I went to my first Weight Watchers meeting and weigh in this morning. Like most years, there were a lot more people there today for the new year, than were there last week. My weigh in was unsurprising to me.
(Wow. Isn’t that image on the weigh in page at Weight Watchers the most dreary thing ever? I just shake my head when I see it. It makes me feel depressed just looking at it.)
I was up .8 pounds, to 146.2 pounds. I was not surprised because the last 2 weeks of December, I had family visiting and was eating out more and holiday eating, etc. Still, I was overall happy with the weigh in. Back in November, I did a post on surviving the holiday eating season. One of things I advocated for in that post was to simply set a goal for the holiday season. My goal this year was to simply lose something during this time. At my November weigh in, I was at 147 pounds. Now, I am at 146.2 pounds. So, I did have a small loss during those 2 months and I’m very content with that.
After the meeting we went out to lunch to a Mediterranean restaurant where I had a 26 SmartPoints meal. This is one of those times when I did choose to have some sugar with a couple of small pieces of Baklava. Most of the meal was really good stuff though, almost entirely vegetarian (I did have a couple of bites of chicken). This will be my big eating out meal for the week and I expect this will end up being my high point day. I’m currently at 35 SmartPoints for the day (I had an 11 point dinner – salmon cake and some veggies). I will have some pistachios later (5 SmartPoints) and maybe some fruit or a 1 point cheese stick. So, I will blow through 10 or 11 weekly points today, but that is OK.
I went for a long walk with my husband in our hilly neighborhood in the afternoon and have had my best step day in awhile.