Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Appreciating Every Pound

A pound of fat

I counted everything I ate, logged every Weight Watcher Point+, exercised, and didn't count the Activity Points I earned towards my daily point allowance. As great as that all may sound, I was fearful to step on the scale this week. I had a few occasions (e.g. late-night McDonald's) that made me worry that I may have even gained weight this week. However, I didn't let my poor eating decisions discourage me from sticking to the Weight Watchers Points Plus program. I still recorded everything I ate. I think this is the first time I've done that. I usually just don't count my points on days I am bad. This week, I did, and I had used 39/49 of my Weekly Allowance Points. Weight Watchers tells you that you can use your Weekly Allowance Points and still lose weight. At first, I felt as though this was a lie. I did everything I was supposed to and still had mediocre results. Then, I caught myself. I didn't gain this week. Heck, one pound lost is still a loss! I cannot have big numbers every week. I need to appreciate that the scale isstill moving in the right direction.

I'm not going to let my one pound loss discourage me. Here are my goals for this week:
  • Count my points for everything I eat (and drink) at the Champagne Toast and Barrister's Ball
  • Exercise at least three times this week
  • Make an effort to equally distribute my points throughout the day rather than splurging on excess points at the end of the day
At this point, I am SIX pounds away from what used to be my goal weight. Now, I'm striving to get down to a healthy weight for my small frame. I'm still 41 pounds from my ideal weight, but I will get there eventually.

Happy eating, everyone!


Dan said...

Good thing I was forcing you to bike ride. ;P <3

2 Chicks On Weight Watchers said...

Good for you! I am looking for fellow bloggers going through the weight loss too. I havent been obese my whole life but when i had my daughter it went down hill(damn birth control and baby weight!! lol) but for the past 3 years I have been struggling to get the extra weight off. I used to be 120 and i weighed in at 212 the first weight watchers weigh in. OMG!! that was an eye opener and a heart breaker all in one. I have been on WW since the 12th of jan. 2011 and have finally got down 30 lbs. Its a great feeling! Keep up the good work! -Kim-