It could be worse. I could be putting it back on. But as it stands, I’m certainly not ‘losing it’. On the surface it’s pretty discouraging. Last week, after losing just 0.2 lbs in week 3 I was just about ready to give up on WeightWatcher ProPoints, but I’ve decided to hang on a bit longer.
In fact in the last 21 days I’ve managed to lose a grand total of 2lbs. Big whoop!
I know what people will say, ‘at least you lost’ or ‘it’s all part of the journey’ or ‘we all have our bad weeks’, because I also say these things to myself, but still I’m fed up.
Until last week, I’d stuck to the programme. I’d kept track of everything. I reserved 28 weeklies ProPoints left unused. I worked out as much as I could at the first part this stint, (things have slipped) but the weight came off in ounces.
Yes I’m eating healthily and that’s a good thing. Yes I’m exercising and that’s a good thing too. But let’s not kid ourselves, we put the time, effort and money into this thing to lose pounds…not grams.
I weighed myself this morning; I stayed exactly the same since last week. Mind you, it’s two days early for my weigh in, so all is not lost.
But then, I sat back and asked myself, “Sherrilynne, what changes have you really made?” And the honest answer is not that many.
My diet is usually very good so eating WW heathy foods is not a big change for me. And as my workload has picked up, I’ve not really been keeping the to my goal of exercising five times a week (especially these last two weeks). And despite having made a few changes to help improve my sleep, I know I’ve been slipping back into old habits, and a tired Sherrilynne is not an exercising Sherrilynne, that’s a fact.
So I guess I’m recognising that I’ve got to make more changes in my lifestyle if I want to keep on track. Looking at my WW food journal, it seems to me that I sometimes struggle to get in my five servings of fruit and veg each day. For the next week I’m really going to concentrate on that to see if it helps.
Also, I’m going to try again on the sleep front. Cut back on caffiene. Cut out the wine. No TV in bed. Let’s see how a few good nights’ sleep will help me in my ambition to be more active.
Seems like I have to keep learning the same lessons over and over.