May 23, 2011

Weight Watchers Mondays

Yeahhh.. I couldn't think of anything clever to go with Mondays, but there you have it.

I'm starting a weekly meme for any of you (the more the merrier) to contribute to. Weight loss is hard.. a lifestyle change is even more so. I know I can use all the motivation possible, so I'm sure you all could to. What better way for us all to get together and help each other out?? So, be sure to link up at the bottom of this post! (this is very new for me, so if it doesn't work, try not to be too annoyed! I'll figure it out)
I've decided to do Weight Watchers as you all know from last week, but feel free to add in tips that have worked for you even if you are taking a different approach!

This week, let's share how much you have lost since you started your journey, how much you have to go to meet your goal, and the biggest thing you have learned so far that you were doing all wrong.

On Friday, I did my first weigh-in (they will normally be on Saturday) and drumroll please.....
..... I LOST 5 POUNDS. Yay yay yay!! I'm so very proud of myself. I went in there only expecting to see a loss of 2 at the most, so you can imagine my surprise. A big "Are you kidding me????", was said and the sweet lady assured me that no, she was not in fact kidding. I gushed and gushed and she gave me two stickers. Which only added to my excitement. I'm a child still, I swear it.
My first goal is 5% of my weight, which is 8 pounds, so I am almost there. I have 31 pounds to go before I get to my ultimate goal. A long way to go, but I KNOW I can do it!

For me, this week.. I think the biggest thing I learned was portion control. Holy moly, does that make a difference! And I was eating wayyyy too much! It has really helped to measure everything out this week. Especially salad dressing. Two tablespoons is A LOT less than I thought it was! The second biggest thing I think would be... no mindless snacking. Before WW, I would get everything out to make a sandwich, and snack on an extra piece of cheese while I made it. And that can be applied to anything. Always munching on something. Those little extra things during the day really add up!

During this week, I will work on compiling a list of weekly topics so you can be more prepared (if this even works!) Please participate, y'all! Don't make me feel like the loser blogger that I probably really am that has no friends ;) And let your friends know about it as well! I'm telling you.. I'm really going to need the motivation!

I can't wait to hear from you all!


9 comments:

Jessica said...

I'm not trying to lose weight at the moment, but I've always found that portion control helps. Also, having to write down everything you eat seems to help as well. And LOTS of WATER!!

Congrats on losing 5 pounds! Keep it up and you are doing great!

Katie @ Loves of Life said...

Congrats honey. My first week was the best, ever! 6.6lbs. I almost died. I love the first week on WW :) After that it went down to a steady 1-2lbs a week. And remind yourself that is STILL amazing. Slow off means it stays off! You're doing awesome. Congrats.

C. E. Welch said...

I think my first week or so on spark was drastic like that. Then it's good to focus on 1 to 2 pounds a week. Slower weight loss allows your skin to catch up, so you won't have to deal with extra saggy skin when you hit your goal weight.

Being held accountable for my food is what worked for me before. For some reason, it's harder for me to hold myself accountable when my husband is around!

I did a post and tried the linky thing.

Grace said...

I linked up and posted but I just realized that the link up only allows people who see your blog to see who is participating. I want my readers to be able to get to your blog and link up. I am going to go back and just add your blog post URL. But is there any fancy linkup or something to show people where

The Mrs. in Stilettos said...

Congrats! 5 Pounds is an AMAZING start!

Cam and Kristy said...

I just started WW on Saturday so I haven't had a weekly weigh-in yet, but I discovered the same things as you did ... I snacked A LOT! I think it was mostly as something to do out of boredom. In the 3 days I've been tracking my intake, I've managed to avoid most of the snacking and when I do need a little something, I hit up the free points of fruits or veggies! My goal is to drop about 40 lbs before starting on Baby #2. This is by no means my ultimate end target, but hopefully an attainable goal that matches our family planning calendar! I'll need lots of encouragement and prayers to get there...

By the way, AWESOME job on your first week!

JG said...

Sorry I'm late to the party! I think my posts will have to come on Tuesdays. :p

5 pounds is so exciting!! You can so do this!

Mallory said...

I started WW about 6 weeks ago. I have lost around 10 lbs which is good but I have a LONG way to go, as in around 100 lbs.

My blog is all about my struggles while losing weight and trying to learn to run so that I can complete a half marathon(or 3, Disney Tinkerbell, Disney Princess and Ft Hood Run to Remember) next year. I don't have many followers so I would love some new readers. It is just me talking about what works for me, what doesn't and the ups and downs of the whole process.

Ashleigh said...

YAY 5 lbs!! In 6 weeks or so, I can join the weight loss efforts! until then, I'd be making negative progress...