Getting in Shape: End of Week 20

It’s taken me a little while to get here this week. First of all, let’s go back to the day I did weigh in.

Beginning Wii Weight: 223.8 (My heaviest ever after this summer.)
Wii Weight on 3-12-14: 204.8 (a loss of 0.7)
Total: 19 pounds LOST

Weight Watchers on Initial Weigh In: 224
Weight Watchers on 3-12-14: 209.2 (the same)
Total: 14.8 pounds

And now, the truth. My trend is overall down, but I am experiencing what people who weigh themselves every day experience…the weight ping pong! I do my Wii tests every morning, so I’m not likely to stop weighing myself every day. That said, your weight can fluctuate quite a bit in a week. Today, for example, I am 206.1. The highest I’ve been in the last two weeks is 206.8. The lowest? The coveted 203.5, which I was for two days in a row! YES!!!

What conclusions can I draw? That as long as the overall trend is downward, no matter how slowly it’s coming off, that’s good.

This week, I’m playing with the way my WW points are allotted. I’ve automatically added 7 points in a day for the points pool, and count on six points a day for exercise. I DON’T skip exercise unless there’s no way out. Like, tomorrow I’m in the car all day. So, I’ve planned for six less points. If I’m REALLY hungry, I will borrow points from another day, but usually I end up with some points leftover that I can move into the next day. For example, today I’m allotted 39 points (29 + 7 exercise (stepping and tai chi) + 3 flex points remaining). By the end of the day I will have 5 points left to move into tomorrow, which is good, because every meal tomorrow is a mystery. I have an allotment of points for each meal.

Yadda, yadda, yadda. 🙂

I’m hoping the new accounting system helps me not spend my extra points so quickly early in the week, and helps me stay within the totals I truly have.

Next week is spring break, so I will be weighing in on Thursday in the morning. That will be an automatic weight loss, followed by a gain the following week when I return to Wednesday at 4:30 pm.

Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.

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