Thursday, May 24, 2007

First Week Minus Three Pounds

No one was surprised but me that I had actually lost weight this past week - my first week in Weight Watchers. But, I lost three pounds.

My first day was horrible. I couldn't imagine what I was going to eat; the material is not arranged according to my logic; I didn't know if the foods I usually eat fit in the point system. So, I had hysterics part of the first day and a lot of anxiety the second day. By then, I had figured out the on-line point keeper and things were looking up.

I did go over my allotted points and bonus points but only by one point. And, although I felt hungry a couple of times, I distracted myself by doing things that absorbed me and getting away from the kitchen. I drank lots of water and suffered through a couple of abominable lunches and dinners that we created with few points. I'll know better next time. Now I know how to fix the things we like and keep our points down.

Lisa lost 3.2 pounds and our other friend who joined with us lost 8.8 pounds - of course, she did it the hard way with an intestinal infection.

The second week may be the hardest for me as I figure out different foods and try to avoid all the wonderful lures of food on a cruise ship.

This will be my last post until June 3rd or 4th. We are on our way to Bermuda.

Blessings to all of you.


Missy said...

Congratulation--keep up the good work.

Wormwood's Doxy said...

Yay!! God bless you, Share Cropper---safe travels. I'll be praying both for your trip and your will power while you are gone!

Grandmère Mimi said...

Wonderful, Share Cropper. I am so proud of you. Have a lovely cruise. Vaya con Dios.

Judith said...

Share Cropper,

Be of good cheer! My own dear husband lost 96 pounds last year with Weight Watchers, and has kept it off so far! Now I wish he would lose 60 for me!

Blessings on you!

Cecilia said...

Congratulations on the hard first week. You are to be commended!

And traveling mercies to you. I hope the trip is richly rewarding.

Pax, C.

Eileen said...


And I hope you had an excellent trip!