Well...I had a real "Wow!" moment weighing in after my first week back with SW. I'd lost 13.5lbs.
Now - I need to qualify that a bit :
- I have huuuuuuge amounts to lose, so I know the first week isn't representative!
- Water loss - probably a few pounds
- When I weighed in to discover I was 22st 11lbs it was mid-morning and I was dressed. Not heavy clothes, by any means, but jogging bottoms and a light fleece top weigh something, after all...
So after the first week back on plan when I weighed first thing in the morning (post loo visit, and naked ) to discover I'd lost almost a stone was something of a shock. In fact I had to double and triple check it to make sure I wasn't seeing things. In fact, I was only looking at the "pounds" on the scale to start with and I had one moment of thinking "Oh heck, how have I *gained* half a pound after being so good?!" then I looked at the "stones" side and nearly fell off the scales. Despite knowing I didn't really lose 13.5lbs I'm going to damn well claim I did
I can't believe how good it made me feel - knowing I'd loved my first week back on plan, eating great food, not being hungry, not feeling deprived *and* having that great result. I skipped through yesterday - people at work remarked on how happy I looked (didn't tell them why, though!). So, now I'm starting this diary to remind me of that feeling in the time to come because I know not every week is going to be this easy. Oh boy.
This is the second time I've tried SW to lose weight. I did it successfully once before, probably starting from about 21st and I got down to 16st then, I don't know what happened. I just gave up I suppose. I got lazy. I ate too much crap and I drank too much beer and I'm back where I started, and then some!
I've never joined SW properly before. I used a friend's photocopied books (shhhhhh!) and I never went to a group. I'm so not a happy clappy group person. So I have joined up online (found a £40 off code!) and I'm really liking the online food diary and the syns thingie. I hope that by doing that, and by posting on here I will remain accountable to myself and to you guys. (And also, if I'm doing something fundamentally wrong, I know someone will spot it and shout at me .) This whole site has been inspirational for me and I intend to stick around.
So hello fellow WEMITTs