Monday, March 9, 2015

My first official weigh in...

Last Monday I did my first official weigh in on my Weight watcher diet. They want you to weight yourself once a week. Today was the moment of truth. Would a week of eating PERFECTLY and exercising pay off?

I felt pressure. What if I didn't lose weight? What would that do to me mentally?

Good news is I lost weight.

I weighed in at 204 lbs. In my first week I lost 1.4 lbs. At first I was a little disappointed. I was hoping for a 3 - 5 lb weight loss. Or even a 2 lb weight loss. The more I thought about it I realized that 1.4lbs is not bad. If I factor in the weight loss with the gain of muscle it probably was a 2 - 3 lb weight loss.

The one thing I do know is that it's a true and hard fought 1.4 lbs. I worked for it and I earned it. What made me feel good was when I googled what does one pound of fat look like and it was a nice handful. When you see it in the raw form it's a lot more than you think a pound is in your mind.

Today is now the beginning of the next week on this journey and day number 9. I went for a run this afternoon. It's starting to warm up and other than having to dodge puddles on the sidewalks and get wet shoes it was good.

As I was running I was thinking, "I'm at 204 lbs, be happy. It wasn't long ago that you tipped out at 210.4 lbs. To be 6 lbs down from a 4 week ago high is great. Put it in perspective".  Turns out that 210.4 lbs was on February 2nd.

I was right. At 210.4 lbs I was at the height of my discouragement. I didn't feel good mentally and I could barely put my pants on and do up the button. I'm not near where I want to be yet but I do know where I don't want to go ever again.

The day began with my listening to hypnosis tape. I'm on day 9 and every time I listen to it I hear something new. I'm actually paranoid that I NEED to listen to it as I don't want to mess anything up and get off my weight loss roll.

I also think that this week will be a very interesting week. If I'm going to lose more than 3 lbs in one week I think it's going to be this one.

Eating healthy has not been that difficult on this diet. It's been easier than I thought it would be. There is one snack that I absolutely love. It's an oldie but a goodie. Its' the closest thing to eating ice cream with out the calories and a hugely healthy snack.

It's plain yogurt with frozen blueberries.

You take the yogurt, put it in a bowl and pour in the frozen blueberries. Then mix it up.

The frozen berries then start to freeze the yogurt and it takes on an ice cream texture and the blueberries are sweet so it makes is taste sweet naturally. No sugar, no nothing.

So here I am, day 9 in the books. Down 1.4 lbs in one week and down exactly 4 lbs from February 22nd.

For fun I decided just to add up the weight gain and loss that I've had over the last 30 days it's been 13 lbs. That's down 2 pounds, up 2 pounds and up and down and the downs equal 13 lbs.

If I calculate the entire year I've probably lost 130 plus pounds if I use that formula. Just shows it can be done. The difference is being able to string those losses together in a row for a month.

Physically I'm feeling sore and I LOVE IT!!! Feeling like an athlete again. Can hardly walk because my calf hurt when I walk. I can run. Just can't walk. All from the Insanity workouts.

Run - 1:00 / 8.99 km


  1. We ARE in a parallel universe! I had a weigh in today with the same sad trombone feeling. Whomp whomp. You are right, you have to keep it in perspective. You feel great and really that is what matters! (I tried posting a comment and google made me sign in and out again so if you get two comments just take it as two thumbs up) LOL.

  2. I hear you K. Next week I hope we both have a great week of loss. Get the trumpet going. haha