Thoughts Before Weigh-in

It’s weigh-in day and I should be getting ready to leave. But I’ve been frustrated with myself for not posting. I don’t want this blog to be a record of weigh-ins. I also want to post about what I’m doing and how I’m feeling in between the weigh-ins. I’m hoping that by doing that, I’ll be able to get a better handle on what’s working and what’s not.

I’ve had a pretty good week, and I’m pretty confident that I’ve lost weight. I just don’t know how much. I’m hoping it’s more than 1.5kg, because that would put me at my lowest weight since (re-)joining Weight Watchers. I’ve lost over 2kg each of the last two weeks, but I know it’s hard to maintain that for an extended period.

I just looked back at my records for the last two weeks, and the average number of points I’ve eaten in a day is less this week than last week, but there’s a larger range from day to day. Last week, I averaged 62 points a day, and the range was between 55 and 70, with 4 days in the 60s. This week, I averaged 56 points per day, but the range was from 43 to 74, with only 1 day in the 50s, none in the 60s, and 2 in the 70s. (Apologies to anybody reading this who hasn’t ever joined Weight Watchers and has no idea what “points” I’m talking about.)

Those days where I ate over 70 points were ones where I got really snackish. Lots of biscuits (cookies), potato chips, chocolate, etc. The one temptation I managed to avoid was alcohol. But still, when I say “lots”, it’s all relative. Two squares of chocolate, not the whole bar. A bag of potato chips, but it was one of those single-serve bags for the kids’ school lunch. So in that sense, it wasn’t all that bad. But still, I felt out of control. I ate the snacks I’d planned for the day, and then I ate more. And more. And more. Gotta watch that.

Ok, that’s it. I’m out of time. I’ll post the results when I get back.

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