Weekly Weigh-In – Week Two

Fridays are my weigh-in day for Weight Watchers. The first week I weighed myself every day and when I saw the scale go down a bit each time I felt a lot more motivated to push through. This week I decided to follow the rules and wait the entire week before testing the scale. The verdict – I lost two pounds. Which is better than gaining weight. Better than staying the same. Better than only losing one pound. But two pounds? It seems so miniscule. Especially considering I hardly used any of my extra food points for the week. Most days I didn’t even reach my maximum points for the day and I still only lost two pounds?? It doesn’t feel like enough.

This second week was a whole lot easier, though. There were occasional afternoons where I’d wish I could just binge on some junk food, but for the most part I was simply making better decisions and eating pretty full meals without ever feeling desperately hungry like I was that first week. One of my best discoveries has been Brownberry Healthful Bread – one slice is only one point. So a lot of days this week I had two pieces of toast and a banana for breakfast, only using two points of my entire limit. Other days I’d have my two slices of bread to make a 3 or 4 point sandwich at lunch. I think it’s impossible for me to ever give up bread completely, so I’m glad I found a way to eat some without it fattening me up. It’s pretty tasty too.

Now one of my only complaints is how sick of fruits and vegetables I’m already getting. I don’t think I actually ate any salads this past week (maybe my reason for only losing two pounds instead of over three like the first week!). And for awhile I was using fruit, mostly grapes, to sustain me any time I got hungry, but that’s kind of old too. I guess I need to find a way to make fruits and vegetables more exciting. Without adding extra calories…

Anyway, it’s been much easier this week until today. I kind of feel like I relapsed a bit. First of all, I decided to BAKE. Pumpkin muffins, which were delicious, and only 4 points if I had eaten one. But of course I had two. I don’t like using so many points in the morning. Then I took the boys on a super long walk and we got home two hours later than we usually eat lunch. I was starving so I had toast with nutella, chips, and a small chocolate square. I feel guilty and yucky now. But I learned my lesson – never let so much time go between eating or I won’t have the willpower to make the right choices. Hopefully week three will be even easier the more I put these decisions into practice.

3 thoughts on “Weekly Weigh-In – Week Two”

  1. Awesome on the two pounds! That is great. Down 5 pounds in two weeks is great! Your lunch doesn't sound so horrible. Plus u went for a walk. Give yourself a little break…have a great week next week. And remember, there will come a week where u gain, but it is okay. It's all about the big picture!

  2. Thanks, Jami. I think it was just that I was sooo hungry I had no desire whatsoever to be healthy and totally scarfed down all that food. I feel pretty crappy now and mad at myself for giving in. I guess it happens, though. I just don't have a lot of patience and feel like the weight should be dropping off faster since it feels like I've changed my life so drastically in the last two weeks! Oh well.

  3. Next week you will double your weight loss, you might not be eating enough to lose. Don't get discouraged 2 pounds in a week is alot! Keep up the good work. 🙂

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