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