Monday, April 27, 2009

post-week end update

My week end was wild. Kind of reminded me of that SATC episode where they all go out and meet sailors. Going to WW Sat morning on 3 hrs of sleep while still feeling pretty intoxicated was quite amusing (not to mention hard on the ears). The replacement leader is quite the loud talker so as you can imagine the meeting was a little uncomfortable. I was down 1.6 lbs, so I'm pretty happy about that. Turns out the week before I stayed the same.

I don't know why this annoyed me, but replacement leader was chit chatting with me after she weighed me in, freaked on how much weight I've lost, and then starts offering tips. Yes, I know, that's what they're paid to do, but at this stage in the game I think I've got the hang of it. She was offering food suggestions like " have you tried egg whites" or " have you ever bought frozen fruit".  Maybe this conversation would have been interesting a year and a half ago, but I could actually be giving her words of wisdom in the food dept. I've lost more than double what she has (not that it's a competition, just a statement) and I'm pretty sure I've heard of egg whites. I did find out that our regular leader will be coming back next week so I'm just stoked.

What I asked her was where do I find the old me from last year who wouldn't bite like or taste anything without writing it down. Where is the girl that wrote points values on all the food and had the portions already seperated & measured? I don't entirely miss that obsessive lifestyle. I think it's a normal stage when anyone begins WW but as time goes on, you get more and more comfortable and you realize that you needn't obsess. This is a permanent lifestyle change, and I certainly don't want to be permanently writing all over the food I buy. 

I've got another 25-30 lbs to go and nothing is going to stop me but myself. I've promised myself that I wouldn't give up or stop 90% of the way (which I've been known to do) and finish what I've started.


A True Heart Girl in Jersey said...

Well that's a damn good question. I ask myself that too, in a different way. "Where is the girl who last year refused to let any carbs other than the carbs in vegetables pass her lips?" In the low-carb world, they call it "Carb-creep" because it creeps back into the eating plan. You know, you could make it an exercise or experiment just for two days. See if you could write down the points on everything just for two days....? You might find you don't need to, or you might find that it is a good reminder. Now, excuse me, I have to go eat all the carbs that have crept into my cabinets. :-p

American in Norway said...

WOW! You look amazing! I am just starting to try to lose 60 lbs... in my first week... so off to snoop through your blog for some pointers... Good luck!

SeaShore said...

It's like you start off all gung-ho and trying to be perfectly on plan, and then as you get results and start to feel pretty good, you start to slack off. Almost as if you forget about the hard work it took to get to this point! It's what I've been thinking about me lately, anyway.

Good luck with those last pounds.