Weight: 258.0 lb
So, after just one day of working the Weight Watchers system, my first thought is “how did I survive for so long without a smart phone?” I have a WW app on my iPhone that pretty much does everything for me just short of cutting up my food! It’s good- real good. It even helps me monitor my water intake, which I means I have to pee pretty much constantly. Ah, the seedy dark underbelly of dieting. And I bought these handy dandy serving spoons made by the good folks at WW, which look pretty AND help you know how much potato salad you just doled out for yourself. Those WW geniuses think of everything!
My second thought is that dieting is not that bad- yet. My hubby vowed to eat whatever I ate for dinner (just more of it, really) and last night I made this delicious recipe from Gina’s Skinny Recipes. It was FABULOUS! It was great for NON-diet food, let alone for something worth only 4 points! I could have had two, but I was content after one and I wanted to save my points for my ice cream. Yep! I get to eat ice cream! Edy’s makes these little snack cups of their lower calorie, but still super yummy, slow churned ice cream. Turns out, each one is only 4 points. I think I’m gonna have to stock up on some more, because my hubby, who previously showed no interest in ice cream or any ice cream related products save milk shakes, can’t keep his paws off them either. Must be their cute little size!
My third thought is that exercise isn’t TOTALLY hard to come by, though, for me anyway, it’s never really fun. I mowed the lawn yesterday for my hubby since I got done my training class early and he was having a rotten day at work. This took up the time I would have spent going to the gym, which would have given me more activity points, but I still got 2 points for my good deed. Today I plan to walk the dogs AND go to the gym. Tomorrow the scale might read 3 more pounds lost!
Which brings me to my last thought- weight fluctuates at an annoyingly often rate. This morning, I woke up early to kiss my husband goodbye for a golf trip (hard life, I know) and the scale read 258.0. Then I went back to bed, weighed myself when I woke 2 1/2 hours later and the scale read 256.8. Hmmm, how did I lose 1.2 lbs? Slept light dreams? So I’m going to stick to weighing myself regularly, because it gives me motivation (if I just wait until the WW weigh in, I sometimes lose track of where I’m at and then I’m all bummed at the weigh in and unmotivated). BUT I will not weigh myself multiple times a day, just once when I wake up. I think this will be a good strategy.
Now off to the gym- wish me luck!