Oh hey! I am just kicking it here in Yuma! It’s been a cool 100+ degrees all week and apparently the internet sucks and my post didn’t publish yesterday. Waaaah! I’m here for work, and it’s been SO crazy that this is the first opportunity I’ve had to talk about my starting Weight Watchers on Monday.
Last week I signed up here for a free meeting. I wanted to get the authentic Weight Watchers experience so I decided to attend a meeting instead of just signing up and following online. In the past I always found that I was the youngest person in the meetings. I also never found them all that helpful but I wanted to take this experiment head on with fresh eyes.
My plan for the first few days is to eat what I have normally been eating and see how many points they are to get a gauge on where the bulk of my calories are coming from and how to manipulate my day to be able to fit my point in without going over or getting hangry. I always have a hard time with mid day
binging snacking, so would like to get a hold on that this week.
That was the plan…
For someone who was aiming to hit the ground running on Monday, August 1, I’ve kind of failed. I did have grand plans to right every detail of my experience during my first meeting on Sunday. Pathetically, after seeing that f’ing number on the scale, and the pain from my knee injury (they think I tore my meniscus and possibly my MCL) reality hit. I spent the rest of Sunday in bed with my dogs watching a marathon of My 600lb life.
Oh man, that’s embarrassing to see in print.
But, I DID go to a Weight Watchers meeting. This was not my first trip to the Weight Watchers rodeo. When I walked into the meeting located in an office space in a strip mall I found the fluorescent lighting and plastic chairs a bit depressing. I am also not a huge fan of all of the products for sale, especially some of the pre packaged food.
You can probably deduce the mood I was in that day 😉
I really enjoyed our meeting leader Dave. I found Dave honest, endearing, and most importantly incredibly vested in what he was doing. You could tell immediately that he truly wanted you to succeed and help you do that. Dave started the meeting with an enthusiastic: “Welcome to another episode of Weighs of Our Live!.” Cute.
I basically checked out after that and thought, why am I here? But, there is definitely something about knowing that you will have to get on that scale every week with Dave on the other side of the table smiling, expecting to see the number drop that holds you more accountable. When I weigh in myself I feel like there is always an excuse to skip, or postpone the weigh in until I have “made up” for it.
Full disclosure I have not even had time to read through all of the materials they gave me last week.
I did pack a ton of healthy food and snacks for my trip since I was able to drive.
I have been at a conference since Monday, and have been counting my points with all of my snacks, breakfast, and lunch which I packed. We have been eating out at night so I haven’t been able to completely track dinner. I have been trying to keep it healthy-ish. I will be home tomorrow night, and come hell or high water I will be at that meeting on Sunday.
I also added a Weight Watchers Pinterest board, so make sure to check it out and let me know what kinds of recipes you are most interested in me trying and sharing with you.
How are your August goals coming along?
Until next time.