Saturday, February 11, 2012
Saturday Weigh In - 02/11
The first week always comes with a dramatic loss. I think the biggest loss I've personally had was 7 (or maybe it was 8) pounds. That's a lot to lose in one week. For those of you who don't know - the initial weight loss (in excess of 3 pounds) the first couple weeks is mostly "water weight."
With that said, it still most definitely counts as lost weight - but (to me) it's mostly a number thing. This is why I refuse to be a slave to the scale anymore - I'm using my body as the primary guide (clothes feeling loser, feeling less bloated, etc...). I'm planning to post a bit more about this soon.
Blah, blah, blah... On to my weigh in.
Current weight: 266.2
Last week's weight: 276
Difference: -9.8 lbs
Total lost: -9.8 lbs
I almost couldn't believe the numbers when I saw them. This has been the biggest weight loss I have ever seen in a single "first" week! I do have to note a couple things though...
1) I was bad about eating all my "points" this week!
I know how important it is to eat enough calories, but I ate plenty of food and didn't feel hungry - so I really couldn't force myself to eat just to fill up for the sake of "eating all my points." Some days I'm hungrier than others - I'll happily eat a bit fuller on those days, but if I've eaten a great breakfast, lunch, dinner AND a couple snacks - and still have points left over, then so be it.
2) Friday I fasted.
I still had one day left to make up for the fasting I missed in Ramadan (the month Muslims fast). I wanted to go ahead and get it done - so I fasted from sunrise til sunset yesterday (about 12 hours). Some of the dramatic loss this week might be partly attributed to the fasting, even if only a pound.
I journal everything I eat/drink on an online calendar and keep track of my points (I'm using the old Weight Watcher Point system because the newer one didn't really work well for me the last time I tried it). The calendar is linked to the blog; be sure to check in and see what I've been eating. You can scroll through the previous days - who knows, you might get a few meal ideas too (recipe requests are more than welcome).
Note: We eat "dinner" at the lunch time - so you'll notice my dinners are more like lunches (leftovers, veggie burgers, soup/salad, etc...).