First weigh-in. Well, THAT’S annoying!


So, yeah, I know WW says I’m not supposed to, but I’ve been looking at the scale every morning since re-joining and following the “Simple Start” plan for a week.  I was feeling really good because after gaining a random pound the first day, the number kept going down, down, down every day after.  By yesterday morning I was down 4 whole pounds!

I made sure I laid off the sodium yesterday.  No super salty foods, no diet soda …. lots and lots of water.  I followed the plan all day (as I have all week) and felt pretty good when I went to bed last night.  I was happy I’d wake up this morning and head into the meeting with a FOUR POUND loss.  WOOP!!!

But wouldn’t you know it.  This is SO typical for my body.  I woke up this morning almost 2 pounds up from yesterday.  Why?  WHO ON EARTH KNOWS!  It’s just what my body does.  All the time.  It’s really frustrating and annoying, and it’s actually the reason I weigh in daily instead of once a week (See more on that in this post I wrote a while back).  So at least when my weight pops up for no apparent reason, I don’t feel like I’ve been a complete failure all week.

So anyway…. I just got back from my official weigh-in and according to the WW scale, I lost a whopping 1.2 pounds this week.  *sigh*

Yes, yes, I know, I know…. I don’t need the lecture about how 1-2 pounds is the recommended weight loss, and that 1 pound of fat is like that big scary lump of yellow stuff they show you in the meetings.  I know.  It’s just really frustrating when I know there is no way on earth I actually, legitimately, gained 2 pounds overnight and it’s like the Weight Loss Gods like to play a little joke on me every weigh-in day just to get a laugh. Well I don’t think it’s funny!

But ok we’ll go with it.  As I promised myself I would do every Friday… here is my official WW weigh-in for 2/7/14: 204.8 lbs.
Hopefully I’ll have better luck next week.

Here’s to week 2 of Simply Filling!


Day 5 – Weight Watchers ‘Simple Start’


Well, as I mentioned the other day… I rejoined Weight Watchers last week.  So far the only change to the plan I’ve noticed is the new “Simple Start,” which is basically just 2 weeks of following the Simply Filling plan before diving into the regular WW Points Plus plan (or choosing to stay with Simply Filling if you wish). 

It’s probably a good idea, as it helps you focus on eating whole foods instead of the processed weight-loss junk WW has a bad reputation of pushing.  But I have to say — I’m a bit skeptical about it.  Only because with Simply Filling you don’t have to track or measure anything except for foods that are not on the list of “Power Foods.”  That worries me a bit because a big part of the reason I’m here is that I’m not good with portion control (obviously).

But so far, so good, I think.  I already eat a very whole-foods-based diet, so it hasn’t been much of a challenge for me… and I’m kinda loving that I get 7 points a day to eat chocolate or peanut butter or whatever other “cheats” I want.  That’s kind of nice.

Oh and I peeked at the scale this morning and it was looking pretty good.  So I’m  just going to keep plugging along and hope Friday morning’s weigh-in makes me a believer!  I’ll keep you posted!