I actually GAINED weight (albeit only 0.8 pounds) on my second week of Weight Watchers. Why? It’s not a mystery. It was self-sabotage.
It goes like this: in my first week, I "cheated" a little, by not really tracking my points while away on a girls’ weekend. I had a bit of Smartfood, a handful or two of M&Ms, some licorice, pizza and even a slurpee float with soft-serve. I expected the worst on Wednesday when I weighed in, but when I saw that I had still, somehow! managed to lose 6 pounds in that same week, I let it go to my head. And then during week two, I let things slide a little. I would have some cheese & crackers and not write it down. I had chicken fingers and fries for dinner with the kids one evening. I had cookies for a snack instead of apples.
I was, simply put, STUPID.
But hey, at least it was only 0.8 pounds, right? I mean, not even one whole pound. Still. It felt terrible…losing ground in a major battle sucks, even if it’s only a few precious inches. Why waste time, effort and money if I’m not even going to try?
But this week, I’ve written down my goals on my WW tracker. I AM GOING TO STICK TO THE PROGRAM 100% AND I WILL WORK OUT 4X AND WALK 3X. I know that writing something down, telling others about it and saying it to yourself are all proven ways to make your goals more likely to succeed. And I really want to succeed. I do. I want to get it right (again) this time. I want to beat back this dragon of obesity and keep it at bay forever.
I want it more than I want deep-fried food. Or cookie dough. I do. IdoIdoIdo!