Wednesday, March 06, 2013
Today was my first weigh-in since I started focusing on following my program rather than losing x number of pounds per week. I didn't weigh in last week since I'd been avoiding the scale, BUT I've lost 11 lbs. (175 to 164) since starting Weight Watchers on Jan. 1! I'm very happy with this, especially since I was *totally* off plan for about 2 weeks in February. I actually regained during that time, which caused me to shift my focus to staying on plan.
As I weighed in, I was conscious of what was on my work schedule today...a potluck. We're a bunch of Southerners who love to cook, love to eat, and even love taking shortcuts with pre-packaged food. I work with a lot of very giving people, who today showed they care with food. Lots and lots of food.
Sandwiches, chips, dips, cheese, crackers, meatballs, three cakes, and two boxes of cookies. I even contributed with a platter of spiral sandwiches. Normally this would send me in a tail spin - I. heart. party food. But I made a very small, Points Plus friendly plate. Before I would have piled my plate up with free food, but I didn't see anything that was worth blowing my Points on.
I had an especially tiring work day yesterday, but I still made myself go to the gym after my daughter went to bed. I didn't feel like going, which is exactly *why* I went. I burned about 400 calories on the Elliptical Trainer, so it was definitely worth dragging myself out of the house.
As TORIAMAE pointed out on my last blog, the "input instead of output" method seems to be working!