Last night, Annie and I weighed in at Weight Watchers. After a horrible week of eating, I was still down 1.4 pounds, for a total weight loss since joining of 5.4 pounds in two weeks. If I can keep steady at a 1.5 pound loss per week, that would mean that I could lose 6 pounds a month. Over the next five months, I could lose as much as 30 pounds. That would get me back to a much more comfortable weight. I would be closer to 253, or a weight so low that I can’t even remember the last time I was in the 250’s.
On average, I was using over 55 points per day, out of my allotted 61. I earned 28 activity points and didn’t use any weekly points. Looking at these numbers, I can tell that I would not have lost any weight if I had eaten all of my daily points and used up both my activity and weekly points. I think Weight Watchers gave me too many initial points, because they didn’t realize how sedentary my life is. I’ll be trying to keep to ten points per day under what they’ve allotted me until they start taking more than a few points away from me. From there, I’ll have to figure it out day by day, knowing that my absolute cap is what they’ve given me to use.
Upon entering my new weight into the smartphone application, it let me know they’ve taken away my first point. This week I’ll only have 60 points to use per day.
I have been continuing to try to eat a higher protein diet, but it is hard. I know I could be doing better on food. Last week, I went out to East Side Mario’s, Arby’s, Teriyaki Experience, and more. Last night at the movies, I indulged heavily and then again at Starbucks.
I’m going to have to be really focused this week if I want to see a loss for next Tuesday. Wish me luck!