I’ve just completed day 3 of calorie counting, and I like it. It’s just easier right now.
And even though I’ve committed to tracking my caloric intake, I couldn’t resist going to my Weight Watchers meeting tonight. I was a couple of pounds up which I expected after almost a month of travel, very little exercise and delicious food. But that changed when I got home, and I’ve been at the gym all week (which feels great, by the way.)
Weight Watchers showed me how to get started, and I’m not ready to tell them goodbye so I’m going to continue weighing in at my meeting. I would really miss the meetings (the people in the meeting) if I didn’t attend them, and it’s still important to me to keep an official weight-loss record so I asked for a new record book. I realize that it would be silly to continue paying $40 dollars a month just to weigh-in, but it’s more than that to me so I haven’t decided what to do yet.
Maybe I’ll weigh-in every other week, or maybe I’ll do it once a month. As I write this, weighing in bi-weekly seems like a good idea. It’s enough time to show progress without being too obsessive or too nonchalant. The numbers still matter, but I can check in on my home scale too. And the truth is, I know if I’m making progress or not based on my actions (at least most of the time) so I think bi-weekly just became my new gig.
What I have decided to do is to concentrate on making healthy eating my focus right now. I skipped eating out tonight – something that I’ve typically done after every meeting since joining Weight Watchers. Instead, I came home, measured my food and stayed on target. And I feel good about that choice and hope to build on it throughout the weekend.
On a completely different note, I still haven’t decided whether or not to read The Hunger Games. My friends (who have made other excellent recommendations) insist that I should read it so it will eventually happen. Is anyone seeing the movie this weekend?