12.30.2010

My Weight Watchers Welcome

I mentioned earlier this month how I'd really like to lose some 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! I'll be keeping track of my progress in the sidebar.

4 comments:

L said...

Congrats and good luck! I'm also hoping to lose about 25-30 lbs. My roommate had really great results with weight watchers!

Leana said...

Congratulations on signing up! I have thought about signing up for WW at times but never followed through. I decided to exercise a bunch instead, but it turns out all of that exercise just makes me more hungry. My game plan for the new year is to incorporate more strength training to shake things up and to get the FH on board to ensure we are both eating healthily. I'm looking forward to following your progress!!

Danielle said...

Congrats on signing up! I've been thinking about it, but I just can't get over spending the extra money a month, lol. Good luck with it, I'm sure you'll do great!

every little kiss said...

Good luck!!! My mom lost 40 lbs so far on WW....I'm so impressed with her progress!!

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