Some of you know that I've recently joined Weight Watchers, to get rid of a few extra pounds that have refused to budge for the past couple of years. My friend Kate is also in the same battle, and has decided to post a weekly weigh-in on her blog - I've decided that I need the same accountability, to help keep me motivated. Thanks for the inspiration, Kate! :)
Now, I'm not trying to lose a HUGE amount...I've been told by some that I shouldn't be trying to lose weight at all. I need those of you to understand that it's important for me to feel happy with my body image...it's been too long since I've felt comfortable in my own skin, I need to be "me" again.
I've been with Weight Watchers for 3 weeks now, and I'm LOVING it! This is the one program that seems legitimate, as it focuses on an entire lifestyle change, rather than a quick gimmick. I am breastfeeding, so my plan is altered a bit to include extra calories. The best part - I am eating constantly, I'm never hungry, and...I'm actually losing weight! I like that nothing is "forbidden" - I can eat whatever I like, as long as it's a sensible portion. My favourite so far - a peanut butter banana breakfast shake, Mmmm!
Okay, now for the numbers...
Starting weight - 137 lbs
5% weightloss goal - 6.5 lbs
10% weightloss goal - 13 lbs
My overall goal - 12o lbs (for now...we'll see how comfortable I am as I go along)
My journey so far...
Week #1: 137 lbs
Week #2: 133.8 lbs - 3.2 lbs lost
Week #3: 132.8 lbs - 1 lb lost/ 4.2 lbs total loss
Week #4: 131 lbs - 1.8 lbs lost/ 6.0 lbs total loss
I'll check back each week, and post my progress! My meetings are actually on Monday nights, but since I'm the biggest procrastinator you'll ever meet, I figure it's probably more realistic for me to remember to post by Wednesday...so stay tuned for my "Weigh-In Wednesdays"!