Sunday, June 2, 2013

What's Goin' On

I've been a bad blogger lately, so let's catch up.

Since I last posted, I went out of town to my roommate's lake house in Michigan for Memorial Day weekend. It was amazing to get out of the city for a few days, and we all had a fabulous time. Also... I didn't track for 2.5 days. 

This was pretty monumental for me, considering I started WW two weeks before Thanksgiving, and have religiously tracking my points every damn day since then. Yes, I tracked on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, Easter, St. Patrick's Day, and even my birthday. But for some reason, I just wanted a little break. There was delicious food everywhere (filet! potato salad! chicken sausage! licorice! lemon squares!), so I took full advantage. And there may or may not have been a quarter pounder in there too (hint: there was).

What did I learn from two days tracker free? Well, for starters, while I ate pretty crappily, I realized I was actually eating LESS than what I normally eat. I didn't realize how much I'm used to eating, because I'm eating fruits and vegetables (which are mostly zero points) all the time. So, without my arsenal of fruits and veggies, I wasn't eating as much as usual. However, of the food I did eat, not much of it was healthy.

But what I also learned was that I am truly thankful for Weight Watchers, because it really has changed my life. Even though I joked for the first week 3 months that "I know I'm doing it right when I go to bed and my stomach is growling," the last 6 months have really changed my life. I feel so much more in control of myself, just from gaining control over my eating habits. I [usually] don't feel deprived, and I completely understand why the system works. It's not a diet. It's a lifestyle change. And, ironically, it was two days spent not tracking that taught me this. Having gone tracker-free, I have so much more faith that these are changes that will stick with me long after I reach my goal weight. In fact, I was more than ready to get back on the wagon after my two days off. I never thought I would say that!

So the downside to my weekend of eating was a 2lb gain, but it was also my time of the month, so I'm not convinced that's the true damage I did. Either way, it was worth it.

And I just snuck a peek at the scale this morning, and I plan to have an amazing weigh-in this Wednesday. The 50lb milestone is coming up next, and I can't wait to get there!

Bought this skirt on the right in college, and it was too small
to wear then. Imagine my surprise when I dug it out
last week for the first time and it's nearly too big!


  1. Awesome job, congratulations! It's funny how getting track can remind you how great it is to be on track sometimes!


  2. That's great! You are looking amazing!