12.30.2010

My Weight Watchers Welcome

I've been saying since September how I want to lose some serious weight.

I'm thinking 25-30 pounds.

After gaining and losing the same few pounds for the past few months, I finally did something real about it and joined Weight Watchers today.

Let me disclaimer this by saying it was not an easy thing for me to do.

A) Social situations where I don't know anyone make me extremely uncomfortable.
B) I thought the people there might judge me or think I'm too thin to join.
C) Saying goodbye to an additional $40 per month is hard.

But I sucked it up, put on my big girl pants and went to the meeting. The first thing they did was weigh me in.


My official weight was 171.0 (including my clothes and shoes). As I was getting my information packet, a lady behind me leaned in and whispered, "take your shoes off before you get on the scale!"

I blushed and replied, "Oh... well, I already weighed in." She smiled and said, "It's okay. It just means you'll be even lighter next week!"

Duly noted.

There were about 15 people there... all women... and at least half over the age of 70. Everyone seemed friendly, and our leader seemed very nice (and skinny... which is always a good thing!).

I faced my first Weight Watchers obstacle this afternoon. I thought, perhaps, since I had already wasted almost half of today's points with my on-the-go bagel and juice for breakfast this morning, that I should just scrap this day and start tomorrow.

But that's not what this is about. This isn't an "all or nothing" thing, which I need to remember. Every little effort counts. And even if I end up going over my points for the day, I'm going to try anyway.

So I had half a peanut butter sandwich and an apple for lunch.

I'm pretty excited about this whole thing. I think they have a really great program set up... especially with the new change to PointsPlus. All fresh fruit and most fresh vegetables are zero points. Hello, strawberries!

So here goes nothing!

4 comments:

Kimberly said...

I've had a lot of success with Weight Watchers (70 pounds down) and found it a great way to be accountable. It's not easy but it does get easier ... I promise. Good luck!

That Pink Girl said...

Weight Watchers is supposed to be one of the BEST programs out there because it is totally doable. It's real life, not a fad diet.

I have faith in you! You can do it!!!

The Lazy Triathlete said...

I am in the same boat since I got back from overseas. I am looking at shedding 20 lbs--and getting back to some serious working out. Good luck.

Kittee I am a Runner! :) said...

I did weight watchers and lost 25 lbs 2 years ago. The program is so easy to follow. Just remember to eat your activity points. I wasn't and hit a plateau. Good Luck! And happy training

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