It was a success. Three pounds down. Of course it is now the week before Christmas, and while we don’t have the problem of being forced to eat at a never-ending succession of Christmas parties and dinners with work, friends and family, we do have Christmas cookies. I can’t let Christmas pass without making cookies. The likelihood of losing any poundage this week (or next) is low. So my strategy for this week (notice I am already taking up the lingo) is to maintain.
Yesterday, the first day of my second week, was a difficult day. I would have probably stayed within my daily point allowance (even with a dinner of beef tacos) except that I decided to have cookies for breakfast. Oops. But here’s the thing that weight watchers has really done for me, I went to the gym. An aerobics class, no less. Here’s why: I can earn activity points which kind of ‘counteract’ the over-spillage.
The whole thing is like being back in school and earning gold stars for good grades. I was always someone that lived for gold stars. I won’t get into the sub-text of gold star desperation, but yeah (!) for a gold star!!!
I suspect it is easy to lose at the beginning as you’re body is in a bit of shock about the lack of food (although I was only really hungry the first two days). Once the stomach shrinks back down to a normal size, it probably won’t be as drastic. I also have no idea what will happen if/when I get a job. But we’ll cross that bridge when I come to it. For now, maintain across the holidays. Translation: no cookie bingeing!!