I did my monthly Weight Watchers weigh in for July today:
I was down .2 pounds, to 147.8 pounds. That means I’ve lost a total of 59.6 pounds! I usually weigh in at the Saturday meeting. Last Saturday, Weight Watchers was closed so I planned to attend this Saturday’s meeting (which I probably will still do). But, after I checked in here the other day, I woke up yesterday to a loss overnight of almost a pound and was at 147.3 at home (no clothes). Then, this morning I was the same.
I need to weigh in at 148 or below to keep my free lifetime status at Weight Watchers. If I weigh in above that I have to pay. I thought about just waiting to Saturday to weigh since I might of weighed even less then. I’ve been having a really good week with both food and activity. On the other hand, I’ve posted here before that sometimes late in the week my weight goes up half a pound or so temporarily for no apparent reason. If that happened this week, I might weigh in above 148 and have to pay.
So, when I had the weigh in this morning that was clearly going to allow me to weigh in under 148 I decided to go ahead and weigh in. I needed to run an errand close to the Weight Watchers office so I just stopped in and weighed. I won’t have to weigh in again until August. I still want to go to most of the meetings since I have to go to 10 out of 12 meetings this summer to get an umbrella charm. I know. I’m just a sucker for the charms that I can put on my Weight Watchers keyring. In fact, I can still miss too meetings and still get the charm. I don’t really have to weigh in again until August 16.
One nice thing about not having to weigh in weekly is that I don’t have to manage my eating so that I don’t eat something that will cause me to jump up high near the weekend. For example, I wouldn’t eat Chinese food on Friday since the higher sodium would usually cause some water retention. And, I don’t lift weights on Friday for the same reason.
I’m not talking, by the way, of eating any more food than I would normally eat. I’m still eating at the same overall calorie level. But, when I weigh Saturday morning I would put my higher calorie eating days on the early part of the week and eat lower later in the week. With not weighing again until August, I have more freedom about when I eat the food that I eat. Of course, for that to work, I have to still consistently stay within the calorie level that I want to eat at, which I’ve been doing.
I am also excited that I was at 147.3 pounds on my scale. When I get to 146 on my home scale, I will be at a normal BMI (currently I’m at 25.3). While I know BMI is a flawed measure, I still look forward to that.