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I have truly been wasting my money lately as I haven’t been using Weight Watchers Online at all. I haven’t used it for tracking, for pointing nor for logging my weight for the last couple of weeks.
I haven’t pointed any foods I have eaten. I haven’t kept an eye on what I have been eating. It’s all a waste of money, and I hate to do that.
I really think this is the wrong time of the year to be trying to lose weight. All I do is think of the once a year treats I allow myself at Christmas time. Things that wouldn’t normally make it to the shopping basket every week because there is no room left in the budget. I love evenings in late December, spreading brie and cranberry sauce on crackers. Oh, and pate! We can’t forget the mince pies either!
I think I am slowly coming to the conclusion that Christmas time is not for dieting. So rather than backing myself into a corner, making myself feel bad for not sticking to the diet or not making as much of an effort as I should, I am going to give myself permission to relax for the next couple of weeks.
I am not going to point, or track. I will weigh myself and I will keep myself aware of what I am eating. I will try to stick to eating a little of what I fancy and not gorging for the sake of it and I will keep myself aware of the effects on the scales. I will not deprive myself of having something as a once a year treat and I will not admonish myself if I gain weight, because let’s face it, a way of eating “bad stuff” and not gaining weight hasn’t been invented yet.
I can then get right back into it after the festive period is over. By then I should be able to incorporate some exercise back in, hopefully having recovered enough after the caesarean. I am still looking out for the best weight shifting exercise or dance games for the Wii. Any recommendations?
Despite not tracking or pointing I have lost one and a half pounds this week which was a complete surprise. A welcome surprise to have, I hasten to add. This makes it a total of three pounds so far.
Here are my results:
Week 5’s result: Lost 1½lb
Current weight: 12st 5lbs (173lbs)
Mini goal: To lose 19lbs by week 18
Starting weight: 12st 8lbs
Goal weight: 8st 11lbs (123lbs)
Total to lose: 50lbs
Total lost to date: 3lbs
Are any of you joining in? How are you doing?
If you are trying to lose weight too why not join the quest to “Free Skinny Me!”? You don’t need to be following Weight Watchers to do so and your weigh in day doesn’t have to be a Monday. Just grab the button at the top of this post or in the right sidebar of this blog (the code to copy and paste on your blog is in the text box under the button) and put it on your blog, then come back each Monday to report each week’s weigh in result. You can also write a post on your own blog and leave a link back to it in the comments below so we can visit and leave a message of encouragement or support. You can choose how much or little info to disclose.
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