Last Wednesday night I took myself to our local rec centre and joined Weight Watchers. Since I’ve been working from home I have been gaining weight at a fairly steady pace and I needed to do something about it before it got way out of hand. It’s definitely on it’s way to being way out of hand already. I was 2 lbs away from my highest non-pregnant weight 🙁

Weight Watchers has a new program that I am finding far more forgiving than their previous program. When I tried it in the past, I was given 18 points per day and I could earn extra activity points. With the new program, there is a higher daily point allowance and they give you extra points for the week to allow for special occasions, treats or days that you go over. In the past, if I went over my 18 points in a day, I felt like I had messed up for the whole week (that’s just how my head works, lol) and then I often ended up completely giving up for that week. Now if I go over, I use some of my points plus and start the next days as a new day without worrying about it. That is far more effective for me.

Tonight I went for my second night and weighed in. I lost 2.6 lbs. I am an over-achiever and always have huge expectations for myself, so I had hoped for a 4 or 5 lb loss, but realistically, I have been baking and enjoying a holiday drink here and there so that wasn’t going to happen. I couldn’t stay for the meeting last week because it was the same night as my kids’ Christmas concert, but I stayed tonight and found some motivation to get more active.

My goal for next week is to lose. I don’t care how small the amount is, but I’m having two Christmas dinners before that weigh-in, so I consider any loss to be a positive one. I just have to keep reminding myself of my goal!

Sheri

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