Friday, May 22, 2020

Day 8 - 5/21/20 First Weigh In

Well, I won't keep you in suspense.

I lost 7.8 pounds for my first week on Weight Watchers!!!

I'm so happy I got through the week and I stayed strong.  Seeing that loss made all the struggle completely worth it.

A few things have already changed in the last week.

1. My mindset is different.  At the beginning of the week, I wasn't sure if I could do this.  I struggled with the thought of just giving up and eating what I wanted.  Now, I know I can get through this.  I know the struggles aren't over and probably will never be over, but I know I can be strong.  Waking up in the morning when I didn't overeat is such a fantastic feeling, too.

2. I don't hurt as bad when I exercise.  At the beginning of the week when I did my walks on the treadmill, I had to take a break almost every 5 minutes for at least 20-30 seconds because my ankles were hurting so much.  By the end of the week, I was walking the full 30 minutes without stopping.  Today, I even felt so good that I jogged.  I jogged for 1 minute and walked for 2 minutes for a total of 30 minutes.  After that, I was tired but I went outside to play soccer with my older son and even did a bit of rollerblading.  I felt so great!  My movement is definitely increasing.

3. I'm not as hungry.  In the beginning of the week, I was constantly hungry.  I wanted to eat more the second I finished eating something else.  I have been trying to eat fuller meals that will keep me satisfied longer.  I also have plenty of foods to snack on when I feel like I need to eat that have a low point value.

4. I'm cooking more.  I am happy to be in my kitchen making some yummy food.  For a long time, I was not cooking except for putting frozen food in the oven.  I didn't care.  I had what was easy.  I look forward to getting in the kitchen everyday now.

5. I'm not as lazy.  Before, I could sit around all day and be content.  Now, I am always getting up to do something.  My house is so much cleaner and organized.  The effect of that is a lot less chaos in my mind.  I still have work to do but everyday gets better.

So in one week, so much has already changed.  I can't want to keep going and see where this takes me.  I want to be healthy and I know I can do this.  And if I can do it, so can you!

Until next time,

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