Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Weigh in Wednesday

Well despite E being sick and being up part of the night with him I made it to my meeting this morning.  The verdict for my first week at Weight Watchers....

-2.4 pounds

Honestly my first instinct was "That's all?!"  My co-worker who attends meetings with me and is already much smaller than me pulled in a 4 pound weight loss in week 1.  And I really rocked it out this week.  I think I bought into the fact that "Week 1" is supposed to be a magical number you never really experience again.

But the more I think about it the more I'm doing ok with that number.  First, it is a loss after all, so that's good.  I also asked my leader who asked me about my exercise.  When I said I worked out 4 times that week, she mentioned that when you first start working out your muscles like to hold on to extra fluid and it takes 2-3 weeks for the regular exercise to get the muscles to settle into a new routine.

So ultimately I am exactly where I was last night.

1.  I did the plan and was successful this week.
2.  I need to do the plan as wholeheartedly this week as last week.

So that's what I'm going to do.

8 comments:

Amelia Sprout said...

2.4 is NOTHING to sneeze at. You will have weeks with more (part of being bigger is that we're more likely to have larger losses) you will have weeks with less. You have the best attitude possible. Just keep moving forward.

Gina said...

The best news is you lost something not gained something! I always figure at least I didn't gain something! Be proud of yourself and know that your making strides!

Meredith said...

Excellent Liz! You are sticking to it, eating right and being active! You will continue to succeed! I'm glad you made it even though you didn't get much sleep, it shows your determination and that is KEY!

Laura P said...

2.4 is great Liz! Stick with it and you will be successful.

Missy said...

This is great, Liz! I wish I could lose 2.4 pounds in one week. :) You are inspiring me! :)

anna_r said...

Way to go, friend!! I'm proud of you.

Valerie said...

2.4 pounds is awesome!!! If you lost that much every week for 1 year, you'd lose over 124 pounds. Obviously, you are doing everything right, and that has been reflected in the scale. Congratulations!

Jen H-Running Free said...

Great job Liz! You are doing it and I am so happy for you! It's hard but the pay off is so worth it! Keep it up!