Wednesday, October 31, 2012

[Weekly Weigh-In] One Week In

When I joined Weight Watchers last week, I felt terrible. When I got on the scale, I actually tried to commit everything I was feeling to memory -- how tight my clothes felt, how tired and depressed I felt, how I couldn't even stand up straight because my back was still so sore. That, especially.

Last week the scale said 232.4, and I committed that to memory too. Not quite an all time high, but pretty bad nonetheless.

This week I made a meal plan, ate within my points, filled my fridge with all new groceries. And I didn't weigh myself at home, not once. So I although I expected a loss at yesterdays weigh in, I wasn't quite sure what. Maybe I could get back into the 220s?

When I stepped on the scale yesterday, I noticed I felt just a bit better. I noticed I could stand up straighter. And when the receptionist glanced at my weigh-in she said, "Well! I guess I don't have to ask how your first week went!"

The scale showed 226.6, or a loss of 5.8 lbs!!!!!

Needless to say I was thrilled. Beyond thrilled. Over-the-moon thrilled. To be honest, I'm not sure I've EVER had a loss that high on WW.

To be honest, I feel amazing. I've been trying to really get 'back on track' for probably two years now, and for whatever or various reasons, it hasn't stuck. This is the first time since -- well, since I joined WW the first time -- that it really feels like it's 'clicked'. I'm in it to win it this time. :) 

13 comments:

  1. Way to go Andrea!!!
    I remember when I went to my first weigh in. I was so nervous. I thought if I didn't lose anything!!
    Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! Haha, I know what you mean -- in fact, when the receptionist said "I don't have to ask how your week was!" a small part of me thought, "Why, because I gained???"

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  2. Yay! Glad to hear it! I love the first weeks... I wish you could bottle that feeling for the weeks when you feel like it will never work ever again.

    I'm going to try your technique when I get on the scale tonight and really focus on how I feel before I see the result.

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    1. I know! I always say if I could bottle this feeling I'd be a millionaire. :)

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  3. Hurrah! You must have really been working that program, girl. You have a lot of discipline when you are able to channel it in a positive way. I will be curious to hear what you think of the new(ish) plan. I'm really happy to hear about your great result.

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    1. Thanks Julie! So far I like the new plan, but am planning to post a bit about it later -- although now I hear there are MORE changes coming for 2013, so who knows?!

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  4. Way to go girl...your gonna rock it!

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