Holy wow, folks!! I have been doing WW for one week now and really don’t feel like I have been cutting back much on eating. So, after having posted about my confusion with being allowed to eat so much…or what feels like so much when you are trying to go down in size…I had quite a surprise this morning.
I lost three inches overall!!!! I lost an inch on my waist, bust and hips! YES!!! No change in my arms and legs (weird, because my limbs are doing all the exercise!), but I can deal with chunky limbs if my waist line gets back to where I want it! The rest will follow eventually.
I have no idea if I have lost any weight. I don’t own any scales. Perhaps I should, since I am doing Weight Watchers, not Size Watchers. But as much as I like to watch the numbers go down on the scales, I get just as much, if not more, of a thrill from seeing the changes in the inches I lose and the way my clothes fit (and eventually, won’t fit anymore…in a good way!). Point I can make about that is, years ago, I was going to a gym quite faithfully. It was a student special for eight months. At the end of those months, I was really upset when we did my final weigh-in and I had only lost five pounds. I was crushed and quite frankly embarrassed. I thought I was doing so well. Then the trainer got out the tape measure. When she finished and compared the numbers, I had ended up losing a total of 17 inches overall. She had never seen that before…so many inches but so few pounds. Of course part of it was likely due to gaining muscle after losing fat, but I am pretty sure it’s just my make-up. I used to and probably always will, weigh a little more than people the same size as me.
Sooo…my biggest priority when it comes to results are the inches I lose.
The exercise I am getting in is not very difficult. I am making it a priority to get outside every day for at least 30 minutes of brisk walking. I have gotten lazy when it comes to getting down on the floor at home and toning, but not beating myself up over it, because I will do it; I know I have to. Besides, seeing results makes me want it more!
And so it has begun.