Weigh-in for October 13, 2007

Current weight: 311
Difference from last entry: -3.5
Difference from 2007 starting weight (335.5): 24.5

I am all grins and smiles right now. 🙂 I’m down another three pounds or so (mebbe a little less; we had to switch scales this week). I’ll know for certain when I weigh in at WW@W tomorrow. But I am fairly confident that I lost weight. And I am fairly confident that it is because of my dedication to the plan.

As silly as it can be sometimes, Weight Watchers has given me something that I’ve been lacking: structure. Between knowing how many points I have to eat in a day and having to be accountable to it – both on the daily food log and in the weekly meetings – I have found that I can no longer just wing it. I need to think about meals (I spent a good five minutes trying to figure out what to order when I had to make a stop at KFC this weekend). I need to decide what is worth the points, and what isn’t. I need to choose to drink water, even though I might want something sweeter. I have to be accountable.

I don’t know if I really learned anything important this week. Maybe it was learning that, after a really bad day, I can still recover and move on. One splurge won’t throw off anyone’s program, as long as they learn from it, and make plans to make sure that they don’t repeat it.

Actually, I guess that is pretty important. 🙂

One other thing, and I keep harping on this: the importance of an anchor. I wear my TARDIS key necklace every day, and Erin has noticed how much I rely on it nowadays. When I am tempted, I actually grab ahold of the necklace and hold on until that craving passes. It’s my way of remembering the promise I made, both to myself and my family. I will get to a healthy weight. I will make permanent changes to my lifestyle. I will fix what I have done to myself.

I will!

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