Friday, April 16, 2010

Weigh In - The first of many

Last Friday, I did it.  I signed back up for Weight Watchers Online.  It cost me $90 for 3 months and I can't tell you how much it irks me that I still have to spend money to lose weight BUT (and this is a big but), it was either spend the money on that or on new jeans.  I chose WW.

So, I weighed in at just under 200 lbs (cue huge sigh of relief as going over that would have been one psychological blow) and proceeded to count points again.  And it was an easy transition.  It felt like I'd never left and it felt like I was finally in control again.  It's a good feeling.

It's really not been too bad this week.  A couple moments of feeling a little bit extra hungry and some grouchiness, but nothing I can't handle.  I figured out a lot of tricks that work for me last time around and they came back to me again... I just needed the motivation to stick with it.  So week one down.  All my flex points eaten.  All my AP's (activity points) earned and eaten and the scale said...

... that I lost 4.9 pounds.

See what happens when I put my mind to something?  Now, please keep in mind that most of this was water weight and I'm very good at gaining and losing many pounds in a week.  It's not unheard of for me to gain 10 pounds in a week.  I'm not even kidding.  10 pounds.  So just under 5 pounds was not unexpected.  Which puts me at about 33 pounds from my goal weight.

Or so.  More on that another day.


  1. Hello Amanda! I am a new follower since the Blog Party and follow you because you mentioned WW. I started back a little over a week too, weighing in about 196. So we have much in common. I, for whatever reason, and having trouble actually counting points and eating right. I am hoping we can encourage one another. I gained .6 last week. Blessings!

  2. Way to go. I'm contemplating re-joining. When I did it, I saw the results, but life changed and I couldn't keep it up. Perhaps we should have a support group? :)

  3. Hey Amanda, I'm sorry its taken me SO long to read this! My Google Reader is messed up right now. Long story. But all I have to say is HOW DO YOU DO THAT!?!??!? ARGH. I have not been eating my flex points (well, maybe 10 per week at the most) and have been losing like 0.6 per week. Boo.
    But I AM happy for you (deep down inside, lol) and proud of you for starting again. I agree with you - its either spend the stinking money to lose the weight or go buy a whole new wardrobe. And how I HATE that those are the only options. But thats what our lot in life is,I guess.
    I hope this week is going well for you too. Keep it up! :o)