Weight Watchers {Week 2}

I woke up this morning with a big smile on my face. 

Threw off the robin’s egg colored comforter I love so much, gave my dog a kiss on the forehead.


Walked down the cold, dark hallway of my house, disheveled, but excited.

Open the door to the bathroom, tinkle, and then prep myself to step on the scale. In those 30 seconds, nerves and excitement run through my veins. It’s a rush that you can only know if you’ve ever weighed-in for a weekly weight loss kind of thing. You know the feeling, right? I know you do. It’s terror and hope all in big, fat emotion.

I step on the scale. I breathe in and hold my breath, because well, air weighs a ton, don’t ya know this?

I look at the number.

I look again.

And then one more time. Now it’s permanently in my head.

I step off the scale, put my clothes back on, walk down the hallway again to the bedroom, still disheveled.

Lift the comforter, give my dog a kiss on the forehead, lie back down.

My husband asks how my weigh-in went.

I tell him I gained 1.2 this week.

He asks how, and I don’t think I answered. He starts going on about how I am on my period, and I kind of tune him out.

I close my eyes, think about the number, and I tell myself not to cry.

But tears fill my eyes anyway and a little bit trickles down my face. Trying not to let my husband notice because then he’ll tell me it’s ok and I’ll say, “yeah, I know” and I simply am not up for that bit of convo at the moment. Don’t wanna hear it.

Then I lay there. Just lay there, for about 5 minutes.

Could this be happening? Should I workout and try again? SERIOUSLY? No fucking way. A GAIN?!

I start constructing this post in my head. I wonder if it’s because of the 4 bottles of water I drank after 6 pm yesterday. I wonder if it’s the 10+ mini reese’s peanut butter cups I ate this week. I wonder if it’s that I only exercised 128 minutes this week. And then I realized this wondering is getting me nowhere, because it is what it is.

I get out of bed, grab a bowl of my favorite cereal and now I sit here with you.

And I am over it. I am moving on.

Why? Well, simply put I have no other choice but to move forward. Week 2 just seems to be awful no matter what you do sometimes. There’s never been a time on Weight Watchers where I don’t gain in week 2. Never. I know many probably do lose during week 2, but I never have.

But week 3. Well, I am gonna make week 3 my bitch. This week and I are going to rock so hard, the sound of my screaming words of joy will be deafening when I step on the scale because I am going to lose weight next week. It is not up for discussion. Yeah, I know it’s Thanksgiving, and I also know that my first time on Weight Watchers, I got my 25 pound star the week of Thanksgiving. It’s possible because I have the power to make it possible.

So, yes. Week 3 will be a charm because I have the power to make it such. What will you do this week to help you achieve your goals?

Week 2 Weight Loss: None, +1.2 pound gain

Total Weight Loss to Date: 1.6 pounds

Week 2 Exercise Minutes= 128 minutes

Total Exercise Minutes to Date*= 281 minutes

*=These numbers represent a cumulative total

Weight Watchers Virtual Bank Balance= $50.00 ($10 from weight loss, $40 from exercise)

And because I like to end on a positive note, this Glee mash-up seriously made my week.

You can stand under my umbrella-ella-ella…



  1. Liberty :)
    November 20, 2010 / 3:28 pm

    Fab mashup!! I must catch up I am behind on Glee. Wanna know something? Im on week 2 of weight watchers too. Uk styleee – wanna be motivation pals? 1.2lb at the time of the month is absolutely nothing – I PROMISE! Next month, why not miss weigh in that week and just weigh the following week. I might do that next week – give it a miss and see how much I weigh in a fortnight, hopefully a lot less!! Write what you bite and you can do it. xx

  2. Carolyn
    November 20, 2010 / 3:30 pm

    I have certainly been there. Isn't week 2 ALWAYS the worst one? About 2 years ago I lost 17 pounds on WW but it took me like 6 months to do it. I'm back up a little so I think I'm going to try it again. Don't get discouraged… women's bodies suck when it comes to weight loss. I can go all day without consuming one extra calorie and I'll gain 3 pounds. Hang in there. It'll work.

  3. laura
    November 20, 2010 / 3:58 pm

    As a reader who often times diets, it's good to hear the stories of other people's difficulties. It's motivational for me and it sounds like for you too. Looking foward to reading about week 3. Good luck!

  4. Brittany
    November 20, 2010 / 4:24 pm

    Gains happen, sometimes it's in our control & sometimes it isn't! What is in our control, is how we handle it. No sitting & sulking in it, sista! Get up and start again! Move your booty 🙂 I am so proud of what you've done so far! Don't give up! <3

  5. November 22, 2010 / 1:47 am

    I just started WW again after months of beign off; weighed in this morning, for my 3rd WI. I gained 1.6 last week but lost it this time. Are you drinking enough water, that is my problem…I'm pretty sure of it. Keep your head up and measure and track every lil bite. Just found your blog thru twitter ww hastag, can't wait to read more. Gald I found someone whose on the same level as me…just beginning.

  6. Nancy W
    November 23, 2010 / 11:59 pm

    I'm a WW girl too and not worrier it will come off! Make sure you are eating all your points and that includes your extra points too. I lost 15lbs and I would have weeks that I felt I should have lost but sometimes didn't. And 1.6 is nothing! My meeting ladies always told me the same things 🙂 please drop me a line if you want to 🙂 hugs from Conroe, Texas