, but was only able to do a slight bit of exercise as my hip is absolutely killing me. I starved all week. I don't remember this program being this difficult last time, and, frankly, I think that's because it wasn't. The program has changed since the first time I went on it and I don't get to eat as much daily...although there's a weekly "allowance" of extra points you can choose to use or not use. I tried not to use them, which is probably not going to happen again, because if I'm this hungry every week, I'm not going to last very long on this. I decided, instead, to divide my 35 bonus points up over the seven days in a week, and give myself an extra five points a day. It may slow my weight loss down, but if it keeps me on program and losing weight, it'll be okay.

So? The results...I lost 3.6 pounds. Seems rather anti-climactic. It's a long journey, that begins with a single, pound, I know. But, somehow, I thought that I would have lost over five pounds, as hungry as I was all week.

So I had to rethink this whole thing. I'm not going to be able to lose the weight fast, I have to realize that. It's a process, a journey, as I said before, and if I can lose something, ANYTHING, week to week, I'll be headed in the right direction. I turn fifty next summer, and I intend to look fabulous! (Just call me Oprah. Well, okay, don't.)


Mom said...

Way to go! 3.6 pounds in a week is something to be proud of. Keep going. You'll make your goal.

Senior Bowler said...

3.6 pounds is wonderful. I think it great just making the commitment to do it to begin with. I was always slim in my youth and did not have the discipline it takes to diet. Now that I've have gotten is so hard not to fall back into old habits....besides doesn't the body need a burger and fries for balance???

Second note....granddaughters are gorgeous...only have 2 boys (thier great) but would love to have a little girl to buy dresses for. Maybe this new one will be a girl. We will find out the Wednesday before Thanksgiving.

dad said...

dr simpson used to tell me that man cant live on bread alone he must have a whopper