Weight Watchers – Weeks 3 and 4 of Meetings

I am still so happy with my decision to switch from doing Weight Watchers online only to going to the meetings in person.  After 12 weeks of online only I had bounced up and down like a yo-yo, but was right back to where I started and very frustrated.  I knew it was time for a change, but I was so nervous before my first official Weight Watchers meeting.  Luckily there was nothing for me to worry about and the meetings really have made a huge difference for me.  The accountability of weighing in and talking to a group about my weekly ups and downs is just what I needed.  For example, I always go buck wild on vacation and use it as an excuse for a food free for all, but I knew I had to come back and weigh in and I didn’t want to let my leader, the other people, or myself down so I was very happy when I broke even at my Weight Watchers post vacation check-in.

Since my post vacation check-in, where I broke even, I have had two more meetings.  (I plan on updating the blog with how I am doing, every once in a while, to keep you all in the loop and to hold myself accountable.)  When I went into my meeting at the end of week three I was expecting a loss because I had worked so hard to get back on track after vacation.  I wasn’t sure how much of a loss to expect though, and was thrilled when I was down 2.4 pounds for an overall total of 7.8 pounds lost since I started the meetings.  WW

My weigh in after week 4 was a bit scarier.  It was the first time I really didn’t want to step on that scale, but I forced myself to go to the meeting because I know I need to stay accountable.  I had worked out 6 days and eaten well at home, but I went out to eat with friends 3 times and didn’t watch what I ate much when I was out.  I was hoping to break even, so I was shocked when I lost 0.8 pounds which bought me to my 5% weight loss target for losing 8.6 pounds total.  I am so happy with the progress I have made in 4 weeks.  My pants don’t feel as tight and I am getting more used to the Weight Watchers plan and making healthier food choices.   WW2

I must admit that having lost a bit of weight definitely made back-to-school shopping a lot more fun.  While I desperately need some new teacher pants I held out on buying any because I am hoping to drop a few more pounds and I want to wait and buy them then to make sure they fit. 
However, I was the sale queen and got a few great deals.  Losing a bit of weight, and feeling as thought I am on the right track, is making me feel more confident in my clothes. 

I got this great sheer, flowy, nautically inspired shirt and the white tank to go underneath it both for 7 dollars and jumped on the deal because it was very flattering.WW4

I found this fun necklace on super sale, plus I had a $10 off coupon on top of the sale. I thought it would be a great way to dress up some of my teaching outfits.   WW5

While I was buying a pair of comfy flats to teach in I found these bad boys for only $20.  I rarely wear heels, and only own one plain black pair.  These are not my normal style, but they just called to me and I LOVE them.  Maybe I am becoming a bit more stylish and/or adventurous.  Now to figure out what to wear them with.  ww3

Finally, I was telling my buddy about my new shoes and about how I am having trouble figuring out what to wear them with.  I mentioned it was hard to tell how they looked since I could not see my pants/feet.  She was really surprised that the only mirrors I have are the ones over the bathroom sink and convinced me to buy a full-length mirror.  I picked one up at Target for $15, that came with built in over the door hangers, and I was able to hang it in about a minute with no tools.  Don’t know why I didn’t do that sooner. (Excuse the pjs.  I hung it Friday night and I was in bed by 8 to get ready for my long run.  Though it turns out I am a failure at that with some long runs and late nights.)  WW6

What fun purchases have you made lately?
Where do you find the best sales/bargains?


  1. says

    Yay!! Congrats on the consistent weight loss girl!! So happy for you! I love a great bargain, & you’re right – that top looks great on you! Some great finds. :)
    I really need to get a full length mirror… I don’t own one either & always have to ask my husband if my shoes go with my outfit. 😉 I think I need to visit Target to snag one of those over the door mirrors!

    • says

      Last week they were an extra 10% off with the Target Cartwheel app. You should check and see if they still are?

  2. says

    Congrats on your awesome weight loss progress! It must be satisfying to see your hard work pay off. And looks like you found some fantastic deals when you were shopping. I really love a good deal. I’ve found that I’m really good at finding deals during the holiday shopping season and am really good at finding great prices on kitchen stuff and other housewares.

  3. says

    I NEVER shop for clothing but the other day I actually TRIED CLOTHING ON and bought 3 NICE (non-athletic) tops! I am shocked, shocked I tell you! But guess what? I have yet to wear ANY OF THEM – AH ha ha ha ah! I wonder if I will… Where is the receipt just in case 😉

    • says

      I find that I am always in workout clothing. However, now that it is back to school time I do need some teacher clothes.

  4. says

    You’re doing so well! Glad the meetings made such a difference for you. I’m really bad about non-running clothes and can’t even remember the last piece of “civilian” clothing I got. That said, I scored an awesome pair of Lulu capris on sale. Because one can never have too many, right?

  5. says

    SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy for you Abby!!! I think the being in person, especially with weight loss needs & having that face to face support is so important! LOVE your new finds too – beautiful!!!!!

  6. says

    Great job on the weight loss!!!
    Love the new purchases!!!
    BTW – how tall are you?! I think that you look great!

  7. says

    LOVING those shoes! Girl! Those heels! I never wear heels!! I’m holding out on back to school shopping too…. but I have some crazy shopping to do and stuff coming up! AHHHH! *shhh.. its still a secret*

    • says

      I don’t usually wear heels either, because I teach in flats, but I’m trying to be a bit more stylish on weekends.
      And yes, you have lots of fun shopping coming up:)