I just keep telling myself – slow and steady wins the race! I have just logged my weight for my 5th week doing Weight Watchers. I am down 6.8 pounds. That’s almost 1.4 pounds a week. I am choosing to be very happy with that. Of course, Miss Impatient would LOVE for all the weight to melt off over night and wear cute and sassy clothes – but the likelihood of it all coming back is pretty high. So, I am choosing to be happy with 1.4 pounds per week.
Back when I was going to WW meetings I once made a grumbling about “only” losing 1 lb one week which prompted the leader to bring in a jar with 1 pound of fat in it the next week. I have never complained about “only” losing 1 lb again. That was truly disturbing.
High points of the last five weeks have included getting back into many of my pre-Jack clothes and NOT looking like a stuffed sausage! Also, I have had lots more energy and have felt pretty darn good.
Low points have been when I let my blood sugar get too low (usually when I am dealing with needy children and forget to eat) and have given in to temptation and eaten something I shouldn’t. However, again, the greatness of WW is that the wagon is just an arms reach away to hop back onto! One of those 5 weeks I logged a .2lb gain but quickly got rid of that and dropped a little more.
This is a marathon – a very long one – but one that will be so worth it.
Oh, and I am 3 pounds from my first personal goal – getting that BLASTED baby weight off!! It took me nine months with Jack and will have taken more than 15 with Colin but the important thing is that I lose it for good!! I cannot wait to log that weight when it happens! I can taste it!