I've been following weight watchers for two months now, and I'm pretty pleased with the results so far. Sometimes I look at my own previous results, and the weight loss of others, and I think that this time, the weight is coming off really slowly.
I read a lot of magazines and blogs and occasionally I watch weight-loss themed tv shows, where contestants and celebrities lose twenty pounds a month or more. This isn't realistic, healthy, or actually even feasible! While it'd be great to drop 5 lbs a week, every week, I'm pretty sure I'd get cocky, slip back into bad habits, and gain it all back again. I know myself, and I know my body. Working hard for the weight loss means I'm less likely to sabotage myself and throw all that hard work out the window.
Now, talk of hard work and slow weight loss aside, this week I'm down 2.8 lbs - for a total so far of 13.8 lbs! The number I saw on the scale this morning surprised me so much that I had to step off the scale and weigh myself a few more times to make sure. I had a tough week, and it wasn't easy to get back on the program after a vacation. A wedding, a few parties, the Calgary Stampede - temptation was everywhere and I was sure that this week I'd see a gain.