Down 1.8 lbs!
This puts me at 16 lbs lost “officially” since joining WW and 20 lbs (!!!) down total since the beginning of July. I skipped my weigh in last week since I was out of town to enjoy a day of tailgating in Gainesville (despite the many beers I drank while tailgating, I still had a significant loss on the scale). So really, this has been 14 weeks on Weight Watchers, but my 13th weigh in.
Twenty pounds is a milestone I’ve anxiously been waiting to hit. Sure, it’s just a number, but to me it’s a number that signals real progress and confirmation that I’m on the right path. I gained this amount of weight since the beginning of the year and I plan on leaving it in 2014 and never seeing it again. It’s funny because the weight I’m at now used to be the weight that would freak me out if I saw it on the scale. Now I’m happy to see this number! I still have about another 20 pounds to lose to hit my goal weight, so this also marks the halfway point to my goal. I don’t expect to get there any time soon, but I know if I keep doing what I’m doing I’ll get there eventually.
The downside to losing weight is I also lose points! As you lose weight your daily WW points total decreases, too, since it corresponds to how much you weigh. It definitely seems harder to stay within my points for the day, thankfully I have 49 extra for the week to use however I wish (wine!!).
I’m still not back into a solid exercise routine. Now that the weather’s getting nice, I plan on walking a lot more. Since I’ve been gifted a dog (don’t ask), I’ve been taking her on walks most days after work and on the weekends. I also went on a long walk along Bayshore, a beautiful pedestrian trail in Tampa that runs along the water. Definitely not a bad view!
I’ll be missing yet another weigh in this weekend since I’ll be out of town again. I’ll be with my family — so food will be a central activity. Wish me luck!
P.S. As I write this I’m eating zucchini noodles, aka zoodles. I bought a veggie spiralizer a few weeks ago (the Vegetti, you can find it in Bed, Bath & Beyond). I’ll try to put together a post about how I’ve been using it.