Today marks week one of a shit-ton, I am sure, on Weight Watchers. But, thanks to Healthy Loser Gal, I am going to take it 5 pounds at a time. Why? It’s less daunting, and to be frank, I think I am less likely to give up if I take it 5 pounds at a time rather than the 80-100 pounds I want to lose. Eighty to ONE HUNDRED seems like I should just cut off a leg and move on with my life. Five pounds seems like 3-4 weeks worth of time, and that’s tangible/feasible for a crazy person like myself. I fully am aware I am nuts.
I know, I KNOW I have yapped about how much I want/need to lose weight on this blog before. And you all probably think I am lazy, fat and making excuses all the time. And you’d be right, but keep that to yourself because I am a sensitive person, mkay?
But seeing my weight last week rocked me to my core. It was the exact number I was at when I started Weight Watchers in August 2002.
Over the last 8 years, I’ve yo-yo’d up and down, but never did I manage to get back up to the number that started it all. And much like then, it forced me to get my ass into gear. Again.
I am right back where I started. Only now I am 26, married, have a house and a full-time job PLUS an Etsy store. And I thought my 18-year-old self had stuff to do. Boy was I one dumb teenager.
There just comes a moment when you think, “Enough!” And that moment for me was last Sunday. On Monday, I got to it and started on the program again. I even exercised for 46 minutes. Go me!
My efforts aren’t all in the name of vanity though. I am bribing myself, because bribery is the sincerest form of motivation, FYI.
For every 60 minutes of exercise, I get $10. For every pound lost, I get $10. So whenever I want to shop for ME stuff like clothes, perfume, or perhaps an iPhone 4…I have to take it from my Weight Watchers virtual bank. Let’s say I want a $20 lotion- that’s either 2 pounds or 2 hours worth of exercise. I have to earn the things I want. And in turn I’ll be healthier and fitter. Win, win!
Enough of all that fluff, let’s get to my weigh-in results!
Week 1 Weight Loss: 2.8 pounds
Total Weight Loss to Date*: 2.8 pounds
Week 1 Exercise Minutes= 153 minutes
Total Exercise Minutes to Date*= 153 minutes
*=These numbers will represent a cumulative total from week 1 and forward.
Weight Watchers Virtual Bank Balance= $40.00 ($20 from weight loss, $20 from exercise)
While I KNOW 2.8 pounds is great, I exercised like a crazy person on Friday and was hoping for a better loss on the scale. I am gonna chalk it up to being sore, and carry on forward. I’ll be updating my weigh-in results every Saturday. If you’re doing Weight Watchers or anything program, please feel free to share your tips, successes, blog links, etc. on my weekly posts.
And I also broke it down to show myself exactly how much I could accomplish by 2 important dates if I lose just 1.5 pounds a week (which is average):
By March 8th, my 26th birthday, I could lose 25.5 pounds.
By May 28th, the weekend of my 2nd wedding anniversary, I could lose 42 pounds.
The wedding anniversary one is SUPER motivating, because 42 pounds would put me RIGHT AT my wedding day weight. And I truly felt beautiful that day. I hope you’ll cheer me on and support me along the way!