"We're Not Using the Zed-Word"
Okay, so some of you might be feverish with anticipation about how the Weight Watchers thing is going. And yes, this is not going to become Catholic SlimMonkey anytime soon. But I do think that it is useful for folks to hear that everyone has something to work on in order to get their lives in order.
I weighed in the first week after being very good and very conscious of what I was eating. I stepped on the scale and the news came back none to stellar. I gained the first week. The group leader did her best to reassure me that this is normal, that the body rebels against the first changes and therefore stores some extra weight. I went up 3.3 lbs. I was really crushing, but then and there I decided that I was going to "just keep swinging." This has becoming my new motto.
So, went back to what I was doing, I paid attention to all my hunger and fullness signs and plugged along.
I go back to the center for my 2nd week weigh-in and got quite a little shock. Yes, like Val Kilmer in "Real Genius": "As I was making my preparation for hari-kari, I made a discovery." Let me assure you that this discovery out does the ability to lase a stick of dynamic by freezing xenon in an argon matrix. (Poseur Flim Dorks need not apply.)
I dropped weight, quite a little bit of weight. I was so shocked that at first I didn't hear the number, so I asked for confirmation. I lost 7.6 lbs. this week. I burst out with an ecstatic "boo-yah!" and sat down to enjoy my meeting.
Now, before you bombard me with emails about not to get too excited, please spare yourselves the effort. I have been on enough weight programs to know that spikes and fluxes are normal at the beginning. The real effort comes when you plateau although I suspect that is not on the immediate horizon. Either way, with this week's weight loss, that brings my losses back to the acceptable 2 lbs/week.